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Vishnu

 

Essence Of
Brahmanda Purana

 

 

24    LALITOPAAKHYAANA-Victory Commendation and revival of Manmatha

Namo namastey Jagadeka naathey Namonamah Shri Tripuraabhi-dhaaney,

Namo namo Bhandamahaasuraghney Namostu Kameshwari Vaamakeshi/

Chintaa- maney chintidaanadaksheychintye,

Chitraambarey Chitrajagatprasutey Chitraakhya Nityey Sukhadey Namastey/

Mokshapradey Mugdha Sashaankha chudey Mugdhasmitey Mohana bheda Dakshey,

 Mudreshwareechirchitaraaja tantrey Mudraapriye Devi Namo namastey/

Kruraantaka dhwamsini Komalaangey Kopeshu Kaaleem Tanumaadadhaaney/

Krodaananey Paalita Sainika Chakrey Krodeekruta- aseshabhaye Namastey/

Shadanga Devi Parivaara Krishney Shadanga Yukta Shruti Vaakya mrugye,

Shadchakra samsthey cha Shadbhaava rupey Lalitey Namastey/

(Our salutations to you ‘Jagadeka Naatha’ and ‘Tripuraabhidaana’ who has the unique distincion of destroying Bhandasura. Kameshwari, Vaamakeshi, Chantaamani Swarupa, Achnitya, Chiraambari, the Creator of Chitra Jagat, Nitya Shakti called Chitra! Sukha Pradayani, Moksha Pradayani, Chandra Kalaa dhari, Mugdhasmita or Ever Smiling, Fully capable of smashing Illusions, the Sovereign of ‘Mudras’ or  hand gestures and  finger postures signifying various feelings; Mudraa Praya, Kruraantaka Dhwamsa, Komalaangi, Kaali Swarupa, Vaaraahi Rupa, Shakti Sainya Palaka, Absorber of all kinds of Fears, Shadanga Rupa or the Essence of Vedangas or Six Corollaries of Vedas viz. Siksha-Vyakarana-Chhanda- Nirukta-Jyotisha and Kalpa; Mulaadhaara and such other Six Chakras of Physique; and ‘Shad bhaavaas’ or Six Impulses viz. Kshut (Hunger), Trishna  ( Thirst), Shoka ( Distress), Moha (Infatuation), Jara (Old age) and Marana (death).  Brahma further extolled Devi as follows: ‘ Devi Lalita! You are Shiva Swarupini, Kaama Swarupini, Nitya  Swarupini, Manohara Swarupini,Varapradayani, Shambhu Kaamini, Moksha dayani, Kalaadhipa,  Divyoushadha Prathama, Nagara Samuha Swarupini, Surya Sahasra Kantimati, Daya Swarupini, Devaadi Deva Santosha Swarupini, Animaadi Ashtaiswarya Sevita; Sadaa Shivaatma Prakasha, Sabhaa Maryaada Yukta, Sapta Matruka Sevita, Brahmeswari, Nitya Swarupini, Shodasa Kalaa Samyuta Lalita (magnificent with Sixteen Kalaas), Pramatha Gana Sevita, Samkshodhinyadi chaturdasha jwaalaavaranaa  (Devi, you are surrounded by Fourteen Flames like those named as Sankshobhini), Sharva Sidhaadi Shakti namaskruta                 ( worshipped by Shaktis called Sarva Siddhas); Chakra Swarupini; Vashinyaadi Vaagaishwarya Shakti Sevita Devi (Devi, you are worshipped by Vashinya and other Shaktis who are the Epitomes of Speech Prosperity / fluency); Vaksamudra, Varadeaayani, Samastaayudha Saarvabhouma, Vajreswari, Bhageswari, Kaala Swarupa, Kameswari, Baala, Bindu Swarupa, Bindukalaayaika rupini, Kalpa Pralaya Yama Swarupa, Kama Kalpa Vriksha, Vidyeswari,and  Shambhunaatha dwitiya Sthaanaashraya (the alternate Form of Sthaana Rupa!)’

Brahma then introduced Rati Devi the widow of Manmatha  and requested her to terminate her widow-hood and Lalita Devi readily agreed to do so and asked her to be bathed and dressed up as a ‘Sumangali’ with chandana-kumkuma, flowers and ornaments. Manmatha got revived. Devi bestowed boons to him saying that from the hair roots of his body he would materialise crores of Manmathas for ever and that  he would ensure all the married couple to  get marital satisfaction for ever;  those who blame him would fail in their marriage unions and males turn out to be impotent and females turn out as frigid and barren. The Nava Manmatha was further blessed by Devi that Maha Deva would renounce Vairagya and would be so fond of Parvati that he did not leave her thus acquiring the epithet of ‘Arthanaareswara’  Manmatha’s Senaani was Chandra, and Peetha mardakas were ‘Raaga’ or sweet musical notes, Mandanalaya or provocative winds and the sweet cooing of Kokila or Koel.



LALITHOPAAKHYAANA-Lalita Devs Vijaya Yatra and Bhandasura Vadha:

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