Category: Devata

Theory: Svarbhanu’s True Motive 0

Theory: Svarbhanu’s True Motive

Perhaps Svarbhanu, the Raksasa Asura who attempted (and succeeded) at partaking of the amrita, the nectar of immortality, didn’t actually want immortality, but rather undefeatable power and prowess, as found in the Kundalini energy...

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Kalki as Collective Consciousness

​Lord Visnu has been persisting in my, and others’, attention lately. His essence seems to be very much in the current. Over the past few days I’ve been finding myself having “eureka” moments about...

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Ganesha and Mithuna (Gemini)

Gemini represents duality, the polarization of the singular into two parts. It represents the splitting of ine into two: the splitting of cells, the difference between light and dark, even the separation of Pārvatī...

Brahma and Sarasvati 0

Prajapati, Creation & Pūrva Phalguṇī

Prajapati is the ultimate creator, creating the heavens, the earth, and all creatures living in the universe (including us humans). The Taittiriya Brahmana states that Prajapati continually created living creatures out of the sacrifices...

Daksha’s Curse on Candra 0

Daksha’s Curse on Candra

Daksha found that Soma overly favored one daughter (Rohini) over the others, thus neglecting their needs and flouting his responsibilities. For this, Daksha cursed him to wither and die. Chandra Dev approached and worshipped...

Agni and Svaha 0

The Mātṛkās

Mātṛkā means unknown, unrealized mother. So long as the mystery of Mātṛkā is not realized, she is a source of bondage or limitation. When her mystery is realized, she becomes the source of liberation. –...

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The Resonance of Bija Mantras

The frequency of Om is 7.83 Hz. The frequency of Om itself is inaudible to humans, as most people can’t consciously pick out frequencies less than 20 Hz. We can, however, hear the harmonics of low-frequency emissions, which...

Hanuman & Sūrya-Ketu Yuti 0

Hanuman & Sūrya-Ketu Yuti

In the Ramayana, after being introduced to Hanuman of Kishkindha and helping Rama and Lakshman search India for kidnapped Sita, we learn that Hanuman was cursed as a child. We normally think of a...

Mjölnir, Śiva Dhanush, Excalibur 0

Mjölnir, Śiva Dhanush, Excalibur

There’s clearly a connection between the ideas behind Thor’s hammer (Mjölnir), Śiva’s bow (Shiva Dhanush), and the “Sword in the Stone” (Excalibur), all of which are weapons that are completely immovable except to those...

The Deceit of Bṛhaspati 0

The Deceit of Bṛhaspati

I have a theory. I try to remind my children that there really are no “bad guys,” just other people whose motivations are different from ours who believe that what they are doing is...