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|| Mata Kali Mantra || Mantra 1 om aim hrim klim camundayai vicche svaha!

Mantra 2 || Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah || || kreem hum hleem || || kreem kreem kreem svaha || || kreem kreem kreem fatt vaha || ||kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem svaha | Kali Gyatri || Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah || || kreem hum hleem || || kreem kreem kreem svaha || || kreem kreem kreem fatt vaha || || kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem svaha ||

Maha Kali Mantra || Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namah || || kreem hum hleem || || kreem kreem kreem svaha || || kreem kreem kreem fatt vaha ||

|| kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem kreem svaha || Maha Kali Mantra Another Mantra || kreem kreem hum hum hleem hleem mahakali kreem kreem hum hum hleem hleem svaha || || kreing kreing krong krong pashun grahan hum fatt svaha || || kreem kreem hum hum hleem hleem mahakali kreem kreem hum hum hleem hleem svaha || || kreing kreing krong krong pashun grahan hum fatt svaha || Tara Mahavidhya Mantra || Om hleem treem hum fatt || || Aing hleem shreem kleem hasoha hum ugratatre hum fatt || Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidhya Mantra Chant 21 rounds of the following Mantra with Bhuvaneshwari Mala and Yantra. Om Hreem Om Mahavidya Chinamasta Mantra || Mahavidya Chinamasta Mantra || || Mata Chinnamasta Mantram ||

Mahakali has forever been worshipped as the saviour of good in its perpetual struggle against evil. When even Gods were on the verge of being overcome by the demons, She manifested kal (time)in this "Rudra" (angry) form and that was the end of seemingly unconquerable demons like Raktbeej. Her form - long, lolling tongue dripping blood, a garland of freshly severed human heads around her neck and snakes coiled around her arms and ankles in lieu of armlets and anklets - is enough to strike terror in the most evil of humans. Her Sadhana means not just attaining courage and valour but also the divine grace of Shiva, her consort. Rudra Mahakali is the annihilator of all pains, afflictions, problems and enemies in ones life. On her Sadhak she bestows perfect health and youth. Death cannot come uncalled to such a person. Her divine presence means birth of supreme conscience and intelligence. A hypnotic charm keeps radiating from the physique of a Siddh of Mahakali. Friends he has many and foes dare not harm him. Like a mother, Kali fulfils all needs of a Sadhak and blesses him with wealth, fame, respect and a happy family life. And where she assures material prosperity, she also ensures spiritual upliftment. The Sadhana of Mahakali can be started on any moonless night. Sit facing South on a black mat. Place a steel plate filled with black sesamum seeds before yourself. On it place Mahakali Yantra. Pray to the Yantra chanting thus.

Offer vermilion and rice grains on the Yantra. Next chant 11 rounds of the following Mantra with Mahakali Mala This is a fourteen day Sadhana. After the Sadhana throw the articles in a river on any full moon night.

The name of the Mahavidya itself means the ruler of the world and a Sadhak of Bhuvaneshwari is always victorious on all fronts in life and becomes all-powerful. Even Ram had to propitiate the Goddess before defeating Ravan who had conquered even heaven. A Sadhak of Bhuvaneshwari gains a mesmerising personality that draws all people to him and makes them readily obey his command. Diseases, enemies and problems are forever banished from his life and he has unexpected and huge monetary gains. Such a person conquers all problems in life - even the danger of untimely death. He leads a joyous family life and gains fame and respect nation and world wide. Whatever he wishes for is fulfilled, for he is bestowed with 64 divine virtues which help him succeed in every venture that he undertakes. He becomes a virtual Man of his Age. This Sadhana can be started on first day of any month. After 10 p.m. take a bath and wear a white dhoti/saree. Sit on a white worship mat facing East. Cover a wooden seat with a red cloth. On it place the picture of the Guru. Pray to the Guru. Before the picture place the Bhuvaneshwari Yantra. Offer vermilion, rice grains, incense, ghee lamp and flowers on the Yantra. Take water in your right palm and chant. Let the water flow onto the ground Take a coral bead in your right hand and speak out the wish which you would want to see fulfilled. Chanting thus offer it on the Yantra.

Offer vermilion on the Bhuvaneshwari Mala. Pick it up and chant 101 rounds of the following Mantra.

Om Hreem Om
Do this for 9 continuous days. After that throw the Sadhana articles in a river Brahmaastram Cha Pravakshyaami Sadayah Pratyay Kaarannam. Yasya Smarann Maatrenn Pavanopi Sthiraayet Expounding the great power of the Goddess Baglamukhi the text Mantra Maharnnav states -"The Mantra of the Goddess has the power of the divine weapon Brahmastra instilled in it and the Goddess simply strikes terror in and paralyses the enemies of her Sadhaks. Repetition of her Mantra is enough to stop even a tempest." What more can be said about this invincible Mahavidya who along with her 16 Shaktis (divine weapons) can subdue the most formidable of foes. Her greatness has been proven time and again over the ages. And not just great Siddhs like Matsyendranath, even rulers like Vikramaditya, Chandragupt and Aurangzeb regularly propitiated the Goddess for victory in life. The great western Tantra scholar Summerfield has gone so far as to state that the combined forces of the whole world cannot face the fury of the Goddess, who removes poverty, enemies, tensions with a single swipe of her sword. And I have myself seen several Sadhaks and disciples of Gurudev regain their lost positions and emerge victorious in seemingly lost battles of life through the power of Baglamukhi Mantra. Its better to get Baglamukhi Diksha before starting this Sadhana. Complete celibacy should be observed during Sadhana days. One should wear yellow clothes and use yellow articles yellow flowers in the Sadhana. Offerings should include some sweet made from gram flour. any Tuesday. It must be done early in the morning. After taking a bath get into a yellow Dhoti/Saree. Spread a yellow cloth on a wooden seat. Fill a copper tumbler with water. On its mouth place a coconut. Place picture of the Guru on the seat and pray to the Guru. In a steel plate establish the Baglamukhi Yantra along with Peetaambraa Mala and Peetaambraa Gutika. Light a ghee lamp, take water in your right palm & chant.

Offer the yellow flowers & the Gutika on the Yantra. Next chant 21 rounds of the following Mantra -

Om Hleem Baglaamukhi Sarva Dushtaanaam Vaacham Mukham Padam Stambhay Jihvaam Keelay Buddhim Vinaashay Hleem Om Phat.
Next light a holy fire (homa) with sandalwood or wood of mango tree or peepal tree. Prepare a mixture of honey, milk, ghee, rice and mustard seeds. Make 1000 offerings of this mixture in the fire. After the Sadhana throw the Sadhana articles in a river. Dharma (proper action), Arth (wealth), Kaam(pleasures) and Moksha (fulfilment) are considered the four basic pivots of a total and complete life. Among these four wealth comes foremost, for without it life becomes barren like a desert. And the deity of wealth is the Mahavidya Kamala, who frees her Sadhak of debts, poverty, tensions, problems, sins, diseases and danger of untimely death. And not just this she bestows upon him sharp intellect, charming personality, wealth, health, a beautiful spouse, children, property, vehicles, fame and respect. Every person whether old or young wishes to be rich; and the best and easiest way to prosperity is the Sadhana of Kamala. This Sadhana is unfailing, so much so that even a poor, unfortunate, disease-ridden wretch can get rid of all his misfortunes and climb to the highest echelons of material success through this wonderful ritual. Its not just believed, it is the experience of so many Sadhaks that if accomplished with full devotion this Sadhana cannot fail to produce its effects. get up early in the morning, take a bath and get into red clothes. Cover a wooden seat with red cloth. Inscribe

on a steel plate with vermilion. On it place Kamala Yantra. On its right hand side place the Siddh Gutika. Light incense and ghee lamp. Offer vermilion, rice grains, sweets and flowers on the Yantra. Offer rice grains and vermilion five times on the Yantra each time chanting-

Shreem Kleem Shreem Namah.

