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1) Braahmi - Asithaanga Bhairavaa 2) Maaheshwari - Ruru Bhairavaa. 3) Kowmaari - Chanda Bhairavaa. 4) Vaishnavii - Krodha Bhairavaa. 5) Vaaraahii - Unmatta Bhairavaa. 6) Naarasimhii - Kapaala Bhairavaa. 7) Chaamundii - Bheeshana Bhairavaa. 8) Chandikaa - Samhaara Bhairavaa.
Yoginis â€œSixty and four are the instruments of enjoyments that tempt the individual soul (jiva). Sixty and four are the divisions (kalas) within jiva; Sixty and four are the chambers of jivaâ€™s chakras; Sixty and four; where Shiva-Shakti are.â€• Thirumandiram V. 1418 In very ancient days, eight great Female Goddesses Shaktis emerged from the cosmic soul of the Principle Dieties and formed Kali Durga, the Universal Shakti Power, These were the grand Mothers (Ashta Matrikas) of all subsequent Yoginis. According to Kaula Tantra, these eight manifested each in turn into eight Divine Shaktis, thus resulting in the 64 Tantric Yoginis.
Eight Great Mothers (Ashta Matrikas), Halebid, Karnataka An examination of the ancient Tantric tradition reveals a particular sanctity assigned to the number eight. The eight mother faculties (tatvas) of the manifested universe, the eight directions with four cardinal and four intermediate points (digbandahs), the eight miraculous yogic powers (siddhis), eight "limbs" of Yoga (astanga) eight forms of the Divine Mother (matrikas) and eight primary mystic symbols (mudras) are just a few examples. The square of eight, or sixty-four, occupies an even more profound position in the field of Tantra which, from the point of view of the practitioner, first and foremost identifies the sixty-four Tantric Yoginis.
The Matrikas are found in inscriptions uncovered from theÂ Indus Valley Civilization of 5000 years ago. â€œO Great Ones, if I am known, what need is there for pilgrimage, austerities and even sadhana itself? If I am revealed, of what use is puja, tantra, kriya, yoga and the revealed texts? My mystery is grand and broad and expansive beyond the consciousness of humanity, yet I am ever accessible as the cosmic lover beyond the thinking mind and it is I who is the source of the Peace, Light, Love, and Power that are all the hallmarks of my essence. I am the polarities and the forces of creation, the Divine feminine in union with her Lord. Manifesting in both celestial and terrestrial planes, pretending to be limited as a human incarnation, I become intoxicated with all aspects of life, in order to know Shiva as my intimate lover, with whom I always seek oneness. I take on human incarnation in order that all of his less conscious manifestations might discover their divinity though relationship with me. In doing so I provide an avenue for humanity to taste the nectar of immortality through my Kaula Tantra. Even given this, my true nature still remains secret. I live hidden in the bodies of human lovers, promoting the elevation of consciousness for those who seek it through me.â€•
Chatuhsasthi Yogini Mantra 64 Kali Yogini Namavali Recitation of the following sacred mantras will bring about transformation of consciousness and a closer personal relationship with the aspects of Maha Kali. Each Mantra is preceeded by "Om" and is concluded with "Svahaa". 1. Kali Nitya Siddhamata Mother of the Siddhas 2. Kapalini Nagalakshmi Lakshmi of Naga 3. Kula Devi Svarnadeha Of golden body 4. Kurukulla Rasanatha Ruler of physical pleasure 5. Virodhini Vilasini Residing within Self 6. Vipracitta Rakta Priya Who loves passion 7. Ugra Rakta Bhoga Rupa Enjoyer of passion in the form
8. Ugraprabha Sukranatha Ruler of the seminal essence 9. Dipa Muktih Rakta Deha Liberation through the body of passion 10. Nila Bhukti Rakta Sparsha Who receives pleasure from the touch of passion 11. Ghana MahaJagadamba Great Mother of the world 12. Balaka Kama Sevita Attended by the God of Love 13. Matra Devi Atma Vidya The Goddess with knowledge of Self 14. Mudra Poorna Rajatkripa Who completely radiates compassion 15. Mita Tantra Kaula Diksha Initiatress of the Tantric Kaula Path 16. Maha Kali Siddhesvari Queen of the Siddhas 17. Kameshvari Sarvashakti Shakti of All 18. Bhagamalini Tarini Who delivers from calamity 19. Nityaklinna Tantraprita Fond of Tantra 20. Bherunda Tatva Uttama Essence of Sexual Fluid 21. Vahnivasini Sasini Radiance of the moon 22. Mahavajreshvari Rakta Devi Senuous Goddess 23. Shivaduti Adi Shakti Origional Feminie Energy 24. Tvarita Urdvaretada Giver of the Upward Ecstasy 25. Kulasundari Kamini Desire Itself 26. Nitya Jnana Svarupini The Great form of Wisdom
27. Nilapataka Siddhida Giver of perfection 28. Vijaya Devi Vasuda Goddess who is Giver of wealth 29. Sarvamangala Tantrada Who Bestows Tantra 30. Jvalamalini Nagini Snake Goddess 31. Chitra Devi Rakta Puja Goddess who is worshipped with passion 32. Lalita Kanya Sukrada Pure Maiden 33. Dakini Madasalini Shining with rapture 34. Rakini Papa Rasini Destroyer of sin 35. Lakini Sarvatantresi Ruler of all tantras 36. Kakini Naganartaki Who dances with Nagaraj 37. Sakini Mitrarupini Friend 38. Hakini Manoharini Mind Stealer 39. Tara Yoga Rakta Poorna Who in union bestows complete passion 40. Shodashi Latika Devi Creeper Goddess 41. Bhuvaneshwari Mantrini Energy of all mantras 42. Chinamasta Yoni Vega With dripping yoni 43. Bhairavi Satya Sukrini Supreme Purity 44. Dhumavati Kundalini Primordial energy of self 45. Bagla Muki Guru Moorthi Form of the guru 46. Matangi Kanta Yuvati Youthful beauty enhanced by Love
47. Kamala Sukla Samsthita Residing in the Semen 48. Prakriti Brahmandri Devi Goddess residing in the crown 49. Gayatri Nitya Chitrini Eternal core of the energy of Self 50. Mohini Matta Yogini Intoxicated 51. Saraswathi Svarga Devi Goddess of Heaven 52. Annapoorni Shiva Samgi With Shiva 53. Narasimhi Vamadevi Beloved Goddess 54. Ganga Yoni Svarupini Energy of the Yoni 55. Aprajita Samaptida Who Bestows Orgasm 56. Camunda Parianganatha Ruler of sacred erection 57. Varahi Satya Ekakini Oneness of Truth 58. Kaumari Kriya Shaktini Energy of dedicated action 59. Indrani Mukti Niyantri Guide to bliss 60. Brahmani Ananda Moorthi Image of bliss 61. Vaishnavi Satya Rupini Form of truth 62. Mahesvari Para Shakti Transcendental energy 63. Lakshmi Monoramayoni With beautiful yoni 64. Durga Satchitananda Truth consciousness and bliss
According to K.C. Aryan, the number of Matrikas is determined in the structure of the Devanagari alphabet. First is the (A) group which contains the vowels, then the (Ka), (Cha), (Ta), (ta), (Pa), (Ya) and (Ksha) groups. The seven mother goddesses (Saptamatrikas) correspond to the seven consonant groups; when the vocalic (A) group is added, the eight mother goddesses (Ashtamatrikas) are obtained. The Shaktas hold that the Mothers preside over impurities (mala) and over sounds of the language. The Mothers were identified with fourteen vowels plus the anusarva and visarga - making their number sixteen. In Tantra, the fifty or fifty-one letters including vowels as well as consonants from A to Ksha, of the Devanagari alphabet itself, the Varnamala of bija, have been described as being the Matrikas themselves. It is believed that they are infused with the power of the Divine Mother herself. The Matrikas are considered to be the subtle form of the letters (varna). These letters combined make up syllables (pada) which are combined to make sentences (vakya) and it is of these elements that mantra is composed. It is believed that the power of mantra derives from the fact that the letters of the alphabet are in fact forms of the goddess. The 50 Matrika Kalas are given in the same account as follows: Nivritti, Pratishtha, Vidya, Shanti, Indhika, Dipika, Mochika, Para, Sukshma, Sukshmamrita, Jnanamrita, Apypayani, Vyapini, Vyomarupa, Ananta, Srishti, Riddhi, Smriti, Medha, Kanti, Lakshmi, Dyuti, Sthira, Sthiti, Siddhi, Jada, Palini, Shanti, Aishvarya, Rati, Kamika, Varada, Ahladini, Pritih, Dirgha, Tikshna, Raudri, Bhaya, Nidra, Tadra, Kshudha, Krodhini, Kriya, Utkari, Mrityurupa, Pita, Shveta, Asita, Ananta. Sometimes, the Matrikas represent a diagram written in the letter, believed to possess magical powers.
9 Matrikas The Varaha Purana names Yami - the Shakti of Yama, as the seventh and Yogishwari as the eighth Matrika, created by flames emerging from Shiva's mouth. In Nepal, the eighth Matrika is called Maha-Lakshmi or Lakshmi is added omitting Narasimhi. In lists of nine Matrikas, Devi-Purana mentions Gananayika or Vinayaki - the Shakti of Ganesha, characterized by her elephant head and ability to remove obstacles like Ganesha and Mahabharavi omitting Narasimhi In Sanskrit literature the Yoginis have been represented as the attendants or various manifestations of goddess Durga engaged in fighting with the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha, and the principal Yoginis are identified with the Matrikas. Other Yoginis are described as born from one or more Matrikas. The derivation of sixty-four Yoginis from eight Matrikas became a common
tradition, by mid- 11th century. The Mandala (circle) and chakra of Yoginis were used alternatively. The eighty-one Yoginis evolve from a group of nine Matrikas, instead of seven or eight. The Saptamatrika (Brahmi, Maheshvari, Kumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chamunda) joined by Chandika and Mahalakshmi form the nine Matrika cluster. Each Matrika is considered to be a Yogini and is associated with eight other Yoginis resulting in the troupe of eighty-one (nine times nine). Thus, Yoginis are considered as manifestations or daughters of the Matrikas. The yoginis also occupy an important place in Tantra, one of their chief temples in India are in 'Ranipur-Jharial' and the 'Chaushathi Jogini' (the 64 yoginis) temple near Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
Brahmi (Sanskrit: , Brāhmī) or Brahmani (Sanskrit: , Brahmâṇī) is the Shakti (power) of the creator god Brahma. She is depicted yellow in colour and with four heads. She may be depicted with four or six arms. Like Brahma, she holds a rosary or noose and kamandalu (water pot) or lotus stalk or a book or bell and is seated on a Hamsa (identified with a swan or goose) as her vahana (mount or vehicle). She is also shown seated on a lotus with the hamsa on her banner. She wears various ornaments and is distinguished by her basket-shaped crown called karaṇḍa mukuṭa. Vaishnavi (Sanskrit: , Vaiṣṇavī), the power of the preserver-god Vishnu, is described as seated on the Garuda (eagle-man) and having four or six arms. She holds Shankha (conch), chakra (Discus), mace and lotus and bow and sword or her two arms are in varada mudra (Blessing hand gesture) and abhaya mudra ("No-fear" hand gesture). Like Vishnu, she is heavily adorned with ornaments like necklaces, anklets, earrings, bangles etc. and a cylindrical crown called kiriṭa mukuṭa. Maheshvari (Sanskrit: , Māheśvarī) is the power of god Shiva, also known as Maheshvara. Maheshvari is also known by the names Raudri, Rudrani and Maheshi, derived from Shiva's names Rudra and Mahesh. Maheshvari is depicted seated on Nandi (the bull) and has four or six hands. The white complexioned, Trinetra (three eyed) goddess holds a Trishula (trident), Damaru (drum), Akshamala (A garland of beads), Panapatra (drinking vessel) or axe or an antelope or a kapala (skull-bowl) or a serpent and is adorned with serpent bracelets, the crescent moon and the jaṭā mukuṭa (A headdress formed of piled, matted hair). Aindri, (Sanskrit: , Aindrī) also known as Indrani (Sanskrit: , Indrāṇī), Mahendri, Shakri and Vajri, is the power of the Indra, the Lord of the heaven. Seated on a charging elephant, Aindri, is depicted dark-skinned, with two or four or six arms. She is depicted as having two or three or like Indra, a thousand eyes. She is armed with the Vajra (thunderbolt), goad, noose and lotus stalk. Adorned with variety of ornaments, she wears the kiriṭa mukuṭa. Kaumari (Sanskrit: , Kaumarī), also known as Kumari, Karttikeyani and Ambika is the power of Kumara (Kartikeya or Skanda), the god of war. Kaumari rides a peacock and has four or twelve arms. She holds a spear, axe, a Shakti (power) or Tanka (silver coins) and bow. She is sometimes depicted six-headed like Kumara and wears