Śrī Lalitā Sahasranāma Stotram | Part 2
bhavānī bhāvanāgamyā bhavāraṇya-kuṭhārikā ।
bhadrapriyā bhadramūrtir bhakta-saubhāgya-dāyinī ॥ 41॥
Bhavānī: Who is Bhavānī, the consort of Bhava (Shiva).
Bhāvanāgamyā: Who is realized through devoted meditation.
bhavāraṇya-kuṭhārikā: Who is verily like an axe for clearing the jungle of Samsara (transmigratory existence) in which the Jiva is caught.
Bhadrapriyā: Who is fond of everything auspicious.
bhadramūrtiḥ: Who is the embodiment of auspiciousness.
bhakta-saubhāgya-dāyinī: Who grants all-round advancement to devotees, both in the spiritual and the material fields.
bhaktipriyā bhaktigamyā bhaktivaśyā bhayāpahā ।
śāmbhavī śāradārādhyā śarvāṇī śarmadāyinī ॥ 42॥
Bhaktipriyā: Who is fond of true devotion.
Bhaktigamyā: Who is attained through true devotion.
Bhaktivaśyā: Who can be won over through true devotion.
Bhayāpahā: Who dispels all fear.
Śāmbhavī: Who is known as Śāmbhavī, the Consort of Shiva.
Śāradārādhyā: Who is adored by Śāradā (the Consort of Brahma).
Śarvāṇī: Who is the consort of Śarva or Śiva.
Śarmadāyinī: Who is the bestower of happiness.
śāṅkarī śrīkarī sādhvī śaraccandra-nibhānanā ।
śātodarī śāntimatī nirādhārā nirañjanā ॥ 43॥
Śānkarī: Who is Śānkarī the Consort of Shiva, who is inseparable from Her.
Śrīkarī: Who is the spouse of Vishnu, who brings prosperity to devotees.
Sādhvī: Who is a paragon of virtue.
śaraccandra-nibhānanā: Whose face shines like the autumnal moon.
Śātodarī: Who has a very slender waist.
Śāntimatī: Who is full of peace.
Nirādhārā: Who has no support other than Herself. But supports everything else.
Nirañjanā: Who is free from the stain of ignorance.
nirlepā nirmalā nityā nirākārā nirākulā ।
nirguṇā niṣkalā śāntā niṣkāmā nirupaplavā ॥ 44॥
Nirlepā: Who is free from all affectations of external contacts.
Nirmala: Who is free from all impurities.
Nitya: Who is eternal.
Nirākāra: Who is not limited to and by any form.
Nirākulā: Who is never agitated.
Nirguṇa: Who is beyond the three Gunas of Prakrti – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
Niṣkalā: Who is the Partless Unitary Whole.
Śānta: Who is ever serene.
Niṣkāma: Who is free from desires.
Nirupaplavā: Who is free from afflictions.
nityamuktā nirvikārā niṣprapañcā nirāśrayā ।
nityaśuddhā nityabuddhā niravadyā nirantarā ॥ 45॥
Nityamuktā: Who is eternally free.
Nirvikārā: Who is not subject to change.
Niṣprapañcā: Who is beyond the sphere of multiplicity.
Nirāśrayā: Who is not dependent on anything or anyone.
Nityaśuddhā: Who is eternally pure.
Nityabuddhā: Who is the ever – awake Consciousness.
Niravadyā: Who is flawless.
Nirantarā: Who is without any division, being eternal by nature.
niṣkāraṇā niṣkalaṅkā nirupādhir nirīśvarā ।
nīrāgā rāgamathanī nirmadā madanāśinī ॥ 46॥
Niṣkāraṇā: Who has no cause for Herself, as she is the first cause.
Niṣkalaṅkā: Who is without any stain.
nirupādhi: Who has no limitations.
Nirīśvarā: Who has no overlord.
Nīrāgā: Who is without passions.
Rāgamathanī: Who destroys all passion in the minds of devotees.
Nirmadā: Who is without pride.
Madanāśinī: Who destroys all pride.
niścintā nirahaṁkārā nirmohā mohanāśinī ।
nirmamā mamatāhantrī niṣpāpā pāpanāśinī ॥ 47॥
Niścintā: Who is free from all doubts and anxieties.
Nirahaṁkārā: Who is without any egoism.
Nirmohā: Who is free from false view of things.
Mohanāśinī: Who dispels all illusions.
Nirmamā: Who is devoid of self-interest in any matter, as She includes everything in Herself.
Mamatāhantrī: Who destroys the sense of self – centeredness in devotees.
Niṣpāpā: Who is sinless.
Pāpanāśinī: Who destroys sins together with the root of all sinful tendencies.
niṣkrodhā krodhaśamanī nirlobhā lobhanāśinī ।
nissaṁśayā saṁśayaghnī nirbhavā bhavanāśinī ॥ 48॥
Niṣkrodhā: Who is without anger.
Krodhaśamanī: Who destroys the tendency to get angry.
Nirlobhā: Who is free from greed.
Lobhanāśinī: Who destroys greed in Her devotees.
Nissaṁśayā: Who has no doubts.
Saṁśayaghnī: Who effaces all doubts.
Nirbhavā: Who is not involved in the cycle of births and deaths.
Bhavanāśinī: Who frees devotees from involvement in the cycle of births and deaths.
nirvikalpā nirābādhā nirbhedā bhedanāśinī ।
nirnāśā mṛtyumathanī niṣkriyā niṣparigrahā ॥ 49॥
Nirvikalpā: Who is without any modifications, as she is pure consciousness.
Nirābādhā: Who can never be sublated.
Nirbhedā: Who is beyond all differences.
Bhedanāśinī: Who destroys the sense of differences.
Nirnāśā: Who is deathless.
Mṛtyumathanī: Who destroys the fear of death.
Niṣkriyā: Who is without involvement in action.
Niṣparigrahā: Who needs no gift, as everything in the universe is hers.
nistulā nīlacikurā nirapāyā niratyayā ।
durlabhā durgamā durgā duḥkhahantrī sukhapradā ॥ 50॥
Nistulā: Who is peerless.
Nīlacikurā: Whose locks of hair are shining black colour.
Nirapāyā: Who is imperishable.
Niratyayā: Who is indestructible.
Durlabhā: Who is difficult to attain.
Durgamā: Who is hard to approach.
Durga: Who is difficult of access.
Duhkha-hantrī: Who puts an end to sorrow.
Sukha-prada: Who bestows all happiness.
duṣṭadūrā durācāra-śamanī doṣa-varjitā ।
sarvajñā sāndrakaruṇā samānādhika-varjitā ॥ 51॥
duṣṭadūrā: Who is far away for the wicked.
durācāra-śamanī: Who puts an end to evil ways.
doṣa-varjitā: Who is free from all evil.
sarvajñā: Who is omniscient.
Sāndrakaruṇā: Who is deeply compassionate.
samānādhika-varjitā: Who has none equal or superior.
sarva-śakti-mayī sarva-maṅgalā sadgati-pradā ।
sarveśvarī sarva-mayī sarva-mantra-svarūpiṇī ॥ 52॥
sarva-śakti-mayī: Whom the powers associated with all deities belong.
sarva-maṅgalā: Who is all auspicious.
sadgati-pradā: Who leads one along the path of salvation.
Sarveśvarī: Who is the Mistress of the whole universe.
Sarva-mayī: Who is the all.
sarva-mantra-svarūpiṇī: Who is the essence of all Mantras.
sarva-yantrātmikā sarva-tantra-rūpā manonmanī ।
māheśvarī mahādevī mahālakṣmīr mṛḍa-priyā ॥ 53॥
Sarva-yantrātmikā: Who is the soul of all Yantras Mystic diagrams).
sarva-tantra-rūpā: Who is the embodiment of all Tantras (scriptures dealing with worship).
Manonmanī: Who is Manonmanī, the transcendent consciousness.
Māheśvarī: Who is the Consort of Maheśvara, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
Mahādevī: Who is the Supreme Goddess.
Mahālakṣmī: Who is Mahālakṣmī.
