Friday, December 1, 2017

How Achan Deekshithar became Vaksha sthala Acharya ?

How  Achan Deekshithar  became Vaksha sthala  Acharya ?

By
P.R.Ramachander

(I did not know this story but read it   somewhere in Whatsapp. My thanks to the author)

There  was a great  Scholar  called “Appayya  Deekshitha”  .His grand father’s name  was” Achan Deekshitha”  .He was also called “VAkasthalaxcharya(The learned man of the chest)” ,There  is an interesting story behind it.
It seemd  King Krishna  Deva Raya  had come to Worship Lord Varadaraja  of Kanchipuram .Among the learned  Invitees  “Achan Deekshithar”  was also one  . When the Purohith  showed  camphor lamp to the God   , the king felt that the God  was  bending   and examining   some thing..
The king asked  “Achan deekshithar” for the possible   reason for this  and he replied

“Kanchi Kanchana gaurangim  veekshya  Sakshadhiva Ascharyam,
Varada  ASAmsayapanno Vakshasthalam   Avekshathe “

காஞ்சித் காஞ்சந கௌராங்கிம் வீக்ஷ்ய ஸாக்ஷ£திவ ச்ரியம்
வரத ஸம்சயாபந்நோ வக்ஷஸ்தலம் அவேக்ஷதே

The God  Varada seeing  your golden   wife   beside  you ,
Became  surprised and felt  she was Mahalakshmi  herself,
And  examined   his  chest  to see whether his wife  was  still there.”

The king enjoyed  the poem very much   and along with great  presents  ,
Gave him a title “Vaksha sthala(The chest)”  and from then  on” Aachan deekshithar”  was named  as “Vakksha  Sthala Acharya,”


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Appanukku oru malayundu அப்பனுக்கொரு மலையுண்டு

அப்பனுக்கொரு மலையுண்டு
Appanukku oru malayundu

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Hear this  great song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGLrQGoceuE  )


அப்பனுக்கொரு மலையுண்டு திருக்கயிலை
அன்னைக்கொரு மலையுண்டு ஏழுமலை
அண்ணனுக்கொரு மலையுண்டு பழனிமலை
ஐயப்பா உனக்கும் ஒரு மலையுண்டு சபரிமலை
ஸ்வாமியே சரணம் ஐயப்பா
அய்யனே சரணம் ஐயப்பா

Appanukku oru malayundu-Thirukayilai,
Annaikku  oru Malayundu- Ezhumalai
Ananukku  oru  Malayundu –Pazhani malai
Ayyappa   unakkum  oru malayundu  -Sabari malai
SWamiye saranam  Ayyapp,
Ayyane  SAranam Ayyappa

Your father has a mountain-Mount Kailasa,
Your mother has a mountain-The  seven mountains,
Your elder   brother has a mountain- Pazhani  mountain,
Oh Ayyappa , you too have a mountain-SAbari mountain,
Oh God , I surrender  Ayyappa,
Oh Lord  , I surrender  Ayyappa


நம்முடைய கழுத்தில் மணிமாலை
நம்முடைய கனவு சபரி யாத்திரை
நம்முடைய நாவில் சரண மொழி
நம்முடைய வேதம் சரணமப்பா
ஸ்வாமியே சரணம் ஐயப்பா
அய்யனே சரணம் ஐயப்பா

Nammudaya  kazhuthil  mani maalai  ,
Nammudaya Kanavu  SAbari  Yathirai
Nammudaya naavil   SArana Mozhi
Nammudaya   vedam SAranamappa,
SWamiye saranam Ayyappa
Ayyane saranam  Ayyappa

The  chain of  beads   hangs on our neck,
Our dream is pilgrimage to SAbari,
On our toungue , the language  of Saranam,
Our Veda is  SAranam  Appa(I surrender God),
 Oh God , I surrender  Ayyappa,
Oh Lord  , I surrender  Ayyappa


நமக்குள்ள லட்சியம் உன் தரிசனம்
நமக்குள்ளே இருப்பது உன் விரதம்
நமக்கென்றும் கதி பதினெட்டாம்படி
நமக்குண்டு மலை மேல் மகர ஜோதி
ஸ்வாமியே சரணம் ஐயப்பா
அய்யனே சரணம் ஐயப்பா

Namakkulla  lakshiyam  un darisanam,
Namakkulle  iruppathu  un vrutham,
Namakkendrum  gathi  pathittempadi
Namakkundu  malai mel Makara  jyothi
SWamiye saranam Ayyappa
Ayyane saranam  Ayyappa

Our   aim is to see you  ,
Within us  is your penance  ,
Always our protection is the eighteem   steps,
WE have the  Makara flame  on the mountain,
Oh God , I surrender  Ayyappa,
Oh Lord  , I surrender  Ayyappa


அப்பன் அவன் நாமம் நமச்சிவாய
அன்னை அவள் நாமம் நாராயணாய
அண்ணன் அவன் கோஷம் ஹரோஹரா
எங்கள் ஐயப்பன் கோஷம் சரணம் ஐயப்பா
ஸ்வாமியே சரணம் ஐயப்பா
அய்யனே சரணம் ஐயப்பா
எங்கள் ஸ்வாமியே சரணம் ஐயப்பா

Appan avan namam  Nama Shivaya,
Annai aval  naamam  Narayanaaya,
Annan avan gosham  Hara haro hara,
Yengal yyappan gosham SAranam  Ayyappa,
SWamiye saranam Ayyappa
Ayyane saranam  Ayyappa

The name of his father  is Om Namashivaya
The name  of his father  is Narayanaaya,
The  sound raised  for his elder brother  is “Hara haro hara”,
And the sound that  is raised to our Ayyappa is “SAranam Ayyappa:,
Oh God , I surrender  Ayyappa,
Oh Lord  , I surrender  Ayyappa


Cheer mevum Thiru mayilaai சீர்மேவும் திருமயிலை

A great prayer  addressed  to Goddess  Karpangambal

சீர்மேவும் திருமயிலை
Cheer mevum Thiru mayilaai


By
ஆண்டவன் பிச்சை
Aandavan pichai



Translated by
P.R.Ramachander


சீர்மேவும் திருமயிலை நகர்வாழும் தெய்வமே
சின்மயானந்த வடிவே

Cheer mevum  Thiru mayilai  nagar  Vaazhum deivaame,
Chinmatananda vadive

Oh Goddess  who lives in prosperous  city of Mylapore,
Who has  form of divine joy

கார்மேவும் கயிலைக்கு இறைவர் கபாலியின்
கருத்திற்கிசைந்த துணையே

Kaar mevum  kayilaikku  iraivar  Kapaliyin ,
Karuthirkku   isaindha thunaye

Oh consort of Kapali who is the God,
Of Kailasa surrounded by   clouds.
And who is dear  to his mind

