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as well as for answering questions asked by Vedanga students
Vedanga is a Sanskrit word.
Anga means both- body
parts as well as the number six. Thus Vedanga means six (Anga) Essential components or
limbs of studies that are required to understand Vedas & application
of Veda Mantras.
Vedangas are not auxiliary studies but foundational
essential basic studies, without which keys to Veda Mantras
& Yagnyas remain obscure.
These six Vedangas are:
1. Shiksha : Study of Vedic Verbal
Vedas distinguish between two different aspects of sound.
i. Linguistic Sound- Phonetics, pronunciations, focused on
the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, accent,stress, and rules of grammatical combination
of words needed for effective application of Veda Mantras
for different purposes.
It also focuses on Transcedental implications of Sanskrit Alphabets
known as Varnamala & its co-relation with (Shoonya)Void Energy-
ii. Mysterious Higher Potencies of HARMONIC (Music) Sound &
Meaningful White Noise ( Stobhas of Sama Veda) as potencies of Space
& Cardinal Points of Compass Directions.
2. Chhandas : Prosody.
This is the most important discipline with focus on the poetic meters
based on fixed number of syllables per verse. It is said that the Gods initially
taught the Truth Wisdom of Vedas in Chhanda keys.
Chhandas are mathematical representation of Will or Purpose of
the Mantra recitation & application with or without Yagnya
& Sama (melody)
3. Kalpa : The Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs) for conduct of applied Vedic activities
for different purposes. The seemingly ritualistic format is steeped with symbolic
inner meanings that are both practical & metaphysical.
4. Jyotisha : Vedic Astronomy & study
of Time- Space- Event Analysis.
The real application of Vedic Jyotish is to unlock the Veda
Mantra Potencies. Without Vedic Jyotish insight, especially
about Nakshatras; Indologists & Veda enthusiasts are liable to
get wrong & pseudo notions about Mantra meanings. Used both for day to day time
keeping, cosmic time keeping & Strategic Intervention Technology
through Mantras & Yagnyas; Jyotish studies in Vedic context is
intended to get desired results from Cosmic Creative Consciousness.
Fortune telling is just a very fringe aspect of Vedic Jyotish.
5. Vyaakarana : Grammar and linguistic
analysis for expansion & expression of ideas in Sanskrit language
6. Nirukta : Roughly
translated as Etymology, Nirukta stands for explanation of words,
particularly those that are archaic & symbolic. Nirukta
helps in finding the root of the unspoken (nirukta) idea that has been rendered
Specifically speaking Indology focuses on the
study of Vedas, Auxiliary Vedic disciplines, Sanskrit language
In this aspect, the core context of Indology is study of Vedic
& Epic era wisdom, mysticism, arts, mantras and Vedic science & technology.
However, Indology, in general also means the academic study
of literature, culture, history, languages, spiritual & metaphysical branches of
Sanskrit/Saṃskṛtā or Saṃskṛtam is the ancient
most language of Indian sub-continent. It means
"cultured & balanced speech".
It was the lingua franca of Indian subcontinent
from time immemorial through Vedic, Epic & Ashokan Era.
It is also the sacred & mystic language of Vedas
and of several Indic religious, spiritual and cultural streams.
The Constitution of India enlists Sanskrtam as
one of the 22 scheduled languages. It is also the
official language of the state of Uttarakhand, in India.
The Vedas are bedrocks of Indic spirituality, metaphysics,
mysticism, arts & archaic science & technology.
Vedas are composed in Sanskrit language & having
their origin in ancient times of Indian sub-continent.
Vedas are also called ‘Shruti’, the compendiums
of hymns composed by the Rishis (Seers), for
welfare & progress of humanity.
The Veda were rearranged & divided into following four books by
Rishi Veda Vyasa (divider of Vedas) during Mahabharata
i. The Rig-Veda
ii. The Yajur-Veda
iii. The Sama-Veda
iv. The Atharva-Veda
The Yajur-Veda has two different recenssions::
i.. The Krishna Yajur-Veda.
ii. The Sukla Yajur-Veda
The Krishna Yajur Veda or the Tattiriya is the older book
and the Sukla or Vajasaneya is a later revelation to Sage Yajnavalkya by Sun-God
Each Veda consists of four parts:
i.. The Mantra-Samhitas (Text
or Compendium of hymns).
ii. The Brahmanas (explanations of Mantras and applications in the language
of symbolic rituals).
iii.The Aranyakas (interpretations of the symbolic meanings of rituals for guidance
iv. The Upanishads (The essence
or the core wisdom-truth which are basis of Mantras & rituals).
