Śrī Viparīta Pratyaṅgirā Yantra Āvaraṇa Pūja Homam

Prologue :-

All tantra sādhanas involve the worship of the deity, through the form of a yantra (maṇḍala). The yantras are sacred geometric diagrams, that are deemed to represent the japa sādhana deity, at the very centre, covered by other deities. The deities of the coverings (āvaraṇa-s), are usually at the corners or centres, of intersecting geometric figures. Worshipping the āvaraṇa deities helps unlock the power of the mantra as well as that of the main deity. It is therefore considered as an essential part of mantra sādhana and is recommended to be worshipped on a daily basis, if time permits. An alternate to āvaraṇa pūja, is the Khaḍgamālā stotram.

The pīṭha (pedestal) and āvaraṇa pūja-s are performed during the mantra japa, after the dhyāna (meditation) verse. The pūjas are for worshipping the yantra of Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi, to bestow Her grace on the mantra japa and sādhana. Pīṭha represents the table or stool, upon which the yantra is placed. Usually, the yantra is placed on a red or yellow cloth.

It is very important to note, that the directions mentioned on yantras related to tantra sādhana, are not necessarily the same as their geographical equivalents. In tantra, the directions for deities, can be different from the geographical notation and it also varies by the gender of the deity. In general, For male deities, the East direction is the geophraphical South; and for female deities, it’s the geographical North. For śrī vidyā related deities, the East is usually on the geographical north. One may choose to sit facing the geographical East direction, so that the East end of the yantra is facing away from the devotee. This puja has been documented with this assumption.

Please follow the enumerated corners in the yantra, for each of the āvaraṇa deities. The pīṭha devatās are not represented on the yantra, since the yantra itself is placed on the pīṭha. We need to establish the proper vessels called kalaśa-s, invoke Lord Varua and establish the Viśea arghya vessel, prior to the start of the āvaraṇa pūja. Following which, the pīṭha devatās are worshipped and established on the pedestal first. One must imagine the pīṭha to be divided into various segments to accommodate the enlisted deities. Following the worship of the pīṭha devatās, one must worship the three maṇḍala-s of Agni/Fire, Sūrya/Sun and Candra/Moon. These maṇḍala-s should be imagined to be at the top of the pīṭha and through their worship, the place where the yantra will be placed, is further sanctified and energized. Following the maṇḍala-s, the pīṭha śakti-s are invoked to grant various types of victories to the devotee, worshipping the yantra. Finally, the yantra is placed on the pedestal (pīṭha) and the life-infusing prāṇapratiṣṭhā mantras are invoked to energize the yantra. After which, the dhyāna shloka is recited and the āvaraṇa pūja begins. It is to be noted that the pedestal worship and the life-infusing ritual are a one-time activity and need not be performed on a regular basis.

Before starting the pūja, ensure that you have a brass plate, some water in a jug or a container, as well as a disposable container for the water. Vessels for Kāraṇa kalaśa, sāmānya arghya and viśeṣa arghya. For viśeṣa kalaśa, a uttaraṇi (this is like a small spoon, but with more depth to hold water and is always placed inside pañcapātra, which is like a round mug). For sāmānya arghya, a conch with a base (ideally in the form of a tortoise) is required. For viśeṣa arghya another pañcapātra, preferably in silver or copper is required. A tweezer is also required and this tweezer should be either made of silver or copper. This is meant to perform tarpaṇa. Instead of a tweezer, a thin silver rod is used with spikes on one side and a very small uttaraṇi like structure which can hold one or two drops of viśeṣa arghya can also be used. Keep some flower petals, kuṅkum (red powder), clarified butter or ghee, a clean cloth and some unbroken rice (akṣata-s) ready as well. A spoon (uddharaṇi), should be handy for the tarpaṇa. This should be done in the similar manner as the śrī cakra āvaraṇa pūja. The flower petals can be placed from the left hand and the tarpaṇa from the right hand. A cut piece of ginger is required for the tarpaṇa process. Some fragrance, oil, incense, lamps should also be kept available. Food offerrings such as meat, wine, fish etc. (pañcamakara) or their substitutes should be kept ready as well. Internal worship can also be done by those, who’re unable to perform in a ritualistic manner. Atleast one lamp can be lit and incense shown to the deity as part of the puja ritual.

Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi Homam is a fire ritual that is often employed when facing insurmountable challenges, black magic and severe enmity from opponents. This ritual employs using red chillies to help get rid of enemies and all negativities.

Both homam and āvaraṇa pūja can be done separately. Mantra japa combined with āvaraṇa pūja fetches quick results. Homam combined with āvaraṇa pūja is also the best way of performing the ritual to get maximum benefits. One must consider it, if initiated into Her mantras.

For the homam, the following mūla mantra has been given as an example. One should use the mantra they are initiated into, for both the āvaraṇa pūja and homam.

om̐ hūm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ viparītapratyaṅgirāyai svāhā

ॐ हूँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ विपरीतप्रत्यङ्गिरायै स्वाहा ।

OR

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ pratyaṅgire mama rakṣa rakṣa mama śatrūn bhañjaya bhañjaya phrem̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ प्रत्यङ्गिरे मम रक्ष रक्ष मम शत्रून् भञ्जय भञ्जय फ्रेँ हुँ फट् स्वाहा ।

OR

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāla-daṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् ।

We start with the āvaraṇa pūja and then proceed to homam. Some common bIja mantras used in the document are described here –

S.No.

IAST

Devanāgari

Explanation

1

om̐

The praava bīja om̐ () represents the Śabda Brahman, which is the super-consciousness Itself, manifested as sound. It consists of – ‘au’ signifying healing and deep cleansing, ‘’ for removal of misery.

 

2

aim̐

ऐँ

aim̐ (ऐँ) is the aiśvarya mātṛkā and Sarasvatī bīja indicating wealth and also represents and bestows immense knowledge, mastery in arts and amazing creativity.

