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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2013, 04:50:14 PM »
Those who have got initiated in Sri Vidya, the rituals prescribed by the guru must be adhered to, even if they are not understood by the intellect. The rituals have come down from traditions and the entire blessings of the tradition backs the devotee. If the devotee finds it difficult to perform them due to time etc, he should contact his guru and ask for advice.

In general physical rituals are very helpful in cultivating devotion to God. The body is not crowded by thoughts like the mind and can serve God faithfully like a dog. The merit gained by that serving percolates back to the mind and makes it devotional.
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« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2013, 05:43:29 PM »
न मंत्रं नो यंत्रं तदपि च न जाने स्तुतिमहो
न चाह्वानं ध्यानं तदपि च न जाने स्तुतिकथाः ।
न जाने मुद्रास्ते तदपि च न जाने विलपनं
      परं जाने मातस्त्वदनुसरणं क्लेशहरणं      ॥१॥

विधेरज्ञानेन        द्रविणविरहेणालसतया
विधेयाशक्यत्वात्तव  चरणयोर्या च्युतिरभूत्‌    ।
तदेतत्क्शन्तव्यं जननि सकलोद्धारिणि शिवे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥२॥

पृथिव्यां पुत्रास्ते जननि बहवः सन्ति सरलाः
परं तेषां मध्ये विरलतरोऽहं  तव  सुतः           ।
मदीयोऽयं त्यागः समुचितमिदं नो तव शिवे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥३॥

जगन्मातस्तव  चरणसेवा  न  रचिता
न वा दत्तं देवि द्रविणमपि भूयस्तव मया        ।
तथापि त्वं स्नेहं मयि निरुपमं यत्प्रकुरुषे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥४॥

परित्यक्ता देवा विविधविधि सेवाकुलतया
मया पञ्चाशीतेरधिकमपनीते तु वयसि        ।
इदानीं चेन्मातस्तव कृपानापि भविता
     निरालम्बो लम्बोदरजननि कं यामि शरणं   ॥५॥

श्वपाको जल्पाको भवति मधुपाकोपमगिरा
निरातङ्को रङ्को विहरति चिरं कोटिकनकैः  ।
तवापर्णे कर्णे विशति मनुवर्णे फलमिदं
    जनः को जानीते जननि जपनीयं जपविधौ   ॥६॥

चिताभस्मालेपो गरलमशनं दिक्पटधरो
जटाधारी  कण्ठे  भुजगपतिहारी   पशुपतिः   ।
कपाली भूतेशो भजति जगदीशैकपदवीं
    भवानि त्वत्पाणिग्रहणपरिपाटीफलमिदम्‌   ॥७॥

न मोक्षस्याकाङ्क्षा भवविभवाञ्छापि च न मे
न विज्ञानापेक्षा शशिमुखि सुखेच्छापि न पुनः ।
अतस्त्वां संयाचे जननि जननं यातु मम वै
    मृडानी रुद्राणी शिव शिव भवानीति जपतः  ॥८॥

नाराधीतासि    विधिना    विविधोपचरैः
     किं   रुक्षचिन्तनपरैर्न   कृतं    वचोभिः       ।
श्यामे  त्वमेव  यदि  किञ्चन  मय्यनाथे
    धत्से      कृपामुचितमम्ब    परं  तवैव     ॥९॥

आपत्सु   मग्नः   स्मरणं   त्वदीयं
    करोमि   दुर्गे    करुणार्णवेशि   ।
नैतच्छठत्वं   मम   भावयेथाह्
    क्षुधातृषार्ता जननीं  स्मरन्ति                  ॥१०॥

जगदम्ब विचित्रमत्र किं परिपूर्णा करुणास्ति चेन्मयि ।
अपराधपरम्परावृतं  न  हि  माता समुपेक्षते सुतं  ॥११॥

मत्समः पातकी नास्ति पापघ्नी त्वत्समा न हि ।
एवं ज्ञात्वा महादेवि यथा योग्यं तथा कुरु ॥१२॥


        na maṁtraṁ no yaṁtraṁ tadapi ca na jāne stutimaho
na cāhvānaṁ dhyānaṁ tadapi ca na jāne stutikathāḥ |
na jāne mudrāste tadapi ca na jāne vilapanaṁ
     paraṁ jāne mātastvadanusaraṇaṁ kleśaharaṇaṁ      ||1||

vidherajñānena        draviṇaviraheṇālasatayā
vidheyāśakyatvāttava  caraṇayoryā cyutirabhūt‌    |
tadetatkśantavyaṁ janani sakaloddhāriṇi śive
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||2||

pṛthivyāṁ putrāste janani bahavaḥ santi saralāḥ
paraṁ teṣāṁ madhye viralataro'haṁ  tava  sutaḥ           |
madīyo'yaṁ tyāgaḥ samucitamidaṁ no tava śive
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||3||

jaganmātastava  caraṇasevā  na  racitā
na vā dattaṁ devi draviṇamapi bhūyastava mayā        |
tathāpi tvaṁ snehaṁ mayi nirupamaṁ yatprakuruṣe
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||4||

parityaktā devā vividhavidhi sevākulatayā
mayā pañcāśīteradhikamapanīte tu vayasi        |
idānīṁ cenmātastava kṛpānāpi bhavitā
    nirālambo lambodarajanani kaṁ yāmi śaraṇaṁ   ||5||

śvapāko jalpāko bhavati madhupākopamagirā
nirātaṅko raṅko viharati ciraṁ koṭikanakaiḥ  |
tavāparṇe karṇe viśati manuvarṇe phalamidaṁ
   janaḥ ko jānīte janani japanīyaṁ japavidhau   ||6||

citābhasmālepo garalamaśanaṁ dikpaṭadharo
jaṭādhārī  kaṇṭhe  bhujagapatihārī   paśupatiḥ   |
kapālī bhūteśo bhajati jagadīśaikapadavīṁ
   bhavāni tvatpāṇigrahaṇaparipāṭīphalamidam‌   ||7||

na mokṣasyākāṅkṣā bhavavibhavāñchāpi ca na me
na vijñānāpekṣā śaśimukhi sukhecchāpi na punaḥ |
atastvāṁ saṁyāce janani jananaṁ yātu mama vai
   mṛḍānī rudrāṇī śiva śiva bhavānīti japataḥ  ||8||

nārādhītāsi    vidhinā    vividhopacaraiḥ
    kiṁ   rukṣacintanaparairna   kṛtaṁ    vacobhiḥ       |
śyāme  tvameva  yadi  kiñcana  mayyanāthe
   dhatse      kṛpāmucitamamba    paraṁ  tavaiva     ||9||

āpatsu   magnaḥ   smaraṇaṁ   tvadīyaṁ
   karomi   durge    karuṇārṇaveśi   |
naitacchaṭhatvaṁ   mama   bhāvayethāh
   kṣudhātṛṣārtā jananīṁ  smaranti                  ||10||

jagadamba vicitramatra kiṁ paripūrṇā karuṇāsti cenmayi |
aparādhaparamparāvṛtaṁ  na  hi  mātā samupekṣate sutaṁ  ||11||

matsamaḥ pātakī nāsti pāpaghnī tvatsamā na hi |
evaṁ jñātvā mahādevi yathā yogyaṁ tathā kuru ||12||



  Oh! I don't know the Mantra, the Yantra, or the Eulogies. I don't even know how to invoke You, how to meditate on You, and even the speech behind Your eulogies. I don't know the postures [in which to say eulogies], and I don't know how to wail. [But] O Mother! I know that following You absolves the biggest distresses.||1||

The offerings — which were due to the lack of knowledge of methodology, by the lack of resources, by indolence, or due to the lack of strength for submission — fallen [by me] on Your dual-feet, forgive all those mistakes, O Mother! O Shiva, Who absolves everyone! Because a son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||2||

O Mother! There are many sons of Yours on this earth and they are gentle. Amidst them, I am Your son, who is extremely libidinous. I have the feelings of possession, and I have no compassion within me. But I am Yours, O Shiva! A son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||3||

O Mother! O Mother of the world! Your feet has not been engaged upon [by me] and, even more so, Your feet has not been submitted with offerings by me. Even then, You shower immaculate benevolence on me. Because a son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||4||

At an age of more than eighty-five years¹, by me, who lacks the prowess to perform various rituals, the Devas have been left along. O Mother of Lambodar (Parvati)! Now, in this situation, if Your benevolence does not happens on me, then, I, the unsupported one, will take whose refuge?||5||

O Aparna! A dog-eater (Chandala) becomes a talkative person with honey-like sweet words coming out from the tongue; and a poor man roams fearlessly for long time in golden riches, when the chants of Your name fall [seat] inside the ear of anyone. O Mother! Then, in that case, who can know the achievements due to continuous chants of Your name based on the appropriate rules?||6||

Kapali, Who has ashes from the burnt corpses on body, Who has the directions as clothes (cloth-less), Who has thick tress-locks, Who has a garland of king of snake in neck, Who is known as Pashupati, and Who is the ruler of ghosts, attains the position of poison-destroyer and Lord of the world. O Bhavani! This is just a result of addition of You as His consort.||7||

I don't have the desire to attain Moksha, neither I have the desire to attain luxuries and resplendence in the world. I don't have expectations of sciences, and O the Moon-faced Goddess! I don't even desire for luxuries and comfort. O Mother! Thus, I beg You, that whenever I am born, give me the chanting of these names to me — Mridani, Rudrani, Shiv, Bhavani.||8||

O Shyama! You are not revered by me, using methods or various prescriptions. I didn't do anything beyond the rough-thinking and speech. But even then, if You keep me, the destitute and orphan, in benevolence, then it suits You; since You indeed are beyond everything, O Mother!.||9||

O Durga, Who is the abode of ocean of mercy! When I remember You in troublesome situations, don't think it is stupidity. It is because when a child is hungry, the child only remembers the Mother.||10||

O Mother of the world! You are full of benevolence for me; [but] what is the surprise in this? [Because] Even when a son is full of faults, the Mother does not ignores or disowns the child.||11||

O Mahadevi! There is no fallen one like me, and there is indeed no absolver of sins like You. Knowing this, You do what You think as appropriate.||12||


देव्यापराधक्षमापनस्तोत्रम्‌ devyāparādhakṣamāpanastotram‌

(English Translations: Stutimandal)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 05:50:44 PM by Nagaraj »
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2013, 11:22:06 PM »

O Virgin Pure


O Virgin pure, immaculate, O Lady Theotokos
O Virgin Mother, Queen of all and fleece which is all dewy
More radiant than the rays of sun and higher than the heavens
Delight of virgin choruses superior to Angels.
Much brighter than the firmament and purer than the sun's light
More holy than the multitude of all the heavenly armies.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

O Ever Virgin Mary of all the world, the Lady
O bride all pure, immaculate O Lady Panagia
O Mary bride and Queen of all our cause of jubilation
Majestic maiden, Queen of all O our most holy Mother
More hon'rable than Cherubim beyond compare more glorious
than immaterial Seraphim and greater than angelic thrones.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, O song of Cherubim Rejoice, O hymn of angels
Rejoice, O ode of Seraphim the joy of the archangels
Rejoice, O peace and happiness the harbor of salvation
O sacred chamber of the Word flow'r of incorruption
Rejoice, delightful paradise of blessed life eternal
Rejoice, O wood and tree of life the fount of immortality.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

