Wednesday 26 August 2009

RADHASHTAMI!


The Brahma Vaivarta Purana is one of the major eighteen puranas, divided into four parts.The first part describes the creation of the Universe and all living beings, the second part describes the different Goddesses of the Hindu religion, the third part is dedicated to the life and deeds of Lord Vighneshwara and the fourth and the last part gives a detailed account of Lord Krishna's life and deeds.
The second part, which is called the "Prakrithi Khanda"deals with Goddesses or Shakthis who are the manifestations of Prakrithi.In this chapter Radha is depicted as Prakrithi and Krishna as Purusha.
The fourth and last part is called the "Krishna Janma Khanda", which is all about the life and great deeds of Lors Krishna.
In the Brahma Vaivarta Purana (Krishna Janma Khanda) Durga talks with Shiva about how She is an expansion from the highest realms and explains Herself in this way:"I am Mahalakshmi in Vaikuntha, Radha in Goloka, Shivaa (connected with Shiva) in the region of Shiva, and Saraswathi in the abode of Brahma." Thus, from the highest levels of the spiritual domain She expands Herself to include all other Shakthis or potencies.
On the auspicious day of Radhashtami,( which falls on the 27th of August this year) devotees recite Radha Sthuthi.
Radha Stuti:-
Radha Raseshwari Ramya Rama Cha Paramaathmanaha
Rasodbhaavaa Krishnakaanthaa Krishnavakshasthalasthithaaha!
Krishnapraanaadhidevi Cha Mahavishnoho Prasurapi
Sarvagnavishnumaayaa Cha Sathyanithyasanaathanee!
Brahmaswaroopa Paramaa Nirlipthaa Nirgunaa Paraa
Vrindaa Vrindaavane Thvam Cha Virajaathatavaasinee!
GolokavaasineenGopee Gopeeshaa Gopamaathrukaa
Saanandaa Paramaanandaa Nandanadanakaaminee!
Vrishabhaanusuthaa Shaanthaa Kaanthaa Poornathamaa Thathaa
Kamyaa Kalaavatheekanyaa Theerthaputhraa Sathee Shubhaa!
Samsaarasaagarey Ghorey Bheetham Mama Sharanaagatham
Sarvebhyopi Vinirmuktham Kuru Radhe Sarveshwari!
Thvathpaadapadmayugale Paadapadmaalayaarchithe
Dehi Mahyam Param Bhakthim Krishnena Parisevithe!
Thapthakaanchanagowraangih Radhe Vrindaavaneshwari
Vrishabhaanusuthe Devi Pranamaami Haripriye!
Mahaabhaavaswaroopa Thvam Krishnapriyaavareeyasi
Premabhakthiprade Devi Raadhike Thvam Namaamyaham!

"Thvam Devi Jagathaam Mathaa Vishnumaayaa Sanaathani
Krishnapraanaadhidevi Cha Krishnapraanaadhikaa Shubhaa!
Krishnapremamayi Shakthih Krishnasowbhaagyaroopini
Krishnabhakthiprade Radhe Namasthe Mangalaprade!"

Monday 24 August 2009

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.40















YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.40

SLOKA NO.40:-
"Thatiththvantham Shakthyaa Thimiraparipantthisphuranayaa
Sphurannaanaarathnaabharanaparinaddhendradhanusham!
Thavaha Shyaamam Megham Kamapi Manipooraikasharanam
Nisheyvey Varshantham Haramihirathaptham Thribhuvanam!"

Literal Meaning:" I worship that unique dark-blue rain cloud which abides ever in the manipura with lightning in the form of Shakthi, dispelling darkness, with the rainbow formed by the dazzling variegated gem-decked ornaments (of Devi), sending showers on the Universe that has been burnt by the sun of Rudra."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold sheet or on powdered salt levelled on a silver plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 4000 times daily for 45 days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Sahasranama offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd, milk-gruel, fruits, betels and areca nut slices.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Fore-sight into future events and freedom from ignorance.
Literal Results:Accumulation of gems and jewellery, activation of manipura chakram, cooling of body and mind.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.39











YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.39

SLOKA NO.39:-
"Thava Swadhishtaaney Huthavahamadhishtaaya Niratham
Thameedey Samvartham Janani Mahathee Thaam Cha Samayaam!
Yadaalokey Lokaan Dahathi Mahathi Krodhakalithey
Dayaardraa Yaa Drushtihi Shishiramupachaaram Rachayathi!"

Literal Meaning:"Oh Mother! Invoking Samvartha, the Lord of the fire of Dissolution in the Fire Element of Thy Swadhistana Chakram, I adore Him along with Thee, Samaya, the great Potency of Rudra. When the angry looks fo Rudra burn up the Universe, it is Thy glance drenched with pity that renders a cooling treatment."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate on holy ashes on a silver plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 108 times daily for 12 days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Sahasranama offering vermillion at centre of the Yantra.
Offerings:Rice cooked with green-gram pulse and pepper; milk-gruel and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Frees person from bad and fearful dreams. Relief from doubts and suspecting nature.
Literal Results:Activates Swadhishtana chakram. Enhances creativity/ sexual urge and cures acid reflux.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.38














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.38

SLOKA NO. 38:-
"Samunmeelathsamvithkamalamakarandaikarasikam
Bhajey Hamsadvandvam Kimapi Mahathaam Maanasacharam!
Yadaalaapaadashtaadashagunithavidyaaparinathihi
Yadaadaththey Doshaagunamakhilamadbhayaha Paya Iva!"

Literal Meaning:"Oh Mother! I adore the pair of Swans (Shiva-Shakthi) who take delight in imbibing the honey of the full-blown lotus of knowledge of the anaahatha-chakra, and who swim in the minds of the great. Their mutual conversation is what have become the eighteen arts, and they separate good from evil, the way the swans separate the milk from the water."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made with water in a silver dish (renew everyday). Chant this sloka 5000 (4000,1000) times daily for 44 (4, 45) days. Sit facing East. (Lamp lit with gingely oil to be placed in the front).With any liquid, Yantra can be made by squeezing the same from a cloth soaked with that liquid.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Thrishati offering red flowers and chant Durga Ashtotharam offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice, black-gram cakes, coconuts and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Cures infant polio. Protects children from danger, disease and disaster.
Literal Results:Power of discrimination, equipoise of mind, ability to grasp art forms.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.37














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.37

SLOKA NO.37:-
"Vishuddhau They Shuddhasphatikavishadam Vyomajanakam
Shivam Sevey Deveemapi Shivasamaanavyavasitham!
Yayoho Kaanthyaa Yaanthyaasshashikiranasaarupyasaranim
Vidhoothaanthardhvaanthaa Vilasathi Chakoreeva Jagathee!"

Literal Meaning:"In Thy vishuddhi chakra I meditate on Shiva,the creator of Ether, shining like pure crystal, along with the Devi who is equal to Shiva in all respects. By the radiance resembling moonlight emanating from them, the whole world enveloped in the darkness of ignorance rejoices, like the chakori bird bathing in the rays of the moon."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on Water in silver or copper cup (to be removed daily). Sit facing South-East. Chant this verse 1000 (5000) times daily for 45 (5) days. With any liquid, Yantra can be made by squeezing the same from a cloth soaked with that liquid.
Archana:Chant Durga Sahasranamam offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd, black-gram cakes, boiled milk, jaggery-gruel, coconuts, betels and areca nut slices.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Immunity from devils and spirits, cure of diseases caused by heat.
Literal Results:Activation of vishuddhi chakram, ideally suited for vocal enhancement and vocal practitioners. Voice culture and creativity enhanced. Crystal-clear clarity in verbal expression, effectiveness of vocal appeal.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.36














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.36

SLOKA NO.36:-
"Thavaagnaachakrastham Thapanashashikotidyuthidharam
Param Shambhum Vande Parimilithapaarshvam Parachithaa!
Yamaaraadhyan Bhakthyaa Ravishashishucheenaamavishaye
Niraalokeylokey Nivasathi Hi Bhaalokabhuvaney!"

