Adi Shakti mantra is occasionally called Adi Parashakti mantra. This powerful meditation mantra calls upon the Great Goddess. Shakti is the concept or personification of divine feminine creative power, the primordial sacred cosmic energy and represents the dynamic and powerful forces that are thought to move through the entire creation.
The Goddess Adi Parashakti is believed to be truly Param Atman – the supreme spirit without form. The entire universe is her creation. The Goddess is the only victory and the manifestation of victory itself. Moreover, She is the Great Goddess, hence, the source of all other goddesses. She is supreme and viewed as the “Absolute Truth” in Shaktism.
Shakti manifests in many faces of Hindu Goddesses that you are most likely familiar with like Mother Durga, Goddess Parvati, Goddess Lakshmi or Goddess Kali. Connection with these goddesses is a direct connection with Shakti energy and the primal Divine Mother source. Also, She is acknowledged as the one who can control all the nine planets.
Chanting Adi Shakti mantra benefits:
Sanskrit mantras harness the sacred power of vibrational sounds to raise spiritual energy. Reciting (aloud or mentally) Kundalini mantras is a practice that brings great benefits to the seeker of enlightenment. The constant practice with a mantra brings a positive energy that flows into one’s mind, thus generating pure thoughts. These great positive thoughts, pure thoughts, divine thoughts, purify one’s mind.
Daily chanting of this mantra with sincere devotion lifts the spirit up high, allowing the practitioner to dive deep within. It’s a powerful mantra to attract infinite divine energy and power. Moreover, you can chant this Kundalini mantra 11 or 108 times per day to activate the sacred meaning into everyday life. Also, the mantra is commonly used in Kundalini Shakti Yoga classes as well as in Kundalini Prenatal Yoga classes.
“Merge in the Maha Shakti. This is enough to take away your misfortune. This will carve out of you a woman. Woman needs her own Shakti, not anybody else will do it. When a woman recites the Kundalini Bhakti mantra, God clears the way. This is not a religion, it is a reality. Woman is not born to suffer, and woman needs her own power.” – Yogi Bhajan
”Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo
Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo.”
Mantra meaning and translation in English:
”First force of all creation, to You I bow
Divine force, everywhere, to You I bow
Creative force, primal force, to You I bow
Rising up, Divine Mother, to You I bow.”
”I bow call on the primal power.
I bow call on the all-encompassing power and energy.
I bow call on that through which God creates.
I bow call on the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power.”
Adi Shakti meditation technique:
Many spiritual teachers, like Swami Vivekananda, prefer meditation as the best method to stop mental impurities. As he said, Holy meditation helps to burn out all mental and emotional impurities and claims that to know one’s own energy is a good method to worship Shakti – the Divine Mother. When we meditate with this healing mantra, our intention is to attune and merge with the powerful vast divine energy and merge with that infinite source of all of us.
Sit cross-legged with spine straight, preferably in easy pose and the hands in gyan mudra. Slightly open and focus on the tip of the nose. Chant the mantra slowly for as long as you feel.
Do not practice Kundalini Yoga without the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that we are one in consciousness and one creation arising from that oneness.