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« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2010, 01:33:17 PM »
Ananda Lahari (Waves of Bliss) continued ...


Mother Kamakshi

चतुः षष्ट्या तन्त्रैः सकलंतिसंधाय भुवनं
स्थितस्तत्तत्सिद्धिप्रसभव परतन्त्रः पशुपतिः ।
पुनस्त्वन्निर्बन्धादखिलपुरुषार्थैकघटनास्वतन्त्रं ते तन्त्रं क्षितितलमवातीतरदिदम् ॥३१॥

Catuh Ssassttyaa Tantraih Sakalam-atisamdhaaya Bhuvanam
Sthitas-tat-tat-siddhi-prasabhava Para-tantrah Pashupatih |
Punas-tvan-nirbandhaad-akhila-purussaarth-aika-ghattanaa-svatantram Te Tantram Kssiti-talam-avaatiitarad-idam ||31||

The Lord of all souls, Pasupathi,
Did create the sixty four thanthras,
Each leading to only one desired power,
And started his relaxation.
But you goaded him mother,
To create in this mortal world.
Your tantra called Sri Vidya.
Which grants the devotee,
All powers that give powers,
Over all the states in life.



शिवः शक्तिः कामः क्षितिरथ रविः शीतकिरणः
स्मरो हंसः शक्रस्तदनु च परामारहरयः ।
अमी हृल्लेखाभिस्तिसृभिरवसानेषु घटिता
भजन्ते वर्णास्ते तव जननि नामावयवताम् ॥३२॥

Shivah Shaktih Kaamah Kssitir-atha Ravih Shiitakirannah
Smaro Hamsah Shakras-tadanu Ca Paraa-maara-harayah |
Amii Hrllekhaabhis-tisrbhir-avasaanessu Ghattitaa
Bhajante Varnnaas-te Tava Janani Naamaavayavataam ||32||

She who is mother of us all,
The seed letter ka of my lord Shiva,
The seed letter a of goddess Shakthi,
The seed letter ee of the god of love,
The seed letter la of earth,
The seed letter ha of the sun god,
The seed letter sa of the moon with cool rays,
The seed letter ka of again the god of love,
The seed letter ha of the sky,
The seed letter la of Indra, the king of devas,
The seed letter sa of Para,
The seed letter ka of the God of love,
The seed letter la of the Lord Vishnu,
Along with your seed letters Hrim,
Which joins at the end of each of the three holy wheels,
Become the holy word to worship you.

[This stanza gives indirectly the most holy Pancha dasakshari manthra which consists of three parts viz., ka-aa-ee-la-hrim at the end of Vagbhava koota, ha-sa-ka-ha-la-hrin at the end of kama raja koota and sa-ka-la-hrim at the end of Shakthi koota.These parts are respectively called Vahni kundalini, Surya Kundalini and Soma kundalini.]



स्मरं योनिं लक्ष्मीं त्रितयमिदमाद्धे तव मनोर्निघायैके
नित्ये निरवधिमहाभोगरसिकाः ।
भजन्ति त्वां चिन्तामणिगुणनिबद्धाक्षवलयाः
शिवाग्नौ जुह्वन्तः सुरभिघृतधाराहुतिशतैः ॥३३॥

Smaram Yonim Lakssmiim Tritayam-idam-aaddhe Tava Manor-nighaayaike
Nitye Niravadhi-mahaa-bhoga-rasikaah |
Bhajanti Tvaam Cintaamanni-gunna-nibaddhaakssa-valayaah
Shivaagnau Juhvantah Surabhi-ghrta-dhaaraa-huti-shataih ||33||

Oh, mother who is ever present,
Those who realize the essence,
Of the limitless pleasure of the soul you give,
And who add the seed letter Iim of the god of love,
The seed letter Hrim of the goddess Bhuavaneswaree,
And the seed letter Srim of the goddess Lakshmi,
Which are the three letter triad,
Wear the garland of the gem of thoughts,
And offer oblations to the fire in triangle of Shiva,
With the pure scented ghee of the holy cow, Kamadhenu,
Several times and worship you.

Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2010, 02:12:20 PM »



Dear silentgreen,

The verses posted by you in this post are the most important ones.
Verse 31 speaks about the sixty four tantras and Verse 32 speaks
of Sri Vidya Tantram. 

