SRI LALITA SAHASRANAMA MAHATMYAM( A brief Commentary on its Glory and Greatness )

Contents of the 14 Chapters
Legend – regarding the Origin of Lalita Sahasranama
Rules to be followed in chanting Lalita Sahasranama
Fruits/Rewards/Benefits of chanting Lalita Sahasranama

Author: Sri R.V. Venkiteswaran – Palakkad.
(Original Commentary in Malayalam)
English Translation by
Sri V. Ranganathan, Chembur, Bombay

The Malayalam Audio version of Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam is available in this site for down loading.


Blessed indeed are the fortunate few of us – children of the Divine Mother, Goddess Sri Lalitambika – for we have had the rare opportunity of chanting / reciting the sacred Lalita Sahasranama (the thousand sacred names of the Goddess) or at least listening to it even once.
When a child calls its mother endearingly and utters the word ‘AMMA’, a joy lights up their faces at once. So too is the case when we address a prayer to the Goddess Lalita; She is not only the Mother of all mothers, but also the Mother of the entire Universe, the Eternal Mother, the Mother Supreme, who is capable of bestowing any amount of merit on her devotees. Naturally, with all our heart, that too with a child-like innocence. She fulfils all our desires and aspirations, grants Peace and contentment immediately, and also bestows on us health, wealth, name and fame, happiness and courage. To those who aspire for higher things, She endows them with unalloyed devotion, and detachment, leading to enlightenment and the pinnacle of supreme knowledge – SRI VIDYA. In short, She takes care of our welfare not only in this world/life, but in the life beyond as well.

Goddess Lalitambika can be and ought to be worshipped by one and all. Caste, creed, nationality, age (or Asrama as the case may be) are no bar to Her worship. It is preferable to conduct the worship in groups, as such worship is more fruitful and the benefits are larger. To win Her heart and remain Her dear child, one must regularly recite the Sahasranama or at least listen to its chanting because it contains not only Her story, but also extols Her powers as well as Glories. One might also worship Her with flowers, pay obeisance to Her having installed Her in one’s heart and constantly remember Her during the course of the day, thus developing the close relationship of mother and child, and finally surrender oneself totally at Her lotus feet.
In days of yore, a student of the Gurukula system, would study the Vedas and Sastras at the feet of his Guru, and when the time came for him to take leave of his Guru and return home, it is said that the Guru, pleased with his student not only blessed him with words, but also used to present him as a precious gift a copy of the sacred text, Lalita Sahasranama. For, the Lalita Sahasranama is considered as the source of all knowledge contained in the four Vedas, 1,008 and odd Upanishads, all the Sastras and the 36 Puranas, being the Bija Grantha of the Primordial Sakthi.

Whatever be the knowledge we gain and whatever be the subjects we master, real fulfillment in life cannot be had without cultivating devotion to the Supreme Mother. Whatever we find happening in the World now and whatever might happen in the future, know that all this has been sanctioned and willed by the Supreme Mother. So let us not allow ourselves to be swayed by whatever we see happening in the world outside. A true devotee of the Mother ought to lead his life in simple contentment, surrendering to Her Will and in
Her constant remembrance. Out of the ten Sahasranamas, Lalita Sahasranama takes the primary place. The greatness and glory of this sacred Stotra is so vast and extensive, it is said even Lord Siva cannot describe it adequately:

So one should feel happy about whatever little one knows about Her, or what one has read or heard about Her (however meagre it may be), and surrender absolutely at the lotus feet of that Goddess Rajarajeswari (fabled to reside in the island of Manidweepa), repeating the Mantra:


and wash Her sacred feet with one’s tears of devotion as this alone can be of enduring value to us.

Obeying the command of Sri Devi, the Celestial Muses led by Vasini are said to have composed, in Her raise, the thousand sacred names in a manner meant to please the Goddess.
One day in the august assembly – BRAHMAANDA SADAS – the innumerable Brahmas And the whole host of Devas had assembled in the presence of the Supreme Goddess; then taking a hint from the Supreme Goddess, these Celestial beings led by Vasini recited this text in a tone loud and clear and the whole assembly was awestruck with wonder. From then on, all these Gods and Devas started reciting the Sahasranama regularly for Her appeasement. It is significant that this most sacred text is deemed worthy of daily recitation even by celestial Gods who in themselves are vested with powers to bless or curse.

This gem of a Stotra woven around the story of Goddess Lalita appears in the latter part (Uttara Khanda) of Brahmanda Purana. Once Sri Hayagriva (an avatar of Lord Mahavishnu) initiated Agastya Maharshi (also known as Kumbhaja) into this secret lore, after putting him to test and being satisfied about his competency. Later Agastya Maharshi gave it out to Suta Maharshi from whom it was received by the Maharshis at Naimisaranya; thus being passed on from generation to generation through this Rishi Parampara, it has now reached us. Thus we are recipients of the rate opportunity of reciting this wonderful Stotra.
ALL IS BHAHMAN, YET WHATEVER IS PERCEIVED IS NOT BRAHMAN – This Brahma Tatwa alone is elaborated in the whole of Lalita Sahasranama in the dual mode of Vidya-Avidya, i.e. Higher knowledge (of the Self) and Lower knowledge (of the manifested world).

Sir Lalita Sahasranama is a gem of a Stotra containing 365 lines in 14 chapters. The Divine Mother exhorts us to strive and realize Her true nature through any one of the paths enunciated in the 14 chapters. The 365 lines in the Sahasranama can be compared to the 365 days comprising a full year; so also the Mantras, their power, potency and glory seek to invest a wholesomeness to the realization of the Self.

Goddess Lalita’s emergence here on earth is in the role of the Universal Mother. Goddess Lalita Parameswari stationed in the legendary Milky Ocean encircling the outermost Galaxy far beyond human sight condescends, in response to the sincere appeals/prayers of Her devotees, to grant Her rare darsan and shows the way to end sorrow. This is the subject matter dealt here. At the same time, to wean Her devotees away from the fleeting pleasures of this world, She reveals to them Her motherly compassionate nature. Her extraordinary loveliness, the flawless beauty of Her form and Her bewitching smile are so enchanting that the devotees are lost in wonder. Seekers of the Godhead with form will find the Divine Mother’s alluring form described herein best suited for contemplation.


After annihilating the tyrant Asuras, the Divine Mother proclaims where She is going to reside. In an esoteric sense, this signifies that She herself would root out the evil propensities in the devotee’s mind, annul completely his accumulated sins, then dwell in the temple of his own purified heart.

However powerful may be the adversary of a true devotee of the Mother, She gives Her assurance She would drive him out and destroy him. And, if necessary, She would enlist the help of all the deities and gods in the universe to fight the enemy and finally vanquish him. Thus She proclaims Her supremacy over all the gods and deities and asserts She is worthy of being worshipped by all – from an ant to the Creator, Brahma himself.

This chapter describes and declares emphatically that all Mantras, Tantras and Yantras and their forms and powers are in fact identical with Her and not separate from Her.

5. DESCRIPTION OF THE FORM OF KUNDALINIThis chapter describes the process of the ascent of the Kundalini Sakti towards the summit and the Supreme Bliss that ensues when the ascending Sakti meets Siva and the union is consummated. The process is described thus. This inherent Power normally lies dormant at the base – Mooladhara Chakra, and is stated to resemble the fine fibre of a lotus stalk, to be as brilliant as lightning and to be a ray of the Sun; it is roused and made to ascend; then piercing the six intermediate Chakras, this Sakti (which is none other than Sri Devi) enters the Sahasrara Chakra at the crown of the head and joins Her mate, Siva. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, when the sleeping serpent power is roused and made to ascend higher and higher piercing the six Chakras and finally reach the Sahasrara Chakra, one can easily overcome and rout out the six enemies – kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and matsarya (lust, anger, greed, delusion, jealousy, intolerance, etc.) and ultimately free oneself from the worldly attachments. One can then perceive the entire Cosmos in oneself. To those who have little faith in (or do not set much store by) external worship of God with form, they have been shown the alternative path of getting initiated into Kundalini Yoga by a competent Guru, then through the rigorous practice thereof, realize one’s own Self and also gain the knowledge of Parasakti.

6. DESCRIPTION OF DEVI’S BLESSING THE DEVOTEEThis chapter shows how the Divine Mother blesses Her devotees always – and in all ways – and devotion alone is enough to gain Her blessings.


EVERYTHING IS IN ME, STILL I AM NOT IN THEM – This transcendental aspect or ‘I’ the Atman is one with that Parasakti who/which is all-pervading, undifferentiated, beyond name, form and quality, yet all-inclusive and omnipresent – this is the theme expounded here. This chapter gives primacy to contemplation and meditation on the Formless, Qualityless Parabrahman (Transcendent Absolute).


All forms are pervaded by Her alone; the one Brahman – the Primordial Sakti, for the purpose of creation-sustenance-withdrawal, takes on the forms of countless Avatars out of its own volition. So the Divine Mother sanctions Her worship through the medium of any form or deity.


The Imperial Devi proclaims: I am sitting on a couch built by the five-fold Brahman, i.e. Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishwara and Sadasiva. I am Parabrahma as well as Paramatma. I am the supporter and sustainer of this universe. I myself am the five-fold Brahman (mentioned above); I am the five-fold powers, the five elements, the five Great Elements, (in their original and pure form) the five sense organs, the five sheaths, the five vital airs; I execute the five-fold activities of creation, sustenance, destruction, casting in bondage, and granting release; seated in the heart of all such forms, I rule this world. I am the Transcendental Brahman and at the same time I alone pervade all these perceived forms. These are the contents of this chapter.

In this chapter, Devi declares to the devotee that his own body is to be treated as a temple, and that the soul residing therein is (a part of) Her only; just as a temple outside is built of brick and mortar and an idol installed therein which is then consecrated by the officiating priest through the power of Mantras, so are the numerous physical bodies created by Her inherent power and then it is She alone (the compassionate Parasakti) who enters these diverse bodies thus enlivening them, appearing as apparently bound souls. So She exhorts the devotee to realize this Truth – that he, the Jivatma (the bound soul) is in reality none other than the Paramatman or Brahman.

This chapter expounds that it is She who sits on the high thrones; that She is the Supreme Sovereign, that She pervades all the worlds – higher and lower; that She is worthy of being worshipped by all the Gods, Goddesses and Deities, all Faiths, all Varnas, (Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Soodra) and creeds and that She is invested with infinite powers.

Describes how She shines in the various limbs of living beings under different names; how She permeates the Seven Dhatus (humours) which form the main constituent in the gross bodies of all beings. And avers that ‘as long as my presence is there in your body, so long also will be your capacity to function – not a moment longer!


Describes Her sporting pastimes and connected fruits / results thereof, and Her different manifestations at different levels – from that of Parasakti to that of Yogini; how She protects, chastises, strengthens/nourishes and finally liberates Her devotees by showing them the right type of sadhana (to suit their differing temperaments and aptitudes) to gain the five types of liberation, i.e. Salokya (Living in His sphere), Sameepya (Living close/near to Him), Saroopya (Having a similar form), Sayujya (Being one with Him), and Kaivalya (complete mergence with no separate identity).


This chapter proclaims that all the manifested universes – Brahmandas – are the result of Siva-Sakti Yoga (coming together or fusion of the twin aspects/powers – static and dynamic). Devi proclaims there is none superior or even equal to Her anywhere in the universe, She being the embodiment of both Sadasiva and Parasakti.
Even while engaged in acquiring wealth, husband and wife together should worship Devi with single-minded devotion without ever forsaking righteousness, meeting difficulties with forbearance with the end of attaining liberation. Once you develop abiding devotion of Parasakti, seated right in the centre of Sri Chakra, you will have Bliss and Bliss alone, and freedom from the cycle of birth and death is certain.

