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Re: Maha Lakshmi Krithis of Dikshithar --3
Date: Thu May 09 1996 - 18:56:13 PDT

Let me take this opportunity to thank Sri Sadagopan for describing 
Muthuswami Dikshitar's kritis on Mahalakshmi. I am eagerly waiting 
for his description of the Madhavamanohari kriti "Mahalakshmi Karuna
rasa Purna" - mainly because I want to know the lyrics of the lriti
and don't have any sources with me right now!

>                        Gita Vadhya vinodhineem girijaam taam Indiraam

I have heard this as girijAptAm = girijA + AptAm, friend of girijA, the
daughter of the mountain, i.e. Parvati. This seems to make more sense,
because Sri Dikshitar is always extremely careful about references to 
mythology of the various Gods and Goddesses. Is there a story of Lakshmi
being born as the "daughter of a mountain"? 

S. Vidyasankar