Saivism North and South

Cyberspace devotee from Klang, Malaysia, Wondering the difference

between Saivism in North of India and in the South of India.

South of India was not as affected by Islamic invasions and occupation

as was the North, therefore the Saivism in the South is more mature in

invoking the Gods and Goddesses of the inner world to come and bless the

people through their temples. Its emphasis is on Siddhanta whereas in

the North of India the emphasis is on Vedanta, more philosophical and

internal.

Categories: Hinduism and Tradition
Tags: Upadesha
Author: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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