Lalita Sahasranama may be chanted/recited at any time; however, when one has the fulfilment of a definite objective in view, it is necessary to follow certain rules:

First, take a bath choosing one of the three sandhyas, i.e. Dawn, Noon or Dusk; wear clean clothes, apply vibhooti or kumkum on the forehead (between the eye-brows); light a lamp at the altar of the Goddess; perform the daily prayers traditionally enjoined on each one; sit in front of the lamp, pay obeisance to one’s parents (who are to be treated God-like), next one’s ancestors, then the family deity, then one’s own chosen deity, in that order; pay respect to the holy text of Lalita Sahasranama (by touching it to one’s forehead) with concentrated mind, contemplating the Divine Mother – only then is the text to be recited. Those who do not have a separate pooja room (or cannot afford to have one), may draw an imaginary triangle inside a circle in the empty space before oneself, and offering Her a seat therein, commence the recital.

Those who have not been initiated into a Nyasa-kriyas, may recite the Dhyana Slokas, imagining Her as seated in the lotus of one’s heart, with earth as sandal mark on Her forehead, clouds in the sky as flower offerings, air as Dhoopa (incense sticks), fire as a lighted lamp, pure and simple water as food offering. Worship should be performed mentally in this manner. Next those who have received initiation from a Guru into a Mantra, should recite that Mantra as many times as possible; others may recite “AUM PARASAKTHYAI NAMAH” 108 times and then commence the recital. Lalita Sahasranama may be chanted mentally, or with the movement of the lips – but inaudibly, or loudly. However, in chanting loudly, the vibratory power of such chanting has the potency to purify the atmosphere around and it is said even homeless spirits/souls wandering about without succor may get redeemed, and even sinners turned to virtuous souls.

With reciting Lalita Sahasranama, if one also contemplates on the meaning of each Mantra, the benefits accruing therefrom might be a thousand-fold it is said. All those who recite this Stotra should reap the maximum benefit – this is my earnest prayer. I am extremely happy that, by the Grace of the Divine Mother, I have been able to place before you and for the welfare of all of you, this priceless Gem of a Stotra together with the meaning of the Mantras. I also wish to express my gratitude to those authors and advisors who helped me in gaining this knowledge and also to the Divine Mother herself.


According to tradition, endless are the benefits of this Japa. Yet, special mention may be made of the following :-
* Eight-fold Siddhis, all-round knowledge, Five-fold liberation;
* Purity of mind, development of wholesome sincere devotion, detachment from worldly pleasures;
* Elimination of enemies, annulment of even great sins accumulated over many lives;
* Relief from – the effects of malefic planets, the evil designs of malignant powers, all types of ailments, and untimely death.
* Name and fame, renown in life, valour prosperity, success in all enterprises, mental courage, peace of mind, contentment, right kind of knowledge and understanding, personal magnetism, keen memory, long life and well-behaved children;
* Favourable disposition of Celestial beings, Manes, Family Deity;
* Merits acquired by –

Doing Sraadha;
Chanting the Four Vedas;
Building Temple for God;
Observance of Vratas (austerities)
Performance of Aswamedha Yagna;
Gift of land, house, cows, etc.;
Giving a girl in marriage;
Going on pilgrimage and visiting great temples;
Taking dip in holy rivers;
* Immunity from the evil effects of this Kali Age, and above all development of unshakable faith and devotion to the Lotus Feet of the Divine Mother.

Sri Lalita Parameswari, being the Formless Qualityless Brahman, All-Pervading, Eternal, the Supreme Self and the Primordial Power, it is simply not possible to describe exhaustively Her greatness/glory in mere words. It is She Herself who creates new meanings and interpretations for each and every Mantra. So, one may go on expounding the subject, yet there are bound to be unexplored areas left out.

This brief audio cassette has been specially prepared keeping in view the limitation of space on the one hand, and ease in remembering on the other.

Sri Devi has deigned to bestow the knowledge of the non-dual Brahman on this servitor of hers and I have attempted to give an exposition thereof for the benefit of Society with utmost faith and devotion, imbibing myself the nectarine devotion. Should any of you notice any error or shortcoming in my work, I crave your indulgence and forgiveness and appeal to you to give primacy to the underlying ideas and principles and spare no effort in pleasing and propitiating the Divine Mother.

I owe this effort to the merits probably earned over several births; to the blessing of my own parents, preceptors and encouraging friends; and above all to the abundant Grace showered on me by the Divine Mother Herself. So I now dedicate this Yagna Prasada at the Sacred Feet of the Divine Mother. At the same time, I offer to you all my salutations as well as those of my dedicated colleagues.

Devotees should listen attentively to the meaning of the Dhyana Mantras given below and endeavour to imbibe the same and become blessed souls. It is not necessary that one should listen to this (audio) exposition at one stretch; one may listen to at least two lines during the course of the day when time permits, and strive to assimilate the meaning. On special occasions, it is advisable and most desirable to gather together and listen like the Rishis and Munis of yore did in Naimisaranya. In this way, one not only earns the merit, but also develops sympathy and compassion for others, and also helps in the awareness of Oneness.

Finally, I pray to the Divine Mother to shower Her blessings on all of us.

Aum Tat Sat.


Asya Sri Lalitha Sahasranaama Sthothra Mahaamanthrasya
Vasinyaadhi Vaagdhevatha Rishaya: Anushtup Chhandha: Sri Lalitha Parameswari Dhevatha Aym Sreemadhwaaghbhava-kootethi Beejam
Kleem Madhyakootethi Sakthi: Sauw Sakthikootethi Keelakam Moolaprakruthirithi Dhyaanam Sri Lalitha-Mahaathripura-Sundharee-Prasaadha-Sidhi-dhwaara Sakala Sadhguna Chinthitha Bhalaa-Vaapthyarthe (OR – Chathurvidha Purushaartha Sidhyarthe) Jape Viniyoga:


Aym Anghushtaabhyaam Nama: Kleem Tharjaneebhyaam Nama:
Sauw Madhyamaabhyaam Nama: Aym Anaamikaabhyaam Nama: Kleem Kanishtikaabhyaam Nama: Sauw Karathalakara Prushtaabhyaam Nama:


Aym Hrudhayaaya Nama: Kleem Sirase Swaahaa Sauw Sikhaayai Vashatu Aym Kavachaaya Hum Kleem Nethra-Thrayaaya Vowshatu
Sauw Asthraaya Phatu Bhoorbhuvasuvaromithi Dhigh-Bhandha:


