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Brahmnaad – Sound of the Universe

The essence of the universe is energy, frequency and vibrations. The Vedas  state that the making of the infinite Spirit (Shiva) was through a reverberating sound energy of the consciousness called the Naad. This sound was “unstruck”,  which means that it was produced without any two things striking against one  another,  that is,  without friction. Another legend advocates that  years after the Big Bang,... read more

Naaga Sadhus! Real Power Seeker

The sight of a Naaga sadhu, locally referred to as Naaga babas, evokes all kinds of reactions from us ordinary mortals particularly the young amongst us.  In India, these sadhus are frequently seen at popular religious place and events. A common place to see these hermits is the Kumbh Mela where they dominate the proceedings by their massive presence. The largest of the akharas come here in droves for the... read more

Aghori Practices! The King of True Powers

Who are Aghoris? Most of us have heard of Aghoris and the common knowledge that is prevailing is that they are tantric practitioners who perform very strange rituals that shock the normal people who are horrified when they hear some of the tantric practices that involve corpses, dead bodies, feces, burial grounds, sexual intercourse with dead bodies and cannibalism. However, since they deal with spirits... read more

Tandava! Vigorous Dance of Lord Shiva

Tāṇḍavam, also known as Tāṇḍava nṛitya is the creation of Lord Shiva whose moods were depicted in this divine art form in the shape of a dance that he used to perform. It is said that this dance created and first performed by Lord Shiva, the creator of the universe who was supposed to be the Master of Dance or The king of dance Natraj himself. It is believed by his devotees that this Hindu God could vary... read more

The Dreaded Aghori Saints

In this modern world, the way of life has become urbanized to a great extent and the common man has moved quite a distance from the religious cults and practices of the past; you may call it the effect of education and development. We may also assert that the growth of humans as logical, enlightened beings is a result of this development; yet, this does not mean that the secrets of religious practices and... read more

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