Daily Archives: August 15, 2006

gaNonmatta and tropanes

We had heard of the tale of that medieval luminary of our community, appayya dIkShita’s experiment with the tropane alkaloids. The story has it that he was seized with the urge to enter that state of ecstatic abandon, in which … Continue reading

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The trayodashi rite of the kaTha dIkShita-s

The following is courtesy of Rajita, whom the deva-s have given me the fortune to know. I have only worked [partially] on akShara-shuddhi of the mantra readings and put it together here with due permission. The kaTha dIkShita-s who were … Continue reading

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