GLOSSARY




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Aagya ChakraThe sixth celestial Chakra which is situated on the forehead between the eyebrows, on whose awakening a person is transformed into a divine being.
AartiA short prayer or eulogy sung in the reverence of a diety or a Guru. A kind of short religious ceremony in which a prayer is sung and lighted lamps are used to worship a God or a saint.
AbhishekLit: Coronation. It denotes a religious ceremony in which the outer body is consecrated by sprinkling energised water on it.
AcharyaA Hindu teacher, scholar.
AdharBase, foundation.
Adi ShankaracharyaTill date he is considered as the greatest spiritual saint, India has ever produced. Born in 788 A.D> in a Malyalam family, the child Shankaracharya was inclined towards spiritualism from his early childhood. He wrote scores of books namely Shankar Bhashya, Shatshloki, Vivek Choodamanni etc. He curtailed the spread of Buddhism and established the supremacy of Vedas by emerging victorious in all the debates, throughout India. Even today he is worshipped as an epithet of Shiva.
Adrishya Drishya GutikaA miraculous pill made of Samskarised mercury.
Adrishya SiddhiAccomplishment achieved through Sadhana by which one can become invisible.
AdvaitThe theory of Monoism. The exponents of this theory believe that God is present in each person.
AghoriA follower of the Aughadd sect. One who has liberated himself from the eight vices, viz. expectation, fear, greed, aversion, bodily pleasures, sham, abhorrence and prestige, which are considered as the major obstacles in the path of spiritual enlightenment.
Agni BeejA single lettered Mantra pronounced as (Yum).
Agni SthayiA state of pure mercury, when it does not evaporate even on keeping on fire.
Agni Vedhi SamskarA special Samskar for the formation of gold from mercury.
Ahavaan SiddhiA Siddhi through which one can call out great souls to appear before oneself.
AhutiOblations of clarified butter, incense and other material, made in the holy fire.
Akaash GamanA Siddhi through which one becomes capable of flying in the skies.
AmritElixir, ambrosia.
Anahat ChakraThe fourth of the divine centers present in the body, on the route of the kundalini, on whose awakening a person can venture into time periods ranging thousands of years in the past as well as the future, and can also go into a state of deep meditation. Anahat Chakra is situated near the heart.
AnandThe state of true joy or divine bliss.
Ang NyasA special step by step procedure of purifying and energising the parts of one’s body through Mantras, before the commencement of Sadhana.
AnimaAn accomplishment through which a person can acquire a miniature size even smaller than a mosquito.
AnnapoornaThe Goddess of food and nourishment.
ApsaraA heavenly nymph.
Ashta DalAn eight petalled lotus. A geometric figure with a circle surrounded by eight petals.
Ashta GandhA divine perfume made of eight natural articles viz. Aloe wood, Tabernaemontana Coronaria, Camphor, Curcuma Reclinata, Botanrus, India Spikenard, Sandalwood and Saffron.
Ashta SiddhiThe eight renowned accomplishments of ancient India through which one can gain miraculous powers. Today, only a few Yogis possess these Siddhis which are: a. Anima b. Mahima c. Laghima d. Garima e. Prapti f. Prakamya g. Vashitva h. Ishitva
Ashwini KumarThe twin Gods of medicinal sciences.
AtharvedThe last of the four Vedas which contains the theories, doctrines and philosophies of various sages and Yogis, the other three being Rigved, Yajurved and Samved.
Aughadd SadhanaThe special Sadhana practices, practiced by an Aghori.
AyurvedThe ancient Indian science of medicine based on herbs, metals and minerals.
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Baba VishwanathAnother name of Lord Shiva, denoting the Lord of the world.
Baddh RasMercury solidified by Samskars.
Bagla (mukhi)One of the ten Mahavidyas in the field of Tantra. This particular Goddess bestows the Sadhak with complete victory over the enemies.
BeejLit:Seed. Here it denotes single lettered Mantras.