Thereafter chant 21 rounds of the following Mantra with Kamla Mala.

Om Ayeim Shreem Hreem Kamalvaasinyei Namah

After that light a holy fire. Make 51 oblations in it with a mixture of sesamum seeds and ghee, chanting the same Mantra each time. After that chant one round of the Mantra daily for 21 days. On the 22nd day throw the articles in a river. "I was working in a high government post, when one day I received a letter that threatened me of dire consequences unless I left the place or secured a transfer.I was very much worried and in this state one day as I was strolling on the river bank, I heard my name being called. As I turned I saw a Sadhu approaching me. You have been threatened, he said. Before I could reply he continued - There are hidden enemies who wont hesitate to kill. Come here tomorrow night. I returned to the place the next night to find the Sadhu seated before a fire. He asked me to join him and for the next two hours he accomplished some ritual. After the Mantra recital he told me that the Goddess Dhoomavati would now protect me. " "The very next day two men armed with guns rushed into my office. However as soon as they faced me terror swam over their facial features and to my surprise, they turned and ran as if for their lives." "Amazed, I went in search of the Sadhu and related the event to him. Ma sure terrified them, he said laughing boisterously. Then he added - My work is done. Thank your Gurudev for sending me here! With this he

disappeared, leaving me all the more bewildered. I sure had a Guru and he had helped me several times but this time he had saved me from sure death." These are the words of one of Gurudevs disciples, who got a chance to witness the power of Goddess Dhoomavati who is a terror for ones enemies. Even ghosts and evil spirits dare not touch her Sadhak. She drives away all baneful influences like diseases and illnesses. The gaze of the Sadhak becomes so powerful that even the staunchest enemy quails in his presence. The Goddess protects her Sadhak throughout life from the worst of calamities. The Sadhana of this Mahavidya can be done on any moonless night. After 10 p.m. take a bath, wear black robes and sit alone in a room facing South on a black worship mat. Before yourself place a wooden seat covered with a black cloth. In a steel plate place Dhoomavati Yantra. On one side place the picture of the Goddess. Next to it in another plate place a Vajra Dand and Dhoomavati Mala. Take some mustard seeds and throwing them in all directions chant thus -

Offer vermilion, rice grains, flowers, incense, ghee lamp and some sweet on the picture of the Guru. Bathe the Yantra with fresh water and wipe it dry. Make a mark with Kaajal on it. Light an oil lamp and incense. Offer sweets and fruit on the Yantra. Chant 4 rounds of Guru Mantra and then 21 rounds of the following Mantra with Dhoomavati Mala.

Dhoom Dhoom Dhoomaavati Tthah Tthah

After the Sadhana dont sleep that night. Sit in meditation. Next morning chant one round of the Mantra and then go and throw the Yantra in a river. Thereafter chant one round of the Mantra daily for 45 days. After 3 months throw the rosary and Vajra Dand too in a river. Laxmi or wealth is mercurial in nature, never staying in one pocket or in one house. To flow away is its inherent nature. To prosper one needs to tie it down, a feat next to impossible. However to a Goddess who is famed to provide her Sadhaks not with money but pure gold, nothing is impossible, least of all making one rich! Siddhi of Tara means driving away poverty forever. I myself know of a disciple of Gurudev who did not even have enough to eat. But the day he met Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranand -Gurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali in his ascetic Avataar - his fortune started to change for the better, till be became a billionaire. And all this happened just by virtue of the power of Mahayidya Tara whose Sadhana kind Gurudev had gifted him. Here very efficacious practices of the Goddess are being produced.

Tara Sadhana
Wednesday take a bath and wear pink robes. Cover a wooden seat with pink cloth and on it place Tara Yantra. Make 4 mounds of rice grains around the Yantra. On each mound place a clove. Light a ghee lamp. Take water in right palm & chant.

Om Apavitrah Pavitro Vaa Sarvaavasthaam Gatopi Vaa Yah Smaret Pundareekaaksham Sa Baahyaabhyantarah Shuchih.
Sprinkle the water over yourself. Join your palms and pray thus to the Goddess.


Take water in your right palm and chant -

Let the water flow on to the floor. Next chant the following Mantra with a Tara Mala.

Ayeim Hreem Shreem Kleem Souh Hoom Ugra Taare Phat

The next day throw the articles in a river. Each Sadhana has its own specific rules. There are some basic guidelines to be followed to obtain success in Sadhanas:

Perform Sadhana in a clean, pure place wearing clean, freshly washed attire.

Have full Faith, Trust and Devotion towards Mantra, Yantra Guru and Deity.

Be enthusiastic and alert. Have patience and strong will power.

You should use correct, consecrated and Mantra energised Sadhana articles.

You should perform Self analysis and do self-correction

You should attend Sadhana Camps to gain practical knowledge about Sadhanas

You should perform Sadhana only after taking relevant Diksha from Revered Trimurti Gurudevs. You should stay in touch with Revered Trimurti Gurudevs and keep discussing various aspects of Sadhana with Them. You should make "Guru Geeta" and "Nilkhileshwaranand Stavan" an essential part of your daily prayer. You should eat pure "Satvik" food. You should refrain from eating non vegetarian food, "Taamsik" food like onion, garlic etc. , smoking or drinking. You should not eat in hotels etc. You should remain celibate during the Sadhna period.

You should finish the entire daily mantra chanting (complete all rounds of rosary) in one sitting without getting up from your seat (asan). You should sit erect and keep your body still whilest chanting mantras.

You should start Mantra Chanting at the same time daily.

You should sleep on the floor during Sadhana period.

You should refrain from talking and should conserve all your energy during Sadhana period.

You should not sleep during day time. You should not talk to others about your Sadhana. You should communicate only with Revered Trimurti Gurudevs or Gurudham about Sadhana matters. Generally, you should perform following rites1. Find out the required direction to sit in for specific Sadhana. Each Sadhana has a specific direction. Then arrange to sit such that you face that particular direction. 2. 1. Place a small wooden board in front of you. Spread a piece of cloth on it. Each Sadhana will have a specific color. Put the photographs of deity, Yantras, rosary and other Sadhana articles on steel plate(s). Unpack the Sadhana articles, if you have received them in plastic packet, and then place them on steel plate(s). Place these steel plate(s) on the cloth-cover on the wooden board. You should not place the Sadhana articles on bare ground. If you do, then all the benefic energy that you gained by performing the Sadhana will get "earthed" and disappear into the ground. If you do not have steel plate, then you may install the various Sadhana articles on the cloth-cover on the wooden board. 3. 1. Always take a bath before starting to perform the Sadhana and then wear the specific color robes. Each Sadhana has a specific color of robes to be worn. In some Sadhanas, your are not allowed to wear any stitched clothes. Men should wear the specific colored Dhoti in the traditional Indian style. Wear the underwear on your body, and then wear the Dhoti. Women should wear specific colored clothes. Wearing Saree (sari) is preferable. The process of wearing saree/dhoti are detailed elsewhere in this faq. You should have received a Guru Chadar/Pitambar (cotton shawl inscribed with Guru Mantra). Wrap this shawl on your upper body below the neck like you would wrap a blanket. Wrap the Guru Chadar/Pitambar (shawl) on your upper body. Don't use perfumes, deodorent or powder etc. Only some Sadhanas (eg. Apsara (Divine nymph) Sadhanas) require you to wear specific flower perfume on body. Do NOT wear shoes/slippers etc. You should perform Sadhana barefooted. 4. Find out the details of Prayer Mat/asana (color, texture,type etc.). Asana or Prayer Mat is basically a seat, a piece of cloth. Most of the Sadhanas are performed by sitting on the ground. However, your body should not touch the bare ground. If it does, then all the benefic energy that you gained by performing the Sadhana will get "earthed" and disappear into the ground. Find out the color and type of asana (cotton/woollen etc.). Spread the asana on ground to sit on it.

5. Each Sadhana has a specific Yogic-asana (sitting pose/posture/stance) like Padamasan, Sukhasan, Siddhasana etc. Do not confuse this Yogic-Asana with the Asana in above point. A Yogic-asana is a method or Pose/stance of sitting in a specific way. However, as a newcomer in this field, you might not be able to sit in the specific Yogic-asanas or do not know about them. You may sit crosslegged on the asana (on ground) for most of the asanas. You should sit upright with straight back. Some Sadhanas might require to be performed standing up. 6. Day and Time of starting the Sadhana is very important. You should start the Sadhana at the most auspicious time on the specific day. You may check the auspicious times on our web site here. A time chart for auspicious times is also contained in the Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine. Start the Sadhana on the Best time, and then perform it at the same time everyday. You need to check Time only for the first/starting day of the Sadhana. You should be very punctual about the time. 7. Now, whilest starting the Sadhana, you should light a deepak (lamp) and incense sticks. Place them on the wooden board between the Sadhana articles and yourself. You will need to light either a ghee (clarified Indian butter) lamp or oil lamp depending on the Sadhana. You should always place the Incense in front (in your left side). You should always place the butter oil (Ghee) lamp in front (in your right side). If you are supposed to light lamp with other oils (eg. mustard oil etc.), you should always place such oil lamp in front (in your left side). You should use a cotton wick to light the lamp. 8. Again, each Sadhana has specific flowers to use. However you may use Rose flowers for most of the Sadhanas. 9. You will need a small paste of Chandan (sandalwood powder) for the Sadhana. You should add some water to a very small portion of sandalwood paste in a small plate and keep this paste ready. 10. You should also keep some unbroken rice grains ready for Sadhana near you. The rice grains should not be broken and it is preferable to mix them with some vermilion powder. 11. You should also keep some fruits ready. Fruits should be in odd number, either one fruit, or three fruit or five fruits. 12. You should also keep ready a small saucer (preferable a copper tumbler) containing water. Also have a small spoon (preferably copper spoon) ready. 13. At this point you should light up the lamp and incense. Please ensure to put enough oil/ghee in the lamp so that it keeps burning for the entire Sadhana procedure. 14. Then, you should start the Sadhana. First, you should take some water in your right palm, and say thus "Myself (name) son of (father's name) am performing (Sadhana name) on (date) at (time) at (name of place) to (purpose eg. to get riddance from diseases). May I be successful by the divine grace of revered Gurudev. " Then, let the water flow onto the ground. This is a basic agreement between you and Divine done in the presence of natural element (water) to attain success in Sadhana. You should do this on the first day of Sadhana. There is no need to repeat it after that. This is called Sankalp. There is a detailed article on our web site about Sankalp here. 15. Now, chant the holy word "OM" three times. You should close your eyes and try to extend the chant for as long time as possible whilest breathing slowly. This is done to activate your inner body. 16. Then, you should mentally meditate on the Divine form of Revered Gurudev in your mind for a few minutes. You should mentally concentrate that you are calling revered Gurudev to come and guide you to accomplish the Sadhana successfully. 17. At this point, you need to perform some specific rites like welcoming Gurudev (or the deity) and offering them various articles. Detailed Mantras and procedure for this have been printed in various issues of Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine. One such good article is "Sadhana : The Right Way" which was published in Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine August 2000 issue and is also available on our web site here. A general summary of the main steps in given below. 18. You should offer some water towards the base of revered Gurudev's photo to wash His feet whilest chanting appropriate Mantra. 19. Then, you should take some sandalwood paste in the ring finger of right hand, and mark some sandalwood paste on the feet of revered Gurudev whilest chanting appropriate Mantra.. This is done to remove sins, faults, bad luck and tensions from life.

20. Then, you should offer some unbroken rice (mixed with vermilion) to revered Gurudev on the base of the photograph whilest chanting appropriate Mantra. This is done to get a perfect body, wealth and prosperity. 21. Then you should mentally meditate that you are offering sweet scented incense made of medicinal herbs to revered Gurudev so that your faults and shortcomings can be destroyed. You should chant appropriate Mantra. 22. Then, you should mentally meditate whilest chanting appropriate Mantra that you are offering lamp light to revered Gurudev to banish the dark ignorance of knowledge from your heart. 23. Then, you should offer the fruits to revered Gurudev whilest chanting appropriate Mantra. 24. Then, you should chant one complete rosary round of the Guru Mantra. The Guru Mantra is

|| Om Param Tatvaay Naaraayannaay Gurubhyo Namah ||

25. You should chant the Guru Mantra using the Sfatik rosary. You should purchase it separately. This is a white crystal rosary. Details on holding the rosary and chanting Mantra are given elsewhere in this faq. If, for some reasons, you don't have it, then you may use any other rosary to chant the Guru Mantra. Please inform us by email if you did not receive the Guru Chadar/Pitambar when you applied for Guru Diksha. 26. You should keep your eyes open and stare with a fix gaze either at the form of revered Gurudev, or the lamp flame. If you perform Sadhana by closing eyes, then there is a possibility of your falling asleep. 27. Then you should chant the required rounds of the required Mantra with the required rosary. The actual pronunciation of every Mantra is very, very important. If you are in doubt, then you should phone Jodhpur Gurudham to check the correct pronunciation of the Mantra. It is not possible to check the Mantra pronounciation on email/letter, since finer elements like tone etc. cannot be tested. Audio recordings of some Mantras are available on our website here. 28. Then, you should again chant one complete rosary of the Guru Mantra. Therefore, you should always chant one complete round of Guru Mantra both before and after the required Mantra. This embedding between Guru Mantra is done to increase the beneficial power of your Mantra. If you are performing "Guru Worship" then you should chant at least 4 rounds of Guru Mantra with Sfatik Rosary. 29. After this, you should mentally pray to revered Gurudev offering Him the complete Mantra chanting and praying for His blessings for success in Sadhana. You should not get up during the entire Sadhana procedure and remain seated upright and erect with straight back. The oil lamp should be burning continuously during the entire Sadhana procedure. 30. Then, you should stand up. Put the still lighted ghee/oil lamp on a steel plate. Take this steel plate in your hand and sing the Guru Aarti. An English transliteration of the Aarti is listed on our web site here. 31. After the Aarti, you should sit down and meditate mentally asking revered Gurudev forgiveness for any mistakes (known and unknown) made during the Sadhana process and seeking His blessings for the success. 32. Then you should bow down in the Divine feet of revered Gurudev. 33. You should start the Sadhana at the same time daily for multiple days Sadhana. You should always endeavor to complete the Sadhana for the specified number of days. You will start feeling the beneficial effects of the Sadhana after few days of doing the Sadhana. Please ensure to eat only pure, vegetarian food during the Sadhana days and remain celibate (abstain from sex) during this period. Also try to sleep on floor (not on bed) and speak as less as possible (only when required) during this period. Follow other Sadhana related rules religiously. 34. After the end of the specified days period, some Sadhanas require you to drop the Sadhana articles in water. This is done to give back to nature what nature gave us i.e. to get the required effects from the Sadhana articles, and then to return them back to natural elements. You should drop the articles in the running water (river, stream etc.). While dropping, meditate on the Divine form of revered Gurudev and concentrate that " I am returning the Sadhana articles back to nature. May I achieve full success in my endeavor." After dropping the Sadhana articles in the water, you may continue to do Mantra chanting daily without using the rosary. You cannot reuse the Sadhana articles after dropping them in water. However, if you feel that you have made some mistakes in performing Sadhanas, and/or have not gotten the complete effects of performing Sadhana, then you may repeat the Sadhana upto a maximum of three times with the same Sadhana articles. In this case, you don't need to drop the Sadhana articles after performing Sadhana first time. You may repeat the Sadhana on any other auspicious day. A list of auspicious days for the month is also listed in the Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine, and is also available on our website. However, after performing Sadhana three times, you should always drop the Sadhana articles in water.

