Sri Lalitha Sahasranama is in the 36th chapter of Lalitopakyana in Brahmanda Purana. It is presented in the form of instructions imparted to the sage Agasthya by Hayagriva who is an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu.
Hayagriva tells Agasthya the story of the incarnation of Lalitha Maha Thripura Sundari and describes her sports. He then describes the city of Sripura, Her abode, the greatness of Her Mantra, the panchadasakshari, the essential oneness of Sri Yantra, Sri Vidya, Lalitambika and Sri Guru, and initiates Agastya into the Sahasranamas of Devi’s attendant deities. Though he described every thing, Hayagriva did not mention any thing about Lalitha Sahasranama for a long time. On repeated questioning by the anxious student, Agastya maharishi, Hayagriva explained the reasons why Lalitha Sahasranama was so divine and sacred, and why it was to be imparted only to the highly potent and exalted and that the reasons why it was not imparted in the first place.
It is Impossible to tell the Glory of Shree Maha Lalitha Thripura Sundhari and Impossible to list the countless Benefits of ‘Lalitha Sahasranama’
The Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram:
Sinduraruna vigraham trinayanam manikyamauli sphurat
Tara nayaka shekharam smitamukhi mapina vakshoruham
Panibhyamalipoorna ratna chashakam raktotpalam bibhratim
Saumyam ratna ghatastha raktacharanam dhyayet paramambikam
The Divine mother is to be meditated upon as shining in a vermilion-red body, with three eyes, sporting a crown of rubies studded with the crescent moon, a face all smiles, a splendid bust, one hand holding a jewel-cup brimming with mead, and the other twirling a red lotus.
Dhyayet padmasanastham vikasitavadanam padmapatrayatakshim
Hemabham pitavastram karakalitalasad hemapadmam varangim
Sarvalankara yuktam satata mabhayadam bhaktanamram bhavanim
Shrividyam shanta murttim sakala suranutam sarva sampatpradatrim
The Divine Goddess is to be meditated upon as seated on the lotus with petal eyes. She is golden hued, and has lotus flowers in Her hand. She dispels fear of the devotees who bow before Her. She is the embodiment of peace, knowledge (vidyaa), is praised by gods and grants every kind of wealth wished for.
Lalita Sahasranama stotram
1.Om shrimata shrimaharagyi shrimatsimha saneshvari
Chidagni kundasambhuta devakarya samudyata ..
Shrimata: Salutations to the Divine Mother, who is the Mother of all.
Shri-mahararagni: Great Empress of the whole Universe.
Shrimat-simhasaneshvari: Great Sovereign, enthroned on the lion’s back.
Chidagni kundasambhuta: Who came out of the fire of Pure Consciousness.
Devakarya samudyata: Who promotes the cause of Divine forces.
2.Udyadbhanu sahasrabha chaturbahu samanvita
Raagasvarupa pashadhya krodha karankushojjvala.
Udyadbhanu sahasrabha: Who is radiant as a thousand suns rising together.
Chaturbahu samanvita: Four-armed Divinity.
Ragasvarupa pashadhya: Who holds in her lower left hand a noose representing the power of love.
Krodha karankushojjvala: Who holding the flashing Ankusa (goad) of anger in Her lower right hand for restraining the forces of evil.
3.Manorupekshu kodanda pancha tanmatra sayaka
Nijaruna prabhapura majjadbrahmanda mandala.
Manorupekshu kodanda: Who wields in her upper left hand a Sugarcane bow that stands for mind.
Panchatanmatra sayaka: Who holds five arrows representing the five Tanmatras (Subtle elements).
Nijaruna prabhapura majjadbrahmanda mandala: In the rosy splendour of whose form the whole universe is bathed.
4.Champakashoka punnaga saugandhika lasatkachaKuruvinda manishreni kanatkotira mandita.
Champakashoka punnaga saugandhika lasat kacha: Whose shining locks of hair impart their fragrance to flowers like Chamka, Ashoka and Punnaga adorning them.
Kurvinda manishreni kanatkotira mandita: Whose crown is shining with rows of Kuruvinda gems.
5.Ashtami chandra vibhraja dalikasthala shobhita
Ashtami chandra vibhraja dalikasthala shobhita: Whose forehead shines, arching like the crescent moon of the eighth lunar digit (Ashtami)
Mukhachandra kalankabha mruganabhi visheshaka: The Kasturi Tilaka adorns her moonlike face, like the spot in the moon.
6.Vadanasmara mangalya gruhatorana chillika
Vaktra lakshmi parivaha chalan minabha lochana.
Vadanasmara mangalya gruhatorana chillika: Whose face, the auspicious home of Karma (Cupid), has eyebrows that resemble archways leading to that abode of beauty.
Vaktra lakshmi parivaha chalan minabha lochana: Whose eyes move like fish in the streams of beauty flowing from Her face.
7.Navachampaka pushpabha nasadanda virajita
Tarakanti tiraskari nasabharana bhasura.
nasadanda virajita: Whose shapely nose is like a freshly blown Champaka bud.
Tarakanti tiraskari nasabharana bhasura: With a nasal ornament set with a jewel that excels the brilliance of the planet Venus.
8.Kadamba manjari klupta karnapura manohara
Tatanka yugalibhuta tapanodupa mandala.
Kadamba manjari klupta karnapura manohara: Who is radiant and charming with a bunch of Kadamba flowers over her ears.
Tatanka yugalibhuta tapanodupa mandala: Who has the orbs of the Sun and Moon as Her pair of ear pendants.
9.Padmaraga shiladarsha paribhavi kapolabhuh
Navavidruma bimbashri nyakkari radanachhada .
Padmaraga shiladarsha paribhavi kapolabhuh: Whose cheeks are far fairer than mirrors of ruby (Padmaraga)
Navavidruma bimbashri nyakkari radanachhada: Whose lips outshine the redness of fresh coral and bimba fruit.
10.Shuddha vidyankurakara dvijapankti dvayojjvala
Karpura vitikamoda samakarshi digantara.
Shuddha vidyankurakara dvijapankti dvayojjvala: Whose beauty is enhanced by her rows of teeth that resemble the sprouting of pure Knowledge (Suddha Vidya or Sri – Vidya).
Karpura vatikamoda samakarshi digantara: The fragrance of the campho limbedded betel roll in whose mouth is spreading in all directions.
11.Nijasallapa madhurya vinirbhartsita kachhapi
Mandasmita prabhapura majjatkamesha manasa.
Nijasallapa madhurya vinirbhartsita kachhapi: Whose speech is more melodious than the Veena of Sarasvati known as Kachhapi.
Mandasmita prabhapura majjatkamesha manasa: The radiance of whose smile inundates the mind of Kamesvara, Her consort.
12.Anakalita sadrushya chubukashri virajita
Kamesha baddhamangalya sutra shobhita kandhara.
Anakalita sadrushya chubukashri virajita: Her chin is peerless in beauty.
Kamesha baddhamangalya sutra shobhita kandhara: Whose neck is adorned with the Mangalasutra fastened thereon by Her consort Kamesvara.
13.Kanakangada keyura kamaniya bhujanvita
Ratnagraiveya chintaka lolamukta phalanvita.
Kankangada keyura kamaniya bhujanvita: Whose beautiful arms are decked with armlets and bracelets of gold.
Ratnagraiveya chintaka lolamukta phalanvita: Who wears a gem – set necklace having a big pearl as a pendant.
14.Kameshvara premaratna manipratipana stani
Nabhyalavala romali lataphala kuchadvayi.
Kamesvara premaratna manipratipana stani: Whose breasts form the price she pays to Her Consort (Mahesvara) in return for the gem of love He bestows on Her.
Nabhayalavala romali lataphala kuchadvayi: Whose breasts look like fruits on the creeper of the hair – line spreading upwards from the navel.
15.Lakshyaroma latadharata samunneya madhyama
Stanabhara dalanmadhya pattabandha valitraya .
Lakshyaroma latadharata samunneya madhyama: Who has a waist so slender that it can only be inferred as a base for the creeper of fine hair springing from her navel upwards.
Stanabhara dalanmadhya pattabandha valitraya: Whose waist, breaking under the weight of the breasts, gets three lines like a supporting belt.
16.Arunaruna kausumbha vastrabhasvath katitati
Ratnakinkini karamya rashana dama bhushita.
Arunaruna kausumbha vastrabhasvath katitati: Who wears a garment of deep red round Her hip.
Ratnakinkini karamya rashana dama bhushita: Who is adorned with a girdle having many mini bells set with precious stones.
17.Kamesha gyata saubhagya mardavoru dvayanvita
Manikya makutakara janudvaya virajita .
Kamesha gyata saubhagya mardavoru dvayanvita: The beauty and smoothness of whose thighs is known only to her consort, the Conqueror of love (Kamesha)
Manikya makutakara janudvaya virajita: Whose two knees are like crowns shaped from the precious stone Manikya.
18.Indragopa parikshipta smaratunabha janghika
Gudhagulpha kurmaprushta jayishnu prapadanvita.
Indragopa parikshipta smaratunabha janghika: Whose calf – muscles resemble the quiver of the god of love with bright glow–worm like decorations.
Gudhagulpha: Whose ankled are well filled and therefore without protrusion.
Kurmaprushta jayishnu prapadanvita: The arch of whose feet rival the shapeliness and beauty of the back of a tortoise.
19.Nakhadidhiti sanchhanna namajjana tamogunaa
Padadvaya prabhajala parakruta saroruha.
Nakhadidhiti sanchhanna namajjana tamoguna: The illumining splendor of whose tow nails dispel the darkness of ignorance in the votaries prostrating at Her feet.
Padadvaya prabhajala parakruta saroruha: Whose feet defeat the lotus in beauty.
20.Sinjana manimanjira manditashri padambuja
Marali mandagamana mahalavanya shevadhih.
Sinjana manimanjira manditashri padambuja: Whose lotus – feet are adorned with tinkling anklets set with jewels.
Marali mandagamana: Whose gait is slow and gentle like that of a swan.
Mahalavanya shevadhih: Who is a treasure house of Divine beauty.
21.Sarvaruna navadyangi sarvabharana bhushita
Shiva kameshvarankastha shiva svadhina vallabhe.
Sarvaruna: Who is rose – hued all over.
Anavadyangi: Who is faultless in every limb.
Sarvabharana bhushita: Who is adorned with divine ornaments.
Shiva kameshvarankastha: Who is seated on the lap of Shiva, the conqueror of desire (Kamesvara).
Shiva: The Consort of Shiva, whose Power She is.
Svadhina vallabha: Who dominates over Her Consort Siva in the creative part of the cyclic motion of time.
22.Sumeru madhya shrungastha shrimannagara nayika
Chintamani gruhantastha panchabrahma sanasthita.
Sumeru Madhya shrugastha: Who dwells on the mid most peak of Mount Meru.Shrimannagara nayika: Who is the Bindu, the central circle of bliss in the Shri-chakra.
Chintamani gruhantastha: Whose abode is Manidvipa the Island of Wish-yielding Gem.
Panchabrahma sanasathita: Who rests on a seat formed of the five Divinities (Brahmans), Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Isana and Sadasiva.
23.Mahapadmatavi samstha kadamba vanavasini
Sudhasagara madhyastha kamakshi kamadayini.
Mahapadmatavi samstha: Who dwells in a lotus forest, the thousand–petalled lotus of the Sahashra.
Kadamba vanavasini: Who resides amidst a grove of Kadamba trees (which fringe the Manidvipa)
Sudhasagara madhyastha: Who dwells in the center of the sea of Nectar (which is the light of the Blissful Moon of the pericap of the Sahashrara)
Kamakshi: The look of whose eyes is full of graceful
Kamadayini: Who grants all the prayers of votaries.
24.Devarshi ganasanghata stuyamanatma vaibhava
Bhandasura vadhodyukta shaktisena samanvita.
