Durga Durgati Nashini

HAPPY NAVRATRI नमस्ते सिद्धसेनानि आर्ये मन्दरवासिनि । कुमारि कालि कापालि कपिले कृष्णपिङ्गले ॥ 6-23-4 I bow to you, O leader of Yogins, O thou that art identical with Brahman, O thou that dwellest in the forest of Mandara, O thou that art freed from decrepitude and decay, O Kali, O wife of Kapala, O thou […]

Ramayana – The Critical edition

Dr. Macdonell was Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University who in 1907 persuaded Chandra Shamsher Rana the PM of Nepal to donate a huge collection of Manuscripts collected from all over India. This is the Chand Shamsher collection at Bodelain library at Oxford. MdcDonell also persuaded Balamukunda Sharma Malaviya penname Karmkandin (an ardent collector) to […]

The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 2

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi Read Previous Part – The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1 Ideal King was not the mere Political King of Rashtra; in fact, King is the metaphor for the Atma (Soul) – the King of the Deha–Rashtra (Physical Body) or Self-Rashtra. And Purusha is never a gendered concept of Male. In fact, Purushais any Human Being without Ahamkara. At the Symbolic level, Vak-Sarasvati was the Goddess of Wisdom […]

The Birth of Mahabharata – Part 1

The Mahakavya of Krishna-Draupadi The mainstream Gotra Vashishthas of the GangaYamuna valley of that time viewed Parashara’s dalliance with the Nishada girl Satyavati as a scar to their Gotra pride; the Angiras particularly the Bharadvajas and Gautamas – the politically powerful Gotras of the time enjoying royal patronage of most of the ruling dynasties of Bharatavarsha – considered Parashara an outcaste Brahmin of the already objective-less Vashishthas. Vyasa […]

Jayadratha – Victory, Achievement & Defeat

Jayadratha was the son of Vriddhakshatra and husband of Dushala (Gandhari’s Daughter). He was the great Car Warrior. Bhishma regarded him as equal to two Ratha’s. He was one of the Akshahnipati’s and one of the major commander from Kaurava camp. He had stopped all the Pandava’s to entering in the Chakravyuha. He had large follower’s and he was […]

Shiva Thandava Stotram – शिवताण्डवस्तोत्र

Jai Shiva Shankara जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले गलेऽवलम्ब्यलम्बितां भुजंगतुंगमालिकाम्‌। डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार चंडतांडवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम ॥1॥ Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale, Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam, Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam, Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam. जिन शिव जी की सघन जटारूप वन से प्रवाहित हो गंगा जी की धारायं उनके कंठ […]