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Brahma Yagnam Mantras Procedure.

In Hinduism on October 17, 2014 at 20:37

Brahma Yagnam is to be performed daily after Madhyanhika daily.

 

Procedure and Mantras.

 

 

  1.  Achamanam
  2. Face East ….. “Shuklam baradaram….” Followed by pranayamam “om Bhoo…”
  3. Mamopatha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri Parameshwara preethyartham Brahma Yagnam karishye. Brahma yagnena Yakshye.
  4. Chant and clean the hands with water

Vidhyudasi paapmanam vidhya me paapmanam amruthath Sathya mupaime

Mantras.

      Om Bhooo tatsa vithurvarenyam

       Om Bhuva Bhargo devasya Dheemahi

        Ogum suva Dhiyo yona prachodayath

        Om Bhooo Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi

         Om Bhuva Dhiyo yona prachodayath

         Ogum Suva Tatsa vithurvarenyam Bhargo devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo yona         prachothayath

  1. Chant  Vedic manthras, Each from One Veda, Rig,Yajur, Sama and Atharva.

Om Agnimeele purohitham Yagnasya Dheva mruthvijam, hotharam Rathna Dhathamam

Om Ishe Twoje Thwa vayavasthapayavastha Devo vassavitha prarpayathu sreshtathamaya karmane

Om Agna Aayahi veethaye grunano havyadathaye, ni hotha sadhsi bharhishi

Om sanno devirabheeshtaya Aapo peethaye sam yorabhisravanthu na

After this recite if possible vedic manthras that you know like Rudram, Chamakam etc

  1. Sprinkle water round the head by reciting

Sathyam Thapa sradhayam juhomi

  1. Recite three times with folded hands

Om namo brahmane namosthwagnaye nama pruthwyai nama oshadheebhya namo vaache namo vaachaspathaye  namo vishnave bruhathe karomi.

8.Clean the hands again with water by reciting “vrushtirasi vruschame paapmanamamruthath sathyamupaaga”

Do aachamanam

  1. Chant “shuklam baradaram….”
  2. Do Pranayamam, “om Bhoo…”
  3. Mamopatha samastha duritha kshaya dwara sri parameshwra preethyartham  deva-rishi-pithru tharpanam karishye.
  4. Touch water and clean your hands
  5. Do deva tharpanam through the tip of fingers

1.Bramodaya ye deva thaan devaan tharpayami

                2.Sarvaan devaan tharpayami

  1. Sarva deva ganaan tharpayami

                4.Sarva deva pathnis tharapayami

                5.Sarva deva ganapathnis tharpayami

13, Do rishi tharpanam by wearing yagnopaveetha as garland and pouring out water from  the liitle finger

1,Krishna dwaipayanaya ye rishaya thaan rishin tharpayami

  1. Sarvaan risheen tharpayami

               3.Sarva rishi ganaan tharpayami

  1. Sarve rishi pathnis tharpayami

                 5,Sarva rishi gana pathnistharpayami

  1. Prajapathim kanda rishim tharpayami
  2. Somam kanda rishim tharpayami
  3. Agnim kanda rishim tharpayami

Put the Yagnopaveetham in normal fashion and pour water from the tips of fingers.

  1. Viswan devan kanda rishin tharpayami
  2. Samihithir devatha upanishada tharpayami
  3. Yagnigir devatha upanishada tharpayami

                 12.Varuneer devatha upanishada tharpayami

Put the Yagnopaveetham and pour water by towards the left

  1. Havyavaham tharpayami

                  14.Viswaan devaan kanda rishin tharpayaami

Pour water by the bottom of the palm towards self

15.Brahmanam swayambhuvam tharpayami

                   16.Viswan devan kandarishin tharpayami

                   17.Arunan kandarishin tharpayami

Put the Yagnopaveetham in normal fashion and pour water from the tips of fingers

    18.Sadasaspathim tharpayami

                    19.Rig vedam tharpayami

                    20.Yajur Vedam tharpayami 

  1. Sama Vedam tharpayami
  2. Atharvana Vedam tharpayami
  3. Ithihasa puranam tharpayami
  4. Kalpam tharpayami

14.Only those who have lost their father (others go to step 15)do Pithru tharpanam wearing the yagnopaveetham on the right shoulder pouring water between the thumb. And index finger.

                   1.Soma pithruman yamo angiraswan agni kavyavahana ithyadaya ye pithara                                     

                       thaan pithrun tharpayami,

  1. Sarvaan pithrun tharpayami
  2. Sarva pithru ganan tharpayami
  3. Sarva pithru pathnistharpayami
  4. Sarva pithru ganapanthnistharpayami

                    6.oorjam vahanthi amrutham grutham paya keelaalam parisruyatham

                        swadaastha  tharpayatha me pithrun trupyatha, trupyatha, trupyatha

                     7.Aabrahma sthambha paryantham jagat trupyathu

15.Put the yagnopaveetha in the normal fashion

Pour water saying Om That sat Brahmarpanamasthu

And then do aachamanam.

Brahma yagnam(sacrifice to Brahma) is the oblation offered to satisfy Devas, Rishis(sages) and Pithrus(ancestors).

 

Citation.

brahminrituals.blogspot.in/

http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/pithru-tharpanam-text-mantras-rite-of-hindus/

 

Devi Lalithambal Shobanam Meaning

In Hinduism on September 17, 2014 at 18:34

Lalitha Shobanam is used to be sung by ladies of  Brahim households every day, especially from Palakkad, after they take bath .

 

It is believed that there Asthu devatas, two in number who roam the skies and keep saying ‘Let this Happen'(Asthu).

 

 

 

 

The last line of each stanza of Lalitha  is repeated twice, so that the Asthu Devatas may Bless by saying “let It happen’

 

Everything will turn out to be well as the words use in the Lalitha Shobanam is auspicios and as such good things of Life shall be showered to the place where it is recited.

 

It is customary in Brahmin households not to use words with negative meaning or sounds, as these also would attract “Asthu’

 

Lalitha Shobanam contains the story of Lalithambal.

 

 

Devas troubled by Tharuka and Soora prayed Lord Shiva to save them.

 

 

Sathi the wife of Shiva had died.
Lord Shiva was doing penance.
Sathi was born as the daughter of the Himalaya Mountain.
Devas requested Manmatha to disturb Shiva to enable Him to marry Uma
Manmatha shot an arrow made of Sugarcane.
Shiva woke up, opened his third eye and burnt Manmatha in to ashes.
Later Viswakarma, the deva architect made a doll out of the ashes of Manmatha.
Lord Shiva not only gave him life but made him formless.
Manmatha is with out body from then onwards.
.Lord Brahma gave him the name of Banda.
Though initially this Bandasura was pious, later he waged a war against devas.
The devas found out only the Goddess who would marry Shiva can kill her.
On the advice of Brahma they prayed.
 Lalitha Devi took incarnation.
She married Kameswara (the handsome gentleman form of Lord Shiva) and later she killed Bandasura and his huge army.
After that listening to the plea of Rathi Devi (wife of Manmatha) she brought back the god of love to life.
The Shobanam also gives detailed description of Sri Pura where the Goddess lived.
This story is also told in Lalitha Sahasra Nama.

 

Bandaputhra Vadothyukta Sakthi Sena sSmanvitha’ Lalitha Sahasranama.

Lalithambal Shobanam.

1. We are singing this auspicious Lalithambal shobanam so that auspicious things will occur. Let the pretty Ganapathi, Subrahmanya and Goddess Saraswathy come before us and protect us. Let the 33 crore devas, Indra, the holy trinity, Brahmins who have learned Vedas, let the goddess who presides over the figure with 43 triangles and Lord Shiva who is known as Lord Kamesa protect us.

The penance of sage Agasthya in Kanchipuram to please Goddess Kamakshi.

2. The primeval Brahmin sage Agasthya who used to travel all over the world worshipped Jyothi Kamakshi in Kanchipuram and did penance. Lord Vishnu came before the husband of Lopa Mudhra holding conch, wheel and a book in his right hands.

Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

3. Sage Agasthya did sixteen types of hospitality with great devotion, saluted him with his entire body, and prayed him by Vedas and stood there. That Hayagreeva with the penance of the sage born out of a pot and told, “You have worshipped me well, Agasthya. What do you need?” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

4. Hearing the nectar like words of the horse faced one, the son of Mithra Varuna told, “Oh God who gives protects and blesses, please give me the boon that I ask. I beg you to tell me a method by which the ordinary people are able to realize the divine in this Kali age.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

5. To Agasthya who requested a boon favouring the ordinary people, Hayagreeva told, “Oh Agasthya, this question has been earlier answered to sage Chyavana. But since you have asked, I will tell you. Please hear this with love and concentration. Let all people hear.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

6. Hayagreeva told, “To those men who knew about God due to the blessing of Adhi Parasakthi, there is no problem, if they fall in to the trap of illusion.” Hearing this sage Agasthya asked after saluting Hayagreeva “Please tell me about the different forms of Adhi Parashakthi.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

7. That Hayagreeva saluted Adhi Parashakthi in his mind and the lotus like feet of Goddess Parvathi and agreed to tell all that sage Agasthya has asked. He then went along with Agasthya to his hermitage and there Agasthya made him to sit on a suitable seat and asked with lot of humility. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

8. When sage Agasthya asked Hayagreeva with love, “Oh God, All the sacred books have been born from you. So please tell me the incarnation of the great Goddess in detail.” He started telling about the incarnations of Goddess Parvathi. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The starting of the telling about the greatness of the Goddess by Hayagreeva.

9. The Parashakthi does not have either beginning or end and she is the basis of the entire world. It is simply not possible for any one to tell about all her shining forms, but I would try to tell you about her forms to the best of my knowledge. First she came to help Lord Brahma when he meditated on her. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

10. Once upon a time when Devendra was taking a round the three worlds on his white elephant, he lost all his senses and due to his pride, did not bother to salute Lord Shiva or the Goddess Parvathi. So Shiva sent sage Durvasa to control his pride. And that Durvasa gave a garland in the hands of Indra. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

11. Due to his pride, Indra received the Garland and kept it on the head of the elephant. And that elephant took it using his trunk and put it on the earth and trampled it and seeing this sage Durvasa became very angry and cursed Indra. The Goddess told him, was this not your pride that made you do this. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

12. After the sage cursed and left, Indra came back to his town and became scared on seeing ill omens and sent word to Bruhaspathi his teacher. When he came, he offered a seat to his teacher and saluted him and told him thus, “Ill omens are being seen in my country. So please sir, tell me a way out.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

13. The teacher of devas told Indra, “The result of all the actions has to be undergone. If you do a sinful act, it does not go away by doing redemption. It would not go away by some other act. I am telling you, the only antidote for sin is God Vishnu.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

14. “Murder, theft, hurting, alcohol, thinking about some body else’s wife are the fearful five great sins. If these are done out of ignorance depending on the caste of the sinner, there is redemption but for Brahmahathi (killing of Brahmins) there is no redemption in the Sasthras, Indra. For the sin of theft I would tell you a story, Indra.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

15. “One thief in Kanchipuram, who was practicing theft, buried all his treasures in the middle of the forest. A hunter who was a thief of a thief followed him and took away all the wealth that was buried.” Let good things happen. Let good things happen.

16. “He gave all that wealth to his wife and she after storing them addressed her husband and told,” due to the curse of Valmiki, wealth would not increase for hunters. So if you do the charity that I tell, you would be benefited.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

17. “Obeying her wise words, that hunter went to villages, gardens and temples and with devotion gave all the wealth as charity to Brahmins. After a long tie when the hunter and huntress were about to die, the messengers of Yama as well as the messengers of Vishnu and Brahma came to take them to their lands.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

18. “Sage Narada told them that for 12 years they will have the form of a wind. For the redemption for stolen wealth is charity. So those who did have the wealth, due to the grace of God lost their sins and got blessings. See Indra, those wealthy people attained salvation.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

19. “Only the king who protects the people can punish the guilty and if ordinary people sacrifice a cow, the Goddess will get angry and burn them. In the fire sacrifice of King Yuvanaswa, devas fought with each other for the spoils and Lord Brahma portioned the offerings properly and distributed to them.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

20. “There is hell for those who drink Alcohol, which is one year for every drop that they drink. By enjoying some body else’s wife the longevity of a person is diminished and also they would get sickness for their sin and eventually suffer in hell. By desiring for some one else’s wife, Ravana died. Duryodhana died because of Panchali. To those who never desire another man’s wife, there is never a problem.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

21. “Along with drinking and desiring some else’s wife the great sins are five. Why I told you this is because you have committed all these sins. The sins which do not have redemption get destroyed by the repetition of the 15 syllable mantra of the Goddess. But please do not do such sins. I shall tell you now, Indra,” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

22.” Some time before, you and the devas had employed Viswaroopa, the son of Dhadha as your priest and he never did any bad things to you. You killed him without any justice due to the fact that his uncle was an Asura. And due to the murder of Viswaroopa, you got sin of Brahma hathya.” , Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

23. “Lord Vishnu knowing about your sin, took the pity on you and divided this sin in to four parts and asked earth, ladies, trees and river to accept them and gave them the boons that they asked. And then you again got Brahma hathya by killing Vruthra the father of Viswaroopa who came in fire.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

24. “Apart from that sage Durvasa has cursed you sufficiently. So you would suffer greatly. I am telling this based on that omens that I see. Indra, you do not have any sparkle in your world and the devas have become like people without food and the Brahmins of the world have become misers. I see lot of bad signs.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

25. When Guru was telling such stories to Indra, One asura king called Malaka, tapping on his chest came along with asuras and surrounded Amarapathi(city of Indra) and drove away all the devas from that town. The devas went to Indra and Brahma and told the news. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

26. Brahma after hearing all this stories told the demoralized Indra thus, “We cannot do anything about this and so I shall tell you a way out which I can think of. Only Lord Vishnu can help you and so go and appeal to him.” And hearing this all of them went near Lord Vishnu. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

27. They all saluted the form of Vishnu who was lying on Adhi sesha and sang his praises and told him about the sufferings that all of them were undergoing. “Oh Lord, How is it that you do not know about our problems. Were you sleeping?”, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

28. “Pease kill asuras like Malaka and bring stability to Indra. We are wandering here and there, hiding our real forms, and does this not bother you.” The God who travels on Garuda told them seriously, I shall tell you a trick by which you would never die.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

29. “You go and tell the asuras that if we both drink nectar neither you will die nor we will die, and so let us churn for getting nectar. After telling this, you bring all the asuras here. Then they will do the work and you only will drink the nectar.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

30. “You then put lot of medicinal herbs in the ocean of milk, without waiting, use the Mandhara Mountain as the churn and the serpent Vasuki as rope, if you churn the ocean of milk, from there, the pot of nectar will emerge. Definitely it is only for you. You only will eat it.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The churning of the ocean by devas and asuras

31. When the devas went and told the agreement of Lord Vishnu to the asuras who have lost their anger, hearing that and considering that it is true, they quickly collected the four herbs and put it in the ocean of milk together. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

32. They made the Mandhara mountain as the churn, tied it three times by the serpent Vasuki and the asuras held Vasuki’s head and the devas held its tail and started the process of churning as per the orders of Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva, Brahma and the sages came to see this. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

33. When he saw that the Mandhara Mountain was not stable and was getting drowned in the water, Lord Vishnu became a tortoise and lifted the mountain up and he was also present on the top along with devas. He was armed with his conch and wheel and decided to fool the asuras and give nectar only to devas. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

34. Then due to the pain caused by the pulling, Vasuki vomited the burning poison and that started burning all those it touched. And all people started running away from there. Then to avoid danger to his devotees Lord Parameshwara drank all the poison. Then all, people sang the praise of Lord Shiva and recommenced the churning. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

35. First Parijatha flower, Kamadhenu and the gems came and were given to Lord Indra. The ladies as well as the baby moon came then. They were passed to Indra and Lord Shiva respectively. Lot of jewels an then came the pot of nectar. Then arose from the sea, Danwanthri and afterwards Goddess Lakshmi. Lakshmi went along with Vishnu. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

Incarnation of Mohini, gifting nectar o devas after fooling the asuras. Birth of Hariharaputhra.

