Svacchandanath – Sruti

“The Tantras, composed between the 8th and the 1th century, regard themselves as Sruti. Among these the Shaiva Agamas, are said to have been revealed by Shiva himself and are foundational texts for Shaiva Siddhanta.[82]

Shiva – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva

Sruti – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sruti

Tantras – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantras

Mahakala – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakala

Durvasa – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durvasa

Svacchandanath – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svacchandanath

Shaiva Siddhanta – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaiva_Siddhanta

This whole journey through Wikipedia started because I wanted to know if Marijuana was associated with Shiva in any way (I had a hunch it did…bhang, cannabis etc) but its good to build on superficial knowledge, always!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_spiritual_use_of_cannabis#Hinduism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_spiritual_use_of_cannabis

https://www.google.com/#q=shiva+marijuana

https://www.google.com/

The Shiva statue I saw in Sikkim during my India trip – April 1 – July 4th, 2013:

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Panchamukha Shiva I saw in Balasore along with Panchamukha Anjaneya:

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“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

– Sherlock Holmes ,  A Scandal In Bohemia

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes

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