BhagwanGod
Bhagwati JagdambaA Goddess who in the form of divine energy – Shakti, was created by the confluence of the powers of all other Gods and Goddesses. An epithet of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
BhairaviA Goddess. Also a woman worshipper of Lord Bhairav (a manifestation of Lord Shiva).
Bhairavi Chakra CultA cult of ascetics worshipping Lord Bhairav.
BhastrikaQuick and fast breathing which helps in activation of the Muladhar Chakra. It is basically a Yogic practice.
BhawaniAnother name of Bhagwati Jagdamba.
BhogWorldly pleasures.
Bhog Bhairavi practiceA Tantra practice in which a beautiful woman is made the medium to accomplish Sadhanas.
BhrangiA follower and attendant of Lord Shiva.
BootiHerb, medicinal plant.
BrahmaThe Ultimate Power. The absolute Supreme Being. One of the Trinity of Gods in hindu religion. Brahma is the creator of the world, the other two being Shiva, the destroyer and Vishnu, the preserver.
Brahma DehOne of the seven subtle bodies present in everyone is called Brahma Deh, or cosmic body. On realisation of this body a Sadhak becomes Brahma himself.
Brahma NaadThe resonating sound of Mantra – chanting produced through the 84 lac pores of the body simultaneously, after the body gets activated and divine.
BrahmanandThe divine joy obtained on the realisation of the supreme truth, the ‘Brahma’.
Brahmand DikshaA special Diksha granted by a Guru through which a person is able to acquire the knowledge of his previous and future births, thus making his life more successful and meaningful. The Sadhna related to it is Brahmand Sadhna.
Brahma RishiAn ascetic of the highest caliber who has attained the realisation of Brahma and has immersed himself in divine bliss.
Brahma SwaroopThe form of Brahma
BrahmatvaDivinity pertaining to Brahma. The state of being Brahma.
Brahma VidyaThe complete knowledge through which anything can be created.
BrahminA Hindu priest. The highest class in the Hindu caste system.
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ChakraThe divine and celestial centers situated in the body along the spinal chord.
ChaturdalA geometrical figure. A lotus with four petals.
ChintanContemplation, philosophy.
ChhinmastaOne of the ten Mahavidyas, Mother Chhinmasta is considered very significant in the field of Tantra. Her Sadhna bestows upon the Sadhak divine accomplishments like Vaksiddhi (through which a person can give a curse or a boon), Stambhan (restrainment of every living and non living thing).
CroreIndian Unit of measure. One Crore is equal to Ten Million.
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DakshinaOfferings in form of a gift made at the time of obtaining knowledge which are usually presented in the feet of a Guru especially by a disciple.
DarshanTo have a glimpse of something divine and sacred, e.g. Gods, Guru. To see, to have the manifestation of God.
Daula YantraYantra in hindi means an equipment. Daula Yantra consists of an earthen pot with a stick fixed across its mouth. The mercury is tied in a cloth and hung on this stick in the pot. Then the pot is heated to carry out a Samskar.
DeepakAn earthen lamp with a cotton wick and filled with clarified butter or mustard oil.
DehBody.
Deh Lupt Kriya/SiddhiA practice through which one can become invisible.
Deh SiddhiThe process of making the body get rid of all ailments and old age.
DharmaOne of the four essentials of a man’s life. It basically means duty and righteousness. Also means religion in common usage.
Dharna ShaktiThe ability to retain the powers acquired through Dhyan and Sadhnas.
Dhoti KurtaAttire worn by men in India. Dhoti is a fine cloth tied around the waist whereas, Kurta is a sort of loose shirt.
DhumavatiOne of the ten Mahavidyas, she is said to bestow the Sadhak with a worthy son, protection from calamities and victory over the enemies.
DhyanMeditation. To enter into the deep realms of one’s body is known as Dhyan. It is the first stage of Kriya-Yog. Also known as Dhyan-Yog or meditation.
