Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 552

sarvamrtyun nivarayati iti tatha
She who wards off all (types of) deaths, i.e., accidental death, natural death and untimely death.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 551

savesam vyadhinam prasamani

She who cures each and every disease.

Vyadhi includes old age too.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 550


viyad adih yasya, tat etadrsah jagatah prasute sa
She who gave birth to the entire universe beginning with the other.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 549


She is called so because she is the vidya which confers salvation

Or, vidya means a certain kind of kala which is in the light, i.e., tejas

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 548


1) vimarsah eva rupam (saktih) yasyah sa

She who is in the vimarsa form.
According to this interpretation, vimarsa means the first vibration of parabrahman who is in the prakasa aspect.

2) vimarsah (vacakah sabdova) sa eva rupam (nirupakam) nirupyam va asyah
According to the interpretation , the word vimarsa means significant words or speech by which she is described.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 547


bandhura(unnatanata) alakah (=curnakuntalah) yasyah sa
Who has curly hair.

The name Barbaralaka is accepted by tradition (by sampradaya)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 546


bandham mocayati sa
She who removes the bondages

Here the word bandha means the bond of ignorance or prison

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 545

pulomjaya (=indranya) arcita
She who is worshipped by Indrani

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 544

Punye (vihitakarmarupe) srvanakirtane yasyah sa

Hearing of whim and praising of whom is holy, i.e., whose acts and achievements described in words confer holy merits when they are narrated or listened to.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 543

(praktanaih) punaih labya
She who is attained through righteousness
The word Punya means the merit earned through austerities in the previous birth

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 542

punya(=punyaprada) kirtih yasyah sa
She whose glory is the purifier. Her glory purifies Her devotees.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 541


1) na vidyate uttana yasyah sa
She is so called because no one else could be thought superior to her.
2) na nutta (paraprerita) ma=(buddhih aisvaryam va) yasyah
According to this interpretation, the word anutta means not depending and ma means intelligence or dominion. Hence she is one whose power or knowledge is not derived from any other source but is self-possessed.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 540

1) She is of the form of smrtis (i.e., traditional codes)
2) She is the knowledge in the form of recollection

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 539

1) She who is of the form of scriptures - the four Vedas, viz., Rgveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda adn Atharvaveda.
2) She who is the knowledge in the form of Hearing. (sravanatmakajnana)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 538


1) The next creation was sentient. Hence the Goddess is accompanied by intelligence.
2) Medha means individual intelligence
3) She preserved the Vedas and other teachings. Hence she is Medha
4) According to the PdmP, the deity called Medha is worshipped in the country of Kasmira.

Lalita Sahasranama # 537


na matih, amatih
She is devoid of intelligence
Here the word Amati means nescience . According to the commentator, DurgaBhatta, in the Nirukti,the word amati is explained to mean the knowledge of the self.

Amati may refer to the insentient creation which was devoid of intelligence. She is the source of insentient creation; hence, She is called amati.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 536


1) susthu adhiyate anaya
The formula by which the libation is well-placed.

2) susthu am (visnum) svan va dadhati (=posayati) iti

The name in the above compound is split as sv+a=Dha and sva+dha which means 1) she who nourishes (protects) well the Visnu and she who nourishes her own person 2) Sva+ dha also means the presiding deity of the holy shrine at Mahesvara.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 535


1) She is the form of Svaha

Svaha is the word uttered when an oblation is offered in the sacrificial fire intended for a deity.

2) su aheti or svam aheti iti
The name also means su + ah= svaha i.e., addressing in a good manner or sva+ah= svaha one's own self

3) susthu ahutayate anaya iti
The formula by which oblation is offered nicely

4) svan (=svakiyan) ajihite (=gacchati) sviyatvena samyak janati iti
She who appears before Her devotees and accepts them as Her own/

5) Svaha is the sakti of fire adn the mother of Karttikeya ( or the wife of Siva in the form of fire).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 534


yakinyakhyayah ambayah svarupam asyah

Whose form is that of Mother Yakini.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 533

sarvairapi odanaih pritam (=tustam) cittam yasyah sa
Whose mind is pleased with all kinds of food.

