Saturday, 22 July 2017


Then Devi Lalita assumed various forms: as Durga she was in full form of unusual splendour; as Narayani she alighted a Simha Vahana and fought; and she destroyed Mahashasura as Chandika as described in ‘Durga Saptashati’. Bhandasura released ‘Mookaastra’ and Devi in turn created the Astra of ‘Vakvaadini’. Bhandasura used Vedaapaharana Astra and she met it with her right hand thumb!

  1. Bhanda’s ‘Arnavaastra’ created huge flows of gushing water which was arrested by an Adi Kurma of yojana’s height and width as created by Devi’s right hand’s pointing finger. 
  2. Bhanda sent an Astra called Hairanyaaksha which created thousands of ‘Hiranyakshas ‘and Devi created Maha Varaaha from her right hand middle finger who destroyed them all. An infuriated Bhanda produced crores of Hiranyakashipus but an unperturbed Devi frowned from where emerged Prahladaas and Nrisimha Rupas from her right ring finger who were like Pralaya Rudras laying the Hiranya kashipus on the Deva’s lap and pulled out his intestines and blood. 
  3. Similarly Devi Lalita created Vamana Devas from her right hand little finger to control Balendras; 
  4. Parashu Ramas to kill Kartaveerarya- arjunas from her left hand thumb; 
  5. Shri Rama to destroy the ten headed Ravana and Kumbhakarna and Lakshmana to kill Indrajit and from Devi’s left pointing finger; Balarama from materialised from Devi’s left middle finger to kill Asuras; 
  6. Vaasudeva was created by the left hand ring finger of Lalita Devi and he terminated countless Rajaasuras and other Rakashasaas like Kamsa, Sishupaala, Dantavaktra, Poundraka, Shambara, Pralamba, Narakasura, Banaasura and so on and thereby reduced the weight of Evil on Bhumi 
and from her left hand little finger created Kali Deva who ended up Huna-Yavana- Kirataka and others. As all the Evil Forces were uptooted by Durga Devi thus, Devi Lalitamba liquidated Bhandasura’s Senapatis with Narayanaastra and finally only Bhandasura was left out. She then released ‘Maha Kameshwaraastra’ which had the extraordinary radiance and energy of thousand Suryas and ultimately the greatest menace in Tri Lokaas was demolished; the Sunyaka Nagari was burnt off with the flames of the Kameswarastra and thus the Dwiteeya Swarga which Bhandaasura created sixty thousand years ago was turned into heaps of ashes; and so did Bhandasura whom Ganesha materialised from the ashes of Manmatha as a play! With the termination of Maha Bhanda, Devas celebrated with resonant sounds of Celestial Drums and showers of flowers from Swarga and they were re-installed in their original positions.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

24 Forms of Vishnu and His Consorts

In the Siddhārtha-saṁhitā, there is a description of the twenty-four forms of Viṣṇu, and these forms are named according to the position of the symbolic representations in Their four hands. When one describes the positions of objects in the hands of the Viṣṇu mūrti, one should begin with the lower right hand then move to the upper right hand, upper left hand and, finally, to the lower left hand. In this way,
  1. Vāsudeva may be described as being represented by mace, conch shell, disc and lotus flower; 
  2. Saṅkarṣaṇa is represented by mace, conch shell, lotus flower and disc. Similarly; 
  3. Pradyumna is represented by disc, conch shell, mace and lotus flower; 
  4. Aniruddha is represented by disc, mace, conch shell and lotus flower.                      In the spiritual sky the representations of Nārāyaṇa are twenty in number and are described as follows: 
  5. Śrī Keśava (flower, conch shell, disc, mace); 
  6.  Nārāyaṇa (conch, flower, mace and disc); 
  7. Śrī Mādhava (mace, disc, conch and flower); 
  8. Śrī Govinda (disc, mace, flower and conch); 
  9. Viṣṇu-mūrti (mace, flower, conch and disc); 
  10. Madhusūdana (disc, conch, flower and mace);
  11. Trivikrama (flower, mace, disc and shell); 
  12. Śrī Vāmana (conch, disc, mace and flower);
  13. Śrīdhara (flower, disc, mace and shell); 
  14. Hṛṣīkeśa (mace, disc, flower and conch); 
  15. Padmanābha (shell, flower, disc and mace); 
  16. Dāmodara (flower, disc, mace and shell); 
  17. Puruṣottama (disc, flower, shell and mace); 
  18. Acyuta (mace, flower, disc and shell); 
  19. Nṛsiṁha (disc, flower, mace and shell); 
  20. Janārdana (flower, disc, shell and mace); 
  21. Śrī Hari (shell, disc, flower and mace); 
  22. Śrī Kṛṣṇa (shell, mace, flower and disc); 
  23. Adhokṣaja (flower, mace, shell and disc), and; 
  24. Upendra (shell, mace, disc and flower).

  1. keshava Having beautiful hair, kirti Fame, good report, fame,renown
  2. narayana Ground of Being kanti Beauty, loveliness
  3. madhava He propounds the true knowledge about himself tushti satisfaction
  4. govinda Lord of the Earth pushti prosperity, nourishment
  5. Vishnu All pervading dhrti fortitude, endurance, persistence
  6. madhusudana Slayer of the “honey” demon shanti peace
  7. trivikrama He who pervades the 3 vedas kriya activity, endeavor
  8. vamana Saviour of Indra, he who produces joy in others. daya compassion
  9. sridhara The bearer of Sri who listens to prayers. medha intellectual prowess
  10. hrshikesh Master of the senses. harsha Joy
  11. padmanabha The navel which contains the universe sraddha faith
  12. damodara He who contains the universe in his belly lajja modesty
  13. vasudeva He who pervades and sports lakshmi she who observes
  14. sankarshana He who draws others near him. sarasvati she who comforts
  15. pradyumna The illuminator priti she who love
  16. aniruddha The irresistible rati amorous enjoyment,sexual-pleasure
  17. purushottama The Supreme being vasudha wealth producing
  18. janardana The protector from negative forces. uma tranquility,quiet
  19. adhokshaja The one who is never diminished, or decreased smrti perfect mindfulness or memory
  20. upendra The younger brother of Indra kshama forgiveness
  21. narasimha The one who assumes the celestial man-lion form vidyuta flashing, glittering
  22. hari The one who accepts oblations, or the remover of sin. shuddhi purity
  23. acyuta He who never falls from his status. vijaya victory, success, achievement
  24. krshna He who is exceedingly delighted with his own Lila. buddhi intelligence