Based on her 2013 doctoral dissertation at the University of Oslo, Schier examines the annual re-enactment of the divine marriage at the Saivite
Ekamranatha Temple in Kanchipuram, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The magazine, a general information magazine about Hinduism started by a white Saivite
convert named Subramaniyaswami in 1979, quickly became the most widely circulating publication about Hinduism outside of India.
Sundar Deva Prasad, Proprietor of Saravana Bhavan restaurants in NY and NY Dr Ramiah, Swami Vipulananda of World Saivite
Association and Karpoora Sundara Pandian, a former IAS officer and secretary to late chief ministers MGR and Jayalalitha participated.
Notably, the authors mention the often-overlooked commentary on the Gita by the Saivite
(65) Recumbent bulls are more common as symbols on coins and sealings than standing ones, but there is one example of a standing bull from the Saivite
Cave 29 at Ellora, dating from c.
Mohammad Ishaq Khan the author of the major work on Kashmiri Rishi movement, emphasizes that this verse where we find the intuitive realization of the real self, is typical of the Saivite
way of renunciation 37.
Thus, the poet-saints' tradition of the Tamils that became prevalent from the medieval period onwards, especially under the auspicious of both Saivite
(Sivanatiyarkal) and Vaisanavite (alvar) traditions brought forth a vibrant religious culture among the Tamils within the paradigms of spirituality, personal desire with favorite god, obsessive devotion and the like.
For scholars, the view that Buddhist thought was somehow incompatible with power politics or relatively unable to support state violence, particularly in comparison with the robust eroticization of violence in Saivite
contexts, has supported the impression that Buddhism failed to survive in India because of its pacifist ethics.
Singh, "Eastern Vindhyas: A Crucible of Efflorescence of Buddhist and Saivite
Edifices", Arts of Asia, 38(5), 2008, pp.
Siva is also invoked as asta-murti (possessing eight forms), and five Saivite
deities constitute the five faces of Siva in subsequent Puranic and Tantric depictions.
This is part of the annual ' Panguni Uthiram' festival of Lord Murugan ( Subrahmanya) in the Saivite
Teach us the Tevaram of the Saivite
Saints and the Nalayaram of the Vaishnavite Acharyas.