Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
svasyah atmarupa yah anandah tasya lavibhuta brahmadinam anandam santatayah (=samyaksamuhah) yasyah sa
She whose bliss, the totality of the bliss of Brahma, etc., is but a small part.
Here by Brahma, etc., one should mean Brahma, Visnu, Rudra. Their bliss together forms a small part pf the bliss of the Goddess. AsTaiUp, II 8 says, other beings live on a small part of this bliss.
Monday, September 27, 2010
1) cita saha ekah rasah svarupam yesam, cideva mukhyah rasah yesam tani=cidekarasaani, cidekarasani rupani asya santi iti.
She who has cit only as the essence of Her form.
The name explains the attributes of bliss, consciousness, etc., are inseparable from her.
2) Cidekarasam (=cinmatrabhimam) rupam asti asyah
Whose form is ever non-separated from the cit.
In the tadpadalaksyartha (363) it is said that conditioned and unconditioned Brahman have the relation of sameness. Regarding this, doubts may arise. It can be contended that such relation between them is not possible because both are different. The name cidekarasarupini is the reply to this. Though the two appear as different (by attributes), at the same time they are one and the same.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
taditi padena laksaniyah arthah yasyah sa
She who is denoted by the word tat.
The word, tat, which frequently occurs in the srutis such as 'tattvamasi' etc., directly means the Brahman as the creator. Hence, that is conditioned Brahman. But the Goddess is not meant by direct (expressed) meaning but by indirect meaning which indicates unconditioned Brahman (hence she is denoted by Laksyartha). The relation between both the Brahman is 'sameness'.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
1) tanuh (=krsah) madhyah yasyah sa
She whose waist is slender
2) She is the deity famous in the region of Kanci ( as the consort of Bilvesvara Siva)
3) Tanumadhya is the name of a center metre ( i.e., samvrtta). She is the form of tanumadhya metre.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
1) tapasaih aradhya
She who is worshiped by ascetics
2) tapah (=tajjanakatvat samsarah), tatra sarabhuta, adhya (= asamantat dhyanam) yasyah sa
According to this interpretation, tapa means samsara as it causes (produces) misery, sara = essence, a= deep and dhya=meditation. Thus the name means she whose deep meditation is essential in the samsara (world)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
tapanam (=adhyatmikadhibhautikadhidaivikakyanam) trayam yasya, tena agnina = tapatrayagnina samyak taptanam (=jananam) samyak ahladanena candrika.
She who is the moonlight that gladdens those tormented by fire of the triple misery.
The word Tapatraya means triple misery, viz., adhyatmika (belonging to the soul or internal), adhibhautika (belonging to element or external sense-organs) and adhidaivika (belonging to supernatural powers). The Agni means samsara he has to suffer from, the triple misery
Sunday, September 19, 2010
1) san (=uttamah) acarah = sadcarah, tasya pravartika
She who disseminates the good action ( lit., mode of life)
In the preceding name it is explained that she destroys the heretics. Thus She leads to the right action.
2) The word sat (satam) also means sistanam, i.e., 'of gentle'. Or of Brahman, She guides to observe the percepts enjoined in karmakanda and the advaita. Brahman in the jnanakanda through the means laid down in the Puranas.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Samhrtah (= nasitah) asesah (=samastah) pakhandah yaya sa
She by whom all the heretics are destroyed.
The word is explained as pa to mean ' the meaning of the vedas' and khanda to mean 'cutting off'. Hence, that in which the meaning of the vedas are abandonded is called pakhanda. Here, one should understand 'Vedas' as the fourteen-fold vidya.
Friday, September 17, 2010
1) pasunam (abhedajnanarupavidyavihinanam) pase (=pipasa asanaye) visisya mocayati
She who completely releases the bondage ( of thirst and hunger) of the animals [those who do not know the identity of soul (i.e., jivatma) and the highest soul, i.e., paramatma]
According to this interpretation, pasus are those who have not obtained abhedajnana. The word pasa (lit., bondage) is explained thus, pa= thirst, asa = hunger. The ignorants are called pasus because they possess the desire of eating and drinking only. The Goddess releases them from these bondages.
