Part1: Gaṇeśamātṛkā nyāsa (गणेशमातृका न्यास)

This nyāsa is for realizing the various aspects of Lord Gaṇeśa with His śakti-s (powers), fused with the powers of the mātṛkā-s, in order to obtain all our material and spiritual desires and progress in the path of self-realization and attain liberation.

viniyogaḥ ((विनियोगः) -

śrī gaṇeśa mātṛkā nyāsa mantrasya ।

dakṣiṇāmūrti ṛṣiḥ ।

gāyatrī chandaḥ ।

śrīmātṛkā sundarī devatā ।

mamopāsya śrī vidyāṅgatvena ṣoḍhānyāse viniyogaḥ ॥

श्री गणेश मातृका न्यास मन्त्रस्य ।

दक्षिणामूर्ति ऋषिः ।

गायत्री छन्दः ।

श्रीमातृका सुन्दरी देवता ।

ममोपास्य श्री विद्याङ्गत्वेन षोढान्यासे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- To fulfill our wish of reciting the ṣoḍhānyāsa, that is a part (aṅga) of śrī vidyā, who’s preceptor (ṛṣiḥ) is Dakṣiṇāmūrti. The meter or chandas is Gāyatrī. The deity associated with this mantra is Śrī mātṛkā sundarī (One who governs all the deities associated with the Sanskrit letters that govern the guṇas or qualities such as sattva (gentle), rajas (passion) and tamas (violent).

ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ (ऋष्यादि न्यासः) -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

dakṣiṇāmūrtaye ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

दक्षिणामूर्तये ऋषये नमः शिरसि

Open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead with the ring and thumb fingers joined at the top.

2

gāyatrī chandase namaḥ mukhe

गायत्री छन्दसे नमः मुखे

Now touch the lips of the mouth with the above mudrā.

3

śrī mātṛkā sundaryai devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

श्री मातृका सुन्दर्यै देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

mamopāsya śrī vidyāṅgatvena ṣoḍhānyāse viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

ममोपास्य श्री विद्याङ्गत्वेन षोढान्यासे विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

5

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

kara nyāsaḥ (कर न्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

am̐ kam̐ kham̐ gam̐ gham̐ ṅam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ ām̐ aim̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

अँ कँ खँ गँ घँ ङँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः आँ ऐँ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.

2

im̐ cam̐ cham̐ jam̐ jham̐ ñam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ īm̐ klīm̐ tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

इँ चँ छँ जँ झँ ञँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ईँ क्लीँ तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.

3

um̐ ṭam̐ ṭham̐ ḍam̐ ḍham̐ ṇam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ ūm̐ sauḥ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

उँ टँ ठँ डँ ढँ णँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ऊँ सौः मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

em̐ tam̐ tham̐ dam̐ dham̐ nam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aim̐ sauḥ anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

एँ तँ थँ दँ धँ नँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ऐँ सौः अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

om̐ pam̐ pham̐ bam̐ bham̐ mam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aum̐ klīm̐ kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ओँ पँ फँ बँ भँ मँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः औँ क्लीँ कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

am̐ yam̐ ram̐ lam̐ vam̐ śam̐ ṣam̐ sam̐ ham̐ ḻam̐ kṣam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aḥ aim̐ karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

अँ यँ रँ लँ वँ शँ षँ सँ हँ ळँ क्षँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः अः ऐँ करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm.

7

iti kara nyāsaḥ

इति कर न्यासः

 

ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ (षडङ्ग न्यासः) -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

am̐ kam̐ kham̐ gam̐ gham̐ ṅam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ ām̐ aim̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

अँ कँ खँ गँ घँ ङँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः आँ ऐँ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

im̐ cam̐ cham̐ jam̐ jham̐ ñam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ īm̐ klīm̐ śirase svāhā

इँ चँ छँ जँ झँ ञँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ईँ क्लीँ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

um̐ ṭam̐ ṭham̐ ḍam̐ ḍham̐ ṇam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ ūm̐ sauḥ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

