Brahmā (Sanskrit: ब्रह्मा) is the rajas-guṇa avatāra and god (deva) of creation. He is among the three top deities referred to as Trimūrti, the others being Viṣṇu and Śiva. He is the father of the Manu’s and from Manu all human beings (manuśya) are descended {akin to Ādam from…

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Introduction Mṛtyuṅjaya literally means ‘Victory over Death’ and Mahā-mṛtyuṅjaya mantra is also called- Mahā-mokṣa mantra as it gives the ultimate enlightenment. Received by Maharṣi Vasiṣṭha and enshrined as a hymn of the Ṛk Veda, it has been sung for thousands of years by the pious who seek penultimate victory over…

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A pujari of Dharma-raja, from ‘Voyage aux Index orientales’ by Pierre Sonnerat, Paris, 1782 The Sadhu Sankuli Tantra has a detailed list of graha-dhyāna and graha mantras. Unlike the other works on navagraha remedy, these are meant for begging forgiveness for sins and overcoming our flaws. To become a sadhu…

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