It is a sacred text for the Hindu worshippers of the Goddess Lalita Devi , who considered to be a manifestation of the Divine Mother Shakti , and the text is therefore used in the worship of Durga , Parvati , Kali , Lakshmi , Saraswati , Bhagavati , etc. A principal text of Shakti worshipers , it names the goddess's various attributes in the form of names organized in a hymn. This sahasranama is used in various modes for the worship of the Divine Mother like parayana recitations , archana , and homa. The names are organized as hymns, or stotras , but are often broken into mantras to represent all names.
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Translated by P. This stotra occurs in Brahmanda purana in the chapter that contains the discussion between Hayagreeva  and Agasthya .
At his request Hayagreeva taught him the names of Lalitha. Parama shiva is one of the trinity of Hindu pantheons who is in charge of destruction. He married Sathi, the daughter of Daksha. Daksha and Paramashiva were not getting on well and consequently he did not invite Paramashiva for one of the great fire sacrifices that he conducted. Daksha insulted her husband and she jumped in to the fire and ended her life. However this incident upset Paramashiva and he entered into deep meditation. Sathi took birth as the daughter of the mountain Parvathy Himalayas and started doing penance on Shiva for getting him as her husband.
The devas faced a very great enemy in Sura Padma who had a boon that he could be killed only by a son of Shiva and Parvathy. So to wake Shiva from his deep meditation the devas deputed Manmatha, the God of love who shot his flower arrows at Paramashiva. Paramashiva woke up and opened his third eye and burnt the God of love into ashes.
Heeding for their request Paramashiva stared at the ashes of Manmatha. From the ashes came Bhandasura Who made all the world as impotent and ruled from the city called Shonitha pura. He started troubling the devas. The devas then sought the advice of Sage Narada who advised them to conduct a fire sacrifice.
From the fire rose Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari. She was extremely beautiful, having dark thick long hair with scent of Champaka, Asoka and Punnaga flowers, having the musk thilaka on her forehead, Having eyelids which appeared as if it is the gate of the house of God of love,having eyes which were like fish playing in the beauteous lake of her face, Having nose with studs which shined more than the stars, Having ears with sun and moon as studs, having cheeks which were like mirror of Padmaraga, Having beautiful rows of white teeth, Chewing Thamboola with camphor, having voice sweeter than the sound emanating from Veena of Sarswathi, Having such a beautiful smile that Lord Shiva himself could not take his eyes off, Wearing Mangala soothra and necklaces with beautiful shining dollars, Having breasts which were capable of buying the invaluable love of Kameswara, having row of faint beautiful hair raising from her belly, having stomach with three pretty folds, wearing red silk tied with a string with red bells.
Having thighs which steal the heart of Kameshwara, Having knees which looked like crowns made of precious gems, having voluptuous legs, having upper part of the feet resembling the back of tortoise, Having feet which resembled the lamps made of gems which could dispel worries from the mind of devotees and a body with the golden red colour.
Sree nagara had 25 streets circling it. They are made of iron, steel, copper, lead, alloy made of five metals, silver, gold, the white Pushpa raga stone, the red Padmaraga stone. Onyx, diamond, Vaidoorya, Indra neela topaz , pearl, Marakatha, coral, nine gems and mixture of gems and precious stones. In the eighth street was the forest of Kadambas. This is presided by Syamala.
In the fifteenth street live the Ashta Digh palakas. In the sixteenth lives Varahi alias Dandini who is her commander in chief. Here Syamala also has a house. In the seventeenth street live the different Yoginis. In the eighteenth street lives Maha Vishnu. In the nineteenth street lives Esana , in the twentieth Thara Devi , twenty first Varuni, the twenty second Kurukulla who presides over the fort of pride, twenty third Marthanda Bhairawa, twenty fourth the moon and twenty fifth Manmatha presiding over the forest of love.
In the center of Srinagara is the Maha Padma Vana The great lotus forest and within it the Chintamani Griha The house of holy thought ,In its north east is the Chid agni kunda and on both sides of its eastern gate are the houses of Manthrini and Dhandini. On its four gates stand the Chaduramnaya gods for watch and ward. And within it is the Sri chakra. In the Sri Chakra are the following decorations viz.
The devas prayed her to kill Bhandasura. While Sampatkari devi was the captain of the elephant regiment, Aswarooda devi was the captain of the cavalry. The army was commanded by Dhandini riding on the Charriot called Giri Chakra assisted by Manthrini riding on the chariot called Geya Chakra. Jwala malini protected the army by creating a fire ring around it. ParaShakthi rode in the center on the chariot of Sri Chakra.
When the Asuras created blockade for the marching army, Sri Lalitha Tripura sundari created Ganesha with the help of Kameshwara to remove the blockade. The Devi created the ten avatars of Vishnu and destroyed them. She killed all his army using Pasupathastra and killed him with Kameshwarasthra. The gods then praised her.
