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MAHA SHODASHI MANTRA JAPA महाषोडशी मनत जप

Śrī Mahāṣoḍaśī Mahāmantra Japaḥ शी महाषोडशी महामनत जपः (This is the simple way of doing Śrī Mahāṣoḍaśī 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 Dkṣiṇāmūrti and mentally accept Him as Guru. 1. Curse removal mantra: Śrī Mahāṣoḍaśī Mahāmantra japatvena śāpavimocanamantram kariṣye | शी महाषोडशी महामनत जपतवेन शापिवमोचनमनतम् किरषये। First Part – should be recited seven times: ई ए क ल ही ī e ka la hrīṁ ह स क ह ल ही ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ स क ल ही sa ka la hrīṁ Second Part – should be recited three times: ह स क ह स क ह ल ही ha sa ka ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ स क ल ही sa ka la hrīṁ ई ए क ल ही ī e ka la hrīṁ Third Part – should be recited one time. ह ल भ भ भ भ भ अ ha la bha bha bha bha bha a 2. Ṛ ṣ yādi nyāsaḥ ऋषयािद नयासः asyaśrī Mahāṣodaśī Mahāmantrasya - Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti ṛṣiḥ - Gāyatrī chandaḥ - Śrī Lalitāmahātripurasundari Parābhaṭṭārikā Devatā | असयशी महाषोदशी महामनतसय - शी दिकणामूितर ऋिषः - गायती छनदः - शी लिलतामहाितपुरसुनदिर पराभटािरका देवता । aiṁ bījaṁ | sauḥ śaktiḥ | klīṁ kīlakam || ऐं बीजं। सौः शिकः। कली कीलकम्॥ Śrī Lalitāmahātripurasundari Parābhaṭṭārikā darśana bhāṣaṇa siddhyarthe Śrī Mahāṣoḍaśī Mahāmantra jape viniyogaḥ || शी लिलतामहाितपुरसुनदिर पराभटािरका दशर न भाषण िसदधयथे शी महाषोडशी महामनत जपे िविनयोगः॥ 3. Karanyāsaḥ करनयासः Om - śrīṁ - hrīṁ - klīṁ - aiṁ - sauḥ: aṅguṣṭhābhyām namaḥ ॐ शी ही कली ऐं सौः अङुषाभयाम् नमःः (use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs) om - hrīṁ - śrīṁ tarjanībhyāṁ namaḥ ॐ ही शी तजर नीभयां नमः (use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers)

middle and ring fingers of the right hand. She is red in complexion.sa – ka – ha .hrīṁ anāmikābhyāṁ namaḥ ह स क ह ल ही अनािमकाभयां नमः (both the thumbs on the ring fingers) sa – ka .hrīṁ .la . She displays with Her two hands abhaya (removal of fear) and varadha (giving boons) mudras. a bow made of sugarcane.ī – la. She is worshipped by Brahmā and other gods and goddesses.hrīṁ . touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.klīṁ . a hook.śrīṁ karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṁ namaḥ सौः ऐं कली ही शी करतलकरपृषाभयां नमः (open both the palms. I surrender unto this Supreme Goddess.hrīṁ kaniṣṭhīkābhyāṁ namaḥ स क ल ही किनषीकाभयां नमः (both the thumbs on the little fingers) sauḥ . (There are other dhyāna verses also) .śrīṁ .ī – la. middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra) om . a noose.hrīṁ kavacāya huṁ ह स क ह ल ही कवचाय हु ं (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips) sa – ka .śrīṁ astrāya phaṭ सौः ऐं कली ही शी असाय फट् (open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand) भूभर वससुवरोिमित िदगबनधः॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandhaḥ|| (by using right hand thumb ु and middle fingers make rattle clockwise around the head) 5. a rosary made of rubies.śrīṁ śirase svāhā ॐ ही शी िशरसे सवाहा (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead) ka – e .sa – ka – ha .la .hrīṁ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ स क ल ही नेततयाय वौषट् (open the index.) sauḥ .la .klīṁ .klīṁ .aiṁ . Dhyānam धयानम् cāpaṁ cekṣumayaṁ prasūnaviśikhān pāśāṅkuśaṁ pustakaṁ māṇikyāṣasṛjavaraṁ maṇīmayīṁ vīṇāṁ surojadvayaṁ | pāṇibhyāṁ varadā abhayaṁ ca dadhatīṁ brahmādisevyāṁ parāṁ sindūrāruṇa vigrahāṁ bhagavatīṁ tāṁ ṣoḍaśīmāśraye || चापं चेकुमयं पसूनिविशखान् पाशाङशं पुसतक ं ु मािणकयाषसृजवरं मणीमयी वीणां सुरोजदयं। पािणभयां वरदा अभयं च दधती बहािदसेवयां परां िसनदरारण िवगहां भगवती तां षोडशीमाशये॥ ू Meaning: She holds in Her hands.la .sauḥ: hrdayāya namaḥ| ॐ शी ही कली ऐं सौः हरदयाय नमः (open index.aiṁ . a book.aiṁ . This is the point where tuft is kept) ha .hrīṁ .hrīṁ .hrīṁ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ स क ल ही िशखायै वषट् (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. She closely holds a veena (a musical instrument) with Her hands.hrīṁ madhyamābhyāṁ namaḥ क ए ई ल ही मधयमाभयां नमः (both the thumbs on the middle fingers) ha . Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ हरदयािद नयासः Om .ka – e . arrows made of kadamba flowers. 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) 4.

