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In ShAkta tradition, Shri vidyA is a distinguished path which is related to understanding the shiva-shakti tattvas by special worship. The upasana is dedicated to Sri lalita (Lalita tripurasundari). Considered as one of the highest paths in shaktism.

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What type of Jyotish do Shaktas use?

Vaishnavas are known to follow Bhrigu and Lomasha Jyotish. Shaivas follow Shiva Jyotish. Smartas, and sometimes Vaishnavas with Shaivas, follow Parashara Jyotish. And what type of Jyotish is followed ...
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What is the difference between Shodasi and Shodasakasri?

From a long time I thought that the shodasi in dasamahavidyas and shodasakshari given in the Srividya tradition are same but when going through the YouTube video of a guru he mentioned in between that ...
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What are the characteristics and verses of the Devi Bhagavata Purana mentioned by Bhaskararaya?

Bhaskararaya was a great Sri Vidya Acharya from Southern India. Being from the same Sampradaya as Adi Shankaracharya, (whom he credits with spreading the Sampradaya in his Guptavati Bhashya on Sri ...
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Are there any living traditions in the tantra and the agama today?

May I request members, if they get the time, to guide on the following: A large number of sampradaya-s in the Tantra and Agama are vanishing/have disappeared, and are now historical details. But ...
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How Sanyasis are eligible to be initiated into Sri Vidya?

As per verse 66 from Ullasah 11, Kaularnava Tantra, Shastra clearly forbids Sanyasa प्रायश्चित्तं भृगोः पातं संन्यासं व्रतधारणम् । तीर्थयात्राभिगमनं कौलः पञ्च विवर्जयेत् ।। ६६ ।। Five actions and ...
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Can panchadashi mantra chanted without initiation?

Some say it can be chanted without initiation and some say it can't be. Please resolve this query of mine.
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Sri Vidya, Maha Shodashi, Sri Yantra

Why there are so many different ways of Puja in sri vidya? why All Gurus started new different Puja, which shashtra one should refer to learn SRI VIDYA. ?
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Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect

Any acharyas here, please elaborate the Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect. There are many Gopala mantras with "Kleem" beeja involved. At the sametime, ...
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What is the "dhyan" of laghu shodashi mantra?

I am looking for dhyan of laghu shodashi mantra which I am not able to find in texts that I have. Please help.
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Significance of Parrot, Khadga etc in the hands of Matangi

Whats the significance of Parrot, Khadga and Veena and naarakapaala in the hands of Ucchista ChandAli MAtangi. Who is the Upasakar of this devi ?whether these people ONLY chant dhyanams of Goddess ...
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Which Sri Vidya Guru Parampara does Adi Shankaracharya fall in?

Adi Shankaracharya aside from being a Vedantin scholar is also described by many to have been a Sri Vidya Upasaka. The Soundarya Lahari, a principle Sri Vidya text, is often attributed to Him. In ...
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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?

Parshuram kalpa sutra is a manual for srividya. I am searching for good english and hindi commentary on it. Online or book links please.
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Is setubandha by bhaskaraya online pdf available?

Is "Setubandha" by bhaskaraya available online in Sanskrit/ Hindi/ English. if not where can i get a book ?
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Is Varivasya Rahasyam avaliable as online pdf?

I am unable to find Varivasya Rahasyam online pdf. Appreciate if someone can point online or give link for a good printed book.
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what is Samayachara? (I have read it in relation to 'Shri Vidya')

I have come across the term 'Samayachara' but not sure what is it. (Read it in relation to 'Shri Vidya').
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Where to get the dhyana-Mantras of the eight Devis associated with Sri Yantra?

Sri Yantra has various Devi-s associated with it.Their names are Tripura, Tripureshi, Tripurasundari,Tripuravasini,Tripurashri,Tripuramalini,Tripurasiddha,Tripuramba and Mahatripurasundari. Where do ...
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Difference between srIvidyA upAsanA in Vedanta and in Tantra?

Recently I came to know from one of my friend that srIvidyA upAsanA is also done in Vedanta. While I am aware that srIvidyA is Tantrik upAsanA. I was unaware of Vedantic one. Also as far as I know, ...
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is there any mantra equal to whole Lalita sahasranama?

Since "Rama" is equal to the whole Vishnu Sahasranama, is there any mantra/word/name which is equal to the whole Lalita Sahasranamam?
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Can I chant these stotras without initiation?

Can I chant 1. Mantra matruka stava and 2. Mantra matruka pushpamala stava without initiation as these contain panchadashi mantra (which is to be practiced only after initiation under the guidance of ...
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Is Varahi Devi Trishati available? I want soft copy [duplicate]

I search for "Sri Varahi Devi Trishati", either stotra or namavali "Varahi Devi Trishati 300 names" in any language. I search in telugu, hindi, sanskrit, english, tamil or what ever language. Could ...
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Where can one find online the 15 tithi khadagmalas which are chanted as per tithi?

