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Varada

Giver of boons;
'va' is called amruta bijam
She dispels fear and gives her devotees boons
She gives boon to Trimurthis, greatest of which is knowledge of Path to Liberation
Cling to her feet to attain boons
Navami day is sacred day for Devi puja

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Vama-Nayana

Having beautiful eyes
vama- karma phalam
nayath - that which she will take
The good karmas that we do will take us towards Amma

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Varuni-mada-vivhala

-Drunk with date wine, Sri Devi is immersed in Shiva
-Varuni(nadi), with breath control we can control this Nadi, which helps with excretion function.
-Maha Yogis with pranayama control this nadi and have unbroken dhyana since they don't have to worry about bodily functions

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Visvadhika

Sivatatva to Prithvi tatva are 36 tatvas which run the world

5 Pancha bhuta
5 Karmaindriyas
5 Jnyanaindriya
5 Pacha kosalu
4 Anthakaranas (4 parts)
7 Maya Tatva
5 Siva Tatva

Amma is spread thru all of these and yet in the top most of them all

5

Vedavedya

Only through the gates of the vedas can She be reached

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Vindhyachala-Nivasini

She was born as 'Yoga Maya' to Yashodha Devi in Dwapara Yuga. When kamsa tries to kill her, she flies away to top of Vindhyachala Mountain.

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Vidhatri

Thru Brahma she gave vedas to devotees. She gives karma phalalu equally to all. Dharmarupini, srishti, sthithi, laya karini.

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Veda-Janani

Mother of the vedas; All dharmas, all gnyanam comes from the vedas.
'Vid' means gnyanam.
Vedas are not created by people, directly from Her
Vedas are her breath. She is Gayatri Devi.
Sabda Brahma Swaroopini.

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Visnu-maya

Creates 'maya', where you can't if its real or not.
Ma - means no
Ya - means yes
Maya - illusory, real/unreal
Trigunathma rupam of Paramatma

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Vilasini

Natya Sastra Swaroopam. All a dancers poses and mudras in her kalpam. She does all the movements in the universe.
Maya is Paramatma's abhinayam
Vilasini is mohini Sakti
Sadhaka can be drowned in her maya, tests the devotee to get liberation
She is the path to liberation and she is the obstacle for liberation as well.
Kundalini Sakti awakens and moves up, at the Brahma randra sthanam (moksham gate), she is a film that blocks the way to the Sahasrara.
Surrender at her feet to remove the curtain.

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Ksetra-svarupa

The highest consciousness to the grossest matter and space consists of ksetras. It is all her form.
Punya ksetras are where yogis have done great tapas

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Kstresi

Queen of Ksetras

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Ksetra-ksetrajna Palini

Ksetra - field ; gross body
Ksetrajna - Jiva; subtle body
She is the ruler of both

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Ksaya-vrddhi-vinirmukta

Ksaya- decay
Vrddhi - growth
Vinirmukta - beyond (free of)
She is without change, no growth or decay

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Ksetrapala-Samarchita

One who says "I am the body" is the ksetrapaludu; use this body to pray to Amma. She is worshipped by all

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Vijaya

- Amma defeated many rakshasalu
- She is Aparajita- always victorious, without defeat
Amma's devotees are also never defeated.
Real victory is moksham

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Vimala

She has no blemishes, such as ignorance, avidya;
No bodily excretions such as tears, sweat, urine
She is not associated with them

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Vandhya

One who is fit to be worshipped by all
If we do Namaskaralu to God all indriyalu will be nourished. She delivers us from papalu. Gives Sakala Sowbhagyalu.

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Vandaru-Jana-Vatsala

Jagadamba.
She is affectionate with the devotees.
She gives longevity, knowledge, face and prosperity if we prostrate with trikarana(mind, body, action) sudhhi.

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Vagavadini

'Vag' bijam
She is one of the Anga devathlu, She is beside Symala Devi who is a Gnyana Devatha.
Resides in the Sri Chakra
"Vakku" - expression
Her grace gives us intellect and the ability to express it.
She also helps us retain the knowledge

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Vamakesi

Beautiful Hair
If we contemplate on her thick tresses our darkness will disappear.
Kesamulu - Rays
Vamanamu - disperse downward

She showers us the rays of the sun, moon, fire; nourishing the world.
Eksada rudrulu and navagrahalu are all vamakesalu

22

Vahni-Mandala Vasini

Amma lives in the agni mandalam
Right below bindu
In muladhara if kudalini is awakened, it is like an agni flow
She gives buddhi, gives us all vidhyalu

