बृहन्नील तन्त्रम्: Brihad Nila Tantram (The Tantric Method of Worshipping Goddess Kali and Tara). Item Code: NZJ Cover: Hardcover. Edition: Full text of “Brihat Nila tantra”. See other formats. DUE DATE3SIHP; GOVT. COLLEGE, LIBERT KOTA (Raj.) Students can retain library books only for two weeks. (This English translation of chapter 13 from the Brihad Nila Tantra covers meditation and the vira sadhana (heroic worship, which includes sexual intercourse) of.

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Bhairava states that this tantra is the secret of all secrets and revealing it will cause lack of sccess. Having it in one’s home is like having Lakshmi, the tzntra of wealth.

The Vira Sadhana

It protects against all misfortunes and its specific virtue is that through it a person can become a miracle worker. It is the king of all tantras and is the core of the quintessence.

Bhairava summarises its contents, which include daily worship pujathe king of mantras, the rules of puja and preparation of its mantra, optional and occasional rites, the secrets of magical restraint, the rules of Kumari puja, hymns, meditations, how to become eloquent, rites of sacrifice homathe attainment of poesy, the secret sadhana, the secret mantra, alchemy, preparation of miraculous ashes bhasma and everything related to the six magical acts satkarma.

Firstly, Bhairava deals with the Devi Tarini, which he says is a siddha vidya, causing Maya and englamouring. This vidya is said to be the heart of Nila Sarasvati. Its appliction is the attainment of poesy. It is to be pronounced facing north and meditated on as being like a lotus fibre extending from the base of the spine to the 1, petal lotus, like ten million fires, suns and moons.

Next the rules of bathing in the morning are described. Again, a sadhaka should face north, visualising the guru in the 1, petal lotus. Offering must be given to the rising sun. Then the gayatri or twilight mantra of Tarini should be pronounced, which is given as Tarayai vidmahe mahograyai dhimahi tanno devi prachodayat.

Chapter 2 This covers the daily puja of Nila Sarasvati, in the usual way.

Abstract of Brihad Nila Tantra

It should be done in isolated places including cremation grounds, hills and forests. This puja also appears in the Todala Tantra, translated as gantra of the Magic of Kali. Chapter 3 Describes initiation and the characteristics of guru and disciple, as well as the right times for performing diksha initiation.

Chapter 4 Contains a description of purashcharana, the method of preparing a mantra so that it becomes successful. Tara’s rosary is made of human bone and must be purified and made carefully.

Chapter 5 Optional rites are the topic of this chapter, as well as the pithas or sacred spots. Kamarupa, where the yoni of the goddess fell after being sliced into fifty parts, is the most important. Chapter 6 Covers Kumari Puja, the worship of a maiden. This is preceded by an offering to jackals, tantga that the rite takes place in the cremation ground shmashana.

As in the Kulachadamani Tantra, there is reference to the eight Kula trees, which must also receive their share of worship. A day tanyra the same as a year.

Wine must be used when worshipping Kalika but has to be purified first, because Shukra placed it under a curse. Chapter 7 Covers the satkarma, or six magical acts, as well as worship of the kumaris. A most interesting section deals with Maha China Krama, which is, essentially left hand tantra vamachara.


The rule here is that of Svecchachara, the path of acting according to one’s own will. In this, there is no need for external worship. All can be performed mentally. There are no rules as to the time the puja should be performed, no rules about the place, no need for preparation.

The conjunction of yoni and beihad is the essence of the rite. During intercourse, the partners should mentally recite the Tara mantra. It should be performed in the cremation ground. Chapter 8 Describes the yantra of Tara see above. In the centre she and Mahakala are in sexual union. The yantra should be engraved on copper, smeared with kundagola and svayambhu flowers nilx blood and scents including camphor.

The practitioner meditates in the heart on Tarini and then draws her, by vital breath, using a flower, into briuad centre of the yantra. She is then considered to be present in the yantra and various offerings upacharas are dedicated to her and to her attendants in the different parts. Chapter 9 Heroic worship is the subject of this chapter, which I have translated on the site.

