Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 51

The para-brahma-Shakti exhibits itself into five functions. Thus we have a five-fold aspect of brahma-Shakti, created by itself from itself. So these five aspects are represented in a peculiar form where KAmeshvari  is sitting on the left lap of  KAmeshvara. The seat on which they are sitting facing the East, has four legs, namely Brahma (Creation), Vishnu (Sustenance), Shiva (Dissolution), and  Ishvara (mAyic curtain);  the seat itself is SadAshiva (mokshha-anugraha). These five are called the five ‘Brahman-s’ . And this explains the name ‘panca-brahma-Asana-sthitA’ for the Goddess.


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