Saundaryalahari is a rare Tantric work whose authorship is attributed to Samkaracarya. It is a long poem of one hundred verses; a hymn of praise to the Divine Mother; an invocation and a prayer that awakens man from stupor to a state of effulgent energy and creativity. In this monograph the original Sanskrit text of each verse is presented in Devanagari script accompanied with its Roman transliteration. English rendering of the verses and explanatory notes are provided with an eye to modern readership. Inclusion of yantras in their pictorical symbols focus attention on underlying potencies of each verse. The possibility of attainment of power and success by single-minded recitation of the verses is stressed on. The monograph will be of special interest to mother worshippers of all denominations. Students of religion and philosophy will find it appealing. the general reader with a love for poetry and literature will also like it.
This is an important contribution to the growing Tantra literature and should be welcomed by all devotees of the Divine Mother. - S. S. Janaki, Journal of Oriental Research, 987
This is a poem of intense devotion and a hymn of praise to the Divine Moth
About the Author(s)
Vadakaymadom Krishnaiyer Subramanian (b.1930,Kerela,India) is an eminent scholar,whose life mission is to present to the world the treasures of ancient India in the fieldof art,literature,philosophy and religion. His best-selling books include:Saundaryalahari,Sacred Songs of India,Maxims of Chanakya and The Holistic Way to Health,Happiness and Harmony. Subramanian,who has travelled extensively in India,now lives in the United States of America.