Color – Bloody red
Flower – Red Hibsicus (Javaa)
Special day – Saturday
Anniversary – Vaishaakh Shukla Ashtamee
Shiv (initiating light) – Kabandh
Raatri (energy of Shiv) – Veer raatri
Worshipped for – to gain sexual energy, courage and discernment
Beej Mantra – Hum ( हूं )
Direction – East
Goddess Chhinnamasta is the Sixth of the Dasa Mahavidya. She is known as the self-decapitated Goddess. She is also known as Prachanda Chandika.
Chhinnamasta Origin – There are several legends about the origin of Goddess Chhinnamasta. However most of them suggest that Goddess beheaded herself due to accomplish a greater and noble cause.
Chhinnamasta Iconography – The iconography of Chhinnamasta is fearsome. The self-decapitated Goddess holds her own severed head in one hand and holds a scimitar in the other hand. Three jets of blood spurt out of her bleeding neck and are drunk by her severed head and two female attendants, Dakini and Varnini. Chhinnamasta is depicted standing on a copulating couple.
Chhinnamasta complexion is as red as the flower of hibiscus or Gudahala. She possesses the brightness of million suns. She is depicted nude and with disheveled hair. She is described to be a sixteen years old girl, having a blue lotus near her heart. Chhinnamasta wears a serpent as a sacred thread and a garland of skulls or severed heads around her neck along with other ornaments.
Chhinnamasta Sadhana – Chhinnamasta Sadhana is limited to Tantrikas, Yogis and world renouncers due to her ferocious nature and her reputation of being dangerous to approach and worship. However, Chhinnamasta Sadhana is done to destroy the enemy. She is worshipped to get rid of court cases, to seek government favors, to get stronghold in business and to gain good health.
Chhinnamasta Mantra Sadhana – Mahavidya chhinnamasta mantra sadhana you should face south direction and seat on red color cloth and light mustard oil lamp, do the worship pooja prayers of goddess chhinnamasta devi and after that start doing the mantra jap using the red hakik rosary. For this sadhana recite 5001 chants minimum and in last do hawan with mixture of red sandal and rakt gunja.
॥ ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीयै हूं हूं फट् स्वाहा ॥
॥ Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Vajra Vairochaniyai Hum Hum Phat Svaha ॥
Chhinnamasta Mool Mantra –
॥ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीयै हूं हूं फट् स्वाहा ॥
॥ Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Vajra Vairochaniyai Hum Hum Phat Svaha ॥
Chhinnamasta Mantra List –
Ekakshar Chhinnamasta Mantra (1 Syllable Mantra)
॥ हूं ॥
॥ Hum ॥
Tryakshar Chhinnamasta Mantra (3 Syllables Mantra)
॥ ॐ हूं ॐ ॥
॥ Om Hum Om ॥
Chaturakshar Chhinnamasta Mantra (4 Syllables Mantra)
॥ ॐ हूं स्वाहा ॥
॥ Om Hum Svaha ॥
Panchakshar Chhinnamasta Mantra (5 Syllables Mantra)
॥ ॐ हूं स्वाहा ॐ ॥
॥ Om Hum Svaha Om ॥
Shadakshar Chhinnamasta Mantra (6 Syllables Mantra)
॥ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं ऐं हूं फट् ॥
॥ Hreem Kleem Shreem Aim Hum Phat ॥
Chhinnamasta Gayatri Mantra
॥ ॐ वैरोचन्ये विद्महे छिन्नमस्तायै धीमहि तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात् ॥
॥ Om Vairochanye Vidmahe Chhinnamastayai Dhimahi Tanno Devi Prachodayat ॥
Maa Chhinnamasta Temples –
There are very few Chhinnamasta Temples in India. I mention here some of them.
Guwahati – It is the district headquarter city in Assam State. Maa Chhinnamasta Mandir is here near Kamakhya Devi Mandir. This temple is just 9kms from Guwahati Railway Station.
Bishnupur – It is a town in Bankura district of West Bengal State. Chhinnamasta mandir is here. The temple is just 4kms away from Bishnupur Railway Station. Bishnupur is 36kms from Bankura and 140kms from Kolkata.
Bankura – It is the district headquarter in West Bengal State. Maa Chhinnamasta Temple is here near Sati Ghat. This temple is 2kms from Bankura Railway Staion. Bankura is 70kms from Asansol and 95kms from Bardhaman.
Dishergarh – It is the municipal town in Bardhaman district of West Bengal State. Maa Chhinnamasta Kali Mandir is near here on the bank of river Damodar. This temple is just 200 mtrs away from Dishergarh Bus Station. Dishergarh is 19kms away from Asansol.
Rajrappa – It is a pilgrimage centre in Ramgarh district of Jarkhand State. Chhinnamasta mandir is here. Rajrappa is 27kms from Ramgarh and 75kms from Ranchi.
I think some more temples in India.