the cylindrical crown. Varahi (Sanskrit: , Vārāhī) or Vairali is described as the power of Varaha - the boarheaded form of Vishnu or Yama - the god of death, has a boar head on a human body and rides a ram or a buffalo. She holds a Danda (rod of punishment) or plough, goad, a Vajra or a sword, and a Panapatra. Sometimes, she carries a bell, chakra, chamara (a yak's tail) and a bow. She wears a crown called karaṇḍa mukuṭa with other ornaments. Chamunda (Sanskrit: , Cāṃuṇḍā), also known as Chamundi and Charchika is the power of Devi (Chandi). She is very often identified with Kali and is similar in her appearance and habit. The identification with Kali is explicit in Devi Mahatmya. The black coloured Chamunda is described as wearing a garland of severed heads or skulls (Mundamala) and
holding a Damaru, trishula, sword and panapatra. Riding a jackal or standing on a corpse of a man (shava or preta), she is described as having three eyes, a terrifying face and a sunken belly. 8. Narasimhi (Sanskrit: , Nārasiṃhī), power of Narasimha (lion-man form of Vishnu), is a woman-lion and throws the stars into disarray by shaking her lion mane. The Varaha Purana names Yami - the Shakti of Yama, as the seventh and Yogishwari as the eighth Matrika, created by flames emerging from Shiva's mouth.  In Nepal, the eighth Matrika is called Maha-Lakshmi or Lakshmi is added omitting Narasimhi. In lists of nine Matrikas, Devi-Purana mentions Gananayika or Vinayaki - the Shakti of Ganesha, characterized by her elephant head and ability to remove obstacles like Ganesha and Mahabharavi omitting Narasimhi In Sanskrit literature the Yoginis have been represented as the attendants or various manifestations of goddess Durga engaged in fighting with the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha, and the principal Yoginis are identified with the Matrikas. Other Yoginis are described as born from one or more Matrikas. In one of the religious traditions of India, there are 8 major forms of Devi, the Goddess. These are known as the Ashta Matrikas (8 Mothers.) Each of these has 8 attendants and so we arrive at the number, 64. Each of the 64 can be further correlated to the currents or winds of the human "etheric" body, or viewed as a type of neurotic or unproductive tendency (if not balanced by the others.) However, these Matrikas, or other aspects of Devi such as the fearsome Chamundas, do not appear at the Hirapur temple. Sapta Matrikas (Seven Mothers) are frequently carved on the outer walls of the Shiva temples. (The eighth is the god's consort, in this case.) They are Brahmi, Maheshvari, Aindri, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi and Chamunda, flanked by Virabhadra and Ganesha. In a purana, Devi Mahatmyam explains how they came into being to assist the Devi in her struggle with the ashura, Raktavija. (Every drop of blood [rakta] shed by this demon turned into another weapon-wielding opponent of the Goddess'.) Five of the six Orissan Devi temples are dedicated to the goddess as Chamunda. Here she has the form of an emaciated crone standing on a corpse. She has prominent veins and tendons, and a gaping mouth and bulging eyes. The shrine of Vaitali (or, Vetali ) is also named for her in her manifestation as a ghost or spirit. As in a 64-yogini temple, it has sculpted images on its inner walls -- in this instance there is the set of Matrikas with Chamunda-Vaitali as the main idol. There are also two fearsome or bhairava images, one wields a knife while a severed human head lies next to him. Two other severed human heads replace the fruit offerings as found on the similar tripods of the 14 other images in the shrine. Some people interpret this imagery as an indication that human sacrifice was practiced here: the Kapalika and Kalarnukha sects that are offshoots of the Pashupatinath (Shiva as Animal Master) worship are reported to have done so. A sixth Devi temple -- at Chaurasi, in Orissa -- is dedicated to Varahi. The rupa is of a corpulent boarfaced Varahi with curly hair. In one hand she holds a fish. Her vehicle is the buffalo.
