SHRI GURUBHYO NAMAH SHRI PARAMA GURUBHYO NAMAH SHRI PARAMESHTHI GURUBHYO NAMAH
8-8 Shukla Paksha Ashtami & KriShna Paksha Ashtami Tithi ruled by Sri Twarita Nityadevi Dhyanasloka:
ShyamavarNaSubhakaaraam navayouvana Sobhitaam
dvidvikrmaadaShTa nagaih kalpitaabharanOjvalaih
taaTankamangadaM tadvadrasanaa noopuram cha taih
viprakShtriyaviT Soodra jaatibhirtbheemavigrahaih
pallavaankuSasamveetaam shikhipicchakRutaih Subhaih
barhibarhakRutaapeeDaam tacchatraam tatpataakineem
trinEtraam chaaaruvadanaam mandasmitamukhaambujaam
paaaSankuSa varaaheeti lasadbhuja chatiShTayaam
dhyaatvaivam tOtalaamdEveem poojayEvvhaktibhiryutaam
tadagrasthaam tu phaTkaareem Sarachaapa karOjvalaam
She is dark-coloured. She has auspicious features. She is splendid in the freshness of youth. Eight serpents in four pairs constituie her shining ornaments such as ear-rings, shoulder- lets, girdle and anklets. Their bodies are huge and terrible. She is clad in shoots of leaves as her clothes. Her arms are bedecked in bangles which are adorned with pretty looking peacock feathers. She is resplendent on account of the ruby-.set crown. Her crown, her umbrella and her emblem too are adorned with peacock feathers. The string of berries shines over her breasts where saffron is scattered over. She has a charming face of three eyes. Her lotus-like face wears a sweet smile. Her four hands shine holding a noose, a goad, fearlessness and the granting of boon.
After meditating on goddess Totala (Tvarita) thus, one should worship her surrounded by the Saktis along with Goddess phaTkaaree is staying before Tvaritaa nitya devi shining with arrows and bow.
Ananta, Vasukee, SeSha, padmanaabha, kaMbala, Sankhaphaala, DhrUtaraaShTra, TakShaka, Kaleeya are the Nine Nagas. In this Dhaynasloka only 8 are referred and it is not understandable as to why these 7 Serpents are classified into 4 varnas. However, instead of debating on this let us meditate on Twarita Devi as wearing these serpents as Ornaments.
Links to explanation of remaining 14 Tithi Nithya devis:
Tithi Nitya Devi Puja:
LOKA SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU SAMASTA SANMANGALANI BHAVANTU
OM SHANTIH SHANTIH SHANTIH
Youtube link for Dhyanasloka: