The First “Name” And “Meaning” Through Which devotees praise The Divine Mother Maa ChinnaMasta

The First “Name” Among The 1000 Names Through Which devotees praise The Divine Mother Maa ChinnaMasta Is MAA PRACHANDA CHANDIKA. Maa ChinnaMasta Venerated As Maa Prachanda Chandika Is “Most Fierce And Protective Mother Chandika”.

Maa Prachanda Chandika – The Most Fierce And Protective Mother Chandika

According to Benard (1994, p.121) Maa Prachanda Chandika Is “Powerfully Fierce One”. Benard (1994) further mentions that in the classification Of “The Thousand Names” according to the nine rasas, The Name Of Maa ChinnaMasta As “Prachanda Chandika” has been classified under category 4 – Furious (p.139).  Some other “Names” in that category are “Chanda”, “ChandaDevyAvinashini”, And “ShuChanda”, Which All Symbolize The Fierceness Of Maa ChinnaMasta.

The Name Of “Maa Prachanda Chandika” is also found in the second verse of The “Shri ChinnaMasta Sahasranama Stotram”. The verse is as follows: 

“PracandaCandika Devi Sarvalokahitaisini ।
Tasyasca Kathitam Sarvam Stavam Ca Kavacadikam ॥ 2 ॥”

Maa ChinnaMasta As Maa Prachanda Chandika Is Also Revered As Maa Prachanda Chandi, The Ruler of the cosmic firmament.

In the kundalini shakti latent in individuals, the muladhara chakra is considered The Seat Of Maa Prachanda Chandika. It is By The Valour Of Maa Prachanda Chandika That a subtle passage is opened in the crown of the head of an earnest upasaka or yogi. The sushumna nadi is associated With Maa Prachanda Chandika as the conveyor Of The Force Of The Divine Mother. 

Kingsley (1997) mentions that an oral legend tells How Maa Prachanda Chandika Appeared To Aid the gods In the god-demon war, As An Answer To the gods’ prayers for help To Maa MahaShakti, The Divine Mother Of the universe. After Slaying all demons, The Enraged Maa Prachanda Chandika Cut Off Her Own Head And Drank Her Own Blood. 

The Name Of “Maa Prachanda Chandika” Also Appears As A Synonym Of The Name Maa ChinnaMasta In Her “Hundred-Name Hymn” in the 19th century shakta pramoda. Maa ChinnaMasta As Maa Prachanda Chandika Is Also Revered As The Fearsome Form Of The Divine Mother With Ferocious Power.


Anne, B. E. (1994). Chinnamasta: the Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess. 

Kinsley, David R. (1997). Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahāvidyās. University of California Press.,the%20Devas%20is%20Prachanda%20Chandi,%E0%A6%A4%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%B0%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A6%95%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B0%20%E0%A6%B8%E0%A6%AE%E0%A6%B7%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%9F%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%AD%E0%A7%82%E0%A6%A4%20%E0%A6%B0%E0%A7%82%E0%A6%AA%20%E0%A6%A6%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%AC%E0%A7%80%20%E0%A6%9A%E0%A6%A3%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A1%E0%A7%80%E0%A5%A4 

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