A Microcosm's Prayer(Slokha) -41

Sloka, is the most common Sanskrit meter and is a descendant of the older Vedic gayatri
The sloka, meaning 'song', although metric, is not considered poetic.
It functions more as the equivalent to Western prose with lines and meter and
is often used in narratives or epics.

The defining features of the sloka are:
stanzaic, written in any number of couplets made up of 2 hemistiches.
The hemistiches can be broken into 4 lines or padas creating quatrains,4 lines or padas
syllabic, either 2 lines of 16 syllables each or 4 hemistiches of 8 syllables each.
metric, alternate hemistiches of trochaic and iambic patterns.

The following verses are my own work based on the great slokha 'Lalitha Sahasranamam'
where the meaningful thousand names of Adi Para Sakthi(primordial cosmic Energy)
are narrated.These verses are not lireral or exact translation of the slokha.But I refered to
the translation of the great slokha by Mr.P. R. Ramachander

(Please read the previous parts of this series before reading this)



121 Thee who's strong, hale and healthy, whose
Salubrious persona is
Healingly healthful to the whole
So is thee aptly called Pushta

Ancient ere all ancient
The first Primeval, thee's so called
Purathana.Thee who's worshipped
For thy supreme mercy is apt

To be defined as the Mother
Who's benevolent and give boons
Heals woes and wounds so to worship
So's thee aptly known as Poojya

Health and wealth in sustenance and
Exuberance thee who bestows
Is so aptly called Pushkara
Who has eyes like lotus petals

Thee's so called Pushkarekshana
Thee who lights all luminaries
Lights all our lives and enlightens
The lamp in the soul, is so called

Paramjyothi.Thee who is the
Sole supreme abode for the Whole
Where all surrenders unto thee
Is so known as Paramdhama

Namaste Mother namaste
Divine Mother, unto thy feet
This tiny droplet surrenders
Rise my size within me, I watch



122 Ah, the speck of a particle
Thee the sole Supreme who's that speck
The power and form of that speck
Thee is so called Paramanu

Who's the bestest of all the best
Supreme most of all supreme ones
Thee is so called Parath para
Who, holding a noose in Her hand

Shows Her strength bonding all Her makes
Thee is so called Pasa Hastha
Who shows Her strength unbinding too
The bonding of all Her makes, so's

Pasa Hanthri.Enemy's spells
Who makes them powerless and off
Thee's so greatly known by the name
Para manthra Vibhedini

Thee who can have a form, so is
Moortha.Who can be formless too
So's thee Amoortha.Our prayers
With fugacious oblations

Thee who's happy even with such
Perishable offerings, so's
Thee known as Anithya thriptha.
Such is thy love as great as thee

Namaste Mother namaste
Divine Mother, unto thy feet
This tiny droplet surrenders
Rise my size within me, I watch


123 In the pristine mind of sages
Thee's a swan swimming in that lake
So's thee aptly known by name
Muni manasa hamsika

Who likes and sticks to Truth alone
So's Satya vritha.Thee the Truth
And its form, so's Sathya roopa
Who's within all lives and souls, so's

Sarvantharyamini.Thee who's
The first and eternal Being
As also the spouse of Shiva
So's thee known by the name Sathee

Ho ho, divine our sweet Mother
Thou art beautiful the bestest
Thou art our brave queen the bestest
Thou art our Wisdom the bestest

Thou art our Strength sole the bestest
The Support for mind the bestest
The Support for life the bestest
Thou art all Force the mightiest

So to thee Mother, namaste
The Power of all, namaste
The causer of all, namaste
Creatrix of all, namaste

Namaste Mother namaste
Divine Mother, unto thy feet
This tiny droplet surrenders
Rise my size within me, I watch

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Note: Translation by Mr.P.R Ramachandar
Naamaas801-820

* 801 * Pushta - She who is healthy
* 802 * Purathana - She who is ancient
* 803 * Poojya - She who is fit to be worshipped
* 804 * Pushkara - She who gives exuberance
* 805 * Pushkarekshana - She who has lotus like eyes
* 806 * Paramjyothi - She who is the ultimate light
* 807 * Param dhama - She who is the ultimate resting place
* 808 * Paramanu - She who is the ultimate atom
* 809 * Parath para - She who is better than the best
* 810 * Pasa Hastha - She who has rope in her hand
* 811 * Pasa Hanthri - She who cuts off attachment
* 812 * Para manthra Vibhedini - She who destroys the effect of spells cast
* 813 * Moortha - She who has a form
* 814 * Amoortha - She who does not have a form
* 815 * Anithya thriptha - She who gets happy with prayers using temporary things
* 816 * Muni manasa hamsika - She who is the swan in the mind (lake like) of sages
* 817 * Satya vritha - She who has resolved to speak only truth
* 818 * Sathya roopa - She who is the real form
* 819 * Sarvantharyamini - She who is within everything
* 820 * Sathee - She who is Sathee the daughter of Daksha

by Indira Renganathan

Comments (1)

Paramjyothi.Thee who is the Sole supreme abode for the Whole Where all surrenders unto thee Is so known as Paramdhama....priceless presentation! Thanks dear madam for sharing.................Dillip