Abhirami Anthathi - Verse 6

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

                                     Verse 6 – Worship of Śakti


சென்னியது உன்பொன் திருவடித்தாமரை; சிந்தையுள்ளே
மன்னியது உன் திருமந்திரம்; சிந்துர வண்ணப்பெண்ணே!
முன்னிய நின் அடி யாருடன் கூடி முறை முறையே
பன்னியது என்றும் உன் தன் பரமாகம பத்ததியே.

Śĕnniyadu unbŏn tiruvaḍittāmarai; śindaiyul̤l̤e
Manniyadu un tirumandiram; śindura vaṇṇappĕṇṇe!
Munniya nin aḍi yāruḍan kūḍi muṟai muṟaiye
Panniyadu ĕṇḍrum un tan paramāgama pattadiye


Your golden lotus like feet are on my head. In my thoughts is your auspicious mantra forever embedded. O damsel with a red hue! I have followed your devotees and with the right procedures have practiced your methodical worship.

Śĕnniyadu – on the head unbŏn - golden tiruvaḍittāmarai – lotus feet. Abirāmi Bhattar in this stanza speaks the means and knowhow of worshipping Devi. He constantly contemplates on Her holy feet and imagines that they are placed on his head. This kind of worship is also prescribed in the Bhāvanopaṇiad, which instructs the sādhaka to invoke the aspects of the great goddess in various parts of body and mind and finally contemplate Her on the crown cakra. Golden lotus could also subtly convey here the crown cakra.

Tirumandiram verse # 1200 states as below:

Āre tiruviṉ tiruvaṭi kāṇpārkal̤
Nere niṉṟuoti niṉaiyavum vallārkkuk
Kārer kuḻali kamala malaraṉṉa
Cīreyum cevaṭi cintaivait tāl̤e tāl̤e

On Whom She Confers Her Grace

Who shall behold the Feet of that Holy One?

To them who seek Her Presence

And constant meditate,

The Lady of cloud-dark tresses

Revealed Her Holy Feet, Lotus-like,

And placing them on their thoughts,

Blessed them with Her Grace.

Source: www.bhagavadgitausa.com_TirumantiramTamil-EnglishAll.htm

Author’s Translation: To the one who contemplates upon the Divine Mother with a single pointed focus and recites Her mantra, the one with dark cloud like tresses, will place Her lotus feet in the mind/thoughts of such a sādhaka without fail! In order to have Her lotus feet upon their head, the sādhaka has to follow the dictums as per Tirumandiram, which is again equivocally advocated in this verse of Abirāmi Anthathi. That is, possess a single pointed focus and contemplate on Her in meditation. The line Manniyadu - Sedimented/ repeated -un – yours, tiru- Auspicious. Śrī Mandiram- Mantra explains this further - ‘Manniyadu’ means, the mantra has to be absorbed in the mind which would eventually lead to the Ājapa state, which facilitates the dhaka to remain in a state of constant repetition of the mantra. There are various prescribed ways for a person to enter into the Ājapa state. One such way, is aligning the mantra with breath. Shri Ravi Guruji’s article on Aligning Breath with mantra deliberates on how to achieve this. When Abirāmi Bhattar says ‘Manniyadu’, he alludes to the state of Ājapa.

            Also, this line while referring to the Tiru Mandiram, alludes to Her auspicious mantra and also subtly states that all Her mantras are auspicious. However, the subtlest message conveyed is that, it is Her oḍaśī mantra that Bhattar has recited. Mantra also means constant contemplation on the conscious existence of oneself, according to the Śiva Sūtras, the supreme mantra is “aham” where ‘A’-represents Śiva, ‘Ha’ represents Śakti and ‘M’ represents the existence of the individual self. The idea is to go back to the source which is ‘A’, through the means of constant contemplation of Śakti in ‘Ha’ by the Nara - human being, present in ‘M’ or ‘Ma’.

Shri Ravi Guruji’s commentary on Shiva Sutras Verse #22

Mahāhradānusandhānānmantravīryānubhavaḥ महाह्रदानुसन्धानान्मन्त्रवीर्यानुभवः

further states that all the collective sounds of the fifty-one letters of Sanskrit, lead to the sound ‘aham’, which is nothing but the one supreme consciousness. Śakti as a connecting principle, leads one to this supreme consciousness as She is the one who manages the expansion between subtle to gross and vice versa.

The ‘Ha’ syllable also represents the ‘hamsa’ mantra, which is the natural breathing rhythm of human beings, which when properly aligned, takes us back to the source.

śindura vaṇṇappĕṇṇe! – A lady with red complexion – Devi is referred to as possessing a reddish complexion throughout this literature. Red here deals mainly with the act of Creation and compassion towards the beings and also taking them back to the source, when they are ready for the final merger.

Munniya nin aḍi yāruḍan – Devotees who are senior to me / guru, kūḍi - Be with them muṟai muṟaiye – Follow the dictums and process recommended in the worship. Panniyadu – Performed, ĕṇḍrum – Every day, un tan – yours, paramāgama pattadiye – Supreme methodical worship.

Bhattar has approached a guru, performed the guru seva to his guru and thereby earned his consent and learnt all the methodical means of worship - “Krama” of Devi from him. Thereafter, he performed the daily pūja to Devi, as dictated by the Āgamās/Tantras (the Śaktā tantras are also known as a Śaktā Āgamās). Among the Śaktā Āgamās, Bhattar has followed the supreme Āgamā (Śrī Vidyā) and its methodical instructions, which is clearly known by his choice of word “Parama” which means supreme.

            Since Bhattar has mentioned Her mantra as “Tiru Mandiram” or mantra with Śrīṁ in it, we can safely conclude that the mantra is Soḍaśī and the tantra or Āgamā he followed for his personal worship is Śrīvidyā. It is interesting to note his accomplishment despite being a priest of a Śiva temple governed by Śaiva Āgamās containing precise instructions for offering prayers at the temple as well as their own personal worship, with higher prominence assigned to Śiva worship vs that of Devi, who would be treated as a consort with lesser prominence.

            Referring to multiple other stanzas for which commentaries will follow in due course, Abirāmi Bhattar refers to the form of Abirāmi with a sugarcane bow, flowery arrows etc., which are unique to Śrīvidyā tantra. The weightage to Śrīvidyā tantra is prominent in his verses. Temple idols installed as per Śaiva Āgamā rules, will rarely have an image of Devi with a sugarcane bow and flowery arrows, as most images that follow the Śaiva Āgamā rules, advocate a less prominent and minimalistic image for Devi.

Abirāmi Bhattar in this stanza, if read from bottom up, provides the steps for a sādhaka on how to move towards the source of the entire Creation. He also gives his practical experiences through this stanza. It is also interesting to note that in this stanza, Abirāmi Bhattar did not advocate the contemplation on Her form, rather advised on the mantric form, subtly conveying that the sādhaka should slowly move towards subtler forms of worship.

            To summarize, this verse conveys the following -

1. Be with the devotees of Devi.

2. Learn the methodical worship of Her and understand it completely.

3. Perform regular pūja every day, there by setting a discipline for sādhana.

4. Approach a suitable guru who is devoted to Devi.

5. Learn from him the supreme Ṣoḍaśī mantra.

6. Act on the instructions given by one’s guru.

7. Advance to the Ājapa state by contemplating on her Supreme Mantra.

8. Finally realize Her feet on the Crown cakra.


This article is wirtten by Shri Arun who can be contacted at arun.radhakrishnan25@gmail.com 


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Nabhi Vidya - Mantra Raja

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

ŚRĪ NĀBHI VIDYĀ MANTRARĀJAḤ (श्री नाभि विद्या मन्त्रराजः)

PŪRVĀṄGA VIDYĀ (पूर्वाङ्ग विद्या)

  1. Kādi Anuloma (कादि अनुलोम) -

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ aim̐ klīm̐ sau
aim̐ aim̐ kaeīla kaeīla hrīm̐
klīm̐ klīm̐ hasakahala hasakahala hrīm̐
sau sau sakala sakala hrīm̐ śrīm̐ śrīm̐
sau klīm̐ aim̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ aim̐ om̐

ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऐँ क्लीँ सौः

ऐँ ऐँ कएईल कएईल ह्रीँ
क्लीँ क्लीँ हसकहल हसकहल ह्रीँ
सौः सौः सकल सकल ह्रीँ श्रीँ श्रीँ

सौः क्लीँ ऐँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ ऐँ

  1. Kādi Anuloma Hṛllekha Dvayā (कादि अनुलोम हृल्लेख द्वयां) -

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ aim̐ klīm̐ sauḥ
aim̐ aim̐ kaeīla kaeīla hrīm̐ hrīm̐
klīm̐ klīm̐ hasakahala hasakahala hrīm̐ hrīm̐
sauḥ sauḥ sakala sakala hrīm̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ śrīm̐
sauḥ klīm̐ aim̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ aim̐ om̐

ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऐँ क्लीँ सौः

ऐँ ऐँ कएईल कएईल ह्रीँ ह्रीँ

क्लीँ क्लीँ हसकहल हसकहल ह्रीँ ह्रीँ

सौः सौः सकल सकल ह्रीँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ श्रीँ

सौः क्लीँ ऐँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ ऐँ  ...Read More

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Sri Prathyangira Siddhi Lakshmi Stotram

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Siddhilakṣmī Stotraṃ 

(श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा सिद्धिलक्ष्मी स्तोत्रं )


Acknowledgments: The first and foremost acknowledgment goes out to Shri Tripuraghna who provided the typed content of this stotram and his consent for the translation. This to me is a commandment from the Divine Mother Herself and it is my humble offering to Herself in the form of Shri Tripuraghna! The second acknowledgment goes out to sādhika Minakshi ji, who consented in providing me with another copy of this stotram with slight variations. I have incorporated a few words from the stotram provided by Minakshi ji, to replace what seemed to be a few grammatical mistakes (to me) in the stotram provided by Shri Tripuraghna. There are no contextual changes whatsoever and both versions of the stotram are stating the same thing, although Tripuraghna’s version is slightly longer and more detailed. Although slightly blended, the stotram is almost identical to the version provided by Shri Tripuraghna. I am indebted to both for providing the content and hope this stotram provides the necessary information for those pursuing the sādhana of Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Siddhilakmī. Both the versions of Shri Tripuraghna and Minakshi ji, are provided at the end of the Stotram for reference, in both IAST and Devanāgari formats.

Some of the content related to Śrī Kubjikā Devi in this stotram, are sourced from the magnum opus Manthānabhairavatantram by Shri Dr. Mark Dyczkowski. This book is the greatest treatise available on the Paścimāmnāya Nāyikā Śrī Kubjikā Devi and is also one of the greatest tantra translations rendered till date. A must have, for all tantra enthusiasts!

Disclaimer: A serious disclaimer is issued in the interest of all those desirous of reciting this stotram. It should be noted that this is meant ONLY for those initiated into the sādhana of Ś Pratyaṅgirā Siddhilakṣmī. The sādhakas must have the associated mantra and yantra āvaraa pūja initiations to proceed further. Failure to follow the appropriate prerequisites and procedures may result in an untimely death and/or loss of one’s possessions, as duly noted in the last verse of this stotram.

I have not received any initiation into Her mantras and japa vidhi, nor am I aware of Her mantra procedures, yantra āvaraṇa puja etc. It is purely by the blessings of the initiates like Shri Tripuraghna, Minakshi ji and of my gurus, as well as the grace of the Divine Mother, to be able to attempt a translation of this stotram. I personally do not feel I have done justice in the translation as I am completely unaware of Her worship procedures.

My translation on verse 50, is exactly opposite to the assertion of Shri Tripuraghna and I would refer the readers including myself, to what Shri Tripuraghna has asserted unequivocally!

Prologue: The Divine Mother Śrī Guhyakālī has many forms, one of which is Śrī Siddhilakmī, who is also known as Śrī Pratyaṅgirā. Śrī Siddhilakṣmī could be ...Read More

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Sri Navaksari Siddhi Lakshmi Mūla Pratyangira Purna chandi Mantra

Friday, December 14, 2018

Śrī Navākṣari Siddhilakṣmī Mūlapratyaṅgirā Pūrṇacaṇḍī Mantra

(श्री नवाक्षरि सिद्धिलक्ष्मी मूलप्रत्यङ्गिरा पूर्णचण्डी मन्त्र) 

(9 lettered Siddhilakṣmī mantra)

This is considered to be one of the most powerful wealth providing mantras. Every bīja fights poverty of all types and effectively removes all negativity, karma and poverty, enabling the flow of wealth of all types. The Divine Mother Pratyaṅgirā is also called Siddhilakṣmī and Pūrṇacaṇḍī (beyond Durga Caṇḍī)

Purpose:- Removal of all types of karmas and bestowing immense spiritual wealth. Accumulation of immense wealth of all types, material and spiritual. Complete banishment of poverty of all types.

Source:- Daśamahāvidya Tantra.

1. Viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः) :-

om̐ asya śrī siddhilakṣmī mahāmantrasya

nārada ṛṣiḥ

gāyatrī chandaḥ

śrī siddhalakṣmī devatāḥ

hrīm̐ bījaṃ

hūm̐ śaktiḥ

krom̐ kīlakaṃ

sarvārtha sādhane jape viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य श्री सिद्धिलक्ष्मी महामन्त्रस्य  

नारद ऋषिः ।

गायत्री छन्दः ।

श्री सिद्धलक्ष्मी देवताः ।

ह्रीँ बीजं ।

हूँ शक्तिः ।

क्रोँ कीलकं ।

सर्वार्थ साधने जपे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- This prayer/mantra japa is to invoke Śrī Siddhilakṣmī Devi and perform Her mantra japa to obtain ...Read More

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Sri Maha Varahi Astottara sata divya nama stotram

Sunday, July 02, 2023

Śrī Mahā-vārāhī Aṣṭottara-śata-divya-nāma Stotram

(श्री महावाराही अष्टोत्तरशतदिव्यनाम स्तोत्रम् )

AcknowledgmentsShri Lorran for providing the text of the Śrī Mahāvārāhī Aṣṭottaraśatanāma Stotram with two variations. The second acknowledgment goes to Śrī Yogāmba sameta Śrī Ātmānandanātha (Shri Ramesh Kutticad) whose book – “Meditative Texts”, has served as the primary reference for much of the content of the related article.

Prologue – The 108 attributes are a gist of the essence of the deity, who is elaborated in a more expansive and detailed manner in the associated 1000 attributes hymn. The purpose seems to be to allow the worshippers to pray to the deity on a daily or regular basis without losing sight of the most important attributes and features.

The Divine Mother Śrī Mahāvārāhī is ...Read More

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Mantra Japa - Siddhi, Benefits & Realization

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Mantra Japa, benefits realization and siddhi considerations


Often, we are faced with the question as to what can be done to achieve the siddhi (fruition) of mantras in current times? There is also the question that lingers within – what can we do to accelerate the process and achieve meaningful results in a reasonable amount of time?

When it comes to mantra japa, the foremost consideration is a proper initiation from a well-versed guru, who would also choose the right date and time for the initiation as well. There are other considerations like the suitable mantra to initiate that may sometimes align with the starting letter of the mantra or their birth star etc, that may seem to be more compatible to the sādhaka for recitation. Moving further, below are some important considerations that one must also keep in mind when it comes to mantra japa and its fruition.

Japa recitation during auspicious times is considered beneficial. One may look up the almanacs and determine the best time that agrees with their daily schedules. Obtaining siddhi of mantras is not as easy as it is made to appear in the mantra manuals. It is nearly impossible to achieve in our current practical reality, for most of us. The better thing to do, is to surrender to the mantra and set aside all expectations of siddhi. Mahidhara writes in his magnum opus – Mantra Mahodadhi, to perform sādhana with zero expectations and gain limitless siddhi and ...Read More

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Sri Guru Ashtakam

Wednesday, June 01, 2022


Śrī Guru Aṣṭakam,which consists of eight verses, was composed by आदि शंकराचार्या Ādi Śaṁkarācāryā. This explains how a disciple should hold his/her Guru for spiritual development and for ultimate Self-realisation. Shiva revealed in detail to His Consort, Śakti, the greatness of a Guru, in Śrī Guru Gītā. Everyone cannot become a Guru. He should be pure and intelligent. He should have studied śāstrā-s and should be able to clear the doubts of his disciples. He should have come from a good lineage. Such Guru will first initiate his disciple with a mantra and observe his progress. When a mantra is initiated, Guru – disciple relationship is established. Then, Guru will patiently and gradually take him to higher levels of Self-realisation. When Guru is sure of his disciple’s progress, the disciple is also elevated to become a Guru and thus the lineage is carried on.

Role of a Guru is extremely important in Self-realization. Kulārṇava Tantra discusses in detail about the qualities of a Guru. This is in the form of a conversation between Śiva and Śakti. First, Śiva enumerates the qualities of a disciple (śiṣya). Śiṣya is the one, who has the will, aptitude, perseverance, patience and faith to transform from the state of aniṣpanna (imperfection) to the state of niṣpanna (perfection). (aniṣpanne niṣpanna-śabdaḥ śiṣyaḥ).

There are several descriptions for a perfect disciple, which may ...Read More

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Kundalini - The Mystic Power

Friday, March 12, 2021

Divine Mother Kundalini

Have your ever been intrigued/fascinated by the word Kundalini and wanted to know more as well as explore the deeper aspects of the Divine Mother in the form of Kundalini? The six/seven chakras in the human body, their importance and other related aspects, are all part of the Kundalini activation. Not everyone is attracted to mantra japa and many prefer Kriya Yoga and related meditational practices. Ravi Guruji has written many articles on this subject and the Manblunder Team's top pick on this topic, is the series of 30 articles written on this topic and you may read them here. We do hope that those who have not read these articles may find valuable information to guide them on their spiritual journey.

All About Kundalini



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Shiva the Supreme - Part 1

Monday, May 04, 2009

This article is the first in the series, Shiva the Supreme. The concept of Shiva cannot be explained in a nut shell and it needs a thorough and detailed study. Rudra, Shiva, Mahadeva, Sadhashiva, and Bhairava are the popular names of Shiva. There are various interpretations for Shiva. We will discuss all these aspects and try to understand Shiva, the Supreme. Let us first take up Rudra. Brahma the creator did penance with a desire to create. But nothing materialized for Brahma. He got angry and started crying. From his tears appeared deadly snakes. Brahma got upset on seeing these snakes and lost his senses and ultimately died. From the body of Brahma appeared 11 Rudras. They are called eka dasa (eleven) Rudras. The name Rudra is formed out of ru and dru. Ru means cry and dru means move. Therefore Rudra means roaming around crying. This explanation is given in puranas. But Upanishads give different interpretation. The eleven Rudras represent ten sensory organs in the human body and eleventh Rudra is mind says Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. This explanation seems to be logical. There is yet another explanation for Rudra which says he is the remover of misery. Dru also means dissolve or melt and ru also means fear. This meaning also appears to be appropriate. Rudran removes all miseries of men. This is the reason for performing eka dasa rudram. Eka dasa Rudram names 11 Rudras. They ...Read More

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Patañjali Yoga Sūtra-s has 196 aphorisms, classified under four chapters. First Chapter is known as samādhi pāda and has 51 aphorisms. Second chapter is known as sādhana pāda and has 55 aphorisms. These two chapters deal with the practice of controlling the mind and to enter into different stages of meditation. Third chapter is known as vibhūti pāda and has 56 aphorisms. This chapter deals with siddhis (super human powers) that we may acquire due to sincerity and intensity of practice, as explained in the first two chapters. Fourth chapter is known as kaivalya pāda and has 34 aphorisms.

We have covered chapters one and two through various articles on meditation. Now, we will take up for brief study, chapters three and four vibhūti pāda and kaivalya pāda.

