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Question : What do you know about DASH MAHA VIDYA?
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Shiv -
What do you know about DASH MAHA VIDYA?
Further, what do you understand from the words "Tantra" and "Tantrik" ? Do you think that Tantra Vidya is really effective and has Power ? What objectives and Results can be achieved by the Tantra ? Comments : 1. Shri Rajagopalan Ji has answered very effectively and in sufficient details. except 1 thing - he didn't explain "What Results and objectives can be achieved from Tantra ?" 2. Shakti Ji has very beautifully explained the DASH MAHA VIDHYA along with their respective Shiv's. Excellent.
Asked By Shiv - August 08, 2009 at 11:31 PM - Religion & Spirituality - 7 Answers - 0 Comments - Answered Questions
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Tantra is how things work. There is much power in uniting male and female sexual energies, we and everything in the Universe, even the Universe itself comes into existence through sexuality, the power of creation, Kundalini Shakti. True Yoga or union.
Answered By Dances with Kali - 4 Years Ago
I know I will not be very popular by saying the Truth, but, this Concept is one of the Bhakthi Cult of the Shakthi Bhakthas. Read more about it from the link below. Tantra is, again, related to this "Movement". Believe it or not, tantra originally meant the "weave" or the formula and yantra was the schematic diagram of a machine that needed that formula. However, the Science of the Vedas was lost when it was re-complied by Vyasa who added in a whole lot of mysticism into it and changed the direction, perhaps unwittingly, of the original Sciences. This is, however, too big a subject to go into here. Perhaps the links below will help you. All the best.
Answered By Lone Wolf - 4 Years Ago
Dash Maha Vidya The Knowledge about The Ten Supreme Forms Of Energies Niraarakaar (Formless) and Nirguna (Virtue less) BrahmaN displays Himself in the form of Maha Devi Aadi Shakti who does the creation and administration of all we see. Maa Aadi Shakti is manifested in 10 major forms in the process of Creation, Administration and Destruction of this world, this Universe. These Ten Goddesses are known as Dash ( Ten ) Maha Vidya (Supreme Knowledge Of Shakti – The Governing Energy). These Maha Vidyas are known as … 1. Shri Kaali Maa 2. Shri Tripur Bhairavi Maa 3. Shri Tara Maa 4. Shri Dhumavati Maa 5. Shri Chhinna Masta Maa 6. Shri Bagala Mukhi Maa 7. Shri Shodashi Maa 8. Shri Maatangi Maa 9. Shri Bhuvaneshwari Maa 10. Shri Kamala Maa These Ten Maha Vidyas are categorized in to three groups mainly by the nature of the respective Goddess. Soumya Koti ( Soft Category ) 1. Shri Shodashi Maa (Shrimat Tripur Sundari) 2. Shri Bhuvaneshwari Maa 3. Shri Maatangi Maa 4. Shri Kamala Maa Ugra Koti ( Aggressive Category ) 1. Shri Kaali Maa 2. Shri Chhinna Masta Maa 3. Shri Dhoomavati Maa 4. Shri BagalaMukhi Maa SoumyoGra Koti ( Soft Aggressive Category ) 1. Shri Taara Maa 2. Shri Bhairavi Maa
Answered By The Ranger - 4 Years Ago
Blessings for asking such great question 10 Mahavidyas is a very important aspect of Tantra and shakti sadhna. It is said that once Shiva became angry with Parvati and decided to leave. Parvati manifested as 10 mahavidyas and surrounded Shiva not to let him go. Thus Shiva surrounded by 10 mahavidayas and enjoying or suffering due to them is called JIVA and any Jiva who wins these Mahavidyas becomes SHIVA. The 10 mahavidyas and their shivas are :- 1 - Mahavidya ==Mahakali & Mahakaal 2- Shri vidya== Tara & Akshobhya 3- Siddha Vidya( I) ==Shodashi & Panchvaktra Shiva 4- siddha Vidya (ii) ==Bhuvaneshari & Traymbak Shiva 5- Vidya== Chhinmastaka & Kabandha 6-Siddha vidya (iii)== Bhairavi & Kaal Bhairav 7-vidya (ii)== Dhoomavati (alone) 8- siddha vidya(iv)== Baglamukhi & Ekvaktra shiva 9 - vidya (iii)=== Matangi & Matang 10 -vidya (iv)== Kamla & Sadashiv Vishnu Tantra is fastest, accurate but a little dangerous way for enlightenment
Answered By Shakti - 4 Years Ago
