[Advaita-l] Aparna Name of Parvati
srirudra at vsnl.com
Wed Jul 25 07:21:37 CDT 2012
Dear Sri V.Subramanian
In Lalitha Sahasranamam the 754th namavali is Aparnayai nama:Apart from the
meanings that She made tapasya without eating even a dried leaf-parna is
dried leaf-as in parna sala for a hut like dwelling,and She does not owe any
debt as you had said,Sri Paramacharyal had commented in His own
beautifulway:Shiva is called Sthanu.That is He is still,unshakable and
almost like a stump of a tree.Vruksha iva Sthabdha:says Maha Narayana
Upanishad.Parvathi is like a leaf less -Aparna-creeper around Him.This I
found in Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Bhashyam.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM, Venkata sriram P
> <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
>> Apart from the explanation what you have mentioned, couple of
>> other explanations were suggested by Shri Bhaskararaya and Shri
>> Bharati Mantacharya.
>> 1. apagataM ruNaM yasyAssA taduktaM asmAbhiH dEvIstavE
>> "ruNamiSTamadattvaivatvannAma japatO mama, shivE kathaM aparNEti
>> rUDirbhArAya na tE".
>> Here, parNa implies riNa (debt). So, a-parNa implies in whom there are no
>> debts. Since, dEvi doesn't have any debts with Her, she also removes
>> in Her upAsakAsby removing riNa-trayAs ie., 3 forms of debts (dEva, pitru
> Thanks Sriram ji for the quotes. I have a question here. Is it that
> 'parNa' imples RNa? I would parse the samAsa as:apa RNA, apagatam rNam
> yasyAH sA aparNA: One from whom the RNa has departed. In other words She
> has no RNa to discharge/fulfill. Maybe someone can comment on this.
>> 2. parNa also means downfall or chyuti. So, a-parNa implies that state in
>> whom there isno downfall (ref: achyutaH in viSNu saha.).
>> 3. "a" kAra is brahmavAchaka and parNa implies vAhana. So, a-parNa
>> implies brahmavAhana. In order words, upAdhi of brahma.
>> Hope it is clear now.
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