Ma Padma Priya, is the beloved consort of His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadhishwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaja and the current “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”. She is believed to be the ardhangini or the left hand side body parts of Mahasiddha Ishaputra. She is portrayed as the vama anga (left side side body) of Mahasiddha like Ma Parvati is portrayed of Lord Shiva because his heart lies in his left hand side body and it is the heart that propels or provides Shakti to the right side body. Therefore, like Ma Parvati is believed to be the Shakti of Lord Shiva similarly Ma Padma Priya is de facto believed to be the Shakti of Mahasiddha Ishaputra.
As per “Siddha Dharma”, Ma Padma Priya is the chosen “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” for the Kali Yuga.
Etymology of the name Ma Padma Priya
- 1 Etymology of the name Ma Padma Priya
- 2 Prerequisite for being Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
- 3 Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
- 4 Ma Padma Priya and list of her sadhanas
- 5 Roles and Duties of Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
- 6 Achievements of Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
- 7 Her meetings with Mrikula Peethadhishwari Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi
- 8 Mrikula Peethadhishwari and Ma Padma Priya meetings
- 9 Bhairavi Jyotshana, Maha Bhairavi Mrigakshi and reverence of Ma Padma Priya
- 10 Paean written by Mrigakshi Bhairavi for Ma Padma Priya
As per “Siddha Dharma”, Ma Padma Priya is not a post or highest spiritual seat like “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” but a real person. She is a real person and her birth name was Priya. She was born in the eastern side of India i.e. the area enclosed by Kamarupa Peeth to a pious spiritual family. The Kamarupa Peeth encloses the whole area of Kamakhya Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal to the upper areas of Arunachal Pradesh alongside Manipura, Tripura etc. Her mother’s name is Padma. The details of her family are mentioned somewhere below.
Her Holiness Priya became Ma Padma Priya by the virtue of her marriage with the current Kaulantak Peetadhishwara Mahasiddha Ishaputra and also by fulfilling the preconditions and prerequisites as mentioned below. The “Siddha Dharma” prescribes a rule that the Bhairavi after the marriage with Kaulantak Peethadhishwara receives a new name by affixing the name of parents, either mother or father to her name. Since, Her Holiness then Priya loved her mom dearly so she chose the name Padma to be affixed in her name.Thereby, her name being Ma Padma Priya where Ma means mother, Padma means the name of her mother and the rationale to choose her mother name is because of the fact that she had to be the mother of Bhairava/Bhairavis of Kaulantak Peeth and Priya being her real name.
Prerequisite for being Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
As per “Siddha Dharma”, there are many pre-requisites for any Bhairavi to be a Kaulantak Peethadhishwari. The primary reason has to be the marriage with His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra. But even the marriage with His Holiness is a very abstract concept and a near impossible feat for the common Bhairavi because the Kaulantak Peeth hierarchy of the gurumandala believes that only Bhairavis who are related to His Holiness from previous birth is eligible for the marriage. Therefore, the first pre-condition for marriage or to claim oneself as “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”, she has to have had high degree of spiritual level in past birth or the present one.
As per the “Siddha Dharma”, the second prerequisite or the condition for a Bhairavi to claim oneself as “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” requires her to have been initiated into various dikshas like “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari Diksha”, “Panch Peethadhishwari Diksha”, “Dus Mahavidhya Diksha” etc. A Bhairavi or the claimant should have been initiated into various mysteries and secret diksha that is rarest for even top spiritually elevated Bhairavis. Therefore, it is only possible for someone who is destined to be or whose fate allows her for the claim.
The “Siddha Dharma” believes that the third prerequisite for any Bhairavi to claim the “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” post, she has to have had travelled to different spiritual sadhana spots of current “Kaulantak Peethadishwara” and has to have been initiated into different secret dikshas which aren’t available freely to any other Bhairavis.
The “Siddha Dharma” believes that the fourth prerequisite or condition for a Bhairavi to claim herself as “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” is the consent of current “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” and his recognition. Even if a Bhairavi is eligible from every angle but if His Holiness doesn’t consent her as “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” and not recognized by him then she cannot make a claim for “Kaulantak Peethadishwari” because the ultimate eligibility is decided by His Holiness current Kaulantak Peethadhishwara.
It is the consent and recognition from the “Kaulantak Peethadhishwara”, a rightful “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” is chosen. The current Peethadhishwari “Ma Padma Priya” fulfilled the entire prerequisites and also received the consent and recognition from the current Kaulantak Peethadhishwara, His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra. The consent and recognition materialized as marriage between them.
Lastly, the “Siddha Dharma” doesn’t recognize nor the gurumandala recognizes any “self-proclaimed” Kaulantak Peethadhishwari because that is beyond every ethics and logics of the “Siddha Dharma”.
Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
The current “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari” Ma Padma Priya like Mahasiddha Ishaputra didn’t become Peethadhishwari or the co-head of Kaulantak Peeth by birth. Just like Mahasiddha Ishaputra had to pass different tests laid down by gurumandala to be the Peethadhishwara or spiritual head of Kaulantak Peeth, similarly Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya had to endure and undergo various tests to be the Kaulantak Peethadhishwari through the virtue of being the consort of Mahasiddha Ishaputra.
When Mahasiddha Ishaputra and Ma Padma Priya legally, spiritually and physically married each other through the divine grace and blessings of gurumandala, their relatives and Bhairava/Bhairavis being the prime witness, Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya automatically become anointed the Kaulantak Peethadhishwari of Kaulantak Peeth, because as per the rules of gurumandala, the consort of His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra or the current Kaulantak Peethadhishwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji, his consort automatically gets promoted to “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”.
Ma Padma Priya and list of her sadhanas
As per “Siddha Dharma”, for a Bhairavi to be eligible for being “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”, she has to have received various dikshas for the “Kaulantak Peethadhishwara”. The list of sadhanas that Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya, received from His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadhishwara Mahasiddha Ishaputra are mentioned below.
- Kala Rahasya Bheda Sadhana (काल रहस्य भेद साधना)
- Shashwata Yoga Tapa Sadhana (शाश्वत योग तप साधना)
- Tantra Garbha Vidhana Sadhana (तंत्र गर्भ विधान साधना)
- Brahma Yantra Kalpa Sadhana (ब्रह्म यन्त्र कल्प साधना)
- Viyuh Maya Sara Sadhana (व्यूह माया सार साधना)
- Yogini Rasamrita Sadhana (योगिनी रसामृत साधना)
- Vajra Bheda Vajrika Sadhana (वज्र भेद वज्रिका साधना)
- Bhairavi Nayika Sadhana (भैरवी नायिका साधना)
- Lokantaranubhava Sadhana (लोकांतरानुभव साधना)
- Atmasara Nidhi Sadhana (आत्मसार निधि साधना)
- Bhavatita Samadhi Sadhana (भावातीत समाधी साधना)
- Prapancha Mantra Vidhi Sadhana (प्रपञ्च मंत्र विधि साधना)
- Avataranadhara Sadhana (अवतरणाधार साधना)
- Ausadhi Vatarnuraga Sadhana (औषधि वार्तानुराग साधना)
- Rasanukalpa Sadhana (रसानुकल्प साधना)
- Kaulantak Peethdhishwari Diksha (कौलान्तक पीठाधीश्वरी दीक्षा)
- Dakshinango Tejaswarupa Sadhana (दक्षिणांगी तेजस्वरुप साधना)
- Devavasa Himalaya Pravesha Sadhana (देववास हिमालय प्रवेश साधना)
- Atharaha Karaduyana Sadhana (अठारह करडूयान साधना)
- Agamasara Rahasya Sadhana (आगमासार रहस्य साधना)
- Shringara Nayika Sadhana (श्रृंगार नायिका साधना)
- Shakambhari Kula Sadhana (शाकम्भरी कुल साधना)
- Paratpara Bhairavi Mahadiksha (परात्परा भैरवी महादीक्षा)
- Dasha Mahavidhyamani Sadhana (दश महाविद्यामणि साधना)
- Panch Peethadhishwari Diksha (पञ्चपीठाधीश्वरी दीक्षा)
- Rahasya Yogana Sadhana (रहस्य योजन साधना)
- Dakini Samragyi Sadhana (डाकिनी साम्राज्ञी साधना)
- Nigamastri Tatwa Sadhana (निगमस्त्री तत्व साधना)
- Mahashunya Sthiti Diksha (महाशून्य स्थिति दीक्षा)
The “Siddha Dharma” also says that besides the aforementioned sadhanas and dikshas the Kaulantak Peethadhishwari eligible should have travelled to exclusive places in the Himalayas with Mahasiddha Ishaputra and has to have received the wisdoms from the lineage of “Siddha Dharma”.
