Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram [ Nyasa ]

Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram: A Practice Text. © 2004 by the Shakti Sadhana Group. This version of the great Hindu religious text, Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram, was prepared by the Shakti Sadhana Group ( for use by its members and all sincere devotees of Sri Devi, the Divine Mother (LalitA MahA Tripurasundari). This document may be copied and distributed at will for respectful private and/or public religious use, but it is emphatically not to be sold or published (in part or in whole) for profit or commercial gain. Scholars and other writers who wish to excerpt this material in their work must contact the Shakti Sadhana Group (through the website noted above) for permission before doing so. The Shakti Sadhana Group would like to offer its sincerest thanks and appreciation to Sri Amritananda Natha and Sri Bhasurananda Natha and many other Sadhaks of the Shakti Sadhana Group, who kindly provided the detailed and substantive commentary contained herein.

Karanyasa, or Hand Empowerment

NOTE: The material is this box is contained in the accompanying mp3 recitation of Khadgamala Stotram – but it is NOT essential to recitation of the Stotram. You may choose to simply skip this part without any negative effect. The governing concept here is that only the Divine can worship the Divine. You are in effect making yourself the Divine by empowering the hands and body with the appropriate beejas (seed mantras) at the apropriate places indicated. Please note that the finger movements indicated below are performed with both hands simultaneously, unless otherwise specified.

Anganyasa, or Body Empowerment

[1] The same visualization for all the other fingers and the body parts that appear in the anganyasa.
[2] The six bIjas form the 6 lettered BAlA mantra
[3] Similarly the other parts of the body in Body Nyasa.
[4] If you look carefully you will see that the place is about 10 inches from the crown of the head towards the back. But if the position were 10 inches ABOVE the head the place would be the place of MahA bindu. This is a technicality just to be remembered; the information becomes useful when one really becomes an advanced sadhaka at a later point in time. And anyone who recites the Khadgamala consistently and sincerely will surely reach that stage.
[5] Note here that humans have only two eyes. Three eyes are for the mahaa vidyas only. This shows we visualize ourselves as divine.