Ex Oriente Lux – The Necessity For Hindu Understanding As Guide For Hellenic (Or Broader) Indo-European Mythic Reconstruction, A Brief Exemplar From Kali And MahaGauri In Relation To Demeter Erinyes

Occasionally, it is suggested that when it comes to the Goddess oriented mythology and theology - there is little which the various Indo-European spheres have to offer one another. Particularly as applies the Hindusphere. Clearly these claims are incorrect - and often, they rest upon fundamentally, indeed foundationally fallacious notions that somehow Goddesses of our … Continue reading Ex Oriente Lux – The Necessity For Hindu Understanding As Guide For Hellenic (Or Broader) Indo-European Mythic Reconstruction, A Brief Exemplar From Kali And MahaGauri In Relation To Demeter Erinyes

The Names Of The NavaDurgas In Accessible Translation For NavRatri

With NavRatri beginning tonight - here's an enumeration of the Nine NavaDurgas (One for each Night) … along with an attempt to make the theonyms more understandable via colour-coding. The colour of the part of the word in Sanskrit corresponds to the English word it's translated as. So, for instance, 'Shailaputri' has 'Shaila' (Mountain) in … Continue reading The Names Of The NavaDurgas In Accessible Translation For NavRatri

DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION OF THE WORLD-AXLE [A Devotional Post for Monday]

"Which of his members is the seat of Fervour: Which is the base of Ceremonial Order?Where in him standeth Faith? Where Holy Duty? Where, in what part of him is truth implanted?Out of which member glows the light of Agni? Form which proceeds the breath of Mātarisvan?From which doth Chandra measure out his journey, travelling … Continue reading DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION OF THE WORLD-AXLE [A Devotional Post for Monday]

RigVeda X 127 – Ratri (Night)

[There are many mentions for Ratri Devi in the verses of the RigVeda; but this Hymn, addressed to Ratri Herself, is unquestionably the grandest. Following on from this morning's article the coterminities of 'rulership' and 'night/darkness' in both PIE and subsequent mytholinguistics, it seemed only appropriate to present this Hymnal. This time, in three translations … Continue reading RigVeda X 127 – Ratri (Night)

RAGNAROK AND THE NIGHT LORD

Consider the Sanskrit terms राजन् and रजनी - Rajan and Rajani. They look similar, no? In fact, you'd be forgiven, even notwithstanding that the former's got a longer 'a' sound ['Raajan' - like Raja, which derives directly therefrom], for thinking that they are perhaps related forms of the same word. Maybe a masculine and feminine … Continue reading RAGNAROK AND THE NIGHT LORD

Kali in the Vedas Part 1 – A Hymn of Praise and prayer to Night

It is occasionally suggested that there is no Kali in the Vedas. Now, to this I do not agree. Partially, this is because there is quite clearly Devi, with a veer-y much Capital D to be found in the Vedas, as the Ultimate Power both within and beyond the Universe. But also, it is because … Continue reading Kali in the Vedas Part 1 – A Hymn of Praise and prayer to Night

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

For Friday & For Full Moon – MahaGauri Devi

In light of the full moon, and also that it is Friday - Devotional (A)Art(I) posting of Devi as (Maha)Gauri. Direct meaning of Gauri, is "fair", "brilliant", "white", "radiant", "beautiful", and also, the Moon. MahaGauri, then, is the most brilliant, the great white one, the radiant splendour, the full moon. I have written elsewhere, as … Continue reading For Friday & For Full Moon – MahaGauri Devi