Welcome to Dust and Snow, a forum for sharing translation projects and other writings related to old stuff made new again. 

Introduction to Agni Pūjā  


Every verse of poetry or story found herein is a magical place to drop an anchor and fish, or snorkel and swim. When a story grabs your attention, drop a line, or just dive in. The mantras and characters in each story once unlocked contain one or more of these: a key, a jewel, or a token that opens new doors revealing the treasures of the Vedic Mind. 

यस्ते॒ स्तनः॑ शश॒यो यो म॑यो॒भूर्येन॒ विश्वा॒ पुष्य॑सि॒ वार्या॑णि । 

यो र॑त्न॒धा व॑सु॒विद्यः सु॒दत्रः॒ सर॑स्वति॒ तमि॒ह धात॑वे कः ॥ 

yaste stanaḥ…

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The Old and New 

This first blog is called the Old and New because most of the content here draws from literature dusty with age...ancient even - yet these ancient stories, poems, and songs are told, translated, and sung anew. Imagine being in some really familiar place in nature. Then, a hard snow falls, covering every surface, tracing every tree branch, blanketing every piece of ground with a new perspective.

Making ancient stories relevant to the present day is part of it, I suppose. But how did these stories of…

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