Sindhooraaruna-Vigrahaam Thrinayanaam Maanikhya-Moulispura
Tthaaraa-Naayaka-Sekharaam Smithamukhee-Maapeena Vakshoruhaam
Paanibhyaam-Alipoorna-Rathna-Chashakam Rakthothpalam Bibhratheem
Sauwmyaam Rathna-Ghatastha-Raktha-Charanaam Dhyaayeth-Paraamambikaam

Dhyaayeth-Padhmaasanasthaam Vikasithavadhanaam Padhma-Pathraaya-Thaaksheem
Hemaabhaam Peethavasthraam Khara-Kalithalasa-Dhwema-Pathmaam Varaangeem
Sarvaalankhaarayukthaam Sathatha-Mabhayadhaam Bhakthanamraam Bhavaaneem
Srividhyaam Saantha-Moorthim Sakalasuranuthaam Sarva-Sampath-Pradhaathreem

Samandha-Hasithekshnaam Sasara-Chaapa-Paasaankhusaam
Japaakusuma-Bhaasuraam Japavidhouw Smaredhambikaam

Arunaam Karunaa-Tharanghi-Thaaksheem Dhrutha-Paasaankusa
Ani-Maadhibhiraa-Vruthaam Mayookhai-rahamithyeva Vibhaavaye Bhavaaneem

Maanasa Pooja
Om Sri Lalitha Mahaa-Thripura-Sundharyai Nama:
Maanasa Panchopa-Chaara-Poojaan Karishye

LAM – Prithwi Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Gandham Parikalpayaami

HAM – Aakaasa Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Pushpaani Samarpayaami

YAM – Vaayu Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Dhoopam Aaghraapayaami

RAM – Vahni Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Dheepam Sandharsayaami

VAM – Amrutha Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Amrutha-Mahaanaivedhyam Nivedhayaami

SAM – Sarva Thathwaathmikaayai Sri Lalithaambhikaayai Thaambhooladhi-Sarvopachaarapoojaan Samarpayaami

Recite Moola-Manthra ( OM – AYM – HREEM – SREEM ) 108 times

Chapter 1 – Sri Maathuravathaara:
(Om Sri Maathuravathaara Roopinnyai Nama:)

Sreemaatha Sreemaharaagni Sreemath-Simhaasane-swaree
Chidhagni-Kunda-Sambhootha Dheva-Kaarya-Samudhyathaa

Udhyadh-Bhaanu-Sahasraabhaa Chathurbhaahu-Samanwithaa
Raaghaswaroopa-Paasaadyaa Khrodhakaaraam-Kusojwalaa

Manorupekshu-Kodhandaa Pancha-Thanmaathra-Saayakaa
Nijaaruna-Prabhaapoora Majjadh-Brahmaanda-Mandalaa

Kuruvindha-mani-srenee Kanath-Koteera-Mandithaa

Ashtamee-Chandra-Vibhraaja Dhalikasthala-Sobhithaa
















Sarvaarunaa-ana-vadhyaanghi Sarvaabharana-Bhooshithaa
Siva-Kaameswaraankhasthaa Sivaa Swaadheena-Vallabhaa

Chapter 2 – Sri Nagharavarnnanaa:
(Om Sri Mannagharavarnnanaa Roopinyai Nama:)

Chinthaamani-Gruhaanthasthaa Pancha-bhrahmaasana-sthithaa

Mahaa-padhmaatavee-samsthaa Kadhambhavana-Vaasinee
Sudhaa-Saaghara-Madhyasthaa Kaamaakshee Kaamadhaayinee

Chapter 3 – Bhandaasuravadha:
(Om Bhandaasuravadha Roopinyai Nama:)


Sampthkaree Samaarooda-Sindhoora-Vraja-Sevithaa



Nithyaa Paraakramaatopa-Nireekshana-Samuthsukaa






Chapter 4 – Manthraroopa:
(Om Manthra Roopinyai Nama:)



Chapter 5 – Kundalineeroopa:
(Om Kundalinee Roopinyai Nama:)

Moola Manthraathmika Moola-Koota-Thraya Kalebharaa
Kulaamruthaika-Rasika Kula-Sanketha-Paalini

Kulaanganaa Kulaanthastha Kaulinee Kula-Yoginee
Akulaa Samayaanthastha Samayaachaara-Thathparaa

Moolaadhaaraika-Nilayaa Bhrama-Granthi-Vibhedhini
Manipoorantharudhithaa Vishnugranthi-Vibhedhini

AagnaachakraanthaRaalastha Rudhra-Granthi-Vibhedhini
Sahasraaraambhujaarooda Sudhaa-Saaraabhi-Varshini

Thadillathaa-Samaruchi: Shat-Chakro-Pari-Samsthithaa
Mahaa-Sakthi: Kundalinee Bhisathanthu-Thaneeyasee

Chapter 6 – Bhakthaanugraha:
(Om Bhakthaanugraha Roopinyai Nama:)

Bhavaanee Bhaavanaagamyaa Bhavaaranya-Kutaarikaa
Bhadhrapriyaa Bhadhramoorthi: Bhaktha-Sowbhaagya-Dhaayinee

Bhakthipriyaa Bhakthi-Gamyaa Bhakthi-Vasyaa Bhayaapahaa
Sambhavee Saaradhaaraadhyaa Sarvaanee Sarmadhaayinee

Chapter 7 – Nirgunopaasanaa
(Om Nirgunopaasanaa Roopinyai Nama:)

Saankharee Sreekaree Saadhwee Saraschandhra-Nibhaananaa
Saathodharee Saanthimathee Niraadhaaraa Niranjanaa

Nirlepa Nirmalaa Nithyaa Niraakaaraa Niraakulaa
Nirghunaa Nishkalaa Saanthaa Nishkaamaa Nirupaplavaa

Nithya-Mukthaa Nirvikaaraa Nishprapanchaa-Niraasrayaa
Nithya-Sudhaa Nithya Bhudhaa Niravadhyaa Nirantharaa

Nishkaaranaa Nishkalankhaa Nirupaadhir-Nireeswaraa
Neeraagaa Raagamathanee Nirmadhaa Madhanaasinee

Nischinthaa Nirahankaaraa Nirmohaa Mohanaasinee
Nirmama Mamathaahanthree Nishpaapaa Paapanaasinee

Nish-Krodhaa Krodhasamanee Nirlobhaa Lobhanaasinee
Ni-ssamsayaa Samsayaghnee Nirbhavaa Bhavanaasinee

Nirvikalpaa Niraabhadhaa Nirbhedhaa Bhedhanaasinee
Nirnaasaa Mruthyu-Mathanee Nishkriyaa Nishparigrahaa

Nisthulaa Neelachikuraa Nirapaayaa Nirathyayaa
Dhurlbhaa Dhurgamaa Dhurgaa Dhukkahanthree Sukhapradhaa

Chapter 8 – Saghunopaasanaa
(Om Saghunopaasanaa Roopinyai Nama:)

Dhushtadhooraa Dhuraachaarasamanee Dhoshavarjithaa
Sarvajnaa Saandhra-Karunaa Samaanaadhika-Varjithaa

Sarvasakthimayee Sarva-Mangalaa Sadhghathi-Pradhaa
Sarveswaree Sarvamayee Sarva-Manthra-Swaroopinee

Sarvayanthraathmikaa Sarva-Thanthra-Roopaa Manonmanee
Maheswaree Maha-Dhevi Mahaa-Lakshmee-Mrudapriyaa

Mahaaroopaa Mahaapoojyaa Mahaapaathaka-Naasinee
Mahaamaayaa Mahaasathwaa Mahaa-Sakthir-Mahaarathi:

Mahaa-Bhoghaa Mahaiswaryaa Mahaaveeryaa Mahaabhalaa

Mahaathanthraa Mahaamanthraa Mahaayanthraa Mahaassanaa
Mahaa-Yaaga-Kramaaraadhyaa Mahaa-Bhairava-Poojithaa

Mahaa-Kaamesa-Mahishi Mahaa-Thripura-Sundharee

Chathush-Shashtyu-Pachaaraadyaa Chathush-Shashti-Kalaamayee

Manuvidhyaa Chandravidhyaa Chandhramandala-Madhyaghaa
Chaaru-Roopaa Chaaruhaasaa Chaaru-Chandhra-Kalaadharaa

Charaa-Chara-Jagannathaa Chakra-Raaja-Nikethanaa
Paarvathee Padhma-Nayanaa Padhma-Raaga-Samaprabhaa

Chapter 9 – Panchabrahmaswaroopa:
(Om Panchabhrahmaswaroopinyai Nama:)

PanchaprethaasanaaSeenaa Pancha-Brahma-Swaroopinee
Chinmayee Paramaanandhaa Vijnaana-Ghanaroopinee

Dhyaana-Dhyaathru-Dhyeya-Roopa Dharmaa-Dharma-Vivarjithaa
Viswaroopaa Jaagarinee Swapanthee Thaijasaathmikaa

Supthaa Pragjnaathmikaa Thuryaa Sarvaa-Vasthaa-Vivarjithaa
Srushti-karthree Brahmaroopaa Gopthree Govindharoopinee

Samhaarinee Rudhraroopaa Thirodhaana-Kareeswaree
Sadhaasivaanugrahadhaa Panchakruthya-Paraayanaa

Bhaanumandala-Madhyasthaa Bhairavee Bhagamaalinee
Padhmaasanaa Bhaghavathee Padhmanaabha-Sahodharee

Unmesha-Nimishothpanna Vipanna-Bhuvanaavalee
Sahasra-Seershavadhanaa Sahasraakshee Sahasrapaath

Aabhrahma-Keetajananee Varnaasrama-Vidhaayinee
Nijaajnaaroopa Nigamaa Punyaa-Punyaa-Phalapradhaa


Purushaartha-pradhaa Poornaa Bhoghinee Bhuvaneswaree
Ambikaa-Anaadhi Nidhanaa Haribrahmendhra-Sevithaa

Naaraayanee Naadaroopaa Naamaroopa-Vivarjithaa
Hreemkaaree Hreemmathee Hrudhyaa Heyopaadheya-Varjithaa

Raaja-Raajaarchithaa Raajni Ramyaa Raajeeva-Lochanaa
Ranjanee Ramanee Rasyaa Ranath-Kinkini Mekhala

Ramaa Rakendhu-vadhanaa Rathiroopaa Rathipriyaa
Rakshaakaree Raakshasaghnee Raamaa Ramanalampataa

Kaamyaa Kaamakalaaroopaa Kadhambha Kusumapriyaa
Kalyaanee Jagatheekandhaa Karunaa-Rasasaagaraa

Kalaavathee Kalaalaapaa Kaanthaa Kaadhambaree-priyaa
Varadhaa Vaamanayanaa Vaarunee-Madhavihvalaa

Viswaadhikaa Vedha-Vedhyaa Vindhyaachala-Nivaasinee
Vidhaathree Vedhajananee Vishnumaayaa-Vilaasinee

Chapter 10 – Kshethra-Kshethrajnaroopa:
(Om Kshethra-Kshethrajnaroopinyai Nama:)

Kshethra-Swaroopaa Kshethresee Kshethra-Kshethrajna-Paalinee
Kshayavruddhi-Vinirmuktha Kshethra-Paala-Samarchithaa

Vijayaa Vimalaa Vandhyaa Vandhaaru-Janavathsalaa
Vaagvaadhinee Vaamakesee Vahni-Mandalavaasinee

Bhakthimath-Kalpa-Lathikaa Pasupaasavimochinee
Samhruthaa-Sesha-Paashandaa Sadhaachaara-Pravarthikaa

Thaapathrayaaghni-Santhaptha Samaahlaadhana-Chandhrikaa
Tharunee Thaapasaaraadhyaa Thanumadhyaa Thamopahaa

Chithi-Sthath-padha-Lakshyaarthaa Chidheka-Rasaroopinee
Swaathmaanandhalaveebhootha Brahmaadhyaanandha Santhathi:

Paraa Prathyak Chithee-roopaa Pasyanthee Paradhevathaa
Madhyamaa Vaikharee-Roopaa Bhaktha-Maansahamsikaa

Chapter 11 – Peedaani-Angadevathaascha
(Om Peedaani-Angadevathaascharoopinyai Nama:)

Kaameswara-Praananaadee Kruthajnaa Kaamapoojithaa
Srunghaara-Rasasampoornaa Jayaa Jaalandharasthithaa

Odyaana-Peetanilayaa Bindhumandala-Vaasinee
Rahoyaaga-Kramaaraadhyaa Rahastharpana-Tharpithaa

Sadhya: Prasaadhinee Viswa-Saakshinee Saakshi-Varjithaa
Shadangha-Devathaa-Yukthaa Shaadgunya-Paripoorithaa

Nithya-Klinnaa Nirupamaa Nirvaana-Sukhadhaayinee
Nithyaa Shodasikhaaroopaa Sreekantaardha-Sareerinee

Prabhaavathee Prabhaaroopaa Prasidhaa Parameswaree
Moolaprakruthi-Ravyakthaa Vyakthaa-Vyaktha-Swaroopinee

Vyaapinee Vividhaakaaraa Vidhyaa-Vidhyaa-Swaroopinee

Sivadhoothi Sivaaraadhyaa Sivamoorthi Sivamkaree

Sivapriyaa Sivaparaa Sishteshtaa Sishtapoojithaa
Aprameyaa Swaprakaasaa Mano-Vaachaamagocharaa

Chi-Chakthi-schethanaaroopaa Jadasakthi-r-Jadaathmikaa
Gaayathree Vyaahruthi: Sandhyaa Dwija-Brundha-Nishevithaa

Thathwaasanaa Thathwamayee Pancha-Kosaanthara-Sthithaa
Nisseema-Mahimaa Nithya-Youvanaa Madhasaalinee

Madhagoornitha-Rakthaakshee Madha-Paatala-Ghandabhoo:
Chandhana-Drava Dhighdhaanghee Chaampeya-Kusumapriyaa

Kusalaa Komalaakaaraa Kurukulla Kuleswaree
Kulakundaalayaa Kaulamaargha-Thathpara-Sevithaa

Kumaara Gananaathaambhaa Thushti-Pushtir-Mathir-Dhruthi:
Saanthi: Swasthimathee Kaanthir-Nandhinee Vighna-Naasinee

Thejovathee Thrinayanaa Lolaakshee Kaamaroopinee
Maalinee Hamsinee Maathaa Malayaachala-Vaasinee

Sumukhee Nalinee Subroo: Sobhanaa Suranaayikaa
Kaalakantee Kanthimathee Kshobhinee Sookshmaroopinee

Vajreswaree Vaamadhevee Vayovasthaa-Vivarjithaa
Sidheswaree Sidhavidhyaa Sidhamaathaa Yasaswinee

Chapter 12 – Yoghinee Nyaasa:
(Om Yoghinee Nyaasaroopinyai Nama:)

Visudhi-Chakranilayaa-Aarakthavarnaa Thrilochanaa
Khadwaanghaadhi-Praharanaa Vadhanaika-Samanwithaa

Paayasaanna-priyaa Thwaksthaa Pasuloka-Bhayankaree
Amruthaadhi-Mahaasakthi-Samvruthaa Daakineeswaree

Anaahathaabjanilayaa Syaamaabhaa Vadhanadwayaa
Dhamshtrojwalaakshamaalaadhi-Dharaa Rudhirasamsthithaa

Kaalaraathryaadhi-Sakthyougha-Vruthaa Snigdhow-Dhanapriyaa
Mahaa-veerendhra-varadhaa Raakinyambhaa-Swaroopinee

Manipooraabhja-Nilayaa Vadhanathraya-Samyuthaa
Vajraadhika-Aayudhopetha Daamaryaadhi-Bhiraavruthaa

Rakthavarnaa Maamsanishtaa Ghudaanna-Preetha-Maanasaa
Samastha-Bhaktha-Sukhadhaa Laakinyambhaa-Swaroopinee

Swaadhishtaanaambhujagathaa Chathur-vakthra-Manoharaa
Soolaadhyaayudha-Sampanna Peethavarnaa-Athigarvithaa

Medhonishtaa Madhupreethaa Bandhinyaadhi-Samanvithaa
Dhadhyannaasaktha Hrudhayaa Kaakinee-Roopadhaarinee

Moolaadhaaraambhujaaroodaa Panchavakthra-ASthisamsthithaa
Ankusaadhi-Praharanaa Varadhaadhi-Nishevithaa

Mudhgaudhanaasaktha Chitthaa Saakinyambhaa-Swaroopinee
Aajnaa-Chakraabhja-Nilayaa Suklavarnaa Shadaananaa

Majjaa-Samsthaa Hamsavathee Mukhya-Sakhi-Samanvithaa
Haridhraannaikarasikaa Haakinee-Roopa-dhaarinee

Sahasradhala Padhmasthaa Sarva-Varnopa-Sobhithaa
Sarvaayudha-Dharaa Sukla-Samsthithaa Sarvathomukhee

Chapter 13 – Vibhoothivisthaara: Maarghabhedha-Saamarasya-Scha
(Om Vibhoothivisthaara: Maarghabhedha-Samarasya-Swaroopinyai Nama:)

Sarvoudhana-Preetha-Chitthaa Yaakinyambaa-Swaroopinee
Swaahaa Swadhaa-Mathirmedhaa Sruthi: Smruthiranuthamaa

Punyakeerthi: Punyalabhyaa Punya-sravana-Keerthanaa
Pulomajaarchithaa Bhandhamochanee Barbharaalakaa

Vimarsaroopinee Vidhyaa Viyadhaadhi-Jagathprasoo:
Sarva-Vyaadhi-Prasamanee Sarva-Mruthyu-Nivaarinee

Agraganyaa-Achinthya-roopaa Kali-Kalmasha-naasinee
Kaathyaayanee Kaalahanthree Kamalaaksha-nishevithaa

Thaambhoola-Pooritha-Mukhee Dhaadimee-Kusumaprabhaa
Mrugaakshi Mohinee Mukhyaa Mrudaanee Mithraroopinee

