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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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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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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.  
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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]].  
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 16:31, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Saktagamas, ZAktAgamas, shaaktaagamas


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