Mṛḍa-priyā: Who is the beloved of Mṛḍa (Shiva).
mahā-rūpā mahā-pūjyā mahā-pātaka-nāśinī ।
mahā-māyā mahā-sattvā mahā-śaktir mahā-ratiḥ ॥ 54॥
Mahā-rūpā: Whose form is magnificent and all – embracing.
mahā-pūjyā: Who is the most worshipful.
mahā-pātaka-nāśinī: Who can destroy the effects of even the most heinous sins.
mahā-māyā: Who is Mahamaya (Supreme Power)
mahā-sattvā: Who is the Supreme Reality (Sattva).
Mahā-śakti: Who is the Boundless Energy.
Mahā-rati: Who is boundless delight.
mahā-bhogā mahaiśvaryā mahā-vīryā mahā-balā ।
mahā-buddhir mahāsiddhir mahā-yogeś-vareśvarī ॥ 55॥
mahā-bhogā: Who is the great enjoyer.
Mahaiśvaryā: Who possesses supreme lordliness.
mahā-vīryā: Who is supreme in valour.
mahā-balā: Who is supreme in strength.
Mahā-buddhiḥ: Who is supreme in wisdom.
Mahā-siddhiḥ: Who is endowed with the highest of attainments (siddhi).
mahā-yogeś-vareśvarī: Who is the object of worship for all Yogeśvaras (spiritual adepts).
mahā-tantrā mahā-mantrā mahā-yantrā mahāsanā ।
mahā-yāga-kramārādhyā mahābhairava-pūjitā ॥ 56॥
mahā-tantrā: Who is Herself the greatest Tantra.
mahā-mantrā: Who is the greatest Mantra (Śrī Vidyā).
mahā-yantrā: Who is the greatest Yantra (Śrī Yantra or Shri chakra).
Mahāsanā: Who is seated on the great seat (the thirty six Tattvas).
mahā-yāga-kramārādhyā: Who is adored by Mahā-yāga (Supreme Sacrifice)
mahābhairava-pūjitā: Who is worshipped by Mahābhairava (Śiva).
mahākāmeśa-mahiṣī mahā-tripura-sundarī ॥ 57॥
maheśvara-mahākalpa-mahātāṇḍava-sākṣiṇī: Who is the witness of the Supreme Lord’s (Māheśvaras) awesome destructive cosmic dance at the end of the creative cycle.
mahākāmeśa-mahiṣī: Who is the consort of the great Lord of desire (Maha – kāmeśa).
mahā-tripura-sundarī: Who is Tripurasundarī (the Divine Beauty known by that name).
catuḥṣaṣṭyupacārāḍhyā catuḥṣaṣṭi-kalāmayī ।
mahā-catuḥ-ṣaṣṭi-koṭi-yoginī-gaṇa-sevitā ॥ 58॥
catuḥṣaṣṭi-kalāmayī: Who is worshipped with sixty four ingredients (Upachāras).
Chatushshashti kalamayi: Who embodies the sixty four forms of fine arts.
mahā-catuḥ-ṣaṣṭi-koṭi-yoginī-gaṇa-sevitā: Who is attended on by a host of sixty – four crores of Yoginis.
manuvidyā candravidyā candramaṇḍala-madhyagā ।
cārurūpā cāruhāsā cārucandra-kalādharā ॥ 59॥
Manuvidyā: Who is the subject of Manu-vidyā (Śrī Vidyā having twelve traditional authorities headed by Manu).
Candravidyā: Who is the subject of Chandra-vidyā (the same Śrī Vidyā as practiced by Chandra, one of the twelve authorities).
candramaṇḍala-madhyagā: Who is stationed in the centre of the moon (the pericarp of the Sahasrāra).
Cārurūpā: Whose form is exquisite.
Cāruhāsā: Whose smile is charming.
cārucandra-kalādharā: Who has the comely crescent moon in Her crown.
carācara-jagannāthā cakrarāja-niketanā ।
pārvatī padmanayanā padmarāga-samaprabhā ॥ 60॥
carācara-jagannāthā: Who is the queen ruling over all beings sentient and insentient.
cakrarāja-niketanā: Who has Her abode in Chakra – raja or Shri chakra.
Pārvatī: Who is Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas.
