The Significance of Purnima
Most people can appreciate the special beauty of the full moon. According to Sri Vidya, there is a uniquely auspicious energy available to us on the full moon day, and so this day is especially good for worshipping Sri Lalita Maha Tripura Sundari Devi (Sri Siva Kameswari). In particular, it is highly auspicious to perform Sri Chakra Navavarana Puja.
In our Temple, we perform Navavarana Sri Chakra Puja on the full moon day. “Navavarana” comes from the Sanskrit “Nava” plus “Avarana.” This is referring to nine enclosures, veils, or layers that are contained within the sacred Sri Chakra (Sri yantra)
Each avarana contains a certain number of triangles, petals or lines that correspond to specific aspects of Divine Mother’s powers of love, wisdom and pure consciousness. As we proceed through each avarana, we come closer to the central bindu, the source of bliss and divine consciousness.
In the puja, we worship a physical Sri Chakra, the Sphatika (Cristal) Meru Chakra that has been installed in the main sanctum (In Front of Sri Siva Kameswari).
When Navavarana Puja performed on Purnima, the powerful energy of the full moon magnifies the energy of the mantras and yantras, generating the divine vibrations of Sri Lalita Devi. This is a uniquely nectar-like blessing from Divine Mother that can only be experienced, not described.
Significance of Worshipping a Sri Chakra
The Sri Chakra, or Sri Yantra, is a specific pattern of triangles, circles, and petals that is described as the King of All Yantras. Sri Chakra worship is considered the highest worship of Devi, and because it contains all deities and all divine potencies within it, it brings every kind of blessing for physical and emotional health, wealth, harmony in one’s relationships, and true spiritual progress
“The significance of Navavarana Puja is the removal of the nine Havaianas (veils) and attainment of the ecstatic experience of the inner consciousness.” This highest consciousness, which can be experienced within, is signified by the central dot, or Bindu, within the Sri Chakra, where Divine Mother and Lord Siva exist in an eternally undifferentiated state of absolute oneness and pure bliss.
In truth, the worship of the Sri Chakra is both an art and a science designed by divinely inspired sages; its regular performance clears all obstacles, bestows all blessings, and carries us inexorably towards the highest goal of oneness with the supreme Goddess Sri Sri Kameswari (Rajarajeswari) Devi.
We invite you to join us for the Purnima Sri Chakra Puja. Whether one performs the puja, witnesses it, or just takes the sacred visesharghyam, one is sure to receive the most loving and compassionate blessings of Sri Siva Kameswari (Rajarajeswari) Devi.