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Benefits Of Shanmukhi Mudra And Its Importance

Shanmukhi mudra is one of the techniques of hatha yoga, meant for causing the prana (vital air) to reach the brahmarandhra (topmost portion of the skull), to make the mind completely steady and to give rise to nada (subtle sounds), the hearing of which is described as nadanusandhana. Here is a look at the benefits and importance of Shanmukhi Mudra. As mentioned in Darshana Upanishad (VI 32-36), one sits in the swastika posture, inhales deeply, and holds the breath inside (kumbhaka), accompanied by the mula bandha. While doing kumbhaka, the Shanmukhi mudra is employed by covering the openings of the ears by the two thumbs, the eyes by the index fingers, and the nostrils by the remaining fingers. This is said to make the prana reach the brahmarandhra, giving rise to nada, comprising various sounds like that of the sea, the clouds, drums etc. In Hatha Yoga Pradipika (IV 67 – 68), this mudra is called paranagmukhi mudra by the commentator Brahmananda. One is advised to hear the

Chinnamasta Beej Mantra Text – Benefits of Chanting Goddess Chinnamasta Beej Mantra

Maa Chinnamasta is the sixth among the Dasa Mahavidyas – the 10 Mother Goddess concept in Hinduism and Tantrism. Goddess Chinnamasta is an unusual aspect of Mother Goddess as She cuts off her own head. Chinnamasta Beej Mantra is chanted for sin redemption. Some adepts chant this mantra for victory over all kinds of evil. Chinnamasta Beej Mantra Text in Hindi and English Om Shrim Hreem Hreem Aim Vajra Vairochaniye Shrim Hreem Hreem Phat Svaha ॐ श्रीम ह्रीं ह्रीं ऐं वज्रा  वरिचानिये श्रीम ह्रीं ह्रीं फट स्वाहा  Benefits of Chanting Chinnamasta Beej Mantra She is the vanquisher of all kinds of evil. Those that follow Dharma can invoke her to defeat all kinds of evil around them. She removes the stains of all kinds of sin. It is said she removes the wrongdoings of seven births. She provides refuge those suffering due to the bad activities of other human beings. She provides a clean slate for the devotee to restart life anew. She is the provider of opportunities.

Difference Between A True Saint And True Devotee

Here is difference between a true saint and true devotee. The word ‘true’ is purposefully used because the world is filled with duplicate saints and duplicate devotees. Duplicate swamis and devotees not only tarnish the reputation of a religion but also end up hurting the innocent devotee both financially and emotionally. A True Saint A true saint is characterized by detachment. Is convinced that the Lord is within oneself. The Lord has no name or form, nirguna. Liberation is seeing God in one’s heart and everywhere else. Prays for steadfastness of devotion, unwavering mind, release from maya and samsara. Sets an example for others to follow, though oneself has transcended the stage of rituals and prayers. Renounces the world including one’s baggage from previous lives. A True Devotee A true devotee develops attachment to one’s chosen deity. Looks upon the Lord as a separate entity. The Lord has many names and forms, saguna. We may call the Lord by any name. Li