SADHANA

Sadhana means spiritual path, that is the whole all the practices, the rituals and the austerities that are performed with regularity and concentration, with the purpose to get Moksha (liberation). It is an act of purification and amplification of the mind, which leads to self-realization.

 

In the tantras is affirmed that Shiva, in his endless grace, full of compassion for the suffering beings in this dark age, proclaimed through the tantric sadhana the spiritual emancipation. Tantrism is not a simple theory or philosophy, but it prescribes above all a systematic sadhana, a regular discipline, according to the temperament, ability and evolutionary degree of the apprentice. A formidable opportunity to experiment extraordinary techniques for the spiritual evolution, introducing in the world of the yantras, mantra and tantra.


Yantra, mantra and tantra symbolically represent the three paths of the Hinduism. Yantra represents the path of the knowledge (Jnanamarg), Mantra represents the path of the devotion (Bhaktimarg), Tantra represents the path of the action (Karmasanyasmarg).

 

 

Principal types of Sadhana

 

 

Some aghori sadhanas are:

 

N.B. The procedures of these Sadhanas are secret (Gupta), passed only from Guru to disciple.

 

 

Panchamakara: Madya (wine) - Māṃsa (meat) - Matsya (fish) - Mudrā (parched grain) - Maithuna (Union)

 

Pancha Makara is also known as the Five Ms. In this Sadhana the five elements are purified and energized by the mantra, through them and along with the identification with his own divinity the Aghori can develop the divine connection to the cosmic Shakti.

They are the following:

Madya: wine. It represents also the divine nectar called Amrita. Transforms the Tattva of Fire.

Māṃsa: meat. It represents for the control of speech. Silence. Transforms the Tattva of Air.

Matsya: fish. It represents the Ida and Pingala Nadis that are controlled by the sadhak through the practice of Pranayama. Transforms the Tattva of Water.

Mudrā: grains. It represents the spiritual company but also the upright posture. Transforms the Tattva of Earth.

Maithuna: This is the most misunderstood concept of Pancha Makara. Maithuna literally means union, is the union of the goddess Kundalini with Shiva. Transforms the Tattva of Ether.

 

In Panchamakara Sadhana the subtle properties of each element are known and followed up with the awakening of the Kundalini and its consequent rise. Here the Aghori will experience the perfect knowledge of the microcosmic world and will internally use the properties of each element. When the Kundalini reaches Visarga Bindu, the divine nectar is blessed.

 

While the macroscopic world is only a limited reality, depending on which level exists the self, the complete understanding of the microcosmic levels will give an understanding of all the worlds that exist in the subtle levels, levels that have equal representation in the macrocosmic space. After the climb up to Visarga Bindu, the Kundalini starts its way down, once again visiting all the subtle worlds.

 

On achievement of the original residence of Kundalini in Muladhara Chakra, the Aghori can now understand the world with a new awareness, and the identification with the deity gets closer and closer to perfection.

 

What is Sri Vidya?

 

Panchakshari Mantra and Sadhana

 

Stages of Aghora (Vāmācāra वामाचार "Left-Hand Path")

 

Pashu (Animal)

 

Vīra (Hero)

 

Dīvya (Divine)

 

Bāla (Child)

 

Unmatta (Mad)

 

Pīshacha

 

Avadhut

 

Hamsa

 

Īshvāra (Aghoreshwar, Kauleshvar etc.)

 

Clans

 

KALI KULAM

 

 

TARA KULAM

 

 

SHRI KULAM

 

 

TRIPURA KULAM

 

KALI

 

 

DHUMAVATI

 

 

TARA

 

 

CHINNAMASTA

 

 

BAGALA

MUKHI

 

MATANGI

 

 

KAMALA

 

 

TRIPURA

SUNDARI

 

TRI

BHUVANESVARI

 

TRIPURA

BHAIRAVI

 

 

AGHORA PANT

 

VAMA PANT

 

SHRI PANT (ANANDA NATH)

 

TRIPURA PANT

 

ANANDA BHAIRAVA NATH

 

 

 


 

The 18 aspects of the Mother

 

Vidya

Consort

Pītham

 

 

 

 

1

Bhairavi

Dakshinamurti

Nepal

2

Bhagalamukhi

Maharudra

Dwarka

3

Tripurasundari

Mahakamesvara

Prayag

4

Tara

Akshobya

Vashistha Ashram (Assam)

5

Cinnamasta

Kadambha

Tibet

6

Matangi

Mattamatanga

Madhurai (Minakshi Mandir)

7

Dumavati

Non ha consorte Shava

Pakistan

8

Triputa

Mahadeva

Kurukshetra

9

Sopnavati

Dandanayaka

Amarkantak

10

Durga

Sadhananda

Mysore

11

Tribuvanesvari

Tribuvanesvara

Nasik

12

Kali

Mahakala

Ujjain

13

Kamala

Mahavishnu

Bharuch

14

Annapurna

Vishvanath

Kashi

15

Gayatri

Savitru

Puskar

16

Sarasvati

Paramesthi

Kashmir (but there is no temple)
Shankaracharya has installed it at Shringeri in Karnataka

17

Padmavati

Vrishabha

Tirupati

18

Kamakya

Umananda

Govati (Assam)

 

 


 

8 obstacles in the spiritual path

The eight avatars of Ganesha according to Mudgala Purana, the demons destroyed also represent the eight obstacles in the spiritual life:

