Daily Archives: March 11, 2006

The left-handed aShTha-mukha gaNDabheruNDa nR^ikeshari mantra

It is said that there are two emanations of the mantra of the most terrible aShTha-mukha gaNDabheruNDa nR^isimha (AMGN)- a dakShiNa and vAma form. The right-handed form is said to lie in the text termed the bhIma-tantra which is a … Continue reading

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jAtavedase… and shredhI vyavahAra

The hymn RV 1.99 is a peculiar hymn in many ways: jātavedase sunavāma somam-arātīyato ni dahāti vedaḥ | sa naḥ parṣadati durgāṇi viśvā nāveva sindhuṃ duritātyaghniḥ || It is addressed to agni jAtavedas: We extract soma for jAtavedas; may he … Continue reading

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