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Tattvas in the Shaiva Siddhanta tradition

96 different tattvas are recognized by the Shaiva Siddhanta tradition.

Some of these Tattvas are found in the 3 first spiritual states:
25 tattvas in the eyebrow center - Jagra, the Waking State (associated with the gross body).
14 tattvas in throat center - Swapna, the Dream State (associated with the subtle body).
18 tattvas in Heart Center - Sushupti, Deep Sleep state (associated with the causal body).
Total 153

List of Tattvas according to the Shaiva Siddhanta Tradition:

  Total 153 96 25 14 18  
             
5 elements (pancha bhutam) Earth 1 1 1    
  Water 2 2 2    
  Fire 3 3 3    
  Wind, air 4 4 4    
  Space 5 5 5    
5 external sense (tanmatras) smell 6 6 6 1  
  taste 7 7 7 2  
  shape, vision 8 8 8 3  
  touch 9 9 9 4  
  sound 10 10 10 5  
5 external motor organs (Kanmendriyas) excretory organs 11 11      
  generative organs 12 12      
  feet/legs 13 13      
  hands 14 14      
  mouth/speech 15 15      
5 Internal sense organs (Jnanendriyas) nose 16 16      
  tongue 17 17      
  eye 18 18      
  skin 19 19      
  ear 20 20      
4 intelligence organs (Antakaranas, potencies) Mana - The organ of thought 21 21 11 6  
  Buddhi - The organ of understanding 22 22 12 7  
  Siddham - The power of mind 23 23 13    
  Aangaram - The organ of excitement 24 24 14 8  
7 vidya tattvas Purusha-Tattva 25 25      
  Maya-Tattva 26        
  Kaala-Tattva 27        
  Vidya-Tattva 28        
  Raaga-Tattva 29        
  Kalaa-Tattva 30        
  Niyati-Tattva 31        
5 Siva tattvas Shiva-Tattva 32        
  Shakti-Tattva 33        
  Sadashiva-Tattva 34        
  Ishvara-Tattva 35        
  Satvidya-Tattva 36        
5 manifestation of earth element skin 37        
  bone 38        
  tendon 39        
  flesh 40        
  hair 41        
5 manifestation of water element water 42        
  blood 43        
  fat 44        
  brain 45        
  semen 46        
5 manifestation of fire element food 47        
  sleep 48        
  fear 49        
  coition 50        
  sloth 51        
5 manifestation of wind/air element running 52        
  walking 53        
  standing 54        
  sitting 55        
  lying 56        
5 manifestation of space element anger 57        
  miserliness 58        
  avarice 59        
  obstinacy 60        
  malice 61        
10 vayus (vital airs of the body)
prana 62     9  
  apana 63     10  
  samana 64     11  
  vyana 65     12  
  udana 66     13  
  naga 67     14  
  kurma 68     15  
  krikara 69     16  
  devadutta 70     17  
  dhananjaya
71     18  
10 nadis Sushumnai 72        
  Ida 73        
  Pingala 74        
  Kanthari 75        
  Atthi 76        
  Siguvai 77        
  Alambudai 78        
  Purudan 79        
  Guru 80        
  Sangini 81        
3 Desires wealth 82        
  children 83        
  world 84        
3 gunas (The three attributes.) Satva guna 85        
  Ratchata guna 86        
  Thamo guna 87        
5 speech talking 88        
  memorising 89        
  singing 90        
  weeping 91        
  exulting 92        
4 sound or Vaks (coming out from Bindu) sukshma 93        
  pasyani 94        
  madhyama 95        
  vaikhari/articulate 96