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 –

Sruti –

Tantras –

Mahakala –

Durvasa –

Svacchandanath –

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!

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


Panchamukha Shiva I saw in Balasore along with Panchamukha Anjaneya:


“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

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