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Shiva as the Shaiva Sage Lakulisha

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = "India, Uttar Pradesh, 7th century or laterSculptureSandstone19 3/4 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. (50.17 x 20.32 x 11.43 cm)Source:"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""(Etymology: लगुड (staff) or लकुट (mace) + ईश (lord) = meaning, the lord with a staff or mace or club or stick) was a prominent Shaivite revivalist, reformist and preceptor of the doctrine of thePashupatas, one of the oldest sects of Shaivism.According to some scholars, Lakulisha is the founder of the Pashupata sect. While, another section argues that the Pashupata doctrine was already in existence before Lakulisha, and he was only its first formal preceptor. It is believed that he was born in a Brahmin family and lived in Kayavatara or Kayavarohan (present day Karvan), located in Vadodara district of Gujarat state in western India."Source:"