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The Saundarya Lahari (Sanskrit: सौन्दर्यलहरी) meaning "The waves of Beauty" is a All the verses are collectively known as 'Soundarya Lahari'. The Soundarya Lahari is not only a poem. It is a tantra textbook, giving instructions on Puja and. This book is dedicated to. Ubhayabharati Of The appendix to this book summarizes this orthodox view point. THE SOUNDARYA LAHARI. It has two parts - Ananda Lahari and Soundarya Lahari, the first one having 49 verses and the second 51 verses. The slokas are made in Tamil for everyone to.

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In fact, it opens with the assertion that Only when Shiva is united with Shakti does he have the power to create. All the verses are collectively known as 'Soundarya Lahari'. The Soundarya Lahari is not only a poem. It is a tantra textbook, giving instructions on Puja and offerings, many yantra, almost one to each shloka; describing the tantra technique of performing devotion connected to each specific shloka; and details the results ensuing therefrom.

There are many interpretations and commentaries but best of these are arguably those that provide word-to-word translations, as also the yantra, the devotion to be performed and the results of the devotion.

Verses 42 are more straightforward; they describe the physical beauty of the Goddess and are sometimes referred to as the Soundarya Lahari itself. Concept of Kundalini[ edit ] First 41 verses cover the detailed account of internal worship of the Mother. It consists of systematic exposition of the concept of kundalini , Sri Chakra , mantra verses 32, This depicts the Supreme Reality as non-dual but with a distinction between Shiva and Shakti, the power holder and Power, Being and Will.

The Power, that is, the Mother or Maha Tripura Sundari , becomes the dominant factor and the power holder or Shiva becomes a substratum. Saktism is not mere theory or philosophy. It prescribes systematic Sadhana of Yoga, regular discipline according to the temperament, capacity and degree of evolution of the Sadhak.

When Kundalini sleeps man is awake to the world. He has objective consciousness. When she awakes, he sleeps. He loses all consciousness of the world and becomes one with the Lord. In Samadhi the body is maintained by the nectar which flows from the union of Siva and Sakti with Sahasrara. Guru is indispensable for the practice of Sakti Yoga Sadhana. He initiates the aspirant and transmits the divine Sakti.

Physical contact with a female is grass Maithuna. This is due to Pasu Bhava or animal disposition or brutal instinct. This is real Maithun or blissful union. This is due to Divya Bhava or divine disposition. Worship of the Divine Mother with intense faith and perfect devotion and self-surrender will help you to attain Her grace. Through Her grace alone you can attain knowledge of the Imperishable.

May Her blessings be upon you all!!! Sakti is the power of the Lord or the cosmic energy. Sakti is the energy aspect of Ishwara or the Lord. Sakti is inherent in God. Just as you cannot separate heat from fire, so also you cannot separate Sakti from God, the Sakta, or the Possessor of Sakti. Sakti and Sakta are one. They are inseparable. The Divine Mother, in Her aspect of Durga, is represented as having ten different weapons in her ten hands, and as sitting on a lion. Electricity, magnetism, force, heat, light, the five elements and their combinations are all external manifestations of Sakti.

Intelligence, discrimination, psychic power and will are all Her internal manifestations. Vidya, Santi, lust, anger, greed, egoism and pride are all Her forms. Her manifestations are countless. She is worshipped, during the nine days of the Dussera, as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. She is at the centre of the life of the universe.

She is the primal force of life that underlies all existence. She vitalises the body through the Sushumna Nadi and nerves. She nourishes the body with chyle and blood. She vitalises the universe through Her energy. She is the energy in the Sun, the fragrance in the flowers, the beauty in the landscape, the Gayatri or the Blessed Mother in the Vedas, colour in the rainbow, intelligence in the mind, potency in the homeopathic pills, power in Makaradhwaja and gold oxide, will and Vichara Sakti in sages, devotion in Bhaktas, Samyama and Samadhi in Yogins.

You are more free with your mother than with anybody else. You open your heart more freely to your mother than to your father. Na Matuh Paramadaivatam—there is no other God greater than the Mother.


It is the mother who protects you, nourishes you, consoles you, cheers you and nurses you. She is your first Guru. The first syllable which almost every quadruped or human being utters is the beloved name of the Mother Ma. She sacrifices her all for the sake of her children. A child is more familiar with the mother than with the father, because the former is very kind, loving, tender, affectionate and looks after the wants of the child.

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Whenever the child wants anything, it runs with out-stretched hands to the mother, rather than to the father. If she hears the cry of the child, she leaves her domestic work and runs immediately to look after the child.

In the spiritual field also, the aspirant or the devotee—the spiritual child—has intimate relationship with the Mother Durga than with the Father Siva. Lord Siva is quite indifferent to the external world. He is a Tyagi and a Virakta. He wears the garland of skulls of His devotees, rubs the whole body with Vibhuti or holy ash and remains in the crematorium in an intoxicated state.

He is absorbed in contemplation of the Self.

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He remains in a state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. He has handed over the power-of-attorney to His consort, Durga. It is Mother Durga only who looks after the affairs of the world. She engages Herself in creation, preservation and destruction.

It behoves, therefore, that the aspirant should approach the Mother first, so that she may introduce Her spiritual child to the Father for its illumination or Self-realisation. In a fight with the Asuras, the Devas were victorious. The Devas thought that this was due to their own power or prowess and forgot that it was divine help which brought victory to them.

Brahman therefore wanted to teach them a lesson. He knew that this idea had puffed them up with vanity and so he appeared before them in a huge form as a Yaksha whose beginning or end was not visible. The Devas did not know Him.

They spoke to Agni thus, "O Jataveda!

Find out what this great Spirit is. Agni ran up to Brahman who questioned, "Who art Thou"? He replied "I am verily Agni, I am verily Jataveda". Brahman asked Agni, "What power hast thou? He could not burn it. Next came Vayu, the God of Wind. Brahma asked Vayu, "What power hast thou? Last of all, Indra, the chief of the Devas himself came. But when he reached the spot, he found that the Yaksha had vanished. Indra was in a great dilemma. He was confused and perplexed. When he was standing there bewildered and ashamed, Uma Himavati , the daughter of Himavat Himalayas and consort of Lord Siva, appeared before him and revealed to him the real identity of the Yaksha.

Then only Indra knew the Spirit to be Brahman. He verily became excellent before the other Gods on account of the grace of Mother Uma. Her mercy is illimitable.

Her knowledge is infinite. Her power is immeasurable. She gives you Bhukti material prosperity and Mukti liberation also. Approach Her with an open heart. Lay bare your heart before Her with frankness and humility. Be as simple as a child. Kill ruthlessly egoism, cunningness, selfishness and crookedness. Make a total, unreserved ungrudging surrender to Her. Sing Her praise. Repeat Her name.


Arunamodini , Kaivalyashrama viz. Sowbagyavardhini and Dindima. There are many English translations with commentaries on Soundarya Lahari done by various authors.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scriptures and texts. Festivals and temples.

Tamil Arts Academy. Retrieved 14 August Norman Brown". The Journal of Asian Studies. East and West. Subrahmanya Sastri, T. Srinivasa Ayyangar Adyar, Madras, India: The Theosophical Publishing House. Discourses on the Soundaryalahari". Retrieved 5 January Saundarya Lahari of Sri Sankaracharya. Mylapore, Chennai, India: Sri Ramakrishna Math. Sri Saundarya Lahari:

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