Saiva Agamas from Vijaya to Vathula come under the Rudra Bheda classification, said R. Narayanan in a discourse. Some of the Rudra Bheda Agamas are Santana, Sarvokta, Parameswara, Kirana and Vathula. Both Siva Bheda Agamas and Rudra Bheda Agamas were large in size. Vijaya, Nisvasa, Agneya, Makuta, Vimala, Chandrajnana, Mukhabimba, Prodgita, Lalitha, Siddha, Santana, Sarvokta, Paarameswara, Kirana and Vathula are some of the Agamas in the Rudra Bheda classification. In course of time, scholars condensed the vast Agamic literature and of that shortened version, only a small fraction is now available.
Source: The Hindu December 02, 2021 18:22 UTC