3

hrīm̐

ह्रीँ

The Mahāmāyā bīja (seed) mantra hrīm̐ (ह्रीँ) represents the power of Creation, Preservation and Destruction. Elevation in society and high positions of power are also indicated. The power to gain, in the context of this main mantra, is knowledge that can be used for attaining any desires and ultimately gain liberation. The bīja hrīm̐ consists of – ‘h’ meaning Brahman/Śiva, ‘r’ meaning fire and drive within us, ‘ī’ meaning energy and the source of all power that helps us ascend, ‘’ is for removal of all miseries and facilitation of self-realization and ultimate liberation.

4

śrīm̐

श्रीँ

The Lakṣmī bīja (seed) mantra śrīm̐ (श्रीँ ) represents wealth, prosperity, abundance and fertility. The bīja consists of – ‘ś’ indicating mahālakṣmī, repha (r) indicating dhana or wealth, ‘ī’ indicating tuṣṭi or satisfaction, nāda indicating parā or śakti and vindu () indicating duḥkhahara or removal of all miseries.

 

5

klīm̐

क्लीँ

The kāma bīja (seed) mantra klīm̐ ( क्लीँ  ) represents the fulfillment of all desires, material and spiritual. In the context of this mantra, it is for spiritual desires. The bīja consists of – ‘ka’ is for kāmadeva/kṛṣṇa indicating desires and wishes, ‘la’ for indra indicating victory, ‘ī’ for tuṣṭi indicating satisfaction, ‘’ for sukha meaning happiness and removal of misery.

 

6

hūm̐

हूँ

The Kūrca bīja (seed) mantra hūm̐ (हूँ) consists of – ‘h’ is Brahman/Śiva, ‘ū’ is expansion of power and excellence, ‘m̐’ is for removal of misery. The overall purpose is protection and stability.

7

hum̐

हुँ

The kavaca bīja (seed) mantra hum̐ (हुँ) invokes protection from all harm and entities inimical to us. In the context of this mantra, it is for spiritual and material desires. Hum̐ (हुँ) consists of - h = Brahman/śiva, u = destruction of all fear and stillness within, m̐ = remove misery.

8

krīm̐

क्रीँ

The Kālī bīja (seed) mantra krīm̐ (क्रीँ ) consists of – ‘k’ is Kālī = one who heralds deep inner transformation, ‘r’ is Brahma, as well as fire and drive within us, ‘ī’ denotes Mahāmāyā, the cosmic illusion that separates our true identity and confers the ego. She is also the energy and the source of all power that helps us ascend, nāda is Viśvamātā, the omniscient Divine Mother and vindu (m̐) is duḥkhaharaṇa, that removes misery.

9

phaṭ

फट्

The Astra bīja (seed) mantra phaṭ (फट्) signifies destruction of all evil and misery.

10

hrūm̐

ह्रूँ

The Vaivasvatāntaka/Yama bīja hrūm̐ (ह्रूँ) consists of vyomavaktra (h), kṣatajastha (r), bidārī (u), nāda-bindu (m̐). The letter ‘h’ represents Brahman/Śiva signifying auspiciousness, ‘r’ meaning fire and drive within us, ‘ū’ meaning expansion of power and excellence, ‘’ is for removal of all miseries and facilitation of self-realization and ultimate liberation.

11

svāhā

स्वाहा

The Vahni bīja mantra svāhā (स्वाहा) – represents oblations and submission to the deity.

12

krom̐

क्रोँ

The Krodha bīja krom̐ (क्रोँ) – indicates deep inner transformation leading towards ultimate liberation (mokṣa).

13

namaḥ

नमः

The salutations bīja (seed) mantra namaḥ (नमः) or namo (नमो) is used for paying our obeisance to the Divine Mother/Father.

At the very beginning, worshipping of Lord Gaṇeśa is mandated, to help us gain success in all our undertakings, that includes this ritual as well.

1. Gaṇapati stuti (गणपति स्तुति)

śuklāṃbaradaraṃ viṣṇuṃ śaśi-varṇaṃ catur-bhujaṃ

prasanna-vadanaṃ dhyāyet sarva-vighnopa śāntaye

शुक्लांबरदरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजं ।

प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोप शान्तये ॥

Let us meditate on Lord Viṣṇu clad in white with four arms, dispelling all obstacles with a smiling demeanor. He is Lord Gaṇapati, the remover of all obstacles.

2.Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Mātṛkā Nyāsaḥ (श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरा मातृका न्यासः) -

A.Viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः)-

o asya śrī antar mātṛkā nyāsasya

brahmā ṛṣiḥ

gāyatrī chandaḥ

śrī mātṛkā sarasvatī devatā

hlo bījāni

svarāḥ śaktayḥ

avyaktam kīlakam

mama śrī pratyaṅgirātvena nyāse viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य श्री अन्तर् मातृका न्यासस्य

ब्रह्मा ऋषिः ।

गायत्री छन्दः ।

श्री मातृका सरस्वती देवता ।

ह्लो बीजानि ।

स्वराः शक्तय्ः ।

अव्यक्तम् कीलकम् ।

मम श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरात्वेन न्यासे विनियोगः ॥

B.Ṛṣyādi nyāsa ( ऋष्यादि न्यास ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

brahmā ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

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

gāyatrī chandase namaḥ mukhe

गायत्री छन्दसे नमः मुखे

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

3

śrī mātṛkā sarasvatī devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

श्री मातृका सरस्वती देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

hlo bījāya namaḥ guhye

ह्लो बीजाय नमः गुह्ये

Touch the genitalia with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

5

svarāḥ śaktaye namaḥ pādayoḥ

स्वराः शक्तये नमः पादयोः 

Touch the feet with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

6

avyaktam kīlakāyai namaḥ nābhau

अव्यक्तम् कीलकायै नमः नाभौ

Touch the navel with the ring, middle and thumb fingers of the right hand joined together at the top.

7

mama śrī pratyaṅgirātvena jape viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

मम श्री प्रत्यङ्गिरात्वेन जपे  विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

8

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

C.Kara nyāsaḥ ( कर न्यासः ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

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

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

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

2

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

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

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

3

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

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

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ em̐ tam̐ tham̐ dam̐ dham̐ nam̐ aim̐ anamikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ एँ तँ थँ दँ धँ नँ ऐँ  अनमिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

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

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

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ am̐ yam̐ ram̐ lam̐ vam̐ śam̐  ṣam̐ sam̐ ham̐ ḻam̐ kṣam̐ aḥ  karatalakara pṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ अँ यँ रँ लँ वँ शँ  षँ सँ हँ ळँ क्षँ अः करतलकर पृष्ठाभ्यां 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

 

D.Hṛdaya nyāsaḥ ( हृदय न्यासः ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

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

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

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

2

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ im̐ cam̐ cham̐ jam̐ jham̐ ñam̐ īm̐ śirase svāha

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

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

3

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

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ उँ टँ ठँ डँ ढँ णँ ऊँ   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 aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ em̐ tam̐ tham̐ dam̐ dham̐ nam̐ aim̐ kavacāya huṃ

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ एँ तँ थँ दँ धँ नँ ऐँ  कवचाय हुं

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

5

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

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

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

6

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

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ अँ यँ रँ लँ वँ शँ  षँ सँ हँ ळँ क्षँ अः 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॥

E.Antarmātṛkā nyāsaḥ (अन्तर्मातृका न्यासः)

[ Deposition of various alphabet mātṛkā śaktis on the subtle cakras of our body].

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ am̐ namaḥ ām̐ namaḥ im̐ namaḥ īm̐ namaḥ um̐ namaḥ ūm̐ namaḥ ṛm̐ namaḥ ṝm̐ namaḥ ḷm̐ namaḥ ḹm̐ namaḥ em̐ namaḥ aim̐ namaḥ om̐ namaḥ aum̐ namaḥ am̐ namaḥ aḥ namaḥ

ॐ अँ नमः आँ नमः इँ नमः ईँ नमः उँ नमः ऊँ नमः ऋँ नमः ॠँ नमः ऌँ नमः ॡँ नमः एँ नमः ऐँ नमः ओँ नमः औँ नमः अँ नमः अः नमः

Meditate on the sixteen petalled throat viśuddha cakra.

 

[om̐ is auspiciousness, namaḥ is offering salutations, am̐ represents Creation, ām̐ represents Devolution, im̐ signifies Control, īm̐ signifies Cleansing, um̐ signifies Contentment, ūm̐ denotes Excellence, ṛm̐ denotes self revelation, ṝm̐ applies to self-realization, ḷm̐ applies to bliss, ḹm̐ signifies liberation, em̐ denotes secrets of the self, aim̐ denotes complete knowledge, om̐ applies to wisdom, aum̐ denotes healing, am̐ signifies fulfillment and aḥ generates ecstacy.]

2

om̐ kam̐ namaḥ kham̐ namaḥ gam̐ namaḥ gham̐ namaḥ ṅam̐ namaḥ cam̐ namaḥ cham̐ namaḥ jam̐ namaḥ jham̐ namaḥ ñam̐ namaḥ ṭam̐ namaḥ ṭham̐ namaḥ

ॐ कँ नमः खँ नमः गँ नमः घँ नमः ङँ नमः चँ नमः छँ नमः जँ नमः झँ नमः ञँ नमः टँ नमः ठँ नमः

Meditate on the twelve petalled  Anāhata cakra.

 

[kam̐ represents the triads, kham̐ denotes detachment, gam̐ denotes discernment, gham̐ denotes cleansing, ṅam̐ denotes our true identity, cam̐ denotes thought purification, cham̐ denotes material detachment, jam̐ applies to material wealth, jham̐ signifies balance, ñam̐ denotes identity with the Self, ṭam̐ denotes karmic balance and ṭham̐ applies to karmic destruction.]

3

om̐ ḍam̐ namaḥ ḍham̐ namaḥ ṇam̐ namaḥ tam̐ namaḥ tham̐ namaḥ dam̐ namaḥ dham̐ namaḥ nam̐ namaḥ pam̐ namaḥ pham̐ namaḥ

ॐ डँ नमः ढँ नमः णँ नमः तँ नमः थँ नमः दँ नमः धँ नमः नँ नमः पँ नमः फँ नमः

Meditate on the ten petalled naval Maṇipūra cakra.

 

[ḍam̐ denotes karmic control, ḍham̐ signifies spiritual empowerment and knowledge, ṇam̐ denotes siddhis – supernatural powers, tam̐ signifies expulsion of vice, tham̐ signifies composure, dam̐ denotes stability, dham̐ denotes expulsion of impurities, nam̐ signifies revelation of the Self, pam̐ signifies endurance and pham̐ refers to freedom from all worries.]

4

om̐ bam̐ namaḥ bham̐ namaḥ mam̐ namaḥ yam̐ namaḥ ram̐ namaḥ lam̐ namaḥ

ॐ बँ नमः भँ नमः मँ नमः यँ नमः रँ नमः लँ नमः

Meditate on the six petalled sacral Svādhiṣṭhāna cakra.

 

[bam̐ denotes removal of all bondage, bham̐ denotes auspiciousness, mam̐ denotes liberation from the cosmic illusion, yam̐ denotes knowledge of the Self, ram̐ denotes a new spiritual drive and zeal, lam̐ applies to complete Awareness.]

5

om̐ vam̐ namaḥ śam̐ namaḥ ṣam̐ namaḥ sam̐ namaḥ

ॐ वँ नमः शँ नमः षँ नमः सँ नमः

Meditate on the four petalled root/base  Mūlādhāra cakra.

 

[vam̐ signifies wish fulfillment, śam̐ denotes detachment, ṣam̐ denotes humility and sam̐ applies to wisdom and purity.]

6

om̐ ham̐ namaḥ kṣam̐ namaḥ

ॐ हँ नमः क्षँ नमः

Meditate on the two petalled third-eye Ājñā cakra.

 

[ham̐ signifies merger into the Self and kṣam̐ applies to annihilation of all karmas.]

 

F. Bahirmātṛkānyāsaḥ (बहिर्मातृकान्यासः) -

[ Deposition of various alphabet mātṛkā śaktis on the physical parts of our body].

 

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ am̐ namaḥ (head).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ अँ नमः (शिरसि)

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

[The aiśvarya mātṛkā and Sarasvatī bīja aim̐ (ऐँ )  indicates wealth and also represents and bestows immense knowledge, mastery in arts and amazing creativity.

The Mahāmāyā bīja (seed) mantra hrīm̐ (ह्रीँ) represents the power of Creation, Preservation and Destruction. Elevation in society and high positions of power are also indicated. The power to gain, in the context of this main mantra, is knowledge that can be used for attaining any desires and ultimately gain liberation. The bīja hrīm̐ consists of – ‘h’ meaning Brahman/Śiva, ‘r’ meaning fire and drive within us, ‘ī’ meaning energy and the source of all power that helps us ascend, ‘’ is for removal of all miseries and facilitation of self-realization and ultimate liberation.

The Lakṣmī bīja (seed) mantra śrīm̐ (श्रीँ ) represents wealth, prosperity, abundance and fertility. In the context of the mantra, it is for the fructification of the desire to self-realize and gain liberation. The bīja consists of – ‘śa’ indicating mahālakṣmī, repha (ra) indicating dhana or wealth, ‘ī’ indicating tuṣṭi or satisfaction, nāda indicating parā or śakti and vindu ‘’ indicating duḥkhahara or removal of all miseries.]

2

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ām̐ namaḥ

(mukhavṛtte/mouth).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ आँ नमः (मुखवृत्ते)

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

3

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ im̐ namaḥ

(dakṣanetre/right eye).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ इँ नमः (दक्षनेत्रे)

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

4

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ īm̐ namaḥ

(vāmanetre/left eye).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ईँ नमः (वामनेत्रे)

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

5

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ um̐ namaḥ

(dakṣakarṇe/right ear).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ उँ नमः (दक्षकर्णे)

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

6

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ūm̐ namaḥ (vāmakarṇe/left ear).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऊँ नमः (वामकर्णे)

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

7

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṛm̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-nāsāyām/right nostril).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऋँ नमः  (दक्षनासायाम्)

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

8

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṝm̐ namaḥ (vāma-nāsāyām/left nostril).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ॠँ नमः (वामनासायाम्)

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

9

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ḷm̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-gaṇḍe/right cheek).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऌँ नमः (दक्षगण्डे)

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

10

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ḹm̐ namaḥ (vāma-gaṇḍe/left cheek).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ॡँ नमः (वामगण्डे)

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

11

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ em̐ namaḥ (ūrdhvoṣṭhe/upper lip).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ एँ नमः (ऊर्ध्वोष्ठे)

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

12

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ aim̐ namaḥ (adhoroṣṭhe/lower lip).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ऐँ नमः (अधोरोष्ठे)

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

13

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ om̐ namaḥ (ūrdhva-danta-paṅktau/upper teeth).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ओँ नमः (ऊर्ध्वदन्तपङ्क्तौ)

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

14

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ aum̐ namaḥ (adho-danta-paṅktau/lower teeth).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ औँ नमः (अधोदन्तपङ्क्तौ)

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

15

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ am̐ namaḥ (mūrdhini/crown of the head).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ अँ नमः (मूर्धिनि)

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

16

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ aḥ namaḥ (mukhe/tip of the tongue).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ अः नमः (मुखे)

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

17

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ kam̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-mūle/right shoulder joint near armpit).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ कँ नमः (दक्षबाहुमूले)

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

18

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ kham̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-kūrpare/right arm elbow).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ खँ नमः (दक्षबाहुकूर्परे)

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

19

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ gam̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-bāhu-maṇibandhe/right arm wrist).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ गँ नमः (दक्षबाहुमणिबन्धे)

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

20

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ gham̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-hastāṅguli-mūle/base of the right hand fingers).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ घँ नमः (दक्षहस्ताङ्गुलिमूले)

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

21

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṅam̐ namaḥ (dakṣa-hastāṅgulyagre/tip of the right hand fingers).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ङँ 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.

22

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ cam̐ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-mūle/left shoulder joint near armpit).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ चँ नमः (वामबाहुमूले)

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

23

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ cham̐ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-kūrpare/left arm elbow).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ छँ नमः (वामबाहुकूर्परे)

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

24

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ jam̐ namaḥ (vāma-bāhu-maṇibandhe/left arm wrist).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ जँ नमः (वामबाहुमणिबन्धे)

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

25

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ jham̐ namaḥ (vāma-hastāṅguli-mūle/base of the left hand fingers).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ झँ नमः (वामहस्ताङ्गुलिमूले)

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

26

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ñam̐ namaḥ (vāma-hastāṅgulyagre/tip of the left hand fingers).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ञँ नमः (वामहस्ताङ्गुल्यग्रे)

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

27

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṭam̐ namaḥ (dakṣoru-mūle/right hip).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ टँ नमः (दक्षोरुमूले)

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

28

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṭham̐ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-jānuni/right knee).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ठँ नमः (दक्षिणजानुनि)

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

29

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ḍam̐ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-gulphe/right ankle).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ डँ नमः (दक्षिणगुल्फे)

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

30

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ḍham̐ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pādāṅguli-mūle/right leg toe base).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ढँ नमः (दक्षिणपादाङ्गुलिमूले)

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

31

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṇam̐ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pādāṅgulyagre/right leg toes tips).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ णँ नमः (दक्षिणपादाङ्गुल्यग्रे)

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

32

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ tam̐ namaḥ (vāmoru-mūle/left hip).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ तँ नमः (वामोरुमूले)

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

33

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ tham̐ namaḥ (vāma-jānuni/left knee).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ थँ नमः (वामजानुनी)

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

34

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ dam̐ namaḥ (vāma-gulphe/left ankle).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ दँ नमः (वामगुल्फे)

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

35

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ dham̐ namaḥ (vāma-pādāṅguli-mūle/base of the left leg toes).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ धँ नमः (वामपादाङ्गुलिमूले)

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

36

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ nam̐ namaḥ (vāma-pādāṅgulyagre/tips of the left leg toes).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ नँ नमः (वामपादाङ्गुल्यग्रे)

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

37

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ pam̐ namaḥ (dakṣiṇa-pārśve/right side of the body).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ पँ नमः (दक्षिणपार्श्वे)

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

38

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ pham̐ namaḥ (vāma-pārśve/left side of the body).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ फँ नमः (वामपार्श्वे)

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

39

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ bam̐ namaḥ (pṛṣṭhe/lower back).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ बँ नमः (पृष्ठे)

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

40

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ bham̐ namaḥ (nābhau/navel).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ भँ नमः (नाभौ)

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

41

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ mam̐ namaḥ (udare/stomach).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ मँ नमः (उदरे)

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

42

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ yam̐ tvagātmane  namaḥ (hṛdi/heart).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ यँ त्वगात्मने नमः (हृदि)

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

[“tvagātmane” denotes merging the spirit with the skin on the body].

43

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ram̐ asṛgātmane  namaḥ (dakṣāṃse/space on the right shoulder between the right arm and neck).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ रँ असृगात्मने 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.

[“asṛgātmane” denotes merging the spirit with the blood inside the body].

44

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ lam̐ māṃsātmane  namaḥ (kakudi/base of the neck).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ लँ मांसात्मने नमः (ककुदि)

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

[“māṃsātmane” denotes merging the spirit and the flesh].

45

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ vam̐ medātmane  namaḥ (vāmāṃse/space on the right shoulder between the right arm and neck).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ वँ मेदात्मने 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.

[“medātmane” refers to the merging of the spirit with the fat in the body.]

46

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ śam̐ asthyātmane  namaḥ (hṛdayādi dakṣa-hastāntam/heart to the end of the right hand).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ शँ अस्थ्यात्मने 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.

[“asthyātmane” refers to the merging of the spirit and the bones].

47

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ṣam̐ majjātmane  namaḥ (hṛdayādi vāma-hastāntam/heart to the end of the left hand).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ षँ मज्जात्मने 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.

[“majjātmane” refers to the merging of the spirit with the marrow of the bones].

48

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ sam̐ śukrātmane  namaḥ (hṛdayādi dakṣa-pādāntam/heart to the end of the right leg).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ सँ शुक्रात्मने 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.

[“śukrātmane” refers to the merging of the spirit with the reproductive fluids inside the body].

49

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ham̐ ātmane namaḥ (hṛdayādi vāma-pādāntam/heart to the end of the left leg).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ हँ आत्मने 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.

[“ātmane” refers to the spirit in its entirety].

50

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ ḻam̐ paramātmane  namaḥ (hṛdayādi udare/heart to the abdomen).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ ळँ परमात्मने 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.

 

[“paramātmane” refers to the Supreme eternal Reality and super-consciousness].

51

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ kṣam̐ prāṇātmane  namaḥ (hṛdayādi mukhe/heart to the head).

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ क्षँ प्राणात्मने 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.

[“prāṇātmane” refers to the merger and absorbtion of the spirit with all the life forces within the body].

52

iti bahirmātṛkā nyāsaḥ.

इति बहिर्मातृका न्यासः

 

G. Vidyā nyāsaḥ (विद्या न्यासः) -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣamaṇibandhe/right arm wrist)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षमणिबन्धे)

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

2

hrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣatale/right palm)

ह्रीँ नमः (दक्षतले)

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

3

śrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣahastāṅgulyāgre/right hand finger tips)

श्रीँ नमः (दक्षहस्ताङ्गुल्याग्रे)

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

4

aim̐ namaḥ (vāmamaṇibandhe/left arm wrist)

ऐँ नमः (वाममणिबन्धे)

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

5

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmatale/left palm)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामतले)

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

6

śrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmahastāṅgulyāgre/left hand finger tips)

श्रीँ नमः (वामहस्ताङ्गुल्याग्रे)

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

7

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣakakṣye/right arm pit)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षकक्ष्ये)

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

8

hrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣakūrpare/right arm elbow)

ह्रीँ नमः (दक्षकूर्परे)

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

9

śrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣapāṇau/right hand)

श्रीँ नमः (दक्षपाणौ)

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

10

aim̐ namaḥ (vāmakakṣye/left arm pit)

ऐँ नमः (वामकक्ष्ये)

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

11

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmakūrpare/left arm elbow)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामकूर्परे)

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

12

śrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmapāṇau/left hand)

श्रीँ नमः (वामपाणौ)

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

13

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣapādakakṣye/right thigh joint)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षपादकक्ष्ये)

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

14

hrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣapādajānuni/right knee)

ह्रीँ नमः (दक्षपादजानुनि)

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

15

śrīm̐ namaḥ (dakṣapādāgre/right foot toe ends)

श्रीँ नमः (दक्षपादाग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the right foot toe tips.

16

aim̐ namaḥ (vāmapādakakṣye/left thigh joint)

ऐँ नमः (वामपादकक्ष्ये)

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

17

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmapādajānuni/left knee)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामपादजानुनि)

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

18

śrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmapādāgre/left foot toe ends)

श्रीँ नमः (वामपादाग्रे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the left foot toe tips.

19

aim̐ namaḥ (liṅge/genitalia)

ऐँ नमः (लिङ्गे)

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

20

hrīm̐ namaḥ (hṛdi/heart)

ह्रीँ नमः (हृदि)

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

21

śrīm̐ namaḥ (nādānte/nasal bridge)

श्रीँ नमः (नादान्ते)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the nasal bridge.

H. Navayoṇi nyāsaḥ (नवयोणि न्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣakarṇe/right ear)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षकर्णे)

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

2

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmakarṇe/left ear)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामकर्णे)

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

3

śrīm̐ namaḥ (cibuke/chin)

श्रीँ नमः (चिबुके)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the left hand and touch the chin.

4

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣaśaṅkhe/right temple region)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षशङ्खे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the ends of the right temple region.

5

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmaśaṅkhe/left temple region)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामशङ्खे)

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the ends of the left temple region.

