A mantra is a holy syllable or a verse we pray with. With use of mantras we come nearer the Gods we worship.
!!!BEWARE, DEMONS WORSHIP DHUMAVATI!!!
Sanatana Dharma's conception of "demons" is a little if not too different from the Christian one. The ancient meaning of the word "demon" or "daemon" was different than it is today. Plato, too, writes about "demons" without associating them to something bad. Demons are known in Islam, too. The term "jinn" is the equivalent of it. In Islam, bad "jinns" are called shaya-ti-n (not the "demons" that worship Dhumavati) and Iblis (Satan) is their leader.
Dhumavati is not evil;
She only represents the most powerful negative energies of the fearful
God. A lot of people use mantras and Tantras
for ignorant purposes only (New
Age, etc.) - to gain powers or "magic", but this is
not the way to approach Dhumavati, because She lightens the deepest
areas of our mind that even the best doctors are not aware of. Dhumavati
is one of the greatest wisdom teachers and with Her
negative (that is - angry and sad) dark face She only wants
us to see the positive face of God. She
is the Goddess that loves but to see Her beauty you must pay Her certain
respect (and a tax). Dhumavati is the first form of Supreme
Goddess (later known as Parvati) - that is, Sati, the Lord
Shiva's first wife. She was hungry and Shiva refused to serve
Her, so She swallowed Him. Shiva then
asked Her to disgorge Him - She did and He cursed her. She thus became
an eternal widow. She is also embodied in the sad smoke of the sacrificial
funeral pyre (therefore Her color is red
and black). She forever lives in it with Sati who burned
herself. Dhumavati is Sati and the grandmother spirit and one
of the Mahavidyas (ten great wisdom Goddesses). Her Vedic equivalent
is Nirrti (goddess of death and corruption). The
!!!BEWARE, DEMONS WORSHIP DHUMAVATI!!!
A mantra is practiced by vocalizing a mystical syllable or verse, most frequently in Sanskrit, but this is not a rule. For example, there are mantras like:
Aum Bhur Bhuva Svaha
(To challenge a direction from ignorance to truth)
Asato ma- sad gamaya
On the picture above are mantras (Hare Krishna) written in Sanskrit. This language still lives, but it is used only in religious prayers (like Latin in Christian churches); people normally do not use it (Sanskrit) for ordinary communication.
Saraswati mantra will improve memory and concentration in learning:
jaya ganeťa jaya ganeťa jaya ganeťa
The names of Mother Divine are mantras, too, as Mother Divine can bestow Her energy to us.
1. Chamunda Parianganatha - Governor of sacred assembly.
2. Kali Nitya Siddhamata - Mother of the Siddhas.
3. Nagalakali - Kali of Naga.
4. Kurukulla Rasanatha - Emperor of physical pleasure.
5. Tripuresi - She who is the head of three cities.
6. Ghana MahaJagadamba - Great Mother of the world.
7. Maha Kali Siddhesvari - Queen of the Siddhas.
8. Dakini Madasalini - Shining with rapture.
9. Sarvaruna - Mother with a reddish color of the dawn.
(Kula or Kaula is a type of Hindu tantrism; the word Kula or Kaula is difficult to translate, but its meaning is close to something like "family").
tatashchAnu paThedenAM kulavidyAM
Chatuhsasthi Yogini Mantras
64 Sacred Names of Kali (or Bhairavi) are pronounced, here are only eight of them (which can be repeated eight times to get the number 64):
1. Maha Kali Siddhesvari
- Queen of the Siddhas
I am especially interested in Sri Kamadi (6th Yogini) and Sri Khemukhi (63rd Yogini). Give salutations to Sri Kamadi:
Sri mAtrE namasthE chinmAtrE sEvita
ramA hareeSa vidhAtrE
Then Sri Khemukhi may come like a long-beaked bird at night. (In the circle) 15 + 1 is the number for Lord Shiva (15) and Lord Ganesh (1). 63 and 6 and 15 and 1 means that the circle of Yoginis has a special meaning. 15 + 1 gives 16. If 16 is multiplied by four, you get 64.
Nagini is the word used to call the female counterparts of deities called "snake deities" in Hinduism. The mantras for these snake deities are:
(the vowels like "aa" are pronounced with an accent like
in the English word "are")