Archives for: December 2013

Remains of Vajrayana in Tibet

Is Udupi Krishna actually Subrahmanya?

There has been an ongoing discussion whether the idol of śrīnivāsa at Tirupati is that of Viṣṇu. On similar lines, a controversy seems to have erupted in Karnataka regarding the idol of Kṛṣṇa in the famous M&… more »

Atimarga and Mantramarga

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Mahasadashiva Stuti

[ षोडशावरण शिवचक्रे महाप्रासादशम्भुं समभ&#2… more »

Ragasudharasa

The Fourteen Kalis of Samvartamandala

Of the myriad forms of bhagavatī mahākālī, twelve/thirteen forms are discussed by various sampradāyas of Trika Tantra. Abhinavagupta discusses the system of Twelve kAlI-s quoting sārdhaśatika: द्व&… more »

Pancharatneshvari

Pañcaratneśvarī Vidhi is followed by upāsakas of both śrī and Kālī kulas. Before the Japa of the Mūlamantra, a group of five vidyās called Pañcaratneśvarī (five gems) is recited. The original proced… more »