6

śrīm̐ namaḥ (mukhe/mouth)

श्रीँ नमः (मुखे)

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

7

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣanetre/right eye)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षनेत्रे)

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

8

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmanetre/left eye)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामनेत्रे)

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

9

śrīm̐ namaḥ (nāsikaḥ/nostrils)

श्रीँ नमः (नासिकः)

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

10

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣabāhu/right arm)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षबाहु)

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

11

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmabāhu/left arm)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामबाहु)

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

12

śrīm̐ namaḥ (hṛdi/heart)

श्रीँ नमः (हृदि)

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

13

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣakūrpare/right elbow)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षकूर्परे)

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

14

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmakūrpare/left elbow)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामकूर्परे)

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

15

śrīm̐ namaḥ (nābhi/navel)

श्रीँ नमः (नाभि)

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

16

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣajānuni/right knee)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षजानुनि)

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

17

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmajānuni/left knee)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामजानुनि)

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

18

śrīm̐ namaḥ (yoni/genitalia)

श्रीँ नमः (योनि)

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

19

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣapāde/right foot)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षपादे)

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

20

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmapāde/left foot)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामपादे)

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

21

śrīm̐ namaḥ (svādhiṣṭhāne/sacral cakra)

श्रीँ नमः स्वाधिष्ठाने

Join the thumb and the ring finger of the right hand and touch the sacral cakra/genitals).

22

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣapāśrve/right ribcage)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षपाश्र्वे)

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

23

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmapārśve/left ribcage)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामपार्श्वे)

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

24

śrīm̐ namaḥ (hṛdi/heart)

श्रीँ नमः (हृदि)

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

25

aim̐ namaḥ (dakṣastana/right breast)

ऐँ नमः (दक्षस्तन)

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

26

hrīm̐ namaḥ (vāmastana/left breast)

ह्रीँ नमः (वामस्तन)

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

27

śrīm̐ namaḥ (kaṇṭhe/throat)

श्रीँ नमः (कण्ठे)

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

I. Pīṭha pūja nyāsaḥ (पीठ पूज न्यासः) -

Meditate on the various bases/pīṭha-s in our body and perform nyāsās also.

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

ādhāra śaktaye namaḥ

आधार शक्तये नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“ādhāra śaktaye” refers to the substratum or life sustenance support, arising from the eternal super-consciousness].

2

prakṛtyai namaḥ

प्रकृत्यै नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“prakṛtyai” refers to the entire material Creation originating from the eternal Reality].

3

kamaṭhāya namaḥ

कमठाय नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“kamaṭhāya” refers to the protection and supportive ability of a tortoise shell.]

4

śeṣāya namaḥ

शेषाय नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“śeṣāya” refers to the remainder of all other attributes associated with the root cakra].

5

pṛthivyai namaḥ

पृथिव्यै नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“pṛthivyai” refers to the earth and all material desires, as well as a firm grounding in all activities of concern].

6

sudhāmbudhaye namaḥ

सुधाम्बुधये नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“sudhāmbudhaye” refers to the ocean of all material desires arising out of].

7

maṇidvīpāya namaḥ

मणिद्वीपाय नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“maṇidvīpāya” refers to the jewel crest, situated in the midst of the ocean of nectar associated with the akula sahasrāra, below the mūlādhāra cakra. Kuṇḍalini is Śakti posited in our body in an unawakened state, at the base of the root mūlādhāra cakra. The island residence of the Divine Mother Śakti, is Maṇidvīpa].

8

cintāmaṇi gṛhāya namaḥ

चिन्तामणि गृहाय नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“cintāmaṇi gṛhāya” alludes to the fabulous thought-gem that fulfills every desire of the possessor. The root cakra is the repository of all our material and spiritual desires].

9

ratna-vedikāyai namaḥ

रत्नवेदिकायै नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“ratna-vedikāyai” alludes to the seat of all jewels – material and spiritual, associated with the root cakra].

10

maṇi pīṭhāya namaḥ

मणि पीठाय नमः

Meditate on the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“maṇi pīṭhāya” alludes to the seat of all crystals associated with the root cakra that aid in clearing our karmas in the material and spiritual planes].

11

nānā muṇigaṇebhyo namaḥ

नाना मुणिगणेभ्यो नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“nānā muṇigaṇebhyo” refers to the numerous holy saints and monks from all the ten directions, whose help is sought in our material and spriritual ascension].

12

nānā devebhyo namaḥ

नाना देवेभ्यो नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“nānā devebhyo” refers to the numerous celestials from all the ten directions, whose help is sought in our material and spiritual progress].

13

dharmāya namaḥ dakṣāṃse

धर्माय नमः दक्षांसे

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“dharmāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the path of virtue, fairness, peace, law and justice prevalent in all the ten directions].

14

jñānāya namaḥ vāmāṃse

ज्ञानाय नमः वामांसे

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“jñānāya namaḥ” – Salutations to all the wisdom and higher knowledge that can come to us from all the ten directions].

15

vairāgyāya namaḥ vāmorau

वैराग्याय नमः वामोरौ

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“vairāgyāya namaḥ” – Salutations to all the grace from the ten directions that assist in overcoming all desires, conquering greed and emotions].

16

aiśvaryāya namaḥ dakṣorau

ऐश्वर्याय नमः दक्षोरौ

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“aiśvaryāya namaḥ” – Saluations to all the grace from the ten directions in helping us gain all the required material wealth and desire].

17

adharmāya namaḥ dakṣakukṣau

अधर्माय नमः दक्षकुक्षौ

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“adharmāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the injustice and lawlessness that we may face from the ten directions, that will eventually help us see the light and mend our ways to seek spiritual guidance].

18

ajñānāya namaḥ dakṣapṛṣṭhe

अज्ञानाय नमः दक्षपृष्ठे

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“ajñānāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the ignorance, misinformation, misleading scriptures and doctrine parading as spiritual knowledge, that we face from the ten directions. Eventually, this will open our eyes and help seek out the Truth that transcends everything known and unknown!]

