Wednesday 2 November 2016

Devi Mahatmyam

Sri Devi Mahatmyam
Madhyama Charitham
(Middle part)
Chapter 2: Killing of the armies of Mahishasura.

28.  Adhadha Jaladhi thasyai pankajamchadi shobhanam,
       Himavan vahanam simham, rathnani vividhani cha.
The God of sea gave her garlands made of never fading flowers to wear over her head and neck and a very pretty lotus flower and the Himalaya mountain gave her a lion to ride and several type of gems.

29.  Dadha vassoonyam suraya panapathram dhanadhipa,
       Seshascha sarva nageso maha mani vibhooshitham.

30.  Naga haram dadhou thasyai dathe ya prithwimimaam
 Kubhera, the god of wealth gave her a goblet full of wine that Anantha who was the king of snakes and who bears the earth gave her a snake garland decorated by precious jewels.
(One interpreter says Goblet filled with nectar, though majority interpret it as goblet full of wine. The above stanzas indicate that the Goddess had 18 hands and was the basic power behind all the Gods. )

(to be contd…..)

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