Padmanayanā: Whose eyes are like a lotus petal.
padmarāga-samaprabhā: Who shines like a ruby.
pañca-pretāsa-nāsīnā pañca-brahma-svarūpiṇī ।
cinmayī paramānandā vijñāna-ghana-rūpiṇī ॥ 61॥
pañca-pretāsa-nāsīnā: Who sits on a seat formed of the five dead deities (same as the Brahmas mentioned below).
pañca-brahma-svarūpiṇī: Whose form is composed of five Brahmas (Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Īśvara and Sadāśiva).
Cinmayī: Who is Pure Consciousness.
Paramānandā: Who is Supreme Bliss.
vijñāna-ghana-rūpiṇī: Who is wisdom crystallized.
dhyāna-dhyātṛ-dhyeyarūpā dharmādharma-vivarjitā ।
viśvarūpā jāgariṇī svapantī taijasātmikā ॥ 62॥
dhyāna-dhyātṛ-dhyeyarūpā: Who is meditation, the person meditating and the object meditated upon.
dharmādharma-vivarjitā: Who transcends both good and evil.
Viśvarūpā: Who has the whole world perceived in the waking state as Her form, and who is therefore technically called Viśvā.
Jāgariṇī: Who is the waking state.
Svapantī: Who is the Dream State.
Taijasātmikā: Who is the soul of Taijasa, the totality of Jīvas experiencing the Dream State.
suptā prājñātmikā turyā sarvāvasthā-vivarjitā ।
sṛṣṭikartrī brahmarūpā goptrī govinda-rūpiṇī ॥ 63॥
Suptā: Who is the state of Deep Sleep.
Prājñātmikā: Who is the soul of the totality of Jīvas experiencing Deep Sleep
Turyā: Who is the Turya, which transcends all states.
sarvāvasthā-vivarjitā: Who is devoid of all state
Sṛṣṭikartrī: Who is the cause of creation.
Brahmarūpā: Who has taken the form of Brahma for creation.
Goptrī: Whose function is protection.
Govinda-rūpiṇī: Who has taken the form of Govinda (Vishnu) for this purpose.
saṁhāriṇī rudra-rūpā tirodhāna-karīśvarī ।
sadāśivā'nugrahadā pañcakṛtya-parāyaṇā ॥ 64॥
Saṁhāriṇī: Whose function is to destroy the universe.
Rudra-rūpā: Who takes the form of Rudra for this purpose.
Tirodhānakari: Whose function is concealing this, i.e. reducing this universe to its primeval conditions.
Īśvarī: Who is Īśvarī who accomplishes this.
Sadāśiva: Who is Sadāśiva.
Anugrahadā: Who by Her gracious blessing starts the universe again on the path of evolution from the involved state.
pañcakṛtya-parāyaṇā: Who is engaged in the five functions mentioned above.
bhānu-maṇḍala-madhyasthā bhairavī bhāga-mālinī ।
padmāsanā bhagavatī padmanābha-sahodarī ॥ 65॥
bhānu-maṇḍala-madhyasthā: Who is meditated upon as stationed in the centre of the solar orbd.
Bhairavī: Who is Bhairavī, the terror – generating Deity.
bhāga-mālinī: Who is Bhaga-mālinī excellences (lordliness, righteousness, glory, beauty, omniscience and detachment).
Padmāsanā: Who is Brahma, with seat in the cosmic lotus.
Bhagavatī: Who is the Bhagavatī or the supreme goddess.
Padmanābha sahodarī: Who is the sister of Padmanābha or Mahāviṣṇu.
sahasra-śīrṣa-vadanā sahasrākṣī sahasrapāt ॥ 66॥
unmeṣa-nimiṣotpanna-vipanna-bhuvanāvalī: The opening of whose eyes results in creation and closing in destruction.
sahasra-śīrṣa-vadanā: Who has thousands of heads and faces.
Sahasrākṣī: Who has thousands of eyes.
Sahasrapāt: Who has thousands of feet.
