Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha Dear Ganapathiji, Could you please tell us more about the Amnaya Stotram and Tripura Sundari sthawarajam. One of the frequently asked questions is – which among the several AmnAya mantras does a shrIvidyopAsaka recite every day? AmnAya. I will post the summary, as I did for the dvAraka maTha, for the other three AmnAya maTha-s. May be scholars like shrI Charles Wikner*, can.

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The fourth represents the state of turIya and it is imagined as existing in the state of absolute silence that exists between each of these pIThas, which are actually states of citta. The tantras are mostly in the form of a dialogue or an upadesa between Parameshwara and Parameshwari.

Tirthankathe Annual number of Kalyan of Gorakhpur, at page 53 gives the information that the hill Purnagiri is revered as the devi in her splendor and is situated on the banks of the river Sarada near the borders of Nepal.

There is also a Sankaraite institution further south in Kanchi. If the date of Sri Sankara according to recent writer, i. There are many other temples, both Vaishnavite and Saivitein Kanchi which contain on their walls and pillars sculptures of ekadanda sannyasis in various postures, like yogasamadhitapaspujaetc.

The pithasakti of the institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra in Saradawhereas the sakti of the institution at Kanchi is Kamakshi or Kamakoti.

This press also published a small booklet containing the Jagadguru – paramparastotra and the Mathamnaya. The parayana of Amnaya Stothram 5.

Sri Sankaracharya seems to have graced Kanchipuri at stotramm end of his career on the earth, not only on account of its being consecrated as the seat of the devi of Dakshinamnaya but also on account of its being the centre of the earth itself for the spiritual regeneration of which he incarnated. As you are aware that every Devi Upasaka’s minimum spiritual routine consists of apart from his nithya karmas and manthra japa — Chanting of the following everyday 1.

The figure represents early boyhood. It then occurred to me that Sri Bhagavatpada might have originally intended to establish the Amnaya institutions in the four directions in the four places generally known as chardhamsi. Shotram he mentions Kashmir as the place of final resort of Sri Sankaracharyahe declares in the preface to his work that he follows the Madhaviya – Sankaravijayawhich on the amnay hand mentions Kedarnath as the place of final resort. The fourth pITha is mahoDyAna and is amnayaa seat of parabrahma shakti mahAtripurasundarI, has to imagined in a state of transcendence over these three pITha.


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I then came across a small booklet Yati – sandhya in Devanagari script published by the Dvaraka – pitha in the year Vikrama Saka It may be noted here that Adivaraha is the Perumal of Tirukkalvanurone of the hundred and eight divya – desas of the Vaishnavitessung by the Vaishnavite Alvars.

How to account for this discrepancy? It deals with the mantras of the AmnAyas of shrIvidyA.

It is requested that scholars srotram happen to read this may excuse me for any lapses and help me with their suggestions, if any. The Guruvamsa – kavyawhile referring to the last days of Sri Sankaracharya says: There is a Siva temple in Kanchi called Vyasa Srantasraya. Page load depends on your network speed. The weight of probability belongs amnayq the first view.

But there are two verses in sarga 15 of that work from which we may infer a reference to Sri Kamakshi. The commentary says at the end of the chapter: How is it that there are two Sankaraite institutions in Stptram India, one in the North-Western portion and the other further south at Kanchi?

This Guruvamsa – kavya was, as already stated, directed to be written by Sri Sachchidananda Bharati who was the pontiff at the beginning of the eighteenth century in the matha on the banks of the Tunga river in the Shimoga District of Mysore State. Newer Post Older Post Home.

A perusal of the Lalita – sahasranama and the Lalita – trisati will show that Sarada is completely different from Kamakshi or Kamakoti. The Amnaya for each region deals among others with the kshetradevataanmaya sakti and acharya of each Amnaya. A study of the Amnayas contained in the works mentioned above as well as those found in other libraries reveals certain features which arrest attention.

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Others follow devi tAraka in its place. The revised and enlarged edition of the book, The Greatness of Sringeri, says that Sri Sankara established the four mathas in the four directions and the bookKumbakona Mutt also says that Sri Sankara established in the four corners of India four mathas of apostolic succession. It is highly subtle and not revealed easily to a Sadhaka. Sri Sankara himself stayed at Kanchi and attained siddhi there.

They are in the centre of the country. The temples of these two gods are at a distance of three and four miles respectively from Mahur town situated on two different mountains. As already mentioned, there is a Sankaraite institution at Kanchithe seat of Kamakshithe sakti of the Southern region.

For instance, in the Uttaramnaya the kshetra is mentioned as Badrinath and the devi amnaaya Purnagiri. Amnaya Stotra says that LS parayana is complete only with these two stotras parayana and Sthavaraja is supposed to be Sarvapurthykaram as said in these scriptures. The eligibility for the higher two Amnayas i. The institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra established for the worship of Sarada should also be considered as a seat of Bhagavatpada.


Amnaya Stotra consists of 35 shlokas and Lalitha Sthawarajam has slokas and each shloka is a two lined one and would take about stktram minutes for chanting.

Vidyaranya too, according to the Pushpagiri – mathamnaya quoted by Kokkandrum Venkataratnam Pantulu in his Sankara – matha – tattva – prakasikartha – sangrahaa work in favour of the matha on the banks of the Tunga printed in the year at Sanjivini – mudraksharasalaPeddanaickenpetMadraswent to Hampi from Kanchi and after his immortal life work there returned to Kanchi in his last moments and attained Kailas there.

The first four Amnayas pUrva, dakshiNa, pashchima and uttara are applicable to pancadashi upasakas.

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At both the temples pujas and archanas can be performed every day. This was the traditional belief of all the followers of Sri Sankara including those of the Sringeri matha upto the eighteenth century. When these two are engaged in disputation, what can I a servant do? Sri Sankaracharya towards the close of his life went from Siddhesvar in Nepal to Dattatreya Asramaabandoned his danda and kamandaluwhich became a tree and a tank tirtha respectively and stayed at Dattatreya Asrama at Mahuripuri in Mahratvada about thirty miles from Kinvat station on the Adilabad ——Hyderabad section conversing with Sri Dattatreya.

I had also an opportunity of going through Muka – panchasatia hymn in five hundred verses in praise of Devi Kamakshi or Kamakoti by Sri Mukakavithe dumb poet. It is clear from the above that the then head of the mathaSri Sachchidananda Bharatiwhen directing the composition of the work, had in his mind that Anandagiri was the important authority on the life and institutions parampara of Sri Sankaracharya.

Ramachandran, Retired Joint Director of Archaeology, as follows: Sri Acharyatherefore, adopted the Kamakoti – pitha at Kanchi as his pitha and asked Suresvara to occupy the pitha after him.

She agreed to follow him on condition that he did not look back while she was following him. It is said that from the five faces of Sri Parameshwara aghora, tatpurusha, vAmadeva, sadyojaAta, IshAnathe five Amnayas with their various mantras originated.