Archives for: November 2010

gaNDabheruNDa narasimha

वन्देऽहं क्रूरघोरप्रबलतरमहागण्डभेरुण्… more »

The Six Great Shamans

mahAsadAshiva

In the hierarchy of puruSha mUrti-s in tripurA tantra, one follows this order: brahmA, viShNu, rudra, maheshvara, sadAshiva, mahAsadAshiva and kAmeshvara (kumAra-kAmeshvara does not seem to be popularly adopted for purposes of upAsanA in most lineages).… more »

anapAyinI

Namastripurasundaryai There was a certain gentleman who has been writing to me every day for the last few weeks wanting to know if it is mandatory to recite Lakshmi Sahasranama after the recitation of ViShnu Sahasranama. Nothing is mandatory! Not even… more »

vakra-kubjikA

On the paurNamI of dAmodara mAsa, vakra-kubjikA or vakreshvarI (one among the navaratna-kubjikAs) is propitiated. The origin and mAhAtmya of vakra-kubjikA is described in AmnAya-nirNaya and also the procedure for her saparyA. BhagavatI, who represents a… more »

Todi

Smt. Parassala Ponnammal presents a scintillating Alapana of Raga Todi. more »

Absurd Tibetan Buddhist Tales

The Tibetan Buddhists have adopted much from Indian Buddhism, which again owes most of its content to Hinduism (Veda, upaniShads, purANa, itihAsa, jyotiSha, Agama, tantra etc.) Tibetan astrology again has nothing original but derives its elements from v… more »

mArtANDa bhairava

हेमाम्भोजप्रवालप्रतिमनिजरुचिं चारुखट्… more »

Shubha Deepavali

शरौ मायाबीजौ हिमकरकलाक्रान्तशिरसौ विधा&#23… more »

Annapoorani

A composition in Shuddha Saveri by Ilayaraja rendered beautifully by Sangitakalanidhi Vidvan Sri T N Seshagopalan. One of those rare classical gems from the movies. more »