Literal Meaning:"I salute the Supreme Shambhu residing in Thy aagnaa chakra, who is resplendent as millions of suns and moons put together, and whose (left) side is integrated with the Supreme Consciousness embodied as the Devi. He who adores Him with devotion lives in the Saghasrara, the effulgent world which needs no light and is beyond the grasp of all."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate or saffron mixed water kept in silver plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1000 times daily, for 45 days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Sahasranamam offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with pepper powder and ghee; black-gram cakes; milk, honey and curd.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Cure of chronic diseases, restoration of lost eyesight. (Water in which Yantra maybe inscribed to be consumed by devotee).
Literal results:Activation of agna chakram. Strengthens aura and enhances radiance.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.35









YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.35

SLOKA NO.35:_
"Manasthvam Vyoma Thvam Marudasi Maruthsaarathirasi
Thvamaapasthvam Bhoomisthvamayi Parinathaayaam Na Hi Param!
Thvameva Svaathmaanam Parinamayithum Vishvavapushaa
Chidaanandaakaaram Shivayuvathi Bhaavena Bibhrushe!"

Literal Meaning:"Oh Shiva's Consort! Thou art mind, Thou art Ether, Thou art Air, Thou art fire, Water and Earth too. When Thou has transformed Thyself in this way into the Universe, there is nothing beyond not included in Thee. It is to transform Thyself into the Universe that Thou assumed this form of Consciousness and Bliss as Shiva's Consort."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1000 times daily, for 45 days.
Archana:Chant Rudra Thrishati offering washed sesame on left of Yantra and Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion on right of Yantra.
Offerings:Cooked rice, sweet milk-gruel, gingely powder mixed with sugar and plantains.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Cure of asthma, tuberculosis and other lung troubles; vision of Shiva and Devi in dreams.
Literal results:Single women finding mates, all elemental problems in the body getting cured.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.34













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.34

SLOKA NO.34:-
"Shareeram Thvam Shambhoho Shashimihiravakshoruhayugam
Thavaathmaanam Manye Bhagavathi Navaathmaanamanagham!
Athasseshassesheethyayamubhayasaadhaaranathaya
Stthithassambandho Vaam Samarasaparaanandaparayoha!"

Literal Meaning:-"Oh Bhagavathi! Thou art indeed the body of Shambhu with the sun and the moon as the two breasts. I consider Thy pure frame to be Shambhu. Hence the relationship of the principle and the accessory exists in common among you both who as transcendent bliss and consciousness are on equal footing."
Mode of worship:"Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 44 (45) days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with powdered pepper and ghee; honey and coconuts.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Clearance of doubts; getting power of genius; cure of itches, diabetes, pleurisy and rheumatism.
Literal Results:Bodily ailments getting cured. Gaining energy, perfect for hormonal imbalance, attaining compatibility with spouse.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.33













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.33

SLOKA NO.33:-
"Smaram Yonim Lakshmeem Thrithayamidamaadau Thava Manoho
Nidhaayaike Nithye Niravadhimahaabhogarasikaaha!
Bhajanthi Thvaam Chinthaamanigunanibaddhaakshavalayaaha
Shivaagnau Juhvanthaha Surabhighruthadhaaraahuthishathaihi!"

Literal Meaning:"Some connoisseurs of the highest enjoyment, adding before the beginning of Thy mantra (verse) the Bija-syllables of Kaamaraaja (Klim), Bhuvaneswari (Hrim) andSri (Srim) and adorned with a necklace of Chinthamani, worship Thee with oblations consisting of countless streams of Kaamadhenu's ghee in the purified fire of Shiva (i.e. Shakthi established as the thrikona in the anaahatha chakra.)
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate. Sit facing North. Chant this sloka 1000 times for 45 days.
Archana:Chant Lakshmi Sahasranamam offering lotus petals.
Offerings:Cooked rice with green-gram pulse, jaggery mixed with ghee, coconuts, plantains, betels and areca nuts slices.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Amassing of much wealth.
Literal results:Enjoying rich and luxurious life. Attaining a priceless jewel, unlimited supply of rich and nutritious food.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.32













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.32

SLOKA NO.32:-
"Shivashakthihi Kaamaha Kshithiraththa Ravishsheethakiranaha
Smaro Hamsasshakrasthadanu Cha Paraamaaraharayaha!
Amee Hrullekhaabhisthisrubhiravasaaneshu Ghatithaaha
Bhajanthe Varnaasthe Thava Janani Naamaavayavathaam!"

Literal Meaning:"Oh Mother! The parts that combine to form Thy name (mantra) are three groups of syllables-first, the group Ka, e, i and la indicated by the words Shiva, Shakthi, Kaama, Kshithi, second group ha, sa, ka and la denoted by Ravi, sheethakirana, smara, hamsa and shakra and third, the group Sa, Ka and la denoted by paraa, maara and Hari, conjoined with the syllable Hrim at the end of each of the three groups of syllables."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper sheet. Sit facing North. Chant this sloka 1000 times daily for 45 days.
Archana: Chant Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd, black-gram cakes and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Powers of alchemy, power to attract and success in business.
Literal results:Magnetic personality, healthy balance of the yin and yang in mind and body.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.31













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.31

SLOKA NO.31:-
"Chathushshashtyaa Thanthraihi Sakalamathisandhaaya Bhuvanam
Sththithisthaththathsiddhiprasavaparathanthraihi Pashupathihi!
Punasthvannirbandhaadakhilapurushaarthaikaghatanaa
Swathanthram They Thanthram Kshithithalamavaatheetharadidam!"

Literal Meaning:"Shiva at first remained satisfied after giving to the world, the sixty-four tantras which expound practices conferring only one or another of the various psychic powers and worldly fulfillments. Afterwards, on Thy special insistence, He revealed this Thy own tantra to the world, independent of all the others and capable of conferring all the four aspirations of men-dharma, artha, kaama and moksha."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate or alloy of five metals. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 44 (45) days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Saharanamam offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice, sweet milk-gruel, black gram cakes, coconuts, grapes and plantains.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Royal and governmental favours, winning popularity, fulfillment of desires.(Yantra to be held on a piece of red silk spread on right palm).
Literal Results:Freedom and independence from usual surroundings and people, through new approach towards life.











Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.30












YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.30

SLOKA NO.30:-
"Swadehodbhoothaamirghrunibhiranimaadyaabhirab-hitho
Nishevye Nithye Thvamahamithi Sadaa Bhaavayathi Yaha!
Kimaascharyam Thasya Thrinayanasammruddhim Thrunayathaha
Mahaasamvarthaagnirvirachayathi Neeraajanavidhim!"

