Archives for: May 2009

Star Trek

It turns out that all the hype about the new Star Trek movie is actually .... true! One fine piece of cinema it is. Unadulterated bliss captured on celluloid after a long time and it did not even need Meryl Streep. There was an amusing book by Kevin De… more »

ardhanArIshvara stotram

Ardhanarishvara stotra, sung in praise of the Primordial One by Lord Brahma has been uploaded to the Stotra section of our Website. namastripurasundaryai more »

nAmAShTaka

nAmAShTakamayo yogaH shivena parikalpitaH | tena yogena sahasA shaivIpraj~nA prajAyate || praj~nayA paramaM j~nAnamachirAllabhate sthiram | prasIdati shivastasya yasya j~nAnaM pratiShThitam || shivAparokShat saMsArakAraNena viyujyate | tataH syAnmu… more »

Hanuman – Avataras and Pithas

sa~njIvaparvatoddhAra manoduHkhaM nivAraya | prasIda sumahAbAho trAyasva harisattama || Nine avatAras of hanumAn are celebrated by upAsakas: AdyaH prasannahanumAn dvitIyo vIramArutiH | tR^itIyo viMshatibhujaH chaturthaH pa~nchavaktrakaH || pa~ncham… more »

Musical Pilgrimage

Kshetra Krtis of Sri Tyagaraja mule vaTasya munipu~NgavasevyamAnaM mudrAvisheShamukulIkR^itapANipadmam | mandasmitaM madhuraveShamudAramAdyaM tejastadastu hR^idi me taruNenduchUDam || Kshetra: PanchanadIya kShetra (Tiruvayyaru: kaveri, arasal… more »

shrIkR^iShNa-jananI dhyAnam

bhairava uvAcha - anishaM prapibet kR^iSHNo.amR^itaM malavivarjitam | gIyate tena sarveShu kR^iShNamAtA cha kAlikA || dhyAnaM chAsyAH pravakShyAmi shR^iNu tvaM naganandini | yena dhyAnena deveshi chaturvargamavApnuyAt || jaTAjUTasamAyuktAM chandrAr… more »

Beware of the "Scholars" !!

Today was a cold day and I hoped to make myself cozy listening to a Kashmiri Shaivaite “scholar” who is also initiated into "samaya, dakshina and kaula" paths by a "liberal" Guru. As I sat sipping coffee wondering why vAma was left out from this set, th… more »

Compassion

Evoking the power of compassion in us is not always easy. I find myself that the simplest ways are the best and the most direct. Every day, life gives us innumerable chances to open our hearts, if we can only take them. An old woman passes you with a sa… more »

trividha nyAsa

nyAsa can be related to Anga or Anguli or sUkShma sharIra. sR^iShTi nyAsa is for Brahmachari, sthiti recommended for gR^ihatsha and samhAra for a mumukShu [here indicative of the two remaining Ashramas]. The lakshaNa for these are as below: Anguli: m… more »

Kundalini, DNA Activation and Harmonic Dimensions

"Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net that has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the… more »