Chhinnamasta Dhyan and Mantra is an article depicting the resemblance and common mantra of Mahavidya Chinnamasta. Chhinnamasta Worship is mainly performed for getting a son, to remove poverty, to gain wisdom, to destroy enemies and to be a poet. Chhinnamasta is associated with the concept of self-sacrifice as well as the awakening of Kundalini.
In a story from the Shakta Maha-Bhagavata Purana, which narrates the creation of all Mahavidyas including Chhinnamasta, Sati, the daughter of Daksha and the first wife of the god Shiva, feels insulted that she and Shiva are not invited to Daksha’s yagna (“fire sacrifice”) and insists on going there, despite Shiva’s protests. After futile attempts to convince Shiva, the enraged Sati assumes a fierce form, transforming into the Mahavidyas, who surround Shiva from the ten cardinal directions. Chhinnamasta stands to the right of Shiva in the west.
The self-decapitated nude goddess, usually standing or seated on a divine copulating couple, holds her own severed head in one hand, a scimitar in another. Three jets of blood spurt out of her bleeding neck and are drunk by her severed head and two attendants.
Chhinnamasta is a goddess of contradictions. She symbolises both aspects of Devi: a life-giver and a life-taker. She is considered both a symbol of sexual self-control and an embodiment of sexual energy, depending upon interpretation. She represents death, temporality, and destruction as well as life, immortality, and recreation. The goddess conveys spiritual self-realization and the awakening of the kundalini – spiritual energy.
Chhinnamasta Dhyan and Mantra
Her left foot forward in battle, she holds her severed head and a knife. Naked, she drinks voluptuously the stream of the blood nectar flowing from her beheaded body. The jewel on her forehead is tied with a serpent. She has three eyes. Her breasts are adorned with lotuses. Inclined towards lust, she sits erect above the god of love, who shows signs of lustfulness. She looks like the red China rose. – Chinnamasta Tantra
Chhinnamasta Mantra as per Mantra Mahodadhi is:
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीये श्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं फट् स्वाहा ॥
“Om Shrim Hreem Hreem Aim Vajra Vairochaniye Shrim Hreem Hreem Phat Svaha”