Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji on Goddess Sharadambal


Goddess Sharadamba is Shakti Trayaatmika – #Mahakali, #Mahalakshmi and #Mahasaraswati. She fulfils the needs of all the four kinds of devotees mentioned in the #BhagavadGita
चतुर्विधा भजन्ते मां जनाः सुकृतिनोऽर्जुन ।
आर्तो जिज्ञासुरर्थार्थी ज्ञानी च भरतर्षभ ॥ – the distressed, the person who desires prosperity and well-being, the devotee who seeks knowledge and the knower (Jnani).

As Mahakali, She annihilates all evil forces and graces the distressed (आर्तः). As Mahalakshmi, She bestows all prosperity on those in need of material wealth and well-being (अर्थार्थी) – we all remember the young Shankara pleasing the Mother with the Kanakadhara Stotram with prayers for bestowing wealth on the poor yet large–hearted lady and her family. As Mahasaraswati, She graces those desirous of knowledge (जिज्ञासुः). Even though the knower (ज्ञानी) is beyond needs, requires no Upasana or worship, is ever-satisfied and lives with the conviction “सर्वोऽहम्”, the greatness of the Mother is that She is worshipped even by the Jnani as the Unqualified Pure Consciousness. As in the #LalitaSahasranama – मिथ्याजगदधिष्ठानायै नमः – prostrations are offered to the Divine Mother as the Substratum of the empirical Universe that appears as real.

It is for the benefit of all that the Supreme Divine graces us in names and forms, and we must all be indebted to Sri Adi #Shankaracharya #Bhagavatpada for having consecrated Goddess #Sharada at #Sringeri.

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