Sloka 64

Curing diseases for women and attaining wisdom

अविश्रान्तं पत्युर्गुणगण कथाम्रेडनजपा
जपापुष्पच्छाया तव जननि जिह्वा जयति सा ।
यदग्रासीनायाः स्फटिकदृष-दच्छच्छविमयि
सरस्वत्या मूर्तिः परिणमति माणिक्यवपुषा

avisrantam patyur gunaganakathamredana japa
japuspac chaya tava janani jihva jayati sa
yad agrasinayah sphatikadrsad acchacchavimayi
sarasvatya murtih parinamati manikya vapusa

Word to Word Meaning

aviśrāntaṁ – continuously, without interruption

patyuḥ – Your Consort (Śiva) 

guṇa gaṇa kathā amreḍana japā – repeatedly dwelling (reciting, explaining) on His Grandeur

 japāpuṣpa cchāyā – in the color of hibiscus flower (which is red in color)

tava – Yourjanani – O! Divine Mother

jihvā jayati sā – (Your) tongue conquers; 

yat agra āsīnāyāḥ – who inhabits at the tip of (Your) tongue; 

sphaṭika dṛṣadacchaccha vimayī – having a complexion like that of a crystal;

 sarasvatyā mūrtiḥ – form (body) of goddess Sarasvatī; 

pariṇamati māṇikya vapuṣā – turning into the color of ruby (gem).

 The Gist: Oh Mother! that tongue of your’s (which) is the color of the hibiscus flower, by the unceasingly repeated prayer of stories enumerating the virtues of (your) husband, is victorious. Seated on the tip of which the crystal stone (like) clearly brilliant form of Saraswati is transformed into a ruby (like) appearance.

Upasaka experiencing the devi;s tongue which is accepted. O Mother! glory to your tongue, it is not just red and the color of hibiscus cannot be compared to the flower. Constantly your tongue is not quite. It is engaged in the glories of your consort. The redness of the tongue is very intense. Whatever articulation of glories of anybody that is coming from her vak is of Saraswathi. Saraswathi dwells on the tip and changes into the color of the ruby.  The tip of the tongue where your own Vag Devi resides there. She changed the color to ruby. The original color of the tongue is beyond ruby. Devi Upasana is not that the aspirant would alienate from Shiva. In our nature of upbringing the mind, we assume that if shakti si worshiped, Shiva is absent. It is not that we only worship Shakti but not Shakti which is not true. We do worship as Shiva-Shakti. Devi is praising the glories of Shiva. Shakti is always engaged in repeating the mantras of Shiva. She is praising the glories of Shiva. Parvathi repeated the Panchakshari mantra for thousands of years. Because of that if one wants to find Shiva it is through Shakti. Shakti is dynamic, energetic, and powerful. She is always repeating the Panchakshari and praising his glories. Shakti is Chetana of Shiva and they are one and the same. But to understand the chetana of Shiva, we need to understand her Chaitanya who is none other than Shiva. So tongue here is very important which houses many points of energy of Shakti. Saraswati resides on the tongue means many points of energy of shakti are centered. When we believe that Saraswati resides there it means it has a lot of energy points. All these are evolved with the growth of human awareness. If we take the gross level, the energy point on the tongue is activated through speech and repetition of the beeja mantra through correct pronunciation and intonation. Repetition of the mantra is connected to that. The energy points are activated and they get connected to Anahata and Agna. The quality of the crystal is reflected. When she sits on the tongue of Devi, Saraswathi also appears like a ruby. In Tantra shastra all the deities, the energies have their own favorite items or offerings, why is this so? These colors, fruits, or ornaments are well connected to them. The hibiscus flower and the energy of Devi are well connected. By offering the flower we think we are connected to her. The offering of hibiscus flower in homa or to Devi is accepted in tantra Shashtra. The hibiscus and Devi are synonymous. This is also with Kali whose tongue is protruded, It is not that Kali is depicted her anger but she is conveying to us the energies present in our tongue. The Aim beeja is written on the tongue in practice that means sadhaka is practicing his meditation on Devi’s tongue so that all the energies are activated. Surrendering to Devi, Parashakti completely the transformation starts to take place where sadhaka himself will be in awe of his own development. 

This verse is in praise of the tongue of Para Shakti. Everyone’s tongue is red in color. But Devi’s tongue is deep red in color like hibiscus color when she speaks about he consort Shiva. The only possible interpretation is that with blush. Blush makes our cheeks red but her tongue also becomes red. It not only makes her face blush but her tongue red. She goes on to speak about her consort ( Shiva). Shankara must have thought only this way. There is no way if this explanation is not given. One other possibility is from Lalitha Saharanama is that beetle leaves in her mouth that make the color red. It is said that goddess Saraswathi resides in our tongue. According to Mythology Bramha, Lakshmi, Uma, Shiva are twins. The completion of Saraswathi is like a ruby stone because Ruby is transparent so that it reflects the color of the tongue of Parashakti. This Mantra also subtly conveys, whoever worships her need not worship any other divinity. Shiva only reflects the color of Shakti. The spatika color is reflected in Shakti and both hold the same weapons. The bottom line for this verse is that tongue is the energy center and sadhaka needs to make the energy centers active by praising her. It indirectly speaks about the union of Shiva-Shakti, because crystal lost its transparency. One should make our tongue energetic in order to make ourselves close to her. By singing the glories of Shiva her tongue becomes red and when she sits beside Shiva, Shiva also appears red due to the Spatika.

On a personal note, I can vouch for what my parama Guruji has said at the end of the Gyana Yagna. It is truth and absolute truth. It cannot be proven but only be experienced. Surrender to her completely and see the magic in your life and the people around you. Our ultimate surrender to her gives us known strength, the confidence of facing any situation, an unknown belief that everything is taken care of for us.  this is all I can say…………………….. SRI MATRE NAMAH

Chanting procedure and Nivedyam( offerings to the Lord): If one chants this verse 25000 times a day for 18 days, offering d Kula(dhal) Payasam as prasadam, it is believed that they will achieve success in all efforts and cure all disorders for feminine gender.

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