Thursday 28 March 2024

Forgotten Deities of The Vedas

* This article will be updated from time to time to expand the list. So keep revisiting!

(1) Dyauḥ pita

Dyauḥ literally means 'sky'. Adding 'pita' makes it 'The Sky Father'.

Saturday 13 January 2024

How To Do Achamana In Shaiva Tantra

ācamana is a tantric ritual which is performed for self purification. We will look at how this is done in Śaivism.

Sunday 19 November 2023

Sunday 12 November 2023

How To Do Pranayama in Tantra

In tantra, prāṇāyāmā is an important component that is done in many occasions. For example, it is done before the commencement of a sakalpa.

Saturday 23 September 2023

The Form and Description of Shiva As Per Hindu Scriptures

 In Śaiva Tantra, meditation on the form of the manifest Lord is a very important ritual. It involves visualization of the form which crystallizes to reality with the recitation of a dhyāna śloka.

Saturday 29 July 2023

The Story & Significance of Pradosha Puja As Per Shaiva Tantra

The sūkṣma āgama contain verses of mantras which describe the story and significance behind pradoṣa puja in the śaivite tradition.

Why Does Mother Kali Step On Shiva?

Markandeya Purana's Devi Mahatmyam (Chandi Patha), Chapter 5, Verse 3:

या देवी सर्व भूतेषु शक्ति रूपेण सम्स्थिता

नमस् तस्यै नमस् तस्यै नमस् तस्यै

नमो नमः

yā devī sarva bhūteṣu śakti rūpeṇa samsthitā

namas tasyai namas tasyai namas tasyai

namo namaḥ

Friday 14 July 2023

Pazhaya Soru: The Magic Meal that Increases Nutrients By A Thousand Fold

Fermented rice, a staple in many Asian households, is steeped in tradition, simplicity, and health. It is rice soaked and fermented overnight, turning it into a nutritious, probiotic-rich food. Fermented rice, also known as 'panta bhat' in Bangladesh, 'Pazhaiya Sadam' in Tamizh Nadu, and 'jiu niang' in China, offers a host of health benefits that have been cherished across generations.