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Six Schools of Shaivism[edit]

To reduce forking I think that Six Schools of Shaivism should be merged into Shaivism. There are more than six schools of Shaivism, and the six schools article is only sourced by one non-reliable source. An overview diagram in Flood (1996), p. 152, can be used as a simple starting point for citations on major schools. I have moved over the only material from that article that I think needs to be kept. Do other editors agree that the six schools article can be redirected to Shaivism? Buddhipriya 01:47, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

There has been no discussion on this since I posted it, and as I have moved the useful material from Six Schools of Shaivism to Shaivism, I just put a redirect on Six Schools of Shaivism to go to Shaivism. Buddhipriya 02:35, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

wonderful work you've done..[edit]

Since it seems Buddhipriya only works on this page I'll address my concerns in first person.

I'm a relatively New(very) editor here, so i do not wish to get cocky around here.. This article and other works of your are of such a fine quality thatt i should thank(or praise?) you for doing somuch ..

The Following are my concerns and are very minor in nature, but to preserve th Standard of the article kindly consider changing them as well.

1,The stark thing one notices is the image of the Sri Re/angam Gopuram, whic technically is a Vaishnavite Temple housing Sri Ranganathar..rather than it, the "Vimaana" of the Thiruvanaikovil should be presented if available..

2, i don't think Dakshinamurthy can be translated as "on the southern part of an outer perimeter path of the sanctum sanctorum" .

But, "Dakshinamurthi" literally translates to the either "the lord facing south" or "Overlord of South", this is simply an anagram as Shiva is Considered to be in Himalaas/kailas, the entire India is in the southern direction relative to Himalayas.

Also, as interpretted by Sukumari Bhattacharji, in "The Indian Theogony" , "Dakshinamurthy is the one who can manifest & transcend many forms but desists" ..Pg 212 , The Indian Teogony, ISBN 0-14-029570-4 , Her Reference is from Rig Veda X:72, Slokas 5,6, & 7.

on a practical sense, Dakshinam means descending /death (literally more used to refer death/end/change as Yama's corner is south)


Correct me if I'm wrong.

Swraj (talk) 19:55, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Temples of Shaivism[edit]

Srirangam temple is not a Shiva temple. This is an error. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Youonlylivetwice (talkcontribs) 20:39, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Fails B criteria[edit]

More information regarding beleifs of Saivites?[edit]

Reading this article as somebody who was itnerested in finding more about Saivite beleifs, and their basis, I find that this article does not fully explore this. I am not qualified to make such additions but I have no doubt that others on here are. If you compare it with the Vaisnavism article, you will see what I mean. Harrifer (talk) 16:03, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Found a link describing the "cosmology" on hinduwebsite.com. About what Śiva is up to and how the individuals are going about to circumvent karma-mechanics. ... said: Rursus (bork²) 08:12, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
And this one from experiencefestival.com seems to be a heavily reworked version of our article, providing lots of pieces that might profitably be used in our one. ... said: Rursus (bork²) 07:33, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

moon god cult[edit]

moon god is widely considered directly related to hinduism. what is the Hindu view point? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.93.4.16 (talk) 16:06, 16 May 2012 (UTC)