Gāruḍam

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Interview with Raj Balkaran: A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses

Click the image above to listen to a recent interview on A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses that I did with Raj Balkaran for New Boo...

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Podcast on Curing Scorpion Sting with Mantras

Dr. Lakshminaryanan tells the story of being envenomed by a scorpion sting as a child, and the miraculous mantra cure by a village...

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क्षिप ॐ स्वाहा on the web

The Vipati mantra became the Gāruḍa mantra par exellence by the tenth century. I discuss its early and elaborate ritual system at ...

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Gāruḍikas in the Cinema

SHREE KRISHNAPARUNTHU IMDB Entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156072/ This 1984 Malayalam film by directors P. Bhaskaran and A. V...

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Haro vva Taṃḍavio

Photo from [Flickr page of R.N. Prasad](https://www.flickr.com/photos/154494480@N05/) A verse from the 9th century Saṃhitāsāra of ...

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Garuḍadaṇḍaka and Garuḍapañcāśat

I recently came across these two poetic compositions by the 14th century Śrīvaiṣṇava luminary Vedāntadeśika. He was an initiate of...

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Viṣavaidyasārasamuccaya

“Amṛtavarṣī Garuḍa” by Sri. P. Chandradasan From the cover of the 2006 edition published by Ullannoor Mana Trust. I am pleased to ...

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Summary of the Kāśyapasaṃhitā / Garuḍapañcākṣarīkalpa

A Russell’s Viper (गोनस) The Kāśyapasaṃhitā, alias Garuḍapañcākṣarīkalpa, is unique in that it is the only long text to surv...

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Bheruṇḍā

Bearded Vulture Bheruṇḍā is an old, now obscure Gāruḍa goddess invoked to cure snakebite. She is part of a family of female deitie...