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MAHA SHODASHI MANTRA JAPA महहाषषोडशशी मन्ततर

जप
Śrī Mahāṣṣoḍṣaśī Mahāmantra Japahṣ शतरशी महहाषषोडशशी महहामन्ततर जपप
(This is the simple way of doing Śrī Mahāsṣodṣaśī Mahāmantra Japa)

Before reading this article, please read the explanatory notes for this
mantra HERE
Seating: While doing this mantra japa, one has to either face East or
North. If one does not have a guru, contemplate on Lord Dksṣinṣāmūrti
and mentally accept Him as Guru.
1. Curṣe removal mantra:
Śrī Mahāsṣodṣaśī Mahāmantra japatvena śāpavimocanamantram
karisṣye |
शशररी महहाषषोडशरी महहामन्तशर जपत्ववे न शहापववमषोचनमन्तशरमश कवरष्यवे।
Firṣt Part – ṣhoulḍ be reciteḍ ṣeven timeṣ:
ई ए क ल हशररीर ī e ka la hrīṁ
ह स क ह ल हशररीर ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ
स क ल हशररीर sa ka la hrīṁ
Seconḍ Part – ṣhoulḍ be reciteḍ three timeṣ:
ह स क ह स क ह ल हशररीर ha sa ka ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ
स क ल हशररीर sa ka la hrīṁ
ई ए क ल हशररीर ī e ka la hrīṁ
Thirḍ Part – ṣhoulḍ be reciteḍ one time.
ह ल भ भ भ भ भ अ ha la bha bha bha bha bha a

Śrī Lalitāmahātripurasundari Parābhat ṣt ṣārikā Devatā | अस्यशशररी महहाषषोदशरी महहामन्तशरस्य . Karanyāṣahṣ करन्यहासप Om .शशररी लवलतहामहहावतशरपपरसपन्दवर परहाभट्टहावरकहा दवेवतहा । aiṁ bījaṁ | sauhṣ śaktihṣ | klīṁ kīlakam || ऐर बरीजर। ससष शवकतष। कलरी र करीलकमश॥ Śrī Lalitāmahātripurasundari Parābhat ṣt ā ṣ rikā darśana bhāsṣanṣa siddhyarthe Śrī Mahāsṣodṣaśī Mahāmantrajape viniyogahṣ || शशररी लवलतहामहहावतशरपपरसपन्दवर परहाभट्टहावरकहा दशर्तिन भहाषण वसद्ध्यरर्थे शशररी महहाषषोडशरी महहामन्तशर जपवे वववनयषोगष॥ 3.sauhṣ: aṅgusṣt h ṣ ābhyām namahṣॐ शशररीर हशररीर कलरीर ऐर ससष अङ्गपष्ठहाभ्यहामश नमष (use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs) om .hrīṁ kanisṣt ṣhīkābhyāṁ namahṣस क ल हशररीर कवनष्ठरीकहाभ्यहार नमष (both the thumbs on the little fingers) sauhṣ .śrīṁ karatalakarapr ṣs ṣt ṣhābhyāṁ namahṣससष ऐर कलरीर हशररीर शशररीर करतलकरपष्प ठहाभ्यहार नमष (open both the palms.aiṁ .2.Śrī Daksṣinṣāmūrti r ṣs iṣ hṣ Gāyatrī chandahṣ .la .sa – ka – ha .शशररी दवक्षिणहाममवतर्ति ऋवषष . Rṣṣṣyāḍi nyāṣahṣ ऋष्यहाददि न्यहासप asyaśrī Mahāsṣodaśī Mahāmantrasya .hrīṁ anāmikābhyāṁ namahṣ ह स क ह ल हशररीर अनहावमकहाभ्यहार नमष (both the thumbs on the ring fingers) sa – ka . run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm) .hrīṁ .klīṁ .la .śrīṁ .klīṁ .ī – la.hrīṁ .śrīṁ tarjanībhyāṁ namahṣ ॐ हशररीर शशररीर तजर्तिनरीभ्यहार नमष (use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers) ka – e .गहायतशररी छन्दष .aiṁ .hrīṁ madhyamābhyāṁ namahṣ क ए ई ल हशररीर मध्यमहाभ्यहार नमष (both the thumbs on the middle fingers) ha .hrīṁ .

