Archives for: February 2009

gopAla kAlikA

evaM bhUtA mahAdevI brahmANDashUnyamadhyagA | sR^iShTisthithikarI devI tArArUpA dayAnvitA || dvitIye chaiva shUnyAnte suvirADrUpadhAriNI | tR^itIye cha mahAshUnye taDitkoTisamaprabhA || nIrAkArA nirAdhArA tArA sarvArthasAdhikA | chaturthaM shUnyamA… more »

shabda pramANa

Various darshanas accept shabda as a svatantra pramaNa. Trustworthy statements found in shAstra, purANa and itihAsa generate a certain knowledge which cannot be classified as either pratyakSha or anumAna. That thus gets classified into a separate pramAN… more »

vishvAmitra gotrapravarakANDam

athAshvalAyanoktaM vishvAmitrakANDamudAhariShyAmaH chikitagAlavakAlavavamavatarUkushikAnAM vaishvAmitradevarAtaudaleti | shraumata kAmakAyanAnAM vaishvAmitradaivashravasadaivataraseti | dhana~njayAnAM vaishvAmitramAdhucChandasadhAna~njayeti | ajAnAM va… more »

vajrayAna and shrIparvata

Much has been written by scholars about the origin of mantrayAna in Buddhism. It may not be totally incorrect to state that vajrayAna differs from mantrayAna only in terms of the severity or intensity of practice. While yogAchAra promises the attainment… more »

New Stotras ...

The following new stotras have been uploaded to our *Stotras* page: 1. shrI kamalAmbikA stotram 2. shrIshiva stotram - bhairava proktam 3. shivopaniShat more »

bodhAyanokta tvarita rudra kalpaH

OM asya shrItvarita rudra mahAmantrasya atharvaNa r^ishiH anuShTup ChandaH shrItvarita rudro devatA rudrAya nama iti bIjaM astviti shaktiH shrImahArudra prItyarthe jape viniyogaH | [OM yo rudraH – agnau – yo apsu – ya oShadhIShu – yo rudro vishvA bhuva… more »

A list of available upaniShads related to shrIvidyA

1. aruNA 2. tripurA 3. bhAvanA 4. bahvR^icha 5. tripurAtApinI 6. sItA 7. dvitIya 8. kAmarAja kIlitoddhAra 9. kAlikA 10. kAlI medhAdIkShita 11. guhyakAlI 12. guhyaShoDhA 13. pItAmbarA 14. rAjashyAmalA 15. shyAmA 16. shrIchakra 17. shrIvid… more »

shankara and pariNAmavAda

Every commentator on saundaryalaharI, with the exception of pravarasena’s son, describes shrI shankara bhagavatpAda as the author of saundaryalaharI. The reasons stated by those who doubt the authorship of bhagavatpAda are summarized below: 1. saundary… more »

Personalities of navya nyAya - 4

yajnapati upAdhyAya yajnapati upAdhyAya was a maithili brAhmaNa, pautra of of ga~NgesgopAdhyAya and son of vardhamAna upAdhyAya. His period is estimated to be around the beginning of fourteenth century. He is primarily known as the author of a vyAkhyA… more »

akSharasaMkhyA nirdesha

ambA is worshipped through various mantras. Of these, panchadashI, shuddha ShoDashI, saubhAgya brahmavidyA or saubhAgya panchadashI (ShoDashI) and mahAShoDashI are the most important mantras in most of the dAkShiNAtya shrIvidyA sampradAyas. The number o… more »