36. Those cheering asuras took the pot of nectar and started running away. Without knowing what to do Devas chased and caught them. And seeing that a fight has broken out between them, Lord Vishnu, meditated on the Goddess of illusion and then he took the form of Mohini and enchanted the asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

37. That Mohini happily stood in between those who were fighting, she wore anklets with bell, peacock feather and other ornaments of the leg. She was dressed in good quality silk and wore over it a Mekala (golden belt) and she wore gems on her hips. She also wore an incomparable blouse and bangles in her hand. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

38. She had lips as red as pomegranate and as soft as silk. She had eye brows like the bow of the God of love. She wore ear globes and nasal stud and her black hair was made in to a pretty braid. And seeing her prettiness asuras stopped their fight and were puzzled as to who she is and started surrounding her. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

39. Then that Mohini told the asuras, “Oh sirs, if you are fighting, then give me the nectar to me so that I would give a small quantity to all devas and give the pot with nectar back to you. If you think I would do it, without further thought give the pot of nectar to me.” Thus she enchanted the asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

40. The foolish asuras gave her the pot of nectar as they were enchanted by her sat in a line and the devas also sat in a line. The asuras were thinking, “she is raining the nectar and when she serves it with a golden ladle, her shining bangles and jingling foot chain are moving.” thus seeing her the asuras kept quiet. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

41, When the pot became empty when everything was served to the devas, the ladle touched the bottom of the pot and there was a sound because of it. The foolish asuras did not know even this. But Rahu and Kethu understood the deceit and they hid amidst the devas and along with Sun and the moon, Rahu and Kethu also drank the nectar. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

42. To the Gods like Sun and the moon. She served the nectar and when Sun and moon informed Mohini about Rahu, she cut off the head of Rahu and threw it in the sky and that great lady kept the empty pot in front of asuras and vanished. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

43. Then the asuras could not see Mohini and saw only the empty pot and they all waged a war against the devas. And by the strength of their mace, the devas beat back the asuras and drove them to the nether world of Patala. The devas prayed Lord Vishnu and happily stayed in the heavens. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

44, Sage Narada rushed to Lord Shiva and told about all this. And immediately Shiva came on to the banks of ocean of milk and told Vishnu, “You took a pretty form using illusion. Please show me that form once.” Agreeing to that Lord Vishnu vanished. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

45. When the consort of Parvathi saw every where, he saw a garden and there in the garden, one very pretty lass was playing with the ball. Seeing her Lord Shiva left Parvathi went and hugged that pretty lady. Immediately Hari hara puthra was born and he uplifted the world. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

46. Mohini also vanished and Shiva got out of that trance and along with Parvathi he rode on his bull and reached Kailasa and lived there. As told earlier first he came to save Brahma and now he has come as Mohini. Hear further. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

47. In the greatness of Goddess Lalitha, in the one lakh crore part of her fame we would tell only a little. There is no doubt that to those who hear this with devotion all auspicious things will happen. In her previous birth as daughter of Daksha disregarding the words of Shiva, the god of the universe, she went to the Fire sacrifice conducted by her father. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

48. The father did not tell her, “Oh child, have you come” and the Goddess waited patiently. Later that Daksha did not offer the offerings in the fire sacrifice to Lord Shiva. Seeing that he has stopped her husband’s right, she did not want to be daughter of Daksha and jumped in to the fire and reappeared in another form. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

49. Hearing this Lord Shiva pinched off, the head of Daksha and later brought the fire sacrifice to a conclusion, and started doing penance on the north side of Himalayas in front of Ganges The King of the mountains understanding from Narada that Parvathi was the wife of Rudra, made her to do service to the God Shiva. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

50. When the God was doing penance like this, Darukasura and Soora were born and they got the boon that they should not be killed by any one except the son of Lord Shiva. Not able to bear the punishment given by Daruka to them, the devas sent the God of love to enchant Lord Shiva and told him, “Oh Manmatha please make the Lord live with the Goddess.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

51. As per the wishes of the devas, Manmatha with his arrows hit at the God and the Goddess, the God got angry and burnt Manmatha in to ashes by his third eye. Goddess was scared and ran away and as per the advice oh her father started doing penance. Viswakarma took the ashes of Manmatha made it in to a paste and made it in to a human form. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The birth of Bandasura

52. At that time Lord Shiva saw the human statue made using Manmatha’s ash by his nectar like glance. Manmatha came alive from the ash doll and Viswakarma looked after that boy with love and the boy worshipped God so that he could get all the needed boons. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

53. Lord Shiva gave him a life of a king for sixty thousand years and also gave him a boon that no body can win over him. Since he was born out of his anger, he became an asura. Seeing this Brahma told that he has become enemy of devas like earlier (Pandu in Tamil or Banda in Sanskrit) and so he was named as Bandan. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

54. When Bandasura was born like this the asuras who had gone to Patala, along with Gandaka Asura taught Bandasura how to make a town. Bandasura asked Maya the asura architect to construct a town on the south of Mahendrapuri and called it as Sonithapura (city of blood), Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The rule of Bandasura

55. Saint Shukra brought and gave him the crown, throne and the white fan and umbrella. He then created Vishukra who was his intelligent brother on his right shoulder. On his left shoulder he created another brother called Vishanga. He also created a sister for him called Dimini. He then had four wives, Oh sage Agasthya who killed Vatapi. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

56. He ruled the country as per the advice of the eight ministers and Shukra constantly advised him daily so that he would not hear the wrong advice of bad asuras. He performed worship of guests, worship of Lord Shiva and this is done by other asuras also. So When Bandasura got a good position, he did follow the Dharma. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

57. After lot of days Bandasura got bad thoughts and started troubling the devas and he caught hold of Vasava and others and made them to guard security in his castle and the devas in the hands of this bad one started blinking, please hear the killer of Vilwala. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

58. The problems to the devas were invited by themselves, for to get killed Darukasura, they sent Manmatha and like the tiger falling in the nets on its own, they created problems for the penance of the God and thus made Bandasura as their enemy and they decided in their mind to kill Bandasura. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

59. Knowing about the sufferings that the devas were undergoing, Maha Vishnu who kills his enemies sent word for “The power of illusion” and told them that he would go in a form that will attract the asuras and asked Maya (Illusion) to go as a friend who would see to it that the asuras do not follow the Dharma of Bandasura. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.,

60. As per the order Maya with eight friends who are like her sang Veena sitting on the green colour steps of the pond in the garden in which Bandasura daily takes his bath. And she sang like a Cuckoo sitting on a jasmine plant. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.,

61. Bandasura came to take bath as usual along with his ministers and saw the very pretty damsel and heard the song of the honey voiced one. He was caught by illusion and his ministers joined with the eight friends of Maya. So he was in the grip of illusion and the devas started living happily. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

62, Bandasura fell in the hell hole of Maya and forgot the worship of Lord Shiva and spent sixty thousand years and this was over like second for him. Similarly his ministers like Kutilaksha joined with him. He would not know if people deserted him or suppose somebody robbed him. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

63. At that time sage Narada went and advised the devas, “When asura’s brain is dim, please worship the Goddess and if she comes, all your problems will get over and you also do penance.” After advising them Narada went back. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The worship of Devi by the devas and their performance of yaga.

