Monthly Archives: April 2011

Notes on the viShNu-virachita rudra stotram

The early history of the imagery of rudra within the Indo-Aryan tradition (as an ortholog of the deities elsewhere in the Indo-European world, like Apollo and Odin) can be traced through a large body of texts. These include in approximate … Continue reading

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The mechanical, the magical and the fantastic

She said: “You had promised the robots of king bhoja even as we had engaged in the mirth of the chUta-latikA and bhUtamAtR^ikA. The answer to why vikrama had his vetAla while bhoja had his throne statues ? Did you … Continue reading

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The vaidika kaumAra kula vidyA

We had earlier discussed the root mantra of the kumAra shAsana as provided in the vaikhAnasa mantra-prashna. The complete formulation, which includes the mantra-s of kumAra and devyaH, represents an early form of the kula vidyA. Another early vaidika kula … Continue reading

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