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Bhaktimat-Kalpa-Latika

Kalpa-Lata : wish-fulfilling creeper
Whatever stage her devotees are, she fulfills their wishes and takes them to next stage
She not only fulfills wishes she takes us towards moksham if we surrender to her

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Pasu-Pasa-Vimochini

Pasu - ignorant man ( avidya - sees difference between self and God)
Pasa- rope of bondage
vimochini - freedom

Pasas - old karmas
Pasupati - time, space and jiva are controlled by iswara

- She takes away bondage of limitations
- As you pray and surrender to her she will remove the avidya of differentiate between you and her

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Samhrtasesa-Pasanda

Samhr - destruction
asesa - without any leftovers
Pasanda - turns away from vedas/dharma

She totally removes the inner enemy of disbelief

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Sadachara pravarthika

Enforces good conduct
She stands with us to help in good conduct.

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Tapatrayagni santhaptha samahladhana chandrika

Sudhamaya bindhu in sahasrara. Amma like chandrika will cool down tapatrayalu
1.Removing sorrows due to adhyathmika, adhibouthika and adhidaivika will remove all sorrow.
2. when kundalini awakens at muladhara, travels up through manipura and agna, reachs sahasrara and liberates the devotees.

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Taruni

16 year young maiden
16 letter sodasi vidya = taruni vidya = kundalini vidya
sadhana beginning stage is taruni

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Tapasaradhya

Tapasi = devotee with single pointed focus who controls sense organs and mind

30

Tanumadhya

one with slim waist
Bindu in the center of sri chakram
pranasakthi in susuhmna

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Tamopaha

remover of avidhya

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Chithisthathpada lakshyardha

omnipresent energy
tatvamasi = that is you

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Chidhekarasa rupini

all pervading knowledge and bliss

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Swathmananda lavibutha brahmadhyananda santhathi

nothing compares to her paramananda swaroopam

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Para


This is her shabdha brahman form. This name refers to her unmanifested form.
Prakasa form is Siva and vimarsha form is shakthi. They both are indivisible.
Para means highest, absolute, pure form.
The sound in this stage can be called seed that has not yet germinated.
In human beings para in is the form of kundalini energy when it begins its ascent from mooladhara chakra.

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Prathyak - chithirupa

Prathyak means turning inwards towards the soul.
Chith means consciousness - she is in the form of innerself.
Inner consciousness is the supreme level of consciousness.
The senses are by nature outgoing and cannot see the self within. Rarely a wise man who seeks liberation withdraws his senses from external world to the self within.

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Pasyanthi

japa roopam

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Paradevatha

Rupa dhyanam

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Madhyama

language originating stage

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Vykhari rupa

Expression

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Bhakthamanasa hansika

She swims in the hearts of devotees

42

Kameswara prananadi

In sushumna nadi sri matha flows as main pranasakthi.
without her our body dosenot exist.
She is the shakthi of para brahma, Siva has no energy to move without her - Sivani

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Kruthagna

She remembers and showers blessings on the devotees who offer her anything with devotion.
Krutham also means universe. She created and appointed 9 forces, all are manifestations of mother.

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Kamapujitha

She is worshipped at sri kamagiri peetam as Kanchi Kamakshi.
Manmadha worships her with kadi vidya
she is worshipped by kameswara.

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Srungara rasa sampoorna

She is in the bindhu as bliss. Santha rasam is the 1st in 9 rasalu. Her real nature is tranquility.
She is in Purna giri peetam at Badrinath as Annapurna and in our body in 12 petals at anahatha.

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Jaya

Mother in chith swaroopam is rason for our existence. She is always victorious

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Jalandhara shitha

Main pranasakthi, 16 petals visuddhi chakra.
Jalandhara peetam in Jalandhar punjab

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Odyana peeta nilaya

She is brilliant in the 2 petals, Agna chakra between the eyebrows.
Assam Kamakhshya peetam is the most important one

49

Bindhumandala vasini

She is in the sahasraram bindhu. sarvanandamaya mandalam

50

Rahoyaga kramaradhya

Worshipping her in srichakram is bahiryagam
Worshipping her in the chakras inside the body is Antharyagam.

51

Rahastharpana tarpitha

Antharyagam should be learnt from a proper guru.
Pranasakthi and ego should be offered to each diety at each chakra.

