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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Māraṇa on live TV

Sanal Edamaruku, president of the Rationalist International, challenged a Tantric magician to kill him on live TV by supernatural means. This went on for some time...

And then some more (notice the invocation of Bagalāmukhī to up the game a notch):

Then the homa pit comes out. The uttarasādhakas seem a bit confused for they recite mantras to paralize the man's speech, tongue, and mind (oṃ hrīṃ hrīṃ klīṃ bagalāmukhe sarvaduṣṭānāṃ vācaṃ mukhaṃ pādaṃ stambhaya jihvāṃ kīlaya 2 buddhiṃ vināśaya 2 hlīṃ oṃ phaṭ svāhā):

This may come as a surprise to some, but Surendra Sharma failed miserably. The explanation, in my humble opinion, is tantalizingly simple: Sanal Edamaruku was obviously protected by even more powerful mantras! Besides, every fool knows that a māraṇahoma is to be done in a triangular kuṇḍa...

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Blogger DCs said...

Sanal Edamaruku clearly uses a very powerful mantra through the whole show: "tantra-mantra bilkul andhavizvaas hai".

12:24 pm  
Blogger PDSz said...

Yes, but surely he must have concealed the beginning and the end of the mantra under his breath, thus: oṃ hili hili tantramantra bilkul andhaviśvās hai hūṃ hūṃ phaṭ, or something similar.

I wonder what would happen if good Edamaraku were to die in a tragic car accident, say, ten years from now...

12:29 pm  
Blogger PDSz said...

... like the IRA said: we have to be lucky only once.

12:30 pm  
Blogger PDSz said...

movies removed. new links here:

12:30 am  

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