Sidha Kunjika Stotram Equivalent Devi Mahatmiyam


Chandi Mantra, Devi Mahatmiyam is a powerful parayana.

 

There is Stotra , which is recited at the beginning of Chandi Recitation.

 

This stotram delivers powerful results which can be obtained by reciting the entire Devi Mahatmiyam.

 

This was revealed to Parvati by Lord Shiva.

 

Sidha Kunjika Stotra. , Unidden Song of Perfection.

 

Shiva Uvacha:-
1.Srunu devi pravakshyami Kunjika stotram uthamam,
Yena matra prabhavena chandi Japa Shubho Bhaveth.

Shiva Said,
Oh Parvathi please hear the great prayer called Kunjika,
By recitation of which , the recitation of Devi Mahatmya(Chandi)
Would become more powerful/auspicious.

2.Na kavacham, Na argali stotram , kilakam , na rahasykam,
Na sooktham Napi dhyanam cha na nyaso na cha varchanam.

There is no need to recite Kavacham , Argalam , Kilakam and the Rahasya thrayam,
Nor is it necessary to recite Suktham , Dhyanam , Nyasam and also no need to worship.

(These are preliminary stotras that need to be recited before reading of Devi Mahatmyam/Chandi/Durga Sapthasathi. Here is it told that if this kunjika stotram is recited then there is no need to recite all these)

3.Kunjika pata mathrena Durga phalam Labheth,
Athi Guhyataram devi, Devanam abhi durlabham.

Just by reading Kunjika , we would get the effect of reading Chandi,
And Oh Goddess this is a great secret and even Devas do not know it.

4.Gopaneeyam prayathnena swayoniriva Parvathi,
Maranam, Mohanam Vasyam Sthambho ucchadanadhikam.
Pata Mathrena sam sidhayeth Kunjika stotram uthamam.

Oh Parvathi , you decide about the effort to keep it as secret
Because just by reading this great prayer on Kunjika , we can easily achieve,
Murder , attraction , slavery , making things motionless by repeated chants,

5.Atha Manthra:-
Now the chant:-

Om Aim, kleem Chamanudayai viche . Om Gloum hoom kleem joom sa,
Jwalaya jwalaya , Jwala, Jwala , prajwala , prajwala ,
Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai viche Jwala, ham sam lam ksham phat swaha.

( this is a Thanthric chant which consists of sounds and words which are meant to please the Goddess. “Jwalaya” means “Burn” , “Prajwala” Means “set fire.”)

Ithi Mantra :
This is the chant

6.Namasthe Rudra Roopinyai , Namsthe Madhu Mardini,
Nama Kaidabha Harinyai , Namasthe Mahishardhini

Salutations to her who is angry , Salutations to the killer of Madhu,
Salutations to the winner over Kaidabha , Salutations to the killer of Mahisha.

7.Namasthe Shumbha hanthryai cha Nishumbhasura Gathini ,
Jagratham hi Maha devi , japam Sidham kurushwa may.

Salutations to the killer of Shumba and the killer of Nishumbha,
Oh Great goddess , please safely give me expertise of chanting this.

8.Aimkari srushti roopayai hreem kari prathi palika,
Kleemkari Kama Roopinyai , bheeja roope namosthuthe,

Salutations to the Goddess who has the form of root chants,
Who by the chant “Aim” has the form of the creator,
Who by the chant “Hreem” has the form of one who takes care of,
And who by the Chant “Kleem” has the form of passion(Desire)

9.Chamunda chanda gathi cha yaikari Varadhayini,
Viche cha abhayadha nithyam namasthe Manthra roopini.

Salutations to goddess who has the form made of Chants,
To the Chamunda who is the killer of Chanda ,
Who by chanting “Ai” grants boons,
And by Chanting “Viche”, grants protection daily.

10.Dham, Dheem, Dhoom Dhoorjate Pathni,
Vaam veem Voom Vagadheeswari ,
Kraam kreem kroom Kalka Devi,
Saam seem soom may Shubham kuru.

Dham, Dheem, Dhoom, the wife of Lord Shiva,
Vaam , veem , Voom , the goddess of speech,
Kraam, kreem , kroom , the goddess Kali ,
Saam, seem, soom, , please do good.

11.Hoom , hoom, hoomkara roopinyai,
Jam, jam, jam jambha nadhini,
Breem, breem broom bhairavi ,
Bhadre bhavanyai they namo nama.

Hoom , hoom, she who has the form of the sound hoom,
Jam, jam, jam , she who has sound like thunderbolt,
Breem, breem, broom , Goddess Bhairavi,
Oh Goddess of the good, Oh Bhavani , salutations and salutations to you.

12.Aam , kam, tam , pam , yam, sam , veem, dhoom , iym , veem ham, ksham , dhijagram,
Dhijagram throtaya , Throtaya deeptham kuru kuru swaha,

Aam , kam, tam , pam , yam, sam , veem, dhoom , iym , veem ham, the end of devotion,
Tear apart the end of devotion , throw , throw light , swaha.

13.Paam, peem, pum Parvathi , poorna, khaam , kheem, khoom, Khechari Thadha,
Saam, seem, soom, sapthasathi devyaa manthra sidham kurushwa may.

Paam, peem, poom , the daughter of the mountain who is complete,
Khaam, kheem, khoom who is also flying in the sky,
Saam, seem, soom , Get me mastery over the chant of the Goddess of Devi Mahatmya/Chandi/ Sapthasathi

14.Idham thu Kunjika stotram manthra jagarthi hethave,
Abhakthe naïva dhatavyam , gopitham raksha Parvathi.

This is prayer of the Kunjika which is the reason for awakening,
Oh Parvathi , keep this protected and kept secret from those who are not devotees.

15.Yasthu kunjikaya devi heenaam Sapthasathim padeth,
Na thasya jayathe sidhir aranye , rodhanam yadhaa.

Those who read Sapthasathi without this prayer of Kunjika ,
Would not reach the forest of perfection as it would be like a wail there.

Ithi Sri Rudra Yamale Gowri Thanthre Shiva Parvathi samvadhe ,
Sri Kunjika stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer to Kunjika which occurs in the discussion between Shiva and Parvathi, Which occurs in Gowri Thanthra and which occurs in Sri Rudra Yamala.

 

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

 

http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Sidha_Kunjika_Stotram

Thigh Bone Human Fingers Reptile Spine In Mars


In what is believed to be a  Thigh Bone in Mars by Curiosity over has kindled the interest  in Alien Life.

 

This is the image.

 

 

Femur in Mars,jpg

Femur in Mars, Image cedit. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/4g1nnrH8qL0/0.jpg

 

For keen alien hunters, the image above – taken by the rover’s MastCam on August 14 – is proof that large animals once roamed Mars, possibly even dinosaurs.

“Simply put this shows that there were some living things on the Mars (sic),” asserts an anonymous editorial writer atNorthern Voices Online, while the popular site UFO Blogger compares the find to previous images of a “fossilized, reptilian spine” and a “human finger”.

The regularity of these ‘finds’ is of course testament not to the once-flourishing wildlife of Mars, but to the human brain’s remarkable capacity to spot patterns in random noise.

This was a handy trait for our ancestors when identifying a potential predator among the primeval foliage, but in modern times it’s more likely to lead only to those little ‘huh’ moments when we spot a face in some inanimate object.

Of course, there is some truth to conspiracy theorists’ hopes of life on Mars, with scientists pointing out last year that the asteroid impact that killed of the dinosaurs could have flung rocks carrying organic matter to the red planet some 66 million years ago.

 

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/alien-thigh-bone-on-mars-excitement-from-alien-hunters-at-evidence-of-extraterrestrial-life-9685227.html

King Sibi Manu Neeedhi Chola Sanatana Dharma


The more one reads Sanskrit Literature,Tamil ,Puranas , Ramayana and Mahabharata, one finds a connection between the Sanatana Dharma and their Dravidian roots.

 

I have posted a few articles on this subject.

Trincomalee Temple.jpg.

Trincomalee Temple.

 

Of Lord Rama’s ancestor having lived in the south and migrated to  Ayodhya to establish the Kingdom.

 

Of a Chera King having participated in the Mahabharata  War,of his having performed Tharpana for  those killed in the Mahabharata war.

 

Of Arjuna marrying a Pandya Princess.

 

There is more,

 

Of King Sibi and Manu Needhi Chola.

 

King Sibi cut his own flesh to for a hawk to save a dove.

 

Many Needhi Cholan ran his son over for  rendering Justice to a Cow.

 

Cholas carry the name Chembian,  Tamil version of Sibi.

 

Sibi is dated  between c 100 C.E. to c. 1250 C.E.

 

Manu Needhi Cholan was also called Ellala’,one who ruled the Boundary’

 

He is reported to have expanded the Koneswaram Temple in Sr Lanka.

 

 

Developed from 205 BC, the original kovil combined key features to form its basic Dravidian temple plan, such as its thousand pillared hall – “Aayiram Kaal Mandapam” – and the Jagati expanded by King Elara Manu Needhi Cholan. Regarded as the greatest building of its age for its architecture, elaborate sculptural bas-relief ornamentation adorned a black granite megalith while its multiple gold plated gopuram towers were expanded in the medieval period.(wiki)

 

Ellalan got the title Manu Needhi Cholan because he has executed his own son to provide justice to a Cow. Legend has it that the king hung a giant bell in front of his courtroom for anyone needing justice to ring. One day, he came out on hearing the ringing of the bell by a Cow. On enquiry he found that the Calf of that Cow was killed under the wheels of his chariot. In order to provide justice to the cow, he killed his own son Veedhividangan under the chariot as a punishment to himself i.e. make himself suffer as much as the cow.[5] Impressed by the justice of the king, Lord Shiva blessed him and brought back the calf and his son alive. He has been mentioned in theSilappatikaram and Periya Puranam.[6]His name has since then been used as a metaphor for fairness and justice in Tamil literature. His capital was Thiruvarur.

Chronicles such as the Yalpana Vaipava Malai and stone inscriptions like Konesar Kalvettu recount that Kulakkottan, an early Chola king and descendant of Manu Needhi Cholan, was the restorer of the ruined Koneswaram temple and tank at Trincomalee in 438 A.D., theMunneswaram temple of the west coast, and as the royal who settled ancient Vanniyars in the east of the island Eelam(wiki)

 

Manu Needhi ruled Sri Lanka as well.

 

References may be found in the Mahavamsa.

 

Buddha Jataka tales also refer to this

Meditation Technics Shiva To Uma Vigyana Bhairava Tantra


The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali lists eight steps to realize the Self.

 

These steps are followed in the order they are prescribed.

 

This is called Ashtanga Yoga, the eight limbs of Yoga.

 

Vigyana Bhairava Tantra.jpg

Vigyana Bhairava Tantra.

 

Skipping one step and jumping to another, which is what most of the modern Gurus(?) prescribe will not yield results, on the contrary shall produce ill effects, both to body and mind.

 

The Eights steps by Patanjali are.

 

1.Yama

2.Niyama,

3.Asana,

4.Pranayama,

5.Prathyahaara,

6.Dhyana,

7.Dharana and

8.Samadhi.

 

While Yama and Niyama indicate things one should abstain from and ones to follow, Asana speaks about postures Prathyahaara, Dhyana, Dharana explains the  developments int the art of concentration.

 

These three terms, Prathyaahara, Dhyana and Dharana are different stages and many are not aware of the subtle, essential differences between them.

 

Prathyaahara is the withdrawal of senses and the focusing of the mind on the object.

Here one is aware that, apart from the object to be focussed upon, of the objects other than the object being concentrated upon.

 

Dhayana is that stage where the object and the one who is concentrating the object are present in the mind of the one who is concentrating.

 

In Dharana this duality of the Perceiver and the Perceived disappears.

 

This is the culminating step of Yoga.

 

To explain it,

 

Lets us assume one is concentrating on an Object, it may be Mantra, Image or Idol.

In Prathyaahaara, you are aware of yourself, the object and things and people around you.

In Dhayana, you are aware of yourself and the object.

In Dharana,the object and you disappear.

Buddhism also follow this principle.

In Hindu texts, Vigyana Bhairava Tantra deals with this subject in detail.

 

Lord Shiva explains to Parvati,Uma.

 

The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (Sanskrit: विज्ञान भैरव तन्त्र, Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra) is a key text of the Trika school of Kashmir Shaivism. Cast as a discourse between the god Shivaand his consort Devi or Shakti, it briefly presents 112 meditation methods or centering techniques (dharanas).[1] These include several variants of breath awareness, concentration on various centers in the body, non-dual awareness, chanting, imagination and visualization and contemplation through each of the senses. A prerequisite to success in any of the 112 practices is a clear understanding of which method is most suitable to the practitioner.

 

Reference Books for study.

 

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent, by Swami Saraswati Satyasangananda (Swami Satsangi), softcover, Yoga Publications Trust/Bihar School of Yoga, 2003, 499 pgs., includes for each verse: Devanagari script, English with Sanskrit pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, overall meaning, relevance of words used, and commentary; plus appendices, glossary, and index.

