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Āgamas are a special class of Hindu religious literature devoted to the propagation of the various sects centred round
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Āgamas are a special class of religious literature devoted to the propagation of the various sects centered round the sect-deities. They are generally classified into three groups:
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# Vaiṣṇavāgamas
  
the cult-deities. They are generally classified into three groups viz., Śaivāgamas,
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It deals with the three deities Śiva, Śakti<ref>Śakti means the Divine Mother, usually an aspect of Pārvati.</ref> and Viṣṇu. The Śāktāgamas are also called Tantras.  
  
Śāktāgamas and Vaiṣṇavāgamas, dealing with the three deities Śiva, Śakti (or the Divine Mother, usually an aspect of Pārvati) and Viṣṇu.
 
 
The Śāktāgamas are also called Tantras. See TANTRAS for details.
 
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
 
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
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Āgamas are a special class of Hindu religious literature devoted to the propagation of the various sects centred round
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the cult-deities. They are generally classified into three groups viz., Śaivāgamas,
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
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Śāktāgamas
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Āgamas are a special class of Hindu religious literature devoted to the propa¬gation of the various sects centred round
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the cult-deities. They are generally clas¬sified into three groups viz., Śaivāgamas,Śāktāgamas and Vaiṣṇavāgamas, dealing with the three deities Siva, Śakti (or the Divine Mother, usually an aspect of Pārvati) and Viṣṇu.
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The Śāktāgamas are also called Tantras. See TANTRAS for details.
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Revision as of 08:31, 12 April 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Saktagamas, ZAktAgamas, shaaktaagamas


Śāktāgamas

Āgamas are a special class of religious literature devoted to the propagation of the various sects centered round the sect-deities. They are generally classified into three groups:

  1. Śaivāgamas
  2. Śāktāgamas
  3. Vaiṣṇavāgamas

It deals with the three deities Śiva, Śakti[1] and Viṣṇu. The Śāktāgamas are also called Tantras.


References

  1. Śakti means the Divine Mother, usually an aspect of Pārvati.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore