By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Cakrapuja, CakrapujA, Cakrapujaa
- The Dakṣiṇamārga or the right-handed path
- The Vāmamārga or the left-handed path
One such rite is the cakrapujā or ‘worship in a circle’. According to the Kaulāvalinirnaya an equal number of men and women, without distinction of caste or even blood relationship, meet at night and sit in a circle. The goddess is represented by a yantra or diagram. The women cast their bodices in a receptacle and each of the assembled men finds a female companion for that night by picking up a bodice from the same.
- Ṛgveda 10.125
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore