Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Adi Parashakti

by Mantra & shlokas on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 3:33pm

She is not only worshipped by men but also by the devas. She is present in everything we see. She is represented in plants, the animals, the birds, the sea, the sky and the holy river. It is Devi Adi Parashakthi who performs the tasks of the Tri-Murthys : Siva, Vishnu ad Brahma. She is the 8 Siddhis, 7 Rishis, Lords of the 8 directions, 11 Rudras and many more. The one who rules this world. Everything in this world is contained in HER. All forms in the world are HER forms. All living things are part of HER.
1. The Auspicious form The most important features of Devi Parashakti mythology and theology is that she have two forms, namely

c. as the source of food and nourishment

saundaryalahari : one of the famous hymn praising the Devi.

: Mahabuddhi (The great intelligence ), Vijnanabhanarupini ( She whose form is a mass of knowledge ), Prajnatnika ( She who is wisdom itself ), Pasupasavimocini ( She who release creatures from bondage )Lalitha-Sahasranama Mahabharata : Liberator and knowledge of Brahman as well as the mother of the vedas, Intelligence and the destroyer of ignorance and mankind fetters. Aryastave text she is called : Mukti ( liberation ), She who speaks the language of Brahman, She who is the knowledge of Brahman. As auspicious form, she manifests as Lakshmi, Parvati, Sati and Prthivi. She plays the positive roles of protection, fertility and establishment of dharmic order, cultural creativity, wifely duty and material abundance.

The Mahavidyas ( the great manfestation ) played a central role in Sati's attempt to overpower or frighten Siva, so that she may have her own way. Even though Sati played the submissive wife, she contains fearsome and independent aspects that easily overwhelmed Siva. She is described as rending her enemies limb from limb, tearng their flesh with her teeth and drinking their blood, when then intoxicates her. Thirsting for more blood or dancing drunkenly out of control, she herself becomes a threat to the cosmos and must be tamed or subdued. She can becomes dangerous to her own allies. Devi terrible forms often betray the benigh qualities of the goddess, and it threatens the world. This action suggest the dangerous and uncontrolled facets of the goddess when she loses control. Devi often takes in fierce form when she enters into battle. As guardian of the Cosmos, she appears in a form of a great warrior, battling against Demons on behalf of the gods. Nevertheless in most text it is said that the Devi only take the fierce form when she has actually entered the battle or when she is being provoked by the insults of her enemies. The Devi transforms herself, and then multiplies into ferocious goddess or goddesses. 2. Asserting her power as that greater than Siva The Devi is said to possess fierce and terrible appearance. Often these forms are associated with war, blood, destruction, death, hunger and anger.
Devi is often describe in three concepts namely : SHAKTI, MAYA and PRAKRTI

Kali Durgai Namo Namah Kali Durgai Namo Namah
Uma Parvati Ananda Ma Uma Parvati Ananda Ma
Kali Durgai Namo Namah Kali Durgai Namo Namah
Raja Rajesheswari Ananda Ma Raja Rajesheswari Ananda Ma

Namostute Namostute
Jaya Sri Durge Namostute
Namostute Namostute
Jaya Sri Durge Namostute
... Kali ... Lakshmi ... Saraswati ... Jagadamba ..

Ka is a beeja for Brahma-saraswathi,
Ru is a beeja for Rudra and Rudrini,
Ma is a beeja for Maha Vishnu-Mahalakshmi,
Ri is a beeja for the mircocosmic divine conciousness vibrating in the heart region.

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