19

avairāgyāya namaḥ vāmapārśve

अवैराग्याय नमः वामपार्श्वे

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“avairāgyāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the greed and avarice coming in from all the ten directions, that propels us to seek unlimited material wealth of all sorts. This compulsion and drive will also lead us towards failure, disappointments and pave a path towards a more fulfilling spiritual path.]

20

anaiśvaryāya namaḥ vāmakukṣau

अनैश्वर्याय नमः वामकुक्षौ

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“anaiśvaryāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the dearth of material wealth caused by the influences coming in from all the ten directions, depleting our wealth and thereby leading us a path to seek the same from the Divine, sprouting the seeds of spirituality alongside the path].

21

śeṣāya namaḥ

शेषाय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“śeṣāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the thousand-headed serpent with its hood upon the Preserver Lord Viṣṇu. May the blessings come from all directions].

22

padmāya namaḥ

पद्माय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“padmāya namaḥ” – Saluations to the Divine lotus upon which the Creator Lord Brahma sits. The lotus represents evolved consciousness. May the blessings come from all directions].

23

prakṛtimaya pātrebhyo namaḥ

प्रकृतिमय पात्रेभ्यो नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“prakṛtimaya pātrebhyo namaḥ” – Salutations to the repository of the entire manifested Creation that occurs in all directions].

24

vikṛtimaya kesarebhyo namaḥ

विकृतिमय केसरेभ्यो नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“vikṛtimaya kesarebhyo namaḥ” – Salutations to the sprouting of the various manifestations of sentient beings and non-sentient matter in the entire Creation in their myriad ways in all directions].

25

pañcāśad bījabhūṣita karṇikāyai namaḥ

पञ्चाशद् बीजभूषित कर्णिकायै नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“pañcāśad bījabhūṣita karṇikāyai namaḥ” – Salutations to the Divine Mother manifested in all directions and in the form of perceptible vibrations and sound syllables described as the fifty alphabet mātṛkā śaktis].

26

sūrya maṇḍalāya namaḥ

सूर्य मण्डलाय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“sūrya maṇḍalāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the orb of the Sun – Lord Sūrya and all the manifested śaktis of the sūrya maṇḍala in all directions].

27

soma maṇḍalāya namaḥ

सोम मण्डलाय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“soma maṇḍalāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the orb of the Moon – Lord Soma and all the manifested śaktis of the Soma maṇḍala in all directions].

28

vaiśvānara maṇḍalāya namaḥ

वैश्वानर मण्डलाय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“vaiśvānara maṇḍalāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the orb of the fire – Lord Vaiśvānara/Agni and all the manifested śaktis of the Vaiśvānara maṇḍala in all directions].

29

sam̐ satvāya namaḥ

सँ सत्वाय नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“Satva” refers to the peaceful demeanor. May the Divine Mother grant us the same from all directions].

30

ram̐ rajase namaḥ

रँ रजसे नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“Rajas” refers to a passionate nature and a drive to achieve whatever our objectives maybe. May the Divine Mother grant us the same from all directions].

31

tam̐ tamase namaḥ

तँ तमसे नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“Tamas” refers to aggression and other extreme tendencies arising within us caused by stimuli from any direction. May the Divine Mother grant us the same when needed and also help us overcome and control the same, for spiritual progression].

32

ām̐ ātmane namaḥ

आँ आत्मने नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“ātman” is our soul and individual consciousness].

33

am̐ antarātmane namaḥ

अँ अन्तरात्मने नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“antarātman” is our individual conscience and spirit/soul.]

34

pam̐ paramātmane namaḥ

पँ परमात्मने नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“paramātman” refers to the super-consciousness and eternal reality].

35

hrīm̐ jñānātmane namaḥ

ह्रीँ ज्ञानात्मने नमः

Meditate on the 10 directions.

[“jñānātman” refers to self-realization and attainment of all spiritual knowledge and wisdom].

36

vāmāyai namaḥ

वामायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“vāmā” is a reference to Śakti Herself.]

37

jyeṣṭhāyai namaḥ

ज्येष्ठायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“jyeṣṭhā” is a referece to Śakti as the primordial Self].

38

raudrāyai namaḥ

रौद्रायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“raudrā” refers to the Divine Mother Raudrī, as the consort of the Destroyer Rudra].

39

ambikāyai namaḥ

अम्बिकायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“Ambika” means the Divine Mother Śakti]

40

icchāyai namaḥ

इच्छायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“icchā” signifies to all our desires and aspirations – material and spiritual].

41

jñānāyai namaḥ

ज्ञानायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“jñānā” is wisdom and higher spiritual knowledge].

42

kriyāyai namaḥ

क्रियायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“kriyā” refers to all actions undertaken to complete tasks with means obtained from any direction].

43

kubjikāyai namaḥ

कुब्जिकायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“kubjikā” is an attribute of the Divine Mother who is coiled as the Kuṇḍalinī śakti in the root mūlādhāra cakra].

44

citrāyai namaḥ

चित्रायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“citrā” is an attribute of the Divine Mother who is perceived as a coiled serpent - Kuṇḍalinī śakti in the root mūlādhāra cakra].

45

viṣaghnikāyai namaḥ

विषघ्निकायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“viṣaghnikā” is an attribute of the Divine Mother referencing Her fire within that would burn out the poisonous desires and tendencies, as well as karmas inhibiting our growth in all aspects].

46

dūtāyai namaḥ

दूतायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“dūtā” is an attribute of the Divine Mother Śakti, stating that She is the independent power of Śiva and is His reflection (vimarśa-rūpa). She reveals the entire Creation as a manifestation of Śiva/ Śakti].

47

ānandāyai namaḥ

आनन्दायै नमः

On the petals of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“Ānandā” is also an attribute of the Divine Mother signifying Her blessings of total and complete happiness and bliss].

48

manonmanyai namaḥ

मनोन्मन्यै नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“manonmanī” is an exhaltation of the powers of mind and the perfect concentration that comes by the grace of the Divine Mother].