उँ टँ ठँ डँ ढँ णँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ऊँ सौः शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

em̐ tam̐ tham̐ dam̐ dham̐ nam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aim̐ sauḥ kavacāya hum̐

एँ तँ थँ दँ धँ नँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः ऐँ सौः कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

om̐ pam̐ pham̐ bam̐ bham̐ mam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aum̐ klīm̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ओँ पँ फँ बँ भँ मँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः औँ क्लीँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

am̐ yam̐ ram̐ lam̐ vam̐ śam̐ ṣam̐ sam̐ ham̐ ḻam̐ kṣam̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ sauḥ aḥ aim̐ astrāya phaṭ

अँ यँ रँ लँ वँ शँ षँ सँ हँ ळँ क्षँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ सौः अः ऐँ अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

 

Dhyānam (ध्यानम् )-

udyatsūrya sahasrābhāṃ pīnonnata-payodharām ।

rakta-mālāmbarālepa rakta-bhūṣaṇa bhūṣitām ॥ 1 ॥

pāśāṅkuśa dhanurvāṇa-bhāsvatpāṇi catuṣṭayām ।

raktatrinetra trayāṃ svarṇa mukuṭodbhāsi candrikām ॥ 2 ॥

उद्यत्सूर्य सहस्राभां पीनोन्नतपयोधराम् ।

रक्तमालाम्बरालेप रक्तभूषण भूषिताम् ॥ १ ॥

पाशाङ्कुश धनुर्वाण-भास्वत्पाणि चतुष्टयाम् ।

रक्तत्रिनेत्र त्रयां स्वर्ण मुकुटोद्भासि चन्द्रिकाम् ॥ २ ॥

Meaning - Let us meditate on the Divine Mother Lalita devi, who is resplendent like a thousand rising suns and is adorned with a well formed body and a wide chest. She is the Sustainer of all the Creation. She is adorned with a red garland of roses and red flowers and has red ornaments all over Her body giving Her a dazzling appearance. She is holding a rope (pāśa) that pulls in all lost souls, an elephant goad (aṅkuśa) that can calm the roguest of karmas, a bow (dhanur) and arrows (vāṇa) that can reach their target with great precision. Her four hands are luminous and dazzling with great light emanating from Her. She has three eyes (activated ājñā cakra) that are red in color and She is wearing a dazzling golden crown, adorned with a moon as a diadem.

nyāsamārambham (न्यासमारम्भम् ) –

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

gam̐ am̐ vighneśa hrīm̐bhyāṃ namaḥ (lalāṭe/forehead).

गँ अँ विघ्नेश ह्रीँभ्यां नमः (ललाटे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the forehead.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, the Master of all obstacles - Vighneśa accompanied by the power bestowing Māyā bīja (seed) hrīm̐. Salutations to the remover of all obstacles. Accompanied by the bīja mantra am̐, He is verily the Lord of Creation Lord Śiva with Śakti.

2

gam̐ ām̐ vighnarāja śrīm̐bhyāṃ namaḥ

(mukhavṛtte/mouth).

गँ आँ विघ्नराज श्रीँभ्यां नमः (मुखवृत्ते)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the mouth.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the Lord of all obstacles – Vighnarāja accompanied by the fertility and prosperity bestowing Lakṣmī bīja śrīm̐. He is also the remover of all obstacles. He is in the form of the Preserver Lord Viṣṇu with Lakṣmī and accompanied by the bīja mantra ām̐, is also the Creator, Destroyer, Annihilator and Resurrector.

3

gam̐ im̐ vināyaka puṣṭibhyāṃ namaḥ

(dakṣanetre/right eye).

गँ इँ विनायक पुष्टिभ्यां नमः (दक्षनेत्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the right eye.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the remover of all obstacles – Vināyaka accompanied by the wholeness representing Puṣṭi devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra im̐, they will help us overcome our inner deficiencies such as jealousy, anger etc.

4

gam̐ īm̐ śivottama śāntibhyāṃ namaḥ

(vāmanetre/left eye).

गँ ईँ शिवोत्तम शान्तिभ्यां नमः (वामनेत्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left eye.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is pure bliss - Śivottama accompanied by the bestower of peace Śānti devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra īm̐, they shall completely cleanse us of all karmas.

