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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi



  "Om Aim Hreem Shreem Sri Matre Namha" 

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi is worshipped during Durga Navaratri on the fifth day. Which is called Lalitha Panchami. It is most auspicious day in Navaratri. Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi a form of a supreme Goddess.

Lalitha means 'She Who Plays'. All creation, manifestation and disslution is considered to be a play of Devi or the Goddess. Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi is a Goddess who is representative of these Goddess on form, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. Tripura means the three Cities, and Sundari means beautiful; specifically a beautiful female. Therefore her name means, Beautiful of Three Cities. Tripura Sundari is also worshipped as the Yantra, which is considered by practitioner of Sri Vidya. Vidya means wisdom. Tripura Sundari combaines in her being Kali's determination and Durga's charm, grace and complexion. She has a third eye on her forehead, usually four armed and clad in red or golden in colour, depending on the meditational form. She holds five arrows of flowers, a noose, a goad and sugarcane or bow. The noose represents attachment, the goad represents repulsion, the sugarcane represents the mind and the arrows are the five sense objects . She is the heavily ornamented and sits on a'Simhasanam' before Srichakra. Srichakram is the most sacred thing for Hindus. 

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi and red Goddess in one of the most powerful manifestation of Goddess, Shakti. Goddess Shakti incarnated as Lalitha demolish the Demon called Bhandasura. As per legends Goddess Lalitha represents the panchabhuta of the universe. Panchabhutas are air, water, fire, space and earth. She always appears as she is 16 years of age. According to this theory Goddess Lalitha appears in the form of 16 nithyadevies, while depicting the war between Bhandasura and the Goddess Lalitha. Sahasranama Stotra mentions the Nitydevies, her consort is Shiva Kama Sundara. The Lalitha Sahasranamam illustrates her cherismas from head to foot. She described as the 'One who recreates the Universe'.

On this day Lalitha Sahasranamam will be read compulsorily. Lalitha Sahasranamam also known as Rahasya Namam.  Lalitha Sahasra Namam is very powerful slokhas. Chanting it Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi will ward off all evils and would lead to the fulfillment of all the wishes to the devotees. Chanting Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram on fridays is considered auspicious. 

Wishing all of you a Happy Navaratri  

                         Today's Nivedana of Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi              
    
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