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…

3 secrets about Tantra

Tantra A prologue From the beginning of time; human mind was intrigued by the creation and its creator. Much of their attempts for apprehending the creator were futile. They had a minimum understanding of the natural forces so they imposed godhood (mainly in Tantra) onto those invisible forces and eventually gave them a shape on…

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…

The garden of “Maya” : Part 1

हिरण्मयॆन पात्रॆन सत्यस्यापिहितं मुखम् । तत् त्वं पूषन्नपावृणु सत्यधर्माय दृष्टयॆ ॥ १५ ॥ “Hiranmayena patrena satyasyapihitam mukham Tat twam pushan apavrinu satya dharmaya dristaye” I have intentionally started this article with this excerpt from “Isha” Upanishad. This prayer to the material sun is not a single directed appeal but to the veiling nature (Maya) of…