However, if you haven't received success after performing Sadhanas, then you should contact revered Gurudev and get further guidance from Him. There are thousands of Sadhanas for various materialistic and spiritual purposes. Every problem of this material world can be solved by Mantras. Millions of disciples of revered Gurudev are a proof of this. However, one needs to perform Sadhana according to the correct practice. Please ask whenever you have some doubt and please don't assume. You should always use properly consecrated and sanctified Sadhana articles to perform the Sadhana. Every issue of "Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan" magazine contains detailed description of various Sadhanas and prices of specified Sadhana articles. International Prices of some Sadhana articles, books, cassettes etc. are listed on our website. You may also contact Jodhpur Gurudham on email/telephone/letter/fax to get the prices. All kinds of material problems can be solved by performing Sadhanas and taking Dikshas. You may perform Sadhanas yourself to ward off malefic effects of bad planets and to counter the black magic done against you. You should perform Sadhanas yourself after taking Diksha to attain material and spiritual upliftment. Sadhana is the only way to get Divine help to resolve tensions & problems of material life and attaining spiritual elevation. The chances of success in Sadhanas are increased manifold by taking Diksha as during Diksha, Revered Gurudev transfers a part of His own spiritual penance power into the disciple to steer him towards success. Guru Diksha is the basic foundation for spiritual and material success. You need to take Guru Diksha before performing any Sadhana or taking any other Diksha. Guru Diksha is the first step of spiritual initiation. When you apply for Guru Diksha, you get a Guru Pitambar(shawl to wear while performing Sadhana) and one year subscription of "Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan" magazine free along with Guru Diksha. You should also take specific Diksha for this Sadhana to achieve complete success in this Sadhana. You may either get Diksha from Gurudev personally or the Diksha may be granted on a photograph. The photograph should be a recent one, and can be of any size. However the face should be clearly visible on the photograph. The Diksha is granted free of cost by Revered Gurudev.However, a token amount is charged for each Diksha which goes towards charitable causes through Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali Foundation International Charitable Trust Society. Each issue of Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan magazine contains detailed information on various rare and quickacting Sadhanas. You may click here for subscription information. You may refer to our Frequently Asked Queries section to clarify general doubts about Sadhanas and Dikshas. You may also send us an email/letter/fax to Jodhpur Gurudham for further guidance. Our email address is mtyv@siddhashram.org Ideally you should meet revered Gurudevs personally to discuss about your problems & plans and obtain guidance. Only revered Gurudevs can advice you about the most relevant Diksha and Sadhana for you depending upon your aptitude and ability. You may meet revered Gurudevs during the Sadhana camps. Owing to busy schedule of Revered Gurudev, it is not possible to meet Gurudev everyday in Jodhpur Gurudham. Every month, some days are reserved and scheduled for meeting in Jodhpur Gurudham. These details are listed in the monthly magazine Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan and are also available here. You may meet revered Gurudev on other days also. Please check by telephone about availability before going to the Gurudham. You should attend the Sadhana Camps to perform Sadhanas directly under revered Gurudevs' guidance.

You should contact the Jodhpur Gurudham for getting Sadhna articles/books/cassettes etc. by post. Alternatively, you may buy them over the counter from our Delhi/Jodhpur Gurudham or from the counters at the Sadhna Camps. All the Sadhna articles (Rosaries, Yantras etc.) are consecrated and energised by our pundits during auspicious moments for particular Sadhna. We do "Prana Prathistha" of all the Sadhna articles and make them more energised by performing specific "Cheitanya Puja" on all the articles. So, the chances of success in the Sadhna are increased manifold. If you live in India, then you may send us a email/letter/fax mentioning your address and details of required items. We will send it by VPP. Alternatively, as VPP rates have increased recently, you may send us a Bank Draft of "Total cost of items" plus Rs. 60 (postage charges), then we will send the items by registered post. Please note that the Postage Charges for Paarad (mercury) items will be more (around 20-30% of cost) due to exceptionally high weight. Sadhaks living in other SAARC countries (Nepal/ Pakistan/ Sri Lanka/ Bangladesh/ Bhutan/ Maldives/ Burma) can get Sadhana articles/books/cassettes etc. at the Indian price by sending a bank draft. Please add around 20-30% as Postal charges. Please note that the Postage Charges for Paarad (mercury) items will be more (around 30-40% of cost) due to exceptionally high weight. If you live outside India/other SAARC countries, then you may purchase the Sadhna articles/books/cassettes etc. at the International Price by sending a bank draft. The overseas postage & handling charges are included in the International prices. Please do not enclose cash in letter for payment. It is both risky and illegal The Bank Draft should be in favour of "Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan" payable at Jodhpur,India and should be sent to Jodhpur Gurudham address. The Jodhpur Gurudham address is Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan, Dr. Shrimali Marg, High Court Colony, Jodhpur 342001, Rajasthan, India. The Telephone number is +91-(0291)-2432209 and telefax number is +91-(0291)-2432010. Every Sadhak tries his best to accomplish daily worship and use special Mantra rituals. But every Sadhana has a particular procedure and every deity or the Guru is worshipped in a particular manner: Presenting some important rules is this wonderfully enlightening article. In every Sadhana, Upchaar or special worship of deity has an important place. Upchaar means devotedly making some offerings to the deity in order to win his or her grace. There is no fixed rule for Upchaar but including this worship procedure in Sadhana assures quicker success. There are different types of Upchaars ranging from Ekopchaar to Sahastropchaar. Our article shall focus only on Shodashopchaar, Dashopchaar and Panchopchaar forms of worship in which 16, 10 and 5 articles are offered respectively. In each age, forms of worship have been different but in the present age of hustle and bustle performing a Sadhana itself is a great fortunate achievement and the shorter the procedure the better. It is best to do Shodashopchaar worship in which 16 articles are offered but in daily Sadhana Panchopchaar worship would suffice and in it five articles namely fragrance, flowers, incense, ghee lamp and sweets are offered.

This includes 1. Aavaahan

2. Aasan 3. Paadya 4. Arghya 5. Aachamaniya 6. Snaan 7. Vastra 8. Madhupark 9. Tilak 10. Akshat 11. Pushp 12. Dhoop 13. Deep 14. Neivedya 15. Taambool 16. Naariyal

Many do not count this in the procedure and instead just offer prayers to the deity. It means inviting the deity concerned to come and bless the Sadhak. For this both hands are joined and the following Mantra is chanted.

