Sri Stuthi – 24


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The 24th slOkam (DhyAna sLokam) is recited for gaining all types of desired Phalans from Sri Devi

The key passage of this slOkam is: “Saa yEshaa Devi sadhaa mE sannidhatthAm” (May this VilakshaNa Moorthy of such noble attributes reside in my heart lotus and thus appear before me always!).

Word by word Meaning:

KalyANAnAm avikala nidhi:= She is the eternal abode of all MangaLams. These MangaLams do not ever dry up. It is a perrineal spring.
KaaruNya seemaa= She is the boundary of KaruNai (Dayaa/anukampaa).
Nithya AamOdhA= for the forever fragrant
nigama vachasAm= Veda vaaks,
mouLi MandhAra maalA= She is the MandhAra garland on their (Vedaa’s) crown.
Madhu vijayina: dhivyA sampath= She is the lofty wealth of the Lord, who is the destroyer of the asuran, Madhu .
Sakala bhuvana PrArTanA KaamadhEnu:= She is the boon-granting KaamadhEnu responding to the pleas for anugraham from all the beings of the world.
Kaa api sa yEshA dEvee Sadha mE sannidhatthAm= May this PirAtti of such celebrated vaibhavams reside always in my heart lotus!

Meaning according to Dr. M. NarasimhAchAry:

May Goddess Lakshmi, the infinite source of all auspicious things, the ultimate abode of compassion, One who is glorified in the VedAs, the divine consort of Lord VishNu, and the unique benefactor for all the worlds, always manifest before me!

Meaning according to Villivalam Sri Narayanachar Swamy:

Sri Devi is the undiminishing and eternal abode of all MangaLams. She is treasure house of Compassion (KaaruNyam) and the boundary for the same. She is the MandhAra maalai for the head of VedAs known for their eternal fragrance. She is the precious wealth of the Lord, who destroyed the asuran with the name of Madhu. She is the wish-granting KaamadhEnu responding to the prayers of the people of the world. May the PirAtti of such unique attributes be present inside me always!

Additional observations on this slOkam passages:

To enjoy further the Vaibhavams of Sri Devi, one has to study the 1018 slOkams of Lakshmi Sahasram, which is organized as 25 Sthapakams.

To be continued…


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