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THE NINE ENCLOSURES OF SRI YANTRA;- The nine enclosures( avaranas) are again recognized as chakras said to be situated along the central channel or the Shushumna nadi.The nine enclosures that compose Sri Chakra are briefly as under. These are described in the order of absorption (Samhara-krama) according to Dakshinamurthy tradition. It starts with the outermost enclosure-Bhupura- and leads to Bindu , the central point. 1.First Enclosure– Bhupura 2. Second Enclosure– Shodasha dala padma 3. Third Enclosure –Ashta dala padma 4. Fourth Enclosure –Chaturdasha trikona 5. Fifth Enclosure –Bahir dasara 6. Sixth Enclosure–Antar dasara 7. Seventh Enclosure-Ashtara 8. Eight Enclosure–Trikona 9. Ninth Enclosure-Bindu MY PRAYER;- Before decoding the nine enclosures i submits my salutations to the Mother Goddess Kamalamba and prays for protection and guidance.She is the magnificent transcendental beauty without a parallel in three worlds (Tripura Sundari); the conqueror of three levels of existence; the presiding deity of Tripura and other chakras (Tripuraadi Chakreshvari); Kameshwari; the empress of Trailokyamohana Chakra (Trailokyamohana Chakravartini) of Bhupura (Kshithipura). She is the presiding deity of the chakra (Tripureshi); mother of Guruguha; and the enchanting beauty of all the three worlds (tripura Sundari).

I also submit my salutations to Anima and other Siddhi deities of the Avarana (Animaadi Siddhishvari); the Nitya Devis; the Yogini of the Avarana (PrakataYogini); and Maheshwari and other Matruka Devis.