The subject matter of the whole Veda is divided into:
i. Mantras Texts (Hymns-Formulas)
- Sutras (Iccha Shakti- Applied Will power)
ii.. Karma-Khanda – Yagnyas (Kriya
iii.. Upasana- Khanda (Dhyana-
Dharana Yoga Shakti)
iv.. Jnana- Khanda (Gyaana Shakti)
The Mantras and the Brahmanas constitute Iccha- Kriya Karma
The Aranyakas constitute Upasana Khanda - Yoga –Dhyana – Focused
Mind Meditation-Devotion/ Bhakti-Aasthaa.
The Upanishads constitute Gyaana Khanda – Wisdom Knowledge
about Atma (Jivatma) & Consciousness (Individual & Cosmic Consciousness) & Vedic
core wisdom Theoretical aspects..
The Upanishads are the most important portion
of the Vedas & contain the
essence of the Vedas.
As per Muktikā Upanishad, there are about 108 Upanishads, of which 13 are
Mukhya(chief), 21 are Saamaanya Vedaanta (ordinary
& easily intelligible), 20 are Sannyaasa 14 are Vaishnava,
12 are Shaiva, 8 are Shaakta and 20 are Yoga.
The Upanishads are also commonly referred to
as Vedaanta, variously interpreted as "the last chapters or
end portions of the Veda" or "the ultimate objective
& wisdom the Veda”.
Tantra is a Sanskrit word
which means ‘Treaties’ or
‘Doctrine’ or ‘Theory’ or
In the context of Indology & Vedic studies, Tantra means ;
Doctrines , Theories & Principles of learning core Wisdom of Mantra, Homa & Dhyana
based Vedic & other Allied schools of thought & practices.
The main purpose is evolution of higher faculties & potentials of
Human Mind & Soul for Spiritual Empowerment. Fringe purposes are obtaining
supernatural powers called Siddhis.
Atharva Veda is more or less associated with
Tantra principles. There are Buddhist Tantras
Mantras are sacred formulas composed of Sanskrit syllables & words capable of invoking mysterious, spiritual & supernatural powers for
The format of Mantra can be prose or poetry,
with or without mathematical, geometric, musical & tonal
highlights. These high lights of mantras are mostly kept secret
and are passed down from Teacher to pupil at
personal sessions depending upon the capacity of the student & purpose of learning.
Some mantras have no literal meaning. Such mantras are coded formulas meant for
expert deciphering & understanding.
Some Mantras are also passwords for activation of supernatural
weapons called Astras. Some mantras
are meant for healing specific diseases & maladies.
Some mantras are meant for wealth generation & Alchemy.
Some mantras are meant for psychic effects.
Some mantras can have multiple applications depending upon different
arrangement of syllables & words.
Presently all Vedic mantras are freely available for everyone to study. However,
the pass words & the keys for applied potentials
of almost all mantras have been kept hidden & inaccessible.
Simple intellectual analysis or literal interpretation of
Mantras are of no real use.
Yantra is a Sanskrit word
which means instrument, apparatus, prop, a device
for support. It refers to both the hardware mechanical device and/ or the architectural
or geometric drawing of the intended device.
Yantra is a unified abstract representation of the thing
& the being; both in Space, Time, Matter, Energy & Consciousness aspect.
Intellectual understanding and Vedic understanding of Yantras are poles apart. Like mantras, the Yantras are also pass word protected
& least understood, leading to many wrong notions.
Sulba Sutras of Yajur Vedic schools for setting
of Yagnya pits are important pointers to understand
key Vedic Yantra Geometry formulas.
Some Yantras are understood as geometric representation of
Mantras & geometric format of Deity/Supernatural powers.
The essential components of Yantra are-
1. Beeja Mantra (seed syllable)
3. Bindu (Central Dot, the source
or core point of emanation)
8. Circle (Mandala/Vrita)
9. Outer Square
11. Octagone (Cardinal & intermediate
Vedic era Science refers to many disciplines
of studies found in or based on Vedas & Auxiliary disciplines
such as Vedic Mantra Weaponry, Medicine.
