Origin of Saiva
From the Sanskrit word śaiva
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Wherever he went, he preached the Saiva philosophy, and made converts.
A little later Ajayadeva, a Saiva king of Gujarat, is said to have raged against them with equal fury.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
Sammandha then gave the Jains a chance of escape by embracing the Saiva faith, to which some of them became converts.
The indications of Buddhism are, however, the prevailing subjects of the paintings, although some of them are Saiva.Picturesque Sketches of London, Past and Present
The temples consist of three groups: Saiva, Vaishnav and Jain, almost all built in the 10th and 11th centuries.
- a member of a branch of Hinduism devoted to the worship of Siva, but rejecting the notion of his incarnations
- of or relating to Saivism or Saivites
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