She then recreated Manmatha for the good of the world. This story is contained in the first 84 names of the first 34 slokas of Lalitha Sahasra nama. This is also called the Rahasya Nama Sahasra the thousand secret names. Reading it, meditating on the meaning of the names would lead to the fulfillment of all the wishes of the devotees. Meditate on that Ambika , Who has a body of the colour of saffron, Who has the three graceful eyes, Who has a jeweled crown, Adorned by the moon, Who always has a captivating smile, Who has high and firm breasts, Who has wine filled cup made of precious stones, And reddish flowers in her hands, Who forever is the ocean of peace, And who keeps her red holy feet.
On a jeweled platform. I imagine of my goddess Bhavani , Who has a colour of the rising sun. Meditate I do, On her who sits on a lotus, On her who has a smiling face, On her who has long eyes like the lotus leaf, On her who glitters like gold, On her who wears red cloths, On her who has a golden lotus in her hand, On her who grants all desires, On her who is dressed with perfection, On her who gives protection, On her who has soft heart to her devotees, On her who is Sri vidya , On her who is forever peaceful, On her who is worshipped by gods, And on her who gives all wealth.
Meditate on her, Who applies saffron on her body, Who applies musk attracted by bees on her, Who has a beautiful smile, Who has with her bows, arrows and Pasangusa, Who attracts all the souls, Who wears red garland, Who wears ornaments great, And who is of the colour of the red hibiscus,. Toggle navigation. Jump to: navigation , search. Category : Stotra. Log in Request account. Mother who gives immeasurable wealth who removes all sorrows and gives only happiness. Nijaruna prabha poora majjath brahmanda mandala.
She who has beautiful eyelids which look like the ornaments to her face which is like cupids home. Thara kanthi thiraskari nasabharana bhasura. She who gave her breasts which are like the pot made of Rathna precious stones and has obtained the love of Kameshwara.
She who has two breasts that are like fruits borne on the creeper of tiny hairs raising from her belly.
Lakshya roma latha dharatha samunneya madhyama. She who has three stripes in her belly which looks like having been created to protect her tiny waist from her heavy breasts.
Rathna kinkinika ramya rasana dhama bhooshitha. She who sits on the five brahmas viz. She who lives in the forest of Kadmbha Madurai city is also called Kadambha vana.
Chakra raja ratha rooda sarvayudha parishkridha. She who rides in the chariot with seven stories and is served by manthrini who is the goddess of music. She who rides in the chariot with five stories and is served by goddess Varahi otherwise called Dhanda natha. She who was pleased by the various Shakthis literally strength but a goddess who helped in killing the army of Bhandasura. She who is interested and happy in observing the valour of Nithya devathas literally goddess of every day.
She who was pleased by the valour of Bala devi her daughter in destroying the sons of Banda. She who became happy at seeing Goddess Manthrini kill Vishanga this ogre brother of Banda represents our desires for physical things. She who appreciates the valour of Varahi in killing Vishuka another brother of Banda-he is personification of ignorance.
She who became happy at seeing Lord Ganesha destroy the Vigna Yanthra contraption meant to delay created by Vishuka. She who created the ten avatharas of Narayana from the tip of her nails when Bandasura send the Sarvasura asthra arrow , she destroyed it by creating the ten avatharas of Vishnu. She who is prayed by Lord Brahma , Vishnu, indra and other devas. She who brought back to life the God of love Manmatha who was burnt to ashes by the fire from the eyes of Shiva.
She who enjoys the ecstatic state of oneness of one who sees, sight and what is seen or She who gets pleasure in drinking the nectar flowing from the thousand petalled lotus below the brain. She who is a lady belonging to cultured family or She who is like Srividya known only to one whom it belongs.
She who is within the mental worship of Shiva and Shakthi. She who likes Samayachara i. She who exists in Mooladhara In Mooladhara which is in the form of four petalled lotus the kundalini sleeps. She who breaks the tie in Brahma grandhi i. She who breaks the ties of Vishnu grandhi i. She who breaks the ties of Rudra grandhi i. She who has climbed sahasrara the thousand petalled lotus which is the point of ultimate awakening.
She who makes nectar flow in all our nerves from sahasrara i. She who gives life to the routine life of human beings or She who is the consort of Lord Shiva. She who is the consort of Lord Shiva in the form of Sarvar. She who is also goddess of all Thanthras which is a method of worship. She who is dear to Mrida a name of Lord Shiva. She who should be worshipped by performing great sacrifices Bhavana yaga and Chidagni Kunda yaga.
She who will be the witness to the great dance to be performed by the great lord at the end of the worlds. She who is personification of Sri Vidya as expounded by Manu. She who is personification of Sri Vidya as expounded by Moon. She who sits on the seat of five dead bodies these are Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Eesa and Sadasiva without their Shakthi consort. She who is personification of five brahmas they are the gods mentioned in the last name with their Shakthi.
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