Unlocking the Secrets of the Siddhachakra - Part 2


In Part I of the post we came to know about the basics of Mahayantra, i.e.  its ancientness, its importance, the story of Shripal Raja & Mayana Sundari and the importance of Ayambil Oli. If you have missed the post click here to read.

In this post we will understand the structure of Siddhachakra Mahayantra and its 12 Valay's in detail.

What is the structure of Siddhachakra Mahayantra?


Different Valay's of Siddhachakra Mahayantra

The Mahayantra is depicted as a Kumbh (pitcher containing Amrit – i.e. nectar) with a large base and a mouth generally covered by a lid or a coronet of leaves and a Shrifal (coconut) signifying its piousness. Two eyes are depicted around the Kumbh (signifying the awakened sense of the soul by worship of Siddhachakra) flanked by the Sun and Moon. (Please refer the diagram). Above the yantra 2 Dev’s (demi-god’s) are depicted carrying garlands. This signifies that any devotee who worships Siddhachakra with a pure heart is considered worthy enough to be worshiped by such Demi-God’s as well.

On both sides, the yantra is decorated with Khesh (Decorative Clothes) knotted with the yantra. The knots signify the deep powerful secrets that lie within the Mahayantra. Symbolically this signifies that those (devotees) who can reveal the deep secrets of this Mahayantra deserve to drink the nectar contained in this Kumbh (pitcher). The yantra is divided into 12 Valays (Series). I will try to explain each of the valay’s briefly.

What are the 12 Valay’s of Siddhachakra Mahayantra?

1st Valay- Navpadji

Navpadji

The first valay is dedicated to Navpadji situated at the centre of the Mahayantra. The Navpadji is depicted as a fully blossomed lotus, at the centre of which resides the Arihant Pad. Each of the remaining 8 Pad’s are depicted as leaves circumventing the Arithant Pad. These 9 elements consist of-

1. Arihant Pad: Souls who have destroyed their inner enemies [namely Raag (Craving or attachment) and Dwesh (Hatred)] are known as Arihants. Hence, Arihant is free from earthly attachments and hatred and is thus referred as Vitrag. An Arihant is the purest soul in the universe with a physical body, worthy of being worshipped by all. He is also universal observer having complete wisdom that is Keval Gyaan. By virtue of his Keval Gyaan, he preaches sitting in a Samavasaran and establishes the Chaturvidh Sangh [fourfold Jain Sangh, comprising of Sadhu (Monks), Sadhwi (Nuns), Shravaks (Household followers, Male) and Shravikas (Household followers, female)] As the Arihant establishes the Dharm-Tirth he is also called a Tirthankar. Arihant Pad has 12 supreme attributes and depicted by symbolic colour white.


2. Siddh Pad : A Siddh is the purest soul in the universe without a physical body, i.e. has attained Salvation. Like an Arihant, Siddh is also a “Vitrag” but does not preach because he does not have any physical body. He lives in perfect equilibrium, eternal peace and joy, i.e. in perfect motionless rest. He resides above the Siddh-Shila at the top of the Universe. Siddh Pad has 8 supreme attributes and depicted by symbolic colour red.


3. Acharya Pad: Acharya is the successor of Arihant and leader of the four fold Sangh established by an Arihant. He is supreme and the ultimate decision making authority in all the matters related to Sangh in absence of Arihant. He is also the ultimate authority in interpretation of the Jain Agams (Holy Scriptures). Acharya Pad has 36 attributes and is symbolized by Yellow colour. 

4. Upadhyay Pad: An upadhyay is the second highest leader of a Jain ascetic order after Acharyas. Upadhyay’s have complete knowledge of all Jain Agams and are responsible for academic activities within the Jain Sangh. An upadhyay preaches and teaches Monks and Nuns. Some sacred Jain scriptures depict an Upadhyay as a Prince in the kingdom of Acharya. Upadhyay Pad has 25 attributes and is depicted by the symbolic colour Green. 

5. Sadhu Pad: Sadhus are monks who have renounced all the worldly desires and have devoted themselves to the holy path preached by Arihant under the guidance of revered Acharyas. A sadhu devotes himself for the noble path that leads to salvation and follows five supreme vows i.e. completely abstaining from (1)Violence, (2) Lies (3) Stealing (4) Sexual conduct and (5) Possession of material things. Sadhu Pad has 27 attributes and is symbolized with colour black.

6. Samyag Darshan Pad: Samyag means Correct and Darshan means view (faith). Hence the word Samyag Darshan means correct view (faith). It is also described as complete faith on the teachings of an Arihant. Samyag Darshan is the root of “Dharm” (Spirituality) as it starts with the right view and perspective. One can only understand dharm if he or she has right perspective. All knowledge is like ignorance without Samyag Darshan. It has 67 attributes and symbolized by white colour.

7. Samyag Gyan Pad: Gyan means knowledge; hence the word Samyag Gyan refers to Correct knowledge. As per sacred scriptures that all actions should be preceded by right knowledge. One cannot discriminate between right and wrong without correct knowledge. Samyag Darshan has 51 attributes and is symbolized by white colour. 

8. Samyag Charitra Pad: Charitra means action or conduct. Hence the word Samyag Charitra refers to right action or conduct. Right Conduct implies a life of self-discipline through self-restraint as against life of self-indulgence. It requires control over one’s desires, since human desires are insatiable. In other words leading a restrained and disciplined life by disciplining one’s mind, one’s speech and one’s body is the way of Right Conduct. If there is equanimity in adversity as well as prosperity, and if one is free from attachment (raag), infatuation (moh) and aversion (dvesh) or hatred (ghrina) all the conduct of such a person will be Right Conduct. Ultimately the aim is to lead life in such a way that no fresh karma bondage occurs, the past karmas are separated from the soul and at the same time one can live comfortably. Samyag Charitra Pad has 70 attributes and is symbolized by white colour.

9. Samyag Tap Pad: Tap means Austerity or penance. Hence the word Samyag Tap means austerity in right perspective and direction. Jain holy scriptures describe Tap as abstaining from lusts and desires. There are two types of austerity internal and external. These two are further classified into six each. Fast, penance etc. are among externals and modesty, nursing and meditation are among the internals. Observing internal austerity is more valuable than the externals. It has 50 attributes and is symbolized by white colour.


2nd Valay- Swar-Vyanjan-Anahat

Between the Arihant Pad and the remaining 8 sacred Pad’s lie 49 Varn’s (Alphabets), i.e. the “16 Swars & 33 Vya njan’s”. The Sanskrit language is formed with 16 Swar’s and 33 Vyanjan’s. Those which can be pronounced independently are known as swar’s and those which require help of Swar’s are known as Vyanjan’s. These Varn’s have been dissected into 8 Varga’s known as Ashtavarg.

Now a question would arise that why these alphabets should be worshipped? This is because these are not just Akshars (Alphabets) but Shrut-akshars (divine and eternal alphabets). Tirthankars use these Shrut-akashar’s to give Dharmo-pa-deshana (discourses delivering the complete knowledge). Thus by worshipping these Swar-Vyanjans one bows down towards all the alphabets through which Arihant’s have shown the correct path towards liberation.

Above the Navpadji’s lie the 8 petals depicting Anahat’s (In Sanskrit, Anahat means unbreakable , i.e. which continues till eternity). These 8 petals imbibe the Saptakshari Mantra (Mantra with 7 alphabets), i.e. “नमो अरिहंताणं”.

The Ashtavarg


3rd Valay- 48 Labdhi’s

In between the 8 petals of Anahat’s lie the 48 Labdhi’s (48 special and divine powers) in 3 Different Avart’s (circular lines). By worshipping these Labdhi’s, one in turn worships those learned souls who possessed these 48 divine powers. I will try to provide brief information on the 48 Labdhi’s.

(If you find the below table difficult to read, kindly turn on "Auto-Rotate" on your cell-phone and view in Landscape mode)

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Labdhi
Powers
1.
Jinanam
One who has destroyed their inner enemies [namely Raag (Craving or attachment) and Dwesh (Hatred)] and achieved Keval-Gyaan (Omniscience). One who has 34 Atishay’s – i.e. Arihant.

2.
Ohijinanam
One who has achieved the level of Avadhigyaan (Knowledge of remote physical objects derived directly without instrumentality of senses or mind.

3.
Parmohijinanam
One who has achieved the level of “Paramavadhi” (Param Avadhigyaan – A type of Avadhigyaan achieved before Kevalgyaan)

4.
Savvohijinanam
One who has achieved the level of “Sarvavadhi” (Sarva Avadhigyaan – A type of Avadhigyaan)

5.
Anantohijinanam
One who has achieved the level of “Anantavadhi” (Anant Avadhigyaan – A type of Avadhigyaan)

6.
Kutthabuddhinam
One who has the power to remember everything just by hearing it just once. (Eg. Acharya Shri Vajraswami)

7.
Biyabuddhinam
One who has the power to derive infinite meanings from a single word

8.
Payanusarinam
One who has the power to understand the complete meaning of a Shashtra/ granth by just reading one verse at the beginning / mid / end.

9.
Asivisanam
One who has the power to give a curse to cause death. (Eg. Dwepayan Rushi)

10.
Ditthivisanam
One who has the power of Drashti-vish (Causing immediate death with just a glance. Eg. Chandakaushik)

11.
Sambhinnasoyanam
One who has the power of Sambhinna-shrotopa-labdhi –i.e. the power to control all the senses through any one sense (sensory faculties - Sense of touch; Sense of taste;  Sense of smell; Sense of sight; Sense of hearing)

12.
Sayamsabuddhinam
One who himself finds all the knowledge without any external help

13.
Patteyabuddhinam
One who has Pratyek-Buddh-Labdhi (i.e. extraordinary strength to cross the sansar-samudra through just one instance)

14.
Bohibuddhinam
One who achieves Keval Gyaan by following the path shown by his guru.

15.
Ujjumainam
One who has achieved Rujumati (A type of Manah Parva gyan - knowledge which can apprehend thoughts of others, i.e. telepathy)

16.
Viyulmainam
One who has achieved Vipulmati (A type of Manah Parva gyan - knowledge which can apprehend thoughts of others, i.e. telepathy)

17.
Daspuvvinam
One who has the knowledge of the 10 purva’s (out of 14 Purva’s). Eg. Acharya Sthulibhadra.

18.
Chaudaspuvinam
One who has the knowledge of the 14 purva’s. Eg. Acharya Bhadrabahu.

19.
Athanganimittakuslanam
One who has the powers to foresee the future through dreams, pious signs and incidents created by nature.

20.
Viyuvannaiddhipattanam
One who has the powers to increase its body size as much as he wants.

21.
Vijjaharanam
One who is a Vidyadhar, i.e. has the powers to learn multiple vidya’s by acquiring just one vidya.

22.
Charanlabdhinam
One who has the powers to reach the sky within microseconds.

23.
Panhasamanam
One who has the power to answer any questions.

24.
Agasagaminam
One who has the power to fly.

25.
Khirasvinam
One who’s speech is sweeter than Kheer (a sweet dish)

26.
Sappiyasvinam
One who’s speech is sweeter than Ghee (clarified butter)

27.
Mahuasvinam
One who’s speech is sweeter than Honey

28 & 29
Aimyasvinam, Sidhhayananam
One who has the potential to achieve Nirvaan by practicing true Dharma.

30.
Mahayi- Mahavir- Buddhi- Risinam
One whose sainthood is similar to Buddha
31.
Uggatavanam
One who has the power to undertake very tough tapasya (penance).

32.
Akhinamahansiyanam
A saint who has the power to convert even a morsel of food into a full fledged feast.

33.
Vaddhamanam
One who has the power to increase richness, food and any pious article.

34.
Dittattavanam
One who has to power to illuminate his body by observing various penances.

35.
Tattatvanam
One who has the power to create Tejoleshya and to light a fire by observing various penances. (Eg. Goshalak)

36.
Mahatvanam
One who has the power to observe fasts for 4 months, 6 months (Eg. Champa Shravika)

37.
Ghoratavanam
One who the power to survive without food and water till his / her Abhigrah (desired will)  is not satisfied.

