ഹ്രീം എന്ന ബീജാക്ഷരം (ലളിതാ ത്രിശതി 80- 100) The Sacred Syllable Hrīm (80 to 100 in Lalita Trishati.)

Hrim is the 5th seed syllable of the Pancha Dashakshari mantra (mantra with 15 syllables).

We were discussing the mantra, om hrīmkāryai namaḥ
We already said that in Lalita Trishati the mantras from 80 to 100 are about ‘hrīm’.

The following are the mantras – hrīṁkāra rūpā – hrīṁkāra nilayā – hrīṁpadapriyā – hrīṁkāra bījā – hrīṁkāramantrā – hrīṁkāralakṣaṇā – hrīṁkārajapa suprītā – hrīṁmati – hrīṁvibhūṣaṇā – hrīṁśīlā – hrīṁpadārādhyā -hrīṁgarbhā – hrīṁpadābhidhā – hrīṁkāravācyā – hrīṁkāra pūjyā – hrīṁkāra pīṭhikā – hrīṁkāra vēdyā – hrīṁkāra cintyā – hrīṁ – hrīṁśarīriṇi. These are the 20 mantras from 80 to 100 in Lalita Trishati.

Now we will discuss very briefly the meaning of these 20 mantras. The first mantra among these is “hrīṁkāra rūpā”. Hrim is the 5th seed syllable of the Pancha Dashakshari mantra (mantra with 15 syllables). The meaning of the mantra is – ‘Hrim’ is one of the forms of the Divine Mother.

The next mantra is “hrīṁkāra nilayā”, which means that the abode of the Divine Mother is ‘Hrim’. During the day time, we go out to work or to some other place. Where ever we go, we come back home for rest. We get peace when we come back home. Like that the abode of Devine mother is always Hrim.

The next mantra “hrīṁpadapriyā” – Devine mother Loves those who chant this mantra knowingly or unknowingly. The Devine mother loves this term Hrim. It can be also interpreted as the ultimate position, the most exalted state of liberation. The state of Hrim is liberation and the Devine Mother loves those who try to attain that.

The mantra that comes after this is hrīṁkāra bījā – The seed of the big Peepal tree is very small. From such a small seed grows the big tree with its trunk, branches, roots, and fruits. Many birds rest in that tree. The big tree exists in the small seed. Like that the whole universe exists in the mantra ‘Hrim’. The Divine Mother is “hrīṁkāra bījā”.

The next mantra is “hrīṁkāramantrā”. It is enough to chant just this mantra ‘Hrim’. This “hrīṁkāramantrā” protects those who meditate on it. Hrim Kara is the characteristic feature of the Divine Mother. As discussed earlier there are four syllables in hrīṁ – h, r, i, m.

The mantra denotes the trinities of Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara, and the most exalted Devine Mother, and the cosmos which is the aggregate of three qualities, followed by that which transcends all these – The Self. We can say that if ever there is any characteristic feature for the Divine Mother it is Hrim.

The mantra “hrīṁkārajapa suprītā”- The Devine Mother is very much pleased with those who do their spiritual practices systematically and those who practice the chanting of ‘Hrim’ considering it as the Divine Mother.

The mantra “hrīṁvibhūṣaṇā” – If we describe someone as wearing a necklace or earring, we will have a picture of that person in our mind. Like that the whole universe is the Divine Mother’s adornments.

The Shakta Philosophy says that the Divine Mother who has no name or form has evolved as the universe with names and forms. It doesn’t deny the universe saying that it is all Maya, illusion. In Shakta Philosophy everything has its significance saying that the entire universe is the manifestation of the Divine Mother.

The meaning of the mantra “hrīṁvibhūṣaṇā” is that all animate beings and inanimate things in the universe are the decorations of the Divine Mother. When we understand that these animate beings and the inanimate things are the ornaments of the Divine Mother, we will never hate anything in this universe.

The next mantra is “hrīṁśīlā”. The trinities are mentioned here. Here creation, preservation, and destruction are happening without any break. That is Divine Mother’s deed. The mantra “hrīṁśīlā” denotes the Divine Mother’s action of creation, preservation, and destruction.

The next mantra is “hrīṁpadārādhyā”. The Divine Mother is glorified by all those who worship this mantra. They chant the mantra with the Goddess in their hearts.

“hrīṁgar-bhā” is the next mantra. The whole universe is in the womb of the Divine Mother. She is the cause of creation, preservation, and destruction. Thus this mantra is very suitable for her.

“hrīṁpadābhidhā” – The Divine Mother is indicated with the word Hrim. “hrīṁkāravācyā” – The meaning of the word Hrim is Divine Mother. “hrīṁkāra pūjyā” – The Devine Mother is to be worshipped with Hrim.

“hrīṁkāra pīṭhikā” – The Goddess sits in the seat called Hrim. “hrīṁkāra cintyā” – The Divine Mother is to be meditated as Hrim. “hrīm” – The Divine Mother is addressed as Hrim. “hrīṁśarīriṇī” – The body of the Divine Mother is Hrim. These are very brief meaning of the Hrim mantras.

There are five seed syllables, Hrim, Shrim, Klim, etc which are called Pancha Pranava mantras. The Divine Mother is worshipped with all these.

The Hrim mantra is also the combination of Shiva and Shakti. Hrim is also considered as the combination of knowledge and ignorance. Thus this mantra “om hrīmkāryai namaḥ”. LalitaSahasranama explains to us the importance of mantra worship.