Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras are Advance Srividya Sadhana called Chandrakala Vidya whwere all 16 Nithyas will be invoked in our soul to complete our diveine incranation on this earth.This chandrakala vidya is ultimate siddha Vidya then all yogic and tantric sadhana in this world.
All those in Sri Vidya Upasana are very well aware of Tithi Nitya Devatas (with Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras). 15 tithis ( Lunar days) from first day after Amavasya, that is Shukla padya to Pournami and 15 Tithis from Krishna Padya to Amavsya are assigned to 15 Tithi Nitya Devis.
Sri Kameshwari Nitya Devi is the Tithi Nitya Devi for Shukla Padya and Amavasya Tithi. That is for Amavasya and also for the next day after Amavasya.
Devi Aradhakas, devotees, though not initiated into SriVidya, may also do meditation on these Tithi Nitya on particular Tithis with the respective Dhyana Slokas. What is needed is devotion, faith & trust in DEVI.
Sri Lalita is ADYA SHAKTI who is Sat, Ananda and Poorna Sadanandapoorna. Around HER are 15 Anga Devatas or Avarana Devatas called NITYA DEVIS. These Nitya devis represent Five primordial elements, i.e., Pancha Bhutas with their 15 Gunas. Each Panchabootha/Element has in it Satva, Rajas and Tamo Gunas and hence it is 15. There is also another way of understanding these 15 Nitya devis by Vyavakarana method or Arithmetical progression i.e., giving Prithvi 1, Appu 2, Teju 3, Vayu 4 and Akasha 5, total all these makes it 15.
33 rd Sutra of Bhavanopanishad reads “Panchadasha tithi rupena kaalasya parinaamaavalokanam.” Bhaskararaya in his commentary on this Sutra says
that the Universe is of three kinds, Kala (Time) and Desha (Space) and that which is the union of both. “Realising the evolution of time through the fifteen letters” is thus the dissolution of the external Universe in one’s ATMA.
Once we worship Kameshwari Nitya, we will be worshiping all these Shakti Devatas at once.
Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras / The Sixteen Nityas-Nithya Devatha Mantras:
Aim hreem Sreem am aim sakala hreem nithya klinne mada dravey Souh
am KameSwaree Nithyaa Sree paadukaam poojayaami tharpayaami namaha
aim hreem Sreem aham ka ye yee la hreem ha sa ka ha la hreem sa ka la hreem aham ShodaSee mahaa nithya Sree paadukaam poojayaami tharpayaami namaha
Hidden secrets about 16 Nitya Devi Mantra -Nitya Devata Mantras:
Nitya Devi Tantra-Thithi Nitya Devata Pooja:
The first Nitya in the cycle is Kameshvari, a name which means Lady of Desire.
Her vidya (mantra) according to the Tantrarajatantra, is Aim Hrim Shrim Am Aim Sa Ka La Hrim Nityaklinne Madadrave Sauh Am Kameshvari Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
The same tantra gives her dhyana or meditation image as red like 10 million dawn suns, having a diadem of rubies, wearing throat ornaments, necklaces, waistchains and rings. She is red, has six arms and three eyes, and bears a crescent Moon, smiling softly. She holds a bow of sugar cane, flowering arrows, noose, goad, and a nectar-filled begemmed cup, showing the mudra of bestowing boons. The five arrows of desire (Kama) in the five petals are Longing, Maddening, Kindling, Enchanting and Wasting. These five Kamas are five forms of Kamadeva, Lalita as Krishna, who are Kamaraja (Hrim), Manmatha (Klim), Kandarpa (Aim), Makara (Blum) and Manobhava (Strim) with the colours yellow, white, red, purple and blue. Each of the Kamadevas has two eyes and two arms, the hands holding sugar cane bow and flowering arrows, the very form of the five elements.
Nitya Bhagamalini, whose name refers to the flowering yoni, is the second of the cycle of the waxing Moon and has a remarkable and very long vidya (mantra) which runs:
She has six arms, three eyes, sits on a lotus and holds in her left hands a night water lily, a noose and a sugar cane bow and in her right a lotus, a goad and flowering arrows. Around her is a host of Shaktis all of whom look like her, according to the Tantrarajatantra.
The Dakshinamurti Samhita has a different image (dhyana). Here (chapter 41), she is described as dwelling in the middle of a flowery forest, adorned with various gems, holding noose, goad, book, scales, nail and writing implement, showing the mudras or hand gestures of allaying fears and bestowing boons. Her yantra is described differently, too, as triangle, hexagon, 16 petals, eight petals, then the bhupura or fence.
Her name means Wet Nitya, or Always Wet.
The third Nitya’s mantra is Aim Hrim Shrim Nityaklinne Madadrave Svaha im Nityaklinna Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
She is surrounded by 19 Shaktis, according to the Tantraraja, who are Kshobhini, Mohini, Lila, Nitya, Niranjana, Klinna, Kledini, Madanatura, Madadrava, Dravini, Vidhana, Madavila, Mangala, Manmatharta, Manashvini, Moha, Amoda, Manomayi, Maya, Manda and Manovati. The Nityaklinna herself, the same tantra says, is restless with desire, smeared with red sandal paste, wears red clothes, smiles, has a half moon on her head, and holds noose, goad, cup and makes the mudra dispelling fear.
The Dakshinamurti Samhita (chapter 42) gives her root mantra as being of 11 syllables, Hrim Nityaklinna Madadrave Svaha.
Bherunda, the fourth Nitya, has three eyes and eight arms, with her body the colour of molten gold, wearing beautiful ornaments on her hands, feet, arms and around her waist. She smiles sweetly with her hands holding noose, goad, shield, sword, mace, thunderbolt (vajra), bow and arrow.
The vidya mantra is:Aim Hrim Shrim Im Om Krom Bhrom Kraum Jhmraum Cchraum Jraum Svaha Im Bherunda Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah, says Tantraraja. Using her mantra destroys poison.
The Dakshinamurti Samhita describes her yantra as being triangle, eight petals and bhupura. In the triangle are Shikhini, Nilakanthi and Raudri. Bherunda, according to this source, rules the Vetalas. The vidya mantra also differs.
Vahnivasini is the fifth Nitya (Eternity) in the cycle, her name meaning the dweller in fire.
Her mantra is Om Hrim Vahnivasiniyai Namah. The Shaktis in the eight trikonas are Jvalini, Visphulingini, Mangala, Sumanohara, Kanaka, Ankita, Vishva and Vividha.
In the 12 petals are the 12 signs of the Hindu (sidereal)zodiac. Her description in the Tantraraja Tantra is as a beautiful young woman, the colour of gold, with eight arms, dressed in yellow silk garments, adorned with rubies. She holds a red lotus, a conch, a bow of red sugarcane and the full moon in her left hands; in her right a white water lily, golden horn, flowery arrows and a citron. Around her are numberless Shaktis who look like her. She is the dweller in fire who devours the universe.
Her vidya-mantra isUm Hrim Klinne Aim Krom Nityamadadrave Hrim Um Mahavajreshvari Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
She is described in the Tantraraja as having four arms, three eyes, garmented in red, red in colour, wearing red jewels and strewn with red flowers, wearing a crown of rubies. She sits on a throne on a golden boat which floats on an ocean of blood, and holds noose, goad, sugar cane bow and flowering arrows. She is surrounded by a host of Shaktis similar to her and sways while she smiles mercifully.
The description in the Dakshinamurti Samhita differs. Here, she is described as resembling the china rose, wearing red clothes, and holding noose, goad, skull and dispelling fear. She is swaying from having drunk pure wine. The yantra here is described as having a triangle, four petals, eight petals and a bhupura.
