Saturday 5 September 2009
Soundarya Lahari Slokas/Yantras No.51
YANTRA FOR SLOKA NO.51
"Shivey Shrungaaraardhraa Thaditharajaney Kuthsanaparaa
Saroshaa Gangaayaam Girishacharithey Vismayavathi!
Haraahibhyo Bheethaa Sarasiruhasowbhaagyajananee
Sakheeshusmeraa They Mayi Jananee Drushtihi Sakarunaa!"
Literal Meaning:"O Mother!The expression of Thy look at Shiva is characterised by the sentiment of love; at others with that of dislike, at the co-wife Ganga with that of anger; at the hearing of heroic exploits of Shiva, with that of wonder; at the great serpents forming the ornament of Shiva, with that of dread; at the sight of Thy comrades, with that of light-hearted sympathy characterised by a patronising smile; and at me, a devotee, with that of a compassionate expression. And, besides Thy look that has the red-tinged loveliness of a lotus flower, indicating heroism."
Mode of worship:Yantra to be made on thick sandal paste kept in silver plate or on gold sheet. Sit facing East. Chant this sloka 1008 (1000) times daily for 32 (45) days.
Archana:Chant Lalitha Thrishathi offering vermillion.
Offerings:Cooked rice, black-gram cakes, boiled milk and honey.
BENEFICIAL RESULTS:Enticing people, obtaining Devi's grace and achieving high influence.
Literal Results:The rasas involved in this sloka (fear, disgust, dislike, anger, love, heroism, compassion and wonder) are one less than the navarasas; full of potency to rejuvenate the life of the devotee. A dull, listless life is changed by remarkably eventful life style and high energy levels.