Monday, August 27, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 210


SphaTika-ghuTikA is the crystal bead necklace. In Sanskrit it is called ’aksha-mAlA’. This is the same as ‘akshara-mAlA’

The akshharas are the alphabets. The 51 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet from ‘a’ to ‘kshha’ correspond each by each to the beads in the necklace; that is why it is called ‘akshara-mAlA’, also called ‘aksha-mAlA’

Here I have to tell you a very important component of the ShAkta tradition and scriptures.


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