Nrihari Namanam

Nrsimha

प्रोज्ज्वलज्ज्वलनज्वालाविकटोरुसटाच्छटः ।
श्वासक्षिप्तकुलक्ष्माभृत्‌ पातु वो नरकेसरी ॥

चटच्चटिति चर्मणि च्छमिति चोच्छलच्छोणिते
धगद्धगिति मेदसि स्फुटरवेऽस्थिनि ष्ठागिति ।
पुनातु भवतो हरेरमरवैरिवक्षःस्थल-
क्वणत्करजपञ्जरक्रकचकाषजन्माऽनलः ॥

चञ्चच्चण्डनखाग्रभेदविगलद्दैत्येन्द्रवक्षः क्षरद्‌
रक्ताभ्यक्तसुपाटलोद्भटसदासंभ्रान्तभीमाननः ।
तिर्यक्कण्ठकठोरघोषघटनासर्वाङ्गखर्वीभवद्‌
दिङ्मातङ्गनिरीक्षितो विजयते वैकुण्ठकण्ठीरवः ॥

व्याधूतकेसरसटाविकरालवक्त्रं
हस्ताग्रविस्फुरितशङ्खगदासिचक्रम्‌ ।
आविष्कृतं सपदि येन नृसिंहरूपं
नारायणं तमपि विश्वसृजं नमामि ॥

prōjjvalajjvalanajvālāvikaṭōrusaṭācchaṭaḥ |
śvāsakṣiptakulakṣmābhr̥t pātu vō narakēsarī ||

caṭaccaṭiti carmaṇi cchamiti cōcchalacchōṇitē
dhagaddhagiti mēdasi sphuṭaravē’sthini ṣṭhāgiti |
punātu bhavatō harēramaravairivakṣaḥsthala-
kvaṇatkarajapañjarakrakacakāṣajanmā’nalaḥ ||

cañcaccaṇḍanakhāgrabhēdavigaladdaityēndravakṣaḥ kṣarad
raktābhyaktasupāṭalōdbhaṭasadāsaṁbhrāntabhīmānanaḥ |
tiryakkaṇṭhakaṭhōraghōṣaghaṭanāsarvāṅgakharvībhavad
diṅmātaṅganirīkṣitō vijayatē vaikuṇṭhakaṇṭhīravaḥ ||

vyādhūtakēsarasaṭāvikarālavaktraṁ
hastāgravisphuritaśaṅkhagadāsicakram |
āviṣkr̥taṁ sapadi yēna nr̥siṁharūpaṁ
nārāyaṇaṁ tamapi viśvasr̥jaṁ namāmi ||

Samputikarana for Srikula Mantras

Shyamala Yantra

The use of Saṁpuṭīkaraṇa is employed to accelerate Mantra Siddhi.

(a) Some Tantras insist on use of Saṁpuṭīkaraṇa when even three rounds of Puraścaraṇa fails to yield Mantra-siddhi.

(b) In certain other cases, the mūlamantra is recited along with Saṁpuṭīkaraṇa before/after the actual Japa to aid with Mantra-siddhi.

(c) Often, Saṁpuṭīkaraṇa is used for attaining specific desires, having duly completed the necessary puraścaraṇa for the mantra. Other associated techniques include Pallava, Yojana, Rodha, Vidarbha etc. A popular example of such a kāmya prayōga is of Durgā Saptaśatī.

Generally, saṁpuṭīkaraṇa involves using a bīja or a set of bījas before and after the mūlamantra. However, this is not always the case. Below is the vidhi for some mantras used in Srīkula.

Bālā Tripurasundarī

bālāyāḥ śaktibījaṁ tu dadyādādau mahēśvari |

The śakti bīja, or the third bīja of the Bālā mantra is added at the beginning of the tryakṣarī (three-lettered mantra) to achieve saṁpuṭīkaraṇa.

Tripurabhairavī

māyātrayaṁ paṭhēdantē trikūṭāyā mahēśvari |

At the end of the three kūṭas of Tripurabhairavī mantra, three hrīṁ bIjas arē addēd fōr saMpuTIkaraNa.

Mahātripurasundarī

śaktyādikūṭaṁ mantrasya dadyādādau japēnmanum |

In the case of Kādividyā, the third kūṭa (śaktikūṭa) is affixed at the beginning of the three kūṭas.

Rājaśyāmalā

tāramantē japēddēvi trivāraṁ prōccarēt sudhīḥ |

At the end of the mantra of Rājamātaṅgī, three praṇavas are added.

Laghuśyāmalā

padmatrayaṁ paṭhēdādau māyāmantē mahēśvari |

ṭhaḥ ṭhaḥ ṭhaḥ - are added at the beginning and hrīṁ at the end of Ucchiṣṭacāṅḍālī mantra.

Annapūrṇā

tāraṁ kāmaṁ manōrantē dadyāt pārvati sādhakaḥ |

oṃ and klīṁ are added at the end of the mantra.

Bagalāmukhī

rasanāṁ mr̥ttikābījaṁ manōrantē paṭhēt sudhīḥ |

krīṁ and hrīṁ are affixed at the end of Bagalāmukhī mantra.

Sixty-four Yogini Balidana Prayoga

Yogini Bali


The document can be accessed here.

Harivarasanam


Dr M Balamuralikrishna







Chatuhshashthi Yogini Stavaraja


There are three important schools of śrīkula Krama Tantra: Svacchanda Bhairavīya, Unmatta Bhairavīya and Mahāmanthāna Bharavīya. Our lineage mainly follows the first, with syncretic elements from the other two schools as well. Each school has it’s own areas of focus; Yōginīkula being the chief focus of Mahamanthāna Bhairava mata of śrīvidyā. The following hymn, guarded closely by this school, invokes sixty-four Yoginī deities. There are several applications of this hymn.

1. During Navarātra one should offer Mahābali using this hymn, to rid oneself of all afflictions - of both human and celestial origin.
2. By reciting this hymn everyday, one is freed from afflictions caused by various unknown forces that afflict the body, mind, family and wealth of the Upāsaka.
3. By performing Balipūjā, one can attain the grace of these Yoginīs to attain one’s desired fruit.
4. To accomplish Sarvasiddhi Prayoga, the Upāsaka should fast on Kr̥ṣṇacaturdaśī. He should then worship the following deities in śrīcakra:

Bālātripurasunarī - Early morning
Bhuvanēśvarī - Morning
Dakṣiṇā Kālī - Mid-morning
Navaratna Kubjikā - Noon
Ugracaṇḍā - Late noon
Rājarājēśvarī - Evening
Kāmakalā Guhyakālī - Midnight

Having thus propitiated the six āmnāyas and their Mistress - Rājarājēśvarī, one should offer Bali to Kurukullā followed by Bali to the sixty-four yōginīs. Homa is performed by offering 108 āhutis using this format:

oṃ gajāsyāyai svāhā |

The bījas to be used before the name of each yoginī are: praṇava, vāk, māyā, ramā, kālī, vadhū, kubjikā-kūṭa and yōginī.

By accomplishing such a prayoga, the Upāsaka attains the grace of the deities.

Those uninitiated into one of the three Mahāvidyās - Tripurasundarī, Kālī or Tārā should not attempt to use this Hymn as practice involving these deities is not for the mere curious, beginners or those unaccomplished in Tantra.

The Stava can be accessed here.

Navaratri Vidhi of Ugrachanda Kalpa

Ugrachanda

For those initiated into the Mahāvidyā krama, worship of Goddess Durgā during Navarātra is accomplished in three ways.

Uttama Kalpa or the Superior way
In this method, aṣṭādaśabhujī Ugracaṇḍā is invoked within a Triśūla or Karavāla (scimitar) during the noon of āśvina kr̥ṣṇa navamī. Jagadambā is worshiped for sixteen days till āśvina śukla navamī and visarjana is done on daśamī tithi.

Madhyama kalpa or the mediocre way
In this method, ṣōḍaśabhujī Bhadrakālī is invoked within a ghaṭa, yantra or an idol during the morning of āśvina śukla pratipat. And worshiped for nine days. Visarajana is done on daśamī.

Adhama kalpa or the inferior way
In this method, daśabhujī Kātyāyanī is invoked within Bilva-patra during the evening of āśvina śukla ṣaṣṭhī and worshiped for three days. Visarajana is done also on daśamī.

Our lineage prescribes the Ugracaṇḍā kalpa where Bhagavatī is invoked during the noon on āśvina kr̥ṣṇa navamī in a Kaṟavāla and worshiped through āvaraṇapūjā using the thirty-two lettered mantra of Ugrachaṇḍā. In my personal worship, a miniature silver Triśūla is used for the sake of utility. Such worship is continued till amāvāsyā. On pratipat, ghaṭasthāpanā is carried out and the Karavāla is placed on top of the ghaṭa. Each of the next nine days, the Navadurgā-s are worshiped:

1 Rudracaṇḍā
2 Pracaṇḍā
3 Chaṇḍōgrā
4 Chaṇḍanāyikā
5 Chaṇḍā
6 Chaṇḍavatī
7 Chaṇḍarūpā
8 Aticaṇḍikā
9 Ugracaṇḍā

In the case of Bhadrakālī kalpa, the formal worship begins on the day of ghaṭasthāpanā and the following ṇavadurgā-s are worshiped:

1 Shailaputrī
2 Brahmacāriṇī
3 Chandraghaṇṭā
4 Kūṣmāṇḍā
5 Skandamātā
6 Kātyāyanī
7 Kālarātri
8 Mahāgaurī
9 Siddhidātrī

In the case of Kātyāyanī kalpa, though the worship is limited to three days, the ghaṭasthāpanā is done on pratipat. Till the morning of ṣaṣṭhī, worship is carried out using the aṣṭākṣara mantra of Muladurgā. The same evening, Kātyāyanī is invoked in Bilva and Navapatrikā (nine herbs), placed on the ghaṭa and worshiped for the remaining three days.

Shukla Pratipat

Morning:
1 Gaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurā is worshiped in Trailokyamohana Chakra with yellow flowers and ornaments
3 One year old Kanyā is worshiped as Shraddhā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Hr̥llēkhā
5 Vaṭuka bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Rudracaṇḍā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening
1 Lakṣmīgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Dakṣiṇākālī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Mahākāla and deities of Dakṣiṇāmnāya

Shukla dvitīyā

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurēśī is worshiped in Sarvāśāparipūraka Chakra with white flowers and ornaments
3 Two year old Kanyā is worshiped as Bālā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Gaganā
5 Yoginī bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Pracaṇḍā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Ekākṣaragaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Mahogratārā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Akṣōbhya and deities of adharāmnāya

Shukla tr̥tīyā

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurasundarī is worshiped in Sarvsaṁkṣōbhaṇa Chakra with ruddy flowers and ornaments
3 Three year old Kanyā is worshiped as Lalitā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Raktā
5 Sarvabhūta bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Chaṇḍōgrā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Vallabhagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Bālā tripurasundarī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Tripurēśvara and deities of ūrdhvāmnāya

Shukla caturthī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripuravāsinī is worshiped in Sarvasaubhāgyadāyaka Chakra with green flowers and ornaments
3 Four year old Kanyā is worshiped as Mālinī
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Mahocchuṣmā
5 Kūṣmāṇḍa bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Chaṇḍanāyikā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Ucchiṣṭagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Guhyakālī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Guhyeśvara and deities of uttarāmnāya

Shukla pañcamī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurāśrī is worshiped in Sarvārthasādhaka Chakra with red flowers and ornaments
3 Five year old Kanyā is worshiped as Vasundharā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Karālinī
5 Kṣētrapāla bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Chaṇḍā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Gaṇādhipati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Vedamātā Brahmagāyatrī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with deities of ūrdhvāmnāya

