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Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari
Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari

Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is one of the devis from 10 maha vidya devis ( female deities). The  Tripur Sundari maa is the most beautiful deity in Trilok ( the realms), Maa Tripura Sundari is also called ” Shodashi”, Mahavidya, and Shree vidya.

Maa Tripur Sundari is a Vedic goddess of wisdom, maa Tripur Sundri is worshipped by Sadhak to attain deep knowledge and for Shakti sadhana. Shri Lalita Sahasranama stotram is the stotram containing 1000 names of Maa Tripura Sundari.  She is the ultimate goddess

Maa Lalita tripura sundari story

The story of Maa (Goddess) lalita Tripura Sundari is wrirtten in Bhramand Puran (  Bhramand puran is the last puran in 18 mahapurans).

This story starts with the conversation between Rishi Agstya and Lord Hygriva, Lord Hygriva is telling the story of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari to Agstya Rishi.

The story begins with a scenario of Raja Dakshya Prajapati yagya in which his daughter Mata Sati and her husband Lord Shiva are not invited, Mata sati feels it is disrespectful to her husband Lord Shiva, and burns herself by jumping in Yajna Vedi, this incident gives Lord shiva a trauma and lord shiva decide to go on deep meditation. 

Sidewise an Asura (demon) Tarkasur worshipped Bharma Deva and got a blessing from Bharma Deva that he ( Tarkaasur) can be only killed by Lord Shiva’s son, but Lord Shiva is in deep meditation.

All the Devatas ( Deities ) seek help from Manmatha (Kamadeva – the god of love ), the manmatha leaves 5 arrows towards Lord Shiva, the deep meditation of Lord Shiva gets disturbed by flower love arrows,  the third eye of Lord Shiva opens with anger and the love god Manmatha gets all burnt into ashes by the fire from Lord Shiva third eye.

Then the ashes of Manmatha are gathered by Shiv ganas and the Shiv ganas make a human form from the ashes of Manmatha, the ash form of Manmatha is placed in front of Lord Shiva, in the presence of Lord Shiva the ash form shows the sign of life.

The Shiva ganas give Sat Rudriya mantra to ash form to chant to worship Lord Shiva and by chanting Sat Rudriya mantra the ash form makes Lord Shiva happy and gets the power from Lord Shiva’s blessing

  • The first power is that if anyone tries to fight him/ the enemy in front of him, his half-power will automatically transfer to this ash form,
  • Second power no weapon can harm him,
  • Third power that he will rule over for 60 thousand years.

This ash form is named “Bhand”. the two other creatures are formed from the ash of Manmatha, they are ” Vishukr” and “Vishang” They both are brothers of Bhand. Later Bhand mind changed and he became a demon.

The “Bhand” became “Bhandasura” The Bhandasura became very powerful he made his own Asur ( demon) army by the residues of the ashes of Manmatha.     The Bhandasur makes Havoc everywhere he goes, the three Locas get Traumatised by Bhandasur then the devtas all combine their energy and arrange a big Yajna ( holy fire ) and offer their energy in yajna and pray Maa Shakti to help them, then Maa Tripura Sundari came out/ invocate from the holy fire. The purpose of the origination of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is to kill Bhandasur and settle peace and happiness in all three realms.

Iconography of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari

Maa lalita Tripura Sundari
Painting of Maa lalita Tripura Sundari . Image Source -Wikipedia

The Lalita Sahasranama stotram explains all iconography of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundri beautifully, here are some slokas of Lalita Sahasranama to explain the appearance of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari,  The slokas to describe Maa Lalita Maha Tripura Sundari, in this, there is a deep and clear description of the appearance of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundri her eyes, nose, cheeks, lips, eyebrows, hair, feet, her ornaments, her voice.

ॐ श्रीमाता श्रीमहाराज्ञी श्रीमत्-सिंहासनेश्वरी ।

चिदग्नि-कुण्ड-सम्भूता देवकार्य-समुद्यता ॥

Om shrimata shrimaharagyii shreemt sinhasneshwari ||

chidagni  kund sambhuta devkarya samudyata ||

this Sanskrit sloka describes Maa Lalita Tripura Sundri as she is the Mother of all mothers, she is the empress of the world, her majesty sits on the throne and she has appeared from the mind’s fire of Gods.

उद्यद्भानु-सहस्राभा चतुर्बाहु-समन्विता ।

रागस्वरूप-पाशाढ्या क्रोधाकाराङ्कुशोज्ज्वला ॥

“Udyatbanu Sahastraba, chaturbahu samanvita. ||

ragswaroop pashadhya krodh kara ankush jwala” ||

imagine 1000 suns rising that is the aura and illumination of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari, Maa holds the loop of melody that rises in one’s heart, the restraint in the form of anger, she holds that.

