Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
caruyah chandrakalayah dhara (=dharyitri)
She is placing a beautiful crescent (on her head)
The word caru indicates never waxing or waning (vrddhiksaya rahita)
Candrakala may mean sadakhya-kala which is of the nature of pure consciousness.
The word candrakala may also mean the princess named candrakala, famous in DvBh. Here the word caru means rightly and dhara means 'supports'. Thus the name means she who rightly supports candrakala.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
1) candramandalasya madhyam gacchatti sa
She who rests in the orb of the moon
She is called so because when kundalini rises in the pericarp of the sahasrara, She breaks through the moon's disc.
2) She actually worshipped and meditated upon in the moon's disc in special prayoga to increase the life span.
3) The secret meaning of the moon is sri-cakra itself.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
She is so called because Srividya is differentiated into twelve kinds by ardent devotees of the Goddess. These twelve devotees, whose name are associated with worship are Manu, Candra, Kubera, Lopamudra, Manmatha, Agastya, Agni, Surya, Indra, Skanda, Siva and Durvasa.
She is called Manu-Vidya , i.e, mantra used in worship by Manu.
Monday, May 24, 2010
1) Mahadbhih catuh sastiyoginisu (=amsabhutah) ye kotisamkya ka gamah, taih sevita
She who is attended upon by sixty-four crores of great hosts of yoginis.
Catusastikotiyoginigana= the eight divinities beginning with Bramhani. Each has eight saktis (powers) (Aksobhya, etc)which make up the sixty-four yoginis. Each of the sixty-four yoginis has a crore of hosts. Hence these hosts are sixty-four crores in number.
2) Acc. to TanRaj thse are the 64 yoginis of the nine cakras of Lalita (Trilokyamohana, etc). Among these are the prakata, gupta, guptatara, kulottirna, nigharba, rahasya, atirahasya, paraparatirahsya.
The word mahat means nine times multiplied.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
mahesvarasya mahakalpe yat mahatandavam tasya saksini
The witness of the tremendously violent dance of Mahesvara at the close of the great cycle of creation.
The word Mahakalpa means the great dissolution, i.e., Pralaya
Saksini - She is called the witness because when the whole universe is dissolved into its cause, the self alone remains. Then the cosmic dance begins and there is no other witness except herself.
mahabhairavena (=parasivena) pujita
She who is worshipped by Mahabhairava
The word Mahabhairava means the Parasiva. He is called great bhairava because he nourishes (bha-bharana), destroys (ra=ramana)and creates (vamana lit., to vomit). He is the source of all the three actions of the Universe.Hence he is great and the goddess is worshipped by such Mahabhairava. Mahabhairava is otherwise called as Mahasambhu, who invoked the Goddess from the altar fire of cidagni.
1) mahayagah sa eva kramah - mahayagakramah, tena aradhya
She who is properly worshipped by the method of mahayaga.
The word mahayaga is a Tantric term. It means the worship of sixty-four yoginis by giving them oblations to them. These sixty -four yoginis are considered to be the part of Brahmi, etc.
Krama = worshipping sixty four yoginis (i.e., in the proper method), as they confer quick results whereas others cause delay.
2) The word mahayaga would also mean the occult meditation, as it is explained in the Bhavanopanishad. The Mahayaga is most secret and it is to be accomplished by sivayogins alone
1) mahanti yantrani yasyah sa
Whose yantras are great.
The word yantra refers to the cakras- pajacakra, padmacakras, amrtacakra and merucakra, etc.
2) mahat (=sarvottamam) yantram (=siddhi vajrakhyam) yasyah sa
The word also means siddhivajra cakra which is considered as the best yantra of the goddess.
Mahanti tantrani yasyah sa
She whose tantras are great. Tantras are called great because they bring many good results.
The word tantra also means the tantra called svatantra which teaches the equivalence of Shiva and Sakti. The svantantra is called so because it is not dependent on any other tantra
1) Mahati casau siddhisca
She is the highest attainment
When one reaches the goddess, all other attainments become trivial for him as she is the highest attainment.
2) mahan siddhih yasyah (sakasat) iti
She gives attainment to the devotee.
The word siddi means the siddhis like anima, laghima, etc., and others described in Skanda Purana
1) Mahati ca asau buddhisca
She is the great intelligence
She is so called because when one knows Her, for him, nothing remains to be known.
2) Mahati buddhih (sakasat) iti
That is, from Her, one gets the highest intelligence
Even an ignorant person becomes a great scholar by her grace.
1) Mahan abhogah (=ksitayadirupovistarah) yasah sa
Whose expanse is very vast.
Abhoga means the great expanse including the entire universe down to the earth
2) mahan bhogah (=sukham) asti asyah
Whose happiness (i.e., Joy) is great
or the word bhoga may mean with wealth (i.e., Dhanam). She is so-called because bhoga, i.e., Her experience gives supreme happiness which cannot be measured.
mahati (=vistrta) saktih (=samarthyam) yasyah sa
Who is endowed with great valour. She is called so because she manages the whole universe.
The word sakti may mean weapon. As she possesses the most potent weapons to kill the demons and evils, she is called Mahasaktih.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
mahati casau maya ca
She who causes great delusion or she who is the great delusion herself.
She is called so because she causes delusions for brahmanas and scholars.
or it may mean pride and compassion or grace. So she is full of compassion. (i.e., krpa)