The Sri Vidya Tantram are under what is called Samayacharam. The one which can be practised by anyone who knows Vedas.  These a
are authored by Vasishtar, Sanakar, Sukar, Sanandhanar and Sanatkumarar.  These together are called Subhakama Panchakam.

The 64 tantras mentioned in Verse 31, are called Kaula Margam.
In the treatise Chandrakala Vidhyashtakam there are other eight tantras and these are called Misra Margam.    These tantras are said to confer siddhic powers.  Sri Vidya Tantram is said to confer all the 4 purusharthas, viz., dharma, artha, kama and moksha.

The 64 tantras come under:

Mahamaya Sambaram  - 8
Yogini Jala Sambaram - 8
Bhairava Tantram - 8
Bahurupa Tantram - 8
YamaLa Tantram - 8
Chandra Jnanam - 8
Malini Tantram - 8
Mahasammohanam - 8

These speak about siddhic powers comprising of vasyam [attracting others], agarshanam [again magnetic power of attraction of objects], mohanam [getting others deluded], uchatanam [by pronouncing, the siddhis are obtained.         

Verse 32 speaks only about Sri Vidya Tantram, as elucidated
by both Lobamudra and Dhurvasa.  Sri Panchadasakshari - 15
lettered mantra is the most sublime.   This should be learnt only
through a competent Guru.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2010, 12:57:41 PM »
Ananda Lahari (Waves of Bliss) continued ...


Mother Kamakshi

शरीरं त्वं शंभोः शशिमिहिरवक्षोरुहयुगं
तवात्मानं मन्ये भगवति नवात्मानमनघम् ।
अतः शेषः शेषीत्ययमुभयसाधारणतया
स्थितः संबन्धो वां समरसपरानन्दपरयोः ॥३४॥

Shariiram Tvam Shambhoh Shashi-mihira-vakssoruha-yugam
Tavaatmaanam Manye Bhagavati Navaatmaanam-anagham |
Atah Shessah Shessiity-ayam-ubhaya-saadhaarannatayaa
Sthitah Sambandho Vaam Samarasa-paraananda-parayoh ||34||

Oh goddess supreme,
I always see in my minds eye,
That your body with sun and moon,
As busts is the body of Shiva,
And his peerless body with nine surrounding motes,
Is your body, my goddess.
And so the relation of, that which has,
And he who has,
Becomes the one perfect relation of happiness,
And becomes equal in each of you.



मनस्वं व्योम त्वं मरुदसि मरुत्सारथिरसि
त्वमापस्त्वं भूमिस्त्वयि परिणतायां न हि परम् ।
त्वमेव स्वात्मानं परिणमयितुं विश्ववपुषा
चिदानन्दाकारं शिवयुवति भावेन बिभृषे ॥३५॥

Manasvam Vyoma Tvam Marud-asi Marut-saarathir-asi
Tvam-aapas-tvam Bhuumis-tvayi Parinnataayaam Na Hi Param |
Tvam-eva Svaatmaanam Parinnamayitum Vishva-vapussaa
Cidaanandaakaaram Shiva-yuvati Bhaavena Bibhrsse ||35||

Mind you are, Ether you are,
Air you are, Fire you are,
Water you are, Earth you are,
And you are the universe, mother,
There is nothing except you in the world,
But to make believe your form as the universe,
You take the role of wife of Shiva,
And appear before us in the form of ethereal happiness.



तवाज्ञाचक्रस्थं तपनशशिकोटिद्युतिधरं
परं शंभुं वन्दे परिमिलितपार्श्वं परचिता ।
यमाराध्यन् भक्त्या रविशशिशुचीनामविषये
निरालोके लोके निवसति हि भालोकभवने ॥३६॥

Tavaajnyaa-cakrastham Tapana-shashi-kotti-dyutidharam
Param Shambhum Vande Parimilita-paarshvam Paracitaa |
Yam-aaraadhyan Bhaktyaa Ravi-shashi-shuciinaam-avissaye
Niraaloke Loke Nivasati Hi Bhaa-loka-bhavane ||36||

The one who worships Parameshwara,
Who has the luster of billions of moon and sun
And who lives in thine Agna chakra - the holy wheel of order,
And is surrounded by thine two forms,
On both sides,
Would forever live,
In that world where rays of sun and moon do not enter,
But which has its own luster,
And which is beyond the sight of the eye,
But is different from the world we see.



to be continued ...
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2010, 03:14:25 PM »



Dear silentgreen,

After describing the various 'chakras' in Verse 35, Sri Sankara describes
the Ajna Chakra where Parameswara is there with Devi.  He is of the
brilliance of crores of suns and moons.  He is embracing on both sides of His, the two forms of Devi.  One is Saguna and the other is Nirguna. If one meditates on Parameswara with these two consorts,
he will attain the Siva Sayujyam - i.e. being in the same abode
as Siva.  This Sivasayujyam is again of brilliance beyond comparison to sun, moon and fire, and it is beyond all the worlds that are discernible by the human imagination. 

