Lalitha Sahasranama Chanting
What is Lalitha Sahasranama?
It is an ancient Sanskrit text praising the qualities of the consciousness in the form of the goddess (Lalita), singing her thousand (sahasra) names (nama). The chanting of these mantras in the proper manner bestows Karya Siddhi, or the fortune of ‘getting good things done successfully’.
It is usually performed with a specific desire or need in mind. When done by a lady, it also has a very positive effect on the household and the family relationships.
The chanting of Lalita Sahasranama also harmonizes any negative effects that might come to one due to rituals or pujas that were not completed, or that had any mistakes made during their performance. It also bestows the merit gained by visiting places of pilgrimage, for those who are unable to visit these places.
“It is unscientific and stupid to think that a mantra does not do anything to your body. That is not the case! It does.
Mantras bring out all the positive energy inside you. That is why it is called mantra kavach; a mantra creates the sense of an armor around your body.”
– GURUDEV SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
WHAT IT AIMS
Having enlivened the qualities within us by chanting the many names, we also gain the ability to cognize and appreciate them in the world around us. This leads to a full and prosperous existence. We are grateful to our ancient seers who by worshipping the divinity in all its diverse qualities showed us the way to lead a full life.
Lalitha aims to share with the reader an insight of the different qualities described in the Sahasranama with a glimpse into both layers of meaning. The various references to a particular quality have been threaded together. This will help to present multiple dimensions of each quality in continuity.
Let us know that we have come to this planet for a beautiful and higher purpose. When read with awareness and Shraddha, Lalitha will bring refinement in the consciousness and make us a storehouse of positivity, dynamism, and joy. So, let us enjoy and become a joy to the world.