ī – la.आकाशाितमकायै पुषपैः पूजयािम। यं .ॐ ही शी ka e ī la hrīṁ -. This is known as sampuṭīkaraṇa or the sealing of the mantra.la .क ए ई ल ही ha sa ka ha la hrīṁ -.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. middle and ring fingers of the right hand. middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra) om .6.aiṁ . Pañcapūjā पञपूज ा (follow as per Karanyāsa) laṁ .vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi| raṁ .klīṁ .सवारितमकायै सवोपचार पूजाम् समपर यािम॥ 7.) . This is the point where tuft is kept) ha .ॐ शी ही कली ऐं सौः om hrīṁ śrīṁ -.hrīṁ .ह स क ह ल ही sa ka la hrīṁ -.śrīṁ .hrīṁ . Please also note that the arrangement of bījā-s in the first line (om śrīṁ hrīṁ klīṁ aiṁ sauḥ ) are reversed in the last line (sauḥ aiṁ klīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ).pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi| haṁ . Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ हरदयािद नयासः Om .अमृताितमकायै अमृतं महानैवेधयं िनवेदयािम। सं . 8.hrīṁ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ स क ल ही नेततयाय वौषट् (open the index.la .amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedhyaṁ nivedayāmi| saṁ . Śrī Mahāṣoḍaśī Mahā Mantraḥ शी महाषोडशी महा मनतः om śrīṁ hrīṁ klīṁ aiṁ sauḥ -. touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.स क ल ही sauḥ aiṁ klīṁ hrīṁ śrīṁ -.sauḥ: hrdayāya namaḥ| ॐ शी ही कली ऐं सौः हरदयाय नमः (open index.sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi|| लं .वायवाितमकायै धूपमाघापयािम। रं . 2.śrīṁ śirase svāhā ॐ ही शी िशरसे सवाहा (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead) ka – e .ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi| yaṁ .hrīṁ kavacāya huṁ ह स क ह ल ही कवचाय हु ं (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips) sa – ka .सौः ऐं कली ही शी Note: 1.hrīṁ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ स क ल ही िशखायै वषट् (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head.sa – ka – ha .पृिथवयाितमकायै गनधं समपर यािम। हं .

Dhyānam धयानम् cāpaṁ cekṣumayaṁ prasūnaviśikhān pāśāṅkuśaṁ pustakaṁ māṇikyāṣasṛjavaraṁ maṇīmayīṁ vīṇāṁ surojadvayaṁ | pāṇibhyāṁ varadā abhayaṁ ca dadhatīṁ brahmādisevyāṁ parāṁ sindūrāruṇa vigrahāṁ bhagavatīṁ tāṁ ṣoḍaśīmāśraye || चापं चेकुमयं पसूनिविशखान् पाशाङशं पुसतक ं ु मािणकयाषसृजवरं मणीमयी वीणां सुरोजदयं। पािणभयां वरदा अभयं च दधती बहािदसेवयां परां िसनदरारण िवगहां भगवती तां षोडशीमाशये॥ ू 10.आकाशाितमकायै पुषपैः पूजयािम। यं .pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi| haṁ .पृिथवयाितमकायै गनधं समपर यािम। हं .hrīṁ .aiṁ .अमृताितमकायै अमृतं महानैवेधयं िनवेदयािम। सं .वायवाितमकायै धूपमाघापयािम। रं .vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi| raṁ . .sauḥ . Please accept this japa performed by me and bestow Your perpetual Grace on me. Pañcapūjā पञपूज ा laṁ .sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi|| लं .amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedhyaṁ nivedayāmi| saṁ .klīṁ .) Note: This mantra has a number of nyāsa-s (placing) to be done all over the body. Samarpaṇ am समपर नम् guhyāti huhya goptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam| siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi stirā|| गुहाित हु ह गोपती तवं गृहाणासमत्-कतं जपम्। ृ िसिदभर वतु मे देिव तवतपसादानमिय िसतरा॥ (Meaning: You sustain the secret of all secrets.ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi| yaṁ .सवारितमकायै सवोपचार पूजाम् समपर यािम॥ 11.śrīṁ astrāya phaṭ सौः ऐं कली ही शी असाय फट् (open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand) भूभर वससुवरोिमित िदिगवमोकः॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digvimokaḥ|| (by using right hand ु thumb and middle fingers make rattle anticlockwise around the head) 9.