Devarshi ganasanghata stuyamanatma vaibhava: Whose majesty is the subject of praise of hosts of sages and divine beings.
Bhadasura vadhodyukta shaktisena samanvita: Whose command an army of Saktis are intent on destroying Bhadasura (the Asura being Ignorance, Lalitambika, the Atman, and the Saktis, the potencies of the Atman.)
25.Sampatkari samarudha sindhura vrajasevita
Ashvarudha dhishtihitashva kotikoti bhiravruta.
Sampatkari samarudha sindhura vrajasevita: Who is accompanied by a regiment of elephants, headed by Sampatkari.
Ashvarudha dhishtihitashva kotikoti bhiravruta: Who is surrounded by a cavalry of several crores of horses under the command of Ashvarudha.
26.Chakraraja ratharudha sarvayudha parishkruta
Geyachakra ratharudha mantrini parisevita.
Chakraraja ratharudha sarvayudha parishkruta: Seated in Her chariot Chakra raja equipped with armaments of every kind.
Geyachakra ratharudha mantrini parisevita: Who is attended by Her minister (Syamala) seated in Her chariot named Geya – chakra.
27.Kirichakra ratharudha dandanatha purashkruta
Jvala malinikakshipta vahni prakara madhyaga.
Kirichakra ratharudha dandanatha purashkruta: Who is preceded by Dandanatha, the commander of Her armiesin his chariot Kiri-chakra.
Jvala malinikakshipta vahni prakara madhyaga: Who has taken position in the center of the rampartof fire constructed by Jvalamalinika.
28.Bhandasainya vadhodyukta shaktivikrama harshitaNitya parakramatopa nirikshana samutsuka.
Bhadasainya vadhodyukta shaktivikrama harshita: Who rejoices at the valour of Her Saktis bent on destroying the army of Bhanda.
Nitya parakramatopa niriskhana samutsuka: Who is delighted on seeing the aggressiveness of Her Nitya deities in their attack on the army of Bhanda.
29.Bhandaputra vadhodyukta balavikrama nandita
Mantrinyamba virachita vishanga vadhatoshita.
Bhandaputra vadhodyukta balavikrama nandita: Who is overjoyed to see Her daughter Bala who is intent on slaying the son of Bhanda.
Mantrinyamba virachita vishanga vadhatoshita: Who feels satisfaction at the destruction of Vishanga by Her chief minister Syamala.
30.Vishukra pranaharana varahi viryanandita
Kameshvara mukhaloka kalpita shriganeshvara.
Vishukra pranaharana varahi viryanandita: Who appreciates the prowess displayed by Varahi in the destruction of Vishukra.
Kameshvara mukhaloka kalpita shriganeshvara: Who by a mere glance at her Consort Mahesvara generates Sri Ganesha (the elephant headed diety).
31.Mahaganesha nirbhinna vighnayantra praharshita
Bhandasurendra nirmukta shastra pratyastra varshini.
Mahaganesha nirbhinna vighnayantra praharshita: Who rejoices when that Ganesha destroys the magical devices placed by Bhandasura as obstacles to Her victory.
Bhandasurendra nirmukta shastra pratyastra varshini: Who counters by Her own missiles the rain of missiles directed against Her by Bhadnasura.
32.Karanguli nakhotpanna narayana dashakrutih
Mahapashu patastragni nirdagdhasura sainika.
Karanguli nakhotpanna rarayana dashakrutih: Who out of Her finger nails recreated all the ten Incarnations of Vishnu to destroy the Asuras slain by Him in His incarnations and now recreated magically by Bhanda out of a missile of his.
Mahapashu patastragni nirdaghasura sainika: Who burned to death the armies of demons with the fire of the great missile pashupata.
33.Kameshvarastra nirdagdha sabhandasura shunyaka
Brahmopendra mahendradi devasamstuta vaibhava.
Kamesvarastra nirdagha sabhadasura shunyaka: Who with the flames of the missile Kamesvara caused the destruction of bandha and also of his Capita Sunyaka.
Brahmopendra mahendradi devasamstuta vaibhava: Whose manifold powers (displayed in the fight with Bhanda) are praised by Brahma, Vishnu and Indra.
34.Haranetragni sandagdha kama sanjiva naushadhih
Shrimadvagbhava kutaika svarupa mukhapankaja.
Haranetragni sandagdha kama sanjiva naushadhih: The life giving herb, that revived the god of love (kama – deva) who had been burnt to death by the fire of Shiva’s eyes.
Shrimadvagbhava kutaika svarupa mukhapankaja: Whose lotus face represents the Vagbhava – Kuta of the pancha dashakshari – mantra which is subtle form of the Devi.
35.Kanthadhah katiparyanta madhyakuta svarupini
Shaktikutaika tapanna katyadho bhagadharini.
Kanthadhah katiparyanta madhyakuta svarupini: Whose middle region from the neck to the waist is represented by the central part (Kamaraja – Kuta) of the same Mantra.
Shaktikutaika tapanna katyadho bhagadharini: Whose form below waist is identical with the last part (Sakti – Kuta) of Pancha – dashakshari Mantra.
36.Mulamantratmika mula kutatraya kalebara
Kulamrutaika rasika kulasanketa palini.
Mulamantratmika: Who is the original Mantra (Mula-mantra, here Pancha – dashakshari) itself.
Mula-kuta-traya-kalebara: Whose body is identiacal with Pancha – Dashakshari Mantra with all its Kutas or combination of letters.
Kulamrutaika rasika: Who (as the Kundalini) revels in the nectar flowing from the Sahasrara through the whole of the Kula path (i.e.the Susumna).
Kulasanketa palini: Who guards the esoteric doctrine of the Kaulas.
37.Kulangana kulantastha kaulini kulayogini
Akula samayantastha samayachara tatpara.
Kulangana: Who is the Female Element (Kundalini) in the Kula Path.
Kulantastha: Who is the innermost Reality of the Kula Path.
Kaulini: Who is called Kaulini, the core of the Kaula form of worship.
Kulayogini: Who is the Deity of the Kaulas.
Akula: Who is also the Akula (Siva) who is in the thousand-petalled lotus above the Kula Path.
Samayantastha: Who is likewise the center of the Samaya doctrine (in which the worship is done internally through meditation and which holds Siva-Sakti as of equal importance in all respects).
Samayanchara tatpara: Whom the Samaya tradition of worship is dear.
38.Muladharaika nilaya brahmagranthi vibhedini
Manipurantarudita vishnugranthi vibhedini.
Muladharaika nilaya: Whose chief residence is the Muladhara.
Brahmagrandhi vibhedini: Who in Her ascent from the Muladhara breaks through the Brahma-grandhi (the Barrier of Brahma to the subtle dimension).
Manipurantarudita: Who then emerges in the Manipura – chakra.
Vishnugranthi vibhedini: Who then breaks through the Vishnu – granthi (the barrier to still subtler dimensions).
39.Agya chakrantaralastha rudragranthi vibhedini
Sahasraram bujarudha sudhasarabhi varshini.
Agya chakrantaralstha: Who next abides in the center of the Agya – chakra.
Rudragrandthi vibhedini: Who finally breaks through the Rudra – granthi (the barrier to the subtlest dimension).
Sahasraram bujarudha: Who then ascends to the Thousand – petalled Lotus known as the Sahasrara.
Sudhasarabhi varshini: Who sends streams of Nectar (spiritual bliss) from the Transcendant moon in the Sahasrara.
40.Tadillata samaruchih shatchakropari samsthita
Mahasaktih kundalini bisatantu taniyasi.
Tadillata samaruchih: Who shines like a steady flash of lightning.
Shatchakropari samsthita: Who then establishes herself above the six Chakras.
Mahasaktih: Whose immense joy consists in Asakti (union with Shiva)
Kundalini: Who resides in the Muladhara as the Kundalini (the coiled power).
Bisatantu taniyasi: Who is as fine and firm as the fibre of a lutus stalk.
41.Bhavani bhavanagamya bhavaranya kutharika
Bhadrapriya bhadramurtih bhakta saubhagya dayini.
Bhavani: Who is Bhavani, the consort of Bhava (Shiva).
Bhavanagamya: Who is realized through devoted meditation.
Bhavaranya kutharika: Who is verily like an axe for clearing the jungle of Samsara (transmigratory existence) in which the Jiva is caught.
Bhadrapriya: Who is fond of everything auspicious.
Bhadramurtih: Who is the embodiment of auspiciousness.
Bhakta saubhagya dayini: Who grants all-round advancement to devotees, both in the spiritual and the material fields.
42.Bhaktipriya bhaktigamya bhaktivashya bhayapaha
Shambhavi sharadaradhya sharvani sharmadayini.
Bhaktipriya: Who is fond of true devotion.
Bhaktigamya: Who is attained through true devotion.
Bhaktivashya: Who can be won over through true devotion.
Bhayapaha: Who dispels all fear.
Shambhavi: Who is known as Shambhavi, the Consort of Shiva.
Sharadaradhya: Who is adored by Sharada (the Consort of Brahma).
Sharvani: Who is the consort of Sharva or Shiva.
Sharmadayini: Who is the bestower of happiness.
43.Shankari shrikari sadhvi sharachandra nibhanana
Shatodari shantimati niradhara niranjana.
Shankari: Who is Shankari the Consort of Shiva, who is inseparable from Her.
Shrikari: Who is the spouse of Vishnu, who brings prosperity to devotees.Sadhvi: Who is a paragon of virtue.
Sharachandra nibhanana: Whose face shines like the autumnal moon.
Shatodari: Who has a very slender waist.
Shantimati: Who is full of peace.
Niradhara: Who has no support other than Herself. But supports everything else.
Niranjana: Who is free from the stain of ignorance.
44.Nirlepa nirmala nitya nirakara nirakula
Nirguna nishkala shanta nishkama nirupaplava.
Nirlepa: Who is free from all affectations of external contacts.
Nirmala: Who is free from all impurities.
Nitya: Who is eternal.
Nirakara: Who is not limited to and by any form.
Nirakula: Who is never agitated.
Nirguna: Who is beyond the three Gunas of Prakrti – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
Nishkala: Who is the Partless Unitary Whole.
Shanta: Who is ever serene.
Nishkama: Who is free from desires.
Nirupaplava: Who is free from afflictions.
45.Nityamukta nirvikara nishprapancha nirashraya
Nityashuddha nityabuddha niravadya nirantara.
Nityamukta: Who is eternally free.
Nirvikara: Who is not subject to change.
Nishprapancha: Who is beyond the sphere of multiplicity.
Nirashraya: Who is not dependent on anything or anyone.
Nityashuddha: Who is eternally pure.
Nityabuddha: Who is the ever – awake Consciousness.
Niravadya: Who is flawless.
Nirantara: Who is without any division, being eternal by nature.
46.Nishkarana nishkalanka nirupadhir nirishvara
Niraga ragamathani nirmada madanashini.
Nishkarana: Who has no cause for Hersef, as she is the first cause.
Nishkalanka: Who is without any stain.
Nirupadhi: Who has no limitations.
Nirishvara: Who has no over – lord.
Niraga: Who is without passions.
Ragamathani: Who destroys all passion in the minds of devotees.
Nirmada: Who is without pride.
Madanashini: Who destroys all pride.
47.Nishchinta nirahankara nirmoha mohanashini
Nirmama mamatahantri nishpapa papanashini.
Nishchinta: Who is free from all doubts and anxieties.
Nirahankara: Who is without any egoism.
Nirmoha: Who is free from false view of things.
Mohanashini: Who dispels all illusions.
Nirmama: Who is devoid of self-interest in any matter, as She includes everyting in Herself.
Mamatahantri: Who destroys the sense of self – centredness in devotees.
Nishpapa: Who is sinless.
Papanashini: Who destroys sins together with the root of all sinful tendencies.
48.Nishkrodha krodhashamani nirlobha lobhanashini
Nis0amshaya samshayaghni nirbhava bhavanashini.
Nishkrodha: Who is without anger.