DikshaA unique process and a ceremony of initiation into Sadhnas, which a Guru performs on his disciple. It is in fact a procedure of bestowing the divine powers of a Guru to the disciple, through which he progresses continuously on the path of divinity. There are a number of Dikshas mentioned in the scriptures for achieving various goals e.g. Kundalini Jagran Diksha (for the awakening of the Kundalini), Baglamukhi Diksha (for the annihilation of the enemies), Panchanguli Diksha (for knowing the past and future of a person) etc.
DivyastrasThe divine weapons of the Gods.
DurgaAnother name of Jagdamba.
DvaitThe theory of dualism according to which God and soul are different i.e. matter and divinity are two independent identities.
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EkagrataConcentration of mind.
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FakeerA Muslim saint.
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GajputProcess of calcination. Reducing of metals into ash, in a hole in the earth.
GandharvaA class of Demi-Gods skilled in celestial music.
GangaA sacred river of the hindus which originates from the glacier Gangotri at a point called Gomukh in the Himalayas. One is said to be absolved of all sins by bathing in its holy waters.
GeetaAlso called Shreemad Bhagwat Geeta, this is one of the holy texts of the hindus which contains the divine discourse given, to Arjun, by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharat.
GorakhnathA great religious, spiritual seer of the Nath cult of ascetics who propagated the Sabar Mantras, which are believed to be immediately effective.
GuruA religious, spiritual teacher or mentor. According to ancient Indian Philosophy, one cannot attain success in the spiritual field without the help of a real Guru or Sadguru.
GurudevA reverential form of the word Guru. It is used for Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali.
GutikaA pill or ball.
Gyan ChakraSame as Aagya Chakra.
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HanumanLord Hanuman or the monkey God is the eleventh Rudra epithet of Lord Shiva. He is worshipped to vanquish all fears and tensions from one’s life.
Hanuman ChalisaThe prayer of Lord Hanuman.
HaridwarA famous religious place of pilgrimage situated on the bank of river Ganga.
Hindu VishwavidyalyaThe Hindu University of Varanasi.
Huen TsangA chinese traveller who visited India during the reign of the great Hindu king, Harsh Vardhana, and wrote a book containing his experiences.
HuzoorA title of respect viz Sir.

 


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IndraThe king of the Devtaas (Gods). The Lord of rains.
IshavasyopnishadAn ancient Indian text.
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Jagdambaref. Bhagwati Jagdamba
Jeevan Mukti SiddhiA practice for achieving salvation.
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Kaam BeejThe single lettered Mantra (Kleem) for endowing virility in a Sadhak.
KaamdevThe God of love, Cupid.
Kaamdhenu VidyaKaamdhenu was the cow of the Gods, who could fulfil every wish. Thus Kaamdhenu Vidya denotes the knowledge through which everything can be obtained.
KalaLiterally virtues. There are said to be thirty-two virtues or Kalas which only few spiritual saints possess.
KaliMahakali, the Goddess who destroys all evils. An epithet of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Kalpa VrikshaA tree said to be in the heaven, by sitting under which all wishes are fulfilled.
Karam-kandThe knowledge of various religious ceremonies and practices.
KarnaA great warrior in the Mahabharat epic who used to give away enormous wealth in charity to the poor.
Kaya Kalp GutikaMiraculous pill of Samskarised mercury which can be used to transform old age into eternal youth.
KeemiyagiriA Persian word for Alchemy.
KharalMortar. In Paarad Samskars several mortars are used like mortar or iron, copper, mortar of an alloy of seven metals etc.
Khechari VidyaThe spiritual accomplishment through which one becomes capable of flying in air, walking on water, reducing one’s size, increasing one’s size, becoming invisible etc.
KoriA low caste. The weavers and dyers.
KrishnaAn incarnation of Lord Vishnu who preached his philosophy in the form of Geeta. The hero of the battle of Mahabharat, Lord Krishna is worshipped all over the world by millions of devotees.
KriyaLit: Process.
Kriya YogThe spiritual aspect of the science of Yog which consists of Dhyan, Dharana and Samadhi.
KuberThe God of all the wealth present on this earth.
KulliraAttendant of Lord Shiva.
KumbhakA step in Pranayam in which the air breathed in is retained for a long time.
KundaliniKundalini Shakti or Kundalini power is the vital life force present in each human being, which when activated can instill miraculous powers in him and can help him in scaling great spiritual heights.
Kundalini Naad BrahmaThe activation of Kundalini produces a deep resonating vibration and a divine Naad or sound, in one’s body which has been termed as Naad Brahma i.e. the divine resonance of Brahma.
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LakhAlso lac. Indian Unit of measure. One Lakh is equal to One Hundred Thousand
LakshmiThe Goddess of wealth and prosperity, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Also addressed as Bhagwati Lakshmi and Mahalakshmi.
Lakshmi Pati kriyaOne of the processes of preparation of gold.
LingThe upper torso of a Shivaling.
Loh SiddhiThe process of converting cheap metals into gold.
LokLit:World. According to the Hindu beliefs there are three Loks or Worlds. Dev Lok- the heaven, Mrityu Lok- the earth and Paatal lok- the hell.
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MaaMother.
MahabharatThe famous battle of Mahabharat took place between two clans, the Kauravs and the Pandavs, in the era of Lord Krishna. It was in that battle that Krishna revealed his true form to Arjun and gave sermons which are compiled as Geeta.
MahadevAnother name for Lord Shiva, meaning the foremost among all Gods.
Mahakaliref. Kali.
MaharajLiterally King. A title of respect.
MahavidyaThe Goddess Shakti has several forms of which ten are said to be more prominent. The Sadhana of the Mahavidyas or the great accomplishments is said to bestow all round progress to life.
MahavirBorn in a royal family of Vaishali, Vardhaman Mahavir renounced the worldly life and became an ascetic. He is worshipped all over India as Lord Mahavir. His followers are called Jains.
MahayogiA very highly accomplished Yogi.
MaheshAnother name of Lord Shiva.
MandirA temple.
Mann SiddhiThe accomplishment in which the mind and all senses are brought under total control.
MantraMantra Tantra and Yantra form three parts of the Indian system of Sadhanas without which all practices are incomplete. Mantra denotes the configuration of particular words which when chanted in a definite rhythm, produce miraculous resonant effects through which the whole nature and the universe can be controlled according to one’s wish. The other two i.e. Tantra denotes an organised method of Sadhana practice and Yantra denotes the special figures and equipment used in the Sadhanas.
Mantra Tantra Yantra VigyanThe science of the three aspects of Sadhanas. A magazine by this name is the most authentic one available on this subject all over the world.
Mantra ShrishtaThe creator of Mantras. Lord Shiva is believed to have created all the Mantras.
MudraLit: Posture. Special language of the hands using Mudras i.e. signs made with fingers and the palm. It can also mean special methods for purification of mercury.
MuladharThe point or centre in the body where the Kundalini lies in a recumbent state.
MurchhavasthaA state of mercury in which it becomes non-transient i.e. solid.
MushaA crucible.
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NachiketaNachiketa was a king’s son who merely at the age of five years, through his determination, reached the Lord of death, Yama, and attained salvation by acquiring divine knowledge from him.
NagLit: Snake. It also denotes the metal lead.
Nalanda UniversityAn ancient Indian seat of learning which produced several learned scholars. It is considered as the first university ever established in the whole world.
NandiThe bull. Conveyance of Lord Shiva.
Nav NiddhiNiddhi means wealth. Nav Niddhi means unlimited wealth in form of the nine precious stones.
NawabA noble man of the Mughal period. Same as a Duke in England and a Count in France.
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OmkaraThe sound of OM.
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PaaraMercury (impure form).
PaaradMercury. Generally purified mercury is called Paarad. For all medicinal uses and for the formation of gold, the pure Samskarised mercury is used.
PaaradeshwarA Shivaling made of Samskarised mercury worshipped as a symbol of Lord Shiva.
PaardeshwariAn idol of Lakshmi made of Paarad.
Paarad GutikaA pill of Samskarised mercury which has several medicinal uses. Several miraculous feats can be accomplished using it.
Paarad Lupta kriyaThe process of becoming invisible by using a Paarad Gutika.
Paarad SiddhiThe accomplishment in the field of purification of mercury and preparation of gold from it.
Paarad VigyanThe science of Samskars of mercury and preparing gold from it.
PaarasmanniThe stone with the Midas Touch which transforms iron into gold by its touch.
Padarth VigyanThe science of elements. Another name for the science of preparation of gold.
Para BrahmaBeyond the state of Brahma or the ultimate divine state.
ParamhansA state of divine enlightenment. Also a title given to a highly spiritually elevated Yogi or saint.
Param PoojyaHighly revered.
ParvatiGoddess Parvati is the consort of Lord Shiva.
Pashupat SadhanaPashupat is another name for Lord Shiva and this is the Sadhana of Shiva.
PauranicPertaining to the era of the Purans. Purans are the ancient Indian scriptures. The age relating to that period in which the Purans were written is called as the Pauranic age.
PeepalThe tree holy fig, which is worshipped by the hindus.
PrannayamThe Yogic art of deep and slow breathing through which all ailments can be removed. It consists of three parts: deep inhaling called Poorak, retaining the air in the lungs, called Kumbhak and exhaling the impure air, called Rechak.
Prann RasA special form of Samskarised mercury.
Prarambhik DikshaThe first Diksha through which a Guru accepts a person as his disciple.
PuranAncient Indian scriptures containing mythological tales of Gods and great saints.
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Raksha BeejSingle letter Mantra (Tum, the pronunciation is the same as in the word sum), used to provide protection in life from extraneous and evil forces.
RamAn incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
RamayanThe epic containing the life story of Lord Ram. In fact there are two such epics. One was written by sage Valmiki who lived in the time of Lord Ram and the other was written by saint Tulsi Das in the sixteenth century A.D.
RasAnother name for mercury.
RasacharyaA scholar of Paarad Vigyan.
RasayanLit: Chemical. Rasayan Vigyan means the science of Chemistry. It also denotes the science for preparation of gold.
RasayannigyaA person practicing the Rasayan Vidya, Alchemist.
Rasayan VidyaThe science of Rasayan.
Ras BeejSingle lettered Mantra.
RaseshwariAnother name for Paarad Lakshmi.
Ras Siddh YogiAn ascetic accomplished in the Samskars and uses of mercury.
RechakThe third step of Pranayam in which the stale air is exhaled slowly and completely from the lungs.
RechanConsecration of the inner body.
RigvedThe oldest of the four Vedas, Rigved is a unique treatise containing hundreds of Mantras.
RishiA sage, hermit, learned ascetic.
RudraAnother name of Lord Shiva.
RudrakshUltrasum Bead. It is the fruit of this tree and is considered sacred by the hindus. It is woven into a rosary and worn around the neck.
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SadguruA true and real Guru.
SadhakA worshipper, one who performs Sadhana.
SadhikaA woman who practices Sadhana.
SadhanaA worship, deep penance done to achieve a particular accomplishment. A practice of meditation and worship in which the Mantras are chanted. There are thousands of Sadhanas through which one can accomplish even impossible feats. Sadhana literally means to control. Hence, it is actually a process to control and harmonise the nature and the supernatural powers according to one’s need with the help of Mantra, Tantra and Yantra.
SadhuLiterally: An affable person. One who has perfect control over one’s body. An ascetic.
SahastrarThe point at the apex of the head where the Kundalini Power finally reaches and rests. This Chakra or centre is said to be a store of divine elixir which if activated, can raise the body to high spiritual levels, bestowing one with miraculous powers.
SamadhiThe state of deep trance which is the final stage of the state of Dhyan or meditation. Accomplished sages and Yogis can go into Samadhi for days, months and even hundreds of years.
SamputanA religious ceremony.
SamskarA process of purifying and consecrating mercury to make it fit enough to be used as a medicine and for the preparation of gold. There are total 108 Samskars of mercury.
SamvedOne of the four Vedas.
Sanjivani VidyaThe knowledge of instilling life into a dead body. A herb by the name of Sanjivani is said to have such powers.
SanskritThe ancient Indian language in which most of the ancient Indian scriptures have been written. Most Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu are believed to have originated from Sanskrit.
SanyasiA hermit. Ascetic
SaraswatiThe consort of Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) she is the Goddess of knowledge, speech and learning.
Sarva BakshiCapable of consuming everything.
ShaktiLit: Power. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of Shakti i.e. Divine Power. There are said to be ten Maha Shaktis or Maha Vidyas i.e. forms of Goddess Parvati.
ShaktipaatThe transfer of divine powers by a Guru into the body of the disciple, in order to raise him to higher spiritual levels.
ShankaracharyaA great religious saint who reinstated the Vedic knowledge to its pristine glory.
ShastraA class of ancient Indian scriptures.
ShivaLord Shiva, the destroyer, is one of the trinity of the Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
ShivalingAn epithet of Lord Shiva.
Shiv RatriA special occasion on which Lord Shiva is worshipped. On this day Lord Shiva is believed to have married Parvati.
ShlokPoetic verses in Sanskrit.
ShreeLit: a title of respect, wealth. Shree is also a name for Goddess Lakshmi.
Shree SuktaSanskrit verses in praise of Goddess Lakshmi containing processes of preparation of gold.
ShudraLowest caste in the Hindu caste system.
Siddhnoun, an accomplished Yogi, ascetic or person. verb, to accomplish. When a Sadhak achieves success in Sadhana or in some practice, he is said to have become a Siddh eg. Ras Siddh Yogi- An ascetic accomplished in Samskars and use of mercury.
SiddhashramA secret divine place in the Himalayas which is the abode of great Yogis and sages, who are thousands of years old. It is the centre of all spiritualism on this earth. This place is surrounded by an invisible protective shield due to which an ordinary person cannot see it or reach it.
Siddhasram SadhanaA Sadhana accomplished to reach Siddhashram.
SiddhiSpiritual or transcendental accomplishment achieved in Sadhanas.
Siddh RasA form of Samskarised mercury by eating which one gets rid of all diseases and ailments.
Siddh SutA powder made of Samskarised mercury, which if rubbed onto other metals turns them into gold.
Siddh YogiAn ascetic who possesses divine powers by virtue of having accomplished Sadhanas.
Sona BabaLit: Golden ascetic. The name of an ascetic accomplished in the preparation of gold.
StavanAn eulogy pertaining to a God or a Guru.
Sukshma DehOne of the seven subtle bodies present in everyone. On realisation of the Sukshma Deh or the Astral body, a person can witness any event in the universe through divine vision.
Surya Siddhant PrakriyaThe science of preparation of articles and transforming one element into another using solar rays.
SutrasLit: Verses.
Swadhishthan ChakraThe second Chakra situated in between the Muladhar and Manipur Chakra. On its activation the state of celibacy is required and the countenance of the Sadhak glows with a unique radiance.
SwarnLit: Gold.
Swarn KalpaKalp means a process. Hence Swarn Kalp means a process of preparing gold.
SwarnavatiA form of Goddess Lakshmi.
Swarn VigyanThe science of preparation of gold.
Swarn Yakshini SadhanaThe Sadhana of the Yakshini, named Swarn Yakshini, for obtaining immense wealth and gold.
SwamiOne who has completely controlled and subjugated his desires and senses. A title used for accomplished ascetics eg. Swami Divyanand, Swami Shivanand.
