By admin on Mar 1, 2009 | In Darshana
shrI gadAdhara bhaTTAchArya was the son of jIvAchArya from Bengal. He studied nyAya shAstra from harirAma tarkavAgIsha of navadvIpa. He is the author of several well-known works such as nyAyakusumAnjali TIkA, Aloka TIkA, dIdhiti… more »
By admin on Feb 28, 2009 | In Darshana
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 »
By admin on Feb 18, 2009 | In Darshana
While it is common to refer to ShaD-darshanas, there is no agreement among scholars on which six darshanas are included in this list. Over a period of time, different sources have listed different darshanas.
a. puShpadanta in his shivamahimnaH stotra:… more »
By admin on Feb 14, 2009 | In Srividya
The greatness of shrIchakra is described in rudrayAmaLa thus:
samyak shatakratUn kr^itvA yatphalaM samavApnuyAt |
tatphalaM labhate bhaktyA kR^itvA shrIchakradarshanam ||
By seeing a shrIchakra with devotion, one attains the same merit as having perf… more »
By admin on Dec 28, 2008 | In Darshana, Bhakti
rudrahR^idayopaniShat is presented to the reader as a conversation between bhagavAn vedavyAsa and his son shuka deva. The chief purport of this upaniShad is to demonstrate shiva-keshavAbheda.
Lord mahArudra is described as sarvadevAtm… more »