Yonipuja

– a form of
vaginaworship


This ritual is said to be so powerful that the person who is practising it does not need to perform other religious actions or rituals.

Here, we describe the visible parts of the ritual. We will not describe the deeper and spiritual meanings, since that would require a lot of explanations about the thoughts and ideas within tantrism and Hinduism.

Yonipuja is a holy ritual where the yoni - the symbol for life and The Goddess - is worshipped.

The ritual can be performed in different ways. Holy sculptures, paintings or a blessed natural object can stand in focus in the ritual. Or there can be a woman, whose vagina is in focus. Either way, the ritual consists of a meditation directed towards the yoni, or the holy representation of the goddess is visualized.

In real life - and in religious practise… the Yonipuja is much more detailed. It can be perceived as a strange, intimate and almost unbelievable kind of religious worship for some.

The roots of Yonipuja are founded thousands of years ago. Here we describe the foundations of the ritual, which are performed in secret. The secret nature of this worship makes it difficult to find detailed information about the ritual. The facts we present have been found through our research of books and on the Internet.
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Different forms

The ritual can be performed in different ways. That has two reasons. First because India is a huge country and secondly, all the secrecy surrounding the ritual. But we do know that the corner pillars in a Yonipuja consist of some ritual elements that have an evident symbolism.

The outer puja is the visible ritual where persons worship an object or where a woman represents the yoni. The inner puja is about what is happening inside a person, and we will not describe that part.

A Yonipuja consists of three parts. The first part is adoration and reverence to the Yoni. The second part has a magical dimension. The third part is meditation and worship directed towards the Yoni and the goddess.

FIT An ordinary outer Yonipuja begins with pouring of five liquids over the Yoni (a sculpture of the goddess or over the vagina of a woman who is present and thus representing the goddess.) This can be seen as a sacrifice to the divine.

The five liquids represent the five elements in Indian cosmology. They are poured over the Yoni to be collected in a vessel that is placed under the buttocks. The final mixture, which is given force from the direct and intimate contact with the goddess, is then to be swallowed by the participants in the ritual. That means that when these substances have been given to the goddess, she has cleansed them and given them energy and they come back as a gift (prasad in Sanskrit) to her worshippers.
Earth is represented by yogurt.
Water is represented by water.
Fire is represented by honey.
Air is represented by milk.
Ether is represented by oil that can be drunk.

These symbols which represent the five elements, are seen in all forms of worship in India. In other kinds of pujas other substances are used, but the symbolism underneath is the same. The participants in a puja used to sacrifice five different kinds of fruits, or other substances to the one that is worshipped. That shows that Yonipuja is part of the mainstream of Hinduism, even though the ritual in itself is secret.


Flame of intelligence

NWhen a Yonipuja is done with an object, the power of the "prasad" (the gift) is dependent upon how well and by whom the object has been cleaned and blessed. In a Yoni puja that is done with a living woman (a stri puja or rhasya puja), the power is dependent upon what kind of woman is worshipped.

The most simple and the lowest form of a stri puja is made with a 16 year old woman called a Kumari Puja. (The number 16 is the number of perfection within Hinduism.) But irrespective of if she is beautiful and blessed by a priest, she has less power than an older woman. The power of a young woman's yoni is weaker than the power from a woman who is older and more mature.

This is the way we want to summarize a Yoni puja:
- The woman representing the goddess is a yogini.
- The power from her yoni is transformed to those who are drinking the liquid. - -- The liquid has been cleansed and has been empowered by the contact with her naked yoni, her ”flame of intelligence”.


Different steps and variations


The first two steps in an outer puja are easily described.
In the first part, where the participants admire and revere the yoni, they sacrifice to her and pray while humming different mantras. While doing this humming, the worshippers slide in to the magical phase. They ask the goddess to fulfil their wishes. They can wish anything. For example: ”Heal my sister,” ”Give me a son,” ”Let me have success in my work,” ”Make me rich.” The wishes do not have to deal with sexuality. The participants simply ask for some attention from the goddess, to lessen their sufferings, solving their problems or help them reach their goals. Prayers and wishes of that type are supported in most religions. The difference is that some are directing their prayers towards a father figure in heaven, or, as in Yonipuja, to the source of life or the gateway that links the womb to life.

The differences in local variations of a Yoni puja can be that parts of the ritual are performed in a different order, or that other liquids are used. The order is not very important. The important thing is the commitment and the focus of the participants. This is combined with the attraction to the object that is worshipped. It is this combination that makes it possible to give the participants a higher level of consciousness which can create a potential for liberation. The ritual has to be performed with deep love and respect for the power of the woman, for the womb, and for the goddess.


Nothing strange


We want to emphasize and want you to remember that this ritual is NOT used in some strange cult or in mystical tantra groups. It is a part of mainstream Hinduism.

Yonipuja is a rather unknown ritual. It has, in several cases been forgotten in texts and documentations, since the ritual is considered too shocking to report about to non-worshippers of Hinduism.

The aim of a Yonipuja is for the ritual to create subtle energy and the substance created by the sacrifices of the liquids.

Regardless if the worshipped woman is an initiated woman who has been trained not to be sexually aroused by all the attention towards her body in general and her vagina in particular, the purpose is to arouse sexual energies.

The yoni is not just admired and revered, it is stimulated and aroused and sometimes even penetrated, dependent upon which tradition the ritual follows. No involvement of yogurt, honey or oil is eaten by these participants.

The most esoteric persons within Tanta, in their most secret, worship and consume all the juices of the woman/the goddess. Two thirds of the divine nectar is mixed with wine, to be drunk by the participants; one third is drunken by the goddess. Sometimes this form of Yoni puja is celebrated with a menstruating woman, who produces an even stronger beverage that is called Yonipuspa. This kind of worship is forbidden in most text and especially mentioned in Yoni Tantra.

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