The book has three sections. First section is titled
“Journey to Sri Chakra”. This part elaborately deals with Sri Nagara the outer
portion of Sri Chakra. We can enter Sri Chakra only after crossing Sri Nagara,
which has several forts guarded by different gods and goddesses. Our journey to
Sri Chakra begins from Sri Nagara. During this journey, we worship various
gods, goddesses, sages and saints. We also come across various rivers, ponds,
forests and gardens. When we have traversed through Sri Nagara, we are able to
see Sri Chakra and we continue our journey towards the innermost triangle after
passing through various devi-s guarding Lalitambika by remaining in various
triangles of Sri Chakra. We worship them and finally proceed to the innermost
triangle where we are completely purified. Inside the triangle, we are blessed
to have darshan of Lalitambika. After spending sometime at Her feet She takes us
to Shiva in the Bindu to get us liberated.
The second section of the book deals with Navavarana Puja.
Every aspect of mantras is explained in detail by quoting references form
Lalita Sahasranama and other sacred Scriptures. This part of the book is a complete
guide to perform navavarana puja and all the mantras with explanations and
images are given. This section of the book is eloborate, as it contains
mantras, images and explanations and detailed procedure for performing the
Third and final section of the book is Bhavanopanishad. Bhavana
means imagination or formation of a concept in the mind. Like any other Upanishad,
this Upanishad also does not deal with practices. It helps us to contemplate
our body with Sri Chakra. There are totally thirty seven verses (some texts call these as
sutra-s). Detailed interpretations are given for all the sutras. At the end of this portion, we will be able
to contemplate our body as Sri Chakra.
Print edition consists of both Sanskrit and English texts.
English texts are given in IAST format so that, those who are not conversant
with Sanskrit can pronounce the mantras properly. Pronunciation guide is also
This book can be acclaimed as an encyclopaedia of Sri
This composition consists of seventeen verses, composed by Śaṁkarācārya. The first alphabet of the first fifteen verses form the fifteen bījākṣara-s of pañcadaśākṣarī mantra. The sixteenth verse begins with the exclusive bījākṣara of ṣoḍaśākṣarī mantra. Seventeenth verse is in the form submission of this hymn at Her feet, seeks purification of the world and liberation from transmigration. Śaṁkarācārya composed this hymn for the exclusive benefits of those who are not initiated into pañcadaśākṣarī or ṣoḍaśākṣarī mantras. In Śakti worship, initiation is an important aspect. A guru who has attained perfection in ṣoḍaśākṣarī mantra can initiate disciples into Śakti cult or Śrīvidya upāsana. Generally, a disciple is initiated into Bālā mantra and depending upon the disciple’s progress, he is further initiated into pañcadaśākṣarī and finally ṣoḍaśākṣarī mantras. Nowadays, it is difficult to find a perfect guru who has attained Self-realization. In order to help everyone to enjoy the Bliss of reciting Parāśaktī’s mantras, Śaṁkarācārya has composed these verses. He begins with by invoking Her and completes this with pradakṣiṇa and namaskāra. The hymn is considered as extremely powerful as Śaṁkarācārya unfolds Her worship through our mind. There is no ritual involved. When the last stanza is recited, one should feel the tears rolling down his or her eyes. This is such a powerful hymn.
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