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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

तांत्रिक पूजा पहाड़ी की ऊँची चोटी में करने का कारण

Mystical Knowledge of Kumaun and Garhwal

Why is Tantrik Performance is Performed on Top of Hill ?

तांत्रिक पूजा पहाड़ी की ऊँची चोटी में करने का कारण

(Mantra Tantra of Garhwal, Tantra Mantra of Kumaun , Mantra Tantra of Himalayas )

Bhishma Kukreti

Usually in Garhwal, Kumaun and Nepal, the last Tantrik Performance is carried out either near a river , Gad Gadan, or on top of a hill (Usually top of village boundary ) .

The reason is that earlier Tantriks were from Shaivya sects , that is why they applied the principles of of Vigyam Bhairav (Other names are - Bhairav tantra or Shiv Upnishad ) , Tantralok and Rudra Mala .

The following two shlokas of Vigyan Bhairav are the reasons for performing Tantrik performances on the top of a hill

आकाशं विमलम पश्यन कृत्वा दृष्टिं निरंतराम

स्तब्धात्मा तत्क्षणद्देवी भैरवम वपुराप्नुयात (विज्ञान भैरव , ८४ )

1- Looking at the clear sky , the Bhakta should fix one’s stare without blinking and makes one’s body motionless . In that very instant , O Goddess ! one attains the Devine (Bhairav ) nature ( Vigayn Bhairav, 84)

लीनं मूर्ध्नि वियत्सर्व भैर्व्त्वैन भावयेत

तत्सर्व भैरवाकार तेज्स्तत्वम समाविशेत (विज्ञान भैरव , ८५ )

2- The Bhakta should contemplate the entire sky which is nature of Bhairav as if it is pervading one’s head. Then one experiences everything as the form of Bhairav and one enters into the glory of Devine nature (Bhairav Tantra , 85 )

In both the cases, the Bhakt is advised on to look whole sky and then focusing , The whole sky is visible only on top of a hill. That is one of reasons that Tantrik Performance is also executed on top of a hill (from where sky is fully visible)

(This write up is about to analyze the mystical knowledge of Garhwal, Kumaun and Nepal and not to promote or condemns Mantra or Tantra )

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