Lalita Sahasranama # 532


sarvatah (=sarvasu diksu) mukhani yasyah sa

She whose faces are in every direction. There is no place where Her faces are not present.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 531

sukle (=virye) samyak sthita
Who presides over the semen

According to the Bhavisyottara Purana, sukla is the name of a kind of meditation at the time of sexual enjoyment.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 530


sarvesam aydhanam dhara (=dharaitri)
She is the holder of every kind of weapon

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 529


1) sarvaih varnaih upasobhita
She shines with all colors

The Goddess has all colors like rose, black, red, yellow, etc. Hence She is brilliant with all colors as a variegated Deity.

2) sarvani (=akaradiksakarantani) varnani(=aksarani) yasam, tabhih (amrtadiksamavatyantabhih saktibhih) up (=samipe) sobhita(=avrta)

She is surrounded by the fifty deities representing the fifty mystic syllables ( from a to ksa) on the petals around her.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 528

sahasradalapadme tisthati iti
Who abides in the sahasrara lotus
Sahasrara is the other name of this center. It has thousand of (innumerable) petals. It is located in the skull above the other six centers. Here the Goddess is called Yakini.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 527

hakinyah rupam dharyitum silam asti asyah
She who appears in the form of Hakini

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 526


haridra (misre) anne eko (=mukhyo) raso (=rasavattabuddhih) yasyah sa
Who has much liking for the food prepared with (the flavor) turmeric.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 525


hamsavatyeva mukhya (mukhe bhava mukhya=adhih yayoh tabhyam saktibhyam samanvita)
She is endowed with the saktis of which Hamsavati is the major one. These are two saktis, Hamsavati and Ksamavati.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 524

majjayam samyak tisthati sa
Who presides over the marrow.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 523


sat ananani yasyah sa
Who has 6 faces

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 522


suklah varnah yasyah sa
Whose complexion is white.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 521


ajnacakrabjameva nilayao yasyah sa

Whose abode is Ajna Cakra. Here, the Goddess is called Hakini

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 520


sakinyambayah svarupam asyah

Who is of the form of Mother Sakini

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 519


mudga(misrite) odane asakta cittam yasyah sa
Who is fond of cooked rice mixed with pulses (mudga)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 518


varadadibhih (=catasrbhih) saktibhih nisevita

She is attended by (the four) saktis seated around the yogini Sakini. These are Varada, Sri, Sanda and Sarasvati.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 517


ankusadini (catvari) praharani yasyah sa
Who uses weapons like the elephant hook

The four weapons of Sakini are elephant hook, lotus, book and finger sign called jnanamudra.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 516


asthisu samsthita
She who presides over the bones

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 515

panca vaktrani yasyah sa
she who has five faces

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 514


muladharakhye ambuje arudha (=sthita)

She who has ascended the Muladhara lotus .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 513

kakinya rupam (=svarupam) dharayati iti tatha

She who assumes the form of Kakini Yogini

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 512


dadhna annam dadhyannam, tasmin asaktam hrydayam yasyah sa
Whose heart delights in the food mixed with curd.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 511


bandhinyadibhih samanvita

She is surrounded by the saktis like Bandhini etc
There are the six deities from Bandhini to Lambosthi (i.e., from ba to la)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 510


madhuna (=ksaudrena madyena va) prita
She who is fond of honey
Madhu also means liquor. The Goddess is fond of liquor also.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 509


medasi nistha (-sthitih) yasyah sa
She who presides over medas (i.e., Fat)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 508


ati garve yasyah sa
Who is very proud of Herself.

The Goddess us called Manohara in name 505. She is very proud of Her beauty and other Qualities.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 507

pitah varnah yasyah sa
She who is yellow(golden) in hue.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 506


Suladibhih ayudhaih sampanna
She is armed with weapons like the trident.

There are four weapons of Kakini, viz. , a trident, a noose, a skull and an elephant hook (ankusa).

