Tags: tantra

Matrika, Malini and their Kashmirian Origin

- Dr. Balajinnatha Pandit The peculiar type of Shaivism, for which Kashmir is famous, entered there some time in the eighth century and developed as a distinct school of philosophy in the ninth century. But it appears that the tradition of the use of a… more »

Guhyakali and Guhyasundari

आपाटलांशुकधरां आदिरसोन्मेषवासितकटाक्&#2359… more »

shrI kubjikA stavarAja

श्रीभैरव उवाच जय त्वं मालिनी देवी निर्मले… more »

Beware of the "Scholars" !!

Today was a cold day and I hoped to make myself cozy listening to a Kashmiri Shaivaite “scholar” who is also initiated into "samaya, dakshina and kaula" paths by a "liberal" Guru. As I sat sipping coffee wondering why vAma was left out from this set, th… more »

Tarka

Tarka, which refers to the philosophical doctrine based on logic, speculation, reasoning or confutation, is considered to be a very important aspect of Indian thought. The Tantras list tarka as one of the angas of yoga - as employing the right mode of t… more »

pancha niShedhas

A rather strange prescription for the followers of kaulAchAra can be seen in several tantras including tArA tantra, kulamAlinI tantra, bheruNDA(a) tantra and also in tArA-rahasya of brahmAnanda giri: upavAsaM bhR^igoH pAtaM sandhyA savratadhAraNam | t… more »

gopAla kAlikA

evaM bhUtA mahAdevI brahmANDashUnyamadhyagA | sR^iShTisthithikarI devI tArArUpA dayAnvitA || dvitIye chaiva shUnyAnte suvirADrUpadhAriNI | tR^itIye cha mahAshUnye taDitkoTisamaprabhA || nIrAkArA nirAdhArA tArA sarvArthasAdhikA | chaturthaM shUnyamA… more »

shankara and pariNAmavAda

Every commentator on saundaryalaharI, with the exception of pravarasena’s son, describes shrI shankara bhagavatpAda as the author of saundaryalaharI. The reasons stated by those who doubt the authorship of bhagavatpAda are summarized below: 1. saundary… more »

aShTAShTaka shAkta tantras

1. bhairavAShTaka a. svacChandabhairava tantra b. krodhabhairava tantra c. chaNDabhairava tantra d. unmattabhairava tantra e. asitA~Ngabhairava tantra f. rurubhairava tantra g. jha~NkArabhairava tantra h. kapAlIshabhairava tantra 2. yAmaLAShTak… 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 »