64. As per the words of the godly sage, the devas along with Indra started very hard penance to the Goddess for ten thousand years without food and sleep but the Goddess did not appear before them. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

65. The teacher of the asuras observing the penance of devas, behaved as if his capital was lost and walked fast to Bandasura and asked Bandasura to stop the penance of the devas. Hearing this the asura left Maya and sitting in the throne thought for some time and along with his army marched to kill the devas. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

66. When they went and saw there that there was fort all around the devas. He played several tricks but he was not able to break the fort. Seeing the fort the devas thought that it was constructed by Bandasura and being afraid they saluted the mother. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

67. Later all the devas talked with each other and decided on one thing. We will do one thing, if the goddess is there in this world let her save us. Let us cut small parts of the body and offer it in fire bit by bit and they started that, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The Birth of mother Lalitha

68. The devas put in fire their body parts from the feet to the neck and they decided to jump in the fire, Suddenly from that fire a lightning mountain arose which came out shining. With wonder the devas saw that light. They saw in that mountain, the chariot of Sri Chakra and on that Sri Chakra was born the Goddess Lalitha, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

69. That incarnation of Lalitha which came to remove the problems of devas, came along with a silk umbrella on a very artistic chariot which shined like lightning and the Goddess came in the Chariot of Sri Chakra raja along with glitter., fanned by her lady companions, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

70. She wore anklets made of Padma raga in both her feet, she wore peacock feather chains and she walked like a swan. Her thighs were as pretty and supple like the elephant trunk. She was wearing red, yellow silks and in her hip she was wearing a gem studded belt. Near her butter like belly button there were three folds. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

71. She had two breasts which looked like buds of the lotus plant. She was wearing gem studded necklaces over her neck which was like a conch, she was also wearing chrysanthemum garlands, bangles with nine gems on her hands and chain for legs with gems. She was wearing rings in all her four hands and was holding rope, sugar cane, goad and flower in her four hands. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

72. She had coral like lips, teeth like jasmine buds, sparkling eyes like the blue lotus, and ears like pandanus flower, eye brows like a bow, nose like the champaka bud and was wearing several ornaments on her nose. She had mirror like cheeks and in both her ears she was wearing several ornaments like Kundalam, Vaali, Chandra muruku and so on. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

73. In her crescent like forehead she had a red thilaka which was like the third eye. She was wearing a crescent shape brooch on her blue hair as well as ornaments like Chutti, Rakkodi. She was wearing over her head a crown made of gems. And that mother came with garlands made of sandal and musk. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

74. Seeing her colour like that of an asura and her pleasant mien like that of moon light, devas saluted with folded hands and fell down on her golden feet. Seeing the pitiable state of the devas Lalitha saw them with her merciful nectar like eyes and completely gave them all their body. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

75. The devas got back their healthy body by the blessing of the Goddess. Geervana the deva bard sang about her frequently saluting her and with folded hands prayed, “Oh Goddess who is Narayani and Bhagawathi, we the sons of Athithi are singing your prayers. Please bless us and remove all our dangers.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

76. “You are the mother who gave birth to the three worlds and the four Vedas, You are the one who gave heaven, kingship, boons as well as several countries to rule. Oh mother you are the one who protects the eighty four aspects of the seven fold differences. We are falling at your lotus like feet with eight parts of our body touching the floor.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

77. “Our salutations to lalitha. We have but told you a small portion of the billions of prayers to you by goddess Lakshmi, Khubera, fire, devas, Garuda, Kinnaras, Sidhas, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva who all prayed to your great form.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The giving of word of protection by Lalitha

78. With her mind well pleased by the prayers the Goddess told, the Devasa, “Leave out fear from today. This Bandasura is like cotton to me, I would burn this Bandasura insect within half a second. There is no other second word by me regarding this. Let good happen to you.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The marriage of mother Lalitha

79. Hearing about the incarnation of the Goddess, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva came there. Along with the trinity, sages, Gandharwas, Kinnaras, Kimpurushas, Apsaras, Bhirava, Kshethrapalas, Subrahmanya, Ganapathi, the Ashta Dig palakas (the gods who protect directions) Shakthis, Varahi, Chamundi, Mathangi and the seven mothers came. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

80. All of them came and stood and filled up the space before Goddess Lalitha and saluted the great Goddess and went on singing her praises. As per the orders of Lord Brahma the Architect Viswakarma constructed a house suitable to the Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

81. By the grace of the Goddess, Viswakarma constructed a throne with several towns and platforms with the shining Chinthamani (Jewel of thought). Seeing the towns as well as the beauty of the Goddess, Lord Brahma thought, “Our Goddess now needs a consort.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

82. “In this world none except lord Shiva can be the consort to the Goddess but he lives in the cremation ground, and the only ornaments that he wears are snakes and bones. He applies ash all over his body and has a matted hair and holds a skull vessel in his hands and danced in Chidambaram. How can he become husband to this goddess.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

83. Lord Shiva knowing about the thoughts of Brahma in his mind took a dazzling form with a form which was like 32 crores of Gods of love, wearing a crown, ear globes, pretty yellow silk, sandal paste on his chest and pretty necklaces on his neck and came and stood before the Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

84. In the standing pose he was having sufficient beauty to match with the pretty Goddess Lalitha and he was forever 16 years old and seeing that God, Brahma named him as Kameswara and with eye sign got the consent from Lalitha and announced, “Marriage is going to take place between these two.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

85. Due to orders of Lord Brahma, Viswakarma (architect of devas) and Maya (architect of asuras) built the marriage mantap (stage) with gold and gems and tied banana stem, areca nut stems, sugarcane and garlands made of various flowers as well the never fading garlands. They also brought several flowers with scent like Maru Kozhundu, Pichi, jasmine, Iruvakshi, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

86. Once arrangements for the marriage were completed with the consent of Lord Vishnu, Brahma saluting the mother addressed her and told her, “We want to see you with your husband.” And the goddess took one of her garlands and put it on the sky. And that garland fell on the neck of the Lord Kameswara. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

87. Geervana played 18 different musical instruments. Geervana showered flowers on the couple. Urvasi and others danced and the Goddess dressed herself for the marriage. Then Lord Shiva and the Goddess garlanded each other, swung in the ornamental swing and Lord Vishnu gave the bride to Lord Shiva. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

88. As per the words of Lord Brahma in the auspicious moment, in the middle of the scented hall of the devas, along with his wife, Lord Vishnu gave Madhu parka to the groom and later gave the bride Goddess Lalitha to the Lord Kameswara and Kameswara tied the marriage thread on her neck. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

89. The God Shiva made fire sacrifice with ghee, performed Pani Grahanam (holding of her hand), made her climb on the grinding stone and took three rounds around the fire and the three eyed one, did offer puffed rice to the fire. Thus Lord Kameswara married the Goddess Lalitha and all the people in the three worlds praised them. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

90. Lord Brahma gave the bows of sugar cane to Kameshwara and Kameswari and Lord Vishnu gave them arrows of flowers, Varuna gave the rope to both of them, Viswakarma gave them two goads and Agni and the wind god gave them sparkling arrows. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

91. All devas gave respectively the divine arrows by each of them and after the marriage the Kameswara and Kameswari were anointed and crowned by the devas. For saving them and looking after them and for entry in to the town Lord Brahma gave them the Pushpaka Vimana. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

92. Accompanied by the eighteen different musical instruments, drums, flute, dancing, elephants, horses and lamps, the sages sang their prayers, and the Goddess and God were dressed up and rode on the Pushpaka Vimana in to the town and all ladies welcomed them and made wishes for their good. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The goddess goes to the war with Bandasura

93. The goddess came to the palace and sat on the throne along with her husband and to all those who were hungry she gave all the boons requested using her nectar like eyes. And so she was called Kamakshi* by Lord Brahma and the devas waited outside for ten thousand years and Brahma told the goddess about their waiting. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

  • She who fulfills desires by her eye/She who has a passionate eye.

