Nyasa (ritual)

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Nyasa (English: placing) is a concept in Hinduism. It involves touching various parts of the body while saying specific portions of a mantra.[1] This is considered to be invoking presence of the deity of the mantra inside the body.

Each mantra is associated with a specific Nyasa. There are various types of Nyasas,[1] the most important of them being Kara Nyasa and Anga Nyasa.

Srividya followers practise Matruka Nyasa.


  1. ^ a b "Nyasa -- divinity in the body". Shiva Shakti Mandalam. Retrieved 30 October 2013.