Ambubachi

Just like the Kumbha Mela is the great Hindu religious congregation open for all, Ambubachi is regarded as the biggest religious festival for those who have taken to the path of Tantra sadhana. Kamakhya is one of the 4 greatest śakti pīṭha-s in the Indian subcontient of ancient times. By some accounts this is the place where vāmācāra sadhana orginated, not only for Hindus but … Continue reading Ambubachi

Manasā

Apart from the more famous #Naga-s there was also #Manasā Devi, the sister of #Vasuki, who was popularly worshiped for protection from snakes and to provide miraclulous cures for snake-bites. The #Mahabharata mentions her as the wife of sage Jagatkāru, and the mother of #Astīka, who was instrumental in stopped the famous #sarpa satra of king Janamejaya organized to finish off all Naga-s, in order … Continue reading Manasā

Kāmākhyā and Tantra

In 1337 Muhammd Shah send 1,00,000 horsemen well equipped to Assam, but the whole Army perished in the land of witchcraft and not a trace of it was left. – A History of Assam by E.A.Gait, quoting Tabaqat-i-Nasiri. For long Assam and the kāmākhyā pitha has been known to outsiders as the place for ‘black magic.’ However, black or white is just a matter of … Continue reading Kāmākhyā and Tantra