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Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi

During the dasara 'saranavaraatri' festivies 'chavithi' of the month of 'aaSvayuja' Mother Durga is decorated in the form of 'Sri Lalita Tripurasundari Devi'. The second 'Sakti'(power) in the trinity is Lalita Devi LAlita is the Tripura sundari.Since she exists even before Brahma ans Vishnu and Mahaeswara(Shiva), she is called Tripura Sundari. Lalitha Tripura Sundari is one of the sakti in'Sri chakra adhistanam',being the Goddess of the'Panchakshari Maha Mantram' she takes care of the devotees who pray to her. Within the temple of Sri Kanaka Durga in Vijayawada where Samkarachaarya has commissioned the 'Sri Chakra yamtam', and the cardinal of this 'Sri Chakra' is also Sri Lalita Devi. The one who can get rid of even severe poverty and bless us with wealth is the Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari. Previously, the pujas(prayers) were done in the 'Vamaachari' tradition. During that time, the tenth 'Jagatguru' Sri Vidyasamkarulavaaru' has replaced the 'vaamaachaari' tradition to 'Dakshinachaari' tradition, eversince the daily prayers have been conducted in 'Dakshinaachari' tradition. The revered Guru also with his divine determination comissioned the 'Sri Chakrayantram' Since then the angry manifestation of the 'Chandi' has been turned to soft and peaceful manifestation of the idol now present in the temple which looks after her devotees with kindness and compassion. Hence the 'Sri Chakrayantram' here is always praised daily with 'Lalita Astottaram' and 'Lalita Sahasra Namavali'. There is no difference between the Goddess and the 'Srichakram' and worshipping one is as good as worshipping both. The decoration of Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi are done asdepicted in the Lalita Sahasranaama stoatram as "sachaamara ramaavaaNii savyadakshita saevitaa"meaning Lakshmi Devi, Saraswati Devi standing on either side of the Lalitha Devi and attending to her by swaying fans. The Godess Lalitha Devi in the middle is depicted smiling and holding a sugarcane in one hand, and seated in the chest of Lord Shiva , radiant with fairness. While offering your obeisance to the Goddess recite the following chant:

praatah smaraami lalitaa vadanaaraavimdam
bimbaadharam pRdhula mouktikaSoabhinaasam'
AkarNadeerGanayanam maNikumDalaaDyaam
mamdasmitam mRgamadoajjvalaPaaladaeSam'

Sree lalitaa tripura sumdarii daevataayai namah
Today the mothers name is 'Skandamata'. Lalita Tripura Sundari blesses her children in her pink attair. Today we give the mother 'dadojanam' (tempered curd rice) as nivedyam.

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