The Garuda Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1908 | 245,256 words | ISBN-13: 9788183150736

The English translation of the Garuda Purana: contents include a creation theory, description of vratas (religious observances), sacred holidays, sacred places dedicated to the sun, but also prayers from the Tantrika ritual, addressed to the sun, to Shiva, and to Vishnu. The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and preci...

Chapter CCXXIII - The Tripura Vidya

Bhairava said:—Now I shall expound the Tripura Vidya (Science of Tripura) which is known as the Nityaklinna Mantra, which, properly practised, imparts salvation and creature comforts to its votary. Om, Hrim, come O thou, goddess, Om obeisance to Kledeni, the same to the excitress of erotic passions. Am, Hrim, Hrim, obeisance to Narayana. Similarly, the deities Vegavati, Maha-pretasana, etc., should be worshipped. Om, Hram, Hrim, Kraim, Naim, Kraim, obeisance to Madadrava; Aim, Hrim, obeisance to Tripura. Om, Hrim, Krim, obeisance to Pashimavaktra. Om, Aim, Hrim, obeisance to Uttaravaktra; Aim, Hrim, obeisance to Dakshina Vaktra, to Purvavaktra, and to Urdhavaktra. Krim, obeisance to the noose of the deity, obeisance to the mace of the deity, Aim, obeisance to the skull which the god bears in his hand. The rite of Nyasa should be performed by reciting the Mantra adyam, Bhayam, Aim, etc. The deities such as Kamarupa, Asitanga, etc., should be worshipped in the East, the goddess Brahmani and the deity Vishma-nirma should be worshipped in the South. The deities such as Ruru-Bhairava, Kumari, Maheshvari and Chanda should be worshipped in the west, the deities such as Ulka, Krodha, and Vaishnavi should be worshipped in the north.

The Bhairava, Aghora should be invoked and worshipped in south-east corner of the Mandalam; Unmatta Bhairava in its north-west chamber, the goddesses Mahendri Kulantika, and Vilina in the south-west chamber The god Jalandhara with his accompanying energies of Bhisana and Chamunda should be worshipped in the north-east Chamber of the mystic diagram. In the umbilical region of the imaged goddess should be worshipped the god of death and Chandika, as well as the presiding deities of attachment, pleasure and love. The god of love with his five arrows should be likewise worshipped by reciting the Mantra running as Om, Hrim, Hrim, Hram, Shah, obeisance. Hum, obeisance to Gana, Akshas and Kshetrapalas. Thus meditated upon and propitiated with libations of clarified butter cast in the fire in her honour, the goddess Tripura grants the fulfilment of all desires to her votery and bides under his control. The eternal Tripura, worshipped in the manner known as Jvalamukhi-Krama, dissipates all diseases.

Now hear me discourse on the process of worship known as Jvalamukhi-Krama. The goddess Jvalamukhi should be worshipped at the centre of the mystic lotus-diagram and her attendent goddesses such as Nitya, Aruna, Madanatura, Mada, Moha, Prakriti, Kalana, Shri, Bharati, Akarshini Mahendrani, Brahmani, Maheshi, Kaumari, Baishnavi, Varahi, Mahendri, Chamunda, Aparajita, Vijaya, Ajita, Mohini, and Tvarita should be worshipped in the adjacent chambers within the diagram. The goddess Stambhini, Jrimbhani, and Kalika should be worshipped outside the diagram. By worshipping the goddess in this manner, a votary is enabled to neutralise the effects of all kinds of poison.

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