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Chhinnamasta Mahavidya – About Goddess Chinnamasta - Mantra and Yantra

Chhinnamasta Mahavidya is the incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti that appeared before the Devas, or Demi Gods, who sought for a wife for Shiva. Chinnamasta is one of the Dasa Mahavidyas – the ten goddesses. Chhinnamasta means ‘She whose head is severed.’

Mahadev Shiva led an ascetic life. He saw no sense in transitory pleasures of life. Devas realized that this would create an upheaval in the universe as there will be no creation if all the living being start to follow the path of Shiva. So they prayed to Goddess Shakti to help in solving the peculiar situation.

Goddess Shakti then appeared before the Devas as Chhinnamasta. In this form, Mother Goddess was headless. She held a sword in one hand and in the other hand was her cut head. The head was drinking the blood that spurted from her cut head.

Chhinnamasta is flanked by Jaya and Vijaya. In some painting it is two women that are on both the sides of the Goddess.

She stands over Kama (God of Love) and his consort Rati. This shows conquest of lust.

Chhinnamasta agreed to charm Shiva and bring Him into worldly life. She then appeared as Sati and married Shiva.

Chinnamasta Mantra

ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीये ह्रीं ह्रीं फट् स्वाहा
om shreem hreem hreem kleem aim vajra vairochniye hreem hreem phat swaha

This is the seven letter mantra of Goddess Chinnamasta.

Chanting this mantra 1001 times will help in achieving peace and prosperity in life. It also helps in achieving desire fulfillment.

Chinnamasta Yantra

The best way to to do Chinnamasta devi is by installing her Yantra.
All pujas should be performed before the yantra of Chinnamasta.
The yantra should be made using metal and it should be placed on a copper plate.
The yantra should be anointed with ghee and then cleaned.
Then it should be anointed with milk.
Then it should be anointed with water.
The yantra should be wiped clean with a cloth.
Red color flowers should be offered. 
Then chant the devi mantra.