94. Due to that the Goddess sent word to the homes of devas that “The Goddess is coming to kill Bandasura who is proud due to his boons. The Goddess is coming with soldiers, chariots, elephant army, horse army looking like a sea. The Goddess is coming with the four fold powerful army.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

95. The chariot of Sri Chakra had nine stages, had pretty wheels, the four horses were the four Vedas and the four goals of life called Dharma, Artha (wealth), Kama (passion and Moksha (salvation). There was the flag pole of joy. And over that there was a gem studded umbrella which is five Yojanas wide. She was accompanied by 300 Chariots which were occupied by the 300 Shakthis. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

96. From the Goad of the Goddess rose another Shakthi called Sampathkari(she who gives wealth). For doing good Aswarooda (she who rides on a horse) arose from the serpent rope. Sampathkari’s army was that of elephants and Aswarooda’s army was of horses, in the chariot of Manthrini (she who is personification of mantra) also there were seven stages. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

97. Great Shakthis also occupied the Chariot of Manthrini which was also like that of Sri Chakra. The devas prayed Manthrini using sixteen names And The Manthrini saluted the Goddess and got from her holy hands a bow called Kodanda and other arrows, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

98. In the great chariot with long axis called Sri Chakra, there were exactly five stages and it would be protected by Gargis, Durgas, Agni Durgas, Vana Durgas and those good Rakshasis called Rana Rakshasis and Arka vanis would also protect it. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

99. Even in the chariot of Varahi there were several Shakthis. And like her they came fiercely riding on an awe full bison, lion and Yalis. The apsara maidens, devas praised the Varahi who had come for a war and praised Varahi using her twelve names. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

100. Sri Devi was praised by all devas using her twenty five names, Hayagreeva told, “I am not supposed to tell you all these, I told you because you are great and I would tell you further. Only from now on in the war, the universal mother would be coming, If you hear about the coming of the Shakthis then the effect of evil magic will vanish.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.,

101. The army of Manthrini and Varahi came armed with spears, sharp pointed swords, Axe, shield, knife, bow and arrow, mortar, magical sword, trident, round swords, cutting swords, Vajra ayudha (weapon of Indra), mace Holy wheel and so on. Let there b good.

102. Green coloured ones, cut green ones, one who wears ear drops, One who is the colour of dusk, Fully blue coloured ones and other five coloured ones, Durga, devils called Pidari., Devils called Chadaichi, Kesi Gargi, Kali, Ilangobali came like black clouds. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

103. Many Bhadra Kalis, Rana Bhadra Kalis, Veera Mardhana Kali, Rudra Kali, Kalis with fire on their foreheads Came in a circle angrily shouting, The eight snakes not being ornament to them, but having gem studded crowns, Broad waist belts and ankle bangles came. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

104. The pretty Shakthi were coming in several hoards wearing tight bangles, insignia rings, heavy Armour over their breasts, with Mail coat to prevent arrows and wearing white silk, along with several ornaments for different parts of the body, wearing Chandra. Praghna (glitter of the moon) and Surya Prabha (glitter of the moon) on their heads. And they saw good omens all the way, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

105. Apart from them there were Bhairawas, Bhoothas and this army cannot definitely be counted. Hear about the vehicles and steeds that they were traveling There came innumerable chariots, elephants, horses which could run as fast as wind, One thousand crores lion steeds, Bhoothas which could fly as fast as Garuda. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

106. They came with round umbrellas denoting royalty and flags with great anger against the asuras. They came playing the huge drums, with flying flags. They came in formations after formations. The Goddess Lalitha came with Devas playing their musical instruments and Gandharwas singing and Deva Dasis dancing and the pure sages showering flowers. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

107. Hearing that Goddess was coming for was Bandasura was taken aback and sitting angrily on his throne, conducted a meeting with asuras. He shouted like thunder and arranged for security on all doors of the fort. He then sent minister Kutilaksha for was with the angry Lalitha. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

108. Hearing the orders of the lord of the asuras, that minister started with a big army and commanders and asked 40 Akshouhini army to protect all the gates. He then sent Dummatha for war with army. Goddess Sampathkari Killed Dummatha and his army. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

109. The scared asuras came and told that all the army and Dummatha were killed completely by Goddess Sampathkari. Then the angry Dummatha sent Guranda. Guranda was killed by Aswarooda. And the people who escaped came running and told that Guranda was killed by Aswarooda, Bandasura felt as if one ladle of boiling oil was poured in his wounds. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

110. Then he send five commanders like Karaga along with a big army, He also sent along with them the devil called “Hard poison illusion” and Sarpeni ghost along with thuranga. The sinner Sarpeni as per his orders begot serpents all over her body. She sent all the snakes on the Shakthis, Let there be victory to the Shakthis. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

111. Various types of snakes fell on the Shakthis spitting out poison. Seeing this mother Nakuli speedily cam sitting on the shoulder of Garuda, made fall Mongoose which are enemies of snakes from her teeth. Those mongoose of the mother killed all the eight serpents. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

112. Those angry Mongoose went as a group and fell on army, elephants, horses and Asuras, and bit them all and powdered the big asura ghost army. Nakuleswari cut the necks of the five Karangars like a tender vegetable, Goddess Manthrini gave presents of gems of the Goddess to the fearless Nakuleswari. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

113. After they were all defeated Bandasura sent seven Bilaskarar ministers and their army. They due to their boons brought Sun in to their eyes and benumbed the army of the Goddess, Seeing the benumbing by Bilaskarar as per the orders of the Goddess, Dandini (she who punishes) came quickly, blinded the seven ministers, cut off their heads and wore them as a garland. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

114. Hearing that the ministers were dead, Bandasura consulted with his brothers, and sent Kutilaksha along with an army and ordered to him to wage a big war. He also told him to arrest and bring Goddess Lalitha. He also asked his brother Vishanga to do magical deeds along with fifteen asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

115. After the sunset Malaka and other fifteen Asuras came slowly and encircled the 15 Akshouhini chariots. Then Vishanga waged war against the Shakthis on first floor and they beseeched the goddesses. The Shakthis seeing the great war of Kutilaksha appealed to the Goddess to protect hem from Kutilaksha, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

116. Not knowing the confusion created by the thieves The goddess kept watching the fight of Danda natha and the traitor Vishanga cut off one of her pole with her flag. The Goddess bent her eye brows and stared at him angrily. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

117. The fifteen Kameswaris who emerged from the anger of the Goddess started as per her orders to the battle field to kill those asuras. The asuras from Malaka to Jwala mukhi killed all the fifteen asuras and their army and chased the thin Vishanga and drove him to the place where Goddess Lalitha was staying. Let there be food. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

118, Varahi chased Kutilaksha and killed all the asuras. as soon as it was dawn Manthrini Along with Danda natha and they requested and requested Jwala Malini to erect a fort of fire and she sent Sthambini to protect the street in the south side. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

119. The fort was thirty Yojanas tall and 100 Yojanas in circumference. The Shakthis with their army along with the Sri Chakra Chariot were there trying to enter it., Bandasura then heard that his brother and minister have escaped in to the fort of fire and also hearing about the greatness of the fort of fire and he sent thirty of his darling sons to fight with the Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The killing of sons of Bandasura by Balambika

120. Hearing that the sons of Bandasura have come to fight, The Goddess sent Balamba to fight with them. She came in a chariot called Ganditha along with Dandini and Manthrini and they cut the sons of Bandasura and other Asuras in to small pieces. The great devas with a garland of fame came near the mother. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The breaking of Vigna Yanthra by Vigneswara.

121. Hearing about the death of his sons at the hand of Goddess Bala, Band wept and cried a lot and he sent Vishukra along with the murderous Vigna Yanthra (machine), That bad Visukra came inside the fort of fire and set up eight of those Yanthras on stones. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.,

122. Due the Yanthras, The Shakthis lost their senses and were all benumbed. Dandini and Manthrini went and reported about this to the Goddess and the Goddess saw the face of Kameswara and Shakthi Ganapathi suddenly jumped there along with all good properties and he broke the Yanthra with his tusk and let there be god to the elephant faced God.

