I have already shared the story of kārtikēyasya janmam on this site. Briefly, the dēvā: needed a leader who would kill tārakāsuram. The son of śiva: , raised by the kŕttikā: (pleaides) was destined to do this, but his birth was thousands of years in coming. 179 more words
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Last week our Grove celebrated Alban Eilir/Spring Equinox. As a Grove we have done public ritual before at Stonehenge Aotearoa, and we don’t exactly make a secret of our Grove’s existence, with only 4 of our 8 seasonal festivals being open to Grove members only. 496 more words
When I first tried a spring onion pancake at a Chinese New Year festival, I almost wept in happiness. The moment I bit into the crunchy, flaky pastry and tasted the warm spring onions I had a memory of a similar taste sensation from my childhood – leek zelnick. 508 more words
Astro : Dating the vēdā: (punarvasu, abhijit, āRdra, mRgaśira, röhiNi, kRttikA, dhaniSTa) : Archaeoastronomy.
I have been very carefully and simply , over many previous posts, developing all the terms and concepts needed to understand this post completely. It may be worth revising those concepts. 501 more words