Roles and Duties of Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
As per “Siddha Dharma”, there are some exclusive roles and duties of Kaulantak Peethadhishwari conferred to her by the great gurumandala. Some of them are given below.
- Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peetadhishwari de facto becomes the motherly figure or the spiritual mother of all Bhairava/Bhairavis related to the Peeth. It is her duty to spiritually nurture the Bhairava/Bhairavis and also assist Mahasiddha Ishaputra for helping them to realize their true potential.
- Assist in day to day activities of Mahasiddha Ishaputra so that the precious wisdoms of “Siddha Dharma” don’t perish away because of His Holiness overtly becoming indulged in unnecessary day to day activities. Her hands are helping hands as well as the Shakti to him.
- The “Siddha Dharma” being the tantric dharma, she as the consort of Kaulantak Peethadhishwara and mother of Bhairava/Bhairavis shall render her full potential and time for publishing books related to the wisdoms of Siddha Dharma because she is the immediate listener of all revelations or agama made by His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra.
- Her foremost duty is also to organize monthly sadhana/diksha camps and organize a course that furthers “Siddha Dharma” to the general public.
- She is the beneficiary and the holder of all Intellectual Property rights as the CEO of International Kaulantak Siddha Vidhya Peeth Trust of all its materials, various books, paintings of the Peeth and other original creations of “Siddha Dharma”.
- Her decision along with the consent of Mahasiddha Ishaputra is the final say when it comes to matters related to Siddha Dharma.
Achievements of Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya as Kaulantak Peethadhishwari
After her anointment as “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”, things have never been the same for Kaulantak Peeth as it has become much better now. Through her initiation, many books are now finalized and in the verge of being printed. Through her prowess, International Kaulantak Siddha Vidhya Peeth has been now registered and it is through the trust every month a sadhana diksha camp is organized.
Furthermore, she has worked tirelessly to edit the books, compile them and also inspired many Bhairavas and Bhairavis to render their services as sewa to the Peeth because the ultimate beneficiary and the locus point for which the works are done are for the Bhairava/Bhairavis primarily.
Through her initiation, the first temple of Ma Kurukulla in this whole world is now being constructed in Kotla, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Furthermore, under her tutelage, the International Kaulantak Siddha Vidhya Peeth has expanded to three centers and they are the centers in Kotla, Rishikesha and Maharastra. The centers are currently under construction and are expected to finish in the near future.
Under her initiation and management, this year two Himalaya Pilgrimage and sadhana was organized. The first was Kedartal and the second, Kugti Pass. It was her effort to formalize the places of sadhanas of His Holiness with the Bhairavas and Bhairavis.
Her meetings with Mrikula Peethadhishwari Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi
As per “Siddha Dharma”, while Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya became the “Kaulantak Peethadhishwari”, she had to be blessed by the gurumandala so she travelled extensively with His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra to many places. She also met many siddhas and also many gurus of the gurumandala. It is not possible to mention all the names of all gurumandala that she met and received the blessings because of the protocols of “Siddha Dharma” but through the permission of gurumandala, a meeting between Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya and Mrikula Peethadhishwari Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi was revealed to us.
As per the revealation of “Siddha Dharma”, when His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra and Ma Padma Priya had travelled to area beyond the Lahul/Spiti areas which is also the area of Mrikula and the current residing place of Mrikula Peethadhishwari Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi, she had the opportunity to meet her in one of her caves which is the cave enclosed by beautiful mountains. Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi was practicing her sadhana when Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya entered the cave to her amazement; Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi Peethadhishwari praised her and called her as “Jyestha Peethadhishwari”. As per Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi, no Bhairavi of Kaulantak Peeth whosoever with whatever powers or spiritual accomplishment cannot be regarded as above Kaulantak Peethadhishwari. Therefore, she wrote a praise or hymn where she explicitly mentions two worship worthies’ figure and Ma Padma Priya being one of them.
Lastly, before parting Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi asked for the blessings of Ma Padma Priya that her chitta always be fixed upon the path of moksh.
Mrikula Peethadhishwari and Ma Padma Priya meetings
As per the revelation of “Siddha Dharma”, His Holiness has revealed multiple meetings between Her Holiness, Jyestha Kaulantak Peethadhishwari Ma Padma Priya with Maha Bhairavi Mrikula Peethadhishwari Ma Mrigakshi. A meeting in the cave has been explained already somewhere. Places where they met and shared conversations are as given below.
i) Mahasiddha Ishaputra and Ma Padma Priya wedding.