பார்மேவும் பக்தர்கள் படும்துன்பம் தீர்த்திடும்
பரம கருணாமூர்த்தியே

Paar mevum  bhakthargal   padum thunbam theerthidum,
Parama Karuna moorthiye

Oh Goddess  of divine mercy , who  destroys ,
The great suffering of her devotees  spread , all over the world

தார்மேவும் தோள் அசைய தங்கவளை செங்கரத்தால்
தஞ்சம் அளித்தருளும் தாயே

Thaar mevum   thoal asaya  thanga valai sengarathaal,
THanjam   alitharulum  Thaaye

Oh mother   who  grants protection  to us  ,ny her pretty hands,
Ornamented by   golden bangles, when herpretty shoulders move

நீர்மேவும் தாமரையில் வாழ்பவளும் வாணியும்
நித்தம் துதிக்கும் உமையே

Neer mevum   thamarayil  vaazhpavalum  vaaniyum,
Nitham   thuthikkum umaye

Oh Goddess  Uma    daily worshipped  by  Goddess  Saraswathi,
As well  as Goddess Lakshmi living on a lotus

தேர்மேவி திரிபுரத்தை சிரித்தழித்திட்ட சிவன்
திருமனைக் கேற்ற விளக்கே

Ther mevi   thripurathai  sirithu azhithitta   sivan,
THirumanai ketha   vilakke

Oh lamp which is suitable to the divine home  of Lord Shiva,
Who climbing on a chariot destroyed  Tripura

கூர்மேவும் வடிவேலை குமரனுக்கு அளித்தசுரர்
கொடிய செயல் அழித்த சிவையே

Koor mevum   vadivelai  Kuranukku  alithu   asurar ,
Kodiya   cheyal  azhitha  Silaye

Oh  Goddess  who likes like sculpture   who  gave the sharp,
Vadi vel to Lord  Subrahmanya, who destroyed their evil acts


நார்மேவும் மலர் போல நல்லன்பர் உளமேவி
களிக்கும் கற்பக வல்லியே

Naar mevum   malar poala  nalla anbar  ula mevi,
Kalikkum   Karpaga valliye

Oh Karpaga  Valli , who like the flowers   tied by  the thread,

Is spread   all over the minds of her  devotees.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sri Krishna Sandhya Namam(Malayalam)

Sri Krishna  Sandhya Namam(Malayalam) 

By
THunjathu Ezhuthachan

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(It is a general practice in all Hindu homes in Kerala , to lit  the  lamp as soon as dusk falls , and then sit around it and chant  names of God.  This is called Namam chollal   or Sandhya  namam. In this very pretty Sandhya namam   summarizing the entire  BHagwatham , The great Thunjathu exhuthachan   helps us to do this, By using this apart from chanting name  of Krishna , we also   read his story. You can hear this sandhya Namam  by clicking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZIs1n_pjTs.)


1.Krishna , Krishna  ,Vasudeva , Gopika  Manohara,
Vrushni vamsa nayaka mukunda , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Krihna ,Oh Krishna, Oh Vasudeva, Oh stealer  of the mind of  Gopis,
Oh Lord of  Vrushni  clan , Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna , protect me.

2.Padmababha, Padma nethra, papa Nasa  hare,
Padmajaa  manohara, Manoharanga , Pahi maam.

Oh Lord with  lotus on belly , Oh Lord with lotus eyes, Oh destroyer of sins, Oh Hari,
Oh Stealer of mind of Lakshmi, Oh Lord with pretty limbs , protect me.

3.Krishna , Krishna , Vasudeva, Loka Nayaka , namo,
Vrushni vamsa  nadha, gopathe , mukunda  pahi maam.

Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna, Oh son of Vasudeva, Oh King of the world , Salutations,
Oh Leader  of Vrushnhi clan, Oh Lord of cows, oh Mukunda  protect  me.

4.Dhanavandhaka , Hare , Ramesa, Sundarakruthe,
Dheena Rakshaka, Mukunda  , Krishna, Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh killer of Rakshasas, Oh Hari  , Oh Lord of Lakshmi  , Oh lord with pretty form,
Oh protectior of down trodden, Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna   protect me.

5.Bhaktha loka hrunnivasa, Pannagari  Vahana  ,
Mukthi dhayaka, Mukunda , Krishna, Krishna , Pahi Maam.

Oh Lord who lives  in mind of devotees, Oh Lord who rides on enemy of snake,
Oh Lord who grants   salvation, Oh Mukunda, Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna , protect me.

6Deva, Deva, Padmanabha, sarasaksha  deivame  ,
DEvaki thanooja, Krishna , Krishna, Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh God, Oh God  , Oh Padmanabha , Oh lotus eyed  God,
Oh son of Devaki, oh Krishna , Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna   protect me.

7.Sridhresa , kesi mardhana, muraasuranthakaa,
Viswa nayaka Hare , Mukunda  , Krishnaa  pahi maam

Oh God who carries  Lakshmi , Oh killer of Kesi,  Oh killer  of Muraa asura,
Oh leader   of universe, Oh Hari, Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna   protect me.

8.Meena vesha   dhaariyai  vedammasu veendu nee  ,
Dhanavanthaka, hare, Mukunda  Krishna  Pahi maam.

Taking the form of a fish    , you recovered   all the Vedas,
Oh killer of Asuras, Oh Hari  , Oh Mukunda, oh Krishna  protect me.

9.Mandharasya paathanamcha  patheedaathu   uyarthuvaan,
Annu koormamayi   janichu  , Krishna  Krishna  pahi maam.

That   day  you took the form of tortoise    to prevent  ,
The fall of Mandhara mountain and lift it, Oh Krishna protect me.

10. Bhumi udharikkvaan  varaha veshamaandu nee ,
Kemamaarnnu   pandu thamaraksha , Krishna  pahimaam.

For lifting back the   earth   you took the form of boar,
Oh Lotus eyed one    you did great effort  , OH Krishna  protect me.

11.Ghoranaam   Hiranyane  vadhippathinnu  saampratham,
Naarasimha veshamaanda. Krishna, Krishna  pahi maam.

For the sake   of killing     the fierce  Hiranya,
You assumed   the form of man lion, Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna  , protect me.

12.Moonadi alannu vaangi, moonnu  lokavum bhavaan,
Sundaranga, Vamanavathara, Krishna  pahi maam,

By measuring  three feet , you got all the three   worlds,
Oh Lord with a pretty body   who took incarnation of Vamana , Oh Krishna   protect me.

13.Papa mochana   mukunda, renukaathmaja, hare,
Kopa seela , Kshatriyaantha   Rama  , Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Lord who frees us from sin  , Oh Mukunda , Of Son of Renuka, Oh Hari,
Oh lord with anger as habit, Oh exterminator   of Kshatriyas  , Oh Krishna   protect me.

14,AAmayam kalanju loka raksha   cheyyuvaan mudhaa,
Ramanayi avatharicha Krishna, Krishna pahi maam.

For   removing all evil problems   and  to protect the world,
With happiness you  took incarnation of Rama , Oh Krishna  protect me.

