Daily Archives: February 27, 2008


Many modern Hindus, especially in colloquial speech, refer to the vAhana of rudra as nandin. This is actually very erroneous. Technically nandin was always the mighty gaNa of rudra and not the vAhana, which is vR^iSha(bha). Since the vedic period … Continue reading

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shrauta ritualists 1900-2008- an approximate lower bound estimate

I have seen a bunch of estimates by Kashikar et al, Kannan and via various personal contacts. Drawing from all of them I come up with some numbers. These numbers can only be considered the rough lower bound Tamil Nad … Continue reading

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