Chapter 10 Njla the txntra of the previous chapter and expands on Lata Sadhana creeper sadhanaa synonym for sexual worship. Ugra Tara’s seventeeen letter mantra is Om padme mahapadme padmavati maye tantar. Chapter 12 The origin of Tarini is the subject of the chapter. She was created by Mahakali to destroy the demons and bring the gods back to their former position. Chapter 13 This chapter covers the worship of Mahakali and has been translated in full in the Magic of Kali.

The devi Kamakhya dwells at Kamarupa and has a yantra wherein the 64 yoginis receive honour. Tripura’s mantra is Aim Klim Sauh, and the tantra says that she represents the triple Kundalini, her puja being triple in every way. Chapter 15 A geographical chapter describing mountains, streams and springs sacred to the worship of various devis and devas. Chapter16 This chapter outlines the specific festivals of Tara and the things to be done during the twelve solar months, as well as the kinds of nlla which tantfa the goddess.

Chapter 17 Outlines and continues details about worshipping Kali. Her favourite time is on the fourteenth day of the dark moon in the month of Kartik, when she should be worshipped at night. The dhyana meditation image of Kali is described with details of the types of pits in which to do homa.

This chapter also gives puja details of Sandhya Twilight Devi. Chapter18 The thousand names of Tara.

Brihat Nila Tantra

Chapter 19 The armour and the secret mantra of Tara are described. Chapter 20 The hundred names of Tara. Chapter 21 A most interesting chapter which deals with alchemy. Copper and lead can be turned into gold. Adepts can create a powerful, magical ash which creates miracles. The chapter also describes the divya celestialvira heroic and pashu beast-like characteristics of tantrik practitioners. Chapter 22 The 1, names of Kali.

Chapter 23 The hundred names of Kali. Chapter 24 Describes the worship of Devi Annapurna Full of Food and gives her mantra and the hundred names. The Devas and Asuras took part in this churning exercise together. Both the Devas and the Asuras wanted to have it. Many invaluable gems and stones and medicines were also yielded by the ocean.


The poison was so strong that if it fell on the ground then all Life would nula wiped out. Fearing such devastation the Asuras and Devas went to Lord Shiva for help. He promised that He would drink the poison and save the world from destruction. As He drank the poison He was filled with pain. His body started burning from inside.

Tara Maa has Four Incarnations these are: When Sati Maa could not tolerate the taunts and insults made by her father Daksha against her husband Lord Shiva, She immersed Herself in fire. As He received the shocking news, an angered Lord Shiva broke into a Dance carrying the body of His beloved wife on his shoulder.

The world shook from fear of destruction. Fearing that the whole world would come to an end, the Devas went to Lord Vishnu to somehow stop Lord Shiva from destroying the world. With the body gone brihav was the source of grief, Lord Shiva regained His composure and the world brihax saved.

It is believed that some parts of the body fell in the ocean and some on land covering the whole of the Indian subcontinent. The places where the parts of the body fell have become holy places and are known as Shakti Bribad, where Mother is worshiped in her different Incarnations. There are 51 Shaktipithas in all so far, there may be more.

Mila Tara is one of Shakti’s Incarnation. It is believed that she is the third eye of Maa Shakti.

Abstract of Brihad Nila Tantra

Tarapith is where Maa Tara is worshipped. We first come to know of Nial from Brahmrishi Vashistdev. Brahmrishi Vashistdev wished to receive Siddhi from Tara Maa, for this he had to do Sadhana, but after years of Sadhana he could not earn Siddhi. Then one day he heard a devya vani from the skies.

It asked him to visit Buddharupi Janardhan in Mahachin. On meeting Buddharupi Janardhan, Vashistdev was asked to meditate on the banks of river Dwarka in Birbhum district of what is now called West Bengal. On brihzd so Vashistdev received Siddhi from Tara Maa. Years later Jayadatta a rich trader was travelling by river on his boat with his family.

After travelling for some time Jayadatta decided to rest as he came across this place. As they camped there, his son was bitten by a poisonous snake and he died nilx.

Having lost his son Jayadatta wandered about aimlessly in great sorrow. He came across a place where he saw a fisherman trying to brihav cut pieces of a fish with water from a nearby pond.

As the fisherman sprinkled water on the dead fish, the pieces joined together and the fish regained life and jumped back in the pond. On seeing this miracle Jayadatta tangra to put the same magic water on his dead son. On doing so his son also regained life. Jayadatta realized this was a miracle pond in a very special place.