15.Dushta daithya nigrahaaya kama pala  nayaka,
Vishtapam  bharicha Rama, Krishna  , Krishna  Pahi maam.

Lord who killed   evil asuras and was the leader  of Gopa  boys,
And who ruled the world , Oh Rama , Oh Krishna , Oh Krishna  protect me

16.Vrushni vamsa  naadhanai piranna kamsa   vairiyai,
Krishnanaaya Vasudeva  nee , mukunda pahi maam.

You who were  born as lord  of Vrushmi clan  became enemy of Kamsa  ,
Oh Vasudeva   who became Krishna, Oh Mukunda   protect me.

17.Kalkiyai   mandalaagra   dhariyaaya  adharmika-
Nmaare   nigrhicha  Krishna  , Krishna  , pahi maam.

Oh Krishna who became Kalki    and killed   all  those,
Who were  leaders of Adharma  , Oh Krishna   protect me.

18.Pandu nee  gajendranil   thelinju chakra   dhaariyai,
Kondu  pakshi  meethileri vanna. Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Krishna who in the past    took pity on king of elephants  ,
And came riding on a bird  armed   with Chakra, Please protect me.

19.Shankha chakravum   sudhaa  jalukavum dharicu , dik,
Chakra palanaarthamaarnna   Vaidhya  , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Doctor holding  conch, wheel   and a pot  of nectar ,
For  looking after  of all people of Indras  in all directions  , Oh Krishna, please protect me.

20.Antha kanthaka aajnaayaal  amantham methum yenniye,
Chandhamaarnna Maaya naariyaya  Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Krishna who became a   lady without   any delay by the order,
Of the  killer   of  Lord Yama  , Please protect me.

21.Budhi poorvam aathma thathwa bodham aarkkum yekuvaan ,
Sradhayaarnna  Kaapilaakhyaa , Vasudeva  Pahi maam.

Oh Lord who became sincere  sage Kapila  For the sake
Of   giving understanding  of the soul to all  with  wisdom. Oh Vasudeva  protect me.

 22.Paapiyaya vena durmadham  kalanju bhoomi than,
THapa nnaasanaaya Parthivendra Krishna, Paahi maam,

Oh Krishna  , Oh lord of kings who   removed the sufferings of the world,
By   destroying the evil pride of Vena  , Please   protect me.

23.Dharmam raksha cheivathinnu  budha samjnayodu, nish-
Karma yogiyaaya  maamuneendra  , Krishna , Pahi maam.

Oh great sage who  for the sake of protecting dharma was born  ,
With the name of Budha   who was a kerma yogi, Oh Krishna  please protect me.

24.Sahasra  kavacha vijayakarya sadhyamarnniyannidum,
Mahitha nara naraayaana akhyaraaya , Krishna , Pahi Maam.

Oh esteemed  sages called Nara and Narayana   , who wearing,
Thousand armours and achieved  victory , Oh Krishna, please protect me.

25.Keerthiyaarnna karthaveeryanaayi janichu  dathriye  ,
Kathu dharma  raksha cheitha Krishna, Krishna, Pahi Maam.

Oh Krishna who was   born as   the   very famous  Karthaveerua,
And protected   the earth as   well as   Dharma , Oh Krishna, Protect me.

26.Veda bagamaakkuvaan parasara rishiyil bhavaan,
Vyasanayi  bhavicha  Krishna, rishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Krishna   who was born as sage Vyasa  to the ,
Sage Parasara to organise and divide the Vedas, Oh Krishna, Protect me.

27.Innu nee sanathanam  , mathathe udharikkuvaan,
Vannu chithra bhoopanaayi janicha  Krishna, Pahi maam

Oh Krishna to  to uplift   our eternal religion  ,
You  wew born as the chithra king  , please protect me

28.Kal thalir  vaningeedunnitha adharaal aham mudhaa,
Kathu kolga nithyavum mukunda, Krishna  , Pahi maam.

Oh Mukundha, I am now  respectful and with joy  saluting your feet,
And please   protect me daily ,Oh Krishna  , please protect me.

29.Naama manthram othuvaan yenikku  thonaananam sadaa ,
Kshemamaayi varename, Mukunda Krishna Pahi maam,

Oh Mukunda , Make me always want to  chant   the  manthra  of your name.
And let me   be always comfortable , Oh Krishna , please protect me.

30.Pankajaaksha , nin padambujam thozhunna jnaan ithaa,
Sangadangal theerthu  arulga  Krishna Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Krishna   with lotus like eyes I am now  saluting your lotus like   feet,
And Please put  an end to  all my sorrows, Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna protect me.

31.Kashta kala dosham  yethum yethidaathe anugrahichittu-
Ishtadham Varishtameka  , Krishna  Krishna pahi maam.

 Oh Krishna bless   me so that I do not have  any bad times,
And grant me boons that I like  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

32.Thellume Daridrya dukhamesidaathe  kaakNE,
Phulla padma lochana, Mukunda Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Mukundha , Oh lord with eyes like open lotus flower,
Please protect me so that even little poverty never  touches me , Oh Krishna protect me.

33.Loka Nayaka , Vibho, bhavande trukkadakshamen ,
Sokam mathuvaanayakka, Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh leader of the wiorld, Oh Lord , please send your divine glance  ,
So that all  my sorrow   is erased, Oh Krishna protect me.

34.Bhaktha vathsala, bhavande  bhakthanai varename,
Mukthanaayidaname sadaapi, Krishna  Pahimaam.

Oh Lord who loves his devotees, make me your devotee  ,
And also make me free   always  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

35.Rogiyai valanjidaathe anugrahikka santhatham,
Roganasana, mukunda , Padmanabha pahi maam.

Always bless me so that I do not wander  as a sick person,
Oh destroyer of diseases. Oh Mukunda , Oh Padmanabha  protect me.

36.Dehi may balam  drudam  bhavo dadhi kadakkuvaan,
Rohini suthaa anujathaa  Krishna  , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Krishna the   brother of son of Rohini, please grant me,
Strength to cross   the ocean of SAmsara, Oh Krishna  protect me.

37.Kanmasham nasikkanam  bhavath prasadaamethu me,
Janma mukthanaakanam Mukunda Krishna  Pahi maam.

Due to your grace   the stains in my mind should be destroyed,
And Oh Mukunda , I should get salvation, Oh Krishna protect me

38.Srripathe dhaya nidhe, mukunda, nanda nandana,
AApadangal theerthu anugrahakka  , Krishna  Pahi maam,

Oh Consort of Lakshmi , Oh treasure of mercy, Oh Mukunda, Oh son of Nanda,
Please put an end  to my dangers    and bless me, Oh Krishna  protect me.

39.Poothananthaka, bhavath padhambujangal orkkuvaan,
Pathakangal neekkane, Mukunda  , Krishna , Pahi maam.

Oh Mukunda, Oh killer of Poothana, please remove my sins ,
So that I can salute your lotus like feet, Oh Krishna protect me.

