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Sri Sankara Vijayam - 79
« on: August 28, 2009, 02:27:01 PM »
The Verse 66 of Sri Soundarya Lahari describes the Mother's
sweet voice.

Vipanchya gaayanti vividham apadaanam Puraripos
tvya'aarabdhe vaktum chalita-sirasaa saadhuvachane;
Tadiyair maadhuryair apalapita-tantri kala-ravaam
Nijaam veenam vaani nichulayati cholena nibhrtam.

When on hearing the songs of greatness and achivements
of Siva tuned on the Veena by Saraswati, the goddess of learning
and fine arts, You begin to speak nodding Your head in appreciation,
the sweetness of Your voice seems to cast  ridicule on the soft
melody of that musical instrument, and Saraswati therefore secretly
puts it in its case.

Verse 71:

Here, Sankara describes the hands of Mother.

Nakhaanaam uddyotair nava-nalina-raagam vihasataam
Karaanaam te kaantim kathaya kathayaamah katham Ume;
Kayaachid vaa saamyam bhajatau kalayaa hanta kamalam
Yadi kridal lakshmi charana tala lakshaa rasam chanam.

O Uma! Pray, tell us how we can describe the splendour of
Your hands, which, being lit up with the radiance of Your nails,
surpasses the brightness of the morning lotus blooms.  Perhaps
these flowers can attain similarity with Your nails when their
redness is enhanced by contact with lac-dye of the feet of goddess
Lakshmi who sports in them!

Saraswati and Lakshmi are the same as Uma in the Jnana marga.
They are considered as three different goddesses, consort of
Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, only in mantra sastra and bhakti marga,
path of devotion.

Arunachala Siva.