123. By his ear he created seven crores of army and also six commanders and killed completely the army of Visukra and killed his commander Gaja Mukhasura. Goddess gave him boons that all people would worship him. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The killing of two brothers of Bandasura

124. Shakthis then regained their composure and then Vishukra told Bandasura about it. The mad Bandasura again sent Visukra and Vidanga with orders that they should win. He added 400 Akshouhini army to his existing army and sent all the commanders and all of them came to gate of the fort of fire. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

125. Manthrini opposed Vidanga and Varahi opposed the very bad Vishukra. Aswaroopa and others attacked the Akshouhini army. Due to the rain of arrows of the deceiving Vishukra the Shakthi army suffered and became thin, The army of the Goddess due to the sufferings approached the Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

126. Manthrini asked Varahi to call the Shakthis so that their sufferings will end. She showered water of Ganges on them as if the water was coming from the trunk of an elephant, The Shakthis drank the divine water and regained their strength and started the fighting with renewed vigour. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

127. Manthrini killed one and half portion of the army and also killed Vishanga with great anger. The other half was killed by Varahi and she also killed Vishukra and she further killed. Aswarooda killed the other one portion of the army that came then and within three days this war was over. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The coming to war by Bandasura

128. Realising that his commanders to his brothers have all been killed and in spite of loosing all his respect, became further angry, berated the greatest goddess, gnashed his teeth and with sparks flying from his eyes, ordered Kutilaksha” Son of a pot hear.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

129. “Hear Kutilaksha, Bad has been done to us by a lady called Lalitha, We would now slowly cut in to small pieces. Make my entire army come. Let us push away all the army standing in the front gate and let all people except women start to the war.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

130. With chariots drawn by donkeys, with chariots drawn by horses, tigers, bears, lions, camels, hawk flag, cock, crow, Eagles, Black pigs, Snakes, ghosts and devils, Vans drawn by Vetalas and in several different types of vehicles in huge numbers and in different kinds he came. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

131. Leading two thousand one hundred and fifty five Akshouhini army, Bandasura started for war in a chariot. The asura saw bad omens all along the way. Blood rained from the sky. The tusks of the elephants were broken indicating it is victory for the Goddess of the clan. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

132. He did not bother about all these omens, It was because it was time was bad like the cotton flakes flying in the air. The army of Bandasura started to win over the Goddess. Seeing the march of the bad Bandasura, sun, moon, the seven seas and the eight elephants of directions trembled and shouted. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The war of Bandasura with Mother Lalitha

133. Then Bandasura sent his army to defeat the army of Shakthis and seeing this The Shakthis became very angry and came out of the fort of fire. And the queen of queens mother Lalitha feeling that there are none to defeat Bandasura other than her came to the battle front. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

134. She came out of the fort of fire and saw good omens, The incomparable asuras beat their drums, blew horns loudly and started fighting with the Shakthi devis and then the Shakthi devis started killing the asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

135, The Shakthi devis surrounded the asuras from all sides and one dragged the asura and pierced a knife in him, other Shakthis hit them with a spear ands some suddenly behead them. The elephants were cut in to pieces, The horses were cut in to pieces. Their heads as well the bodies of Asuras started rolling. Victory only to the great Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

136. When the Shakthis killed all asuras, in the battle field the watery blood from their bodies started flowing like the Cauvery river with tide, and in the river of battle field, corpses floated in blood. Sankari thus got victory by killing all asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

137. The trees that had fallen on both sides of this river of blood was the headless body of the asuras and they were lying all over The flags of the asuras and their faces with eyes, and the umbrellas of asuras looked like a fully opened lotus and were lying in that river. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

138. Seeing the flow of blood in the battle field, all the devas saw that all the asuras were lying executed by the army of Shakthis and saw that the elephants and horses were floating like turtles. Their heart became happy and they showered Pari Jatha flowers on the Goddess. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

139. Devas caused rain of golden flowers and showed good omens. Bandasura with angry red eyes, rolled his eye balls cruelly, seeing that all his army was defeated, started to fight with mother Lalitha. The goddess without being afraid, became very angry on seeing Bandasura. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

140. Seeing the very bad Banda, both eyes of the goddess burnt red like fire, and she took her world famous Kodanda bow and pulled the string of the bow in a circular fashion and decided in her mind to kill the asura without waste of any time. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The killing of the Maya Asuras sent by Bandasura by the Maya Shakthis sent by Mother Lalitha.

141. The Goddess and Bandasura started the war. Each of them sent innumerable arrows at each other without any time break. Seeing this Bandasura became very angry and due to his magical powers made al the places dark. The mother removed it by the arrow of the Sun. The devilish one sent the arrow of blindness and she destroyed it by arrow of the eye. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

142. Bandasura sent the arrow of the wind and Parvathi stopped it by arrow of Varuna and he sent incurable diseases, The mother sent hundred crores of the triple arrow of Achyuthananda Govinda and Achyutha destroyed all the diseases without even leaving a bit. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

143. Banda sent the arrow of death and the mother won it by sending the arrow of victory over death., By magical powers he sent Shumbha, Nishumbha, Chanda, Munda and Mahishasura and seeing them the goddess exulted and from that came Durga who killed all of them. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

144. He sent Sumukha who had earlier stolen Vedas and other Asuras at her. She shook her thumb which protects those who surrender and from that came the Mathsya (fish) God and he killed all those Asuras. For the incarnation of fish, Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

145. Banda brought the sea to drown the army of Shakthis then the Goddess extended her first finger and from that Jumped God Korma (Turtle) and he drank the entire ocean. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to him.

146. That Bandasura with great anger sent Hiranyaksha. From the middle finger of her right hand came incarnation of Varaha and within a short time he killed Hiranyaksha and other asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to The Lakshmi Varaha Murthy who took the form that cannot be defeated.

147. Then the Bandasura called Hiranya Kasipu and other asuras. And by shaking her third finger, the very valorous Narasimha came and killed Hiranya Kasipu. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to the devotee Prahladha and Narasimha with Goddess Lakshmi.

148. Bandasura then called Maha bali and other Asuras. The great enchanter shook her little finger and from that came Vamana incarnation of Maha Vishnu who won over Maha Bali and pushed him back to Patala. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to Vamana murthy.

149. That murderous Banda sent Karthaveeryarjuna along with his army then. The Lalitha who destroys bad things shook the little finger of her left hand and Parasurama with his axe came and killed Karthaveeryarjuna who was like a silver mountain. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to Parasurama.

150. He then sent asuras like Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Indrajit. The Goddess shook the third finger of her left hand like magical act and Rama and Lakshmana came riding a chariot and killed Ravana and others. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to Rama and Lakshmana who killed Ravana.

151. Then Banda made appear innumerable mountain like monkeys and sent them to attack the Goddess. Then The Goddess shook the middle finger of her left hand and from that came Balarama with a plough as big as Kailasa mountain and killed all the monkeys. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to the angry protector.

152. Then that evil Bandasura sent Shisupala, Kamsa, Sakata and Bhootha and the goddess of the universe shook the first finger of her left hand and from that came Sangarshgana, Pradhyumna, Krishna and Aniruddha and they killed all these asuras. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to all the four of them.

153. Then the evil Banda sent the arrow of Kali Yuga and the Mlechas who were mixed in that and the Goddess Kalyani shook, the little finger of her left hand and from that came the exulting God Kalki and killed all the Mlechas who were ruffians. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to Kalki who killed Mura.

154. Then he sent large of Mohanasthra (bewitching arrows) on the army of Shakthis. Then the mother sent Sambhava arrow and set all of them free. She sent one Narayana arrow and completely destroyed his Akshouhini army. She killed Commanders like Kutilaksha using Pasupatha arrow. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

155. When many of his Akshouhini army was killed by several arrows she sent, He started thinking, “what is the strength behind her?” and the mother thought of her husband Kamesa, and prayed, “Let victory come to me through Kamesa arrow.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The killing of Bandasura

156. To kill the bad Bandasura, Kamesa gave her an arrow, Getting it from him the mother bent her bow to the maximum limit and placed the Kamesa arrow which was shining like billions of Suns, repeated the chant and pulled it till her ears and sent it. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

157. The arrow sent by the Goddess, went like the Vajrayudha of Indra and fel on the chest of Bandasura and he fell down on the earth and died. Due the fire emanating from her who had that arrow, all his cities were turned in to ash. Thus mother killed Bandasura at the dusk. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

158. The devas showered Athar and flowers and her friends fanned her and the Goddess along with the Shakthis reached the temple. She cured the Shakthis wounded by the weapons by her nectar like glance. Similar to getting cured from diseases, all the world attained pleasure and prosperity grew there. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

