What is Shaivism?

Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshvarah
Guruh Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah
(Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu, Guru is Maheswara. Consider Guru as your everything. All are embodiments of Divinity. In fact, all that you see is nothing but the Divine Cosmic Form)

Since ages, Hindus have visualised God in various manifestations of the divine principle. Among these manifestations, the Hindu pantheon of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma has always been held in highest regard as the holiest gods of all - ones who truly rule the world.
For Shaivites like us Lord Shiva is the Supreme being who is the embodiment of Hindu trinity and everything before and after! Considered to be one of the oldest sects of Hinduism, Shaivism can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization (5000 BC), with evidence of the worship of Lord Shiva having been found in ancient archaeological sites of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro. In fact, some evidence dates Shaivism to an even older tradition!

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Our Mission

Lord Shiva has been known to uplift the most despondent out of misery and wretchedness. He has taught us that the key to the cycle of life, death, after life, pain, misery, joy, sorrow, wealth and penury is the cycle itself. He owns us as we own him. We see him, feel him, hear him, love him and obey him. Which is why, we have set out on a mission to enlighten, empower and uplift those who want to unite their mortal being with Him.

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The relevance of Shaivism in our lives

The universality and relevance of Lord Shiva cannot be overstated; He has been a revered deity since time immemorial. Shiva is not just a cultural or religious icon, but a manifestation of the higher truth. He has always been relevant to all of us, and his teachings have aided the awakening of our consciousness for centuries, paving the way to self-awareness beyond mortal limitations.

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Shiva Mantras and their significance

Modern Science has only now begun to see the importance of chanting mantras and their healing vibrations. But Mantras have always been the best way to connect with the Divine, for they contain the energies of the Lord. Chanting mantras in a certain way can open up a whole new dimension of consciousness. When delivered properly, it can free you from whatever torments you.

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Tracing some Shaivism traditions and beliefs

Pashupata Shaivism

Pashupata is believed to be the oldest community of Shaivites, and comprises austere monks. The name Pashupata comes from the word ‘Pashupati’, the lord of animals. It is said that followers of Pashupata Shaivism are one of the most dedicated followers of Lord Shiva, and the sadhana they do is centred around being brahmacharya, and practicing ahimsa and tapas.

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Kashmiri Shaivism

Kashmiri Shaivites are concentrated in the northern regions of India, and the concept took birth from the understanding of devoted Trika Yoga(a yogic system of six limbs) performers. At that time, Kashmir was considered the sacred hub of cultural knowledge for spiritual experts, hence Kashmir became an integral part of the Shaivism movement.

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Gorakhnath Shaivism

Gorakhnath Shaivism came into existence through Gorakshanatha, a follower of Matsyendranatha of Nepal, a saint and yogi in a number of Buddhist and Hindu traditions. The Shaivites of this school of thought believe that the wisdom of their culture was given by Matsyendranath, who received it directly from Lord Shiva. The Gorakhnath Shaivites followed many of the rituals of Pashupata Shaivism.

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Vira Shaivism

Confined mostly to the region of Karnataka, Vira Shaivism adores Shiva by his most prominent symbol, the Linga. According to Vira Shaivites, also known as Lingayats, they believe in Sat-sthala Siddhanta, a six-stage way of dedication and devotion that leads to unity with the Supreme Lord Shiva.

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Shaivism - Empathize, Enlighten, Empower
We desire to learn more about the omnipresence and omnipotence of our supreme Lord Shiva.