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thought for the day- pg 66- ASHTALAKSHMI STOTRAM (Page 22)

Brahmaputra IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 29 January 2014 at 10:41pm | IP Logged
Yep Rama di. You've heard about the same temple only. There is only one more temple which is known for menstruating idol. But it is only yearly. Not monthly. That is the Kamakhya of Assam! So you heard it right.

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nep3 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 10:31am | IP Logged

Thanks Rama J and Jamy ...I have heard of Kamakhya temple but didn't know about these temple..

very strange !!



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Vmaa IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 10:51am | IP Logged
Thank you all for sharing such precious informations

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.kat. Goldie

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 11:03am | IP Logged
Thank u rama, hema, n jamy!
Wonderful to learn more about amazing temples. 
These old temples have so much stories n histories associated with them! 
I have heard of panama narasimhar temple, but didnt know the story behind it.
The parvathy temple jamy mentioned, v interesting!
Thanks folks.

Edited by ..PT.. - 30 January 2014 at 11:44pm

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thala IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 9:02pm | IP Logged

  Adi shankara's verses always have depth and 
he is considered as avatar of lord shiva himself

he has written numerous verses on mahishasuramardhini stotram
but this one make me admire every time i read it

will try my best to give the translation

Ayi Sumanah-Sumanah-Sumanah Sumanah-Sumanohara-Kaanti-Yute
Shrita-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Kara-Vaktra-Vrte |
Sunayana-Vi-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara-[A]dhipate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 11 ||

there are 4 words of sumana and a word sumanoharaa
each word sumana has a different meaning

in sanskrit the same word said in a combined manner would give a completely diff meaning

su means beautiful or good

first sumana- mother with a pleasant disposition
 suma(flower)na-soft hearted as a flower
su ( auspicious) mana-minded
sumana- daughter of mountains
sumanohara- your lusture atracts the devas and scholars

rajani means night 

first rajani- your are exquisitely charming like a moon ( which blooms at night)
other rajanis are combined with the next rajani word
like rajani rajani = raja niraja 

in that sense
you are like niraja (lilly) 
which blossoms in clear water ( neeraja)
with yellow pollen dust ( rajaniraja)

brahmara means bees

you with the roving vibhrama
create an illusory sense ( brahm)
of active bees( bhramar)
in the mortals( mara) 
thus generating your image of the conqueror of the deomn bhramara

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jhema IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 10:02pm | IP Logged
nice to knw these verses thala.

How meaningful they are.

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MJV2 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 11:54pm | IP Logged
Intetesting Temple information guys.Never heard about it before. Thalla, J, Jamy...Thank u.

Thala. .thanks for sharing such a beautiful verses. Smile

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.kat. Goldie

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Posted: 30 January 2014 at 11:55pm | IP Logged
Tfs Rama. 
I love mahishasura maadhiri slokam just for the beauty of the verses, its play on words, meaning,  rhythmic patterns, its chandas.  Here chinmaya Matt swami ji, Eashwarananda calls it the first rap song! 

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