Monthly Archives: June 2006

Saved from the mAraNa prayoga by the yakShiNi

We have seen the hits of a few mAraNa prayoga-s in the past but never had we seen vaisvasvata’s agents more closely than now. Some how the Northern journey is an opportunity for the mAraNa of the vairis. We were … Continue reading

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Some words on the netra tantraM

tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi vardhanam urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt The netra tantra commented upon by the famous kShema-rAja, student of abhinava-gupta, is of some what later origin amongst the shaiva tantras. It is not listed as a primary … Continue reading

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siddhAnta tantrics and the mainstream brahminical path

I have yarned a lot on this topic from different angles: 1) The shaivas: the pAshupata-s 3) dvijas and non-dvijas in the shaiva cults 2) The kAlAmukhas-I 4) kAlAmukhas-II But I was brought back to it because ST happened to … Continue reading

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varmashiva

“tato devA rudraM nApashyaMs te devA rudraM dhyAyanti tato devA UrdhvabAhavaH stunvanti brahmaikaM tvaM dvi-tridh-ordhvam adhash cha tvaM shAntish cha tvaM puShTish cha tvaM tuShTish cha tvaM hutam ahutaM vishvam avishvaM dattam adattaM kR^itaM akR^itaM paraM aparaM parAyaNaM cheti “ … Continue reading

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The great battle of the ghR^itagaNa cha dvyAmlaka

While we were still being relentless hammered by the shiva-yuvatI of mahArudra, we decided to attend to the long-standing battle where the young yoddha was faltering. It was the glorious quest of what was code-named: “ghR^itagaNa cha dvyAmlaka”, a high … Continue reading

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In the midst of the rAkShasas

Having set the spot for the rendezvous with the svastrI, and having made preparations for the life in the wild we moved of to the abyss. We wished we were accompanied by the learned muni or the knower of spiders, … Continue reading

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Heading into the great unknown

In a few hours we head into the great unknown. We thought last night that we had shaken of the “crane-arrow” after a costly expedient. Today we are not sure if this is so. Whatever the case, over the next … Continue reading

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