Although the basic literature of
Kashmir Saivism is some of the agamas
like the Svacchanda, the Netra and the
new class of cardinal
works was produced by the later writers.
Among them, the following are the principal ones: Siva sutras (revealed to
Vasugupta) (9th century A. D.), Spandasutra of
Vasugupta, Spandasutraurtti of Kallata
(chief disciple of Vasugupta), Sivadrsti of
Somananda (9th century A. D) and
Utpala (A. D. 900).
Abhinavagupta (A. D. 950-1000) was
the most brilliant of the later writers
whose Vrtti on the Isvarapratyabhijna of
Utpala, and his own independent works
made him immortal in the chronicles of
Ksemaraja (A. D. 975-1025), Bhaskara
and Varadaraja were the other noted
writers who have enriched this literature.
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