Daily Archives: April 16, 2006


mayUra was a famous poet in the court of harShavardhana, most of whose works are lost. The mayUrAShTakaM one of his fine shR^ingAra works survives as a reasonably complete fragment. He is said to have composed it on bANa’s wife, … Continue reading

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The peculiar mythology behind the mAyAvAmana mantras

The hAdi mata votaries from the North also preserved a range of kramas, now largely reduced to auxilliary rites associated as AvarNa invocations of their primary rite of tripurasundarI. This follows the basic pattern seen in the shrIvidyArNava’s procedures. Many … Continue reading

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