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Q: Why does the Todala Tantra prohibit worshiping Nilakantha in the Kali Yuga?

Keshav SrinivasanJust like Vaishnavas follow Pancharatra Agamas and Shaivites follow Shaiva Agamas, Shakta follow Shakta Agamas, aka Shakta Tantras. (I discuss an exception that proves the rule here.) One such Shakta Agama is the Todala Tantra. In Patala 5 of the Todala Tantra, Shiva tells Parvati about methods...

 
5:21 AM
@RakeshJoshi What?? I was only talking about asanas being part of hinduism.. Context was HathYoga...
I don't have Todala Tantram . So i can't answer the question without studying that Text fully.
 
@Rickross looks like interpolation. How can Shiva himself say Nilakanta can't be worshiped?
 
5:58 AM
@TheDestroyer I can't say. Need to study the Text first. I think Shiva is saying worshiping him in the Nilakhantha form is not recommended in Kali Yuga.
@TheDestroyer Todala tantram is not available with my publisher too. So need to check elsewhere for this book.
 
@Rickross Yeah. May be only Nilakanta form or Saguna form. But almost everywhere Shiva is worshiped as Linga.
To be precise, Rudra or Shankara is Nilakanta, as per Shiva Purana.
 
@TheDestroyer Here Lord Shiva is saying not to take Nilakantha mantra in Kali. That can be true. One can still take other Shiva mantras like Rudra, Mrityunjaya , Shankara.
 
@Rickross Yeah. Could be not recommended
@Rickross Yeah.
 
@TheDestroyer In Tantra there is a difference. There are several Chakradi calculations done before giving/taking Mantras. For example, suppose someone's name is XYZ can he take Kali mantra? Can he take Shiva mantra? Rudra Mantras? in this case calculations are done based on the first varnas of the recepients name and Deity names. And since Nilakantha begins with N Rudra begins with Ra calculations may vary.
 
@Rickross ohh ok.. I think that passage is take out of context.
 
6:09 AM
@TheDestroyer Yes we need to study the whole text. Otherwise we can't know why?
 
@Rickross And moreover, Agamas have esoteric meaning. We should also know proper meaning.
 
@TheDestroyer Yes that's also true.
@RakeshJoshi Can u answer the latest Jyotisha question? It was asked by sv. i think it can be answered.
 

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