Preface to the third edition – Devatma Shakti – Yoga Shri Peeth – Muni Ki Reti

Shakti (Kundalini) Divine Power
. by Swami Vishnu Tirtha
Maharaj, with Forward by Mahamahopadhyaya Gopinath Kaviraj,
J.A., Formerly Principal, Government Sanksrit College,

Swami Vishnu Tirtha

Holiness Shree Swami Vishnu

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Yoga Shri Peeth, Muni Ki Rat!
(Rishikesh) have great pleasure in bringing out the third
Edition of “Devatma Shakti (Kundalini) Divine Power” by His
Holiness Shri Swami Vishnu Tirtha Ji Maharaj. His Holiness
attained Nirvana on the 1st Oct., 1969. It can now be said
that this book is the outcome not merely of scholarship but
of the ‘inner experience’ of the author. This ‘inner
experience’ was also shared by a large number of his
disciples including scientists, doctors, engineers who were
fortunate to be initiated by Him through Shaktipat Dikshs.
The book throws light on one of the highest forms of
Sadhana, when through the Grace of Sadguru, the human body
of Sadhak becomes an instrument and the Great Primordial
Shakti- becomes the Sadhak within the body. Even though He
is physically no more with us, His presence, grace and
guidance is a matter of continuing experience to his
innumerable disciples.


Muni Ki Reti,

(Rishikesh), India.

7th August, 1974.

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The science of Kundalini is
basically tantric. In former days tantra was an extremely
powerful science. There are three main disciplines in it;
“divyachar” for practitioners of satva-guna,
“virachar” for practitioners of rajo-guna and
“pashvachar” for practitioners of tamo-guna. The
activities of unqualified practitioners of
“Virachar” and specially “pashvachar”
have badly damaged the image of tantra and have earned bad
name for it. Accordingly they have disappeared. Kundalini
Yoga comes under “divyachar,” but with the
association of the name of tantra with it too it is nearly
disappearing gradually and is becoming distorted and

In the scriptures of tantra
Kundalini Shakti is much talked about. What is normally said
about it is its form like a snake that is sitting with
three-and-a-half coils, biting its own tail, and sleeping
such that the entrance of sushumna nerve in the root center
is enclosed by it. This is extremely powerful divine energy,
on who’s awakening and becoming active the closed mouth
of Brahma-nerve sushumna opens up. Then this energy enters
in it, pierces the six charkas known as mooladhar,
swadhishthan, manipur, anahat, vishuddha and agya, reaches
the sahasrar chakra, becomes one with Shiva along with
jivatma upon which jivatma becomes free from the bondage and
assumes the form of Paramatma itself.

Besides the tantric scriptures it
has also been described in the Vedic Upanishads as the
“science of Brahma” and there are several methods
prescribed for its awakening. All the sciences described as
“vidya sambhuti” in Ishavasya Upanishad, as
“hemvati” in Ken, as “Aditi” in Katha,
as “prana-vidya, para-vidya” in Prashna, as
“OM-kara” in Mandukya, as “yoga-vidya”
in Aitreya, as “bhargavi varuni” in Taittariya, as
“udgeeth, prana, antaraditya, gayatri, shandilya,
antaryami, dahar, madhu, samvarga, panchagni, vaishvanar
sciences” in Chandogya and Brahadaranyaka, as
“devatma shakti, savita” in Shvetashvatara and as
“balaki vidya” in Kaushitaki Upanishad are
different social and customary names and forms of the same
divine energy.

In this journey from mooladhara
chakra to sahasrara there is a vivid and very attractive
description of every different form of the chakra and its
petals, syllables marked on them, devas seated in them and
about the availability of transcendental divine sciences,
energies and siddhis through them. This energy is capable of
giving both—all kinds of grandeur (greatness) through
all possible means and liberation. Nine forms of Goddess
i.e. hemvati, shreevidya, brahmi, saraswati, lakshmi,
navadurga and the like are all said to be the different
forms of the awakening of this energy. This is also the
basis of the creation of jiva.

What this energy is in fact? We find
a description of uchhisht-Brahm in the Upanishads. Uchhisht
means the “remains after the use.” In the
construction of all the elements of the creation only
one-fourth part of Para-Brahma Paramatma has been used, its
three-fourth part is yet the divine nectar in the form of
the basis of the creation—“Padoasya sarva bhutani
tripadsyamratam divi”—Chha. U., 3-12-6. This
itself is said to be uchhisht-Brahm, which is simply
actionless, without attributes and uninvolved starting
basis. This only has been described in Puranas as Shesh Naag
(snake) holding the Earth on its head. Just as the basic
padding of a huge building always remains unseen, even so
this too remains unseen; it is never seen.

In the same way the energy saved
after jivatma’s own creation should be understood to be
the Kundalini Shakti in the form of Shesh Naagin (snake)
situated in mooladhar, which is inactive, unseen, and
because of being neglected it is lying asleep. There are
several methods of waking it up such as chanting of mantras,
pranayama, hearing of Naad (inner divine sound), bandha
(locks), mudra (gestures) and asanas (yogic postures), but
these methods are likely to involve great labor and
uncertain long time. At the same time uncontrolled sudden
awakening like an atomic blast has the possibility of
dangerous and harmful opposite results.

Capable sad-Gurus can effortlessly
awaken the dormant Kundalini Shakti of deserving disciples
simply through their sight, resolution or touch, just as a
lighted lamp effortlessly lights up another lamp. This is
said to be Shaktipat Initiation.




1. Shri Siddh Sadhan Ashram, Chhoti

2. Shri Shankar Math, Near Punjab
Sindh Kshetra, UTTARKASHI (Uttarakhand)

3. Vigyan Bhawan Ashram, 4-Mahant
Parashu Ram Marg, RISHIKESH-249201, Distt. Dehradun,
(Uttarakhand), Sri A.N. Chatterji. (now sold)


4. “Narayan Kuti” Sannyas
Ashram, Mata Tekri Road, DEWAS-455001 (M.P.)

Shri Swami Sureshanand Tirth.. Phone
# 91-7272-23891 / 31880,

E-mail :

5. Yogashree Peeth Ashram,
Muni-ki-reti, P.O. Shivanand Nagar, Ditt. Tehri Garhwal,

Shri Swami Govindanand Tirth. Phone
# (0135)-430467.

6. Shri Gangadhar Tirth Ismriti
Siddhayoga Sansthan and Shrividya Peeth, 1165-Issai

Gorakhpur-1, JABALPUR-482001 (M.P.)
Shri Swami Tarkeshwaranand Tirth.

Phone # (0761)-409795 E-mail : (He
was initiated by Sri Swami Vishnu Tirth Ji and Swami Narayan
Tirth ji gave him Sannyas Deeksha.)

7. Swami Vishnu Tirth Sewa Sansthan
Nyas, “Guru-Niketan”, Shri Colony, DABRA-475001

District : Gwaliar, (M.P.) Shri
Swami Hariom Tirth. Phone # 91-7524-22153.

8. Adhyatmic Shikshan & Sadhana
Kendra, Adhyatma Niketan, Vinaya Nagar, Koteshwar

GWALIAR-474012 (M.P.) Sant Kripal
Singh Ji. Phone # 91-751-480514.

9. Vivek Niketan Ashram, Anandvan,
Haripur Road, HARIDWAR-249401 (Uttarakhand)

Swami Vivekanand Puri Ji Phone #
91-925-424764 (He has an another big ashram at NILOHA,
Distt. Muzaffarnagar, (U.P.)

10. Shri Loknath Tirth Maharaj
Mahayoga Trust, Bhagyodaya, Near Pumping Station, Srirang

Gangapur Road, NASIK-422005 (M.R.)
Shri Swami N.Y. Dhekne Ji,

Phone # 91-253-311616 E-mail :
Website :

11. Shri Vasudev Niwas, 42/17
Erandwan, Karve Path, PUNE-411004 (M.R.)

Shri N.Y. Dhekne Ji. Phone #

12. Shri Gurukripa, Anand Nagar,
Hingade Khurd, Singhgad Rasta, PUNE-411051

Shri Shirish Shanta Ram Kavade,
Phone # (020)- 24351840., 24353271 E-mail : Fax :



1. Swami Vishnu Tirth Sadhan Sewa

12/3 Old Palasia, Jobat Kothi,
INDORE-452018 (M.P.}

Swami Parmanand Tirth Ji / Phone #
91-731-564081, 566386

Swami Vidya Tirth Ji E-mail :

2. Swami Shivom Tirth Kundalini Yoga

Durga Mandir, Near water reservoir,
Collector Residence Colony,

CHHINDWADA-480001 (M.P.) Swami
Pankaj Prakash Tirth Ji

Phone # 91-716-242640

3. Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram,
Mukerji Nagar, RAISEN-456551 (M.P.)

Sri Brahmachari Yogi Ji Phone #

4. Swami Narayan Tirth Ashram,
Opposite Machhali Farm, Agra-Bombay .Road,

MORENA-476001 (M.P.) Sri Brahmachari
Ji Phone # 91-532-20717

5. Swami Shivom Tirth Yoga Sudha
Ashram, Guary Ghat, JABALPUR-482008 (M.P.)

Brahmachari Shri Pankaj Prakash Ji.
Phone # 91-761-665027

6. Devatma Shakti Society,
92/96-Navali Dahisar Village,

P.O. via Mumbra, District –
Thane, MUMBAI-400612 (Maharastra)

Swami Chetan Virat Tirth Ji
President : Shri T. Kalidass Phone # 91-22-7411400

7.Swami Shivom Kuti Sannyas Ashram,
Near Kaleshwar Mahadev Mandir,

Bahadharpur Road, AMALNER-425401
(Distt. Jalgaon) (M.R.)

Swami Nityabodhanand Tirth Ji

8.Shivom Kripa Ashram, Shivom Nagar,
NearTeen Bandh Dargah,CHITTOOR-520009 (A.P.)

Swami Gajanand Tirth Ji Phone #
91-857-249003, 249048

9. Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram Inc.,
26-High Road, P.O. Box # 16, POND EDDY-12770

New York, U.S.A. Shri V.S. Sharma Ji
/ Shri Chain Singh Nagar Ji.

E-mail :
Website :

10. Swami Vishnu Tirth Gyan Sadhan
Ashram, Kheri Satkumbha Road,

GANNORE-131101 (Distt. Sonepat) HR.
Swami Aditya Tirth Ji

Phone # (0130)-2450431 Phone #

11. Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram,
BHAMKA, Katni (M.P.)

Swami Niranjananand Tirth Ji Phone #
11 – 09424952200 (Mobile)

12. Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram, KITI
(M.P.) Swami Gopal Tirth Ji