If there are any goddesses in Hinduism who are equally depicted as fierce as Mahakali and as kind-hearted as Mahadev (aka, Lord Shiva), it’d be none other than Goddess Chinnamasta. She is an important figure in tantric traditions and sadhanas because she is the sixth manifestation of Dasa Mahavidyas. Her role as a goddess is to halt all negative tivities.

The word “Chinnamasta” literally means – she whose head is severed. Thus the goddess got her name, where she is depicted as a mother who cut off her own head to feed two of her daughters, with streams of blood gushing from her decapitated neck.

Devi Chinnamasta in Hinduism

This goddess is not as widely worshiped as other popular goddesses such as Kali & Durga, to name a few. However, if you ask any tantric sadhak about Devi Chinnamasta, you will hear a lot of praise for her being a goddess who is equally difficult to please and violent if not worshiped correctly.

I’ve noticed that the majority of Hindus are afraid of Chinnamasta Devi and other tantric goddesses. They don’t even want any pictures of this goddess in their home. Tantric practitioners, on the other hand, worship her in order to gain siddhis and supernatural powers.

If you are interested in chanting this chinnamasta mantra, please consult a pandit or tantric, as there have been numerous incidents of mishaps caused for not following the correct method of chanting the mantra.

Chinnamasta Beej Mantra (छिन्नमस्ता मंत्र)

Only the most advanced tantric practitioners have access to the mantra’s full potential (aka, Sadhaks). There is no hard rule in normal recitation, but please do not chant the mantra with any unusual desire, as this can easily backfire.

।। श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं वज्रवैरोचनीये हुं हुं फट् स्वाहा ।।

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Shreem Hreeem Kleem Ain Vajra Vairochinayee Hum Hum Phat Swaha.

There are numerous other mantras and stotrams dedicated to Devi Chinnamasta. However, these are the most popular and can be chanted by the average person without any extreme tantric rituals.

“ॐ हुं स्वाहा ॐ” 

Om Hum Swaha Om – This mantra is useful for increasing prosperity in health, wealth, and a calm mind.

“हूं श्री ह्री ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीये हूं हूं फट स्वाहा”

Hum Shree Hree Aing Vajra Vairochinayee Hum Hum Phat Swaha – Tantric practitioners chant this mantra to get themself free from their past sins.

“श्रीं ह्रीं हूं ऐं वज्रवैरोचनीये श्रीं ह्रीं हूं ऐं स्वाहा”

Shreem Hreem Aing Vajra Vairochinayee Shreem Hreem Aign Swaha – This mantra is said to provide one with a superior communication skill.

“ह्रीं हूं ऐं वज्र वैरोचनीये हुं फट स्वाहा”

Hreem Hun Ain Vajra Vairochinayee Hun Phat Swaha – The practitioners of this mantra get all kinds of hypnotic power.