Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Lalita Sahasranama # 274
1) pancavidhanam krtyanam parayanam ( =asrayah) ya sa
She who is the abode of fivefold functions
2) pancavidhanam krtyesu parayana
She who is devoted to five functions
The word parayana here has two meanings, i.e., devoted to and dependent
The five functions referred to are creation (utpatti), preservation (stithi), destruction (laya) annihilation(tirodhana) and causing reappearance (avirbhava by anugraha). In the Sakti sutras these five functions of the Goddess are called abhasana, rakti, vimarsana, bijavasthapana, and vilapana respectively.