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Yantra – Harnessing the Power of Mystical Geometry

Yantra – Harnessing the Power of Mystical Geometry

Yantra  By Swami Ayyappa Giri Purohit-Acharya, Yogini Ashram, California USA Article Published During Sacred Navaratri, 2016   Then Shiva Mahadev spoke to Parvati, “O Devi, Because it restrains suffering due to desires, anger and karma, it is called Yantra. The Goddess who is worshipped within it, offers Grace to the Tantric” Kularnava Tantra The academic or south-Asian scholar might believe that a yantra is an art form and a psychological symbol which addresses the worshippers perceptions of the Divine. This is…

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Mantra – Sacred Sound Bath of the Mystic’s Path

Mantra – Sacred Sound Bath of the Mystic’s Path

Mantra By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca.  Article Published on the Full Moon, 21 May, 2016   Sound lies at the heart of all matter. Everything in the universe vibrates, and except for the vacuum of space, vibration generates the transmission of sound as well. We learn in Yoga that sound emerging from the God essence is indeed the Word of God. Divine vibrations produced by the voice of a soul who resides in the heart of…

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How the Ancient Mother Goddesses Elevate and Transform Consciousness

How the Ancient Mother Goddesses Elevate and Transform Consciousness

8 Mothers By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Published on 12 February, 2015 “The classic battle, from which the ancient Mothers famously emerged victorious,  represents the war between the inmost Divine Self and the ego. Victory over ego and destruction of illusion alone is the great battle of every sincere soul in their journey to enlightenment. On a macrocosmic level, it heralds the ultimate victory of the collective divinity in achieving full awareness of the one limitless undifferentiated consciousness.”…

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Enigma of the Tantric Goddess: Darshan of the 64 Yoginis

Enigma of the Tantric Goddess: Darshan of the 64 Yoginis

64 Yoginis By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram  Published on the Sacred New Moon & Winter Solstice 2014 “Sixty and four are the instruments of enjoyments that tempt the individual soul (jiva). Sixty and four are the divisions (kalas) within jiva; Sixty and four are the chambers of jiva’s chakras; Sixty and four; where Shiva-Shakti reside.“ Thirumandiram V. 1418   The Sacred 64 An examination of the ancient Tantric tradition reveals a particular sanctity assigned to the number eight….

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Pilgrimage to Kamakya: The Great Yoni and Mahavidya Shakti Temples of Assam

Pilgrimage to Kamakya: The Great Yoni and Mahavidya Shakti Temples of Assam

Yoni Peeth – The Greatest Vortex of Shakti Energy By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article First Posted on New Moon, 25 Aug 2014 Festival time at the Kamakhya Yoni temple draws a variety of tantrics and tantric clans (kulas) from the region, many clad in crimson and black. Pilgrims and shakti devotees of every stripe arrive mostly from India’s northeast frontier and West Bengal. Souls from throughout India are mixed with a sprinkling of tantrics and Shakti…

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