Posts Tagged “hinduism”:

The Aghori Sadhu

Hindus around the world shall be celebrating Maha Shivaratree on the 28th of February 2014. As the day approaches flock of beautiful pictures, ryhthmic stotras and mantras will flow on the social networks. One of the most popular pictures would be, I’m sure, that of the Aghori sadhus. ###Who are... [Read More]
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A few words on death

Recently Yuram wrote an article describing the soul according to the Vedas. We had a nice discussion afterwards at work & I said I’ll pen down my opinion later. His quote from the Vedas was as follows: एषोऽणुरात्मा चेतसा वेदितव्यो यस्मिन् प्राणः पञ्चधा संविवेश । प्राणैश्चित्तं सर्वमोतं प्रजानां यस्मिन् विशुद्धे... [Read More]

On the origins of Deepavali

While being on the eve of Deepavali I thought of writing about its origin. Deepavali can be broken to **deepa** and **awali**, meaning a chain of lamps. ![](/img/2017/02/real-divali.jpg) Googling & going through the Sanskrit version of Rāmāyana by Vālmiki, I could find these references, as Hanumān informed the arrival of... [Read More]

Ravana – A great scholar

Yesterday at work while having lunch Yuram tossed the topic why I have an admiration for a demon king, Ravana. I smiled and replied back, my admiration isn’t for a demon but for the great king, warrior, poet, musician & devotee he was. King Ravana was indeed, as history stipulates,... [Read More]
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Ravana Kritam Shiva Tandava Stotram

**।। सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् ।।** ।। श्रीगणेशाय नमः ।। जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले matted hair-thick as forest-water-flow-consecrated-area गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् | in the throat-stuck-hanging-snake-lofty-garland डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं damat-damat-damat-damat-having sound-drum-this चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||१|| did-fierce-Tandava-may he shower-on us-Shiva-auspiciousness With his neck, consecrated by the flow of water flowing from the thick forest-like locks of hair,... [Read More]