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One should take one’s rosary, which may be made of pearl, beautiful emeralds, lotus seeds, rudrakshas, crystal, coral, ruby, red sandalwood and so forth. Having made oneself like Tripura, smearing oneself with kumkum, aguru, camphor and musk, one should recite the mantra 100,000 times. This liberates one from great sins – Vamakeshvarimatam V, 8-10
This daily puja of Shri Mahatripurasundari is drawn from a variety of sources including Subhagodaya, the Vamakeshvara Tantra, the Gandharva Tantra and the Dakshinamurti Samhita.
Om, I bow to the elephant headed god
1. Rise early, sit in the lotus position, perform pranayama and worship Guru through his Shakti:
Aim Klim Shrim Ha Sa Kha Phrem Ha Sa Ksha Ma La Va Ra Yum Ha Sa Kha Phrem Ha Sa Ksha Ma La Va Ra Yim Hsauh Shauh [Guru’s name] Anandanatha Padukam Pujayami
Meditation – Seated in the white 1000 petal lotus, dressed in white, with two eyes, two hands, granting boons and dispelling fear. His Shakti sits on his left thigh, She has two hands, one holds a white lotus, the other holds Her partner in tight embrace.
Then offer the objects of the senses through the Shakti – smell as perfume, sound as flower, touch as incense, sight as light, taste as food. Then bathe with the Gayatri of the Devi:
Tripurasundari Vidmahe Kameshvari Dhimahi Tannah Klinne Prachodayat (1)
Use this Gayatri 108 times whilst meditating on Her in the heart. Then make an offering to Martanda Bhairava (2), offering a handful of water mixed with red flowers and sandal, whilst kneeling and uttering:
Hrim Hamsah Martanda Bhairavaya Prakasha Shakti Sahitaya Idam Arghyam Namo Namah (3)
2. Bow to the lords of the Directions (4), to the Yoginis (5), to the Lord of Soil (6), to Ganesha (7), to the boy Vatuka (8), and then make an offering to the Elements:
Om Hrim Sarvavighnakrit Sarvabhutebhyo Hum Svaha (9)
Then remove all obstacles with:
Aim Klim Sauh Astraya Phat (10)
Place the water pot yantra on the left, and place the pot with water on it. The base represents Fire, the pot Sun, and the nectar Moon (11). Say:
Aim Klim Sauh Mahatripurasundarya Arghyapatrasanam Sadhayami (12)
Invoke the presence of amrita into the pot from the Sun. Then cover with the hands. Meditate on the letters of the alphabet forming a triangle in the centre of the pot (13). Worship Ananda Bhairava and Suradevi in the pot:
Ha Sa Ksha Ma La Va Ra Yum Ananda Bhairavaya Vaushat. Sa Ha Ksha Ma La Va Ra Yim Suradevyai Vaushat (14)
Aim Klim Sauh Amrite Amritodbhave Amriteshvari Amritavarshini Amritam Sravaya Sravaya Svaha! (15)
Then purify with the mantra:
Aim Vada Vada Vagadini Aim Klim Klenne Kledini Kledaya Mama Kshobham Kuru Kuru KIim Sauh Moksham Kuru Kuru Svaha (16)
3. Visualise earth dissolving into water, water into fire, fire into air, air into aether, aether into ‘I am’, that into Buddhi, Buddhi into Prakriti, Prakriti into the Absolute. Visualise the angry black man in the left side of the abdomen. Think of the purple bija Yam on the left nostril and inhale 16 times to dry up, then red Ram in abdomen with 64 retentions (to burn), then white Vam in forehead with 32 exhalations (to wash), then yellow Lam in the adhara. Deeply concentrate on the regions of Fire, Sun and Moon, and on the Devi as the Fourth in the Bindu.
Om Hrim Hamsah So Aham Svaha. Aim Klim Sauh Tripurasundari Mam Raksha Raksha (17)
4. Wash the hands with the mantra:
Am Am Sauh
Hrim Klim Sauh Shri Mahatripurasundari Devyatmasanaya Namah (18)
Then perform the nyasa using thumb and middle fingers:
Aim Klim Sauh Shri Mahatripurasundari Hridayaya Namah (22)
At this stage other nyasas may be performed.
5.Then meditate in the heart, saying: I meditate on Shri Shri Mahatripurasundari as having four arms, three eyes, and holding noose, good, flowers and bow.
Hsaim Hsklim Hssrauh
Make the gesture of bringing the Devi into the yantra. Offer three handfuls of flowers saying:
Aim Klim Sauh Maha Tripura Sundari Shri Padukam Pujayami (28)
Offer three libations of consecrated liquid with:
Aim Klim Sauh Maha Tripurasundari Shri Padukam Tarpayami (29)
Then say the following:
O Devi, may You be kind to me, and accept this worship, as I, though poor physically as well as in material resources, offer it in a devotional spirit.
Then present the nine mudras, afterwards offering flowers, incense, light, food, wine, and praise. Then perform circumambulation, either triangular, hexagonal, half moon, circular, staff like, eight limbed, or terrific. (30)
6.Then worship the Yoginis in the different chakras of Shri Yantra starting with the outermost line of the Bhupura:
Aim Hrim Shrim Anima Siddhi Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
Aim Hrim Shrim Brahmi Matri Devi Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
Aim Hrim Shrim Sarva Sankshobhini Mudra Shakti Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Aim Hrim Shrim Am Am Sauh Tripura Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
O Devi, bestow on me the desired siddhi, I seek refuge in the compassionate one. Through devotion, I bestow on You the first avarana worship.
7. Worship the 16 Kala Shaktis (34) then, going anti-clockwise with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Kamakarshini Nitya Kala Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
Aim Klim Sauh Tripureshi Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
O Devi bestow on me the desired siddhi &c. Through devotion I bestow on You the second avarana worship.
8. Then worship the Shaktis of the eight petal lotus (35) with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Ananga Kusuma Devi Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
Aim Hrim Shrim Hrim Klim Sauh Tripurasundari Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
O Devi bestow &c.
9. Then worship the Shaktis of the 14 angle Chakra (36) with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Sarvasankshobhini Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
Aim Hrim Shrim Haim Hklim Hsauh Tripura Vasini Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
O Devi bestow &c.
10. Then worship the Shaktis of the outer 10 angles (37) with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Sarva Siddhi Prada Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Do the same for Sarva Sampatprada &c. Thus, having worshipped the Kulakula Yoginis in the outer 10 angle chakra with their mudras &c., one should say:
Aim Hrim Shrim Hsaim Hsklim Hssauh Tripura Shri Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Then one should display the Unmadini Mudra with its bija Sah. Say:
O Devi &c.
11. Then worship the Shaktis of the inner 10 angles (38) with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Sarvajna Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Aim Hrim Shrim Hrim Klim Blem Tripura Malini Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
One should display the Great Ankusha Mudra with its bija. Say:
O Devi &c.
12. Then worship the eight Vak Devatas of the eight angled chakra (39) with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Hrim Shrim Am Am Im Im Um Um Rm Rm Lm Lm Em Aim Om Aum Am Ah Blum Vashini Vagdevata Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah; Kam Kham Gam Gham Nam Klhrim Kameshvari; Cam Ccham Jam Jham Nam Nvlim Modini; Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam Ylum Vimala; Tam Tham Dam Dham Nam Jmrim Aruna; Pam Pham Bam Bham Mam Hslvyum Jayini; Yam Ram Lam Vam Jhmryum Sarveshvari; Sham Sham Sam Ham Lam Ksham Kshmrim Kaulini Vagdevata Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Thus having worshipped the Rahasya Yoginis in the eight angle chakra with their mudras &c. one should say:
Aim Hrim Shrim Hrim Shrim Sauh Tripura Siddha Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Then show the Khechari Mudra with the bija Hssvphrem. Say:
O Devi &c.
