Lalita Devi Tripura Dimensions Description

Lalita Devi resides in Chinamani Gruha in Sri Pura.


‘Chintamani Gruanthastha Sriman Nagara Nayika’ Lalitha Sahasranama.


Description of Sri Pura is narrated in the Lalitapokyana.


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Lalita Devi in Sri Pura.


Here is the description.


359. After the annihilation of Bhandasura, Trimurtis called upon the cosmic architect Viswakarmaand the architect of demons Maya, and instructed them
to construct 16 palaces in 16 kshetras (sacred places) for the residence of Lalita &Shiva KameswaMeruand other gigantic mountains (9) Jalasamudraand
other oceans (7) –total 16Kshetras.
The palatial buildings of mother goddess in these kshetras are called Sripura.
360. Wherever a Sripura is located , its dimensions are like this.
A.)Mount Meru has 4 peaks,
One on the eastern side, one on north-west, one on the south-west,
Each is 100 yojanas tall and 100 yojanas wide these are trimurti worlds,
In the center of these is the fourth, which is 400 yojanas tall and 400 yojanas wide.
B.) Sripura is on the Middle peak
Sripura has metallic compound walls 7 in number they are square-shaped. Eachwall is separated from the next one by one a distance of 7 yojanas.
Kalayasa (iron)wall – The perimeter of this wall is 16 thousand yojanas.
Kansya (bronze)wall—Between these two is the first chamber. Several trees and gardens are located here.
Mahakali and Mahakala are the gate keepers.
Kalachakra is their throne.
Tamra (copper)wall—Here is a forest of Kalpavruksha (wish granting tree).This is also called as Kalpavatica.
 This is the second chamber.
Vasanta (spring) is its protector . Madhusri and Madhavasri are his consorts.
Seesa (lead)wall—Here is a forest of santana trees(progeny granting).This is the third chamber Grishma (summer) is the ruler .
Shukrasri and Shuchisr are hiconsorts.
Aarkuta (brass)wall—This is the fourth chamber. Here is a forest of Hari chandana vruksha (yellow fragrant sandal wood).The ruler is varsharutu(rainy
Nabhasri and Nabhasyasri are his consorts.
6. Panchaloha (five metal) wall—In this fifth chamber is a garden of mandara trees (Calotropis gigantea) . Sharadrutu is the protector .Ishasri and Urjasri
are his consorts.
Raupya (silver)wall –Sixth chamber . Parijata tree forest . Hemantarutu is the protector. Sahasri and Sahasyasri are his consorts.
Hema (gold)wall—Seventh chamber. Kadamba forest.  Sisira (winter)is the protector.Tavasri and Tavasyasri are his consorts. This is where Mantrini devi
resides in a temple.She has one more quarter very close to that of Lalita devi in Mahapadmatavi (forest of lotuses).When she is on duty she stays in that
In this seventh chamber near Mantrini’s residence Matanga kanyas are constantly singing and dancing.

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