Tattwa Shuddhi

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Tattwa Shuddhi Swami Satyasangananda

Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India



Tattwa shuddhi is an ancient tantric practice of inner purification. Every individual is composed of five basic elements or tattwas which can be purified and trans­ formed through the process of tattwa shuddhi. This comprehensive text contains the theory of the tattwas and detailed instructions for the practice, including the tantric tools of yantra, mantra and mandala. Tattwa shuddhi is an advanced practice, which may be performed as a sadhana in itself or as an adjunct to kundalini kriyas and other higher yogas.

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Tattwa Shuddhi The Tantric Practice of Inner Purification

Swami Satyasangananda Under the Guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India

SWAMI SIVANANDA SARASWATI Swami Sivananda was born at Patta­ madai, Tamil Nadu, in 1887. After

© Bihar School of Yoga 1984 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted or stored in a retrieval system, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from Yoga Publications Trust. The terms Satyananda Yoga® and Bihar Yoga® are registered trademarks owned by International Yoga Fellowship Movement (IYFM). The use of the same in this book is with permission and should not in any way be taken as affecting the validity of the marks. Published by Bihar School of Yoga First edition 1984

Reprinted 1992

serving as a medical doctor in Malaya, he renounced his practice, went to Rishikesh and was initiated into Dash­ nami sannyasa in 1924 by Swami Vishwananda Saraswati. He toured extensively throughout India, inspiring people to practise yoga and lead a divine life . He founded the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh in 1936, the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945, the Yoga Vedanta Forest . Academy in 1948 and the Sivananda Eye Hospital in 1 5 . DUring

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his lifetime Swami Sivananda guided thousands of dIscIples and aspirants all over the world and authored over 200 books.

Published by Yoga Publications Trust Reprinted 2000, 2003, 2005

ISBN: 81-85787-37-9 Publisher and distributor: Yoga Publications Trust, Ganga Darshan, Munger, Bihar, India. Website: www.yogavision.net Printed at Thomson Press (India) Limit ed, New Delhi, 110001

SWAMI SATYANANDA SARASWATI Swami Satyananda was born at Almora, Uttar Pradesh, in 1923. In 1943 he met Swami Sivananda in Rishikesh and adopted the Dashnami sannyasa way of life. In 1955 he left his guru's ashram to live as a wandering mendicant and later founded the International Yoga Fellowship in 1956 and the Bihar School of Yoga in 1963. Over the next 20 years Swami Satyananda toured internation­ ally and authored over 80 books. In 1987 he founded Sivananda Math, a charitable institution for aiding rural development, and the Yoga Research Foundation. In 198� he renounced his mission, adopting kshetra sannyasa, and now lIves as a paramahamsa sannyasin.


SWAMI NIRANJANANANDA SARASWATI Swami Niranjanananda was born in Madhya Pradesh in 1960. At the age of four he joined the Bihar School of Yoga and was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa at the age of ten. From 1971 he travelled



1 . Tantra


2 . Tattwa Shuddhi in Brief


the next 11 years. In 1983 he was recalled

3. Tattwa $huddhi: Process of Purification


to India and appointed President of Bihar

4. Tattwa Shuddhi as a Part of Tantric Worship


the development of Ganga Darshan,

5 . Prana Shakti


Sivananda Math, Yoga Publications Trust

6. Evolution of the Elements


paramahamsa and in 1993 anointed preceptor in succession to

7. Antah Karana: Individual Mind


Swami Satyananda. Bihar Yoga Bharati was 'founded under his

8 . Panchatattwa: the Five Elements


9. The Individual Tattwas


overseas and toured many countries for

School of Yoga. Since then he has guided

and the Yoga Research Foundation. In 1990 he was initiated as a

direction in 1994. He has allthored over 20 books and guides national and international yoga programs.

1 0. Tattwas and Koshas


1 1 . Tattwas and the Breath


1 2. Mantra, Yantra and Mandala


dorenagore, West Bengal. From the age

1 3. Visualization and Imagination


of 22 she experienced a series of inner

14. Bhasma: the Bath of Fire

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Swami Satyananda. From 1981 she trav­

1 5 . Practising Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana

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elled ceaselessly with her guru in India

1 6. Effects of Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana

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scholar with deep insight into the yogic

1 7. Guru

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and tantric traditions as well as modern


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SWAMI SATYASANGANANDA SARASWATI Swami Satyasangananda (Satsangi) was born on 24th March 1953, in Chan­

awakenings which led her to her guru,

and overseas and developed into a

sciences and philosophies. She is an effi- , cient channel for the transmission of her guru's teachings. The establishment of Sivananda Math in Rikhiajs her creation and mission, and she guides all its activities there, working tirelessly to uplift the weaker and underprivileged areas. She embodies compas­ sion with clear reason and is the foundation of her guru's vision. vzz

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