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Articles: Tantric Hieroglyphics - IV by Dr S.Srikanta Sastri

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Nitya Tantra Kularnava Tantra

"Tantric Hieroglyphics - IV"

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Dr S.Srikanta Sastri

Nitya Tantra  

Sri Chakra

Sri Chakra

                         Tantric Hieroglyphics - IV

 

                             The Late Dr S.SRIKANTA SASTRI

 

The time elements are identified with parts of the body along with their saktis: lava-Aryi, truli-Uma, kala-Candika, Kastha-Durga, nimesa-Siva, svasa-Aparna, ghatika-Ambika, muhurta-Sati, prahara-Isvari, divasa-Sambhavi, sandhya-Isani, ratri-Parvati, tithi-Sarvamangala, vara-Daksayani, naksatra-Haimavati, yoga-Mahamaya, karana-Mahesvari, paksa-Mrdani, masa-Rudrani, rasi-sarvani, rtu-Paramesvari, ayana-Kali, vatsara-Katyayani, yuga-Gauri, pralaya-Bhavani.

 

For the five bhutas and five tanmatras respectively, the deities are: Brahmi, Vagisvari (Mahesvari), Vani, Savitri, Sarasvati, Gayatri, Vakprada, Š(S)arada, Bharati and Vidyatmika. Thus Brahma-Saktis (Vagbhava-Klim, Aim), Rudra-Saktis (Bhuvanesvari-Hrim) and Visnu-Saktis (Laksmibija-Hrim) with pranava should be contemplated in order.

 

                   Vagbhavam bhuvanesim ca Laksmibijam tritarakam,

                   Tritara mula vidyante matrkaksaratah param,

                   Vadet "Prapanca-rupayai Sriyai nama" iti kramat.

 

This is Prapancanyasa and is beautifully described by Samkara in his Prapanca-Stotra.

Bhuvana-nyasa: matrakas are identified with the fourteen worlds: A Ã I-Atala, Î U Ü-Vitala, R Ru Lr-Sutala, Lru, E, Ai-Mahatala, O Au-Talatala, Am Ah-Rasatala;

Ka varga-Patala Muladhara cakra

Ca ,, -Bhu -Dakini, ‘Svadhisthana cakra

Ta ,, -Bhuvar-Rakini, Nabhi (Manipura)

Ta ,, -Svah -Lakini, Hrdaya (Anahata)

Pa ,, -Mahar -Kakini, Talu mula (Visuddhi)

Ya ,, -Jana -Sakini, Ajna cakra

Sa ,, -Tapa -Hakini, Lalata

La, Ksa -Satya -Yakini, Brahmarandhra.

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