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108 names of Baṭuka Bhairava: श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनामवलिः

[108 names of Baṭuka. Transcribed by Mike Magee from Bhairava Upasana – Hindi Pustak Bhandar, Delhi, no date. Any errors, please contact me]

श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनामवलिः।

ॐ अस्य श्री बटुकभैरवाष्टोत्तरशतनाम मन्त्रस्य बृहदारण्यक ऋशिः। अनुष्टुप्‌ छन्दः। श्री बटुकभैरवो देवता। बं बीजम्‌। ह्रीं शक्तिः। प्रणव कीलकम्‌। श्री बटुकभैरव प्रीत्यर्थम्‌ एभिर्द्रव्यैः पृथक्‌ नाम मन्त्रेण हवने विनियोगः। तत्रादौ ह्रां बां इति करन्यासं हृदयादि न्यासं च कृत्वा ।ध्यात्वा गंधाक्शतैः संपूज्य हवनं कुर्य्यात्‌। Continue reading

God bless the Manzanita, the Madrone and the trolley bus

I FIND MYSELF in Ole San Francisco, where you find plants such as the Madrone, and the lovely little Manzanita.

You also find exotic little items such as trolley buses and trams, which were common in Old Blighty until the mid 1960s but are now rarer than hen’s teeth. The pic on the header is nothing to do with San Francisco, it is of Bhairava, from a statue in the British Museum. Ancient treasures are everywhere.

Trolley bus corner Presidio Ave, California

Trolley bus corner Presidio Ave, California