Literal Meaning:"O Mother Eternal!By ever meditating with a feeling of identification with Thee, who are surrounded by divine powers like 'animaa' which are only rays emanating from Thy feet, a devotee attains glories far above even those of Shiva. No wonder that the flames of the Cosmic Dissolution prove only to be the adoration by (the rite of) waving lights."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1001 (2500,1000) times daily for 96 (45,88)days.
Archana:Chant Rudra Thrishati and Lalitha Thrishati offering white flowers or bilva leaves.
Offerings:Honey, scrapes of coconut kernel mixed with ghee and sugar; boiled milk; fruits and cooked rice mixed with curd; soices and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Attainment of physical power, control of senses, power of tansmigration into other bodies.(Yantra is to be borne on the head during the recital).
Literal Results:Bodily ailments getting cured.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.29














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.29

SLOKA NO.29:-
"Kireetam Vairincham Parihara Puraha Kaitabhabhidaha
Kathorey Koteerey Skhalasi Jahi Jambhaarimakutam!
Pranamreshvetheshu Prasabhamupayaathasya Bhavanam
Bhavasyaabhyutthaaney Thava Parijanokthirvijayathe!"


Literal Meaning:"At the unannounced arrival of Shiva at Thy abode, Thou springest up in such hurry to receive Him, that Thy attendants, in their concern for Thy safety, caution Thee, crying out, 'take care of the crown of Brahma, avoid tumbling over the heavy diadem of Vishnu, beware of the crest of Indra!'"
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1001 (1000) times daily for 48(42) days.
Archana: Chant Durga Ashtotharam offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd and pieces of ginger;black gram cakes; rice cooked with jaggery and ghee; honey and milk.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Taming of wild animals, bringing bad characters to righteous path, quick and easy delivery in the case of pregnant women.
Literal Results: A surprise and unexpected visit from somebody close to the heart. Controlling people who are wicked, quarrelsome and hostile.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.28













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO. 28

SLOKA NO.28:-
"Sudhaamapyaasvaadya Prathibhayajaraamruthyuharini
Vipadyanthe Vishve Vidhishathamakhaadyaa Divishadaha!
Karaalam Yathkshvelam Kabalithavathaha Kaalakalanaa
Na Shambhosthanmoolam Thava Janani Thaatankamahima!"

Literal Meaning:"Even after consuming nectar, which confers immunity from frightful grey hairs (old age) and death, Deities like Brahma and Indra perish finally at the time of cosmic dissolution. If the longevity of Thy Consort Shiva, despite His having swallowed the terrific poison, is not limited by time, it is because of the greatness of Thy ear-ornaments."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate or plate made of alloy of five metals. Sit facing South-East. Chant this sloka 1000 (1008) times daily for 44 (45) days.
Archana:Chant Durga Ashtotharam offering red flowers.
Offerings:Cooked food, sesame powder mixed with jaggery, black-gram cakes, milk-gruel, betels and slices of areca nut.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Immunity from accidents, unnatural and untimely death and attainment of all desires.
Literal Results:Youthful look,averts accidents and untimely death.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.27














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO. 27

SLOKA NO.27:-
"Japo Jalpaha Shilpam Sakalamapi Mudraavirachanaa
Gathih Praadakshinyakramanamashanaadyaahuthividhihi!
Pranaamassamveshassukhamakhilamaathmaarpanad-rushaa
Saparyaaparyaayasthava Bhavathu Yanme Vilasitham!"

Literal Meaning:"May everything that I do with the sense of self-dedication be items in Thy service- my prattle, the utterance of Thy mantra, the movements of my hand, the gestures and poses of Thy worship; my walking, Thy circumambulation; my eating, fire-sacrifice to Thee;the stretching of the body in sleep and rest, prostration to Thee, and all my enjoyments, offerings made to Thee."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be on gold or copper plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1000 (1008) times daily, for 45 (44) days.
Archana:Chant Lalithathrishati offering champaka flowers or washed rice grains mixed with vermillion.
Offerings:Sweet-gruel, cooked rice and milk.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Attainment of knowledge of self (aathmagnaana) and mastery over spells.
Literal Results:Beneficial for instrumentalists, dancers and yoga practitioners. Enhances mind and body fitness.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.26













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.26

SLOKA NO.26:-
"Virnchih Panchathvam Vrajathi Hariraapnothi Virathim
Vinaasham Keenaasho Bhajathi Dhanado Yaathi Nidhanam!
Vithandree Maahendree Vithathirapi Sammeelithadrishaa
Mahaasamhaaresmin Viharathi Sathi Thvathpathirasau!"

Literal Meaning:"Virinchi (Brahma) is reduced into elements: Hari (Vishnu) retires into passivity:Keenaasha (Yama, the God of death) Himself dies;Kubera, the god of wealth meets with his end; and Indra with all His followers closes His eyes in destruction. When such is the state of all beings at the time of the total dissolution (Mahasamhaara) of the Universe, O Sathi, chaste Consort of Shiva, Thy husband Sadashiva is alone sporting."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or lead sheet. Sit facing North. Chant this sloka 1000 times on 6 new-moon days, or on 6 days from new-moon day.
Archana:Chanting of Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice with green-gram pulse and jaggery, coconut and plantain fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Destruction of enemies and all round success.
Literal Results:Practitioner will witness destruction of enemies as described in the sloka, all trouble shooters will be silenced.He alone will taste success against fierce odds.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.25













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.25

SLOKA NO.25:-
"Thrayaanaam Devaanaam Thrigunajanithaanaam Thava Shive
Bhavethpoojaa Poojaa Thava Charanayoryaa Virachithaa!
Thatthahi Thvathpaadodvahanamanipeetasya Nikate
Stthitha Hyethe Shashvanmukulithakaroththamsamakutaa!"

Literal Meaning:"The worship done at Thy feet, O Consort of Shiva, is also the worship of all the three Deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who have their origin in Thy three gunas (rajasa, sattva, thamasa). They require no special worship, because they are ever waiting with their joined palms held above their crowned heads in salutation to Thee by the side of the diamond foot-stool that bear Thy feet."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 44 (45) days.
Archana: Chanting of Lalitha Thrishathi offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice, honey mixed with milk, sugar and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Increase in income, commanding power, honour and influence.
Literal Results: Commanding power, the practioner's word carried out as law, tremendous influence in all fields.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.24














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.24

SLOKA NO.24:-
"Jagathsoothe Dhaathaa Hariravathi Rudraha Kshapayathe
Thiraskurvannethathsavamapi Vapureeshasthirayathi!
Sadaapoorvaha Sarvam Thadidamanugruhnaathi Cha Shivaha
Thavaagnaamaalambya Kshanachalithayobhoorlathikayoho!"

Literal Meaning:"Brahma brings forth the Universe, Hari(Vishnu) sustains and protects it, Rudra destroys it, and Esha (Maheshwara) absorbs all these Deities (including the Universe in involution) into Himself and disappears into Sadashiva (the Ultimate Category). Then (when it is time for a new cycle of creation to begin) Adaashiva, on receiving the mandate from Thee by a movement of Thy creeper-like brows, blesses (i.e. manifests and restores) them into activity (as before in the previous cycle)."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 32 (30,20) days.
Archana:Chanting of Rudra Thrishathi offering washed rice grains mixed with sesame and chanting of Durga Ashtotharam offering 'bilva' leaves.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with pepper powder and ghee, black gram cakes, powder of sesame mixed with sugar and coconut scrapings.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Immunity from evil spirits, demons and curses of deceased ancestors and incurable diseases.
Literal Results:Activation of aagnaa chakra. Prayer to Lord Shiva.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.23













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.23

SLOKA NO.23:-
"Thvayaa Hruthvaa Vaamam Vapuraparithrupthena Manasaa
Shareeraardham Shambhoraparamapi Shanke Hruthamabhooth!
Yadethathvadroopam Sakalamarunaabham Thrinayanam
Kuchaabhyaamaanamram Kutilashashichoodaalamakutam!"

