April 21, 2018


Bhairava holds within Himself the entire universe by reducing all the shaktis to sameness with Himself and inasmuch as He completely devours within Himself the entire mass of ideation which is responsible for sense of difference - Shiva Sutras. Bhairava sadhana, especially of the forms of Kalabhairava, when performed over long periods of time will inevitably lead one into zones which are outside of society. Probably, the reason why the Kapalika path vanished is not only because of its exclusivity and stringent requirements but also because the energy so invoked by these sadhanas make an individual progressively unfit to stay…
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April 20, 2018


One of the Tantrik forms of Ganesha is known as Heraṃba. Scholars believe that the name Heraṃba translates to “protector of the weak”. Unlike in his regular iconography, Heramba Ganapati rides a lion and is often depicted with five faces – four elephant heads facing the cardinal directions while the fifth one looking skywards. Heramba has 10 arms holding pasha (noose), danta (his teeth), aksamala (rosary), parashu (battle-axe), a three-headed mudgara (mallet), and a sweet modak. Two other arms depict varamudra (blessings) and abhayamudra (granting fearlessness). Sometimes a garland and fruit are also added to the iconography of Heraṃba, as…
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