Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam has the different names of Devi Bhagavathi that are arranged in the form of sthothram. These are also arranged in such a manner so as to describe Devi Bhagavathi. The sthothram is based on Pancha Kruthis. They are srishti(creation), sthithi(protection), samharam(destruction), thirodhanam(hiding), anugraha(blessing). Devi herself has been described as “pancha kruthya parAyanA”, in the Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam. This means that the Devi Bhagavathi does srishti as Sri Brahma, sthithi as Sri Vishnu, samharam as Sri Rudra, thirodhanam as Sri Eashwara and anugraha as Sri Sadashiva.
Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam: Meaning
21. Kadambha manjari kluptha karna poora manohara - She who has beautiful ears like the kadamba flowers
22. Thadanga yugali bhootha thapanodupa mandala - She who wears the sun and the moon as her ear studs
23. Padma raga sila darsha paribhavika polabhu - She who has cheeks which shine more than the mirror made of Padmaraga
24. Nava vidhruma bimbha sri nyakkari rathna chhadha - She whose lips are like beautiful new corals
25. Shuddha vidyangurakara dwija pangthi dwayojjala - She who has teeth which look like germinated true knowledge(Shodasakshari vidya)
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