• Antaratma

    Antarātmā (Antaratma; the inner self) is one of the Aṣṭottara Saharsanāma (Ashtottara Sahasranama; Thousand and eight names) of God Śiva (Siva). In Upaniṣad (Upanishad), it is said that the Supreme Self resides in the shape of a big finger, in the hearts of every living being as Jīvātmā (Jivatma; the soul of living beings)– aṅguṣṭhomātraḥ […]

  • Antarhitatma

    Antarhitātmā (Antarhitatma) is one of the Sahasranāma (Sahasranama; Thousand Names) of God Śiva (Siva). The term Antarhita may have two meanings — first, Antarhita may denote what lies within. In the thought of Upaniṣad (Upanishad), God Śiva or Paramātmā (the Supreme Self) resides as jīvātmā (jivatma; the internal spirit within the corporeal forms of all […]

  • Atithi – 1

    Since the Ṛgvedic (Rigvedic) period, Indian culture has conceived of the guest (atithi) as one who must be treated with respectful and humble hospitality and offered food and shelter. The host should do everything within his power to please the guest. Any yajña (yajna) would require fire (agni; imagined as the Fire-god), therefore fire has been […]