Saundarya Lahari is a set of 100 verses in reverence of Devi Tripurasundari composed by Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya.
We worship Devi by understanding her through verses 1-41 also known as Anandalahiri – waves of fullness.
15th October – 23th October 2023
Daily on Zoom – 20.30 – 21.30 IST
Suggested donation – Rs 900 or its multiples
Details and registration below
Who can enrol?
You are a devotee and you want to perform sadhana during Navaratri.
You are a practicing Hindu and/or are of Hindu origin.
You commit to attending all the days of course. Since the sankalpa is of sadhana for nine days, in case you miss one/two days, please catch up within the duration of Navaratri culminating in Dashara.
What will happen during the course?
Swamini Brahmaprajnananda will chant the verses and give an overview of the meaning. Listening with a clear sankalpa will bless you.
Can we chant?
You may chant along if you are familiar with the chants. There will be no additional time to repeat verses after her chant.
What does the sadhana involve?
You may chant Durga Sapatashloki or Lalita Sahasranama or any Devi mantra that you know an x number of times, during the nine days.
Which book to refer to?
Kindly purchase a copy of Saundarya Lahari by Swami Tapasyananda of Ramakrishna Math or any other translation.
Does this involve Srividya worship?
Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya embedded mantras, bijaksharas and many other aspects of SriVidya into the Saundarya Lahari for the masses. We will get an overview of the meaning (only 1-41 verses) and be introduced to chanting it such that we may take it further.
One of the Shankaracharya Peethams encourages women to gather in groups and chant this for blessings, even if they are not initiated into Srividya worship.
Suggested Donation – Rs 900 or its multiples
Please credit your donation to the following account.
Swamini Brahmaprajnananda Saraswati, Savings Ac no: 06681000006094 Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd Mumbai Swift code: HDFCINBB IFSC code: HDFC0000668.
or Google pay – brahmaprajnananda@okhdfcbank
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Submission of the form is considered acceptance. You will receive no confirmation email of the submission of your form.
Thank you and let us make the most of Navaratri by offering our sadhana to Devi.
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