Sodas āksarī-mantra • •

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sodas aksari-mantra • •, Sodas AksarI-mantra • •, Sodas aaksari-mantra • •

By adding the letter ‘śrīri to the pañcadaśākṣarīmantra, the ṣoḍaśākṣarī-mantra is generated. It is a very powerful mantra of Lalitā-tripurasundarī, an aspect of the Devi[1] It has to be received ceremonially from a qualified guru.


  1. Devi means Divine Mother Pārvatī.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore