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bhairava

[भैरव] Adj. terrible, frightul, horrible, formidable.

bindu

[बिन्दु] Particle, drop | math. zero or cypher.

brahmarandhra

[ब्रह्मरन्ध्] Suture or aperture in the crown of the head; 10th opening [रन्ध्र randhra] of the human body

darzana

[दर्शन] One of the Hindu schools of philosophy.

Ganesha

The patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. 

hamsa

[हांस] Kind of mantra or mystical text.

nadanta

[नदान्त] nādanta. Myth. cosmic dance of Siva-Nataraja.

ojas

[ओजस्] n. force, energy || lat. augustus. - The Substance That Maintains Life.

para

[पर] parā. Anterior in time, ancient | further in space.

pazupati

[पशुपति] Syn. pashupati. "Lord of cattle/livestock", name of Rudra-Shiva in the Atharvaveda (the Rigveda has the related pashupa "protector of cattle" as a name of Pushan).

rsi

[ऋषि] The seven rsis, hymn or mantra composed by a rsi. Inspired poet or sage.

sahaja

[सहज] N. natural state or disposition; emancipation during life; brother of whole blood.

samana

[समान] Assimilation. One of the five vayu. It resides between regions of prana and apana, in the abdomen.

samavesa

[समावेश] Absorption into, penetration, co-existence.

tandava

[ताण्डव] tāndava, tāṇḍava. Myth. macabre dance of Siva-Bhairava in crematoria enclosures.