Sunday, December 27, 2009
Lalita Sahasranama # 88
mulam mantra atma (=svarupam) yasyah sa
She who is of the form of root (mula) mantra.
The mantra is called Mula as it is the root of the four objects of human desires (four purusharthas). The Mula mantra is nothing but the Pancadasi mantra. Mantra is explained as, "that which protects on account of repetition" (root man = to repeat, trai = to protect)