ARCHANA means chant and glorification of the Divine Name in the form of a mantra.
When we chant the ARCHANA (the Mantras), the mind rises to the higher realms of peace and purity. The Divine Name is endowed with infinite potential and through the vibrant sound generated by the mantra penetrates to purify, sublimate and transform the mind and heart, while generating love and joy.
The archana as a spiritual practice is a resource to protect our minds against the unproductive cycle of thought and action. Aside from having vibratory beneficial aspects, mantras serve to focus and calm the mind. By focusing on the repetition of sound, all other thoughts will gradually fade until the mind is clear and calm.
Composed by a renowned poet of Kerala, these mantras are a true seed of devotion. When you sing them, you remember Amma and feel the peace and joy of Her presence every day.
Lalita Sahasranama is a sacred Hindu text for the worshipers of the Goddess Lalita Devi, i.e. the Divine Mother, in the form of feminine power, Shakti.
Lalita is the Goddess of bliss, an epithet for Parvati. Etymologically, "Lalita" means "The one who plays". It is supposed to be one of the most complete stotras, you just have to chant it to gain total salvation.
The Lalita Sahasranama names the various attributes of the Divine Mother, and all these names are organized in the form of a hymn. This Sahasranama is used in various modes for the worship of the Divine Mother. Some forms of worship are parayana (review), archana, homa, etc.
Chanted every day in Amma 's ashrams worldwide, is a song of praise to the Divine Mother. This devotional verse is addressed to Goddess Mahisasura Mardini, the Goddess who killed the demon Mahisasura. Mahisasura Mardini is the fierce form of Goddess Durga, which is depicted with 10 arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons and assumes symbolic gestures or mudras. This description symbolizes the destruction of our negativities.
"Devi will always protect those who chant the Lalita Sahasranama with devotion every day. They will never face a shortage of food and basic needs, and will also gain spiritual growth.