Sri Matre Namaha
Sumeru-srunga-madhyasta – The Fifty Third name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.
Sumeroh madhya srnge tistathi sa
She dwells on the middle peak of Mt. Sumeru
The word Sumeru also means beautiful mountains. On Meruparvata, there are three peaks (looking like SivaTrikona) and in the center of the three peaks there is one more peak and that is the abode of Sri Lalita. “Let the gold mountain, whose body is made up of the whole universe be victorious, filled by the music of the divine ladies living in the golden, creeper-bowers of the mountain peak; we salute the three peaks of it, which are the seats of Bramha, Visnu and Siva expanding to the four quarters of the globe. In the center of them there is another peak, 400 yojanas in height, beautifying the place by the golden rays of flowers and I worship it”.
From this nama till 63, the narration of Her residence is discussed. Sumeru means in the midst of mountains called ‘meru’. She lives in the centre of Meru Mountains. Vak devis in the nama 52 said that Lalitha is seated on the left thigh of Shiva, union of static and kinetic energies. Now they are discussing about her palace. Meru mountain range has three peaks and if a line is drawn connecting them, a triangle is formed. In the midst of this triangle there is a taller peak than the rest three where in Lalitha resides. Sage Durvasa in his master piece “Lalithastavaratna” says “I salute the three peaks (the shorter ones) which are abodes of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In the midst of these peaks, there is another peak much higher than the other three. The golden rays are beautifying this peak and I worship it.” Possibly this could be the description of Sri chakra. In the middle of Sri chakra there is a triangle and in the centre of this triangle there is dot called bindu in which Lalitha lives with her husband Maha Kameshwara. Nama 52 is contemplated in this bindu.