http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/shakti-sadhana/120770-ambaa-l-mahachathussashti-64-yoginis.html Lalitha Maha Tripura Sundari is being served and contemplated by 64 crores yoginies -- ghanas. In Srichakra in Chaturasra ( Bhupura ) the pragada yoginies who are mathruka Devies are : Brahmi, Maheswari,Kowmari,Vaishnavi, Varahi,Mahendri, Chamunda, mahalakshmi respectively. Each of these mathruka Devies are served or surrounded by 8 yoginies as Parivara Devathas and in turn each of these parivara devathas have
one crore ghanas. So Devi is served by 8 * 8 = 64 crores yoginies which is nothing but the reflection of HER Energy. Examining LS -- it says Maha -- Maha means Nine. So Maha Chathussashti means 9 * 64 = 576 Crores Devathas. In Srichakra there are nine avaranas and in each of the Avarana there are 64 crores yoginies if put together sums up to 576 crores. Bhagawan Sri Ramana Has confirmed that each of these yoginies can be seen if any Sadhak wishes to see them in the Chakras of his body Ganapathy = = = Vijaya "N.K.Sundaram" wrote: Om Shakthi ! Jey Shakthi!! Thanks to the members of this group for giving reply for my posting regarding Mahasathussashti Koti Yoginis. My beloved father Pujya Sri Arulsakthi Nagarajan avl. collected the names of 3 types of (Mahakali, MahaSaraswathi & Mahalakshmi) Sathussashti Yoginis. Here I am reproducing the names of Sathusashti Yoginis lyes under Mahakali. 1. Jaya 2. Vijaya 3. Jayanthi 4. Aparajitha 5. DivyaYogini 6. MahaYogini 7. Sidha Yogini 8. Ganeshwara Yogini 9. Predasini 10. Dakini 11. Kamala 12. Kaalaratri 13. Nisasari 14. Dankarini 15. Roudri 16. Hoomkarini 17. Urdvakesini 18. Virupakshi 19. Suklangi 20. Narabhojini 21. Patkari 22. Virabadra 23. Doomangi 24. Kalakapriya 25. Korarakthakshi 26. Viswarupa
27. Abhayankari 28. Virakowmari 29. Chandika 30. Varahi 31. Mundadarini 32. Rakshasi 33. Bhairavi 34. Dwangshini 35. Doomrangi 36. Predavahini 37. Katwangi 38. Dirgalamboshti 39. Maalini 40. Matthayogini 41. Kalini 42. Chakrini 43. Kangali 44. Bhuvaneswari 45. Chataki 46. Mahamari 47. Yamaduthi 48. Karalini 49. Kesini 50. Marthini 51. Romajanga 52. Nivarini 53. Visalini 54. Kaarmuki 55. Loli 56. Adomuki 57. Mundakradarini 58. Vyakrini 59. Kangkshini 60. Predarupini 61. Durjati 62. Kori 63. Karali 64. Vishalambini