Ajapa Japa Ajapa can mean either ‘not repeated’ or ‘no count kept on the repetitions’.

Thus we find a reference to involuntary action in this aspect. There are two major movements in the body which are felt by us, yet are involuntary. The breath and heart beat are thus and are complimentary and interdependent to each other like two sides of a coin. They are the cause of the body existence. The breath is indicative of the mind-state; if one is excited mentally or does more work physically he will be drawing more number of breaths or will be out of breath. This will increase the heart beat rate, thus the major contribution of the mental state will be by our breathing style. We also find that a constant watch over point where breath ‘stops’ in between the inhalation and exhalation cycle is one type of bhavana recommended by vigyanabhairava tantra. Hence we can conclude that bhavana of Ajapa is very much essential to recognize the state of our real nature. A cycle of inhalation and exhalation will constitute one ‘Ajapa’. The intake breath is personified as siva as his seed letter ‘ham’ and the exhalation is personified as sakthi as her seed letter ‘sah’. Thus, we find the personification of Ajapa is ‘hamsah’- the divine swan. According to the scriptures we breathe 21,600 times daily. In a day of 24 hours this will work out to 4 second per breath, extending this we find 15 breaths per minute/ 900 breaths per hour. Considering the breath in days we get 21600 days, which will be equal to 60 years (as per lunar calendar). Thus the ritual of ShaShti abhdha poorthi is a celebration of a days-breath equivalent days. The next day starts and hence the shanti or purificatory rituals are done. The number 216 can be reduced into primary numbers and 23 X 33. The first number two will signify the breath ‘Ham Sah’, the divine couple Siva and sakti. The power three will point to the three bodies; gross, subtle and causal. The number three next will refer to the three stains (malas) – ANava mAyika and kArmika, the power three will point o the three states of waking, sleep and deep sleep. Reading the above as a whole, the Consciousness which is inherent as the divine couple Siva and sakti in the three bodies, in the three states with the three stains (mala) will be the total count of the breath in a day. The Bhavana of Ajapa will result in the experience of the everlasting bliss of being immersed in the above described siva-sakthi consciousness throughout the day which is the final destination of srividya upasana. Looking through the kaTapayAdi secret code we find ‘A ja pa’ will translate as 0, 8 and 1, this is then read as per the code (angato vamagati- read from the left) will be 180. This multiplied by the siva and sakti tatvas( ham and sah) i.e., two will total to 360, which are the total rasmi’s or

approximately from 6:00 a. Ganesa residing in the muladhara is offered 600.e. we find that this is the time specified for Para puja as per parasurama kalpasutra. Our Ancient Indian scriptures count the day from dawn to dawn i.600 It is worthy of note that the time of the Brahma muhurtha from 4 am to dawn which is suited for the utmost highest level of experience the Paramatman coincides with the time of the preceptor in this path. Interestingly. Srividya texts declare that these involuntary count of the Maha mantra ‘hamsah’ to be submitted to the divine powers residing in the seven centres of our body.m. trinity in the next three centres 6000 each. the guru is offered 1000 ajapa counts.m. the Sri Guru. The following chart is prepared from the above equivalence of breath and time on the assumption that the sun rises at 6:00 a. to 6.m. Deity Ganesa Brahma VishNu rudra jIvAtmA paramAtmA Sri Guru Time 06:00:00 to 06:40:00 06:41:00 to 13:20:00 13:21:00 to 20:00:00 20:01:00 to 02:40:00 02:41:00 to 03:46:40 03:46:41 to 04:53:20 04:53:21 to 06:00:00 . Sthana MulAdhAra SvAdhiStTAnA MaNi pUraka anAhata vishuddhi AgnyA BrahmarandhrA Count 600 6000 6000 6000 1000 1000 1000 Total 21.rays emerging from the feet of the Divine couple seated at the aspirant’s crown and filling all the six adhara cakras in the sushumnA nAdi. . Jiva and parmatma in the next two 1000 each and in the crown.00 a.

