This is a simple and fairly easy to perform Sriyantra pooja.
For those who don’t have the time a simple Khadgamala recital is > here
For those who have the time and inclination a full and very detailed Navavarana pooja as per the great Kaulavachara is > here
The basic Rules: Devi worship must be done only after taking bath and wearing clean clothes. As per the rituals to be observed – various pooja books and websites prescribe long preparations and rituals for poojas. It is not possible for every one to perform a pooja like an ordained Vedic priest. Hence our scriptures allow one to do a pooja “Yatha shakti” or as per ones capability and convenience. Doing it with faith is what really matters. The minimum is: light a lamp and an incense stick and offer some prasad – if you don’t have anything at home then simple milk or sugar will do.
People worship the Shreechakra made of various materials and in shades. The simplest and the best one is a clear diagrammatic picture. In the olden days people used to draw the Chakra on various materials. Now you do not have to go through all the trouble. You can use a simple printed one, which is equally effective. We have enclosed one for your benefit at the top. Take a print out of it to worship. Preferably laminate it so that it is not soiled or damaged.
While doing the pooja of the various deities in the Nine Avaranas, you can worship the Chakra with Akshintas (Turmeric rice) or flowers or with Panchamrut. A still better way is to worship the particular Devi in the places indicated in the pictures given in the previous pages.
The Devi is worshipped in many forms and names – Lalita, Katyayani, Kameswari, Kamakshi, Durga, Chandi, Kali, and Amba etc. The closest matching form of the Shodashakshari Devi as described in the scriptures is that off Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchi. You will find it here > Click to see picture.
The Anganyasas and Karanyasa beejas are the purification ritual before the pooja. The basic Anganyasa & Karanyasa are given for the benefit of those who are conversant with this ritual. If you do not know you can omit it.
If you are conversant with the other pooja rituals like Aachamanam, Bhuta Suddhi, Dehasuddhi, Shankha pooja, Kalasha pooja etc., you can perform them before the actual pooja. If you do not know simply offer a prayer to Lord Ganesha and do the pooja. At the end of the pooja offer the following prayer.
“Avahanam najanami, najanami visarjanam,
poojamchaiva najanamani kshamaswa Maheswari.
Yatkrutam yatkarishyami tathsarvam twamarpanam,
poojam poorna phalam kuru”.
Roughly translated it means – “I am not conversant with the Aavahana, visarjana etc.. pooja rituals and hence forgive me. Whatever I have done and I am doing, I am offering to you. Give me full results”.
This pooja, along with the four other poojas that must be performed before that, will take about 45 minutes time but it is more effective than any other pooja both materially and spiritually.
After that the eight primordial directions are guarded by the eight Lokapalas. Indra guards the East, Agni guards the South East, Yama guards the South, Nirriti guards the South West, Varuna guards the West, Vayu guards the North East, Soma guards the North and Ishana guards the North East.
The Sri Chakra Pooja
Aim Angushtabhyam namah
Hreem Tarjaneebhyam namah
Shreem Madhyamabhyam namah
Aim Anamikabhyam namah
Kleem Kanishtikabhyam namah
Souh Karatalakara prushtabhyam namah
Aim Hrudayaya namah
Three Salutations to Devi
Om aim hreem shreem aim kleem souh Kriyashakti pithayai Shripadukam poojayami namah
Om aim hreem shreem aim kleem souh Gyanashakti kundalinyai Shripadukam poojayami namah
Om aim hreem shreem aim kleem souh Ichhashakti shri mahatripurasundaryai Shripadukam poojayami namah
Nityayajanam (pooja of nitya devies)
Om aim hreem shreem aim kleem souh – these bijas must be added before each of the names from now onwards. After the name add the beejas Shripadukam poojayami namah
Kameswari nityamba – Shripadukampoojayaminamah
Parameswara parameswari devi
Prathama Avarana pooja
(The 3 outer lines)
The position of the Devis on the 3 lines is indicated by numbers
The First line
The second line
M1-Shree Brahmi Matruka
M2-Shree Maheswari Matruka
M3-Shree Koumari Matruka
M4-Shree Vishnavi Matruka
M5-Shree Varahi Matruka
M6-Shree Mahendri Matruka
M7-Shree Chamunda Matruka
M8-Shree Mahalakshmi Matruka
The third line