Shaivism Online Course

Shaivism is a major strand of Hinduism that celebrates Śiva, also known as Rudra, as the Supreme Being. If you are interested in Shaivism and the representation of Śiva within Hinduism, then this expertly curated course is perfect for you.

In this course, we look at the position of Śiva and his followers in Hinduism. Almost all Hindus show reverence for Śiva. However, there is one strand of Hinduism that sees Śiva as the Supreme Deity. Who is Śiva? Who are his worshippers? What is the history of Śaivism? And what are the fundamental texts and practices of this tradition?

All of our courses are planned, prepared and delivered by scholars with a huge wealth of knowledge on Hinduism that they’re eager to share with you. They are an enthusiastic team of experts who will guide you through our online courses, providing you with all the support you’ll need.

If you’d like to see the outline of the course in more detail, then please watch the course video and read through the course overview below. And, for more detail on how our courses work, along with other helpful information, please click here.

Start Date: 17 July 2022

Course Duration: Nine Weeks

Optional Assessment: Essay

Tutor: Gitte Poulsen

Course Creator: Dr Nick Sutton

206 pages

10hr 2min

Five Zoom sessions on various topics. Meet tutors and students from other courses and explore other areas of Hindu studies. Recordings available.

Pathway(s): Hindu Traditions, Sacred Texts