[Advaita-l] Anya Devata
satisharigela at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 29 03:38:04 CDT 2010
>You are right, if we go by the verse : karAnguli naKhOtpanna narAyaNa
>dashAkrutiHi etc. in lalita >sahasranAma we have to say nArAyaNAdi dashAkruti-s
>have been eminated from finger tip of the lalitaa tripura >sundari devi :-))
I am not a shrIvidyA person but sometimes such poetical constructions are made
to drive home a technical point in the upAsana of that particular devata. They
should not be taken literally as they can make one fanatical or obnoxiously
sectarian. On the flip side they cannot be brushed aside as exaggerations...if
one does, most likely they are missing a great hint in understanding the nature
of the devata and can miss-out(or it will take forever) on the mantra-rahasya
or mantra siddhi i.e. loosely translated as "complete union with the devata."
So they should be treated with caution & balance and with the help of a
learned tAntrIka teacher those technical points or hints can be deciphered.
> Could these names, Durga, etc., be associated with PaarvatI, the consort of
> Shambhu, Shiva?
>None of the names, as far as I see, have any characteristics of Parvati...
>Bhavani, Haimavati, Parvati, Dakshayani, Sati, etc.
The dhyAna of a certain durgA goes like this: Three eyed, adorned with
crescent moon .. various attributes and with "sadAshiva by her side". The
dhyAna-s of all durgA-s are similar with variations in number of hands, weapons
Same attributes to pArvatI: Three eyes, with moon etc.. so no need for the
Looks like we are deviating too much from the original.. so last post.
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