How To Surrender To Devi Appaya Deekshita

Devi image.

Hinduism provides for the Worship of the Reality, Brahman, as Gods with Names and Forms. This system of worship is called Saguna Upasana,Worship of One with Attributes. Meditating on Reality as Brahman ,without Attributes is called Nirguna Upasna.One has a tendency towards certain things or people with some qualities. One may like Mother,Father, Teacher,Friend,Lover Wife….The  list is as big as there are dispositions.

The Form of the Deity or God is determined by the disposition one has towards people , Mother…… The Gender of the God is also influenced by this disposition.

The Attributes that one finds appealing is attributed to the Form thus formed. And these qualities are ascribed to them.These qualities form the Kalyana Gunas of the Deity. These Gunas, Attributes are ascribed in their Purest and Infinite potential.

This is not to say that Saguna Upasana is not useful in Self Realisation. On the contrary, this aids people more. This is so ,because  not all possess the ability/ disposition to meditate on a Principle, Brahman ( Beyond Attributes,that is to understand better I shall use the term ‘ without Attributes ‘though the meaning is different).

When one decides to pursue the path of Saguna Upasana, mostly, it results in Bhakthi Yoga,Path of Devotion.When extended further, it leads to total surrender,Saranagadhi.

Many Gods, Goddesses are worshipped in Bhakthi Yoga.What is needed in Bhakthi Yoga is total emotional attachment to the Deity.In this article, I shall illustrate life instance from a great Bhakti Yogi, well versed in Sanskrit and Gnana Yogi. What is striking is the total surrender to Devi.

Apppaya Dikshita was a great philosopher and Bhakti Yogi. He was an Advaitin and a follower of Siva Advaita of Srikanta.He was also a great Devotee, Upasaka of Devi.He, nearing his death ,asked his grandson ( not directly,but through his sibling) ,Nilakanta Dikshita,who later became a courtier in King Thirumalai Naicker’ s Palace. He was also a great Sadhaka of Devi Meenakshi at Madurai,Who does one approach ‘Apathi Kum Smaraneeyam?’

The child replied ‘Smaraneeyam Charana Yugalam Ambayaaha’ That dwell on the Feet of Devi.

Appaya dikshita asked’ That  smaranam Kim Kuruthe’?  What shall happen if we do thus?

The child replied ‘ Brahmaaneethi Kingiri Kuruthe’ That is, Even Brahma,Vishnu and Siva ,all devatas included, would serve as Kinkaras  for you.

Apppaya advised child, ‘ Then hold m Her Feet steadfastly ‘

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Ganesa Devi in Mooladhara Siddhas Explain


The process of Vaasi is difficult for people,except for those who are gifted. To solve this,Siva had advised Patanjali to simplify Vaasi and introduce a yoga practice that would elevate one to Vaasi consciousness from where Vassi Yoga will take over. Accordingly Patanjali composed Yoga Sutra ,laying emphasis on postures ,followed by Pranayama.

Sri Vidya Mantra Tantra Vidyas Sources Details


Sri Vidya is that which grants Knowledge and Prosperity or Knowledge of Prosperity.

As Knowledge that liberates the Soul it has no equal.

The special feature is that it grants both prosperity and Liberation n the after Life, nay, Liberates one from the cycle of births and deaths.

In two short phrases Lalitha Sahasranama describes Goddess Lalitha as .Bhaktha Sowbhagyadhaayini’

One who grants every thing for the welfare of Her Devotees.

She is The Universal Mother.

The Lalitha Sahasranama begins addressing the Goddess as The Mother , Mother of Prosperity,

“Sri Matha, Maharajne’

As Knowledge of Prosperity Sri Vidya it gives scope for prosperity in this world through Saguna Upasana and for Beyond by Nirguna Uapasana.

Sri Vidya combines Gnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja Yoga and synthesizes them in one format.

It also provides for Dualism,Dwaita and Advaita in worship.

As a Devotee if one worshps the Devi as different from the Self, it becomes Dwaita.

When Sri Vidya is practiced as the raising of Kundalini through the Chakra in the Human Body it becomes Yoga.

In Kunḍalini yoga, one realizes divine consciousness through the activation of the hidden energy of Kunḍalini.

There are six centers (cakras) in the spinal channel. Kunḍalini is said to be initially coiled up at mulādhara.

She is the Mother. She passes through these six from mulādhara at the bottom of spine to ajna at the forehead, then to the crown of the head (sahasrāra) where individual consciousness fully unites with cosmic consciousness.

When you concentrate on the Unity of Shiva and Shakti, it Unites Shaiva and Shakta.(Aikyaanusnathaanam)

When one meditates on the Devi as an expression of the Universal Self, Brahman, it is Advaita.

As the mantras are mystically locked, it is Mantra Shastra.

Durga 108 Names To Ward Off Evils


Durga is worshiped mainly to ward off evil effects,mental disorders, for granting Courage, Success and a very positive approach to Life.

Chanting the following 108 names of Durga , selected from the Lalitha Sahasranama will ward off evils and grant one Devi’s Benevolence.

Naivedyam . Sakkarai Pongal.

One may do it every Friday

Sarvajna Peetha Pakistan Shankaracharyas Throne Of Wisdom


Adi Shankaracharya ascended the Sarvagna Peetha, Seat of Learning of Throne of Wisdom’

Ramanujacharya visited and contemplated before embarking upon his commentary on Brahma Sutra,.

Yet some of the best photographs of this place is by Pakistani Muslims.

I am providing the thread of discussions found in the site.

Devi Mahatmiyam Durga Sapthasati Parayana Procedure


The Devi (mother Goddess) killed Madhu and Kaidabha as Vishnu Maya (Thamasic-base), killed Mahishasura as Lakshmi (Rajashic form-materialistic) and killed Shumbha and Nishumbha in the form of Goddess Saraswathi (Sathvic-spiritual).

All the three are combined in this Stotra.

It consists of Chapters 74 to 86 (13 chapters) of the Markandeya Purana and has 700 stanzas.

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