Shukla ṣaṣṭhī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripuramālinī is worshiped in Sarvarakṣākara Chakra with kumkuma colored flowers and ornaments
3 Six year old Kanyā is worshiped as Sarasvatī
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Icchā
5 Rājarājēśvara bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Chaṇḍavatī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Viriñcigaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Bhuvanēśvarī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Sadāśiva and deities of pūrvāmnāya

Shukla saptamī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurāsiddhā is worshiped in Sarvarōgahra Chakra with red colored flowers and ornaments
3 Seven year old Kanyā is worshiped as Ramā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Jñānā
5 Gaṇapati bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Chaṇḍarūpā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Kṣipraprasādana gaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Triśakti cāmuṇḍā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Mahābhīṣaṇa Bhairava and deities of upāmnāya

Shukla aṣṭamī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurāmbā is worshiped in Sarvasiddhiprada Chakra with red colored flowers and ornaments
3 Eight year old Kanyā is worshiped as Gaurī
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Kriyā
5 Sarvadevatā bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Aticaṇḍikā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening:
1 Vighna gaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Navaratnakubjikā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Navātmēśvara and deities of paścimāmnāya

Shukla navamī

Morning:
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Tripurabhairavī is worshiped in Sarvānandamaya Chakra with red colored flowers and ornaments
3 Eight year old Kanyā is worshiped as Durgā
4 Suvāsinī is worshiped as Durgā
5 Kurukullā bali is offered

Noon:
1 Kulagaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Mahogracaṇḍā is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra

Evening
1 Mahāgaṇapati is worshiped with his mūlamantra
2 Lalitā Mahātripurasundarī is worshiped in her āvaraṇa with corresponding mūlamantra along with Mahākāmēśvara and deities of ūrdhvāmnāya

Shukla daśamī

The sādhaka performs Mahāṣōḍhā, Guhyaṣōḍhā and Kramaṣōḍhā nyāsas followed by the complete worship of the sixteen āvaraṇas of Dakṣiṇāmūrti krama Srīcakra. Bali is offered to all worshiped deities. Shōḍaśavaktrā aṣṭōttaraśatabhujā Nirvāṇa Mahātripurasundarī is worshiped with Daśakūṭā ṣōḍaśākṣarī mahāvidyā, followed by Visarajana and aparājitā pūjā.

Thus concludes the secretive Navarātra vidi of Ugracaṇḍā Kalpa.

Sarvaraksha Nyasa


The use of Rakṣā nyāsa before various rituals is a well-regarded practice in Tantra. There are fourteen rakṣā nyāsas taught from the perspective of śrīvidyā in Baḍabānala Tantra; Paśurāma Kalpasūtra teaches one, and Trikūṭārahasya teaches three.

Those initiated into the depths of ūrdhvāmnāya Krama and into the secrets of the worship of dual Goddesses Mahatripurasundarī and Mahāguhyakālī are to adopt the śrīvidyā nyāsas in the morning and the below Sarvarakṣā nyāsa during the night. The nyāsa is to be performed by prefixing pañcatāra of Mahāsiddhikarālī along with Prāsāda, Parā, Parāprāsāda and Prāsādaparā, in a specific order determined by the aṣṭāṅga of the day. These bījas are then followed by the respective mūlamantras of the deities listed below, concluded with the triṃśadakṣarī mahāvidyā of Siddhikarālī. This peculiarity of using the entire mūlavidyā in every nyāsa-pāda is also supported by Mahākāla Samhitā (mantrarājena rañjitam).

One who performs such a nyāsa night after night with the notion of complete oneness with the raśmis of Paradevatā is freed from afflictions of the body and mind and attains Her liberating grace, having attained various Siddhis on the way. The practice is preceded by 36 typical prāṇāyāmas using the vadhū, dhūtarī and yoginī bījas.