5

gam̐ um̐ vighnakṛt svastibhyāṃ namaḥ

(dakṣakarṇe/right ear).

गँ उँ विघ्नकृत् स्वस्तिभ्यां नमः (दक्षकर्णे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the right ear.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the permanent remover of all impediments - Vighnakṛt accompanied by the permanency bestowing Svasti devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra um̐, they will fulfill all worldly desires, grant us unstinted devotion, power and strength to carry on.

6

gam̐ ūm̐ vighnahartā sarasvatībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāmakarṇe/left ear).

गँ ऊँ विघ्नहर्ता सरस्वतीभ्यां नमः (वामकर्णे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left ear.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the remover and destroyer of all obstacles and impediments to our success and happiness – Vighnahartā, accompanied by the bestower of all knowledge that eventually grants us liberation – Sarasvatī devi. He is in the form of the Creator Lord Brahma with Saravatī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ūm̐, they shall grant great excellence and lead us to the epitome of power.

7

gam̐ ṛm̐ gaṇa svāhābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-nāsāyām/right nostril).

गँ ऋँ गण स्वाहाभ्यां नमः  (दक्षनासायाम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the right nostril.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who accepts the fire sacrifices of all His devotees. He is the celestial Lord Gaṇa accompanied by the oblation deity Svāhā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṛm̐, they shall inculcate good virtues and merge us in the void of the singular reality, the everlasting Truth.

8

gam̐ ṝm̐ ekadanta sumedhābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-nāsāyām/left nostril).

गँ ॠँ एकदन्त सुमेधाभ्यां नमः (वामनासायाम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left nostril.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is adorned with a single tusk and is also the epitome of intelligence. The single task represents Him as the singular reality. He is Ekadanta accompanied by the sensible and intelligent Sumedhā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṝm̐, they shall remove all distractions of the mind and merge us in the void of the singular reality.

9

gam̐ ḷm̐ dvidanta kāntibhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-gaṇḍe/right cheek).

गँ ऌँ द्विदन्त कान्तिभ्यां नमः (दक्षगण्डे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the right cheek.

Salutations to the Divine Lord who is adorned with two tusks emanating incandescence. The two tasks represent the duality of the Super-consciousness and the individual consciousness that is seen as detached from the parent Super-consciousness, due to the cosmic virtual reality or māyā. He is the two tusked Dvidanta accompanied by the illuminating Kānti devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ḷm̐, they shall culminate all triads and grant us spiritual bliss.

10

gam̐ ḹm̐ gajavaktra kāminībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-gaṇḍe/left cheek).

गँ ॡँ गजवक्त्र कामिनीभ्यां नमः (वामगण्डे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left cheek.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has an elephant face representing prosperity and is in an exhilarated state to accomplish all His tasks. He is the elephant faced Gaja-vaktra accompanied by the exhilarating Kāminī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ḹm̐, they ensure the process of the complete dissolution of the mind, attainment of self-realization and liberation.

11

gam̐ em̐ nirañjana mohinībhyāṃ namaḥ (ūrdhvoṣṭhe/upper lip).

गँ एँ निरञ्जन मोहिनीभ्यां नमः (ऊर्ध्वोष्ठे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the upper lip.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is free from any mundane attachments and is purity personified. Salutations to the one who enchants the entire Creation. He is the detached Nirañjana accompanied by the mesmerizing Mohinī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra em̐, they will reveal the secrets of the entire Creation.

12

gam̐ aim̐ kapardī-naṭībhyāṃ namaḥ (adhoroṣṭhe/lower lip).

गँ ऐँ कपर्दीनटीभ्यां नमः (अधोरोष्ठे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the lower lip.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has matted hair and manifests the entire Creation with His dance and act. He is Lord Naṭarāja. He is the cowrie shaped knotted haired Kapardī accompanied by the dancing Naṭī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra aim̐, they will bestow the wealth of all knowledge, of the known and unknown.

13

gam̐ om̐ dīrgha-jihva-pārvatībhyāṃ namaḥ (ūrdhva-danta-paṅktau/upper teeth).

