Talk:Kapala

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Panchamrita[edit]

Reference to Panchamrita under Cabala is improper as it involves offering of a mixture of five varieties of fruits ( dry and fresh fruits) only to the deity. There is no blood element in it nor is a tantric in any form. Hence, I am removing it from the list of references in the article.--Nvvchar (talk) 02:44, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Nvvchar is right, no blood in Panchamrita: a mixture of milk, curd, honey, sugar and ghee.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 04:43, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The removal of panchamrita, the five nectars was in error. Due to the twilight language there are various enumerations of the panchatattva. Too much sweet is sour (for both body and spirit): Ayurveda!
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B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 12:16, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Sky burial/charnel ground[edit]

I'm dubious about parts of this section. A significant part of the reason for sky burial is precisely to ensure that any lurking tantrics are frustrated in their desire to collect useable bones. What does "The Charnel ground, interpreted as the Sky burial by the Western society" mean? Johnbod (talk) 18:03, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

This section is an WP:UNDUE in Kapala article. The article is Kapala, how is Sky burial/charnel ground related?--Redtigerxyz (talk) 10:29, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
In the begining of the section, I have written that the Kapala is one of several charnel ground implements made from human bone found by tantrics at Sky Burial sites.If you read te orginal artcile and also the additonal text on Charnel Ground Ornamenets (which is also a new addition from other references not contained in Sky burial artcile) it would be evident that the material provided in the artcile is relevant. This practice is stil prevalent.In Tibetan tantrism literature, there is an extensive coverage of the various procedures for selection of Kapala and also its beneficial or other uses. Hence, I consider the section relevant to the article.--Nvvchar (talk) 01:38, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The point is the whole procedure need not be written, just a passing reference is enough.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 03:58, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
I disagree: more context, more detail! B9 hummingbird hovering (talkcontribs) 12:25, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Film[edit]

A WP:UNDUE applies to the film too. There might n no. of films depicting kapalas, they need not be mentioned, like there can be n no. of films depicting a broom with a witch, do you think they need to mentioned? --Redtigerxyz (talk) 04:20, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Comparison could have been avoided. Any way, since the text on the story and the film has already been deleted, I have nothing more to say except that the film was based on the Classic story of Kapala Kundala written by the famous writer Bankim Chandra Chatterji.--Nvvchar (talk) 14:51, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The comparison was not meant to say that kapalis ate witches, i just wanted to just like witch -> broom, kapali -> kapala.--Redtigerxyz (talk) 11:33, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Daśāvatāra which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 16:46, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 11:07, 9 March 2010 (UTC)


KapālaKapala — As per discussion on Talk:Dashavatara, a move request is restarted here. Per WP:ENGLISH, a non-diacritic spelling Kapala should be used as diacritics are not part of Indian English. History: move summary "14:28, 19 December 2009 moved Kapala to Kapāla: diacritics are sexy"Redtigerxyz Talk 12:21, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Support: Seems appropriate to me. I have fixed the move request to point to the proposed new title, over the redirect. – ukexpat (talk) 20:42, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
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