Krodhashamani: Who destroys the tendency to get angry.
Nirlobha: Who is free from greed.
Lobhanashini: Who destroys greed in Her devotees.
Nisamshaya: Who has no doubts.
Samshayaghni: Who effaces all doubts.
Nirbhava: Who is not involved in the cycle of births and deaths.
Bhavanashini: Who frees devotees from involvement in the cycle of births and deaths.
49.Nirvikalpa nirabadha nirbheda bhedanashini
Nirnasha mrutyumathani nishkriya nishparigraha.
Nirvikalpa: Who is without any modifications, as she is pure consciousness.
Nirabadha: Who can never be sublated.
Nirbheda: Who is beyond all differences.
Bhedanashini: Who destroys the sense of differences.
Nirnasha: Who is deathless.
Mrutymathani: Who destroys the fear of death.
Nishkriya: Who is without involvement in action.
Nishparigraha: Who needs no gift, as everything in the universe is hers.
50.Nistula nilachikura nirapaya niratyaya
Durlabha durgama durga duhkhahantri sukhaprada
Nistula: Who is peerless.
Nilachikura: Whose locks of hair are shining black colour.
Nirapaya: Who is imperishable.
Niratyaya: Who is indestructible.
Durlabha: Who is difficult to attain.
Durgama: Who is hard to approach.
Durga: Who is difficult of access.
Duhkhahantri: Who puts an end to sorrow.
Sukhaprada: Who bestows all happiness.
Dushtadura durachara shamani dosha varjita
Sarvagya sandrakaruna samanadhika varjita .. 51
Dushtadura: Who is far away for the wicked.
Durachara shamani: Who puts an end to evil ways.
Dosha varjita: Who is free from all evil.
Sarvagya: Who is omniscient.
Sandrakaruna: Who is deeply compassionate.
Samanadhika varjita: Who has none equal or superior.
Sarvashakti mayi sarva mangala sadgati prada
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Sarvashaktimayi: Whom the powers associated with all deities belong.
Sarvamangala: Who is all auspicious.
Sadgati prada: Who leads one along the path of salvation.
Sarveshvari: Who is the Mistress of the whole universe.
Sarvamayi: Who is the all.
Sarvamantra svarupini: Who is the essence of all Mantras.
Sarva yantratmika sarva tantrarupa manonmani
Maheshvari mahadevi mahalakshmi mrudapriya .. 53
Sarva yantratmika: Who is the soul of all Yantras Mystic diagrams).
Sarva trantrarupa: Who is the embodiment of all Tantras (scriptures dealing with worship).
Manonmani: Who is Manonmani, the transcendent consciouness.
Maheshvari: Who is the Consort of Mahesvara, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
Mahadevi: Who is the Supreme Goddess.
Mahalaskhmi: Who is Mahalakshmi.
Mrudapriya: Who is the beloved of Mruda (Shiva).
Maharupa mahapujya mahapataka nashini
Mahamaya mahasattva mahashaktih maharatih .. 54
Maharupa: Whose form is magnificent and all – embracing.
Mahapujya: Who is the most worshipful.
Mahapataka nashini: Who can destroy the effects of even the most heinous sins.
Mahamaya: Who is Mahamaya (Supreme Power)
Mahasattva: Who is the Supreme Reality (Sattva).
Mahashaktih: Who is the Boundless Energy.
Maharatih: Who is boundless delight.
Mahabhoga mahaishvarya mahavirya mahabala
Mahabuddhih mahasiddhih mahayogesh vareshvari .. 55
Mahabhoga: Who is the great enjoyer.
Mahaisvarya: Who possesses supreme lordliness.
Mahavirya: Who is supreme in valour.Mahabala: Who is supreme in strength.
Mahabuddhih: Who is supreme in wisdom.
Mahasiddihih: Who is endowed with the highest of attainments (siddhi).
Mahayogesh vareshvari: Who is the object of worship for all Yogeshvaras (spiritual adepts).
Mahatantra mahamantra mahayantra mahasana
Mahayaga kramaradhya mahabhairava pujita .. 56
Mahatantra: Who is Herself the greatest Tantra.
Mahamantra: Who is the greatest Mantra (Shri Vidya).
Mahayantra: Who is the greatest Yantra (Shriyantra or Shri chakra).
Mahasana: Who is seated on the great seat (the thirty six Tattvas).
Mahayaga kramaradhya: Who is adored by Mahayaga (Supreme Sacrifice)
Mahabhairava pujita: Who is worshipped by Mahabhairava (Shiva).
Maheshvara mahakalpa mahatandava sakshini
Mahakamesha mahishi mahatripura sundari .. 57
Maheshvara mahakalpa mahatandava sakshini: Who is the witness of the Supreme Lord’s (Maheshvara’s) awesome destructive cosmic dance at the end of the creative cycle.
Mahakamesha mahishi: Who is the consort of the great Lord of desire (Maha – kamesha).
Mahatripura sundari: Who is Triupura-sundari (the Divine Beauty known by that name).
Chatushshashtih yupacharadhya chatushshashti kalamayi
Maha chatushshashti koti yogini ganasevita ..58
Chatushshashtih yupachardhya: Who is worshipped with sixty four ingredients (Upacharas).
Chatushshashti kalamayi: Who embodies the sixty four forms of fine arts.
Maha chatushshashti koti yogini ganasevita: Who is attended on by a host of sixty – four crores of Yoginis.
Manuvidya chandravidya chandramandala madhyaga
Charurupa charuhasa charuchandra kaladhara .. 59
Manuvidya: Who is the subject of Manuvidya (Shrividya having twelve traditional authorities headed by Manu).
Chandravidya: Who is the subject of Chandravidya (the same Srividya as practiced by Chandra, one of the twelve authorities).
Chandramandala madhyaga: Who is stationed in the centre of the moon (the pericap of the Sahasrara).
Charurupa: Whose form is exquisite.
Charuhasa: Whose smile is charming.
Charuchandra kaladhara: Who has the comely crescent moon in Her crown.
Charachara jagannatha chakraraja niketana
Parvati padmanayana padmaraga samaprabha .. 60
Charachara jagannatha: Who is the queen ruling over all beings sentient and insentient.
Chakraraja niketana: Who has Her abode in Chakra – raja or Shri chakra.Parvati: Who is Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas.
Padmanayana: Whose eyes are like a lotus petal.
Padmaraga samaprabha: Who shines like a ruby.
Panchapretasa nasina panchabrahma svarupini
Chinmayi paramananda vigyana ghanarupini .. 61
Panchapretasa nasina: Who sits on a seat formed of the five dead deities (same as the Brahmas mentioned below).
Panchabrahma svarupini: Whose form is composed of five Brahmas (Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishvara and Sadashiva).
Chinmayi: Who is Pure Consciousness.
Paramananda: Who is Supreme Bliss.
Vigyana ghanarupini: Who is wisdom crystallized.
Dhyana dhyatru dhyeyarupa dharmadharma vivarjita
Vishvarupa jagarini svapanti taijasatmika .. 62
Dhyana dhyatru dhyeyarupa: Who is meditation, the person meditating and the object meditated upon.
Dharmadharma vivarjita: Who transcends both good and evil.
Vishvarupa: Who has the whole world perceived in the waking state as Her form, and who is therefore technically called Vishva.
Jagarini: Who is the waking state.
Svapanti: Who is the Dream State.
Taijasatmika: Who is the soul of Taijasa, the totality of Jivas experiencing the Dream State.
Supta pragyatmika turya sarvavastha vivarjita
Srushtikartri brahmarupa goptri govindarupini .. 63
Supta: Who is the state of Deep Sleep.
Pragyatmika: Who is the soul of the totality of Jivas experiencing Deep Sleep
Turya: Who is the Turya, which transcends all states.
Sarvavastha vivarjita: Who is devoid of all state
Srushtikartri: Who is the cause of creation.
Brahmarupa: Who has taken the form of Brahma for creation.
Goptri: Whose function is protection.
Govindarupini: Who has taken the form of Govinda (Vishnu) for this purpose.
Samharini rudrarupa tirodhana karishvari
Sadashivanugrahada panchakrutya parayana .. 64
Samharini: Whose function is to destroy the universe.
Rudrarupa: Who takes the form of Rudra for this purpose.
Tirodhanakari: Whose function is concealing this, i.e. reducing this universe to its primeval conditions.
Ishvari: Who is Ishvari who accomplishes this.
Sadashiva: Who is Sadashiva.
Anugrahada: Who by Her greacious blessing starts the universe again on the path of evolution from the involved state.Panchakrutya parayana: Who is engaged in the five functions mentioned above.
Bhanumandala madhyastha bhairavi bhagamalini
Padmasana bhagavati padmanabha sahodari .. 65
Bhanumandala madhyastha: Who is meditated upon as stationed in the centre of the solar orbd.
Bhariavi: Who is Bhariavi, the terror – generating Deity.
Bhagamalini: Who is Bhaga-malini excellences (lordliness, righteousness, glory, beauty, omniscience and detachment).
Padmasana: Who is Brahma, with seat in the cosmic lotus.
Bhagavati: Who is the Bhagavati or the supreme goddess.
Padmanabha sahodari: Who is the sister of Padmanabha or Mahavishnu.
Unmesha nimishotpanna vipanna bhuvanavali
Sahasrashirsha vadana sahasrakshi sahasrapath .. 66
Unmesha niminishotpanna vipanna bhuvanavali: The opening of whose eyes results in creation and closing in destruction.
Shahasrashirsha vadana: Who has thousands of heads and faces.
Sahasrakshi: Who has thousands of eyes.
Sahasrapath: Who has thousands of feet.
Abrahmakita janani varnashrama vidhayini
Nijagyarupa nigama punyapunya phalaprada .. 67
Abrahmakita janani: The generator of all from Brahma down to a worm.
Varnashrama vidhayini: Who ordained the social divisions and stations in life.
Nijagyarupa nigama: Whose commands the Vedas are.
Punyapunya phalaprada: Who is the dispenser of the fruits of righteous as also of evil actions.
Shruti simanta sinduri krutapadabja dhulika
Sakalagama sandoha shukti samputa mauktika .. 68
Shruti simanta sinduri krutapadabja dhulika: The dust of whose feet are borne on their head by the Shruti Devatas (Vedas personified as goddesses), who prostrate before Her and thereby colour Her feet with the vermilion marks on their foreheads.
Sakalagama sandoha shukti samputa mauktika: Who is the priceless pearl contained in the shell casket of all the Agamas (ritualistic scriptures).
Purushartha prada poorna bhogini bhuvaneshvari
Ambikanadi nidhana haribrahmendra sevita .. 69
Purushartha prada: Who bestows the fourfold values of human life – Dharma (morality), Artha (wealth), Kama (pleasure) and Moksa (liberation).
Poorna: Who is Poorna (the all-encompassing whole).
Bhogini: Who is ever full of bliss
Bhuvaneshvari: Who is Bhuvaneshvari the sovereign of the universe.Ambika: Who is Ambika, the Mother of the Universe, possessing the powers known as Ichha (will), Janana (cognition) and Kriya (action).
Anandi-nidhana: Who exists without a beginning or an end.
Haribrahmendra sevita: Who is adored even by Deities like Hari, Brahma and Indra.
Narayani nadarupa namarupa vivarjita
Hrinkari hrimati hrudya heyopadeya varjita .. 70
Narayani: Who is Narayani counterpart of Narayana (Vishnu).
Nadarupa: Who is in the form of Nada (cosmic sound).
Namarupa vivarjita: Who as Para-Brahman is without name and form.
Hrinkari: Who is seed-syllable (Bijakshara) Hrim, which represents Bhuvaneshvari who creates, sustains and dissolves the universe.
Hrimati: Who is endowed with modesty.
Hrudya: Who dwells in the heart and thereby gives highest satisfaction.
Heyopadeya varjita: Who has nothing to reject nor to seek.
Rajarajarchita ragyi ramya rajiva lochana
Ranjani ramani rasya ranatkinkini mekhala .. 71
Rajarajarchita: Who is Kubera, the lord of wealth, described as the kings of kings. Or worshipped by Kubera, the king of kings.
Ragyi: Who is the queen (shakti) of the Supreme Being.
Ramya: Who is lovely.
Rajiva lochana: Whose eyes are lutus-like.
Ranjani: Who gives delight.
Ramani: She who is charming.
Rasysa: Who is the essence of all things we enjoy.
Ranatkinkini mekhala: Who wears a girdle of tinkling bells.
Rama rakenduvadana ratirupa ratipriya
Rakshakari rakshasaghni rama ramana lampata .. 72
Rama: Who is Rama (Lakshmi).
Rakenduvadana: Whose face is like the full moon.
Ratirupa: Whose form is like that of Rati, the Wife of Kamadeva (God of Love).
Ratipriya: Who is dear to Rati.
Rakshakari: Who is saviour of Jivas from Samsara.
Rakshasaghni: Who is the slayer of Rakshasa, the forces of evil.
Rama: Who is all that is feminine.
Ramana lampata: Who craves to sport with Her Consort.
Kamya kama kalarupa kadamba kusumapriya
Kalyani jagatikanda karunarasa sagara .. 73
Kamya: Who is to be longed for as the highest.
Kama kalarupa: Who is Kama-kala, the manifestation of Kameshvara and Kameshvari together.Kadamba kusuma priya: Who is fond of Kadamba flowers.
Kalyani: Who is Kalyani or the Blessed One.
Jagatikanda: Who is the Root of the Universe.
Karunarasa sagara: Who is the sea of compassion.
Kalavati kalalapa kanta kadambari priya
Varada vamanayana varuni madavihvala .. 74
Kalavati: Who is the embodiment of all arts.
Kalalapa: Whose speech itself constitutes what is called fine art.
Kanta: Who si beauty coveted by all.
Kadambari priya: Who is fond of offerings of Kadambari (mead).
Varada: Who bestows boons
Vamanayana: Whose eyes are full of grace.
Varuni mada vihvala: Who is intoxicated with Varuni (the wine of spiritual bliss).
Vishvadhika vedavedya vindhyachala nivasini
Vidhatri vedajanani vishnumaya vilasini .. 75
Vishvadhika: Who transcends the whole universe.
Vedavedya: Who can be known through the Vedas (Sacred scriptures).
Vindyachala nivasini: Whose abode is in the Vidhya Mountain.
Vidhatri: Who created the universe and sustains it.
Vedajanani: Who is the source of the world.
Vishnumaya: Who is Vishnu-maya-the power that limits the all-pervading Vishnu and manifests all that was unmanifest.
Vilasini: Who is the playful (Lalita) – Her play being the creation, sutentation and dissolution of the universe.
Kshetrasvarupa kshetreshi kshetrakshetragya palini
Kshayavruddhi vinirmukta kshetrapala samarchita .. 76
Kshetrasvarupa: Who is the body of all beings.
Kshetreshi: Who is also the ruler of all bodies.
Kshetrakshetragya palini: Who protects both the soul and the body.
Kshayavruddhi vinirmukta: Who is without growth and without decay.
Kshetrapala samarchita: Who is worshipped by the Kshetrapala the keeper of the body (the Jiva).
Vijaya vimala vandya vandaru jana vatsala
Vagvadini vamakeshi vahnimandala vasini .. 77
Vijaya: Who is the victorious.
Vimala: Who is Vimala or the Pure.
Vandya: Who is the adorable.
Vandaru jana vatsala: Who loves devotees like a mother.
Vagvadini: Who is vag-vadini or the power that prompts holy men to speak words of wisdom.
Vamakeshi: Who is Vamakeshi or ne with lovely locks of hair.Vahnimandala vasini: Who lives in a circle of fire.
Bhakti matkalpalatika pashupasha vimochini
sadachara pravartika .. 78
Bhakti matkalpalatika: Who is verily a Kalpa Taru, the wish-yielding tree of Heaven that grants all the prayers of devotees.
Pashupasha vimochini: Who releases the ignorant from their bond of ignorance.
Samhritashesha pashanda: The destroyer of heretics those who are averse to spiritual values.
Sadachara pravartika: Who inspires men to right conduct.
Tapatrayagni santapta samahladana chandrika
Taruni tapasaradhya tanumadhya tamopaha .. 79
Tapatrayagni santapta samahladana chandrika: Who is like moonlight that gives joy to those who are burnt by the triple fires of misery – those generated by physical, mental and supernatural causes.
Taruni: Who is ever young.
Tapasaradhya: Who is adored by ascetics.
Tanumadhya: Who is Tanu-madhya the Deity who is slender in the waist.
Tamopaha: Who is the dispeller of ignorance in aspirants.
Chitistatpada lakshyartha chideka rasarupini
Svatmananda lavibhuta brahmadyananda santatih .. 80
Chiti: Who is Citi, the independent power that sustains every thing.
Statpada lakshyartha: Who is denoted by the word Tat (That).
Chideka rasarupini: Who is of the nature of Pure Consciosuness.
Svatmananda lavibhuta brahmadyananda santatih: A fraction of whose bliss forms the bliss manifest in Brahma and others.
Parapratyak chitirupa pashyanti paradevata
Madhyama vaikharirupa bhakta manasa hamsika .. 81
Para: Who is the Para or the Transcendent Word (above the other lower stages of speech known as Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari).
Pratyak chitirupa: Who is in the form of consciousness turned inwards (when the Reality is unmanifest in dissolution).
Pashyanti: Who is Pashyanti or speech in the inaudible stage.
Paradevata: Who is Paradevata the object of supreme devotion.
Madhyama: Who is Madhyama, or speech in the middle stage of its external expressions.
Vaikharirupa: Who is Vakhari the uttered audible speech.
Bhakta manasa hamsika: Who is the swan sporting in the Manasa lake of Her devotees’ minds.
Kameshvara prananadi krutagya kamapujita
Shrungara rasasampoorna jaya jalandhara sthita .. 82
Kameshvara prananadi: Who is the very life of Her Consort Kameshvara.Krutagya: Who knows all that men do.
Kamapujita: Who is adored by Manmatha the god of love (or who dwells in the Muladhara Chakra).
Shrungara rasa sampoorna: Who is the essence of Love (or who lives where love in fullness is found).
Jaya: Who is designated as the victorious one.
Jalandhara sthita: Who is Vishnumukhi at the holy shrine of Jalandhara (or who dwells in Visuddhi chakra).
Odyana pithanilaya bindumandala vasini
Rahoyaga kramaradhya rahastarpana tarpita .. 83
Odyana pithanilaya: Who is present at holy seat or Odyana (or who dwells in the Agya Chakra).
Bindumandala vasini: Who dwells in the Brahmarandhra of the individual.
Rahoyaga kramaradhya: Who is to be worshipped by secret rites.
Rahastarpana tarpita: Who is gratified by secret libations.
Sadyahprasadini vishva sakshini sakshivarjita
Shadanga devatayukta shadgunya paripurita .. 84
Sadyahprasadini: Who bestows Her grace immediately on being so worshipped.
Vishva sakshini: Who is the witness of everything.
Sakshivarjita: Who has Herself no witness.
Shadanga devatayukta: Who is accompanied by the deities of the six Angas (parts – heart, head, hair, eyes, armour and weapons).
Shadgunya paripurita: Whois endowed with the dix good qualities in perfection.
Nityaklinna nirupama nirvana sukhadayini
Nityashoda shikarupa shrikanthardha sharirini .. 85
Nityaklinna: Who is ever compassionate.
Nirupama: Who is peerless
Nirvana shikhadayini: Who confers the bliss of Nirvana.
Nityashoda shikarupa: Who is in the form of the sixteen Nityas (Tripurasundari with Her companions).
Shrikanthardha sharirini: Who has a body constituting the half of Siva.
Prabhavati prabharupa prasiddha parameshvari
Mulaprakruti ravyakta vyakta vyakta svarupini .. 86
Prabhavati: Who is endowed with the power of effulgence (Prabhavati).
Prabharupa: Who is the Effulgence of Power itself.
Prasiddha: Who is the celebrated.
Parameshvari: Who is the sovereign Supreme.
Mulaprakruti: Who is the first cause.
Ravyakta: Who is the unmanifest state of the universe.
Vyakta vyakta svarupini: Who is the manifest and the unmanifest states.
Vyapini vividhakara vidyavidya svarupini
Mahakamesha nayana kumudahlada kaumudi .. 87
Vyapini: Who is all – pervading.
Vividhakara: Who has many forms.
Vidyavidya svarupini: Who is both Knowledge and Ignorance.
Mahakamesha nayana kumudhalda kaumudi: Who gladdens the eyes of Her Lord Kameshvara as the moon gladdens the water – lilies.
Bhaktaharda tamobheda bhanumadh bhanusantatih
Shivaduti shivaradhya shivamurtih shivankari .. 88
Bhaktaharda tamobheda bhanumadh bhanusantatih: Who dispels the darkness of ignorance in the minds of devotees as the sun’s rays dispel the darkness of the world.
Shivaduti: For whom Shiva became the herald.
Shivaradhya: Who is worshipped by Shiva.
Shivamurtih: Whose form is Shiva.
Shivankari: Who dispenses happiness.
Shivapriya shivapara shishteshta shishtapujita
Aprameya svaprakasha manovachama gochara .. 89
Shivapriya: Who is the beloved of Shiva.
Shivapara: Who is solely devoted to Shiva.
Shishteshta: Who is dear to the reighteous.
Shishtapujita: Who is adored by the righteous.
Aprameya: Who is the Infinite that is immeasurable.
Svaprakasha: Who is self – illumined.
Manovachama gochara: Who is beyond the range of mind and speech.
Chischaktish chetanarupa jadashaktir jadatmika
Gayatri vyahrutih sandhya dvijabrunda nishevita .. 90
Chischaktish: Who is the Power of Consciousness.
Chetanarupa: Who is pure consciousness itself.
Jadashaktir: Who is manifesting as the mechanical forces.
Jadatmika: Who is the innermost essence of all mechanical forces.
Gayatri: Who is the Gayatri Mantra.
Vyahrutih: Who is the seven Vyahrutis (ivocations) of Gayatri Mantra.
Sandhya: Who is the Deity for whose adoration the Sandhya (twilight worship) is done.
Dvijabrunda nishevita: Who is adored by holymen at the Sandhya worship.
Tatvasana tatvamayi pancha koshantara sthita
Nissima mahima nitya yauvana madashalini .. 91
Tatvasana: Whose seat is constituted of the Cosmic Elements (the thirty six Tattvas).
Tatvamayi (Tasmai): Who is denoted by the mystic syllable Tat (That).
Tubhyam: Who is addressed as Tvam (Thou) in prayers and hymns.
Ayyai: Who is referred to as Ayi (dear one).
Pancha koshantara sthita: Who is the Jiva within the five Kosas (Psychological sheaths of the Jiva’s personality).
Nissima mahima: Whose glory is boundless.
Nitya yauvana: Who is ever youthful.
Madashalini: Who is ever inebriated with Bliss.
Madaghurnita raktakshi madapatala gandabhuh
Chandanadrava digdhangi champeya kusumapriya .. 92
Madaghurnita raktakshi: Whose red-tinged eyes are turned inward owing to the exuberance of bliss.
Madapatala gandabhuh: Whose cheeks are rosy with rapture.
Chandanadrava dhighangi: Whose person is fragrant with the scent of sandal paste.
Champeya kusumapriya: Who is fond of the fragrant Champa flowers.
Kushala komalakara kurukulla kuleshvari.
Kulakundalaya kaula marga tatpara sevita .. 93
Kushala: Who is skilful.
Komalakara: Whose form is graceful.
Kurukulla: Who is the Deity Kurukulla.
