Monday, November 05, 2007


Katyayani stuti by Pandav at Stutimandal

Sample: O Goddess Kātyāyanī, Whose lotus-feet is revered by the thirty-three demi-gods1, Who is the primary cause of the creation, maintenance and destruction of the world, Who is a fierce destroyer, Who is the consort of Tripurārī (Śiva), Who is Durgā, Who destroys sorrows of the world! Be happy on me.[1]

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Blogger Abhijit said...

Hello Animesh

In the Katyayani Stuti you have translated "Tridashvanditpaadpadme" as "worshipped by Thirty Three gods". However, Tridasha means 13 . Hence, this meaning does not work here.

This refres to thirteen shaktis surrounding Durga, which is also refreed to in Sri Jaya Durga Dhyanam : Om Kalabhraabham.....Dhyayed Durgam Jayakhyam TRIDASHAparivritam sevitaam siddhikaamaih.

11/28/2007 04:13:00 AM  
Blogger Stutimaṇḍala said...

Hi Abhijit:

Thanks for your comment. Tridasha, literally three-ten, is used for 30. If you check Monier Williams, you will get this word separately. It is an exceptional word (in the sense that most-significant digit (3) is read first).

It stands for 3 times 11 rounded to 30. There are 12 Aditya, 8 Vasus, 11 Rudra, and 2 Asvini Kumar.

What you provided is an alternate interpretation, and I regard it in high spirit.


11/28/2007 09:37:00 AM  

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