What are 10 Mahavidya in Tantra Shastra?
There are so many people on this earth who would have worshiped Shakti. There are different forms of Shakti like Durga Kali etc. In reality, all the goddesses are the same, the difference is in the shape and depiction.
As if Adyashakti is in darkness then there is Kali and in more darkness there is Tara and if there is most darkness then there is Dhumwati etc.
Thus, kindness also has different forms, while giving love and nurturing, it is called Bhuvaneshwari, Matangi, and Mahalakshmi. Similarly, ten Mahavidyas are worshiped in Shakti Sadhana. All these 10 Mahavidyas are done to gain knowledge and power.
Let me describe them in order:-
- Tripura – Sundari (Shodashi)
- Tripura Bhairavi
There are two clans in this, the Kali clan and the Shri clan. Four are the sadhana of Kali Clan and six are the sadhana of the Shri clan. It is not mandatory for a person to be a Brahmin to do Mahavidya Sadhana. Anyone can practice Mahavidya. There is no difference of caste, class, gender, etc. in this, and is free from all types of restrictions. Bhairav should also be worshiped in all Mahavidyas. Since these are Mahavidyas, their action will also be a bit complicated, hence before starting their sadhana, you must perform Panch Shuddhis.
Place purification, body purification, liquid purification, god purification, and mantra purification.
Importance of initiation (Diksha) in 10 Mahavidya
One should take initiation from a qualified Guru. The meaning of the word initiation is that “one person learned and the other learned properly”, then it is called initiation. Who knows how many initiations take place among all of us in a day? If a Guru blesses you even more, then that Guru imparts some part of his spiritual practice to his disciples.
Diksha also happens in the same way as someone transferring his hard-earned property to someone else. Now it is a different matter what percentage. The Guru explains all the activities during initiation. This can be done through any medium. The Guru provides information about the postures of any Sadhana, Nyas, Yantra Pujan, Mala Pujan, Pran Pratishtha, Panchopachar, etc. He also provides the method by which the Sadhana will be done and if necessary, also provides Yantra, Mala, etc. Only at the time of renunciation of the body can a Guru give all his power to a disciple. If the seeker dedicates himself to the feet of Shri Guru and flows in the stream of yajna-puja for continuous power resources, then nothing remains impossible.
- First, one’s body is purified and one takes a bath with the help of mantras. The place of worship should also be purified.
- To purify the body, one should sit on the asana and purify one’s body by doing pranayam and bhoot shuddhi.
- By consecrating the deity in his body, by doing various types of trusts, etc., he overwhelms his body with the feeling of deity and does the inner work of his deity. This is why it is said in the scriptures that ‘Devam Bhootva Devam Yajet’ i.e. deification is done only by becoming a deity.
- The meaning of worshiping the deity externally is that the deity is established inside but it is brought outside and worshiped outside also. Like worshiping the deity installed in the instrument etc.
- After invoking, rituals should be performed through mantra, after this, worshiping the deities present in the Mahavidya Yantra through Panchopachar, Shodashopchar, or sixty-four treatments should be done only after obtaining the permission of the deity installed in it. Then at the last moment, by performing tarpan, considering the havan altar as a deity, worshiping it in the form of fire, and offering different types of liquids, he satisfies it completely. After this, aarti of the deity is performed and floral tributes are offered.
- After reciting its Kavach-Sahasranamam Stotra etc., one surrenders himself at the feet of the deity. After that, feeling the immersion of the deity, he enshrines the deity in the lotus of his heart and lets the remaining contents flow in some water.
Let us now talk about the mantras of all the ten Mahavidyas in sequence and their effects.
1- Kali Devi Mahavidya
Goddess Kalika is Kama Rupani, A Person should chant at least 9,11,21 rosaries of Goddess Kali with a black Hakeek rosary. Their sadhana is done to get rid of diseases, to get rid of evil spirits and evil planets, to get rid of the fear of untimely death, and to improve speech and poetry.
The Goddess of every Mahavidya can do Shatkarma. The Shatkarma includes killing, Mohan, Vashikaran, hypnotism, exaltation, Vidashna, etc. But the consequences of bad actions are always bad. The consequences of bad actions are either given by society nature destiny or law. Therefore, we should do auspicious work with our power.
“ॐ क्रीं क्रीं क्रीं दक्षिणे कालिके क्रीं क्रीं क्रीं स्वाहाः”
“Om Kreem Kreem Kreem Dakshine Kalike Kreem Kreem Swaha”
2- Tara Devi Mahavidya
Tara Devi has also been called Tarini. The one who gets the blessings of Goddess Tara, what else does he need? Then that seeker remains in the mother’s lap like a child sucking milk. By their sadhana, one attains proficiency in speech very quickly and at the same time, sharp intellect, and creativity make one a Doctor, Engineer, and Poetic quality and annihilates the enemy. For this, you can use a rosary made of red coral quartz or black hakik. According to me, at least twelve rosaries should be chanted.
