Day Six Navaratri April 2016: Chinnamasta, the Great Cosmic Wisdom
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Aum Shrim Hrim Aim Vajra-Vairochaneeya Hum Hum Phat Swaha

Aum Shrim Hrim Aim Vajra-Vairochaneeya Hum Hum Phat Swaha

Aum Shrim Hrim Aim Vajra-Vairochaneeya Hum Hum Phat Swaha

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Jai Maa Chinnamasta! Jai Jai Jai Maa! Today and tonight I bow before the Divine Mother in her aspect as Maa Chinnamasta, Goddess of Awakening Wisdom, and I pray The Great Invocation:

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men–
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Who is this Goddess Chinnamasta and why would I pray to Her to restore the plan on Earth? Well, quite simply, She is the Pure Absolute Wisdom which transcends the illusion of Maya. She is the pure light that descends from on high. As such, She is also the embodiment of a fierce immensity: “Her left foot forward in battle, she holds her severed head and a knife. Naked, she drinks voluptuously the stream of the blood nectar flowing from her beheaded body. The jewel on her forehead is tied with a serpent. She has three eyes. Her breasts are adorned with lotuses. Inclined towards lust, she sits erect above the god of love, who shows signs of lustfulness. She looks like the red China rose.” Chinnamasta Tantra

Chinnamasta1800Parvati became known as Chinnamasta, the Self-Decapitated Goddess who represents the transcendence of material identification and the sacrifice of ego as wisdom transcends the lower nature in the awakening of kundalini Shakti. Her ferocious iconography also represents the continuous cycle of samsara/sex, life and death in the play of duality.

Chinnamasta’s name is also seen as Chhinnamasta and Chinnamastaka, and in Tantric Buddhism she is known as Chinnamunda. This phrase in Her mantra (above) – vajra-vairochaneeya – refers to Maa Chintamasta’s gift of spiritual awakening. She explodes like thunder and lightning as Her kundalini pierces into pure consciousness. Per Vedic astrology, we can propitiate Shri Mata Chinnamasta for any matter related to Rahu and Ketu including karmic curses, anxieties and fears, as well as health, money and relationship problems,

Her stotra of 108 names is as follows:

  • Chinnamasta
  • Mahavidya (great knowledge goddess)
  • Mahabhima (great fierce one)
  • Mahodari (great bellied one)
  • Candesvari (fierce goddess)
  • Candamata (mother of fierce beings or the fierce mother)
  • Candamundaprabhanjini (killer of demons Canda and Munda)
  • Mahacanda (great fierce one)
  • Candarupa (fierce form)
  • Candika (fierce one)
  • Candakhandini (destroyer of Canda)
  • Krodhini (wrathful one)
  • Krodhajanani (creator of wrathful beings)
  • Krodharupa (wrathful form)
  • Kuhuh (new moon day)
  • Kala (skillful one)
  • Kopatura (afflicted with rage)
  • Kopayuta (filled with rage)
  • Kopasamharakarini (destroyer of rage)
  • Vajra
  • Vajravairocani (adamantine one)
  • Vajrakalpa (competent with a vajra)
  • Dakini
  • Dakinikarmanirata (involved with the work of dakinis)
  • Dakinikarmapujita (worshipped as the work of dakinis)
  • Dakinisanganirata (delighted in the company of dakinis)
  • Dakinipremapurita (filled with love of dakinis)
  • Khatavangadharini (holder of a khatvanga)
  • Kharva (mutilated one)
  • Khadgakharparadharini (holder of a scimitar and a skullcup)
  • Pretasana (feeder of pretas [hungry ghosts])
  • Pretayuta (united with pretas)
  • Pretasangaviharini (plays or dwells in the company of pretas)
  • Chinnamundadhara (holds a severed head)
  • Chinnacandavidya (fierce mantra of the one with the severed body)
  • Citrini (having variegated forms)
  • Ghorarupa (terrific form)
  • Ghoradrsta (terrific to behold)
  • Ghorarava (having a terrific roar)
  • Ghanodari (firm abdomen)
  • Yogini (practices yoga)
  • Yoganirata (practitioner of yoga)
  • Japayajnaparayana (absorbed in sacrifice and recitation)
  • Yonicakramayi (possessing yonicakra)
  • Yonih (embodying the yoni)
  • Yonicakrapravarttini (arising from the yonicakra)
  • Yonimudra (has the yonimudra)
  • Yonigamya (accessible to the yoni)
  • Yoniyantranivasini (abides in the yoniyantra)
  • Yantrarupa (has the yantra form)
  • Yantramayi (possesses the yantra)
  • Yantresi (goddess of the yantra)
  • Yantrapujita (worshipped with a yantra)
  • Kirtya (renowned one)
  • Kapardini (has matted hair)
  • Kali
  • Kankali (emaciated)
  • Kalavikarini (constantly transforming)
  • Arakta (being slightly red)
  • Raktanayana (having red eyes)
  • Raktapanaparayana (quaffing blood continuously)
  • Bhavani
  • Bhutida (gives prosperity)
  • Bhutih (prosperity)
  • Bhutidatri (bestows prosperity)
  • Bhairavi (formidable one)
  • Bhairavacaranirata (engaged in the practice of bhairavas)
  • Bhutabhairavasevita (served by fierce beings)
  • Bhima (formidable one)
  • Bhimesvaridevi (goddess who is lord of the formidable one)
  • Bhimanadaparayana (having continuous formidable sounds)
  • Bhavaradhya (praised by Sankara)
  • Bhavanuta (worshipped by all)
  • Bhavasagaratarini (crosses over the ocean of existence)
  • Bhadrakali (a form of Kali)
  • Bhadratanuh (having a beautiful body)
  • Bhadrarupa (beautiful form)
  • Bhadrika (goodness)
  • Bhadrarupa (embodies goodness)
  • Mahabhadra (magnanimous)
  • Subhadra (wonderful goodness)
  • Bhadrapalini (protectoress of goodness)
  • Subhavya (exceedingly beautiful)
  • Bhavyavadana (having beautiful face)
  • Sumukhi (good face or mouth)
  • Siddhasevita (served by siddhis)
  • Siddhida (gives siddhis)
  • Siddhanivaha (has the collection of siddhis)
  • Siddha (accomplished one)
  • Siddhanisevita (honoured by siddhas)
  • Subhada (gives auspiciousness)
  • Subhaga (elegant)
  • Suddha (pure)
  • Suddhasattva (has pure sattva)
  • Subhavaha (bearer of auspiciousness)
  • Srestha (excellent)
  • Drstamayi (embodies the right view)
  • Devi
  • Drstisamharakarini (capable of destroying by her gaze)
  • Sarvani (Siva’s wife)
  • Sarvaga (omnipresent)
  • Sarva (complete)
  • Sarvamangalakarini (creator of all auspiciousness)
  • Siva (pacifier)
  • Santa (peaceful)
  • Santirupa (embodiment of peacefulness)
  • Mrdani (gladdened)
  • Madanatura (indomitable by Kamadeva)

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