The Devi in Ajna chakra is called Chit ParambaL and she is Parasmbu Natha [Siva.].

This verse is chanted by both men and women for curing themselves from all sorts of ailments and diseases. 

The chakara is called Ajna because Siva's ajna [command] on Jiva
is there in the centre.  The concorporate Siva-Sakti is also called
Kameswara and Kameswari. 

The pilgrim centre Kasi is represented here. Kasi is representative of Ajna chakra.  The two forms mentioned in the verse are represented by Visalakshi and Durga there.  Viswanatha is embracing both which represent Saguna [form-ful] and Nirguna [formless] aspects. 

Agni granthi, Surya granthi and Chandra granthi are below this effulgence.  These three granthis cannot comprehend  this effulgence of hundred crores of suns and moon. 

How the same Mother represent two aspects.  It is like the colour
and fragrance of a flower - says Tethiyur Subrahmanya Sastrigal.



Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2010, 11:25:12 AM »
Ananda Lahari (Waves of Bliss) continued ...


Mother Kamakshi

विशुद्धौ ते शुद्दस्फटिकविकविशदं व्योमजनकं
शिवं सेवे देवीमपि शिवसमान व्यवसिताम्।
ययोः कान्त्या यान्त्या शशिकिरणसारुप्यसरणेः
विधुतान्तार्ध्वान्ता विलसति चकोरीव जगती ॥३७॥

Vishuddhau Te Shudda-sphattika-vikavishadam Vyoma-janakam
Shivam Seve Deviim-api Shiva-samaana Vyavasitaam |
Yayoh Kaantyaa Yaantyaa Shashikiranna-saarupya-saranneh
Vidhutaantaar-dhvaantaa Vilasati Cakoriiva Jagatii ||37||

I bow before the Shiva,
Who is of the pure crystal form,
In thine supremely pure wheel
And who creates the principle of ether,
And to you my mother,
Who has same stream of thought as Him.
I bow before you both,
Whose moon like light,
Forever removes the darkness of ignorance,
Forever from the mind,
And which shines like the Chakora bird,
Playing in the full moon light.



समुन्मीलत् संवित् कमलमकरन्दैकरसिकं
भजे हंसद्वन्द्वं किमपि महतां मानसचरम् ।
यदालापादष्टादशगुणितविद्यापरिणतिर्यदादत्ते
दोषाद् गुणमखिलमद्भ्यः पय इव ॥३८॥

Samunmiilata Samvit Kamala-makarandaika-rasikam
Bhaje Hamsa-dvandvam Kim-api Mahataam Maanasa-caram |
Yad-aalaapaad-assttaadasha-gunnita-vidyaa-parinnatir-yad-aadatte
Dossaad Gunnam-akhilam-adbhyah Paya Iva ||38||

I pray before the swan couple,
Who only enjoy the honey,
From the fully open,
Lotus flowers of knowledge,
And who swim in the lake,
Which is the mind of great ones,
And also who can never be described.
From them come the eighteen arts,
And they differentiate the good from the bad,
Like the milk from water.



तव स्वाधिष्ठाने हुतवहमधिष्ठाय निरतं
तमीडे संवर्तं जननि महतीं तां च समयाम् ।
यदालोके लोकान् दहति महति क्रोधकलिते
दयार्द्रा या दृष्टिः शिशिरमुपचारं रचयति ॥३९॥

Tava Svaadhisstthaane Hutavaham-adhisstthaaya Niratam
Tamiidde Samvartam Janani Mahatiim Taam Ca Samayaam |
Yadaaloke Lokaan Dahati Mahati Krodha-kalite
Dayaardraa Yaa Drssttih Shishiram-upacaaram Racayati ||39||


Mother, think and worship I, of the fire,
In your holy wheel of Swadishtana,
And the Rudra who shines in that fire,
Like the destroying fire of deluge,
And you who shine there as Samaya.
When that angry fire of look of Rudhra,
Burns the world,
Then your look drenches it in mercy,
Which treats and cools it down.


Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2010, 01:51:13 PM »



Dear silentgreen,

Verse 37 describes the Visuddhi Chakra.  Ajna Chakra is the
Atma.  Visuddhi is the Space.  Parvati in Chandra sthana and
Parameswara is Surya sthana.  When both stay in Visuddhi,
it pours out bliss.  The bliss of everything else, in all 16 nitya
kalas, do not hold a candle for this Bliss.  This is the support
for all Jivas in the worlds. 

Akasa Tattvam is represented by Chidambaram. Siva and Sakti
are here called Vyomeswara and Vyomeswari.  There are like
a flower and its fragrance, and inseparable.  Meditation on this
concorporate form is recommended for sadhakas to overcome
fear of bhutas, and devils and in short the death itself. 

Sri Tethiyur Subrahmanya Sastri says that this Akasa tattvam
represents Arunachala, where Arunachala and Apeetakuchamba
are Ardha Nari, half man and half woman.



Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2010, 11:06:02 AM »
Ananda Lahari (Waves of Bliss) continued ...


Mother Kamakshi

तटित्वन्तं शक्त्या तिमिरपरिपन्थिस्फुरणया
स्फुरन्नानारत्नाभरणपरिणद्धेन्द्रधनुषम् ।
तव श्यामं मेघं कमपि मणिपूरैकशरणं
निषेवे वर्षन्तं हरमिहिरतप्तं त्रिभुवनम् ॥४०॥

Tattitvantam Shaktyaa Timira-paripanthi-sphurannayaa
Sphuran-naanaa-ratnaabharanna-parinnaddhendra-dhanussam |
Tava Shyaamam Megham Kam-api Mannipuuraika-sharannam
Nisseve Varssantam Hara-mihira-taptam Tribhuvanam ||40||

I bow before that principle,
Which is in your wheel of Manipooraka,
Which as Parashakthi shines like the enemy of darkness,
Which is with the streak of lightning,
Which is with the shining jewels of precious stones of lightning,
Which is also black as night,
Which is burnt by Rudhra like the sun of the deluge,
And which cools down the three worlds like a strange cloud.



तवाधारे मूले सह समयया लास्यपरया
नवात्मानं मन्ये नवरसमहाताण्डवनटम् ।
उभाभ्यामेताभ्यामुदयविधिमुद्दिश्य दयया
सनाथाभ्यां जज्ञे जनकजननीमज्जगदिदम् ॥४१॥

Tavaadhaare Muule Saha Samayayaa Laasya-parayaa
Navaatmaanam Manye Nava-rasa-mahaa-taannddava-nattam |
Ubhaabhyaam-etaabhyaam-udaya-vidhim-uddishya Dayayaa
Sanaathaabhyaam Jajnye Janaka-jananiimaj-jagad-idam ||41||

I pray in your holy wheel of Mooladhara,
You who likes to dance,
And calls yourself as Samaya,
And that Lord who performs the great vigorous dance,
Which has all the shades of nine emotions.
This world has you both as parents,
Because you in your mercy, wed one another,
To recreate the world,
As the world was destroyed in the grand deluge.



This concludes Ananda Lahari.
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2010, 09:36:43 AM »



Verse 41, is the last verse of Ananda Lahari, the first portion of
Sri Soundarya Lahari.  This portion is said to have been obtained
by Sri Sankara from Kailas.  He then adds another 59 verses to make it 100.  The second portion of 59 verses, describe the beauty of Mother from head to feet.

Verse 41 describes Mooladhara, where there is a blissful dance of
Siva and Sakti.  The dance of Sakti is called Lasyam.  And the dance
of Siva is called Tandavam.  Sakti is called Samaya, since she is
equal to Siva.  samam = equal.  There is equality between the
couple in adhishtanam, place, anushtanam, pujas, roopam, form,
and namam, name.  He is Siva and she is Sivaai.  Here they are called Ananda Bhairavi and Ananda Bhairavar.   People who pray
to this divine couple together are called Samayis. In Samayacharam, such worships, there is not much of exterior pujas.  All pujas are by way of contemplation and meditation. 

Sri Lalita Sahasranamam says:

Akula Samayanthastha samayachara tatpara.

Sri Siva, Sivasaktyaikya roopini Sri Lalitambika......

