Hinduism Perspective

Saiva Siddhanta Texts | சைவ சித்தாந்த நூல்கள்

The most respected shaivite scriptures in Thamizh the Thirumurais(1), were composed almost in the first millenium developed the in the Thamizh people the spiritual nourishment. Based on these holy texts and developed on the fertility they made in the thought process gave rise to many philosophers dwelving in the highly complex question of the Supreme, soul and surroundings and their inter-relationship. Among them four are quite significant and are referred to as Sandhanak Kuravarkal. The texts which are explanatory/commentory texts of shiava sidhdhantha, that were written in this period of 12th to 14th century are called Santhana Noolkal or Meykanda NoolkaL. While the rest of the thirumuRais are singing the glory of Lord shiva, the nineth Thirumurai Thirumanthiram(2) is the one that deals in detail about the philosophy and yoga. These santhAna texts are absolutely dedicated for philosophical discussions. These texts analyse the various factors, logics and experiances, refute and support the various philosophies on the ground of raising and answering questions. These are excellent food for thought and are Shaiva sidhdhanthic philosophical tutorials. May the Nameless, Formless Supreme pashupati, Which transcedes everything bless us, the seekers !!

Shaiva Siddanta Philosophy – An Introduction

The Core Saiva Siddhanta Texts – Santhana NoolkaL / Meykanda Noolkal:

திருவுந்தியார் (Thiruvundhiyar)
திருக்களிற்றுப்படியார் (Thirukkalitruppadiyar)

எடுத்துக்காட்டு வெண்பாக்களுடன்
சிவஞானபோத சூர்ணிக்கொத்து
சிவஞான போதம் (உரையுடன்)
Sivagnanabodham English explanation part-1 by J.M. Nallaswami Pillai
Sivagnanabodham English explanation part-2

சிவஞானசித்தியார் (Sivagnanasiththiyar)
இருபா இருபஃது (Irupa Irupahthu)
சிவப்பிரகாசம் (Sivapirakasam)
திருவருட்பயன் (Thiruvarutpayan)

Explanation of Thiruvarutpayan in English

Thiruvarutpayan Translated with Notes and Introduction by J.M.N

Thiruvarutpayan English explanation by G.U. Pope
வினா வெண்பா (Vina Venpa)
வினா வெண்பா (Vina Venpa)
போற்றிப் பஃறொடை (Potrippahrodai)
கொடிக்கவி (Kodikkavi)
நெஞ்சுவிடு தூது (Nenjuviduthoodhu)
உண்மைநெறி விளக்கம் (Unmaineri Vilakkam)
சங்கற்ப நிராகரணம் (Shankarpa Nirakaranam)
உண்மை விளக்கம் (Unmai Vilakkam)

Auxiliary Saiva Siddhanta Books – Derivative – supporting texts
Saiva Siddhanta Literature

சொக்கநாத வெண்பா
சொக்கநாத கலித்துறை
சிவபோக சாரம்
முத்தி நிச்சயம்
சோடசகலாப் பிராத சட்கம்

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