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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 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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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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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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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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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 "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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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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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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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 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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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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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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In which book was the Sri Yantra first mentioned?

We know many things about the Sri Yantra and its fantastic geometrical properties, but where was it mentioned first? Some Agama text? Or some Veda? Thanks.
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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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Is there any connection between Lakshmi-Narsimha and Sri Chakra?

Is there any link between Lakshmi-Narsimha and Sri Chakra (Lalita Devi? Is there any relevant text or story that expands or clarifies this point? What made me think of this were these lines from this ...
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Does Shri Yantra really increases wealth? If so, how to use it and what are the vidhi-nishedhas?

What are the methods of using Shri Yantra? Can I, a Kshatriya by nature, worship it? What are the thing to avoid? Also can you mention where can I find elaborate information regarding these?
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