2) The word pasu (avyaya) means completely and pasa means the noose of Varuna. She completely frees her devotees from the noose of Varuna.
3) The word pasu properly; pasa the dice; vi much and mocini the thrower (samyakpasan patayatiti). The meaning is gambling with Siva, by throwing dices properly, she conquers him.
4) pasupasya (= parsivasya) asa (=prepsa) yesam te pasupasah, tan visesena mocayati (=prapta sivamstanoti)
Here, the word pasupa means pasun pati iti= He who protects the pasus, i.e., Paramasiva; the asa means desire ( i.e., desire to attain). So She emancipates entirely those who desire to obtain Siva and leads them to Paramasiva.
5) pasavah (= brahmadisthavarantah), tesam pasah (avidya), tah = pasupasah = tan (sivabhaktya) vimocayati
According to this interpretation, all the things beginning Brahma down to the tree are pasus as they have the desire of eating and drinking. The word pasa means avidya it is the only means of bondage. She by means of devotion to Siva makes them free.
The word pasa also means modifications of avidya. She by taking them away frees her devotees.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
1) bhaktimatam kalpalatika
She who is the wish - fulfilling creeper for her devotees.
She is also called because she fulfills the wish of those who worship Her.
2) Kalpa means imperfect or incomplete (i.e., apurna) Thus 'Bhaktimatkalpalatika' means ' those who are imperfect'. For them She is Lata Vistarini. Hence she turns the imperfect devotees to perfect ones.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
1) Vahneh mandale (=muladhare parmakase va) vasatiti tatha
She who resides in the sphere of fire.
'Vahnimandala' means the muladhara or the highest ether (paramakasa). These are Her dwelling places.
2) The word vahni which is famous indicates "the three". The three can be the sun, moon and fire. Hence she resides in the spheres of these three.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
1) vamah (=sundrah) kesah yasyah sa
She whose hair is of graceful appearance.
2) vama eva vamakah (=purusah) tesam isah = vamakesah, tasya stri
She who is the consort of the Lord of Man (i.e., Siva)
3) Vamakesah is a certain tantra. She belongs to that tantra. Hence She is called Vamakesi
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
vigato malah (=avidya) yasyah sa
She from whom the impurity (in the form of nescience) has vanished
According to PadmP, Vimala is the name of the particular deity (Purusottama) in the Devi - tirthas
Vimala means kind of house. So the Goddess is in the form of house called Vimala
Thursday, September 9, 2010
1) visisto jayo yasyah sa
She whose victory is extraordinary
2) The word can be interpreted as knowledge itself
3) Vijaya is the deity of Kashmir and of other sixty eight places
4) According to this, she is the form of Shiva
5) She is also called Vijaya owing to the slaying of the demon, Padma
6) According to the Cintamani, Vijaya is an auspicious muhurta, She is of that form
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
1) ksetrapalena (=sivavataravisesena) samyak arcita
She who was properly worshipped by the special incarnation of Siva (Ksetrapala)
2) Ksetram (=yagayatanam) palayati iti ksetrapalah, tena samyak arcita
According to this interpretation ksetra means the place of sacrificial ceremony, pala means the keeper (protector). Hence, She is the protector of the places of sacrificial ceremony.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
1) ksayavrddhibhyam vinirmukta
She who is free from decay and growth
It is the nature of the body that it can increase or decrease ( modifications taking place in the body - ksetra). She, though controller of the body, is free from decay and growth of ksetra.
2) She is free from the action and the result of the action as the decay and growth are the results of action
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
1) vilasah (=vikesepasaktih) asti asyah
She who possesses the projecting power (hence, playful). Or. the word vilasa also means pithasaktih.
2) According to the grammatical rule bavayarabhedah Bile or Vile (brahma-randhare) aste iti. She who resides in the brahmarandhra
Thursday, September 2, 2010
visnoh (=vyapanasilasya desakaladibhiranavacchinnasya) api maya (avaranakartri)
She who is the maya of visnu, she limits the all-pervasive Visnu
Or, it may mean illusion belonging to Visnu (tatsambandhini maya). The word visnumaya is explained in the Kalika P as that which differentiates everything into manifested and unmanifested according to the three gunas - sattva, rajas and tamas