Chakras: The seven layers of consciousness – Part 1

Chakras: A Prologue: Ancient thinkers were thoroughly intrigued by the cosmos and tried to understand the realms of it. Despite their repeated attempts, they failed to define and envisage the infinite creation. The seers of that time with a profound knowledge of life and its surroundings understood by in depth contemplation that this universe; which…

Nasadiya Sukta: The hymn of creation – Part 2

Retrospection: Nasadiya Sukta – Part 1 In my first article on Nasadiya Sukta, I have described the first three shlokas or subsections. These three out of seven shlokas depicts the pre-creation stage. It is quite hard to visualize the condition of that stage. We cannot use the word time as time was non-existent so as…

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…

Five myths about meditation

The concept of meditation: Meditation has become a common term in the society right now. It has spread its roots deep down starting from the corporate world to the common mass. The number of yoga institutions has boomed recently and numerous terms for meditation practices are coined to attract people in this path. The categories…

Nasadiya Sukta : The hymn of creation – Part 1

The Prelude of Nasadiya Sukta Nasadiya sukta is the 129th sukta (section) of the 10th mandala (Chapter) of Rig-Veda. Though it is the ending chapter of this most ancient scripture it talks about the beginning of all. It springs up few very basic and obvious questions about the origin of this creation and also tries…

The dance of Shakti

The garden of “Maya”: Part 2 त्वं वैष्णवीशक्तिरनन्तवीर्या विश्वस्य बीजं परमासि माया । सम्मोहितं देवि समस्तमेतत्त्वं वै प्रसन्ना भुवि मुक्तिहेतुः । Tvam Vaishnavii-Shaktir-Ananta-Viiryaa Vishvasya Biijam Paramaasi Maayaa | Sammohitam Devi Samastam-Etat-Tvam Vai Prasannaa Bhuvi Mukti-Hetuh  “You are the supreme Goddess, the Shakti who is the eternal power of Vishnu*. You are the seed of this creation (which is illusory). She projected this universe with her…