Pyramids: The upper Merkaba

Prologue: For hundreds of years, people were mesmerized by the gigantic architecture of Egypt known as pyramids. Lately, we came to know about recent discoveries about these ancient structures. We learned about its astrological and astronomical perspective, its metaphysical aspects, applied mathematics, connection to earth sciences, religious belief and so on. This is a real…

Navaratri

Navaratri: A Prologue Navaratri is nine days Hindu festival celebrated in September-October every year. It has various facets and people observe this celebration for various reasons. There are actually four Navaratri’s in a year depending on four seasons. They are as follows: Sharada Navaratri: This is the most famous amongst all the four Navaratri’s celebrated…

The mystic lotus

The meaning of the lotus symbol Lotus notes Thoroughly entangled with the Indian mythology and archaeological excavations, it has been clearly proved without a doubt that “Lotus” was the most recognizable and distinguished symbol found with the deities and it played a crucial role in reflecting the elevated realm of those gods and goddesses. The…

The incomplete Deity

Jagannath: A preface Preface In Hinduism along with others like Buddhism, Jainism and Tantric traditions we find a plethora of belief systems, numerous schools of thoughts intertwined with countless idols like Jagannath, Shiva, Kali etc. These idols are further classified into Vedic, Buddhist, Tantric and other tertiary groups. We have some deities who basically inspired…

The esoteric meaning of “Ratha Yatra”

Understanding “Ratha” In my previous article related to “Jagannath”, I mentioned that His worship is predominant in Orissa. During “Ratha Yatra” His three storied chariot (Ratha) or three separate chariots are hand pulled with a procession of thousands of devotees. Small replicas of the chariots are made for children to take part in this festival as…