Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha Dear Ganapathiji, Could you please tell us more about the Amnaya Stotram and Tripura Sundari sthawarajam. One of the frequently asked questions is – which among the several AmnAya mantras does a shrIvidyopAsaka recite every day? AmnAya. I will post the summary, as I did for the dvAraka maTha, for the other three AmnAya maTha-s. May be scholars like shrI Charles Wikner*, can.

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The Devi upasaana has been described apart from Vedas in Devi bhagawatham, Skaantham, various puranas etc It is also said univocally in all these holy scriptures that the ultimate objective of the upasana is to Unfold the supreme in One’s Self and the various procedures are described in great detail. The devotees assemble for puja of Jagadamba and Dattatreya on Margasirsha – suddha – paurnami and also for puja of Jagadamba on Chaitra – suddha – paurnami.

Although he mentions Kashmir as the place of final resort of Sri Sankaracharyahe declares in the preface to his work that he follows the Madhaviya – Sankaravijayawhich on the other hand mentions Kedarnath as the place of final resort. In the colophon to each chapter of the work it is stated that it has been written at the direction nirmapita of Sri Sachchidananda Bharatithe head of that matha It then occurred to me that Sri Bhagavatpada might have originally intended to establish the Amnaya institutions in the four directions in the four places generally known as chardhamsi.

The temples of these two gods are at a distance of three and four miles respectively from Mahur town situated on two different mountains. Chandramaulisvara – Kamakshi is the sakti Sivasakti of Paramesvara. The above mantras along with a few other esoteric additions and the numerous mantras of the 6 AmnAyas will constitute these 27 secrets of shrIvidya. The devata of the Northern and the Eastern regions are respectively Badrinath and Jagannath and that of the Western region is Siddhesvara.

Thus we see that Kanchi is not only the seat of the sakti and devata of the Southern region but also is the centre of Mother Earth. If the date of Sri Sankara according to recent writer, i.

The Tirthankathe Annual member of Kalyan of Gorakhpur, refers at page to Mahuripuri as Mahuragadha and as containing the shrine of Dattatreya.

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The parayana of Amnaya Stothram 5. A study of the Amnayas contained in the works mentioned above as well as those found in other libraries reveals certain features which arrest attention. Do the Devi Kadgamala parayana or Archana 3. But the present popular Sringeri also bearing the same epithet is not on the banks of the Tungabhadra but amnayq on the banks of the Tunga.


The Kanchimahatmya and the Kamakshivilasa give in full detail the story of this hiding of Vishnu. Friday, February 17, Sri Devi Upasana.

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The revised and enlarged edition of the book, The Greatness of Sringeri, says that Sri Sankara established the four mathas in the four directions and the bookKumbakona Mutt also says that Sri Sankara established in the four corners of India four mathas of apostolic succession. The author of the work has himself written a commentary on the same.

There is no reference to the name of Sri Kamakshi in that work either. The Kanchimahatmya and the Kamakshivilasa already mentioned, refer to Kanchi as the nabhi navel or kanchi girdle of Mother Earth.

I had also an opportunity of going through Muka – panchasatia hymn in five hundred verses in praise of Devi Kamakshi or Kamakoti by Sri Mukakavithe dumb poet. The Kamakshi temple at Kanchi contains a life-size stone image of Sri Sankara with his disciples, four of whom are ekadanda – sannyasis. This difference is probably intended to show that the figure is that of a sannyasi in his early teens and we may take it for granted that it is the figure of Sri Sankarathe bhashyakaraseated near Sri Vyasathe sutrakara of Vedanta.

But when referring to Madhaviya – Sankaravijayahe says that it is a fanciful account of the controversial exploits of Sri Sankaracharya. How is it that there are two Sankaraite institutions in Southern India, one in the North-Western portion and the other further south at Kanchi? Amnaya Stotra says that LS parayana is complete only with these two stotras parayana and Sthavaraja is supposed to be Sarvapurthykaram as said in these scriptures.

Sri Suresvara Mandanamisra being the husband of Sarada Sarasavani in his purvasramait would not have been proper to appoint Suresvara in that institution for the worship of Sarada Sarasavanihis wife in his purvasrama. Thus an accidental event led to the establishment of an institution on the banks amaya the Tungabhadra with the sannidhya of Sarasvani as Saradaa fifth name apart from the four saktisBhadrakaliPurnagiriVimala and Kamakshi as enumerated in the Dvaraka Puri and other Amnaya texts.

Ramachandran, Retired Joint Director of Archaeology, as follows: The figure represents early boyhood. This was the traditional belief of all the followers stotam Sri Sankara including those of the Sringeri matha upto the eighteenth century.

Neither of these contained any reference to Sri Kamakshi. Besides this there are also sculptures of Sri Sankara in various postures in the Utsava – Kamakshi and Bangaru – Kamakshi sannidhies in the temple.

There is a Siva temple in Kanchi called Vyasa Srantasraya. Others follow devi tAraka in its place. Sivaramamoorti, Director, National Museum, New Delhi, who personally discovered this sculpture is of this opinion. A work, Sivarahasyaan Itihasa comprising more than fifty thousand verses published in Kannada script with Stotramm translation as Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Granthamala Series, Volume 21, No.


In the Varadarajasvami temple itself there is another sculpture on a pillar in the mandapa to the north of the Tayar Sannidhishowing an aged rishi with jatarudraksha and yajnopavita in the sitting posture, showing one finger and an ekadanda sannyasi in the posture of performing dandavandanam.

Further, the work entitled Throne of Transcendental Wisdom says that Sri Sankara established four mathas in the cardinal points of the country.

The same verse appears in the copy of Sivarahasya obtained from some other libraries as well as in the commentary to verse of the last Chapter of Madhaviya – Sankaravijaya. The author of the work says that he follows the path laid down by Kavindraih: You storram also report the error. In the Lalita – ashtottara she is described as Kamakoti – mahapadma – pithastha. I am fortunate in belonging to the parampara of Upanishad Brahmacommentator of the Hundred and eight Upanishads published in seven volumes by the Adyar Library, Amnya.

Nor does the Guruvamsa – kavya follow the Chidvilasiya – Sankaravijayawhich mentions Dattatreya – guha in Badarimany miles distant from Kedarnathas the last resort of Sri Sankaracharya. Preceptors of Advaita – Other Parts:. Although the head of the sannyasi – a,naya is shaven, the sprouts of hair as seen in this sculpture depict the stage of an elapse of about aamnaya month after the actual shaving.

The tantras are mostly in the form of a dialogue or an upadesa between Parameshwara and Parameshwari.

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Thank you for your patience. But as a matter of fact we find that only the institutions for the Northern, Western and the Eastern regions are situated in the respective corners of India.

The fourth represents the state of turIya and it is imagined as existing in the state of absolute silence that exists between amnnaya of these pIThas, which are actually states of citta.

There is a sculpture in the hundred and eight pillared mandapa at Sri Varadarajasvami temple at Kanchi which depicts a defiant and arrogant brahmin pandit with sikha and yajnopavita and a young sannyasi with ekadanda in front of him, the latter in a rather calm mood. The institution should have been either at Ramesvaram or Kanyakumari. How did it come into existence?