(431) Prachandaa प्रचण्डा - Wrathful.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 827
It is out of fear of the dispenser of the Karmic law, i.e.. of Her, that the different deities regularly discharge the duties assigned to them. The Sun revolves untiringly. Out of fear of Her, the wind blows. How can one without the possessing the capacity of showing anger, and whom the people do not fear, enforce righteousness ? People are often set right more by fear of punishment than by love of reward.
(432) Nityaklinnaa नित्यक्लिन्ना - Ever compassionate.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 388
(433) Jayaa जया - Allied to Jayini. Ever giving victory.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 377
(434) Purushaartha-pradaa पुरूषार्थप्रदा -Granting the returns of the efforts of men, who propitiate Her.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 291
Those who worship the Supreme Shakti, whether properly or improperly, are certainly not in Samsara (worldworms) and are sure to be liberated in a miraculously short period, on being dragged through most dizzy downfalls after most enviable enthronements, repeatedly.
Purushaarthaas are four in number, being Dharma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha. These respectively mean righteousness and religion, property and means for making religious progress, fulfilment of legitimate desires and liberation or salvation.
(435) Paashahastaa पाशहस्ता - Holding the noose in Her hand. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 810
(436) Paashahantri पाशहन्त्री - Destroyer of noose.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 811
The noose is to be seen in Mother's lower left hand. She removes the bonds of Her devotees with Her own hand.
The above two names are indicative of the fact stated before, viz., that She will bind with the noose and She will again destroy or release the very noose. The same weapon is used either for binding one or for releasing one or another.
(437) Brahmaani ब्रह्माणी ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 821
Ani means tail and Active Mother is the tail of Passive Mother or Brahman. Ani also means giving life and then Brahmaani means Mother that creates or gives life to Brahmaa, the Creator of the Universe.
(438) Brahman - ब्रह्मन Allied name.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 822
The stage which is attained by liberated souls. Or that knowledge is Brahman, which annihilates duality.
(439) Vijayaa विजया - Making Her devotees ever victorious. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 346
Mother that gives success in all undertakings , to those who propitiate Her on tenth of Bright Fortnight of Aashwin Month, after great propitiation of Her, during the first nine days from 1st to 9th.
Vijayaa is the deity and Vijayaa Dashmi (Dasheraa) is the day of Victory for Mother's devotees.It is a sacred festival day for Hindus and is connected with success of Rama after Mother worship and that of Paandavas of Mahaabhaarat and so on. All Hindu kings observe the day with great splendour and display, and on the said festival day, people worship their weapons, and means of power and maintenance, swords, horses, even motor cars etc. The day falls somewhere near about October.
(440) Vimalaa विमला - Unsullid. Pure in midst of all impurities.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 347
(441) Vaagavaadini वाग्वादिनी- The speaker of the word. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 350
She resides as speech in the mouth of Her devotees, and She is the origin of all words and their phonetic powers.
(442) Vidyaa विद्या - Allied name. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 549
The Supreme art consisting of sacred knowledge and action, which by discrimination of the creations of Maayaa leads to wisdom and salvation, is Vidyaa.
(443) Vahnimandalavaasini वह्निमण्डलवासिनी- Residing in the circle of fire. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 352
Vahni-vaasini is the name of one of the sixteen Nityaas.
Vahnimandalaa lies in the Mulaadhaara Chakra. Vahni means three.She resides in the three circles of the moon, the sun and the fire in the Sahasraar, Anaahat and Mulaadhaar Chakras.
(444) Vignanaashini विघ्ननाशिनी - Destroyer of difficulties and Remover of hindrances in the path of knowledge and religious progress. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 451
(445) Vaishnavi वैष्णवी - Mother of protection. Mother of Vishnu. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 892
She is sung as Vaishnavi, (1) because She bears conch, disc and club wich are born by Vishnu as well; (2)because She is the Mother of Vishnu.
(446) Vishnurupini विष्णुरूपिणी -Mother in the form of Vishnu. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 893
Mother's male form was that of Lord Shri Krishna, who bewildered milk-maids, (Gopees).
The Ancient Shakti becomes Bhavaani, in its ordinary form. In battle She takes the form of Durgaa; in anger that of Kaali or Chandi; and She also takes Vishnu's male form. The one and the same Mother has been worshiped in so many forms, including Male forms as well.
(447) Vajreshvari वज्रेश्वरी -Giver of Vajra thunderbolt to Indra. This is the sixth Nityaa. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 468
(448) Vajrini वज्रिणी - Hard hearted like a thunderbolt. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 944
She becomes so seemingly, while testing Her devotees and while subjecting them to hardest ordeals, and making them pass through the tests and ordeals, with the object of transforming them to be Her highest chosen sons.
Vajrini also means wife of Indra. (Indraani), who serves Mother as a door-keeper.
(449) Pulomajaarchitaa पुलोमजार्चिता - Worshipped by Indra's wife. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 545
None can be more queenly than She , who is the wife of Indra, the king of all deities, and the constant queen. The mythology is that on exhaustion of all merit (Punya), one Indra falls and another Indra takes charge. Indra's wife however , remains constantly the same . Even she serves Her humbly.
When Indra was dethroned, the wife of Indra received the powerful Mantra of Mother from Brihaspati and worshipped Tripura-Sundari. Indra was restored to her and the kingdom of heaven was restored to Indra.
(450) Vaanchhita-artha-pradaayini वांछितार्थप्रदायिनी Bestowing the desired objects. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 989
(451) Siddheshvari सिध्देश्वरी - Queen of the Siddhas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 471
The success giver in attaining the supernatural powers and their application.
(452)Siddha-vidyaa सिध्दविद्या -Science of Siddhas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 472
Siddhas are the nine Naathaas, who are masters of Yoga.One of them is the well known Gorakhanaath, the disciple of Machhindranaath. In this school, the greatest stress is laid on Guru-worship and considering Guru to be God and nothing short of God.
(453) Sarva-vyaadhi-prashamani सर्वव्याधिप्रशमनी Alleviating all diseases.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 551
(454) Sarvopaadhi-vinirmuktaa सर्वोपाधिविनिर्मुक्ता -Free from all limitations. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 708
She is neither one nor many, neither male nor female, neither qualified nor unqualified, neither personal nor impersonal. She is both or She is none.She is above limitations. She is what She likes to be. (Please read introduction). From ordinary vision, She is multi-fold. From highest experience, She is one and one alone.
(455) Sampradaayeshvari संप्रदायेश्वरी -Fount and protector of traditional wisdom. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 710
Sampradaaya is the wisdom, regularly imparted by the teachers to the disciple; Ishvari means ruler. Knowledge is gained by reasoning, through traditions, faith in Guru and intuition. Mother tries to see, that so long as a particular school of religion with certain beliefs and practices of the divine path to reach Her, is not tainted with vice of greed, adultery, hypocrisy etc, it progresses with Her full help and blessings. The secret of success of the initiation ceremony and rituals should be , the intense devotion with which the Guru requests Mother to create a replica of all his powers, knowledge and wisdom to be conferred on the disciple.When however the Guru becomes the usurper of God's powers and the Guru's homages, when he gets deluded that the powers belong to and vest in himself, and when disciples attach more importance to rituals thdn to the actual faith and devotion (in and to God and Guru), the whole institute becomes a soul-less skeleton. Further, as by several leakages of vices the joints get loose, the whole frame work begins to crack, the vitality gradually vanishes, and the whole body begins to give a stinking smell like a corpse, and the whole institute finally gives way, by its own weight of sinfulness and weakness of perverted notions , ignorance and meaningless mechanical practices.
By Mother's Grace, as soon as one institute gets too old, another is brought into being. Mother is concerned with keeping up the religiosity of the universe and not with the superiority and inferiority of a particular institute or religion or the fame of an individual founder. That fighting and quarreling is all man made and meaningless and by half baked people, bigots or fools.
(456) Sarva-apadvi-nivaarini सर्वापद्विनिवारिणी -Remover of all misfortunes. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 913
This name proceeds to show that, even if one falls while following one path or another, Mother removes all misfortunes, by compassion, on hearing them repeating Her sacred names. This is true , even in cases of those who have fallen as a result of wrongly following the Vaama Path and have already sunk into the most miserable state. It is true even of those who knowingly or unknowingly have misunderstood Her religion and even abused it.
The idea is, once you have enrolled yourself as a Mai-ist, with the belief of God as Mother, and the whole Universe being Her family, and the belief of securing your welfare by Universal Love, Universal Service, Devotion to Mother with unconditional self surrender, even though you may be deluded into hundreds of complications , and are pulled and plunged into viciousness, you will be saved as soon as the remembrance about your original belief, life maxim, and devotion with unconditional cheerful self surrender to Mai, returns.
This name is suggestive of Reclamation by Her on Repentance.
In the Kurma Puraan a reference is made thus, "Those who, forsaking attachment, take refuge in Me, and ever worship me with devotion, who have compassion on all beings , who are tranquil, self-controlled, free from envy, humble ,wise, ascetic, and who keep their minds fixed on Me , and live in Me, and delight in outspreading My mercy and glory, are blessed. It is immaterial , who and what they are. Their darkest ignorance , it is I who dispels ". Still further Mother states, " Those who are devoid of the above stated characteristics , but repeat my name, and are devoted to me , are blessed. I quickly destroy their misfortune, their Karmikc liability and sinfulness, even though in heaps and mountains, by the lamp of wisdom and fire of Grace, in the same birth".
In Harivansha, Vishnu says to mother, "The misery of men proceeds from death, difficulty, separation of relations, loss of wealth,etc. In all these misfortunes, it is Thou alone who protects."
In Varraha Puraana Brahmaa says,"O Mother, for Those who attain Thy Supreme refuge , no misfortunes or dangers arise. The wise also know the remedy, as to what should be done in misfortune . It is, that one should remember the Lotus Feet of the Mother."
"What does that remembrance do ?" " It makes even Brahmaa and other deities to help him, and completely fulfil all his desires , as Mother's Servants to the new surrender".
(457) Maheshvari महेश्वरी- Goddess of Mahesh, i.e., Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 750
There are two words in the list of names ,viz., Maheshvari and Maaheshvari. One name has proceeded.
For Mai-ists, the happy way of understanding distinctions of several names of mother, referring to the relationship of Mother and Shiva, is as under.
That power energy of Mother, which has created Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesh to be what they are, is Mother energy of theirs.
That power or energy which they enjoy, and a result of which, they are able to do their duties and maintain their positions is the Wife energy, where as that power or energy which proceeds to the devotees, on their propitiation, is their daughter energy. The meaning should be taken as suits the context, but generally all the three conceptions should be before the mind.
Thus the shortest name Maheshi may be taken to mean Mother Energy. Maheshvari may mean Wife Energy and Maaheshvari may be taken to mean Daughter energy proceeding to the devotees. This difficulty does not arise in case of Vishnu and the name Vaishnavi, in the simplest manner, means the Power of Vishnu, the protecting power, without the complication of the wife or the daughter aspect as in the case of Mahesha. This is so , because Vishnu's wife has not attained that stage of accepted motherhood for devotees, as Mahesha's wife Paarvati, as stated in the introduction.
Besides taking the innermost view, Vishnu or rather Krishna is more like Mother Herself, in the male form and Mahesha is the highest devotee or worshipper of Mother. While one of the names of Mother is HRIM, that of Vishnu is Hari. Between Mahesh and Vishnu, the former is manlike and husband like and the latter womanlike and wifelike. While reading this remark, which contains view corroborated some times in scriptures and traditions, it should not be forgotten, that under Maiism, husband means the worshipper and wife the wholesale self-sacrificer.A Mai-ist should never harbour any idea of superiority or inferiority between the husband and wife, or the worshipped and worshipper.