Looking for Tithi Khadagmalas (15 Khadagmalas for the 15 Nitya Devis corresponding to the lunar dates) possibly with explanation. Where online we can find these 15 versions of Khadgamala?
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Any online link for sri vidya related strotra (bala, lalita etc) with english meaning?

Is there any site which has sri vidya related strotras with english meanings also. Some places have sanskrit text but no meanings.
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Which text describes 16th secret syllable of sri vidya?

Shodashi has 16 syllables. Which text describes it and how is this mantra different in effects from 15 letter one ?
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Which mantra in sri vidya school is most suitable for manifesting wealth?

At high level all mantras are same as they led to same goals. But individual manyra do leave their effect. Which mantra in sri vidya schoolnis best suited fir manifesting wealth in life. Thanks
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Whats the chanting benefits difference between shuddha pandashi, saubhagya panchdashi, laghu shodashi and mahashodashi?

What are the difference in terms of chanting benefits between main version of panchdashi ? Shuddha, saubhagya (bala embedded), laghu shodashi, maha shodashi. ( i suppose there are ghuya n para also ...
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Is there any connection between lakshmi-narsimha and sri chakra

Is there any link between lakshmi-narsimha and sri chakra /lalita devi ? Any relevant text or story ? Thanks What made me think was the lines i read ---- Devi has four powerful deities guarding her ...
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Shankaracharya installed sri chakra in which temples?

It is said that Adi Shankaracharya installed the Sri Chakra in many temples. Is there a list and description of temples where Adi Shankaracharya installed Sri Chakra?
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Lalita hridaya with English meaning

I am looking for lalita hridaya with English meaning. What is the importance of hridaya strotra.
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Are Merkaba and Sri Yantra the same thing?

I was reading an article about Merkaba and it says: A merkaba is a star tetrahedron, a three dimensional 8 pointed star made from two triangular pyramids, one pointing up and the other down. ...
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How to find out correct Sri Yantra?

I have been looking around for correct Sri Yantra for some time but not sure which one is the right one to be used. Some of them are: Black & White, circular with petals & triangles Colored, ...
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Do we have a Trishati Namavali for Varahi?

Do we have Trishathi Namavali (a stotra consisting of 300 names) for Varahi? I heard it's there in "Uddamaresha Tantra" (not Uddamareshvara Tantra). If anyone can provide any information it will be ...
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Which is the correct Panchdasi mantra of Goddess Lalita?

I am searching for the correct Panchdasi mantra, rather the Moola Panchdasi mantra. I referred various sites and each site has a different one: For example, few variants are: (1) क ए ई ल ह्रीं ह स क ...
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Who was Sri Vidya guru Pujyasri Bhaskara Raya?

In the modern times, Pujyasri Bhaskara Raya Makhin is well known and respected by all shaktas across the country. His contribution to Shaktism and other shastras is phenomenal. Is there any details ...
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In which of his books did Bhaskara Raya say "kaulaat parataram nahi"?

In his texts the great Sri Vidya guru Bhaskara raya says "kaulAt parataram nAhi". In association to the glory of kaula path. In which text is it found? What is its meaning and context?
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What is scriptural source of the verse whose translation is " Your head can be given, ..but the Shodashi Vidya of the Devi can not be given"?

There is a famous saying associated with Sri Vidya which goes like this: "Your head can be given, your soul can be given but the Shodashi Vidya of the Devi can not be given" Here reference is to ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

One of the well-known name in the South Indian Sri Vidya tradition is Sri Bhuvanananda Natha. Is there any brief info about his life events and upasana?
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Can Sri Vidya Upasana be performed with multiple Gods/Godesses?

Is there any special deity dedicated for sri vidya upasana? I heard that it can also be done along with worship of Lord Narasimha, Lord Ganapathy etc. Is it true?
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What is Sri Vidya?

In many books, TV shows, and discourses there are various definitions and explanations of Sri Vidya. So what exactly is Sri Vidya?
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Who are the Sri Vidya Gurus mentioned by Bhaskararaya?

Sri Vidya is a Shakta sect which believes that the goddess Lalita Tripurasundari is supreme. Now one of the most important texts of the Sri Vidya sect is the Lalita Sahasranamam, found in the Lalita ...
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Are the Sri Yantras that are devoid of color fillings defective?

Sri Yantra is probably the most well-known among all yantras. It is also called the king of yantras. The presiding deity of the yantra is Sri Lalita Mahatripurasundari or Sri Rajarajeswari Devi. A ...
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Importance of worshipping Maha Meru or Sri Chakra

Can someone please enlighten the importance of worshipping Sri chakra. I have a few friends who worship at home. What are the things to remember when we worship.
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What is astrological Devimana Ashtangam followed by the Shaktas?

Like the Panchangam of the jyotisha, we have the Ashtangam used by shaktas, what are its constituents ?
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