Power of Devi Kamakshi
Origin of Devi
It is believed that in the very beginning God was one but wanted to see himself in various forms. As a first step, he created Devi, the cosmic feminine force. He created Shiva from his left side, Brahma from his middle and Vishnu from his right side. As Devi is the mightiest of all, she is known as Parashakti or Paradevi – Para means beyond. She is considered as the mother goddess of the Universe.
Image of Devi
Devi Kamakshi is also known as Lalita Tripurasundari of Kancheepuram. She holds a noose, lotus, sugarcane, goad and a bow in her four hands. She has red complexion, wears a red color sari and a crescent moon adorns her head. Once all other Gods became helpless before the demon king Mahishasura. All of them worshipped Goddess Devi in the form of Goddess Durga. In the battle that followed, Goddess Durga created Goddess Chandi and Goddess Kali to kill the demon king.
In praise of Devi
After Devi killed Mahishasura, all the Goddesses and Gods worshipped and sang in praise, the famous Devi Stuti stotra. The story is depicted in Durga Saptashati or Devi Mahatyam, an auspicious treatise. For overall development and success, recitation of Lalita Sahasranama Stotra and Lalita Trishati stotra are mentioned many times in the scriptures. Goddess Devi is always engaged in the continuous dissolution process and the recreation of the universe as Lord Shiva’s ideal consort. She is always associated with Shiva as Shakti, with Bhairava as Bhairavi, with Mahakala she is Smashana Tara and so on. Sri Chakra is the Tantric diagrammatic representation of Devi. Worshipping Goddess Devi is the ultimate form of worship.
We offer several poojas as mentioned and described in the vedic scriptures.
1. Devi Pooja: We offer prescribed dravyas to perform the shodasopachara pooja of Devi and recite Sahasranama. We also perform Lalita Tripura Sundari or Devi kamakshi pooja. As per your choice you can opt for either Kali or Durga pooja.
2. Durga Saptashati Path or Devi mahatyam: Pooja of Goddess Durga is performed and Durga Saptashati which is of 700 verses is recited.
3. Mangala Gouri Pooja: If you are facing problems in getting married, or any marital problems and mangala dosha, performing Mangala Gouri pooja is adviced. Goddess is worshipped as mangala Gouri and the pooja is performed with namavali and shodasopacharas.
4. Swayamvara parvati homam: It is an effective way to eliminate difficulties related to delayed marriage, Mangala dosha and arital problems. The pooja and homam of Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva, is performed with your name and sankalpa.
5. Durga Sookta Homam: Shodasopacharas are performed to worship Devi Durga and the 1008 namavalis are recited. Later, 1008 Durga sooktam recitation is done and homam is performed and offerings are done as per the prescribed texts. This homam is performed normally by four pundits.
6. Chandi Homam: It is one of the elaborate homams and the most prescribed one for the elimination of dosha and experience success in all aspects. It is especially effective to eliminate enemies and for success in court cases. In this pooja, Devi is worshipped in the form of Chandi, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Durga Saptasati or Devi Mahatyam which is of 700 slokas is recited and a hoam is performed. Recitation of Chandi mantra- Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vichhe- is recited. Later, Dampati pooja, Suhasini pooja, Brahmachari pooja and Kanya pooja are also performed.
7. Shata Chandi Yagyam: It is one of the best ways to pay your homage to the Divine Mother. The 700 verses of Durga Sapta Shati is performed 100 times and havan is performed 700 X 100 times. This special pooja is performed by 100 pundits in one day or 50 pandits in two days or 25 pandits in 4 days.