One of the thousand and eight names of Śiva (Siva). Generally āgama (agama) refers to scriptures or śāstra (sastra), that is, sacred texts rich in the instructions for attaining jñāna (jnana; knowledge). According to this, the Vedas, Veda-following logic and philosophical texts –all these are āgama. Through a study of these texts, one attains true knowledge which is also a form of God or Brahman. God himself is knowledge, and His divine self is manifested in the texts that are helpful to attain this knowledge. Regarding this conception, Śiva is known as Āgama (Agama).