Sri Matre Namaha
Ragaswarupapasadya – The eighth name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.
Raga eva svam roopam yesya sa = Ragasvarupah , sa casau pasascaraga……sa, tena adya
Means holding a noose of desire
The word Raga, i.e., Desire means a particular mental modification
There are three forms of the devi:
1) Sthula = physical
2) Suksma= Subtle
3) Para= The supreme
In the mahalakshmyaastakam – Stulasuksma maha raudrae, mahasaktirmahodara
Raga means desire or a wish. Pasa is a type of rope used to pull an object. She pulls all the desires of Her devotees using this rope. We have already seen about the three shakthis – icha, jnana and kriya. This nama talks about icha shakthi or the desire. She never allows her devotees to sink with desires. This arm is her left upper arm and is represented by Ashwaruda devi.
Desire is the supreme form and the noose is the gross form. This noose is held in her lower left hand out of the four hands that she is said to have – chaturbahusamanvita
She probably uses the noose to bring folks closer to her and for them to meditate on their reason for life, and one needs to be desire -less to become “totally” free. To say I have no problems in this world is possible ONLY when you have no desires at all! The minute you start to desire anything the karma theory holds good…you are accruing karma which keeps making you go round and round.
I need to surrender to thee and I do so with utter humility for I know not what I am doing…well its all your doing anyway!