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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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Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Babaji By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Rewritten and Published on Babaji’s Birthday 30 November 2014   Though known by Kriya Yogis for centuries, details of the life and birth of the deathless Mahavatar Babaji were not made public until the late 1940’s, when the saintly Swami Yogananda Paramahamsa was permitted to release a few details of Babaji’s incredible incarnation. Later, the great saint included a chapter about Babaji in his magnus opus, “Autobiography of a Yogi”. In…

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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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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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Kriya – The Science of Trance and Transformation

Kriya – The Science of Trance and Transformation

Kriya By Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogacharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Published on Full Moon, 1 June, 2015  “Course the breath through the Idakala and Pinkala channels while seated comfortably in the proper posture, and direct the breath blissfully within; From the root at the base of the spine, direct the energy upward. Verily may you see the feet of the Lord that is timeless eternity.”                                                                               (Tirumandhiram- verse 2173) Just as veins of gold lead to the mother lode, all…

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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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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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