śrīṁ astrāya phat ṣ ससष ऐर कलरीर हशररीर शशररीर अस्तशरहाय फटश (open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand) भमभर्तिवप स्सपवरषोवमवत वदग्बन्धष॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandhahṣ|| (by using right hand thumb and middle fingers make rattle clockwise around the head) 5.hrīṁ kavacāya huṁ ह स क ह ल हशररीर कवचहाय हपर (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips) sa – ka .śrīṁ . middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra) om .sa – ka – ha .hrīṁ netratrayāya vausṣat ṣस क ल हशररीर नवेतरश तशरयहाय वसषटश (open the index.hrīṁ . touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.hrīṁ śikhāyai vasṣat ṣस क ल हशररीर वशखहाययै वषटश (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head.4.aiṁ . Dhyānam ध्यहानमत .aiṁ .) sauhṣ .hrīṁ .ī – la.hrīṁ . This is the point where tuft is kept) ha .la . middle and ring fingers of the right hand. Hrḍayāḍi nyāṣahṣ ह्र्दयहावद न्यहासष Om .klīṁ .la .sauhṣ: hrdayāya namahṣ| ॐ शशररीर हशररीर कलरीर ऐर ससष ह्र्दयहाय नमष (open index.śrīṁ śirase svāhā ॐ हशररीर शशररीर वशरसवे स्वहाहहा (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead) ka – e .klīṁ .

She closely holds a veena (a musical instrument) with two hands (9 and 10) and lotus flowers in two hands (11 and 12) one on each side. She is worshipped by Brahmā and other gods and goddesses. She is red in complexion.ākāśātmikāyai pusṣpaihṣ pūjayāmi| . (2) arrows made of kadamba flowers. displays (7) abhaya (removal of fear) and (8) varadha (giving boons) mudras. (There are other dhyāna verses also) 6.pr ṣthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi| haṁ . (3) a noose.cāpaṁ ceksṣumayaṁ prasūnaviśikhān pāśāṅkuśaṁ pustakaṁ mānṣikyāsṣasr ṣjavaraṁ manṣīmayīṁ vīnṣāṁ sarojadvayaṁ | pānṣibhyāṁ varadā abhayaṁ ca dadhatīṁ brahmādisevyāṁ parāṁ sindūrārunṣa vigrahāṁ bhagavatīṁ tāṁ sṣodṣaśīmāśraye || चहापर चवेक्षिपमयर पशरसमनवववशखहानश पहाशहाङ्कप शर पपस्तकर प वरर मणरीमयरी र वरीणहार सरषोजद्वयर। महावणकयहाषसज पहावणभ्यहार वरदहा अभयर च दधतरी र बशरहहावदसवेव्यहार परहार वसन्दमरहारुण ववगशरहहार भगवतरी र तहार षषोडशरीमहाशशरयवे॥ Meaning: She has twelve hands. Pañcapūjā पञ्चपपजहा (follow as per Karanyāsa) laṁ . (4) a hook. I surrender unto this Supreme Goddess. holds (1) a bow made of sugarcane. (5) a book. (6) a rosary made of rubies.

2.अग्न्यहावत्मकहाययै धरीपर दशर्तियहावम। प हावत्मकहाययै अमत प र महहानयैववेदर वनववेदयहावम। वर अमत सर .ससष ऐर कलरीर हशररीर शशररीर Note: 1. Hrḍayāḍi nyāṣahṣ ह्र्दयहावद न्यहासष . This is known as samput ṣīkaranṣa or the sealing of the mantra. Śrī Mahāṣṣoḍṣaśī Mahā Mantrahṣ शशररी महहाषषोडशरी महहा मन्तशरष om śrīṁ hrīṁ klīṁ aiṁ sauhṣ -.There are two ॐ in this mantra and the second ॐ will be replaced by ātmabīja by one’s Guru at the time of initiating this mantra.क ए ई ल हशररीर ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ -. 8.वहाय्वहावत्मकहाययै धमपमहाघशरहापयहावम। रर .agnyātmikāyai dhīpaṁ darśayāmi | vaṁ amr ṣtātmikāyai amr ṣtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi | saṁ .sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi|| लर .ह स क ह ल हशररीर sa ka la hrīṁ -.vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi| raṁ .yaṁ .स क ल हशररीर sauhṣ aiṁ klīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ -.ॐ हशररीर शशररीर ka e ī la hrīṁ -.सवहार्तिवत्मकहाययै सवषोर्तिपचहार पमजहामश समपर्तियहावम॥ 7.पवप रव्यहावत्मकहाययै गन्धर समपर्तियहावम। हर . Please also note that the arrangement of bījā-s in the first line (om śrīṁ hrīṁ klīṁ aiṁ sauhṣ ) are reversed in the last line (sauhṣ aiṁ klīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ).ॐ शशररीर हशररीर कलरीर ऐर ससष om hrīṁ śrīṁ -.आकहाशहावत्मकहाययै पपष्पयैष पमजयहावम। यर .