40.Puthrarum  kalathra mithravum orthu jnan ,
Yethrayum valanjidaayga  , Krishna, Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Krishna  , let he not get  greatly   disturbed  by thinking,
Of my sons, wife   and friends  , Oh Krishna   protect me.

41.Bhoomi bhara nasanana morthu naan mukhan  ,
Kemamaayi varicha Vasudeva  , Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Vasudeva who  was respectfully  prayed to   by Lord Brahma,
Thinking about the lessening of the burden of earth, Oh Krishna  protect me.

42,Devi devakikku puthranaayi janichu  sathwaram,
Bhaavukam jagathunnekuvaan , Mukunda  Pahi Maam.

AS soon as you were   born as son to the great lady DEvaki,
You were in a rush to give good results to earth, Oh Mukunda   protect me.

43,Bandanastharaam pithaakkal, nee janicha   velayil,
Bandham aththu udan  swathanthraraayi mukunda, Pahi  maam.

Your father   who was imprisoned  became   free   ,
AS  soon as    you were born, Oh Mukunda  , protect me.

44.AArum onnarinjidaathe mathru sannidhou bhavaan,
Charu roopanaayi lasicha Krishna, Krishna  pahi maam.

Without any own knowing you shined   in your pretty form,
In  front of your mother, Oh Mukunda, Oh Krishna  protect me.

45.Oonam yeythumanye nin niyoga gauravaal pithaa ,
Vaanayichu rathri  ninne yannu Krishna  , pahi maam.

Without any problems due to the power  of your orders,
That night  your father  took you away, Oh Krishna protect me.

46.Nanda gopa pathanathilaasu nee Yasodayaa,
AAnandathode yeduthu  vanna Krishna, Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Krishna  , you were carried   with great joy  by Yasoda,
In the   city of Nandagopa  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

47.Himsa cheithathinnu dur madandhar thanthramarnnu ananja,
Kamsa dhoothare  jayicha  Balakrishna  , Krishana pahi maam.

Oh Balakrishna   who won over the emissaries of Kamsa  who were,
Blind with bad intentions  and who came to  trouble you, Oh Krishna  , protect me.

48.Pothanai kidakkumennadutha maya naariyaam,
Poothanakku Moksjamekiyon Mukunda , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Mukund who gave salvation to poothana  who was the magical lady,
Who took  you thinking   you  would sleep without activity  , Oh Krishna protect me.

49.Garga maa muneendran aasu gopa vamsa  desikan,
Deerga darsi per vilicha Krishna  , Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Krishna   who was given the name  with great foresight by garga,
The great sage who was   the Guru of the cowherd clan, Oh Krishna  protect me.

50,Kadu kattiyum kali chumannu gopika janathodu,
Chernnu kouthukam valartha Krishna  , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Krishna   who mingled with Gopis showing them the forest,
And playfully lifting them and grew up their joy, Oh Krishna  protect me.

51,Yeeshalenniye pasukkal mechu kootukarumai,
Thoshami nadannirunna  Balakrishna, Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Boy Krishna who without hesitation  herded the cows  and,
Walked happily   with   his friends, Oh Krishna  protect me.

52,.Vaa pilarnnu  lokam okke yasu katti amma than,
Kopamokke dhoore yakki theertha  , Krishna pahi aam,

You opened your mouth   and showed all the world,
To your mother and drove away all her anger , Oh Krishna  protect me

53. Viprapathnimaarkku mokshameki modhamodeya,
Kshipramangayacha  Bala  Krishna pahi maam.

You gave salvation to the wives of Brahmins  and sent them,
With speed along with joy, Oh Krishna  protect me.

54.Pakshiyai kidannirunna daithyane hanichu nee,
Pakshi vahana, Mukunda, Krishna , Krishna  Pahi maam,

Oh Krishna oh Mukunda   who rode  on a bird .   you killed,
A giant who was lying there in the form of a bird, Oh Krishna  protect me.

55.Kunneduthu chathramaakki ninnu  varsha patrha beethiye ,
THeertha  Nanda gopa puthra  Krishna, Pahi  maam.

Oh Krishna   who was the son of Nanda Gopa   you lifted a hill,
And making it as an umbrella   and removed the fear of rain , Oh Krishna  protect me.

56.Durmadanthanaaya  daithya raja dhenukakhyane,
Dharma raja pathathanathil vitta , Krishna  pahi  maam

You left   the evil king Dhenuka   who was blind   with madness,
In the town    of the God of death, Oh Krishna   protect me.

57.Gardaabham  sareeramethu nertha  dushta  daithyanodu,
Yethirthu  mushti kondu konna   , Krishna  , pahi maam.

You  fought and killed   with  your fist the evil  giant ,
Who took the form of a donkey and opposed you, Oh Krishna protect me

58.Kaliyande garvam  aasu  theerthu anugrahichaho,
Naalikaaksha, Nanda  nandana mukunda pahi maam.

You   destroyed the   pride  of Serpent called Kaliya  and blessed him,
Oh Lord with lotus like eyes, Oh son of Nanda, Oh Mukunda  protect me.

59.Kettiyorulookalam   chamutti veena mamara,
Pattilaartha   dhanyare thunacha  Krishna  pahi maam.

Using the  wooden mortar tied to you, you kicked and made fall the mango tree ,
And helped those   good people and made them yours  , Oh Krishna protect me.

60,Bheekara asura  praveeraraaya mallaghathiyaam,
Loka sundara, hare , mukunda , Krishna  pahi maam.

You killed those  wrestlers who were  fearful asura  lords  ,
Oh Prettiest of the world , oh Hari, Oh Krishna  protect me.

61.Kubjayil kuninju  nee anugrahichu , bangiyaya,
Abja lochana,Mukunda  , Ramakrishna  , pahi maam.

You bent and blessed   the hunch back Kubja, Oh lord ,
With  sweet lotus like eyes, Oh Rama  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

62,Vaasiyaya kamsanaaya  kalanemiye kshanam,
Kesi Mardhana , hanichu, Krishna, Krishna  , Pahi maam.

Within seconds Oh Krishna   you killed   the stubborn  Kamsa  ,
Who was Kalanemi,Oh killer of Kesi  Oh Krishna  protect me.

63,Muktharaakki bandhanithil  ninnudan  pithakkale,
Bhaktha vathsala, Mukunda  , Padma nabha  pahi maam.

You immediately released   your parents   from prison,
Oh Lord who is dear to devotees, Oh Mukunda , Oh Padmanabha  , please  protect  me.

64.Kasya bhoo surendra mouliyaya dheera saandheepan,
Paarswamaarnnu  sarvavum padicha, Krishna  Pahi maam.

You then approached   the bold SAdheepa  who was the crown jewel   among Brahmins,
And learnt  everything  from him  , Oh Krishna , Please  protect me.

65,Oupadesikande pathniya anujnayal anaamayam,
Indhanam murichu uzhanna Rama Krishna  , Pahi maam.

