This category contains links and subcategories for the many different ways and paths within Hindu tradition for one to reach liberation.
Submit only sites relating to different approaches like Shakta, Shaiva, Tantra and others.
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Gāṇapatya is an approach that treats Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, as the primary deity. He is worshiped first in most of the Hindu practices and has developed an exclusive following as well. A large number of Hindu temples are dedicated just to this deity and his worship is classically known as Gāṇapatya.
For web pages about the form of Ganesha and information about this deity please submit to the Ganesha category in Gods and Goddesses. Submit the rituals of worship, information and unique aspects of this faith here.
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Shiva is the force of transformation in the trinity of Hindu deities. This category presents the religious practices of the paths that developed from the worship of this deity.
Submit sites related to the worship of Shiva and related Shaiva faiths. Web pages that relate to Shiva and other deities should be submitted to the Approaches category.
Shakta faith worships the Divine Mother in many of her forms. This is a significant faith in Hinduism and was the precursor to tantric forms of Shakti worship. This faith finds its roots deep in Puranic literature and its practice today indeed blends Tantric forms of worship.
Please submit sites about individual Goddesses to the Gods and Goddesses category. Submit only those sites here that deal with the practices of Shakti worship.
Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways.
(David Gordon White - Tantra in Practice)
Tantras are divided into
even though there is an overlap between these schools.
Hindu Tantra is composed of Siddha Kaula, Yogini Kaula, Trika (Kashmir Saivism), Sri Vidya, Nath Siddha, Aghori, Bengali Saktha-Vaishnava, Saiva Siddhantha and other traditions.
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Please see the category description.
Please submit sites containing explicit adult content to the category Society:Sexuality:Tantra
Vaishnavism is the belief that Lord Vishnu and his ten Avatars are the Supreme Reality.
Submit only sites relating to Vaishnavism. Please check up the sub categories before submission.