Aavaahayaami Devesh Sarvashakti Shakti Samanvite, Naaraaynnaay Bhadraay Gururoopaayate Namah. Guru Brahmaa Guru Vishnnuh Gurudevo Maheshwarah. Guru Saakshaat Parbrahma Tasmei Shree Gurave Namah.

A worship mat is used in order to make the physical body free of ailments, the soul pure and gain divine powers. Basically a man acts as a bad conductor and does not allow energy of Mantra chanting from being earthed. Torn, burnt, and used mats are prohibited. Deer skin, tiger skin, grass, silk, cotton and wool mats are best. Deer skin for gain of knowledge, tiger skin for spiritual progress & wealth, and wool for riddance from sorrows and poverty are prescribed. Deities are offered a mat of flowers and then the following Mantra is chanted.

Ramyam Sushobhanam Divyam Sarva Soukhyakaram Shubham.

Aasanam Cha Mayaa Grihaann Parameshwar.

Offering water in the feet of the deity is called Paadya. For this two spoonfuls of water is offered chanting thus.

Yad Bhakti Lesh Samparkat Paramaanand Sambhavah. Tasmei Te Parameshaan Paadyam Shuddhaay Kalpaye.

Water offered to deities for washing their hands is called Arghya. Mix flowers and fragrance in water in a tumbler. Offer chanting thus.

Arghyam Grihaann Devesh Gandh Pushpaakshateih Sah. Karunnaam Kuru Me Dev! Grihaannaarghya Namastu Te.

Water offered to deities for rinsing the mouth is called Aachamaniya. Offer water chanting -

Sarva Teerth Samaaneetam Sugandhim Nirmalam Jalam. Aachmyataam Mayaadattam Grihaann Parameshwar.

All deities are present in the ocean of knowledge, still three spoonfuls of water is offered as a mark of respect for a bath.

Gangaa Saraswatee Revaa Payoshanni Narmadaajaleih. Snaapitosi Mayaa Dev Tathaa Shaantim Kurushnna Me.

Clean & new clothes are offered. Offering old, torn clothes leads to losses. Mouli (holy red thread) can be offered instead chanting thus.

Sarva Bhooshaadi Ke Soumye Lok Lajjaanivaaranne. Mayopapaadite Tubhyam Grihaann. Parameshwar.

Bathe the deity with honey. The Mantra is -

Om madhuvvaataa Rataayate madhuKsharanti sindhavaH maadhveenrah santvoShadheeH. madhunaktamutoSh so madhumat paarthav (Gum) rajaH. madhu dhaurastu naH pitaa madhumaatro vanaspatiH madhumaanastu sooryaH maadhvee graavo bhavantunaH. madhu snaanam samarpayaami namaH.
After this, bathe the deity again with pure water chanting :

punaH shuddhodak snaanam samarpayaami.

For riddance from sins, afflictions and misfortune a mark is made on the forehead of the deity. Sandalwood paste is best otherwise Ashtgandh, Gorochan, camphor, saffron and musk can also be used. Mantra -

Shree Khand Chandanam Divyam Gandhaaddyam Sumanoharam. Vilepanam Surshreshtth Chandanam Pratigrihyaataam.

Akshat means unbroken rice grains which are offered to gain wealth and prosperity. Mix with vermilion and offer them chanting thus.

Akshtaashcha Surshreshtth Kumkumaaktaah Sushobhitaah. Mayaa Niveditaa Bhaktyaa Grihaann Parameshwar.

Offer flowers to the deity for comforts, good luck and health chanting thus.

Maalyaadeeni Sugandheeni Maalatyaadeeni Veiprabho. Mayopaneetaani Pushpaanni Grihaann Parameshwar.

Offer incense made from choicest and most fragrant herbs to the deity chanting thus.

Vanaspati Rasodbhootah Gandhaaddyah Sumanoharah. Aaghreyah Sarvasevaanaam Dhoopoyam Pratigrihayataam.

Lighting a lamp before a deity signifies dispelling of darkness of ignorance from the Sadhak's life. Mantra -

Suprakaasho Mahaadeepah Sarvatah Timiraapahah. Sa Baahyaamyaram Jyotih Deepoyam Pratigrihyataam.

Neivedya means elixier. While offering sweets or food articles chant this.

Neivedyam Grihyataam Dev Bhaktim Me Hyachalaam Kuru. Eepsitam Me Varam Dehi, Sarvasoubhaagya Kaarakam.

Offer a betel leaf containing betel nuts, cloves and cardamom. A betel leaf is symbolic of the sixteen Kalas or divine virtues. Mantra-

Poongifalam Mahad Divyam Naagvalee-rdaleiryutam.

Elaadi Choornna Sanyuktam Taamboolam Pratigrihyataam.

Take the naariyal in both hands chanting -

yatraa te dhratasy dhrataa te dhaaraNe viniyogaH dhee brahraar dhrataa vachanaa yatraasv yatraa bhargo devaanaam dakshiNaaye saagarasy mahaalaKshmye sampoorNayate saprabhaavaan japaa mam tvaam amuk gotrotpannoH ...... amuk sharmaaH ...... tvaam purn bal buddhi vidhya purNatvam tvaam charaNe naarikel fal grahmaati tvaam charne samarpayaami namaH.
Offer your body, strength and mind to the deity in the form of a naariyal.

Neeraanjan Aarti
Sing the Aarti (special hymn) of the deity whom you are worshipping. For Aarti use a lamp with one or five wicks. Mantra-

Aanand Matra Makarandam Anant Gandh Yogineendra Susthir Malindam Apaastabandham Vedaant Karannek Vikaashsheelam Naaraayannasya Charannaambuj Maanatosmi.
With this the worship is over. If one is not able to do Shodashopchaar worship one should do Panchopchaar worship while chanting the Mantras with full devotion. One should daily offer prayers to one's deity and Guru. It is necessary for a new initiate in the world of Sadhanas not to be frustrated or lose hope by the initial failures. This is a wonderful article for the new Sadhaks which they shall find really heartening and encouraging. All Sadhanas and spiritual practices have a particular sequence and process. Till all rules are not followed success in Sadhanas remains doubtful. Sometimes success remains elusive to a Sadhak even after hard work. This could be due to the bad Karmas of one's past lives, Sometimes we also see evil and corrupt individuals earning respect, fame and wealth in life. On the other hand those devoted to the Lord are seen suffering from pain and sorrow. Following are some interesting facts reading which a person could learn low to neutralise past bad Karmas and earn success in Sadhanas.

1. Health
The biggest obstacle to success in any field is bad health. A person can successfully accomplish Sadhanas only when he is perfectly healthy and free from diseases. It is almost impossible to attain to success in Sadhanas through the medium of an unhealthy body. Hence one should be punctual in sleeping, rising, eating etc so that the body could be always fit. Natural healthy food, regular exercise and Yogic postures or Asans go a long way in keeping the body healthy.

2. Food
The second obstacle is unhygienic food that not only corrupts the health rather also gives rise to worry and mental disturbance. This is why our ancient texts stress so much on the purity of the food one consumes. There is a saying in the texts - Jaisa Ann Vaisa Mann!

The food one eats determines the purity of one's thoughts. The type of food that one consumes definitely has an effect on one's thoughts. mind, actions. There are said to be three categories of food according to the ancient texts - First category consists of sour, spicy, hot food which is called Raajasi. The second category consists of stale food, leftovers, meat and wine called Taamsik food. The third category consists of food obtained through pure means, which is neither too spicy nor too hot. It is called Saatvik. It is this type of food that one should eat. Eating Taamsik and Raajsik food leads to lust, anger, greed, infatuation, arrogance and jealousy. It leads to loss of physical and mental health. Thus a Sadhak could deviate from path of Sadhanas. So one should eat pure and less food.