Due   to the orders  of the wife  of your teacher,
You got tired  of  cutting firewood  , Oh Rama ,Oh Krishna  , protect me.

66.SAnkhanaaya  daithyane hanichu, Pancha janyamaam  ,
Sankhamaarnnu Kalanoor  nanja Krishna  Pahi maam.

After killing an  Asura  called SAnkha   you  got the Pachajanya  Conch,
And then you  reached   the town of god of death,  Oh Krishna protect me.

67.desikande yangajamscha kondu vannu desikannu,
Kazhcha vecha, Vasudeva  , Ramakrishna Pahimaam,

Then you brought the son of the Guru   from there  and presented to him,
Oh Vasudeva , Oh Rama  , Oh  Krishna  protect me.

68.Gokulathinnu udhavam Bhavanayacha dhoothanaa,
Yakulam  kalanjanugrahicha  , Krishna  pahi maam.

Then  You Oh Lord Sent    Udhava as your emissary   to Gokula ,
And removed their sorrow   and blessed  them, Oh Krishna protect me.

69.divyamaam   sudharma  kalpa vruksha mothu vachuthe,
Bhavyamaarnna kazhcha  vachu paka vairi Krishna  , pahi maam,

You  , the enemy of ignorant,  with humility   presented the divine ,
Kalpaka  tree  along with proper tenets of Dharma  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

70.Karyamai  parigrahicha bharyamamekarothu,
Arya sheela  , Soukhyamai   vasicha Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Lord with gentle habits  , you lived happily with  several wives,
Who were  married by you with all seriousness  ,Oh Krishna protect me

71.Naarakaasuram vadhichu, baananodu yethirthudan,
Nakra moksha dhayaka, Mukunda Krishna  Pahi maam.

You killed  Narakasura   and fought with Banasura,
Oh Lord who gave salvation to crocodile , Oh Mukunda, Oh Krishna protect me.

72.Paundrakam   vadichavande  puthrane  sudarsanam,
Pundareeka lochana karicha  Krishna  pahi maa

You killed the imposter called  Paundraka  Vasudeva using ,
The sudarshana , Oh lotus eyed one, Oh Krishna  protect me

73.BHaktharaya pandavarkku  bandhuvayathum bhavan,
Bhaktha  Vathsala, Mukunda Padma Nabha pahi maam.

Oh Lord you are the one who became friend to Pandavas  who were  your devotees,
Oh Lord who is loved by devotees , Oh Mukunda , Oh Padmanabha protect me.

74.Poorva DEva vamsa jatharaya salva chedipanmaare,
Mruthyu purikkayacha Krishna  O Pahi maam.

Oh Lord who sent  to land of death Shishupala  .
And king Salwa   who were devas earlier  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

75.Dharma puthrar  thande  Rajasooyamam mahamaham,
Nirmalannga  bangiyai  vahicha  Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh pure bodied one  , You helped Dharmaputhra   complete ,
Prettily the celebration of Raja  Sooya, Oh Krishna protect me

76.Kanmashapaha, Bhavan daridranaam kuchelane,
Dharmamorthu  dhanyanaakki, Krishna, Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh Lord who corrects defects, Remembering Dharma   you,
Made   the very poor Kuchela    as rich, Oh Krishna , Oh Krishna  protect me.

77.Sabhuvnnu  bheethi karanathmakan   vrukannu  nee,
Nasamekiyillayo  , Krishna, Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Lord , you destroyed  Vrukasura who was  cause ,
Of Fear to Lord Shiva, Oh Krishna,  Oh Krishna  , protect me.

78.Vipra puthrare thiranju pathu pereyum  Bhavan ,
Vipanneki Parthane  BHaricha   Krishna Pahi maam.

You searched   and returned   the   ten sons  of,
A Brahmin    and saved  Arjuna  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

79Karunena phalgunam  jayadradham  vadhikkuvaan ,
Charuvai thunacha  Pankajaksha  , Krishna  pahi maam.

With great mercy you  with great trick helped    Arjuna  .
To kill Jayadradha  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

80.Khedham yedhum yethidaathe pandavarnithambineem,
Sadaaram  bharichurunna  , Krishna , Krishna  paji maam,

Oh Lord  Krishna who looked   after well  Pandavas   and their wife,
Without their getting any sorrow  , Oh Krishna  protect me

81.Kaurvendra  sadassil uzhalunna parshadakku nee,
Saaramaya vasthrameki yaasu, Krishna pahi maam

You gave sufficient cloth to your associate,
Who was  in trouble in the court of Kauravas , Oh Krishna  protect me.

82,Dharma puthra raadhiyaya pandavarkku vendi nee,
Nirmalaanga dhoothanaayi gamichu, Krishna  pahi maam.

For the sake of  dharma puthra and other  pandavas,
You went as an emissary , Oh Krishna protect me.

83.Viswa roopa maasu drusyamaakki kauravaadhiye
Vismayaandharaakki Viswanadha, Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Lord of the universe  , by showing   your mega form,
You made Kauravas and others blind with wonder , Oh Krishna  protect me.

84.Vaasavathmajannu soothanaaya bhaktha vathsala,
Vassavaanuja, Mukunda, Padmanabha  pahi maam.

Oh Lord who loves devotees , you became charioteer for Indra’s son,
Oh son of vasu deva , Oh Mukunda , Oh Padmanabha  protect me.

85.Geethayaam sudhaa sarithuaadhraal ozhukki ul-,
Preethanaakki parthane thunacha, Krishna pahi maam.

You made the stream  of  nectar  of Geetha  flow and calmed,
Down Arjuna and helped him, Oh Krishna protect me.

86.Kunthi puthrare thunachu kauravaanvayam  mudi-,
Chee  vasundarakku  santhi chertha  Krishna  pahi maam.

You helped sons of Kunthi ,  exterminated the Kauravas ,
And made   the earth peaceful, Oh Krishna  protect me.

87.Marthya vamsa jaathanaai deva karya krulsnavum,
Modhamode   cheythu theertha Krishna  Krishna pahi maam,

Oh Krishna you were born as a human being and with joy  ,
Completed the help to all devas ,Oh Krishna protect me.

88.Dushtare hanichozhichu, bhomi bharamaakave,
Sishatare thunacha anugrahicha Krishna  Pahi maam.

You killed and wiped away  all  evil people , lessened,
The burden of earth and helped  good people  , Oh Krishna protect me.

89.Yadavanvyam bharichu anugrahichu mukthiyum,
Yadhavadhipa, Koduthavarkku , Krishna pahi maam.

You  looked all Yadhavas and  blessed  them with salvation,
Oh Lord of Yadhavas, Oh Krishna to those who give, please protect me.

90,Onnumorthu arinjidapadikku Vaikunte,
Chennu chernna viswa nayaka, Mukundha  Pahi maam.

Without   any thoughts at any time , you,
Went and reached  Vaikuta, Oh Mukunda  protect me.

