Meditations

MEDITATION ON ADI TALA

Borne along on the shoulders of six women, he is seated in a swaying palanquin, his lady by his side. A maid in front fans him with a camara (hand fan). He is clad in yellow silk and adorned with flashing ruby earrings. The sacred thread gleams on his shoulder. I worship the lord of Adi Tala

MEDITATION ON DHRUVA TALA

Dhruva tala rides a swan with his consort close beside him. Thirteen women go before him. He has jewelled armlets and is clad in white with a string of pears. His face radiates peace. I constantly meditate upon Dhruva tala who bears a conch, a discus, and a club.

MEDITATION ON TRIPUTA TALA

He rides a stag and is surrounded by seven women. Many jewels adorn his body of clear crystal. He bears a sword and shield, a bow and a quiver of arrows. Within my heart I meditate upon Triputa tala, the dear prince who is the very source of bliss.

MEDITATION ON ATA TALA

A radiant figure appears on a bull with a girl seated on both side, and another two girls fanning him with camaras (Hand Fan ) . Two groups of five women complete his retinue. This is the prince I worship, Ata tala.

MEDITATION ON EKA TALA

He is in a chariot and holds a conch. Four women surround him. He wears white garments. With one hand held in the gnana mudra, he bestows the blessing of fearlessness with another. In the depths of consciousness meditate upon this son of a Brahmin family, Eka tala.

MEDITATION ON JHAMPA TALA

They grace a throne, she seated upon her lord’s thigh A red garment and jewels fashioned of gold and coral adorn her. Ten women wait in attendance. I visualize this Vaisya mother, Jhampa tala.

MEDITATION ON RUPAKA TALA

In contemplation I see the heroic figure Rupaka tala, he is mounted on an elephant and is followed by six women on foot, he is fair of hue and wears yellow robes and is adorned with a necklace and gem studded armlets.

MEDITATION ON MATHYA TALA

On a peacock four armed, with a veena and mala in her hands, wearing precious gems and ornaments, the Goddess of the universe appears, ten women attend her, I meditate on mother Mathya tala.

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