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Siddhis -How the Great Masters Attain Miraculous Yogic Powers

Siddhis -How the Great Masters Attain Miraculous Yogic Powers

Siddhis By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram Published on 13 March 2016 The mysterious powers (siddhis) attained through the practices of Kriya Tantra Yoga result from a mastery of the elemental principles, and are rightly veiled in the writings of the Siddhas using a unique expression of intentional obscurity embedded within the sacred texts. This veiled language is referred to as sandhabhasa. The arcane expression is justified, not only because those who wield the sword of power can themselves be cut…

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Dattatreya – Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Juna Akhara

Dattatreya – Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Juna Akhara

BY SWAMI AYYAPPA GIRI, Acharya, Yogini Ashram Central India’s Great Seat of Grace and Power The village of Mahur stands as a lone sentry for dharma at the border of Maharastra and Telegana. It serves as a beacon of Shakti, Unity consciousness and grace-light. Remote and accessible only through a land route, one takes an overnight train from Hyderabad followed by a somewhat perilous bus ride through the winding roads of a small mountain range forested with teak trees. It…

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5 Shiva Shrines Leading to Mastery of the Elements

5 Shiva Shrines Leading to Mastery of the Elements

Pancha Bhoota Sthalam By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Published on New Moon 11 November 2015   “The peerless Lord of the Siddhas, Maha Yogi Shiva, is rightly venerated as the quintessential master of the elemental energies. His five colossal Bhoota temples, though impressive, do not easily reveal their omnipotence as portals to other realms except to those who fully commit to the dharma. Sadhana, surrender and cultivation of unconditional love will reveal his elemental mysteries and lay…

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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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Amarnath Ice Shiva Lingam & Shakti Peeth Cave of Mahamaya Devi

Amarnath Ice Shiva Lingam & Shakti Peeth Cave of Mahamaya Devi

Amarnath By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Published on Full Moon, 8 September 2014  Why This Pilgrimage ? The annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Shiva and Mahamaya Devi, nestled high in the Kashmir Himalayas, is one of the most sacred yatra events on the path of tantra and yoga. The energy of this great peeth will increase ones charisma, alter karma, and transform consciousness. At this site, Shiva initiated Parvati into the science of immortality,…

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Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Pilgrimage in Tibet

Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Pilgrimage in Tibet

Kailash By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca Article First Posted (2nd Edition) on Full Moon, 10 Aug 2014   For Yogis, Mt. Kailash is the ultimate Holy of all Holies. The massive dome emerges out of the Tibetan plateau as a beautiful white snow capped Shiva Linga and is embraced by valleys on both sides forming a natural yoni of unimaginable beauty. Also known as Mt. Meru, the sacred mountain is the most physically challenging and singularly…

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