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Query from: Anne Bremser, Apple Valley, USA, 07/28/07
Topic: POOJA      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: Chakra Pooja

It has been recommended by several knowledgeable people that I do Chakra Pooja. I want very much to do it, but don't know how. I have a Buddhist and Christian background, and a very basic knowledge of Hinduism; enough to respect it very much. For personal reasons the idea of doing Chakra Pooja in particular means a lot to me. I think it will help very much. Can anyone tell me how? I have a beautiful painting of the Sri Yantra already.

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Hello Anne Bremser

I am very happy to know that you want the details of Sri Chakra Pooja

Actually Sri Chakra Pooja is looks simple but it is a critical process. Without Previous Birth knowledge no one is able to master it. If you want to begin simple you can chant Bala Mantra daily 108 times or can also chant Lalita sahasra nama if you get time. Although we have a lot of books available it is better to take Gurupadesa then the results will be a different and if it is taken from a Perfect Spirtual Master whom has a lot of knowledge in the above there will be certainly marvelous growth.

As you are planning to visit Pune, India. I suggest you to plan it in the month of October so that you can see the festival of Dasara in India and the Devi Navaratri Festival which will be from 12th to 21st October 2007.

If you are interested please visit H.H. Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swamiji, Datta Peetham, Mysore in those days so that you can have some brief idea about Sri Chakra Puja etc.. Sri Swamiji is authentic in Sri Vidya Upasana and at the time of Navaratri Festival he performs Sri Chakra Puja and Navavarna Puja. The same is a very difficult process and no one is able to do that Puja except Sri Swamiji!

I am giving below the address of Mysore Ashrama and USA & Canada Address for your information. Sri Swamiji will stay in Canada up to 5th August 2007.

I am also giving the address of famous American Yoga teacher Kali Ray, she is disciple of H.H. Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swamiji and taken yoga Deeksha from him.

AVADHOOTA DATTA PEETHAM

Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama, Datta Nagar, Mysore - 570 025. INDIA; Tel - +91 (0821) 2486 486, 2480 424 Fax - +91 (0821) 2487 487, http://www.dattapeetham.com…;

Message to H.H. Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swamiji or his personal secretary Prasad or Mysore Ashrama- ********@*****.***

Datta Yoga Center USA

Dr. V.V. Prakasa Rao (President), Tel: 601 856 4783, Fax: 601 856 1068, e-mail: ********@*****.***: DATTA TEMPLE

6221, equity drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809, U.S.A; Tel - 225-751 8949, fax - 225 - 751 5549, email - ********@*****.***;

Datta Retreat Center, Contact: Ms.Phyllis Padma Turk or Ramana Laird, 147, Moniteau Road, West Sunbury, PA 16061, Tel/Fax: (724) 637 3169, email: ********@*****.***;

CANADA

Datta Yoga Center of Canada

173 Advance Blvd Unit #41, Brampton, Ontario, Canada; Tel: 905 795 1161, http://www.datta-yoga.org/…, e-mail: ********@*****.***; Contact: Teekah Ramnauth (President) at 905 795 1161 or e-mail - ********@*****.***; Ram Vakalanka ( Secretary) at 416 726 3036 or e-mail - ********@*****.***:

Kali Ray, Founder of TriYoga, Headquarters, Kali Ray TriYoga, PO Box 6367, Malibu, CA 90264 ~ US; Ph. 310-589-0600, 310-589-0783 fax; http://www.triyoga.org….

I wish you success.

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Response from: Indumukhi A.,   
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Ah, you already have the best thing, which is intention! I believe that, with your background and open mind, you agree that there are many paths, and one destination, and whether we call these paths "Christianity," "Hinduism," or "Buddhism," is less important than our devotion to the divine.

Essentially, it is said that the Chakra Puja, which worships the divine in a diagrammic form, helps us recognize this divine essence and its unity with everything in nature.

If you already are educated about the meaning behind this pooja, forgive me for giving you the following background, but in my belief it is knowledge of the meaning behind rituals as well as the intention behind them that bring spiritual benefits, rather than ritual done "just because."

The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.

It is said that in the beginning God, who was one, wanted to become many and enjoy himself. As the first step to creation he created Devi - the total cosmic Female force. For the male part, out of his left he created Shiva, out of his middle he created Brahma and out of his right he created Vishnu. That is why many regard the Devi as more powerful than the Trinities and hence She is called Parashakti or Paradevi - Para meaning beyond . Brahma created the universe. Vishnu controls and runs the universe. Shiva along with Shakti is engaged in the eternal dissolution and recreation of the universe. The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Shreechakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Shreechakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form.

The Shodashakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of tantra. Usually the Guru gives it to a highly deserving and tested disciple. Very few get it. Even in the Mantra Shastra, where all other mantras are openly and clearly given, the Shodashakshari Mantra is not directly given. Several hints about the mantra are given and you are asked to get the mantra if you are capable and deserving. The opening versus of the mantra shastra chapter on Shreechakra says, "Your head can be given, your soul can be given but the Shodashakshari Mantra of the Devi can not be given".

However, Shreechakra can also be worshipped by other Devi mantras. There are several traditions of the worshipping the Shreechakra. We are giving below a very simple and still very effective pooja of Shreechakra. It is known as the Shreechakra Navavarana pooja as per the Khadgamala Vidhi. For all round spiritual and material benefits it is a highly effective pooja. Anyone can perform it.

On the top left hand side corner of the Shreechakra resides Lord Ganesha. On the top right hand side corner resides Lord Surya. On the bottom right side corner resides Lord Vishnu and at the bottom left corner of the Shreechakra resides Lord Shiva. Hence, before performing the Shreechakra pooja you must perform a brief pooja of the above four deities. These poojas are given in the Pancha Pooja section in this site. Apart from these four, the Devi along with her retinue (Parivar) of 108 other Devies reside in the Chakra. In this pooja they are worshipped one by one.

Devi worship must be done only after taking bath and wearing clean clothes. As per the rituals to be observed - various pooja books and websites prescribe long preparations and rituals for poojas. It is not possible for every one to perform a pooja like an ordained Vedic priest. Hence our scriptures allow one to do a pooja "Yatha shakti" or as per ones capability and convenience. Doing it with faith is what really matters. The minimum is: light a lamp and an incense stick and offer some prasad - if you don't have anything at home then simple milk or sugar will do.

People worship the Shreechakra made of various materials and in shades. The simplest and the best one is a clear diagrammatic picture. In the olden days people used to draw the Chakra on various materials. Now you do not have to go through all the trouble. You can use a simple printed one, which is equally effective. We have enclosed one for your benefit at the top. Take a print out of it to worship. Preferably laminate it so that it is not soiled or damaged. While doing the pooja of the various deities in the Nine Avaranas, you can worship the Chakra with Akshintas (Turmeric rice) or flowers or with Panchamrut.

The Devi is worshipped in many forms and names - Lalita, Katyayani, Kameswari, Kamakshi, Durga, Chandi, Kali, and Amba etc. The closest matching form of the Shodashakshari Devi as described in the scriptures is that off Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchi. The Anganyasas and Karanyasa beejas are also given for the benefit of those who are conversant with this ritual. If you do not know you can omit it.

If you are conversant with the other pooja rituals like Aachamanam, Bhuta Suddhi, Dehasuddhi, Shankha pooja, Kalasha pooja etc., you can perform them before the actual pooja. If you do not know simply offer a prayer to Lord Ganesha and do the pooja. At the end of the pooja offer the following prayer.

"Avahanam najanami, najanami visarjanam, poojamchaiva najanamani kshamaswa Maheswari. Yatkrutam yatkarishyami tathsarvam twamarpanam, poojam poorna phalam kuru".

Roughly translated it means - "I am not conversant with the Aavahana, visarjana etc.. pooja rituals and hence forgive me. Whatever I have done and I am doing, I am offering to you. Give me full results".

This pooja, along with the four other poojas that must be performed before that, will take about 45 minutes time but it is more effective than any other pooja both materially and spiritually.

I am attaching the full text of the pooja to this document; let me know if you have any problems reading it or need any help with prononciation. Best wishes!

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Response from: NEERAJA NAVEEN,   
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Sri Chakra Archana is to be performed daily . The Supreme Reality expresses itself through Sri Chakra, a symbol or Cosmic Energy which is most precious. It represents Devi, the Cosmic Mother. The symbol of Sri Chakra contains all Divine aspects. By worshipping it, all deities are being honored. It is a worship of the ultimate life force, which is Universal and unique.

By witnessing the Sri Chakra Archana, u r directed from the outer planes of gross experience to the inner core of the bindu, which is the transcendental state of pure being. It is only possible by the grace of a Siddha Purusha's to enable us to explore the subtleties of existance and finally reach the spiritual goal. Sri Chakra Puja is an essential tool in the hands of Sri Swamiji to uplift His devotees.