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 505


Caturbih vaktraih manohara

She appears attractive with four faces. Kakini has four faces.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 504

svadhisthanakhyam ambujam gata (=prapta)
She resides in the Svadhisthana lotus.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 503

lakinyambayah svarupam asyah

Who is in the form of mother Lakini (described in the above nine names from Rakinyambasvarupini to samastabhaktasukhada - 494-502)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 502


samastebhyah bhaktebhyah sukham dadati sa

She confer happiness on all who are devoted to Her.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 501

gudenamisraamannam = gudannam, tena pritam manasam yasyah sa
She who is fond of food mixed with jaggery.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 500

mamsa nitaram tisthati sa
who presides over the flesh

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 499


raktah varnah yasyah sa
Whose complexion is blood-red in color

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 498


damaryadibhih (saktibhih) avrta
She is surrounded by the saktis like Damari
There are ten saktis from Damari to Phatkarini

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 497


vajraadikaih ayudhaih upeta
She who possesses weapons like vajra

She hold four weapons specified as vajra, sakti, danda and abhaya in her four hands.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 496


vadananam trayena samyuta

she is endowed with three faces. The goddess residing in manipura has 3 faces.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 495


manipurakhyam abjam nilayah yasyah sa
Whose abode is manipurabja( cakra).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 494


rakinyah ambah svarupam asyah
Who appears in the form of Mother Rakini, who is seated in the midst of the anahata cakra

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 493


1) mahavirasca (= prahladah) indrasca = mahavirendrah tabhyam varam dadati sa

She who granted boons to Mahavira, i.e., Prahlada and Indra

2) The word vira when split vi+ira means (vi) many excited (ira) or intoxicated (ira); together mean, the trained orators gifted with eloquence.

3) Mahavira means a kind of vessel used in the soma sacrifice. By Laksana, the word Mahavira is used to mean those who are continuously drinking the nectar of Brahman and Indra means those who directly realize the Brahman

4) The word Virendra means those who realize the fourth state (turiya) in the other three states.

According to the first interpretation, Mahavira means Prahlada and Indra refers to Sakra, the lord of the lords. According to the DvP(Book IV), Indra and Prahlada praised the Goddess after their fight which lasted for hundred divine years and eventually she granted them boons.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 492


snigdhah (=dhryukta) odyanah priyo yasyah sa
Who like ghi-rice( a food prepared with ghi)

Lalita Sahasranama # 491


Kalartrih adhih yasam tasam saktinam oghena vrta (patresu vestita)
She is surrounded by the group of saktis beginning with Kalaratri

Kalaratri is the name of the Sakti which is said to be causing destruction. There are 12 saktis beginning with Kalaratri, seated one in each petal if Anahata Cakra.

Lalita Sahasranama # 490


rudhire samsthita

Who presides over blood

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 489


aksamala adih yesam tesam ayudhanam dhara

She who wields weapons like aksamala, etc.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 488


damstrabhih ujjvala

Shining with tusks (like that of a boar)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 487


vadanayoh dvayam yasyah sa

She who has two faces

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 486


1) syama abha yasyah sa
Who is dark complexion

2) syama (=sodasarvasiki), taya tulya abha yasyah sa

She who appears like a damsel of sixteen years.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 485


anahatabjam (tatkarnika) eva nilayah yasyah sa

She who abides in the anahata lotus (center)

Anahata center is located in the heart which has twelve petals, exposing the first twelve consonants (ik to it)

Here resides yogini called Rakini

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 484


She is the ruler named as Dakini

She who is described from name no 375 upto no 483 (Kamapujita to Amrtadimahasaktisamvrta)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 483


amrtakhya (saktih) adih yasam, tabhih (sodasabhih) mahasaktibhih samvrta
She is surrounded by Mahasaktis beginning with Amrta, etc.

In Visuddhi - Cakra, there are sixteen petals, and there are sixteen great saktis from Amrta to Aksara who are seated on each of these petals

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 482


pasavah(=advaitavidyavihinah) te eva lokah, tesam bhayamkari

She who creates fear in those who are ignorant of the true identity of soul and god.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 481


tvaci (dhatau)tisthati iti
She who presides over the organ of touch, i.e., skin.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 480


payasasca tadannam ca, tat priyam yasyah ca
She who likes food prepared with milk.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 479

ekena vadanena samanvita
Having one face

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 478


khatvangam adi yesam (caturnam) madhye, tani praharanani yasyah sa
Who holds the weapons like the club etc.