38.
Ghorgunanam
Those saints who practice complete vows of monkhood without breaking them even once in their lives.

39.
Ghorparakkam
Those who achieve the extraordinary feat of achieving Nirvaan in a very short duration (Eg. Gajsukumaal)

40.
Ghorgunabambhayarinam
Those who practice pure Brahmacharya (celibacy)

41.
Amosahipattanam
One who has the power to cure every disease by just one touch (this power is derived from obtaining a herb named Amarsh Aushadhi)

42.
Khelosahipattanam
One whose phlegm contains healing properties.

43.
Jallosahipattanam
One whose (body) impurities have the power to heal anyone. Even such impurities have the fragrance of Kasturi (musk)

44.
Vipposahipattanam
One whose urine has the power to heal anyone.

45.
Savvosahipattanam
One whose Hairs, Nails and Teeth contain medicinal properties.

46.
Malabalinam
One who has the power to revise all the Shastras within a few seconds.

47.
Vayanabalinam
One who has the power to memorise a Shastra within a few seconds.

48.
Kayabali
One who has the strength to move mountains.


Why is Hrim & Krom written in the Mahayantra?

At the top (centre) of the 3rd Valay lies the place where the powerful mantrabiji “Hrim” is installed.  which has the power to remove the fears of the current as well as future births and instill peace in the hearts of the devotees. The “H” represents Lord Parshwanath, the “Ri” signifies Dharnendra Dev and “M” signifies Parmavati Devi. The Hrim is drawn over 3 and half rekha’s (circular lines) within the 3rd Valay joining the “Krom” at the bottom (centre) of the valay. “Krom” is an Ankushbeej Mantra which along with “Hrim” protects the Mahayantra from external negativity.



An ancient illustration of Siddhachakra Mahayantra

4th Valay- Guru Paduka’s

In the 4th Valay, we worship the 8 Sadh-Guru-paduka’s (i.e. holy footprints of those teachers who have showed the path towards liberation). Now a question arises, that why to worship footprints and not direct images? It is because the Guru’s footprints hold the complete power to impart “Mantra-Siddhi” (command over the holy chants) to the devotee. Thus here we worship the footprints of the following 8 types of Sadh-Guru’s-

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Gurupaduka
Details
1.
Arhatpaduka
Arihant is the 1st Guru as he shows us the path towards salvation

2.
Siddhapaduka
Although Siddha’s are liberated souls and reside in perfect motionless rest, they show us the never ending status of the soul and the permanent joy of residing on the Siddhashila. Therefore they are our Guru.

3.
Gandharpaduka
The Gandhar’s are the first disciples of Tirthankar’s and based on the discourses given by the lord, they compile the Aagams based on which the forthcoming generations practice Dharma. Thus they are our Guru.

4.
Gurupaduka
All the Acharya’s Upadhyay’s and Sadhu’s are our current Guru’s as they preach the Lord’s teachings.

5.
Paramgurupaduka
The Guru of the Guru’s is known as Paramguru.

6.
Adrushtgurupaduka
There are certain Guru’s who are not physically present in the Jain Sangh. They may wander in forests or achieve penance on hill tops. They also may have powers so that they may not be seen to laypersons. Therefore by worshipping this Pad, one worships all the Guru’s that do not have a physical presence in our midst.

7.
Anantgurupaduka
All the Guru’s who have taught the laypersons in the past are worshipped.

8.
Ananta-nant-gurupaduka
All the Guru’s who have taught the laypersons in the past, preach in the present and guide in the future are worshipped.

5th Valay- Jayadi Devi

In the 5th Valay, we worship 8 Jaya devi’s (also known as Pratihari Devi’s) guarding the 8 directions. These demi-goddesses have the powers to help a devotee to follow the path of liberation without any hardship. Following are the details of the 8 Jaya Devi’s:

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Jaya Devi
Guardian of
1.
Jaya Devi
Purva Disha (North)
2.
Vijaya Devi
Dakshin Disha (South)
3.
Jayanti Devi
Paschim Disha (West)
4.
Aparajita Devi
Uttar Disha (East)
5.
Jambha Devi
Agni Disha (South East)
6.
Thambha Devi
Naitrut Disha (South West)
7.
Moha Devi
Vayavya Disha (North West)
8.
Gandha Devi
Ishan Disha (North East)

Once, a female demon named Shakini attacked the city of Shakambhari and mercilessly killed hordes of people. When Acharyashri Maandevsurishwarji Maharaja came to know about the incident, he created the Laghu-Shanti-Stotra through which he summoned 3 Jaya Devi’s – Jaya, Vijaya and Ajita. The Jaya devi’s advised the laypersons to wash the legs of Maandevsurishwarji maharaja and sprinkle the water over the city. With the power of Laghu Shanti Stotra and the miraculous washed water of Maandevsuri, the 3 Jaya devi’s fought the Shakini and brought peace to the city.