3. Doubts
The third obstacle on the path of Sadhanas is doubt. When the Guru directs a new person on the path of Sadhanas success is not attained at the very first go. For example suppose a Sadhak is engaged in an eleven day Sadhana and even by the fourth or fifth day he has no divine experience, then he might be plagued by doubts. Suppose one is doing a Lakshmi Sadhana then during the period of Sadhana the expenses might shoot up. But if one persists and completes the Sadhana then without doubt the Goddess of wealth is pleased and blesses one with financial success. One's stars might have planned a poverty ridden life for the individual and accomplishing Sadhana for wealth would mean fighting against Nature. This struggle could result in a sudden rise in spendings in the beginning. And naturally some Sadhaks might start to doubt the efficacy of the Mantra and the Sadhanas. They might become doubtful whether Gods and Goddesses are actually there or they would ever appear before them. There might be doubts whether t he Sadhana is correct or the Yantra being used is actually Mantra energised. They start to think that if the Sadhana or Mantra were efficacious then the result would have manifested.Because success has not accrued there must be something wrong with the Sadhana or maybe the Guru has guided us wrong. Doubts start to assail their minds and as a result the Sadhak gives up the Sadhana even before he begins it. And even if they do accomplish the Sadhana they do it filled with doubts due to which they are not able to succeed. Lord Krishna has said in Bhagwat Gita Ashraddhyaa Hutam Dattam Tapastaptam Kritam Cha Yat. Asadityuchyate Paarth Na Cha Tatpretya No Iha. i.e. Havan or Yagna, charity, Tapa and Sadhanas accomplished without faith and devotion are but useless and they bring no rewards. Devotion and faith are the biggest assets of a Sadhak. He should have faith in the Guru, in the Mantra, Yantra, gods, goddesses and deities. A real Sadhak should accomplish all Sadhanas determinedly like Lord Buddha. Ihaasane Shushkayatu Me Shareeram Tvagasthimaansaam Pralayanch Yaatu. Apraapya Bodham Bahukalp Durlabham Nevaasnaat Kaaymanashchlishyate. i.e. Lord Buddha had pledged when doing Tapa - My body might perish, my skin might shrivel and the bones might crumble but I will not get up from this Sadhana seat till I have had total realisation. A Sadhak should have such a determination so that he could make actual progress in his Sadhanas. More he progresses more he realises that Sadhanas are not imaginary but real.

4. Sadguru

Sadguru does not mean some human being. Sadguru is an entity who can bestow real knowledge, who can make one rise high in life, who can bestow totality in life, who can direct one to right path. One needs to reflect on these facts because today there are very few real, experienced and realised Sadgurus. There is no dearth of people claiming to be Gurus. In every street you will find a Guru. But most of them are just arrogant individuals who are only after wealth, fame and physical pleasures. Without having accomplished any Sadhanas they claim to be Yogis and some even call themselves God. In such a crowd of pseudo Gurus it becomes very difficult for a common man to find and choose a real master. It is the greatest fortune for a disciple to find a Sadguru in his life. A Guru is needed in life to guide the Sadhak onto the path of Sadhanas, to help him overcome obstacles on the path of Sadhanas and to instil divine energy into him in order to overcome problems. The Yogis who are expert in the science of Tantra state that through Diksha obtained from a Guru a Sadhak gains divinity and all his sins are absolved. Changing Gurus frequently also leads to problems in Sadhanas. Although all Sadhanas lead to the same goal yet the paths are different. Today you might start Prannayam and tomorrow on advice of some other person you could take to Hatth Yoga. Third day you might even give up Yoga and start chanting some Mantra and fourth day you might take to listening to divine discourses. Wandering from one path to another or changing Gurus cannot help one make progress. Lord Krishna has said in Gita Tad Viddhi Prannipaaten Pariprashnen Sevayaa. Upadekshyanti Te Gyaanam Gyaaninas-tatvadarshin. i.e. To gain real knowledge go to those who have realised Supreme Element. By bowing before such Yogis, by serving them selflessly, by asking them questions sincerely one can learn a lot. These are means to please them and then they become willing to impart true knowledge.But this knowledge can be gained only from a Sadguru.

5. Fame
One big obstacle for a Sadhak on the path of spiritualism is fame. When people living around realise that a Sadhak has successfully accomplished a particular Sadhana they become devoted towards him. They start to give him regard through their words and gestures. The Sadhak too is but a human being and he too likes to be respected and honoured. When he gets these from the society he starts to crave for more and more. As a result he forgets his aim of worshipping the Supreme and joins the race of earning more fame and name. This results in loss of Sadhana power. He loses his innocence, humility and becomes arrogant. Purity of mind and heart is lost and one is filled with anger and false pride. So a Sadhak should never reveal his powers to the society. One must rise high in the spiritual world and not in the material world. This is the real way to progress.

6. Celibacy
Another obstacle on path of spiritualism is sex. Until there is enough energy in Sadhak's body he cannot succeed in Sadhanas. One needs power of the physical body, mind, senses and soul and this energy is conserved and boosted through Brahmacharya or celibacy. Hence a Sadhak should not indulge in excess sex. He should shun negative company and not eat food that could delude the senses and lead to loss of celibacy. Even the married Sadhaks should observe celibacy as much as they could, to preserve vital energy. More one restrains oneself more the energy that builds up and faster one succeeds in Sadhanas. Lord Hanuman remained a celibate throughout life and as a result he had immense physical strength. He was brave, powerful and very spiritual. He was most devoted to the Lord. He possessed all knowledge and all divine powers

called Siddhis. It was due to these powers that he could assume a giant form or become smaller than even a fly. When crossing the ocean on his way to Lanka he assumed a huge form and jumped over the ocean. And when entering Lanka in order to avoid being detected he assumed a form smaller than a fly. Bheeshma observed celibacy throughout life and as a result he was blessed with the power that death would not come to him till he so desired. Lord Parshuram who was invincible and who had defeated everyone on earth had to face defeat after a battle of 23 days with Bheeshma. This was the result of the celibate life Bheeshma led.

7. Wishes
The Sadhak who does not become free of material wishes has to face many obstacles on the path of Sadhanas. Wishing and desiring leads to anger, infatuation and greed and as a result the Sadhak loses his balance of mind. Hence once should always keep the mind free of desires.