The Bhairava/Bhairavi who participated in the devotional service (sewa) in the auspicious occasion of Mahasiddha Ishaputra and Ma Padma Priya wedding, they surely had the opportunity to have a sight of Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi and the three guru brothers of Mahasiddha Ishaputra.
Mahasiddha Ishaputra recently revealed that Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi and his guru brothers along with many Himalayan Rishi/Muni and siddhas had attended the function. Mahasiddha purposefully hid their identity and kept them anonymous because of privacy issues and out of oath of secrecy from gurumandala.
Ma Mrigakshi met Ma Padma Priya in the wedding reception and they shared some conversation between them. Her Holiness, Ma Padma Priya also met Mahasiddha Ishaputras three guru brothers in the wedding and exchanged greetings.
The whole meetings as well as the identity of Ma Mrigakshi, and his guru brothers were purposefully kept secret. The Bhairava/Bhairavi who attended the wedding unknowingly had witnessed Gurumandala, Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi and his three guru brothers. That was the closet one could ever get to gurumandala. The Bhairava/Bhairavi whoever attended the wedding are surely the blessed ones among the rest.
ii) Meeting with Bhairavi Mrigakshi and Mahasiddha Ishaputra’s female guruma Mahasiddha Kalimathi Nath
As per “His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra”, His Holiness along with Ma Padma Priya travelled to Assam, after few months of their marriage to seek the blessings of one of his female guru who resides in Assam. To their astonishment, Ma Padma Priya and His Holiness met Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi there. Ma Mrigakshi was there to learn some sadhanas with Mahasiddha’s female guru.
As per “His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra”, he was sent to her at a very tender age to learn tantra. Back then, he had no idea about his guru’s Mahasiddha Siddhanta Nath intention to send him very far away from his house, literally from Kulluta Mandala to Kamarupa Kamakhya Manadala. His Holiness learnt so many facets of tantra and secrets of various tamas and vama sadhanas. He basically learnt “Vajrayana Tantra” (not to be confused with Vajrayana of Buddhist) in her tutelage. He also got initiated into many secrets and rarest of rare sadhanas related to Kapalika sect, vama marga and tamas marga.
Later, when he returned back to his home town from Assam, Mahasiddha Ishaputra realized that he did change after returning back as he became very adaptable to tantra. Mahasiddha Ishaputra started learning yoga before any other wisdom. He excelled to such heights in yoga that his guru Mahasiddha Siddhanta Nath felt that it was his time to be initiated into tantra. The adoption and transition process was a difficult one. Sensing the gravity of the situation and careful analysis of Mahasiddha Ishaputra, his guru sent him to Mahasiddha Kalimathi Nath, the supreme guru of tantra.
The “Siddha Dharma” believes that without her blessings no individuals can ever prosper in tantra. His guru had sent him to her so that he receives her blessings to excel in tantra. He with his devotional service (sewa) received the rarest of the rare sadhanas and also her blessings to excel in tantra. When he returned back, her blessing manifested inside him in the form of confidence and adoptability to tantra which made his transition very smooth.
His Holiness along with Ma Padma Priya spent few days with Ma Mrigakshi and his female guru, Mahasiddha Kalimath Nath. She the compassionate one imparted a secret diksha to Ma Padma Priya as a gift which cannot be revealed here.
After few days, when Mahasiddha Ishaputra and Ma Padma Priya were ready to depart, Ma Bhairavi Mrigakshi asked for the permission of His Holiness to perform the joint puja of His Holiness along with Ma Padma Priya. She took her time and performed the joint worship in the witness of Mahasiddha Ishaputra’s guruma Kalimathi Nath.
After the conclusion of the puja, Ma Padma Priya and Mahasiddha Ishaputra blessed her. In the final departure, Mahasiddha Kalimathi Nath blessed Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya once again and bestowed her with blessings that the Bhairava/Bhairavi should worship Her Holiness Ma Padma Priya to excel in tantra as no diksha imparted by “Siddha Dharma” would be successful without her blessings as that was what the secret diksha imparted to Ma Padma Priya was all about.
Bhairavi Jyotshana, Maha Bhairavi Mrigakshi and reverence of Ma Padma Priya
As per one of the text of “Siddha Dharma”, there is a mention of conversation between Kautuk Peethadhishwari Bhairavi Jyotshana and Mrikula Peethadhishwari Bhairavi Mrigakshi. The text further says that Bhairavi Jyotshana went to Lahul – Spiti side near the Chandra Lake. She has a secret cave there enclosed by rocks. Bhairavi Jyotshna went in search of Mrigakshi Bhairavi. She after a tiresome walk to the top of the hills finally found Mrigakshi Bhairavi.
