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A rambling talk on the śaiva mantra tradition
A rambling talk we had given on the śaiva tradition. Talking is easier but less precise than writing. So please be aware of the insufficiency that goes with the domain of any talk while perusing this material. Part 1; Introduction to … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged shaiva, shiva
Śarabha vidhi
The account of this rite continues from the prefatory narrative. Lootika: “There are several ways in which Rudra is worshipped as Śarabha conceived as the great dinosaur. We shall follow the way which is appropriate for us brāhmaṇas who observe … Continue reading
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Tagged maNDala, mantra, mantrasAdhana, mantrashAstra, religion, shaiva, sharabha, tantra
A note on lost Śaiva centers: consideration of examples from Magadha and Vaṅga
To be read in conjunction with this handout: Harihara in the Indosphere One of the poorly understood but immensely important facets of Hindu history is the role of the saiddhāntika Śaivas in the cultural unification of the Indosphere within the … Continue reading
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Tagged ancient Hindu thought, AntiHindu, Army of Islam, Hindu, history, India, medieval Hindu literature, Mohammedanism, rudra, saiva, shaiva, shiva, tantra
Rudra’s portion of the ritual offering, the Kaṭha Āraṇyaka and the Atharvaśiras: a brief journey through early śaiva thought
A version of this article was published first at India Facts There is a persistent motif of the deva Rudra (Śiva) being originally refused ritual offerings of the yajña to which the other devas were entitled. Rudra eventually acquires his … Continue reading
The dance of the bhairava
bhairava on a cadaver from Nepal netrAku~nchanasAraNakramakR^itapravyaktanaktaM dino dikchakrAntavisarpisallarisaTAbhArAvaruddhAmbaraH  hastanyastakapAlakandaradarImuktAbhradhArAH pibann unmuktadhvanibhinnakarNakuharaH kravyAd ayaM nR^ityati  netra= eye; Aku~nchana= closing; sAraNa= opening; krama= periodic; kR^ita= act; pravyakta= manifest; naktaM= night; dinaH= day; dik= direction; chakra= circle; anta= ends; [dikchakrAnta= … Continue reading
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Tagged bhairava, Hindu, poetry, saiva, sanAtanadharma, Sanskrit, shaiva
Some comments of on the vyapohana stava and its pantheon
The vyapohana stava is an important saiddhAntika purificatory incantation. It may be compared with other works composed by deshikas of the Urdhvasrotas such as: 1) the vyomavApistava of the Kashmirian commentator bhaTTa rAmakANThaII; 2) the shivapUjAstava of j~nAnashambhu, a scholar … Continue reading
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Tagged ancient Hindu thought, Hindu, pAshupata, rudra, shaiva, shiva, tantra