Siva Dhooti Nitya:
She is called Shivaduti because she makes Shiva her messenger (Duti).According to Nityotsava, an expansion of the Kalpasutras,The vidya-mantra of Shivaduti Nitya isAim Hrim Shrim Shivadutyai Namah Shivadutinitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
The Tantraraja describes her as being dressed in red, with nine jewels in her crown, surrounded by Rishis singing her praises and having eight arms and three eyes. She looks as bright as the summer sun at midday and smiles sweetly. Her hands hold horn, shield, mace, cup, goad, cleaver, axe and lotus.
Tvarita Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Tvarita is the ninth Nitya (Eternity) in the cycle. Also called Totala Devi. She is called Tvarita (“Swift”) as She grants fruit to the sadhaka quickly. She is of auspicious form, in the first flush of youth, and dark in colour. She has 3 eyes and 4 hands and Her beautiful lotus- like face smiles gently. She is clad in new leaves. She is adorned with 8 fierce and great serpents of 4 kinds, and with waist chains and anklets. On Her head is a crystal crown with a crest of peacock feathers. Her arms are adorned with bangles made of beautiful peacock feathers. She has an umbrella and a banner made of peacock feathers. She wears strings of (red) gunja berries around Her throat, and Her breasts are smeared with red sandal and kumkum. She holds noose, goad, dispels fear, and grants boons.
In front of this Goddess is a black servant carrying a mace, who is worshipped for the attainment of the desired fruit. On either side of Her are Her two Shaktis Jaya (conquering) and Vijaya (Victorious) who are like Her and who carry and swing gold canes.
The 8 Serpents are: Ananta and Kulika, fiery in colour, each with 1000 hoods, Her ear ornaments. Vasuki and Shankhapala, yellow in colour, each with 700 hoods, Her upper arm bangles. Takshaka and Mahapadma, blue in colour, each with 500 hoods, Her girdle. Padma and Kartataka, white, each with 300 hoods, Her toe ornaments. Her Shaktis are Humkari, Khechari, Chandi, Chedini, Kahepani, Strikari, Dumkari, Kahemakari – these are similar to the Lokapalas, and the Shaktis in the 8 petals of the yantra. Her mantra is Om Hrim Hum Khe Ca Che Ksah Strim Hum Kse Hrim Phat.
Tvarita Puja- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Taking up a position facing East, and having done three pranayamas, one should do the following Nyasa: Hail to the Rishi Saura on the head: Hail to the Metre Virat on the mouth: Hail to the Devi Tvarita Nitya in the heart: Hail to the Bija Om in the genitals: Hail to the Shakti Hum on the feet: Hail to the Linchpin Kse on the navel. Then making the anjali gesture near the heart one should do the following Nyasa: Cm Khe Ca to the heart Namah: Ca Cche to the head Svaha: Cche Ksah to the peak Vasat: Ksah Stri to the armour Hum: Stri Hum to the 3 eyes Vaushad: Hum Kse to the Missile Phat.
Then one should do the Tvarita Nyasa: (Head) Hrim Om Hrim Namah: (Forehead) Hrum Hum Hrim Namah: (Throat) Hrim Khe Hrim Namah: (Heart) Hrim Ca Hrim Namah: (Navel) Hrim Cche Hrim Namah: (Muladhara) Hrim Ksah Hrim Namah: (Thighs) Hrim Stri Hrim Namah: (Knees) Hrim Hum Hrim Namah: (Legs) Hrim Kse Hrim Namah: (Feet) Hrim Phat Hrim Namah: End with a diffusion.
After placing the yantra in front of you, visualise Devi Tvarita in the heart. Take Her to the head, resolve to do Her puja, place the flower on the yantra centre. Worship the triple Guru line first, as being in the three circles, then Devi’s servitor who is in the west of the Yantra. Worship Jaya and Vijaya on both sides of the door. Worship Humkari, Khecari, Canda, Cchedini, Ksepini, Strikari, Dumkari, Ksemakari in the eight petals. Tvarita Devi in the center.
