The Greatness of the Lalita Sahasranama
“The Lalita Sahasranama Archana brings prosperity to the family and peace to the world. It will remove the effects of past mistakes. We will get the strength to understand Truth and live according to it. We will get long life and wealth. The atmosphere also will get purified.” – Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)
Lalita Sahasranama Archana (and chanting) as a daily practice is ideal for relief from the perils in life and for spiritual progress, because of the unparalleled greatness of this hymn which is full of the powerful mantras and is capable of fulfilling all desires.
Among the many hymns, mantras, and devotional songs available, this Sahasranama is specially suitable for worship in the morning and gives results quickly. While Sahasranamas which give material well-being and salvation are prescribed for all and in all stages of life, Lalita Sahasranama is especially suitable for householders.
Lalita Sahasranama is an unequalled composition in which the profound import of mantras, poetic beauty and musical quality combine in a captivating manner. With this hymn, one worships Lalita Mahatripurasundari who is the Supreme Goddess, the union of Shiva and Shakti, through a thousand names arranged in a metrical framework. Each name is a mantra. The entire hymn can be considered also as a single mantra. The names shed light on Devi’s form, attributes, abode, the stories of Her incarnations and on Her gross, subtle, and supreme nature. Of the numerous Sahasranamas that extoll the greatness of Parashakti, the Supreme Power, ten are the most important; and among them, the most exalted is Lalita Sahasranama according to scholars of the science of mantras.