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Soundarya Lahari is a sacred hymn composed by saint Adi Shankara. Soundarya is beauty and Lahari is a wave and this ‘wave of beauty’ indeed remains as a literary work of remarkable beauty. This sings the praise of Goddess Shakthi and underscores her divine grace and boundless compassion in 100 slokas.
Shakthi is the universal mother and is the personification of the ultimate feminine power. She is pure energy. She is also Parvathi, the gentle aspect of the Goddess and being the consort of Lord Shiva, she remains as his power too. She is also known in many other names such as Devi, Sati, Durga, Kali, Tripura Sundari, Annapurna, Akhilandeswari, Lalitha Tripurasundari and Adi Parashakthi. This benevolent Goddess is said to govern aspects like fertility, love and devotion and her worship is believed to bestow the devotees with auspiciousness and all round benefits.
Budha or Mercury is a strong and auspicious planet, who is considered a prince in astrology. He denotes aspects like intelligence, skills, communication and speech. He is called Budha, only because he stands for Buddhi, the thinking capacity. Budha affliction can impair many faculties, the clarity of thinking being the chief among them. This may make a person dull and ineffective.
This Soundarya Lahari sloka will be quite effective for Budha afflictions and can provide good relief against its negative effects.
Budha is the planet of communication, organization and dexterity. This Sloka (Hymn) describes about Budha (Mercury).
Priyangu Kalika Syamam
Sowmyam sowmya Gunobedhama
Tham Budham Pranamaamyaham
Oh Budha, you are as black as the bud of the creeper Priyangu (a Sanskrit name of a medicinal plant). You are very pretty and wise, you are the son of Soma and you are generous and very noble. I bow to you!
This is a sloka (hymn) of Soundarya Lahari (Waves of Beauty) written by Shri Adi Shankracharya. The sloka (verses) eulogize the beauty, grace and munificence of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Savitreebhir Vacham Chasimani Silabhanga Rucibhir
Vasinyaadyabhis Tvam Saha Janani Samchinthayathi yah
Sa karta kavyanam Bhavati Mahatam Bhangi Subakaihi
Vachobhir Vagdevi Vadana Kamalaamodha Madhuraihi
Oh Mother! You are surrounded by Lakshmi (Vasini), Saraswathi (Savitri) and Beauty (Rati). You possess the luster of moon stone slabs. The one who worships you whole heartedly will become a poet endowed the power of epic writing and with the full facets of Goddess Saraswathi’s sweet voice and speech.
Reciting the verses of these slokas can increase the positive results of Budha (Mercury) and can also bring wisdom of all the Sastras( treatises).
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.
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