The Empress of the Universe
Mother Ayur Devi's worship was prevalent in the Kritha (Satya) Yuga. But as the wheel of time marched on, moral decay set in and we gave up on many important spiritual practices and observances. One such slip up is our failure to worship Mother AayurDevi.
Sri Aayur Devi, the Empress of the Universe, is a manifestation of the Universal Mother Parashakti.
Mother Aayur Devi as revealed to the Sathguru, Guru Mangala Gandharva Venkataraman by his divine Siddha teacher Sri La Sri Idiyaapa Siddha Eesar. (Every detail in this painting is based on Siddha revelations.)
|The nine Siddhas (to whom Mother Ayur Devi gave kara peetam, i.e., a seat on Her Hands) are:|
|1. Mother's top right hand||Gayaasura Maharishi|
|2. Mother's second right hand||Aani Maandavya Maharishi|
|3. Mother's third right hand||Atri Maharishi|
|4. Mother's fourth right hand||Kundalini Maharishi|
|5. Mother's top left hand||Ahir Puthnya Maharishi|
|6. Mother's second left hand||Saaramaa Munivar|
|7. Mother's third left hand||Astheeka Siddha of the Agasthiar divine teacher lineage|
|8, 9. Mother's fourth left hand||Gaargini Devi and Samvartha Maharishi in a consecrated amrutham pot|
|Mother's ninth hand||
Held in the Fear Not (abhaya hastham) posture, the
Mother looks after all beings with this protective gesture.
The fragrant dhoopam smoke emanating from the Dhoopika Bimba Chakram in the palm of the Mother's hand determines the destiny of every being in the universe.
|The other deities and siddhas are:|
|Suvaarosisha Maharishi as the Swan vehicle (anna vaahanam)|
|Manu Prajapatis as the Lion peetam.|
The Trimoorthi TRINITY looking on in awe:
Taitriya Prajapati RUDRA,
Rudra Pralaya VISHNU and
Rudra Priya BRAHMA.
|Paalinan Chitragupta (dutifully cataloging the karma of all beings)|
Sudharmana Yama Dharmaraja and
His consort Sudharmini,
both accompanied by Tapasvi Suvaalinan in the form of a buffalo.
Seated thus, the Great Mother presides over the universe as |
"Adi Arunachaleswari Akhilandeswari AYUR DEVI".
Aayur Devi Mantras
The Mother's worship procedure and mantras have been described by Sri Vyasa and given to the world by Sathguru Venkataraman as taught to him by his Siddha teacher, Sri La Sri Idiyaappa Eesa Siddha. What we present here are the simplest parts of this worship procedure. The complete details can be found in Sathguru Venkataraman's book mentioned above.
Ayur Devi Dhyana Sloka - Visualization Hymn
In the worship of the Mother Ayur Devi, we should first chant Her dhyaana sloka meditation hymn and visualize the Mother's divine form in our heart. This meditation/visualization hymn of Mother Ayur Devi is as follows:
Learn how to chant Mother Ayur Devi's Dhyana Mantra. Click here for audio help.
Jayaamba Jaya Sarvaani Jaya Gouri Aayur Devi
Namó Namasthé Sivakaama sundari
Namó Namasthé Arunaachalesvari
Namó Maha Gouri Namó Namasthé
Ayur Devi Moola Mantra - ROOT Mantra of the MotherAfter chanting the dhyaana sloka and visualizing Mother Ayur Devi, we should chant Her Moola Mantra, the root mantra of the Mother:
Chant this mantra 24, 36, 64, 108, 1008, 10008 or more times. The more the merrier!
Om Sreem Hreem Aim Subaayai Devasenaayai Aayur Devyai Svaaha (Note: the "Aim" above must be pronounced like the "ime" in "lime".)
Ayur Devi Gayatri MantraAfter chanting the Moola Mantra, chant Mother Ayur Devi's Gayatri mantra:
Chant the Gayatri mantra 24, 36, 64, 108, 1008, 10008 or more times. The more the merrier!
