KINNARA There are millions of Yakshas, Kinnaras and Pishachas. (Gauri Sukhmani M. 5, p. 276) A Kinnara is a mythical being with the form of a man and the head of a horse. Kinnaras are said to have sprung from the toe of Brahma along with the Yakshas. They
SHANKARA Shankara and thirty-three crore of gods meditated on the Lord, but could not know his secret. (Bairari M. 4, p. 719) Shankara does not know the secret of the Lord; the gods have accepted defeat in their search. (Ramkali M. 5, p. 894) Shankara, Vishnu and the incarnations
SITALA (SHITALA) He who runs towards Bhairava, Bhuta (Ghost) or Sitala, he can only be recipient of the reward of the vehicle of an ass, who rolls up in the dust. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Sitala is the name of the deity, who is supposed to have the charge
SURAPATI O Lord, the personages like Hanuman, Garuda, Surpati (Indra) and Narpati (king) have not known Thy Qualities. (Dhanasari Kabir, p. 691) Comments : Sur means god and Pati means master, there the epithet Surpati has been used for the king of gods i.e. Indra. See : Indra.
SURAHI (SURABHI, SURAHA) Your gait is that of Suraha (Surahi, Surabhi) and the hair on your tail glitter (Basant Kabir, p. 1196) Comments : The word \'Suraha\' seems to be a derivative from Surabhi, \'the boon granting or wish-rulfilling cow\'. In the hymn pertaining to the above reference, Kabir
SADH BELA, near Sakkhar in the Sindh province of Pakistan, was a prominent preaching center of Udasi Sikhs. It was established in 1823 by Bankhandi (d. 1863), a leading figure in the Mihanshahi order of the Udasis. Sadh Bela still attracts Sahijdhari Sikh devotees in large numbers living in
RAKTAVIJA The Lord destroyed Jarasandha and Kalayavana. The Lord also killed Raktavija (Raktabija) and Kalanemi. (Gauri M. l, p. 224) Raktavija was a demon killed by Durga or Chandi. It is said about this Asura that each drop of his blood, as it fell on the ground produced a
RUKMAGADA Remembrance of the Name of the Lord was a constant function of Rukamagad..... (Swayye Mahle Teeje Ke, p. 1394) Rukmagada was a king, who always meditated on the Name of the Lord. (See Narada Purana, chapters 9 to 38).
PITAMBAR PIR My hajj (pilgrimage) is performed on the bank of Gomati, where lives my Pitambar Pir (the Preceptor Krishna who wears yellow clothes) (Asa Kabir_ p. 4J8) Pitambar Pir and Pit Basan (see p. 1402) are the two epithets used for Krishna, who is said to be the
PUTANA By remembering the Lord, Putana attained salvation; she, who was the fraudulent child-killer. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) She, a female demon, was the daughter of Bali. She was known as a child-killer and \'was sent by Kansa to kill Krishna. She applied poison to her teats and attempted
MAHA-MAI He who worships Maha Mai (the great goddess), from man he takes his birth as a woman. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Maha Mai is an epithet for the goddess Parbati or Durga. She is also called Mahamaya.
MEHKHASA (MAHISHA-ASURA) My Lord destroyed the demons without the practice of devotion including Sahasbahu, Madhukeet, Mehkhasa..... (Gauri M. l, p. 224) There is mention of two Mahishasuras in Hindu mythology. In Mahabharata, there is mention of this buffalo-headed demon being killed by Skanda. In Markandeya Purana\'s Durga Saptashati, a