Showing posts with label Kitawara. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kitawara. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Are The Kitawara?

 

One of four major organizational groups of the Dashanami Sanyasis, renunciant ascetics who are devotees (bhakta) of the god Shiva; the other three divisions are Bhuriwara, Bhogawara, and Anandawara.

Each of these organizations is based in one of the four monastic centers (maths) that philosopher Shankaracharya is said to have founded.

Each of the 10 Dashanami divisions is linked to one of the four Vedas, one of the "great utterances" (mahavakyas) conveying the ultimate truth, a specific ascetic trait, and one of the four Vedas.

The Kitawara group is associated with the Sharada math at Dwaraka, and so with India's western quarter.

The Sama Veda is the Veda of the Kitawara.

Their mahavakya is "tattvamasi" ("That thou are"), and their ascetic quality is eating just a little amount of food.

Tirtha and Ashrama are the Dashanami divisions connected with this group. 



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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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