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Book – Saktapramodah – 19th century Book on Tantric Goddesses Republished

Saktapramodah was published in 1860 by Raja Deva Nandan Singh and contains the correct practices for worshipping Tantric Goddesses. Now this 19th century book has been republished with a 100-page introduction by Madhu Khanna, professor of Indic religion and Sanskrit scholar. The Indian Express reports  After the British invasion, the practice of goddess worship was mostly lost and many were resorting to fraudulent means. So Raja Deva Nandan Singh, an aristocratic zamindar of Muzaffarpur, Bihar , compiled the correct practices of worship of goddesses and brought out the book Saktapramodah in the 19th century (1860). “What I have done is, I have edited and revised the text in Sanskrit and also added a 100-page introduction in the book. Now, it is bilingual,” says Madhu. She says that in the 15th and 16th centuries, the worship of goddesses was an anti caste tradition — outside the vedic mainstream. “Like Mathangi who is associated with impure substances and Umavathi, a widow. It

Shiva Teachings On Devotion

Teachings Of Devotion On Shiva  Supreme devotion is the same as supreme knowledge and is easier to practice. Devotion has the power to attract me as nothing else can. One who is engrossed in devotion enjoys perpetual bliss. In this Age of Kali (Iron age or Kali Yuga), there is no path so easy and pleasing to me (Shiva) as the path of devotion. In this decadent age, spiritual knowledge and detachment have become misused and neglected. People who can grasp them are rare. But devotion can give the benefits of spiritual knowledge and detachment and is most pleasing to Shiva. All gods are subservient to those who are devoted to them.