WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE ORIGIN OF DAS MAHAVIDYAS ?DAS MAHAVIDYAS-01
THE STORY OF THE ORIGIN OF DAS MAHAVIDYAS;--
09 FACTS;- 1-In Hindu philosophy, there are nine universal substances or elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Ether, Time, Space, Soul, and Mind. Navaratri is a nine-day festival dedicated to the nine forms of Durga.The Ten Great Cosmic Powers are ten great mahavidyas, Great Sciences mentioned in Tantra Shastra, the Powers and Personalities of the Mother of the Universe. Each is a particular cosmic function and each leads to a special realisation of the one reality. 2-The might of KALI, the sound force of TARA, the beauty and bliss of SUNDARI, the vast vision of BHUVANESHWARI, the effulgent charm of BHAIRAVI, the striking force of CHINNAMASTA, the silent inertness of DHUMAVATI the paralysing power of BHAGALAMUKHI, the expressive play of MATANGI and the concord and harmony of KAMALATMIKA are the various characteristics the distinct manifestations of the Supreme Consciousness that has made this creation possible. 3-The ten luminous forms, points out the dateless past of the Tantric mysteries and brings to light the verities relevant even in the actual present dominated by empirical (verifiable by observation rather than theory)science. 4-Ma Sati, the consort of Shiva was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, a descendant of Brahma. Sati had married Shiva against the wishes of her father. The vain Daksha performed a great yagna (with the sole aim of insulting Shiva), to which he invited all of the gods and goddesses except his son-in-law, Lord Shiva. 5-Sati learned about her father’s yajna from Narad Muni. She asked Shiva’s permission to attend the yajna, saying that a daughter did not need an invitation from her father. Shiva said that Daksha was trying to insult him, and so even if Sati attended the yajna, the fruit of the sacrifice would not be auspicious. Therefore he bade Sati not to attend the yajna. 6-Sati became furious – She thought that Shiva was treating her like an ignorant lady and not as the mother of Universe. So to show Shiva who she really was, she assumed a different form – the one of the Divine Mother. The oceans raged, the mountains shook, and the atmosphere was filled with the wonder of her form. 7-Shiva began to shake and tried to flee. But in every direction that he tried to flee, the Divine mother stopped him. The Divine Mother had multiplied herself into ten different forms, guarding each of the ten directions, and try as Shiva might, he could not escape from her, as she had blocked every escape route. 8-These ten forms of Divine Mother are known as the Das Mahavidyas. Each form has her own name, story, quality, and mantras.The Das Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses. 9-Maha Kali with ten faces... Das means ten, Maha means great, Vidya means wisdom. The Das Mahavidyas are considered forms of Divine Mother Kali, who is the first of the then Mahavidyas. Each Wisdom Goddess has her own name, story, quality, and mantras.Each form of the Divine Mother Kali is a Mahavidya. TWO CATEGORY OF DAS MAHAVIDYAS;-
1-Sadhana is of two Ugra or Soumya categories--
1-2-SRI KUL. 2-Maha Kali has ten faces---Each form of the Divine Mother Kali is a Mahavidya. The Das Mahavidyas are:--- 2-1-Kālī (Sanskrit: काली) 2-2-Bagalāmukhī (Sanskrit: बगलामुखी) 2-3-Chinnamastā (Sanskrit: छिन्नमस्ता) 2-4-Bhuvaneśvarī (Sanskrit: भुवनेश्वरी) 2-5-Mātaṃgī (Sanskrit: मातंगी) 2-6-Ṣodaśī (Sanskrit: षोडशी) 2-7-Dhūmāvatī (Sanskrit: धूमावती) 2-8-Tripurasundarī (Sanskrit: त्रिपुरसुंदरी) 2-9-Tārā (Sanskrit: तारा) 2-10-Bhairavī (Sanskrit: भैरवी)
3-To describe Dash Maha Vidya The Ten Supreme Forms Of Energies with few words is impossible.Niraarakaar (Formless) and Nirguna (Virtue less) BrahmaN displays Himself in the form of Maha Devi Aadi Shakti who does the creation and administration of all.
4- Maa Aadi Shakti is manifested in 10 major forms in the process of Creation, Administration and Destruction of this world, this Universe.“Śrī” means prosperity, auspiciousness, divinity SRI Vidya SADHNA OF ADI SHANKARACHARYA;--
05 FACTS;-- 1-Śrī Devi is the Divine Mother who bestows bliss and plentitude on Her devotees. In Veda, She is praised as Śrī. Vedic knowledge diversified and developed into different schools like śmarta (following śmritis like Dharma Śāstras), Śrauta (studying śruti or Veda), Paurānika (following śmritis like Purāṇās) and so on. 2-Tantra is another school of practices that combines methods of worship with philosophy and theology. With these developments, Śrī Devi came to be known and worshiped in different forms.
