[Advaita-l] chanDI yAga at Madhwa institutions
sivanr8010 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:27:12 CDT 2011
SAdara pranaAmam Sriramji,
I would like to know whether 'Vanadurga kalpa'
is available in print?
Other works I am searching Dwisathy sthotra and
Devimahimna stotra of Maharshi DurvAsa.
On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Namaste Subbuji,
> Is durgA a deity worshiped/worshipable by sattvika-s?
> Yes. The Vanadurga Kalpa details out 3 modes of worship. The satvik,
> rajasik & tamasik.
> Depending upon the mode of worship, the corresponding dhyAna slokAs and
> bija samputikarana is done.
> In satvika dhyana, the Durga is meditated as having 8 hands and the bhAvana
> of worship
> is for chitta shuddhi.
> In rajasika dhyana, the Durga is meditated as having 16 hands and the
> bhAvana of
> worship is for iShTa kAmya siddhi.
> In tamasika dhyana, the Durga is meditated as having 32 hands and the
> bhAvana of
> worship is for shatru saMhAra and mAraNa prayOga.
> So, the same deity Vana Durga is used for 3 different aspects and depending
> upon the
> "mood & taste of the upasaka", the upAsana guNa is decided.
> At the end of the details of vinAyaka worship, the above smRti says that
> vinAyaka would even bless one with mokSha by giving Atma jnAna. Would
> Shankara denounce the worship of 'such' a vinAyaka
> One of the acharyas of Sringeri is Shri Sacchidananda Bharati (not sure)
> who had a
> vision of ganapati while entering a room on a wall above the threshold and
> the place
> where he had the vision is said to be tOraNa gaNapati now.
> Another acharya had just made a gaNapati vigraha with turmeric in
> temple and it bulged out which is known as sthambha ganapati.
> Abhinava Vidyatirtha used to take delight in worshipping his own personal
> gaNapati idol
> right from his childhood.
> Brahmasri Dravida Rajeshwara Sastrigal of Kasi used to chant gaNapati
> daily and he had a small personal copy of the same which he used to carry
> He was a gaNapati bhakta.
> So, vinAyaka is something different, which is related to mAtrika varNa mAla
> & tat-adhiShTAtru devata.
> There are 51 letters "a" to "kSha". Every letter has a corresponding devi,
> rudra sakti, siva sakti, nakshatra, graha & vinAyaka. So, there are 51
> mAtrikAs (devi) as
> well as 51 vinAyakAs and the Srividya Upasaka who has undergone
> perform 51 nyAsAs which is called mahAShODa nyAsa.
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