Kulasundari Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Her vidya-mantra is given as Aim Hrim Shrim Aim Klim Sauh Kulasundari Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
She has twelve arms and six faces, says the Tantraraja. In her right hands she holds coral mala (rosary), lotus, a gem-studded pitcher, drinking cip, lemon and displays the exposition mudra. Her left hands hold book, red lotus, golden pen, garland of gems, conch shell with the last showing the boon mudra, according to the same tantra. Around her are hostes of Kinnaras, Yakshas, Devas and Gandharvas.
The letters of the vidya Aim Klim Sauh comprise the Tripura bulb which is the united state of knower, knowledge and object of knowledge; the three humours of Vata, Kapha and Sleshma; and Fire, Sun and the Moon. According to the DS (chapter 48), Kulasundari is identical with Bala and placed in the Eastern lion-seat.
Nilapataka Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Her name means Sapphire Banner and her mantra is Aim Hrim Shrim Phrem Strum Krom Am Klim Aim Blum Nityamadadrave Hum Phrem Hrim Em Nilapataka Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
The Tantraraja says that she is nila (sapphire) in hue with five faces and ten arms, wearing red clothes and beautiful gems. Her left hands show noose, banner, shield, horn bow, and the mudra granting gifts. Her right hands show goad, dart, sword, arrows and the mudra banishing fear. She sits on a lotus surrounded by hordes of Shaktis like her. She rules the Yakshinis and the 64 Chetakas and has an uncanny collection of siddhis or magical powers to grant to her sadhaka or sadhika including a sword unbeatable in battle (Khadga siddhi), Treasure, the power to see through walls (Anjana), the ability to travel miles in an instant (Paduka Siddhi) and lots, lots more.
Vijaya Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
She brings victory in battle and success in buying and selling, hence her name, Victorious.
According to Nityotsava, Her vidya mantra is Aim Hrim Shrim Bha Ma Ra Ya Aum Aim Vijaya Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.
According to the Dakshinamurti Samhita she has one head and 10 arms and wears a garland of human skulls but the dhyana or meditation image in the Tantraraja differs from this. There she has five heads and 10 arms which hold conch, noose, shield, bow, white lily, discus, goad, arrows and lemon.
Sarvamangala Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Her name means “all auspicious” and her vidya mantra isAim Hrim Shrim Svaum Om Sarvamangala Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah. She has two arms and one head, sits on her lotus yantra and has eyes which represent the sun and the moon, while she smiles sweetly. In her right hand she holds a citron and with the left shows the boon-giving mudra. All her 76 attendants surround her, they are solar, lunar and fiery.
She rules over the kalas (parts or digits) of the sun (12), the moon (16) and fire (10). This numbers 38 and her attendants are doubled because each is with her consort.
Jvalamalini Nitya- Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
Her name means “garlanded with flames” and her mantra, according to Tantrarajatantra, is Om namo bhagavati Jvalamalini devadevi sarvabhutasamharakarike jatavedasi jvalanti jvala jvala prajvala prajvala Hrim Hrim Hum Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Ram Jvalamalini Hum Phat Svaha.
As the Nitya of flame, she is surrounded by Shaktis, each of whom resembles her and she herself has a body of flaming fire, with six faces and 12 arms. Each of her faces, each with three eyes, smile sweetly.
Her 12 hands hold noose, goad, arrow, mace, tortoise, spear, flame and she shows two mudras – granting boons and dispelling fear.
The Dakshinamurti Samhita gives a different yantra to the Tantraraja, with one of the mandalas having forty rather than 32 petals.
The Shaktis and her description also show variants. She is described as sitting on a lion-seat, and holds different weapons which include the damaru drum and a jar of wine.