Tantra Yoga, le Vijñänabhaïrava Tantra, by Daniel Odier, translated from French into English by Jeanric Meller, not in print – available athttp://www.danielodier.com/english/envihnana.php

The Book of Secrets: The Science of Meditation, Volumes 1-5, by Osho (Rajneesh), softcover, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010, (1st edition 1972), ISBN 978-0-312-65060-5, 1328 pgs., a commentary based on Paul Reps’ translation below

The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within, by Osho (Rajneesh), hardcover, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998, (1st edition 1972), ISBN 978-0-312-18058-4, a commentary based on Paul Reps’ translation below

The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight, by Lorin Roche, Ph.D., softcover, Sounds True, 2014 (1st edition 1994), ISBN 978-1-60407-659-2, 352 pgs., purposely personal, poetic, non-scholarly; admits that he omits or changes more ‘difficult’ verses.

Vigyan Bhairava Tantra – 112 Meditations for Self-Realization, by Ranjit Chaudhri, softcover, Prakash Books, New Delhi, India, 2008, ISBN 978-81-7234-292-0, republished as: 112 Meditations for Self-Realization, 2011, ISBN 978-81-7234-371-2

Vijnana Bhairava: The Manual for Self-Realization, by Swami Lakshmanjoo, edited by John Hughes, Swami Lakshmanjoo was a Kashmiri Shaivite Master, and teacher of Paul Reps, Jaideva Singh, and Lilian Silburn, hardcover + 7 CDs, 315 pgs., the book is a transcript of Swami Laksmanjoo’s talks on the 7 CDs, A. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers in association with Ishwar Ashram Trust, 1st Indian edition (3rd revised edition), 2011, ISBN 978-81-215-1238-1, B. Universal Shaiva Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 2007, 4th edition (1st edition 2001), ISBN 978-0-9816228-0-4,

Vijnana Bhairava: The Practice of Centring Awareness, by Bettina Baumer & Sarla Kumar, commentary by Swami Lakshmanjoo, softcover, Indica Books, Veranasi, India, 2002 (republished 2007), ISBN 978-81-86569-35-1 or 9788186569359, highly edited version of Swami Lakshmanjoo’s book with CDs above.

 

 

In the following Link you will find useful information.

http://open2source.com/classes/an-immersion-into-the-vijnana-bhairava-with-christopher-tompkins/ (Iamge source)

 

Ciataion.wiki.

 

Ganges Vishnu’s Feet Brahma’s Palm Shiva’s Head


One of the reasons why the Ganges is revered in India is the fact that it is sanctified by the feet of Lord Vishnu,palm of Brahma and Head of Shiva.

 

When Lord Vishnu took the form of Trivikrama during Vamana Avatar, He scaled the Heavens and Brahma washed His feet with His Palm.

 

 

And when Bhgiratha prayed Shiva to release Ganges from His Head, to wash away the sins of His forefathes.the Sagara Puthras, who were cursed by Kapila(Avatar of Vishnu), the Ganges flowed from Shiva’s Head.

 

During Vamana Avatar, Ganges touched Shiva’s head as it fell down through Mrityuloka.

 

We find Vishnu pada in Gaya,Rishikesh even today.

 

And,

 

This lotus feet of Narayana was cleansed by the Brahma (In Vamana avatara of lord Vishnu, while measuring the whole universe the second step, Vishnu went to Sathya loka (residence of Brahma, the four-headed God).

With this unexpected Guest of lord’s feet, Brahma astonished and immediately started cleansing lord’s feet by taking the vedas as water in his kamandalam. That water is flowing as ‘Ganga’). This holy feet belong to Brahmam” ( or Para Brahmam, the Supreme Lord or God-head).

2) Srimad Bhagavatam:

SB 8.21.1: Sukadeva Gosvmi continued: When Lord Brahma, who was born of a lotus flower, saw that the effulgence of his residence, Brahmaloka, had been reduced by the glaring effulgence from the toenails of Lord Vamanadeva, he approached the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Brahma was accompanied by all the great sages, headed by Marici, and by yogis like Sanandana, but in the presence of that glaring effulgence, O King, even Lord Brahma and his associates seemed insignificant.

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.21.4:

‘dhatuh kamandalu jalam tad urukramasya
padavanejana pavitrataya narendra
svardhuny abhun nabhasi sa pataiī nimarsṭi
loka trayaḿ bhagavato visadeva kirtih’

Meaning:

O King, the water from Lord Brahma’s kamandalu washed the lotus feet of Lord Vamanadeva, who is known as Urukrama, the wonderful actor. Thus that water became so pure that it was transformed into the water of the Ganges, which went flowing down from the sky, purifying the three worlds like the pure fame of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.(Yhoo answers)