गँ ओँ दीर्घजिह्वपार्वतीभ्यां नमः (ऊर्ध्वदन्तपङ्क्तौ)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the upper teeth.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has a very long tongue. The tongue signifies the rajasic (passion, activity, desire) nature. He uses the tongue to swallow the innumerable thoughts and desires we possess and frees us to attain self-realization and liberation.

He is the long tongued Dīrghajihva accompanied by the mighty Pārvatī devi. He is verily Lord Śiva. Accompanied by the bīja mantra om̐, they infuse purity and words of wisdom in us.

14

gam̐ aum̐ śaṅku-karṇa jvālinībhyāṃ namaḥ (adho-danta-paṅktau/lower teeth).

गँ औँ शङ्कुकर्ण ज्वालिनीभ्यां नमः (अधोदन्तपङ्क्तौ)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the lower teeth.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who wears incandescent conch shells as earrings. His long ears hear everything and His grace is upon all His devotees.

He is the conch shell earring adorned Śaṅku-karṇa, accompanied by the illuminating Jvālinī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra aum̐, they shall infuse the power to cure as well as, free us of all disease.

15

gam̐ am̐ vṛṣabha-dhvaja-nandābhyāṃ namaḥ (mūrdhini/crown of the head).

गँ अँ वृषभध्वजनन्दाभ्यां नमः (मूर्धिनि)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the crown of the head.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none other than Lord Śiva Himself, who is accompanied by His loyal aide Nandī the bull. (The reference is to the steadfast meditative posture of Nandi and His devotion to Lord Śiva).

He is in the form of bull mark bearing Vṛṣabhadhvaja accompanied by the delightful Nandā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra am̐, they shall fulfill all our desires.

16

gam̐ aḥ sureśa-gaṇaḥ nāyikābhyāṃ namaḥ (mukhe/tip of the tongue).

गँ अः सुरेशगणः नायिकाभ्यां नमः (मुखे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the tip of the tongue.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the leader of all the celestials (deva-s) like Indra etc.

He is the lord of the celestials Sureśagaṇa accompanied by the leaderly Nāyikā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra aḥ, they shall culminate our search for Truth and grant us spiritual ecstacy.

17

gam̐ kam̐ gajendra kāmarūpābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-mūle/right shoulder joint near armpit).

गँ कँ गजेन्द्र कामरूपाभ्यां नमः (दक्षबाहुमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right shoulder joint near armpit.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the mightiest and compared with the strength of a bull-elephant.

He is the elephant faced Gajendra accompanied by the extremely large Kāmarūpā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra kam̐, they reveal the secrets of Creation and the ability to overcome the numerous triads.

18

gam̐ kham̐ śūrpa karṇo umābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-kūrpare/right arm elbow).

गँ खँ शूर्प कर्णो उमाभ्यां नमः (दक्षबाहुकूर्परे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right elbow.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has elephant ears and is the son of the Divine Mother Uma.

He is the elephant ear bearing Śūrpakarṇa accompanied by the quiet and tranquil Umā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra kham̐, they keep us detached from the effects of the numerous triads.

19

gam̐ gam̐ trilocana tejavatībhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-maṇibandhe/right arm wrist).

गँ गँ त्रिलोचन तेजवतीभ्यां नमः (दक्षबाहुमणिबन्धे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right arm wrist.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has three eyes (activated ājñā cakra) radiating His divine glow.

He is the three-eyed Trilocana accompanied by the radiating Tejavatī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra gam̐, they remove all obstacles in our spiritual growth and indulge us in the discerning knowledge.

20

gam̐ gham̐ lambordara satyābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-hastāṅguli-mūle/base of the right hand fingers).

गँ घँ लम्बोर्दर सत्याभ्यां नमः (दक्षहस्ताङ्गुलिमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the base of the right hand fingers.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is large bellied (holds all the multi-dimensional multi-verses) and is the personification of the eternal Truth.

He is the large bellied Lambodara accompanied by the Truth enforcing Satyā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra gham̐, they dispel all inimical forces and cleanse our karma.

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gam̐ ṅam̐ mahānanda vighneśībhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣa-hastāṅgulyagre/tip of the right hand fingers).

गँ ङँ महानन्द विघ्नेशीभ्यां नमः (दक्षहस्ताङ्गुल्यग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the tips of the right hand fingers on the other side of the nails.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who grants the ultimate bliss and liberation, by removing all the obstacles in the path.

He is the blissful Mahānanda accompanied by the obstacle removing Vigneśī. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṅam̐, they establish our true identity with the supreme Self.

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gam̐ cam̐ caturmūrti surūpiṇībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-mūle/left shoulder joint near armpit).

गँ चँ चतुर्मूर्ति सुरूपिणीभ्यां नमः (वामबाहुमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left shoulder joint near armpit.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has four faces like the Creator Lord Brahma, representing the four vedas and all other quads.

He is the four faced Caturmūrti accompanied by the auspiciousness bestowing Surūpiṇī. Accompanied by the bīja mantra cam̐, they remove all evil thoughts, spread love and compassion.

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gam̐ cham̐ sadāśiva kāmadābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-kūrpare/left arm elbow).

गँ छँ सदाशिव कामदाभ्यां नमः (वामबाहुकूर्परे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left arm elbow.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none other than Lord Sadāśiva, who regenerates the universe and all it’s components.

He is the eternal Sadāśiva accompanied by the wish bestowing Kāmadā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra cham̐, they uproot us from the shadowy depths of evil thoughts, influences and indulgences.

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gam̐ jam̐ āmoda mada-jihvābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-maṇibandhe/left arm wrist).

गँ जँ आमोद मदजिह्वाभ्यां नमः (वामबाहुमणिबन्धे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left arm wrist.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who generates the sweet cerebral nectar that brings great happiness and is controlled by the tongue placed in the nasal bridge – khecarī mudra.

He is the pleasure bestowing Āmoda accompanied by the spiritually intoxicated Madajihvā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra jam̐, they grant us enough material wealth to help us sustain ourselves in the world.

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gam̐ jham̐ durmukha bhūtibhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-hastāṅguli-mūle/base of the left hand fingers).

गँ झँ दुर्मुख भूतिभ्यां नमः (वामहस्ताङ्गुलिमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the base of the left hand fingers.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who appears as an ugly faced and ferocious being, to subdue the anger of Lord Śiva.

He is the terrific Durmukha accompanied by the prosperity and well-being bestowing Bhūti devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra jham̐, they help us balance our material and spiritual pursuits.

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gam̐ ñam̐ sumukha bhautikābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-hastāṅgulyagre/tip of the left hand fingers).

गँ ञँ सुमुख भौतिकाभ्यां नमः (वामहस्ताङ्गुल्यग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the tip of the left hand fingers.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has a very pleasing appearance that satisfies the needs of all His devotees.

He is the handsome Sumukha accompanied by the material elements manifesting Bhautikā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ñam̐, they reveal our true identify, that we are not the body but pure consciousness.

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gam̐ ṭam̐ pramoda sitābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣoru-mūle/right hip).

गँ टँ प्रमोद सिताभ्यां नमः (दक्षोरुमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the hip of the right leg.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who brings great delight and coolness to the mind.

He is the delightful Pramoda accompanied by the coolness generating Sitā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṭam̐, they help us balance the physical, astral and causal bodies.

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gam̐ ṭham̐ ekapāda-ramābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-jānuni/right knee).

गँ ठँ एकपादरमाभ्यां नमः (दक्षिणजानुनि)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right leg knees.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who meditates on one foot to bestow prosperity upon His devotees.

He is the one-foot meditating Ekapāda accompanied by the fortune bestowing Ramā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṭham̐, they destroy all afflictions to the three bodies, through knowledge and action.

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gam̐ ḍam̐ dvi-jihva-mahiṣībhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-gulphe/right ankle).

गँ डँ द्विजिह्वमहिषीभ्यां नमः (दक्षिणगुल्फे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right leg ankle.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who wears an enormous serpent on his torso like a sacred thread, signifying an active state of Kuṇḍalini.