6th Valay- Adhishtayak Dev / Devi’s

In the 6th Valay, we worship the 18 Adhishtayak Dev / Devi’s (Guardian Demi-God’s-Goddesses) and Kshetrapal Dev of the Mahayantra. They are:


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Adhishtayak Dev
Details
1.
Vimleshwar Dev
Main demi-god of Siddhachakra Yantra. One shrine on the top left is also dedicated to Vimleshwar Dev
2.
Chakreshwari Devi
Main demi-goddess of Siddhachakra Yantra. One shrine on the top right is also dedicated to Chakreshwari Devi.
3.
Aprasiddha Sidhhachakra Adhishtayak Dev’s
The names of these guardian demi –gods have been lost in the passage of time, thus all are collectively worshipped here.  (One shrine on the bottom right is dedicated to Aprasiddha Sidhhachakra Adhishtayak Dev’s)
4.
Kshetrapal Dev
The guardian demi-god of the land. (One shrine on the bottom left is dedicated to Kshetrapal Dev)
5.
Ganipitak Yaksh
Guardian Demi God
6.
Dharnendra Dev
Guardian Demi God
7.
Kapardi Yaksh
The protector of Shatrunjay Tirth
8.
Sharda
Guardian Demi God
9.
Shanti Devta
Guardian Demi God
10.
Apratichakra
Guardian Demi Goddess
11.
Jwalamalini
Guardian Demi Goddess
12.
Tribhuvanswamini
Guardian Demi Goddess
13.
Shridevta
Guardian Demi God
14.
Vairotya
Guardian Demi Goddess
15.
Padmavati
Guardian Demi Goddess
16.
Kurukulla
Guardian Demi Goddess
17.
Ambika
Guardian Demi Goddess
18.
Kuber Devta
Demi God of Wealth
19.
Kul Devta
Guardian Demi God

7th Valay- Vidya Devi’s

In the 7th Valay, we worship the 16 Vidya Devi’s (Demi-Goddesses of learning). These goddesses have the powers to inculcate extraordinary learning abilities among devotees. With the worship of 16 Vidyadevi’s one excels in the correct interpretation of 16 Swars and 33 Vyanjans.

They are: Rohini, Pragnapti, Vajrashrunkhala, Vajrankushi, Apratichakra, Purushdatta, Kali, Mahakali, Gauri, Gandhari, Sarwastramahajwala, Manavi, Vairotya, Achupta, Maansi and Mahamaansi.

16 Vidyadevi's

8th Valay- Yaksha & Yakshini’s

The 8th Valay depicts the 24 Yaksha’s and 24 Yakshini’s of the 24 Tirthankara’s. These guardian deities are heavenly beings who have supernatural powers appointed to look after the well-being of the devotees of Tirthankaras. Each Tirthankar has one dedicated male yaksha and a female yakshini.  They are -


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Tirthankar
Yaksha
Yakshini
1.
Shri Adinath
Gomukh
Chakreshwari
2.
Shri Ajitnath
Mahayaksh
Ajita
3.
Shri Sambhavnath
Trimukh
Duritari
4.
Shri Abhinandan swami
Yakshesh
Kali
5.
Shri Sumatinath
Tumbaru
Mahakali
6.
Shri Padmaprabhu
Kusum
Achyuta
7.
Shri Suparshwanath
Matang
Shanta
8.
Shri Chandraprabhu
Vijay
Jwala
9.
Shri Suvidhinath
Ajit
Sutarika
10.
Shri Shitalnath
Brahma
Ashoka
11.
Shri Shreyanshnath
Manuj
Shrivatsa
12.
Shri Vasupujya Swami
Surkumar
Chanda
13.
Shri Vimalnath
Shanmukh
Vijaya
14.
Shri Anantnath
Patal
Ankusha
15.
Shri Dharmanath
Kinnar
Pragnapti
16.
Shri Shantinath
Garud
Nirvani
17.
Shri Kunthunath
Gandharv
Acchyuta
18.
Shri Arnath
Yakshendra
Dharini
19.
Shri Mallinath
Kuber
Vairotya
20.
Shri Munisuvrat Swami
Varun
Achuma
21.
Shri Naminath
Bhrukuti
Gaandhari
22.
Shri Neminath
Gomedh
Ambika
23.
Shri Parshwanath
Parshwayaksh
Padmavati
24.
Shri Mahavir Swami
Matang
Siddhayika

24 Yaksha's

24 Yakshini's
9th Valay- Dwar Paal’s & Veer Paals

The 4 Dwar Paal’s are the Demi-Gods guarding the gates of 4 directions. They are: Kumud (North), Anjan (East), Vaman (South) & Pushpadant (West).

