Introduction to Sri Lalita Sahasranama · Greatness of The Mantra · Sahasranama Stotram · Sahasra Namavali Trishati – Namavali · Names of Lalita Devi. This stotra (hymn which praises) occurs in Brahmanda purana (Old epic of the universe) in the Chapter on discussion between Hayagreeva and Agasthya. This is in romanized sanskrit according to IAST standard. View this in plain english. Author: vāgdevī. || dhyānam || sindūrāruṇavigrahāṃ.
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There is a very large school of thought which gives primacy to Shakthi which is the female aspect of energy of the Gods. The followers of Shakthi were called Shakteyas. Among this group rose a peculiar group of sages who were called Namava,i. They believed in Shakthi only and worshipped her using methods which was not considered “normal”, for example worshipping a virgin, doing Yoga sitting on a corpse and so on. They also preferred acts over mostly. To them, the names of Goddess had some divine meaning, which would give them supernatural powers.
They also believed in animal and even human sacrifice. From them rose voluminous religious literature dedicated to Shakthi. In these books sounds were considered extremely important. Chanting each Sound was believed to result in different benefits. These are contained in the chapter called Lalithopakyanam. This entire chapter is in the form of conversation between Hayagreeva and Sage Agasthya.
Agasthya is also the saint who is saatha to namavalli originated the Tamil language by lapitha its first book of grammar.
Lalitha is the name of the goddess and means, She who can be easily attained or She who is simplicity personified. Adi Shankara has written a bhashyam.
He also has contributed to Shakteya literature by writing a book called Soundarya Lahari. But Agasthya does not get satisfied because he feels that his teacher has not taught him one another important Stotra. Hayagreeva hesitates because that one stotra is extremely secret. Then Lalitha herself appears before Hayagreeva and asks him to teach Agasthya, the most secret of the stotras called Laltha Trishati.
This stotra recounts the names of the goddess. Twenty names each start from each of the fifteen letters which form the Pancha dasakshari manthra the 15 letter manthra. The first five letters vaag bhava Koota given in the first line originate from the Mooladhara Literally basic support or the support which is the root which is situated below the vertebral column.
This is supposed to house the baser instincts in man. This manthra entire first line is supposed to rise from Mooladhara like the fire in time of deluge and touch the anahatham the basis for food.
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The second six letters Kama raja koota start from the anahatham with the power and brilliance of billions of sun and touches the Agna Chakra Literally the wheel of command. The last four letters Shakthi koota starts from the Agna chakra like the soothing light of billions of moon and touches the Lalata Madhya The center of the forehead.
This series of sounds is supposed to start from the baser instincts Compared to a coiled serpent sleeping in The Mooladhara lights one by one the Stomach, the chest and travels through the Sushmna Nadi and blossoms the unopened bud of the Lotus with thousand petals in the brain. Once this is opened the Yogis believed that there is no knowledge in earth and heaven that you did not know.
Because of this the chanting of Lalitha Trishathi is supposed to lead to great benefits to the Sadhaka. It is supposed to give him all that is needed. Bow I before Her, Who is the Colour of red, Who is mercy of mercies, Who is epitome of beauty, every minute and second Who holds the bow made of sugarcane, And who has arrows which bring happy prosperity.
After teaching him the Lalitha Trishathi Stotra sage Hayagreeva told Agasthya that out of the 15 letters of Panchadasakshari Manthra the letters Ka thrice repeated and Ha twice repeated are the letters indicating Shiva. Then Hayagreeva explains to Agasthya the palitha of Srichakra. He also tells him that:. Retrieved from ” http: Log in Request account. She in whom fine arts reside.
She who fills all lalitba world by the holy scent of chewing of betel leaf with ingredients like cardamom, nutmeg, mace, camphor, saffron etc. She who destroys the bad effects of Kali communal discord is also called kali.
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She who has eyes like lotus and Neelotpala flowers which are born in water. Or She who takes care of the universe by her mere vision. She who is in the form of five gods viz brahma, Vishnu Rudra, Eesa, and Sadashiva. She who is praised in the holy books like Vedaspuranas etc. She who is the witness to the cosmic Dance of God Eeswara.
She who is simplicity personified Or She who is like the mother who makes children happy by play acting. She who is worshipped by Rudra who has an eye in the forehead or She who is worshipped by those yogis with insight. She who has all the good qualities of hreem Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
She who is worshipped by him who has the plough could be Lord Balarama or the farmer. She who is the darling of Lord Shiva. She who is being worshipped by Lord Shiva. She who is the darling of he who wears elephant skin Shiva. She who is the personification of Hadhi vidhya named as Lopa mudhra ha-sa-ka-la- hrim ha-sa-ka-ha-la- hrim sa-ka-la-hrim.
She who is made up with all ornaments since she is you yourself, she wears all your ornaments.
She who is an expert in fine arts or She who is fit for being meditating upon. She who is the wife of Lord Shiva. Kalpa valli sama bhuja. She who was worshipped by Lord Rama elder brother of Lakshmana. She who is in the midst of Hrim or She who is the reason of existence of the middle life of the earth. She who is the place where the ultimate meaning of Vedantha the philosophical books of Veda are found.
She who is the common point of worship of all different methods of worship. She who steals the mind of The god of Kama The god of love -i. She who is the ultimate science of reaching the truth as made known by the god of Kama the god of love. She who is the lord of the house of The god of Kama The god of love i. She who presides over the Kama koti peeta in Kanchipuram literally seat of billions of love.