Literal Meaning:"I have feeling that, unsatisfied even after having appropriated the left half of Shambhu as Ardhanaareeswaraa,( a form of half-man and half-woman), Thou hast also invaded His right half; for Thy form that shines in my heart is totally crimson in complexion and slightly bent by the weight of the two breasts, besides having three eyes and the crescent moon in the diadem."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on a gold plate. Chant this sloka 1000( 3000,1001) times daily for 45(30) days, sitting inside the house, preferably in a place fit for worship, facing North.
Archana:Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam offering red lotus petals.
Offerings:Sweet milk-gruel, black gram cakes, cooked rice, fruits and betels with slices of areca nuts.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Attainment of vast wealth, relief from burden of debts, getting a number of cows, freedom from dangers.
Literal Results:Enhancement of 'yin'(feminine), any ailment on the left side of the body getting cured, activation of agna chakra, appeasement of sun and moon related problems in the horoscope.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.22













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.22

SLOKA NO.22:-
"Bhavani Thvam Daase Mayi Vithara Drushti Sakarunaam
Ithi Sthothum Vaanchan Kathayathi Bhavaani Thvamithiyaha!
Thadaiva Thvam Thasmai Dishasi Nijasaayujyapadaveem
Mukundabrahmendrasphutamakutaneeraajithapadaa-m!"

Literal Meaning:"When one, desirous of praying to Thee using terms like-' Oh,Bhavani, bestow Thy gracious glance on me, Thy servant', even before he utters "Bhavani Thvam", Thou bestow on him the status of oneness with Thy feet at which divinities like Vishnu, Brahma and Indra are performing the lustration ceremony with the brilliance of their diadems( as they bow down their heads in prostration)."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold plate.. Sitting in a temple or by a river or water tank, facing East, chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times for 44 (45) days.
Archana:Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam offering red flowers or vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd, cooked rice mixed with turmeric powder, scrapings of coconut kernel mixed with sugar and a little ghee, boiled milk, fruits and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Fulfillment of all earthly desires and pleasures, freedom from wants and freedom from dependence on others.
Literal Results:In an aggressive relationship, befriending the opponent. Patronage from high sources, establishing independence.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No. 21













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.21

SLOKA NO.21:-
"Thatillekhaathanvee Thapanashashivaishvaanaramayeem
Nishannaam Shannaamapyupari Kamalaanaam Thava Kalaam!
Mahaapadmaatavyaam Mrudithamalamaayena Manasaa
Mahaanthah Pashyantho Dadhathi Paramaahlaadalahareem!"

Literal Meaning:"The noble spiritual aspirants, whose minds are free from impurities like lust and greed and from the hold of 'Maya" consisting of ignorance, egotism and the like, are filled with thrills of spiritual bliss by experiencing Thy lightning-like Kala (shakthi in union with Shiva known as sadhakyaa) in the core of the thousand-petalled lotus, which transcends the six lotuses beginning with the mulaadhaara inclusive of Thy manifestations as fire, sun and moon in them."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold/silver/copper plate. Sit facing West. Chant this sloka 1001 (1000) times daily for 11 (45) days.
Archana:Chanting of Lalitha Ashtotharam offering vermillion.
Offerings: Cooked rice, fruits, honey and sugar.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Subduing enemies, freedom from unpopularity, gaining physical and military strength.
Literal Results: Peace of mind, tranqulity and detachment from emotions. For people who meditate, elevation and sublime bliss.


Sunday 23 August 2009

Om Namo Bhagavathey Sri Vidyaranyaya!
















(click on picture to enlarge,to zoom on details).
Sri Trikoteeswara Swami temple of Sri Medha Dakshinamurthy is in Kotappakonda, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. Towards the east of Kotappakonda is Narasaraopet, which is a small town. The ashram of Sri Viswaguru Bhagavan Sri Vidyaranya Swami is situated on the outskirts of this town.
The ashram has a small house where Bhagavanji (as known to us, His devotees) lived most of his life in isolation. The ashram has a huge mandapam where Bhagavanji's life size idol is the presiding deity. The ashram contains a huge yagashala meant for rituals like 'homam', a building complex with many rooms for the convenience of visiting devotees, and one of Andhra Pradesh's most reputed and sought after veda patashalas, patronised by TTD Devasthanam (school for vedic studies). From between the thick foliage of flowers and branches of various trees, one can also catch a glimpse of the distant Sri Trikoteeswara Swami Temple on top of the hill in Kotappakonda, enhancing the spiritual beauty of the entire ashram.
Bhagavanji had attained Brahma leenam( liberation) in the month of May, 1999. The ashram is run by two sisters, Mathajis, who had been serving Bhagavanji for many years. The mathajis (three of them SriMatha Sadvidyaprabhadevi, SriMatha Chidvidyaprabhadevi and SriMatha Vidyasukhaprabhadevi, the youngest Mathaji had succumbed to kidney failure a few years ago) had renounced material world to take up the austerities of ashramic life with an aim to serve Bhagavanji.In their "poorvashram" (life before taking up sanyasa) they were my husband's own elder sisters.
Bhagavanji was born on December 6th, 1939 in Narasaraopet. From the time of his birth he revealed extraordinary signs of intellect and spiritual evolution. Even as a young boy He used to enthrall the public with His stunning debates and lectures on the greatness of India as a spiritual land and also revealed His deep knowledge of scriptures and vedantha. People used to throng in temples and spiritual sites to listen to His electrifying lectures. At a mere age of 11 he formed the "Sujana Seva Samithi" through which he preached the highest ideals of patriotism and also the spiritual greatness of India.
He took up sanyasa at the age of 19 and set off to Kailash Manasarovar for a long period.
On His return, He withdrew Himself into His ashram in Narasaraopet, giving Darshan to devotees while remaining inside the ashram.He has authored the "Bhagavad Bharathi", "Sthothra Manjari", "Sridevi Athmaarpana Sthuthi","Anugraha Bhaashanam" and many more gems in sanskrit for the benefit of His devotees. His devotees assemble twice every year in the ashram even today, during His Aradhana Festival in December as well as the "Brahma Leena" festival in the month of May.During the Brahma Leena Festival, Mathajis conduct "Mumukshu Shibhiram","Akhanda Nama Sankeerthanam",' Guru Paada Archana", Abhishekam with Rudram, Chamakam, Pancha Suktham and free distribution of medicines, various house utilities for the poor and needy like food, clothing, blankets etc. Sri Krishnamurthy Avadhani who is the head pujari in Trikoteeswara Swamy Temple, Kotappakonda teaches vedas in the veda patashala and conducts special homams in the ashram's yagashala for the welfare of devotees. I go to this ashram very often to experience the sublime bliss and purity of the atmosphere, most of the times with my veena. It is a great treat to perform in the mandapam, for listeners who are innocent and simple, who don't know how to view music objectively or critically.
In 1999, after Bhagavanji had attained liberation, my husband and I decided to dedicate a musical recording of Bhagavanji's bhajans, slokas and songs on Him that are regularly sung by His devotees in the ashram.
We had requested Malladi Brothers, Sri.M.Sreeramaprasad and Sri.M.Ravikumar to render them for us. I was looking for strong and melodious voices, and a double voice of the same seemed more than what I was looking for. They sang extremely well and the Mathajis and all the devotees were particularly happy with their diction and clarity of pronunciation.
I could not be present during the recording (I was in Bhopal receiving the "Kumara Gandharva" award from the Madhya Pradesh government on the day of the recording).

