In popular lore, the god of time and death, Kaal Bhairava was considered to be the judge, jury, and executioner in ancient times. Anyone accused of the crime was made to stand before Kaal Bhairava for judgment. Bhairava in the Indra Jatra festival Under sunny skies, huge crowds packed the Durbar square in Kathmandu to witness the Indra Jatra festival. Among the many dazzling attractions, is a religious practice of the chariot procession of .
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha. Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is .
Vajrakilaya (Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful Vajra), is a wrathful Heruka god who represents all the Buddhas’ enlightened action. Vajrakilaya is one of the Nyingma tantras’ eight Heruka deities. Guru Padmasambhava’s personal meditational deity is Vajrakilaya. When several hurdles appeared in his path, he engaged in meditation on Vajrakilaya. Who is Vajrakilaya? Vajrakilaya is the Buddha Vajrasattva’s wrathful form. He is distinguished by the fact that he wields the phurba .
Vajrapani is the Bodhisattva who represents the energy of the enlightened mind, and his mantra also symbolizes that quality. The mantra is Om Vajrapani Hum. Who is Vajrapani? Vajrapani is one of the earliest appearing bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. Vajrapni represents the power aspect of complete enlightenment. Vajrapani is extensively represented in Buddhist iconography as one of the earliest three protective deities or bodhisattvas surrounding the Buddha. In Tibet, Vajrapani is known as Chag .
Our teacher, the fourth guide of this fortunate eon, the incomparable lord of sages, Sakyamuni, gave infinite teachings as means to enter the Dharma of the causal and resultant vehicles, in accordance with the particular temperaments, spiritual faculties, and attitudes of disciples. Nevertheless, they may all be included within the three vehicles, which, in turn, may be further subdivided into nine successive stages. The General Sutra says: The ultimate definitive vehicle Certainly appears as .
Siddhartha Guatama Buddha, also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for Buddhism were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first enlightened individual to be visualized. Despite some confusion from those who do not follow Buddhism, it is important to note that the Buddha was not considered to be a God. He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .
Navaratri, the Sanskrit word for “nine nights”, also called Durga Puja is a major festival held in India for the honor of the divine feminine. There are two festivals of Navaratri: Chaitra Navaratri and Sharad Navaratri or Maha Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri occurs during the spring season. Rama Navami, the birthday of great Lord Rama, usually falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri and thus, Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Ram Navaratri. In .
Kundalini yoga is derived from kundalini which is defined in Vedantic culture as the energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine until it is activated and channeled upward through the chakras in the process of spiritual perfection. Kundalini is believed to be power associated with the divine feminine. Kundalini yoga as a school of yoga is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism. It derives its name through a focus .
Ekajati is Mahacinatara also known as one of the 21 Taras. Ekajati is along with Palden Lhamo deity is one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhist mythology. Ekajati is the protector of secret mantras and “as the mother of the mothers of all the Buddhas” represents the ultimate unity. She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana teachings, especially the Inner Tantras and terms. The History of the Deity .
Green Tara is a female Buddha and one of the most well-known goddesses in Buddhist women. She is known as an enlightened being ready to take action to benefit sentient. The color green represents the wind element. She moves quickly as the wind to help others. The life of the Green tara In this section, we are going to talk about the life of Green tara, after the short etymological description of the word .