Sreepeedam is the throne of Sree Maha Lalitha Tripurasundari. This unmatched, Unparalleled throne of sree Matha is the left lop of her Spouse and Guru Sree Maha Sadhasivar. This is the peedam or throne from where sree matha protects and Blessses all the universe. The lap of sree Swami is the invisible energy that which the divine mother gets to perform all her leela (play). SREEPEEDAM SRI BALA SANSTHAN , SRI CHAKRA RAJA POORNA MAHAMERU THIRUSAANITHANAM is situated near Arulmigu Azhagambigai Samedha jamabugeswarar Temple which is also called Vada Thiruvannikka(Navai Vanam) at Sembakkam Near Thirupporur(OMR), Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu. At Sreepeedam Sree Shakti Manifests hereself in Three Forms namely, SREE BALA(baby girl), SREE TARUNI(Young Lady), SREE LALITHA TRIPURASUNDARI (The Divine Mother). SREE CHAKRAM has been consecreated in the year 2008.
Sreepeedam is being Guided and Blessed by great Saints and sages like,
- Thiruvannamalai Polur Vitobha Sivaramalinga Swamigal,
- Thiruvannamalai Sathguru Sheshadri Swamigal,
- Kanchi Kamakodi peedam Maha Periya Swamigal,
hence it is called Sreepeedam Gnanashramam. To lead a pious spiritual life we need wisdom (Gnanam) Gnana cannot be acquired only by our efforts but the lords mercy and blessings are needed. This is the Saint Manikavasagar says, “Avanarulale Avan thal Vanangi”( we should bow under his feet for god’s grace) Gnanshramam is being blessed.
In Kaliyuga only True Bakthi and Annadhanam wil lead us towards Salvation.
Among all the Saivite shrines occupied by The Lord of innumerable names and forms in “Thondai Nadu”, the shrine related to the Water (Appu) Element known as Sri Jambukeshvaram (AKA Vada Thiruvanaikka), situated south west of the temples of Thiruporur where Lord Muruga fought the astral war and the temple of Sri Nityakalyana perumal which is the 62nd Divyadesam, north of the temple of Vedagirishvarar at Thrikkazhukundram, east of the temple of Thiruvadisoolam where Ambika in the form of a cow worshipped Lord Shiva, Northwest of the Sculpture City of Mahabalipuram, where the Lord, out of His own will, has shown up in the berry tree forest as Jalaswayanbuh along with His consort Azhagambikai. Here, Goddess Karpagambal of Mylapore has established in the form of a child in Sreepeetam in Sree Bala samasthanam. This place is located in the second aavarna of Kanchipuram which was worshipped by the Nayanmars, Senkotcholanayanar, Kandaraditya Chola, the Munis who have besmeared the Holy Ashes, Agasthya, Lobhamudradevi, Vasuki, Siddhas and Jnanis.
The specialities of Sree Bala samasthana Sreevidya Peetam is as follows:
Srimad Aushada Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari:
Lord Shiva, out of compassion, has taken the form of Ambika, playing with the souls and blessing them and hence is known as Sree Lalitha.
She has presented Herself as the Sree nagara samrajyadaayini in a Golden Chariot at Sreechakrarajasabhai at Sreepeetam, situated in the second aavarnam limit of Kanchipuram.
The deity who is an embodiment of the three moortis, Hari, Hara and Ambika is created from herbal paste containing no tinge of chemicals. She has been created after hundreds of years, by the will Ambika and guidance of sages, after lot of research on Herbal Deities, adhering to Siddha methods and doing after performing kundamandala yagas. The sacred form is embedded with baanalingams, saaligramams, Ambika’s Sreechakrams and Tripurai chakrams.
Sree Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari, in viswaroopa form, nine feet tall, with Ankusham (Sree Ashvaroodam) and Paasham (Sree Sapathkari) in fore arms, Panchabaanam (Sree Vaaraahi) and Sugarcane (Sree Maatangi) in her rear arms, standing in the sanctum sanctorum at the higher floor that is connected by the thithinitya devis as steps, benefits the devotees.
Like the mother consuming medicine for the sake of the child, this Universal Mother blesses us as the Siddha Doctor, removing the kali dosha just by a glance of Her Holy Feet and gifting us wealth, health and happiness.
“There is no Devi without Hari.” Perumal is the male roopa of the Devi. The term Bala denotes a female. One can infer the presence of Tirupati Bala-ji in Her. Sree Lalitha is worshipped by Sree Hayagrivar, Sri Agasthya. The herbal Goddess is not given the sacred bath ritual. She is only given an offering of fragrant incense and tailas. The herbal Goddess is dressed in a Sari made of 51 ‘lengths’, specially woven.
On full moon days alone, one can witness sarva alankara vishesha maha aaradhanai. Herbal water is offered as prasad.
During waning days leading to New Moon, devotees should climb the thithinitya steps from the right and alight from the left; During waxing days leading to Full moon, devotees should climb the thithinitya steps from the left and alight from the right.
Swamijee Sree Rajasekara Ilampoorana Sivam, with His own auspicious hands has sculpted the deities of Sree Bala and Sree Tharuni and the herbal deity of Sree Lalithambika and consecrated it.
GurumaNdala Asaadhya Sreechakram MahAmeru
As the baanalingam is the swayambhu for Shiva and the Saaligraamam is for Vishnu, so is the Sreechakram for Ambika. Like the saubhaagya sreechakram that was consecrated by Adishankara in the presence of the PeetavAsini of kanchi, Goddess Kamakshi, the powerful deity of the South, so also a Sreechakram, that has been blessed by Seshadri Swamigal of Arunachala (born in Kanchi, who was Abhirama Battar in His previous birth) has been consecrated in Sembakkam, also known as North Thiruvaanaika. As referred to in Abhirami Andhaadhi, 97th verse, Sun, Moon, Agni, Kubera, Indra, Manmatha, Rudra, Brahma, Vishnu, Agasthya, Ganapati, Muruga and Tirumoolar are seen seated around the Kundam in a worshipful pose while Sree Paraapattaarika Sree Lalitha Tripurasundari, who is none other than Kamakshi’s swaroopam is seated in the centre as Moola Sreechakra, at the Sree chakrarajasabhai, sculpted according to the norms of Silpa aagamas. It is unique that the Yantra, blessd by the Kanchi Seer managed to reach the Sreepeetam in time during the consecration of the Sreechakram.
Let us receive the blessings of the Sreevidya Gurus and Srimad Lalitha who is the Gurumandala roopini.
As guided subtly by Seshadri Swamigal in 2006, the Sreechakraraja Mahameru was established at the home altar, carved out of a single neem tree. Nowhere else can we find such a Mahameru that is carved of wood. This Mahameru is now placed in the sanctum sanctorum of Srimad Aushada Lalithambika.
The nine Aavarna Chkaras and the benefit of offering prayers to them:
- 1st aavarna: Trialokayamohanachakram, for gift of offspring
- 2nd aavarna: Sarvaasaa paripooraka chakram, for release for all doshas (defects)
- 3rd aavarna: Sarva samshobana chakram, for acquiring academic excellelnce, proficiency in arts, knowledge and fame
- 4th aavarnam: Sarva Sowbhaagya daayaka chakram, for marriage
- 5th aavarnam: Sarvaartha Sadhaka Chakram, for acquiring the eight wealths
- 6th aavarnam: Sarvarashaakara chakram, for success in employment and business
- 7th aavarnam: Sarvaroga hara chakram, removal of all illnesses
- 8th aavarnam: Sarva siddhi pradaayaka chakram, for acquiring all our desires
- 9th aavarnam: Sarva anandamaya chakram, for acquiring happiness, peace and calm life
At the completion of the Nava Aavarna pujas, sacred water from the Conch is distributed; this is the protective shield blessed by Ambika which will remove all defects and protect us.
Devotees who want to get rid of their troubles may, during full moon days, light the 16 thithi nitya deepams and deepams made of flour and pray to Ambika and be blessed.