Glory, Even Amidst Ruins – The Lessons Of Some Previous Historic Resistances To Foreign Dominions

[Author's Note: This piece was originally intended for India's 2022 Independence Day observances. However, ill-health and fatigue on my part meant that it could not be completed in time. I therefore present the finished half today - and shall follow up with the subsequent portion and conclusion as and when it is ready.] And so … Continue reading Glory, Even Amidst Ruins – The Lessons Of Some Previous Historic Resistances To Foreign Dominions

“Our Mother, Who Reigns Supreme – A Western Reflection of Indian Independence Observance

Where do you come from, Indo-European Man? The Steppe or the Indus Valley? This is a question that has some serious resonancy both in the West and in India, for reasons that are somewhat similar and somewhat different. The answers to that question also differ,  driven more or less by the similar reasons. Now, I … Continue reading “Our Mother, Who Reigns Supreme – A Western Reflection of Indian Independence Observance

On The Bharat Mata Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple – And Some Curiously Modern Objections To Same

There is currently some controversy about installation of a Bharat Mata murti at Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The claim is that this is installing 'fake & modern political deity' - something with no connection to the authentic religious sphere. This is false. Bharat Mata is 'recent', in the sense that this form of the deific appears … Continue reading On The Bharat Mata Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple – And Some Curiously Modern Objections To Same

The Last Integral Aryan Civilization – A Manyu-Festo

"Bare is the back of the brotherless man."- Burnt Njal's Saga ; Iceland, 13th Century Every year on August 15th, we publish a tribute-piece for the Independence Day of India. This year, we elucidate the concept of India as the world's 'Last Integral Aryan Civilization' [a phrasing coined by my associate, Aldo Rapace] - and … Continue reading The Last Integral Aryan Civilization – A Manyu-Festo

‘Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven’ – An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Beauteous Maxim

'Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven' - An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Maxim Today marks Republic Day in India. जय हिंद ! The dual commemorations it is keyed to being the promulgation of India's Constitution in 1950, and the declaration by the Indian National Congress in 1930 of their intent to fight for … Continue reading ‘Mother And Motherland Are Higher Than Heaven’ – An Arya Akasha Analysis Of A Beauteous Maxim

The War-Shrine Of Tanot Mata [Incredible Indo-European Holy Sites Series Part III]

One of my criteria for judging whether a culture is spiritually healthy, is how it treats its religion. Is it something that is actively integrated? Into the culture, into the state, into daily life? Or is it merely something that is wheeled out in the manner of Easter in much of the West - a symbol, … Continue reading The War-Shrine Of Tanot Mata [Incredible Indo-European Holy Sites Series Part III]

Devi NationalisMa Above All

"जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी" "Mother & Motherland Are Superior Even To Heaven" A noble sentiment attributed to the Rsi Bharadwaj ; and which is rendered further marvelous - to my mind, anyway - when we consider some of the implications of the Sanskrit word-choices used in its construction. For example, Janani has at its Sanskrit … Continue reading Devi NationalisMa Above All

ON THE GATES OF SOMNATH TEMPLE – AN ESSAY OF RAKSHA(PALA) FOR BOTH SWARAJ AND BANDHAN

The 15th of August marks India's Independence Day; and, as has become my custom, I have penned an article in honour of both the occasion, and the state and struggle for which it stands. Whereas 2017's piece looked at the geopolitical saliency of India, especially from the perspective of a small South Pacific state such … Continue reading ON THE GATES OF SOMNATH TEMPLE – AN ESSAY OF RAKSHA(PALA) FOR BOTH SWARAJ AND BANDHAN

KaalRatri – The Seventh Night of NavRatri; The Seventh of the NavaDurgas

"You often hear it said - "Time is on our side". Well ... This is Time. She is On My Side." The Sixth Night of #NavRatri is dedicated to Ma as KaalRatri - the Blackest Night, the Night of Death, The Iron Night, The 'Stillness' of Time  - and the 'Destroyer of Darkness', the Annihilator: … Continue reading KaalRatri – The Seventh Night of NavRatri; The Seventh of the NavaDurgas

BHARAT MATA AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN DEIFIC OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

August 15th is India's National Day - the hallowed anniversary of Independence. And for that, we have prepared something a little bit different for publication here at AA. Now, you may be wondering why we are posting to mark a civic, political observance rather than something which is prima facie a religious one of ancient … Continue reading BHARAT MATA AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN DEIFIC OF NATIONAL IDENTITY