Archives for: May 2014

Shadanga Yoga

The earliest reference to a six-phased yoga is found in the Maitrāyaṇīya, or Maitrī Upaniṣad, which belongs to the branch of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda and is considered to be the last of the classical Upaniṣads.… more »

Pashupatinath

- Encyclopedia of the Shaivism While studying from the historical perspective, no specific document can be traced out as regards the construction of the Pashupatinath temple in the beginning. Historians are of the opinion that the temple was initially… more »

Tibetan Tantra

Locating Mahacina

Prof. Tan Chung Buddhist iconographical texts often refer to Mahācīna as the source of some distinct form of the iconography of the images of divinities. For instance, in the Sādhanamālā there is the description of a form of go… more »

Pranava and Mahashodashi

There have been several queries if one should add Praṇava before mantras such as Pañcadaśī or Mahāṣoḍaśī. In our opinion, such an act is unwarranted and here are the reasons. A mantra, as revealed in its uddh… more »