Pancha-Brahmans are the five fold manifestation of Lord Shiva and are named as Sadyojata, Tatpurusha, Aghora, Vamadeva and Ishana. Each five manifestations further manifest as five deities which are as Brahma from Sadyojata, Vishnu from Vamadeva, Rudra from Aghora, Maheswara from Tatpurusha and SadaShiva from Ishana.
Thus the primary Pancha Brahmas are:
Lalitha Sahasra Nama is the best answer for all your questions here. She is Shrichakra Raja nilaya- Lalitha Devi, the divine mother. Let me give the answers based on the picture above.
Sachaamara Rama Vaani Savya Dakshina sevitha.
Rama (Lakshmi) and Vaani (Saraswathi) are said to do her seva with chamara (fans).
sashara chaapa paasha ankushaam
The two ...
This KAmAkotimanadali page tries to determine "lalitA sahasranAma - adhikAra nirNaya".
That means trying to determine who all are competent to recite the stotram. That means not all are competent to start with.
Bhagavan Hayagriva clearly mentions the qualification required for the
recitation/practice of Sri Lalita Sahasranama in the pUrva pIThikA of
First of all Panchadasi refers to a 15-lettered mantra. Among the three mantras that you have given only Mantra 1 is 15-lettered the others are both 16-lettered.
And, Mantra 2= Mantra 1+ Srim and Mantra 3= Hrim + Mantra 1.
To understand how these Sri VidyA Mantras are formed we first have to understand what is a Koota and what are the three Kootas.
On who is the consort of Lalita:
Lalita's consort is Sadashiva or Chinmaya Shiva or Kameswara.
Sri Lalitopakhyana is a part of Brahmanda Purana. It details the
Avatara and Lila of Parashakti Lalita Mahatripurasundari. The Parayana
of this sacred text is considered to be more fruitful than even
Saptashati. A single Parayana of this great text ...
I am providing another reference about “ Pancha-Brahmas” you asked in the question , from Linga Purana – Uttara Bhaga – Chapter 14 –Panca-Brahmas .
According to Linga Purana Lord Shiva the form of Panca-Brahmas. In the form of Panca-Brahmas, Shiva is the creator of the universe , beside being its destroyer and protector.
These are Isana , Tatpurusa , ...
Panchabrahma (Mantras) have been described in Mrigendra āgama as well. Note that, they are beyond Māyā Tattva therefore they don't possess body of Buddhi, intellect, flesh etc, the very nature of their body is Mantra.
Therefore when they are beyond space & time, how can she even sit on them? Sthitham seems to signify here contemplation, indwelling etc. ...
The Sri Vidya Acharya Bhaskararaya gives two interpretations of the name in this excerpt from his Lalita Sahasranama Bhashya:
"Nails", joints of the nails or fingertips. Ten forms of Narayana are the ten incarnations of Vishnu, viz., Fish, Tortoise, Boar, Man-Lion, Dwarf, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Kalki.... Or, "Ten forms": the word in the ...
You can find the whole Samskrit text at this link - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.487023/page/n454/mode/2up
For your convenience, the story dealing with Bhandasura starts at the 11th chapter (in page 454 in the book inside that link) of Lalitopakhyana, in which his birth is explained. The very next chapter has the details of birth of Lalita ...
There are a few commentaries available for Sri Lalitha Sahasranama, and Bhaskararaya's commentary has been published in English, translated by Sri Anantakrishna Sastri. This is a full commentary and not just word by word meaning.This is what I recommend.
You can order it online if you like. Search for "Bhaskararaya" and "Lalitha Sahasranama" and "...
"chit-agni-kunda sambhootha" does not represent the "spark of thought or imagination", but "one who was born from the altar of the fire of consciousness"
Bhaskararaya in his commentary says on this name, as follows;
Chit, pure Brahman, and he is the altar of fire; for he dispels the
darkness of ignorance (Avidya).
In the ...
First see how the Rishyadi Nyasas are done. These Nyasas are done with the right hand using the Tattva Mudra/Nyasa Mudra which is formed by joining the thumb and the ring finger at the tips.
When you say " ... vagdevata rshiayah" touch the top of your head with the right hand in Tattva Mudra.
While saying "Anushtupa Chandah" touch similarly the upper lips (...
This is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana. It is related to the Bhandasura episode when the world was facing a Pralaya like situation. Goddess then have to be invoked from Chidagni Homa Kunda.
Quoting from here:
H. At the end of this great fire sacrifice, all of you (the performers
of the Yaga) should jump in to the Homa Kunda (fire pit). While ...