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Showing posts with label Bhogawara. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Is The Jyotir Math(Mutt) Located? What Are Three Important Maths In India?

 


The Sharada math, Shringeri math, and Govardhan math are the other three maths(mutts) or holy places said to have been built by the renowned scholar Shankaracharya.

The Jyotir math located in the northern quarter, in the town of Joshimath in the state of Uttar Pradesh, high in the Himalaya Mountains, and is related with one of the four geographical corners of the Indian subcontinent.

The Dashanami Sanyasis, the most prominent Hindu ascetic order, is said to have been founded by Shankaracharya.

The Dashanami ("ten names") ascetics are Shiva's worshippers (bhakta) who are divided into 10 divisions, each with its own name.

The 10 divisions are divided into four groups: Anandawara, Bhogawara, Bhuriwara, and Kitawara, each of which contains two or three of the ten divisions and is linked to one of the four holy centers.

The Anandawara group of the Dashanamis is related with the Jyotir math.


 


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Hinduism - Who Are The Bhogawar?

 




Including Bhogawara,  Kitawara, Bhuriwara, and Anandawara are the other three main organizational divisions of the Dashanami Sanyasis, renunciant ascetics who are devotees (bhakta) of the deity Shiva. 



Each of these divisions has its headquarters at one of the four monastic centers (maths) that the philosopher Shankaracharya is said to have founded. 


  • Each group also has religious ties to one of the four Vedas, a specific region of the Indian subcontinent, one of the "great utterances" (mahavakyas) conveying ultimate truth, a particular ascetic character, and a few of the ten Dashanami divisions. 



The Bhogawara group is linked to the eastern part of India via its affiliation with the Govardhan Math at Puri, on the Bay of Bengal. 


  • Their Veda is the Rig Veda, their mahavakya is Prajnanam Brahman (“Knowledge is Brahman”), and their ascetic character is the ability to be unaffected by worldly pleasures. 
  • The Aranya Dashanamis and Vana Dashanamis are two divisions connected with this organization.




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