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Bala Sundari, Bhāvanopanisad, Dakṣiṇāmūrti Saṃhitā, Fifteen Nityās, Gandharva Tantra, Jñānārṇava Tantra, Kurukullā, Lalitā, Meditation on Lalitā, Nityotsava, Paradise,
Philosophy of Tripurā Tantra,
Rajarajeshvari Kavaca, Śrīcakranyāsa, Śrīnāthanavaratnamalika, Śrī Vidyā Ratna Sutras, Śrīpūjā, Shoshika, Subhagodaya, Tripurā, Vārāhī, Yakṣiṇīs,
Yoginī Hṛdaya

Mahāṣoḍhā Nyāsa

Thou art the body of Shambhu with two breasts which are the Sun and Moon. Oh, Bhagavati, thou art the all pervading stainless one; therefore the connection between each, of thee as part and whole is the nature common to both, the same lordship and supreme bliss – Wave of Bliss (Woodroffe’s translation)

The Ṣoḍhā Nyāsa (sixfold nyāsa), which is part of the daily worship of Lalitā (Tripurasundarī), is here for the first time translated into English, from the work called Nityotsava, itself a commentary on the famous Kalpasutras of Paraśurāma.

Paraśurāma was a brahmana initiated by Lord Dattātreya into the worship of Śrī Śrī Mahātripurasundarī Lalitā Devi. The Kalpasutras provides a compendium for the worship of that Devi. Various forms of nyāsa, which means ‘placing’, enter into this and all other forms of tantrika pūjā. The dialogue between Paraśurāma and Dattātreya is contained in the Tripura Rahasya, a wonderful work which is available in an English translation published by the Sri Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai.

The Ṣoḍhā Nyāsa in which Devi outspreads as Gaṇeśas, Planets, 27 Nakṣatras (asterisms), Yoginīs of the seven dhatus or bodily elements of ayurveda, 12 signs (rāśis) of the sidereal zodiac, and sacred sites (pīṭhas, pedestals) is described in very many agamas such as Vāmakeśvara Tantra, Gandharva Tantra, Jñānārṇava, The 1,000 Names of Lalitā, etc.. It is described in detail in the Yogini Hridaya, itself said to form the latter part of the Vāmakeśvara Tantra.

The ritual centres the worshipper as one with She whose true nature is Cit or Consciousness Śaktī. She is triple in Her manifestation as the three guṇas — represented by Her three Śaktīs of Icchā (will), Jñānā (knowledge), and Kriyā (action) — and rays out as the 15 Nityās or Eternities who express the phases of the Moon or Candrakalas, and form the body of time.

According to the tradition, Śiva, without characteristics is awareness. And Śiva is one with Śaktī. Her parts as represented by the Ṣoḍhā Nyāsa amount to 156, and comprise all visible manifestation. She is Māyā Śaktī, the Mātṛkā or letters of the alphabet Devi, the heap of words and letters which delude men and women, and also those letters transformed by awareness into mantra.

Her yantra is the Śrī Cakra, which contains all letters within its heap of petals, lotuses and lines. This yantra, which is a diagrammatic representation of the human body, is within the wheel of time.

Worship using this ritual is intended to assist an aspirant to realise her or his oneness with the Śaktī, with the yantra, and with time itself in all its manifestations.

Mahaṣoḍhā Nyāsa

In this wonderful abbreviated six way nyāsa, obeisance to Dakṣiṇāmūrti, the Ṛṣi, on the head; to the metre Gāyatrī in the mouth; to the Devi Mahātripurasundarī, to Gaṇeśas, Planets, (27) Sidereal Constellations (asterisms), Yoginis, 12 Rāśis, the Sacred Sites (pīṭhas) in the heart; obeisance to the application of this Śrī Vidyā limb nyāsa, in the palm of the hand.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam Am Aim obeisance to the thumbs
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im Cam Cham Jam Jham Nam Im Klim, index fingers
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam Um Sauh, middle fingers
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Em Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam Aim Aim, ring fingers
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aum Pam Pham Bam Bham Mam Aum Klim, little fingers
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Yam Ram Lam Vain Sam Sam Sam Ham Lam Ksham Am Sauh, front & back of hand
(similarly for heart &c. nyāsa)

Meditation
Radiant as 1000 rising suns, with full, magnificent breasts, wearing red garlands and clothes, smeared with red unguent, with red gems and red ornaments, holding goad, noose, bow and arrows in Her radiant four hands, with three beautiful eyes, with a gold ornament on Her head — thus we meditate on the Supreme Sundarī, consisting of Gaṇeśas, Planets(27), Sidereal constellations, Nakṣatras, (6) Yoginīs, (12), Pithas, and the letters of the alphabet.
Thus is declared the collective form of the Śrī Devi, together with Her weapons and instruments of action. Now meditate on Gaṇeśas, the first of the individual forms:

Gaṇeśa (गणेश) Nyāsa

Meditation: resembling the newly risen Sun, with an elephant’s face, soft eyes, holding goad, noose, and granting boons, with Śaktī, of vermilion lustre, decorated with all manner of gems. One of (her) hands holds a lotus, the other touches (Gaṇeśa’s) lingam. His trunk is coiled to the left. When meditating, the noose comes first. The Śaktī holds a lotus in Her left hand, and Her right hand embraces (Gaṇeśa’s lingam).

Having meditated thus, nyāsa should be done in the places where the letters of the alphabet reside, prefixing each with three syllables thus:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am obeisance to the Lord of Obstacles with Śrī. On head.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am to the King of Obstacles with Hri. On forehead.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im to the Guide with Tushti. On right eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im to the Most Auspicious with Shanti. On left eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um to the Heart of Obstacles with Pushti. On right ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um to the Maker of Obstacles with Sarasvati. On left ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm to the Chief of Obstacles with Rati. Right nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm to the Chief of Hosts with Medha. On left nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lm to the One Tusked with Kanti. On right cheek.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lm to the Two Tusked with Kamini. On left cheek.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Em to the Elephant Faced with Mohini. On upper lip.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aim to the Guileless with Jata. On lower lip.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Om to the One with Hair Twisted like a Cowrie with Tivra. On upper teeth.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aum to the Long Faced with Jvalini. On lower teeth.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am to the One with Pointed Ears with Nanda. On tongue.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ah to the One with Bull as Banner with Surasa. On throat.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam to the Lord of Numbers with Kamarupini. On right shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kham to Indra’s Elephant with Subhra. On right elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Gam to the One with Ears Like Winnowing Baskets with Jayini. R. wrist
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Gham to the three Eyed One with Satya. Base of right fingers.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam to the Pot Bellied One with Vignneshi. On right finger tips.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cam to the Great Noisy One with Surupa. Left shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cham to the four Armed Form with Kamada. Left elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Jam to Sadashiva with Madavihvala. Left wrist.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Jham to the Gladdening One with Vikata. Left root of fingers.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam to the Ugly Faced with Puma. Left finger tips.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam to the Beautiful Faced One with Bhutida. Right thigh.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tham to the Delightful One with Bhumi. Right knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam to the One Footed with Śaktī. Right ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham to the Dual Tongued with Rama. Right foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam to the Hero with Manushi. Right toes.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam to the Warrior with Makaradhvaja. Left thigh.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tham to the Peaceful Faced One with Virini. Left knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam to the Boon Giver with Bhrukuti. Left ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham to the Left Hand God with Lajja. Left foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam to the One with Crooked Trunk with Dirghagona. Left toes.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pam to the One with two Tusks with Dhanurdhara. Right side.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pham to the Leader of the Army with Yamini. Left side.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bam to the Village Lord with Ratri. Back.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bham to the Intoxicated One with Chandrika. Navel.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Mam to the Clear Headed with Sashiprabha. Belly.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam to Intoxication’s Vehicle with Lola. In heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ram to the Ascetic with Chapala. Right collar bone.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam to the One with Shorn Hair with Riddhi. Shoulder hump.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Vam to the One with a Tusk with Durbhaga. Left collar bone.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham to the Pre-eminent One with Subhaga. Heart to right palm.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham to the Bull Bannered with Śiva. Heart to left palm.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sam to the Greedy One with Durga. Heart to right foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ham to Ganesha with Kali. Heart to left foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam to the One like Thunder with Kalakubjika. Heart to genitals.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ksham to the Lord of Obstacles with Destroyer of Obstacles. On heart.