91.Aadhi madyamantha matha kanmashaapahan BHavan,
Aadhitheya  rakshaka , Mukunda  Krishna  pahi maam.

You are one without beginning , middle end   who destroys  evils,
Oh protector of sons of Adithi , Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna  protect me.,

92,Chinmayan, jaganmayan , mahoharan Param poomaan,
Janma naasaheenan easwaran , Mukunda  Pahi maam.

You are one who is pervaded with divinity, You pervade  the earth, You steal our minds,
You  are the Lord of the divine,You reove further births  and you are God , Oh Mukunda protect me.

93.Pandu ajamila viprane baricha  poale vai-
Kundamethuvaan  anugrahikka Krishna  pahamaam

In a fashion  that you looked after  the Brahmin called Ajamila
Bless me to reach  Vaikunta  , Oh Krishna   please  protect me.

94.Athal yethum  onnum minnaduthidaathe nithyavum,
Kathu kollane  Mukunda, Krishna , Krishna pahi maam.

Oh Mukunda please look after me so that  from now on,
No worries  approach me. Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna  protect me.

95.Samsruther  bhayam bhavichadathe bhakthi yennile,
Santhatham bhavikkane, Mukunda, Krishna Pahi maam.

Let  devotion go deep  in to me    so that , fear  never,
Occurs  to me Oh Mukunda, Oh Krishna protect me.

96,Rathriyingalum  dhivaapi nama mantham  othuvaa-,
Nullil aasa vename  Mukunda, Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Mukunda I should have   a desire in my mind  ,
To chant your name not only at night but also day, Oh Krishna  protect me,

97.Papa mochana oushadham  bhavande Nama  keerthanam ,
Thapa santhi manthramaam , hare Mukunda  Pahi maam

 Oh Mukunds Singing your names  is a medicine that  helps,
People to escape  from sins and is the chant that destroys sorrows,  protect me.

98.Papa nasana oushadham BHavande  Nama  keerthanam,
Papinaam cha durlabham  Hare  Mukunda  pahi maam

Oh Mukunds Singing your names  is a medicine  that destots sins ,
And is difficult to be got   by sinners  , Oh Hari, Oh Mukunda protect me.

99.Dheena rakshaka , Mukunda, Padmanabha  Pahi maam,
Dhanavanthaka, Hare, Mukunda, Krishna  pahi maam.

Oh saviour of the  oppressed, Oh Mukunda , Oh Padmanabha  protect me,
Oh killer of Rakshasas, Oh Hari, Oh Mukunda  , Oh Krishna  protect me.

100.Nishchalan , nirantharan , niranjanan , niraamayan ,
Achyuthachyutha hare  Mukunda  Krishna pahi maam,

You are stable  , permanent , without faults  and one who pervades everywhere,
Oh Achyutha , Oh Achyutha , Oh Hari , Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna  protect me.

101.Thwacharithram   meedrusam   rachichu  sandhyaa naamamai,
Vachidunnu  pada pankaje  Mukunda, Pahi maam.

 After  writing your story as   the names to be chanted at dusk,
I am keeping it below your lotus like feet , Oh Mukunda  protect me.

102,Krishna, Krishna  Vasu deva  , Gopikaa manohara,
Vrushni  vamsa  nayaka, Mukunda , Krishna  Pahi maam.

Oh Krishna, Oh Krishna  , Oh Vasudeva  , Oh stealer  of hearts of Gopis ,

Oh Lord of the clan of Vrushnisa, Oh Mukunda , Oh Krishna  protect me.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A musical prayer to Vana Durga (tamil)

ஸ்ரீ வனதுர்க்கை பாடல் ஸ்துதி.
Sri Vana Durgai paadal thuthi
A  musical  prayer   to Vana  Durga

Posted in face book by
Gowthaman Venkatasubramanian

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander


ஆரண்ய வனம் அவள் ஆலயத்தலம்
தாமரை மலரினில் தாயின் தரிசனம்
முழுநிலவின் குளிர் ஒளி வதனம்
இருவிழி நடுவினில் மூன்றாம் நயனம். ().

Aaranya Vanam Aval Aalayaththalam
Thaamarai Malarinil Thaayin Dharisanam
Muzhunilavin Kulir Oli Vadhanam
Iruvizhi Naduvinil Moondraam Nayanam. (Aa).

Her place of temple   is the  place of forest,
The mother than can be seen in lotus flower,
Her face has the cool light   of the full moo
And she has   third eye  in between her two eyes.

தலையில் சந்திரப் பிறை முடிந்தாள்
செவிகளில் குண்டலங்கள் அணிந்திருந்தாள். ().
கழுத்துக்கு நவமணி பொலிந்திருந்தாள்
அழகுக்கு அழகாய் நிறைந்திருந்தாள்

Thalaiyil Chandhirap Pirai Mudindhdhaal
Sevigalil Kundalangal Anindhirundhaal..
Kazhuththukku Navamani Polindhirundhaal
Azhagukku Azhagaai Niranindhdhirundhaal

She had tucked the moon’s crescent in her head,
She  was wearing   ear globes  in her ears,
She was shining with Nava Rathnas  on her neck,
And  she was  shining   as the beauty of beauty.

வரம் தரும் நிலையினில் அமர்ந்திருந்தாள்
அருகினில் வருக என அழைத்திருந்தாள்
அளிப்பேன் அபயம் என மொழிந்தாள். ().
மின்னலைப் போலொரு கொடி இடையாள்

Varam Tharum Nilaiyinil Amarndhirundhaal
Aruginil Varuga Yena Azhaiththirundhaal
Alippaen Abhayam Yena Mozhindhaal. (Aa).
Minnalaip Phohloru Kodi Idaiyaal

She was sitting   as if she wated  to give boons,
She was calling us , please   come near me ,
And she told   us, I would give you protection,
She who was   having   a thin waist like  lightning

அன்னத்தைப் போலொரு எழில் நடையாள். (மி).
கன்னங்கள் சிவந்திட அவள் சிரித்தாள்
கையினில் சக்கரம் கதை எடுத்தாள்
சங்கினில் நாதம் முழங்கிடுவாள்
சிங்கத்தில் பவனி எழுந்தருள்வாள்
மங்கல குங்குமம் வழங்கிடுவாள்.

Annaththaip Phohloru Yezhil Nadaiyaal. (Mi).
Kannangal Sivandhida Aval Siriththaal
Kaiyinil Chakkaram Gadhai Yeduththaal
Sanginil Naadham Muzhangiduvaal
Singaththil Bhavani Yezhundharulvaal
Mangala Kungumam Vazhangiduvaal. (Aa).

