Shri Vidya Tantra and the Vedant

Shri Vidya and Vedant is the same thing. There is no difference between the two.

The biggest proof of this statement is Adi Shankaracharya himself. He wrote extensive commentaries on the Upanishads, the Bhagwat Gita and the Brahma Sutra. In fact, the Bhagwat Gita became popular as a text only after he wrote his Bhashya on it. And the incredible Bhashya on the Brahmasutra is his gift to us, his shishyas. The foremost authority on the Vedant, he established the 4 Maths for systematically teaching Veds. And he wrote several fundamental texts of the Shri Vidya, eg the Soundarya Lahiri. He also established several temples where the Shri Chakra and several other yantras derived from it are worshipped. Right from the Himalay in Shrinagar, Kashmir to the seas of the Dakshin, he established several temples in our Bharat for the worship of the Shri Chakra. (There was a question so writing this mini-post.)

Shri Vidya and Vedant is exactly the same. All ‘Tantra’ derives from the Shri Vidya. There is a sookshma Tantra where you work with the energies of creation using only your Buddhi/ intelligence. (Buddhi is the finer, evolved version of the Manas). This sookshma Tantra requires an understanding of the Advaita as described in the Vedant. 

Advaita 18-66 Bhagvat Gita Part-1

So here is the ‘proof’…

In Shri Vidya, aka tantra, is based on several mantra, of which the 15 akshari Panchadashi mantra is fundamental. (It is a Guru mukhi Vidya. These mantra are given by a Guru as a Diksha to deserving Shishyas.)

In the Vedant, the first Mahavakya is, ‘Tat tvam asi’ roughly meaning ‘That you are’. When you approach an Atmajnyani Mahapurush, this is what he will say to you. In your local language or by any means, he will give you this Atma jnyan at the very first instant of your meeting him. This Jnyan is the start of the journey to the self. This line expands into the other three Mahavakyas, Aham brahmasmi, Prajnyanam brahma and Ayam atma brahma.

Now the analysis, 

The first line of the 15 lettered Mantra represents the Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishvara and Sadashiv energies which sequentially represent the five actions ongoing in this creation. The actions of shrushti – manifestation, sthiti – preservation, samhara – unmanifestation, tirodhana – delusion and anugraha – absorption of the creation in ‘I’, the Eternal, Non dual, Atma. 

And this is exactly what the ‘Tvam’ word in the Mahavakya means. These 5 actions are the ‘added on descriptions’ of the ‘I’. These five actions are the secondary or indicative attributes, ‘Tatastha lakshana’ of the Non dual. These five actions define the jivatma or the individual soul or the Maya or the manifestation or the Leela or the game of creation.

  • So the first line /kuta of the 15 Akshari Mantra = the ‘Tvam’ word/pad in the Mahavakya 

The akshars in the second line of the Mantra represent the qualities of – anand /happiness, satya/ the truth of existence, ananta / infinity of consciousness and Jnyan /knowledge of the Atma.

And this is exactly the same in the Vedant. ‘My’ inherent nature, is the ‘Tat’ word in the Mahavakya. This word represents the inbuilt qualities of the Advaita. These exact same ones, Sat Chit Ananda and Brahmajnyan, existence, consciousness, happiness and the knowledge of the Self are the Svaroopa lakshana of the Atma.

  • So the second line of the 15 Akshari Mantra = ‘Tat word/pad of the Mahavakya.

And the final line of the 15 Akshari Mantra has to be analysed in two parts. The first part is the first three akshars which represent the jivtama, creation, game, Maya, individual soul, manifested Shakti etc. And the second part is the last beej akshar which represents the Atma. This last line firmly states that the Jivtama = the Paramatma.  There is only the all pervading Non dual Atma who Is. 

Similarly the last word of the Mahavakya ‘asi’ states this same concept, the ‘sameness’. We may think that we are the individual souls, the jivatmas, separate from each other, separate from the Parabrahma, playing the game of creation, this is conditional reality. But ultimately we are the same Non dual Atma, which is is only one absolute reality.

  • So the third word of the Mahavakya and the third line of the 15 Akshari Mantra are same. 

Jagat Guru Adi Shankaracharya

Shri Vidya is the Vedant and the Vedant is the Shri Vidya. Both require that same level of intelligence/ Buddhi. Without this Buddhi you cannot get anywhere in your spiritual progress.