Further Readings:



Understanding Philosophies - Part 6 - Patanjali Yoga

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Will You Come Back Guruji - Part 1

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Part 1

Guruji in the horizon is a short story about a rustic boy ultimately transforming into a Spiritual Guru. The story will be published as a series, containing a number of parts. Here is part 1:

It is yet another day.  I always like the dawn - the creeks of birds, misty leaves and the redness of the dawn. Red stands for compassion.  I used to wonder how the sun being so red at the time of dawn gradually turns white.  I live near river Cauvery. It is good to walk on the sandy river bed.  The tiny sand grains acupressure my feet and I used to enjoy this.  The river was flowing with the rustic sound that changes every minute.  In the river bed, I perform my yogic exercises.  I prefer the river bed as you have plenty of natural unpolluted air around.  The more oxygen intake helps to rejuvenate the body better. When I begin ...Read More

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Soundarya Lahari सौन्दर्यलहरी - Verse 1

Monday, May 07, 2012

Soundarya Laharī consisting one hundred verses was composed by Ādi Śaṁkarācārya in praise of Supreme Goddess Śaktī. Soundarya Laharī has two parts. The first part has 41 verses and this part is known as Ānandalaharī and the next part consisting of 59 verses is known as Soundarya laharī. Ānandalaharī deals exhaustively with the Bliss attained while worshipping Her and the next 59 verses dwell on Her physical description that can be explained both grossly and subtly.

Soundarya Lahari Verse 1

Śivaḥ śaktyā yukto yadi bhavati śaktaḥ prabhavituṁ
na cedevaṁ devo na khalu kuśalaḥ spanditumapi|
Atastvāmārādhyāṁ hariharaviriñcādibhirapi
praṇantuṁ stotuṁ vā kathamakṛtapuṇyaḥ prabhavati||

शिवः शक्त्या युक्तो यदि भवति शक्तः प्रभवितुं
न चेदेवं देवो न खलु कुशलः स्पन्दितुमपि।
अतस्त्वामारध्यां हरिहरविरिञ्चादिभिरपि
प्रणन्तुं स्तोतुं वा कथमकृतपुण्यः प्रभवति॥

 Śivaḥ - tāntric Śiva i.e. God Himself; yadi - if; yuktaḥ - joined with; Śaktyā – Śakti; bhavati – becomes; śaktaḥ - capable of; prabhavituṁ - manifesting; (but)  ced – if; na - He is not; evam - thus (i.e. if He is not united with Śakti); devaḥ - Śiva;  na khalu  api - is certainly not even; kuśalaḥ  - able; spanditum - to vibrate; Atas - For this reason; katham – how; akṛtapuṇyaḥ  - is the one who has not accomplished meritorious acts;  prabhavati - able to; praṇantuṁ  - bow; – or; stotuṁ – praise; tvām  - You; ārādhyām  - who are to be worshiped; api – even; by hari -Viṣṇu;  hara - purānic Śiva; viriñca – Brahmā; api – etc.

Meaning of this verse: Śiva becomes inert without Śaktī. When Śiva is not united with Śaktī, He cannot manifest the universe. Because of Her functional nature, Divine Mother becomes supremely important. Even gods and goddesses find it difficult to bow before Her and sing Her praise.

Śiva is Self-illuminating.  Without His existence, the universe will be plunged into darkness. Śiva is present in prakāśa (illuminating) form.  Prakāśa can be explained as visible, shining, universally noted, brightness, lustre, splendour, etc.  Śaktī is His vimarśa form.  Vimarśa can be explained as reasoning, knowledge, consideration, reflecting etc.  In spite of Śiva being the grandeur amongst the cognized existences, He cannot realize His own incomparable splendour without something that is able to reflect His grandeur.  This is like a human not able to see his own form without an object that is capable of reflecting his image.  Śaktī acts like a reflecting mirror where Śiva is able to realise His Reality, like a mirror reflecting the image of a person who stands before it.  Pure consciousness is Śiva and realizing the Pure Consciousness is Śaktī.  If Śiva is not present, the consciousness itself does not exist.  If Śaktī is not present, the presence of consciousness cannot be realised.  In the state of prakāśa ‘I’ and ‘This’ stand united and in the vimarśa aspect ‘This’ is separated from ‘I’.  Therefore prakāśa aspect is ‘I + This’ and vimarśa aspect is ‘This’ alone.  ‘I’ is the origin of the universe and ‘This’ is the expansion of the universe. Śiva is cit and Śaktī is citiCit means foundational consciousness and citi means the consciousness that brings about cognitive operations. Śaktī segregates I and This.  Without Śaktī this vital segregation cannot take place. Śiva causes the initial pulsation for creation that is carried forward by Śaktī.  Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad describes this Supreme Consciousness as ekātmapratyayasāram and the worldly process as Prapañca.

Śaktī pushes forward the throb created by Śiva through different principles or tattva-s (thirty six, where Śiva is tattva one and Śaktī is tattva two) and sustains it through Her māyā or illusion.  Māyā is the sole factor that separates a soul from the Brahman.  She is the manifested conglutination of Śiva and Śaktī and therefore She is both the seed and the sprout.  This also drives home the point that for creation, two objects are required.  For example, a soul alone cannot be born on its own.  It has to come into contact with prakṛti or Nature in order to manifest.  Procreation is not possible without conjugation of masculine and feminine energies. 

Moving on from the perceptible to subtle, a lot more is said about Their subtle conjugation.  They are referred as two bindu-s (dots), white and red, denoting Śiva and Śaktī respectively.  These two bindu-s in mutual conjunction expand and contract.  When they expand, the creation takes place by means of vāc (word) and artha (lit. meaning).  Vāc means the Śabda Brahman and artha means thirty six  tattva-s or principles.  These two bindu-s which enter one another are known as Kāma-Kāmeśvarī.  Śiva, the Supreme is in the form of the first alphabet of Sanskrit A (अ), is the cause of all sounds of Veda-s.  He attains the form of a bindu after having entered His own vimarśa form, Śaktī, in whom the entire universe is dissolved.  Like prakāśa form of bindu entering the vimarśa form of bindu, vimarśa form of bindu also enters prakāśa form of bindu, which is already within it.  As a result of this conjugation, a third bindu called as miśra bindu is born.  Miśra means combined.  Now there are three bindu-s, white, red and miśra.  These three bindu-s form a triangle, red and miśra are below and the white bindu is placed above them causing a perfect triangle.  The miśra bindu has all the tattva-s or principles within itself and is the cause for further creation.  This is the innermost triangle of Sri Chakra.  When these three dots are connected, the three connecting lines represent all the triads such as three guṇa-s, three stages of consciousness, icchā, jñāna and kriyā śaktī-s, etc.  This triangle becomes the cause for creation beginning with Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and Rudra.  These three dots are also referred as sun (top), moon (right) and fire (left).  There is an inverted triangle below the three dots.  The three connecting lines of this lower triangle represent three kūṭa-s of Her Pañcadaśī mantra (nāmā 89).

