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Tattva Sandoha Puja

 

The thrity-six tattvas starting with shiva till dharA constitute of the Asana or yogapITha of shrI parAmbA. The thirty-six tattvas are those which have existence till the (end of) praLaya. While the popular list of thirty-six tattvas from shAkta tantra are well-known and will be presented later, according to several shaivAgamas, they include:

1. Five MahabhUtas
2. Five Tanmatras
3. Five Jnanendriyas
4. Five Karmendriyas
5. 7 Dhatus
6. Manas
7. 5 Vayus
8. mAyA
9. shuddha vidyA
10. maheshvara

shrI parAmbA represents all these tattvas and also represents the Truth beyond these due to her existence before and after the praLaya [nityA]. As Shadhadva-s constitute of the sharIra of mahAkAmeshvarI, the thrity-six tattvas which form the tattvAdhva, represent a limb of the Supreme Queen.

The following nAmAvaLi is used according to sampradAya bheda for two purposes during shrIchakra navAvaraNa pUjA. The first is during Asana pUjA of shrIdevI, used mostly by auttareyas who follow pramANas other than the kalpasUtra that discuss elaborate Asana pUjA or simhAsana pUjA. The second use, as we follow, is during the sAmayika pUjA. Before the sAmayikas are handed pAtras, the person in charge of the pUjA performs archana to parAmba with these names using a special ingredient and then displays pancha bhUta, khaDga, shUla, chakra, ardhayoni and bilva mudrAs over the dravya while reciting mantras of amR^ita mr^ityu~njaya, amR^iteshvarI, nityaklinnA, mR^itasa~njIvinI and kulakAmadhenu, described as amR^ita pa~nchaka and proceeds towards gurupAtra viniyoga.

We hope this nAmAvaLi, which is found with numerous pATha bhedas, will be of use to upAsakas of shrIvidyA parameshvarI. The bIjAs used before the names can be tritari, sapraNava tritari, panchatari, saptatari (by those initiated into UrdhvAmnAya) or ashtatari (by those into shAmbhavAmnAya). According to sampradAya, the practice in our Mandali is to use tritari followed by the mUla mantra which would be mahAShoDashI as others are not permitted to perform viniyoga with amR^ita pa~nchaka. The following version follows the pATha in varivasyA prakAsha, a commentary of saubhAgyaratnAkara paddhati, with some minute changes based on the popular usage in sampradAya.

1. shivashaktirUpa mahAtripurasundaryai namaH
2. shaktisvarUpa mahAmAyAyai namaH
3. sadAshivasvarUpa shAmbhavyai namaH
4. IshvarasvarUpa mahAdurgAyai namaH
5. shuddhavidyAsvarUpa icChAj~nAnakriyAshaktyai namaH
6. mAyArUpa bhayAyai namaH
7. kAlarUpa samhAriNyai namaH
8. niyatirUpa sR^ishTyai namaH
9. kalArUpa sthityai namaH
10. vidyArUpa sarvamantramayyai namaH
11. rAgarUpa ShaTkarmasiddhidAyai namaH
12. puruSharUpa bhogamokShapradAyinyai namaH
13. prakR^itirUpa paramAnandaghanAyai namaH
14. buddhirUpa j~nAnAyai namaH
15. aha~NkArarUpa garviShThAyai namaH
16. manorUpa tR^iptikaryai namaH
17. shrotrarUpa bodhikAyai namaH
18. charmarUpa sundaryai namaH
19. netrarUpa prakAshAyai namaH
20. jihvArUpa rasagrahaNAyai namaH
21. ghrANarUpa gandhagrahAyai namaH
22. vachanarUpa siddhasarasvatyai namaH
23. pAnirUpa sahasrabhujamaNDalAyai namaH
24. pAdarUpa manovegAyai namaH
25. pAyurUpa nityashuddhAyai namaH
26. upastharUpa ana~NgashAstrasiddhAntAyai namaH
27. shabdarUpa nAdanAdAntasthAyai namaH
28. sparsharUpa nispR^ihAyai namaH
29. rUparUpa kAmeshavashyadhurandharArai namaH
30. rasarUpa kulAmR^itaikaniShThAyai namaH
31. gandharUpa sugandhAnandanandinyai namaH
32. pR^ithivIrUpa sarvAdhArAyai namaH
33. jalarUpa jIvanapradAyai namaH
34. agnirUpa dahanAyai namaH
35. vAyurUpa pa~nchaprANAtmikAyai namaH
36. AkAsharUpa chidAkAshanilayAyai namaH
37. sarvatattvAtItasvarUpa shrIparAmbAyai namaH