159. The holy trinity to the 33 crores of devas, sages and Brahmins saluted the mother and sang wonderful prayers addressed to her. The devas showing Rathi the wife of Manmatha requested her to give life to Manmatha and told, “For our sake please show this much of mercy.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

160. “If you bring to life the husband of Rathi and show kindness on us by Shiva, Parvathi, Ganesa and Subrahmanya killing Asuras like Daruka, then we will not have any more problems. All the devas who have assembled here are standing here with folded hands.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

161. As soon as the Goddess saw Rathi Devi, she looked at the face of Kamesa with regard and Manmatha rose up with a diamond strong body and immediately saluted the mother. The Goddess blessed him and gave him a boon that no one can win him including the Gods in the heaven and told. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

162. “Child, now you do not have fear. Now by your arrows join Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi and Then Lord Shiva would marry Parvathi. From now on you cannot be seen by anybody. Do not be afraid of any one who finds fault with you, for I am there for you.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The birth of Kumara and his killing of Daruka and other asuras

163. As per the orders of the mother, Manmatha beat her with a flower arrow and she married Lord Shiva and enjoyed. A son was born to them Let good things happen. Let Good things happen. to The vela who killed Daruka and other asuras. He married Devayani and became the commander of deva army and lived in Sree pura. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The description of the town of mother Lalitha.

164, Once Agasthya heard about Sree Puram, he asked the sage Hayagreeva, “Kindly tell me in detail about Sree Pura”. Having heard the loving words, Hayagreeva told Agasthya “For getting pleasures I would from now on tell about the town of the Goddess.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

165. Due to the happiness got out of killing Bandasura, The Goddess Kamesa, the commander of Devas and devas joined together decided to build a house for the goddess to stay, Viswakarma built this Chinthamani Gruha as told by them and earned fame. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

The particulars of Sri Pura

166.”There are nine Sri puras on earth and seven on the sea and there is one on Meru mountain. I shall tell about it first. The greatness of mother can neither be told by the holy trinity nor Adhisesha and son hear it slowly.” Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

167. The first fort is made of steel and it has a height of 400 yojanas and breadth of 100 yojanas. It has gates on all the four sides. In the there is a tower and it has 25 storey. Each Story is 25 yojanas above the previous storey. There are three pot like spires at the top. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

168. Like this all the four gates have towers and storey. The doors to the top of these towers are joined by iron nails. Like this whatever fort I am going to tell. Agasthya, is seven Yojanas from the previous fort. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

169. The seven Yojana space in between is filed with all type of trees We are now going to tell about the details of the seven yojanas. In between the forts Goddess Kali with Kala Shakthi sitting on the seat of Kala Chakra, chanting the name of Lalitha is protecting the first fort. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

170. The bell metal fort is guarded by spring season, its fence is made of wish giving tree, the gold copper fort is guarded by the pure summer season and the hence is Harichandanam, The lead fort is guarded by the rainy season and the fence are sandal wood trees and the steel fort in the front is guarded by autumn season and the fence is Mandhara trees. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

171. The five metal fort is guarded by Early winter season and the fence is made of Parijatha tree, the pure golden fort is guarded by Manthrini and other Shakthis as well as winter season and Bikshu house populated by sages who beg for alms and ladies who attain salvation and after Bhiksuraga The Saranars are staying in Padma Raga house. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

172. In the diamond house live pretty Gandharwas and after that yogis. After diamond house there in new house built by serpent gems, Vaidooryas and also Indra stones, then house made of pearls and emeralds, Like earlier Varahi has four houses and Brahmas house is made of coral. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

173. In the arena made of red gem stone Lord Vishnu also stays. Near that arena is the land of Shiva, after words the Sathyaloka of Brahma, then the famous land of Vishnu. This magical fort it is an endless coloured fort, In between is the plane of Sin God and Gods Marthanda and Bhairava stay there, Devotees further hear. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

174. In the face of the moon there are twenty pretty decorated forts, one hundred pretty towers (four per fort), after that there is a forest of lotus flowers for six yojanas, Oh Brahmi, east of that is the forest of Kadamba trees. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

175. East of that, there are homes for the divine trinity in the three lotus flower forests. IN the center of that is the Goddess Lalitha Devi’s house made of the Chinthamani gems. It has exits on all the four sides. At the top of it there is crown made of Wisdom gem. Right of that is the home of Manthrini and on the left of that is the home of Varahi. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

176. In the corner of fire God, there is a Fire place doing Homa and on the top of it stands the Sri Chakra chariot. In the corner of wind god is the chariot of Manthrini. In the Easanya corner is the chariot of Varahi, and in the center of all these are the houses of the Shakthis. All round the Chinthamani house, is the Chinthamani walls and all round it are lamps. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

177. In the centers of the Chinthamani house is the seat for Sree made from Chinthamani gem. On the octet shaped seat called Chakra Raja (king of chakras) there are three times five floors and is 1600 half arm measure(Half of one yard) and 20 half arm measure height, Oh Agasthya who drank the sea. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

178. For every floor there is this width and height and for every floor there are Shakthis. Right next to the Sri Peetha there are 36 pretty decorated pillars. To this round seat Easwara, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra are the legs, Sadashiva is the mat and Easana is the pillow. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

179. On the cot there is a bed filled with feathers of swan and round pillows on either side. On the cot facing east sits Kamesa who looks like crores of Gods of love. And on the lap of her lord Kamesa, facing the east sits Goddess Lalitha. The Bala form of Goddess Lalitha is for ever sixteen years old. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

180. The lord seats the mother on his left lap and kisses her on the right cheeks and that pretty Lord, , put a Thilaka of ash on the forehead of the Goddess and takes away effect of jealous looks on her and gave protection to his devotees not to be afraid and later he chewed Betel in the company of the Goddess and stayed in the Chinthamani house.

181. Forty halt arm height above the Goddess, in the incomparable tall top cot. The Goddess of illusion who enchants this world has rounded the world like a snake. There is no comparison to the wealth of the Goddess. Oh Agasthya, The greatness of Rajarajeswari is only known to the Goddess, it cannot be estimated either by the toungue or mind. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

Telling about the greatness of the chant of Sri Vidhya.

182. This Sri Vidhya which is the greatest among the Mantras should be chanted after praying and requesting the great teacher, after doing the Japa and Homa prescribed for the mantra, after offering food for the great devas, and later meditating on the Goddess thinking that she is the greatest God and without any wishes in the mind. If it is done that way, all our wishes would be fulfilled and these people would be honourable in this world. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

183. If this Shobana is said in an impure state or in doubt, they would become sick. Those who tell it in a pure state and without any doubt and say it with devotion, “Mother, let it be good” and to those who heard it from such people there would never be sickness nor problem due to enemies, Truly there would not be fever, sickness and they would have permanent wealth. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

184. In those houses where the ladies who sing this Shobana are considered as Goddesses and are happily presented with Sandal paste, betel leaf, saffron, fruits and flowers, In such houses all problems of want would go away and due to the grace of the Goddess, children would be born and people would have a long life. Let there be god.

The periods when Goddess should be worshipped.

185. To those who tell this Shobanam with love and devotion on Navarathri, Pournami, Fridays, there would never be any sorrow in their life. Those who tell it daily will never die and those slaves of the Goddess would get victory in all the three worlds and are there any one else in the world who protect her believers with care. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

186. This secret which was learnt by Anasuya in the hermitage of sage Athri, due to the grace of Lakshmi was told by Lord Narayana and by the grace of Rajarajeswari to sage Agasthya by Lord Vishnu who took incarnations to protect the world. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

187. If knowingly or unknowingly errors of letters have crept in this Shobana, like the Great God is being people’s God and like Maramara turned in to God’s name and like Varada Shiva is the name of Shiva Shankara, They may be pardoned and Whatever way we pray Goddess, She would take pity on us. Let good things happen. Let Good things happen.

Mangalam

188. Jaya Mangala to the Goddess Lalitha,
Jaya Mangala to the Kamesa,
Jaya Mangala to Manthrini and Danda natha,
Jaya Mangala to Hayagreeva,
Jaya Mangala to sage Agasthya
Jaya mangala to al people and also to us
Jaya Mangala, Let every thing be good for ever.

