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Meykaṇṭār

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12th–13th century ce) The first systematic Śaiva Siddhānta theologian; author of the influential Civañāṉapōtam (Śivajñānabodham) (‘Treatise on Śiva Knowledge’) (c.1223 ce), a ...

Meykaṇṭār

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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... ( Meykaṇḍa ) (given name: Maykaṇṭatēvar ( Śvetabana ), 12th–13th century , 12th–13th century ce ) The first systematic Śaiva Siddhānta theologian; author of the influential Civañāṉapōtam ( Śivajñānabodham ) (‘Treatise on Śiva Knowledge’) ( c. 1223 ce ), a twelve-verse sūtra text with autocommentary, treating of the relationship between Śiva , the individual self , and the world (and therefore also of the means to and nature of liberation )—a relationship variously interpreted as either pluralistic or monistic by numerous later ...

Meykaṇṭār

Meykaṇṭār  

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12th–13th century ce)The first systematic Śaiva Siddhānta theologian; author of the influential Civañāṉapōtam (Śivajñānabodham) (‘Treatise on Śiva Knowledge’) (c.1223 ce), a twelve-verse sūtra text ...
Aruṇanti

Aruṇanti  

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(13th century ce)A South Indian brahmin ascetic, the author of perhaps the best known Śaiva Siddhānta śāstra, Civañāṉacittiyār (1253), which is partly a commentary on his guru Meykaṇṭār's ...
Civañāṉa Muṉivar

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(d. 1785)Tamil author of the Tirāviṭamāpāṭiyam, the most important commentary on the Civañāṉapōtam of Meykaṇṭār.
Civañāṉa Muṉivar

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...Muṉivar ( d. 1785 ) Tamil author of the Tirāviṭamāpāṭiyam , the most important commentary on the Civañāṉapōtam of Meykaṇṭār...

Aruṇanti

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... brahmin ascetic , the author of perhaps the best known Śaiva Siddhānta śāstra , Civañāṉacittiyār ( 1253 ), which is partly a commentary on his guru Meykaṇṭār 's Civañāṉapōtam , teaching the immanence of Śiva and his active non-difference from the individual soul . Another composition of Aruṇanti's on the same theme was Irupāvirupah¯tu ( 1254 ), cast in the form of a dialogue with Meykaṇṭār...

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