A shatkarma technique - also referred as the short intestinal wash. Involves the drinking of several glasses of water and the expelling it through stool after a series of exercises (asanas); in the process a thorough cleansing of the colon takes place.
Laldit or Lalla
A female Kashmiri Shaivite saint and 14th century poet.
Master of Kashmir Shaivism.
Goddess of prosperity and beauty; consort of Vishnu.
An ancient Kashmiri king who invited the sage Atri Gupta to come live in his court to teach him Shaivism; from Atri Gupta the line of teachers of Kashmir Shaivism descended.
Phallic emblem, usually of stone, representing the creative power of Shiva.
State of meditation which is like sound sleep, in which one is unaware of outside world and the state of meditation.
Union with the supreme consciousness through pranayama or devotion. Literally, union by absorption.