GOD AS MOTHER : NAMES 271 TO 280

LALITHA  [ LALITA ]  SAHASRANAMAM    MAI SAHASRANAMA

271) Ishvari ईश्वरी – In the form of Ishvar. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 271

272) Sadaashiva सदाशिवा – In the form of Sadaashiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 272

To recapitulate, the external and the internal manifestations of Mother Mai, which cause bondage and release, and which have corresponding expressions in Tirodhaan तिरोधान  and Anugraha अनुग्रह respectively, are Ishvari ईश्वरी  and Sadaashiva सदाशिवा , when highest Rajas रजस and highest Satva सत्व  respectively predominate. It is the sub functioning of Mother as Ishvar that gives rise to the three sub-aspects referred to in the serial numbers 264, 266 and 268 , as Srishtikartri सृष्टीकर्त्री, Goptri गोप्त्री and Sanhaarini संहारिणी .

 

273) Anugrahadaa अनुग्रहदा  – Conferrer of the blessing of rejuvenation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 273

When after complete annihilation, the universe again assumes the form of the primordial atoms, the process is called Anugraha. This is the function of Sadashiva सदाशिव . Anugraha अनुग्रह means blessing. Mother blesses the jivas by creating the universe again, and giving a new living for experiences, enjoyment, etc.

 

274) Panchakrityaparaayanaa पंचकृत्यपरायणा – Devoted to the five functions. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 274

Thus the five functions of Mother are the creation,preservation, destruction, annihilation and causing the reappearance of the universe, which manifest themselves one after another, incessantly.

In the above names , five names are Hers in Her “energy” aspect, five names are Hers as substance. Or say, there are five names as the propeller and five as the actor.

Mother binds the whole universe and holds souls bewildered by the noose of illusion and the strong ropes of ” I ” and ” Mine “. Corresponding to the five functions of the Supreme Power above stated, and individual souls’s functions are Illumination ( creation ), affection ( preservation ), dissatisfaction ( destruction ), lamentation ( annihilation ), fructification ( causing reappearance ).

275) Bhaanu-mandala-madhyasthaa  भानुमण्डलमध्यस्था –  Abiding in the midst of the sun’s disc. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 275

At the time of the two twilights known as Sandhyaa संध्या . Mother should be meditated upon and prayed for, with “The golden Mother seen within the sun.” Thus :”I bow down to the form, which is in the sun’s disc, who is all the scriptures, knowing Whom nothing remains to be known, Who fills the different worlds with Her brilliance , the Cause of the three worlds, known as the Supreme Mother.

276) Bhairavi भैरवी – She that gives energy of one’s doing one’s best. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 276

Brairava भैरव means “exertion” indicated in the “Success or death while exerting, with determination, not to accept any intermediate stage.” Bhairava Japa means the repetition of the Bhairavi mantra, with determination of vow of sacrificing one’s life , if success does not crown the penance.

277) Bhagamaalini भगमालिनी – Wearing the garland of prosperity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 277
Bhaga means six attributes, Scriptures states as under.The full supremacy (Aishvarya एैश्वर्य ), righteousness (Dharma धर्म ), fame(Yasha यश ), prosperity (Shree श्री ), wisdom (Jnaana ज्ञान ) and dispassion(Vairaagya वैराग्य), these six are called Bhaga भग . As per Kosha कोष  i.e. dictionary, Bhaga भग  means supremacy, magnanimity, wisdom, dispassion, womb, fame, power,effort, desire, righteousness, prosperity and success in worldly concerns.

Bhaga-maalini भगमालिनी  is the name of one of the fifteen Nityaas नित्या , referred to in this group. Bhaga भग  is also a female emblem and Bhagmaalini may be construed to mean the flower garland , made of the best that is appreciable in the fair sex, viz, mercifulness, innocence, readiness of sacrifice , amiability,bewitching-ness, etc.

278) Padmaasanaa पद्मासना – Lotus seated. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 278

For attainment of peace, Mother should be meditated upon, as Padmaasanaa, i.e., She that is meditated upon by Yogis. Padmaasanaa is a yogic posture, resulting in the gradual extinction of Duality, which is cross-legged sitting with toes caught by hands.

Padmaasanaa पद्मासना  means She, who is pleased with the most common crossed-legged yogic posture, or who sportively likes to sit or stand on the lotus of  spirituality, on lotus. The stalk of this lotus is divine knowledge , its filaments are the different categories and the leaf portions are prakrities, i.e., different combinations of fundamental elements.

“Padma” also means Lakshmi, “sanaa” means distributing. Mother distributes wealth and prosperity amongst Her devotees of a particular class. Oh Mother, with whom Thou art pleased, that man receives prosperity, carrying therewith, the enjoyment of supreme material happiness. His house becomes beautiful and is a house of relief and refugee to so many, and he lives therein, fondling his wife and children, and seeing that none returns from him, unsatisfied.

279)  Bhagavati भगवती – Possessor of the six attributes.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 279

As Mother wills, controls and brings about, the origin and dissolution of universes (Utpatti उत्पत्ती  and Laya लय ), as She is the Final Dispenser of the coming and going of  beings and She is the bestower of Divine knowledge and the highest beatitude (Vidyaa विद्या and Uttamagati उत्तमगती ) raising Her devotees from ignorance and lowest position(Avidyaa अविद्या and Adhogati अधोगती ), She is called Bhagavati भगवती .

280)  Padmanaabha-sahodari पद्मनाभसहोदरी -Sister of Vishnu. Under the other path which Mother adopts as Bhogini, She is the sister of Vishnu. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 280
The implied meaning is, that She is like Lord Krishna who was full of dodges, and prepared to play all games to suit the highest achievement, viz., protection of the righteous and destruction of unrighteous.

In the usual scriptural sense Kaali काली  has been described as the Sister of Vishnu विष्णु  and Spouse of Shiva शिव .

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Non practising advocate ( Bar Council of Maharashtra ). Servant of God as Universal Divine Mother Mai & Saint Shri Mai Swarup Mai Markand ; follower of Universal Religion of Mai-ism, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai 400054, India.

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