Śiva and Śaktī together are known as Paramaśiva. Śiva alone has got independent power of autonomy, known as svātantraya śakti, which comprises of cit, ānanda, icchā, jñāna and kriyā śakti-s. These five śakti-s are known as Consciousness, Bliss, will, knowledge and action.  Śiva transfers His exclusive and independent power of autonomy, comprising of these five powers to Śaktī. Śiva always prefers to remain alone in a state of Bliss. He carves out His svātantraya śakti and transfers it to Śaktī. As He has transferred His Power to Her, this verse says that He cannot act without Her. It must be remembered that whatever power She has, they represent the Powers of Śiva only. She acts on behalf of Śiva alone. There is nothing in this universe that is not Śiva. Therefore, unless one understands Śaktī, he or she cannot realize Śiva, the Ultimate. She alone can reveal Śiva, says Lalitā Sahasranāma 727, Śivajñānapradāyinī.

In the process of creation, there are so many energies in action. For example, creation is taken care of by Brahmā, sustenance by Viṣṇu and death is caused by Rudra. These three are only the primary acts of the Divine. There are many other innumerable energies and every such energy is represented by a deity, either a god or a goddess. For example, water is under the control of Varuṇa, fire by Agni, etc.  All these acts are overseen by Śaktī. Without Her command, none of these gods and goddesses becomes active.

She is worshipped in Sri Chakra, where the Divine Couple, Śiva and Śaktī are seated in the central bindu (dot). Before worshipping Them in this bindu, all other gods and goddesses are worshipped in various coverings known as āvaraṇa-s. Only after obtaining the blessings of all other gods and goddesses, the Divine Couple can be worshipped. This concept is symbolically represented through Sri Chakra worship.

Lalitā Sahasranāma adores Her through 1000 nāma-s. This Supreme Sahasranāma was composed by eight Vāc Devi-s and these nāma-s highlight all Her activities. If one needs to understand Her, he or she should first understand the meaning of these nāma-s. For example the first nāma adores as the Supreme Mother and the last nāma reveals Her name as Lalitāmbikā. In between these nāma-s, She is adored for each of Her quality. Nāma 250 adores Her as pañca-brahma-svarūpiṇī. Pañca-brahma refers to Her five primary acts – creation, sustenance, death, annihilation and re-creation.

To sum up, this verse adores the Supreme Mother, who is ever compassionate, carrying out all the activities to sustain the universe. Those who have good karmas accrued over past births alone become capable of seeking Her through various forms of Her worship. When it is not easy for Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Purānic Śiva to worship Her, the kind of good karmas one needs to worship Her through Śrīvidyā Upāsana is subtly explained in this verse.

Related articles:

Soundarya Lahari - सौन्दर्यलहरी - Verse 2 

Soundarya Lahari - Verse 3

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Theory And Practice of Kundalini Meditation - Introduction

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kuṇḍalinī is not just a force, but Parāśakti Herself in Her subtlest form. It is one of the quickest methods to liberation. Even without practicing kuṇḍalinī, She ascends to higher chakras depending upon one’s level of love (the highest form of devotion) for Her. Ascension of kuṇḍalinī is directly related to the purity level of one’s mind. Yoga Cūḍāmaṇi Upaniṣad talks abou90t the importance of kuṇḍalinī. Verse 37 says, “Kuṇḍalinī rests in the passage of Brahman. If one goes through this passage, Brahman is attained.” Passage of Brahman that is referred here is a tiny nāḍi (often explained as a nerve or an artery or a vein) inside the spinal cord known as suṣumna, where all the three guṇa-s (sattva, rajas and tamas) are present. Within suṣumna, there are two other nāḍi-s, one within the other. Outer nāḍi is suṣumna and within suṣumna there is another nāḍi vajra (literal meaning – impenetrable) and within vajra, there is a very tiny nāḍi known as citriṇi and this citriṇi nāḍi is referred as the pathway to Brahman, who is seated at the top of the head in a tiny orifice known as brahmrandra (the orifice of Brahman). Yoga Cūḍāmaṇi Upaniṣad (39) says, “When kuṇḍalinī is awakened, ascends through citriṇi nāḍi and opens the door for the practitioner to realize Brahman.” We need the help of only mind and prāṇa to awaken this Divine Power Kuṇḍalinī which lies dormant in the base chakra and through practice have to make Her unite with Her Consort of Śiva. When this Divine Union takes place, the yogi is liberated.

How importance kuṇḍalinī is in the path or liberation is explained in Haṭhayoga Pradīpaka in the chapter samādhi. “When kuṇḍalinī is awakened through various means, one enters into the state of samādhi automatically. The one, who knows the path abandons all actions when his prāṇa enters into suṣumna (technically speaking it is through citriṇi nāḍi, which is the inner most nāḍi in suṣumna. He is liberated when kuṇḍalinī enters into sahasrāra.” Therefore, the main purpose of understanding and practicing kuṇḍalinī meditation is only to attain liberation. Some supernatural powers that are attained during practice are to be ignored, if one is able to attain these powers; however, these powers are rarely attained. Kuṇḍalinī Yoga is also known as Mahā Yoga, which itself indicates its importance and supremacy.

Before practicing kuṇḍalinī, we need to have thorough understanding of the subtleties of kuṇḍalinī, which is the subtlest and yet the most powerful form of Parāśakti. As we know, She has three forms, Gross (different forms with which we worship Her, such as Kālī, Ṣoḍaśī etc. Her subtler form is Kāmakalā and Her subtlest form is Kuṇḍalinī. All these three forms are discussed in Lalitā Sahasranāma in detail.

It is always advisable to practice kuṇḍalinī meditation under the direct supervision of a learned Guru, who has experienced the Bliss of kuṇḍalinī and got liberated. Expertise of a Guru is needed in case of wrong practice which could cause serious damage to the whole body, particularly, the nervous system. While practicing kuṇḍalinī meditation, certain biological, hormonal and chemical changes happen in the body and such changes in general do not cause any harm, provided, this meditation is practiced step by step in a slow pace.

This series will discuss all possible angles of kuṇḍalinī meditation, including theory, practice, required āsana-s, prāṇāyāma, mudra-s, bandha-s, yoganidrā, activating and balancing psychic centres apart from discussing spiritual, scientific and biological angles. However, extreme caution should be exercised while practicing these procedures. Most importantly, one should have absolute faith on Her Grace.

(to be continued)

Further Readings:

Kundalini Syndrome

Kinetic Kundalini Energy

Is Kundalini Deaf

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रः Śrī Śivapañcākṣarī Mahāmantraḥ

 1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः 

अस्य श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रस्य। वामेदेव ऋषिः। पङ्क्तिछन्दः। सांबपरमेश्वरो देवता॥

asya śrī śivapañcākṣarī mahāmantrasya । Vāmedeva ṛṣiḥ|(open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead)| paṅktichandaḥ (right palm on the mouth)| sāṁbaparameśvaro devatā || (right palm on the heart chakra)॥

ॐ बीजं। नमः शक्तिः। शिवायेति कीलकम्॥

श्री सांबपरमेश्वर दर्शन भाषण सिद्ध्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः॥

om bījaṁ (right shoulder)| namaḥ śaktiḥ (left shoulder)| śivāyeti kīlakam (on the navel)||

śrī sāṁbaparameśvar darśana bhāṣaṇa siddhyarthe  jape viniyogaḥ (open both the palms and run them over all parts of the body; from head to ...Read More

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SRI SUKTAM - Part 12 (Concluding Part)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In the original Khilasūkta, there are 29 verses, out of which we have discussed 16 verses so far. These 16 verses are the main part of Śrī Sūktam. Now the balance of 13 verses are being discussed. These verses do not form part of homa procedure of Śrī Sūktam.

पद्मानने पद्मविपद्मपत्रे पद्मदलायदाक्षि।

विश्वप्रिये विष्णुमनोनुकूले ...Read More

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bhagavān Dattātreya continues:  

Upaniṣad-s explain how māyā projects objects as different things from Brahman (It is the māyā that makes us to think that the objects we see are real and different from Brahman; the fact is that everything is Brahman, hence It is called Omnipresent or all pervasive). Brahman is not divisible (hence omnipresent) and hence, there cannot be any comparison for a non-dual Brahman (comparison is possible only if more than one object is present). It is free from actions ...Read More

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Ashwatthama – The Saptarishi of 8th Manvantara

Sunday, July 30, 2017

(This article is published by Santosh Kumar Raja)

In Indian mythology, I think there is no other name that evokes more curiosity, mystery and mixed feelings than that of Ashwatthama. If you punch in “Ashwatthama” in google or any other search engine, you will get umpteen sites, videos, TV channel programs and legends about Ashwatthama each describing a different aspect. ...Read More

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Finding God - 1

Thursday, February 19, 2009

There are various steps to become a yogi. To become a yogi we need guidance from another yogi, who is called spiritual Guru. We have discussed certain things in my earlier postings like Self Realisation. Now, we will go a little deep into this subject. First step is to understand consciousness thoroughly. This plays an important role in various stages of meditation. The consciousness can be defined as “understanding the subject and the object”. The consciousness cannot be defined with a relative term. This can also be interpreted as “knowing your self”. In Sanskrit, consciousness is referred as “cit”. The word “cit” can be defined as ‘self knowing self’.

Giving a proper explanation or understanding the explanation is difficult. But without understanding this, we cannot proceed further. ‘Knowing your self’ and ‘self knowing self’ is one and the same. Here the second usage of self means Atman. Consciousness is not Atman. Consciousness or cit is trying to know the atman. How is that Self appearing? It is ‘prakasha’. Prakasha means light. So, the consciousness or cit is trying to know the Self which is in the form of light. It is just not another light. This light is self illuminating and also illuminates things around it. Does it not sound like our electrical lights? When a bulb is burning, we see the burning bulb and also the things around that bulb, because of the light from the bulb. With our eyes we see both, the subject and object, whereas the Self or atman is only the subject and there is no object to see here. This is what Kato Upanishad also says. Whatever we see around us is due to the illuminating inner Self or atman. The illuminating atman cannot be seen with our physical eyes.

We can see this only with our consciousness. With consciousness we can see the ...Read More

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Śaṃkarācārya who had authored many works on dvaita or dualism such as Saundaryalaharī, etc. had also authored Supreme Advaita Scriptures or non-dualistic Scriptures like Ātmabodhaḥ, Tattvabodhaḥ, Vivekacūḍamaṇi, etc. What is the need for Śaṃkarācārya to author both dualistic and non-dualistic Scriptures? He was a loka Guru (Guru for the world) and he had the dual responsibility of developing bhakti (devotion) and at the same time, leading elevated souls to the path of Liberation. The path of bhakti leads to the path of moksha. We cannot get master’s degree without going to school and graduation. These are prerequisites for post-graduation. We begin our education in an elementary school and gradually progress to middle school, high school, graduation and finally post-graduation and research. Similarly, spiritual path, which is full of subtleties and negations can be pursued only after experiencing bhakti. What is bhakti? In bhakti, we worship a form which is mostly loved by us. Here, God and we are not on the same plane; god is always kept on a pedestal and we adore that form with clothes, flowers, ornaments, offer food for god to eat. Though god does not eat, we get satisfaction and happiness when innumerable food items are offered to god. When bhakti is intense, we also shed tears in front of this god. But, we don’t get tears in the beginning, but over a period of time, when we consider that form as our own, we become emotional. A strong relationship is established between god and us. This is the infantile step in the path of moksha. Many of us continue our lives by pursuing only the path of bhakti, without seeking the ultimate goal of our life. Human birth is God’s gift and we should not waste this without attaining Liberation. Both birth and death are always painful. Hence, it is important that we should get relief from transmigration. Śaṃkarācārya in simple terms laid the path to Liberation, which is easier to follow than the ritualistic path.

Nowadays, ritualistic path is commercialised and turned out to be crowd pulling events. Some may argue that ritualistic path is prescribed by Vedas. But, they are not aware that Vedas have subtle conveyances too. Aurobindo was the first one to give subtle interpretation to Vedas. He said yajña-s refer to inner oblations, burning ego, anger, greed, pride, attachment, desires, etc. These are the impediments in spiritual path, which is always internal. We should not be lured by crowd pullers in spiritual life. Spiritual life is always in seclusion. Nothing is needed for spiritual life; no wastage of money and no physical strain. All we need is only a pure mind. Spiritual path cannot be pursued where pomp and vanity are predominant; even bhakti takes a beating in this scenario. Now, we can understand why sages and saints went to forest to meditate. There are several instances about this in Upanishads. Kṛṣṇa also speaks of meditating in seclusion. Dualism or ritualistic path cannot be denounced. However, they are like pre-graduation period. Goal of our life is to attain moksha, for which Śaṃkarācārya clearly laid down instructions for us to follow. This path is simple and inexpensive and is the only path for Liberation.

After remaining in spiritual path for some time, the next move is towards mantra sādhana. Mantras are meant to protect and purify our mind. Mantras are to be initiated by a Guru. There are two types of Gurus. Some Gurus go deeper and deeper into mantra sādhana and barrages his disciples with scores of mantras. Other Gurus take us to the path of Liberation through the path of mantra sādhana and meditation. It is always better to approach the second type of Gurus, who guides us properly in our ultimate goal, step by step. But these types of Gurus are rare to find. No purpose would be served if we practice more than one mantra at a time. Mantras, as such, do not lead to Liberation. They only prepare our mind for the ultimate goal of realizing the Self, as Self-realization happens only in the mind. While pursuing mantra sādhana, again step by step approach should be pursued. In the initial days, we can use rosary beads for counting. After sometime, when we become conversant with the mantra, we have to discard beads and chant the mantra mentally. Then mantra should be meditated upon, which results in the mantra percolating into our subconscious mind. Thus, we unconsciously chant the mantra throughout the day. At this stage, we are ready to begin our spiritual journey. The mind needs to be cleansed with ritualistic path and mantra sādhana. Only in a fully cleansed mind, true spiritual path can be pursued. Without strong foundation, a tall building will always be unstable and similarly, without a pure mind, proper meditation cannot be pursued.

We need the help of our Guru from this point onwards and the Guru should be capable of leading us to the path of enlightenment. Spiritual path begins with three things. They are spiritual knowledge, prāṇāyama and meditation, exactly in the similar order. There is no point in reading books after books. The ultimate teaching of all the books is “you are That”. After acquiring the requisite knowledge, we have to unlearn what we have learnt, after grasping the essence and revelations of these spiritual texts such as Upaniṣad-s and non-dualistic texts authored by Śaṃkarācārya. Why unlearning? Otherwise, we will continue to dwell in doubts and there will be no end to such doubts. While acquiring knowledge, we should have absolute concentration. If we are not able to understand, we have to clarify our doubts with our Guru.

Before proceeding to the final path viz. meditation, we have to practice prāṇāyama, as advised by Guru. Prāṇāyama helps to cleanse the mind of all impurities and develop our concentration, which is important in meditation. Along with prāṇāyama, we have to learn to slow down our breathing rate, which helps to increase our awareness during meditation. To begin with, twenty minutes of meditation (which excludes prāṇāyama) twice a day. Nothing will happen in the first few minutes. After approximately 10 to 20 days, the first signs of silent mind can be observed. Under the guidance of Guru, one has to increase the duration of meditation over a period of time. Those who have responsibilities should not practice meditation for longer duration, as long duration meditation will lead to samādhi or trance. Remaining in samādhi for long time, will lead to detachment from the family. Hence, age factor should be taken into account while practicing higher meditations. Guru will properly guide us in this regard.

Once we have completed our responsibilities, we can meditate for longer duration, which will make us to remain first in savikalpa samādhi and later on in nirvikalpa samādhi, where we become one with the Self. We continue to exist in this world as long as the last trace of karma remains. Once, all our karmas are exhausted, we cease to transmigrate and merge into Brahman forever. This is the right path to Liberation. There is no short cut method to Liberation. Without a proper Guru, Liberation is not possible.

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Spiritual Journey - 20

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Avadhūta and Paramahaṁsa are essentially jīvanmukta-s. After evolving into a jīvanmukta, one decides how he or she pursues his or her life, till he or she becomes videhamukta (mokṣa – after death). Only a yogi can evolve into a jīvanmukta. A perfect yogi is the one, who has realized the Self within. He is shaped into a yogi by his Guru, without whom, imparting higher spiritual knowledge and practice is not possible. All Advaita Scriptures ultimately convey that Brahman is within and what is within, pervades the entire universe. This essence is conveyed to his disciples by a Guru. There are hundreds of Scriptures in Advaita such as Upaniṣad-s, Bhagavad Gītā, Yoga Vāsiṣṭha, Pañcadaśi, etc. Each of these Scriptures reveal Brahman in different ways. It is not necessary to study all these Scriptures, as the goal is always the same viz. Brahman. Too much of reading will distort spiritual knowledge, leading only to confusion. The crux of all these Scriptures is the advice not to seek Brahman outside by getting too much into rituals and visits to sacred places. They advise us to sit and meditate and look for Brahman within. Most of the spiritual seekers fail to transform into a yogi because of practicing too many mantra japas, rituals, attending workshops and classes, etc. Knowledge about Brahman is always imparted one to one between a Guru and his disciple, that too in seclusion. But, one should be fortunate enough to get a learned Guru, who can impart the ultimate knowledge in a proper way and in stages. As has been repeatedly emphasised in this series, proper and regular prāṇāyāma and meditation alone will help, in reaching the ultimate goal of one’s life.

Lord Dattātreya, an avadhūta, is worthy of worship; because he has warded off all bondages and ever lives in the state of Ānandha. Ānandha because he perpetually stays connected with Saccidānanda (Brahman). He lives his own life, as directed by the Self within. He neither cares for society nor follows any dictums of Śāstra-s. There is no need for him to follow any of the Scriptural dictums, as there is nothing for him to attain, after being Liberated. After all, every serious spiritual aspirant, aims only for Liberation in this birth itself. If someone asks him about non-performance of rituals as prescribed in Śāstra-s, he shoots back by asking, as to whom He should do these rituals. He says, ’I am fully aware that I am the Self. Let those who teach Vedas and Scriptures think whatever they like. I am not worried, as I am the Self and I have no doubt on this. (source – Avadhūta Upaniṣad). There is no need for me to meditate, as I have no confusions or doubts. I know that my body is not me and hence I do not give importance to my body at all. I am the Self and I have no doubt about it and I do not attach any credence to what others say about me.’ Mere darśan of such an avadhūta will initiate us into higher spiritual evolution. But, it is always rare to see such avadhūta, as he always hides himself from inquisitive crowd.

What about consciousness of an avadhūta? His consciousness is not conditioned by any upādhi or māyā or avidyā. His consciousness is the purest and remains un-afflicted by any type of adjunct. It always remains pure, like the purest consciousness, which is called Brahman. For him, there is no duality, as he fully understands that everything is Brahman. He is not worried about what he wears. He does not wear any religious symbols; he does not even hesitate to shed his clothes. For him, his body is worthless.

Liberation is the toughest thing to attain. This can be attained only through practice and that too with the help of a Teacher. Spiritual evolution involves various stages beginning from a mantra japa, cessation of mantra japa, meditation, cessation of meditation, experience of Bliss, remaining in perpetual Bliss, etc. If we are stranded in any one of these stages for too long, spiritual advancement will regress, making it difficult to attain the logical goal of human birth. When the last trace of duality is dissolved, stage is set for Liberation. 

With this, series on “Spiritual Journey” is concluded.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

श्री मन्त्रराज पद स्तोत्रम्॥ Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram ||

Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram is one of the powerful mantras. It cures serious diseases and ailments. It also gives knowledge, wealth and all types of auspiciousness. It is said that this hymn should be recited, first with mantra rāja mantra which is given below (commencing with om ugraṁ vīraṁ mahāviṣṇuṁ).  There are highlighted words in each of the first ten verses. If we place these words one after another, we will get mantra rāja mantra. There are eleven verses in this hymn and one verse for phalaśruti. There is a YouTube clipping at the end of this article for correct pronunciation, which is posted by Ramya Giri.

