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Srividya Amnaya Krama

 

The Shloka 'Srinathadi Gurutrayam' invokes the Gurumandala that is most important in Srividya Krama. It deals with the Mantras of the Amnayas of Srividya. It is said that from the five faces of Sri Parameshwara (Tatpurushaadi), the five Amnayas with their various mantras originated. The Sixth secret face of Parameshwara is what is termed 'Anuttara' and this is the seat of Parabrahma Shakti Mahatripurasundari. It is highly subtle and not revealed easily to a Sadhaka. The first four Amnayas (Purva, Dakshina, Pashchima and Uttara) are applicable to Panchadashi Upasakas. The eligibility for the higher two Amnayas i.e. Urdhwa and Anuttara is initiation into Shodashi and Purnabhisheka.

Srinathadi gurutrayam - This refers to one's own Guru (Srinatha), Parama Guru and Parameshthi Guru.

Ganapatim - The Mantra of Mahaganapati and whose Upasana is a must before even initiation into Panchadashi.

Piithatrayam - The mantras for Jalandhara and Purnagiri and Kamaroopa Pithas, which are the first three Shakti Pithas of Amba and representing the trinity and their Shaktis - Mahakameshwari and Mahavajreshwari and Mahabhagamalini. The fourth Peetham, Mahodyana and the seat of Parabrahma Shakti Mahatripurasundari has to imagined in a state of transcendence over these three Peethas. Since the fourth represents the state of Turiya and it is imagined as existing in the state of absolute silence that exists between each of these Peethas and which are Actually states of Chitta.

Bhairavam - The mantras for eight Bhairavas starting with Mahamanthana Bhairava etc.

Siddhaugham - The mantras for nine Siddhas starting from Mahadurmanamba Siddha etc.

Vatukatrayam - The mantras for the three Vatukas (Brahmacharis or Bhairavas) - Skanda and Chitra and Virinchi Vatukas.

Padayugam - The mantras for Prakasha Charana and Vimarsha Charana of Sridevi.

Dutikramam - The nine (ten according to some tantras) Duti goddesses starting from Yonyamba and Yonisiddhanathamba etc.

Mandalam - The mantras for Agni and Surya and Chandra mandalas

Vira - The mantras for the ten Viras starting from Srishti bhairava etc.

Then come the mantras for the 64 Siddhas starting with Mangalanatha etc.

Navakam - The nine mudra mantras starting from Sarvasamkshobhini.

Viravali Panchakam - The mantras for Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra and Ishwara and Sadashiva Viravalis.

Malini - The Matrika Saraswati mantra.

Mantraraja - Mantraraja Nrisimha mantra according to our Sampradya. Others follow Devi Taraka in its place.

Gurumandalam: The Gurumandala proper includes mantras for Urdhwaugha, Parugha, Kamarajugha, Lopamudraugha and Paraaparugha, depending on one's Sampradaya. Each of these again has Divyaugha, Siddhaugha and Manavaugha Gurus in them.

Thus, this Shloka invokes all these deities who form the Amnaya Parivara and Gurumandala of Srividya Parabhattarika.
The shloka 'Purvam dakshiNa pashchimottaramayaM' speaks about the 27 Rahasyas or secrets. The above mantras along with a few other esoteric additions and the numerous mantras of the 6 Amnayas will constitute these 27 secrets of Srividya. Given below is a listing of the mantras in the various Amnayas.

Purvamnaya, the Eastern Quarter

Shuddha VidyA

Bala Tripurasundari (Adi Bala, Yoga Bala and Antya Bala)

Dwadashardha

Matangi (Rajashyamala, Shukashyamala, Sharikashyamala, Sangitashyamala, Venushyamala, Vinashyamala, Laghu Matangi, Hasanti Shyamala and Sumukhi)

Gayatri (Tripada and ChatuShpada)

Mahaganapati (Siddhi, Kshipraprasadana, Chintamani, Haridra, Lakshmi, Vakratunda, Viri, Kukshi, Trailokyamohana, Navanita, Arka, Kali, Heramba Vijaya, Shakti, Ugra and Mahocchishta Ganapati)

Subrahmanya (Skanda, Kumara, Guha, Subrahmanya and Brahmanya)

Mrityunjaya

Neelakantha

Tryambaka

Jaatavedagni

Pratyangira (Brahmi, Narayani, Raudri, Ugra Kritya and Atharvana Bhadrakali)

Dakshinamnaya, the Southern Quarter

Saubhagya Vidya

Bagalaamukhi (Brahmastra Vidya) - Ranastambhini, Senastambhini, Devarshipitrstambhini, Trimurtistambhini, Trailokyastambhini, Brahmastra Upasamharika, Brhamastrastambhini Kali

Mahavarahi (Vashya Varahi, Astra Varahi, Brihadvarahi, Dhumravarahi, Kirata Varahi and Strustambhana Vartali)

Vatuka Bhairava

Tiraskarini

Mahamaya

Aghora

Sharabheshwara (Sharabaha Kali)

Khadgaravana

Veerabhadra

Rudra

Shaastaa

Vayavyastra

Agneyastra

Bhairava (Anga, Aghora, Bhima, Vijaya, Rakta, Kala, Samhara, Kapala, Siddha and Swarnakarshana Bhairava)

Medha Dakshinamurthy (sixteen including Lakshmi, Kirti, Samba, Veera, Apasmaranirvartaka Dakshinamurthy etc)

Pashchimamnaya, the Western Quarter

Lopamudra (Hadi Vidya)

Bhuvaneshwari

Annapoornaa

Kamakala

Maha Sudarshana

Garuda

Kartaveeryarjuna

Narasimha

Rama and Seeta

Krishna (Srividya Rajagopala, Mahavaikuntheshwara, Rajagopala, Sanatanagopala, Vidyagopala, Guptagopala and Anna Gopala)

Dhanvanthari

Indrajaali Mahamaya

Indra and other Dikpalakas

Indrakshi

Dattatreya

Narayana ashtakshari

Vasudeva dvadashi

Uttaramnaya, the Northern Quarter

Tureeyamba

Mahaardhaa (Mahakalsamkarshini)

Ashwaroodha

Mishramba

Mahalakshmi

Vagvadini

Durga (Mula, Shulini, Jwala, Lavana, Shanti, Asuri, Shabari, Bhramari, Pakshi, Ati, Vanadurga)

Dakshinaa Kaali (Maha kali, Guhya kali, Kamakala Kali)

Navarna Chandi

Nakuli

Pulindini

Renuka

Matrika

Swayamvaraaa Kala

Urdhwamnaya, the Quarter Above

Paraa Shodashi

Laghu Shodashi

Paraa

Para Bhattarikaa

Para Shambhava

Para Shambhavi

Praasaada (Prasaadaparaa and Paraapraasaada)

Dahara

Hamsa

Mahavakya

Shiva Panchakshari

Shakti Panchakshari

Kula Panchakshari

Anuttaramnaya, the Quarter Beyond

Sripurtividya

Mahashodashi

Guhya Shodashi

Shodasha Mulavidyas

Atma Paduka

Maha Paduka (Maha Maha Paduka, Para Paduka, Guhya Paduka, Kula Paduka, Shambhava Maha Paduka etc.)