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Origin of Shastras

After the dawn of the revealed cosmic knowledge and wisdom through the Vedas and  after the Upanishads accepted and  established the relationship  between Brahman and Atman – ie., God and Man, the quest for a route to ascend arose and reach the god head  so that human can remain in eternal bliss.

While Vedas have laid a road map , the seekers realized that  to travel in that road and achieve success orderliness in self and society is a must and without that the objective of eternal bliss can’t be achieved. Therefore they started working out the rules and regulations for human conduct within the overall cosmic rules revealed in the Vedas and elaborated in Upanishads.

This lead to the propounding of ‘ shastras’ – the ways and rules of conducting the life-the do’s and don’ts of it.

The proponents of the  shastras wrote the rules in verses called ‘Sutras’ which varied from place to place and from time to time.

Shastras are  like any man made laws subject to change as the situation warrants within the overall cosmic law unlike cosmic laws which sre eternal and  unchangeable.

The major authors of sutras  are  Abatshtambar,Bodayanar etc.,


They defined the code of conduct for happy and peaceful coexistence of all human beings along with all other beings. They codified the conducting of life from birth to death for an individual as well as joining hands and parting as friends as a society.

It codified the duties and responsibilities of each profession highlighting integrity, commitment, honesty, being purpose oriented and being service oriented etc., It clearly postulated that humans have to put the duty and responsibility ahead of benefits and rights.

Manu smriti

One of the major such Shastra was by Manu called ‘Manu Smrithi’ which is quoted even today. Unfortunately the Manu Dharmam has been  totally misunderstood despite being relevant even today.

It provided for vertical and horizontal alignment of  people for human upliftment as well as for peaceful and happy coexistence- the horizontal alignment being  ‘the varnas’- the professions  and the vertical alignment being  ‘the asramaas’- the stages of mind evolution.

It divide varnas- for division of labour for orderly fulfillment of social needs and overall development-broadly into  four main categories (with many sub categories within that)- the intellectuals, the warriors, the facilitators and the implementers.

It clearly said that  it is not by birth one belongs to a profession (varna)  though it could be easier for him to prefer it , because his lineage can help him to master it, but essentially ordained that it has to be by his choice he and he has to choose what he wants. Actually it suggested that one should choose which one will suit him mentally,physically and intellectually. It abhorred compulsion of any one into any profession, simply for reasons of birth or economical background and insisted upon exercising of one’s own will and choice. It made it very clear that unless a person chooses a profession of his choice and enjoys doing it, he will not be in position to deliver his best and if he is not happy with his worldly duties he won’t be able to discharge his cosmic duties. Manu smruthi fully realized that lack of a meaningful profession can lead to personal disaster and societal unrest- what we are seeing today.

It suggested the ‘ashramas, for the ascent of human beings from ‘bhoga’ – physical pleasures –to ‘yoga’-mind upliftment. It defined the life styles to be adopted as a student, family man, elderly man and finally if he so likes as a recluse.

It laid the relevant rules and regulations, but permitting it to be elastic as may be warranted by time and context.

But it stressed the need for discipline, non violence, truth, austerity, noble thoughts and  charitable deeds, responsibility  etc at a personal level as well as at the collective level to ensure mutual cooperation, peaceful co existence etc.,

It also codified the duties of the man vis a vis plants,insects, birds, animals in addition to fellow human beings. It codified the human obligations to nature, environment,elders,sick, incapacitated, destitute,poor,downtrodden.

It spoke at length about the obligations of each of the four varnas and the level of social responsibilities they are bound to.

We  can’t but admire the great wisdom of these seekers so early in the human history to have been so clear and candid in their thoughts and outlook. 

Therefore shastras are not meaningless and medieval superstitions  but a logical and scientific personal code of conduct and social science.


Birth of Agamas

As said earlier since most of the religions agreed that the god's powers can be invoked and consecrated for common good, the next inquiry started how to do that –ie., how to make the  divine energy to manifest and how to make it present for a fair length of time.

In this context it is worth remembering the fact that electricity per se is not storable excepting through the device of battery,in the case of which also the life of the stored electricity is not unlimited unless it is constantly recharged. Also the energy levels of electricity stored and it’s storage life is dependent upon the catodes and anodes.If this is for just the principle of electricity what it will be for the godhead who is the repository of all types of energies.

All of them who were seeking answers to this were no ordinary mortals and were not any fakes.They knew very well what it means to invoke the power (agama means arrival of godhead after successful invocation)

Therefore knowing the massive and intensive nature of the task they embarked upon deep meditation and penance because ultimately the answers has to come from within not from a far off heaven.

The Science of Agamas

This search led to what we now call as Agamas , which is setting up a place of worship where Divine and Positive vibrations can be invoked and retained so that  these divine and positive vibrations will have a rub off effect on  any one coming in contact within that magnetic field.

Almost every religion has it place of worship and all of them are emitting divine vibration by whatever name called-temple,church,mosque etc..

