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Among the Dasa mahAvidyAs, the third mahAvidyA is Devi Shodashi or Goddess TripurA or TripurAsundari. Here is how they are mentioned in a verse from the ViswasAra Tantram: KAli TArA MahAvidya Shodashi Bhuvaneswari | Bhairavi ChinnamastA Cha Vidya DhumAvati TathA || BagalA SiddhavidyA Cha Matangi KamalAtmikA | Eto DasamahAvidyA SiddhavidyAh PrakirtitAh ...


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The second half of this sloka is the tenth sloka of the Lalitatrishati stotra, in the Lalitopakhyana part of the Brahmanda Purana. This occurs before the actual stotra, when Sri Hayagriva meditates upon Lalitambika and Kameshvara so that he can impart the Trishati to Agastya who has been waiting for three years in the same position. In regard to what is to ...


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First of all Panchadasi refers to a 15-lettered mantra. Among the three mantras that you have given only Mantra 1 is 15-lettered the others are both 16-lettered. And, Mantra 2= Mantra 1+ Srim and Mantra 3= Hrim + Mantra 1. To understand how these Sri VidyA Mantras are formed we first have to understand what is a Koota and what are the three Kootas. A ...


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He was a well known name in the upasana mandalis of Sri Vidya in the southern india. He was also the guru of Kanchi Paramacharya before his sanyasa. Many people from his parampara has become well known upasakas. Some of the information regarding his life is given below: Brahmasri Krishnamoorthy Saastry alias Krishna Sastrigal was the son of Sri ...


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In most of the Shakta lineages, especially Sri Vidya lineages, Pujyasri Bhaskararaya Makhin is well known and highly revered. His commentaries are today considered as standard in most of the traditions. Apart from his works, even the works of disciples are also followed as a manual by the upasakas. (Nityotsava book). He was adept in almost all the well ...


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Yes you can get many such Stotras on Hindupedia.com. It has transliterated Stotras along with English translations. For Bala Tripura Sundari: Here is Bala Sata Nama Stotram. Here is Bala Pancharatnam. For Lalita Tripurasundari: Khadgamala Stotram. Lalita Mula Mantra Kavacham. Lalita Sahasranamam. Lalita Pancharatnam by Adi Shankara. Lalita Stava ...


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Sri Vidya is one of the most popular and discussed subjects today pertaining to the goddess worship. There have been many confusions revolving around the subject since quite a while. Following points might help to understand it better. When it is not even possible to grasp and understand the tenets of this great shAstra in its entirety, how is it possible ...


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Meru and Maha-Meru are different things. Maha-meru are big in size and usually established in temples or peethams. The pooja process is same of that of the sri chakra. Meru is the 3D form of normal sri yantra. The process of worship is mentioned in authentic books like "Nityotsava". However, one must be initiated in the vidya in order to do ritualistic pooja ...


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I am adding my own partial answer based on information found on Astrojyoti.com According to the author of the above article, the correct color fillings for Sri Yantra has been given in various Scriptures. But the author quotes only the Mantra Mahodadhi. For quite sometime I have been observing the many multi coloured sri yantra pictures published in ...


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It is a similar calculation of days like that of the Panchangam. It is useful for deciding daily worship and special parvas of the Shaktas. kAla gaNanA is accomplished normally by adopting pa~nchA~Nga scheme which most of us are familiar with. The five angas are: Tithi nakShatra yoga karaNa vAra Similarly, a parallel calendar is ...


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Few months ago i bought the book NityAshodasikArnava which is widely considered as a part of the most authoritative text for Sri Vidya Sadhana called Sri VAmAkeswara Tantram. The introduction of the book gives the Guru Paramapara of Sri Vidya from Krita to Kali Yuga as follows: Divyaugha (Divine line of Gurus): In Satyayuga first Guru was Adiguru or ...


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Sri mean prosperity. So, Sri VidyA, as the name itself suggests, is bound to give wealth among other things, if worshipped as prescribed and after initiation. In the KubjikA Tantram (from the VishnukrAntA group of Tantras), Lord Shiva defines Sri VidyA in just one Shloka as follows: [Lord Shiva said] SridAtri cha sada vidyA srividya parikirtitA | ...


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Does it suit you the mantra or the particular deity how to find out ? step 1 - do the pannchopachar pooja of the deity whose mantra you want to read. step 2 - do the same pannchopachar pooja with nayasa. step 3 - include sankalpa. [take care of direction and ask for forgiveness while doing pooja if u feel there is lot of disturbance during pooja.] mostly ...


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Please check the link https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/tripurasun8mean.html?lang=sa it has the strotrams and the respective meaning/translation in English. It has Tripurasundari Ashtakam. Hope it helps.


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As shown in this answer few such scriptures are Rudra Yamala, Siddha Yamala, Gyanarnava Tantram, Brahma Yamala etc. If you can buy/access the books Nitoytsava or Brihat Tantrasara, then also you will get to know what the Mantra actually is and how several of it's variations are formed by the Samputana method. Regarding the greatness of the Mantra, it is ...


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I can give you the MAhAtmya or greatness of various kinds of Shodashi Mantras. All references are from Tantras like Rudra YAmala, BrahmA YAmala, Sri Krama, GyAnArnava Tantra, YoginiTantram, Kuloddisha, Siddha YAmala etc etc as quoted in Brihat TantrasAra's Sri VidyA section (which is pp 322 onwards). ParibhAshik Shodashi From GyAnarnava Tantram: Vaktra ...


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I was interested in the same question, as I had visited many of them. I did some research. I went through the list of all the temples that have a Sri Yantra, and then figured out which all were established by Sri Shankaracharya. As has already been mentioned, there is no standard list, and many of them are claimed to be installed by Adi Shankaracharya. There ...


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The following image is a correct form of Sri Yantra. But some other forms are also correct. Quoting from Astrojyoti.com, from where the image is taken: Shree Chakra pooja or Yantra Pooja is the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other parts of the world also. To enjoy the benefits of Shri Chakra ...


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The closest verse I could find is the last verse of the Samayachara Tantra, quoted on page 43 of this book: Rajyam deyam siro deyam na deyam tantram adbhutam shadamnayeshu kathitam tantram paramadurlabham. Yad idante vararohe maya sarva (sic) prakasitam yatha (sic) gopyam ca subhage matrijarapadam yatha. Iti (sic) Srisamayacaryatantre (sic) ...


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Sri Bhuvanananda Natha was my Great Grandfather. I am his eldest son's granddaughter. He lived in Tippirajapuram and had a family of four children, all of whom are no more. He took Abath Sanyas, close to the time of his demise, and his Adhistanam was placed next to his Guru, Sri Divyaananda Natha, in Valangaiman. There is not much information available from ...


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The guru paramparA of Sri Vidya consists of broadly 3 sections or "ogha" which literally means "flock" or "groups". First is the Divyaugha (divine or celestial beings including gods and devatas) Second is Siddhaugha (extra ordinary beings including rishis, saints) Third is mAnavaugha (human beings from which human paramparA continues) Divyougha include ...


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