By admin on Nov 20, 2016 | In Srividya
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.
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