Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lalita Sahasranam - In English rhyme

Lalita has been written in English rhyme (with the original text) and is available at:
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Shloka 1.
श्रीमाता श्रीमहाराज्ञी श्रीमद्सिंहासनेश्वरी
चिदग्निकुण्डसंभूता देवकार्य्यसमुद्यता ॥१
Shree Maathaa Shree maha-raajnee Shreemat-simhaasana-eswaree
Chit-agni-kundha-sambhoothaa Deva-kaarya-sam-udyathaa
 To the mother of wealth all glories be,
From whom comes all wealth and glory,
 The great queen of the ultimate truth be,
 Seated on throne of the universe – Glory.
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 Who arises from radiance real truth truly,
Who in devotee illuminates knowledge fully,
Frees him from darkness of ignorance truly,
With lamp of knowledge ends darkness* fully**.
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 She who manifests to destroy evil – Glory,
Who strives to destroy evil in heart of devote,
Arjun, when virtue fades and evil grows truly,
Then I come as the conscience undoubtedly*
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The Lalita Shahasranam, part of the Brahmanda Puranas, provides the reader a peep into the marvelous world through the prism of the ancient sages. It is composed by eight vaag devis (vaag devathas) upon the command of Lalitha. These vaag devis are Vasini, Kameshwari, Aruna, Vimala, Jayinee, Modhinee, Sarveshwari, Koulini. The sahasranama says that “One can worship Lalitha only if she wishes us to do so”.
This sahasranama is a sacred text for worship of the Divine Mother Lalita, and is used in the worship of Durga, Parvati, Kaali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bhagavathi, etc. It is the embodiment of Para Shakti or the ultimate female power, representing the Panchabhuta: fire, air, water, space and earth.
The unique work of Munindra (Munnan) Misra in English rhyme on Hinduism and Hindu culture, provide the global English reader, an understanding of the Sanatan Dharma (Hindu culture).
He was honoured with a badge and awarded ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.
Book Details:
Softcover 978-1-4828-3443-7
eBook 978-1-4828-3442-0
Publisher: Partridge Publishing (AuthorSolutions)
Publication date: June 24, 2014
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)


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