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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.
Sukra or Venus is an influential and auspicious planet. He is believed to be the Asuraguru, the preceptor of the demons. Sukra is the personification of refinement and represents refined things and aesthetics like beauty, fine arts, fashionable items, enjoyment etc. He also denotes the spouse. Sukra, when placed unfavourably, can give rise to marital discords and disturb life’s equanimity.
This Soundarya Lahari sloka will be quite effective for Sukra afflictions and can provide good relief against its negative effects.
Himakunta mrunaalaabham daityaanaam paramam gurum
Sarva Saastra Pravaktaaraam baargavam Pranamaamyaham
Oh Sukra (Venus) Graha, Your complexion is white like that of snow, himakunt and mrunal flower. You are the Guru and Spiritual Master of the Asuras. You are explaining all the treatises. I bow to you!
This is a sloka (hymn) of Soundarya Lahari (Waves of Beauty) written by Shri Adi Shankracharya. The verses of this sloka describe the Sri chakra in which Shakthi took abode on.
Chaturbhih Shriskantaih Shivayuvatibhih Panchabhirapi
Prabhinnabhih Sambhor Navabhirapi Mulaprakrthibhih
Thrayas Chatvarimsad Vasudala Kalasra Trivalaya
Trirekhabhih Sardham Tava Sarana Konah Parinatah
The Sri Chakra has Forty Four Angles (Sakthi’s house of the Holy wheel) with four wheels of Lord Shiva and with five different wheels of Sakthi which are the real basis of the Universe. These are surrounded by eight and sixteen petals of Lotus. All these are in three different circles and in three different lines.
Recitation of these slokas (hymns) could help to reduce the malefic effect of Sukra (Venus) Graha and can help to acquire all resources, marriage without any hurdles and children.
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.