3-In Purāṇās, Śrī is called Laksmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The worship of Śrī Māta or Tripura sundari, developed as ŚrīVidyā, one of the major cults in Śāktā Tantras.
4-The kaula-practitioners of ŚrīVidyā differentiate it as Śrī Kula Tantra, while ŚrīVidyā Tantra is the general name used by all the ŚrīVidyā practitioners. 5-There are two mantra of jagadguru-- 1-Hadi vidya for liberation (moksh) 2-Kadi vidya for performing four purusharth Kundalini Awakening is not possible without receiving grace of AdiShakti.
1-Das Mahavidya means the 10 Mahavidyas. Maha-Vidya means great knowledge. The Mahavidyas are thus ten insights covered by ten mysteries about 10 essential energies, that are also 10 goddesses.
2-Their worship is a main path in Tantra Yoga.For example, the first and foremost Mahavidya is Ma Kali, which is the energy of Time. The related avidya or mystery is that Time, which is life, seems temporary. The truth or vidya is that time and life are never-ending.
3-Dasa mahavidyas are about outerspace adhi devatas, which are beyond 9 planets and their effects.Entering into this field needs guidance of proper guru and its a mystic area.
4-Death, the apperent end to life and time, is an illusion. To conquer the fear of death, worship of Ma Kali is very effective, using the Kali mantra, yantra and an image of the goddess.
5-However, one should never worship a Mahavidya lightly. Worship of Kali should only happen if one is ready to give up attachment to the body.
RELATION WITH NINE PLANETS IN HOROSCOPE;--
07 FACTS;- 1-Kali (saturn), Tara (jupiter), Shodashi (mercury), Bhuvaneshwari (moon), Bhairavi (time or lagna), 2-Chhinnamasta (rahu), Dhumavati (ketu), Bagalamukhi (mars), Matangi (sun), and Kamala (venus) 3-Usually for reducing effects of 9 planets in vedic astrology, remedies like doing mantra japam directly for planet (like for saturn 19,000 times etc) is done. 4-But its not giving desired results because these days 99% vedic astrologers dont know proper vedas. 5-They are just taking the vimsottari dasa years number of each planet and multiplying by 1000. thats wrong ! 6-There are different numbers given for planets like for saturn its 23,000 etc. 7-But remembering dasa number is easy for those people, so they employ such shortcuts and fail.In modern days karma is too strong and in almost all cases we fail to do any proper remedy.
Following is an overview of these 10 wisdom goddesses, their mysteries, their truth, mantra and what it means to worship them :----- 1-MA DAKSINAKALI;-
07 POINTS ;- 1-1-She is an incarnation of the goddess MA Durga. For those who don't know,MA Durga,She was created from the combined powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva in order to defeat the demon Mahishasura. But she is generally viewed be the consort of Shiva, because she is considered an incarnation of Shiva's wife Parvati.
2- if you're a follower of the Shakta sect, then you'd view MA Durga to be a manifestation of the same Adi Parashakti of which Shiva's wives Shakti / Parvati.. were both incarnations. 3-In her most famous pose as Daksinakali, it is said that ma Kali, becoming drunk on the blood of her victims on the battlefield, dances with destructive frenzy. In her fury she fails to see the body of her husband Shiva who lies among the corpses on the battlefield. Ultimately the cries of Shiva attract ma Kali's attention, calming her fury. As a sign of her shame at having disrespected her husband in such a fashion, ma Kali sticks out her tongue. 4-One South Indian tradition tells of a dance contest between Shiva and ma Kali. After defeating the two demons Sumbha and Nisumbha, ma Kali stays in a forest. With fierce companions she terrorizes the surrounding area. One of Shiva's devotees becomes distracted while doing austerities and asks Shiva to rid the forest of the destructive goddess.
5-When Shiva arrives, ma Kali threatens him, claiming the territory as her own. Shiva challenges her to a dance contest, and defeats her when she is unable to perform the energetic Tandava dance. Although here ma Kali is defeated, and is forced to control her disruptive habits, we find very few images or other myths depicting her in such manner. 6-Great devotee of Dakshinakali at Dakshineshwar, West Bengal was Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who worshipped her as mother. 7-In her form as Dakshina Kali, she is the real form of all vidyas (goddesses) who give siddhi (success). Because Shiva and Shakti are one, they must be worshipped together..