Please use only Streem seeds in the mantras of this goddess because the Hreem is cursed by a sage. This curse can be cured automatically only by converting a Hreem into a Streem.
“ॐ ह्रीं स्त्रीं हुं फट”
“Om Hreem Streem Hum Phat”
3 – Tripura – Sundari (Shodashi) Devi
There is no work in this world that Tripura Sundari cannot do. If there is any problem in choosing the deity for any work, then you can worship Goddess Tripura Sundari. It provides both enjoyment (sex and other) and salvation simultaneously. There is no sadhana in this world which provides enjoyment and salvation simultaneously. Rudraksha rosary can be used to chant this mantra. Chant at least ten rounds.
“ॐ ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं त्रिपुर सुंदरीयै नमः “
“Om Aim Hreem Shree Tripura Sundariyai Namah”
4 – Bhuvaneswari Devi
This sadhana will increase every kind of happiness. The special thing about Goddess Bhuvaneshwari is that she becomes happy in a very short time but once she gets upset, it is a bit difficult to convince her. One should never speak false words to Mother Goddess. Use a Crystal Rosary for chanting these and chant the mantra of at least eleven or twenty-one rosaries.
“ॐ ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं नमः”
“Om Aim Hreem Shri Namah”
5- Chhinnamasta Devi
This knowledge is very intense. I have experienced this many times. This goddess is capable of instantly destroying the enemy, giving a speech, success in employment, job promotion, getting relief from court cases, and turning the government in your favor. She is a miraculous goddess who can help in awakening the horoscope, Taming husband and wife instantly.
Its sadhana should be done with caution because due to it being intense, results are obtained quickly. For this, you should chant the mantra at least eleven times or twenty times with Rudraksha or Black Hakik rosary.
श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीयै हूं हूं फट स्वाहा:”
“Shree Hreem Kleem Aem Vajra Vairochaniy Hoon Phat Swaha:”
6- Tripura Bhairavi Devi
This goddess is very dangerous for the soul and ghosts. For evil tantric experiments, for getting a beautiful husband or wife, for love marriage, early marriage, and success in love, one should worship Shri Tripura Bhairavi Devi. Their sadhana is immediately effective. Whatever tantric problem is not being solved, this Goddess destroys that problem from its roots. You can chant the mantra of this goddess with coral rosary and at least fifteen rosary mantras should be chanted.
“ॐ ह्रीं भैरवी कलौं ह्रीं स्वाहा:”
“Om Hreem Bhairavi Kalaun Hreem Swaha:”
7- Dhumavati Devi
This Sadhna is used For the destruction of every kind of poverty, for Tantra-Mantra, for freedom from all the fears like witchcraft, evil eye ghosts, etc. For all diseases, for attaining fearlessness, and for protection in spiritual practice one should worship Dhumavati Devi. Use pearl Rosary or black hakeek rosary in chanting the mantra and at least nine rosaries.
“ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा:”
“Om Dhun Dhun Dhumavati Devyai Swaha:”
8- Bagalamukhi Devi
Worship Maa Baglamukhi for the one who instantly fills one’s heart with the power of speech, destroys enemies, wins in court, gets success in all kinds of competitive exams, and gets government blessings. This knowledge should be used only when there is no other way left. Chant at least 8, 16, and 21 rosaries with turmeric rosary. This knowledge is also called Brahmastra and it is the destroyer power of Lord Vishnu.
“ॐ ह्लीं बगलामुखी देव्यै ह्लीं ॐ नम:”
“Om Hleem Baglamukhi Devyaai Hleem Om Namah”
9- Matangi Devi
This goddess is going to remove all the obstacles coming into the house, the worship of Goddess Matangi is best for those who are not getting married, having children, having a son, or removing the sorrows of any kind of problem of planetary life. With their grace, support from women comes easily. No matter what class that woman belongs to. For this, you should chant the mantra with a crystal rosary and you should chant the mantra with at least twelve rosaries.
“ॐ ह्रीं ऐं भगवती मतंगेश्वरी श्रीं स्वाहा:”
“Om Hreem Aim Bhagwati Matangeshwari Shreem Swaha:”
She is the exact opposite of Goddess Dhumavati. When there is no grace of Goddess Kamala then Goddess Dhumavati will remain frozen. That’s why they are worshiped on Diwali also. All the beautiful girls, beautiful things, flowers, etc. in this world are their beauty. In every kind of sadhana, one should worship the Goddess seated on a lotus for attaining Riddhi Siddhi, obtaining unlimited wealth, destruction of debt, and for the blessings of Mahalakshmi ji. By doing these sadhanas, Indra has maintained heaven till today. To worship them, one should chant at least ten or twenty-one rosary mantras using Kamalgatta rosary.
“ॐ हसौ: जगत प्रसुत्तयै स्वाहा:”
“Om Hasau: Jagat Prasuttayai Swaha:”