This group of 41 verses are mantras.  Each verse, if chanted for
particular number of times, shall confer specific benefits and results.  This particular verse if chanted continuously shall confer
Siva-Sakti sakshatkaram, darshan of Siva-Sakti.



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« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2010, 06:32:49 PM »
श्री दुर्गा चालीसा
Shrii Durgaa Caaliisaa


Goddess Durga

नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी ।
नमो नमो अम्बे दुःख हरनी ॥

Namo Namo Durge Sukha Karanii |
Namo Namo Ambe Duhkha Haranii ||

Meaning:
I bow to You, O Goddess Durga, the bestower of Happiness!
I bow to You, O Goddess Amba, who ends all miseries.



निराकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी ।
तिहूं लोक फैली उजियारी ॥

Niraakaara Hai Jyoti Tumhaarii |
Tihuu Lok Phailii Ujiyaarii ||

Meaning:
The Radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading
And all the three realms (Earth, Heaven And the Nether World) are Enlightened by Thee.



शशि ललात मुख महाविशाला ।
नेत्र लाल भृकुटी विकराला ॥

Shashi Lalaata Mukha Mahaavishaalaa |
Netra Laala Bhrkuttii Vikaraalaa ||

Meaning:
Your face is like the moon and and very huge.
Your eyes shine with a red glow and You have a frightening frown.



रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे ।
दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे ॥

Ruupa Maatu Ko Adhik Suhaave |
Darasha Karata Jana Ati Sukh Paave ||

Meaning:
O Mother! Your look is Enchanting,
The very sight of You gives joy to the devotees.



तुम संसार शक्ति लै कीना ।
पालन हेतु अन्न धन दीना ॥

Tuma Samsaara Shakti Lai Kiinaa |
Paalana Hetu Anna Dhana Diinaa ||

Meaning:
All the powers of the World repose in Thee
And it is You who provide food and wealth and nurture the world.



to be continued ...
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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2010, 08:14:53 AM »
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Maa Durga

अन्नपूर्णा हुई जग पाला ।
तुम ही आदि सुन्दरी बाला ॥

Annapuurnnaa Huii Jaga Paalaa |
Tuma Hii Aadi Sundarii Baalaa ||

Meaning:
Like Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe
And You appear like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).



प्रलयकाल सब नाशन हारी ।
तुम गौरी शिव शंकर प्यारी ॥

Pralayakaala Saba Naashana Haarii |
Tuma Gaurii Shiva Shamkara Pyaarii ||

Meaning:
At the time of dissolution, it is You, O Mother, who destroys everything.
You are Gouri. the the beloved Consort of Lord Shiva.



शिव योगी तुम्हरे गुण गावें ।
ब्रह्मा विष्णु तुम्हें नित ध्यावें ॥

Shiva Yogii Tumhare Gunna Gaavem |
Brahmaa Vissnnu Tumhem Nita Dhyaavem ||

Meaning:
Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise.
Brahma, Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on You.



रुप सरस्वती को तुम धारा ।
दे सुबुद्धि ॠषि मुनिन उबारा ॥

Rupa Sarasvatii Ko Tuma Dhaaraa |
De Subuddhi Rrssi Munina Ubaaraa ||

Meaning:
You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati
To grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their welfare.



धरा रूप नरसिंह को अम्बा ।
प्रकट भई फाडकर खम्बा ॥

Dharaa Ruupa Narasimha Ko Ambaa |
Prakatta Bhii Phaaddakara Khambaa ||

Meaning:
O Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form of Narsimha,
Breaking the pillar (to save Prahlada).



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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2010, 09:52:00 AM »



Dear silentgreen,

Nice.  Sri Devi Bhagavatam says that Mother looked at her ten
finger nails on her hand and became the ten avataras of Vishnu.
So she is Nrsimha too.



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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #56 on: December 16, 2010, 08:11:30 AM »
Dear Subramanian.R,

I do not know why Devi has been described as taking the form of Nrisingha and saving Prahlada. As far as I have gone through the three Puranas, even though one of the Gods/Goddesses is supreme in the respective Puranas, the basic story line remains the same, i.e. Prahlada is the devotee of Lord Vishnu and He saves him. Their might be some other connection why Devi is said to be the saviour of Prahlada.
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2010, 08:16:57 AM »
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Maa Durga

रक्षा करि प्रह्लाद बचायो ।
हिरण्याक्ष को स्वर्ग पठायो ॥

Rakssaa Kari Prahlaada Bacaayo |
Hirannyaakssa Ko Svarga Patthaayo ||

Meaning:
Thus You saved Prahlada
And Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven (as he was killed by You)



लक्ष्मी रूप धरो जग माहीं ।
श्री नारायण अंग समाहीं ॥

Lakssmii Ruupa Dharo Jaga Maahiim |
Shrii Naaraayanna Amga Samaahiim ||

Meaning:
You appear in the form of Goddess Lakshmi,
And repose by the side of Shree Narayana.



