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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

अन्नपूर्णे सदा पूर्णे ........

अन्नपूर्णे सदा पूर्णे -----

अन्नपूर्णे सदा पूर्णे शङ्कर प्राणवल्लभे।
ज्ञानवैराग्यसिद्ध्यर्थं भिक्षां देहि महेश्वरी॥
annapūrṇe sadā pūrṇe śaṅkara prāṇavallabhe|
jñānavairāgyasiddhyarthaṁ bhikṣāṁ dehi maheśvarī||

അന്നപൂര്‍‌ണ്ണേ സദാപൂര്‍‌ണ്ണേ ശങ്കരപ്രാണവല്ലഭേ
ജ്ഞാനവൈരാഗ്യസിദ്ധ്യര്‍ത്ഥം ഭിക്ഷാം ദേഹി മഹേശ്വരി
Mother Annapoorneswari,
perennial perfection personified,
the heart throb of shankara
may your Merciful Grace be pleased
to grant me the alms of knowledge and detachment
The portrayal of ;Divine mother Shakthi as Annapoorna or the perfect and perennial source and storehouse of food is perhaps the loftiest of our concepts of the combination of maternity and divinity..
Every mother carries in herself eternal source of nourishment for her Children..
This Mother also is the source of knowledge and bliss.
Shankara(Lord Mahadeva) had to expiate the sins of having taking away the head of Brahma by wandering on the earth as a wretched beggar, carrying a human skull as begging bowl, knocking at every door for alms.. And the mother knew how proud her Lord was and what would happen to Him, what He would do in desperation, if anyone refused to respond to his plea for alms.. So she just hid behind every door of every house, so that she would be ready with grains to be poured on to the begging bowl, whenever Shambu knocks at a door..
Pranams to the quintessence of womanhood in its supreme sublimity

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