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We are pleased to release a precious and blessed recording of Chandi Saptashati in Guruji’s voice. This recording was made by Guruji at the house of Dr. and Mrs. Saroja Viswanathan in Webster, NY in 1988, the year of the first-ever visit of Guruji to the United States.

And as Dr. Vish and Saroja Aunty narrate –

“This was the first time we had seen Guruji in person and we had just met him. We did not know him at all personally. We brought Guruji to our house, and without any reason, he asked for a tape recorder which we promptly arranged in the upstairs room. He went upstairs and started to record Chandi Saptashati. We had no idea about this recitation or its significance. We just complied with his wish. Only many years later when we started to look into learning and doing Chandi Homam, did we realize that Guruji had initiated us into it via this recording. It seems like Guruji knew that we were supposed to do the Chandi Homam and would need this recording at a later time. It’s like when you are young you do not know why you need to learn math; only when we grow up do we realize the value of the exercise… The same happened here. We are so very grateful to Guruji for this and more… things that cannot be expressed in words”

The value of this recording however came to be known by scores of devotees in the following years. This recording of Guruji’s Chandi recording, despite its noisy/primitive format, seemed to have a mystical power. People who played it in their homes, regularly and especially in the midst of some severe problems, seemed to have the dual benefit of peaceful acceptance and divine resolution. Numerous tapes were recorded and re-recorded and circulated widely as the power of this recording became evident.

More recently, however, due to the diminished access of tapes and tape recorders, we felt that it was indeed necessary to digitize this precious recording and make it widely available via the Devipuram website(s). The recording was carefully digitized to preserve the original content in entirety. Then Mr. Nandakumar Nayar painstakingly cleaned up the recording, as best as he could, given the constraints of the poor quality of the original recording and our desire to preserve the authenticity of the voice itself. We are especially grateful for Mr. Nayar’s efforts in this regard.

On this occasion of Vasant Navaratri in 2008, we offer this recording with the faith that it will bring Devi’s Divine Blessings to you and your loved ones every-where and every-time. Tathastu!

http://www.devipuram.com/downloads/chandi_saptashati1.html

DevipuramAWAKEN THE GODDESS IN YOU AT DEVIPURAM
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Devipuram awakens the goddess in you. In contrast to other places of worship, you can request and receive worship as the embodiment of a living Goddess yourself here. It is located 30 km from Vizag city, 25 km from airport and 13 km from Anakapalle rail station.
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Come here to learn authentic Chakra Pujas according to the great Datta avadhuta tradition which sees divinity in nudity. You can learn the techniques of how to do and receive puja to the body of a living Goddess. Download many excellent learning tools: audios, books, documents, pictures and videos from this site for free or for a donation.
 
Temples
Devipuram is home to the largest Sri Chakra in the world, 108′ x 108′ x 54′. You can actually walk into it and see many life size sculptures of Khadgamala shaktis nude. One thousand devotees can do Rudrabhishekam individually to 1000 lingas at the same time in Dakshavati. Couples desiring conjugal bliss or children worship Ananda Bhairava Linga in the form of an unhooded phallus in hill temple. Kamakhya peetham in the form of a yoni along with Goddesses of Dasa Maha Vidyas bless Shakteyas. Regular rituals are performed for Ganapaty, Shyama, Chandi and Varahi, and Lalita, main goddesses of the Sri Vidya tradition. A Pyramid meditation center overlooks the scenic beauty of the place. An open-air auditorium offers a weekly venue for fun, music and dance competitions for youth to enjoy and make friends.Events
International seminars on yoga and tantric rituals, cultural events, corporate workshops, community marriages, upanayana, etc are held frequently here. A calendar of events and Guru tours is available on this website. Ambitious projects for making Devipuram a place of excellence are under way; the project is called Manidveepa.

Season
Hundreds of devotees and fun seeking youngsters visit Devipuram every day for doing pujas, learning tantra in the temples; relax or have fun in the gardens. The rush season is from Oct. to Feb. Ganapati, Sharada Navaratris, Brahmotsavamin Kartika Punnami, New year , Siva Ratri, and Guru pournami are the festive seasons attracting lakhs of visitors every year.

