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The Devi Worship!
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The word “Devi” itself is bliss-giving. That word is Divine. Divinity, Illumination, light, knowledge, are synonymous with the word “Divya” from which the word “Devi” is derived. Devi is personification of Peace, bliss and silence. She is energy-personified. She dwells as our psychic energy together with all forms of energy. She carries and also sees to it, that all functions and deeds are carried on in the universe. She is manifestation of chit, the mental energy. She is responsible for our knowledge, dispassion, and is mother superior to Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. She grants us boons and makes us delighted, takes care of us, protects us and is also known as Maaya.

The lightening (tadit lata or tatillata) is her form (body) and in the Vedic times is worshipped and meditated on as “Sachi”, the consort of Indra. Mahakaali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati are her manifestations (amsa). The meditation on and worship of the Devi is initiated in the Vedic times and has evolved to the Puranaic times as Devi worship and Devi Upaasana. She takes care of all the universe transcending the powers of the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara – and independently is capable of administering all the worlds and the creation therein including animate and inanimate things.

She is acclaimed as Siva Yuvati (Parvathi), Vishnumanollasini (Lakshmi) and Vageeswari (Saraswathi) and simultaneously associated with Trinity respectively as half-body (arthanaareeswari), chest (Vishnu vakshthalavaasini) and speech (Geervani). She takes care of us as Her off-spring like mother. The worship, Upaasana, meditation on and chanting her name incessantly are the ways to get tuned to Her.

Devi is Sri Lalitha, the origin, form and cessation of all forms of energy and kinds of matter. We meditate on Devi as a form, or form-transcendent Energy Source, responsible for all activities, their substance and sustenance and dissolution. Depending on our mental likes, traits and preferences we can follow the Saguna (having a form) or Nirguna (Formless Energy) we can worship and meditate on Her. She dwells in all creation – animate and inanimate - as motherly love and is reflected in our moods and feelings manifested as love, affection, compassion, devotion, knowledge, understanding, insight etc., expressions and store-house.

The word Syamala manifests youthfulness, greenery, and is giver of “crops” like our creative abilities, intellect, and other mental abilities. As Durga she punishes the wicked and protects the virtuous. She is personification of creation, sustenance, and dissolution of all things, objects and subjects. She is also the manifestation of our longings, acquiring knowledge of languages and disciplines, skills, fine-arts and guides and sees that we function and perform various deeds.

Let such Devi, the Ruler of all universe take care of us! Maheswara, Vishnu and Brahma are her dear sons and Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi are her affectionate daughters-in-law. We are all Her lovely grandsons and granddaughters. Let that Grand Family Lady shower Her blessings on us!
 
26-May-2012
More by :  Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam
 
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Article Comment Thank you Dr. Rao for the kind attention and inspiring observations.
Varanasi Ramabrahmam
05/29/2012
Article Comment Kudos to u Ramabrahmam garu! It is always a delight to read ur articles. This one on Devi is wonderful.
Dr. Rao S Vummethala
05/28/2012
 
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