Kuleshvari: Who is the ruler of the Kula (Susumna).
Kulakundalaya: Who is the Deity in the Kulakunda (the Muladhara).
Kaula marga tatpara sevita: Who is worshipped by those who are devoted to the Kaula tradition.
Kumaragananathamba tushtih pushtir matir dhrutih
Shantih svastimati kantir nandini vighna nashini .. 94
Kumaragana nathamba: Who is the mother of Kumara and Gananatha.
Tushtih: Who is contentment, (Tushti) and is also worshipped as the deity Tushti.
Pushti:Who is fullness (Pushti) and is also the deity Pushti.
Matir: Who is wisdom (mati) and is also worshipped as the deity Mati.
Dhrutih: Who is fortitude (Dhruti) and is also worshipped as the deity Dhruti.
Shantih: Who is serenity.
Svastimati: Who is benediction.
Kantir: Who is luminosity.
Nandini: Who bestows delight.
Vighna nashini: Who puts an end to all obstacles.
Tejovati trinayana lolakshi kamarupini
Malini hamsini mata malayachala vasini .. 95
Tejovati: Who is effulgent.
Trinayana: Who is endowed with three eyes.
Lolakshi kamarupini: Who is love in women.
Malini: Who wears a garland representing the fifty-one syllables of the Matruka.
Hamsini: Who is the Hamsa mantra (So’ham Hamsah reverberating with every breath).
Mata: Who is the creatrix.
Malayachala vasini: Who dwells on the Malaya mountain.
Sumukhi nalini subhruh shobhana suranayika
Kalakanthi kantimati kshobhini sukshma rupini .. 96
Sumukhi: Who has a lovely face.
Nalini: Who is called Nalini, because her eyes, limbs etc. have the loveliness of Nalini or lotus.
Subhruh: Who has attractive eyebrows.
Shobhana: Who is all radiance with beauty.
Surayayika: Who is the leader of the gods.
Kalakanthi: Who is the consort of Kala – Kantha (Shiva).
Kantimati: Who is resplendent.
Kshobhini: Who generates the creative upheaval that causes the evolution of Prakruti at the beginning of a cycle and fructifies the Karma efficiencies of Jivas.
Sukshma rupini: Whose form is subtle.
Vajreshvari vamadevi vayovastha vivarjita
Siddheshvari siddhavidya siddhamata yashasvini .. 97
Vajreshvari: Who is vajreshvari, the Deity of a holy place known by that name.
Vamadevi: Who is the consort of Vamadeva (Shiva).
Vayovastha vivarjita: Who is devoid of old age and all other changes.
Siddheshvari: Who is the supreme goddess of Shddhas or spiritual adepts.
Siddhavidya: Whose Mantra (Srividya) is always fruitful.
Siddhamata: Who is the Mother ever ready to help aspirants.
Yashasvini: Who is most renowned.
Vishuddhi chakranilaya raktavarna trilochana
Khatvangadi praharana vadanaika samanvita .. 98
Vishuddhi chakranilaya: Who resides in the Vishuddhi Chakra.
Raktavarna: Who is of a rosy complexion like the Patali flower.
Trilochana: Who has three eyes.
Khatvangadi praharana: Who is armed with a club and other weapons.
Vadanaika samnvita: Who is with a single face.
Payasannapriya tvakstha pashuloka bhayankari
Amrutadi mahashakti samvruta dakinishvari .. 99
Payasannapriya: Who likes offerings of Payasa (milk food).
Tvakstha: Who presides over the skin that gives the sensation of touch.
Pashuloka bhayankari: Who is frightful to the ignorant (Pashu).
Amrutadi mahashakti samvruta: Who is surrounded by sixteen Saktis beginning with Amruta.
Dakinishvari: Who is the Divine Ruler Dakini.
Anaha tabjanilaya shyamabha vadanadvaya
Damshtrojvala kshamaladi dhara rudhira samsthita ..100
Anaha tabjanilaya: Who is in the form of the Yogini called Rakini abiding in the Anahata Chakra.
Shyamabha: Who is of shining dark complexion.Vadanadvaya: Who as Rakini has two faces.
Damshtrojvala: Who has shining face.
Kshamaladi dhara: Who wears a rosary etc.
Rudhira samsthita: Who presides over blood in living beings.
Kalaratryadi shaktyaugha vruta snigdhau danapriya
Mahavirendra varada rakinyamba svarupini .. 101
Kalaratradi shaktyaugha vruta: Who is attended by Kalaratri and eleven other Shaktis.
Snigdhau danapriya: Who loves offerings of rice mixed with ghee.
Mahavirendra varada: Who grants boons to great heroes.
Rakinyamba svarupini: Who is the Mother as Rakini.
Manipurabja nilaya vadana trayasamyuta
Vajradi kayudhopeta damaryadi bhiravruta .. 102
Manipurabja nilaya: Who resides in the Manipura centre and is known as Lakini
Vadana trayasamyuta: Who has three faces.
Vajradi kayudhopeta: Who has the thunderbolt and other weapons.
Damaryadi bhiravruta: Who is surrounded by ten Sankits beginning with Damari.
Raktavarna mamsanishtha gudanna pritamanasa
Samasta bhaktasukhada lakinyamba svarupini .. 103
Raktavarna: Who has a ruddy hue.
Mamsanishtha: Who presides over flesh in living creatures.
Gudanna pritamanasa: Who has a liking for rice cooked with jaggery.
Samasta bhaktasukhada: Who bestows happiness on all devotees
Lakinyamba svarupini: Who is the Mother with the form of Lakini.
Svadhishthanam bujagata chaturvaktra manohara
Shuladyayudha sampanna pitavarna tigarvita .. 104
Svadhisthanam bujagata: Who abides in the Svadhisthana Chakra under the name of Kakini.
Chaturvaktra manohara: Who is fascinating with Her four faces.
Shuldayayudha sampanna: Who is armed with a trident and other weapons in Her four hands.
Pitavarna: Who is yellow in hue (e.e. golden in colour).
Tigarvita: Who is very dignified.
Medonishtha madhuprita bandhinyadi samanvita
Dadhyannasakta hrudaya kakini rupadharini .. 105
Medonishtha: Who presides over fatty substances in living beings.
Madhuprita: Who loves to have offerings of honey.
Bandinyadi samanvita: Who is surrounded by Bandhini and other five Saktis.
Dadhyannasakta hrudaya: Who loves to have offerings of curd.
Kakini rupadharini: The Mother who appears in the form of Kakini.
Muladharambujarudha panchavaktrasthi samsthita
Ankushadi praharana varadadi nishevita .. 106
Muladharabujarudha: Who assumes Her place in the Muladhara Chakra, described as a lotus of four petals.
Panchavaktra: Who exhibits five faces.
Sthisamsthita: Who presides over bones in living creatures.
Ankushadi praharana: Who is armed with a goad and other weapons.
Varadadi nishevita: Who is attended on by Varada and three other Saktis.
Mudgauda nasaktachitta sakinyamba svarupini
Agya chakrabja nilaya shuklavarna shadanana .. 107
Mudgauda nasaktachitta: Who loves offerings of boiled pulse and rice.
Sakinyamba svarupini: The Mother who appears in the form of Sakini.
Agya charkabja nilaya: The Mother who resides in the agya chakra (which is described as a lotus with two petals).
Shuklavarna: Who is white in complexion.
Shadanana: Who has six faces.
Majja samstha hamsavati mukhyashakti samanvita
Haridrannaika rasika hakini rupadharini .. 108
Majja samstha: Who presides over marrow of living beings.
Hamsavati mukhyashakti: Who is attended n by Hanshavati and other Shaktis.
Samanvita: Who is attended on by Hamsavati and other Saktis.
Haridrannaika rasika: Who loves offerings of saffron – flavoured rice.
Hakini rupadharini: Who assumes the form of Hakini.
Sahasradala padmastha sarvavarnopa shobhita
Sarvayudha dhara shukla samsthita sarvatomukhi .. 109
Sahasradala padmastha: Who dwells in the Shahasrara which is described as a thousand petalled lotus.
Sarvavarnopa shobhita: Who shines with all colours.
Sarvyudha dhara: Who is armed with all weapons.
Shukla samsthita: Who presides over the vital fluid in all creatures.
Sarvatomukhi: Who has faces all round and see in all directions.
Sarvaudana pritachitta yakinyamba svarupini
Svaha svadhamatir medha shrutih smruti ranuttama ..110
Sarvaudana pritachitta: Who loves to have offerings of all kinds of food.
Yakinyamba svarupini: The Mother who appears in the form of Yakini.
Svaha: Who is the deity of Svaha, the sacred exclamation with which oblations aremade in sacrificial fire for gods.
Svadha: The Deity Svadha, the sacred exclamation uttred while making oblations to the Pitrs (manes).
Amatir: Who is Amiti (Buddhi or knowledge).
Medha: Who has become intelligence.Shrutih: Who has become memory.
Anuttama: Who has none superior.
Punyakirttih punyalabhya punyashravana kirtana
Pulomajarchita bandha mochani barbaralaka .. 111
Punyakirttih: Who is famed for holiness.
Punyalabhya: Who can be attained only through holiness.
Punyashravana kirtana: To hear of whom and to praise whom make for holiness.
Pulomajarchita: Who is adored by Pulomaja, the consort of Indra
Bandha mochani: Who liberates the Jiva from the bondage of Samsara.
Barbaralaka:. Who is wavy – haired.
Vimarsharupini vidya viyadadi jagatprasuh
Sarvavyadhi prashamani sarvamrutyu nivarini .. 112
Vimarsharupini: Who is of the nature of Vimarsha, the mirror of objectivity which makes Shiva self – aware as Prakasha (the pure Luminosity), the subject.
Vidya: Who is Vidya, the knowledge that gives spiritual enlightenment.
Viyadadi jagatprasuh: Who is the origin of the whole consom beginning with the element of Akasha (space).
Sarvamrutyu nivarini: Who wards off all forms of death.
Agraganya chintyarupa kalikalmasha nashini
Katyayani kalahantri kamalaksha nishevita .. 113
Agraganya: Who is to be recknoned as the First in every-thing.
Chintyarupa: Who transcends all thought.
Kalikalmasha nashini: Who destroys the sins of the degenerate age of Kali.
Katyayani: Who is Katyayani, the sumutotal of the effulgence of all the Deities.
Kalahantri: Who puts an end to Time, the destroyer of all.
Kamalaksha nishevita: Who is worshipped even by the lutus – eyed Vishnu.
Tambula puritamukhi dadimi kusumaprabha
Mrugakshi mohini mukhya mrudani mitrarupini .. 114
Tambula puritamukhi: Whose mouth is full of chewing betel.
Dadimi kusumaprabha: Who shines like a pomegranate flower.
Mrugakshi: Whose eyes are like those of a doe.
Mohini: Who is bewitching beauty.
Mukhya: Who is known as Mukhya – prana, the first – born of creation. (known as Hiranyagarbha or the four – faced Brahma).
Mrudani: Who is the Consort of Mruda, the Divine dispenser of Happiness (i.e. Shiva in His sattvika aspect).
Mitrarupini: Who is effulgent like the Sun.
Nityatrupta bhaktanidhih niyantri nikhileshvari
Maitryadi vasana labhya mahapralaya sakshini .. 115
Nityatrupta: Who is eternally contentd and happy.
Bhaktanidhih: Who is a treasure to Her devotees.
Niyantri: Who is the guide and controller of all.
Nikhileshvari: Who is Ruler of the worlds.
Maitryadi vasana labhya: Who is attained through loving kindness and other such dispositions.
Mahapralaya sakshini: Who witnesses the dissolution of the whole cosmos.
Parashaktih paranishtha pragyana ghanarupini
Madhvi panalasa matta matruka varnarupini .. 116
Parashaktih: Who is Para – sakti, the Supreme Power.
Paranishtha: Who is the Supreme End and establishment in Faith.
