Friday, December 31, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 459


1) sobhanam mukham yasyah sa

She whose face is beautiful.

Divine knowledge has enhanced the beauty of Her face.

2) Sumukhi is the name of the deity that is to be worshiped as a subsidiary deity while reciting Sodasi mantra.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 458


malayacale vasati iti tath
She who dwells on the Malayacala. There She is called Bhagavati.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 457


1) The mother

As she is the creator of all, she is of the form of Matrka.

2) Mata is the name of the mantra of the Deity Nitya of the tenth day of the lunar fortnight.

3) According to PdmP, Mata is the deity of Kayavarohana place.

4) Mata is the name of laksmibija. She is of that form.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 456

1) hamsah (=yati visesah) asyam abhedena santi iti
Hamsas are a particular kind of samnyasins.
Here the Goddess is identified with them

2) hamsah (=ajapamantrah) asti asyah
Hamsa represents a particular mantra inaudible to others. She is of that form.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 455


mala asti asyah
She who wears garlands

Or, Malini is also called Deity representing the garland of fifty-one syllables (matrkas)
Or Malini is the name of the friend of the Goddess
Or Malini is the name of a certain metre.
Or Malini is the name of the river Mandakini.
A seven year-old girl is also called Malini

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 454


1) lolaksinam yah kamah, rupini sa
She is in the form of the kama of beautiful women.
2) She is in the form of Yogesvari, the Deity of Desire.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 453


trini (=somasuryagnirupani) nayanani yasyah sa
She who has three eyes.

Her three eyes are the Sun, the moon and the fire. The trinayana is also used for vausat by which gods are to be invoked.

2) trini (pratyaksanumanasabdarupani) nayani (=pramanani yasyah)

The word nayana may secondarily mean, means of knowledge, i.e., pramana. This the trinayana, according to this interpretation would mean the three modes of knowledge - holy word (srti) perception (pratyaksa) and reasoning( anumana)

Or tri means three and naya path, i.e., She leads those who are entitled to the three paths. e these three paths are south, north and the path of Brahman.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 452


tejah asti asyam
She is possessed of effulgence.

This is because she is the supporter of the sun and the moon.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 451

vighanan nasayati iti
She who is the remover of obstacles.

She removes all obstacles in the path of attaining the highest knowledge.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 450


nadayati iti
She is the giver of delight or Nandini= a cow born in the family of Kamadhenu. Nandini also means river Ganga.\

She is identical with Ganga, the river.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 449


Luminosity or the power of desire.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 448


1) Susthu astih (=satta)= svastih, tadvati

According to this interpretation, the word su means good, asti being mat=having. THis the name means she is the Absolute Reality beyond the manifestations that are only empirically real.

2) The word svasti according to Yaska means immortal. According to Ratnakosa the word means benediction, benevolence, etc. She may be identical with that.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 447

Tranquility or santi is a certain kala belonging to Vayu.

According to the Brhatparasara, beyond fifteen fingers' breadth from the end of the nose where jiva is purified is the kala called santi.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 446

She who is steadfastness. Or, who is also worshiped under the name Dhrtih in the shrine at Pindarka.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 445

Matih ( Intelligence)

The word mati is explained in VayP.

According to Sutasamhita, mati is the form of Devi.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 444

Pustih ( Nourishment)

This is the name of the Goddess worshipped in he Devadaruvana. Hence the Goddess is identical with the deity.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 443


1) Who is present as contentment.
The Goddess is always praised under with such names as Tusti, Pusti, (nourishment) which express wisdom or knowledge( jnana) or steadfastness (dhairya), tranquility (sama), benevolence (Kalyana), beauty, etc.
2) Tusti is a deity of the tirtha called Vastresvara.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 442

1) kumarah (=skandah) gananathah (=gajananah) tayoh amba
The mother of Kumara (Skanda) and Gananatha ( Ganesh)

2) kutsito maraganah (=smaravikara samuhah) yesam, tannathan ambate (badhnati)
According to this interpretation, ku (kutsita)= inferior, maragana means passional modifications, natha = Lords, amba means the binder. i.e., destroyer. Thus it would mean she who destroys the lords of passional modifications

3) The world kumara may also mean egoism as Kumara (i.e., Skanda) is the deity of ahamkara. Hence She binds and punishes those who possess the qualities of ahamkara (egoism)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 441


kaulamarge tatparaih (=asaktaih) sevita

She who is worshiped by the followers of Kaulamarga.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 440


1) kulakundam (=muladharamadhyagato binduh) eva alayam yasyah
Whose abode is kulakunda

Kulakunda is the bindu in the center of the pericarp of the muladhara. It can be compared to the narrow opening in the underground stalk of the lotus.

2) The a ( in alaya) means from all sides, i.e., deep, laya sleep. Hence kulakunda is the place where kundalini remains in a state of deep sleep. Hence the name would mean she who rests at kulakunda, that is kundalini.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 439

kulasya isvari
The ruler of kula.

Kula here means the triad of measurer, the measurement and the thing to be measured (otherwise called cognizer, cognition and what is congnized matr, mana and meya)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 438


The deity, Kurukulla. 'Kurukulla' is the presiding over the reservoir called vimarsamaya between the walls of cit and ahamkara in the Sri Cakra.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 437

komalah (=sukumarah) akaro yasyah
She whose structure is tender.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 436


1) The Expert One

As she exhibits skill in functions like creation, protection, etc., She is called an expert.

2) kusam (=jalam) lati iti
She who brings water

3) kutsitah salah (=candrama) yasyah (agre)
Even the moon seems faint when compared to Her beauty. Sala means the moon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 435


campeya kusumam priyam yasyah sa
Who is found of campaka flower

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 434


candanasya dravena digdhani (liptani) angani yasyah
Whose limbs are anointed by sandal paste.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 433


1) madena patale (=svetaraktau) gandbhuvau yasyah
Whose cheeks are reddish due to rapture

2) madapatale (kasturi puspa visese ca) tadavatyau gandabhuvau yasyah sa
According to this interpretation, the word mada means a kind of flower. Thus the name would mean whose cheeks are decorated with musk(marks) and patala flowers(dangling from the ear-tops).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 432

madena ghurnitani raktani ca aksini yasyah
Whose eyes are reddened and rolled (turned within) by mada (rapture).

She has turned Her eyes within to be away from external pleasures.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 431

madena salate (=sobhate) evam sila
She is shining with rapture.
Made here means the experience of contaminated bliss which is untainted by worldly things.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 430

She is ever young
As she is not devoid of rajas(menstruation) at anytime, she is ever young.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 429


niskrantah simam (simamva) nihsima(nihsimova)mahima yasyah

Whose greatness knows no boudary.