KulAmrutarasikA: the 90th Mantra of the LalitAsahasranAmA

Reading my overview post for this thread may give the reader better context to this post.

In the 22 mantras, spanning the 90th through 111, the LalitA SahasranAmA describes how LalitAmbA plays within us, as She rises from the Mooldhara to the Sahasrara.

The 90th mantra describes her at the top in the Sahasrara:


Kula Amruta Rasika

Rasika is the enjoyer. LalitAmba is playing and enjoying. What is She enjoying?

Amrut: that which is opposite of Mrut, death. Non-Death. LalitAmba enjoys the state of Non-Death when She reaches the Sahasrara, where she meets and dances with Shiva.

Shiva is always sitting in meditation bathing in peaceful moonlight at the Sahasrara. Awaiting his beloved LalitAmba to join Him.

LalitAmba works through a series of obstacles to rise from the Mooldhara to meet her beloved Shiva in Sahasrara.

She awakens Him out of his meditative state in the Sahasrara. They begin their celestial dance.

And the Amrut, Non-Death, flows in the subtle plane.

In the physical plane it flows out of Kula: the body.

Hence, the practitioner tastes the sweetness when the Devi Shakti reaches the Sahasrara, as KulAmrut.

For LalitAmba is indeed the Rasika, the enjoyer, of KulAmrut.  Hence KulAmrutarasika.

The reader may have noticed, in the description above, how gender apparently seems to play a role. The feminine principle, LalitA rises to meet the male principle, Shiva.

Where does this take place? In each of our subtle bodies. So in that sense, each one of us has something that we may categorize as feminine and also masculine.

It is the meeting of these two within each of us in the ensuing dance, which produces the A-Mruta, the Non-Death state.

It is interesting to note that the 1000 contemplative mantras (as opposed to vibrational mantras – more of which I will write about when I take up in more detail Lalita Trishati, at some later date) of Lalita are roughly divided, in terms of gender ascription, into one third feminine gender nouns, one third masculine gender nouns and the rest as neuter gender nouns.

Many of you may be interested to know more about how both the feminine and masculine principles play a role in each of us. I have written more about it at:



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