He is the serpent adorned Dvijihva accompanied by the powerful Mahiṣī. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ḍam̐, they destroy all negativity and provide complete control of all senses.

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gam̐ ḍham̐ śūra-bhāñjinībhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pādāṅguli-mūle/right leg toe base).

गँ ढँ शूरभाञ्जिनीभ्यां नमः (दक्षिणपादाङ्गुलिमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the base of the right leg toes.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who instills fear even amongst the greatest warriors troubling His devotees.

He is the warrior like Śūra accompanied by the fear instilling Bhāñjini. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ḍham̐, they illumine us with abundant wealth of spiritual knowledge and power.

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gam̐ ṇam̐ vīra-vikarṇābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pādāṅgulyagre/right leg toes tips).

गँ णँ वीरविकर्णाभ्यां नमः (दक्षिणपादाङ्गुल्यग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the tips of the right leg toes.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who granted various powers to the great Kaurava warrior of the Mahābhārata fame - Vikarṇa.

He is the brave Vīra accompanied by the large eared Vikarṇā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṇam̐, they grant us siddhi-s, the magical and highly coveted spiritual powers.

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gam̐ tam̐ ṣaṇmukha bhṛkuṭībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāmoru-mūle/left hip).

गँ तँ षण्मुख भृकुटीभ्यां नमः (वामोरुमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the hip of the left leg.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who was able to defeat and surprise His brother Ṣaṇmukha, in the race to gain the leadership of the celestials.

He is the six-faced Ṣaṇmukha accompanied by the angry faced Bhṛkuṭī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra tam̐, they expel all vices and inculcate compassion and unconditional love within us.

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gam̐ tham̐ varada-lajjābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-jānuni/left knee).

गँ थँ वरदलज्जाभ्यां नमः (वामजानुनी)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left leg knees.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who does not hesitate to grant the choicest wishes of His devotees.

He is the wish bestowing Varada accompanied by the shy Lajjā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra tham̐, they bestow the power to maintain composure under all circumstances.

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gam̐ dam̐ vāmadeva dīrgha ghoṇābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-gulphe/left ankle).

गँ दँ वामदेव दीर्घ घोणाभ्यां नमः (वामगुल्फे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left leg ankle.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is of short stature but has a long elephant trunk.

He is the short statured Vāmadeva accompanied by the long nosed Dīrgha ghoṇā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra dam̐, they grant us contentment with what we have.

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gam̐ dham̐ vakratuṇḍa dhanur-dharābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-pādāṅguli-mūle/base of the left leg toes).

गँ धँ वक्रतुण्डधनुर्धराभ्यां नमः (वामपादाङ्गुलिमूले)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the base of the left leg toes.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who holds a bow and arrows and has a crooked trunk. He is also the one who can bring about a change and straighten the unrighteous and lead them on to a moralistic path.

He is the twisted tusked Vakratuṇḍa accompanied by the bow wielding Dhanurdharā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra dham̐, they remove all impurities in all the three bodies.

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gam̐ nam̐ dvirada-yāminībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-pādāṅgulyagre/tips of the left leg toes).

गँ नँ द्विरदयामिनीभ्यां नमः (वामपादाङ्गुल्यग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the tips of the left leg toes.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has removed one of His own two tusks and has become single tusked. The singular tusk represents His true nature as the singular reality.

He is the two-tusked Dvirada accompanied by the dark complexioned Yāminī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra nam̐, they reveal our true identity, that is, pure consciousness.

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gam̐ pam̐ senānī rātribhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pārśve/right side of the body).

गँ पँ सेनानी रात्रिभ्यां नमः (दक्षिणपार्श्वे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right side of the body.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is also called as Haridrā Gaṇapati – turmeric Gaṇeśa, who is the commander of the celestial army. He brings success in all competitions to the devotees.

He is Senānī, the commander of the celestials accompanied by the dark complexioned Rātri devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra pam̐, they grant stability of mind and thought and provide all the endurance to remain steadfast in our spiritual path.