Tours
Beaches of Vizag,. Buddhist monuments of Bojjanna Konda; Lotus ponds of Kondakarla; a thousand year old temple of Man-Lion form of Vishnu in Simhachalam are all within 1 hour by cab. Stalactite and stalagmite caves at Borra, tiger reserves and tribal villages of Araku valley are within 3 hrs from Devipuram. You can visit all these easily in three days.

Stay
Cottages, Suites, Rooms, Dorms, Domes, for overnight stay for families and groups participating in workshops are available in standard and economy rates on the property. The prices range from about Rs 200 to Rs 50 per person for lodging depending on availability. A Cafeteria serving veg meals and a Bouquet for buying divine articles are available on property.

How to reach
By Air: All major cities Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata have daily flights to Vizag. Book early to get low fares. Paramount, Jet, Kingfisher, Air India have good flights. From airport, take a cab, go to Sabbavaram, on towards Anakapalle 5km, turn at road sign 1km.
By Rail: Get down at Vizag 30km; or nearer, Anakapalle 13km.
By Road: 5km from Sabbavaram, and 13 km from Anakapalle; Devipuram road sign is on the road between Anakapalle and Sabbavaram. From it, go 1 km inside on a smaller road. The roads are good.

Contact Info
Devipuram: Suresh (+91 99517 62052), Prema (+91 99518 84383)
Vizag: Sunita (+91 98859 16580)
Guruji’s Personal E-Mail: devipuram@yahoo.com

http://www.devipuram.com/home.php

What is Shanti Mandir?

Shanti Mandir is a worldwide community of people from all walks of life who have the common aspiration of experiencing divinity, knowing the Self and recognising the sacred in all.

Established in 1987 by Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda, it continues the spiritual work of his Guru, the renowned sage, Baba Muktananda whom he succeeded, continuing the lineage of Siddha Gurus, enlightened masters, immersed in consciousness.

Shanti Mandir focuses on:

  • Providing access to the teachings and practices of the great sages of India, in particular those of the lineage of Shaktipat Gurus represented by Swami Nityananda, Baba Muktananda and his Guru, Bhagwan Nityananda.
  • Guiding seekers to the direct experience of divinity through Sanskrit chanting, silent meditation, study of sacred works, the offering of service and the participation in sacred rituals.
  • Continuing the Vedic tradition – teaching the Vedic way of life and the philosophy of Vedanta, performing the ancient, sacred rituals and receiving other Saints of the tradition, sharing their knowledge and blessings.
  • Through its Sanskrit school – Shanti Vidya Mandir, at the ashram in Magod, India – providing people with the opportunity to study and learn the language in which all the sacred texts of India were originally written – Sanskrit.
  • Helping the impoverished in rural India with Eye Camps to restore sight to those blinded by cataracts, with the provision of a free medical procedure to implant intra-ocular lenses supplied by the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Two of the three ashrams of Shanti Mandir – in Magod, India and in Walden, USA – are located in beautiful and serene natural settings while the third ashram – in Kankhal, India on the sacred river Ganges – is in a street full of old ashrams adjoining ancient temples and the revered pilgrimage centre of Haridwar at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Each ashram provides an ideal environment for seekers to immerse themselves in a traditional way of spiritual life, as passed down from the ancient sages.

 

http://www.shantimandir.com/main/mainsm.htm

Chamundeswari Temple

Chamundeswari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeeswari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Description

The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its tower was probably built by the Vijayanagar rulers of the 17th century. In 1659, a flight of one thousand steps was built leading up to the 3000 foot summit of the hill.[1]

At the temple are several images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva). There is a huge granite Nandi on the 800th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away. This Nandi is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells.[2]

The temple has a seven story tall ‘gopuram‘ decorated with intricate carvings. The idol of the Chamunda Devi is said to be made of solid gold and the temple gates are made of silver. [3]

References

  1. ^ Chamundeswari HIll Temple – Mysore. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  2. ^ Sri Chamundeswari of Mysore. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  3. ^ Chamundeswari temple. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.

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Visit these temples for life’s problems

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Source: Posted by Vikrant on Nov 8, 2008

at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tantrism



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  • Narasimhaye: I meant do Puja , not pika sorry.