Pragyana ghanarupini: Who is Pure consciousness condensed.
Madhvi panalasa: Who is introverted and inactive like one intoxicated with wine.
Matta: Who is the ego consciousness of Shiva.
Maturka varna rupini: To whom all the alphabets are related as Her form.
Mahakailasa nilaya mrunala mrudu dorlata
Mahaniya dayamurtih mahasamrajya shalini .. 117
Mahakailasa nilaya: Whose abode is the Maha – kailasha ( the Bindu in the Sahasrara).
Mrunala mrudu dorlata: Whose arms are smooth and slender like a pair of lotus stalks.
Mahaniya: Who is adorable.
Dayamurtih: Who is compassion itself.
Mahasamrajya shalini: To whom belongs the vast empire of the whole universe.
Atmavidya mahavidya shrividya kamasevita
Shrishoda shakshari vidya trikuta kamakotika .. 118
Atmavidya: Who is Atma – vidya, the doctrine of the Self.
Mahavidya: Who is Maha – vidya, the great doctrine (also a deity).
Shrividya: Who is Srhi – vidya (the fifteen lettered Mantra of the Devi).
Kamasevita: Who is meditated upon by Kamadeva, the god of love.
Shrishoda shakshari vidya: Who is the Shodashakshari – vidya, the sixteen lettered Mantra of the Devi.
Trikuta: Who forms the three Kutas or groups of letters of Shri – vidya.
Kamakotika: Of whom Kameshvara (Parama – Shiva) is a mode.
Katakshakinkari bhuta kamalakoti sevita
Shirahsthita chandranibha bhalasthendra dhanuhprabha .. 119
Katakshakinkari bhuta kamalakoti sevita: Who can at a mere glance make crores of Lakshmis (goddesses of wealth and beauty) wait upon Her.
Shirahsthita: Who dwells in the Shasrara in the head.
Chandranibha: Who shines as the Moon in the pericap of the Sahasrara lotus.
Bhalasthendra: Who dwells as the Bindu in the syllable Harim meditated in the forehead.
Dhanuhprabha: Who shines in the colours of the rainbow.
Hrudayastha raviprakhya trikonantara dipika
Dakshayani daityahantri daksha-yagya vinashini .. 120
Hrudayastha: Who abides in the heart of the devotees for meditation.
Raviprakhya: Who blazes in the heart like the Sun.
Trikonantara dipika: Who resides in the centre of the Muladhara known as the Trikona.
Dakshayani: Who manifested as the daughter of Daksha.
Daityahantri: Who destroys demons who embody the forces of evil.
Daksha-yagya vinashini: Who destroyed the sacrifice of Daksha.
Darandolita dirghakshi darahaso jvalanmukhi
Gurumurtir gunanidhir gomata guhajanmabhuh .. 121
Darandolita dirghakshi: Who has shapely, wide and elongated eyes tremulous with mercy.
Darahaso jvalanmukhi: Whose face is lit with a gentle smile.
Gurumurtir: Who assumes the form of the Guru.
Gunanidhir: Who is a treasure house of virtues.
Gomata: Who is the source of speech.
Guhajanmabhuh: Who is the mother of Guha (Kartikeya).
Deveshi dandanitistha daharakasha rupini
Pratipan mukhyarakanta tithimandala pujita .. 122
Deveshi: Who is the ruler of all divinities.
Dandanitishtha: Who sits on the throne of justice.
Daharakasha rupini: Who is the subtle Self in the heart of man.
Pratipan mukhyarakanta tithimandala pujita: Who is to be worshipped on the full – moon day,
which is the last day (Tithi) of the lunar fortnight beginnng with Pratipada.
Kalatmika kalanatha kavyalapa vinodini
Sachamara ramavani savyadakshina sevita .. 123
Kalatmika: Who is Herself all the phases (kalas) of the moon.
Kalanatha: Who is the mistres of all the kalas.
Kavyalapa vinodini: Who delights in the language of poetry.
Sachamara ramavani savyadakshina sevita: Who is seved by Lakshmi and Sarasvati standing on Her left and right sides holding Chowri fans.
Adishakti rameyama parama pavanakrutih
Anekakoti brahmanda janani divya vigraha .. 124
Adishakti: Who is the Adishakti or Primordial Power, which creates every thing and pervades every thing.
Ameya: Whose greatness is immeasurable.
Atma: Who is the Self in all.
Parama: Who is also the Supreme Self.
Pavanakrutih: Whose form is holy and sanctifying.Anekakoti brahmanda janani: Who has given brith to several crores of world systems.
Divya vigraha: Who has Divine form.
Klinkari kevala guhya kaivalya padadayini
Tripura trijagadvandya trimurti tridasheshvari .. 125
Klinkari: Who is represented by the holy syllable Klim, known as the Kamaraja Bija.
Kevala: Who is the absolute devoid of all attributes.
Guhya: Who is worshipped in secrecy by some adepts.
Kaivalya padadayini: Who confers Kaivalya, the state of Absolute Bliss.
Tripura: Who is Tripura or the One with three aspects.
Trijagadvandya: Who is adored by all in the three worlds.
Trimurti: Who has the three forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshvara.
Tridashesvari: Who is Mistress governing the Divinites (Tridasas).
Tryakshari divya gandhadhya sindura tilakanchita
Uma shailendra tanaya gauri gandharva sevita .. 126
Tryakshari: Who is the Mantra of three parts (Panchadashi Mantra of Shrividya).
Divya gandhadhya: Who is full of divine fragrance.
Sindura tilakanchita: Who is adorned with the vermilion mark on the forehead.
Uma: Who is Uma-Brahma-vidya personified.
Shailendra tanaya: Who is the daughter of the King of Mountains, the Himalayas.
Gauri: Who is Gauri, the fair complexioned one.
Gandharva sevita: Who is attended upon by Gandharvas, the celestial minstrels.
Vishvagarbha svarnagarbha varada vagadhishvari
Dhyana gamya parichhedya gyanada gyana vigraha ..127
Vishvagarbha: Who has the universe in her womb.
Svarnagarbha: Who has everything wholesome and charming hidden within her.
Varada: Who defeats the ignoble demons.
Vagadhishvari: Who presides over speech.
Dhyana gamya: Who can be approached through meditation.
Parichhedya: Who is the Infinite without any limitation.
Gyanada: Who is the giver of Supreme Knowledge.
Gyana vigraha: Who is Herself the embodiment of Supreme Knowledge.
Sarva vedanta samvedya satyananda svarupini
Lopamudrarchita lila klupta brahmanda mandala .. 128
Sarva Vedanta samvedya: Whom all the Vendantas (Upanishads) declare.
Satyananda svarupini: Who is Supreme Knowledge and Supreme Bliss.
Lopamudrarchita: Who is worshipped through the Mantra named after Lopamudra.
Lila klupta brahmanda mandala: For whom the creation of many a universe is a mere sport.
Adrushya drushyarahita vigyatri vedyavarjita
Yogini yogada yogya yogananda yugandhara .. 129
Adrushya: Who is not an object of ordinary vision.
Drushyarahita: Who is beyond objectivity.
Vigyatri: Who is the ultimate subject.
Vedyavarjita: Who, being omniscient, has nothing more to know.
Yogini: Who is Yogini.
Yogada: Who can bestow Yoga to votaries.
Yogya: Who is the object of Yoga.
Yogananda: Who is the bliss realized through Yoga.
Yugandhara: Who bears the Yoke of Yoga consisting in regulating the evolution during vast periods of time (Yugas).
Ichhashakti gyanashakti kriyashakti svarupini
Sarvadhara supratishtha sadasad rupadharini .. 130
Ichhashakti gyanashakti kriyashakti svarupini: Who is the Power of Will (Ichha – shakti), Power of Knowledge (Gyana – shakti) and Power of Action (Kriya – shakti).
Sarvadhara: On whom everything rests.
Supratishtha: Who is the firm foundation of all existence.
Sadasad rupadharini: Who takes the forms of both Being and Non –being.
Ashtamurti rajajaitri lokayatra vidhayini
Ekakini bhumarupa nirdvaita dvaita varjita .. 131
Ashtamurti: Who has an eightfold form.
Rajajaitri: Who helps to overcome Aja (Ignorance).
Lokayatra vidhayini: Who directs the cosmic process.
Ekakini: Who is the Alone
Bhumarupa: Who is Infinite by nature.
Nirdvaita: Who has no opposite
Dvaita varjita: Who is without any duality.
Annada vasuda vrudha brahmatmaikya svarupini
Bruhati brahmani brahmi brahma nanda balipriya ..132
Annada: Who supplies food to all.
Vasuda: Who is the generous giver of everything valuable.
Vrudha: Who is the Primeval One.
Brahmatmaikya svarupini: Who is the symbol of the oneness of Brahman and the Atman.
Bruhati: Who is the Immense.
Brahmani: Who is the wisdom of the Eternal.
Brahmi: Who belongs to the Eternal.
Brahmananda: Who is the bliss of Brahman.
Balipriya: Who loves the offerings of devotees.
Bhasharupa bruhatsena bhavabhava vivarjita
Sukharadhya shubhakari shobhana sulabhagatih .. 133
Bhasharupa: Who is in the form of language.
Bruhatsena: Who leads a mighty army.
Bhavabhava vivarjita: Who is beyong being and non–being.
Sukharadhya: Whose worship is easy to perform.
Shubhakari: Who is blissful in blessing.
Shobhana sulabhagatih: Whose path is lustrous and easy to traverse.
Raja rajeshvari rajya dayini rajya vallabha
Rajatkrupa rajapitha niveshita nijashrita .. 134
Raja rajeshvari: Who is Rajarajeshvari (The Ruler of rulers).
Rajya dayini: Who bestows dominion.
Rajya vallabha: Who loves dominion.
Rajatkrupa: Who is gloriously compassionate.
Rajapitha niveshita nijashrita: Who raises Her devotees to royal status.
Rajyalakshmih koshanatha chaturanga baleshvari
Samrajya dayini satya sandha sagara mekhala .. 135
Rajyalakshmih: Who is the wealth of kingdoms
Koshanatha: Who protects the treasury
Chaturanga baleshvari: Who is the leader of four fold army (mind, brain, thought and ego)
Samrajya dayini: Who makes you emperor
Satya sandha: Who is truthful
Sagara mekhala: Who is the earth and surrounded by the sea.
Dikshita daityashamani sarvaloka vashankari
Sarvartha datri savitri sachhidananda rupini .. 136
Dikshita: Who is under a holy vow.
Daityashamani: Who quells evil forces.
Sarvaloka vashankari: Who keeps all the worlds under Her sway.
Sarvartha datri: Who grants all our wants.
Savitri: Who is the Creative Power.
Sachhidanada rupini: Whose form is Existence – Knowledge – Bliss absolute.
Deshakala parichhinna sarvaga sarva mohini
Sarasvati shastramayi guhamba guhyarupini .. 137
Deshakala parichhinna: Who is not limited by space and time.
Sarvaga: Who is present in all as the inner controller.
sarva mohini: Who casts Her spell on all.
Sarasvati: Who is Sarasvati, the Goddess of discriminative wisdom and spiritual illumination.
Shastramayi: Who is the science of the spirit.
Guhamba: Who is the Mother residing in the cave of intelligence (Also the mother of Guha or Subrahmanya).
Guhyarupini: Whose form is subtle.
Sarvopadhi vinirmukta sadashiva pativrata
Sampradayeshvari sadhvi gurumandala rupini .. 138
Sarvopadhi vinirmukta: Who is free from all limitations.
Sadashiva pativrata: Who is the devoted Consort of Sadashiva.
Sampradayeshvari: Who is the guardian of sacred traditions.
Sadhvi: Who is rightly understood as the Power that dispels ignorance.Yai: Who is donoted by the syllable I.
Gurumandala rupini: Who embodies in Herself the teaching of successive lines of teachers.
Kulottirna bhagaradhya maya madhumati mahi
Ganamba guhyakaradhya komalangi gurupriya .. 139
Kulottirna: Who transcends the sphere of the senses, including the mind.
Bhagaradhya: Who is worshipped in the orbit of the Sun.
Maya: Who is the Power called Maya.
Madhumati: Who is called madhumati, the ultimate step to be taken by the highest Yoginis.
Mahi: Who is Mahi, the common ground of all.
Ganamba: Who is the Mother of all the hosts of Shiva and Ganesha.
Guhyakaradhya: Who is worshppped by the demi – gods called the Guhyakas.
Komalangi: Whose form is delicate and pleasing.
Gurupriya: Who is the Consort of Shiva, the great Guru.
Svatantra sarvatantreshi dakshinamurti rupini
Sanakadi samaradhya shivagyana pradayini .. 140
Svatantra: Who is the only Independent Being.
Sarvatantreshi: Who is the presiding deity of all the Tantras.
Dakshinamurti rupini: Who has taken the form of Dakshinamurti.
Sanakadi samaradhya: Who is worthy of being worshipped by Sanaka and other great ascetics.
Shivagyana pradayini: Who imparts the knowledge of the Supreme Being (Shiva).
Chitkal anandakalika premarupa priyankari
Namaparayana prita nandividya nateshvari .. 141
Chitkala: Who is a spark of Divine Consciousness (Chitkala).
Anandakalika: Who is the bud of Divine Bliss.
Premarupa: Who is pure Love itself.
Priyankari: Who grants what is dear to us.
Namaparayana prita: Who is pleased with a litany of Her names.
Nandividya: Who is the Deity of the Mantra of Nandikeshvara.
Nateshvari: Who is the counterpart of Chidambara Nateshvara.
Mithya jagada dhishthana muktida mukti rupini
Lasyapriya layakari lajja rambhadi vandita .. 142
Mithya jagada dhishthana: Who is the ground of the Changing universe.
Muktida: Who is the giver of salvation.
Mukti rupini: Who is Herself salvation.
Lasyapriya: Who likes the rhythmic dance of women, called Lasya.
Layakari: Who generates harmony in dance and music.
Lajja: Who is modesty itself.
Rambhadi vandita: Who is adored by Rambha and other celestial damsels.
Bhava dava sudha vrushtih paparanya davanalaDaurbhagya tula vatula jaradhvanta raviprabha .. 143
Bhava dava sudha vrushtih: Who is the rain of nectar that puts out the wild fire of Samsara.
Paparanya davanala: Who is also the wild fire that burns down the jungles of sins.
Daurbhagya tula vatula: Who is the wind that drives away the flakes of misfortune.
Jaradhvanta raviprabha: Who removes by her effulgence the gloom of infirmities attendant on old age.
Bhaagyabdhi chandrika bhakta chittakeki ghana ghana
Rogaparvata dambholir mrutyudaru kutharika .. 144
Bhagyabdhi chandrika: Who is the full moon that sets up the tides of good fortune.
Bhakta chitta keki ghana ghana: Who is heavily water – laden cloud that makes the hearts of devotees dance like peacocks.
Rogaparvata dambholir: Who is the thunderbolt that shatters the mountain of diseases.
Mrutyudaru kutharika: Who is the axe that cuts down the tree of death.
Maheshvari mahakali mahagrasa mahashana
Aparna chandika chanda mundasura nishudini .. 145
Maheshvari: Who is the Supreme Sovereign.
Mahakali: Who is Mahakali – the Divine Mother who consumes everything as Time.
Mahagrasa: Who is the great Devourer.
Mahashana: Whose repast consists of this mighty universe.
Aparna: Who is Aparna – the one who did not take even a leaf while performing austerities.
Chandika: Who is the Chandika, the awe – inspiring one.
Chanda mundasura nishudini: Who is the destroyer of the demons Chanda and Munda, and came to be known as Chamunda for this reason.
Ksharaksharatmika sarva lokeshi vishvadharini
Trivarga datri subhaga tryambaka trigunatmika .. 146
Ksharaksharatmika: Who is both the changeful and the changeless.
Sarva lokeshi: Who is the Ruler of all the worlds.
Vishvadharini: Who supports the whole universe.
Trivarga datri: Who bestows the traid of human values (aspiration to do meritorious acts, the capacity for it, and the means for it).
Subhaga: Who is the goddess affluence.
Tryambaka: Who is the three – eyed Goddess.
Trigunatmika: Her in whom the three dispositions of Nature are in harmony.
Svargapavargada shuddha japapushpa nibhakrutih
Ojovati dyutidhara yagyarupa priyavrata .. 147
Svargapavargada: Who bestows the enjoyments of Paradise and the eternal bliss of Moksha.
Shuddha: Who is ever pure.
Japapushpa nibhakrutih: Whose colour is of the nature of japa flowers (China rose).
Ojovati: Who is full of energy.Dyutidhara: Who is full of splendour.
Yagyarupa: Who is Vishnu, the embodiment of sacrifice.
Priyavrata: Who is fond of holy vows.
Duraradhya duradharsha patali kusumapriya
Mahati merunilaya mandara kusumapriya .. 148
Duraradhya: Who is hard to worship by those having no control over the senses.
Duradharsha: Who is hard to resist.
Patali kusuma priya: Who is fond of Patali flower (the pale – red trumpet flowers).
Mahati: Who is greater than all.
Merunilaya: Who resides on Meru.
Mandara kusuma priya: Who loves the Mandara flowers (coral – tree flowers of heaven).
Viraradhya viradh rupa viraja vishvatomukhi
Pratyagrupa parakasha pranada pranarupini .. 149
Viraradhya: Who is worshipped by the Viras (the heroic).
Viradh rupa: Who is the Virat, the Cosmic Whole.
Viraja: Who is without any stain.
Vishvatomukhi: Who faces all directions.
Pratyagrupa: Who is the Self within.
Parakasha: Who is the Transcendental Ether.
Pranada: Who gives life.
Pranarupini: Who is Herself Life (Prana or Brahma).
Martanda bhairavaradhya mantrini nyasta rajyadhuh
Tripureshi jayatsena nistraigunya parapara .. 150
Martanda bhairavaradhya: Who is adored by Martanda bhairava (a form of Shiva).
Mantrini nyasta rajyadhuh: Who has invested her minister (Shyamalamba) with all Her regal authority.
Tripureshi: Who is the deity Tripura.
Jayatsena: Who has victorious armies at Her command.
Nistraigunya: Who is devoid of the three dispositions of Nature.
Parapara: Who is both the Absolute and the Relative.
Satyagyananandarupa samarasya parayana
Kapardini kalamala kamadhukh kamarupini .. 151
Satyagyananandarupa: Who is Truth, Knowledge and Bliss.
Samarasya parayana: Who is the harmony of all Diversities.
Kapardini: Who is the Consort of Kapardin (Shiva).
Kalamala: Who wears all arts and crafts as a garland.
Kamadhukh: Who is a kamadukh (the wish-yielding celestial Cow) to Her devotees.
Kamarupini: Who can assume any form.
Kalanidhih kavyakala rasagya rasashevadhihPushta puratana pujya pushkara pushkarekshana .. 152
Kalanidhih: Who is the treasury of all arts.
Kavyakala: Who is the art of poetry.
Rasagya: Who knows all Rasas (tastes, values, joys etc.).
Rasashevadhih: Who is Herself the treasure of all Rasa
Pushta: Who is full of vigour.
Puratana: Who is the most Ancient Being.
Pujya: Who is worthy of devoted worship.
Pushkara: Who is like a lotus in bloom.
Pushkarekshana: Who has eyes charming like petals of lotus.
Paramjyotih paramdhama paramanuh paratpara
Pashahasta pashahantri paramantra vibhedini .. 153
Paramjyotih: Who is the Supreme Light that illumines all luminaries.
Paramdhama: Who is the Supreme Abode that homes all things that exists.
Paramanuh: Who is also the subtlest particle.
Paratpara: Who is the Supermost superior even to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva who are adored as supreme deities.
Pashahasta: Who holds in Her hands the nosse that binds all to Samsara.
Pashahantri: Who cuts the bond of Samsara.
Paramantra vibhedini: Who breaks the spells of one’s enemies.
Murta murta nityatrupta munimanasa hamsika
Satyavrata satyarupa sarvantaryamini sati .. 154
Murta: Who has forms.
Amurta: Who is formless also.
Anityatrupta: Who is satisfied even with our perishable offerings.
Munimanasa hamsika: The swan who swims in the Manasa lake of the minds of saints.
Satyavrata: Who is vowed to truth.
Satyarupa: Who is herself truth.
Sarvantaryamini: Who is the Inner Ruler of all beings.
Sati: Who is the Eternal Being as also the Consort of Parama – Shiva.
Brahmani brahmajanani bahurupa budharchita
Prasavitri prachandagya pratishtha prakata krutih .. 155
Brahmani: Who is the Shakti of Brahma the Creator.
Brahmane: Who is Herself Brahma.
Janani: Who is the Mother of the Universe.
Bahurupa: Who has taken the form of the many.
Budharchita: Who is worshipped by the wise.
Prasavitri: Who gives birth to the universe.
Prachanda: Who is awe-inspiring.
Agya: Who is divine commandments.Pratishtha: Who is the foundation of all things.
Prakatakrutih: Who is manifest in all as the I-sense.
Praneshvari pranadatri panchashat pitharupini
Vishrunkhala viviktastha viramata viyatprasuh .. 156
Praneshvari: Who is the ruler of Prana (life force).
Pranadatri: Who gives life.
Panchashat pitharupini: Who forms the fifty basic sounds of our speech, or who has fifty centres of worship.
Vishrunkhala: Who is ever unfettered.
Viviktastha: Who dwells in the hearts of the wise or in sacred secluded spots.
Viramata: Who is the Mother worshipped by the heroes (Viras).
Viyatprasuh: Who is the source of Viyat, the substance from which evolution takes place.
Mukunda muktinilaya mulavigraha rupini
Bhavagya bhavarogaghni bhavachakra pravartini .. 157
Mukunda: Who gives salvation to Jivas.
Muktinilaya: Who is the Abode of those who attain salvation.
Mulavigraha rupini: Who is the Root from which all other Shaktis like Bala have their origin.
Bhavagya: Who knows all thoughts and sentiments.
Bhavarogaghni: Who can cure the disease of recurring transmigratory existence.
Bhavachakra pravartini: Who has also set in motion the wheel of recurring transmigratory existence.
Chandahsara shastrasara mantrasara talodari
Udarakirti ruddama vaibhava varna rupini .. 158
Chandahsara: Who is the essence of all Vedas.
Shastrasara: Who is the essence of all Shastras (Scriptures).
Mantrasara: Who is the source of all Mantras.
Talodari: Who, though slender of waist, contains within Herself all the Talas, (worlds) like Atala, Vitala and others.
Udarakirti: Whose fame extends everywhere.
Ruddama vaibhava: Who is boundless in Her might and glory.
Varna rupini: Whose form is denoted by the letters of our language.
Janmamrutyu jaratapta jana vishranti dayini
Sarvopanisha dudghushta shantyatita kalatmika .. 159
Janmamrutyu jaratapta jana vishranti dayini: Who gives peace and repose to those afflicted with birth, old age and death.
Sarvopanisha dudghushta: Whom all the Upanishads proclaim.
Shantyatita kalatmika: Who transcends even the state of peace.
Gambhira gaganantastha garvita ganalolupa
Kalpana rahita kashtha kanta kantardha vigraha .. 160
Gambhira: Who is inscrutable.
Gaganatastha: Who pervades all space.
Garvita: Who is the Pride of Shiva (`I’ as Prakasha), which is the source of the Creative process.
Ganalolupa: Who is fond of music.
Kalpana rahita: Who is untouched by the creative process, which proceeds from Her will.
Kashta: Who is the Supreme Goal.
Kanta: Who affaces all sin.
