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)