KIRAN ATMA: Agama
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is An Agama?

Agama refers to any authoritative text in its broadest sense. 


  • This term denotes one of the pramanas, the methods by which human beings may acquire genuine and correct knowledge, in a philosophical setting. 
  • The agama, like a pramana, indicates evidence from a trustworthy source, especially texts like the Veda. 
  • Within certain sectarian groups, such as the followers (bhakta) of the gods Shiva (Shaivas) and Vishnu (Vaishnavas), the term is also used to refer to the scriptures that the community considers to be the most authoritative.


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