. One ray will equal 60 breaths or 4 minutes SthAna mUlAdhArA SvadhiShTAnA maNipUrakA anAhata vishuddhi AgnyA Total Rays 56 52 62 54 72 64 360 Equivalent Breaths 3360 3120 3720 3240 4320 3840 21.’ Applying the same idea of time equivalent breath to this ray count the following chart is prepared. This is described in saundarya lahari as ‘kshitau ShaT pancAsaT….600 Equivalent Time 3 Hrs 44 min 3 Hrs 28 min 4 Hrs 08 min 3 Hrs 36 min 4 Hrs 48 min 4 Hrs 16 min 24:00 hrs Time 06:00 to 09:44 09:45 to 13:12 13:13 to 17:20 17:21 to 20:56 20:57 to 01:44 01:45 to 06:00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- .Rasmi karma with Ajapa bhavana The above six centres have a distribution of the 360 rays emerging from the feet of Sri Lalitha Maha tripurasundari seated with her Lord Kamesvara at the crown (sahasrara) of the aspirant.

So the count will be 18+ 16+ 8+ 14+ 10+ 10+ 8+ 4+ 3 = 91) . This when read with the katapayaadi code will reveal the number thus: . which will total 21.Sri Mahesanatha in his natha navaratna malika has identified the breath with Sri Guru.600 ----------------------(*NavavaraNa devatas are counted without the mudra saktis as per Kadimata. Adding both these numbers will give the total breath in a day 21. 5.600. The Dina nitya vidya (576 X 36) The purNa maNdala akshara (16 X 36) Nava natha Tatvas (24 + 7 + 5) Nitya (15 + 1) Ghatika Rasi Nava graha Bhuta (Elements) MatrkAkshara (La and la are identical) *NavAvaraNa devatas Total 20.Tantra rAja tantra and also excluding Maha tripurasundari with the eight cakresvaris. when decoded will point to numbers 5 and 3. reverse of this is 35. 6. Sri Bhasakararaya in his commentary decodes the number of breath from the last line of each stanza in the stotra.736 576 9 36 16 60 12 9 5 50 91 ----------------------21. This when reversed will point to the number 21565.‘mattamayoora’ will translate into numbers as 5. 1 and 2. which is ‘sanmaargam matta mayooramiide’. He also points out to an aggregate of Tatvas. 600. Again ‘san-maarga’ means with ‘marga’.

These being the months in a year and are cyclic we can visulaise the current month as the first in the below chart and modify as suitable. we can dwell upon the day’s natha as the initial in the below chart and accordingly visualize. we can find from the following chart the different time slots for the nathas/ grahas. Since the days are cyclic.Considering the whole day’s breath as Navanathas or Nava grahas. if see with respect to the rasi (zodiac signs) we will get the following chart 1 rasi = 2400 breaths = 2 Hours. Tatva meshaa rshabha mithuna kaTaka simha kanni tulA vrschika dhanuh makara kumbha Time 06:00 to 08:00 08:01 to 10:00 10:01 to 12:00 12:01 to 14:00 14:01 to 16:00 16:01 to 18:00 18:01 to 20:00 20:01 to 22:00 22:01 to 00:00 00:01 to 02:00 02:01 to 04:00 . as per the first said time – breathe equivalence we can see each natha /graha will have 2400 breaths or 2hr 40min equivalent time in a day which starts from 06:00. Natha Prakasanadanatha Vimarsananadanatha Anandanandanatha Gyananandanatha Satyanandanatha Purnanandanatha Svabhavananadanatha Pratibhananadanatha Subhagananadanatha Graha Surya Candra Saumya bhuda guru sukra sani rahu ketu Time 06:00 to 08:40 08:41 to 11:20 11:21 to 02:00 02:01 to 04:40 04:41 to 07:20 07:20 to 10:00 10:01 to 00:40 00:41 to 03:20 03:21 to 06:00 Similarly.

