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Lalita Sahasranamam - Part 16

Updated: Jun 15

Ragam : Bageshri

दुराराध्या दुराधर्षा पाटली-कुसुम-प्रिया ।

 महती मेरुनिलया मन्दार-कुसुम-प्रिया ॥ १४८॥


 वीराराध्या विराड्रूपा विरजा विश्वतोमुखी ।

 प्रत्यग्रूपा पराकाशा प्राणदा प्राणरूपिणी ॥ १४९॥


 मार्ताण्ड-भैरवाराध्या मन्त्रिणीन्यस्त-राज्यधूः । or मार्तण्ड

 त्रिपुरेशी जयत्सेना निस्त्रैगुण्या परापरा ॥ १५०॥


 सत्य-ज्ञानानन्द-रूपा सामरस्य-परायणा ।

 कपर्दिनी कलामाला कामधुक् कामरूपिणी ॥ १५१॥


 कलानिधिः काव्यकला रसज्ञा रसशेवधिः ।

 पुष्टा पुरातना पूज्या पुष्करा पुष्करेक्षणा ॥ १५२॥


 परंज्योतिः परंधाम परमाणुः परात्परा ।

 पाशहस्ता पाशहन्त्री परमन्त्र-विभेदिनी ॥ १५३॥


 मूर्ताऽमूर्ताऽनित्यतृप्ता मुनिमानस-हंसिका ।

 सत्यव्रता सत्यरूपा सर्वान्तर्यामिनी सती ॥ १५४॥

Meaning of Shlokas 148-154


She who is rarely available for worship. Worshipping Devi without controlling mind and senses does not yield any result.


She who cannot be won; who cannot be controlled, subdued or is very difficult to control or subdue.

Patali kusuma priya

She who likes the buds of patali tree


She who is big

Meru nilaya

She who lives in Meru mountain

Mandhara kusuma priya

She who likes the buds of Mandara tree


She who is worshipped by heroes

Virad Roopa

Viraad encompasses the entire visible and tangible world. This practically convers the entire universe. Devi is in the form of entire universe


Without blemish; rajas - blemish;


She faces all directions.

Prathyag roopa

Devi is visible to those who see inwardly.


Devi is the Supreme Aakash (Sky) or ether or space


Devi is the giver of life to all human beings

Prana roopini

Devi herself is life. Devi is the embodiment of Praana (Life)

Marthanda Bhairavaradhya

Devi is worshipped by Maarthanda - Bairavaa who is a form of Shiva.

Manthrini nyashtharajyadhoo

She who gave the power to rule to her lieutenant/Manthrini


She who is the head of three cities


She who has an army which wins

Nistrai gunya (निर्-त्रैगुण्य)

She who is above the the three modes of material nature (sattva, rajas, tamas)

Parapara (परा + अपरा)

She who is in charge of the material world and all that is beyond it. Of the two kinds of knowledge, the lower Apara Vidya deals with the material or objective world and is perceived through intellect and the senses. The higher Para Vidya deals with the knowledge of the Atma, and of Brahman that cuts the bonds of ignorance, leads to realization of God and frees one from the cycle of birth.

Satya gnananda roopa

She who is personification of truth, knowledge and happiness

Samarasya parayana

She who stands in peace


She who is the wife of Kapardhi (Siva with hair)


She who wears arts as garlands


She who fulfills desires

Kama roopini

She who can take any form

Kala nidhi

She who is the treasure of arts

Kavya kala 

She who is the art of writing


She who appreciates arts, Connoisseur of arts

Rasa sevadhi

She who is the treasure of arts


Puśṭi means nourishment. Her form is made up of thirty six tattva-s and beyond. She does not need any nourishment.  The entire nourishment emanates from Her or the universe is nourished by Her through these thirty six principles. 


She who is ancient


She who is fit to be worshipped


 She who is supremely wise - full - complete. Pushkara means Lotus. Lotus is known as a symbol of perfect knowledge. அதி உன்னதமான ஞானத்தையுடையவள் - பூர்ணமானவள் - முழுமையானவள்


She who has lotus like eyes


She who is the ultimate light

Param dhama

She who is the ultimate resting place


She who is the ultimate atom

Parath para

She who is better than the best

Pasa Hastha

She who has noose in her hand. She helps in unbinding a soul from karmic afflictions for realization.  Pāśa means noose or anything that binds a soul.

Pasa Hanthri

She who cuts off attachment

Para manthra Vibhedini

She who destroys the effect of spells cast; Para mantra means mantras that cause enmity. Vibhedini means breaks apart.  By destroying such evil mantra-s, She protects Her devotees. 


She who has a form


She who does not have a form

Anithya thriptha

She who gets happy (even) with the offerings of perishables.

Muni manasa hamsika

She who is the swan in the mind ( lake like) of sages

Satya vritha 

She who has resolved to speak only truth

Sathya roopa

She is the embodiment of truth.


She who is within everything


She who is Sathee, the daughter of Daksha

Learn the Shlokas 148-154

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