Thursday, April 2, 2009

OM: Restarting this old blog

OK, I'm restarting this old blog. We'll see how long it lasts. Mostly it will be a place for rambling diatribes concerning Buddhism, Paganism, philosophy, and Gods know what else.

The logo for this blog is the Tamil version of "OM" - in addition to the usual associations with that sacred syllable the Tamil version is especially associated with Shiva's other son (besides Ganesh), Karttikeya. One version of His story is that Karttikeya's mother is the River Ganges, another is that He has six mothers - the Krittikas (stars of the Pleiades).

Here's a short and simple version of Karttikeya's story.

Here's a more involved version, showing Murugan's (Karttikeya's) Yantra featuring the Tamil OM in the center.

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