Śrī Tārā Ṣoḍhā Nyāsaḥ (श्री तारा षोढा न्यासः)
Prologue:- In the tantric tradition of Śrī Tārā, She is associated primarily with Protection and is associated with the bestowal of immense power and knowledge, removal of all karmas, hardships and miseries.
Lord Śiva is the manifested Brahman (Super-consciousness), who is self-illuminating (prakāśa) and static. He expresses Himself through His power called Śakti, who is the dynamic super-consciousness and She reflects the aspects/light of Śiva and is therefore called vimarśa. Śiva and Śakti are not different, but appear as such, due to the cast of the virtual cosmic reality (māyā) that envelops the entire manifested Creation, which is the first act of Śakti as the Creator. The super-consciousness as Śiva cannot relate to Himself, without the reasoning, knowledge and other cognitive faculties, that are part of Śakti.
In the context of the Daśamahāvidyā-s, Śakti is represented in ten forms, with each form representing a path leading towards Her for attaining final emancipation, for all the individual consciousness - ātmas. ...Read More