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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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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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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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Bhairavi Tantra

Bhairavi Tantra

Tantra Breath of Bliss By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Rewritten and Published on 4 December 2014               “In the copulatory yoga that is practiced   By the Hero and Heroine   Upward they drive the coach of breath   That has its wheels in regions right and left;   There they collect the waters of the heaven   And never the organs tiring know.” Thirumantaram V 827       …

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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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