मनोरूपेक्षु-कोदण्डा पञ्चतन्मात्र-सायका ।

निजारुण-प्रभापूर-मज्जद्ब्रह्माण्ड-मण्डला ॥

“Manu ropekshu kodanda panchtanmatrasayeka, ||

nejarun prabhapur mijidra brahmandmandala” ||

maa is holding a bow, a mind bow means she has arrows of words, touch, form, and smell, with that in the cosmos a reddish aura like dawn has spread.

“Nakh drithi sajjan majjan tamo guna” ||

Even the toenails of Maa are enough to destroy the ignorance in man and so Devi Maa’s hands are not in Varadamudra ( symbolizes dispensing of boons ) or Abhayamudra (gesture of fearlessness), because Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari presence is itself a boon, she doesn’t have to raise hands to bless anyone.

चम्पकाशोक-पुन्नाग-सौगन्धिक-लसत्कचा ।

कुरुविन्दमणि-श्रेणी-कनत्कोटीर-मण्डिता ॥

“Champakashopunnagsaugandhi kalasatkasha, ||

kuruvindam manishreni kanatkotir mandita” ||

In the very beautiful hair of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari, many Champaka, Ashok, and Punnaga flowers are engaged, and the crown of Maa is lightened by a gem called Kuruvind.

अष्टमीचन्द्र-विभ्राज-दलिकस्थल-शोभिता ।

मुखचन्द्र-कलङ्काभ-मृगनाभि-विशेषका ॥

“Ashtami chandra vibrahaj dalik sthal shobhitha |

mukh chandan kalankabh mrig nabhi visheshika” ||

The Eight-day moon is situated in the crown of Devi Maa, and Maa has applied tilak of musk.

वदनस्मर-माङ्गल्य-गृहतोरण-चिल्लिका ।

वक्त्रलक्ष्मी-परीवाह-चलन्मीनाभ-लोचना ॥

“Vadan Smarmangalye grah toran challika |

waqt Laxmi parivaha chalan minah bhalochana” ||

Her brows are like the arches on the entrance of Kamdev’s palace, like there is a lion’s gate, and the eyes of Maa when they move look like fish swimming in water.

नवचम्पक-पुष्पाभ-नासादण्ड-विराजिता ।

ताराकान्ति-तिरस्कारि-नासाभरण-भासुरा ॥

“Nabh champakpushpabhnasa dand virajita ,

tarakanti tiraskari nasa bharm bhasura” ||

Maa is wearing a Champaka flower as a nose ring and the radiance of the nose ring is more than the light reflected by all the stars.

कदम्बमञ्जरी-कॢप्त-कर्णपूर-मनोहरा ।

ताटङ्क-युगली-भूत-तपनोडुप-मण्डला ।।

“Kadamb manjali glip karma pur manohara

tatank yuglibhut tapanodup mandala”||

Maa earrings are made of Kadamba flowers and there is sun on one side and moon on the other side as earrings.

पद्मराग-शिलादर्श-परिभावि-कपोलभूः ।

नवविद्रुम-बिम्बश्री-न्यक्कारि-रदनच्छदा ।।

“Padmaragshiladarsh paribhavi kapol bhuva |

navidroh bhyamshinnkare gatanachhala” ||

Cheeks of Maa are like a Padmaraga, a kind of gem or ruby, with very soft cheeks.

“Nav vidram bimm shrinkari radanakshara” ||

the lips of Maa are like pieces of bimb fruit, soft red and seem as reddish as freshly cut strawberries. 

शुद्ध-विद्याङ्कुराकार-द्विजपङ्क्ति-द्वयोज्ज्वला ।

कर्पूर-वीटिकामोद-समाकर्षि-दिगन्तरा ||

“Shuddh vidya ankurakar dwij pankti dwajala ,

karpur vikatamodas samakarshashi digantara” ||

The teeth of Maa’s upper line have 16 teeth and the lower line has 16 teeth. Maa’s mouth is red with camphor and betel.

निज-सल्लाप-माधुर्य-विनिर्भर्त्सित-कच्छपी ।

मन्दस्मित-प्रभापूर-मज्जत्कामेश-मानसा ||

“Nij sanlap madhurya vrinir batsiyakachhapi

mandasmitprabhapur mrijadkamesh mahanasa” ||

The word from Maa’s mouth, the voice of Maa is so sweet that it even overpowers the melody of Maa Saraswati’s Veena, Maa’s voice is more impressive than the melody.

“Mandasmit prafur majast kamesh manasa ” ||

The smile of Maa is so soft that even Lord Shiva gets attracted to Maa.

इन्द्रगोप-परिक्षिप्त-स्मरतूणाभ-जङ्घिका ।

गूढगुल्फा कूर्मपृष्ठ-जयिष्णु-प्रपदान्विता

“Indragop Parikshapta startuna majangika

gurulphakurm prishth jashno prabadanvita” ||

The feet of Maa are so soft as the body of a tortoise, they are perfect in themselves.