Planet (ग्रह) Nyāsa

Meditation: the Sun &c., in the colours red, white, red, dusky, yellow, pale yellow, black, purple, smoky. Of the form of Kamadeva, the Lord of Love, ornamented with celestial gems. His left hand rests on his left thigh, and his right hand shows the sign of giving. Meditate also on the Śaktis, with their hands dispelling fear and granting boons.

Each one is highly appealing, and decked with every kind of jewel. Having meditated in this way:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Am Im Im Um Um Rm Rm Lm Lm Em Aim Aum Om Am Ah obeisance to the Sun with Ranuka. In heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam Ram Lam Vam to the Moon with Amrita. Centre of brow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam to Mars, with Dharma. In eyes.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cam Cham Jam Jham Nam to Mercury, with Yashasvini. Ears.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam to Jupiter, with Shankari. Throat.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam to Venus, with Jnanarupa. In heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pam Pham Bam Bham Main to Saturn, with Śaktī. In navel.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham Sham Sam Ham to Rahu, with Krishna. Mouth.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam Ksham to Ketu, with Dhumra. Genitals.

Nakṣatra (नक्षत्र) Nyāsa

Meditation: as flame, like the fire of All Destroying Time, their hands dispelling fear and granting boons, all ornamented with jewels. Bow to Ashvini first. Having meditated thus:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Am obeisance to Ashvini. Forehead.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im to Bharani. Right eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im Im Urn to Krittika. Left eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm Rm Lm Lm to Rohini. Right ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Em to Mrigasiras. Left ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aim to Ardra. Right nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Om Aum to Punarvasu. Left nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam to Pushya. Throat.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kham Gam to Ashlesha. Right shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Gham Nam to Magha. Left shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cam to Purvaphalguni. Back.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cham Jam to Uttarphalguni. Right elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Jham Nam to Hasta. Left elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham to Chitra. Right wrist.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam to Svati. Left wrist.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham Nam to Vishakha. Right hand.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham Dam to Anuradha. Left hand.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham to Jyeshta. Navel.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam Pam Pham to Mula. Pelvis.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bam to Purvashadha. Right thigh.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bham to Uttarashadha. Left thigh.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Mam to Shravana. Right knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam Ram to Dhanishta. Left knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam to Shatataraka. Right ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Vam Sham to Purvabhadrapada. Left ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham Sam Ham to Uttara Bhadrapada. Right foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam Ksham Am Ah to Revati. Left foot.

Yoginī (योगिनी) Nyāsa

Meditation: In the Viśuddha cakra in the cavity of the throat, in the 16 petal lotus, is Ḍākinī, rosy, three-eyed, armed with club, sword, trident and shield, with one face, striking the ignorant with terror, always fond of milk food, presiding over the skin, whose form is surrounded by very beautiful Amrita &c., worshipped by auspicious holy heroes. Having meditated thus:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam Dim Da Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Ḍākinī.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Am Im Im Um Um Em Em Lam Lim Em Aim Aum Om Am Ah, Being of Skin, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you.
The nyāsa of Ḍākinī should thus be performed in the 16 petals of the Viśuddha in the throat, with 16 golden letters. On the eastern petal first, meditate in clockwise order on the attendant Śaktis thus:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am obeisance to Amrita; Am to Akarshini; Im to Indrani; Im to Ishani; Um to Uma; Um to Urdhvakeshi; Em to Riddhida; Em to Rikara; Lm to Likara; Lm to Likara; Em to Ekapada; Aim to Aishvaryatmika; Om to Omkara; Aum to Aushadhi; Am to Ambika; Ah obeisance to Akshara.

Meditation: in the heart, in the 12 petal Sun lotus, meditate on Rākiṇī with Kalaratri &c. as attendants, as having two faces, fanged, black in colour, holding rosary, trident, skull cup and damaru, three eyed, who presides over Blood, who likes greasy food, worshipped by auspicious holy heroes, who gives freedom from fear. Thus having meditated:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ram Rim Ra Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Rākiṇī. Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam Cham Ccham Jam Jham Nam Tam Tham, 0 Being of Blood, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you.

In the Anahata, the 12 petal lotus, the golden lotus blossom of the day, one should do Rākiṇī nyāsa in the petals starting from the east, and going clockwise thus:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam obeisance to Kalaratri; Kham to Khandita; Gam to Gayatri; Gham to Ghantakarshini; Nam to Narna; Cham to Chanda; Ccham to Chaya; Jam to Jaya; Jham to Jhahkarini; Nam to Jnanarupa; Tam to Tankahasta; Tham to Thankarini obeisance.

Meditation: meditate on Lākinī in the 10 petal navel lotus, as having three faces, fanged, of red colour, holding dart, thunderbolt, club and the (mudra) banishing fear, very terrific, inspiring terror, the Flesh devata, liking sweetmeats, bestowing all happiness, attended by Damari and others. Thus having meditated:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam Lim La Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Lākinī. Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam Dham Nam Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam Pam Pham, O Being of Flesh, protect! protect me!

Thus one should do Lākinī nyāsa in the golden-red coloured Manipura lotus of 10 petals, and then one should place Her surrounding attendants in the various petals from the east direction:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam obeisance to Damari; Dham to Dhamkarini; Nam to Narna; Tam to Tamasi; Tham to Sthani; Dam to Dakshaya; Dham to Dhatri; Nam to Nari; Pam to Parvati; Pham to Phatkarini.

Meditation: meditate in the six petal Svādhiṣṭhāna lotus on Kākinī, with four faces, three eyes, holding trident, noose, skull, and the mudra banishing fear, ever proud, presiding over Fat, fond of mead, yellow, fond of food mixed with curd, giving desired objects, with Bandhini &c. as attendants. Thus having meditated:

Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam Kim Ka Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Kākinī. Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bam Bham Mam Yam Ram Lam, 0 Being of Fat, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you.

In the petals of the Svādhiṣṭhāna lotus, of six petals, golden in colour, in the genitals, the abode of Kākinī, one should place Her retinue of Śaktis, in the east petal first:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Barn obeisance to Bandhini; Bham to Bhadrakali; Mam to Mahamya; Yam to Yashasvini; Ram to Rakta; Lam to Lamboshti obeisance.

Meditation: meditate on Sakini, in the four petal Muladhara lotus, as having five faces, three eyes, of smoky colour, presiding over Bone, holding elephant hook, lotus, book, knowledge mudra, liking mudga beans, intoxicated with liquor, attended by the soft Varada &c. Thus having meditated:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham Shim Sa Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Sakini. Vam Sham Sham Sam, 0 Being of Bone, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you.
In the abode of Sakini, the golden petal Muladhara lotus, one should place Her attendants in the petals, from the East first:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Vam obeisance to Varada; Sham to Śrī; Sham to Shanda; Sam obeisance to Sarasvati.
Meditation: meditate on Hakini, between the eyebrows, in the two petal bindu lotus, as of white colour, showing the Knowledge mudra, holding damaru, lotus, rudraksha rosary, skull; abiding in the Marrow, with six faces and three eyes, with Hamsavati &c. as attendants, liking saffron flavoured food, doing good to all. Thus having meditated:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ham Him Ha Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Hakini. Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ham Ksham, 0 Being of Marrow, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you.
In Hakini’s place, the two petal Ajna lotus in the middle of the forehead, in the right and left petals: Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ obeisance to Hamsavati; Ksham obeisance to Kshamavati. One should place these two Śaktis and then:
Meditation: Meditate on the auspicious Devi Yakini, residing in the Moon in the pericarp of the 1000 petal lotus in the Brahma Randhra, the presiding devata of Semen, armed with every kind of weapon, with faces on every side, with a host of Śaktis from A to Ksha as attendants, 1000 in number, Amrita first, Kshamavati last, the first of these in the eastern direction, liking every kind of food, devoted to Para Śiva. Having meditated thus:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam Yim Ya Ma La Va Ra Yum obeisance to Yakini. Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ A to Ksha (51), 0 Being of Semen, protect! protect me! Obeisance to you. In the 1000 petals one should place Her attendants 1000 in number, Amrita first and Kshamavati last.

