12 Beliefs of Saivism

A Sacred Creed of One of Hinduism's Four Primary Denominations

Modern history records six main schools: Saiva Siddhanta, pashupatism, Kashmir Saivism, Vira Saivism, Siddha Siddhanta and Siva advaita. The twelve beliefs on the following pages embody the centuries-old central convictions of Saivism, especially as pos- tulated in Saiva Siddhanta, one of the six schools of Saivism. they cover the basic beliefs about God, soul and world, evil and love and more.