Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 337


1) Vidadhati (=dharayati posayati va jagat) iti vidhatri
She who sustains (or supports) the World.

2) Vidhatuh (=brahmanah) iyam (=patni)
She is the wife of Brahma

3)visista (visesapriti visaya) dhatri (=amalaki) yasyah sa
She who is fond of myrabolans. According to this interpretation vi means 'much' and dhatri means 'myrabolans'.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 336


vindhyacale nivasati sa
She who dwells on the Vindhya Mountains

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 335


1) vedaih veda

She who can be known through the four Vedas. Rgveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda

2) There are four gates to Her dwelling place, i.e., Cintamani grha (as it is said in the name 57, Cintamanigrhantastha) and without entering them, She cannot be known. So She s Vedavedya

3) She can be known through the four deities of the four Vedas viz., Suddhavidya and other Saubhagya and others. Lopamudra and others and Turiyamba and others who are deities of Rg, Yajur, Atharva and Sama Vedas respectively

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 334


visvamat (=ksityadisivantat) adhika (=utkrsta)
She who is above (i.e., transcends) the Universe

The word visva means categories beginning with the earth and ending with Siva. Hence, She is that principle which is above the categories

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 333


varunapriyatvat varuni = kharjurisamaudhbhavo rasah), tasya madena (=panajanyanandena) vihvala (=bahyapadarthavismarana sila)

She who is intoxicated with the date wine

Vihvala = she forgets. She forgets all the external objects and enjoys the internal highest bliss

2) Varunasyeyam varuni (= sasyatiti) = varuniman (sahasraphanah sesah) tadvadavihvala

According to this interpretation, varuni =belonging to the region of Varuna, i.e., Anantanaga (Sesa). She like him is avihvala, not agitated. Just as Varuniman( Sesa) perpetually holds the world without agitation, She is not agitated with her functions

3) varunimantah avihvala yaya sa

Here the word varuni means varuni nadi (by knowing which the devotee reaches the thousand - petaled Lotus and after that becomes completely lost to all external experiences. Hence Varunimantah means who has encountered the varuninadi and become firm (i.e., avihvala) So the name means, by whose grace the person who has conquered varuninadi becomes firm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 332


1) Vamani (=sundarani) nayanani (pramanani va) yasyah sa

She who has beautiful eyes

or the word Nayanani means the means of knowledge, i.e., who has fair means of knowledge

2) vamam (=marga visesam) nayatiti

The word vama means left path (i.e., vama -marga) and naya = nayati = leads. Thus the name means she who leads the vama- marga

3) Vamam (=karmajanyaphalam) nayati (=prapayati) iti

She who takes the fruit of action. She leads those who work for good results to the best way.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 331


varan datte iti
She who gives boons to Her devotees especially to Brahma and Visnu

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 330

Kadambari Priya

1) kadambari (=uttama madira) saiva priya yasyah sa
She who is fond of the mead
2) Kadambari is a synonym for Sarasvati in lexicon. The adjective, means one to whom Sarasvati is beloved.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 329


1) She who is beautiful
She is called so owing to her beauty

2) Kam (=brahmaiva) antah (=siddantah) yasyah sa
According to this interpretation ka again means Brahman. The Brahman ONLY is the end (i.e., the final form) of the goddess

3) Kanta means the deity of the eleventh night of the dark fortnight

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 328


1) kala eva alapo (=bhasanam) yasyah sa
Whose conversation is sweet
2) kalah (=manjulah) alapah yasyah sa
Whose speech is sweet. The word kala means sweet and indistinct
3) kam(=brahma), tasya lalavat (=ati sulabah) apah (praptih) yasyah (sakasat)
The word ka here means Brahman, i.e., from whom the attainment of Brahman becomes very natural just like a flow of saliva

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lalita Saharanama # 327

kalah ( catusastisakhyah kalah) santi asyam iti
She who possesses sixty four kalas

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 326

karuna raso yesu = karunarasah, tadrsah sagarah yasyam iti
She in whom the oceans of all compassions rest.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 325

jagatyah kandah (=purnana mulam va)
She is the root of the world

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 324

1) The auspicious one
Because she is of auspicious nature, she is called Kalyani
2) subhatmakavani Kalya, kalyam eva anati (=sabdayate) iti Kalyani
She who speaks good words

According to the PdmP, Kalya means the idol worshipped in Malaya Mountains

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 323


kadambakusumani priyani yasyah sa
She who is fond of Kadamba flowers

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 322


1) kamakala eva rupam yasyah sa
She who is of the form of Kamakala

There are three Bindus in Haradkala in which the first bindu is called kama and the last one is called kala. According to the pratyaharanyaya it is called kamakala. Hence it includes all the four (four bindus)

Kamascasau kala ca (=kalarupa ca)
Here kama means desire and kala means manifestations. She is called so because she manifested Herself to fulfill desires

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 321


1) (mumuksubhih) kamyamanatvat
She who is desired by the seekers of liberation
2) Kamya is the deity of the twelfth night of the dark fortnight.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 320


(sva) ramanesu (=patisu) ramane (kridayam) lampata (=lalasa-satrsna)

She who craved for the pleasure of sporting with her own husband, because She is the female counterpart in the entire world.
By her Grace, Chastity and Nobility is found in a woman.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 319


1) rama svarupa
2) ramante asyam yoginah iti
She in whom yogis delight

In Puranas it is described that all women are the forms of the Goddess and are created by her.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 318


raksanam hantiti raksasaghni

She who is the killer of demons

She has observed a vow to appear again and again to destroy the demons who are born to spoil her creations from time to time

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 317


raksa (=raksanam bhasma va ) tat karoti iti
Raksa means protection and also ash. She protects the universe and also reduces it to ashes. So her two works, creation and dissolution , are indicated here

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 316

ratih (=kamapatni ratam va ) priya yasyah sa
She to whom Rati is dear

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lalita sahasranama # 315


ratieva rupam yasyah sa

She who has the form of Rati (i.e., the consort of Cupid)
The name Rama (no 313) indicates Ikara adn Rakenduvadana indicates anusvara. Thus Im, i.e, Kamakala is indicated in the above names. Im. is Ratirupa

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 314


rakenduh iva vadanam yasyah sa
Who has a face like the full moon

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 313

She is the form of Lakshmi

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 312


ranantyah kinkanayah yasyam tadrsi mekhala yasyah sa
She who has the waist belt of tinkling bells

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 311


rasayitum (asvadayitum) yogya
She who is worthy to be tasted

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 310

(bhaktan) ramayati (=taih saha kridati) sa
She plays with her devotees

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 309


(bhaktan) ranjayati sa
She give joy to devotees

Or She, by Her mere presence gives (red color) pleasure to Paramasiva, just as red flower gives red color to the crystal.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 308


rajivah (=padmam harinova) tadvad locane yasyah sa

She whose eyes is like lotus or deer

The word rajiva also means deer, fish, lotus and a dependent of a king. The name can also be interpreted as 'who looks favorably on those who depend on the king' (i.e., Mahesvara)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 307

The most beautiful one