She had  pretty  gait  like that  of a swan,
And sghe laughed making   her cheeks red,
And she took the holy wheel and mace  in her hand,
And she would  make mooning sound in her conch,
And that Bhavani would come riding  on a lion,
And she would give  us the   auspicious Kumkum


Sunday, October 1, 2017

The history of Lalitha Sahasranama and its greatness

The history of Lalitha Sahasranama and its  greatness

By

Sivasubramanian Nagarajan



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(I i am  reproducing this material  with permission of the Author.It is extremely informative)

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 so far, Hayagriva did not mention any thing about Lalitha Sahasranama. On repeated questioning of the anxious student, Agastya maharishi, Hayagriva first explains the reasons why Lalitha Sahasranama is so divine and sacred, and why it can be imparted only to the highly potent and exalted and that the reasons why it was not imparted in the first place.
Once Lalitha Devi addressed Vasini and the other vagdevathas (goddesses of speech): “I command you – who know the secrets of Srichakra, and of Sri Vidya and other Mantras to compose a hymn of a thousand names that reveal my greatness. Lead the way to let my devotess obtain My grace by chanting it !”. Accordingly Vasini and the other dieties of speech composed the Lalitha Sahasranama consisting of the most secret mantras. Subsequently one day Devi sitting on her throne, gave the opportunity of her Darshan to all those who were present in the court, including countless Brahma’s, Countless Vishnu’s, Rudra’s and Sakthi’s such as Mantrini, Dandini and the other inhabitants of heaven. She gave them all the opportunity to worship Her. As every one took their seats after the worship, Lalitha Devi allowed Vasini and the other deities to chant the Sahasranama by visual signaling.
They stood up with their palms joined in devotion and chanted “Lalitha Sahasranama” in Her praise. Every one was immersed in wonder and bliss. Devi -Divine Mother was pleased and spoke these words.
“Children, this hymn was composed by Vasini and the other deities of speech, for the good of the world, according to my wish. Chant this hymn to obtain my favor. Those who chant it are dearest to Me. I will grant all their wishes.”
Lalitha Sahasranama is the Powerful Remedy to Cure all sort of Problems in our Life and will give Bliss to the Devotee,who is Following;
If you have time, Please Chant/do “Lalitha Ashtothram”-Archanai ,atleast once in a Week,Particularly on Friday/Tuesday.
If Possible Chant “Lalitha Sahasranama” – Good Remedy for all sorts of Problem.
For Ex;
By Keeping one hand on the Fore head of a Sick Person,and if We chant “Lalitha Sahasranama” with Sincere and True hearted devotion, that sick Person, will be Alright.
In this materialistic world, with an intention to create a mind devoted to mankind, sincere love, unity and by thus to God and avoid hatred and animosity towards our enemies, chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra Namam, a Sanskrit namavali from the ancient Brahmanda Purana, forms an integral part.
It is natural that, we mankind has to face many obstacles and set backs in our life. However, it is our will to conquer them makes us successful in our endeavors. We should have the Belief, Confidence and Determination to try for this. Some cases these qualities are in-born. But for many these are developed. A useful and beneficial method to develop this is by seeking solace in God by chanting prayers knowing their meanings. It will give the most advantageous benefits if one chants keerthans and namavalis with their meanings in mind. He/She will be able to express more and get closer to God.
It is Impossible to tell the Glory of Shree Maha Lalitha Thripura Sundhari and Impossible to list the countless Benefits of ‘Lalitha Sahasranama’;
Under the Holy grace of Lord ‘Parvathi Parameshvarar’ -some of the benefits of regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranamavali is listed below;
1] This is the most favored form of prayer to Goddess Lalithambika and it is also very secret and powerful than any other forms of Tantra or Mantra.
2] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama is as beneficial as visiting religious places, taking bath in a holy river, offering food, offering materials. It is an indirect blessing to those who cannot do these kind of offerings to God.
3] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama will ward off the evil from uncompleted pooja vidhis or rituals etc. It will also form a way of penance.
4] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama will ward off premature death, will provide a long and contended healthy life. Fever can be cured by religiously chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam by touching on a persons forehead. The number of times you chant the more benefit you are likely to get. The vibhuti used for Sree Lalitha Sahasranama archana can be applied then on the forehead, which will give much relief to fever and headache.
5] It is said that if one chants religiously Sree Lalitha Sahasra Namam keeping a glass of water (or in a vessel) in front and then pours it over the head, all sorts of troubles related to once planetary positions and from evil spirits will be warded off.
6] It is said that if a person chants Sree Lalitha Sahasranama keeping in mind a picture of Sree Lalitha Devi situated in the divine ocean which contains `Amrut’ , he will be cured from any kind of disease related to poison.
7] It is said that if a person consumes ghee, which is kept while chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam, he will be cured of impotency and will have children.
8]Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam will ward off any kind of evil deeds or rituals (black magic) aimed at the person who chants the namam. The power derived from the chanting supersedes all other forms of prayers and the person will no more require to consult astrologers or any sorts of occultists. He will have tremendous self confidence in himself.
9] Through the regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam, the atmosphere will be purified. Each nerve in our body will be invigorated and subtle energies will be awakened in the person.
10]Sree Lalitha Devi will protect a person who regularly chants Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam from accidents and from the attacks of enemy and will make him victorious in all his good deeds.
11]Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam will make a person blessed with word power, fame, good will etc. Particular importance should be given to chant Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam on Friday’s which is very auspicious for the blessing of Devi.
12]Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is the form of prayer that any one and every one can chant at any time and every time. It does not matter if one could not complete it. Because each of the namam in itself is powerful and will provide all sorts of benefits. It depends on what you wish and how you go about it.
13]It is said that chanting the name of Lord Siva once is as good as chanting the name of Mahavishnu a thousand times. And chanting the name of Devi once is as good as chanting the name of Siva, a thousand times. And of which Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is the most important one to Sree Lalitha Devi herself.
14] It is very beneficial if all members of the family unite and chants Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam once in a day in the evening or whenever time permits. A family that prays together stays together. It will bring about unity, peacefulness, clear mind to perform and by thus prosperity.
15] In homes where Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is chanted regularly there will never be any shortage of the basic necessities of life. This is the reason why the ancient Gurus would instruct their desciples to chant Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam even after initiating them into the mantras of other deities such as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and other Gods and Goddesses.
16] It is also to be noted that by religiously chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasra namavali, we are seeking the blessings of Sree Lalithambika, who is also called Kalima, Durga ma, Devi, Parasakthi, Bhagavathi etc, who in turns is the universal mother. And how can a mother ignore her children when they are in distress or duress or troubles of any sorts? So keep utmost faith in her and start chanting.
