Showing posts with label Kapalika. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kapalika. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Krishnamishra?

(late 11th c.) Author of the Sanskrit play Prabodhachandrodaya ("Rising of the Moon of Wisdom"), which is an allegory of Vaishnava piety triumphing.

The third act of the drama is notable for the appearance of four non-Vaishnava sect representatives: a materialist, a Jain monk, a Buddhist monk, and a Kapalika, a member of an ascetic society who worshiped the deity Shiva.

The latter is shown as a perverted individual who enjoys meat, booze, and sexual fulfillment, as well as a proclivity for violence.

Although the reader may reasonably infer that this is a prejudiced viewpoint, the views against ascetics and all non-Vaishnava religious groups shown are enlightening. 

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