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gam̐ pham̐ kāmāndha-grāmaṇībhyāṃ namaḥ (vāma-pārśve/left side of the body).

गँ फँ कामान्धग्रामणीभ्यां नमः (वामपार्श्वे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left side of the body.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who appears as a celestial Yakṣa consummated by love. This form of Lord Gaṇeśa is worshipped for marital bliss and all material comforts.

He is the love intoxicated and compassionate Kāmāndha, accompanied by the eminent and respected Grāmaṇī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra pham̐, they grant us freedom from all types of worries.

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gam̐ bam̐ matta-rāśi prabhābhyāṃ namaḥ (pṛṣṭhe/lower back).

गँ बँ मत्तराशि प्रभाभ्यां नमः (पृष्ठे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the lower back of the body.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who radiates intoxicating joy and happiness in immeasurable quantities.

He is the energized and result fetching zodiacal sign Mattarāśi, accompanied by the radiating Prabhā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra bam̐, they remove all bondage and help us remain in the state of true bliss and obtain liberation from the cycle of life and death.

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gam̐ bham̐ vimalaloma locanābhyāṃ namaḥ (nābhau/navel).

गँ भँ विमललोम लोचनाभ्यां नमः (नाभौ)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the navel.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who has clear and bright bodily hair and enticing eyes. His eyes captivate the devotees and induce love and devotion.

He is the straight body haired Vimalaloma accompanied by the beautiful eyed Locanā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra bham̐, they usher in auspiciousness at all times.

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gam̐ mam̐ matta-vāhanabhyāṃ cañcalābhyāṃ namaḥ (udare/stomach).

गँ मँ मत्तवाहनभ्यां चञ्चलाभ्यां नमः (उदरे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the whole belly/stomach area.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who also has a joyous dancing peacock as His vehicle (Mayūra Gaṇeśa), bringing great joy and happiness to His devotees.

He is the joyous riding Mattavāhana accompanied by the gracefully moving Cañcalā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra mam̐, they liberate us from māyā, the cosmic illusion.

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gam̐ yam̐ tvam-ātmabhyāṃ jaṭī-dīptibhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdi/heart).

गँ यँ त्वमात्मभ्यां जटीदीप्तिभ्यां नमः (हृदि)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the heart area.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is the Super-consciousness and pure bliss that illumines all individual souls. His matted hair locks represent the collective consciousness referred as super-consciousness.

He is the individual consciousness – ātma and the Super-consciouness Tvamātma, accompanied by the glowing matted locked Jaṭīdīpti devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra yam̐, they illumine the world with true knowledge.

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gam̐ ram̐ asṛgātmabhyāṃ muṇḍī-subhagābhyāṃ namaḥ (dakṣāṃse/space on the right shoulder between the right arm and neck).

गँ रँ असृगात्मभ्यां मुण्डीसुभगाभ्यां नमः (दक्षांसे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the region on the right shoulder between the armpit and the neck area.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who bestows clean and abundant good fortune to all His devotees.

He is the fully cleansed Muṇḍī accompanied by the good fortune and auspiciousness bestowing Subhagā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ram̐, they make every word spoken and action performed by us, to come true and help make the world a better place.

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gam̐ lam̐ māṃsātmabhyāṃ khaḍgī durbhagābhyāṃ namaḥ (kakudi/base of the neck).

गँ लँ मांसात्मभ्यां खड्गी दुर्भगाभ्यां नमः (ककुदि)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the base of the neck.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who slashes out the misfortune of His devotees and grants them prosperity, peace and happiness.

He is the ignorance slashing Khaḍgī accompanied by the misfortune representing Durbhagā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra lam̐, they make us aware at all times that we are It  - the Super-consciousness.

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gam̐ vam̐ medotmabhyāṃ vareṇya śivābhyāṃ namaḥ (vāmāṃse/space on the right shoulder between the right arm and neck).

गँ वँ मेदोत्मभ्यां वरेण्य शिवाभ्यां नमः (वामांसे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the region on the left shoulder between the armpit and the neck area.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none other than the excellent and most revered Lord Śivā Himself.

