The Dasa Mahavidyas 2 (AVARNAS)
The nine avaranas as per Mantra Mahodadhi
The First Avarana - 3 lines
The 3 lines of the 1st Avarana & the position of the various deities
The outermost 3 lines known as Bhupura form the first Avarana of the Sri Yantra. This is known as the Trilokya Mohana Chakra and the worshiper knowing its inner secrets can mesmerise the 3 worlds. It is ruled by a Yogini Devi called Prakata Yogini. The Deity of this is Tripura. The beeja of this Avarana is Am Aam Sauh. The gem is topaz. The time is
24 minutes (360 breaths).The mudra to be shown is Kshobha Mudra.
The 1st line: The Outer line (of the 3 lines) has 10 Devis known as Siddhi Devis. Their luster is like that of molten gold, they hold the goad in their right hands and the noose in their left hands. They are very auspicious and bestow
heaps of gems and jewels to the worshiper. They are placed as shown in the above picture. They are:
The 2nd line: The 2nd or Middle line has eight Matruka Devis. They are bedecked in all ornaments. They hold in their hands Vidya (book), Trident, Shakti, Chakra (Discus), Club, Thunderbolt, Baton & Lotus. They bestow to the worshiper everything desired.
M1-Shree Brahmi Matruka
M2-Shree Maheswari Matruka
M3-Shree Koumari Matruka
M4-Shree Vishnavi Matruka
M5-Shree Varahi Matruka
M6-Shree Mahendri Matruka
M7-Shree Chamunda Matruka
M8-Shree Mahalakshmi Matruka
The 3rd line: The innermost third line has 10 Mudra Shaktis. They are of red hue and rule the various mudras and bestow spiritual boons to the worshiper.
The 2nd Avarana: is the 16 petals circle known as Sarvaash Paripooraka Chakra meaning the fulfiller of all desires.
The presiding form of Lalita in this Avarana is Tripureshi. She is ornamented with all gems, carries a book and a rosary. The Yogini residing here is called Gupta Yogini. The 16 Devis of this Avarana are called the Nitya Kalas, also Nitya Devis, also Akarshana Devis and also Gupta Yoginis. They are of red hue and each holds a noose, a goad, pot of nectar and make the sign of giving boons. They rule the 16 Sanskrit vowels from a to ah. By worshiping them one gets power over mind, ego, sound, touch, sight, taste, smell, intellect, steadiness, memory, name, growth, etheric body, rejuvenation, and physical body.
The 16 Yoginis represent the 16 vowels of Sanskrit language, and are worshipped with the 16 vowels as their beeja mantras.
The gem of this Avarana is sapphire. The dhatu is chyle (the first product of the disintegration of food by the biological fires). The time is three hours (2700 breaths). The beeja mantra is Aim Klim Sauh.
The Mudra of this Avarana is the Dravini Mudra.
The 16 Devis in sequence are:
# Devi's name
1. Kamakarshini shakti
2. Budhyakarshini shakti
3. Ahankarakarshini shakti
4. Shabdakarshini shakti
5. Sparshakarshini shakti
6. Rupakarshini shakti
7. Rasakarshini shakti
8. Gandhakarshini shakti
9. Chittakarshini shakti
10. Dhyryakarshini shakti
11. Smrutyakarshini shakti
12. Namakarshini shakti
13. Beejakarshini shakti
14. Atmakarshini shakti
15. Amrutakarshini shakti
16. Sharirakarshini shakti
The 3rd Avarana: is the 8 petal circle known as Sarva Sankshobhana Chakra.
The preciding form of Lalita in this Avarana is Tripura Sundari. The Yogini is Guptatara Yogini. She is swaying in a love intoxicated state, with her eyes full of bliss. She smiles with passion and shows the mudras dispelling fears and
The eight Devis in each of the eight petals have the colour of Bandhuka flowers. They are holding noose, goad, blue lotus and are dispelling fear. The represent Speech, Holding, Walking, Excreting, Pleasure, Abandoning, Concentration and Detachment. They have the eight Ka class letters as their beejas.
The beeja mantra of this Avarana is Hrim Klim Sauh. The gem is cat's eye.
The dhatu is Flesh. The time is day and night (21600 breaths).
The mudra of this Avarana is Aakarshana Mudra.
The 8 Devis in sequence are:
# Devi's name
1. Ananga Kusuma shakti
2. Ananga Mekhala shakti
3. Ananga Madana shakti
4. Ananga Madanatura shakti
5. Ananga Rekha shakti
6. Ananga Vegini shakti
7. Anangankusha shakti
8. Ananga Malini shakti
The 4th Avarana: This Avarana of 14 triangles (Outer blue triangles in picture) represents the 14 worlds and the 14 main Nadis in the human body. It is called Sarva Soubhagya Dayak Chakra. The presiding form of the devi is Tripura Vasini. She is red and very beautiful. Fourteen Devis of the triangles are described as being proud, wanton, young, colour of cochineal, ornamented with gems, holding noose, goad, mirror, wine cup full of nectar. They are called
The beeja mantra of this Avarana is Haim Hklim Hsauh.
