Friday, August 20, 2010

Meppad sampradaya. Oldest kaula sampradaya in Kerala

One among the 18 powerfull mantrika sampradya of North Kerala,Meppad is also Acharya of many Families who follows Shakti worship and Tantri of many Shakteya Devatas. Meppad was also famous for Astrology and Ayurveda etc.Meppad follows Brahma Vidya sampradaya which is the path for Nirvana.If you want to know more about Meppad ,the only book remaining is the Gayatri mantrarti prakashika witten by Sri vidya Prakashanada swamikal and published by his shishya Bhagavataratnam Brahma Sree Kallayi illam Vishnu Namboodiri.Prakashanada was Son of Meppad Valiya Ramman gurukkal and Cousin of Meppad Kammaran gurukkal.

In the introduction of the book published by Sri Krishna Ashram kanya kumari (3rd edition) Chirakkal Rama Varma Valiya Raja (M.R.A.S; F.R.H.S; F.R.S.A.) has clearly explained about the deep knowledge of Swamiji in Sanskrit language, Astrology,AyurVeda treatment,Mantra Shastra, Yoga shastra, Vedanta shastra, etc. Meppad was athourity of Kaula and Samayachara of Dakshina and Vama marga. Sri vidya upasana was the secret behind the Siddhi of Meppad.Many books translated in Malayalam by Swamiji ,were donated to Sri Ramakrishna Ashram. Sadhana Bodhini of Bhagavat gita, Shata Rudriyam,Tatwanusandanam ,Srutisarasamudharam etc.

Meppad is very much related to Brahmasri Madhavacharya Swamikkal of Panniyottillam.It is Heard Meppad is related to many familIies in North Kerala , and also had a good relationship with many Shakta Guru paramparas .Olden day kaulikas from different places used to gather on Navaratri festival at Mepad Kalari situated in Kannnur ,North Kerala were Meppad Gurrukkals worshipped shakti. Many Scholars and sidhhas were in this parambara .Last Kaulika who showed siddhi was Meppad Kammaran gurukkal. Now his tradition and sampradaya is followed by his Grandson Sri Nadanta Aanada Natha Sarswathy disciple of Sri Amritananda natha Saraswathy of Devipuram,Andrapradesh.

Meppad Sampradaya , Deeksha and Upasana in a glance.

Deeksha

First Day

Keep Red and white silk dothi in a silver plate ,then keep Pavithram ring on the cloth,keep kapalam of madhu . red white and yellow flowers with beetal leafs and fruits. Do samarpanam of these materials to Guru and request him for Deeksha. If he accept this ,as per his guidance, take Bath from the pond ,and he will give you an idea of deeksha vidhi with swapnaa darshana mantra etc . then he will leave you to sleep.

Second day

Morning ,shishya should take bath from temple pond, kashaya snana ,then Deeksha will be given according to the sampradaya. Homachara, kalasabhisheka ,Nakshatra dravya homa ,nakshatra devata homa,Mantrakshara Dravya Homa , Avarana puja , mantra upadesha,mantra Nyasa ,Shakisamaradhana etc will be done. After the ceremony dakshina is given to guru. You can also do dana according to your financial strength .

Third day

Guru will start to teach you how mantra should be recited,mudras, puja vidhanam,tarpana , homa etc. He will upgrade your upasana by initiating you to next level on all Vijaya dasami up to poorna deeksha . after that you will be left as a free bird . You will become your own guru .

Conditions apply:

Complete surrender to Guru Paramparaa

Shishya should keep mantra vidhanam as a secret. Shishya should not do any upasana without the permission of Guru. Prior to do any kind of rituals or temple darshana,Shishya should be informed to guru and should take his advice .

Any Break comes in Upasana or Mantra Japam ,the Abhisheka has to be done again,with rituals for prayashishtha .This is very important. If bad time comes by the influence of ruling star (nakshatra dasa and apaharam) abhiheka,homa, and Dana should be done in presence of guru for relief. Abhisheka done by kalasa in which Soma, Surya, Agni kala is invoked is best remedy for all troubles’.

Shisya has to Visit guru on every Guru Pournima and do his Paduka puja according to the sampradya and give Guru dakshina according to Sampradaya . As per our tradition rich people like ,in Olden Days will give one time huge dakshina and Dana for the parambara. so that there is no need to do dakshina later . And such ancestry still have some rite in parampara. So it is understood that Guru Dakshina is very important.

Shishyaa has to participate in Vijaya dashmi puja and get guru paramparas blessing and to get initiated to next level of upasana.Guru should be worshipped by flower made of gold . this says that you Have to satisfy guru by giving Dana and dakshina.If Guru is not Happy with you, vidya upasana is waste.


Sacred Teachings @ Meppad Kalari Temple ,Azhikode,Kannur District, Kerala

Gayatri vidhanam – Sandhya vandhana ,Gayatri shapa mochanam , 24 mudra before japa, Gayatr japam, 8 mudras, Gayatri tarpanam, Gayatri kavacha, Gayatri atharvashirsha , Gayatri Homa etc.

Guru Vidhanam: Guru Vandhanam, Guru paduka Puja, Guru Tarpanam, Kalpanika Mala Japam etc

Ganapati vidhanam – Maha Ganapati Mantra japam ,Ganapati Pancha avarana Puja ,ganapati chaturavarthi tarpanam, Ganapathai Homa etc.

Bala vidhanam – Durga Chandi,Bala tripurasundari, Bhadrakali upasana, Shiva shakti samaradhana.Balatripurasundarai avarana pujaa , Tarpana,Homa, Durga puja, Bhadra kali puja and Bali kriyas . Pancha Moorthi puja etc.

Shasta vidhanam. Shasta aavarana puja , Pushkala devi puja , Poorna devi puja . Shasta homa and Shasta tarpanas.

Vidya vidhanam: Vidya upasana. Sandya vandhanam,Vidya Gayatri, Moksha Gayatri , 9 Mudras .Srichakra Navaarana puja sadharana karma .

Shodasi vidhanam: Shodasi mantra japam, Nitya puja vidhanam and prayoga, Sri chakra Navavarana maha Puja , Shodasa Mudra etc.

Healing Through Shat Karma etc

Puja @ Meppad Kalari Temple

Normal Puja Done in temple:

Morning: Temple opens at 4am ,Abhisheka , Durga Puja, Guru thraya Puja ,Ganapati puja,Shiva puja ,Shakti Ganapati puja,Maha tripurasundati puja,Pancha moorthi puja,Badra Kali puja ,Ganapati Homa.

Madhyana puja:Badrakali puja with bali and guruti tarpana ,then Shakti samaradhana Maha puja .

Sayamkala: Deeparadhana. Temple closes by 8pm

Homa @ Meppad

Ganapathi havan, Gayatri homa Shatru samhara Homa,Asuri Durga akarshana, kamadeva akarshan homa, Rudra homam,laghuchandi,aswaroodha homa , sambathkari, Bramastra homa , pasupatastra homa, paramantra bakshini homa,patala kubjika, pratyangirahoma ,sudarashana homa etc

Yantra @ meppad:

Yantra for prosperity, protection , wealth ,health , business ,material gain etc. You can do yantra pratishta at your place or you can wear it . All these are done according to your need and our sampradaya .All yantras are hand written,and the rituals for purification is done and the avahana of the deity is done.Then puja, mantra japa for energizing, homachara ,sampada sparsha and tarpana is done on Yantra . you must come to temple for a ritual in which all negativity will be taken out , and kalashaAabishekam wiil be done ,then only you can wear yantra on your body.If you want to keep at your place you will have to take the preist to do the same at your place

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