Nithya-thrupthaa Bhakthanidhir-Niyanthree Nikhileswaree
Maithryaadhi-Vaasanaalabhyaa Mahaapralaya-Saakshinee

Paraa Sakthi: Paraanishtaa Prag-jnaana-Ghanaroopinee
Maadhwee-paanaalasaa Mathaa Maathrukaa-Varnaroopinee

Mahaakailaasa-nilayaa Mrunaala-Mrudhu-Dhorlathaa
Mahaneeyaa Dhayaamoorthir-Mahaasaamraajya-Saalinee

Aathmavidhyaa Mahaavidhyaa Sreevidhyaa Kaamasevithaa
Sree-Shodasaakshree-vidhyaa Thrikootaa Kaamakotikaa

Sira: Sthithaa Chandhranibhaa Bhaalasthendra-Dhanu:Prabhaa

Hrudhayasthaa Raviprakhyaa Thrikonaanthara-Dheepikaa
Dhaakshaayanee Dhaithyahanthree Dhakshayajnavinaasinee

DharaanDholitha-Dheerghaakshee Dharahaaso-jwalanmukhee
Gurumoorthir-gunanidhir-Gomathaa Guhajanmabhoo:

Dhevesee Dhandaneethisthaa Dhaharaakaasa-Roopinee

Kalaathmikaa Kalaanaathaa Kaavyaalaapa-Vinodhinee

Aadhisakthi-Rameyaathmaa Paramaa Paavanaakruthi:
Anekakoti-Bhrahmaanda-Jananee Dhivya-Vigrahaa

Kleenkhaaree Kevalaa Ghuhyaa Kaivalya-Padha-dhaayinee
Thripuraa Thrijagadhwandhyaa Thrimoorthisthridhaseswaree

Thryaksharee Dhivya-Gandhaadyaa Sindhoora-Thilakaanchithaa
Umaa Sailendra-Thanayaa Gowree Gandharva-Sevithaa

Viswa-Garbhaa Swarna-Garbhaa Varadhaa Vaagadheeswaree
Dhyaanagamyaa-Parichhedhyaa jaanadhaa jnaavigrahaa

Sarva-Vedhaantha-Samvedhyaa Sathyaanandha-Swaroopinee
Lopaamudhraarchithaa Leelaa-Kluptha-Brahmaanda-Mandalaa

Adhrusyaa Dhrusyarahithaa Vijnaathree Vedhya-Varjithaa
Yoginee Yogadhaa Yoghyaa Yogaanadhaa Yugandharaa

Sarvaadhaaraa Suprathishtaa Sadhasadhrupadhaarinee

Ashtamoorthi-Rajaa Jaiythree Lokayaathraa-Vidhaayinee
Ekaakinee Bhoomaroopaa Nirdhwaithaa Dhwaithavarjithaa

Annadhaa Vasudhaa Vrudhaa Brahmaathmaikhya-Swaroopinee
Bruhathee Braahmanee Brahhmee Brahmmanandhaa Balipriyaa

Bhaashaaroopaa Bruhath-Senaa Bhaavaa-Bhaava-Vivarjithaa
Sukhaaraadhyaa Subhakaree Sobhanaa Sulabhaagathi:

Raaja-Raajeswaree Rajyadhaayinee Raajyavallabhaa
Raajath-krupaa Raajapeeta-Nivesitha-Nijaasrithaa

Raajyalakshmee: Kosanaathaa Chathuranga-Baleswaree
Saamraajya-Dhaayinee Sathyasandhaa Saagara-mekhalaa

Dheekshithaa Dhaithya-Samanee Sarvalokavasankaree
Sarvaartha-Dhaathree Saavithree Sachhidhaanandha Roopinee

Dhesakaalaa-Parichhinnaa Sarvagaa Sarvamohinee
Saraswathee Saasthramayee Guhaambhaa Ghuhyaroopinee

Sarvo-paadhi-Vinirmukthaa Sadhaasiva-Pathivrathaa
Sampradhaayeswaree Saadhwee Gurumandala-Roopinee

Kulotheernaa Bhagaaraadhyaa Maayaa Madhumathee Mahee
Ganaambhaa Guhyakaaraadhyaa Komalaangee Gurupriyaa

Swathanthraa Sarva-thanthresee Dhakshinaa-Moorthi-Roopinee
Sanakaadhi-Samaaraadhyaa Sivagnaana-Pradhaayinee

Chithkalaanandha-Kalikaa Premaroopaa Priyankaree
Naamapaaraayana-Preethaa Nandhividhyaa Nateswaree

Mithyaa Jagadhadhishtaanaa Mukthidhaa Mukthiroopinee
Laasyapriyaa Layakaree Lajjaa Rambhaadhi-Vandhithaa

Bhavadhaa Va-sudhaa-Vrushti: Paapaaranya-Dhavaanalaa
Dhowr-bhaagya-Thoolavaathoolaa Jaraadhwaantharaviprabhaa

Bhaagyabdhi Chandrikaa Bhaktha-Chittha-Keki-Ghanaa-Ghanaa

Maheswaree Mahaakaalee Mahaagraasaa Mahaasanaa
Aparnaa Chandikaa Chanda-mundaasura-Nishoodhinee

Ksharaa-Kshraathmikaa Sarva-lokesee Viswadhaarinee
Thrivargadhaathree Subhagaa Thryambakaa Thrigunaathmikaa

Swarghaapavarghadhaa Sudhaa Japaa-Pushpa-Nibhakruthi:
Ojovathee Dhyuthidharaa Yagnaroopaa Priyavrathaa

Dhuraaraadhyaa Dhuraadharshaa Paatalee-Kusumapriyaa
Mahathee Merunilayaa Mandhaara-Kusuma-priyaa

Veeraaraadhyaa Viraadroopaa Virajaa Viswathomukhee
Prathyag-roopaa Paraakaasaa Praanadhaa Praanaroopinee

Maarthaanda-Bhairavaaraadhyaa Manthrinee-Nyastha-raajyadhoo:
Thripuresee Jayath-senaa Nisthraighunyaa Paraaparaa

