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What is Sri Vidya?

Among the Dasa mahAvidyAs, the third mahAvidyA is Devi Shodashi or Goddess TripurA or TripurAsundari. Here is how they are mentioned in a verse from the ViswasAra Tantram: KAli TArA MahAvidya ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

He was a well known name in the upasana mandalis of Sri Vidya in the southern india. He was also the guru of Kanchi Paramacharya before his sanyasa. Many people from his parampara has become well ...
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What is Sri Vidya?

Sri Vidya is one of the most popular and discussed subjects today pertaining to the goddess worship. There have been many confusions revolving around the subject since quite a while. Following points ...
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Can a person be a guru for his own wife?

According to the Tantras it is usually not ok for the husband to initiate his wife. But if the husband is Siddha Mantra (mastered a Mantra) then he can. The Brihat TantrasArah quotes the following ...
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In how many forms do devi/devtha exist to allow upasana as per scriptures?

Basically there are few options like 1. worshipping God in fire (Yajna) 2. in idols/images/Yantras etc. These are the most widely used ones.And, these are external worship, where aspirants imagine ...
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What does it mean by Not accepting Murti puja? And how to do it

Nirguna upasana is not about "not accepting" murti puja. You are thinking about it in negative way. Nirguna means without qualities, without form. It is worship of formless aspect of God. It ...
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Do the Vedas themselves talk about the jnAna and karma kAnda?

The subject matter of the whole Veda is divided into Karma- Kanda, Upasana-Kanda and Jnana-Kanda. The Karma-Kanda or "Ritualistic Section deals with various sacrifices and rituals". The Upasana-...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

Sri Bhuvanananda Natha was my Great Grandfather. I am his eldest son's granddaughter. He lived in Tippirajapuram and had a family of four children, all of whom are no more. He took Abath Sanyas, close ...
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What is the story of Sri VadirAja tirtha?

Vadiraja Tirtha is one of the most famous person in the Dvaita Lineage and contributed a lot to the growth of this philosophy. Most of the details about Vadiraja Tirtha can be read in the book, ...
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Which scripture tells about Saraswati upasana?

In Hinduism Devi Saraswati is goddess of speech , learning ,music ,art. She is depected as sitting on a white swan and holding a Vina (stringed instrument) in her hands. She clad in white clothes ...
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Vishnu Prayer while invocation of other Deities

Yes, you can certainly invoke and praise other devatas (gods) and rishis (sages) before beginning your prayer dedicated to Vishnu. In Hindu tradition, it's common to offer respect and homage to ...
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Is Bhakti is part of Upasana or It is connected with any of the Darshana?

I have never seen this claim that Upasana is a division of the Vedas. As such, they [Vedas] are divided into four major parts, and each of these, in turn, is further divided - as may be conveniently ...
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Can a person be a guru for his own wife?

This answer is as per the Kāraṇāgama (कारणागम), one of the 28 Śaivāgamas. For a Dwija-Women, especially the Brahmiṇa-lady, it is preferred that the husband is the "initiator" for his wife, ...
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