Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-19.
Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -19.
( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )
This Devi-Mahatmya is not merely an esoteric epic.
It is not only a great spiritual text in the form of occult lessons, occult teachings of which I have given you an outline.
But, it is also a great Mantra-Sastra.
Every Sloka, every verse of the Devi-Mahatmya is a Mantra by itself.
I will tell you how it is a Mantra, by giving only one instance, that is the first Sloka itself.
"Savarnih suryatanayo yo manuh kathyate-shtamah." This is the first Sloka – "Savarnih surya-tanayah."
It is all a Tantric interpretation and a very difficult thing to understand.
To be continued ...