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Yakshi

nisandChet
akas

Athear
taShakta,
out
wardl
yaShai
va,i
ngather
ingsaVai
shnav
a,i
nthusmanyagui
set
he
Kaul
aswanderonear
th-Kaul
aUpani
shad

TheIndiantr
adit
ionhasamul t
itudeofspiri
tsoccupyi
ngthethreeworl
ds.Manyar
etheser
vant
s
ofLordShiva,andsomehav ebeenpr essedintothetant
ri
kcause,asspi
ri
tswhi
chcan,
for
example,sol
veallyourf
inanci
alprobl
emsorf indthatperf
ectl
over
.

Bel
owar esomeexamples.ThechetakasappearinTantr
araj
atant
ra,anencycl
opaedicworkof
Shri
Vidya.Ther
eisanEnglishabst
ractinpri
nt,
prepar
edbySirJohnWoodr off
e.Howev er
,Si
r
Johnplaysdownthemult
itudeofmagi cal
operati
onscont
ainedinthi
sworkandint he
comment ar
yinpri
nt.

Theyakshas(
male)andyakshi
nis(
female)l
ookaf
tert
reasur
ehi
ddeni
ntheear
th,
andcome
undert
hedomini
onofthegodKuber a.

The64Chet
akas

Theseareservi
tor
sofShi
va,
aki
ntoel
ement
als.Oncedr
awnint
oservi
ce,theyr
equi
re
nouri
shment.Youhavet
okeept
hiswor
kfor
cehappyifyout
akethem on.

Theyar e(1)Amor ousOne( 2)Vehi cl


e( 3)Her oicOne( 4)Separ ator(5)Angr yOne( 6)Poet(7)
RoaringlikeaLion(8)Ver yNoi sy(
9)Beaut ifulNeckedOne( 10)Ape( 11)Decei tf
ulOne( 12)Cat
EyedOne( 13)DancingCat( 14)Boy( 15)Bir d(16)Or i
ginator(17)Peacock( 18)Auspicious(19)
Terri
fic(20)TigerFaced( 21)6Faced( 22)El ephantine( 23)Mov erint heNight(24)Seizerof
Poison( 25)Lupine(26)Buf falo(27)ElephantFaced( 28)BeastFace( 29)ElephantMout hed(30)
Tremul ous(31)LuckyGemst one(32)Pl aything(33)LionFaced( 34)Eagl e(35)Her onFaced( 36)
Crow( 37)Hor seFaced( 38)Gr eatBell
iedOne( 39)BigBodi ed(40)Def ormed( 41)Beaut i
ful
(42)
Restl
ess( 43)Cocker el(44)Sor cer
er(45)Lov e'
sLassi tude(46)Del uder(47)LongShanked
(48)Gr ossToothed( 49)10FacedOne( 50)Beaut eous( 51)Damager( 52)CruelOne(53)Bear
(54)Onewi t
hBr i
stl
es( 55)Fraud( 56)Cr ookedOne( 57)GodofDeat h( 58)Servant(59)Cheat
(60)Rogue( 61)Dev ourer(62)FearI nspirer(63)Accompl ishedOne( 64)Onewhogoes
Anywher e.

The36Yakshi
nis
AYakshi
niisaspeciesofsupernaturalenti
ty,
insomeway ssimil
artoafair
y.AYakshaismale,
aYakshi
nifemale.I
ntheUddamar eshv ar
aTant r
a36ofthesebeingsaredescr
ibed,t
ogether
wit
hthei
rmantrasandrit
ualprescripti
ons.Bysolici
ti
ngt
heirai
dv ar
iouspowersaresai
dto
accr
uetothedev ot
ee.

Uddamar eshv
arai
sanameofLordShi
vaandmeans" Lor
doftheExt
raor
dinary"
.Hisret
inue
consist
sofahostofdi
sreput
abl
ebei
ngs,
fiends,
ghoul
s,&c.whi
chhehasforcedintohi
s
serv
ice.

YakshasandYakshi nisar eatt


endantsorservi
torsofLordKubera,whohasal ltheear
th's
treasurewi t
hinhisdomai n.Asi mil
arl
isti
sgivenintheTantraraj
aTantra.Thereiti
ssaidthat
theyar egiversofwhat everisdesir
ed,eachhaving2arms,fairbodies,
wearingfinecl
othi
ngof
differenthue,youngandwant on,ador
nedwi t
hgar l
andsoffl
ower s,smearedwithorpi
ment .
Alternativ
emant rasfrom thistantr
aareformedasf ol
lows:Hrim Shri
m Nity
adraveMada. ..
.
(nameofYakshi ni)Shrim Hri
m.

(1)Vichit
ra(TheLov el
yOne):Themantr
aistobeinscr
ibedonthebarkofafigt
ree,andshoul
d
berecited20,000times.Asacri
fi
cei
ntoafir
eshouldbemadeofwhi tefl
owerswit
hwi neand
clar
ifi
edbutter.ThemantrareadsOm Vi
chi
treChi
trar
upiniMeSiddhi
m KuruKur
uSv aha.She
bestowsal l
desires.

(2)Vibhr
ama( AmorousOne):Themant r
ashoul
dbewrit
tenwi
thdustf
rom t
hecremati
on
groundatni
ghttime.Oneshouldbenaked.Sheshoul
dbeworshi
ppedwit
hghee,camphorand
themantrashouldbereci
ted20,000ti
mes.Om Hri
m Vi
bhrameVi
bhramangar
upeVibhr
amam
KuruRahim Rahi
m Bhagavati
Sv aha.

(3)Hamsi (
Swan):Theri
teshouldbeper f
ormedattheoutski
rt
sofacity.Lot
usleav
esandghee
shoul
dbeused, andthemant r
aistober eci
ted10,
000ti
mes.Om Dr i
m NamoHamsi
Hamsav ahi
niKl
im Kli
m Svaha.Sherevealst
hewhereaboutsofbur
iedtr
easure,
andgrant
san
unguentwithwhichonemayseet hroughsolidobj
ect
s.

(
4)Bhi
shani(
Terrif
ying):
Therit
uali
stobeper
for
medatthej
unct
ionof3paths.Themantrai
s
t
obereci
ted10,000t i
mes.Camphorandgheear
etobeusedast
heoffer
ing.Om Aim Dr
im
MahamodeBhishani Dr
am Dram Sv
aha.
(5)Janar
anji
ka(Deli
ghti
ngMen):Themantrai
stobereci
tedatni
ght20,
000ti
mesundera
Kadambat r
ee.Camphor,sandal
woodandgheeareemployed.Om Hr
im Kl
i
m Janar
anj
i
keSvaha.
Shegivesgreatgoodfor
tuneandhappi
ness.

(6)Vishala(Lar
geEyed)
:Inscr
ibethemantr
aontamar
indbar
k.Recit
ei t10,
000ti
mes.Offer100
l
eav es,f
lowersandghee.Om Aim Hri
m Vi
shal
eStr
am St
ri
m Ehyehi
Sv aha.Shegi
vesthe
alchemicaleli
xi
r.

(7)Madana(Lustf
ul):
Recitethemantr
a10,000t
imesnextt
othegat
ewayofapureki
ng.Off
er
witht
hesapf r
om jasmineflower
s.Om Hri
m MadaneMadanavi
dambi
niAl
ayeSangamam Dehi
DehiShr
im Svaha.Shegivesacure-
all
pil
l
.

(8)Ghanta(Bel
l
):Reci
te20,000t
imesbef
oreabeauti
ful
bell
.Om Aim Dr
im Pur
im Kshobhay
a
Praj
ahKshobhay aBhagav
at i
Gambhi
rasv
apneSvapneSvaha.Shegi
vestheabil
it
ytoenchant
theworld.

(9)Kal
akarni(
Ear
sAdor
nedwithKalas):Reci
tet
hemantr
a10,000times,of
fer100bladesof
grasstoget
herwi
thwi
ne.Om Hum Kalakarni
ThahThahSvaha.Successi
nrecit
ati
onbringsa
shakti
.

(10)Mahabhaya(Great
lyFearf
ul)
:Seatedonapileofbones,dother i
tuali
nashmashana.
Recitet
hemant r
a10,000times.Successbri
ngsprot
ecti
onfrom disease.Om Drim Mahabhay
e
Prem Svaha.Shegi
vesfreedom fr
om fearandt
hesecretofalchemy ,al
sofreei
ngonef r
om gr
ey
hairandsignsofol
dage.

(11)Mahendri(
Greatl
yPowerful)
:Successinthemant
rameanst heper
sonisabl
etoflyandgo
anywhere.Per
formitnearaTulsiplantwhenarai
nbowispresent
.Om Hri
m Mahendri
Mantrasi
ddhim Kur
uKuruKuluKul uHamsahSoham Svaha.Oneobtai
nsPatal
aSiddhi
.

