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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.
Guru or Brihaspathi or Jupiter is a powerful and auspicious planet, who is considered highly beneficial. He is believed to be the Devaguru, the preceptor of the Gods. He denotes aspects like children, wealth, health and wisdom. An afflicted Guru can result in financial hardships, problems due to children, illnesses and in the natives remaining non-believers.
This Soundarya Lahari sloka will be quite effective for afflictions of planet Guru and can provide good relief against his negative effects.
Guru (Jupiter) is a planet which signifies health, wealth, knowledge and wisdom etc., This Sloka (Hymn) describes about Guru (Jupiter)
Devaanaancha Risheenaancha Gurum Kanchana Sandhipam
Bhakthi Boodham Trilokesam tham namaami Bruhaspatheem
Oh Lord Guru! You are the Guru of Devatas and Sages. You are glittering like Gold. You are knowledge and Lord of the three worlds. 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 power of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Jadanam chaitanya-stabaka-makaranda-sruti jhari
Daridranam cinta-mani-gunanika janma-jaladhau
Nimadhanam damshtra mura-ripu-varahasya bhavati.
Oh Mother! The minute dust of your Lotus feet is like the Sun and it removes the darkness of ignorance, and also imparts wisdom. For the poor, it is like a Kalpaka flower cluster and Chinthamani. It helps to cross the Samsar (worldly life) Ocean and it is like Savior Varaha (Visnhu’s third incarnation) who saves the world at the time of Pralayam (deluge).
Recitation of these slokas (hymns) could help to impart all kinds of wealth and enlightenment.
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.