He is the excellent and extolled Vareṇya accompanied by the purity personified Śivā. Accompanied by the bīja mantra vam̐, they make every wish of ours come true and help us remain detached.

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gam̐ śam̐ asthyātmabhyāṃ vṛṣaketana bhagābhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi dakṣa-hastāntam/heart to the end of the right hand).

गँ शँ अस्थ्यात्मभ्यां वृषकेतन भगाभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि दक्षहस्तान्तम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and swipe the region from the heart to the end of the right hand.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none other than Lord Śivā Himself, the bearer of the bull sign, the protector and bestower of good fortune and prosperity.

He is the bull sign bearing and hard working Vṛṣaketana accompanied by the welfare and prosperity bestowing Bhagā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra śam̐, they provide all comforts and help us remain detached.

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gam̐ ṣam̐ majjātmabhyāṃ bhaktapriya bhaginībhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi vāma-hastāntam/heart to the end of the left hand).

गँ षँ मज्जात्मभ्यां भक्तप्रिय भगिनीभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि वामहस्तान्तम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and swipe the region from the heart to the end of the left hand.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who shares joy and happiness with His devotees and ushers in auspiciousness with His presence.

He is the most beloved of the devotees – Bhaktapriya accompanied by the sharing and caring Bhaginī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ṣam̐, they grant us humility and help us render selfless service to the needy in the name of the Divine super-consciousness and at the same time keep us detached.

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gam̐ sam̐ śukrātmabhyāṃ gaṇeśa bhoginībhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi dakṣa-pādāntam/heart to the end of the right leg).

गँ सँ शुक्रात्मभ्यां गणेश भोगिनीभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि दक्षपादान्तम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and swipe the region from the heart to the end of the right leg.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who bestows all types of pleasure and happiness to His devotees.

He is the Lord of all beings - Gaṇeśa and the pleasure bestowing Bhoginī devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra sam̐, they grant us success in all undertakings and at the same time keep us detached.

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gam̐ ham̐ praṇātmabhyāṃ meghanāda subhagābhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi vāma-pādāntam/heart to the end of the left leg).

गँ हँ प्रणात्मभ्यां मेघनाद सुभगाभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि वामपादान्तम्)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and swipe the region from the heart to the end of the left leg.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who ushers in bountiful rainfall and abundance.

He is the enormous, cloudy and water bearing Meghanāda and the prosperity bestowing Subhagā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ham̐, they merge us into the Divine at all times and keep us immersed in the state of liberation.

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gam̐ ḻam̐ śaktyātmabhyāṃ vyāsī kālarātribhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi udare/heart to the abdomen).

गँ ळँ शक्त्यात्मभ्यां व्यासी कालरात्रिभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि उदरे)  

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and swipe the region from the heart to the lower abdomen and up to the navel.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none other than the Divine Mother Kālarātri, who severs all attachments and grants us the supreme bliss attained at the highest meditative states of nothingness.

He is the most powerful and thunderous Śaktyātma accompanied by the ego severing Vyāsī Kālarātri devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra ḻam̐, they grant all spiritual powers and merge us into the Divine at all times. In addition, keep us immersed in the state of liberation.

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gam̐ kṣam̐ krodhātmabhyāṃ gaṇeśvara kālikābhyāṃ namaḥ (hṛdayādi mukhe/heart to the head).

गँ क्षँ क्रोधात्मभ्यां गणेश्वर कालिकाभ्यां नमः (हृदयादि मुखे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and swipe the region from the heart to the top of the head.

Salutations to the Divine Lord, who is none that the Divine Mother Kāli, who brings about the spiritual transformation in us.

He is the Lord of all beings - Gaṇeśvara accompanied by the spiritual transformation bestowing Kalikā devi. Accompanied by the bīja mantra kṣam̐, they grant divine grace and pardon, vanquish all karmas to merge us completely into the Divine and keep us immersed in the state of liberation.

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iti gaṇeśa mātṛkā ṣoḍhā nyāsaḥ.

इति गणेश मातृका षोढा न्यासः

 

To be continued

This article is written by Krishna vallapareddy and can be contacted Krishna@manblunder.com