8. Criticising others
Finding faults in others is the biggest obstacle for a Sadhak. A Sadhak should not waste his time in such activities and not worry what others are doing. The Sadhak should always remain concentrated in his own Sadhanas so that there is no time left for such useless activities. Those who fall into habit of criticising others cannot progress well in Sadhanas, for they are wasting a lot of their thought power in a useless exercise. One should always remember the words of the great saint Kabeer Buraa Jo Dekhan Mein Chalaa, Buraa Na Miliyaa Koy. Jo Dil Khojaa Aapanaa, Mujhasaa Buraa Na Koy. i.e. When I started to look for bad qualities in others I ultimately realised that there is no more bad person than me. Remember that if you point one finger at others in accusation three fingers shall be pointing towards you. What I mean to say is that before accusing others even once evaluate your own self at least thrice. One should look at one's own thoughts and try to remove one's faults instead of finding the same in others.
Sri Chakra & Sri Maha Meru

Life is a stream of experiences, an experience between the Atman (soul) and the cosmos (creation), or an experience between the atman (soul) and Para Brahmam (the creator) whichever be the experience, it is a unit of life, a unit of energy, in other words Shakti. So the quest of the soul is to experience this energy (Shakti) thus felt through a stream of experiences causing moments of fluctuation between high energy and low energy, till suddenly we start analyzing our experiences. These are the moments when we begin the journey inward, wanting to experience the Self, the energy within. And once we discover the possibility or movements of energy within, we begin to attract and make every experience a fulfilling and enriching one but still the reactions and fluctuations show up and remain. Emotions like pain or pleasure or happiness or unhappiness starts surfacing. Then the need for energy to go on grows on and the quest continues. The vedantic approach to life that is the ancient source and culmination of knowledge, the fountain head of all wisdom, the proven science of evolutionary self-realization shared by saints; the meaningful, powerful energy-generating refilling and refueling ceremonies of worship performed by the Brahmans that energize the soul thereby cleansing all affecting negative elements in and around; the mantra recitals and the cosmic energy drawing yantras passed on by Siddhi oriented Rishis meant to bring about the rise in the consciousness of all thus bringing a rise in the universal consciousness. Let the vedantic knowledge

combined with the scriptural worship imparted by live masters, saints and rishis help us attract all the experiences of fulfillment in love and every aspect of our life thereby discovering the true Self. Let Mother, the Goddess Sri Lalithambika fill our heart with divine energy and guidance in our journey, as without Her we cannot discover the inner bliss. In our quest for self-realization we get object oriented and a shift from the experience to the object takes place. For e.g. to experience love, love that creates tremendous energy, if one ends up feeling pain and suffering , then one needs to withdraw and look within. Maybe we have shifted from the moments of our blissful experience to possessing the object. Similarly in the quest for money, the requirement of which is to enjoy comforts and good health often loses to serve purpose when the shift to posses more and more becomes an obsession, till the first health blow is felt and analyzing begins. Alternating between experiencing the world and experiencing the self life goes on through a trial and error method. Is there a better approach to life? Yes, the ancient sages had evolved certain code of religious conduct and behavioral patterns to the suffering mankind, to enable the latter to have a better approach to life. With the aid of sacred mantras, religious ceremonies, pious austerities, the Vedic hymns possessed a mystic divine smell and the yantras for worship were inscribed with beejaksharas (vital letters from the mantras) for permanent preservation and performing rituals. This acted to attract the divine energy. The celestial powers that the ancient Hindu sages inscribed and imbibed in the yantras are now being made available to one and all- thanks to sagacity of Swamiji Sri Murugabushanam, Srividya Upasakar & President of Navasakthi Nilayam, Chennai. The need to bring into existence this website is to share the experiences of Swamiji who has done immense service for the promotion of bringing out divine pooja materials.

For more than three decades Navasakthi Nilayam has been producing the divine articles with at most sanctity, perfection and quality. With the blessings of various holy men and swamijis, Navasakthi Nilayam has been producing these spiritual products for the welfare of its devotees living worldwide irrespective of Caste, Creed or religious distinction. In India, from the holy past various types of worships were prevalent and they were generally termed and called as Hindu religion. Although in a broader sense this may be true but the practices adopted by the various followers of such religious faiths were quiet different and heterogeneous, opposing to each other. The great old saint Adi Sankara selected out of this varied group 6 religious faiths terming them as Shanmada. And this came under the term Hindu Shananadana Dharma. They were Soura- worship of Sun, Saiva- worship of Shiva, Shakta-Worship of Sakthi, Vaishanva-worship of Vishnu and last but not the least Ganapathya-worship of Ganesha. Of the above six Hindu faiths, worship of Sakthi was developed by various ancient seers with suitable mantra, yantra and tantra and it was popularly known as Srividya worship. In Srividya worship, Goddess Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Parapatarika is being worshipped in the form of Sri Chakra or Sri Maha Meru, the dimensional form of the Sri Chakra. Sri Mah Meruis in conical shape resembling a pyramid with 9 subdivisions called as Nava Avarnam Thrilokya Mohana Chakram, Sarvasa Paripooraham, Sarva Samchopana, Sarva Sowbagya Dhayakam, Sarvartha Sadaka, Sarva Rakshakara, Sarva Rohaharam, Sarva Siddi Pradam, and Sarvanandamaya. The top most point is called Bindu Tricona where goddess Sakthi takes her abode along with her consort Sri Kameswara. The Mah Meruis a replica of Chintamani Gruha, the celestial abode of Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari. The Mathrukas, the female deities laying and waiting to serve Sri Lalitha, have different powers to extend all boons to the Sadaka, the devotee. For example, Brahmi gives enormous mental power; Koumari helps to control others; Maha Lakshmi provides unbounded wealth; Maheshwari bestows all righteous desires; Likewise Tripuresi wipes away unhappiness and troubles of the worshipper; Tripura Sundari helps him to conquer sexual lust at the power of concentration; Tripura Vasini bestows all worldly attainments including progeny; Kulotrunalohini & Tripurasri

removes the maya of the Sadaka; Tripura Malini helps him to conquer his physical, inner enemies-kama, krodha, etc; Tripurasidda who is present in the seventh avarana awards the stoppage of birth and death cycle and Tripurambha destroys the evil thoughts and finally at the ninth avarana Sarvanadamaya makes the worshipper the Brahman and culminates his life to greater heavenly attainments and Moksha, the supreme bliss. The Sixteen Nithya Devis helps the devotee to attain worldly comforts and victory. Can I share my rosary/other Sadhana articles with my friends or family? Same rosary/other Sadhana articles should not be shared among various persons. TOP How to recognise Guru Chadar/Guru Pitambar from the material I have received. How does it look like. What to do with it? You should have received a piece of cloth containing Guru Mantra written all over it (in Hindi) when you took Guru Diksha. This is Guru Chadar/Pitambar. Guru Chadar/Pitambar is a Mantra energised cloth which is gifted to you when you take Guru Diksha. It is fortified with Guru Mantra and it has Guru Mantra inscribed on it. It is a very important Sadhana article. It contains the energy of Revered Gurudev and acts as a protective barrier while doing Sadhana. It should ALWAYS be worn while performing Sadhana. It should be wrapped on the upper body(upper back and chest). TOP What is Guru Chadar? What to do with this cloth containing all these strage words/symbols ? Guru Chadar/Pitambar is a Mantra energised shawl which is gifted to you when you take Guru Diksha. It is fortified with Guru Mantra and it has Guru Mantra inscribed on it. It is a very important Sadhana article. It contains the energy of Revered Gurudev and acts as a protective barrier while doing Sadhana. It should ALWAYS be worn while performing Sadhana. It should be wrapped on the upper body (upper back and chest). TOP How to recognise dhoti? how does it look like? Dhoti is a traditional Indian garment worn by men. It is a big robe several yards long. There is a specific procedure to tie the dhoti which is detailed elsewhere in this faq. TOP Where can I get a yellow/red/black/anyother colored dhoti from? We only supply Yellow colored dhoti. If you require dhoti of some other color, then you need to get it dyed into that color. If you live outside India, then you should be able to purchase it from any good Indian/South Asian shop in the Indian area. TOP Do I need to wear anything under dhoti ?

