shrI lalitAtrishatI bhAShyam.h: 1

Vaidya Sundaram Vaidya_Sundaram at I2.COM
Wed Jun 2 11:11:10 CDT 1999


 I have heard Sri anantarAma dIkshidhar splitting aparNa as apagatham + rNAm =>
one who alleviates all the debts of the devotees. The debts have in general been
equated with the three kinds of debts a human is born with (deva rNam, rishi
rNam and pitru rNam); this means that one who prays to Her is absolved of all
mundane debts as well and hence the devotee attains to Her without further
encumbrances due to karmic action.

aum aparNAyai namaH


Sankar Khrish <kssubramanian at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

>From what I remember of Kanchi Periyavaa's discourse, (there is this
six volume collection of His Highness' discourse in Tamil by Mr. R
Ganapathy, a must have work) aparNa means a leafless climber.  I think
the word is split as a + parNa, meaning without leaves.

Correct me if I am wrong.


--- Ravi <msr at COMCO.COM> wrote:
> || AUM mahAgaNapataye namaH ||
> || AUM shrI sha.karAchAryavaryAya namaH ||
> || AUM shrImAtre namaH ||
> shrI sha.nkara bhAShyaM on shrI lalitA trishatI
> ===============================================
> Benedictory Verses
> ==================
> vande vighneshvaraM devaM sarvasiddhi pradAyinam.h |
> vAmAN^karUDha vAmAkShI karapallava pUjitam.h || 1 ||
> I bow to Lord vighneshvara who is adored by the
> beautiful
> eyed shrImAtA sitting on the left lap of Lord shiva
> with her
> palms which are soft like a tender leaf; and who
> bestows all
> powers to His devotees.
> ambaaL sits on the left lap of Lord shiva, it is
> indicated
> by many names. For instance, shivakAmeshvarAN^kasthA
> of
> sahasranAma; IshvarotsaN^ganilaya and
> kAmeshvarotsaN^gavAsinI of trishatI indicate this.
> She is called vAmAkShI because She has beautiful
> eyes. vAma
> means beautiful and akShI means eye. The name
> vAmanayanA in
> sahasranAma is a synonym to this name. Here, one can
> obtain
> other different interpretations by taking vAma to
> mean left
> as well.
> Comparison of ambaaL's palm to a tender leaf has an
> interesting connection. As umA when She was
> meditating on
> Lord shiva to marry Him, at one stage, She ate with
> what Her
> hands alone can hold. Traditionally people eat from
> leaf
> (like plaintain leaves), hence She was called
> aparNa. Since
> Her palms are like a tender leaf, there was no need
> for
> another leaf.
> Lord ganesha is shrImAta's son, hence the word
> pUjitam can
> be more appropriately taken as act of adoration than
> worshipping.
> [to be continued]
> --
> Ravi

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