Archives for: January 2009

Personalities of navya nyAya - 3

Raghunatha Shiromani tArkika shiromaNi raghunAtha belonged to navadvIpa in Bengal. He lost his father in childhood and grew up under the care of vAsudeva sArvabhauma. raghunAtha received his primary education from vAsudeva sArvabhauma. During that time… more »

sAMkhya-yoga: 9

We have seen above that the krama of modification of the dR^ishya ends as soon as the puruShArtha is realized. But as the krama has an end, has it also a beginning? The dR^ishya being only a product or evolute of the relation between puruSha and prakR^i… more »


After several years of planning, we were finally permitted to visit bhAskararAjapuram by the great Master. The day chosen for pilgrimage to this deshika kShetra was that of the sUrya grahaNa. Though we had talked to one Sri Mohan from Mamabalam several… more »

shrI chidAnandanAtha smR^iti mAlikA

shrI chidAnandanAtha, founder of guhAnanda maNDali, hails from a family of Agnihotris from sapta godAvarI region of Andhra desha belonging to kauNDinyasa gotra. His family name was Nediminti. This family migrated to Tamil Nadu and settled in a village n… more »

mahAgaNapati mantra

The sacred mantra of shrI mahAgaNapati constitutes of twenty-eight letters. As the shAstra says, gaNeshastarpaNa priyaH, one can earn the grace of the Lord speedily by offering chaturAvR^itti tarpaNa. There are eight different schemes of chaturAvR^itti… more »


The Supreme Lord mahAbhairava, for lokahita, appears in three forms: AkAshabhairavaM pUrvaM dvitIyaM chAshugAruDam | sharabhaM tu tR^itIyaM syAdrUpatrayamihochyate || 1. AkAsha bhairava 2. AshutArkShya 3. Sharabheshvara Sharabheshvara is described… more »

lolla lakShmIdharAchArya - 1

The wide learning of shrI lakShmIdharAchArya becomes clear when one looks at the list of pramANas quoted by the great teacher in his commentary on saundaryalaharI named lakShmIdharA. Veda: taittirIya brAhmaNa taittirIya araNyaka aruNopaniShat shrI… more »

A List of available commentaries on Saundaryalahari

1. appayya dIkShita: AnandalaharI TIkA 2. kavirAja 3. kAmeshvara sUri: aruNAmodinI 4. kR^iShNAchArya: ma~njubhAShiNI 5. keshava bhatta 6. kaivalyAshrama: saubhAgyavardhinI 7. ga~Ngahari: tattvadIpikA 8. govinda bhatta: vistAradIpikA 9. gopIramaN… more »

sAMkhya-yoga: 8

A dharma of state, unless it is present, must be either past or future; but in all these states the dharmin of which these are affirmed, is constant. A dharma is a particular shakti pertaining to a substance and is inferred to exist in it from its actio… more »

Buddhist Sanskrit

There was a class of brilliant Buddhist writers of Sanskrit, who paid more attention to meanings than to correct forms, and their language is often dismissed as bad Sanskrit. They seemed to care passionately for sense and much less for forms. And the co… more »