The reason I decided to embark on this journey of understanding the meaning of the Lalita Sahasranama was to enable me the catch the nuances of what each word meant. I bought this book written by LM Joshi which I am using besides I write about my experience or my feelings on that day
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Lalita Sahasranama # 210
mahati ca sa laksmisca
The great lakshmi
Mahalakshmi = the consort of Visnu. She is not different from Visnu. She is called Mahalakshmi as she killed the daitya called Mahala
The word laksmi may mean Parvati to which the honorific maha is prefixed.
A thirteen year old girl is also called Mahalaksmi