ABHINAVAGUPTA

This website is dedicated to the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism as expounded by the highly revered Shaiva master Abhinavagupta (10th century A.D.). The hymns and verses contained within are based on English translations given by Swami Lakshmanjoo (1902-1991), a master in the direct lineage of Abhinavagupta.

Hymns

Hymns of Kashmir Shaivism No philosophical system has looked so closely at Sanskrit as Kashmir Shaivism, and no philosopher has unraveled the mysteries behind this ancient and universal language as Abhinavagupta. Throughout his writings Abhinavagupta makes references to the fact that the expansion of the physical universe is based on the unfolding of the five circles (kalas), the thirty-six elements… Read more →