So find a genuine Guru (very rare), Acharya or Brahmin or Gurukul (several options) who teaches the Vedant. This means the basic Bhagwat Gita, then the 10 foundational Upanishads from Isha to Bruhataranyak with their Bhashya by Adi Shankaracharya, then the Bhashya he has written on the Bhagwat Gita and the final is the Brahmasutra and its Bhashya by Adi Shankaracharya. This is the syllabus for complete understanding of the Vedant, about 15-20yrs of committed study. But at least the path here is defined. And even if you do not meet a proper teacher, at least read the Sanskrit texts, a few shloks/ day. Eg the Bhagwat Gita, one Sanskrit shlok/day. Do practice ‘Soham’. Just this much will start the energy moving within you. Chances of messing up here are relatively low. 

Shri Vidya schools and mantras are very diverse and here too there are very few genuine Gurus. And there is a significantly higher chance of being diverted and cheated by pretenders and unscrupulous practitioners. So I recommend just a regular recitation of the Shri Sukta as the gentlest and the most effective practice. And to consciously practice Soham with every breath you take. If you do this sincerely, a Guru will arrive to guide you onwards.

If you need a focus point, then worship a deity from the Karmakanda, ie the Bhagwans, Shankar, Vishnu, Brahma, Aditya, Chandra, Ganapati, Skanda, etc or the Devis Parvati, Laxmi, Sarasvati, Ganga etc. Or devote yourself to the Atma Jnyani mahapurush, but be sure that the Guru you have chosen for such worship is really an Atmajnyani, else you will be in serious trouble. Be selfless for at least these 5 mins daily. Offer everything you have to your deity with all the love you feel in your heart. This will move things forward.

And this is primarily a blog on Jyotish so this daily routine will also help you learn Jyotish. Patterns in the horoscopes will become evident and easily. Intuition will develop and your predictions will be accurate.

If you are clear on the Vedant then Shri Vidya will arise very naturally and vice versa. Once you know that you are the energy and the holder of the energy and that both are the same, everything changes in the most beautiful way possible. 

Ultimately Vedant and Tantra are reflections of your own Self. Find your Self and you will gain it all.

50 thoughts on “Shri Vidya Tantra and the Vedant

  1. Observer February 17, 2023 / 2:08 pm

    Hello Mam,

    If you get time can you please elaborate on the four upayas…sama, Dana, danda and bedha…

    I have found references to the specific approach( from the 4) in some places, but haven’t come across something that discusses the four ways in detail..

    Thank you


  2. ANAND February 17, 2023 / 3:23 pm

    Pranaam Madam,
    Overwhelmingly grateful for this and all the previous posts. All I can say is I am speechless and I dont have words to describe my gratitude. Please accept my vinamra namaskars.

    Sincere reagrds, best wishes and heartfelt prayers as always,


  3. DR YUGAL TAK February 17, 2023 / 3:29 pm

    Namaste Madam,. Does there exists a common path between Sri vidhya Saadhna and Gayatri Mantra Saadhna. Though latter is a Vedic approach too.



    • astrologerbydefault February 17, 2023 / 4:43 pm

      Hi there
      both are the same.
      Gayatri mantra is embedded inside a Shri Vidya foundational mantra.
      every mantra will always have its yantra and an associated tantra. and there is a full fledged Gayatri tantra too.

      and if you think critically – vedpurva has loads of mantras, coz the mindset is Dasoham. the Manas needs to be refined by their use.. only when the Manas is prashodhit, ie the Buddhi has risen, only then vedant will make any sense.
      vedant has just the foundational vichar, Soham. there are no ‘mantra’ in vedant.

      What does ‘vedic’ mean? and what does ‘shri vidya’ really mean?
      if you look at the sukshma levels both are the same, Non duality.
      there is no difference. but to understand this you need to have that level of Buddhi.

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  4. Sujith February 17, 2023 / 4:58 pm

    Namaste Ma’am..

    Same as Srividya..
    Some people says about Kali vidya..
    They use word like Nila vidya something..

    What is that..?
    Both Srividya and kali vidya are same..?
    Why different names to both?


    • astrologerbydefault February 17, 2023 / 5:30 pm

      Hi there
      Shri Vidya is the main source, all the rest are small parts of it.


  5. Sujith February 17, 2023 / 5:04 pm

    Namaste Ma’am..

    Is Jyotishy vidya also a part in Srividya..?
    So.. Jyotishy vidya also a Tantra?

    Srividya upasana helpful to progress in jyotishy vidya..?


    • astrologerbydefault February 17, 2023 / 5:36 pm

      Hi there
      everything is a part of the Ved, and similarly everything is also a part of the Shri Vidya.
      Shri Vidya and Vedant are the same! i have emphasised this in the post.
      you can understand the horoscope and the planets in the perspective of the Shri Vidya too.

      i have dropped hints about so very many things in my blog, the posts/comments.
      it depends on the person reading as to what he understands.


  6. Sujith February 17, 2023 / 6:29 pm

    Thank you for reply Ma’am..🙏

    Its very Wonder to me..
    And first time listening..
    Understanding Horoscope in perspective of Srividya..🙏

    And.. Its true
    In this blog..
    Each time i read Same Post
    It looks different & teach Some different way of understanding..
    Thats why i read post and give some Gap..
    read it again & again to understand completely..

    There are some posts i read more than 10 times..


  7. s February 17, 2023 / 10:46 pm

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    While this entire post is beyond beautiful one simple thing completely floored me – our Sanskrit language! Only after reading this post I’m beginning to understand the depth of the word “anugraha” Usually taught to mean blessings, it looks like it means a lot more than blessings. Is it a compound word? anu+graha? So when a deity showers anugraha he doesn’t merely bless you but actually absorbs and takes you towards the Eternal.

    Thank you.


    • astrologerbydefault February 18, 2023 / 1:11 pm

      Hi there
      yes, it is a samas. but which one.. in case it is a bahuvrihi then what word will come in between the two?
      what is a ‘anu’ and a ‘graha’
      think 🙂

      yes, the final is asserting that I myself am the Eternal. the Guru/ deity is the catalyst in this process.

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  8. harichandanak February 18, 2023 / 7:26 am

    Mam, what are the qualities we should look for in a Guru who can guide us in SriVidya ? I have read your articles regarding “Guru”, but I want to specifically know about SriVidya Guru.

    I have come across several so called “Gurus” who give deekshas in SriVidya and have a great charisma, pretty good follower base and fame. But I have seen them insulting their disciples in public, cursing them when angry and misleading them and claiming that they are doing it for the “good” of the disciple. One question put forth to them by the disciple regarding sadhana and they start accusing the disciple of “lacking faith in Guru” besides not giving a resolution to the doubt, sometimes telling the disciple to leave the mantras and go away if they do not have faith. I even know of a person who has suffered mentally for years because of one such Guru… and the Guru claimed that he was “testing” the disciple and the disciple failed his tests and so ineligible for Srividya, so advised him to leave all the mantras which he did purascharan of and get lost. His other disciples who has benefitted immensely from the sadhak also boycotted him. The person though lost faith in Gurus, had lots of faith in JaganMaatha… so She helped him sail out of that situation and put him in safe hands. But he still has issues overcoming the trauma he has faced.

    Also I see some disciples who claim they are from SriVidya parampara, they have done so many purascharans and list out amazing experiences they have had, but lack basic ethics and morality.

    I am glad you have made this post, as I always wanted to ask you how to know if a Guru is really “testing” someone or if he is a fake who is taking the genuine seeker for a ride. Especially on the path of Srividya, as it is very popular here in the Dakshin part of Bharat.


    • astrologerbydefault February 18, 2023 / 1:08 pm

      Hi there
      Qualities for a Guru.

      Read the jivanmuktananda lahiri, it is what a Guru should be like.

      Guru is someone who takes you to the Self. Anyone else is cannot be called a Guru.
      In the words of the Vedant it would be the Mahavakya, ie the Advaita, the ‘Vichar’.
      In the words of Shri Vidya it would be the Anuttara the 37th Tattva, again this also is the same Advaita. (dissolve 6 into 4 into 3 into 2 into 1 and go beyond that.) You will reach that same ‘Vichar’.

      A Guru knows everything about you. And he will rectify all the problems that you are suffering under (taap traya) so that he can give you the final Shaktipaat and show you your Self.

      You will find several such people who claim to be Gurus, speak eloquently, baffle you with fancy words. Avoid them. I have repeatedly mentioned this in my several posts that choose your source of faith very very very carefully.

      No Guru will test a Shishya like this. He does not need to, he already knows.

      one thing, after you become an adhikari for the atma jnyan the guru will ask you and very kindly, why do you want this atma jnyan. then you have to answer from your heart, you will have to speak the words aloud. if this answer is right he will give you this most precious.

      (the correct answer is freedom from sorrow and attainment of complete happiness. but you should say this only if feel this in your heart.)

      But you must test the Guru several times, in several ways.
      Check if he speaks as per the standard books/ Granth or does he follow the other known Atmanjyani’s words and most importantly does your Antaratma/ conscience agree to what he is saying.

      Even Shri Krishna says in the BG that he is not saying anything new, everything is already there in the Vedant!

      there is nothing ‘new’, neither in any Vedang, eggJyotish, nor in Shri Vidya nor in Vedant. it is the same timeless thing which has been told ever since..

      Avoid ego-stuffed people who claim to be ‘Guru’.

      Every mantra that a Guru gives must be from a Granth. He should give the reference book if the Shishya asks.

      Anyone who says that he has Siddhis, experiences and is proud of them or feels that these are achievements, avoid them.

      We do spiritual practice to transcend the experiences. You can never ‘experience’ the reality. Because you yourself are the Reality. ‘I’ am the subject, never the object.

      Bhagwan Hayagriv and Maharishi Agyastya have given this blessing to Dakshin. But today there are very few real Gurus.

      I have observed that in the Dakshin, people are badly caught up in the rules, ie they put the rules above Bhaav. This sort of puja is not going to give results.

      The best is Shri Sukta, the best, easiest, safest way and it will give you what you want.

      And if you feel confident about digesting the energy and have that much time every day, then the Devi Khadgamala, or the Soundarya Lahiri or the Lalita 1000 Nama, or the Trishati with an offering of red kumkum/akshata to your yantra. even this much done with complete dedication will do everything.

      And there is no need for a living human as a Guru sitting before you. That is why i give the example of Mata Anandmayi. She had no visible Guru, read her books, she says that she in a strange way was her own ‘Guru’ gave herself a mantra, did it sincerely and attained Atmajnyan.

      If you really want to call someone a Guru then request Bhagwan Hayagriv or Bhagwan Dakshinamoorti himself to guide u, to become your Guru. he will, if you ask him sincerely.

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      • Kinshuk Joshii February 18, 2023 / 1:55 pm

        Oh my god. Can one ask for more? kritarth ho gya. sadar naman.

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      • harichandanak February 18, 2023 / 2:09 pm

        Wow…thank you for the very detailed answer Ma’am! You have answered all my questions… looks like it is Shiva’s grace that I have come across this post today, during MahaShivratri and you even responded to my question. I have been following your blog from the past 2 or 3 yrs and found answers to a lot of my questions here. And the sadhanas you have recommended towards the end of the post, I have been doing them but was not sure if what I was doing was right. Now that you yourself have mentioned them, I take this as a “keep going” from Mother Herself.

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      • astrologerbydefault February 18, 2023 / 2:47 pm

        Hi there
        there is no difference, there cannot be, its all Sanatan Dharma. we are followers of Sanatan Dharma and our subtlest philosophy is the Advaita.

        we have to go ‘behind the Light’ to be our Self..

        Soham /Hamsa is the foundational vichar of the Vedant and also Shri Vidya. She is both Hamsamantratharupini and Sohamshabdenasundari
        innumerable Shri Vidya mantra use these two Ajapa in so many ways.
        Akulam is Hakaar and Kulam is Sakaar
        Shiva is Hakaar Shakti is Sakaar
        the Sun is Hamsa and the Moon is Soham (Sun, Moon as per Shri Vidya definitions)

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      • Viju February 18, 2023 / 9:07 pm

        Dearest Tejaswini ji,

        Wow! I am floored!!🙏🏻 When I was reading your response, I felt that Parabrahma Himself was replying 🙏🏻Thank you♥️

        Many, many thanks for all your recent posts, they are all awesome🙏🏻 What I wished for has come true🙂

        श्रीराम सौमित्रि जटायुवॆद
        षडाननादित्य कुजार्चिताय ।
        श्री नीलकण्ठाय दयामयाय
        श्री वैद्यनाथाय नमः शिवाय ॥

        🙏🏻महाशिवरात्रि उत्सवस्य शुभाशयाः॥🙏🏻

        Lots of love and gratitude

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      • Sakshi February 18, 2023 / 9:39 pm

        Madam ji
        Thankyou, from my heart…cleared lots of doubt today with this comment only, its so true that here in south we put rules above bhavv…so true that it stinging my eyes writing this comment .when one know the true feeling of our maa,or krisha then we know they only needs intention and bhav, nothing more…but to get there it was such an ardent journey…🙏🙏thank you for being there
        And about srividya and vedant its like when we start with srividya it balance the entire energy ourselves, pay all dues then we came to know that everything is,same and what we done so far is just preparation of the ultimate….by my imited thinking dont knw for sure but one think is sure that the jouney is so beautiful if we know the path and our ultimate lakshya but else its alluring and so testing😥


      • astrologerbydefault February 19, 2023 / 11:02 am

        Hi there
        and in the Uttar it is the opposite. they have forgotten some very basic rules.
        one needs both rules and bhaav to progress at least at the initial levels

        you are supposed to enjoy the journey 🙂 if you don’t then something is not right.