Thus, along with the prayers, i will make effort to bring out the salient features of the Bhupura Chakra, the Earth principle,but i know she is beyond words/indescribable.That is why i bow my head and pray to forgive me.. ENCLOSURE ONE- BHUPURA;- 16 FACTS;- 1-Bhupura also called Trilokya mohana chakra (Deluder of the Realms) , is the four-sided enclosing wall. The three lokas being three levels of experience, attainments, obstructions and powers.They are also related to the body...mind complex of the devotee. 2-A tantra design is always enclosed within an outer wall serving as a protective cover. As the devotee enters into the Mandala he leaves behind the nomal woldly distractions and conflicts ; and emigrates into a world of symbols and vizualizations. A Mandala is thus a mansion of gods and goddesses , a symbol of a higher form of existence. 3-There are actually six gateways to the fort Sri Yantra, if we take a three-dimensional view of it; the four obvious gateways and those 'above' and 'below'. 4-The Eastern gate is the way of the mantras. 5-The Southern gate is the way of devotion or bhakti. 6-The Western gate is for the performance of rites and rituals, or karma-kanda. 7-The Northern gate is the way of wisdom, or Jnana. 8-The gate 'below' is the 'path of words' while the gate 'above' is the way or 'road of liberation'. These are located at the Southern and Northern gate, respectively, i.e. 'above' is north, 'below' is south. Each of these gates also stands for one of the six primary chakras in the body. 9-The Bhupura Chakra , the earth stretch , includes within its spacial scope the entire design even as the earth supports the entire existence.Bhupura is a Shiva aspect and is made up of three lines or ramparts(a defensive wall of a castle ). 10-The first(outermost) line is identified with the attainments of yoga powers called Siddhis.They are needed for self-protection along the inward journey. Such Siddhis are eight in number; and are attained consequent on gaining control over the elements and the mind. 11-The second or the middle line represents the powers of eight mother like divinities Mathrika who rule over emotions such as passionate longing(Brahmi ), violent anger(Maheshwari), avrice(kaumari) obstenecy/stubbornness.(Varahi) etc. 12-The third (inner) line of the square is identified with ten feminine deties , Mudra devathas, carrying seals of authority. The mudras are an approach to the divinities.These could be gross(sthula) being body postures and gestures by hand; subtle(sukshma) by way of seed-mantras; and para transcendental that is mental or intutional approach. 13-These three lines are also taken to represent the Mother goddess; the outermost line corresponds to her feet; the middle line to her thighs ; and the inner line to her knees 14-There are also three concentric circles(trivritta) representing three objectives of life: Dharma , Artha and Kama 15-The enclosure is Bhoopura and the Chakra is Trailokyamohana chakra ‘enchants the three worlds’. The yogini is Prakata;Mudra is Sarva Somkshibhni;Siddhi is Anima; and the mental state of the aspirant is Jagrata. 16-The presiding deity is Tripura . Her Vidya is Am Am Sauh.The gem is topaz. The time is 24 minutes and the Shaktis are 28 that include the ten starting with Anima, the eight starting with Brahmya and the ten Mudra Shaktis. 28 is the dominant number.This enclosures corresponds to the feet of the mother goddess. ENCLOSURE TWO- SIXTEEN PETALLED LOTUS (Shodasha dala padma) ;- 10 FACTS;- 1-The sixteen petalled lotus (shodasha dala padma) called sarva asha paripuraka chakra, the fulfiller of all desires, is the second enclosure. 2-In the sixteen petals, the sixteen vowels of Sanskrit alphabet is inscribed. These symbolize sixteen kalas or aspects or phases. They are also called nithyas and named Kamakarshini (fascinating the desires), Budhyakarshini (fascinating the intellect) etc. 3-These relate to powers in the Five Elements, the ten senses of perception or Indriyas (being further divided into five organs of action and five sense organs) and the Mind. 4-The significance of this enclosure is explained as self-protection (atma raksha) of the devotee. Since frustrated desire is the strongest obstacle to spiritual progress, the next stage is wisely concerned with satisfying them. Only he who has experienced can renounce. The values of virtue, wealth and pleasure are granted at this stage. 5-The craving desire, springs from discontent; and is quenched when discontent is eliminated. That is possible when devotee identifies himself with Shiva, ever complete and ever content. 6-This is achieved by the cultivation or strengthening of power over mind, ego, sound, touch, sight, taste, smell, intellect, steadiness, memory, name, growth, ethereal body, revivification, and physical body. 7-The avarana is Shodasa Dala, and the Chakra is Sarvasaparipuraka chakra ‘fulfils all expectations’; the yogini is Gupta Yogini; Mudra is Sarva Vidravini; the Siddhi is Laghima; and the mental state is Swapna. 8-The presiding deity is Tripureshi. Her vidya is Aim Klim Sauh.The gem is sapphire. The time is three hours. 9-The Shaktis are the sixteen starting with Kamakarshini. 16 is the dominant number. 10-This enclosure corresponds to the Savdhistana chakra of the mother goddess. ENCLOSURE THREE - EIGHT PETALLED LOTUS (Astha dala padma) ;- 06 FACTS;- 1- Eight petalled lotus (astha dala padma) called Sarva-samkhobhana –Chakra the agitator of all, is the third avarana. Each petal has a consonant inscribed within it that begins with ‘Ka‘ . 2-The petals represent eight divinities associated with erotic( tending to arouse excitement) urges ( lust), independent of physical body(Without body/ananga/Ananga means Name of Kamadeva).These relate to mental pleasures derived through five organs and through the modalities of mind: rejection(repulsion or withdrawal), acceptance (attention or attachment) and indifference(detachment). 3-This enclosure represents the last of the first group of the chakras that symbolizes emanation(Shrusti/a being which is a manifestation of God.). 4-The avarana is ashta dala; The Chakra is Sarva-samkshobana chakra ‘agitates all’. The Yogini is Gupta- Tara; Mudra is Sarvakarshini; the Siddhi is Mahima; and the mental state is Shushupti. 5-The Presiding deity is Tripura Sundari. Her vidya is Hrim Klim Sauh. The gem is cat’s eye. The time is day and night. The Shaktis are the eight starting with "Without body flower"(Ananga Kusuma). 8 is the dominant number. 6-This avarana corresponds to the navel region of mother goddess. ENCLOSURE FOUR - FOURTEEN TRIANGLES(Chaturdasha Trikona);- 09 FACTS;- 1-Fourteen triangles (chaturdasha trikona) called Sarva sowbhagya dayaka; the bestower of all prosperity is the fourth enclosure. This is in the form of a complex figure made up of fourteen triangles. The fourteen triangles are inscribed with fourteen consonants beginning with ka and ending with dha. 2-The fourteen corners represent fourteen powers of mother goddess. These are said to preside over fourteen principle channels of vital forces in human body (naadis) corresponding with fourteen powers Sarva -Samkshobhini and others. 3-They are also related to the seat of Shaktis who represent: the Mind (Manas), the Intellect (Buddhi), Being (Chitta), the Conscious Ego (Ahamkara) and the ten Indriyas. 4-This enclosure refers to the channels of life currents in the human body (prana) and their identity with the aspects of Sri Chakra. The explanation given in Tantra texts is that the breathing in human body is influenced by five elements present in the body; and in turn those five elements are influenced by the manner we breathe. 5-Normally, we breathe 360 times in a unit of time called 1 ghati(equivalent to 24 minutes). A day consists 60 such ghatis .One day is equal to 60 ghatis and each ghati is divisible into 60 palas or vighatis. Therefore, in a day (24 hours) we breathe 21,600 times. The collection of all breathes is mother goddess herself. This is called nadi-chakra, the organization of winds within the body. The distribution of breathes among the body centres are as follows:


1-Muladhara >>>0,600 >>>00-40-00

2-Svadhistana >>>6,000 >>>06-40-00

3-Manipura>>> 6,000>>> 06-40-00

4-Anahata >>>6,000>>> 06-40-00

5-Vishuddha>>> 1,000>>> 01-06-40

6-Ajna >>>1,000>>> 01-06-40

7-Sahasrara >>>1,000>>> 01-06-40

TOTAL ;-21,600 24-00-00

6-The navel is the central point for distribution of all breathes and life forces moving along the channels. Normally breath alternates between the ida channel reaching the left nostril and pingala the channel reaching the right nostril. The former is moon principle and cools the body; and the latter is sun principle warms the body. The two meet at muladhara, close to kundalini. Around this central channel is a network of 72,000 channels of which the more important are the 14 mentioned here in this paragraph. The