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Tithi Nityas are deities of the 16 tithis or the phases of moon. Vedic Shastras like Lakitopakhyanam, Dakshinamurthy Samhita, Vasistha Samhita, Tantrarajatantra, etc. explain that the Moon has 16 kalas or phases out of which 15 are visible and the 16th is beyond the visibility of the common man. These 16 kalas are ruled by the 16 Nitya Devis or Shodasa Nityas. Out of these, the first is Maha Tripura Sundari who is Devi Para Shakti and hence Her kala cannot be seen by normal souls. Therefore, only 15 kalas ruled by the Nitya Devis are visible. Also, in the Sri Chakra these 15 Nityas are present in the innermost circle while the mother is present in the central bindu. Each of them have their own yantra, mantra, tantra and prayogas or ritual applications.
For the second of the series of Tithi Nithya Devi Homam, Vedicfolks will venerate the powerful Goddess Kameswari Nitya Devi on Prathamai tithi which starts on September 10, 4.36 PM and ends September 11, 3.12 PM. The ritual will be performed on the day of Bhadrapada Purnima which is significant for Uma Maheshwar Vrat as well. Observed mainly by women folk, the day gives blessings of intelligent children and good fortune.
Goddess Kameswari is the spark of creative energy that starts the lunar cycle. She is always awake and full of desires. She bestows her devotees with new life experiences. The deity occupies the bottom corner of the mystical triangle of the Sri Chakra denoting her fiery nature and fire element. She is the most powerful among the Tithi Devis and is said to be the direct manifestation of Goddess Tripura Sundari. She denotes rising from sleep which is the first stage of the waking state of consciousness and also the first rays of the Sun. Kameswari is the creative force in its purest form and exists with Brahma, the creator and progenitor of mankind. She gave life to God of Love Kamadeva after he was burnt to ashes by Lord Shiva. She symbolizes rajas guna of passion and her syllable mantra is ka, the mantra of desire and creation.
Tithi Nitya Kameswari can be worshipped on Amavaya Tithi and the goddess represents one of the kalas of the Moon. She is the direct manifestation of Goddess Tripura Sundari and hence the two deities together bestow dual blessings to the devotees.
Aim Hrim Shrim Am Aim Sa Ka La Hrim
Nityaklinne Madadrave Sauh Am Kameshvari Nitya
Shri Padukam Pujayami Tarpayami Namah
Tithi Nitya Devi Kameswari Homam is a significant one for finding relief to marital problems and disharmony in relationships. By worshipping Tithi Nitya Kameswari, a devotee can experience spiritual and material growth and happiness. The ritual bestows with sudden wealth, family congeniality and mental peace. It provides with good health by destroying all types of diseases. Mother Kameswari also liberates one from the birth and death cycle.
Sri Swarna Kameswari Temple is situated about two kilometers from Madhuramangalam village in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. This ancient temple is about 1000 years old, and it is said that it was the Goddess’ sankalpa that the temple should be adjacent to the Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple. The garbagriham in which the deity is present is a lotus-shaped structure with the presence of Goddess Swarna Kameshwari who bestows all four purusharthas (the four aims of life such as Dharma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha). Goddess Kameswari dwells in every human being to protect and enhance love in the universe. A puja to the deity of this temple resolves karmic difficulties in Kali Yuga and can transform the world into a peaceful and prosperous place. She bestows people with all round health, wealth and well-being.
Kameswari yantra signifies the worship of the Mother Goddess Kameswari. The yantra is a square shaped structure with a star shaped geometric pattern. Also seen are three circle shaped mandalas with lotus petals surrounding them. The central bindu is the seat of the mother who is united with her consort Lord Kameswara/ Shiva. The yantra is a visual manifestation of the deity’s mantra which when worshipped gives blessings of health, wealth, family harmony, happiness and peace. Place the yantra in a clean space and worship it every day by applying turmeric and vermillion to it. Receive divine blessings of Goddess Kamakshi, the benevolent goddess for boosting marital ties and child boons.