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She Who Is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

May, 2019

Lalita, the Red Goddess

(Image Credit: The Divine Feminine Oracle Deck by Meggan Watterson)

Lalita
Tripura Sundari, also known as Lalita, is an Hindu Goddess, connected
to playfulness and desire.

Lalita
is “She Who Plays”. Her name in Sanskrit is comprised of
Lila, meaning “divine play”, Tripura, meaning three worlds,
and Sundari, meaning beautiful; hence, Tripura Sundari is “She
who is beautiful in three worlds”. She is known for Her
spontaneity and joy.

Lalita is part of a group of ten Goddesses called the Mahavidyas, or Great Wisdom. She is seen to be an aspect of manifestation of Parvati, as well as “Adi Parashakti”, a Goddess considered a Supreme Being in the Shaktism sect of Hinduism.

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Lalita
is sometimes seen sitting upon a lotus of 16 petals and is known as
the Fulfiller of all Desires. Her devotional text, the Lalita
Sahasranamam, is a list of her 1,000 names that fulfills the desires
of those reciting it.

She
holds a
golden bow, which represents the wind and five golden arrows to
represent the five senses. Her forehead is sometimes shown with a
crescent moon.

Her yantra (mystical diagram/sacred geometry) is a red flower, symbolizing Her as the Red Goddess.

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According to Meggan Watterson of The Divine Feminine Oracle, Lalita represents the waking, dreaming, deep sleep states of our consciousness. She helps us to find joy in our own consciousness and within the world.

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About
the Author:

Susan
Morgaine
 is
a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher,
Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist
with PaganPages.org Her
writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever
Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed
and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises,
Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also
been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She
is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She
is the author of “My
Name is Isis
”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………”
children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A
Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long
been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes
and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She
is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation,
being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research
Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the
Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found
at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and
her email is [email protected]

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