Chinnamastha Mahatmya | Significance of Chinnamasta Mahavidya

Chinnamastha is a Hindu goddess. She is one of the Mahavidyas and a ferocious form of Parvati Devi. Chinnamastha is a goddess of purity and sexual self-control and gives more energy for married people, and bless them to have good children. She also gives immortality after our death. The goddess helps us for self-realization and will awake our Kundalini – spiritual energy.

Chinnamastha is worshipped by the Kalikula sect of Hinduism. She has only few temples devoted to her in Nepal and eastern India. She is mostly worshipped by the Tantric practitioners. Chinnamastha is also named as Vajrayogini by the Buddhists, and worshipped by them.It is believed that by worshipping her, the evil effects of the Rahu Graha will be eradicated.

Chinnamastha is also known by the names of Kotavi and Korravai and worshipped by the tribal people. She is also described in the Hindu puranas. Since she appears in the form of headless, she is also considered as Mata Renuka Devi, the holy mother of Sage Parasumrama, and worshipped all over India. She is also considered as an incarnation of Mata Sati Devi.

Chinnamastha is mentioned as red in colour and contains the brightness of several million suns. She is depicted as nude in some pictures, but sometimes, she is partially or fully clothed.

Chinnamastha is considered as a great Yogini, and contains the Shakti element. By reciting her hundred names we will get all prosperity in our life, and will be free from our life cycle.
Chinnamastha’s photo and yantra must be worshipped along with her attendants. We can offer flowers and fruits for her worship. And we can do homam also by mentioning her various names and recite slokas meant for her.

In Kolkata, some people are worshipping Chinnamastha as Kali and perform special pujas to her during the Navaratri festival.

The Chintpurni Temple is situated in Himachal Pradesh andis the famous temple of Mata Chinnamastha, and considered as one of the Shakti Peethas. Here, Chinnamastha appears with severed-headed. Most of the people worship her as a form of the goddess Durga and Kali.

There is another important Chinnamastha Temple located in Jharkhand and lot of devotees are visiting this shrine on a daily basis.A shrine dedicated to Chinnamastha was built in Uttar Pradesh. Her shrines are also situated in Assam and West Bengal. Chinnamastha’s shrines are also found in Nepal. A chariot festival for the goddess is also held in Nepal.

IMPORTANCE

She is the divine mother, who helps us to control our senses and makes us to move towards the right path in our life. She removes the lust in our mind, and gives spiritual energy. For married people she gives the boon of living a good life with good children. She can be worshipped on each and every day, by reciting her various names. She is none other than our divine mother Mata Parvati and will also reside in the hearts of her sincere devotees. She also removes all sorts of problems in our life, removes our sins and health problems, and gives happiness and peacefulness in our life and finally will give us SALVATION.

Let us worship the holy mother and be blessed.
“OM MAA CHINNAMASTHA DEVIYE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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