Ever since Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya installed the SriChakra Maha Yantra at Hariharapura, SriChakra Navavarana Pooja has been the Nithya Pooja tradition followed by every Peetaadhipathi of Sreemath.
The subject of SriChakra Navavarana Pooja is very deep and secretive. Regarded the highest form of Devi worship, the Sri Chakra Pooja involves a complex method of worship, which is both enchanting and powerful. The Panchadasakshari Mantra is the revelation of the Mother in sound and the Sri Chakra Yantra is the realization of Her through lines and form. Various Vedic scriptures mention that a mere sight of the SriChakra washes away all sins and grants auspiciousness. ‘Navaavarana’ refers to the nine Aavaranas or enclosures that constitute the SriChakra. The Supreme Mother, Sri Lalitha Maha Tripura Sundari, dwells at the Bindu or the central point of the SriChakra. It is at this Bindu, the Goddess merges with Lord Shiva and this is praised as the Shiva-Shakthi Aikya. The process of SriChakra Navavarana Pooja, in simple words, is progressing through the 9 Aavaranas stage by stage, and finally attaining the Bindu where the Supreme Mother resides. The SriChakra is not only a symbol of Devi, but a miniature representation of the universe and the human body. The SriChakra contains in itself all Deities and the extent of divine energy radiated by the SriChakra is beyond description.