I supplicate you, Lady now do I call upon you
And I beseech you, Queen of all I beg of you your favor
Majestic maiden, spotless one O Lady Panagia
I call upon you fervently O sacred, hallowed temple
Assist me and deliver me protect me from the enemy
And make me an inheritor of blessed life eternal.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2013, 05:58:52 AM »
Different manifestations of Kali
KESHAB (with a smile): "Describe to us, sir, in how many ways Kali, the Divine Mother, sports in this world."
MASTER (with a smile): "Oh, She plays in different ways. It is She alone who is known as Maha-Kali, Nitya-Kali, Smasana-Kali, Raksha-Kali, and Syama-Kali. Maha-Kali and Nitya-Kali are mentioned in the Tantra philosophy. When there were neither the creation, nor the sun, the moon, the planets, and the earth and when darkness was enveloped in darkness, then the Mother, the Formless One, Maha-Kali, the Great Power, was one with Maha-Kala, the Absolute.
"Syama-Kali has a somewhat tender aspect and is worshipped in the Hindu households. She is the Dispenser of boons and the Dispeller of fear. People worship Raksha Kali, the Protectress, in times of epidemic, famine, earthquake, drought, and flood. Smasana-Kali is the embodiment of the power of destruction. She resides in the cremation ground, surrounded by corpses, jackals, and terrible female spirits. From Her mouth flows a stream of blood, from Her neck hangs a garland of human heads, and around Her waist is a girdle made of human hands.
Beginning of a cycle
"After the destruction of the universe, at the end of a great cycle, the Divine Mother garners the seeds for the next creation. She is like the elderly mistress of the house, who has a hotchpotch-pot in which she keeps different articles for household use. (All laugh.)
"Oh, yes! Housewives have pots like that, where they keep 'sea-foam', blue pills, small bundles of seeds of cucumber, pumpkin, and gourd, and so on. They take them out when they want them. In the same way, after the destruction of the universe, my Divine Mother, the Embodiment of Brahman, gathers together the seeds for the next creation. After the creation the Primal Power dwells in the universe itself. She brings forth this phenomenal world and then pervades it. In the Vedas creation is likened to the spider and its web. The spider brings the web out of itself and then remains in it. God is the container of the universe and also what is contained in it.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #109 on: August 04, 2013, 05:18:49 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna began his midday meal with the devotees. It was about one o'clock. A devotee sang in the courtyard below:
Awake, Mother! Awake! How long Thou hast been asleep In the lotus of the Muladhara!
Fulfil Thy secret function, Mother:
Rise to the thousand-petalled lotus within the head,
Where mighty Siva has His dwelling;
Swiftly pierce the six lotuses
And take away my grief, O Essence of Consciousness!

Hearing the song, Sri Ramakrishna went into samadhi; his whole body became still, and his hand remained touching the plate of food. He could eat no more. After a long time his mind came down partially to the plane of the sense world, and he said, "I want to go downstairs." A devotee led him down very carefully. Still in an abstracted mood, he sat near the singer. The song had ended. The Master said to him very humbly, "Sir, I want to hear the chanting of the Mother's name again."

The musician sang:
Awake, Mother! Awake! How long Thou hast been asleep In the lotus of the Muladhara! . . .

The Master again went into ecstasy.


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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #110 on: August 05, 2013, 12:41:19 PM »
Maa Durga


One day the disciple:
d: As instructed I have made two lists in preparation for Durga Puja: one for thoughts inside "I" and the other for the thoughts outside "I".

cguru: What are those thoughts?

d: Inside "I":  fear of survival, feeling of confinement, sorrow in moving from small to small, sort of emptiness;
Outside "I": the Himalayas, the vast Sky, the Dawn, Divine Mother.

cguru: Good. Make the second list bigger.

d: ok, but still I am wondering, what is the relationship between these lists and Durga Puja.

cguru: Because Durga Puja will happen in the boundary of these lists. Great fight will take place to move from the first to the second list, and there is an opportunity that we will leave behind some of the first list and place our foot on the second list.


Jai Durga
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2013, 04:22:16 PM »
Maa Durga


The Master sang:
If only I can pass away repeating Durga's name,
How canst Thou then, O Blessed One,
Withhold from me deliverance,
Wretched though I may be?
I may have stolen a drink of wine, or killed a child unborn,
Or slain a woman or a cow,
Or even caused a brahmin's death;
But, though it all be true,
Nothing of this can make me feel the least uneasiness;
For through the power of Thy sweet name
My wretched soul may still aspire
Even to Brahmanhood.

From Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


Jai Durga
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2013, 11:54:54 AM »
To my Divine Mother I prayed only for pure love. I offered flowers at Her Lotus Feet and prayed to Her: 'Mother, here is Thy virtue, here is Thy vice. Take them both and grant me only pure love for Thee. Here is Thy knowledge, here is Thy ignorance. Take them both and grant me only pure love for Thee. Here is Thy purity, here is Thy impurity. Take them both, Mother, and grant me only pure love for Thee. Here is Thy dharma, here is Thy adharma. Take them both, Mother, and grant me only pure love for Thee.'

(To the Brahmo devotees) "Now listen to a song by Ramprasad:
Come, let us go for a walk, O mind, to Kali, the Wish-fulfilling Tree, And there beneath It gather the four fruits of life.
Of your two wives, Dispassion and Worldliness,
Bring alone Dispassion only, on your way to the Tree,
And ask her son Discrimination about the Truth.
When will you learn to lie, O mind, in the abode of Blessedness, With Cleanliness and Defilement on either side of you?
Only when you have found the way
To keep these wives contentedly under a single roof,
Will you behold the matchless form of Mother Syama.
Ego and Ignorance, your parents, instantly banish from your sight; And should Delusion seek to drag you to its hole,
Manfully cling to the pillar of Patience.
Tie to the post of Unconcern the goats of Vice and Virtue,
Killing them with the sword of Knowledge if they rebel.
With the children of Worldliness, your first wife, plead from a goodly distance, And, if they will not listen, drown them in Wisdom's sea.
Says Ramprasad: If you do as I say,
You can submit a good account, O mind, to the King of Death,
And I shall be well pleased with you and call you my darling.

The gospel of sri Ramakrishna

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2013, 04:10:45 PM »
Maa Durga



One of the manifestation of Goddess Parvati is Devi Shakambari, probably one of the most compassionate face of a manifestation.

The story goes about demon Durgama who did penance meditating on Brahma and got the Vedas under his control as a boon.

Consequently the Brahmins forgot all vedic rituals. Due to this the devas could not get the havis and became weak. The asuras conquered them and threw them out of the heaven.

The absence of vedic homas resulted in absence of rains on earth and made all water bodies dry. A great draught ensued which killed so many people (and animals) that dead bodies piled up and there was no one to cremate.

The brahmins went to the foothills of the Himalayas and started meditating on the Divine Mother without taking any food. After many days of austerities and intense prayer, Devi Shakambari appeared before them.

She was अनंताक्षिमयं रूपं (Ananta Akshimayam Rupam),
i.e. with innumerable eyes.

This reminds of Purusha Sukta, Sahasra Shira and Sahasra Aksa, innumerable heads and innumerable eyes.

Here Devi appeared with innumerable eyes, as if to convey that She is the witness of everything, She knows the joy of everyone as well as the suffering of everyone.


Jai Durga
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #114 on: August 25, 2013, 04:30:56 PM »

You Raise Me Up


When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary,
When troubles come and my heart burdened be,
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas,
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas,
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger,
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly,
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas,
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains,
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas,
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders,
You raise me up..To more than I can be.

Rolf Løvland and Brendan Graham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1c055rhDNTU


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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2013, 01:38:43 AM »

Worthy is (gr. Άξιον εστίν, stsl. Worthy EST) is a liturgical Russian chant in Orthodox Christianity.

According to tradition,it was writen during the patriarch Nicholas Hrisoverga (983-996). One night a monk was reading the canon of the Madonna and sang, Čestnjejšuju song in cell of Pantocrator Monastery now called "Worthy is". The old man went to his room. Suddenly a man appeared at the church and began to sing: Worthy is. This song was so far unknown in the church. Unknown Monk heard the song, he was all excited, because of the content, but also because of beautiful chanting. "We like singing," said the stranger monk. He wanted to have the song written and issued a single plate on which the alien finger wrote the song as per wax. Then he disappeared. Christians believe that the stranger was the Archangel Gabriel. The panel is transferred to Constantinople. The song "Is worthy" is still used in the church service.


Dostojno jest

Dostojno je uistinu
Da Blaženom zovemo Tebe, Bogorodicu,
Uvek Blaženu i Svebesprekornu i Mater Boga našega
Časniju od Heruvima i neuporedivo slavniju od Serafima
Tebe što Boga Reč neporočno rodi
Uistinu Bogorodicu veličamo

Worthy is

Worthy is truly
Blessed to call you, Madonna,
Always Blessed and  Seamlessly Mother of our God
Venerable of Cherubims and incomparably Great of Seraphim
The word of God which you from purity born
Indeed Madonna we Glorify!

Beautiful...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7wKelfaifQ&feature=player_detailpage

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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2013, 10:13:59 AM »
Maa Durga



The form of Devi Shakambari was resplendent like million suns and She was a nectar of compassion. Seeing the pitiable condition of the people in the world dying of hunger and thirst in the mighty draught, Her innumerable eyes filled with tears. The tears flowed down from Her eyes in thousands of streams for nine nights continuously. This produced water on the dry earth and took it out of the draught.

Later the devas and brahmins said: Who else is there who will cry looking at the distress of even the fallen, apart from Supreme Mother Goddess Satakshi?


Jai Durga
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #117 on: August 31, 2013, 11:29:49 PM »
ThAyumanavar's hymns to the Divine mother are some of the finest ever.In this verse 5 of Malai vaLar kAdhali peN uma-the Lover damsel who grew up in the mountain-he says that the Divine Mother having given birth to the universe,yet is a virgin.He composed this set of verses after visiting kanyakumari in cape comorin,South india.

Here is the verse 5,which has a sweet mantric feel about it,as he refers to the way devotees chant her name:

பூரணி புராதனி சுமங்கலை சுதந்தரி
 புராந்தகி த்ரியம்பகிஎழில்
 புங்கவி விளங்குசிவ சங்கரி சகஸ்ரதள
 புஷ்பமிசை வீற்றிருக்கும்
நாரணி மனாதீத நாயகி குணாதீத
 நாதாந்த சத்திஎன்றுன்
 நாமமே உச்சரித் திடுமடியர் நாமமே
 நானுச்ச ரிக்கவசமோ
ஆரணி சடைக்கடவுள் ஆரணி எனப்புகழ
 அகிலாண்ட கோடிஈன்ற
 அன்னையே பின்னையுங் கன்னியென மறைபேசும்
 ஆனந்த ரூபமயிலே
வாரணியும் இருகொங்கை மாதர்மகிழ் கங்கைபுகழ்
 வளமருவு தேவைஅரசே
 வரைரா சனுக்கிருகண் மணியாய் உதித்தமலை
 வளர்காத லிப்பெண்உமையே.

Oh Perfection (Poorani)!Ancient one (PurAdhani)!Auspicious one(Sumangali)!Autonomous one(Swatantri)!Destroyer of Triune Cities (Purantaki)!
Triple Eyed one!Lovely Goddess (ezhil Pungavi)!Sankari,spouse of Siva!NArani,seated On the thousand petalled lotus (in cranium)!
Godess transcending mind!Shakti transcending attributes and sound -
Chant thus devotees-your name;That Name,Am I fit to chant?
Praised art Thou as Arani By Him who weareth the Ar (Athi or Konrai) blossom.
Oh Mother that gave birth to universes Vast,
Yet spoken of in the Vedas as a Virgin,the Blissful one comely as a peacock!
Born as 'apple of the eye' to the Mountain King,where the corset breasted damsels Rejoice (bathing)in the renowned Ganges!
Oh uma!the Beloved Damsel who grew up in the Mountain !(himalayAs)


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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #118 on: September 02, 2013, 12:12:09 PM »
Maa Durga


The Devas praised Devi Shakambari as:

नमो माहेश्वरि शिवे पञ्चकोशान्तरस्थिते
Namo Maheshwari Shive Panchakosa Antara Sthite,
which means the auspicious Maheswari Who resides in the interior of the five koshas.

Actual sadhana is very very deep and cannot be captured by superficial statements like "we are already realised" etc. One who is able to penetrate the five koshas can only come face to face with the core God Consciousness.

चेतसा निर्विकल्पेन यां ध्यायंति मुनीश्वराः
Cetasa Nirvikalpena Yam Dhayanti Munishwara,
which means the One Who is the Nirvikalpa Consciousness (Consciousness without  Vikalpa or change) and Who is meditated upon by the great sages.

The great Puranas on one hand shows the way to worship the form of God and on the other hand points to the deeper God Consciousness.

Durga also means Durgama, Who is very very difficult to reach internally.


Jai Durga
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Re: Devi Mahatmya / Durga Saptashati / Chandi
« Reply #119 on: September 05, 2013, 11:20:00 AM »


"'O Mother! O Blissful One! Reveal Thyself to me. Thou must!'
'O Lord of the lowly! O Lord of the universe!
Surely I am not outside Thy universe.
I am bereft of knowledge. I am without discipline.
I have no devotion. I know nothing. Thou must be
gracious and reveal Thyself to me.' "


(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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