(12)Shankhi
ni(ConchGi
rl)
:Perf
orm atsunr
ise,usi
ngKaravir
aflower
sandghee.Success
bri
ngsfulf
il
mentofanydesi
re.Om Hr
im Shankhadhari
niShankhadhar
aneDr
am Drim Kl
im
Shr
im Sv
aha.

(
13)Chandr
i(MoonGi
rl
):Hersadhanai
sas(
12)abov
e.

(14)Shmashana(Cr
emat i
onGr oundGir
l )
:Apurepersonshouldreci
tehermantr
a40,000ti
mes
i
nt heshmashan.Heorsheshoul dbecompletel
ynaked,smearedwithashofthecremati
on
ground.Shegi
vestr
easure,destr
oysobstacl
es,andoneisabletoparal
ysefol
kwithamere
glance.Om Dr
am Dr
im ShmashanaVasi niSv
aha.

(15)Vatay
akshini
:Ther
it
eshouldbedoneatnight,
atthejunct
ionof3paths,
nexttoaf i
gtr
ee.
Shegivesthesecret
sofalchemy,cel
est
ial
gemsandclothes.Themantr
ai st
ober eci
ted
30,000ti
mes.Shealsogi
v esadivi
neandmagical
unguent.Om Shri
m Dr
im Vatav
asini
Yakshakul
aprasut
eVatayakshi
niEhyehi
Svaha.

(
16)Mekhal
a(LoveGir
dle)
:Ift
hepracti
ti
onergoestotherootofMadhukatreei
nblossom on
t
he14t
hdayoft hel
unarcycl
e,andpronounceshermantr
a,amagicalunguenti
sobtained
whi
chaccompl
ishesal
l.Om Dri
m Hum MadanamekhalayaiMadanavi
dambanayaiNamahSv aha.

(
17)Vi
kal
a:Recit
ethemantrafor3mont hs.Bei
nahi
ddenpl
ace.Shey
iel
dst
hedesi
redf
rui
t.
Om Vi
kal
eAim Hri
m Shr
im Kl
im Svaha.

(
18)Lakshmi(Wealt
h):
Makeaf i
reinone'
sownhome, usingredscentedbl
ossomsandreci
ti
ng
t
hemant r
a10,000ti
mes.ShegivesLakshmiSiddhi
,thesecret
sofalchemy,andheav
enl
y
t
reasur
e.Om Aim Hr
im Shr
im LakshmiKamaladhar
iniHamsahSoham Sv aha.

(19)Mali
ni (Fl
owerGi
rl)
:Reci
tethemantr
aatacrossr
oads10,000t
imes.Shegiv
esKhadga
Siddhi
,whichmeansbeingabl
etostopanyweapon.Om Dr
im Om NamoMal i
niSt
riEhy
ehi
SundariHamsHamsi Samiham MeSangabhay
aSvaha.

(20)Shat
apatr
ika(100Flowers)
:Themant r
ashouldber
eci
tedinawood.Afi
reist
obemade,
and100blossomscasttherei
n.Om Dr
im Shatapat
ri
keDr
am Dri
m Shr
im Sv
aha.
(21)Sul
ochana(Lovel
yEyed)
:Recit
e30,000ti
mesonar iver
bank.Afir
eistobebuil
t,andghee
andotherpl
easantsubst
ancesoff
ered.Thi
sgivesPadukaSiddhi
,enabl
ingonetotr
av el
atgreat
speedthr
oughtheaether
s.Om Dram Kli
m Sul
ochaneSiddhi
m meDehi DehiSvaha.

(22)Shobha:
Wearredcl
othes.Repeatt
hemant r
aont he14t
hday .TheDevigi
vesthepowerof
ful
lenjoy
mentandtheappearanceofgr
eatbeauty.Om Dr
im AshokaPal
lav
aKar at
aleShobhane
Shri
m KshahSvaha.

(23)Kapali
ni(
Skull
Gi r
l)
:ShegivesKapalaSiddhi
.Reci
tehermantra20,000ti
mes,of f
eri
ng
boil
edriceandvari
ousot herpl
easantfoods.Shegi
vesthepowertogoany whereintheaether
s
i
none'ssleep,andalsotogot oanygreatdist
anceaway.Om Kapali
niDram Dr
im Klam Kli
m
Klum Kl
aim Kl
aum KlahHamsahSoham SaKaLaHr im PhatSv
aha.

