Soubhagya Bhaskara: First Verse explained

Shri GurubhyO namah Shri ParamaGurubhyO namah  Shri ParamEsHtHi GurubhyO namah

This is the first verse of Soubhagya Bhaskara, the Lalita Sahasranama Bhashya by Sri Bhasuranandanatha. This sloka is a classic example of his mastery over Sanskrit as well in Sri Vidya. I shall try to explain this with the GRACE OF GURUMANDALA

Tripuram Kulanidhi meede Arunashriyam Kamaraja Viddangam Trigunaih rdevyai Nirutaam  Ekantam  Bindugam Maharambhaam

Before proceeding to explain this verse with reference to Lalitha Sahasraranama, I must tell about a system called KA TA PA YA to give numerical value to words.  Once such values are given an esoteric meaning is derived from that numerical value.

I don’t want to go in details on this but all the words in the first verse of Soubhagya Bhaskara speaks a particular thing which I shall explain now

When we apply KA TA PA YA to PURA in Tripura it gives the numerical value 21. We find 21 names beginning with TRI in Lalita sahasranama (Trinanayana to Trikonaga)

The next word in the above verse is KULANIDHI.  NIDHI represents number 9.
We find 9 names beginning with KULA. ( Kulamrutaikarasika to Kularoopini)

ARUNASHRIYAM – Aruna is Surya represents 12. 12 names beginning from SRI (SriMatha to Sri Shivaa)

KAMARAJA – Raja is 16. We have 16 names beginning with Kama
(Kameshabaddha …. to KamakeliTarangita)

VIDDHANGEEM – Dhage- makes  39-  39 names beginning with VI
( VishukraPranaharana to Viraagini)

TRIGUNAIH – 3 names beginning Guna ( Gunanidhi, Gunapriya, Gunaateeta)

NIRUTAM – 60 names from NI
(Nijaruna….. to Niralamba)

EKANTAM – there is only name beginning from Taam – Taamboolapooritamukhi

BINDUGAM – gam is 3- BindumandalaVasini, Baindavasana, Bindutarpana- 3 names

MAHARAMBHAAM – Ra – Bha- is 42- there are 42 names beginning from Maha ( MahalavanyaShevadhi to Maheshee)

Now let me try to give the meaning of first verse in SoubhagyaBhaskara:
“ I praise Tripura who is the treasure house of the race ( Kulanidhi), who is red in complexion, whose limbs resemble those of Kamaraja, who is much praised by the three Gods of three qualities ( Gunas), who is a secret deity, who dwells in the BINDU and who manifests the universe”

Kalika Purana describes TRIPURA as
“ She has three angles, three circles and her bhupura is three lined. Her mantra is of three syllables and she has three aspects

KULA also has many meanings-
1. Act of measuring.
2. Shabdha Kosha meaning is Class.
3 Spiritual hierarchy beginning with Paramashiva and ending with one’s own GURU.
4. Mahabhashya says- “ Family is of two kinds, one derived from birth and other from learning (Alas, we have lost the originals of Mahabhashya)
5. The path of Kundalini in Sushumna
6 Ku is earth La is absorption
Kula that in which the earth TATVA is absorbed(?) Yes, that is Mooladhara.
Some of you in the group may recollect “
AKULA is below Kula

Sri Bhasuranandanatha before commencing the Bhashya explains the Paribhasha ( Technical Rules) employed by VashineeVagdevatas while composing HER sahasranama

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