49

aimparāyai namaḥ

ऐम्परायै नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“aimparāyai” refers to the bīja aim̐ associated with the Supreme Divine Mother with the attribute Parā, the One who is beyond everything!]

50

virūpāyai namaḥ

विरूपायै नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“virūpāyai” refers to the manifoldness and variegated forms of the Divine Mother.]

51

parāparāyai namaḥ

परापरायै नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“parāparāyai” refers to the Supreme state of “Parā” and the manifested state of “Aparā” of the Divine Mother.]

52

hsaum̐ sadāśiva mahā pretāsanāya namaḥ

ह्सौँ सदाशिव महा प्रेतासनाय नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[The prasāda parā bīja (seed) mantra hsau (ह्सौँ) consists of – ‘h’ is Brahman/Śiva, with the parā bīja sau, culminating in the experience of self-realization and ultimate liberation.

“Sadāśiva” refers to the eternal and omnipresence of the Divine Lord.

“pretāsanāya” refers to the dead corpse posture. “namaḥ” is Salutations.

Salutation to the Divine Lord Sadāśiva, the Supreme static super-consciousness that is omniscient!]

 

53

brahma viṣṇu rudreśvara sadāśiva mahā preta mahā padmāsanāya namaḥ

ब्रह्म विष्णु रुद्रेश्वर सदाशिव महा प्रेत महा पद्मासनाय नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“brahma viṣṇu rudreśvara sadāśiva mahā preta mahā padmāsanāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the Creator Brahma, Preserver Viṣṇu, the Destroyer Rudra and the Resurrector Sadāśiva, who are the different states of the Supreme static super-consciousness, depicted in the sleeping/corpse and blooming lotus postures].

54

paramaśiva paryaṅkāya namaḥ

परमशिव पर्यङ्काय नमः

At the centre of the mūlādhāra cakra.

[“paramaśiva paryaṅkāya namaḥ” – Salutations to the Static Super-consciousness Paramaśiva, seated in a cross-legged posture and from whom the entire Creation manifests through His will and independent power Śakti – the Dynamic Super-consciousness].

J. Dhyānam

Meditate upon the Divine Mother Pratyaṅgirā devi and merge in Her at the heart cakra.

ūrdhvaṃ kapālaṃ ḍamaruṃ triśūlaṃ saṃbibhratī baddha kalāvataṃsaṃ

piṅgordhva kauśī sītabhīmadaṃṣṭrā bhūyā dvibhūtyai mamabhadrakālī

ऊर्ध्वं कपालं डमरुं त्रिशूलं संबिभ्रती बद्ध कलावतंसं ।

पिङ्गोर्ध्व कौशी सीतभीमदंष्ट्रा भूया द्विभूत्यै ममभद्रकाली ॥

Meditate on the Divine Mother Bhadrakāli Pratyaṅgirā devi, holding a cup, skull, a drum and a trident with loosened hair and dark complexion. She a wide gaping mouth and extremely terrific in form.

3.Kalaśa sthāpana (कलश स्थापन) –

Kalaśa is a water vessel of great importance in pūja and meant to represent the entire universe within it. In the context of Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi, we establish the various pātra-s (vessels) by following the below procedures –

A.Samānārghya (समानार्घ्य)

Meditate on Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi, perform Her upacāra-s (offering bath, dress, food, lights, fragrance etc.) mentally, perform a few recitations of Her root mūla mantra and also meditate upon the meaning and significance of the Kāmakalā bīja īm̐.

om̐ hūm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ aim̐ viparītapratyaṅgirāyai svāhā

ॐ हूँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ ऐँ विपरीतप्रत्यङ्गिरायै स्वाहा ।

[* we will use this as the Devi mantra for the rest of the document. It can be substituted with any other mūla mantra or any other mantra of Devi that the devotee has been initiated with.]

OR

om̐ aim̐ hrīm̐ śrīm̐ pratyaṅgire mama rakṣa rakṣa mama śatrūn bhañjaya bhañjaya phrem̐ hum̐ phaṭ svāhā

ॐ ऐँ ह्रीँ श्रीँ प्रत्यङ्गिरे मम रक्ष रक्ष मम शत्रून् भञ्जय भञ्जय फ्रेँ हुँ फट् स्वाहा ।

OR

om̐ hrīm̐ kṣam̐ bhakṣa jvālā jihve karāla-daṃṣtre pratyaṅgire kṣam̐ hrīm̐ hum̐ phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षँ भक्ष ज्वाला जिह्वे करालदंष्त्रे प्रत्यङ्गिरे क्षँ ह्रीँ हुं फट् ।

To our left, create a śaṭkoṇa (hexagram) resembling the star-of-David with a bindu (dot) at the centre. Draw a circle outside the hexagram and a triangle within the hexagram. Also, draw a square enclosing the circle. To our right, create a triangle, a circle around it and a square encompassing the circle. Please a plank or any other support base for the Kalaśa. This plank is called an ādhāra (support). Now invoke the ādhāra śakti by meditating upon Her (om̐ ādhāra śaktibhyo namaḥ) and invoke the bīja a and place the water vessel (conch) upon the plank, once again invoking the ‘hṛn’ mantra for purifying the water contained in the vessel. Add some Ganges water if available, place sandal paste and red unguent (kuṃkuṃ) reciting the praṇava mantra ‘om̐’. One can also worship the Sun, Moon, Fire deities and other kalās (phases of the moon), show the dhenu mudra, recite any Śrī Pratyaṅgirā Devi mantra, to establish the Kalaśa and make it a general arghya (ablution) vessel, which is also termed as samānārghya (conch shell designated for this purpose). Take some water from the conch using an uddharaṇi (which is like a spoon with a deeper trough to hold more water) and transfer to a small container for use in the following procedures.

[The ‘hṛn’ mantra consists of the letters - ‘h’ meaning sun or the solar energy or light. It also refers to ākāśa or ether. It is indicative of the life sustaining breath or prāṇa. The letter ‘ṛ’ meaning good virtues and ‘n’ indicating revelation of our true identity].

-----To be Continued

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