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Manasatarangini T

Manasatarangini T

The author is a practitioner of sanAtana dharma. Student, explorer, interpreter of patterns in nature, minds and first person experience. A svacchanda.

Rudra: A Brief Journey through Early Śaiva Thought
Archives, Indology

Rudra: A Brief Journey through Early Śaiva Thought

Manasatarangini T- November 3, 2015

There is a persistent motif of the deva Rudra (Śiva) being originally refused ritual offerings of the yajña to which the other deva-s were entitled. ... Read More

Despoiled Gaṅgā as a Metaphor for Loss of Hindu Discernment
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Despoiled Gaṅgā as a Metaphor for Loss of Hindu Discernment

Manasatarangini T- October 26, 2015

With the river Sarasvati going dry the plains watered by the Gaṅgā became the focus of civilization in India. This civilizational phenomenon is philologically mirrored ... Read More

Archives, Indology

Pāṇini, Xuanzang, and Tolkāppiyaṉ: Some legends and history

Manasatarangini T- August 31, 2015

Pāṇini stands at the pinnacle of Hindu intellectual achievement. His sūtra-pāṭha may be considered a monument in the same league as the invention of the ... Read More

The Pantheon of the Indian Saura Tradition
Archives, Indology

The Pantheon of the Indian Saura Tradition

Manasatarangini T- August 10, 2015

The Indian Saura-mata (or the Hindu sect of the Sun) is an amalgam of two distinct layers : 1) The endogenous layer of solar deities ... Read More

The Realm of Indra
Archives, Indology

The Realm of Indra

Manasatarangini T- July 30, 2015

Indra is the Indo-Aryan version of the preeminent deity of the ancestral Indo-European pantheon. In the Vedic texts, we see remnants of what might have ... Read More

Historical Hindu Responses to Abrahamism
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Historical Hindu Responses to Abrahamism

Manasatarangini T- July 13, 2015

The Hindu encounter with Abrahamism began with the initial expansions of the second (Christ cult) and third (Mohammedanism) versions. Hindus were among the early victims ... Read More

Abrahamic ideology inspires extraterritorial loyalty
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Abrahamic ideology inspires extraterritorial loyalty

Manasatarangini T- April 11, 2015

The Mongol empire founded by Chingiz Khan and furthered by his sons and grandsons was remarkable in practicing religious freedom as a state policy. The ... Read More