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      • ANAND February 19, 2023 / 3:41 pm

        Pranaam Madam,
        My sincere namaskars . And immense gratitude. Every syllable typed in this knowledge portal always resolves a question that arises in my Manas. 🙏🙏🙏 I echo the emotions of every grateful reader like myself.

        Sincere regards, heartfelt prayers and since wishes as always,


  9. Sujith February 18, 2023 / 9:41 am

    Happy MahaShivaratri Ma’am..🙏🙏🙏


  10. Gratitude February 18, 2023 / 1:48 pm

    Pranam dearest Tejaswini Mam 💗🙏🏻

    This amazing article just stole my heart and have been thinking of this and today morning during homa i requested sadha Shiva to help me to understand more deeply about these things..💗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    “””””What does ‘vedic’ mean? and what does ‘shri vidya’ really mean?””””””

    Really thank you for asking these questions.. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻🙏🏻

    Veda – supreme knowledge which should be known
    Shri – prosperity, auspiciousness, divinity, Lakshmi, radiance
    Vidhya – vidh – to know, one must learn this..
    Jyothish – light of ishwara through
    The Time – planets
    The Space – prakriti
    The Karma – soul

    Seems like vedas reveal THE ONE who is to be known by the Vedas – the supreme knowledge only.. so to understand/know the supreme being and Atman one must follow Vedic dharmas as you always mention like daily routine, mantra, sadhna, pancha maha yagnas etc etc to refine our Manas and with conscious buddhi should act as sakshi with thatastha nature..

    Seems like, the beauty of our sanatan dharma is learning or understanding Brahma gyan in this world itself with this body only by following Vedic rituals, not after leaving this world..💗💗💗🙏🏻🙏🏻

    And able to understand what might be the prashodit buddhi bit by bit through your wonderful articles… 🙏🏻

    And thanks is not enough for your outstanding talent of simplification of complexity… you just brilliantly make us move forward and focus on what one should do..🔥🔥🔥🔥 you are really so so sooooóoooooooooooo smart mam 🙈😍👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Would love to hear more from you about vedant..😍😍😍😍😍🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    And one more thing mam, the way you stated that Shri vidhya and vedant is the same is such a beautiful way of understanding our sanatan dharma..👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 just loved it mam..💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 thank you thank you so muchhhhhhh😍🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


    दुख दारिद्रय नष्ट होवो
    सुख समृद्धी दारी येवो या
    महाशिवरात्रीच्या शुभ दिवशी
    तुमच्या सर्व मनोकामना पूर्ण होवो
    महाशिवरात्रीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा”



    • astrologerbydefault February 18, 2023 / 2:47 pm

      Hi there
      महाशिवरात्री निमित्त हार्दिक शुभेच्छा ..

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  11. Sam February 18, 2023 / 3:50 pm

    Appropriate day and post to ask this question on – what is the story behind the conception of this blog? 🙂


    • astrologerbydefault February 18, 2023 / 7:35 pm

      Hi there
      I was told to write on what my Guru had taught me ..


      • Gratitude February 18, 2023 / 8:52 pm

        In continuation to the above.. 🙈 🙂

        How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running ? 🙂

        What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging? 🙂

        Can you tell me about your ideal reader? 🙈😊

        And most importantly after seeing this much response all over the world for your blog, how is your family feeling?? 😍😍


      • astrologerbydefault February 19, 2023 / 11:06 am

        Hi there
        I don’t think so much.
        If I want to write, I write. If I don’t want to, I don’t.
        I write for myself not for anyone else.

        Blogging is not a very significant part of my life. I take is as a useful way of emptying myself.

        It does not matter to me if someone reads it or not. I have no opinion on this.
        (My Guru once spoke in Hindi ‘Aye to welcome, jaye to bheed kam’. If someone comes it is welcome, if someone goes it is less crowd.)

        Naturally the family likes it that I write.
        But you are overestimating the ‘response all over the world’ part.

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      • Gratitude February 19, 2023 / 12:46 pm

        Maybe it will happen in the future if any genuine aspirant who wants to know/understand sanatana Dharma from any corner of the world, this blog helps him in innumerable ways as It’s very rare to find this kind of jnana charcha which includes basic astrology level to high level vedanta concepts.. 🔥 🙂

        Different different people’s opinions on different different concepts and their perceptions and the way you handle everything here is so fascinating..🙌🏻
        It improves broad thinking capacity and makes me less reactive..

        I sometimes think you might have some supernatural powers to handle all this alone.. 😊 but the way you answered shows your simplicity so naturally.. 💗

        Personally I should learn more from you like how to be grounded, your simplicity, and especially now ’emptying yourself’ thought is very new and fresh to me.. it’s interesting.. ✨

        And thank you for answering my questions 🙏🏻🙏🏻 it revealed so many good things as always..🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


  12. khsh19 February 18, 2023 / 5:12 pm

    Thank you Mam for these posts. They are enlightening for commoners like me. Heart felt gratitude to you.
    You make things so simple and the way you write just connects so well.
    Like you have mentioned before, i took my first level Reiki session today. Thank you for time and again pointing out that change should be within.

    Looking forward to learning more from you.

    Happy Shivratri!


  13. Hemangini February 18, 2023 / 6:04 pm

    Dear Tejaswini Ma’m,

    Wishing you a very shubha Mahashivratri…May Bhagwan Shiv bless you always !



  14. Sirisha February 18, 2023 / 9:44 pm

    Namaste Madam,

    Happy MahaSivaratri. Thankyou so much for all this blog.
    My lifestyle has changed following your blog. I thank universe for providing me this opportunity to read your blog.

    Can you please help with following .
    In my family , my Inlaws keep saying that am not supposed to read Khadgamaala , gayatri mantra etc.
    As per their opinion, these chants have beeja mantras and only people to whom Guru has taught should be reading and women should never read .

    After reading the blogs , I am reading Sri Suktam since an year and chanting Gayatri Mantra from past few months. Iam really happy about it.
    I would also like to read Khadgamaala ,Lalitha Sahasranamam and Soundaryalahari.

    But I do not have any Guru to teach . Can I still learn it from you tube ?



    • astrologerbydefault February 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

      Hi there

      Spiritual activity is a personal thing. It is between you and your deity. No third person can comment on this.
      If you want to, have that much time and if you feel that you can absorb the energy then its your decision.

      But your family members are not wrong. ie one should not take up the more intense mantras unless there is some signal from the deity. eg a dream or some such Shakun. if you take up a stotra whose energy you cannot handle then you will ‘overheat’ on the inside. and also get physical symptoms like rash on the face, head, digestion will be affected, skin will become dry etc.

      But Shri Sukta on its own is on par with all the other stotra you have mentioned.
      Just look at Her names!
      Eg ‘suvarna rajat srajam’ = ‘the one who manifests the vowels/consonants Suvarna/rajat’.
      Don’t think that the Shri Sukta is in any way less!
      What is ‘Shri’ ? think. if you have some knowledge of the shri vidya beej or can find them on the internet.

      And after doing so very much in my life I have realised that Soham is everything. It brings both Vedant and Shri Vidya. It is all about control and awareness of the breath.

      Guru is always internal, within you.
      If you want, you can request Bhagwan Hayagriv or Dakshinamoorti, Adi Shankaracharya or the deity Devi Lalitambika herself to be your Guru and teach you.
      You will have to say the words out aloud.
      Visualise the face/figure/energy and speak the words from your heart.
      See what response you get. Maybe a dream or some such signal.

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  15. Sirisha February 19, 2023 / 10:16 pm

    Sincere Thankyou Madam for guidance . Feeling grateful 🙏🙏.


  16. Saurabh February 20, 2023 / 12:21 pm

    Hello mam, can you write about the shukra transit in meena? – and what it means for taurus/libra lagna.

    Thanks in advance.


    • astrologerbydefault February 20, 2023 / 2:38 pm

      Hi there
      wrote a bit about it here.

      as he is exalted he will give some good results. however coz the paapkartari he will create some physical discomfort or a chronic health issue.
      Depending on which house he is placed in at birth he will create some issue in this aspect of the life. eg if he is in the 11th house then the promised gain will not happen or relations with your friends or older siblings will sour temporarily.


  17. Tanya Singh February 20, 2023 / 5:33 pm

    Hii Mam 🙂

    I have a chart , Pisces ascendant with Jupiter in the 1st house , Saturn in Aries 2H , ketu in Aquarius 12H. Only Virgo moon 7H outside the Rahu Ketu axis ( partial kaal sarpa).