Aeronautics ( Vaimanika),Chemistry, Geometry, Mathematics,
Astronomy, Abstract Concepts of Algebra & Logic, Physics of Sound, Light, Fire,
Life, Time, Space, Events, Gravity, Architecture, Geo-dynamic Forces( Vaastu), Sidereal
Forces, Synodic Forces etc.
Kundalini or Kundali is a
Vedic concept of Cosmic Unified Space- Time-Breath-Energy- Consciousness.
It has both individual & cosmic manifestation & is the driving force
behind everything in this cosmos.
In human beings this Kundalini Force- Energy
resides in a potential form. Every human body is equipped with Psychosomatic mechanism
to bring this K-Force into activation with deliberate
or accidental effort.
Kundalini facilitates Spiritual,
Psychic, Intellectual & Wisdom- Truth Empowerment & ultimately leads to Liberation
(Moksha/nirvana) from constraints of Time-Space-Event
driven Biological & mental limitations.
There are several Upanishads dedicated to Kundalini activation. Yoga Kundali
Upanishad is one of the prominent Kundalini highlight
Astra are supernatural weapons invoked &
activated through Veda Mantras. Every Astra has its counter measure
in another Astra. The knowledge of Vedic Jyotisha and sidereal
forces of Space- Time represented in intelligible
Sanskrit alphabets & Chhandas are keys to Vedic Astra Technology.
Astras are used both as weapons of war as well as medical
remedies for psychosomatic diseases & maladies
including revival of dead.
The activation keys to Astras are pass word protected & not known to ordinary Mantra
practitioners. The Sanskrit epics Mahabharata & Ramayana
are primarily Astra War stories of the Vedic era when wars were fought with Astra
power and medical problems were also resolved through application of Astras.
Some Astras are also used for
Climate & Weather Control like rain seeding without chemicals.
Vidya is feminine nomenclature for Mantra .As
per Vedas the Sushumna or Middle Path of Prana is Mahavidya
or Vidya Path.
The Cosmic Consciousness in its Energy (Shakti)
aspect is designated as a feminine force; both creative, sustaining
& annihilating. Symbolically it is represented as dynamic power of
Breath-Time-Space as an all-encompassing Consciousness from which everything manifest
& into which everything return.
Vidya word is derived from
Veda/Vid and essentially means the process of knowing
the Cosmic Truth Wisdom.
Essentially divided into Ten different directions/divisions of study,
the Mahavidyas are said to be Ten. Following are the basic names of the
Ten Mahavidyas :
3. TRIPURA SUNDARI
Devi Upanishad, Durga Suktam, Sri Suktam & Devi Suktam of
Vedas essentially emphasize on Mahavidyas & Gods
as different aspects of Devi. And cosmically Devi is identified as the source of
all Mantras of Vedas, Yantras, Tantras & transcendental powers
of Sanskrit Alphabets and also as Trisandhya Mystic
power of of Gayatri- Savitri .
Sri Yantra/Sri Chakra is the most important key
to understand Mahavidya symbolisms & unlock the
Vedic mantra wisdom in a very easy and systematic
yet simple manner.
Tara Mahavidya has special association with Atharva Veda. So has Bhubaneshwari & Bagalamukhi.
Mahavidyas give access to
Vedic Astras & Aushadhis (medicines/elixirs). This key is shown in
all the weapons & Yantras various Mahavidyas
carry in their anthropomorphic Iconography Idol forms.
Nityas are Vedic mystic names for 15 waxing phases
of Moon otherwise known as Tithis or Kalaas in Sanskrit.
The Full Moon (16th phase of Moon) is known as Tripura Sundari
Mahavidya or Sodashi (the 16th one).
The Nityas are identified with transcendental
powers of 16 Sanskrit Vowels, and are essentially
different aspects of Cosmic Synodic Forces.
The South Pole of Moon with Eternal Light is
known as 17th Kalaa or Niskala Nitya (Eternity) or Niranjana,
the most secret & mystic abode of Vedic Deities in their manifested form as Gods & Goddesses.
In contrast with Nityas, the 12 Rashis, 28 Nakshatras,36 Dreshkonas
(Drekkans) & other divisions of Rashis (Sun signs of Ecliptic sphere)
in Vedic Jyotisha are Sidereal Forces of Cosmos.
These Synodic Forces (Nityas) & Sidereal Forces (Tattwas/36
Sanskrit Consonants ) are collectively called Kala
Chakra Shakti or Kala Purusha, the transcendental powers of
Sanskrit Alphabets & Mantras.
The Cosmic Consciousness of Time-Space-Breath Continuum.
(Details are taught in courses)
Yamalas belong to Dakshina
Marga/Right Current/Pingala Swara based group of division of
Vedic scriptures. The five main branches of Yamalas
are Brahma, Raudra, Vaishnava, Auma(Uma/Soma), Skanda-Yamalas.
Of these Brahmayamala is said to be root current of all other
And as per Jayadratha Yamala, the above Yamalas are parent source of Four Vedas.
The text books of Tantra are mostly in the form
of dialogues between Shiva and Shakti (Parvati).
These dialogue oriented texts are written in two formats i.e.
Agama & Nigama.
The texts where in Shiva is the teacher-speaker
teaching secret spiritual doctrines and Parvati (Shakti) is
the student-listener, such texts are called Agama.
On the other hand, where Parvati is the teacher–speaker
and Shiva the student- listener, such texts are
The Atharva Veda is considered to be the prime source of Agama & Nigama scriptures. A thorough
understanding of Vedic Jyotisha & Nakshatra is
key to transcendental insight of Agamas & Nigamas.
The Agamas are further divided into three main
groups depending on the “Ishta deva” (the personal
favourite Deity- Consciousness). The Ishta Devat
is either Shakti, Shiva or Vishnu. The texts
are accordingly called Shakta Agama, Shaiva Agama, and Vaishnava
Agama or Pancharatra.
There are 28 Agamas and 108 Upagamas (subsidiary).
The Saktas Agamas are 77. They are called Sadhana Shastras. Anyone can practice
Sadhana Sastra in three parts: Sadhana, Siddhi and
The word Vedanta is a collective term for study
of Mukhya (Main) Upanishads, Brahma Sutra & Bhagavat Geeta
(of Mahabharata Epic). This collective study is also known as
Prasthanatrayi or Uttara Mimaansa.
It also emphasizes on study of Yoga & Nyaya.
The deliberation of Vedanta approaches are mainly focused on metaphysical understanding
1. Brahman – The Cosmic Ultimate
& Eternal Principles).
2. Atman/Jivatma - Individual
3. Prakriti- The Cosmic temporal-
manifesting- sustaining – dissolving Principles.
There are about Ten different branches of Vedanta schools categorized as-
Advaita, Dvaita, Vishisthadvita & Bhedabheda.
(Details are taught in courses)
The Upa-Vedas are subsidiary but primary specialized
texts of Four Vedas. These four Upa-Vedas are
mainly application oriented as is evident from their names and
explain detailed procedure and accessories, methodology & logistics
required for successful application of Veda mantras keys for different purposes.
The following are generic names of the Four Upa-Vedas;
1. Ayurveda (science of life,
healing& health- Atharva Veda & Rig Veda)
2. Dhanurveda (science of Supernatural
Weapons- Astras & Archery- Rig & Atharva)
3. Gandharva Veda (Science of
Harmonic Sound, music & Sama Veda)
4. Sthapatya Veda & Vaastu Veda
(Science of Geometry, Architecture, Sculpture & Geodynamic Forces affecting construction
sites, the science of Spatial Dimensions, Yantras, machines etc…-Yajur Veda)
Yagnya/ Yajna/ Homam has evolved from the Vedic
practice of offering oblations and libations into sacred fire called
Agni along with Vedic mantras addressed to different Deities including
Agni for different purposes.
Though seemingly designated as Karma Kanda or rituals,
the Yagnyas in reality are result oriented activities for achieving desired results.
It is a specialized activity, the intricate details of which are known only to learned
The original Vedic Yajnya/ Yagnyas/ Homam do
not advocate any animal sacrifice. The only things offered to sacred Agni fire are
herbal and milk products like- Ghee, honey, sugar, wood, milk,
curd, rice & specified herbs & fruits. This point has been amply clarified
in Satapatha Brahmana, Taittariya Brahmana, Gopatha Brahmana,
Aitariya Brahmana etc.
The Sanskrit nomenclature used for some of the
ingredients used in Yajnya/Yagnya ,are also synonyms
for many animal products hence the general negative misconceptions
about Yagnya as Karma Kanda. These misconceptions
are mostly due to lack of Sanskrit knowledge & Vedic symbolisms.
Tantrik Yajnyas are extension of
Vedic Yajnya and as such do not advocate any form of animal sacrifice
or violence against human beings.
(Details are taught in courses)