Saturday 22 August 2009

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.20













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.20

SLOKA NO.20:-
"Kirantheemanygebhyaha Kirananikurumbaamrutharasam
Hrudi Thvaamaadhatthe Himakarashilaamoorthimiva Yaha!
Sa Sarpaanaam Darpam Shamayathi Shakunthaadhipa Iva
Jvarapplushtaan Dhrushtya Sukhayathi Sudhaadhaarasirayaa!"

Literal Meaning:"He who meditates on Thee who sends forth luminous waves of bliss from Thy body, as an idol made of moonstone, will be capable of humbling the pride and ferocity of serpents by his mere look, like Garuda Himself. Nay, like the nectar- showering Nadi (nerve), his look can cure any ailment, including the afflictions of fever."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on holy ashes or water in a copper plate. Sit facing North. Chant this sloka 1000 (1001, 2000) times daily for 25 (45) days. With any liquid, Yantra can be made by squeezing the same from a cloth soaked with that liquid.
Archana:Chanting of Durga Ashtotharam with offering leaves or leaves of vibhithi plant.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with powder of gingely seeds, milk-gruel, coconuts and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Cure of poisonous fevers, antidote against poison, cures effects of evil eyes, confers power to charm snakes and other poisonous reptiles.
Literal Results:Cures fever, effects of evil eyes ,mitigates evil results of debilitated or misplaced moon in one's chart and adds lustre to one's body.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.19













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.19

SLOKA NO.19:-
"Mukham Bindum Krithvaa Kuchayugamadhasthasya Thadadho
Haraardha Dhyaayedhyo Haramahishi They Manmathakalaam!
Sa Sadyaha Sankshobham Nayathi Vanitha Ithyathilaghu
Thrilokeemapyaashu Bhramayathi Raveendusthanayugaam!'

Literal Meaning: "Oh Consort of Hara! The one who thinks of a woman's face in the bindu ( the dot in the triangle), her twin breasts below it and the half of the letter "H" still below, and contemplates Thy manmathakala on those spots ( and thus gets identified with her in meditation) will quickly stir the mind of any woman. This indeed is a trifle for him. For, in no time he can fascinate even the Thriloki ( the three worlds conceived as a woman) with the sun and moon as breasts."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on a gold plate or on thick sandal paste, holy ahses or vermillion (placed in a siver or copper plate). Sit facing North. Chant this sloka 1000 (1200) times daily for 25 (27) days.
Archana: Chanting of Durga Ashtotharam and Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion or washed rice grains mixed with vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with boiled milk, fruits and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Attracting young women, gaining influence in royal courts as well as in government. Control over wild animals.
Literal Results:Meditation powers enhanced. Enticing women, appeasing the planets sun and moon in the horoscope.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.18













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.18

SLOKA NO.18:-
"Thanuchchaayaabhisthe Tharunatharanishreesaranibhihi
Divam Sarvaamurveemarunimanimagnaam Smarathi Yaha!
Bhavanthyasya Thrasyadvanaharinashaaleenanayanaaha
Sahorvashyaa Vashyaaha Kathi Kathi Na Geervaanaganikaahaa!"

Literal Meaning:"How can numerous celestial courtesans including Urvashi, with eyes bashful like those of a frightened deer of the forest, do not become fascinated by a person who meditates on the beauty of Thy form which bathes the heaven and the earth in its crimson radiance resembling the rising sun!"
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this verse 1000 times daily for 45 days.
Archana: Chanting of Laitha Ashtotharam and Saraswathi Ashtotharam offering champaka or jasmine flowers.
Offerings:Milk, honey, bits of sugar and cooked rice.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Deep knowledge in sciences, getting good bridegrooms in the case of marriageable women and blessings of great men.
Literal Results:Adds lustre and magnetism to body and face. The double "vashya" in the sloka creates magnetic aura around the devotee, 'the rising sun' in the sloka implies new beginnings. This sloka is also a prayer to the planet, Sun (if misplaced in horoscope or debilitated or during Surya Mahadasa).

Thursday 20 August 2009

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.17












YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.17

SLOKA NO.17:-
"Savithribhirvaachaam Shashimanishilaabhangaruchibhihi
Vashinyaadyaabhisthvaam Saha Janani Sanchinthayanthi Yaha!
Sa Karthaa Kaavyaanaam Bhavathi Mahathaam Bhangiruchibhihi
Vachobhirvaagdeveevadanakamalaamodamadhuraihi-!"

Literal Meaning: O Mother! Those who meditate on Thee in association with Vashini and allied deities- who are all the sources of speech and whose radiance resembles the lustre of freshly cut moonstone-can become the authors of poetical works as delightful as those of great ones, and sweet with the fragrance of the mouth of Saraswathi, Goddess of poesy and learning."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 44 (45, 41) days.
Archana:Chanting of Laitha Thrishati and Saraswathi Ashtotharam offering white or jasmine flowers.
Offerings:Cooked rice mixed with curd, milk, fruits and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Gives erudition, knowledge of Vedas, Shastras and different languages. Immunity from effects of evil spirits.
Literal Results:Magnetic personality and speech. Radiance adding lustre to complexion.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.16













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.16

SLOKA NO.16:-
"Kaveendraanaam Chethahkamalavanabaalaathaparuchim
Bhajanthe Ye Santhaha Kathichidarunaameva Bhavatheem!
Virinchipreyasyaastharunatharashrungaaralaharee
Gabheeraabhirvaagbhirvidadhathi Sathaam Ranjanamamee!"

Literal Meaning:"O Mother, Thou Aruna, the crimson-coloured Goddess, art like the light of morning's rising sun to the lotus flowers constituted of the minds of gifted poets (helping as Thou dost, their poesy to blossom forth). Therefore, those devoted men who adore Thee become capable of delighting the minds of assemblies of literary connoisseurs with the majestic flow of their words surging like waves of erotic sentiments emanating from youthful Saraswathi; the Goddess of Learning."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on gold or copper plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 44 (45,41) days.
Archana: Chanting of Saraswathi Ashtotharam and Lalitha Thrishati offering jasmine or white flowers.
Offerings:Cooked rice, curd, milk, honey and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Erudition, knowledge of Vedas and Shastras, knowledge of various languages and immunity from evil effects of spirits.
Literal Results:Winning in debates, enticing public through dynamic oratory, capable of emerging victorious in extremely difficult subjects or higher studies and attaining top grades. Highly suited for people in the field of politics and law.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.15













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.15

SLOKA NO.15:-
"Sharathjyothsnaashubhraam Shashiyuthajataajootamakutaam
Varatthraasathraanasphatikaghatikaapusthakakaraa-m!
Sakrunna Thvaa Nathvaa Kathamiva Sathaam Sannidadhathe
Madhuksheeradraakshaamadhurimadhureenaaha Phanithayaha!"

Literal Meaning:"How can torrents of words, excelling even honey, milk and grapes, help flowing from the mouth of good men who once make prostration to Thee who art endowed with the lustre of the autumnal moon, who art holding Thy hands in the pose of granting boons and offering protection, and sporting in the other two a rosary of crystal beads and a book, and who wearest the crescent moon in Thy crown of plaited locks!"
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate or in water placed in a siver vessel. With any liquid, Yantra can be made by squeezing the same from a cloth soaked with that liquid. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1000 times daily for 45 (48) days.
Archana: Chanting of Saraswathi Ashtotharam offering white flowers and Lalitha Ashtotharam offering red flowers.
Offerings: Cooked rice, honey, sugar and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Getting poetic imagination and enlightenment.
Literal Results: Attaining wisdom over disturbing issues. Enjoying sweet foods. Creative intellect gets enhanced, elevation in academics.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.14














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.14

SLOKA NO.14:-
"Kshithau Shatpanchaashadvisamadhikapanchaashadudake
Huthaashe Dwaashashtishchathuradhikapanchaashadanile !
Divi Dwihshat-thrimshanmanasi Cha Chathuhshashtirithi Ye
Mayookhaastheshaamapyupari Thava Paadaambujayugam!"

Litera Meaning: "In the bindu in the centre of the sahasraara is Thy transcendent abode, far above the chakra to which Thy Rays (or luminous manifestation of Shakthis) reach in the following combinations: Fifty-six in the moolaadhaara comprised of the element of Earth (pruthvi tattwa), fifty-two in the manipoora of the essence of Water (apa tattwa), sixty-two in the Swadhishtaana of the element of Fire (agni tattwa), fifty-two in the anaahatha of the character of Air (vaayu tattwa), seventy-two rays in the vishuddhi of the form of Ether (akaasha tattwa) and sixty-four in the agna which partakes of the character of mind (manasa tattwa)."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate.Sit facing North. Chant this verse 1008 (1000) times daily, for 44 (45) days.
Archana:Chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam offering red flowers or vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice, black gram cakes, milk gruel and betels with slices of nut.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Removes poverty in the case of individuals; freedom from famine, drought, etc. in the case of nations.
Literal Results: In case of deprivation in any area of life/ health/ career of the devotee, that particular issue gains strength , getting rid of bad and untoward factors.

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.13











YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.13

SLOKA NO.13:-
"Naram Varsheeyaamsam Nayanavirasam Narmasu Jadam
Thavaapaangaalokey Pathithamanudhaavanthi Shathasha!
Galaddveneebandhaaha Kuchalakalashavisrasthasichayaa
Hathaath Thrutyaathkaanchyo Vigalithadukoolaa Yuvathayaha!"

Literal Meaning: "If Thy gracious side-glance falls on a very decrepit old man who is ugly to look at and whose erotic sensibilities are dead, he will be followed in all haste, by love-lorn young women in their hundreds, having their locks scattered, their rounded breasts exposed by the loosening of their upper robes, and their girdles suddenly broken in excitement, thus letting their silken robes slip down."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold or lead plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily, for 6 (16) days.
Archana: Chant Lalitha Thrishati offering vermillion.
Offerings: Cooked rice and scrapings of coconut kernel mixed with powdered jaggery and milk.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Power to attract women and cures impotency.
Literal Results: Ability to magnetise women. Increase of virility in men.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.12













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.12

SLOKA NO.12:-
"Thvadeeyam Soundaryam Thuhinagirikanye Thulayithum
Kaveendraaha Kalpanthe Kathamapi Virinchiprabhruthayaha!
Yadaalokouthsukyaadamaralalanaa Yaanthi Manasaa
Thapobhirdushpraapaamapi Girishasaayujyapadaveem!"

Literal Meaning: "Oh, Daughter of the snow-clad Mountain! The best of thinkers-Brahma and others- are at great pains to find a suitable comparison to Thy beauty. Even the celestial damsels, out of great eagerness to get a glimpse of Thy splendour, mentally attain a condition of absorption into Shiva, which is unobtainable even by penance."
Mode of Worship: Yantra to be made on water or honey placed in a silver vessel.Sit facing North-East. Chant this sloka 1000 times daily for 45 (48) days. With any liquid, Yantra can be made by squeezing the same from a cloth soaked with that liquid.
Archana: Chant Saraswathi Ashtotharam with white flowers and Lalitha Ashtotharam with jasmine flowers.
Offerings: Cooked rice, pomegranates and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Cures dumbness, provides power of eloquent speech, gift of poesy.
Literal Results: Improves intellect and analytical capacity. Poetic and scholarly pursuits are enhanced. Concentration and capacity to focus increases.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.11











YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.11

SLOKA NO.11:-
"Chathurbhih Srikanthaihi Shivayuvathibhihi Panchabhirapi
Prabhinnaabhihi Shambhornavabhirapi Moolaprakruthibhihi!
Chathushchathvaarimshadvasudalakalaashrathrivala-ya
Thrirekhaabhihi Saardham Thava Sharanakonaaha Parinathaaha!"

Literal Meaning: " The angles of Thy abode (the Srichakra) which is made up of the nine moolaprakrithis or basic triangles ( the nine primary causative forces of the Universe) consisting of the four distinct Shiva triangles (with apex upwards) kept apart from the former by the bindu, with the eight-petalled lotus, the lotus of sixteen petals with the three circles around and the three lines, are counted as forty-four triangles."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate or butter.Sit facing North.Chant this sloka 1000 times daily for 18 (8 or 81 or 6 ) days.
Archana: Chant Lalitha Sahasranamam offering vermillion.
Offerings: Cooked rice, cooked rice mixed with turmeric powder and ghee, green gram pulse sweetened with jaggery, fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Barren women become pregnant, getting issues. The butter used for drawing Yantra to be consumed daily.
Literal Results: Intricate problems being solved.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.10













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.10

SLOKA NO.10:-
"Sudhaadhaaraasaaraischaranayugalaantharvigalitha-ihi
Prapancham Sinchanthi Punarapi Rasaamnaayamahasaha!
Avaapya Svaam Bhoomim Bhujaganibhamadhyushtavalayam
Svamaathmaanam Kruthvaa Swapishi Kulakunde Kuharini!"

Literal Meaning:" Drenching the (seventy two thousand) nerves in the body with the flood of nectar gushing from Thy feet, Thou (the kundalini representing Thripurasundari) descendest from the Sahasrara into the hollow of Thy own ground at the lower end of the Sushumna converting Thyself into a serpent with three coils and a half, and sleepest in the crevice in the centre of the moolaadhaara lotus."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1000- times daily for 6 (9) days.
Archana: Chanting of Durga Shasranamam offering vermillion.
Offerings: Cooked rice, plantains and juicy fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Purification of body frame. Cures watery diseases. In case of women, develops breasts and enables proper menstruation.
Literal Results: This sloka invokes Reiki energy. The Supreme Mother Goddess, who is the life-energy force enters the body through the moolaadhaara chakra to raise up,activating chakras and purifying the entire body frame. For people who are suffering from depression, lack of energy and anaemia, this sloka induces divine energy to rejuvenate the devotee as though he/she has taken a new life. Offering and consuming of a quarter glass of milk with 20 raisins and 10 sugar-candies are mandatory to avoid feverish feeling with body aches.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/yaYantras No.9









YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.9

SLOKA NO.9:-
"Maheem Mooladhaare Kamapi Manipoore Huthavaham
Sthitham Swaadhishtaane Hrudi Maruthamaakaashamupari!
Manopi Bhroomadhye Sakalamapi Bhithvaa Kulapatham
Sahasraare Padme Saha Rahasi Pathyaa Viharase!'

Literal Meaning: Breaking through the mooladhaara, the manipoora, the swaadhishtaana, the anaahatha, the vishuddhi and aagnaa chakras (plexuses) and having crossed pruthvi (earth), apaasa (water), thejasa (fire), vaayu (air), aakashaa (ether) and manasa (mind)- tattvas of the respective chakra, Thou ascending through the Sushumna sporteth with Thy Consort in the solitude of Sahasrara- the thousand-petalled lotus above in the head.
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate, smeared with paste of musk. Sit facing North-East. Chant this verse 1008 (1000) times, daily for 45 times.
Archana: Chanting of Lalith Trishathi offering white flowers.
Offerings: Cooked rice, sweet milk-gruel, coconuts and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Return of persons long absent, mastery over elements.
Literal Results: Balancing and activation of chakras. Balancing of the elements in the body and treament of ailments related to elements. Good understanding with spouse.


Points to note about SL slokas and yantras.

By placing the Goddess in the heart region while chanting the chosen sloka, the wise practitioner superimposes the Divine Mother on his/her jeevatma and allows Her to take over. There could be no better meditation than that!
While meditating and chanting (mentally after 11 times of loud chanting), the content of the sloka describing the Goddess, gradually starts applying itself to the practitioner as well, as he/she is replaced by the supremacy of the Divine Mother by placing Her in the heart region. Therefore, the overall meaning and the essence of the concerned sloka begin to unfold in the life/nature/and quality of the practitioner too! The devotee witnesses the meaning of the sloka manifesting in his/her life.
The above is easier said than done. For perfect meditation, it is necessary to "believe" that Goddess is certainly within oneself, and while mental chanting, it is important to curb the movements of the tongue. Ultimately, it helps a great deal to develop love and adoration for the Goddess. Bhakthi is misinterpreted as respect and most of us pray in fear and great reverence of our chosen deity. The devotee should feel overflowing love for Her and a joyous reciprocation coming from Her. This interacation between the devotee and the Goddess should be felt by the former as a secret that no one knows of ! The practice of such feelings gradually enlightens the devotee and it finally dawns on him/her that the carefully woven fantasy and the delicious Truth are one and the same!
First and foremost, it is essential to start by praying to one's chosen Guru, and who better than the author of this most aesthetic creation, Sri Adi Sankaracharya?
When the body feels heated or feverish, a simple offering of a quarter glass of boiled milk with raisins and sugar-candy (atleast 16 to 20 raisins and 10 pieces of kalkand) should be given to the Goddess and consumed by the devotee. Chanting of Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam will also help in balancing the chakras.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.8














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.8

SLOKA NO.8:-
"Sudhaasindhormadhye Suravitapivaateeparivruthe
Manidweepe Neepopavanavathee Chinthamanigruhe!
Shivaakaare Manche Paramashivaparyankanilayaam
Bhajanthi Thvaam Dhanyaaha Kathichana Chidaanandalahareem!"

Literal Meaning: "Fortunate are those few, who worship Thee, the inundation of Bliss-Consciousness, as reclining on a mattress that is Paramashiva ( the Supreme Shiva or Sadashiva) spread on a couch which too is an aspect of Shiva, inside the mansion constructed of precious chintamani gems, surrounded by the pleasure garden of Neepa trees, in the island of gems of all kinds, encircled by rows of celestial trees, the island itself being situated in the midst of the ocean of nectar."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on thick sandal paste mixed with saffron powder, placed in a silver plate. Sit facing North-East. Chant this verse 1008 (1000, 1200) times daily for 16 (12) days.
Archana: Chanting of Durga Ashtotharam with red flowers. Gingely oil lamp to be lit before the yantra.
Offerings: Cooked rice mixed with powdered pepper, jaggery gruel, and coconuts.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Release from all kinds of bondages, imprisonment and debt, fulfillment of all desires.
Literal Results: Luxuries, viewing everything and everybody with a sense of happiness/ or change of residence to a better place/ or a long stay in a beautiful spiritual or holiday retreat.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.7














YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.7

SLOKA NO.7:-
"Kvanathakancheedhaamaa Karikalabhakumbhasthananathaa
Pariksheenaa Madhye Parinathashcharaschandravadanaa!
Dhanurbaanaan Paasham Srunimapi Dadhaanaa Karathalaihi
Purasthaadaasthaam Nah Puramadhithuraahopurushikaa!"

Literal Meaning:"May the divine Mother with Her slender waist girdled with jingling mini-bells, body slightly bent in the middle by the weight of Her breast resembling the frontal globes of the forehead of a young elephant, Her face blooming like the autumnal moon and Her four hands holding bow, arrow, noose and goad and Who is the pride of Shiva, manifest Her presence before us."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold plate or holy ashes (bhasma) levelled on a copper plate. Sit facing North-East.Chant this sloka 1000 times daily for 45 (12) days.
Archana: Chanting of Durga Shasranamam offering vermillion.
Offerings: Cooked rice, curd, fruit-juice and sweet milk gruel.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Fascinating even royal personages and over-coming enemies.
Literal Results: This sloka will directly link the devotee to the Supreme Goddess of Kanchipuram, Kamakshi. She is the dominant One "Purushika" and She literally takes over the devotee and gives her/ him a delicious taste of Her "saannidhyam". Messages, events related to Kanchi Kamakshi will fill the life of the devotee and she/ he is constantly in a state of bliss just thinking about Her. People with Rahu-related problems can overcome difficulties by chanting this sloka.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.6













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.6

SLOKA NO. 6:-
"Dhanuh Paushpam Maurvi Madhukaramayi Panchavishikaah
Vasanthah Saamantho Malayamarudaayodhanarathaha!
Thathaapyekaha Sarvam Himagirisuthe Kaamapi Krupaam
Apaangaaththe Labdhvaa Jagadidamanango Vijayathe!"

Literal Meaning: Oh daughter of the snow-clad Himalaya mountain!Kaamadeva, the God of love, has only a bow made of arrows, with its string comprised of a cluster of honeybees, and arrows barely five. The spring season (periodical and undependable) is his assistant and the southern breeze, his war-chariot. Yet, with such frail equipment, bodiless and alone though he be, Manmatha conquers the entire Universe, having obtained some favour through Thy benign side-glance.
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on a gold plate or milk placed in a siver utensil.Sit facing East.Chant thsi sloka 500 times daily for 21 (24) days.
Archana: Chanting of Lalitha Trishathi offering jasmine or any white flowers.
Offerings: Bits of sugarcane, milk gruel, betels and slices of areca nut with spices like clove, cardamom, etc.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Cures impotency, bestows children.
Literal Results: For people who require a favour from superiors at work. For anybody with limited resources who intend to start any enterprise/who have to work against odds etc. The "jagadidmanango vijayathe" is a powerful implication in this sloka , bestowing all round success and patronage from higher-ups. This also bestows ability to emerge victorious in competitions.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.5












YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.5.

SLOKA NO.5:-
"Haristhvaamaaraadhya Pranathajanasowbhaagyajanani
Pura Naaree Bhoothvaa Puraripumapi Kshobanayath
Smaropi Thvaam Nathvaa Rathinayanalehyena Vapushaa
Muneenaamapyanthaha Prabhavathi Hi Mohaaya Mahathaam!'

Literal Meaning: "Adoring Thee who art the Bestower of all prosperity on all Thy votaries, Hari (Vishnu) was once able to become a charming female and stir waves of passion in the mind of the most impassioned Shiva, the destroyer of the three cities and the enemy of Kaamaa. Has not Smaraa (Kaamaa, the God of love) because of having bowed before Thee, obtained a personality, pleasingly attractive to the eye of his beloved Rathi and become capable of generating passion even in the minds of great sages!"
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on a copper plate or on fine turmeric powder.Sit facing East (some suggest having Yantra on the head). Chant this sloka 2000 (1001) times daily for 8 (12) days.
Archana: Chant Durga Ashtotharam and Lalitha Ashtotharam offering red flowers and vermillion.
Offerings: Rice cooked with green gram pulse, gruel made of green gram pulse and jaggery, honey and coconuts.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Power to fascinate men and women, entice people.
Literal Results: " Sowbhagyam" (contentment in all areas of life -a quality applicable to men and women) is the result, apart from the ability to develop a magnetic personality at work, social gatherings or at home. The devotee has the capacity to charm anybody he/she meets or contacts.

Points to note about SL Yantras and Slokas

In my postings, the "mode of worship" and "offerings" are meant for tantric practitioners. Not everybody is initiated into 'tantra upaasana', at the same time Soundarya Lahari is also meant for everybody. Busy housewives, men and women,people who take care of homes as well as office affairs are all hard pressed for time. In today's hectic world it is extremely difficult to find time for ritualistic worship and that need not make one feel deprived of practice or benefits.All the slokas, yielding various benefits could be chanted mentally anywhere, except during prohibited times/surroundings or conditions.
The "Overall View" is meant for everybody coping in this busy world. A daily loud chanting of a chosen sloka for atleast 11 times, and the rest of the chanting mentally within oneself would yield required results.
"SOUNDarya Lahari" is also about the vibration of the sloka. Every word that is chanted could mean many things ( even if the meaning is in accordance with any other language other than sanskrit). Every sound resulting from every word of the sloka yields similar result, if chanted religiously and with faith in not only the greatness of Sri Adi Sankaracharya's poetic homage to the Goddess, but also the Acharya's intention to prove through this dazzling hymn, that SOUND is Cosmic and powerful.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.4













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.4.

SLOKA NO.4:-
"Thvadanyaha Paanibhyaamabhayavarado Daivathaganaha
Thvamekaa Naivaasi Prakatithavaraabheethyabhinayaa!
Bhayaatthraathum Daathum Phalamapi Cha Vaanchaasamadhikam
Sharanye Lokaanaam Thava Hi Charanaaveva Nipunau!"

Literal Meaning: "All deities except Thee,vouchsafe protection to devotees and grant their desires by gestures of their hands. Thou alone art not given to any such external demonstration of giving boons and shelter. It is so because Thy feet are by themselves powerful to protect those in the grip of fear and grant more than what is desired by devotees."
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on gold or silver plate.Sit facing North-East (or East). Chant this sloka 3000 (1000) times daily for 36, (40,16) days.
Offerings:Rice cooked with green-gram pulse, cooked rice mixed with lemon juice, bits of sugarcane and milk.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Cures diseases, grants freedom from fear and poverty; enables possessions of vast estates.
Literal Results: To meditate on the feet of the Goddess while reciting sloka. Suited for dancers and instrumentalists, as the focus is on hands and feet.More benefits are derived apart from attaining desired benefit. Atleast 11 times a day.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.3













YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.3.

SLOKA NO.3:-
"Avidyaanaamanthasthimiramihiradweepanagari
Jadaanaam Chaithanyasthabakamakarandashruthijhari!
Daridraanaam Chinthaamanigunanikaa Janmajaladhau
Nimagnaanaam Damshtraa Muraripu Varaahasya Bhavathi!"

Literal Meaning: "The dust of Thy lotus-feet is the Island City, wherefrom takes place the luminous sun-rise of spiritual illumination driving away the over-casting darkness of ignorance in the hearts of the devotees. It forms the cluster of flower buds from which gushes forth the nectar of intelligence. enlivening the dull-witted. It is a veritable necklace of wish-yielding gems for the poverty-stricken. And for those immersed in the ocean of wordly affairs, it becomes their uplifter like the Tusk of Vishnu, which raised the earth from submergence in pralayaa waters when He incarnated as the Cosmic Boar."

Moda of worship: Yantra to be made on a gold plate.Sit facing North-East. Chant the sloka 2000 times (1008) daily, for 45 (54,15) days.
Archana: Chant Lalitha Trishathi offering white flowers such as jasmine, etc.
Offerings: Cooked rice, cakes of black gram, honey and betels with slices of areca nut.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Attainment of versatile knowledge, particularly of Vedas.

Literal Results: This sloka is a remedy for people who are weak in grasping and memory power. Extremely helpful in enhancing performance levels in academics. Atleast a recitation of 11 times a day will bring remarkable changes in a dull student. It is also important to note that the key objects mentioned in all slokas would bear fruit. In this particular sloka, the mention of gems and necklace would yield results as sloka attains power through chanting.This is also a prayer to one of the Dasavatharas of Lord Vishnu,the Varaha Avathaara!

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.2













(YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.2.)

SLOKA NO.2 :-
"Thaneeyaamsam Paamsum Thava Charanapankeruhabhavam
Virinchisanchinvan Virachayathi Lokaanavikalam!
Vahathyenam Showrihi Kathamapi Sahasrena Shirasaam
Haraha Sankshudyainam Bhajathi Bhasithodhoolanavidhim!"

Literal Meaning:-"Collecting minute particles of the dust falling from Thy lotus-feet, Brahma creates this limitless and mysterious Universe without any imperfection, Vishnu in the form of Adisesha though with thousand heads, bears it with great effort and Shiva reducing the particles into ashes besmears His body with them at the time for dissolution!"
Mode of worship: Yantra to be made on a gold plate. Sit facing North. Chant the sloka 1000 times daily for 45 (or 55/ 0r 12) days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Trishathi offering vermillion.
Offerings: Sweet milk gruel, coconuts and fruits.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS: Gaining vast influence over others and fascination of those around.
Literal Results: To meditate on the feet of the Goddess. Mitigates evil influence of Rahu ( evil placement of Rahu in the horoscope and during Rahu Maha dasa), useful for devotees whose moon is in the constellation of Ardra, Swathi and Satabhisham. Atleast 11 times chanting everyday is recommended to attain prescribed results.

Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.1















(YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.1)

SLOKA NO. 1:-

"Shivah Shakthyaa Yuktho Yadi Bhavathi Shakthaha Prabhavithum
Na Chedevam Devo Na Khalu Kushalaha Sphandithumapi
Athasthvaamaaraadhyaam Hariharavirinchaadibhirapi
Prananthum Sthothum Vaa Kathamakruthapunyaha Prabhavathi!"

Literal Meaning :-"Shiva becomes capable of creating the Universe, only when united with Shakthi (Thee), but otherwise (when not so joined with Thee), He is incapable of even a stir, How then could one, who has not acquired merit (punya)- in this and previous births worship Thee or atleast praise Thee, who is adored even by Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma and others?"
Mode of worship: Yantra for sloka No.1 to be made on a gold plate. Sit facing East. Chant the above verse 1001 (1000) times daily, for 12 days.
Archana: Chant Lalitha Sahasranamam offering red hibiscus or any other red flowers.
Offerings: Cooked rice, scrapings of coconut kernel mixed with powdered jaggery and ghee.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:-All prosperity, granting of cherished purposes and solution to intricate problems.
Literal results:The yin and yang factor (feminine and masculine factor) is balanced. Treats hormonal imbalance. Female devotees facing severe marital problems will be able to bring issues under their control/ curb abusive tendencies in husband.If living in a joint family, there will be harmony between female devotee and in laws.This sloka could help females even in work atmosphere, in gatherings etc.Atleast 11 times chanting is a must everyday.

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