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Dasha Mahavidya - Ten Wisdom Goddesses
Mother Kali (Time)
Mother Kali and time - goddess who dispels darkness. Time is both creation
and destruction. To create we must first destroy. To bring the new into being,
we must fist let go the old, and it is she who will help you remove all your
past trauma and weakness. Mother Kali is also worshiped as air or the wind.
Mother Kali, our Master's Shri Param Eswaran grand Mother is located in the
Heart Chakra, the seat of the air element or Vayu. Kali relates to the physical
heart also, which circulates the life force, and to the blood itself that
carries the life force. In this form she is called Rakta-Kali or red Kali.
Mother Kali thus is the pulsating of the heart. In her higher and benefic form
as Bhadra (auspicious) Kali she is located in the spiritual heart center, on the
right side of the chest. Here she is the giver of the highest transformation,
which is Self-realization. She is the combination of the supreme and middle
forms of speech whereby the outer and the inner are mediated through the heart.
Her Mantras remove the demons who have created their dwelling place within your
throat and navel. As Mother Kundalini Devi she is at the first chakra.
KRIM KRIM KRIM HRIM HRIM HUM HUM DAKSINE KALIKE
KRIM KRIM KRIM HRIM HRIM HUM HUM SVAHA
Mother Tara (Verb)
The term Tara means the deliverer or savior, from the Sanskrit root tri,
meaning, "to take across," as to take across a river, the ocean, a mountain, or
any difficult situation. Goddess Tara is called upon in emergencies or at
crossroads where we require guidance as to which way to turn. She favors and
fearlessness, protection and destroys obstacles, purification, transformation
and feminine nature.
Tara relates primarily to the Navel Chakra, which is the center for the third or
illumined state of speech (Pashyanti). Her other center is the tongue. Yet
because she is the rising sound current that leaps upward from the navel center,
she is not limited to this location. As Om or the guru she relates to the Third
Eye. She is thus the rising current from the Navel Chakra to the head.
OM TARI TU TARI TURI SVAHA
Mother Tripura Sundari (Light)
The most beautiful goddess in the three worlds, also the main goddess of the Sri
Chakra. She thus is the Goddess of Vedantic knowledge, which is the knowledge of
the Supreme Self or Divine I AM. She is the supreme ruler of the Universe, also
known as Rajarajeshvari. From her arise all the commands, which govern the
universe, including the command, which allows us to unfold spiritual or to give
spiritual teachings in the world. She is also knowledge and consciousness.
She is the deity of the Crown Chakra or thousand- petalle d lotus, the abode of
the immortal nectar (amrita). By her grace the nectar descends and comes to
pervade the entire body, until we find the entire body, until we find the entire
universe dwelling within it.
OM SHRIM HRIM KLIM AIM SAUH HRIM SHRIM KLIM
KA E I LA HRIM HA SA KA HA LA HRIM SA KA LA HRIM SAUH
AIM SHRIM HRIM KLIM OM
Mother Bhuvaneshwari (Space)
She is known in the Vedas as Aditi, the infinite or indivisible Mother, the
great origin and cosmic womb, who is space. In her as genesis and origin all
light is born. Hence she is the Mother of the Sun and all Sun Gods who are named
after her (Adityas). She creates space in order to give birth to all things.
Similarly she creates space within our own consciousness to give birth to the
divine nature within us.
She represents the Void or original space in which things come into being. She
is the Void in its creative form, the void within creation, form which creation
springs and which supports the unfoldment of future creation. She is not the
void that is prior to and beyond creation (which is Dhumavati)
OM HRIM HRIM HRIM BHUVANESHVARI NAMAH OM
Mother Bhairavi (Energy)
She represents the supreme power of speech, which has the nature of fire. She is
the Word in its unarticulated and primal form of raw energy, the flaming word,
which appears like a pillar or a sward to remove all opposition. She is supreme
light and heat power, the flame of consciousness itself (Cidagni), which is the
ultimate knowledge of truth.
She dwells at the base of the spine in the Root Chakra, (Muladhara). She is the
same as Kundalini, most specifically in her awakened role as the purifier of our
nature. Unless we are ready to deal with Bhairavi we should not try to arouse
the Kundalini into action.