क्षीरसिन्धु में करत विलासा ।
दयासिन्धु दीजै मन आसा ॥

Kssiirasindhu Mem Karata Vilaasaa |
Dayaasindhu Diijai Mana Aasaa ||

Meaning:
You dwell in the ocean of milk (with Lord Vishnu),
You are the ocean of compassion, please fulfill my desires.



हिंगलाज में तुम्हीं भवानी ।
महिमा अमित न जात बखानी ॥

Himgalaaja Mem Tumhiim Bhavaanii |
Mahimaa Amita Na Jaata Bakhaanii ||

Meaning:
You are the Goddess Bhavani in Hingalaja,
You and your glories are illimitable, which cannot be described.



मातंगी धूमावति माता ।
भुवनेश्वरि बगला सुखदाता ॥

Maatamgii Dhuumaavati Maataa |
Bhuvaneshvari Bagalaa Sukhadaataa ||

Meaning:
You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata.
It is You who appear as Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all.


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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #58 on: December 16, 2010, 10:01:44 AM »



Dear silentgreen,

Devi is considered as sister of Narayana.  At the same time,
she is also Narayani, i.e. who is in the form of Narayana.  Hence
the ten avataras of Narayana, I think,  are attributed to her.
She is also called Vaishnavi,  which again means the same thing,
the form of Vishnu.

Abhirami Bhattar says in his Abhirami Andati, that she is Nayaki
[Master of all], Nanmuki [she is Brahma with four faces], Narayani
[she is Narayana], kai naLina pancha sayaki, with five flower arrows, Sambavi, [Sambu's wife], Sankari [Sankara's wife], sathi
nachu vai aki malini [she is fire spitting golden girl], Vaarahi [
she is in the form of Varaham, Varaha avatar of Vishnu], Soolini
[who sports a trident], Matangi [minister of Kamakshi, another
name of Meenakshi], enru aaya kyati udaiyaaL... she is of such
grand fame, Saranam, araN namakke... she is our only refuge.
[Andati Verse 50].

I think Saktam combines the principle of Sakti and Narayana.
I have seen many Sakta Upasakas, who are primarily Vaishnavites.

But as you said, all puranas glorify the god or goddess about whom
it is written in that puranam.  In Saktam, all gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are subservient to Sakti.



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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2010, 09:44:01 AM »
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Maa Durga

श्री भैरव तारा जग तारिणि ।
छिन्न भाल भव दुःख निवारिणि ॥

Shrii Bhairava Taaraa Jaga Taarinni |
Chinna Bhaala Bhava Duhkha Nivaarinni ||

Meaning:
You are Shree Bhairavi and Taradevi, the redeemer of the world,
You appear as Chhinnamasta, and end the sorrows of the world.



केहरि वाहन सोह भवानी ।
लांगुर वीर चलत अगवानी ॥

Kehari Vaahana Soha Bhavaanii |
Laamgura Viira Calata Agavaanii ||

Meaning:
Reposing gracefully upon your lion vehicle, O Goddess Bhavani,
You are welcome by the brave Hanuman.



कर में खप्पर खड्ग विराजे ।
जाको देख काल डर भागे ॥

Kara Mem Khappara Khaddga Viraaje |
Jaako Dekha Kaala Ddara Bhaage ||

Meaning:
When You appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a copal in the other,
Even Time flees in panic.



सोहे अस्त्र और त्रिशूला ।
जाते उठत शत्रु हिय शुला ॥

Sohe Astra Aura Trishuulaa |
Jaate Utthata Shatru Hiya Shulaa ||

Meaning:
Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand,
The heart of the enemies ache with sting of fear.



नगरकोट में तुम्हीं विराजत ।
तिहूं लोक में डंका बाजत ॥

Nagarakotta Mem Tumhiim Viraajata |
Tihuum Loka Mem Ddamkaa Baajata ||

Meaning:
You repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot (Kangra).
All the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.


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