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WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF SHAKTI PUJA ?WHAT IS THE MYSTERY OF SIDDHA KUNJIKA STOTRA?SRI VIDHYA SADHA


THE ESSENCE OF SHAKTI PUJA;- 23 FACTS;- 1-It is important for all to know and rightly understand the real spirit and significance of Devi worship so that tangible spiritual and material benefit of a lasting character may be derived by everyone to a maximum extent. 2-Rightly understood, the method of this worship shows you the true way to lead the divine life. It teaches you to live in such a way as to make your life a real and practical worship and adoration of the Divine Mother. It reveals the secret of rising from darkness, untruth and mortality unto the grand realm of light, truth and everlasting life. 3-Devi worship or Durga Puja is the adoration of the Divine Mother of all things, who bear the seed of Universe in her imperishable womb, the Mahat-Brahma. Devi is the consciousness-power or the Chaitanya Shakti, the glory of the supreme Sovereign of the universe made manifest to the manifested Jivas in the world of creation. 4-As the creator, the preserver and the destroyer of the universe are but one God appearing in three forms, so the power which is inseparable from God appears in its threefold aspect. Even as a person here is known from his characters and powers, God is revealed in his Shakti which is the sum total of all knowledge, will and action, visible and felt as well as invisible and beyond comprehension. 5-The whole universe is the manifestation of the richness and the glory of its immortal creator who hails beyond the dust of the earth and the luminaries of heaven. He, the Divine Master, works everywhere with his twofold Shakti, Viz., Vidya and Avidya. 6-In the nine-day worship of the Divine Mother or Navratri Puja, is illustrated the process of the overcoming of the dark and blind powers of the lower nature by the splendid and intelligent powers of the higher nature. The Great War between Devas and Asuras marks the life of both the objective and subjective sides of the created universe. 7-Vidyashakti always gains an upper hand and everywhere there is a transcendence of the limitations and imperfections characteristic of Jivahood and Asurahood by the divine Jananashakti which pierces through every quarter and cranny in its works of vanquishing unconsciousness or ignorance together with its train of effects, desire and selfish action. 8-In the Devi Mahatmya or the Saptashati, Devi is described as the mass of the effulgent energy of the gods, headed by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This Shakti is released when the Devas begin to complain to these higher powers. 9-The sense-energies presided over by intelligence, which are symbolized by the Devas together with their ruler Indra, when they are oppressed by the demoniacal, forces of passion, anger, greed, malice, etc., of a destructive nature, begin to feel actually humiliation in the forms of the pains of life and resort to the highest Nature for help. 10- At once, the Divine principle within reveals itself in its tremendous and in its unifying absoluteness of truth an puts an end to the tempestuous life of animalism and all that is undivine or that which belongs to the realm of Avidya. 11-The three aspects of the Devi Puja are goodness, prosperity, and knowledge. Goodness reveals the Truth; prosperity ushers (assist), in happiness; and knowledge precedes the dawn of intuition and leads you to the goal of Sat-Chit- Ananda. To strive to bring about these three above-mentioned factors into the life of mankind constitutes the real invocation (a form of prayer ,मंगलाचरण)and adoration of the Divine Mother who is manifest in every form of humanity. 12-Ritualistic or ceremonial worship no doubt good, but it is the living worship that truly transforms and spiritualizes you more quickly and leads you on to the highest realisation. To consecrate the Divine Mother in the holy alter of your heart, to manifest Her divine power within and to live to serve and do good to all the best and the Divine Mother Durga. 13-To invoke the Goddess Lakshmi, you have to try ceaselessly to bring prosperity into the lives of all. Its significance is that one should be large-hearted and generous, charitable and kind. The aspirant will have to strive hard to remove the pain and sorrow and bring happiness to all as per his capacity. 14-Those who are monetarily gifted,they are suggested to open free dispensaries for the poor patients and feeding centers for the destitutes(poor or lacking other necessities of life), to educate the illiterate and to aid and encourage through every means the increase of the wealth of the country, for where prosperity and happiness prevail, there alone Goddess Lakshmi is more easily propitiated. 15-Now, to manifest the Goddess Sarasvati you have to educate yourself first. You have to become a flood of light, and thereby you should radiate the Divine Knowledge to everyone. Such sincere aspirants can go to the slums and backward, illiterate localities and give free lessons on secular and spiritual matters as well. You can thus offer the grandest and worthiest form of worship to Devi Sarasvati. 