During the puja, holy water is being poured on the Sri Chakra. This water is refined and charged with spiritual energy and Ayurvedic herbs. The water is given to the devotees as holy teertham and should be considered as a powerful medicine. Even though its taste is bitter, its purifying results are remarkable.

after the Puja, u should take prasadam in the form of a coin which one can keep on the puja place, and a turmeric root, from which one makes a paste and should use in the bath.

Benefits of Shri Chakra: Sri Chakra formulated by Muthukrishnan in the Pyramids and in the Indian Temples assuredly channelise the bio-energy continuously. To correct the aura of an individual. To clean a place of unwanted energy interference. Toward off evil. To correct vastu defects. To increase happiness and contentment. To reach one's goal in life.

In Puja Room Sri Chakra energised with Cosmic power int he Puja Room helps to protect the home. Also the benefits of visits to several Sri Chakra installed temples is captured in this specially formulated Sri Chakra of Muthukrishnan. The vibration of ancient temples is now here at your home from the puja room. Our body is not only a bio-chemical entity. It is a product of bio-chemical and electro-magnetic energy fields, wrapped by protective and life sustaining bio-energy exchanges with the cosmos. The proper flow of bio-energy is ensured by this Sri Chakra. The pacified system of Sri Chakra calls for no restrictive practices or rituals. It's very presence uitself is beneficial.

Chakra pooja or Yantra pooja is the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other parts of the world also.

The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.

It is said that in the beginning God, who was one, wanted to become many and enjoy himself. As the first step to creation he created Devi - the total cosmic Female force. For the male part, out of his left he created Shiva, out of his middle he created Brahma and out of his right he created Vishnu. That is why many regard the Devi as more powerful than the Trinities and hence She is called Parashakti or Paradevi - Para meaning beyond . Brahma created the universe. Vishnu controls and runs the universe. Shiva along with Shakti is engaged in the eternal dissolution and recreation of the universe. The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Shreechakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Shreechakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form.

The Shodashakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of tantra. Usually the Guru gives it to a highly deserving and tested disciple. Very few get it. Even in the Mantra Shastra, where all other mantras are openly and clearly given, the Shodashakshari Mantra is not directly given. Several hints about the mantra are given and you are asked to get the mantra if you are capable and deserving. The opening versus of the mantra shastra chapter on Shreechakra says, "Your head can be given, your soul can be given but the Shodashakshari Mantra of the Devi can not be given".

Various books and websites on Shreechakra have published what the publishers thought is the Shodashakshari Mantra. Let me make it clear that those who know it will never publish it and those who publish it do not know it. So don’t waste your full moon nights chanting those long mantras

However, Shreechakra can also be worshipped by other Devi mantras. There are several traditions of the worshipping the Shreechakra. We are giving here a very simple and still very effective pooja of Shreechakra. It is known as the Shreechakra Navavarana pooja as per the Khadgamala Vidhi. For all round spiritual and material benefits it is a highly effective pooja. Any one can perform it.

If you cannot do a detailed worship, simply worship the Sri Yantra 108 times with the simple Devi Mantra:

"Om Aim Hreem Shreem Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Padukam Poojayami Namah"

Or better still with the Panchadasakshari Mantra, which is one of the greatest mantras of Devi and next only to the Shodasi Mantra:

"Ka E i La Hreem - Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem - Sa Ka La Hreem"

see for all pooja process in the link below compulsorly :

