[Advaita-l] dAmar tantrokta siddha kunjikA stotra
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Jan 2 12:05:48 CST 2015
According to different sampradAya ( tantric tradition ) and gurU paramparA
( master pupil lineage ) the text of stotra varies
Though "siddha-kunjika" varies from tantra to tantra, there is a "brihat mahA siddha kunjika" which was practiced by a great avadhUta near amarakanTaka kshEtra. This was handed down to shrI Omkaranatha shukla, which was mysteriously passed down to us. This is again guru-mukhaika-vEdya.
Apart from this, to unravel the mysteries of dEvi-mAhAtmyaM, the following tAntrika stOtrAs have hidden secrets:
1) siddha-chaNDi mahAvidyA sahasrAkshara vidya
The above vidya takes off with the sloka:
vandE parAgama vidyAM siddhichaNDIM sangItAM
"mahAsapthasathI mantra swarUpAM" sarvasiddhipradAM
2) shrI garbha chaNDI pATaH : which again consists of "garbha-argaLa", "garbha-kIlaka", "garbha-shApa-vimOchana", "garbha-rAtri-sUkta", "garbha-chaNDi-mUla-mantra", "garbha-rahasya"
Apart from these, the very most important aspect in "chaNDi-anuSTAna" is "shikhA-bandhana" because shikhA-bandhana confers mantra-siddhi, Ojas, balaM, dIrgha Ayu (vide the mantra "dIrghAyutvAya balAya varchasE shikhA").
For any mantrAnuSTAna, shikhA-bandhana is mandatory.
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