|| shrI sha.nkarAchArya aShTottara-shata-nAmAvaliH ||

Raghavendra hsraghav at IMAP3.ASU.EDU
Sun Jun 21 14:20:31 CDT 1998

Isn't dwisaptati 72 ? Does UcChetta mean removing/destroying also?

Ravisankar S. Mayavaram wrote:

> dvispatati matochChettre namaH
> <this meaning is probably incorrect, please correct me>
> I bow to shrI shankara who through the advaita vedAnta uplifted many forms
> of religious worship by giving them a proper focus.  dvisaptati means 140,
> here indicates many.  mata means religion and uchChetta means uplifting.
> Many religious observances can be done with various goals, but if done
> with earnest intention of knowing the Self, these observances get a proper
> focus.
> AUM sarvadigvijayaprabhave namaH
> I bow to shrI shankara who is ever vistorious ( hence the Lord of) in all
> his digvijayams. shrI shankara undertook many digvijayam-s, during which
> he met many scholars of various religious traditions and debated with
> them.  He always emerged victorious. During his digvijayas he increased
> the spiritual power of many temples by establishing shrIchakra yantra in
> them and helped bhaktas by composing hymns on different deities. These
> digvijayas occupied a central place in his life, hence his biographies are
> called as digvijaya-s.

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