Sounds of mantra Part 1: Agnipurāṇa

Sounds of mantra Part 1: Agnipurāṇa

Introduction In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God and God was the Word – John 1:1 The world of established religions be they Abrahamic (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), Vedic (Hinduism, Jainism) or Buddhist in their origins, believed in the...
Reading the seeds of mantra

Reading the seeds of mantra

Mantraśastra or the ‘science of mantra’ is a very developed and intricate part of the Veda and Vedāñga. It begins with the most basic learning, namely the Tantra or literally ‘science’ texts, which give the student the initial and most basic...
Śrī Vāmana Mantra (Meru Tantra)

Śrī Vāmana Mantra (Meru Tantra)

Śrī Vāmana is the Avatara of Viṣṇu, and as per Parāśara Muni Jupiter is associated with Śrī Vāmana. The Ṛg Veda worships him as the one who establishes and upholds dharma in three steps. In this form he is known as Śrī Trivikrama: त्रीणि पाद वि चक्रमे विष्णुर्गोपा...
Vedic Śanti Stotra

Vedic Śanti Stotra

Śanti is the standard practice taken for granted by every spiritual tradition in India and if you haven’t begun its practice now you should start and begin asking for peace in your life. This is recommended by Parāśara Muni for all those suffering from problems...
Ratna (gemstones) [updated]

Ratna (gemstones) [updated]

हरे राम कृष्ण Dear Chandan, Namaskar. Excuse me for not answering in full in my last mail, I realise no one learns if no one shares, so here is what I have learned and have to share. I have gathered the following rules reg. gemstones with time: Updates are given...
Ganapati

Ganapati

Gaṇa+Iśa or Gaṇa+Pati.Pati or Iśa means ruler or lord. The word Gaṇa has various meanings: Gaṇa: A company, any assemblage or association of men formed for the attainment of the same aims. Here the leader of this assembly is called Gaṇapati and guides the assembly. If...