Sri bala-tripura-sundari

Sri Bala Tripurasundari (Shodashi) Mahavidya

Shodashi (Bala Tripurasundari is the eighth among Dasa Mahavidya). Three Vidyas are connected to Shodashi Mahavidya-Shodashi, Tripura Bhairavi, and Maha Tripurasundari. They are interlinked with each other and are considered the three levels. The three chakras of Bala Tripurasundari are Mooladhara, Anahata, and Agna. Dasa Mahavidya worship begins with Kali Devi and ends with MahaTripurasundari. Without Guru, one should not read this Vidya, as it is enveloped in many misconceptions. For instance,Panchadasi mantram, which has varied perceptions.

Tripura means the goddess who assumes the above three forms. That goddess, Bala Tripurasundari, is Adiparashakti herself. The three forms are the three levels of Bala Tripurasundari, and these three vidyas are associated with Bala Tripurasundari. All three forms comprise Tripurasundari. They are different forms and incarnations of Adiparashakti. She is Bala as a child, fully grown as Tripura Bhairavi, and formless as Maha Tripurasundari. Those who worship Bala Tripurasundari will achieve purity. Especially, Ashlesha and Revati stars should worship Goddess Sri Bala Tripurasundari (Shodashi).

Rudrayamala, Vishnuyamala, Vamakeswara, Gnanarnava, and Bhairava Tantra Shastras prescribe her three forms as three levels. According to Tripura Rahasyam, the word ‘Tripura’ denotes Maha Tripurasundari (Bala Tripurasundari’s third form), which means the embodiment of formless Brahman. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rudra, and Lord Indra worshipped her as Tripura Bhairavi.

Bala Tripurasundari gave Sri Ramanananda Maharshi the order of the Dasa Mahavidya in meditation, replacing Shodashi with Bhuvaneswari Mahavidya. Tripura Vidya was communicated by Lord Rudra to Lord Vishnu; Lord Vishnu revealed it to Lord Dattatreya, who then disclosed it to Parashurama.

Bala Tripurasundari’s is regarded as Pancha Pretasani. Her Simhasanam is held up by four pillars: Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rudra, Lord Maheswara, as the front and back legs of the asanam and Sadashiva as her matress.

Apply white chandan or red chandan to please Bala Tripurasundari. Offer rice, mixed with raw moong dal or rice, mixed with Moogdal, hing, pepper, and jeera. One can also offer vermicelli kheer and thick rasam mixed with sugar.


Stipulations for chanting Sri Shodashi (Bala Tripura Sundari) Mahavidya Beejakshara Mantra

Moola Mantram


ऐं क्लीं सौः

'Aim' is the Beejakshara mantra of Bala Tripura Sundari. The first step in the practice of Brahma Vidya or Tantra Vidya begins with this beeja mantra. 'Aim Kleem Sauh' is her moola mantram. There are three beejakshara mantras in this mantram. 'Aim' refers to the infinite vidya (education), 'kleem' denotes the infinite pleasure, enjoyment, 'sauh' refers to the unlimited powers, wealth and prosperity.

Panchadasi Mantram

According to Gnanarnava tantram, this mantra is chanted by Lord Brahma,Lord Vishnu, Lord Rudra, Lopamudra.

"Ha Sa Ka la Hreem Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem Sa Ka La Hreem"

" ह स क ल ह्रीं ह स क ह ल ह्रीं स क ल ह्रीं"

Shodashi Mantram

According to Gnanarnava tantram, this mantra is chanted by Lord Manmada

"OM Ha Sa Ka la Hreem Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem Sa Ka La Hreem"

"ॐ ह स क ल ह्रीं ह स क ह ल ह्रीं स क ल ह्रीं "

Sri Panchavaktra Bhairava
Sri Bala Tripurasundari (Shodashi)
Mahavidya Anushtanam