Tags: mahashodashi

Musings on Para Shodashi

Last Thursday, after what had been a sardonic, wet, rainy day here, I addressed a small group of academicians who were interested in the topic, ‘Haṭha Yoga in Traditional Tantra’. One of the illustrious scholars, who is a known name in the field o… more »

akSharasaMkhyA nirdesha

ambA is worshipped through various mantras. Of these, panchadashI, shuddha ShoDashI, saubhAgya brahmavidyA or saubhAgya panchadashI (ShoDashI) and mahAShoDashI are the most important mantras in most of the dAkShiNAtya shrIvidyA sampradAyas. The number o… more »

krama kalpalatA

sutadveShiNAM daityarAjaM nakhAgraiH vidArya svabhaktasya saMrakShaNAya | nR^isiMhAya saMsmR^itya duHkhacChide te namaskurmahe vIranArAyaNAya || trailokyavijayAli~NgitAya shrIvIranR^iharaye namaH || To answer a certain query related to addition of… more »