Chitra Nitya-Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras:
The last Nitya in the cycle is Chitra, whose mantra isAim Hrim Shrim Ckaum Am Chitra Nitya Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah.Her name means variegated and she wears a silk garment of different colours, has four arms, one head and holds noose, goad, and shows the gestures granting boons and dispelling fears.
The Nityas or Eternities of Lalita represent the fifteen lunar days or tithis of the waxing Moon. Each has her own yantra, mantra, tantra and prayogas or ritual applications. The full circle of the Nityas also represents the 21,600 breaths a human being takes in a full day and night. As such, the Nityas are the Kalachakra, or Wheel of Time.
The 15 Nityas are modifications of Lalita as red goddess with her three gunas and her five elements of aether, air, fire, water and earth. As the moon remains itself, though appearing differently according to phase, so too does Lalita. Each Nitya has her own vidya (that is mantra), yantra and group of energies (Shaktis). Their names appear in the first chapter of Vamakeshvara Tantra. Gopinath Kaviraj, a renowned scholar of tantra in the first half of this century, describes the Kalachakra and the Nityas succinctly in the introduction to the Sanskrit edition of Yogini Hridaya. (Sarasvati Bhavana Granthamala, 1963)
“What the Bhavanopanishad says implies that the Human Body is to be conceived as the Sri Cakra, being the expression of one’s own self. (Svatma). This means that while on the one hand the Body is to be regarded as non-different from the atma, the entire cosmic system associated with thebody should also be viewed in the same light. This outer system in its manifestation rests on Time (kala), Space (deha) and a combination of the two. The exponents of the School hold that the well known fifteen Kalas of the Moon, representing the 15 lunar tithis, are to be regarded as identical with the fifteen Nityas (Kameshvari to Citra). The sixteenth Kala called Sadakhya should be viewed as one with Lalita or the Supreme Deity Herself. In other words, one has to feel that what appears in Kalacakra is nothing but an expression of what exists eternally as Nityas in the supreme Sri Cakra itself. The tithicakra or the wheel of time is constantly revolving and the Sri Cakra is within it and not without. It should also be remembered that from the standpoint of an esoteric yogin the tithis are in the last analysis to be identified with the 21600 shvasas supposed to be the average number of breaths per day of a normal human being.”
Hence Lalita or Tripurasundari is the 16th day or full moon, with her 15 digits. Each of the Nityas has a certain number of arms, the totality of arms (= rays) of the whole circle being 108. Because any unit of time is taken as a microcosm or parallel of any other valid unit, each of the fifteen Nityas thus has 1,440 breaths (see Bhavanopanishad). This identity between space, time, Tripurasundari and the individual is elaborated at great length and with considerable sophistication by the author of the Tantraraja.
According to that text, the Nityas are the vowels of the Sanskrit alphabet and are identical with both time and space. For example, if the number of tattvas or consonants (36) are multiplied by the 16 Nityas the number of letters is 576. The multiples of this number provide the number of years in the different Yugas. So the circle of the matrikas and the Nityas is identical with the sidereal zodiac as well as mantra.
This theme is further elaborated in the 28th chapter of the same tantra, where Shiva says that in the centre of the world is the Meru, outside of this being the seven oceans and beyond this the Kalachakra or wheel of time which moves in a clockwise direction by the power of Iccha (Will) Shakti. The circle is divided by 12 spokes and the planets or grahas are within this. Lalita, says the tantra, is in the Meru, while 14 Nityas from Kameshvari to Jvalamalini reside in the seven islands and seven oceans. Chitra, who is the 16th Nitya, occupies supreme Space or Paramavyoma.
In the Dakshinamurti Samhita, the Nityas are identified with kalas or parts of the different stages of deep sleep, dreaming, waking, and full consciousness or Turiya. Here it is said that the Nityas, including Lalita, are the 16 parts of the continuum of consciousness, while the 17th Kala is beyond all of this. Each of the Nityas has the respective vowel letter associated with her mantra vidya.
