Lalita Sahasranama

Definition - What does Lalita Sahasranama mean?

"Lalita Sahasranama" is a sacred Hindu text that is found in the "Brahmanda Purana."

This is an important text for those who worship the goddess, Lalita Devi, also known as the Divine Mother or Durga.

Lalita is known as the Goddess of Bliss and her name can be translated to English as “she who plays” or “spontaneous.” This name is also given to Parvati, the wife of Shiva.

Yogapedia explains Lalita Sahasranama

The "Lalita Sahasranama" text has the thousand names of the goddess within it. These names are organized into hymns and no single name is repeated.

The source of the text is said to be eight vaag devis named Vasini, Aruna, Kameshwari, Jayinee, Vimala, Midhinee, Koulini and Sarveshwari. The text takes the form of a dialogue between Hayagriva (who is an avatar of Mahavishnu) and the sage, Agastya.

Worshipping the Divine Mother through chanting is one way that a yogi can find a deeper spiritual aspect to their yoga practice.

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