    All 9 planets in direct motion , Tapaswi yog too.

    Mam, here how will the paap kartari work ?
    Jupiter in Pisces has 8 points in ashta varga. Will he be able to move past the obstruction caused by the planets that flank him in other houses.

    How does it impact the personality. ?


    • Kinshuk Joshii February 20, 2023 / 11:05 pm

      I am keen to learn as to how will it paap kartari yog? If only Tejaswini ji responds.

      From what I have learnt, only surya, Rahu, Mangal and chind chandrama (of Krishna paksha) are considered as papak grah.

      Ketu in 12th house makes the person deal his / her problems patiently and tactfully. I may be wrong too.
      Would be happy, if I get corrected and learn something new. 🙏🏻


      • astrologerbydefault February 21, 2023 / 5:03 pm

        Hi there

        these are Q which require a detailed answer, so it would be best if you consult a practicing astrologer


    • astrologerbydefault February 21, 2023 / 5:01 pm

      Hi there

      what do you exactly mean by 1. ?

      and reg 2.
      if you are scared of something means that the Manas / Mind is scared,
      and the only way of resolving this is Mantra.. do Soham with every breath you take, or any other mantra of your choice 108 times at least once a day. sit on an asan as you do this.
      deep seated things of the Manas should resolve within 6months if you do your Mantra sincerely.


    • astrologerbydefault February 22, 2023 / 10:06 am

      Hi there
      as you have said that you have a Guru, then its best that you ask him. but as he is not currently available, maybe you can request your adored deity to help you resolve this.


  18. ANAND February 22, 2023 / 5:03 pm

    Pranaam Madam,
    I am writing this to request your valuable guidance to help me resolve a confusion that is due to my limited understanding. In the shloka 🙏🙏🙏 below :
    लोकेऽस्मिन्द्विविधा निष्ठा पुरा प्रोक्ता मयानघ |
    ज्ञानयोगेन साङ्ख्यानां कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम्

    I got confunded with the “Samkhya” word which (please forgive my limited understanding) I encountered in the Mandukyopanishad, which I humbly understood as different from the Advaita school of thought. The establishment of Advaita is simply beautiful.

    Now my question to understand the shlok better : Why is it Gyanyogena Sankhyanam when all is Advaita?

    Please forgive me if the question was not correctly framed or not appropriate.

    Sincere regards, sincere gratitude, and heartfelt prayers as always,

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    • astrologerbydefault February 22, 2023 / 7:18 pm

      Hi there
      there are two philosophies which are called ‘sankhya’ .
      one is by Kapil muni which stops at the Purush prakruti duality and one is as per the Vedant, which merges everything into the Vedant.
      Shri Krishna talks about the Vedantic concept of Sankhya.
      Mandukyopanishad also talks about the vedantic concept of sankhya.

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    • Gratitude February 22, 2023 / 11:09 pm

      Pranam Tejaswini mam 🙏🏻

      Hello Anand ji,

      I was surprised a lot 😍 after seeing your question on sankhya yogam as in the morning i too was stuck with sankhya and jnana yogas and i noted down my doubts to get answers on Sunday if i can get someone to answer me..

      But it kept me thinking and when I tried to discuss those with people who are the same age as me they are unable to understand even these words..🙆🏻‍♀️ and i felt a bit demotivated and thought like can i really understand these concepts and is it correct to try to understand these concepts alone?? 😞

      But suddenly evening when i opened this blog page i saw your comment and you are asking about where i stuck exactly morning..🔥

      And your question and Tejaswini Mam’s answer triggered me to understand about sankhya and Jnana yogas at least a bit…✨✨🤗

      And I would like to share what’s in mind according to my basic level of understanding.. 👇🏻👇🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

      And Tejaswini mam if it’s not worth, kindly delete this comment and sorry for wasting your valuable time..🙏🏻🙏🏻

      लोकेऽस्मिन्द्विविधा निष्ठा पुरा प्रोक्ता मयानघ |
      ज्ञानयोगेन साङ्ख्यानां कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम्

      “””Why is it Gyanyogena Sankhyanam when all is Advaita?”””

      Based on your above question,

      First of all,
      Sankhaya = more than one

      So According to sankhya yogam, Atma(soul) has no shad vikaras (kama, krodha, lobha, moha, madha, mastrya).. so Atma is Akartha but body has these shad vikaras..

