Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-20.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -20.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

But I am giving you only an idea as to what it is like.

Surya represents fire, the fire-principle.

Surya-tanaya means that which is born of the fire-principle.

What is it that is born of the fire-principle?

It is the seed 'Ra'.

According to Tantric esoteric psychology, 'Ram' is the Bija Mantra of Agni. In the word 'Savarnih', 'Varni' means a hook; so add one hook to 'Ram'.

"Yo manuh kathyate, ashtamah."

Eighth letter – What is Manu?

It is a letter in Sanskrit.

Eight letters are Ya, Ra, La, Va, Sya, Sha, Sa, Ha.

The eighth is Ha.

Add Ha to it.

Ha, Ra and one hook, make 'Hreem'.

"Savarnih suryo-tanayo yo manuh kathyateshtamah, nisamaya tadutpattim."

"You hear the glory of that," the sage says.

So, the first verse means: "Now, I shall describe to you the glory of 'Hreem'."

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...

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