Monday, August 11, 2014

Names 458 to 480

(458) Shaambhavi शांभवी - Mother of the devotees of Shambhu.ललित सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 122

There are so many names allied to Maheshvari, i.e., having the popular meaning of "Wife of Shiva".The Mai-istic meaning is "The Shakti or Power and Energy of Mahaadev". Some of these names are given here below. Maheshvari has been described as the door-keeper to the South and is the controller of wrathfulness or wrathlessness.
An eight-year-old girl for Kumaari-Poojaa is called Shaambhavi.

(459) Sharvaani शर्वाणी - Mother earth. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 124
Taking Shiva to be soul of Earth or rather Shiva's body to be Earth, Sharvaani is his beloved, and so it means, Mother Earth.
An average man has seldom thought of his indebtedness to the Earth. He is rich because of the gold from earth, he is a king because he has a large dominion over earth. He is white skinned or black-skinned because of a particular earth. He is the owner of mines, owner of lands and palaces, made of materials from the earth. He is created out of food and lives on food , which comes from earth, lives and finally lies on earth, and is in due course, reduced to earth. Dust he is and to dust he returns.

(460) Mridaani मृडानी - Power of Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक  564

(461) Shreekanthaardhasharirini श्रीकण्ठार्धशरीरिणी  - Possessing the body of Shreekantha. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 392 
While the ocean was being churned, all the best things came out, and last came poison, which began to destroy the universe. Shiva then came forth to control it, and swallowed up all poison, and hence Shiva's throat became blue. Mahesvari forms that half body of that Mahesha or Shiva. The worldly meaning may also be noted that She is a true wife who shares the full miseries in all conditions and all circumstances.

(462) Aparnaa अपर्णा -Removing debts of Her devotees. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 754

She never remains a debtor to  Her devotees.

Apa means removing and rina means debt. Thus says one devotee, while making a claim to Mother as the mother,"When you have not discharged your debt to me, though I have been repeating your name, O Mother, why are you not ashamed, to bear the name of Aparnaa (The dis-charger of debt) ?"
Aparnaa means without leaf and is the name of Maheshvari because She made penance to get Shiva as the husband for centuries together, without taking even a  single dry leaf as food.

(463) Bhagamaalini भगमालिनी - Wearing the garland of prosperity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 277

Bhaga means six attributes, the Scriptures state as under. The full supremacy (Aishvarya), righteousness (Dharma), fame(Yasha), prosperity (Shree), wisdom (Jnaana) and dispassion(Vairaagya), these six are called Bhaga. As per Kosha i.e. dictionary, Bhaga means supremacy, magnanimity, wisdom, dispassion, womb, fame, power, effort, desire, righteousness, prosperity and success in worldly concerns.
Bhaga-maalini is the name of one of the fifteen Nityaas, referred to in this group. Bhaga is also a female emblem and Bhagmaalini may be construed to mean the flower garland, made of the best that is appreciable in the fair sex, viz, mercifulness, innocence, a readiness of sacrifice, amiability,bewitching-ness, etc.

(464) Bhagavati भगवती - Possessor of the six attributes.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 279
As Mother wills, controls and brings about, the origin and dissolution of universes (Utpatti and Laya), as She is the Final Dispenser of the coming and going of  beings and as She is the bestower of Divine knowledge and the highest beatitude (Vidyaa and Uttamagati) raising Her devotees from ignorance and lowest position(Avidyaa and Adhogati), She is called Bhagavati.

(465) Rakshaakari रक्षाकरी  -Protector. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 317
She that protects Her devotees from miseries, temptations, sins etc. Rakshaa also means ashes, She that reduces the sins of Her devotees to ashes.

(466) Kaamyaa काम्या - The Desideratum.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 321
Those who desire liberation and find that they are not sufficiently suited to follow the other routine paths of evolution, desire to approach God as Mother, whose Grace alone, is powerful enough to do the rest.

(467) Vardaa वरदा - Granting boons. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 331
Mother's hand is ever uplifted hand. She is the giver of the boons to all Devas, Daityaas and Devotees. As known to all, the hand is the instrument and emblem of giving
Mother's Devotees have stated, "Mother, Thou art an exception. Other deities raise their hands only when they desire to confer gifts, achievements, protection and demands. Thy one hand is ever raised. The order of happening in the case of Thy Devotees is not first their propitiating Thee and thereafter Thy permitting them to ask the boon and then Thy granting the boon. That ceremonious part is not there because Thou art Mother. Thou findest unnaturalness in all that procedure as Mother. Thou considerest that process to be a silly one as if Thou wert unable to know what Thy devotees stand in need of. What mostly happens is that Thou removest the cause of sorrow, pain and misery before they demand."