(24)Varay
akshini
:Atariverbankreci
tehermantra50,
000times.Af i
rei
stobeli
tandgheeand
otherf
ragrantt
hingscastintoit
.Om Varayakshi
niVar
ayakshavishal
ini
AgacchaAgaccha
Priy
am meBhav atuHaimeBhav aSvaha.

(25)Nat
i(Act
ress)
:Hav i
nggonetotherootofafineAshokat ree,makeaci rcl
eusingsandal oil
.
Oneistobenaked,pronounci
ngthemantra1000t i
mes, andof f
eri
ngther asatothey akshini
.
Theworshipi
sdoneatni ght
.TheNatigi
veshiddentreasure,
anal chemicalunguent,andt he
powerofmantrayoga.HermantraisOm Dri
m Nat i
Mahanat iRupav at
iDri
m Sv aha.

(26)Kameshvari
:Foramont ht hemantraist
oberecit
ed3000timesateachtwil
i
ght.Makea
fi
re,casti
ntoi
tfl
ower s,i
ncense,food&c.Atmidni
ghtt
heDev i
comesandhasi nt
ercour
se,and
givesgems,cl
othes,secret
sofal chemyandtheal
chemical
substancei
tsel
f.Om Hri
m Agaccha
AgacchaKameshv ar
i Svaha.

(
27)(
28)Thet
extst
atest
hesehav
eal
readybeendescr
ibed.(
?)

(29)Manohara(
Fasci
nat
ing)
:Onabeaut
if
ulpleasantr
iverbankthemant
rini
stomakeaci
rcl
e
usingsandal
oil
.Themantr
aist
obepronounced10,000times.Om Hr
im Sar
vakamada
Manohar
eSv
aha.

(
30)Pramoda(
Fragr
ant)
:Foronemont
hri
seatmi
dni
ght
,pr
onouncet
hemant
ra1000t
imes.
Om Hr
im Pr
amodayaiSv
aha.

(31)Anuragini(VeryPassionat e)
: Usingkumkum drawanimageofabeaut i
fulDev
ionbirch
bark.I
nvoket heDev it
herein, worshippingherwit
hflame,i
ncense,f
lowers&c.Thenreci
tethe
mant r
a1000t i
mes.Dot hisf oronemont hatthe3twil
ight
s.AtmidnightShecomes,showering
thesadhakadai lywit
honet housandgol dencoi
ns.Om Anuragi
niMaithunapri
ye
YakshakulaprasuteSvaha.

(
32)Nakhakeshi
:Gonakedandwit
hdishev
ell
edhairt
othesi
deofthehouse,andfor21daysdo
t
heworshi
patnight
.Atmidni
ghtshecomes,yi
eldi
ngherf
rui
t.Om Hr
im Nakhakeshi
keSvaha.

(33)Bhamini
:Recit
ehermantrafor3dayswhenev erther
ei sanecli
psefrom t
heperi
odof
contactt
odepartur
eoftheecli
pse.Sheyiel
dsav erywonder f
ulunguent
.Ifsmearedwi
ththi
s,
thenwomenar eall
uredandonefindst
reasure.Om Hrim Yakshi
niBhaminiRati
pri
yeSvaha.

(
34)Padmi
nii
ssai
dtobei
ncl
udedi
n(35)bel
ow.

(35)Svar
navati
:Makeacircleusi
ngsandaloi
lattherootofafi
gtree.Off
erfoodandsof
ort
hto
theYakshi
ni.Reci
tethemantraever
ydayforalunarmonth.Reci
tethemant r
a1000ti
mesdail
y.
Thenshecomes, giv
ingAnjanaSi
ddhi.Om Hr
im AgacchaAgacchaSv ar
navatiSv
aha.

(36)Rati
pri
ya(FondofLove)
:Makeani mageofagoldenDevioncl
oth,wri
ti
ngone'
sownname
i
nside.Theimageshouldbever
yallur
ing,
cover
edinbeauti
fulj
ewel
s.Offerr
edfl
owers,
reci
te
hermantra1000t i
mesfor7days.The25thdayaf
tertheworshi
pst
artsshecomesatnight
.Om
Hrim Rat
ipr
iyeSvaha.

Art
wor
kis©JanBai
l
ey,
1996-
2006.Tr
ansl
ati
onsar
e©Mi
keMagee1996-
2006.Quest
ionsor
comment
sto