Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Lalita Mean?

In Hindusim, Lalita is an alternate name for the Divine Mother Goddes, or Durga. She is thought to be a “playful mother” and influences creation of the universe. Lalita is often mentioned in Hindu literature and scriptures, and is believed to appear as if she is 16 years old, representing 1 types of desire.

In Sanskrit, Lalita means “she who plays” or “beautiful,” and is often viewed as a joyful mother who plays with her children.


Yogapedia Explains Lalita

The Mother Goddess, Lalita, has 1,000 names as described in the “Lalita Sahasranama,” which is a book of hymns devoted to her. Lalita is considered to be the most important goddess of the Mahavidyas, a group of 10 main goddesses in the Hindu religion.

It is believed that she direct all karma of creation and approves all actions, sending righteousness to individuals who practice good conduct and trials to those who practice poor conduct.

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