Sathyagnaanaanandha Roopaa Saamarasya-paraayanaa
Kapardhinee Kalaamaalaa Kaamadhuk-Kaama-Roopinee

Kalaanidhi: Kaavyakalaa-Rasagnaa Rasasevadhi:
Pushtaa Puraathanaa Poojyaa Pushkaraa Pushkarekshanaa

Param-jyothi: Param-dhaama Paramaanu: Paraathparaa
Paasahasthaa Paasahanthree Paramanthra-Vibhedhinee

Moorthaa-A-Moorthaa Nithya-thrupthaa Munimaanasa-Hamsikaa
Sathyavrathaa Sathyaroopaa Sarvaantharyaaminee Sathee

Brahmaanee Brahma-Jananee Bhahuroopaa Bhudhaarchithaa
Prasavithree Prachandaagnaa Prathishtaa Prakataakruthi:

Praaneswaree Praanadhaathree Panchaa-sath-Peeta-roopinee
Visrunkhala Vivikthaksthaa Veeramaathaa Viyath-Prasu:

Mukundhaa Mukthinilayaa Moolavigraha-Roopinee
Bhaavagnaa Bhavaroghagnee Bhavachakra-Pravarthinee

Chhandha: Saaraa Saasthra-saaraa Manthrasaaraa Thalodharee
Udhaara-Keerthi-Rudhaama-Vaibhavaa Varnaroopinee

Sarvopanisha-dhudhghushtaa Saanthya-Theetha-Kalaathmikaa

Gambeeraa Gaganaanthasthaa Garvithaa Gaanalolupaa
Kalpanaa-Rahithaa Kaashtaa-Kaanthaa Kaanthaardha-Vigrahaa

Kaarya-Kaarana-Nirmukthaa Kaama-Keli-Tharanghithaa
Kanath-Kanaka-Thaatankhaa Leelaavigraha-Dhaarinee

Ajaa Kshaya-vinir-mukthaa Mughdhaa Kshipra-Prasaadhinee
Antharmukha-Samaaraadhyaa Bhahirmukha-Sudhurlabhaa

Thrayee Thrivarganilayaa Thristhaa Thripuramaalinee
Niraamayaa Niraalambhaa Swaathmaa-raamaa Sudhaa-Sruthi:

Samsaara-Pankha-Nirmagna Samuddharana-Pandithaa
Yagnapriyaa Yagnakarthree Yajamaana-swaroopinee

Dharmaadhaaraa Dhanaadhyakshaa Dhana-Dhaanya-Vivardhinee
Viprapriyaa Vipra-roopaa Viswabrahmana-Kaarinee

Viswagraasaa Vidhrumaabhaa Vaishnavee Vishnu-roopinee
Ayonir-Yoni-Nilayaa Kootasthaa Kularoopinee

Veeraghoshti-Priyaa Veeraa Naishkarmyaa Naadharoopinee
Vijnaanakalanaa Kalyaa Vidhaghdhaa Bhaindhavaasanaa

Thathwaadhikaa Thathwamayee Thathwamartha-Swaroopinee
Saama-ghaanapriyaa Sowmyaa Sadhaasiva-Kutumbhinee

Savyaapasavya-Maarghasthaa Sarvaapadhwi-Nivaarinee
Swasthaa Swabhaava-Madhuraa Dheeraa Dheera-Samarchithaa

Chaithanyaarghya-Samaaraadhyaa Chaithanya-Kusumapriyaa
Sadhodhithaa Sadhaathushtaa Tharunaadhithya Paatalaa

Dhakshinaa Dhakhinaaraadhyaa Dharasmera-Mukhaambhujaa
Kowlinee Kevalaa-Narghya-Kaivalya-Padha-Dhaayinee

Sthothra-priyaa Sthuthimathee Sruthi-Samsthutha-Vaibhavaa
Manaswinee Maanavathee Mahesee Manghalaakruthi:

Viswamaathaa Jagaddhaathri Visaalaakshee Viraghinee
Pragalbhaa Paramodhaaraa Paraamodhaa Manomayee

Vyomakesee Vimaanasthaa Vajrinee Vaamakeswaree
Pancha-Yagna-priyaa Pancha-Pretha-Manchaadhi-Saayinee

Panchamee Pancha-bhoothesee Panchasankhyopacharinee
Saaswathee Saaswathaiswaryaa Sarmadhaa Sambhumohinee

Dharaadharasuthaa Dhanyaa Dharminee Dharma-Vardhinee
Lokhaatheethaa Ghunaatheethaa Sarvaatheethaa Samaathmikaa

Bhandhooka-Kusumaprakhyaa Baalaa Leelaa-Vinodhinee
Sumanghalee Sukhakaree Suveshaadyaa Suvaasinee

Suvaasinyarchana-Preethaa-Sobhanaa Sudha-maanasaa
Bhindhu-Tharpana-Santhushtaa Poorvajaa Thripuraambhikaa

Dhasamudhraa Samaaraadhyaa Thripuraa Sreevasankharee
Gnaana-mudhraa Gnaana-Gamyaa Gnaana-Gneya-Swaroopinee

Yonimudhraa Thrikhandesee Thrigunaambhaa Thrikonaghaa
Anaghaa-Adhbutha-Chaarithraa Vaanchithaartha-pradhaayinee

Chapter 14 – Sivasakthyaikhyaroopa:
(Om Sivasakthyaikhya Roopinyai Nama:)

Abhyaasaathisayagnaathaa Shadadwaatheetha-Roopinee

Aabaala-Gopa-Vidhithaa Sarvanullanghya-Saasanaa
Sreechakraraaja Nilayaa Sreemath-Thripura-Sundharee

Sree-Sivaa Siva-Sakthyaikhya-Roopinee Lalithaambhikaa
Yevam Sree Lalithaa-Dhevyaa Naam-naam Saahasrakam Jaghu:

Ithi Sree-Brahmaandapuraane Uthara-Khande Sree Hayagreevaa-Agasthya-Samvaadhe Sree Lalithaa-Sahasranaama-Sthothra Kathanam Naama Sampoornam.

Pronunciation Symbols

S – Read as Sa (ie example Sakthi)

N – Read as Na (ie example Kannan


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