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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Lalitha Sahasranama - merits of reading it

At the end of the navaratri period - wanted to mention about the merits of reciting Lalita Sahasranama.

If a person recites the stotra thrice a day for one month, Goddess Saraswati/Bharati dances at the tip of one's tongue - speech becomes very profound. And if one recites it once a day for six months, Goddess Laxmi will stay with him ever.

But there is lot of caution built around it...
Details here http://www.geocities.com/srigant/lalitha.html

"Mere reading of Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam washes away our ignorance & sins & makes us a purified soul. The most important thing to be noted is that, we should do it with devotion. If one could do it with involvement & devotion, Sri Matha will shower her graces on them & give them salvation after death & bless them with all the pleasures & wealth in this world.Not only devotion, any work that's done without involvement & devotion, would be useless."

Lalitha Sahasranama is referred to as the "rahasyanAma sAhasri" (the most secret
sahasranAma). Lord Hayagreeva, who taught LS to sage Agastya warns:

"na shaTAya na dhushtAya na vishwAsAya karhichith | shrii maathr
Bhakthi yukthAya shriividhyA rAja vEdhinE ||"
[this sacred sahasranAma shall not be taught to a person who is
adamant, evil, and an infidel. Also, a person who lacks pure devotion
towards the Universal Mother and who is not initiated into the
Shriividya shall not be taught the same...]

Proper pronounciation is required, should be chanted / recited and also have complete regard for all women as his own mother; or else it will earn him the wrath of the Divine Mother.
Lalita Sahasranama can be chanted after initiated into Bala Tripura Sundari mantra.

1 comment:

  1. Pranamam,
    Thanks for sharing the article about the Lalitha Sahasranama Chanting.
    Here I would like to share more information about the Lalitha Sahasranamam Stotram.


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