What is Shri Vidya?
Shri Vidya is the Mantra, Shri Chakra is the Yantra, and Kalavahana is the Tantra, which give material benefits of (bhoga) as well as spiritual identity with the Universal Life (moksha).
Practitioners of Shri Vidya see material and spiritual life as two poles of the same thing; physical is but a single continuum with spiritual, God-Goddess indivisible pair. Individual life is same as cosmic life, like in a hologram; the part is same as a whole.
Shri Chakra is the symbol of the space-time, in union with the life-energy. It is worshiped in couples: Universe-God, Saraswati-Brahma, Lakshmi-Vishnu, Shakti-Shiva, Radha-Krishna, Woman-Man. Body of every person is also a temple enlivened by the goddess called life in it. The central idea of Shri Vidya is to reduce the separation, and unite all such pairs.
We donít see life itself, except through a person who has it. So, when we worship a person, it is the life in it which experiences the worship. The best forms of Shri Yantras therefore are living persons. Women have the attributes (linga) of Shakti while Men have attributes of Siva. Symbols of Creation, Yoni and Linga are adored as Shakti and Shiva. Such external worship is the gateway to internal meditative form of worship.
Worship, chanting of mantras and remembering the myriad attributes of the Goddess are all means for the movement from darkness of ignorance to the light of unlimited awareness. The Guru is the gateway to surrender the individualís pettiness into the largess of cosmic life. When all is one, the duality Disciple-Guru cannot exist; they are just one God. But they enjoy their separate roles in the drama of life. Guru worships the disciple as guru, because of the God in the disciple. In that very process, empowerment happens.
For most of you, meditations and rituals to expand our awareness beyond the limits of your body, mind and ego. The small becomes big by surrendering its smallness. What are the prerequisites? Your faith does not matter. Your current ideas of who you are donít matter. But you should have an open mind to discover your true identity.
Navaratri is celebrated four times a year. They are Ashad Navaratri, the Ashwin Navaratri, the Magh Navaratri and the Vasantha Navaratri.
The other two Navratriís are known as Gupt Navratri meant for Sadhaks and performing special powerful tantrik rituals.
Ashad Navaratri, also known as Gupta Navratri or Varahi Navaratri, is a 9-day festival dedicated to Goddess Varahi Devi. It is observed in Shukla Paksha of Ashad month. These are very auspicious days for the tantriks, sadhaks, for sadhana and also for any other specific tantrik pooja to resolve the materialistic problems. By keeping fasts, chanting shlokas and mantras, the devotees show their regard for the Goddess. It is believed that during Navratri, the Goddess promptly heeds to devotees and fulfill wishes. She is worshiped in the three forms of the divine femininity, as the remover of vices, as the bestower of wealth and prosperity and as the Goddess of wisdom.
Om hreem varahi hari Om
Varahi is one of the Matrikas, a group of Mother Goddesses in the Hindu religion.
With the head of a sow, Varahi is the shakti (feminine energy, or sometimes, consort) of Varaha, the boar Avatar of the god Vishnu.
Varahi is worshiped by all the three major schools of Hinduism: Shaktism (goddess worship); Shaivism (followers of the god Shiva); and Vaishnavism (devotion to Vishnu). She is usually worshiped at night, and according to secretive Vamamarga, Kaula marga Tantric practices.
While starting the puja for Varahi:
मातर्वाराहि जाते तवचरण सरोजार्चनंवा जपंवा
mātarvārāhi jāte tavacaraṇa sarojārcanaṃvā japaṃvā
(Mother Varahi I donít know how to do puja or japam)
कर्तुं सक्तोनचाहं तदपिच सदये मय्यतस्त्वांहि या चे
kartuṃ saktonacāhaṃ tadapica sadaye mayyatastvāṃhi yā ce
(Be compassionate as remember)
यस्त्वां दंष्त्रासिताग्रां त्रिणयन लसितां चारुबूदार वक्त्रां
yastvāṃ daṃṣtrāsitāgrāṃ triṇayana lasitāṃ cārubūdāra vaktrāṃ
(when i remember your face)
मूर्तिं चित्ते विधत्ते तदरिगण विनसोस्तु तस्मिन् क्षणेवै ॥
mūrtiṃ citte vidhatte tadarigaṇa vinasostu tasmin kṣaṇevai ||
(that very movement destroy my enemies)
Varahi dandanayaka of Lalitha MahaRagni, she destroys bad and protects the good.
Varaha Kalpa ("Sveta varaha kalpey"): Varaha is a unit of time (large unit of time).
Varahi is power of time resides in AjŮa, rules the time.
To safeguard yourself:
After you have done the Purascharana of Varahi, to destroy the enemies just visualize the form of Varahi face and recite her mantra
Benefits of Varahi Puja, Homam:
1. Good health
2. Bestows Wealth and Prosperity
3. Protection from enemies - internal and external
4. Will learn how to live in Present
5. Good Vaak Siddhi
6. Peace of mind
7. Graha dosha and fears will be removed
8. Removes vices
9. Gives wisdom
10. Protects from lack of success and consistent losses in education and career, recurrent loss of job
11. Protects from strained married life, undesired life partner, unsuccessful love life