      So based on this sankhya yog, there is duality like this is right and this is wrong and this is swadharma and this is para-dharma…

      To understand this, let’s go to BG, Sankhaya yog and 5th shlok..

      गुरूनहत्वा हि महानुभावान्
      श्रेयो भोक्तुं भैक्ष्यमपीह लोके |
      हत्वार्थकामांस्तु गुरूनिहैव
      भुञ्जीय भोगान् रुधिरप्रदिग्धान् || 5||

      Based on the above shlok, Arjuna felt like it’s better to leave swa dharma which is his natural kshatriya dharma i.e doing yuddha and Bhikshtana is better instead of killing own gurus and relatives..

      Because of shoka, mohas humans sometimes feel like leaving swa dharma and following para dharma is better..

      If we try to understand this deeply, even those who follow swa dharma with attached intention means without proper advaita(oneness) feeling, they will be caught up with karma phal like good & bad deeds, punya phal & paap phal, dharma & adharma so it leads to Annatha samsara sagar again and again…
      So they will again & again have to take birth to experience sukh dukh..

      So here why ज्ञानयोगेन साङ्ख्यानां कर्मयोगेन योगिनाम् is,

      I’m the karta, I’m not the karta..
      I am doing, I am not doing..
      All that exists is one, not one..

      Realising that it is impossible for such above different Buddhis to exist in one person at the same time, Bhagavan separated the two Nishthas like sankhya Buddhi and yoga Buddhi…

      As per my understanding, last but one
      Might be “jnana yogena Sankhyanam” i.e
      Based on duality it works.. like dharma and adharma vichakshana taking actions and accumulating both paap and punya for upcoming births.. here in this stage as we have more dharmic buddhi, they act on mostly sattva buddhi and gain more punya phal but to get rid of that punya phal again one must take births..

      And the final one might be “karma yogena yoginam”, it is leaving sarva karmas along with karma phal and taking sanyasi ashramam by leaving society and duality like there is no difference between karta and karma and Atman and Brahman..

      And taking Sanyasi ashramam through sarva karma parithyjana is not possible for everyone as all humans cannot become sanyasis at a time.. it all depends on their evolution level of their birth charts…

      So Sri Krishna says that by leaving karma phala and with proper Vivek vairagya(advaita – aham brahmasmi) one must take actions being a sakshi.. it helps us in the moksha sadhana path.. 🙏🏻

      👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻This is what i came to understand based on your wonderful question and beautiful answer of Tejaswini mam..✨✨🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

      It helps me to understand as per my basic level.. and really thank you so much Anand ji for this beautiful shlok and question.. ✨🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

      Once again it proved that What we seek is seeking us.. 💗✨💗✨💗✨💗💗✨
      I’m not alone in this learning process..
      I’m feeling so good..✨💗✨💗✨💗

      And Tejaswini mam thank you so much for encouraging us this much 💗✨🤗🤗🤗🤗 this blog is making things easier and so sweetly supporting us when we lost.. it’s joyful learning journey..✨💗✨💗✨🌷🌷🌷✨💗✨💗✨✨🤗🤗

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  19. Squirrel February 22, 2023 / 9:44 pm

    Hi Tejaswini ji 🙂
    I was trying to make my birth chart Ashtapadmadala chakra from your post, and I googled to look up more info and I found this – ————

    It’s a complete word to word copy of what you’ve written in 2019 on this website but posted there in 2020. They didn’t remove the name of your blog (at the bottom) but there’s also no written attribution to you by name, so I am not sure if they were copying, but I thought I should let you know.

    Thank you again for writing this blog ❤ and taking the time to reply to my other question I asked earlier on yoga and remedies 🙂

    Also on the post .. there are two errors.
    1. The part where basic chakra layout is given, point 7 – I think you meant to write "27" instead of "17".
    2. The link at the end of the post for another post is broken.


    • astrologerbydefault February 22, 2023 / 10:10 pm

      Hi there
      thank you 🙂
      it is 27, corrected the typo.
      fixed the link.


  20. annaresh February 22, 2023 / 11:16 pm

    What are the mistakes in the rider waite Smith tarot?


    • astrologerbydefault February 23, 2023 / 12:04 am

      Hi there
      this is not a logical Q.
      RWS is a good tool for divination.
      there is no standard for tarot. thus the very many versions of the decks. but if i had to, i would consider Tarot of Marseilles as the mother of all tarot decks of today.
      i prefer Thoth because it suits my mind the most.


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