Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lalita Sahasranama # 64


1) devasca rsyasca = devarsayah tesam ganah = devarsiganaha tasya samghatah=O, samghatah tena stuyamana atma yasya sah = O manatmah etadrsam vaibhavam yasyah sa

She whose glory is praised by the assemblies of the gods and sages

or the word vaibhava means vyapakatva of goddess, i.e., Her vyapakatva is praised

2) devarsiganaih sanghatasah (= bahuprakarena) stuyamana atma yasya tadrsam vaibhavam yasyah sa

The word sanghata means "in different ways" Her glory is praised in different ways by assemblies of gods and sages

3) devarsiganaih samghatasya (=narakasya) (nirasartham) stuyamana atma (=svarupam) yasyah sa

The word sanghata (lit. much destruction) is one of the names of hell. Hence she is praised by the devotee for having saved them from this hell

3) Devarsiganaih sanghataya (=bhandasurasya samyak nasaya)stuyamana atma yasyah sa
According to this interpretation, the word sam means entirely and ghata means slaying, i.e., complete destruction of Bhandasura. She is praised for destroying Bhandasura among other things.
5) devah (brahmadayah) rsayah (vasisthadayah devarsayah devasayah (naradadayah) devarsayasa = devarsayasca = devarsayah ganah (= adityadayah) devarsaysca ganasca=devarsiganah, tesam sanghatena stuyamanam atmavaibhavam yasyah sa

Here Bhaskaraya is of the view that actually the word devah means Brahma, etc., rsayah stands for Vasista etc., and devarsis means Narada etc., while ganah = aditya, etc., Thus her greatness is praised by all these gods, sages and ganas like sun

Again, coming to the deeper meaning of this name , it means what is praised by the devas, rsis and devarsis is Caitanya who enters into everything (akhilamugata) and who is experienced by all (akhilaparicita). The TanRaj says, " The universal form Lalita is declared to be the very self". As she is inseparable from the self. Her Vaibhava is all-pervading possessed with infinite powers

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