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WEREWOLF: An Untold Reality

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" In the dim days of yore, the people of the kingdom of Ossory  had the power of changing themselves into wolves whenever they pleased.While he was in his wolf-shape he ravaged sheep-folds and devoured cattle, and was in every respect as fierce and bloodthirsty as any natural-born wolf..."




Faoladh/conroicht


Both these are Irish words for “werewolf”. As you will see, the Irish werewolf is a complex creature, just as often helpful, or at least benign, as dangerous. Most of the sources say that Irish werewolves were considered guardian spirits who protected children, wounded men, and the lost.



The Irish werewolf is different from the other modern stories, we hear now. It wasn't a monster at all. This shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost people. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in the time of war. 


Quite clearly, there was a cultural conflict between the worshipers of prehistoric wolf dei…

The Nine holy nights of the Divine Feminine

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Durgais known to be the Goddess of ‘beyond reach’ or ‘inaccessible’. One of the names she is known by is ‘Devi Mahishasuramardini’. This means ‘the Goddess Killer of the Buffalo Demon’. Devotees see her to be gentle & mild and also, frightful & terrible. 

Symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity, Navratri literally means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit; Nav - Nine and Ratri - nights.Navaratri is simply the worship of different forms of the cosmic female...divine mother...the source of all...



Day 1:




 Shailaputri is worshipped on this day. Goddess Parvati is the daughter of Himalaya, the mountain. In Sanskrit, Shail means the mountain and thus she is also was known as Shailputri. The goddess in this form rides a bull, carrying a Trishul in her right hand and lotus in the left hand.


Day 2:




On Dwitiya, goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped. Here the goddess walks bare feet and a japamala and a kamandalu can be seen in her hands. In this form, Parvati became the great Sati and …

Sastha

Sastha is an ancient deity worshipped thousands of years ago across the globe. There are references to Sastha worship in the submerged Lemuria, Vietnam and Africa. There is a Sastha Hill in California, the U.S.

Guruswamy Viswanatha Sarma, who made an extensive study of the Sastha concept, Ayyanar and Ayyappan chose eight Sastha incarnations for Loka Kshema. He also made panchaloka idols along with Aadhi Boodha Naadha Sastha , which makes it nine altogether.

The Tamil word ‘Aadhi’ means source. ‘Aadhi Boodha Naadhar’ or ‘ Aadhi Maha Sastha ’ is the source of all other Sastha s, including Lord Ayyappan, also called Dharma Sastha of Sabarimala.

Adhi Maha Sastha is worshipped with two consorts – Poorna and Pushkala. He is worshipped in many villages of South, as a protector of their houses and cities. He is also offered prayers to help find missing/lost items. His grace helps us receive rainfall on time, makes our water and land resources fertile and thereby enhancing crop cultivation. I…

Swami AYYAPPAN : UNTOLD

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Pandalam Dynasty

The Pandalam Kingdom had its beginning around 904 AD when a scion of the declining Paandya Kingdom of Madurai in Tamil Nadu took refuge in Kerala when attacked by the Cholas.The Sasta Shrine at Sabarimala had been there from the time immemorial as the guardian deity of the people and rulers in and around the forest area. 

Around tenth century- anarchy prevailed in those days in Kerala. People around Pandalam lived in perpetual fear of attack by Udayanan and his men who committed dacoit and murder. He built up many fortresses on the mountain of Talappara, Inchippara and Karimala in the forests of Pandalam. The temple of Sabarimala, where Dharma Sastha was worshipped from the very ancient past was on the route, a highway between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, along which merchants traveled. Udayanan used to plunder wealth from the travelers and the villages nearby. This amount of success made Udayanan so brutal, that he attacked the Dharma Sastha temple at Sabarimala. Udayanan an…

Annabelle, the creation : UNTOLD

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Last day, I happened to watch Annabelle, the creation. There are many misunderstood things, hidden in the movie. As the story goes...the little girl is killed in a road accident and the family invites a supernatural being, a deity into their family so that they can see their dead daughter again. When a supernatural being is invited to a family, he has to be worshiped with tantric rituals and in some cases blood sacrifices depending upon the 'sambrutaya' or tradition that is followed.  But, what happened in the story is that, they completely forgets the deity and so without his rituals and offerings, he turns negative and forces the family to give him his offerings and sacrifices. 
WHAT ABOUT THE SO CALLED DEMON ?

The demon shown in the movie shares many features with the Vedic God Cernunnos. The overwhelming popularity of Cernunnos amongst most European Pagans, was of course, viewed as threat by those trying to promote Christianity — so much so that it is believed that Christian…

Vishnumaya Swami - The story

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Shiva while on a hunt happened to hear a sweet voice in the jungle. He was surprised to find that it belonged to a tribal girl, "Kulivaka" (Pronounced as Koolivaaka) - a girl of immense beauty. The solitude in that forest area called Kuli van, and the wild beauty of the forest girl, made the Lord lustful. He informed Kulivaka of his wish and told her to wait for him until he returned from his hunt.



Kulivaka, who was a devotee of Parvati realized that mating with lord would bring forth the wrath of the goddess upon her; but she feared the wrath of Shiva also in case she refused him. She prayed to her Goddess to save her from the predicament. Parvati, pleased with her innocence appeared before her and revealed her true identity. In her previous birth Kulovaka was Manaswini, a servant in the retinue of Parvati. One day she happened to breast-feed Ganesha who was a baby at that time. Parvati didn't appreciate the fact of a servant breast-feeding her baby. She cursed Manaswini…

The Horned God - Cernunnos, Pashupati ?

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Cernnunos, a nature and fertility god, has appeared in a multitude of forms and made himself known by many names to nearly every culture throughout time.
"Through the forest stillness they come, whispering wings and secret glide, rustling leaves, and silent step, the first Ancestors, the Oldest Animals, to gather around Him: Blackbird, Keeper of the Gate; Stag of Seven Tines, Master of Time; Ancient Owl, Crone of the Night; Eagle, Lord of the Air, Eye of the Sun; and Salmon, Oldest of the Old, Wisest of the Wise leaping from the juncture of the Five Springs. He welcomes them and blesses them, and they honour Him, Cernnunos of the nut brown skin and lustrous curling hair; the god whose eyes flash star-fire, whose flesh is a reservoir of ancient waters, His cells alive with Mystery, original primeval essence. 
Naked, phallus erect, He wears a crown of antlers limned in green fire and twined with ivy. In his right hand the Torq of gold, testament of his nobility and his sacred pledge;…