HSRAIM HSKLRIM HSSRAUH
Mother Chinnamasta (Perception)
Whose image is a severed head, is the Goddess who causes us to cut off our heads
or to dissolve our minds into pure awareness. She brings transcendence of the
mind and represents the non-mind (unmana) state. Freed from the limitations of
the mind, consciousness realizes its true nature beyond death and sorrow.
She relates to the third eye (Ajna Chakra), which is her chief place of action.
She represents the opened Third Eye from which comes lightning of direct
perception that destroys all duality and negativity. As the upward movement of
the Prana she is associated with Udana Vayu, the upward moving of the vital
airs, which the yogis seek to develop. Her perceptive power can be taken to any
center or chakra to perceive its nature and function.
OM SHRIM HRIM HRIM AIM VAJRA-VAIROCANIYAI HUM HUM PHAT SVAHA
Mother Bagalamukhi (Immobility)
Bagala is a Goddess of speech, as such is related to Tara and regarded as a form
of her. When sound becomes manifest as light, Tara becomes Bagala. When the
brilliant light of speech comes forth, then Tara gains the effulgence of Bagala
and causes all things to become still. Bagala is thus the stunning radiance that
comes forth from the Divine Word and puts the human or egoistic word to rest.
Bagala relates to the soft palate, the place called Indra-yoni, which is the
middle point between the senses of the eyes, ears, nose and tongue. The soft
palate is related in function with the third eye, and so Bagala like Chinnamasta
is associated with this chakra. Concentration on the point of the soft palate
gives control over the senses and vital energies (Prana).
OM HLRIM BAGALAMUKHI SARVADUSTANAM VACAM MUKHAM PADAM
STAMBHAYA JIHVAM KILAYA BUDDHIM VINAAYA HLRIM OM SVAHA
Mother Dhumavati (Emptiness)
She is the elder among the Goddesses; the Grandmother is the elder form of Kali,
Kali as an old woman. She represents time or the life force dissociated from the
process of manifestation. She is the timeless, which never really enters into
the process of time. She is not revealed in the ordinary world but present as s
background screen or smoke that helps us see beyond the evident forms around us.
Those who are trying to ward off negative influence should worship her. She
gives transcendence and freedom, returning us to the condition prior to the
arising of any negative forces.
Dhumavati is another goddess that relates to the heart or the middle region.
OM DHUM DHUM DHUM DHUMAVATI NAMAH OM
Mother Matangi (Knowledge, Wisdom)
She is wisdom, learning, teaching, and hence the very voice of the guru or inner
guide Mother Matangi relates to Sarasvati, the Goddess of wisdom and the consort
of Lord Brahma, the creator of the world. She rules over audible sound in
general, not just the spoken word. She is the manifest from of song. Like
Sarasvati she is symbolized by the rain cloud and by the thunder, as well as the
rivers pouring into the sea. Mother Matangi rules over the extraordinary, which
takes us beyond the bounds of the conventional.
Mother Matangi resides in the Throat Chakra, the center of speech. She also
resides on the tip of the tongue, the place wherein speech is articulated and
wherein we are able to taste the essences of things. There is a special nerve or
channel of the subtle body called Sarasvati that runs from the Third Eye to the
tip of the tongue, which relates to her. This is the stream of inspiration from
the mind to its expression via speech. She represents the flow of bliss through
this channel, which makes up poet-seers of the divine with all the powers of
OM HRIM AIM SHRIM NAMO BHAGAVATI UCCHISTACANDALI
SRI MATANGESVARI SARVAJANAVASANKARI SVAHA
Mother Kamala (Beauty, Inner Prosperity, Joy)
She is beauty, abundance, splendor, devotion, surrender, and refuge. She is the
one to whom one worship for financial abundance Mother Kamalatmika like Mother
Sundari rules over love, beauty and bliss. She governs the outer form of beauty,
not merely as pleasure but as the unfoldment of the Divine nature into the
realms of action and creation. Mother Kamala thus relates to the Earth, which
contains the maximum manifestation of the Divine in the material world. The
Earth Goddess, Bhu Devi, is considered to the second consort of Lord Vishnu.
Mother Kamala is the Goddess who will bless us with material and spiritual
She is located in the heart, specifically the Heart Chakra of the subtle body,
which is the place of devotional worship. She is the image of the heart's
delight and the heart's wish for perfect beauty and happiness. We should
visualize this perfect fulfillment as the Divine grace that naturally comes to
the heart of all beings.
OM SHRIM SHRIM SHRIM KAMALAMIKA NAMAH OM