The origins of the worship of Shiva are shrouded in mystery. However, what is clear is that by the rise of the Gupta Dynasty the tradition was well-formed – having emerged from the Brahminical Synthesis as a distinct sect. From this point onwards the worship of Shiva branched into a huge number of differing sub-traditions – stretching from ascetics to householders, monists to dualists.

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