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What is Sri Vidya?

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 ...
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Which is the correct Panchdasi mantra of Goddess Lalita?

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 ...
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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"?

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 ...
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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?

There is one Sanskrit-Hindi version available with Sanskrit and Hindi verses and commentary. Author is Dr. Paramhansh Mishra. One can buy the book from exoticindiaart; here is the link to that: परशुरा...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

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 ...
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How Sanyasis are eligible to be initiated into Sri Vidya?

While commenting on Kularnava Tantram Chapter2; Verse 31 (it has the word Samayachara) commentator (of the hard copy that I possess) says the following: In Saubhagya Bhaskara, Bhaskararaya says" ...
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Are the Sri Yantras that are devoid of color fillings defective?

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 ...
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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?

I don't know about English Translation yet but there are some Hindi translation available. One provided in this answer is also good. Sometimes, in addition to translation commentary would be more ...
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Importance of Kleem bija mantra in Kali Kula and Vaishnava Sect

In the Tantrik scriptures and terminologies, Klim is widely known as the "kAma vija", which is associated primarily with Lord Krishna. On the other hand, Krim, known as the "sharmada ...
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What is Sri Vidya?

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 ...
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Who was Sri Vidya guru Pujyasri Bhaskara Raya?

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 ...
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Any online link for sri vidya related strotra (bala, lalita etc) with english meaning?

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 ...
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Which text describes 16th secret syllable of sri vidya?

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 ...
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Can Sri Vidya Upasana be performed with multiple Gods/Godesses?

Sri Vidya is essentially about worshipping the Supreme Goddess or Sri Lalita Mahatripura Sundari. But, several other deities are also worshipped in the traditions as limbs of the main worship. There ...
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Can panchadashi mantra chanted without initiation?

In general, it is not recommended at all to chant any mantras without initiation. Please refer to this post for some verses. Qualification (or Adhikara) of chanting mantras is obtained only after ...
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Which Sri Vidya Guru Parampara does Adi Shankaracharya fall in?

I will be quoting from the Shri VidyA manual Nityotsava. I have a hard copy of the text. The 3rd Chapter ( quoting from pp. 100-102) of the text (called as Shri Krama) has the relevant information. ...
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How to find out correct Sri Yantra?

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 ...
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Is setubandha by bhaskaraya online pdf available?

Yes, the Sanskrit text is available. I have found one book of Yogini Hridaya on Internet Archive which contains two commentaries on it: i) Dipika of Amritananda and ii) Setubandah of Bhaskara Raya. ...
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Is Varivasya Rahasyam avaliable as online pdf?

Varivasya Rahasya is available on archive.org. English translation by Pandit S Subrahmanya Sastri. https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.202793 It can be downloaded in different formats with ...
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Who are the Sri Vidya Gurus mentioned by Bhaskararaya?

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 ...
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Importance of worshipping Maha Meru or Sri Chakra

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 ...
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Which mantra in sri vidya school is most suitable for manifesting wealth?

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 ...
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Whats the chanting benefits difference between shuddha pandashi, saubhagya panchdashi, laghu shodashi and mahashodashi?

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,...
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Shankaracharya installed sri chakra in which temples?

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 ...
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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"?

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 ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

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 ...
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What is astrological Devimana Ashtangam followed by the Shaktas?

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~...
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Any online link for sri vidya related strotra (bala, lalita etc) with english meaning?

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. ...
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