http://www.astrojyoti.com/scpooja.h…

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Chakra pooja or Yantra pooja is the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other parts of the world also. The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together. It is said that in the beginning God, who was one, wanted to become many and enjoy himself. As the first step to creation he created Devi - the total cosmic Female force. For the male part, out of his left he created Shiva, out of his middle he created Brahma and out of his right he created Vishnu. That is why many regard the Devi as more powerful than the Trinities and hence She is called Parashakti or Paradevi - Para meaning beyond . Brahma created the universe. Vishnu controls and runs the universe. Shiva along with Shakti is engaged in the eternal dissolution and recreation of the universe. The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Shreechakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Shreechakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form. The Shodashakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of tantra. Usually the Guru gives it to a highly deserving and tested disciple. Very few get it. Even in the Mantra Shastra, where all other mantras are openly and clearly given, the Shodashakshari Mantra is not directly given. Several hints about the mantra are given and you are asked to get the mantra if you are capable and deserving. The opening versus of the mantra shastra chapter on Shreechakra says, "Your head can be given, your soul can be given but the Shodashakshari Mantra of the Devi can not be given". Various books and websites on Shreechakra have published what the publishers thought is the Shodashakshari Mantra. Let me make it clear that those who know it will never publish it and those who publish it do not know it. So don?t waste your full moon nights chanting those long mantras However, Shreechakra can also be worshipped by other Devi mantras. There are several traditions of the worshipping the Shreechakra. We are giving here a very simple and still very effective pooja of Shreechakra. It is known as the Shreechakra Navavarana pooja as per the Khadgamala Vidhi. For all round spiritual and material benefits it is a highly effective pooja. Any one can perform it. If you cannot do a detailed worship, simply worship the Sri Yantra 108 times with the simple Devi Mantra: "Om Aim Hreem Shreem Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Padukam Poojayami Namah" Or better still with the Panchadasakshari Mantra, which is one of the greatest mantras of Devi and next only to the Shodasi Mantra: "Ka E i La Hreem - Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem - Sa Ka La Hreem" The Basics of Sri Yantra: Before starting the worship it is advisable to know about the way the Sri Yantra is constructed, what all it represents, about the 9 Avaranas, the deities, their gunas and significance, so that your worship is more meaningful. The following are the authentic details as given in various Tantra & Mantra scriptures. Five downward pointing triangles representing Devi intersect with four upward pointing triangles representing Siva, forming 43 triangles including the central triangle.. From the five Shakti triangles comes creation and from the four Shiva triangles comes the dissolution. The union of five Shaktis and four Fires causes the chakra of creation to evolve. At the centre of the bindu of the Shri Yantra is Kamakala, which has three bindus. One is red, one is white and one is mixed. The red bindu is Kurukulla the Female form, the white bindu is Varahi the Male form, and the mixed bindu is the union of Shiva & Shakti - the individual as the potential Shri Cakra. Varahi, the father-form, gives four dhatus to the child and Kurukulla, the mother-form, gives five dhatus to the child. Theses represent the nine dhatus of the human body. Varahi's four fires are the 12 (4 x 3) sun Kalas, the 12 Zodiac constellations. Kurukulla's five triangles are the 15 (5 x 3) Kalas of the moon, 15 lunar Tithis. These nine triangles also represent the nine stages of growth of the human child in the womb. Surrounding the 43 triangles formed by the intersection of the nine triangles is the 16 petals circle. Surrounding the 16 petal circle is an 8 petal circle. After that the 3 lines and at the outermost part of the Sriyantra there are 3 lines called the Bhupura. The 43 triangles constitute the six inner sections called Avaranas, the two circles of petals are two more avaranas and the Bhupura of 3 lines is the last Avarana. These 9 Avaranas of the Sri Yantra have various presiding Devis. They are the Devi's Parivar (retinue) of total 108. In the Srichakra pooja they are systematically worshipped one by one with their names and mantras. The presiding Deity of Srichakra, Devi, is Known as Lalita Tripura Sundari. The form of Devi Kamakshi of Kancheepuram is the closest resemblance of the Devi as described in the scriptures. Click to see picture. Lalita means The One Who Plays. All creation, manifestation and dissolution is considered to be a play of Devi. Tri-Pura means the three worlds and Sundari means beauty. She is the transcendent beauty of the three worlds. Tripura also signifies:- She is the ruler of the the three gunas of Satva, Rajas and Tamas; and sun, moon and fire - the zodiac and the planets, and therefore Time itself; She is also "tripura" as Will (Iccha), Knowledge (Jnana) and Action (Kriya). She is also "tripura" as intellect, feelings & physical sensation; and She is triple as the three states of the soul - awakening, dreaming and -sleeping states. Her five triangles also represent the Pancha Tatwas and the Pancha Bhootas. (This is what the verse in Lalita Sahasranama means by -"Panchami pancha bhuteshi pancha sankhyopacharini ". It is difficult to say what She is not. Lalita holds five flowery arrows, noose, goad and bow. The noose represents attachment, the goad represents repulsion, the sugarcane bow represents the mind and the flowery arrows are the five sense objects.

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hi anne, Chakra pooja or Yantra pooja is the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other parts of the world also.

The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.

It is said that in the beginning God, who was one, wanted to become many and enjoy himself. As the first step to creation he created Devi - the total cosmic Female force. For the male part, out of his left he created Shiva, out of his middle he created Brahma and out of his right he created Vishnu. That is why many regard the Devi as more powerful than the Trinities and hence She is called Parashakti or Paradevi - Para meaning beyond . Brahma created the universe. Vishnu controls and runs the universe. Shiva along with Shakti is engaged in the eternal dissolution and recreation of the universe. The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. Apart from that the Shreechakra also embodies countless number of deities and represents the whole of creation. Hence by worshipping the Devi in Shreechakra one is actually worshipping the highest ultimate force in the Tantrik form.

The Shodashakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of tantra. Usually the Guru gives it to a highly deserving and tested disciple. Very few get it. Even in the Mantra Shastra, where all other mantras are openly and clearly given, the Shodashakshari Mantra is not directly given. Several hints about the mantra are given and you are asked to get the mantra if you are capable and deserving. The opening versus of the mantra shastra chapter on Shreechakra says, "Your head can be given, your soul can be given but the Shodashakshari Mantra of the Devi can not be given".

Various books and websites on Shreechakra have published what the publishers thought is the Shodashakshari Mantra. Let me make it clear that those who know it will never publish it and those who publish it do not know it. So don’t waste your full moon nights chanting those long mantras

However, Shreechakra can also be worshipped by other Devi mantras. There are several traditions of the worshipping the Shreechakra. We are giving here a very simple and still very effective pooja of Shreechakra. It is known as the Shreechakra Navavarana pooja as per the Khadgamala Vidhi. For all round spiritual and material benefits it is a highly effective pooja. Any one can perform it.

If you cannot do a detailed worship, simply worship the Sri Yantra 108 times with the simple Devi Mantra:

"Om Aim Hreem Shreem Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Padukam Poojayami Namah"

Or better still with the Panchadasakshari Mantra, which is one of the greatest mantras of Devi and next only to the Shodasi Mantra:

"Ka E i La Hreem - Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem - Sa Ka La Hreem http://www.astrojyoti.com/scpooja.h… Also check this ammas link http://www.ammas.com/topics/Spiritu…

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Dear Anne, Sri chakra is the highest form of Yantra.Yantra is the diagramatic representation of deity.It is so nice to hear that you wanna worship Lalita tripurasundari in a ritualistic method.The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together. Lalita means The One Who Plays. All creation, manifestation and dissolution is considered to be a play of Devi. Tri-Pura means the three worlds and Sundari means beauty. She is the transcendent beauty of the three worlds. Tripura also signifies:- She is the ruler of the the three gunas of Satva, Rajas and Tamas; and sun, moon and fire - the zodiac and the planets, and therefore Time itself; She is also "tripura" as Will (Iccha), Knowledge (Jnana) and Action (Kriya). She is also "tripura" as intellect, feelings & physical sensation; and She is triple as the three states of the soul - awakening, dreaming and -sleeping states. Her five triangles also represent the Pancha Tatwas and the Pancha Bhootas. (This is what the verse in Lalita Sahasranama means by -"Panchami pancha bhuteshi pancha sankhyopacharini ". It is difficult to say what She is not.

Lalita holds five flowery arrows, noose, goad and bow. The noose represents attachment, the goad represents repulsion, the sugarcane bow represents the mind and the flowery arrows are the five sense objects. Before starting the worship it is advisable to know about the way the Sri Yantra is constructed, what all it represents, about the 9 Avaranas, the deities, their gunas and significance, so that your worship is more meaningful. The following are the authentic details as given in various Tantra & Mantra scriptures.

Five downward pointing triangles representing Devi intersect with four upward pointing triangles representing Siva, forming 43 triangles including the central triangle..

From the five Shakti triangles comes creation and from the four Shiva triangles comes the dissolution. The union of five Shaktis and four Fires causes the chakra of creation to evolve.

At the centre of the bindu of the Shri Yantra is Kamakala, which has three bindus. One is red, one is white and one is mixed. The red bindu is Kurukulla the Female form, the white bindu is Varahi the Male form, and the mixed bindu is the union of Shiva & Shakti - the individual as the potential Shri Cakra. Varahi, the father-form, gives four dhatus to the child and Kurukulla, the mother-form, gives five dhatus to the child. Theses represent the nine dhatus of the human body.

Varahi's four fires are the 12 (4 x 3) sun Kalas, the 12 Zodiac constellations. Kurukulla's five triangles are the 15 (5 x 3) Kalas of the moon, 15 lunar Tithis.

These nine triangles also represent the nine stages of growth of the human child in the womb.

Surrounding the 43 triangles formed by the intersection of the nine triangles is the 16 petals circle. Surrounding the 16 petal circle is an 8 petal circle. After that the 3 lines and at the outermost part of the Sriyantra there are 3 lines called the Bhupura.