The gem is coral. The dhatu is blood. The time is weekday.
The mudra of this Avarana is Vasya Mudra.
The 14 Devis are
# Devi's Name
Picture showing the position of the Devis of 4th to 8th avarana
The 5th Avarana: This Avarana of 10 triangles ( red triangles in the picture) is called Sarvarth Sadhaka Chakra. It is own as Bahirdasaram. The presiding aspect of Lalita is Tripurasri. She holds noose goad, a skull and dispels fear.
She is of vermilion brightness. The Yoginis are called Kulotteerna Yoginis and also Kula Yoginis. They have the lusture of Japakusuma flowers and are adorned with shining gems and jwels. They are holding noose and goads and showing the gestures of knowledge, and giving boons. They represent the dasavataras and the 10 Vital Fires.
The beeja of this Avarana is Hsshoum, Hleesskhloum, Hssouh. The gem is pearl. The dhatu is Ova/Semen.
The time is Lunar Day (tithi).
The Mudra of this Avarana is Unmada Mudra.
The 10 Devis are:
# Devi's Name
1.Sarva Siddhiprada devi
The 6th Avarana: This inner 10 triangle chakra (shown in red in the picture) is called Sarva Rakshakara Chakra and also as Antardasardam. The presiding aspect of Lalita is Tripura Malini. She holds noose and goad, dispels fear, and
holds a skull. She is of vermilion brightness. The Yoginis are called Nigarbha Yoginis. They are the colour of 1000 rising suns, adorned with pearls and gems, holding noose, chisel, and showing the gestures of knowledge, and
giving boons. They are the saktis of the 10 Vital Fires.
The beeja of this Avarana is Hrim Klim Blem. The gem is emerald. The dhatu is Marrow. The time is Lunar Fortnight.
The Mudra of the Avarana is Mahankusha Mudra.
The 10 Devis are:
# Devi's Name
The 7th Avarana: This inner 8 triangle chakra (shown in Green in the picture) is called Sarva Rogahara Chakra. The preciding Devi is Tripura Siddhamba.
She is described as the Destroyer of Poison. The Yogini is called Ati Rahasya Yogini. The Yoginis are the colour of pomegranate flowers, wearing red clothes, smeared with red scent, each carrying five arrows and a bow. These
Devis are the rulers of Cold, Heat, Happiness, Sorrow, Desire, and the three gunas Sattvas, Rajas, Tamas. They are also called the eight Vasinis and rule the eight Sanskrit letter groups. They also represent the Astha Vasus.
The beeja is Hreem, Shreem, Souh. The gem is diamond. The time is month.
The Mudra is Khecari Mudra.
The 8 Devis are:
# Devi's Name
The 8th Avarana: This inner 8 triangle chakra (shown in green in the picture) is called Sarva Siddhiprada Chakra.
The presiding Devi is Tripuramba.
The Yogini here is Ati-Rahasya Yogini.
Her Beejamantra is Hsraim Hsrklim Hsrsauh.
She is also known as Sampatprada Bhairavi. She has coppery effulgent, like a 1000 suns, with three eyes, a face like the moon, adorned with white gems, with a beautiful figure, rising swelling breasts, intoxicated, wanton,
young, proud, holding book, dispelling fear, holding a rosary and granting boons.
The 3 Devis here are:
Kameshvari is the Rudra Shakti - Parvati. She is white in colour, besmeared with camphor, adorned with pearls and crystal, and various other gems, holding book, rosary, bestowing boons and dispelling fear.
Vajreshi is the Vishnu Shakti - Lakshmi. She is bright as red kumkuma, adorned with flowers and gems, like the dawn sun. Her eyelids are smeared with sapphire dust, she holds sugarcane how, flowery arrows, bestows boons, dispels fear.
Bhagamalini is the Brahma Shakti - Saraswati. She is effulgent as molten gold, adorned with priceless gems, holds noose, goad, and shows the gestures of knowledge and bestowing boons.
The beeja is Hsraim Hsrklim Hsrsauh. The gem of the mandala is Gomaya.
The dhatu is Fat.
The time is season (two months).
The Mudra is the Bija Mudra.
The 9th Avarana: This Avarana is the Bindu - the Cosmic Union of Shiva & Shakti as Kameswari & Kameswara.
It is called Sarvanandamaya Chakra.
The Yogini is the Queen of Queens, Rajarajeshvari, Her Transcendent Majesty
Lalita Maheshvari Mahatripurasundari.
The beeja is ka e i la hrim.
The gem is ruby.
The dhatu is hair.
The time is year.
The mudra of this Avarana is Yoni Mudra.