It depends on the Sadhana. For some Sadhanas, you should not wear anything under dhoti. For others, you may wear underwear brief. This should preferably be of same color as dhoti, but this is not important. TOP How do I tie a dhoti? The dhoti is tied around the waist in the middle of its length. The whole process needs to be performed standing up. It is a complex operation, and some steps for a simple tying up of dhoti are elucidated belowa. Take the dhoti in the middle of its length. Wrap the dhoti around the waist in the middle of its length such that each of your hand holds one side of the dhoti. You can let rest of the cloth fall to the ground and need to catch only the upper end of piece of cloth near you. b. At this stage, your backside (hips) are covered by the dhoti. The two sides of the cloth are in your front . Make a knot using the upper end of both sides of cloth near your stomach. You will need to make two knots to ensure that knot does not get untied. At this stage both of your hands should be free, the middle portion of the dhoti should be wrapped around your legs, and upper end of both sides should be tied together in two knots on your stomach. The remaining portion of each side is free and should be falling on the ground. c. Take the extreme end of "right side end" in your hand. Bring this end between your legs and tuck it into your waist at the back. d. Take the extreme end of the "left side end" in your hand. Bring this end between your legs and tuck it into your waist at the back. It is a bit complicated process. If you are not able to understand it and tie it properly, please send us another email, and we will try to explain it further. TOP What is a saree? How is it worn? A saree is a traditional Indian garment worn by women. It is a big robe several yards long. It needs to be tied on the body. Details on wearing the saree are detailed on the website - http://www.kerala.com/fashion/sari.htm TOP How regularly should I wash dhoti and Guru chadar ? You should wash dhoti and Guru Chadar/Pitambar daily. You should perform Sadhana wearing only clean clothes. TOP What is asana? How to use it? Asana is the prayer mat on which one sits while performing the Sadhana. If one performs Sadhana by sitting on bare floor, then all the energy gained by Sadhana will get "earthed" and vanish into the ground. So, one uses asana as a seat to perform Sadhana. Each Sadhana has its own rule about a specific asana for it. Please do not confuse this Asana with the Yogic Asana.Yogic Asana is a specific seating stance/pose.

TOP What is Deepak? Deepak is a traditional light lamp. It can be filled with either oil or ghee (clarified Indian butter). Normally the type of oil is specified in a Sadhana procedure, but if it is not, then you may use Mustard oil. A cotton wick is inserted in the deepak and lighted with a matchbox. If you live overseas, then you should be able to purchase deepak,oil, ghee etc. from any good Indian/South Asian shop in the Indian area. TOP What is Kumkum? Kumkum is the Indian name of "vermilion". It is mixed with water into a paste which is then used to make a mark on either the forehead of the deity or other Sadhana articles (Yantra, Gutika etc.). If you live overseas, then you should be able to purchase it from any good Indian/South Asian shop in the Indian area. TOP What is Chandan? Chandan is the Indian name of "Sandalwood". It is mixed with water into a paste which is then used to make a mark on either the forehead of the deity or other Sadhana articles (Yantra, Gutika etc.). If you live overseas, then you should be able to purchase it from any good Indian/South Asian shop in the Indian area. TOP How does one place Shivlinga? The Shivlinga should be placed with its "Yoni" end in left direction. TOP How does one place Sankha? Sankha should be placed with its pointed end facing the Sadhak. The mouth of the Sankha should be at the base. The sankha should be covered in red colored (preferably silk) colored cloth and then placed. TOP Where does one place Oil lamp? Oil Lamp should be placed in front (in left side direction of the Deity). One should not mix ghee and oil. Various types of oils should not be mixed together. Vegetable oils also should not be used. Specific Oils are specified in Sadhanas. TOP Where does one place Ghee lamp?

Ghee Lamp should be placed in front (in right side direction of the Deity). One should use pure ghee (clarified butter). TOP Where does one place Incense (dhoop/agarbatti)? Incense should be placed either in front or in left direction of the Deity. TOP What is Mouli (red Thread)? Mouli is a small piece of red thread. It is used as an offering of cloth to the deity. Normally it is tied around the Sadhana article eg. Yantra. If you live overseas, then you should be able to purchase it from any good Indian/South Asian shop in the Indian area. TOP Sadhana material from Jodhpur Gurudham has a red clothstring tied to it. Should I remove this? This red string is the holy mouli thread. It was tied on the Sadhana material as part of consecration and Mantra energising process. You should keep the mouli thread tied on the Sadhana material and not remove it. TOP Which incense should I use for Sadhana? Each Sadhana has a specific incense to use. The "Lobaan" and "Googul" incense are the best incense to use. You may also use "sandalwood" or "rose" incense for most of the Sadhanas. TOP Can I interchange among Sadhana articles? Can I use a rosary from a Sadhana packet for some other Sadhana? No. One cannot use Sadhana articles of one Sadhana in any different Sadhana. The reason is that each article is particularly consecrated and mantra energised for particular Sadhana only. TOP Can I wear more than one Sadhana article on my body? Is there any harm in this? Yes, you may wear more than one Sadhana article on your body. This is not harmful in any way. TOP Can I use Tantrokt Nariyal to worship Kalash?

No. You cannot use the Tantrokt Nariyal for doing Kalash Poojan (worship). Kalash poojan should be done using the normal nariyal. Tantrokt Nariyal is used to perform specific Sadhanas. What is Yagyopavit/Janeou/ Holy Thread ? How do I use it? 'Yagyopaveet' is a symbol of the righteous path and divine protection. At birth, a human being is as good or as bad as an animal. It is only through the rites of initiation (Diksha sanskars), that he truly becomes a human being. Yagyopaveet is granted to the initiates during personal Diksha sessions. Diksha is the second birth of the person after destruction of his past sins. Yagyopaveet also signifies one bound in duty (vrat bandhan). After performing this rite a man is bound by certain rules. This sacred thread infuses longevity and strength into a person's life. The three strands of the thread are symbolical. They represent the three Gunas (qualities) namely Sattva , Rajas and Tamas. The three strands remind the wearer that he has to pay off his debt to the ancient seers, his ancestors and the gods. He is to honour his parents and elders and has started on the path of spiritual and material upliftment. You may purchase it locally from the Indian shops or from Jodhpur Gurudham. You can wear it during any auspicious moment on the auspicious days. The Yagyopaveet is ritualistically maintained : 1. A man should wear the sacred thread hanging from his right shoulder. 2. It should be lifted and the upper part should be put behind ears when a person goes for his daily ablutions or doing impure tasks. It should be put back properly on shoulder only after one has purified himself by washing etc.. 3.. Both males and females can wear it. However, the woman should wear it on the neck like a rosary after folding/doubling it. Otherwise, she may wrap it on a naariyal (brown coconut), and place the naariyal in worship place. 4. After a birth or death in the family/relations/friend circle , it should be taken out. A new thread should be worn 15 days after the event. 5. Old, or broken thread should be replaced, and it can be put on a tree or dropped in a running stream of water. 6. Yagyopaveet should be changed on Shravan Poornima. 7. There are some specific rituals like Daan/Tarpan to Ancestors, offering Ardhya (water) to Sun God etc., in which Yagyopavit is wound around the Second (largest) finger and Third (ring) finger of right hand. You should chant the following Mantra while wearing the Yagyopaveet (Janeo):

Om Yagyopavitam Param Pavitram Prajaapateryatsahajam Purastaat | Aayushyamagrayam Pratimunch Shubhram Yagyopavitam Balamastu Tejah ||
If taking off, the Yagyopaveet should be taken off through the neck only whilest chanting this mantra-

Om Aetaavad Dinparyant Bhrahmatav Dhaaritam Mayaa Jeerntvaattey parityaago gacch sutra yathaasukham |