2-MA TARA;-- The oral tradition gives an intriguing origin to the goddess Tara. The legend begins with the churning of the ocean between the Devas (Hindu Gods) and Asuras (Hindu Demons). The Deva Shiva drank the poison that was created from the churning of the ocean (in the process turning his throat blue and earning him the epithet Nilakantha), thus saving the world from destruction, but fell unconscious under its powerful effect. Tara Ma appeared and took Shiva on her lap. She suckled him, the milk from her breasts counteracting the poison, and he recovered. This story is reminiscent of the one in which Shiva stops the rampaging Kali by becoming an infant. Seeing the child, Kali's maternal instinct comes to the fore, and she becomes quiet and nurses the infant Shiva. In both cases, Shiva assumes the position of an infant. 3-MA Chinnamasta;- Chinnamasta (also called Chinnamastaka), is one of the mahavidyas, and an aspect of Devi. Chinnamasta, having severed her own head with her own sword, holds her severed head on one of her hands. Three jets of blood spurt out of her bleeding neck, and one streams into her own mouth of her severed head, while the other two streams into the mouths of her two female associates.
4-MA Tripura Sundari;- The presiding Deity of Srichakra, Devi, is Known as Lalita Tripura Sundari. The goddess Tripura Sundari in her aspect as Shodasi is represented as a sixteen-year-old girl, and is believed to embody sixteen types of desire. Tripura Sundari, also called Shodashi, Lalita and Rajarajeshvari.
5-MA Bhuvaneshwari;- Bhuvaneshvari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. Bhuvaneshvari, who is known for her beauty. Bhuvanesvari means Mistress of the World. Bhuvaneshvari's beauty is mentioned often. Her dhyana describes her as having a radiant vermilion complexion resembling the sunrise and a beautiful face. She has three eyes and a pleasant, nurturing smile. She has four arms, in two of which she holds a noose and a goad. With her lower left hand, she makes the gesture (varada-mudra) of offering a boon, and with the lower right she signals fearlessness (abhaya mudra).
6-MA Tripura Bhairavi;- Bhairavi is a fierce and terrifying aspect of the Goddess virtually indistinguishable from Kali. Bhairavi is also identified with Kalaratri, a name often associated with Kali that means â€œblack night (of destruction) and refers to a particularly destructive aspect of Kali.
7-MA Dhumavati;- Dhumavati is one the of mahavidyas (Great Wisdoms); she is one of the many aspects of Devi. She acts as the divine smoke screen in the form of old age and death. Only the ardent devotee is able to see beyond the fear of mortality to the Goddess's promise of immortality. The dhyana mantra of Dhumavati says: Dhumavati is ugly, unsteady, and angry. She is tall and wears dirty clothes. Her ears are ugly and rough, she has long teeth, and her breasts hang down. She has a long nose. She has the form of a widow. She rides in a chariot decorated with the emblem of the crow. Her eyes are fearsome, and her hands tremble. In one hand she holds a winnowing basket, and with the other hand she makes the gesture of conferring boons. Her nature is rude. She is always hungry and thirsty and looks unsatisfied. She likes to create strife, and she is always frightful in appearance. 8-MA Bhagalamukhi;--- Bagala or Bagalamukhi is the eighth Mahavidya in the famous series of the 10 Mahavidyas. Bagalamukhi means "The Crane-Headed One". This bird is thought of as the essence of deceit. Expounding the great power of the Goddess Baglamukhi the text Mantra Maharnnav states -"The Mantra of the Goddess has the power of the divine weapon Brahmastra instilled in it and the Goddess simply strikes terror in and paralyses the enemies of her Sadhaks. Repetition of her Mantra is enough to stop even a tempest." 9-MA Matangi;-
03 POINTS;- 1-Matangi is the aspect of Devi (in other words, the Mahavidya) who is the patron of inner thought. She guides her devotee to the uncaused primordial sound. Matangi has a dark emerald complexion and has three eyes. 2-It is said that once Vishnu and Lakshmi went to visit Shiva and Parvati. Vishnu and Lakshmi gave Shiva and Parvati fine foods, and some pieces dropped to the ground. From these remains arose a maiden endowed with fair qualities. She asked for leftover food (uccishtha). The four deities offered her their leftovers as prasada (food made sacred by having been tasted by deities).
3-Shiva then said to the attractive maiden: "Those who repeat your mantra and worship you, their activities will be fruitful. They will be able to control their enemies and obtain the objects of their desires." From then on this maiden became known as Uccishtha-matangini. She is the bestower of all boons.
10-MA Kamalatmika;- Kamalatmika is the Goddess Devi in the fullness of her graceful aspect. She is shown as seated on a lotus, symbol of purity. Kamala is a beautiful young woman with a shining complexion. Kamalatmika is the 10th Mahavidya. She is also known as Kamala. Kamala like Lakshmi is a goddess of fortune, ritches, fertility and conception of children, fame, and material well being.