ābrahma-kīṭa-jananī varṇāśrama-vidhāyinī ।
nijājñārūpa-nigamā puṇyāpuṇya-phalapradā ॥ 67॥
ābrahma-kīṭa-jananī: The generator of all from Brahma down to a worm.
varṇāśrama-vidhāyinī: Who ordained the social divisions and stations in life.
nijājñārūpa-nigamā: Whose commands the Vedas are.
puṇyāpuṇya-phalapradā: Who is the dispenser of the fruits of righteous as also of evil actions.
sakalāgama-sandoha-śukti-sampuṭa-mauktikā ॥ 68॥
śruti-sīmanta-sindūrī-kṛta-pādābja-dhūlikā: The dust of whose feet are borne on their head by the Shruti Devatas (Vedas personified as goddesses), who prostrate before Her and thereby colour Her feet with the vermilion marks on their foreheads.
sakalāgama-sandoha-śukti-sampuṭa-mauktikā: Who is the priceless pearl contained in the shell casket of all the Agamas (ritualistic scriptures).
puruṣārtha-pradā pūrṇā bhoginī bhuvaneśvarī ।
ambikā'nādi-nidhanā haribrahmendra-sevitā ॥ 69॥
puruṣārtha-pradā: Who bestows the fourfold values of human life – Dharma (morality), Artha (wealth), Kama (pleasure) and Moksa (liberation).
Pūrṇā: Who is Pūrṇā (the all-encompassing whole).
Bhoginī: Who is ever full of bliss
Bhuvaneśvarī: Who is Bhuvaneśvarī the sovereign of the universe.
Ambikā: Who is Ambikā, the Mother of the Universe, possessing the powers known as Ichha (will), Janana (cognition) and Kriya (action).
Anādi-nidhana: Who exists without a beginning or an end.
haribrahmendra-sevitā: Who is adored even by Deities like Hari, Brahma and Indra.
nārāyaṇī nāda-rūpā nāma-rūpa-vivarjitā ।
hrīṁkārī hrīmatī hṛdyā heyopādeya-varjitā ॥ 70॥
Nārāyaṇī: Who is Narayani counterpart of Narayana (Vishnu).
nāda-rūpā: Who is in the form of Nada (cosmic sound).
nāma-rūpa-vivarjitā: Who as Para-Brahman is without name and form.
Hrīṁkārī: Who is seed-syllable (Bīj-ākṣara) Hrīm, which represents Bhuvaneśvarī who creates, sustains and dissolves the universe.
Hrīmatī: Who is endowed with modesty.
Hṛdyā: Who dwells in the heart and thereby gives highest satisfaction.
heyopādeya-varjitā: Who has nothing to reject nor to seek.
rājarājārcitā rājñī ramyā rājīva-locanā ।
rañjanī ramaṇī rasyā raṇatkiṅkiṇi-mekhalā ॥ 71॥
Rājarājārcitā: Who is Kubera, the lord of wealth, described as the kings of kings. Or worshipped by Kubera, the king of kings.
rājñī: Who is the queen (śakti) of the Supreme Being.
Ramyā: Who is lovely.
rājīva-locanā: Whose eyes are lotus-like.
rañjanī: Who gives delight.
Ramaṇī: She who is charming.
Rasyā: Who is the essence of all things we enjoy.
raṇatkiṅkiṇi-mekhalā: Who wears a girdle of tinkling bells.
ramā rākenduvadanā rati-rūpā rati-priyā ।
rakṣākarī rākṣasaghnī rāmā ramaṇa-lampaṭā ॥ 72॥
Ramā: Who is Rama (Lakshmi).
Rākenduvadanā: Whose face is like the full moon.
rati-rūpā: Whose form is like that of Rati, the Wife of Kāmadeva (God of Love).
rati-priyā: Who is dear to Rati.
Rakṣākarī: Who is saviour of Jīvas from Samsara.
Rākṣasaghnī: Who is the slayer of Rākṣasa, the forces of evil.
Rāmā: Who is all that is feminine.
ramaṇa-lampaṭā: Who craves to sport with Her Consort.
kāmyā kāma-kalā-rūpā kadamba-kusuma-priyā ।
kalyāṇī jagatīkandā karuṇā-rasa-sāgarā ॥ 73॥
Kāmyā: Who is to be longed for as the highest.
kāma-kalā-rūpā: Who is Kama-kalā, the manifestation of Kameshvara and Kameshvari together.
kadamba-kusuma-priyā: Who is fond of Kadamba flowers.
Kalyāṇī: Who is Kalyāṇī or the Blessed One.
Jagatīkandā: Who is the Root of the Universe.
karuṇā-rasa-sāgarā: Who is the sea of compassion.
kalāvatī kalālāpā kāntā kādambarī-priyā ।
varadā vāmanayanā vāruṇī-mada-vihvalā ॥ 74॥
Kalāvatī: Who is the embodiment of all arts.
Kalālāpā: Whose speech itself constitutes what is called fine art.
Kāntā: Who is beauty coveted by all.
kādambarī-priyā: Who is fond of offerings of Kādambarī (mead).
Varadā: Who bestows boons
Vāmanayanā: Whose eyes are full of grace.
vāruṇī-mada-vihvalā: Who is intoxicated with Vāruṇī (the wine of spiritual bliss).
viśvādhikā vedavedyā vindhyācala-nivāsinī ।
vidhātrī vedajananī viṣṇu-māyā vilāsinī ॥ 75॥
Viśvādhikā: Who transcends the whole universe.
Vedavedyā: Who can be known through the Vedas (Sacred scriptures).
vindhyācala-nivāsinī: Whose abode is in the Vidhya Mountain.
Vidhātrī: Who created the universe and sustains it.
Vedajananī: Who is the source of the world.
Viṣṇu-māyā: Who is Vishnu-maya-the power that limits the all-pervading Vishnu and manifests all that was unmanifest.
Vilāsinī: Who is the playful (Lalitā) – Her play being the creation, sustention and dissolution of the universe.
kṣetra-svarūpā kṣetreśī kṣetra-kṣetrajña-pālinī ।
kṣayavṛddhi-vinirmuktā kṣetra-pāla-samarcitā ॥ 76॥
Kṣetra-svarūpa: Who is the body of all beings.
Kṣetreśī: Who is also the ruler of all bodies.
kṣetra-kṣetrajña-pālinī: Who protects both the soul and the body.
kṣayavṛddhi-vinirmuktā: Who is without growth and without decay.
kṣetra-pāla-samarcitā: Who is worshipped by the Kṣetra-pāla the keeper of the body (the Jīva).
vijayā vimalā vandyā vandāru-jana-vatsalā ।
vāg-vādinī vāmakeśī vahni-maṇḍala-vāsinī ॥ 77॥
Vijayā: Who is the victorious.
Vimalā: Who is Vimalā or the Pure.
Vandyā: Who is the adorable.
vandāru-jana-vatsalā: Who loves devotees like a mother.
Vāgvādinī: Who is vāg-vādinī or the power that prompts holy men to speak words of wisdom.
Vāmakeśī: Who is Vāmakeśī or ne with lovely locks of hair.
vahni-maṇḍala-vāsinī: Who lives in a circle of fire.
bhaktimat-kalpalatikā paśupāśa-vimocinī ।
saṁhṛtāśeṣa-pāṣaṇḍā sadācāra-pravartikā ॥ 78॥
bhakti-mat-kalpa-latikā: Who is verily a Kalpa Taru, the wish-yielding tree of Heaven that grants all the prayers of devotees.
paśupāśa-vimocinī: Who releases the ignorant from their bond of ignorance.
saṁhṛtāśeṣa-pāṣaṇḍā: The destroyer of heretics those who are averse to spiritual values.
sadācāra-pravartikā: Who inspires men to right conduct.
taruṇī tāpasārādhyā tanu-madhyā tamo'pahā ॥ 79॥
tāpatrayāgni-santapta-samāhlādana-candrikā: Who is like moonlight that gives joy to those who are burnt by the triple fires of misery – those generated by physical, mental and supernatural causes.
Taruṇī: Who is ever young.
Tāpasārādhyā: Who is adored by ascetics.
Tanumadhyā: Who is Tanu-madhyā the Deity who is slender in the waist.
Tamopahā: Who is the dispeller of ignorance in aspirants.
citi statpada-lakṣyārthā cidekarasa-rūpiṇī ।
svātmānanda-lavībhūta-brahmādyānanda-santatiḥ ॥ 80॥
citi: Who is Citi, the independent power that sustains everything.
statpada-lakṣyārthā: Who is denoted by the word Tat (That).
cidekarasa-rūpiṇī: Who is of the nature of Pure Consciousness.
svātmānanda-lavībhūta-brahmādyānanda-santatiḥ: A fraction of whose bliss forms the bliss manifest in Brahma and others.