Kantardha vigraha: Who is half the person of Her Consort, Parama-Shiva.
Karya karana nirmukta kamakeli tarangita
Kanatkanaka tatanka lilavigraha dharini .. 161
Karya karana nirmukta: Who is not subject to the laws of cause and effect.
Kamakeli tarangita: Who overflows with joy in the company of Her Lord, Kameshvara.
Kanatkanaka tatanka: Who wears ear-ornaments of burnished gold.
Lilavigraha dharini: Who takes various forms of Her cosmic play.
Ajakshaya vinirmukta mugdha kshipra prasadini
Antarmukha samaradhya bahirmukha sudurlabha .. 162
Ajaya: For whom there is no birth.
Kshaya vinirmukta: Whom there is no decay also.
Mugdha: Who is attractive by her artless beauty and innocence.
Kshipra prasadini: Who is easily pleased.
Antarmukha samaradhya: Whose worship is easy for those whose, mental gaze is turned inward.
Bahirmukha sudurlabha: Whose worship difficult for those whose mental gaze goes outwards.
Trayi trivarga nilaya tristha tripuramalini
Niramaya niralamba svatmarama sudhasrutih .. 163
Trayi: Who is the three-fold Veda.
Trivarga nilaya: Who is implicit in the threefold aim of life (Dharma, Artha and Kama).
Tristha: Who is present in the three periods of existence like past, present and future.
Tripuramalini: Who is the Deity of the threefold circles in the Shri-chakra.
Niramaya: Who is free from the ills of life.
Niralamba: Who depends on none.
Svatmarama: Who is merged in the joy of Her own Self.
Sudhasrutih: Who is the source of Sudha (spiritual nectar).
Samsara panka nirmagna samuddharana pandita
Yagyapriya yagyakartri yajamana svarupini .. 164
Samsara panka nirmagna samuddharana pandita: Who is skilled in rescuing men who are sunk in the mire of Samsara.
Yagyapriya: Who delights in acts of sacrifice.
Yagyakartri: Who directs all sacrificial acts.
Yajamana svarupini: Who takes the form of the institutor of sacrifice.
Dharmadhara dhanadhyaksha dhanadhanya vivardhini
Viprapriya viprarupa vishva bhramana karini .. 165
Dharmadhara: Who is the support of Dharma.
Dhanadhyaksha: Who controls all riches.
Dhanadhanya vivardhini: Who increases riches and harvests.
Viprapriya: Who loves the learned.
Viprarupa: Who is Herself the learned.
Vishva bhramana karini: Who causes, the universe to revolve in cyclic motion.
Vishvagrasa vidrumabha vaishnavi vishnurupini
Ayoniryoni nilaya kutastha kularupini .. 166
Vishvagrasa: Who devours the universe at the end of the cycle.
Vidrumabha: Who is like coral in complexion.
Vaishnavi: Who is Vaishnavi, the power of Vishnu.
Vishnurupini: Who is Herself in the form of Vishnu.
Ayoni: Who has no source other than Herself.
Yoni nilaya: Who houses the power that generates everything.
Kutastha: Who is the changeless.
Kularupini: Who is the Deity of the Kaula sect.
Viragoshti priya vira naishkarmya nadarupini
Vigyana kalana kalya vidagdha bainda vasana .. 167
Viragoshti priya: Who is fond of the assembly of the devotees of the heroic mode of worship.
Vira: Who is Herself the Hero.
Naishkarmya: Who transcends work (Karma).
Nadarupini: Who is the primal mystic sound.
Vigyana kalana: Who is realization of the Absolute.
Kalya: Who is one to be reckoned with.
Vidagdha: Who is the wisdom displayed in all skills.
Bainda vasana: Who is seated in the Bindu, the central dot in the Shri-chakra.
Tatvadhika tatvamayi tatvamartha svarupini
Samaganapriya saumya sadashiva kutumbini .. 168
Tatvadhika: Who transcends all cosmic categories.
Tatvamayi: Who comprehends all cosmic categories.
Tatvamartha svarupini: Who is one with the non-dual Being denoted by the words Tat and Tvam in the great Vedic sentence Tat-tvamasi.
Samagana priya: Who loves the chanting of Samaveda.
Saumya: Who is the object of worship in Soma sacrifice.
Sadashiva kutumbini: Who is the Consort of sadashiva.
Savya pasavya margastha sarvapad vinivarini
Svastha svabhavamadhura dhira dhira samarchita .. 169
Savya pasavya margastha: Who is reached by both the paths – Savya (samaya) and Apasavya (kaula).
Sarvapad vinivarini: Who wards off all dangers.
Svastha: Who is sweet by nature.
Svabhavamadhura: Who is sweet by nature.
Dhira: Who is endowed with wisdom.
Dhira samarchita: Who is worshipped by the wise with care and completeness.
Chaitanyarghya samaradhya chaitanya kusumapriya
Sadodita sadatushta tarunaditya patala .. 170
Chaitanyarghya samaradhya: Who is best worshipped with the offereings of the spirit as Arghya.
Chaitanya kusumapriya: Who loves the flower offerings of the spirit.
Sadodita: Who is ever shining.
Sadatushta: Who is ever pleased.
Tarunaditya patala: Who is rosy like the morning sun.
Dakshina dakshinaradhya darasmera mukhambuja
Kaulini kevalanarghya kaivalyapada dayini .. 171
Dakshina dakshinaradhya: Who is worshipped according to both the Dakshinacara and its opposite, by the learned and the unlearned.
Darasmera mukhambuja: Whose smiling face gladdens all.
Kaulini kevala: Who is the ultimate object of Kaula worship.
Anarghya kaivalyapada dayini: Who confers the priceless state of ultimate bliss and freedom.
Stotrapriya stutimati shruti samstuta vaibhava
Manasvini manavati maheshi mangalakrutih .. 172
Stotrapriya: Who loves hymns of praise.
Stutimati: Who is worthy of hymns of praise.
Shruti samstuta vaibhava: Whose glory is praised by the Vedas.
Manasvini: Who is self-possessed.
Manavati: Who is high-minded.
Maheshi: Who is the great queen.
Mangalakrutih: With a benign form.
Vishvamata jagaddhatri vishalakshi viragini
Pragalbha paramodara paramoda manomayi .. 173
Vishvamata: Who is the Mother of the Universe.
Jagaddhatri: Who is the protectress of the universe.
Vishalakshi: Who has large eyes or who is worshipped as Vishala at Kasi.
Viragini: Who is utterly passionless.
Pragalbha: Who is surprisingly daring
Paramodara: Who is supremely generous.
Manomayi: Who is all spirit.
Vyomakeshi vimanastha vajrini vamakeshvariPancha yagyapriya pancha preta manchadhi
Vyomakeshi: Who has the skies above as Her locks of hair on the head.
Vimanastha: Who is seated high in Her celestial car.
Vajrini: Who is Indrani.
Vamakeshvari: Who is the deity of the leftward path of the Kaulas.
Pancha yagya priya: Who loves the five sacrifices of the rightward Savya path.
Pancha ptreta manchadhi shayini: Who is seated on a seat supported by the Five Dead, (Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishvara and Sadashiva).
Panchami panchabhuteshi pancha sankhyopacharini
Shashvati shashvat-aishvarya sharmada shambhu mohini ..175
Panchami: Who is the Consort of the Fifth of these (Sadashiva).
Panchabhuteshi: Who rules over the five primordial elements.
Pancha sankhyopacharini: Who is worshipped with the fivefold offerings.
Shashvati: Who is eternal.
Shashvat-aishvarya: Whose dominion is eternal.
Sharmada: Who gives eternal happiness.
Shambhu mohini: Who is the charmer of Shambhu, Her Consort.
Dhara dharasuta dhanya dharmini dharma vardhini
Lokatita gunatita sarvatita shamatmika .. 176
Dhara: Who is earth on which all beings rest.
Dharasuta: Who is the daughter of Himavan, the king of mountains.
Dhanya: Who is supremely blessed.
Dharmini: Who is righteous.
Dharma vardhini: Who promotes righteousness in devotees.
Lokatita: Who transcends all the worlds.
Gunatita: Who transcends the three Gunas of Prakruti known as Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
Sarvatita: Who transcends everything.
Shamatmika: Who is the soul of peace.
Bandhuka kusumaprakhya bala lila vinodini
Sumangali sukhakari suveshadhya suvasini .. 177
Bandhuka kusumaprakhya: Who has the tender grace of Bandhuka blossoms.
Bala: Who is eternally young.
Lila vinodini: Who sports in the creation of the universe.
Sumangali: Who is most auspicious in Herself.
Sukhakari: Who bestows happiness.
Suveshadhya: Who is gracefully attired.
Suvasini: Who is ever with Her consort.
Suvasinyarchana prita shobhana shuddha manasa
Bindutarpana santushta purvaja tripurambika .. 178
Suvasinyarchana prita: Who is pleased with respect shown to married women.
Shobhana: Whose splendour beams forth in all directions.
Shuddha manasa: Who is ever pure in mind.
Bindutarpana santushta: Who is pleased with libations offered to the Bindu (the central dot in the Shri chakra).
Purvaja: Who is the first born.
Tripurambika: Who is the Mother-Goddess Tripurambika (who represents the stresses in the creative process known Nada, Bindu, and Kala).
Dasha mudra samaradhya tripurashri vashankari
Gyanamudra gyanagamya gyanagyeya svarupini .. 179
Dasha mudra samaradhya: Who is worshipped through the ten Mudras or signs and poses of the hands and fingers in worship.
Tripurashri vashankari: Who controls Tripurashri (a powerful Deity) presiding over the fifth avarana called sarvarthasadhaka chakra.
Gyanamudra: Who is gyana-mudra also known as Cin-mudra – the finger-pose of knowledge.
Gyanagamya: Who is attained through knowledge.
Gyanagyeya svarupini: Who is both knowledge and the object of knowledge.
Yonimudra trikhandeshi trigunamba trikonaga
Anaghadbhuta charitra vanchitartha pradayini .. 180
Yonimudra: Who is the finger-pose of creation as well (Yoni-mudra).
Trikhandeshi: Who is the presiding deity of the Trikhanda, the three regions of Brahmarandhra, Manipura and Muladhara.
Triguna: Who is endowed with the three modes of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
Amba: Who is Amba, the mother of all.
Trikonaga: Who dwells in the triangle of Shri-chakra.
Anagha: Who is sinless.
Adhbhuta charitra: Whose ways are marvellous.
Vanchitartha pradayini: Who grants worshippers whatever they want.
Abhyasati shayagyata shadadhvatita rupini
Avyaja karunamurti ragyana dhvanta dipika .. 181
Abhyasati shayagyata: Who is known only through the strenuous practice of spiritual disciplines.
Shadadhvatita rupini: Who transcends the six modes of devotion (Varna, Pada, Mantra, Kala, Tattva and Bhuvana).
Avyaja karunamurti: Who is unconditional grace.
Ragyana dhvanta dipika: Who dispels the darkness of ignorance.
Abalagopa vidita sarvanulanghya shasana
Shrichakra rajanilaya shrimath tripura sundari .. 182
Amabalgopa vidita: Who can be understood by all, even by a child or a cowherd.
Sarvanulanghya shasana: Whose laws none dares to transgress.Shrichakra rajanilaya: Who dwells in the sovereign Shri-chakra.
Shrimath tripura sundari: Who is the divine Tripura-sundari.
Shrishiva shivashaktyaikya rupini lalitambika
Evam shrilalita devyah naam naam sahasrakam jaguh ..183
Shrishiva: Who is the blessed Shiva (who is identical with Shiva).
Shivashaktyaikya rupini: Who is the unity of Shiva and Shakti.
Lalitambika: Who is called Lalitambika (the goddess who is Lalita, the playful) because Her Cosmic functions are just like a sport to Her, and Ambika because she is the Mother of all. [courtesy: stephen-knapp.com]
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