In Tantra, worship of Devi-Shakti is referred to as a Vidya. Of the hundreds of tantrik practices, the worship of the ten major Devis is called the Dasa Mahavidya. These major forms of the goddess are described in the Todala Tantra. These ten aspects of Shakti are the epitome of the entire creation. There are several "levels" at which these Devis can be worshiped with the prescribed Mantra and Yantra. Like a simple worship of the yantra with the mantra recitation, as a remedial astrological measure, elaborate worship with all tantrak rituals for attaining various siddhis associated with these tantras and for spiritual salvation. Successful sadhana of these Vidyas gives several boons to the practitioner. The Tantrik-Yogi who has control over his senses and positively inclined uses the boons to guide people and for the benefit of mankind. The ones whose head starts spinning with success use them for the gratification of the senses, gather a bunch of disciples around them and become fake gurus. Representation of Dus Maha Vidya Shaktis are given below - Kali - the Eternal Night Kali is mentioned as the first amongst the Mahavidyas. Black as the night (ratri) she has a terrible and horrific appearance. The word 'ratri' means "to give," and is taken to mean "the giver" of bliss, of peace of happiness. Tara - the Compassionate Goddess Literally the word 'tara' means a star. Thus Tara is said to be the star of our aspiration, the muse who guides us along the creative path. Shodashi - the Goddess who is Sixteen Years Old The word 'Shodashi' literally means sixteen in Sanskrit. She is thus visualized as sweet girl of sixteen. In human life sixteen years represent the age of accomplished perfection after which decline sets in. This girl of sixteen rules over all that is perfect, complete, beautiful. Bhuvaneshvari - the Creator of the World The beauty and attractiveness of Bhuvaneshwari may be understood as an affirmation of the physical world, the rhythms of creation, maintenance and destruction, even the hankerings and sufferings of the human condition is nothing but Bhuvaneshvari's play, her exhilarating, joyous sport. Chinnamasta - the Goddess who cuts off her Own Head The image of Chinnamasta is a composite one, conveying reality as an amalgamation of sex, death, creation, destruction and regeneration. It is stunning representation of the fact that life, sex, and death are an intrinsic part of the grand unified scheme that makes up the manifested universe. Bhairavi - the Goddess of Decay Bhairavi embodies the principle of destruction and arises or becomes present when the body declines and decays. She is an ever-present goddess who manifests herself in, and embodies, the destructive aspects of the world. Destruction, however, is not always negative, creation cannot continue without it. Dhumawati - the Goddess who widows Herself she is the embodiment of "unsatisfied desires." Her status as a widow itself is curious. She makes herself one by swallowing Shiva, an act of self-assertion, and perhaps independence. Bagalamukhi - the Goddess who seizes the Tongue The pulling of the demon's tongue by Bagalamukhi is both unique and significant. Tongue, the organ of speech and taste, is often regarded as a lying entity, concealing what is in the mind. The Bible frequently mentions the tongue as an organ of mischief, vanity and deceitfulness. The wrenching of the demon's tongue is therefore symbolic of the Goddess removing what is in essentiality a perpetrator of evil. Read Bagalamukhi Mantra Matangi - the Goddess who Loves Pollution Texts describing her worship specify that devotees should offer her uccishtha (leftover food) with their hands and mouths stained with leftover food; that is, worshippers should be in a state of pollution, having eaten and not washed. This is a dramatic reversal of the usual protocols. Kamala - the Last but Not the Least The name Kamala means "she of the lotus" and is a common epithet of Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi is linked with three important and interrelated themes: prosperity and wealth, fertility and crops, and good luck during the coming year. -
Answered By Jayaraman - 4 Years Ago
A) What do you understand from the words "Tantra" and "Tantrik? (i) Tantra: Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र) is a religious philosophy according to which Shakti is usually the main deity worshipped, and the universe is regarded as the divine play of Shakti and Shiva. The word Tantra also applies to any of the scriptures (called "Tantras") commonly identified with the worship of Shakti. Tantra deals primarily with spiritual practices and ritual forms of worship, which aim at liberation from ignorance and rebirth. Rather than a single coherent system, Tantra is an accumulation of practices and ideas which is characterized by the use of ritual, by the use of the mundane to access the supra-mundane, and by the identification of the microcosm with the macrocosm. (ii) Tantrika, or tantric practitioner: In the process of working with energy, the Tantrika, or tantric practitioner, has various tools at hand. These include yoga, to actuate processes that will "yoke" the practitioner to the divine. Also important are visualizations of deity, and verbalisation or evocation through mantras, which may be construed as seeing, listening internally, and singing power into a stronger state within the individual, resulting in an ever-increasing awareness of cosmic vibration through daily practice. Identification with and internalisation of the divine is enacted, through a total identification with deity, such that the aspirant "becomes" the Ishta-deva or meditational deity. B) Do you think that Tantra Vidya is really effective and has Power ? Yes and the tantrik worship of these most powerful Vidyas must be practiced only under the guidence of a siddha Guru. C) What objectives and Results can be achieved by the Tantra ? Tantrism is a quest for spiritual perfection and magical power. Its purpose is to achieve complete control of oneself, and of all the forces of nature, in order to attain union with the cosmos and with the divine. Long training is generally required to master Tantric methods, into which pupils are typically initiated by a guru. Yoga, including breathing techniques and postures (asana), is employed to subject the body to the control of the will. Mudras, or gestures; mantras or syllables, words and phrases; mandalas and yantras, which are symbolic diagrams of the forces at work in the universe, are all used as aids for meditation and for the achievement of spiritual and magical power. During meditation, the initiate identifies himself with any of the numerous Hindu gods and goddesses representing cosmic forces. The initiate visualizes them and takes them into his mind so that he unites with them. D) Dasa Mahavidyas: In Tantra, worship of Devi-Shakti is referred to as a Vidya. Of the hundreds of tantrik practices, the worship of the ten major Devis is called the Dasa Mahavidya. These major forms of the goddess are described in the Todala Tantra. They are Kali, Tara, Maha Tripura Sundari (or Shodasi-Sri Vidya), Bhuvaneshvari, Chinnamasta, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi, and Kamala. "Kali Tara mahavidya Sodashi Bhuvaneswari. Bhairavi Chhinnamasta cha vidya Dhumavti tatha. Bagala siddha vidya cha Matangi Kamalatmika. Etaaha dasamahavidyaaha gupta vidyaaha prakeertitaaha." (1) Kali. Seated on a corpse, greatly terrifying, laughing loudly, with fearful fangs, four arms holding a cleaver, a skull, and giving the mudras bestowing boons and dispelling fear, wearing a garland of skulls, her tongue rolling wildly, completely naked (digambara - clad in the directions), thus one should meditate on Kali, dwelling in the centre of the cremation ground. The Kali Mantra as given in the Mantra Mahodadhi is: "Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Dakshine Kaalika Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Swaha" It bestows the eight supernatural powers. 