How did Kashmir get its Name | Origin of Kashmir

What is the origin of Kashmir? How did Kashmir get its name? Kashmir is the Northern part of present Republic of India. Kashmir, the northern Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent got its name from Kashyapa Rishi. The name Kashmir, states Christopher Snedden, may be a shortened form of “Kashyapa Mir” or the “lake of […]

Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta (950–1016 AD) was a famous Saint from Kashmir. He was also a great musician and poet. LIFE He was born in Kashmir and studied under the guidance of holy gurus. His great work Tantraloka, was based on Shaivism, and was widely accepted by the followers of Shaivism. His works also include devotional songs, and […]

Swami Ramji | Kashmiri Saint

Swami Ramji (19th century AD) was the son of the Brahmin scholar Shukdev and he was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in the year 1852 AD. His father was doing Purohit work, and also served as a priest at a Shiva temple. He was a clever boy, and he performed well in his education and was […]

Utpaladeva | Kashmiri Shaivite Saint

Utpaladeva (900–950 AD) was one of the great saints in Kashmir, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Utpaladeva composed several songs on Lord Shiva, and also wrote spiritual books. Utpala’s main disciple was Sri Lakshmana Gupta. Utpaladeva was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in a pious Brahmin family and he was married and […]

Vigyan Bhairav, a Scripture of Kashmiri Shaivism

Vigyan Bhairav is a unique scripture of Kashmiri Shaivism. Only a Yogi or an intellectual can provide the essence of it. The gist of this book is that all this is consciousness and has arisen from consciousness. Dive deep into consciousness through meditation so that every particle of your being is awakened in consciousness. This […]

Religious Role of Abhinavagupta in Kashmiri Shaivism

Abhinavagupta, a distinguished scholar, was born in a renowned family of scholars in Kashmir around 950 C.E. He was one of the significant Acharyas of the Shiva philosophy and injected new meaning to it. He was an effervescent personality and highly passionate about knowledge that he acquired from the best teachers of his time. His […]