See Shaivism.

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  • shaivite — noun see saivite * * * Saiˈvite or Shaiˈvite noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Saiva * * * Shaivism, Shaivite vars. Saivism, Saivite …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaivite — shai·vite …   English syllables

  • Shaiva — Shaivite, n. /shuy veuh/, n. Hinduism. a Bhakti sect devoted to Shiva. Also, Saiva. * * * …   Universalium

  • chronology — 3600 B.C.E. to 1700 B.C.E. Indus Valley civilization, including sites at Mohenjodaro and Harappa, prospers. Archaeo logical finds include a seal that some scholars identify as a proto Shiva. 2050 ¶ Indo Iranian people settle in Iran (Persia) and… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Indonesia — /in deuh nee zheuh, sheuh, zee euh, doh /, n. 1. See East Indies (def. 1). 2. Republic of. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies. a republic in the Malay Archipelago consisting of 13,677 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi,… …   Universalium

  • Shaivism —    Shaivism is the formal name for the group of tradi tions that worship SHIVA as the supreme divinity. A person who worships Shiva will be called a Shaiva in India or a Shaivite in academic parlance. This loose sect, which encompasses by far the …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Dalit saints of Hinduism — Dalits who are a section of Hindu society, generally referred as lower castes, have produced several influential saints in Hindu tradition.[1][2][3][4] Some of the most notable Dalit Hindu saints are Ravidas, Kabir, Namdev, Chokha Mela, Sant… …   Wikipedia

  • Lakshmanjoo — (1907–1991)    teacher of Kashmiri Shaivism    Rajanaka Lakshmana, known as Lakshmanjoo, was a popular and widely respected scholar and yoga master in the tradition of KASHMIRI SHAIVISM. He was the last living representative of the great lineage… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Saiva Siddhanta Church — (est. 1957)    Founded in 1957 in San Francisco, California, by Satguru SUBRAMUNIYASWAMI (1927–2001), the Saiva Siddhanta Church promotes temple worship and propagates the teachings of SHAIVITE Hindu ism through a temple/school complex.    The… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Sharabha — Shiva as Sharabha subduing Narasimha (Lord Vishnu), panel view from Munneswaram temple in Sri Lanka. Devanagari शरभ Sanskrit Transliteration …   Wikipedia

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