Sunday, August 26, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 209


The second line of the shloka talks about the four hands. Two of the hands show the vara (boon) and abhaya (fearlessness) mudrAs. Earlier it was said in shloka #4 that all others other thanLalitAmbAL show the vara-abhaya mudrAs. 

So in this shloka he presents Saraswati with the vara-abhaya mudrAs. The dual word ‘trAsa-trANa’ indicates the ‘abhaya’. For ‘trAsa’ means ‘fear’ and ‘trANa’ means protection. Protection from fear is just ‘abhaya’, fearlessness.


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