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Saiva \Sai"va\ (? or ?), n. [Skr. [,c]aiva devoted to Siva.] One of an important religious sect in India which regards Siva with peculiar veneration.


Saiva is a genus of Asian lanternbugs, family Fulgoridae. They are colourful insects, marked boldly in red, blue, white and black, with a prominent slender stalk like structure arising on the head that points upwards or forward.

Saiva (disambiguation)

Saiva or Shaiva may refer to:

  • Saiva is a genus of Asian lanternbugs, family Fulgoridae.
  • Saiva kurukkals redirects to Vellalar, which were the nobility, aristocracy of the ancient Tamil order.
  • Saiva Vellalar is a Tamil community in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Shaiva Siddhanta or Saiva-Siddhanta, provides the normative rites, cosmology and theological categories of tantric Saivism.
  • Shaivism or Saivism is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism.
  • [[Tevaram#Saiva Neri .5BThe saiva way.5D|Saiva Neri [The saiva way] ]], part of the Tirumurai, a twelve-volume collection of Tamil Śaiva devotional poetry.
  • Thondaimandala Saiva Velalar redirects to Thondaimandala Mudaliar, a Forward caste in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Tirunelveli Saiva Pillai is a sub caste or branch of 'Saiva Pillai'.
  • Urumpirai Saiva Tamil Vidyalayam is a provincial school in Urumpirai, Sri Lanka.
  • The Saiva Agamas are a subset of the Agamas.
  • The Saiva revivalism promoted by Arumugam Pillai.
  • The Saiva Siddhanta Church is a spiritual institution and identifies itself with the Śaivite Hindu religion.
  • The South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Publishing Society Ltd. (also known as Kazhagam) is a Tamil book publishing company.