17] Each one of the namam by itself is a powerful weapon for many sorts of day-to-day problems.
Lalitha Sahasranamam can be chanted in many different ways. In Stotram form, all 1,000 namams are separated into stotrams of a few namams each and recited in this way. In mantra form, each namam is said individually, preceded by “Aum” and followed by “Namah”. When chanted in mantra form, the endings of each namam are generally changed to “e” or “yai”. Mantra form is commonly used to recite Lalitha Sahasranamam during archana. In the homam form, homam is conducted by ending each namam with Swaha: Homam is the most powerful form of offering and considered as the most revered solution for all problems of the man kind.
The following of chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam:
“Children, if we can do archana of the thousand names of the Divine Mother daily with devotion, we will grow spiritually. There will never be lack of life’s essentials, food and clothing, in a family that chants the Lalita Sahasranama with devotion.”
Sakti or Devi is the divinity of one Universal Goddess representing ‘Prakriti’ or Earth. We have a great range of literature dealing with the immanence of Saktism. Devi Mahatmyam, Devi Bhagavatam, Brahma Vivarta Purana and Skanda Maha Purana are
some of the important Devi literatures. Out of the multifarious forms of Devi worship, two major forms have gained fame, still persisting in Modern India are Devi as Kali and Devi as Lalita. Among them Lalita form has attained recognition as ‘Vaidic’ or the higher philosophical order.
The legendary origin of Lalita cult is found in the Brahmanda Purana. This book consists of forty four chapters out of which chapter 5 to 44 narrate the story of Lalita namely Lalitaupakyana. The purana of Lalita explains about the manifestation of Goddess for the destruction of demon called Bandasura. It details about the construction of Sripura the abode of Lalita in the form of Sri Chakra. Lalita Sahasranama consists of one thousand names and Trisati is of three hundred names, praising her divine attributes. Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Sri Bhaskararaya had contributed commentaries for Trisati and Sahasranama. These texts have shown new dimensions towards understanding and practice of Sri Lalita Cult.
There was once in very ancient times a powerful demon by name Taraka. He was lording over the Universe with his unequalled power and strength. An assemblage of devas resolved that only Skanda can destroy Taraka. But the birth of Skanda had been delayed due to the penance of Lord Siva. Manmata the God of love was assigned to wake up Siva from his deep meditation. He sent out the flower – shafts of lust on the three eyed lord. Siva roused with uncontrollable anger and burnt Manmata by opening the flames of his third eye. Another flame of Siva gave birth to Lord Skanda who then destroyed Tarakasura. Due to the absence of Manmata the creation was stopped. Lord Siva blessed Manmata for his rebirth and while he sprinkled the holy water over the ashes of Manmata, another demon by name Bandasura came out of the smoke. Immediately the iron hands of the demon spoiled the righteousness of the three worlds. Indra, the king of Devas performed a fire ritual according to the advice of Lord Siva, Sri Lalita appeared embodying the powers of creation, protection and destruction. The Devas praised her in eloquent terms as Universal Mother. Lord Siva married her in the form of Kameshwar and the Kingdom of Sri Lalita originated from the Sripura, a beautiful city at the crest of the mountain Meru, built in the form of Sri Chakra. In a fierce battle, Sri Lalita destroyed Bhandasura.
The philosophical base of this unprecedented success of Devi is that, the ‘ajnana’ (ignorance) is removed by ‘jnana’ (realization).There are some Eastern and Western savants who glibly assert that Saktism is an invasion of Aryanism by non – Aryanism, and there are others who say that the Mother cult is pre -Aryan and originally belonged to the Sumerian or other culture and latter on entered Aryanism
1. The worship of the primordial power as Mother is an ancient Indian tradition. The upanishads declare that God is the first cause of Universe. The entire universe has arisen from God. Thus God is verily the mother of Universe
2. Sri Lalita Sahasranama begins with its first hymn as, ” Sri Matre Namaha ”
3. Means, Praise the God as Mother. By worshipping the God as Mother one approaches Her like a child. This way of worship removes the ego and the sense of ‘I’ from the devotee and he is free from the travails of Samsara.The term Lalita means lovely, elegant or charming. The philosophical basis of Lalita cult is Sri Vidya, which is the ultimate knowledge. It is the realization of the soul through synthesis and reconciliation. Devi is the immanent soul of all souls. She is the infinite and eternal supreme Bliss. She induces the intuitive knowledge of God, which is herself. Sri Vidya shows the practical method to experience the truths of Vedanta as Brahma Vidya. The worship of Sakti, who is denoted by the syllable ‘Sri’ is called as Sri Vidya. The prayers are conducted by invoking Sri Lalita over the Sri Chakra which is the diagrammatic representation of the Universe, Mantra, Yantra and Tantra are the three aspects of Sri Vidya. Yantra is the form of symbolic representation of Mantra. Tantra consists of mind concentration; rituals and kundalini yoga.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa considered his body as the great Yantra. He praised Sakti as ‘I am the device and you are the operator’. Bavanopanisad also defines the human body as the Yantra
4. Sri Vidya treats equally all the paths to attain salvation. Brahmavidya and SriVidya are unique. Sri Lalita can be worshipped by both saguna and nirguna paths. Sri Lalita Cult accepts Bakti yoga, Karma yoga, Raja yoga and Jnana yoga. It considers both family life and hermitage as the ways to reach God. Sri Lalita is the form of all and accepts and all forms of worship. The Kundalini Sakthi is the supreme power in the human body. It could be invoked to realize God in this very life, with in the physical body. Sri Lalita Sahasranama mentions the names of Chakras present in the human body. According to it there are six chakras namely Muladara, Svadhistana, Manipura, Anahata, Visudhi and Ajna. The supreme locus of the Paramatma is in the Sahasrara. When the Kundalini Sakti is roused by appropriate means, it travels along the suksumana nadi in the vertebral column and reaches the Sahasrara. Thus Sri Lalita cult emphasizes the excellence of Yoga. It harmonizes Hata yoga, Raja yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, and Bhakti yoga. Negative notions on the reality of the world find a suitable answer in Sri Lalitha Cult. Seeing the mother pervading everything, it sees the world not as a battle field but as a play ground. The Lalita doctrine explains Goddess Lalita as Cidswarupini and Anandarupini (pure and blissful consciousness). The material universe is nothing but her play (lila). Human beings can remain cheerful in the world, like her children playing by the side of their mother. Living exemplary lives, they finally find eternal rest on the lap of the Divine Mother
5. The desire less devoted state of mind enables the devotee to experience her ‘lila’ in a calm and happy spirit. Sri Lalita Sahasranama explains the Divine mother as “Siva Sakti Iykya Rupini”
6. The unification of Siva and Sakti. This union can be interpreted as the consciousness and its power or the blissful union of the soul with the over soul. Sri Lalita cult is the harmonious blend of all paths of spirituality which is called as “Samarasamarga” and leads to the ultimate realization. It inculcates the healthy physical and moral life with truth and love. Sri Vidya shows the path for transcendence with in this world. There is no discrimination of caste, creed or gender in Lalita cult. It proclaims that one who has not refrained from evil acts and who has no peace of mind and self control can not realize God by any means. Lalita cult consists of a great potential philosophical core and this is only a maiden attempt to point out the importance of the cult.
According to Me, Nobody in this World should shed tears,We all are Childrens – Prince and Princess of our Divine Mother Shree ‘Lalitha Thripura Sundari’,She is always ready to clear our problems,Then why we have to shed Tears?.
Loka samastha sukino bavanthu !
shree mathre namahaa!

om shakthi om!