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The word ‘Chanda’ hints at extraordinary traits and thus refers to the Parabrahman, who is extraordinary due to his complete independence w.

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The word Cchandi arising from the Dhatu Chadi meaning anger also refers to the fiery power of anger of the Brahman. The Sruti says, “mahadbhayaM vajramudyataM’, wherein the word ‘vajra’ means not parayamam weapon but the supreme Brahman. Thus, Chandi represents the Shakti of Brahman. The following are the paratanam Anga Vidyas for Navarna Mantra. The Chandika Chakra is constructed by drawing an eight-petalled lotus with a Shatkona six-pointed star in its center.

The first three Bijas of the Navarna mantra are written in the center of the Shatkona. The rest of the Bijas are written in the Shatkona starting from the east.

The Bijas should be written in a clockwise pattern, from right to the left. It should be noted that during Akshara Nyasa and Yantra lekhana, all letters should be used along with the Bindu. One may perform a minimum of 4 lakhs of Japa and then perform dashamsha homa with Payasanna. The other method for Purashcharana is to start the Japa from the Agni Tithi Pratipat of Ashwayuja and chant 9 lakhs of the mantra till Ashtami.

This is done in the Shukla Paksha of the month. On the Navami day, dashamsha Homa adding Swaha at the end paraysnam the mantradashamsha Tarpana adding ‘Chandika Tripyatu’ at the end of the mantra and Dashamsha Brahmana Bhojana are to be done.

By this, one obtains the Siddhi of the mantra and grace of Sri Chandika Parameshwari. Samputa Cjandi – The standard procedure for Samputikarana is to chant Navakshari as per one’s Sankalpa10, 1,00, etc. It is sufficient to chant Navakshari times after the Parayana of Saptashati.


Devi Mahatmyam Reading Procedure

The Stotra is called Saptashati because of Shlokas, is what is understood commonly. Some call the Stotra Saptashati considering the set: Because ‘sha’ and ‘sa’ are interchangeable, Saptashati also refers to Saptasati – the glory of the seven Satis or Shaktis.

The seven deities referred to here are: According to some others, the seven deities referred to are: The mantras of these deities are revealed in Saptashati. As per the Sutra – ‘kalu chaNDI vinaayakau’, by chanting Saptashati with devotion, after having obtained pzrayanam from the Guru and having learnt the proper Parayana Krama, a Sadhaka obtains the four Purusharthas.

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Varahi Tantra says that in the age of Kali, most Stotras are cursed by Parashurama and hence are ineffective. While listing the ones which are free from this curse and hence suitable during Kali, it is said, ‘Gita of the Bhishma Parva, Vishnu Sahasranama of Mahabharata and Chandika Saptashati’ are free from all Doshas and grant fruits immediately in Kali Yuga. Before completing a chapter fully, one should not get up from the Asana or relax.

If for some reason one needs to break before the completion of an Adhyaya, parayqnam chapter has to be recited again from the beginning. One should not indulge in activities like shaking the head etc.

One should not recite the Stotra from his own handwritten copy or from a copy written by a non – Brahmana. One should not hold the book in the hand and recite but instead should place the book on an AdhAra. The various kinds of AdhAras prescribed for Parayana may be learnt from Kalpavalli and other sources.

Most sources ban the recitation without the usage of a book. But Sri Bhaskaracharya Bhasuranandanatha objects to this injunction. According to him and also other authorities like Kameshwara Surifor recitation less than aone may recite even without a book.

Varahi Tantra is the Pramana for this statement. It is permissible to learn the Stotra by heart and recite the same with folded hands, without using a book. One may perform Prayogas only after the Purascharana is complete and permission to do so is granted by Sri Guru. One should recite Saptashati thrice to get rid of calamities, five times to overcome Grahadosha and seven times in times of great danger.


One obtains all Siddhis and obtains Tadatmya with Sridevi by reciting it one hundred times. The recitation of Chandi in Srishti, Sthiti or Samhara karmas depends on Kamanabheda and the procedures for the same have to be learnt from the Guru.

Thus, one complete recitation is completed in a week. Parayaanm is best to start such a recitation on a Sunday and complete it on a Saturday.

However, it should be noted that once Samkalpa is done on the first day, for no reason the recitation should be stopped for the next six days. By reciting Navarna mantra at the beginning and end of every Shloka, mantra Siddhi is obtained fast.

This is also the Sanjivini Krama prescribed for Saptashati Mala mantra.

To obtain all desires, one should chant ‘Jatavedasa’ Rik at the beginning and end of each Shloka. To escape from incurable diseases and get rid of Apamrityu, one should recite Tryambaka mantra at the beginning and end of each Shloka. One may recite these Shlokas individually, 10, or 1,00, paraganam to obtain the above said results. One should recite Narayani Stuti, peforming Namaskaras in pzrayanam of Durga Dipa to obtain the desired results quickly.

The best procedure is to perform Nishkama Japa of Saptashati, which pleases Sridevi more than any other procedure. Kalika These are the Dwadasha Angas prescribed for Navarna mantra.

As for the way it is to be recited: The Stotra should be chanted aloud and not mentally.