if see with respect to the tatvas we will get the following chart. 1 Tatva = 600 breaths = 40 min.mIna 04:01 to 06:00 Similarly. these also being the days in a devi maana calendar. Tatva Siva Sakti sadAsiva Isvara suddhavidyA mayA kalA avidyA rAga kAla niyati purusha prakrti ahmakAra Buddha Manas Srotra Tvak Cakshus jihvA ghrANa vAk pANi pAda pAyu Time 06:00 to 06:40 06:41 to 07:20 07:21 to 08:00 08:00 to 08:40 08:41 to 09:20 09:21 to 10:00 10:01 to 10:40 10:41 to 11:20 11:21 to 12:00 12:01 to 12:40 12:41 to 13:20 13:21 to 14:00 14:01 to 14:40 14:41to 15:20 15:21 to 16:00 16:00 to 16:40 16:40 to 17:20 17:21 to 18:00 18:01 to 18:40 18:41 to 19:20 19:21 to 20:00 20:01 to 20:40 20:41 to 21:20 21:21 to 22:00 22:01 to 22:40 . we can visualize the chart according to the current days tattva and others in a cyclic manner.

NityA Kamesvari Bhagamalini Nityaklinna Bherunda Vahni vasini mahAvajresvari sivadUti Time 06:00 to 07:30 07:31 to 09:00 09:01 to 10:30 10:31 to 12:00 12:01 to 13:30 13:31 to 15:00 15:01 to 16:30 .uapstha sabda sparsa rUpa rasa gandha AkAsha Vayu Vahni Jala prthvI 22:41 to 23:20 23:20 to 00:00 00:01 to 00:40 00:41 to 01:20 01:21 to 02:00 02:01 to 02:40 02:40 to 03:20 03:21 to 04:00 04:01 to 04:40 04:40 to 05:20 05:21 to 06:00 Similarly. Element (bhUtA) Space -AkAsha Air -Vayu Fire -Vahni Water -Jala Earth -prthvI Time 06:00 to 10:48 10:49 to 15:36 15:37 to 20:24 20:25 to 01:12 01:10 to 06:00 Similarly. including maha nityAMahatripurasundari we will get the following chart 1 nityA = 1350 breaths = 1 hour 30 min. who are 16. if see with respect to the elements (bhUtAs) we will get the following chart 1 element (bhUtA) = 4320 breaths = 4 hours 48 min. if see with respect to the nityA devi.

NityA Kamesvari Bhagamalini Nityaklinna Bherunda Vahni vasini mahAvajresvari sivadUti tvaritA kulasundari nityA nIlapatAkA vijayA sarvamangala jvalAmAlini citrA Time 06:00 to 07:36 07:37 to 09:12 09:13 to 10:48 10:49 to 12:24 12:25 to 14:00 14:01 to 15:36 15:37 to 17:12 17:13 to 18:48 18.01 to 20:24 20:25 to 22:00 22:01 to 23:36 23:37 to 01:12 01:13to 02:48 02:49 to 04:24 04:25 to 06:00 .tvaritA kulasundari nityA nIlapatAkA vijayA sarvamangala jvalAmAlini citrA mahAnityA 16:31 to 18:00 18. with a view that Lalithadevi is an aggregate unified form of all nityas. So by his view the chart will be now: This chart also can be visualized according the current nitya occupying the first slot in the below chart and the rest accordingly. 1 nityA = 1440 breaths = 1 hour 36 min.01 to 19:30 19:31 to 21:00 21:01 to 22:30 22:31 to 00:00 00:01to 01:30 01:31 to 03:00 03:01 to 04:30 04:31 to 06:00 (We find Bhaskararaya in his bhavanopanishad has accounted 15 nityas only as the breath count.

the udya ghatika and the rest can be visulaised in a cyclic manner . each udaya ghatika and the cycle are given separately below. as seen in the all devi maana calendar charts . 1 ghatika = 360 breaths = 24 min Ghatikodaya E Ca ta a E Ca ta aa Ai Cha tha i O Ja da ii au Jha dha u Am ~nja na uu Ka Ta pa r Kha Tha pha rr Ga Da ba lr Gha Dha bha llr ~nga Na ma e Ca ta ya ai Cha Tha Ra o Ja Da La au Jha Dha va am ~nja Na Sa ka Ta Pa sha kha Tha Pha Sa ga Da Ba ha gha Dha Bha La ~nga Na Ma ksha ca ta Ya A cha Tha Ra Aa ja Da La I jha Dha Va Ii ~nja Na Sa U Ta Pa Sha uu Tha Pha Sa R Da Ba Ha Rr Dha Bha La Lr Na Ma ksha Llr ta Ya A E tha Ra Aa Ai a ya ya ra la va Sa sha sa ha la ksha a aa i ii u uu r rr lr llr e ai o au am ka kha ga gha ~nga ca cha From 6:00 6:25 6:49 7:13 7:37 8:01 8:25 8:49 9:11 9:37 10:01 10:25 10:49 11:12 11:37 12:01 12:25 12:49 13:13 13:37 14:01 14:25 14:49 15:13 15:37 16:01 16:25 16:49 17:13 17:37 18:01 18:25 To 6:24 6:48 7:12 7:36 8:00 8:24 8:48 9:12 9:36 10:00 10:24 10:48 11:12 11:36 12:00 12:24 12:48 13:12 13:36 14:00 14:24 14:48 15:12 15:36 16:00 16:24 16:48 17:12 17:36 18:00 18:24 18:48 .The following chart is for ghatikodaya.

da dha na pa pha ba bha ma ya ra la va Sa sha sa ha la ksha a aa i ii u uu r rr lr llr La Va Sa Sha Sa Ha La ksha A Aa I Ii U Uu R Rr Lr Llr E Ai O au Am Ka Kha Ga Gha ~nga I Ii U Uu R Rr Lr Llr E Ai O au Am Ka Kha Ga Gha ~nga Ca Cha Ja Jha ~nja Ta Tha Da Dha Na O au am ka kha ga gha ~nga Ca cha Ja jha ~nja Ta Tha Da Dha Na ta tha da dha na pa pha ba bha ma ja jha ~nja Ta Tha Da Dha Na ta tha da dha na pa pha ba bha ma ya ra la va Sa sha sa ha la ksha 18:49 19:13 19:37 20:01 20:25 20:49 21:13 21:37 22:01 22:25 22:49 23:13 23:37 0:01 0:25 0:49 1:13 1:37 2:01 2:25 2:49 3:13 3:37 4:01 4:25 4:49 5:13 5:37 19:12 19:36 20:00 20:24 20:48 21:12 21:36 22:00 22:24 22:48 23:12 23:36 0:00 0:24 0:48 1:12 1:36 2:00 2:24 2:48 3:12 3:36 4:00 4:24 4:48 5:12 5:36 6:00 For Matrukaakshraas: Each matrukaasharaa = 432 breaths = 28 min 48 sec. Matrukaakshara From A 6:00 Aa 6:28:49 I 6:57:37 Ii 7:26:25 U 7:55:13 Uu 8:24:01 R 8:52:49 Rr 9:21:37 Lr 9:50:25 Llr 10:19:13 E 10:48:01 Ai 11:16:49 To 6:28:48 6:57:36 7:26:24 7:55:12 8:24:00 8:52:48 9:21:36 9:50:24 10:19:12 10:48:00 11:16:48 11:45:36 .

600. So he suggested adding the four ayudha .O au Am Ah Ka Kha Ga Gha ~nga Ca Cha Ja Jha ~nja Ta Tha Da Dha Na ta Tha Da Dha Na Pa Pha Ba Bha Ma Ya Ra La Va Sa Sha Sa Ha Ksha 11:45:37 12:14:25 12:43:13 13:12:01 13:40:49 14:09:37 14:38:25 15:07:13 15:36:01 16:04:49 16:33:37 17:02:25 17:31:13 18:00:01 18:28:49 18:57:37 19:26:25 19:55:13 20:24:01 20:52:49 21:21:37 21:50:25 22:19:13 22:48:01 23:16:49 23:45:37 0:14:25 0:43:13 1:12:01 1:40:49 2:09:37 2:38:25 3:07:13 3:36:01 4:04:49 4:33:37 5:02:25 5:31:13 12:14:24 12:43:12 13:12:00 13:40:48 14:09:36 14:38:24 15:07:12 15:36:00 16:04:48 16:33:36 17:02:24 17:31:12 18:00:00 18:28:48 18:57:36 19:26:24 19:55:12 20:24:00 20:52:48 21:21:36 21:50:24 22:19:12 22:48:00 23:16:48 23:45:36 0:14:24 0:43:12 1:12:00 1:40:48 2:09:36 2:38:24 3:07:12 3:36:00 4:04:48 4:33:36 5:02:24 5:31:12 6:00:00 For the Avarana devatas: Mahesanatha had counted the avarana devatas as ninety one only (See page 4). however this number cannot divide the total breath count of 21.