 

Translation by P.R.Ramchander.

http://www.omjai.org/Lalithambal%20Shobanam#sthash.R08nAOqm.dpuf

Rare Powerful Saneswara Vajra Panjarika Stotram

In Hinduism on September 12, 2014 at 08:57

There are some Deities in Hinduism who are called with the epithet  Iswara.

 

Lord Shiva as Parameswara.

 

 

Another is Sani, Saturn.

 

The pronunciation for Saturn in Sanskrit  is Sanaiscara, one who moves slowly. as Saturn takes 30 years to orbit around the Sun.

 

Special status is bestowed on Sanesswara.

 

He grants boons after he tests you.

 

No real harm befalls one.

 

There is a special prayer for Saneswara, Sanai Vajra Pancharika Stortram.

 

This helps in reducing the mental tensions that occur when Saneswara is not favorable  in your Horoscope.

 

Sani Vajra Pancharika Stotram

 

 

Neelambaro, Nelavapu, kireeti,

Grdhra sthitha, sthrasakaro , dhanushman,

Chathurbhuja, suryasutha, prasanna,

Sada mama syadwaradha prasantha.                                                         1

 

Oh god dressed in blue silk, who has a blue body,

Who wears a crown, who sits on vulture,

Who gives misfortunes, who is armed with a bow,

Who has four hands and who is son of Sun God,

Be pleased with me always and happily grant me boons.

 

Brahmo Uvacha:-

Brahma told:-

 

Srunu dwam rishaya , Sarva sani peeda haram mahath,

Kavacham Sani Rajasya Soureridhamanuthamam.                                     2

 

Be pleased to hear oh sage, the great armour,

Which is a cure to all misery brought by king  Sani,

Who is the incomparably great in the clan of  the Sun.

 

Kavacham devatha vasam vajra panjara samgnakam,

SAnaishara preethikaram, sarva soubhagya dhayagam.                                3

 

This armour  called  “thunderbolt shield” in which gods live ,

Is very dear to the slow moving planet, and brings all luck.

 

Om Sri Sanaischara, pathu bhalam  may Soorya nandana,

Nethre Chayathmaja pathu, pathu karnou Yamanuja.                                     4

 

Om , Oh God Saturn, let the son of Sun protect my forehead,

Let the darling son of Chaya protect my eyes,

Lat my ears be protected by the brother of Yama.

 

Nasam Vaivaswaswatha Pathu, mukham may Bhaskara sada,

Snigha kandashasch may kandaam , bhujou pathu Mahabhuja.                      5

 

Let my nose be protected by Sun God,

Let the illuminator always protect my face,

Let he with a pleasant voice protect my voice ,

And let the great armed God protect my arms.

 

Skandhou pathu sanischaiva, karou pathu shubha pradha,

Vaksha pathu Yama bhratha, kukshim paathvasitha sthadha.                         6

 

Let my shoulders be protected by Sani,

Let my hands be protected by he who does good,

Let the brother of Yama protect my chest,

And the one who is dark in colour protect my navel.

 

Nabhim grahpathi pathu, manda pathu kateem thadha,

OOru mamanthaka pathu , yamo januyugam thadha.                                      7

 

Let my stomach be protected by the lord of all planets,

Let the slow mover protect my hips,

Let he who makes end protect my thighs,

And let Yama protect my  pair of knees.

 

Padou Manda gathi pathu, sarvangam pathu pippala,

Angopangani sarvani rakshen may Surya nandana.                                         8

 

Let my legs be protected by him with slow speed,

Let all my organs be protected by he who wears the coat,

And all my  primary and secondary organs ,

Be protected by the darling sin of the Sun God.

 

Ithyethath kavacham divyam padeth soorya suthasya ya,

Na thaasya jayathe peeda , preetho bhavathi sooryaja.                                     9

 

If this armour of  the son of the Sun God is read,

No misery will come to him and,

The son of Sun God would be pleased with him.

 

Vyayay janma dwitheeyastho, mruthyu sthana gatrhopi va,

Kalathrastho gatho vapi supreethasthu sada sani.                                            10

 

Whether Saturn occupies the twelfth , first or second house,

Or even goes to the house of death  or occupies the seventh star,

Saturn will always be pleased with him.

 

Ashtamastha soorya suthe vyaye, janma dwitheeyage,

Kavacham padathe nithyam, na peeda jayathe kwachith.                                 11

 

If the son of Sun God is in eighth, twelfth, first or second house,

Daily reading this Kavacham , no misery would ever be caused.

 

Ithyedath kavacham divyam saureya nirmitham pura,

Dwadasahtama janmastha doshan nasayathe sada.,

Janma lagna sthithaan doshan sarvan nasayathe Prabhu.                                   12

 

This  holy divine armour composed by Sun in ancient times,

Would destroy the ills caused by eighth ,twelfth, first and second house,

And also destroy the bad effects of Saturn occupying the Lagna rasi(Ascendent)

 

Ithi Sri Brahmanda Purane Brahma Narada Samvade,

Sani Vajra panjara kavacham sampoornam,

 

Thus ends the thunderbolt armour of Saturn,

Occuring in the discussion between Brahma and sage Narada,

In Brahmanda Puranam

 

Translation by P.R.Ramchander.

 

Chanting of this in multiples of 9. 9,18,36, 108 will be beneficial.

 

Three Levels of Pitrus

In Hinduism on September 10, 2014 at 22:50

English: brahma temple in tirupattur

English: brahma temple in tirupattur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pitru Pooja has various levels of Pitrus.

 

1.Somapa Pitrus.

 

These  are the privileged ones among the Pitrus.

 

They are provided with Somaras.

 

Their life-span extends for the full period of kalpa and they worship ‘marutas’.

 

Sage Maricha belongs to this category of Pitrus.

 

2.Vairaja Pirtus.

 

Maruta Ganas respect these Pitrus.

 

Sanaka belongs to this category.

 

These have Seven Ganas.

 

3.  Bhaswara’ Pitrus.

 

They live in  Santanaka Loka,

 

These  are revered by the Deities.

 

They are ‘Brahmavadis’ (one who has realized Brahma, not Brahman)

 

They manifest themselves  again after every hundred Yugas.

 

People belonging to any caste can worship the revered Pitrus with an appropriately modified rituals and obviously with the permission of the Brahmin.

 

Some Prominent Pituas : Vasu’, Kashyap’, Marichi’, Sanaka
Worship of Pitrus was ordained by Brahma.

 

The Saptha Rishis were mentally created by Brahma and were given the pride o place.

 

They became arrogant and started worshiping themselves instead of worshiping Brahma

 

Brahma Cursed them to become bereft of their knowledge.

 

As a Vimochana, atonement, Brahma established the Pirtu Rituals and the Saptha Rishis’s sons performed the Sraddha and the Rishis became themselves again.

 

Source.  Varaha Purana.

 

 

Puranas As Body Parts Of Vishnu List

In Hinduism on September 5, 2014 at 09:26

Puranas, compiled by Veda Vyasa are said to be the body pats of Lord Vishnu.

 

 

Here is the description.

 

1.Brahma Purana    –  Head

 

2.Padma Purana        –  Heart.

 

3.Vishnu Purana         Right Hand.

 

4.Shiva Purana                Left Hand.

 

5.Bhagavatha Purana-   Thighs.

 

6.Naradha Purana-          -Navel.

 

7.Markandeya Purana- Right Foot.

 

8.Agni Purana                     -Left Foot.

 

9.Bhavishya Purana           -Right Knee.

 

10.Brahma Vaivarta Purana-Left Knee.

 

11.Linga Purana                          -Right Testicle.

 

12.Varaha Purana                       -Left Testicle.

 

13.Kanda Purana                            -Body Hair.

 

14.Vamana Purana                        -Skin.

 

15.Kurma Purana                         -Back.

 

16.Matsya Purana                         -Body Fat.

 

17.Garuda Purana                          -Bone marrow and

 

18.Brahmanda Purana                  -Bones.

 

Source.Padma Purana.

 

 

 

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