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Soundarya Lahari Shloka4- Freedom from Disease, Fear and Poverty


Fourth shloka of Soundarya Lahari is the first
to provide a glimpse of the form of the goddess who is addressed by this stotram. Targeted towards providing a seeker with immunity
from fear, disease and poverty, this shloka describes the glory of the goddess’s feet. In this video we are going to learn how to
pronounce this shloka, along with it’s pronunciation, meaning
and benefits. The Sanskrit Channel is an effort to explore
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below. Let us first look at how to pronounce this
shloka. tvadanyaH pANibhyAm abhayavarado daivatagaNaH
tvamEkA naivAsi prakaTitavarAbhItyabhinayA |
bhayAt trAtuM dAtuM phalamapi cha vAnChAsamadhikaM sharaNyE lOkAnAM tava hi charaNAveva nipuNau
|| 4|| Let us now look at the meaning of this shloka. sharaNyE=O Goddess, who is the refuge,
lOkAnAM=to the people of all the worlds tvat anyaH daivatagaNaH=Gods and Goddesses
other than you pANibhyAm=with both their hands
abhayavaradaH=display abhaya, fear dispelling and varada, boon providing mudras
tvam EkA=You alone na Eva asi=never are the one
prakaTita vara abhIti abhinayA=todisplay these varada and abhaya mudras
Shankaracharya says, this is because bhayAt trAtum=In order to rescue one from
fear vAnChAsamadhikaM dAtum=and in order to provide
one’s wishes in plenty phalam api cha=and deliver results
tava hi charanau Eva=your feet themselves are
nipuNau=competent enough In this shloka, Adi Shankara moves further
up in the praise of the goddess. In our previous videos, we saw how he started
describing her glory starting from the dust below her feet. In this shloka, he praises the greatness and
capability of The Goddess’s feet as follows. He says: O Goddess, who is the refuge to the
people of all the worlds; Gods and Goddesses other than you display abhaya, fear dispelling
and varada, boon providing mudras with both their hands. You alone never display these varada and abhaya
mudras. This is very clear to us looking at the imagery
of goodess rAjarAjeshwari or lalita tripura sundari. She is depicted as holding a noose=pAsha,
a goad=ankusha, five arrows=bANa, and a sugarcane-staff bow=ikshu chApa in her
four hands. While usually gods and goddesses are depicted
with their hands in either abhaya, or varada mudras, sometimes both, goddess lalitha does
not display these gestures. Shankaracharya further states that the reason
for this is, In order to rescue one from fear and in order to provide one’s wishes in plenty
and deliver results the goddess’s feet themselves are competent enough. Soundarya Lahari Prayoga prescribes this yantra
in order to derive the practical benefits of this shloka. You can find the a link to the high definition
poster of this image in the description below. Chanting the shloka onethousand times every
day for a mandala of 40 days, bestows the sAdhaka with freedom from diseases, fear and
poverty.You can watch this video for a more practical understanding on the science and
usage of yantras. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. If you wish to support the production of more
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Reynold King

38 Replies to “Soundarya Lahari Shloka4- Freedom from Disease, Fear and Poverty”

  1. UdayShreyas do you know how to get initiated in srividya and srividya rahasya…..I have some idea but need to be sure 100 % hence asking

  2. Anna,I am from Bangladesh…u have done a good job….
    I respect ur hard work….
    Plz tell me when u will upload ur sanskrit lesson??
    Love from bangladesh..
    Bharat mata ki jay….

  3. please please please please Bhrata Shri please bring us Shiva Tandavā Stotram please 🙏

  4. ji, one doubt i have , in olden days Rishis used deer skin or tiger skin to sit and medidate or do their nitya karma, but i have read in books that its ahimsa so this practise should not be followed, can you do a video or comment whether we can use the deer skin ?

  5. Namaskaram 🙏
    Please make a video on significance, process and procedure on pitru paksha on mahalaya amavasya as well as shradh rituals. We must be grateful and pay tribute to our ancestors without them we will not be here. In todays fast paced generation and lifestyle most of the people forgot doing these rituals every year. Pranams

  6. You need to make a book of these shloks and translation…Written your way. You make sanskrit learning very interesting!

  7. Udaya, maybe you already did this or you might not be comfortable sharing this kind of information, but have you ever considered making a video about your life story? You could tell us when and how you became so interested in Sanskrit and decided to teach and promote it, where you studied, how it relates to you… Also, I'd be thrilled to hear about your religious beliefs. Being a newcomer, all I know is that hinduism is a continent in and of itself, a broad and intricate lifestyle, there are many practices, sects, beliefs, spiritual masters, traditions etc. – so, which categories and labels do you claim to be yours, to be your identity?
    I don't know, I just think everybody would be delighted to get to know more about you and therefore be inspired by your personal journey 😉

  8. Namaskara :-), My request to you and Sanskrit channel that is it possible for you explain how to draw each symbol end of each video for each sloka for Soundarya lahari that it will more complete and precise. Thank you in advance

  9. If you make your videos in hindi you can get lots of subscribers. But in india english speaking bhakts are very few but lots of LIBRANDUS are there they will not subscribe.

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