klīṁ .Om .hrīṁ . middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra) om .ī – la.) sauhṣ .aiṁ .la .sauhṣ: hrdayāya namahṣ| ॐ शशररीर हशररीर कलरीर ऐर ससष ह्र्दयहाय नमष (open index. middle and ring fingers of the right hand.hrīṁ kavacāya huṁ ह स क ह ल हशररीर कवचहाय हपर (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips) sa – ka .la .aiṁ .klīṁ .śrīṁ astrāya phat ṣ ससष ऐर कलरीर हशररीर शशररीर अस्तशरहाय फटश (open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand) भमभर्तिवप स्सपवरषोवमवत वदवग्वमषोकष॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digvimokahṣ|| (by using right hand thumb and middle fingers make rattle anticlockwise around the head) 9.śrīṁ śirase svāhā ॐ हशररीर शशररीर वशरसवे स्वहाहहा (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead) ka – e . This is the point where tuft is kept) ha .hrīṁ . touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.hrīṁ śikhāyai vasṣat ṣस क ल हशररीर वशखहाययै वषटश (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. Dhyānam ध्यहानमत cāpaṁ ceksṣumayaṁ prasūnaviśikhān pāśāṅkuśaṁ pustakaṁ mānṣikyāsṣasr ṣjavaraṁ manṣīmayīṁ vīnṣāṁ surojadvayaṁ | pānṣibhyāṁ varadā abhayaṁ ca dadhatīṁ brahmādisevyāṁ parāṁ sindūrārunṣa vigrahāṁ bhagavatīṁ tāṁ sṣodṣaśīmāśraye || चहापर चवेक्षिपमयर पशरसमनवववशखहानश पहाशहाङ्कप शर पपस्तकर प वरर मणरीमयरी र वरीणहार सपरषोजद्वयर। महावणकयहाषसज पहावणभ्यहार वरदहा अभयर च दधतरी र बशरहहावदसवेव्यहार परहार .hrīṁ netratrayāya vausṣat ṣस क ल हशररीर नवेतरश तशरयहाय वसषटश (open the index.sa – ka – ha .śrīṁ .hrīṁ .

आकहाशहावत्मकहाययै पपष्पयैष पमजयहावम। यर . Please accept this japa performed by me and bestow Your perpetual Grace on me.अग्न्यहावत्मकहाययै धरीपर दशर्तियहावम। प हावत्मकहाययै अमत प र महहानयैववेदर वनववेदयहावम। वर अमत सर .pr ṣthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi| haṁ .सवहार्तिवत्मकहाययै सवषोर्तिपचहार पमजहामश समपर्तियहावम॥ 11.पवप रव्यहावत्मकहाययै गन्धर समपर्तियहावम। हर .वसन्दमरहारुण ववगशरहहार भगवतरी र तहार षषोडशरीमहाशशरयवे॥ 10. Samarpanṣam समपर नमत guhyāti guhya goptrī tvaṁ gr h ṣ ānṣāsmat-kr tṣ aṁ japam| siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi stirā|| गपहहावत गपह गषोप्तशररी त्वर गहप हाणहास्मतश-कपतर जपमश। वसवद्धिभर्तिवतप मवे दवेवव त्वत्पशरसहादहान्मवय वस्तरहा॥ (Meaning: You sustain the secret of all secrets.sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi|| लर .agnyātmikāyai dhīpaṁ darśayāmi | vaṁ .vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi| raṁ . .) Note: This mantra has a number of nyāsa-s (placing) to be done all over the body. Pañcapūjā पञ्चपपजहा laṁ .amr ṣtātmikāyai amr ṣtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi | saṁ .वहाय्वहावत्मकहाययै धमपमहाघशरहापयहावम। रर .ākāśātmikāyai pusṣpaihṣ pūjayāmi| yaṁ .