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Amrita: The Drink of the Devas

By |2019-04-16T16:19:06+03:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Amrita, Amrit or Amata is a word that literally means "immortality" and is often referred to in ancient Indian texts as nectar. "Amṛta" is etymologically related to the Greek ambrosia and carries the same meaning. Its first occurrence is in the Rigveda, where it is considered [...]

Garuda: The Legendary Bird Creature

By |2019-01-09T18:13:27+03:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha. Garuda is described as [...]

Varuna: The God of the Oceans

By |2018-09-17T17:08:59+03:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Varuna is a Vedic deity associated first with the sky, later with waters as well as with Ṛta (justice) and Satya (truth). Varuna is found in the oldest layer of the Vedic literature of Hinduism, such as the hymn 7.86 of the Rigveda. He is [...]