DAKṢIṆA LINEAGE (SVACCHANDA TANTRA)

DAKṢIṆA – ‘Southern’ Lineage

  • The ‘Autonomous’ One, or Śiva in his ferocious guise of Bhairava (‘Fearsome’).
  • One of the eight lineages of Tantric Śhaivism that prospered in Kashmir, associated with the fearful ‘Southern’ (dakṣiṇa) face of Sadāśiva (‘Universal Śiva’), central (divinely revealed) scripture is the Svacchanda Tantra
  • The SvT received an extensive commentary (-uddyota) by Kṣemarāja (11th century A.D.)
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