1 Mūlādhāra - Mahāgaṇapati
2 Svādhiṣṭhāna - Mahāmadhumatī (consort of Gaṇādhipa)
3 Maṇipūraka - Vaṭukabhairava
4 Anāhata - Mahakumārī
5 Viśuddhi - Oḍḍiyāṇa pīṭha
6 ājñā - Jālandhara pīṭha
7 Forehead - Karavīra pīṭha
8 Eyes - Kṣetrapāla
9 Face - Kamakalākālī
10 Upper Forehead - Mahāvyomeśvarī
11 Lower forehead - Khecarī
12 Bhrūmadhya - Dikcarī
13 Hṛdi - Gocarī
14 Nābhi - Bhucharī
15 Liṅga - Khageśvarī
16 Mūlādhāra - Vicitravīryā
17 Forehead - Sūrya
18 Right-eye - Chandra
19 Left-eye - Agni
20 Kaṇṭha - Mahāguhyakālī
21 Anāhata - Mūlayoni
22 Maṇipūraka - Daśasiddhi
23 Face - Brāhmī & Haṃsagarbhabhairava
24 ājñā - Māheśvarī & Manthānabhairava
25 Viśuddhi - Kaumārī & ṣaṭcakrabhairava
26 Anāhata - Vaiṣṇavī & Phaṭkārabhairava
27 Maṇipūraka - Vārāhī & Ravibhakṣaṇabhairava
28 Svādhiṣṭhāna - Aindrī & Vīreśabhairava
29 Mūlādhāra - Chāmuṇḍā & Mantreśvarabhairava
30 Sarvāṅga - Mahālakṣmī & Chaṇḍikeśvarabhairava

Vyāpaka is enforced using the mūlamantra to conclude the vidhi.

Shubha Navaratri

Bhuvaneshwari

चञ्चन्मौक्तिकहेममण्डनयुता माताऽतिरक्ताम्बरा
तन्वङ्गी नयनत्रयातिरुचिरा बालार्कवद्भासुरा ।
या दिव्याङ्कुशपाशभूषितकरा देवी सदा भीतिहा
चित्तस्था भुवनेश्वरी भवतु नः श्रेयस्करी सर्वदा ॥

त्वामाधारचतुर्दलाम्बुजगतां वाग्बीजगर्भे यजे
प्रत्यावृत्तिभिरादिभिः कुसुमितां मायालतामुन्नताम्‌ ।
चूडामूलपवित्रपत्रकमलप्रेङ्खोलखेलत्सुधा
कल्लोलाकुलचक्रचङ्क्रमचमत्कारैकलोकोत्तराम्‌ ॥

मातर्मातृकया विदर्भितमिदं गर्भीकृतानाहत-
स्वच्छन्दध्वनिपेयमध्वनि रतं चन्द्राकनिद्रागिरौ ।
संसेवे विपरीतरीतिरचनोच्चारारादकारावधि
स्वधीनामृतसिन्धुबन्धुरमहो मायामयं ते महः ॥

cañcanmauktikahemamaṇḍanayutā mātā.atiraktāmbarā
tanvaṅgī nayanatrayātirucirā bālārkavadbhāsurā ।
yā divyāṅkuśapāśabhūṣitakarā devī sadā bhītihā
cittasthā bhuvaneśvarī bhavatu naḥ śreyaskarī sarvadā ॥

tvāmādhāracaturdalāmbujagatāṃ vāgbījagarbhe yaje
pratyāvṛttibhirādibhiḥ kusumitāṃ māyālatāmunnatāma.h ।
cūḍāmūlapavitrapatrakamalapreṅkholakhelatsudhā
kallolākulacakracaṅkramacamatkāraikalokottarāma.h ॥

mātarmātṛkayā vidarbhitamidaṃ garbhīkṛtānāhata-
svacchandadhvanipeyamadhvani rataṃ candrākanidrāgirau ।
saṃseve viparītarītiracanoccārārādakārāvadhi
svadhīnāmṛtasindhubandhuramaho māyāmayaṃ te mahaḥ ॥

Durusuga