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All You Need to Know about “Goddess Dhumavati”– [BONUS] Dhumavati Mantras

All You Need to Know about “Goddess Dhumavati”– [BONUS] Dhumavati Mantras

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In Hinduism, Goddesses are frequently shown as the powerful, dazzling entities they are. They are gorgeous, celestial, and possess qualities such as grace, nurturing, knowledge, and wealth, among others.

Dhumavati, a goddess with a smoky complexion who rides a chariot with a banner featuring a crow, is distinct from the others.

Dhumavati, the seventh of the 10 Mahavidyas, personifies the dark side of life. Her name translates to “woman who is made of smoke.”

How Sati became Goddess “Dhumavati”?

It is reported that Sati, wife of Lord Shiva experienced severe hunger pangs. She was so hungry that she requested that Lord Shiva bring her food. However, he rejected it. She repeated the plea, but it was ignored. She was so hungry that she consumed Him! Once she had consumed her husband, Lord shiva became angry. He demanded that she allow him to exit. She did it with considerable reluctance. Shiva had no choice but to condemn the woman. He predicted that she would become a widow and endure everything that widows endure! When Sati heard this, she emitted a great deal of smoke from her entire body. Her entire attractiveness was obscured by the smoke. She became ugly and started resembling a widow. She is now referred to as Dhuma (smoke) or Dhumavati.

Separated from her husband, the Goddess Dhumavati led a solitary existence. She favours the crow, and her new residence has become a crematorium.

How is Goddess Dhumavati Depicted?

Goddess Dhumavati is depicted as an aged and unattractive widow. She is emaciated and has a smoky complexion. In contrast to other Mahavidyas, She lacks adornment. She wears soiled, worn-out clothing and has unruly hair.

She is depicted as having two hands. She holds a winnowing basket in one of her shaky hands and makes either a gesture of bestowing boons or imparting information with the other. The motion that bestows a blessing is known as Varada Mudra, whereas the gesture that imparts knowledge is known as Chin Mudra. She rides a chariot without horses wearing a crow insignia.

According to legend, the Divine mother emerged as Dhumavati while the earth was under water pressure. When she left, she was referred to as Alakshmi, which means without light or brilliance. She is an elderly woman who is depressed, irate, and shaky. Her teeth and breasts are in poor condition. There is no divine radiance surrounding her. She carries a basket in one hand and is dressed in unclean attire. She is also depicted carrying a fire pot. Her nose resembles the beak of a crow. She is dark and appears vicious. In addition, she has greying hair, a torch, and a broom. She has tamasic preferences. She always appears to be hungry and thirsty. Her bad energies cause misery, disagreements, divorces, and never-ending quarrels. She loves both alcohol and flesh. She is consistently depressed. When viewing her, one desires detachment. She is capable of causing harm.

Dhumavati Temple

Dhumavati temples are quite uncommon. The most renowned temple of Goddess Dhumavati is located in Varanasi, where the goddess is worshipped with unique objects. She is presented with fruits, flowers, meat, bhaang, alcohol, cigarettes, and occasionally blood sacrifices. Dhumavati is portrayed as a provider of siddhis (supernatural powers), a rescuer from all adversity, and a granter of all wishes and rewards, including supreme wisdom and moksha (salvation).

Dhumavati Mantras

Saptakshar Dhumavati Mantra (7 Syllables Mantra)
धूं धूमावती स्वाहा॥
Dhum Dhumavati Svaha॥

Ashtakshar Dhumavati Mantra (8 Syllables Mantra)
धूं धूं धूमावती स्वाहा॥
Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Svaha॥

Dashakshar Dhumavati Mantra (10 Syllables Mantra)
धूं धूं धूं धूमावती स्वाहा॥
Dhum Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Svaha॥

Chaturdashakshar Dhumavati Mantra (14 Syllables Mantra)
धूं धूं धुर धुर धूमावती क्रों फट् स्वाहा॥
Dhum Dhum Dhura Dhura Dhumavati Krom Phat Svaha॥

Panchadashakshar Dhumavati Mantra (15 Syllables Mantra)
ॐ धूं धूमावती देवदत्त धावति स्वाहा॥
Om Dhum Dhumavati Devadatta Dhavati Svaha॥

Dhumavati Gayatri Mantra
ॐ धूमावत्यै विद्महे संहारिण्यै धीमहि तन्नो धूमा प्रचोदयात्॥
Om Dhumavatyai Vidmahe Samharinyai Dhimahi Tanno Dhuma Prachodayat॥