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Hinduism - What Is Pasha In Shaiva Siddhanta Hindu Philosophical School?


 (“noose”) One of the weapons carried by several of the divinities in Indian mythology, including Ganesh and Yama.

The noose represents Ganesh's capacity to tie (and release) barriers as the "Lord of Obstacles," while Yama, the deity of death, uses it to pull the soul from the body upon death.

Pasha is also the term given to Shiva's power of illusion (maya), via which he entraps and enthralls unenlightened individuals in the Shaiva Siddhanta religious group (pashu).

The Shaiva Siddhanta school is defined by the trinity of pasha, pashu, and Shiva as lord (pati).


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Hinduism - What Is A Pashu? Who Is Considered A Pashu?

 


 (“beast”) The name for an unenlightened individual, who is considered to have a human body but is no better than an animal, in the philosophical system known as Shaiva Siddhanta and the secret, ritually based religious practice known as tantra.

This lack of consciousness is caused not by inborn dullness, but by the activity of maya, Shiva's power of illusion wielded as lord (pati).

The Shaiva Siddhanta school is defined by the triad of pashu, pati, and the bindings of illusion (pasha).


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