The word khatvanga means a bed post or a rod with a skull top. Sword, trident and shield(camara) as Her other weapons.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 477


tini locanani yasyah sa
The three-eyed one. She, as the Dakini, has three eyes.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 476


araktah varnah yasyah sa

Whose complexion is reddish. Dakini is reddish in complexion

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 475


visuddhicakram eva nilayo yasyah sa
Who dwells in the Visuddhicakra.

Hereafter the Goddess is praised by Sixty-two names following the order of yogininyasa under the forms of the seven yogini deities who preside over the seven cakras and whose name begin with the letters, da, ra, la,ka, sa, ha and ya respectively.

Her abode in Visuddhicakra is in the pericarp of the sixteen-petaled lotus, where she is worshiped as Dakiniyogini.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 474


yasah asyam asti iti
She who is famous

She is famous for Her innumerable and incomparable deeds.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 473


The mother of siddhas

As she is the protector of all seekers of the Divine Reality, She is called Siddhamata.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 472

siddha ca sa vidya ca
she is the eternal knowledge

The word siddhavidya refers to the Srividya, viz., Pancadasi mantra which itself is eternal. Hence it needs no purification

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 471


She is the queen of siddhas.
The siddhas are goraksa, etc
She is famous by this name in Varanasi

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 470

vayasam avasthabhih vivarjita
She is devoid of different states of age or life
As She is eternal, She is exempted from the States of childhood,boyhood,youth,etc.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 469


1) vamo (=vananiyo) devah, tasyeyam vamadevi
She is the wife of Vamadeva

The word vama according to this interpretation , means 'to be worshiped'

2) Vamena (bhagena) divayati iti, vamadeva, tadabhinna
One who shines by the left side. The form 'ardhanarisvara' is referred here.

3) vamadeva (=sadasiva vyuhantargatah murti visesah) tasyeyam
She is the wife of Vamadeva who is one of the forms, vyuha of Sadasiva as described in SivP

4) vama (sundari) ca sa devi ca
She who is beautiful Goddess

5) vamanam (=karmaphalanam) devi (=adhisthatri)
She is the main Goddess of fruits of actions

6) vamanam (=vamacare ratanam) devi
She who is the Goddess of followers of Vamacara

This is because the KalikaP says that the worshiper ever devoted to that path is called vama.

7) The Goddess is called Vamadevi because she is pleased with the path (the vamamarga)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 468


1) This is the name of the sixth Nitya deity or Goddess worshiped in the shrine of Jalandhara.

2) Vajra is the river situated between the eleventh and twelfth wall of Sricakra

3) The Goddess Herself gave the vajra to Indra. Hence, she is called Vajrasvari.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 467


1) suksmam rupam asti asyah
Who has subtle form

2)Suksma also is the name of a particular homa, as it is described in TanRaj. She is of that form.

This name directly refers to second of the Goddess' three forms, sthula, suksma and para.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 466

(parmesvarau srstyaunmukhyena) ksobhayatiti

Causing agitation. She who agitates prakrti and purusa to create.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 465

kantih asyah asti iti
She is full of effulgence.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 464


1) kalah kantha yasya=kalakanthah tasyeyam kalakanthi
She is the wife of Kalaknatha(Siva)
Kalakantha is the name of Lord Siva his kantha is black with poison. According to DvP, of the sixty-eight sacred places, kalakanjana is the place where Kalakantha is worshiped.

2) kalah (=madhuro dhavanih) eva kalah, kalah kanthe yasyah sa.
According to this interpretation, kala means soft low sound and kantha means voice. Hence, whose voice is soft and sweet.

3) Kalakanthi here also means the deity created by lord Siva along with Kali and Kapardini to kill Darukasura.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 463


suranam nayika

The queen of gods.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 462


The beautiful one.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 461


sobane bhruvau yasyah sa

She who has fine eyebrows

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lalita Sahasranama # 460



She is called so because She has a lotus-like face, eyes, feet etc. Or of the form of Ganga. She is also called Nalini because King Nala worshiped Her with unsurpassing devotion, identifying himself with Her at heart.