veda mantrokta Ashu-garuDa vidyA

The terrifying AshugaruDa is a dinosaurine deity of the AkAsha bhairava tradition that includes other dinosaurine deities like pakShirAja sharabha and AkAshabhairava. One of the vidyA-s of this devatA involve the deployment of the R^igvedic mantras (RV 10.178) in a tantric context and this is known as the veda mantrokta Ashu-garuDA vidyA.

The sAdhaka invokes AshugaruDa into the yantra with the mantra:

OM shrIM svasti nas-trAkShyo ariShTanemyoM ||

Then he performs homa with the following mantras:
The R^iShi is sha~Nkara, the Chandas is triShTubh, the devata is ashu tArkShya.
tyamU Shu vAjinaM deva jUtaM sahAvAnaM tarutAraM rathAnAm | yaM hUM
ariShTanemiM pR^itanAjam AshuM svastaye tArkShyam ihA huvema ||
OM shrIM garuDAya mahAgaruDAya samastANDANDa-trailokanAyakAya nAga ShoNita digdhA~NgAya svAhA ||

indrasyeva rAtim AjohuvAnAH svastaye nAvam ivA ruhema | yaM hUM
urvI na pR^ithvI bahule gabhIre mA vAm etau mA paretau riShAma ||
OM shrIM garuDAya mahAgaruDAya samastANDANDa-trailokanAyakAya nAga ShoNita digdhA~NgAya svAhA ||

sadyashchid yaH shavasA pa~ncha kR^iShTIH sUrya iva jyotiShA aapastatAna | yaM hUM
sahasrasAH shatasA asya raMhir nasmA varante yuvatiM na sharyAm ||
OM shrIM garuDAya mahAgaruDAya samastANDANDa-trailokanAyakAya nAga ShoNita digdhA~NgAya svAhA ||

Ashu-garuDa is meditated as having a reddish complexion, with a yellowish face, with a crest with black plumes on the head, reddish brown eyes, with two horns above the eyes and having sharp talons and fangs. He is seen as displaying great fury and pervading the universe with a dreadful blaze emanating from his body like that corresponding to the end of the kalpa.

The original deity Ashu-garuDa seems to have had his origins in the ancient garuDa tantra-s of the pUrva srotas and was absorbed by the siddhAnta tantra-s of the Urdhva srotas in the dadhIchi saMhitA along with sharabha and AkAsha bhairava.

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