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Sadhya prasadhini

She immediately showers blessings on her devotees

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Viswasakshini

She is a witness of the universe

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Sakshivarjitha

She dosenot have any witnesses. Final stage of realization.

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Shadanga devatha yuktha

She is manthraswaroopini served by 6 anga devathas.

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Shadgunya paripuritha

She has all 6 gunas - prosperity, righteousness, fame, material wealth, wisdom and dispassion.

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Nithyaklinna

3rd thidhi devatha, she has a kind merciful heart

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Nirupama

uncomparable

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Nirvana sukhadayini

She gives liberation and bliss

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Nithyashodasikharupa

15 dieties 15 lunar days worshipped in srichakra representing panchadasi mantram. Shodasi is lalitha herself. She is pleased if worshipped with shodasi manthram than any yagna.
In our body, mind keeps changing Atma remains unchanging and eternal.

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Sri Kantardha saririni

This is Arthanariswara tatvam.
Siva holds poison in his throat.
During creation paramatma is one and he splits himself into 2 - left female sakthi and right purusha sakthi
Siva is soul, sakthi is energy they are indivisble

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Prabhavathi

Prabhavathi resides in bindu filled with power of effulgence surrounded by 8 dieties representing very powerful illuminating siddhis (prabha) Due to these our body receives energy to function, root is lalitha herself.

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Prabharupa

In the form of supreme light that pervades the whole universe. 8 deities get their illumination from this brightness.
She gives knowledge and prosperity to her devotees.
Akhanda atma sakthi

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Prasidha

Innerself in all living beings. She is the self. All pervading all powerful always praised by her devotees.

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Parameshwari

She is ultimate, wife of parameswara. Able administrator of the whole universe. Root of srividya mantra. she is nature - sat chit ananda swaroopini

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Moola prakruthi

Raw material.
pra = first one, main, supreme
She is the source for all 3. If universe is fruit she is chidekarasa rupini

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Avyaktha

Concealed, unmanifested

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Vyaktha vyaktha swaroopini

Both manifested and unmanifested forms are her.
Karya karana rupa.

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Vyapini

She is all pervading, spreads all over the universe in the form of chithi( energy)

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Vividhakara

She takes different forms while forming different functions. Even though she is in different forms she is only one.

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Vidyavidyaswaroopini

Vidhya = knowledge, avidhya = ignorance
she is in both forms.
Vidya is supreme knowledge that leads to liberation whereas worldly knowledge to fulful worldly desires is avidhya, it also includes various fire rituals, external worship etc. but when rituals are performed without attachment to fruits of action along with internal search and exploration through meditation, he is said to possess vidya and he is sure to attain liberation. When avidya dissolves into vidya liberation can be attained.
Srividya is both vidya and avidya swaroopini. She is maha maya if we surrender to her totally she removes ignorance and gives knowledge that leads to liberation.
Avidya binds jeeva vidya liberates.

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Mahakamesanayana-kumudhahladha-koumudhi

On seeing her sivas eyes widens with happiness as lotus that blooms when full moon shines.
Ku = inferior + mudha = pleasure
worldly pleasures are considered inferior.
She takes pity on those who indulge in worldly pleasures and when they start worshipping her she leads them to the right path to attain liberation.

73

Baktha+hardha+tamo+bedha+bhanumad+bhanu+santhathihi

devotees+heart+ignorance+to dispell+as sun+ suns rays.
She is the effulgence of the sun who dispells the darkness of ignorance fromthe hearts of her devotees.

74

Sivaduthi

One of the thidhi nithya devathas.( saptha thidhi)
While waging war with Sumbha & Nisumbha, Lalitha devi wanted to send them a message warning them to stop the war lest they should die in her hands. Sivaduthi comes out of her body and on behalf of srimatha she requests lord shiva to act as a messenger.
She wants to disspell ignorance from the hearts of her sadhakas & she wants the paramatma to give the required devotion and wisdom to her sadhakas. She is trying to show right path to her devotees with shiva as guru.

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Sivaradhya

Worshipped by siva himself, he meditates on her and obtains Arthanarishwara form. Siva is able to manifest only when united with Shakthi.
Dakshinamurthy teaches srichakra sadhana.

76

Sivamurthy

Siva means auspiciousness, he has no form, nirguna brahm. He got name and form because of his consort sakthi.

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Sivankari

Giver of happiness to her devotees

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Sivapriya

She is very dear to shiva. Siva is her dearest consort. both love each other and are inseparable.