13. Then, in the space between the eight angles and the trikona, one should worship the weapons of Shri Shri Devi with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Dram Drim Klim Blum San Sarvajambhanebhyo Banebhyo Nama Bana Shakti Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah (40)
Thus the worship of the weapons. Then worship the three guna Shaktis in the trikona with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Vagbbavamuccharya Agnichakre Kamagiri Pithe Mitrisha Nathatmaja Kameshvari Devi Rudratma Shakti Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah (44)
Thus having worshipped the Atirahasya Yoginis in the central trikona, one should say:
Aim Hrim Shrim Hsraim Hsrklim Hsrsauh Tripuramba Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
One should then say
Aim Hrim Shrim Hsauh
O Devi &c
14. Then Shri Shri Devi should be worshipped in the Bindu with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Shri Mulamuccharya Brahmachakre Oddyana Pithe Charya Nathatmake Shri Maha Tripurasundari Devi Parabrahmatma Shakti Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah (47)
Having worshipped Shri Shri Lalita Devi in this manner, one should do so again saying:
Aim Hrim Shrim Ka E I La Hrim Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hrim Sa Ka La Hrim (bija) Shri Lalita Maha Chakreshvari Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Having worshipped thus, the Yonimudra should be displayed with its bija Aim.
O Devi bestow on me the desired siddhi &c. Through devotion I bestow on You the ninth avarana worship.
15. Then perform japa of Panchadashi a minimum of 108 times. Sprinkle the rosary with consecrated nectar saying:
Aim Mam Male Mahamale Sarvashakti Svarupini Chaturvargastvayi Nyastastasmat Me Siddhida Bhava (48)
Hold it in the right hand with:
Glaum Avighnam Kuru Male Tvam (49)
Rotate it in japa without using the index finger.
16. Then the Yoginis should be worshipped in the South East with:
Yam Yoginibhyah Sarvavarna Yoginibhyo Hum Phat Svaha (50)
Then Kshetrapala should be worshipped in the South West with:
Ksham Kshim Kshaim Kshaum Kshah Kshetrapala Dhupadipadisahitam Balim Grihna Grihna Svaha (51)
The mudra is left hand fisted and index finger outstretched.
Then Ganesha should be worshipped in the North West with:
Gam Gim Gum Ganapatye Varavarad Sarvajanam Me Vashamanaya Balim Grihna Grihna Svaha
The mudra is left hand fisted, mid finger raised.
Then Vatuka should be worshipped in the North East with:
Blom Vatukaya Nama Ehi Ehi Deviputra Vatuka Natha Kapilajatabharabhasvara Trinetra Jvalamukha Sarvavighnan Nashaya Nashaya Sarvopacharasahitam Balim Grihna Grihna Svaha
17. Then make offerings to gods, men, ancestors, Yakshas (54), yakshas (55), pishachas (56) and the elements, finally offering the self with:
Itah purvam prana buddhi deha dharma adhikara jagrat svapna sushuptishu manasa vacha karmana hastabhyam padbhya mudarena shishna cha yatsmritam yakuktam yatkritam mam madiyam sakalam tvayi brahmanyarpitamastu Svaha (57)
Then merge the Devi ‘s attendants in the Devi, then the Devi into the flower, and with the Aether bija take Her through the right nostril back into the heart.
18. Then worship Shoshika with:
Aim Hrim Shrim Namo Bhagavati Matangeshvari Sarvajanavashankari Svaha (58)
Offer curds, white mustard, and rice into Her rectangular Homa fireplace.
Hrim Hamsah Martanda Bhairavaya Prakasha Shakti Sahitaya Idam Arghyam Namo Namah
The knees are to touch the ground (59).
19. Wash the altar with water, then throw remainder near the root of a plant.
1. Let us meditate upon Tripurasundari. Let us contemplate Kameshvari. May that Wetness direct.
Artwork is © Jan Bailey, 1975-2022. Translations are © Mike Magee 1975-2022.Questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org