Sung by: Chinmaya Sisters Uma & Radhika
Music by : Pradeep Ravi
The saudaraya Lahari is a composition the beauty of which has not so far been surpassed. It is in praise of Ambika, Herself the embodiment and source of all beauty. The beautiful words in which Soundarya Lahari is composed are also derived through the grace of Ambika. That is why Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada has expressed in this verse that singing the praise of Ambika in the composition, Soundarya Lahari in words originating from her is very much like worshipping the sun by waving a lighted camphor before him or offering the moon drops of nectar emitted by the Chandrakaanta stone under the influence of the moon or bathing the ocean with its own waters. The lesson to be drawn is that the divine source form which he derived the qualifications to receive that honour and feel humble and not elated with a feeling of self importance.