The 43 triangles constitute the six inner sections called Avaranas, the two circles of petals are two more avaranas and the Bhupura of 3 lines is the last Avarana.

These 9 Avaranas of the Sri Yantra have various presiding Devis. They are the Devi's Parivar (retinue) of total 108. In the Srichakra pooja they are systematically worshipped one by one with their names and mantras. The presiding Deity of Srichakra, Devi, is Known as Lalita Tripura Sundari. The form of Devi Kamakshi of Kancheepuram is the closest resemblance of the Devi as described in the scriptures.

Shreechakra Navavarana Pooja as per the Khadgamala vidhi While doing the pooja of the various deities in the Nine Avaranas, you can worship the Chakra with Akshintas (Turmeric rice) or flowers or with Panchamru.f you are conversant with the other pooja rituals like Aachamanam, Bhuta Suddhi, Dehasuddhi, Shankha pooja, Kalasha pooja etc., you can perform them before the actual pooja. If you do not know simply offer a prayer to Lord Ganesha and do the pooja. At the end of the pooja offer the following prayer.

"Avahanam najanami, najanami visarjanam,

poojamchaiva najanamani kshamaswa Maheswari.

Yatkrutam yatkarishyami tathsarvam twamarpanam,

poojam poorna phalam kuru".

Roughly translated it means - "I am not conversant with the Aavahana, visarjana etc.. pooja rituals and hence forgive me. Whatever I have done and I am doing, I am offering to you. Give me full results". When you sit facing the east and with the tip of the top triangle pointing at you, at the bottom right hand side corner of the Shreechakra resides Lord Ganesha. The bottom left hand side corner resides Lord Surya. The top left side corner resides Lord Vishnu and the top right corner of the Shreechakra resides Lord Shiva. They must be worshipped before starting the Pooja of the Nava-Avaranas.

After that the eight primordial directions are guarded by the eight Lokapalas. Indra guards the East, Agni guards the South East, Yama guards the South, Nirriti guards the South West, Varuna guards the West, Vayu guards the North East, Soma guards the North and Ishana guards the North East.

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Response from: Rajmi Arun,   
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Hi, Worshiping Mata Tripurasundari/ Rajarajeshwari in the form of Srichakra is some thing much more spiritual to most people who want to do Devi Pooja. Not all get a chance to do it though almost anybody can chant or recite Lalitha Sahasranamam. As you have been recomended doing it, learn it from some GURU who will help you learn it better and who will teach you all the ways of doing the Pooja Right. Visit the nearest temple if possible and ask for help and guidance from the temple priest. Unless and untill you have a proper Guru you should not learn the Panchadasi Mantra. It should be given to you as a knowledge by a teacher to his disciple.

As such you can adore the painting of the Chakra with flowers and if you are comfortable enough recite the Lalitha Sahasranama or at least if you get a cd of it play it and try to listen to it peacefully.

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Response from: blue bird,   
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my friend, i am writing this with a sad mind. If you are really serious about pooja, you should get the knowledge from a guru. Please please dont study from the web. These mantras are considered useless if you not get it from a guru. Saw some people posted moolamantras. Its a really sad thing. Its not something to show ones knowledge or pride. ITs something which must be passed from a guru to a disciple. and its not a public display item. All who posted the mantra knows about this dont you? When you do so, you are abandoning the mantra yourself and even distroying the person who read it also. why you do this people? To get this small money displayed here for answer? shame on you

so my friend, if you are serious about this, (if you are not, you wont get any results anyway. you will be wasting time. better go for a picnic to a hillstation or watch movie etc instead), you must consult a true guru (there are tonnes of frauds out there more than sands in a beach.So be really careful when you select one) and learn from him. Please do this.

this is not a subject to be learnt from books or from internet or from casual talk

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Response from: Hari Rama,   
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Hi, Sri Chakra puja is the highest form of puja. Only those are Srividya Upasaka can do this puja.The worship of Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship. Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.

http://www.astrojyoti.com/scpooja.h…

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Response from: somayajulu sistla bhavani,   
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Dear friend,

I can understand your feelings.Sree chakra is sacred and a very powerful yantra.U have to learn the worship of sree chakra through a religious guru.With your christian and bhuddisht back ground, I doubt any hindu religious guru will teach you the "Chakra archana".It may not be possible unless u totally convert to hindu and approach a religious guru for the purpose.

If u want to undertand much about the Sree chakra Archana the best site is: http://www.astrojyoti.com/sriyantra…

u can go thru the information .But there seems no chance with out being hindu.

with best wishes.

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