Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha Dear Ganapathiji, Could you please tell us more about the Amnaya Stotram and Tripura Sundari sthawarajam. One of the frequently asked questions is – which among the several AmnAya mantras does a shrIvidyopAsaka recite every day? AmnAya. I will post the summary, as I did for the dvAraka maTha, for the other three AmnAya maTha-s. May be scholars like shrI Charles Wikner*, can.

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Near it is an ekadanda – sannyasi – murti with a shaven head. In that Puja – krama it is said that a copy of the Anandagiri – Sankaravijaya in the Ramataraka MuttVaranasi, said to have been copied in Sakai. The institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra established for the worship of Sarada should also be considered as a seat amjaya Bhagavatpada. You may also report the error.

The above mantras along with a few other esoteric additions and the numerous mantras of the 6 AmnAyas will constitute these 27 secrets of shrIvidya. How is it that there are two Sankaraite institutions in Southern India, one in the North-Western portion and the other further south at Kanchi?

Amnaya Stotram

It is said that from the five faces of Sri Parameshwara aghora, tatpurusha, vAmadeva, sadyojaAta, IshAnathe five Amnayas with their various mantras originated.

Sivaramamoorti, Director, National Museum, New Delhi, who personally discovered this sculpture is of this opinion.

Thus we see that Kanchi is not only the seat of the sakti and devata of the Southern region but also is the centre of Mother Earth. In stotdam Vani Vilas edition the name of the acharya is given as Suresvara ; but in the DvarakaPuri and other MathamnayasPrithvidhara is mentioned as the acharya of the institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra.

In that book the various places where the lingas were installed are mentioned.

AmnAya stotram.h – dvAraka maTha

The Sankaravijayas say that after Sri Sankara wrote his bhashya on the Brahma – sutra Sri Vyasain order to proclaim the correctness of the bhashya on these sutras, came in the guise of a brahmin controversialist and challenged Sri Sankara on his interpretation of the Brahma – sutrasin the course of which he Vyasa resorted to arguments, not straight-forward and honest. Here the reference is to the konahs angles of Sri Chakra which is said to be the seat of Para – vidya. Besides the saktithe kshetraand the acharyaeach region has its own devata.

Among the many details in the Amnaya relating to the institution of Sri Sankarathe kshetra and the devi – pitha i. Do the Devi Kadgamala parayana or Archana 3.


The first three chapters of the work deal with the life and work of Sri SankaracharyaThe Great. Thank you for your patience. But when referring to Madhaviya – Sankaravijayahe says that it is a fanciful account of the controversial exploits of Sri Sankaracharya. There is similarity between Sri Vyasamurti in this shrine and the one in the Varadaraja temple. Sri Sankara stayed at Kanchi and attained siddhi there itself. The Kanchimahatmya and the Kamakshivilasa give in full detail the story of this hiding of Vishnu.

This tradition is also mentioned in some form or other by many authors in their works. According to the kanchi – mahatmyaSri Vyasa is said to have performed special worship at this temple. The Guruparampara of Kudali Sringeri mathaprinted at Seshadri Press, Mysore, under authority of the said mathaalso says the same thing with a very slight modification.

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Kanchi became more important because Sri Sankaracharya himself stayed there. I then looked into Madhaviya – sankaravijaya which is regarded by most people as a correct biography of Sri Sankara.

Kanchi is not only the centre of Dakshinamnaya by being the seat of Sri Kamakshithe Amnaya – saktiit is also the central point of the earth according to the works, Kanchi – mahatmyaKamakshivilasa and Merutantra. Sri Suresvara Mandanamisra being the husband of Sarada Sarasavani in his purvasramait would not have been proper to appoint Suresvara in that institution for the worship of Sarada Sarasavanihis wife in his purvasrama.

Then come the mantras for the 64 Siddhas starting with mangalanAtha etc. Page load depends on your network speed. The institution should have been either at Ramesvaram or Kanyakumari. Each of these again have divyaugha, siddhaugha and mAnavaugha gurus in them. The verse in Saundaryalahari ——. How it was changed is explained below. Therein I came across the verse aisvaryam indumauleh aikatmyaprakritikanchimadhyagatam, aindavakisorasekharam aidamparyam dtotram.

The author of the work has himself ammnaya a commentary on the same. The Guruparampara of the bharatiya – sampradaya of the institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra included as No.

It is requested that scholars who happen to read this may excuse me for any lapses and help me with their suggestions, if any. It may be mentioned here that Sarada is the sakti of Brahma and the sister of Siva cf. The fourth pITha is mahoDyAna and is the seat of parabrahma shakti mahAtripurasundarI, has to imagined in a state of transcendence over these three pITha.


Besides this there are also sculptures of Sri Sankara in various postures in the Utsava – Kamakshi and Bangaru – Kamakshi sannidhies in the temple. It deals with the mantras of the AmnAyas of shrIvidyA. Newer Post Older Post Home. This press also published a small booklet containing the Jagadguru – paramparastotra and the Mathamnaya.

This seems to be the reason for the difference in the names of the sakti and the acharya in the Southern region. I then came across a small booklet Yati – sandhya in Devanagari script published by the Dvaraka – pitha in the year Vikrama Saka Not hearing the sound of the anklets, Sri Sankara looked back.

The pithasakti of the institution on the banks of the Tungabhadra in Saradawhereas the sakti of the institution at Kanchi is Kamakshi or Kamakoti. It is clear from the above that the then head of the mathaSri Sachchidananda Bharatiwhen directing the composition of the work, had in his mind that Anandagiri was the important authority on the life and institutions parampara of Sri Sankaracharya.

In the Varadarajasvami temple itself there is another sculpture on a pillar in the mandapa to the north of the Tayar Sannidhishowing an aged rishi with jatarudraksha and yajnopavita in the sitting posture, showing one finger and an ekadanda sannyasi in the posture of performing dandavandanam.

Sri Sankaracharya seems to have graced Kanchipuri at the end of his career on the earth, not only on account of its being consecrated as the seat of the devi of Dakshinamnaya but also on account of its being the centre of the earth itself for the spiritual regeneration of which he incarnated.

There is a sculpture in the hundred and eight pillared mandapa at Sri Varadarajasvami temple at Kanchi which depicts a defiant and arrogant brahmin pandit with sikha and yajnopavita and a young sannyasi with ekadanda in front of him, the latter in a rather calm mood. The revised and enlarged edition of the book, The Greatness of Sringeri, says that Sri Sankara established the four mathas in the four directions and the bookKumbakona Mutt also says that Sri Sankara established in the four corners of India four mathas of apostolic succession.

This raising of one finger in the image of the rishi is very significant as against the raising of two fingers in the image of the dualist teachers.

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