Sivaist

Religious and philosophical beliefs dominant in South India and based on the worship of the deity Siva as the supreme god. The primary doctrine of this religion is the devotional book of hymns called, Tirumurai, composed by Saiva saints from the fifth to the ninth century.

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Refers to the religious and philosophical beliefs dominant in South India and based on the worship of the deity Siva as the supreme god. The primary doctrine of this religion is the devotional book of hymns called, Tirumurai, composed by Saiva saints from the fifth to the ninth century.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300157246. The J. Paul Getty Trust.