Rashi (राशी) Nyāsa

Red, white, yellowish white, variegated, black, orange, brown, russet, purple, black and smoky is the order they should be remembered in. Having meditated thus:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Am Im Im obeisance to Aries. Right foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um Um to Taurus. Right of penis.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm Rm Lm Lm to Gemini. Right of belly.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Em Aim to Cancer. Right of heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Om Aum to Leo. Right shoulder joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Ah Shhm Sham Sam Ham Lam to Virgo. Right of head.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam to Libra. Left of head.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cham Ccham Jam Jham Nam to Scorpio. Left shoulder joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam to Sagittarius. Left of heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam to Capricornus. Left of belly.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pam Pham Bam Bham Mam to Aquarius. Left of penis.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam Ram Lam Vam Ksham to Pisces. Left foot.

Pīṭha (पीठ) Nyāsa

White, black, red, dusky, green, yellow are, in sequence, the colours of the 50 sacred sites (Pithas). Having meditated thus, the devotee should place these Pithas using the letters of the alphabet:
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am obeisance to Kamarupa. Head.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Varanasi. Circle of face.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im Nepala. Right eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Im Paundrardhana. Left eye.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um Purasthira Kashmira. Right ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Um Kanyakubja. Left ear.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm Purnashaila. Right nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm Arbudachala. Left nostril.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Rm Amritakeshvara. Right cheek.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lm Ekamraya. Left cheek.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Em Trisrotasi. Upper lip.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aim Kamakoti. Lower lip.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Om Kailasa. Upper teeth.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Aum Bhrigunagara. Lower teeth.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Am Kedara. Tongue tip.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ah Chandra Puskarini. Throat.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kam Śrīpura. Right shoulder joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Kham Omkara. Right elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Gam Jalandhara. Right wrist.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Gham Malaya. Right hand finger root.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam Kulantaka. Right hand finger tips.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Cham Devikota. Left shoulder joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ccham Gokarna. Left elbow.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Jam Maruteshvara. Left wrist.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Jham Attahasa. Left hand finger root.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam Viraja. Left hand finger tips.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Rajageha. Right leg joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tham Mahapatha. Right knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam Kolapura. Right ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham Elapura. Right sole of foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam Koleshvara. Right foot toes.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tam Jayantika. Left leg joint.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Tham Ujjayini. Left knee.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dam Chitra. Left ankle.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Dham Kshirika. Left sole of foot.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Nam Hastinapura. Left foot toes.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pam Uddisha. Right side.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Pham Prayag. Left side.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bam Shashtisha. Back.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Bham Mayapuri. Navel.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Mam Jalesha. Belly.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Yam Malaya. Heart.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ram Śrī Shaila. Right shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam Meru. Back of neck.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Vam Girivara. Left shoulder.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham Mahendra. Heart to right hand palm.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sham Vamana. Heart to left hand palm.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Sam Hiranyapura. Heart to right foot sole.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ham Mahalakshmi Pura. Heart to left foot sole.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Lam Oddiyana. Heart to genitals.
Aiṃ Hrīṃ Śrīṃ Ksham obeisance to Chayachatra. Heart to top of head.

Thus the Ṣoḍhā Nyāsa is completed

Artwork is © Jan Bailey, 1975-2021. Translations are © Mike Magee 1975-2021.Questions or comments to mike.magee@btinternet.com

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