Mantra Tantra Literature of Kumaun -Garhwal
Samain : A Rare Collection of Mantras and Yantras (Jantras)
समैण : मन्त्रों और यन्त्रों का अनोखा संग्रह
(Mantra Tantra in Garhwal , Mantra Tantra in Kumaun, Mantra Tantra in Uttarakhand, Mantra Tantra in Himalaya )
Dr. Pitambar Datt Barthwal, Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna and Dr Vishnu Datt Kukreti apart from Dr Shiva Nand Nautiyal , Dr Govind Chatak and Mohan Babulkar are mainly credited to provide description of Mantra and Tantra of Garhwal-Kumaun . However, Dr Vishnu Datt Kukreti provided full knowledge about Mantras in Garhwal and Abodh Bandhu Bahuguana provided lterature in historical aspects of Garhwali literature
Dr Vishnu Datt Kukreti wrote about Samain in his classical book Nathpanth : Garhwal ke Parpeksh men and Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna published the whole Mantras of Samain in Kaunli Kiran
As far as manuscript of Samain is concerned Dr Kukreti describes that the size of manuscript is 20x12 centimeter . There are ten lines in each page and in quite a few pages, there are eleven lines of mantras The manuscript is of 53 pages.
The booklet is devided into three parts Yantr Vidhaan, Samin Vidya and Dhamdev ki Ker
The first part of Samain is upto 21 pages and there are many Yantras . These Yantras (Jantar) are to avoid/stop/finish -- various deseases, . bringing prosperity, having child by women who dont have child for many years, commanding over king, and Ashtbhairv jantr, Aanchhari Jantr nadbud jantra, Narsing Jantra, . There also Beej Mantra in the picture of yantras
Secondpart is samain which starts from अथ समैण लिषित : ॐ नमो आदेसम .. and ends राजा रामच्न्द्रिकाय नमह ......फुर्र मंत्र इश्व्रोवाच इति शंकर्चार्ज विधि लेषित मंत्र झूठा जाई त देव मधे महादेव कि आण पड़े जाई तारा मधे शुक्र कि जाण पड़ी ब्रिछ मधे चन्दन कि आण
The literature is nathpanthi literature and language is Braj/Khadi Boli mixed with garhwali words . There are many historical aspects described in Samain as about two wices of king Ajaypal. There is description about Kantyuri Kings Peetam Dev, Dhamdev and Brahmdev of Kumaun region.
Rare of rarest is that there is descrition of Shankarchary . It shows that the literature is written after fifteenth century as there is description of Ram chandra too The booklet is important to know mid age history of Garhwal and Kumaun
Dr Kukreti posted the manuscripts available with Shri Maheshanand Baluni of Uttinda Dhangu Pauri Garhwal, Shri Gobardhan Prasad Nautiyal of Patli-Bali, Bichhla Badalpur Pauri Garhwal , Dharma nand Pasbola , Naini, Banghat Pauri Garhwal, Boodhanath, Unneri, Bichhla badalpur Pauri Garhwal also had Samain manuscript with them
I shall be forwarding mantras of Samin to you very soon.
B. C. Kukreti
B. C. Kukreti
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