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What is Bhasma Snaan and Why Is It Important?

What is Bhasma Snaan and Why Is It Important?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfbuh55ccB4 Now we come to very important part of Shaivite. It is Bhasma. We know that bhasma is a very important part of Shaivite traditions, bhasma is sacred to shaivites, loved by shaivites, but what we don’t know is that, Mahadeva has said that bhasma has importance in relieving you of physical diseases ad relieving you of many mental problems. So bhasma snaana is prescribed. Bhasma is prepared from - Can you guess? It’s prepared from cowdung! There are processes given. 4-5 types of Bhasma are described. Most important among them is sacred Kalpa bhasma. Many descriptions are given in agamas, what I’m giving is just a quick summary. By no means exhaustive, just a reference. So Mahadeva has given these descriptions and also in the order of their impo
What Are The Two Parts Of All Mantras And Their Significance ?

What Are The Two Parts Of All Mantras And Their Significance ?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ3GePymmFQ Now we come to the fundamentals. What is a Mantra? Now, aspects of Hinduism as we understand it today versus what is mentioned in our agamas, what Mahadeva has to say. How far we are from the originally revealed to where we are today. Now according to Mahadeva, not a single activity is performed without a mantra. This not what I’m saying- this is what he says. ‘Mantra vina kriya naasti’. So, he has given mantra for every action. So, Manana or contemplation if roughly translated, is the ability to know everything and Tranaa is the liberation from everything, all the ills, bondages of samsara. Since mantra gives you both, ability to know everything and capacity to get liberated from, everything is the mantra. This is the meaning of mantra. Ma
What are the Contents of Agamas?

What are the Contents of Agamas?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-EYUBoA7q4 Now every Agama has 4 types of content. One is the Kriya Pada. Kriya Pada are all the rituals, all the practices, everything, like Prana Pratishtha, like offering water, offering Achmaneeyam, doing the mudras, all of those things, everything which can be contained broadly in the category of ritual or spiritual process, that is the Kriya Pada. So Kriya Pada, this classification is actually mentioned in the Kamika Agama itself and at the end of every chapter it says which Pada it belongs to. Now, Pada, by the way, is not ‘step’. It is ‘part’. So, all four, it’s not like you go step by step, not at all. These are 4 parts and all 4 have to be practiced. Carya is the lifestyle aspects. So for example, when should you take bath, why should you take bat
[Q&A] Session of Relevance Of Shiv Agamas For Hindus Today – Srijan Talk by Arti Agarwal

[Q&A] Session of Relevance Of Shiv Agamas For Hindus Today – Srijan Talk by Arti Agarwal

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Q & A Session of Relevance Of Shiv Agamas For Hindus Today – Srijan Talk by Arti Agarwal Shiva Agamas are essentially the Applied Science of ancient Hindu Spirituality that offer lasting solutions to the myriad problems faced by humankind. About Speaker : Arti Agarwal is a devotee of Lord Shiva, disciple of H. H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a graduate of IIT Roorkee, writer, artist, photographer, content marketer, all round creative nerd & professional and iconoclast, Arti Agarwal's goal is to share her knowledge with the world, and inspire more people to be creative. According to her, she's here to reiterate our Vedic Rishis in a modern day world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeyYcmZUXQA
How Were The Shiva Agamas Revealed?

How Were The Shiva Agamas Revealed?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tw4IaqZxeE Shiva Agamas are the Agamas which were revealed by Mahadeva Himself. The Kamika Agama which is considered to be one of the most important Agamas describes how they were revealed. It describes Mahadeva as having five faces – Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha and Ishana. Each of these faces of Mahadeva further had 5 five faces. The Laukika, Vaidika, Adhyatmika, Atimarga and Mantra Agamas were revealed by each of the 5 faces. These are not just names, but categories of Agamas. Thus, it makes a total of 25 faces. The Sadyojata face revealed the Bhuta Tanra (example – Kaula Tantra) with 24 variations. The Vamadeva face revealed the Vama Tantra with 24 variations; the Aghora face revealed the Bhairava Tantra; the Tatpurusha face revealed the Ga
In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 2: Temples, Legends And Sadhakas

In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 2: Temples, Legends And Sadhakas

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Source: Pragyata Mag The secrecy of the tantrik rituals involved in the worship of Tara have prevented her from taking a prominent place in mainstream Hindu imagination. But even a non-tantrik approach to her worship brings phenomenal benefits to the sadhaka. by Svechchachari (स्वेच्छाचारी) In the sampradāyas of eastern India where Tārā worship was most prominent, three temples were considered to be of utmost spiritual importance. First is Mahisi in the state of Bihar, known as Ugra Tārā sthana, second is Tārāpīṭh in Birbhum district of Bengal, and the third temple of importance to the cult of Tārā is in Bangladesh. These three were equated with the three eyes of the Goddess, with Tārāpīṭh being the Divine eye in her forehead. Additionally, it's reputation of bestowing quick success in sa
In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 1

In Search Of Bhagavati Tara – Part 1

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Source: Pragyata Mag Second in the list of the great Mahavidyas, the tantrik goddess, Tārā, is terrifying in appearance and yet is the one who saves, guides and protects. She ultimately helps her devotees to cross the ocean of duality. by Svechchachari (स्वेच्छाचारी)   Second in the list of Mahāvidyāḥ-s, Tārā, holds a special place of reverence among Tantra sadhakas both within the Hindu fold and Vajrayāna Buddhists. To the later group this form of the Goddess has ascended to a position of such ubiquitous authority that to many lay followers Tārā has become synonymous with Tibetan Buddhism. The word  Tārā or Tarini is derived from the root Sanskrita syllable “tar” which means to help cross over, as in the case of crossing an ocean, in this case symbolic of the ocean of samsara. Origi