नख-दीधिति-संछन्न-नमज्जन-तमोगुणा ।

पदद्वय-प्रभाजाल-पराकृत-सरोरुहा ||

“Nakhditi sanchhan majjanta mahuguna,

padwaye prabhajal prakrit suroruha” ||

The nails of Maa’s feet have been able to end the darkness from within and when Maa walks with both legs it is like a beautiful swan walking.

सर्वारुणाऽनवद्याङ्गी सर्वाभरण-भूषिता ।

शिव-कामेश्वराङ्कस्था शिवा स्वाधीन-वल्लभा ॥

“Sarva arunya Vidyangyi Sarwabharan bhushita,

shiv kameshwaran kastha shiva swadheen vallabha” ||

Maa is embellished with all kinds of ornaments, is adorned with all ornaments and she is seated beside Lord Shiva.

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सुमेरु-मध्य-श‍ृङ्गस्था श्रीमन्नगर-नायिका ।

चिन्तामणि-गृहान्तस्था पञ्च-ब्रह्मासन-स्थिता ॥

“Sumeru madhya shringastha Shreeman nagar nayika

chintamani grihantastha panch brahmasthansthita” ||

The five Brahm are the seats on which Maa is seated because no work is possible without energy, and power, which also include sadashiv are in the form of the seat of Maa.

महापद्माटवी-संस्था कदम्बवन-वासिनी ।

सुधासागर-मध्यस्था कामाक्षी कामदायिनी ॥

“Maha padmavati sanstha kadamb vanvasini,

sudha sagar madhyastha kamakshi kamdayani” ||

Even the eyes of Maa can help anyone get desired in all ways. 

Simply Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is the most beautiful Feminine energy, she has four hands holding Dharma, artha, kama, and moksha. She owns power of all kinds from motherly nature, and feminine mother power and also destroys her enemies, and protects her children. 

Where does Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari live?

The Architecture of Devtas ( Visvkarma) made a palace for Maa Lalita Tripur Sundri this grand palace is named “Chintamani griha”, this Chintamani griha has different places for different Male and female deities who help Maa Lalita Tripur Sundri to kill Demon Bhandasur.

In the middle of the palace, Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari resides. The Shree Yantra is the image of “Chintamani Grah”, the structure of Shree Yantra/ Meru Shree Yantra is the different layers and the levels of the palace of the Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari.

How we can worship Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari

The worshipping of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is done by chanting Lalita Sahasranamam stotram. We can place shree yantra or Meru shree yantra at home and chant Lalita sahasranama in front of yantra. In Tantrik sadhna need for a guru is very important to worship Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari.

The guru who has Sidhi on Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari can give you a path for Sidhi on Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari, and to gain the blessing of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari. Sanskrit mantras for healing

A common person can also worship Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari, Mother divine is not bound to any ritual or any method, she has the most divine form one can imagine, when you are in love, you don’t have to bound yourself in tantric sadhana rituals, tantric sadhana ritual is only for sadak, the common person can take blessing from mother divine as by faith in mother divine.

What are the benefits of Worshipping Lalita Tripura Sundari?

Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is the goddess of all three worlds and the most beautiful female divinity, she is Adi para shakti, nothing is impossible for her, she has the power to kill Bhandasur (the most powerful demon), the worshipping of Goddess Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari with love and devotion can benefit devotee with fulfillment of self-consciousness, self-fulfillment, inner peace, Goddess can benefit you with wealth, prosperity.

The worshipping of Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari can heal you from health illness. The worshipping of the Goddess can guard you from enemies, and evil eyes. Goddess have the power to save you from any difficulties that come in front of you and shower happiness, and wealth from four directions. She will always shield you in a difficult time and show a path of positivity, self-realization, and success in every aspect of life.

Who is the husband of Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari?

Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is an aspect of Adi Parashakti and her husband is Adi Parashiva because the energy of Maa Adi Parashakti is only complete with Adi Parashiva.

In Lalita Sahasranama sloka defined that Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari has Manglasutra of lord Adi Parashiva, and is seated beside Lord Shiva. Maa Lalita Tripura Sundari is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, like Sati, Kali, and Durga.

Why is Lalita Tripura Sundari Stotram is important?

The Lalita Tripura Sundari Stotrum contains all the information about the goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari, the Lalita Tripura Sundari Stotrum is the glory slokas of the goddess.h

If someone wants to worship Goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari and wants to take the blessing of the goddess for good health, mind peace, and wealth, to fulfill all his desires, the Lalita Tripura Sundari Stotram is the direct path to gain the blessing of Jagat Janani ( mother of the whole world) goddess Lalita Tripura Sundari.