Ekajaṭī

Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: “One Plait Woman”; one who has one knot of hair), also known as Māhacīnatārā originated in Tibet and later found her way into India during the time of Nalanda in 7th century through the Baudha Tantric master Nagarjuna. Along with Palden Lhamo, Ekajaṭā is considered as the most fierce form of Shakti and also the protector of the most secret mantra, … Continue reading Ekajaṭī

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

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