In Gujerat, there is a well known paradoxical saying, " Mother does not see the face of anyone hungry,". The explanation is, that as soon as the hungry person thinks of going to Mother, one gets one's food through someone. Similarly here too, asking and granting of the boon is dispensed with. What other deities do by hands, that is done automatically by resorting to Mother's Lotus Feet.

(468) Shivadooti शिवदूती - She, whose messenger was Shiva.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 405

When the Devas (deities) were oppressed by Shumbha and Nishumbha demons, they prayed to Mother, and Mother appearing on the scene, gave a graceful opportunity to the demons, to save themselves, through a message which She forwarded to them, through Mahaadeva or Shiva or Mahesha. Shivadooti is also the name of a Nityaa

(469) Vaagadhishvari वागधीश्वरी -  Goddess of Speech.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 640

Speech is classified as Para, Pashyanti, Madhyamaa and Vaikhari, which terms will be discussed hereafter. Goddess of speech is one of the deities, in the octagon referred to before as a figure for meditation, in the Shree Chakra.

(470) Jnaanadaa ज्ञानदा - Bestower of Knowledge. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 643 

That knowledge which causes modifications of the feelings of joy and sorrow to rise inwardly and outwardly towards sensual objects and which develops a network of dualities and which ensnares a man is called knowledge leading to bondage. One who is bound by this bondage is forever in the Samsaara (worldliness), and a worldworm, living and dying in bondage. Mother is the bestower of knowledge which is reverse of this knowledge.

(471) Sarvalokeshi  सर्वलोकेशी - Ruler of all worlds. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 758

(472) Mangalaakruti मंगलाकृती - Of beneficial appearance. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 933
"She, the remembrance of Whom, drives away misfortunes from men and gives benefit to them, that Supreme Cause is known as Mangalaa.
The performance of the right action, avoiding the wrong action and being able to overcome difficulties, is called Mangalaa by Rishis, and is the result of Mother's or Guru's Grace or both.

(473) Sumangali  सुमंगली - Very auspicious. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 967
Elder's blessings on obeying and serving them or the well-wishing prayer to Mother of some person, whom you have saved from great sorrow painfulness or misery, or given some relief in some manner, often results in a suggestion arising in one's mind , about some happy future being in store for you and this is confirmed by some good foretelling happenings.
Whenever a man by a sudden lift from world-worm-ness, begins thinking of serving Mother, some happy things usually follow. Mother is therefore called Auspicious for worldly people.

(474) Tripuramaalini  त्रिपुरमालिनी - ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 875 
One of the nine forms of Mother, conceived as presiding over the inner smaller square, previously stated in this group.

(475) Tripuraambikaa त्रिपुराम्बिका - ललिता सहसद्राम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 974
The form of Mother, that presides over the eighth Chakra or the triangles of Shree Chakra , being same as Tripuraambaa. 

(476) Tripuraa-shri-vashankari त्रिपुराश्रीवशंकरी - Same as Tripuraa-Shree. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 978

The form of Mother presiding over the fifth Chakra or the outer square.

(477) Pancha-brahma-asana-sthitaa पंचब्रह्मासनस्थिता - Sitting upon a seat, formed of five Brahmas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 58
The tantras state," There is the Supreme Mother, in the supreme house built of Chintaamani gems, which on meditation, gives the desired objects. There is the great pleasant couch, whereupon Maheshvar serves as the pillow, Sadaashiva as the mat and whereof Brahmaa, Vishnu, Mahesh and Ishvar serve as the four supports."
On this great couch, the great Tripurasundari reclines.

(478) Pancha-preta-manchaadhi-shayini पंचप्रेतमंचाधिशयनी  - Reclining on the couch, formed of five corpses.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 947

(479) Shree-chakra-raaja-nilayaa श्रीचक्रराजनिलाया - Abiding in the Royal Shree Chakra. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 996
Shree Chakra is the body of Mother, assumed for Her worshippers, to worship Her through the Chakra. 

(480) Shreemat-tripura-sundari श्रीमत्त्रिपुरसुंदरी -The Divine Tripurasundari. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 997
Residing at the centre of the circle, within the triangle of the Shree Chakra. 

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