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Śavasādhanā literally means ‘a tāntrik practice involving a dead-body’.
 
Śavasādhanā literally means ‘a tāntrik practice involving a dead-body’.
  
Certain tāntrik works like the Kaulāvalinirnaya<ref>Kaulāvalinirnaya 14.75-260</ref> describe a terrible sādhanā involving a corpse whereby the aspirant can get what he wants, in a single night. He has to get the corpse of a man as per the instructions given in the works, wash it first, offer worship to it and then to Durgā or Kāli at a cemetery in the night. He has to repeat the prescribed mantra. If he is not frightened by the terrific sights and experiences and after following a long procedure he secures the fulfillment of his desires.
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Certain tāntrik works like the Kaulāvalinirnaya<ref>Kaulāvalinirnaya 14.75-260</ref> describe a terrible sādhanā involving a corpse whereby the aspirant can get what he wants, in a single night. He has to get the corpse of a man as per the instructions given in the works, wash it first, offer [[worship]] to it and then to Durgā or Kāli at a cemetery in the night. He has to repeat the prescribed [[mantra]]. If he is not frightened by the terrific sights and experiences and after following a long procedure he secures the fulfillment of his desires.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Savasadhana, ZavasAdhanA, shavasaadhanaa


Śavasādhanā literally means ‘a tāntrik practice involving a dead-body’.

Certain tāntrik works like the Kaulāvalinirnaya[1] describe a terrible sādhanā involving a corpse whereby the aspirant can get what he wants, in a single night. He has to get the corpse of a man as per the instructions given in the works, wash it first, offer worship to it and then to Durgā or Kāli at a cemetery in the night. He has to repeat the prescribed mantra. If he is not frightened by the terrific sights and experiences and after following a long procedure he secures the fulfillment of his desires.


References

  1. Kaulāvalinirnaya 14.75-260
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore