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Abominable Snowman
29 October 2009, 05:19 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a statue of Dhumavati? It would be greatly appreciated if someone had a link or something, thank you! :)

Harjas Kaur
30 October 2009, 07:57 AM
You don't have a tantric guru, but you want a Mahavidya murthi of Dhumavati? You realize demons worship the Dhumavati? These are tremendous and fearful powers if you are thinking to get into some tantric pujas do-it-yourself style. No offense, but if you are reckless with these forces, people have gone insane. This is reminding me of jado tuna/black magic stuff for riddh siddhias, so be careful what you get into. People can easily stray from Dharma following Left Hand Tantra. It's a very difficult and controversial path. There's a wisdom in it, but to navigate past demonic powers you need to be really, really pure and have protective empowerment from a powerful Guru. If people think they can approach this like is popularized through New Age Tantric books written by people with no clue, they will get totally destroyed.

This aspect of Divine Mother is representing deepest frightening areas of the unconscious human mind. As a result a lot of powerful negative archetypes reside there and would come up in the worship potentially destabilizing the person. While not evil, She still represents powerful negative energies as a wrathful form. A lot of mis-informed people will misuse tantra for ignorant purposes, such as to gain powers or "magic." So I personally would stay away from these kind of sources. It would really take a wise spiritual person to guide you through the archetypes if this is your Ista devata and you want to practice some forms of worship. I wouldn't recommend any do-it-yourself tantric practices from books unless your Guru gave you that practice and the proper guidance. On the other hand, she is still Maa, just a terrifying face. This is true of all the Mahavidyas, but Dhumavati is really Left hand power. She is associated with Alakshmi, without radiance of Lakshmi, and with Nirriti.
In Hinduism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism), Nirṛti is the goddess of death and corruption, one of the Guardians of the directions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_directions) (dik-pala), representing the southwest (or—according Monier-Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monier-Williams)’s Sanskrit-English Dictionary—the south). The name nir−ṛt- has the meaning of "absence of ṛta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%B9%9Ata), lawless". The masculine form of the name, Nirṛta, is a name of Rudra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudra). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nir%E1%B9%9Bti
A book on the Nakshatra constellations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshatra) says the deity of the nineteenth lunar mansion of Mula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mula_%28astrology%29) is Nirriti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirriti), the goddess of destruction who has the power to “ruin, destroy or break things apart (barhana shakti).” It also says Nirriti commonly takes the form of the goddess Kali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali). Alakshmi is another name for Nirriti. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alakshmi
His life hath been renewed and carried forward as two men, car-borne, by the skilful driver.
One falls, then seeks the goal with quickened vigour. Let Nirrti depart to distant places.
~Rg Veda Bk 10http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y6a38chiq9g/SfEqqQoAocI/AAAAAAAAABA/kKz1k-w3rSs/s320/dhumavatii.jpg
Sri Dhumavatii

Therefore, the Veda, when it describes the Non-existence as Night, makes it clear that it is a symbol of our obscure consciousness fumbling and stumbling and so full of evil, duritam, sin and suffering. To bring home this fact, the Tantra gives a striking description od Dumavati, the great Goddess of inconscience. She is the power of perversion, the force of distortion. As such she is despicted as utterly ugly and abominable...

Correspondingly to the Vedic appellation, duritam which arises out of wrong consciousness symbolized by evil dream, dusvapnyam, the Tantra calls Dumavati dusta...The purpose of sadhana is to manifest the Existence concealed in the Non-Existence, the Consciousness hidden in the Inconscience, the bliss, ananda lying dormant in suffering and pain, the god masked in the costume of evil and sin. ~The Ten Great Cosmic Powers, by S. Shankaranarayanan (except) pp. 85-90

This video shows Left Hand Tantra and very dangerous spiritual practices which are psychologically mind-blowing.