Monthly Archives: March 2006

trika and kaula teacher graph

This is study in progress and will evolve with time

Posted in Heathen thought, History

Hsuan Tsung divided by two : Please NO

We climbed up the turret there was a closely fought encounter going on the plain. We had sent a division to protect the home ground under an young and consentious captain, however, he was pretty inexperienced. The formidable Kappa having … Continue reading

Posted in Life

Notes on early pAncharAtra vaiShNavism

It is likely that in the later period the vaiShNavas were ignorant on why the name pA~ncharatra came into being. This ignorance of the meaning of the name is plainly seen in the explanation provided by the prashna saMhitA and … Continue reading

Posted in Heathen thought

Some musings on the aushanasa adbhutAnI and its deities

The work on omens attributed to ushanA kAvya the bhArgava (narrated by kAvya to nArada the kANva) is a well-known hindu work that formed the basis for many such future works that are abundant in Sanskrit literature. In thrust and … Continue reading

Posted in History

shrI vidyAraNaya yati and his shrIvidyArNava

The shrIvidyArNava is an excellent tAntric manual that was used as textbook for mantra shAstra instruction amongst certain brahminical schools. It contains 2 halves called pUrva and uttara ardha-s of 18 chapters called shvAsas each. It runs into 1459 devanagari … Continue reading

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mAdhyamikA the average bhAratIya nArI

Three views of mAdhyamikA with slightly different corrections for noise Finally, we did get to the average bhAratIya nArI business because ST maintained a database of our classmate’s photos from a certain period in a quaint little thing called the … Continue reading

Posted in art, Life

Who is he?

We had a discussion with K, ST and R about some web sites they were reading about obtaining the average facial type of a given population. They pointed me to a great free morphing software that did it- SQIRLZ MORPH. … Continue reading

Posted in Life