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(c.900 ce)

A relatively short, but important Āgama, acknowledged by a number of Śaiva traditions, north and south, although it is not included in the standard Śaiva Siddhānta list of 28. Its sections on knowledge (vidyā) and yoga are sometimes treated separately as the Mṛgendra-Tantra. The Mṛgendra (‘Lord of Animals’), which attempts to align Śaiva doctrine and ritual with Vedic practice, is one of three texts which underwrite contemporary South Indian Śaiva temple practice.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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