Om Maha Devyai cha vidhmahé
Paraasakthyai cha dheemahi
thannó Aayur Devyai prachódhayaath
Learn how to chant Mother Ayur Devi's Gayatri Mantra. Click here for audio help.
27 Divine Name Mantras of Mother Ayur DeviAfter chanting Mother Ayur Devi's Gayatri mantra, chant the Mother's divine name mantras:
If you chant this set of 27 names four times, that will equal one ashtotara (108 names). Repeating this ashtotara ten times will be a sahasranama (1000 names) and that is highly recommended. 10 sahasranamas per day is the royal road to the Mother's grace!
1. Om Sri Akilaandesvaryai Namaha 2. Om Sri Anna Vaahinyai Namaha 3. Om Sri Adbhuta Chaarithraayai Namaha 4. Om Sri Aadhi Devyai Namaha 5. Om Sri Aadhi Paraasakthyai Namaha 6. Om Sri Eesvaryai Namaha 7. Om Sri Ekaantha Poojithaayai Namaha 8. Om Sri Omkara Roopinyai Namaha 9. Om Sri Kaala Bhairavyai Namaha 10. Om Sri Kritha Yuga Chit Sakthyai Namaha 11. Om Sri Chakra Vaasinyai Namaha 12. Om Sri Siddh Purusha Thathvaayai Namaha 13. Om Sri Shiva Shakti Aikya Svaroopinyai Namaha 14. Om Sri Lalitha Paramesvaryai Namaha 15. Om Sri Trimurti Svaroopinyai Namaha 16. Om Sri Nava Kara Roopinyai Namaha 17. Om Sri Nava Mudra Samaaraadhyaayai Namaha 18. Om Sri Padmaasanasthaayai Namaha 19. Om Sri Yogaambikaayai Namaha 20. Om Sri Durga Lakshmi Saraswathi Nishevithaayai Namaha 21. Om Sri Vishnu Roopinyai Namaha 22. Om Sri Veda Mantra Yantra Shaktyai Namaha 23. Om Sreem Hreem Aim Subaayai Namaha 24. Om Sri Shiva Kutumbinyai Namaha 25. Om Sri Arunachala Merusthaayai Namaha 26. Om Sri Kara Peeta Vara Prasaadinyai Namaha 27. Om Sri Aayur Devyai Namaha
Ayur Devi WorshipEvery man, woman and child must worship Mother Ayur Devi. There are absolutely no race, religion, nationality or gender restrictions in the worship of the Mother. If you add vratham (fasting) observances and service to the poor, your worship becomes even more significant.
The Mother can be worshipped using the orthodox kalasam (consecrated pot) approach or just using the picture of the Mother provided in this article. Just as you would apply sandalwood, turmeric and kumkum paste to the kalasam, you should apply the same to the Mother's picture.
Seated in front of the Mother, recite hymns that praise Her. Lalitha Sahasranama (1000 names), Abirami Andhaadi, hymns on Mother Lakshmi are all appropriate. The Mother accepts whatever you recite, as long as you do it in a loving attitude of surrender to Her Divine Will.
If you are not able to do elaborate worship, meditate on the Mother's dhyaana sloka and then recite the Mother's moola mantra and Her Gayatri mantra 24, 36, 64 or 108 times each. But this is a relaxation only for those times when you can't do detailed worship.
Offer dishes (neivedyam) that are of a golden color to the Mother and distribute the same to the poor and the needy. The Mother likes it when we take care of the poor and the needy in Her name. (Hint: Many dishes made of wheat generally take on a golden color.)
Meditate on Mother Saakambari and Mother Ayur Devi before eating anything. To put it simply, do not eat anything without meditating on the Mother's mantras first.
The Vijaya Dasami day is the appearance day of Mother Aayur Devi. Read all about it in this companion article in AUMzine.
Let's thank the Sathguru, Guru Mangala Gandharva Venkataraman and his divine teacher, Sri Idiyaapa Siddha Easa Guru Maharaj for reintroducing us to Mother Aayur Devi and Her worship.
Taken from : http://www.Agasthiar.Org/ayurdevi