It is said that this hymn should be repeated three times a day for best results. It is important that this hymn should be chanted at the time of sunset.

ॐ उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखम्।
नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहम्॥

om ugraṁ vīraṁ mahāviṣṇuṁ jvalantaṁ sarvatomukham |
nṛsiṁhaṁ bhīṣaṇaṁ bhadraṁ mṛtyumṛtyuṁ namāmyaham ||

श्री ईश्वर उवाच śrī īśvara uvāca

वृत्तोत्फुल्लविशालाक्षं विपक्षक्षयदीक्षितम्।
निनादत्रस्तविश्वाण्डं विष्णुं उग्रं नमाम्यहम्॥ १

vṛttotphullaviśālākṣaṁ vipakṣakṣayadīkṣitam |
ninādatrastaviśvāṇḍaṁ viṣṇuṁ ugraṁ namāmyaham || 1

सर्वैरवध्यतां प्राप्तं सबलौघं दितेः सुतम्।
नखाग्रैः शकलीचक्रे यस्तं वीरं नमाम्यहम्॥२

sarvairavadhyatāṁ prāptaṁ sabalaughaṁ diteḥ sutam |
nakhāgraiḥ śakalīcakre yastaṁ vīraṁ namāmyaham ||2

पदावष्टब्धपातालं मूर्धाविष्टत्रिविष्टपम्।
भुजप्रविष्टाष्टदिशं महाविष्णुम् नमाम्यहम्॥ ३

padāvaṣṭabdhapātālaṁ mūrdhāviṣṭatriviṣṭapam |
bhujapraviṣṭāṣṭadiśaṁ mahāviṣṇum namāmyaham || 3

ज्योतींष्यर्केन्दु नक्षत्र ज्वलनादीन्यनुक्रमात्।
ज्वलन्ति तेजसा यस्य तं ज्वलन्तं नमाम्यहम्॥ ४

jyotīṁṣyarkendu nakṣatra jvalanādīnyanukramāt |
jvalanti tejasā yasya taṁ jvalantaṁ namāmyaham || 4

सर्वेन्द्रयैरपि विना सर्वं सर्वत्र सर्वदा॥
यो जानाति नमाम्याद्यं तमहं सर्वतोमुखम्॥ ५

sarvendrayairapi vinā sarvaṁ sarvatra sarvadā ||
yo jānāti namāmyādyaṁ tamahaṁ sarvatomukham || 5

नरवत् सिंहवच्चैव यस्य रूपं महात्मनः।
महासटं महादंष्ट्रं तं नृसिंहं नमाम्यहम्॥ ६

naravat siṁhavaccaiva yasya rūpaṁ mahātmanaḥ |
mahāsaṭaṁ mahādaṁṣṭraṁ taṁ nṛsiṁhaṁ namāmyaham || 6

यन्नामस्मरणाद् भीताः भुतवेतालराक्षसाः।
रोगाद्याक्ष्च प्रणश्यन्ति भीषणं तं नमाम्यहम्॥ ७

yannāmasmaraṇād bhītāḥ bhutavetālarākṣasāḥ |
rogādyākṣca praṇaśyanti bhīṣaṇaṁ taṁ namāmyaham || 7

सर्वोऽपि यं समाश्रित्य सकलं भद्रमश्नुते।
श्रिया च भद्रया जुष्टो यस्तं भद्रं नमाम्यहम्॥ ८

sarvo'pi yaṁ samāśritya sakalaṁ bhadramaśnute |
śriyā ca bhadrayā juṣṭo yastaṁ bhadraṁ namāmyaham || 8

साक्षात् स्वकाले सम्प्राप्तं मृत्युं शत्रुगणान्वितम्।
भक्तानां नाशयेद् यस्तु मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहम्॥ ९

sākṣāt svakāle samprāptaṁ mṛtyuṁ śatrugaṇānvitam |
bhaktānāṁ nāśayed yastu mṛtyumṛtyuṁ namāmyaham || 9

नमस्कारात्मकं यस्मै विधायाऽऽत्मनिवेदनम्।
त्यक्तदुःखोऽकिलान् कामान् अश्नन्तं तं नमाम्यहम्। १०

namaskārātmakaṁ yasmai vidhāyā''tmanivedanam |
tyaktaduḥkho'kilān kāmān aśnantaṁ taṁ namāmyaham | 10

दासभूताः स्वतः सर्वे ह्यात्मानः परमात्मनः।
अतोऽहमपि ते दासः इति मत्वा नमाम्यहम्॥ ११

dāsabhūtāḥ svataḥ sarve hyātmānaḥ paramātmanaḥ |
ato'hamapi te dāsaḥ iti matvā namāmyaham || 11

फलश्रुतिः॥ Phalaśrutiḥ ||

श्ङ्करेणादरात् प्रोक्तं पदानां तत्त्वनिर्णयम्।
त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेत् तस्य श्रीर्विद्याऽयुश्च वर्धेते॥

śṅkareṇādarāt proktaṁ padānāṁ tattvanirṇayam |
trisandhyaṁ yaḥ paṭhet tasya śrīrvidyā'yuśca vardhete ||

Śrī Īśvara said:
  1. I offer my salutation to the ferocious Lord, who has big round eyes; who has vowed to destroy the enemies and by His fierce roars shaking the entire world.
  2. I offer my salutations to the valorous Lord with sharp nails, tore into pieces Hiraṇyakaśipu, son of Kaśyapa and Diti, who could not be killed by anyone.
  3. I offer my salutations to Lord Viṣṇu, whose feet touch the earth, whose head touches the heaven and whose hands spread in all directions.
  4. I offer my salutations to the Lord, whose lustre illumines the sun, the moon, the stars and fire.
  5. I offer my salutations to the Lord, who knows everything, all the time, and at all places, without the help of the senses, to such primal person who has faces in all directions.
  6. I offer my salutations to Lord Nṛsiṁha, who is half-man and half-lion with mane and canine teeth.
  7. I offer my salutations to the Lord whose mere name frightens demons. Dreadful diseases get cured by chanting His name.
  8. I offer my salutations to the Lord, who is the store house of good things and worshipping Him, everyone gets all auspicious things in life.
  9.  I offer my salutations to the Lord He who is the Lord of death, who destroys death and destroys enemies of His devotees at the right time.
  10. I offer my salutations to the Lord and surrender unto Him. He will protect everyone from all kinds of miseries. He fulfils all kinds of prayers.
  11. I offer my salutations and surrender unto Him. I offer my prostrations to Him, the Supreme Being to attain His Grace.
Benefits of reciting this Stotram.

Whosoever reads this Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram with faith, thrice a day will surely get prosperity, knowledge and long life.  

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