Componenets of Agama

The agama has three parts;

1)the mantra,

 2)the yantra and

3) the tantra

(the nomenclature in each religion is different but the meaning is the same)

The Mantra is  the divine vibration  with which you invoke the god head

The Yantra is the material on which you invoke it.

The Tantra is the process by which these powers are invoked and the cosmic energies are recharged.

All these  varies from religion to religion  but the essence is the same. Therefore we will take up the one practiced by Hinduism.

At this point it may not be out of place to mention a fact that there was no religion by name Hinduism. it was a ‘Vedic Religion’ or ‘Sanatana Darma’. After the advent of the Britishers since they found the religious practices here were different from their’s and since this is located east of river Indus they named the country as  India and the religion Hinduism

The Process of invocation of Divine Energy

in Hinduism the god’s power is invoked on a mineral or metal which is capable of absorbing and retaining the vibrations –like black granite or bronze. Then a geometrical diagram drawn on a metal which again is capable of  absorbing  and resonating the positive vibrations  is placed beneath The idol. The Idol is also  an yantra that is comprehensible by human mind .it derives power from it’s shape set to certain energy capturing parameters and more importantly from the diagramic yantra placed below the idol.

These two yantras-the metal diagram and the mineral idol absorbs the divine vibrations and stores it. It also constantly emits the positive vibrations  so that any one coming within the energy field gets charged even without him knowing or taking any conscious action.

The relevent mantra of the power /energy node that we want to invoke is recited with devotion and for thousands of times so that the positive vibratory energy field is created which then can be be absorbed by the yantras.

This whole process is done over a period of time of three days of pre consecration and  45 days of post consecration.As a result  the power is invoked  and stored and thereafter it is invoked through the mantras daily,constantly and regularly to keep it fully charged all the time.

Agama's Role in Societal upliftment

The purpose of temples is to uplift the mind through stored positive vibrations even when some one is otherwise psychologically  down and he is not in a position to invoke any positive energy within him.

The places of worship has played a very crucial role in human civilization both outwardly and inwardly. The togetherness as a society, mutual cooperation, brotherhood, common bonhomie are some of the external benefits. At the internal level it has helped in culturing and uplifting the mind,concentration,meditation and enhancement of positive energies on a regular basis. The orderly development of human beings and the human society owes it a lot to the places of worship.

In our Divine Remadies these charged Electro Magnetic Fields will have an important role to play in boosting up the vibrations of the individuals wherever necessary. 



Our  divine forefathers having realized  the cosmic truths, were unselfish , and therefore for upliftment of humanity did every thing to ensure that these divine vibrations somehow reach the common man, even if he is unable to take any serious step towards that.

Therefore they  installed  the deities for the purpose of common good and  they wanted every one to partake and enjoy bliss of the divinity.

Logic of Slokas

Since meditation which requires rigorous discipline is not possible  for  the common man  they developed devotional slokas , which were possible to be easily recited by every one , and which if recited with just devotion can  uplift the mind.This was developed for each of the deity so that all types of energies can be imbibed by any one.

This lead to the  great bakthi movement which kept the society under great moral order.

Many many great saints and souls in every part of India have done an yeomen service to humanity in this area.

Catch them young is a communist saying. With this instrument of slokas it was possible to catch generation after generation in young ages  towards a value based life and wean them away from just just animalistic life. Since these morals and life values were imbibed in the formative years of the young children they grew up as orderly ,disciplined and moral adults.

Here also the same principle of moulding the thoughts and uplifting the mind were the tools.

Science of Slokas

The slokas were developed to generate  vibrations as may be corresponding to the deity-the cosmic energy centers-which had it’s corresponding energy knots in human beings-and therefore when recited  it activated the energy knots in the humans.

With variety of gods ,temples, festivals , mantras and slokas the entire india reverberated with positive vibration.

Many of these slokas had much deeper meaning in addition to the superficial meaning.So the seekers of truth even without spending too much of time in getting into Vedas,Upanishads etc., could easily understand the basic cosmic truth through these slokas itself.Some of the slokas were as powerful as manthras. The various sahasranamams were serious effort in this direction. While on the face of it they were telling different names of the deity , each name had a mystic meaning also.So the seeker if he is serious and devotes a minimum amount of time and effort he can grasp the basic cosmic truths.

Lalitha Sahasranamam

One of the best sloka which is always treated as a mantra par excelance is  ‘Lalitha Sahasranamam’. It is not just containing ‘sahasra’ ‘namas’ of “ Lalitha Maha Tripura Sundari”- it deals with the entire cosmos,creation, sustenance, dissolution,enlightenment,soul upliftment,body, energy knots,realms of existence,cosmic dimensions,human dimensions,mind pollutants,mind cleansers,meditation and every thing on metaphysics. In fact it contains all the margas of god realization-the jnana marga;the bhkthi marga;the kriya yoga marga;the raja yoga marga;the kundalini yoga marga;mantra marga;karma marga;sangeetha marga etc., In fact if a persons understands the real meaning and significance of Lalitha sahasranama he can very easily achieve self realization - the eternal bliss