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As I translate all these verses, one aspect stands out clearly. Words can be retained across time in the form of fossilised recordings, either on stones or various printed forms, but nothing can assure us that the associated concepts have been retained across the span of time. Words once recorded, follow a life of their own! As I have said over and over again, the upanishads, the sthotrams, ashtakams and so on… Read More

This is another of those various songs that we hear very frequently if you live near temples. This has been blared in high volumes during festivals and a number of artists sing this song. But, no one cares to understand the inner meaning. No one cares to understand what is a “lingam” and why the form given to it!! There are so many connotations to the “lingam” each varying in description as… Read More