It is WEDNESDAY - Woden's Day - And Therefore, as has become our custom … we present an (A)Arti-cle. In this case, it is an excerpt from our previous 'On Odin As Agni', and looks at the correlation of Flames and Swords found with both deific expressions. Enjoy! (Also, N.B.: various of the conceptry involved … Continue reading On The Flaming Swords Of Odin & Agni & Rudra – An Excerpt
A maxim from the Mahabharat that somebody had posted, in response to the rather obvious question of why devotees attending the Kumbh Mela had not emerged unscathed from the Covid-19 community superspreading there: न देवा दण्डमादाय रक्षन्ति पशुपालवत् ।यं हि रक्षितुमिच्छन्ति बुद्ध्या संयोजयन्ति तम्॥ "Gods do not brandish a cane,Minding men like sheepThey bless with … Continue reading Wisdom Is A Gods-Given Gift : Use It -Mahabharat Wisdom For The Modern Age
Art: 'Invoking The War Goddess' - by Mukesh Singh Today is Mother's Day - and while we are not ordinarily given to marking the faux-holidays of the 20th century, for this we make an exception. As it is always good, upon principle, to acknowledge one's Ma. I have written seriously extensively upon the Indo-European Divine … Continue reading Divine Devi Durga Art For Mother’s Day
Part One: Kindling The Flame In a number of my previous works now, I have established the fundamental equation of the Odin of the Eddic mythology with the Shiva of the Vedic sphere. I have also shown how the Rudra, the Brihaspati, the Agni, the Vayu, the Parjanya of the Vedas - are also all Faces, … Continue reading On Odin As Agni
It is always nice to be vindicated ! A little over a year ago, I published a piece ["Swear By The Sea, Swear By The Stars, Swear By The Sky"] which set out Parjanya as a Face of the Sky Father responsible for Rain and the nurturing of life upon this world of ours through … Continue reading Proof For Parjanya – The Sky Father Roars Through Scriptural Force!
I have been meaning for some time to take a look at the Indo-European underpinnings of Krishna - in part because it helps to dispel this lingering and insistent misapprehension about post-Vedic / 'Puranic' era Hinduism being somehow 'non-Indo-European' mythology or religion. Now, a full-scale writeup of all the observed concordancies for this figure is … Continue reading Perseus , Krishna , Karna – Three Perspectives Upon The Origin Myth Of The Indo-European Striker/Thunderer
Tomorrow marks one of the more important Shaivite observances of the year - Tripurari Purnima / Kartik Purnima . Which, inter alia, commemorates the Destruction of the Three Fortresses of the Demons by Lord Shiva . Now, it is often asserted by some that Lord Shiva is somehow not a Vedic God - something I … Continue reading On Lord Shiva As Tripurantaka In The Vedas
Quite frequently, we hear it said that people may like Vedic religion, Vedic mythology - but they balk at the later developments upon same. Often because they claim that these subsequent scriptures "denigrate" various Vedic - and therefore Indo-European - Gods. I have already addressed elsewhere the arguments that the Puranas contain all manner of allegedly "non-Aryan" elements … Continue reading On Disregarding The Puranic Mythology For Allegedly Denigrating Vedic Gods