The 4 Veer Paal’s are those demi-gods with extraordinary strengths protecting the Jain Sangh. They are : Manibhadra (North), Purnabhadra (South), Kapil (West), Pingala (East).

10th Valay- Digpaal’s

10 Digpaal's

The protector guardians from the fears and negative elements of the 10 directions (directions and sub-directions) are known as Dash Digpal’s. Following are the details of 10 Digpal’s:


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Digpaal
Direction
Mounted upon
Weapon
1.
Indra
Purva (North)
Airavat
Vajra
2.
Agni
Agni-kon (South East)
Megh
Shakti
3.
Yam
Dakshin (South)
Mahish
Dand
4.
Nitruti
Naitrutya (South West)
Shab
Talwar
5.
Varun
Paschim (West)
Makar
Paash
6.
Vayu
Vayavya (North West)
Harin
Dhwaj
7.
Kuber
Uttar (East)
Nar
Ratna Gada
8.
Ishan
Ishan Kon (North East)
Rushabh
Tandav Nrutya
9.
Brahma
Top most section of the Kalash (yantra)
-
-
10.
Naag
Bottom of the Kalash (yantra)
-
-

11th Valay- Navgrah

Navgraha's

The Navgraha’s are 9 holy planets according to Jain Cosmology. These graha’s directly influence a person’s astrological signs. Several things related to one’s destiny are directly connected to these planets. One can obtain blessings from these 9 planets or can pacify them by worshiping the Arihant’s as per the following chart-


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Navgrah
Day
Direction
Helps in
Presiding
Tirthankar (s)
1.
Surya
Sunday
Purva (North)
Heart
Shri Padmaprabhu Swami
2.
Chandra
Monday
Vayavya (North West)
Mind
Shri Chandraprabhu Swami
3.
Bhom (Mangal)
Tuesday
Dakshin (South)
Body
Shri Vasupujya Swami, Shri Vimalnath, Shri Anantnath, Shri Dharmanath
4.
Budh
Wednesday
Uttar (East)
Memory
Shri Shantinath, Shri Arnath, Shri Kunthunath, Shri Naminath and Shri Mahavir Swami
5.
Bruhastapati
Thursday
Ishan (North East)
Useful in obtaining Gurukrupa
Shri Adinath, Shri Ajitnath, Shri Sambhavnath, Shri Abhinandan Swami, Shri Sumtinath, Shri Suparshwanath, Shri Shitalnath, Shri Shreyanshnath
6.
Shukra
Friday
Agni (South East)
Physical Strength
Shri Suvidhinath
7.
Shani
Saturday
Paschim (West)
Soul
Shri Munisuvrat Swami
8.
Rahu
-
Naitrutya (South West)
Spiritual Strength
Shri Nemnath
9.
Ketu
-
Shadow of Rahu
Spiritual Happiness
Shri Mallinath, Shri Parshwanath

12th Valay- Navnidhi

At the neck of the Kumbh are 9 small pots known as Nav-Nidhi which describe nine kinds of skills or treasures. When a Chakravarti (An ideal universal ruler endowed with 32 major signs of excellence and many minor signs of excellence) wins over the empires of the 6 Khand’s (continents) then these 9 Navnidhis are revealed at the western shore of Ganga river. These are:


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Navnidhi
Skill / Treasure
1.
Naisarp
Endless Wealth. Skills to develop and construct cities / towns