Vowels Moon Deep Sleep 14 spokes Prameya
Consonants Sun Waking Two 10s Pramana
Ya etc. Fire Dream Eight spokes Pramata
Sha etc Fire Fourth Four lines
16 Petals Fire Waking Pramata
Eight petals Fire Dream Pramana
Three lines Fire Deep Sleep Prameya
Visarga Trikona Blossoming universal place, Kriya
Bindu Bindu Non blossoming place, Jnana
Visargabindu Mahabindu Place of Samarasa
Similar ideas are found in the Matrikachakra Viveka, as in the table above, drawn from the Sanskrit introduction to the 1934 Government Sanskrit College of Benares edition, which classifies the nine mandalas of the Shri Yantra according to Pramana – means of knowledge, Pramata – the subject, and Prameya – the object and relates the different states of consciousness to the yantra.
According to the Tantraraja, the 15 Nityas are limbs or rays of Lalita, who is herself pure consciousness without additions. Varahi and Kurukulla bear the relationship of father and mother respectively. The Nityas themselves can be meditated upon and worshiped in different forms and colors for the attainment of different ends. In daily worship (puja) of the Nityas, each has her own nyasa and ritual sequence and they are to receive puja on the lunar days associated with them. The vidya mantras of the different Nityas below are prefaced by Aim Hrim Shrim bija mantras and suffixed with Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah, that is Hail. I worship and libate the auspicious lotus feet [of the appropriate Nitya]. The yantras used below are those from the Tantraraja while the Sanskrit syllables are the vowel letters associated with each Nitya and day of the Moon.
Who are Thithi Nitya Devatas?
The Nitya of the Asthami or 8th Tithi, Twarita, is common and constant to both the Pakshas. Hence she adorns the crown of Devi. The Nityas or Eternities of Lalita represent the fifteen lunar days or tithis of the waxing Moon. Each has her own yantra, mantra, tantra and prayogas or ritual applications.
How to worship Nitya Devi with Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras ?
Each Nitya is worshiped with the upacharas with their Mantras and Dhyanaslokas along with one verse of Sri Sukta to each Nitya and thus 15 Suktas to 15 Nityas and again full Sri Sukta to Sri Chakra Drawn inside the Triangle.
How to perform Tithi Nitya Devata pooja:
A large triangle is drawn and around it as shown in the above figure, the Yantras of each Nitya is drawn(Tithi Nitya Devata Yantra –Check here complete yantra detail placing of deities in 9th avarana ). In the center of triangle Sri Chakra is drawn. Each Nitya is worshiped with the upacharas with their Mantras (Tithi Nitya Devata Mantras) and Dhyanaslokas along with one verse of Sri Sukta to each Nitya and thus 15 Suktas to 15 Nityas and again full Sri Sukta to Sri Chakra Drawn inside the Triangle. Then worship each Nitya beginning from Kameshawri with first 20 Names in Trishati or Lalita Rudra Trishati. By the time all the 15 Nityas are worshiped Laita Trishati / Lalita Rudra Trishati Completes. Then again with full Lalita Trishati / Lalita Rudra TriShati Sri Chakra inside the triangle is worshiped. Finally with Aarati, Prarthana and Kshamaprarthana puja is completed. After the Puja, Suvasini Pooja, Kumari Puja, Vatuka Puja also is done.
There is another method where instead of Nitya Chakras drawn, the 15 Suvasinis are made to sit in respective places of Nityas and Avahana of Nityas is done in those Suvasinis. Each Suvasini becomes one Nitya. Worshiper or Poojaka is a Sri Vidya Upasaka with his spouse shall sit in the centre of Triangle with all puja samagris and begin offering pooja to each Nitya beginning from Kameshawari ending with Chitra. Once the Avahana of Nitya Devis begin the Poojaka Shall not take any thing from outside the Triangle.