2) Tara: Tara is described as seated in the pratyalidha asana, on the heart of a corpse, supreme, laughing horribly, holding cleaver, blue lotus, dagger and bowl, uttering the mantra Hum, coloured blue, her hair braided with serpents, the Ugratara. She bestows all supernatural powers. Her mantra is given in Mantra Mahodadhi as: "Om Hreem Streem Hum Phat" 3) Sri Vidya: The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Shreechakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Shreechakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form. The Shodashakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of tantra. Usually the Guru gives it to a highly deserving and tested disciple. However, Shreechakra can also be worshipped by other Devi mantras. worship the Sri Yantra 108 times with the simple Devi Mantra: "Om Aim Hreem Shreem Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Padukam Poojayami Namah" Or better still with the Panchadasakshari Mantra, which is one of the greatest mantras of Devi and next only to the Shodasi Mantra: "Ka E i La Hreem - Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem - Sa Ka La Hreem" 4) Bhuvaneshwari: Bhuvaneshwari - Means the Queen of the Universe, Maya, power of love, peace within, as void. She is like the red rays of the rising sun, with the moon as her diadem, and with three eyes, a smiling face, bestowing boons, holding a goad, a noose and dispelling fears. On the right side of Bhuvaneshvari, who in the heavens, on earth, and in the underworlds is known as the Adya, worship Tryambaka. The mantra is: "Om Hreem Bhubaneswaraye Hreem Namah" 5) Chinnamasta: Her left foot forward in battle, she holds her severed head and a knife. Naked, she drinks voluptuously the stream of the blood nectar flowing from her beheaded body. The jewel on her forehead is tied with a serpent. She has three eyes. Her breasts are adorned with lotuses. Inclined towards lust, she sits erect above the god of love, who shows signs of lustfulness. She looks like the red China rose. - Chinnamasta Tantra Her mantra yields all desired benefits quickly: "Om Shrim Hreem Hreem Aim Vajra Vairochaniye Shrim Hreem Hreem Phat Svaha" 6) Bhairavi: Tripura Bhairavi is Supreme Energy, Supreme Goddess of speech, as Tapas, as woman warrior. Her head garlanded with flowers, she resembling the red rays of 1,000 rising suns, smeared with red, holding milk, book, dispelling fears and giving boons with her four hands, large three eyes, beautiful face with a slow smile, wearing white gems. The mantra is: "Om Bhairavi Saham" 7) Dhumavati. The colour of smoke, wearing smoky clothes, holding a winnowing basket, dishevelled clothes, deceitful, always trembling, with slant eyes, inspiring fear, terrifying. The Dhumavati Mantra as per Mantra Mahaodadhi: "Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Swaha" 8) Bagalamukh: She is described as the Devi with three eyes, wearing yellow clothes and gems, moon as her diadem, wearing champaka blossoms, with one hand holding the tongue of an enemy and with the left hand spiking him, thus should you meditate on the paralyser of the three worlds. Bagalamukhi means "The Crane-Headed One". This bird is thought of as the essence of deceit. She rules magic for the suppression of an enemy's gossip. These enemies also have an inner meaning, and the peg she puts through the tongue may be construed as a peg or paralysis of our own prattling talk. She rules deceit which is at the heart of most speech. She can in this sense be considered as a terrible or Bhairavi form of Matrika Devi, the mother of all speech. According to Todala Tantra, her male consort is Maharudra. Seated on the right of Bagala is the Maharudra, with one face, who dissolves the universe. The Bagalamukhi Mantra as per Mantra Mahodadhi: "Om Hleem Sarva Dusthaanaam Vaacham Mukham" 9) Matangi: Dusky, beautiful browed, her three eyes like lotuses, seated on a jewelled lion-throne, surrounded by gods and others serving her, holding in her four lotus-like hands a noose and a sword, a shield and a goad, thus I remember Matangi, the giver of results, the Modini. The Matangi Mantra as per Mantra Mahaodadhi: "Om Hreem Aim Shreem Namo Bhagavati Ucchisthachandali Sri Matangeswari Sarvagyanavashamkari Swaha" 10) Kamala: With a smiling face, her beautiful lily-white hands hold two lotuses, and show the mudras of giving and dispelling fear. She is bathed in nectar by four white elephants and stands upon a beautiful lotus. The Mantra as per Mantra Mahaodadhi: "Hasauh Jagatprayutai Swaha"
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