16-In this way , you reach a destination only along a path leading to it and intimately related only through the several degrees of empirical reality which act as steps in the ladder of spiritual experience.The universe of the several planes of consciousness with their different values and grades of truth is the Shakti of God. In the worship of Asambhuti and Sambhuti leads to the gradual attainment of ultimate perfection. 17-God cannot be conceived of as divorced from his Supreme power which appears as and governs this universe, even as you cannot have fire and heat distinguished. You know a substance through its quality. You realise God through his Shakti, who is Devi, Maha-Maya, Prakriti, the progenitress(an ancestor or parent) of all. 18-You can worship Devi either through 1-Vaidika Methods 2-Tantrika Methods She is worshipped even without rituals, through Para Puja or Pure meditation alone. Indeed, this is the highest kind of worship, where the Divine Mother is considered as his or her own by the spiritual child. The grace of the Devi is the experience of the participation of the higher Nature by the devotee on account of his conformity to the laws of manifestation in its orders of divine Shaktis or the forms of the one Divine Power. 19-No order of the reality can be stepped into unless one fulfils the demands of the one lower to it. The Devi Upasaka, thus knowing that Devi is Parabhrahma Shakti itself, not creating a barrier between God and his Shakti, even as one does not consider the sun and his luminosity as separate, reaches the state of Brahman through the grace of Devi. 20- It means that in the Sadhana Marga, which an aspirant follows, he has to proceed from the earthy consciousness to the higher states step by step through the transcendence of the manifested orders of phenomenal experience, without unwisely thinking that he can jump over the extremely elevated terrace without climbing the steps be low. 21-In this way, Devi Puja has a great spiritual meaning.Therefore, worship the Mother of the Universe, the Shakti or Brahman in its Supreme Form, or in her manifested form according to your capacity. There is no need to stress over the obvious fact that you should strictly practice Ahimsa, Satya and Brahmacharya, if you are to realise Devi, the glorious Divine Power of the Supreme Reality. 22-Don't forget the moral side and the ethical side of Sadhana, because you are likely to miss it and no valuable achievement is possible without it. Without it highflying idealisms will bring nothing; they will be a waste like oblations offered on ashes. 23-WHAT IS BALIDANA TO GODDESS?- 04 FACTS;- 1-Worship of God or Goddess, if it is to result in spiritual illumination, the observance of Yama and Niyama is absolutely necessary. These form the twofold equipment to overcome brute nature and hoist the banner of spiritual victory. Offer to Goddess Durga the animal nature,the Pashu,of yourinner evil traits of passion, anger and greed. Do not kill animals of the external world in the name of Balidana to the Goddess. She wants your animal-man within. No Himsa should be committed on the excuse that it is for the Devi. You have no right or justification to hurt any living creature for whatever reason. 2-Ahimsa should be free from all exemptions whether pertaining to class, place, time or circumstance. Ahimsa is universal vow to be practiced absolutely. No worship, no prayer, no act whatsoever in life can justify injury protection cannot justify murder. Even self-protection cannot justify murder. You have to stick to the rule of universal love to the best of your ability, to the utmost extent possible. 3-The offering of the self, the surrender of the ego to the Divinity is the supreme sacrifice. Nothing is superior to it. Nothing can be equal to it. This is the most exalted form of Divine worship. Worship the Almighty with Atma-bhava, with sarvatmabhava. This is the greatest and the most glorious thing that can ever be done bibe the knowledge or real worship of the Divine Being. 4-Know the story of Ma Chhinmastika ,she beheaded herself;only to fulfil the thirst(of blood) of her devotees(jaya & vijaya).But she didn't killed any jeev.This is the proof of her kindness. During Navratri, observe strict Anushthana and purify your inner nature. This is the most auspicious time in the year for Mother-worship. Read Saptashati or Devi Mahatmya and Lalita-Sahasranama. Do Japa of the Mantra of Devi. Perform worship with purity, sincerity and devotion. The Divine Mother will bless us with the knowledge, the peace and the joy that know no end ... MEANING OF SIDDHA KUNJIKA STOTRA;- 12 FACTS;- 1-Siddha Kunjika Stotra is the essence of the Chandi, the Navarna Mantra.This great Stotram (The secret song of perfection) is chanted before the reading of Devi Mahatmya. It is more tantric in nature and has been taught by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. It is said that just by reciting this stotram the fruits of reciting the Devi Mahatyam are obtained. 