1. Vakratuṇḍa "curved trunk", his mount is a lion. He destroyed Matsara, the demon of jealousy.

2. Ekadanta "single tusk", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Mada, the demon of drunkeness.

3. Mahodara "big belly", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Moha, the demon of illusion.

4. Gajānana "elephant face", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Lobha, the demon of greed.

5. Lambodara "pendulous belly", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Krodha, the demon of anger.

6. Vikaṭa "unusual form", "misshapen", his mount is a peacock. He destroyed Kāma, the demon of desire.

7. Vighnarāja "king of obstacles", his mount is the celestial serpent Śeṣa. He destroyed Mama, the demon of ego.

8. Dhūmravarṇa "grey color", his mount is a mouse. He destroyed Ahamkāra, the demon of self-infatuation.

 


 

 

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Lord Shiva 108 Names Meaning

1 Aashutosh - One who fulfills wishes instantly
2 Aja - Unborn
3 Akshayaguna - God with limitless attributes
4 Anagha - Without any fault
5 Anantadrishti - Of infinite vision
6 Augadh - One who revels all the time
7 Avyayaprabhu - Imperishable Lord
8 Bhairava - Lord of terror
9 Bhalanetra - One who has an eye in the forehead

 

10 Bholenath - Kind hearted Lord
11 Bhooteshwara - Lord of ghosts and evil beings
12 Bhudeva - Lord of the earth
13 Bhutapala - Protector of the ghosts
14 Chandrapal - Master of the moon
15 Chandraprakash - One who has moon as a crest
16 Dayalu - Compassionate
17 Devadeva - Lord of the Lords
18 Dhanadeepa - Lord of Wealth

 

19 Dhyanadeep - Icon of meditation and concentration
20 Dhyutidhara - Lord of Brilliance
21 Digambara - One who has the skies as his clothes
22 Durjaneeya - Difficult to be known
23 Durjaya - Unvanquished
24 Gangadhara - Lord of River Ganga
25 Girijapati - Consort of Girija
26 Gunagrahin - Acceptor of Gunas
27 Gurudeva - Master of All

 

28 Hara - Remover of Sins
29 Jagadisha - Master of the Universe
30 Jaradhishamana - Redeemer from Afflictions
31 Jatin - One who has matted hair
32 Kailas - One Who Bestows Peace
33 Kailashadhipati - Lord of Mount Kailash
34 Kailashnath - Master of Mount Kailash
35 Kamalakshana - Lotus-eyed Lord
36 Kantha - Ever-Radiant

 

37 Kapalin - One who wears a necklace of skulls
38 Khatvangin - One who has the missile khatvangin in his hand
39 Kundalin - One who wears earrings
40 Lalataksha - One who has an eye in the forehead
41 Lingadhyaksha - Lord of the Lingas
42 Lingaraja - King of the Lingas
43 Lokankara - Creator of the Three Worlds
44 Lokapal - One who takes care of the world
45 Mahabuddhi - Extremely intelligent

 

46 Mahadeva - Greatest God
47 Mahakala - Lord of Times
48 Mahamaya - Of great illusions
49 Mahamrityunjaya - Great victor of death
50 Mahanidhi - Great treasure
51 Mahashaktimaya - One who has boundless energies
52 Mahayogi - Greatest of all Yogi
53 Mahesha - Supreme Lord
54 Maheshwara - Lord of Gods

 

55 Nagabhushana - One who has serpents as ornaments
56 Nataraja - King of the art of dancing
57 Nilakantha - The one with a blue throat
58 Nityasundara - Ever beautiful
59 Nrityapriya - Lover of Dance
60 Omkara - Creator of OM
61 Palanhaar - One who protects everyone
62 Parameshwara - First among all gods
63 Paramjyoti - Supreme Light

 

64 Pashupati - Lord of all living beings
65 Pinakin - One who has a bow in his hand
66 Pranava - Originator of the syllable of OM
67 Priyabhakta - Favorite of the devotees
68 Priyadarshana - Of loving vision
69 Pushkara - One who gives nourishment
70 Pushpalochana - One who has eyes like flowers
71 Ravilochana - Having sun as the eye
72 Rudra - The terrible

 

73 Rudraksha - One who has eyes like Rudra
74 Sadashiva - Eternal God
75 Sanatana - Eternal Lord
76 Sarvacharya - Preceptor of All
77 Sarvashiva - Always Pure
78 Sarvatapana - Scorcher of All
79 Sarvayoni - Source of Everything
80 Sarveshwara - Lord of All Gods
81 Shambhu - Abode of Joy

 

82 Shankara - Giver of Joy
83 Shiva - Always Pure
84 Shoolin - One who has a trident
85 Shrikantha - Of glorious neck
86 Shrutiprakasha Illuminator of the Vedas
87 Shuddhavigraha - One who has a pure body
88 Skandaguru - Preceptor of Skanda
89 Someshwara - Lord of All Gods
90 Sukhada - Bestower of happiness

 

91 Suprita - Well pleased
92 Suragana - Having Gods as attendants
93 Sureshwara - Lord of All Gods
94 Swayambhu - Self-Manifested
95 Tejaswani - One who spreads illumination
96 Trilochana - Three-Eyed Lord
97 Trilokpati - Master of all the Three Worlds
98 Tripurari - Enemy of Tripura
99 Trishoolin - One who has a trident in his hands

 

100 Umapati - Consort of Uma
101 Vachaspati - Lord of Speech
102 Vajrahasta - One who has a thunderbolt in his hands
103 Varada - Granter of Boons
104 Vedakarta - Originator of the Vedas
105 Veerabhadra - Supreme Lord of the Nether World
106 Vishalaksha - Wide-eyed Lord
107 Vishveshwara - Lord of the Universe
108 Vrishavahana - One who has bull as his vehicle

 

Shiva Ashtottara Shata Namavali

 


 

 

 


 

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