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TantraTo carry out work in a well organised manner. Hence Tantra in Sadhana means the confluence of Mantra and Yantra through which one can accomplish a Sadhana in a systemised way.
TantrikA person who practices Tantra.
TapasyaPerforming deep penance.
TibetThe country of ‘Yaks’. It is another spiritual country, North East of India which has achieved great feats in the field of tantra. The Tantriks there, known as Lamas, follow the Buddhist cult and are divided into different groups like the Himayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana etc.
TolaAn Indian unit of weight- one eightieth of a seer.
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UpnishadThe abridged form of the Vedas are known as Upnishads. There are 108 Upnishads.
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VaishyaOne of the four major classes of people of the Indian society. Basically it is a class representing the businessmen.
VamachaarThe ethos of Vam Marg, one of the two major paths of Tantra. The other being Dakshin Marg, which requires complete sanctity and purity of the mind, body and actions. Vaam Marg, on the other hand, does not stick to such restrictions. It is also known as the leftist wing of Sadhana.
Vaam Margref. Vamachaar.
VargaLit: Group.
Vashikaran GutikaA miraculous pill made of Samskarised mercury helpful in enchanting the people.
VashishtOne of the famous seven sages (Sapta Rishis) who were considered in their powers to be equal to Gods. Vashisht was the son of Lord Brahma.
VedasThe four principal texts of ancient India. Rigved, Atharved, Yajurved and Saamved. They contain deep knowledge of Sadhanas, medicines and Indian philosophy.
VedicPertaining to the Vedas.
VegA kind of metal, used in the formation of gold. Tin.
VidyaKnowledge, lore, erudition.
ViniyogA vow taken by the Sadhak, before the commencement of a Sadhana, to accomplish the Sadhana according to the rules and regulations.
VishOne of the various impurities found in mercury.
VishnuOne of the trinity of Gods who is worshipped by the hindus as the preserver of the universe.
Vishuddh ChakraThe fifth divine Chakra which is situated in the throat region. On its activation a person attains the power to give a curse or a boon.
VishwamitraAn ancient sage who was famous for his determination, firmness and resolution.
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YagnaA special procedure of worship in which various materials are offered as oblations, in the holy pyre, to obtain the desired results. There are a number of yagnas, mentioned in the scriptures, for acquiring various blisses viz. Putreshthi Yagna (for obtaining an obedient and worthy son), Ashwamegh Yagna (for achieving total victory), Mahalakshmi Yagna (for obtaining wealth and prosperity) etc.
YajurvedThe second of the Vedas. It is a compilation and collection of various Mantras which were created by different sages. It has two parts- Shukla Yajurved and Krishna Yajurved.
YakshaA class of Demi-Gods, bestower of riches and wealth. Feminine: Yakshini
YamaThe Lord of death.
YantraLit: A machine, equipment, device. In Sadhana, Yantra is a geometric figure inscribed on a metallic plate or a paper, which consists of mystic numbers, Mantras and figures. The Yantra is in fact the confluence of the powers of the concerned God. When a Mantra is chanted the sound vibrations gather force from the Yantra and after reflecting from its surface spread out into the universe and reach the concerned God. These vibrations come into contact with the form of the God, gather divine powers and blessings from Him and return to the Sadhak, thus instilling divinity into him.
YogOne of the six schools of Indian philosophy, it refers to the system of concentration and meditation through the practice of special postures.
YogiA hindu mendicant, an ascetic. One who performs the practice of Yog.
YoginiA woman who practices Sadhanas.
YogirajThe most distinguished one, among all the Yogis.
YoniLit: Female genitals. Here it depicts the cavity on top of the base of a Shivaling in which the Ling is placed.
Youvan Kartari Ras Siddh PaaradMiraculous Samskarised Paarad, which is able to bestow virility in a sexually incompetent person.
Youvan Kartari SamskarsThe special steps of Samskars performed on mercury in order to transform it into Youvan Kartari Ras Siddh Paarad.
YogirajThe most eminent one among all Yogis.
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