Naga-vayu — Nataraja


Naga-vayu is one of the secondary pranas (vayu), responsible for burping, vomiting and hiccupping (“Goraksha-paddhati”, 33), as well as for the balanced movement of the whole body.

According to “Gheranda-samhita” (5.63) the naga-vayu is active during awakening of consciousness. 

Of the main life currents naga-vayu is associated with prana.

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Naivedya Naivedya

Sacred food offered to Deity (murti, image, yantra, Shivalingam, etc.) during puja ritual in a temple, house, and sacred place.

Naivedya symbolizes the element (tattva) of water, which is associated with taste.

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Namah Shivaya

"the worship of Shiva"

One of the main mantras (maha-mantra) of Shaivism, also known as Panchakshara-mantra (five-syllable).

It is located in the very “core” of Vedas, in the anthem “Shatarudriya” (“Shri Rudram-chamakam”) of “Krishna Yajurveda”.

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“Joyous”; an attendant of Shiva

A white bull with a black tail, a riding animal (vahana) of Shiva, a symbol of His mighty power, a symbol of Dharma, Law, as well as spiritual devotion.

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The Maharishi Nandinatha is the first known Guru of Shaiva-siddhanta (Nandinatha Sampradaya).   → Подробнее...

In translation it means "human nature" ("nara" is human, "tattva" is nature or essence).

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Narasimha or Nrisimhadev is the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu, according to numerous sacred writings, who appeared in the satya-yuga as a lion-man to kill asura Hiranyakashipu. 

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one of names of Lord Vishnu

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"[the one] giving pleasure, enjoyment"
also known as Śāṅkarī, Revā, Pūrva-Gaṅgā.

The river that passes through the state of Madhya Pradesh between ridges of mountains and hills of Vindhya and Satpura, starting at Narmada Kunda on Amarkantak Hill and flows into the Arabian Sea, Gujarat state. 

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"The Dance King"; Shiva as a Space Dancer  → Подробнее...