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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 Shodashi Bhuvaneswari | Bhairavi ChinnamastA Cha Vidya DhumAvati TathA || BagalA SiddhavidyA Cha Matangi KamalAtmikA | Eto DasamahAvidyA SiddhavidyAh PrakirtitAh ...


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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 known upasakas. Some of the information regarding his life is given below: Brahmasri Krishnamoorthy Saastry alias Krishna Sastrigal was the son of Sri ...


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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 verses from the Rudra YAmala Tantram in this context: RudrayAmale: Na patnim dikshayed bhartA na pitA dikshayeth sutAm | Na putrancha tathA bhrAtA brAtaram nacha ...


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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 might help to understand it better. When it is not even possible to grasp and understand the tenets of this great shAstra in its entirety, how is it possible to ...


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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 is not about rejecting various forms of God. It is just different path for people whose personality is not attracted to any of the forms of Lord. It is done ...


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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 and a book in her other hand , which are Vedas. According to Pancharatra texts she is one of the twenty-four emanations of Lakshmi accompanying Narayana. i.e. ...


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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, History of the Dvaita School of Vedānta and Its Literature, by B. N. Krishnamurti Sharma. Here is a picture of him taken from this blog. It is believed that Lord ...


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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-Kanda or "Worship-Section deals with various kinds of worship or meditation". The Jnana-Kanda or "Knowledge-Section deals with the highest knowledge of Nirguna ...


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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 divine presence outside and separate from themselves. Apart from these, there is antar-yajna or internal mode of worship, that is suitable for advanced level ...


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The chhAndogya upanishad lists a number of things that can be worshipped (upAsana is the word used) as brahman. nāma vā ṛgvedo yajurvedaḥ sāmaveda ātharvaṇaścaturtha itihāsapurāṇaḥ pañcamo vedānāṃ vedaḥ pitryo rāśirdaivo nidhirvākovākyamekāyanaṃ devavidyā brahmavidyā bhūtavidyā kṣatravidyā nakṣatravidyā sarpadevajanavidyā nāmaivaitannāmopāssveti || 7.1.4 |...


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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 to the time of his demise, and his Adhistanam was placed next to his Guru, Sri Divyaananda Natha, in Valangaiman. There is not much information available from ...


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