2.
Panduk
Mathematical Skills, Skills to grow crops from 24 types of seeds

3.
Pinglik
Skills to craft beautiful ornaments for men, women, horses and elephants

4.
Sarvaratna
14 types of Symbolic Jewels –

     1.    Senapati Ratna – Skills to handle armies
     2.       Gruhapati Ratna – Skills to prepare all kinds of meals
     3.       Purohit Ratna – Skills to conduct religious activities
     4.       Ashwa Ratna – The best breed of Horse
     5.       Gaj Ratna – The best breed of Elephant
     6.       Vardhak Ratna – Exemplary Engineering Skills
     7.       Stri Ratna – A deserving wife for a Chakravarti
     8.       Chakra Ratna – A ferocious weapon to defeat any enemy
     9.       Chatra Ratna – Beautiful Chatra decorated above the head of the Chakravarti
    10.   Charma Ratna – A boat equipped with all kinds of instruments to cross any ocean
   11.   Mani Ratna – A jewel providing illumination and having miraculous healing properties
     12.   Kakini Ratna –A weapon with powers to combat any sword
     13.   Khadag Ratna – A weapon to break any sword
     14.   Dand Ratna – An instrument to dig into any land.

5.
Mahapadma
Skills to produce clothes, colours and ways to clean. Skills to use 7 types of metals.

6.
Kaal
Astrological skills to foresee about everything in the universe; 100 types of sculpting skills.

7.
Mahakaal
Ability to know about the inception and proper usage of Iron, Gold, Gemstones, Crystals etc.

8.
Maanvak
Skills to win wars

9.
Shankh
Skills of various performing arts


Conclusion

After understanding the entire structure of the Siddhachakra Mahayantra, it is very easy to conclude, why the yantra is so important in Jainism. Siddhachakra Mahayantra includes every aspect of Jainism thus, the mere worship of the yantra shows the path towards liberation. It is of little doubt that after obtaining blessings of this miraculous yantra, one achieves extraordinary wisdom and powers to control one’s soul.

However, one important word of caution – The fruit (true result) of worship gets lost if any devotion is directed towards achievement of materialistic gains. For example, one should not independently worship 48 Labdhi’s to gain miraculous powers. Similarly independent worship of Demi Gods/ Goddesses have no value until the complete devotion is dedicated to Arihant Parmatma and the Navpad’s. As stated in my previous post, one should just wish for liberation while making any offering, all these skills and wishes would get fulfilled automatically.


On this note, I apologize deeply from my heart if anything has been written against the preaching’s of the lord. Let us all immerse in the devotion of this Mahayantra in the upcoming Ayambil Oli and follow the path shown by Shripal Raja and Mayana Sundari that will lead us towards Moksh.

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Bibliography:
  1. Shri Siddhachakra Mahapujan Vidhi 
  2. Shri Shripal Raja no Raas by Upadhyay Shri Vinayavijayji Maharaja and Mahopadhyaya Shri Yashovijayji Maharaj 
  3. Shri Siddhachakra Aradhana ane tena Rahasyo by Chandrakant Mehta 
  4. Shri Siddhachakra Aaradhan, Keshariyaji Mahatirth by Munishri Jinratna Sagarji 'Rajhans' 
  5. Online resources like Jinvachan Blog, Jainworld and Wikipedia

Comments

  1. It's Such detailed and educative post! Got to learn a lott!

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  3. Hats off to u my brother
    It would be great if u include the siddachakra mantra

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    1. Thank you ! Sure would include the same

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  4. Hi, When are you going to write part 3?

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    1. Its under process. Will be uploaded soon :)

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  5. Thanks for the detailed post. An excellent way to go over the intricacies again and again.

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  6. Really very well explained and clear pictures..Very good!

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  7. Can i forward your information online?

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    1. You can share this link - https://www.storiesbyarpit.com/2017/04/unlocking-secrets-of-siddhachakra-part-2.html

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  8. Hi.. In the Jaya devi walai.. there is reference to ajita devi as one of three devis. Which is not mentioned int he list of jaya devis.. kindly go through and check.

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    1. Ajita Devi & Jayanti Devi are the different names of the same Jaya Devis

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    2. Exactly.. So Why isnt Ajita Devi mentioned in the TABLE (5th Valay Table) ?? Could you pls recheck ?

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    3. It is not mentioned in the table because Ajita Devi and Jayanti Devi are the same. Therefore the need of mentioning Ajita Devi does not arise.

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    4. Ok.. Got it.. thanks for the clarification.

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