Śrī Ugratārā Aṣṭākṣara Mahāmantraḥ (श्री उग्रतारा अष्टाक्षर महामन्त्रः)

Source:- Mantra Koṣa.

Purpose:- To obtain immense protection, removal of all types of misery, obtain favors from higher authorities, victory in all competitions, gambling, wealth, status etc. as well as self-realization and liberation.

Special Note:- No mantra suitability check is required. Also, no strenuous puraścaraṇa with concentrated mind is required. The Divine Mother is easy to please and grants all magical powers to the sincere devotees. It is however, very important to recite the additional nyāsās on a daily basis, which by itself could take 30 to 45 minutes. It is suggested that one should dedicate at least 2 hours of their time towards the mantra japa, in order to complete the 400,000 mantra japa in the prescribed manner.

Initiation:- Required.

1. Viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः) :-

om̐ asya mantrasya

Brahmā ṛṣiḥ

Gayatrī chandaḥ

Tārā devatā

sarvābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य मन्त्रस्य ।

ब्रह्मा ऋषिः ।

गयत्री छन्दः ।

तारा देवता ।

सर्वाभीष्ट सिद्धये जपे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- This prayer, encased as a great mantra, is to invoke Śrī Ugratārā and perform Her mantra japa to obtain Her complete grace in all aspects, and to obtain the four puruṣārthas: dharma (justice, law), artha (wealth), kāma (desires) and mokṣa (liberation), as well as victory over opponents, gain immense protection and happiness in life. The sage (ṛṣiḥ) is Brahmā, the meter (chandas) is Gayatrī and the deity(devatā) is Śrī Ugratārā.

2. Ṛṣyādi nyāsa ( ऋष्यादि न्यास ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ Brahmā ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

ॐ ब्रह्मा 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

om̐ Gayatrī chandase namaḥ mukhe

ॐ गयत्री छन्दसे नमः मुखे

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

3

om̐ Tārā devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

ॐ तारा देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

om̐ mamābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

ॐ ममाभीष्ट सिद्धये जपे विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

5

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

3. Karanyāsaḥ (करन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrām̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्राँ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

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

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

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

3

om̐ hrūm̐ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रूँ मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

om̐ hraim̐ anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रैँ अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

om̐ hraum̐ kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रौँ कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

om̐ hraḥ karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रः 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

 

4. Aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrām̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्राँ हृदयाय नमः

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

2

om̐ hrīm̐ śirase svāhā

ॐ ह्राँ शिरसे स्वाहा

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

3

om̐ hrūm̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रूँ 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

om̐ hraim̐ kavacāya hum̐

ॐ ह्रैँ कवचाय हुँ

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

5

om̐ hraum̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रौँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

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

6

om̐ hraḥ astrāya phaṭ

ॐ ह्रः 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

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digbandhaḥ ॥

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्बन्धः॥

5. Varṇa nyāsaḥ (वर्ण न्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

am̐ ām̐ im̐ īm̐ um̐ ūm̐ ṛm̐ ṝm̐ ḷm̐ ḹm̐ namaḥ hṛdi

अँ आँ इँ ईँ उँ ऊँ ऋँ ॠँ ऌँ ॡँ नमः हृदि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the heart region.

2

em̐ aim̐ om̐ aum̐ am̐ aḥ kam̐ kham̐ gam̐ gham̐ namaḥ dakṣa-bāhau

एँ ऐँ ओँ औँ अँ अः कँ खँ गँ घँ नमः दक्ष-बाहौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right shoulders.

3

ṅam̐ cam̐ cham̐ jam̐ jham̐ ñam̐ ṭam̐ ṭham̐ ḍam̐ ḍham̐ namaḥ vāmabāhau

ङँ चँ छँ जँ झँ ञँ टँ ठँ डँ ढँ नमः वामबाहौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left shoulders.

4

ṇam̐ tam̐ tham̐ dam̐ dham̐ nam̐ pam̐ pham̐ bam̐ bham̐ namaḥ dakṣapāde

णँ तँ थँ दँ धँ नँ पँ फँ बँ भँ नमः दक्षपादे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right feet.

5

mam̐ yam̐ ram̐ lam̐ vam̐ śam̐ ṣam̐ sam̐ ham̐ kṣam̐ namaḥ vāmapāde

मँ यँ रँ लँ वँ शँ षँ सँ हँ क्षँ नमः वामपादे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left feet.

6

Iti varṇa nyāsaḥ

इति वर्ण न्यासः

 

6. Varṇa nyāsaḥ kālītantre (वर्ण न्यासः कालीतन्त्रे ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

a ā i ī u ū ṛ ṝ ḷ ḹ namaḥ hṛdi

अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ऋ ॠ ऌ ॡ नमः हृदि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the heart region.

2

e ai o au a aḥ ka kha ga gha namaḥ dakṣa-bāhau

ए ऐ ओ औ अं अः क ख ग घ नमः दक्ष-बाहौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right shoulders.

3

ṅa ca cha ja jha ña ṭa ṭha ḍa ḍha namaḥ vāmabāhau

ङ च छ ज झ ञ ट ठ ड ढ नमः वामबाहौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left shoulders.

4

ṇa ta tha da dha na pa pha ba bha namaḥ dakṣapāde

ण त थ द ध न प फ ब भ नमः दक्षपादे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right feet.

5

ma ya ra la va śa ṣa sa ha kṣa namaḥ vāmapāde

म य र ल व श ष स ह क्ष नमः वामपादे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left feet.

6

Iti varṇa nyāsaḥ

इति वर्ण न्यासः

 

7. Ṣoḍhā nyāsa (षोढा न्यासः) :-

Additional nyāsas such as the Ṣoḍhā nyāsa have been recommended by various tantras and they are available in this link. These should also be performed on a daily basis.

8. Vyāpaka nyāsaḥ (व्यापक न्यासः) :- [Perform this nyāsa seven times with the root (mūla) mantra chosen in section 13.]

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hum̐ haṃsaḥ । (iti mūrdādi pādaparyantaṃ/head to toes)

हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हुँ हंसः ।

 (इति मूर्दादि पादपर्यन्तं)

Join both hands at the top of the head and move the hands from the head to the toes without touching the body from the sides. It is like running the hands over the astral body surrounding the physical body. This can also be done by stretching the hands from the top of the body making a circle and reaching down to the feet, without touching the body.

2

iti vyāpaka nyāsaḥ

इति व्यापक न्यासः

 

9. Dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

śvetāmbarāṃ śāradā candrakāntiṃ sad-bhūṣaṇāṃ candra-kalāvatāsām

kartrīṃ kapālānvita pādapadmāṃ (pāṇipadmāṃ) tārāṃ trinetrāṃ prabhaje'khiladdharyai

श्वेताम्बरां शारदा चन्द्रकान्तिं सद्भूषणां चन्द्रकलावतासाम् ।

कर्त्रीं कपालान्वित पादपद्मां (पाणिपद्मां) तारां त्रिनेत्रां प्रभजेऽखिलद्धर्यै ॥

Meaning:  Salutations to the Divine Mother and the Supreme eternal singular reality Tārā, who is white in complexion and adorned with a crescent moon on Her forehead, three-eyed and clad in white garments, as well as adorned with serpents all around Her body. She is holding a pair of scissors and a skull in Her arms. She is also adorned with various ornaments lending a dazzling eminence to Her and is blissfully seated on a lotus.

She holds a pair of scissors (to cut through the fabric of karma) and a skull cup (mind without any pre-conceived notions), in Her arms. She is seated on a lotus signifying that She is the Super-consciousness and represents evolution of consciousness for the entire Creation. Her three eyes represent an activated ājñā cakra. The serpents represent activation of all cakras and the Kuṇḍalini as well.

10. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

11. Japamālā mantraṃ (जपमाला मन्त्रं) :- Recite the below mantra once, to pray to the japa māla and invoke the blessings for a fruitful japa.

om̐ māṃ māle mahāmāye sarvamantra svarūpiṇi ।
caturvarga stvayinyasta stasmānye siddhidā bhava ॥

ॐ मां माले महामाये सर्वमन्त्र स्वरूपिणि ।
चतुर्वर्ग स्त्वयिन्यस्त स्तस्मान्ये सिद्धिदा भव॥

12. Guru Mantra (गुरु मन्त्र) :-  Recite the following guru mantra once, to seek the blessings of all gurus and the Guru.

om̐ hrīm̐ siddhaguro prasīda hrīm̐ om̐ ।

ॐ ह्रीं सिद्धगुरो प्रसीद ह्रीं ॐ ।

13. Utkīlana mantra (उत्कीलन मन्त्र) :- Recite the following unpinning mantra ten times (Substitute the italicized mantra with any of the initiated mantras specified in section 17. ) –

strīm̐ om̐ hrīm̐ trīm̐ hūm̐ pha haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hum̐ haṃsaḥ om̐

स्त्रीँ हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हुँ हंसः

14. Sañjīvana mantra (सञ्जीवन मन्त्र) :- Recite the following life-infusing mantra ten times (Substitute the italicized mantra with any of the initiated mantras specified in section 17. )  –

haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hum̐ haṃsaḥ aim̐

हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हुँ हंसः ऐँ

15. Śāpavimocana mantra (शापविमोचन मन्त्र) :- Recite the following curse removing mantra ten times –

om̐ strīm̐ hrīm̐ brahmaśāpaṃ vimocaya vimocaya

ॐ स्त्रीँ ह्रीँ ब्रह्मशापं विमोचय विमोचय ।

16. Sampuṭīkaraṇa mantra (सम्पुटीकरण  मन्त्र) :-   Recite the following mantra ten times to realize the full benefits of the mantra, ONLY after completing the Puraścaraṇa of any of the main mantras described in the following section 17. The sampuṭīkaraṇa, helps in realizing the fruits of the mantra (Substitute the italicized mantra with any of the initiated mantras specified in section 17. ) –

phaṭ haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hum̐ haṃsaḥ

फट् हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हुँ हंसः

17. Atha Śrī Ugratārā Aṣṭākṣara Mantraḥ (अथ श्री उग्रतारा अष्टाक्षर मन्त्रः)  Recite any of the following mantras at least 108 times –

