The Trika School - A Religio-Philosophical Emergence


  • Niharika Sharma NIAS, TDU, Bangalore.



Trika, Religion, Philosophy, Kashmir, Pratyabhijñā


The worship of Śiva as a deity was the dominant form of theistic and religious devotion which flowed through Kashmir to other parts of India from the first century BC. The Trika school is an idealistic, monistic, and theistic school of philosophy in Śaivism, that originated in the ninth century C.E. in Kashmir. The study attempts to elucidate the historical development of Trika school along with the idiosyncratic and unique philosophy of the school. The paper further endeavours to explain the enthralling development of this particular school which can best be understood from a religio-philosophical context. The study employs textual analysis and conceptual enquiry as the research method to analyse and present the development and distinct nature of the Trika school.

Author Biography

Niharika Sharma, NIAS, TDU, Bangalore.

National Institute of Advanced Studies(NIAS), Bangalore and The Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology(TDU), Bangalore, Karnataka, India.




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How to Cite

Sharma, N. (2021). The Trika School - A Religio-Philosophical Emergence. Tattva Journal of Philosophy, 13(2), 41-58.