This is the complete electronic text of the Mahanirvana Tantra with links to each chapter. Tantra. I am telling Thee the truth, O Devi! Lay it to the heart and ponder over it. There is no doctrine superior to the Kaulika doctrine, the most. The mahanirvana Tantra is in the form of dialog between Lord Siva and his consort Parvati where the Mahadeva Himself explains the theory and practice of .

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Then a sacrifice to Shiva should be made with the following: Apana is the downward vayuexpelling windexcrement, urineand semen. Saturn Transit Effects on Zodiac Signs. The vessel containing the offering must not, however, mahxnirvana moved until the worship is concluded And yet again it is Thou Who hast made known in a thousand ways rites relating to the worship with woman, and the rites which are done with the use of skulls, a corpse, or when seated on a funeral pyre He ever strives for the attainment and maintenance of devata-bhavaand is himself of the nature of a Devata.

Mahanirvana Tantra (Tantra of the Great Liberation)

After that offer again water for rinsing the mouth, and following that a threefold oblation should be made to the Devi with wine from the cup of the Shri-patra Some will violate the wives of others, others will become rogues, and some, in the indiscriminating rage of lust, will go whoever she be with any woman A Chandala versed in the knowledge of Kaulika doctrine excels a Brahmana, and a Brahmana who is wanting in such knowledge is beneath even a Chandala.

The Guru will then carefully examine the signs on and qualities of the disciple, kindly call the latter to him, and give to the good disciple the great Mantra Indra and the other Dik-palas should be worshipped in the Bhu-pura, and their weapons outside the Bhu-pura, and then Tarpana should be made to them Her mind is maddened with passion mada-matta-chitta.


January 7 O Thou, who art the very image of That! The Kali Age is but the slave of those who are free of all crookedness and falsehood, men of candour, devoted to the good of others, who follow Kaulika ways I am now speaking of the consecration of the Vishesh-arghya, by the mere placing whereof the Devata is exceedingly pleased.

An inaccurate version rendered in imperfect English was published in Calcutta by a Bengali editor some twelve years ago, preceded by an Introduction which displayed insufficient knowledge in respect of what it somewhat quaintly described as “the mystical and mhanirvana technical passages” of this Tantra. By the saying cited from the Patanjala-sutra three modifications of avidya are indicated — viz. Without the taantra in one form or another, the shaktipuja cannot be performed.

Of these, the first is Dhauti.

The Nitya Tantra says tantraa of the bhava the divya is the best, the vira the next best, and the pashu the lowest; and that devata-bhava must be awakened through vira-bhava. And so it is said that the Tantrika has both enjoyment bhukti and liberation mukti. The process is accompanied by inhalation and the union of prana and apana whilst in siddhasana. Then offer oblations to the mouth of the Kundali, with the Amhanirvana reciting the following.

Mahanirvana Tantra: Kali Yuga

An Introductory and Comparative Study. It is described as a red lotus of four petals, situate between the mahanifvana of the sexual organ and the anus.

If the Pranava be omitted, it becomes a Mantra of six letters only This is the essential principle and rational basis of all this tanfra similar Tantrik sadhana. The vija of the Devata are the jewels which the sudkaka places on the different parts of his body. In its making all miserliness should be avoided, since it is fashioned for the pleasure of the Devas Uttering the Adya Bija, and then saying “this water is for washing the feet of the Adya.

Others approach and gradually merge into the mahanirvanq class. Hrim, Shrim, Krim, Parameshvari, Svaha: Sukshmadhyana is meditation on Kundalini with sham-bhavi mudra after She has been roused.


It is so called because the guru then reveals to the shishya the preliminery mysteries of shakti-tattva. O Mother, Who produces the sound which proclaims triumph to Thee. The japa of different kinds have also the relative values attachable to thought and its materialization in sound and word. When the open partaking of flesh and liquor will pass without condemnation and punishment, when secret drinking will prevail, then know that the Kali Age has become strong May He Who is Intelligence itself protect the feet.

Then let the Sadhaka bow to the Devi, take such water as is needed for his worship, bowing to the water whence he has drawn it, and proceed to the place of worship, earnestly meditating on and reciting hymns of praise to the Devi meanwhile. I bow to thee, O Sad-guru. By His will Vishnu protects and I destroy, Indra and all other Guardian Devas of the world depend on Him and hold rule in their respective regions under His command.

Let the excellent disciple on rising make an offering of his own self, money or a fruit, as he may afford. Through their actions beings continually go from birth to death. Yajna are also classified according to the dispositions and intentions of the worshipper into sattvikarajasika, and tamasika yajna.

Salutation to the region of Moon with its sixteen digits May that Devi whose abode is in the breast of Vishnu and in the breast of Shankara purify this my meat, and give me a resting-place at the excellent foot of Vishnu In this chapter of the Mahanirvana Tantra Siva recites no mantras to Parvati, alternately he explains each sinful act one could perform and the accompanying punishment for each caste.