    1. haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hum̐ haṃsaḥ

हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हुँ हंसः ।

 

    1. haṃsaḥ om̐ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hūm̐ haṃsaḥ

हंसः ॐ ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हूँ हंसः ।

 

    1. haṃsaḥ hrīm̐ strīm̐ hūm̐ phaṭ haṃsaḥ

हंसः ह्रीँ स्त्रीँ हूँ फट् हंसः ।

 

    1. aim̐ strīm̐ om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ phaṭ svāhā (Mentioned in Mātṛkārṇava)

ऐँ स्त्रीँ ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ फट् स्वाहा ।

 

Meaning:-

haṃsaḥ (हंसः) is the haṃsa, ājapā and manu bīja. It represents the silent vibrations of our breath and more specifically Śiva as ‘haṃ’ and Śakti as ‘saḥ’. Together they represent detachment, severance, illumination and the attainment of self-realization, which eventually may lead towards liberation.

om̐ () consists of – au = healing and deep cleansing, m̐ = remove misery.

hrīm̐ (ह्रीँ) consists of - h = Brahman/śiva, r = fire and drive within us, ī = energy and the source of all power that helps us ascend, m̐ = removal of all miseries and facilitator of self-realization and ultimate liberation.

Strīm (स्‍त्रीं) consists of - The bīja of Vadhu (bride), s = protection from crisis, t =saviour energy, r = Liberation (Mukti), ī = Mahamaya (the Great Illusion) and the dot indicates overcoming unhappiness. Its objective is overcoming unhappiness.

hum̐ (हुँ) consists of - h = Brahman/śiva, u = destruction of all fear and stillness within, m̐ = remove misery.

hūm̐ (हूँ) consists of - h = Brahman/śiva, ū = expansion of power and excellence, m̐ = remove misery.

aim̐ (ऐँ) – the knowledge and fortune bestowing bīja.

phaṭ (फट्) – the astra (weapon) bīja signifies destruction of all evil and misery.

Svāhā (स्वाहा) – signifies oblations and submission to the deity.

18. Aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrām̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्राँ हृदयाय नमः

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

2

om̐ hrīm̐ śirase svāhā

ॐ ह्राँ शिरसे स्वाहा

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

3

om̐ hrūm̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रूँ 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

om̐ hraim̐ kavacāya hum̐

ॐ ह्रैँ कवचाय हुँ

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

5

om̐ hraum̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रौँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

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

6

om̐ hraḥ astrāya phaṭ

ॐ ह्रः 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

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digvimokaḥ ॥

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्विमोकः॥

19. Dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

śvetāmbarāṃ śāradā candrakāntiṃ sad-bhūṣaṇāṃ candra-kalāvatāsām

kartrīṃ kapālānvita pādapadmāṃ (pāṇipadmāṃ) tārāṃ trinetrāṃ prabhaje'khiladdharyai

श्वेताम्बरां शारदा चन्द्रकान्तिं सद्भूषणां चन्द्रकलावतासाम् ।

कर्त्रीं कपालान्वित पादपद्मां (पाणिपद्मां) तारां त्रिनेत्रां प्रभजेऽखिलद्धर्यै ॥

20. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

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vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि।

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

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sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

21. Samarpaṇam (समर्पणम्) :-

Take water in uttaraṇi (spoon) and by reciting the following śloka, offer the water to the earth.

guhyātiguhyagoptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam।
siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi sthirā ॥

गुह्यातिगुह्यगोप्त्री त्वं गृहाणास्मात्कृतं जपम्।
सिद्धिर्भवतु मे देवि त्वत्प्रसादान्मयि स्तिरा॥

22. Japānaṃtaraṃ mālāmantraṃ (जपानंतरं मालामन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below śloka and mantra, followed by placing the māla upon the top of the head and then place it back in the māla bag and conceal it. It should NOT be worn.

śloka॥ om̐ tvaṃ māle sarvadevānāṃ prītidā śubhadā bhava।

śubhaṃ kuruṣya me bhadre yaśo vīryaṃ ca dehime॥

श्लोक॥ ॐ त्वं माले सर्वदेवानां प्रीतिदा शुभदा भव।

शुभं कुरुष्य मे भद्रे यशो वीर्यं च देहिमे॥

mantra॥ om̐ hrīm̐ siddhyai namaḥ॥

मन्त्र॥ ॐ ह्रीं सिद्ध्यै नमः॥

23. Puraścaraṇa (पुरश्चरण) :-

Japa

400,000

Homa

40,000

Tarpaṇa

4,000

Mārjana

400

Bhojana

40

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