Bhairavi Jyotshna searched for Mrigakshi Bhairavi so she could learn the secret Mahasiddha Ishaputra worship method. She knew that Bhairavi Mrigakshi had earlier performed it with other Chakra Naths. She then requested Mrigakshi Bhairavi for revealing the method, sadhana and the praises or paean of Mahasiddha Ishaputra composed by Mrikula Peethadhishwari herself. She willingly accepted and started explaining the process.
After listening to the method, she asked Bhairavi Mrigakshi that the whole Himalaya knows Ishaputra by the mantra “Om Mrigakshipataye Namah” or the lord of Mrigakshi. She also enquired if she could achieve the same feet and be the part of history by performing the sadhana mentioned. She also asks Bhairavi Mrigakshi as to how she could be so humble even after her association with Mahasiddha Ishaputra.
Bhairavi Mrigakshi consoled her saying His Holiness belongs to all because he is the ultimate guru at the time of Kali Yuga and he shall not be here with us in the Himalaya for long as he would be sent to the society as per the directions of his gurumandala. He has purpose to serve in the society.
Furthermore, she continued saying as per the prophecies of Himalayan Siddha’s and various traditions, Mahasiddha Ishaputra would finish all his education from Siddhas and would then meet Ma Padma Priya and marry her. Bhairavi Jyotshana asked Bhairavi Mrigakshi as to where would Ma Padma Priye be in the Himalaya performing sadhana to which Bhairavi Mrigakshi replies saying Ma Padma Priya is not in Himalaya but in society. She would meet Mahasiddha Ishaputra later and marry him and then start her sadhana. After that she would reach such great spiritual heights which would be far above their combined.
She further continued revealing that Mahasiddha Ishaputra would have two shaktis, Ma Padma Priya who would serve as Jestha “Siddha Dharma” and Kanistha Kaulantak Peethadhishwari. The two Shakti would take care of him and assist him in the day to day activities of “Siddha Dharma” to carry out his mission. Both will serve as the vamangani Shakti and dakshnangini Shakti and both Shakti would be very instrumental in aiding him to achieve his mission.
Paean written by Mrigakshi Bhairavi for Ma Padma Priya
।।अथ श्री महाभैरवी मृगाक्षी कृत माँ पद्मप्रिया स्तुति।।
सर्व भैरवीवृन्दवन्दिते सिद्धचित्तस्वरूपिणी,
कौलान्तकपुर अवस्थिते श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
पद्मानन्दनंदिनी ईशपुत्र हृदयेश्वरी,
सौम्यरूप रचिते मातृत्व प्रदायिनी नमोस्तुते॥१।।
ध्यानप्रिये ध्यानरते ध्यानरूप ध्यानेश्वरी,
श्रद्धाभक्तिकरे कोमले श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
जयतु प्रिया नाथ देवी हिमालयोपरि निवासिनी,
ईशपुत्र सहचरी माता अभय प्रदायिनी नमोस्तुते॥२।।
मंत्ररूपिणी तान्त्रिका भावातीत ज्ञानेश्वरी,
संभलसाम्राज्ञी त्रिपुरे श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
गुरुमण्डलसेवारते देवी योगिनी मंदिरनिवासिनी,
सत्येंद्रनाथ नायिके श्री सत्यस्वरूपिणी नमोस्तुते॥३।।
क्षमारूपिणी भैरवी दयाभावधारिणी,
प्रपञ्चादिरहते श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
आगम-निगम कुलेश्वरी गुप्त विद्या प्रदायिनी,
ईशपुत्रानन्दकरी श्री रहस्यरूपिणी नमोस्तुते॥४।।
गुप्तभैरवी गुप्ततरा भैरवी गुह्यातिगुह्यरूपिणी,
अजंता अजंतसारे श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
कौलांतकनाथ शक्ति श्री कौलकुलसाम्राज्ञी नमोस्तुते॥५।।
नमस्ते देवालंकारधरे चंद्रहारविभूषिते,
लासारासादिनंदिनी श्री पद्मप्रिये नमो नम:।
मृकुलानन्दकरी श्री सर्वकुलेश्वरी नमोस्तुते॥६।।
।।इति श्री महाभैरवी मृगाक्षी कृत माँ पद्मप्रिया स्तुति सम्पूर्णम।।