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Sivapara

She is always absorbed in meditating on siva. She feels siva is the ultimate. She reveals paramasiva to her devotees. She transcends the stage of siva because siva is inert without sakthi.

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Sisteshta

Srimata likes veda sastras. those who follow sastras and are righteous are called shishtas. She likes shistas.

81

Sistapujitha

She beign supreme brahman, is worshipped by righteous people who abide by the sastras. if we have to get grace of mothe we should also lead a righteous life and follow the path shown by gurus and saints.

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Aprameya

Srimata cannot be measured, she has no beginning or ending and is anantha.
Paramatma tatvam has no limtations. our body is imited so we measure her by limiting her by name and form.

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Swaprakasha

self illuminating. she even provides light to sun god.
Soul which is present in our body is aprameya and swaprakasha. we are able to see this world because of the the light from the brahaman.

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Manovahamagochara

mind + body+ not seen
she is beyond mind and body and cannot be seen by mind & body. She can be realized only through Knowledge.

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Chichakthi

She is power of consciousness that dispells ignorance.
She is pure consciousness ( sat chit ananda) that spreads all over.

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Chetanarupa

Universe emerges from chaitanya, it is the gross form which is made of name and form.
She is present as kinetic energy in moving( chit sakthi) objects.

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Jadasakthi

She is also present in inanimate objects as potential energy. This energy is responsible for creating objective world. These objects also have movement in rhythemic way that cannot be noticed by us.

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Jadathmika

one who is present in upadhi ( Jadam) and makes them move.
it represents the entire universe which has no power to know her.

89

Gayathri

Gayathri mantra protects a persons pranasakthi. Lalitha is in the form of Gayathri, narrated by Viswamithra, with 24 syllables and is preceded by 6 vyahruthis
Sakthi originated from siva, from sakthi came creation.
Om is pranavam and is the manifestation of sabdha brahma. A = Brahma, U = Vishnu, M = Rudra.
Vyahruthi is origin of speech and it represents 3 worlds
Bhur = earth, Bhuvah = space between earth and sun, Swah = heaven.
Tat Savithur varenyam = that supreme creator
Bhargo+Devasya+Dhimahi = Illuminating from+parabrahma+I am meditating.
meaning I am meditating on the illuminating form that belongs to brahma.
Dhi+yo+nah+prachodayath = intellect+that illumination+our+inducing.
We meditate on illuminaton form of supreme creater who induces modification in our mind. Also represents sun god.
Ishtadiyvam is gayatri. This should be done 3 times during sandhya samayam.

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Vyahruthi

pronunciation of mantram. Siva first pronounced her name as vyahruthi. whatever siva pronounced is vedas.
Vyahruthi is origin of speech and it represents 3 worlds
Bhur = earth, Bhuvah = space between earth and sun, Swah = heaven.
also 3 grades of consciousness

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Sandhya

junction between any 2.
time of dawn, dusk, midafternoon and midnight. Meditating during these times provides knowledge.
3 important nadis -ida, pingala, sushumna meet at Agna which is also called sandhya.
Gap between 2 thoughts is sandhya.

92

Dvijabrundanishevitha

One who is worshipped by twice born ( birth and upanayanam)

93

Thatvasana

She is seated on 36 tatvas. she gives energy to tatvas. she is in and beyond tatvas.
she is the 3 aspects of gayatri - Sthula rupa(vyahruthi), sukshma rupa(sandhya) and karanarupa(tatvasana)

94

tat+tvam+ayi

that+you+supreme mother of universe
She is the highest level of consciousness. self realization is union of supreme power and self.

95

Panchakosantharasthitha

She resides in 5 sheaths that covers the human body.
annamaya - gross, pranamaya - vital, vignanamaya - intellect and anandamaya - bliss.
manomayakosam is in the middle of panchakosas.
meditating with pure heart will give samskaram and moksham

96

Nis+sema+mahima

that is not there + boundary + greatness
Her greateness has no boundaries. she illuminates the whole universe with her divine light. If we adore and worship her greatness we will be blessed.

97

Nithyyavvana

She is forever youthful because she is beyond space and time.

98

Madhasalini

She is full of charm and filled with bliss.
madam is confidence gained from youth.

99

Madhaghournitha Rakthakshi

Her eyes are naturally red due to the reflection of her body.
Her eyes turned red due to constantly meditating on paramashiva. it means her eyes are turning inwards.
Sun, moon and fire are all red in color.

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Madhapatalagandabhu

As she is blissful her cheeks blush with red color. She is extremely beautiful in this state.