2-Kunjika literally means anything that is overgrown and denote that change is the law of nature;It is the constant reminder that change She will, change She must, because change is Her intrinsic Nature. Siddha means perfection. Stotram is the song. Thus this stotra is known as “Song of perfection”. Through this song you can unfold the secret of perfection. 3-Siddha Kunjika Stotram is composed by Lord Shiva Himself and is found in the RudraYamala Tantra. Lord Shiva is a master of Tantra and He has given many techniques of meditation in Vigyan Bhairava Tantra also. 4-While describing the importance of Kunjika Stotram to Maa Parvati, He said, “O Parvati, hear the great prayer called Kunjika, by recitation of which the recitation of Chandi Patha (Devi Mahatyam) would become more powerful& auspicious”. 5-This stotram is so powerful that when you recite this stotra, you do not need to recite Kavacham, Argalam ,Kilakam and the Rahasya Thrayam, nor it is necessary to recite Suktam, Dhyanam, Nyasa neither is a need for worship. This does not mean one should not recite the Durga SaptaShati. If you have time please read the Durga SaptaShati during Navratri. There are very interesting and powerful stotras about Divine Mother. The Mother says whoever read Durga SaptaShati during Navratri she will be very pleased and their all desires will be fulfilled. 6-This mantra is useful for removing all of your problems and giving you health, wealth and prosperity. It is also good for good relationship between husband and wife and removes grah kalesh. 7-This great prayer is chanted before the reading of Chandi path / Sapthasathi (known as Devi Mahathmya)in the northern parts of India.Devotees believe that just a recitation of Sidha Kunjika stotram is equivalent to recitation of the complete Durga Saptashati and also that the reading of Chandi Path (Devi Mahatmya) would not give complete results without reading Sidha Kunjika stotram before it.It has been taught by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi. 8-Recite especially when one does not have time or do not want to chant the entire long Durga SaptaShati/Chandi Path. The Siddha Kunjika Stotra itself says at the begining that no argala or kilak stotra and other related matters is needed if one recites Siddha Kunjika Stotra. Kunjika, there is Devi in the form of Chamunda . Not only it works for Navaratri , it is to be chanted at the junction when Ashtami leaves and enters Navami . 24 mins before Ashtami ends to 24 mins after navami starts, is the time when Devi takes the form of Chamunda and had got to be chanted no matter the count to exhaust 48 mins . 9-It is suggested to recite this mantra during any time of the day but it would give more good results if it is recited during brahma muhurta. Each muhurta lasts 48 minutes, and therefore the Brahma muhurta begins 1 hour and 36 minutes before sunrise, and ends 48 minutes before sunrise. 10-As sunrise in each city may differ, you can check sunrise in your city but in general the muhurta is between 4.24 a.m. to 5.12 a.m. In navratras, this mantra gives more benefits. For the benefit of all,this mantra is given here. If you cannot read this mantra or it is not possible for you to recite this mantra, you can listen this mantra also. 11-Normally we recite this mantraऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे॥ but the entire mantra is only in the Siddha kunjika stotra) The whole mantra is... ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे। ऊं ग्लौं हुं क्लीं जूं स: ज्वालय ज्वालय ज्वल ज्वल प्रज्वल प्रज्वल ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे ज्वल हं सं लं क्षं फट् स्वाहा।। 12-Siddha Kunjika Stotra should be done with utmost care. It can be included in daily worship. But if you are doing rituals or for any desire, then you have to be careful. IMPORTANT RULES FOR SIDDHA KUNJIKA STOTRA;- 1- Begin with Ganesh worship & Resolution; resolve with water, in hand. Say your wish to Goddess Mata( Devi mother). 2 -Decide how much text you can make together (1, 2, 3, 5. 7. 11). Keep rosary equal during rituals.. 3- Siddha Kunjika is the worship of Das Mahavidhya..ma SHAKTI.. 4-Time of paath (Siddhkunjka Stotra) 4-1 -The best time at 9 pm. 4-2 -Or in the night at 9 to 11.30 pm. 5-Sit and sit on red aasan. 6-Place the lamp of ghee on the right side and the lamp of mustard (sarso ) oil on the left side. That means burn both the lamp. NUMBER OF PATH RECITATION (according to the needs) - 10 FACTS;- 1 -For acquiring knowledge .... Five lessons (keep rice in the books after turning three times over your head)( अक्षत लेकर अपने ऊपर से तीन बार घुमाकर किताबों में रख दें) 2 - For fame (Yash-Kirti ).... Five lessons ( देवी को चढ़ाया हुआ लाल पुष्प लेकर सेफ आदि में रख लें) (take the offered red flower ( to goddess), & keep it in safe etc.) 3- For acquiring money ... .9 lessons( सफेद तिल से अग्यारी करें) ( offer agarri, from white sesame) 4 -To get rid of cases ... Seven lessons (Cut a lemon after the text, keep in mind that there are only two parts. Throw them out in different directions) 5 -For redemption of debt .... Less than 21 lessons of barley (offer agarri &,meditate on that person; you have to pay or take from ) 6 - For the happiness and peace of the house ... three lessons (offe