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Book: A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

Chapter: Sectarian Developments: Saivism, Saktism and Tantra

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25705


The development of yoga philosophy continued outside of Vedānta and Vaisnavism in the various schools of Śaivism and Śāktism, both of which have a more ambivalent relation to brāhmanical orthodoxy than does Vaisnavism. These three traditions and their respective deities dominate, medieval and modern Hinduism.

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