devtas for Kameshvara and the central Sri Maha tripurasundari. making the total to ninety six avarana devatas. Each devata = 225 breaths = 15 min Avarana devata Animasiddhe Laghimasiddhe mahima siddhe ishitva siddhe vashitva siddhe Prakaamyasiddhe bhukti siddhe iccha siddhe prapti sidddhe Sarvakamasiddhe Brahmi Maheshvari Kaumari Vaishnavi Varahi Mahendri Camunde Mahalashmi kamakarshini Bhudhyakarshini Ahamkarakarshini Sabdakarshini Sparshakarshini roopaa karshini Rasaakarshini Gandhaakarshini Cittakarshini Dharyakarshini Smrtayakarshini Namakarshini Bijakarshini Aatmaakatshini Amrtakarshini Sarirakarshini Anangakusuma Anabgamekhala Anangamadana Anangamadanatura Anangarekha Anagavegini From 06:00 6:16 6:31 6:46 7:01 7:16 7:31 7:46 8:01 8:16 8:31 8:46 9:01 9:16 9:31 9:46 10:01 10:16 10:31 10:46 11:01 11:16 11:31 11:46 12:01 12:16 12:31 12:46 13:01 13:16 13:31 13:46 14:01 14:16 14:31 14:46 15:01 15:16 15:31 15:46 To 6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00 7:15 7:30 7:45 8:00 8:15 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 13:00 13:15 13:30 13:45 14:00 14:15 14:30 14:45 15:00 15:15 15:30 15:45 16:00 .

Anankarmkusha Anangamalini Saravsamkshobini Sarvavidravini Sarvaakarshini Sarvaahlaaadini sarva sammohini sarva stambhini sarva jrmbhini sarva vasamkari sarva ranjini Sarvonmadini Sarvaarthasadhini sarva sampattipoorani sarva mantra mayee sarva dvandvakshayamkari Sarvasiddiprada sarav sampat prada sarva priyamkari sarva mangalakarini sarva kama prada sarva dukhavimocini sarva mrthyu prasamani sarva vighna nivarini Sarvaangasundari sarvasaubhaya dayini Sarvagyna Sarvasakthi sarvaisvarya prada Sarvagynamamayi sarva vyadhivinasini Sarvaadharasvarioopa sarva paapahara Sarvaandmayi Sarvarakshasvaroopini Sarvepsitaphalaprada Vasini Kameshvari Modini vimala Aruna jayini Sarveshvari Kaulini 16:01 16:16 16:31 16:46 17:01 17:16 17:31 17:46 18:01 18:16 18:31 18:46 19:01 19:16 19:31 19:46 20:01 20:16 20:31 20:46 21:01 21:16 21:31 21:46 22:01 22:16 22:31 22:46 23:01 23:16 23:31 23:46 0:01 0:16 0:31 0:46 1:01 1:16 1:31 1:46 2:01 2:16 2:31 2:46 16:15 16:30 16:45 17:00 17:15 17:30 17:45 18:00 18:15 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:15 19:30 19:45 20:00 20:15 20:30 20:45 21:00 21:15 21:30 21:45 22:00 22:15 22:30 22:45 23:00 23:15 23:30 23:45 0:00 0:15 0:30 0:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 .

kameshvari bana kameshvara bana kameshvari capa kameshvara capa kameshvari pasha kameshvara pasha kameshvari ankusha kameshvara amkusha Mahakameshvari Mahavajreshvari Mahabhagamalini maha tripurasundari 3:01 3:16 3:31 3:46 4:01 4:16 4:31 4:46 5:01 5:16 5:31 5:46 3:15 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30 4:45 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 .

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