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Shaivism
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Shaivism

Shaivism is a branch of Hinduism whose followers worship Shiva as their chief god. Shiva in the Vedas is called Rudra. He is also called Pashupati, the lord of beings.

Shiva is the heart of consciousness, just as Vishnu is the moral law.

Vishnu and Shiva are sometimes visualized as a single divinity named Harihara.

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Early Hinduism | Hinduism | Hindu Philosophy
Primary Scriptures: Vedas | Upanishads | Bhagavad Gita | Itihasa | Tantras | Sutras
Concepts: Brahman | Dharma | Karma | Moksha | Maya | Punarjanma | Samsara
Schools & Systems: Vedanta | Yoga | Tantra | Bhakti
Rituals: Aarti | Darshan | Puja | Satsang | Thaal | Yagnya
Hindu Teachers/Gurus and Saints: Sankara | Ramakrishna | Vivekananda | Aurobindo | Ramana Maharshi | Sivananda
Denominations: Vaishnavism | Shaivism | Shaktism | Neo- and quasi-Hindu movements