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    Namaste Sarabhanga,

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabhanga
    Just as I have been saying all along! :1cool:
    Yes, and that is why i have provided this here

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    How is the Agamic variation justified with respect to the thousands of years of traditional Vedic understanding and practice (other than simply as “an oral tradition”)?
    Agamic tradition is about 2 thousand years old and is justified by experience of many Shaiva saints and by divine revelation of Agamas itself

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    In Egyptian Hieroglyphs, the Five-Pointed Star represents a Star or Deity ~ especially the star known as Alpha Canis Majoris (the principal star of the Greater Dog) or Sirius (the Scorcher or Dog Star). The Greeks knew this asterism as Sothis.

    As the brightest star, its invisible presence in the day sky along with the Sun was considered to induce the extreme heat of summer. And the Heliacal (Dawn) Rising of Sirius ~ when (after its annual period of invisibility) the Dog Star rises just before the Sun and is apparently reborn in the firmament ~ marked the start of the Egyptian calendar. This event anciently heralded the annual Inundation of the Nile, and it coincided exactly with the Summer Solstice (21 June) in 3300 BC.

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    The Five-Pointed Star glyph indicates the triliteral SBA (Sb’a) or SVA (Sv’a).

    In Sanskrit, Sva denotes a Dog; and Sirius is known as Mrigavyādha (Antelope Hunter), whose aim is Orion (Mriga ~ the Antelope).

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    S is a Scepter or folded Bolt of Fabric; which, at the beginning of a word, often indicates Causation.

    BA (B’a) or BVA (Bv’a) is the Soul ~ cf. Bhava (Existence) ~ so that SBA (Seb’a or Sib’a) is the Cause of the Soul, and the very cause of all Existence.

    When Alexander of Macedon crossed the Sindhu, he encountered followers of Rudra (dressed in the skins of wild animals, and armed with cudgels) and he recognized them as the “Siboi”. And, SBH (Sebeh) means to Cry out ~ cf. Rudra, the Crier.

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    Shri Bhargambara Ji ~ Shivaratri in Kashi ~ OM namo Narayana !
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    And those ancient Shaivya devotees of Rudra, dressed in the skin of a wild animal and armed with a club, are swiftly recalled by Shri Anjaneya Hanuman Ji !
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    Namaste all.
    By http://www.shaivam.org/mantra_pancaxara.htm
    Ways of chanting the panchAkshari
    While many mantras have restrictions as to when and how it can be chanted etc., there is no such restriction to the panchAkshara mantra. The great prodigy sambandhar says in thEvAram, "When you sleep as well as when you do not sleep, think of the Holy Five Syllables with heartful of devotion ! This is the mantra that terribly kicked out the death when chanted (by mArkaNDeya) with sincerity."
    Whoever you are, whenever be the time, whatever be the situation chant the Holy Five Syllables.
    There are no restrictions of color, creed, caste, gender or any other restrictions. All it requires is sincerity.
    This mantra could be chanted as it is as panchAkshara or could be chanted along with the praNava (aum) as shaDAkshara mantra (om namahshivAya). In fact it is to be noted that praNava itself is panchakshara mantra (akara, ukara, makara, bindhu, nAtham).

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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabhanga
    Shri Bhargambara Ji ~ Shivaratri in Kashi ~ OM namo Narayana !
    Who is shri Bhargambara ji? please share...
    satay

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    Namaste Satay,

    Bhargambara is a particular high office among the Nagas, and only such qualified Sadhus are entitled to actually wear the skin of a wild animal such as a leopard or a tiger. It is now illegal to hunt these endangered species, and most ceremonial skins are quite old, having passed from Guru to eligible student over many generations. And all such skins (which are more commonly used as a seat for meditation) must now be certified by the government to avoid possible confiscation and a heavy fine.

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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Namaste all.
    Shri Sarabhanga I have to ask you a question.
    If one day I will be initiated from a guru who is siddha in Pancakshara Mantra or Shadakshara Mantra,then how many times will have to recite/chant Namah Shivaya or Om Namah Shivaya to get siddhi in it and having the darshan (vision) of Lord Shankara?


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