Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lalita Sahasranama # 76


visukrasya (visukrakhyasya daityasya) prananam haranena varahi viryena nandita

She is delighted in the strength of Varahi, the destroyer ( lit. taker) of the life of Visukra

Varahi is a goddess, viz., Dandini. The Trip Sidh explains the word Varahi, "because the goddess, the supreme, appeared to Varahanandanatha (one of the gurus who was devoted to Devi) and because she has the face of a boar she is called Varahi.

The word Bhandaputra, sons of Bhanda (referred to in name 74 are the stains called anava and others, mala (impurities). Visanga (in name 75). Vi=viruddha=undesirable, sanga (=sanga)= attachments or the craving for wordly objects, or visa= poison=ga, to go, i.e., perceiving sensuous objects with a sivasutra (III.30) beginning with the yogavasista, etc., explains that the word avisa refers to Mahesvari and other energies that are opposed to visa, i.e., poison, evil, etc.

Visukra in this name ( name 76) can be explained as follows: vi=opposed to, (other than) sukra=light, i.e., embodied soul or vi= more; suk pain, ra = received, i.e., samsara

Bala (No 74), Mantrini (No 75), Varahi (76) represent certain internal modifications. When these destroy the opposed tendencies (indicated in the 74th, 75th and 76th names) his own divine self becomes pleased.

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