Ujjain, Crossroad of Space and Time

Ujjain is literally the crossroad of Space and Time in India. This renowned and ancient city is famous for spiritual as well as scientific reasons. It has stood, quite literally, at the very centre of the development of astronomy as … Continued

Ganga Jayanthi, Ganga’s Birthday in the Sky and on Earth.

In a previous blog post I talked about how Ganga is received by Shiva as Gangadhara in his tresses before falling on earth. This purana is beautifully illustrated on the Kailashanatha temple in Kanchipuram. The relief makes clear Ganga is … Continued

Gangadhara, Carrier of Ganga, the Heavenly Connection

This post about Shiva as Gangadhara, Carrier of the Sacred River Ganga, is dedicated to all the keepers of the Star Lore, and especially to Stella Wheildon, guardian of Australian matristic lore. Her reference to the “two heavenly dogs [or … Continued

The Chidambaram Nataraja-Orion Correlation

The Orion Constellation is one of the most recognizable star patterns in the night sky. For the ancient Egyptians it was Osiris, Lord of Resurrection and regeneration. For the people of India today he is the Nataraja, the Dancing Shiva, … Continued