The Agama shastras are based in the belief that the divinity can be The Agamas recognize that means as the archa, the worship methods unique to each .. MADHA NAMA YEAR according to telugu calander year shiva linga pratisha canot. Agama Shastra, a collection of ideas that lays down the rules for worship, temple building, spirituality and rituals, has for long been a guideline for many people.

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They are relevant in the context of each ones idea of needs and aspirations; fears and hopes; safety and prosperity; and, the pleasures and pains. The differences, whatever might be, are not significant to a devotee who visits the temple just to worship the deity and to submit himself to the divine grace. The worship at home is regarded as motivated by desire for attainments and for spiritual benefits Sakshepa.

The Paramanada Tantra mentions the number of sectarian tantras as for Vaishnava, for Shaiva, for Shakta, for Ganapatya, for Saura, for Bhairava, and for Yaksha-bhutadi-sadhana. That would easily evoke feeling of loving devotion bhakthi in the heart of the worshipper.

The Pancharatra philosophy is characterized by its conception of the Supreme assuming five modes of being prakara. Priests, generally, trained in ritual procedures, pursue the service at the temple as a profession.

Some claim ritual is the most efficacious means of religious attainment, while others assert that knowledge is more important. They also specify the conduct of other worship services, rites, rituals and festivals. The How and the Why. There are more Jaanapada popular methods of worship than mere Vedic performance of Yajnas.


They take into account the differences in style based on climate building materials and social and cultural factors. It views the rituals as a sort of direct communication between the worshipper and his or her personal deity. Part of a series on. Dear Shri Panicker, Thank you for the visit and for the appreciation.

They are Vedic in spirit and character and make use of Vedic mantras while performing the service. However, only those of Bhrigu, Marichi, Kashyapa and Atri are extant today. This has the advantage of claiming impressive validity from Nigama, the Vedas; and at the same time, carrying out popular methods of worship. The Hindu temples are complex institutions. This distinction must have come into being with the proliferation of temples and with the advent of temple-worship-culture.

The term Agama primarily means tradition; Agama is also that which helps to understand things correctly and comprehensively. The Yoga of Supreme Identity: Vaikhanasa think it is enough if the daily worship is performed once in a day or, if needed be, stretched to six times in a day shat kala puja. A similar breadth of diverse views is present in Vaishnava Agamas as well. The worships that take place in the sanctum and within the temple premises are important; so are the festivals and occasional teluvu that involve direct participation of the entire community.


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Rig Veda at many places talks in terms of saguna, the supreme divinity with attributes. This branch has two major divisions Vaikhanasa and Pancharatra. But it gets related felugu icons and temple structures rather circuitously. The characteristic Vaikhanasa view point is that the pathway to salvation is not devotion alone; but it is icon-worship samurtha-archana with devotion bhakthi. Rig Vedic culture was centered on home and worship at home.

What is Agama Shastra? – Definition from Yogapedia

Vaikhanasa follow the lunar calendar while the Pancharatra follow the solar calendar. I know a bit about this. At a certain level, symbolism takes precedence over procedures. Employment of Vedic passages and mantras during the rites lent an air of purity and merit to the rituals. As regards its philosophy, Srinivasa —makhin c. The Yajna, normally, is ritual dominant, with Vishnu in the backdrop. Each Agama consists of shastrs parts.

The idea of multiple forms of divinity was in the Vedas. Gnanananda, who has authored several books on Shilpa Shastra.

Ayurveda Dhanurveda Natya Shastra Sthapatyaveda. That, perhaps, appears to be the reason for insisting that a priest should worship at his home before taking up his temple duties.