Friday, November 5, 2010
Lalita Sahasranama # 403
1) mahanascasau kamesah ca iti mahakamesah, tasya nayane eva kumude, tayoh ahlade(=vikase sukhatisayakrt) kaumudi (=candrika iva) sa.
She who is the moonlight that blossoms the kumuda (lotus) of the eyes of Mahakamesa.
The word kaumudi may mean full moon of the month of Karttika.
2) kutsita mut yesam te kumudah (=vaisayikah), tesam asamantat hladah (=moksarupasukhatisayah) tasya kaumudi ( mahakamesam pratinayane kumudahlada kaumudi)
The Goddess illumines the pleasure which are enjoyed by sensuous person and which is generated by the leading of them to Lord Siva.
ku=inferior, mud = pleasure, Hence, according to this interpretation, the word kumuda means those who long for worldly pleasures. They are called inferior because their pleasures are mixed with pain.