Saturday, June 20, 2015


This photo is found on cover of a 13th century book written by Persian author Abu Jafar Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274). A multi-armed deity (holding a book or Vedas, an Axe, drum, bunch of incense sticks, a lotus bud and a mouse) and the hexagonal platform on which he sits, certainly shows the Vedic influence. This deity is Brahma, the creator god described in Vedas. It is now displayed in the Egyptian National Library, Cairo.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015


 Brahma muhurta (time of Brahma) is a period (muhurta) one and a half hours before sunrise or more precisely is 1Hr 36 Mins. i.e. 96 Minutes = 2 Muhūrta or 4 Ghaṭīkā,and lasting for 48 minutes. Literally meaning "God's Hour", it is traditionally, the last phase or muhurta of the night and is recommended as an auspicious time in all practices of yoga and most appropriate for meditation, worship or any other religious practice.