Origin of Saiva
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Sammandha then gave the Jains a chance of escape by embracing the Saiva faith, to which some of them became converts.
Wherever he went, he preached the Saiva philosophy, and made converts.
They are probably Dravidian by descent, though they are in religion Hindus of the Saiva sect.
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)|Charles Eliot
The temples consist of three groups: Saiva, Vaishnav and Jain, almost all built in the 10th and 11th centuries.