Tags: tara

Nilasarasvati

We had a question about Nīlasarasvatī and her association with Tārā. As far as Tantras of Hindu āstika orientation are concerned, Nīlarasvatī is a form of Tārā and non-different from her. Bṛhannī… more »

Dasha Mahavidya

- Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Gopinath Kaviraj In the Tāntrika literature, the Mahāvidyās are usually enumerated as ten. But the number is sometimes increased by three and sometimes by six. The Muṇḍamālā Tantra names the t… more »

The Twelve Mahavidyas and their Bhairavas

महाकाली-कालभैरवः शृणु चार्वङ्गि सुभगे का&#… more »

Tara Jayanti

shrImAtre namaH Ravi mentioned that there were numerous queries on Tara Jayanti that he received. I actually edited my earlier post (which originally was written two years ago for another mailing list) to specify the tithi but it seemed to have been mi… more »

sragdhArA stotra

sragdhArA stotra is a Buddhist hymn composed by sarvaj~namitra in praise of bhagavatI tArA. jinarakShita, whose TIkA on the stotra is popular, describes sarvaj~namitra as a devout bauddha bhikShu who, having given away everything he possessed, wandered… 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 »