The Sixth “Name” And “Meaning” Through Which devotees praise The Divine Mother Maa ChinnaMasta

The Sixth “Name” From The “Maa ChinnaMasta Sahasranama Stotram” Or The Thousand Holy Names Through Which devotees praise The Divine Mother Maa ChinnaMasta Is “Maa Chapala”. Maa ChinnaMasta Is Revered As Maa Chapala To Depict That “Mother Chapala Can Cause Instantaneously.”

The Various “Translations” Of The Divine “Name” and of the word “Chapala” in general 

The word “chapala” holds various translations and interpretations in different contexts. As a word in general, it has different interpretations in buddhism, hinduism, sanskrit, bengali, marathi, hindi, and ayurveda. The following paragraphs will shed light on “chapala” as a word in general as well as “Chapala” As A Divine “Name”.

According to Benard’s book, The Holy Name “Maa Chapala” Means “Electrifying One.” In the classification Of “The Thousand Names” based on the nine rasa, The Name “Chapala” Falls Under category 8, which is “Marvellous”. Additionally, “Chapala” Is Also An Epithet For Maa Maha Lakshmi, The Divine Mother Of wealth.

In different traditions, “Chapala” carries diverse meanings. In ayurveda, “Chapala” is another name for Pippali, a medicinal Plant known as indian long pepper. In natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy), “chapala” refers to a type of syllabic meter used in verse construction. In purana and itihasa (epic history), “Chapala” Is Referred To As Shakti, A Form Of Divine Energy. In tibetan buddhism, “Capala” Is Associated With A Form Of The Divine Mother Connected To the syllable “Ca” in the “Devīhṛdaya Mantra”. 

In various languages “chapala” as a general word has different meanings too. In the bengali language, the word চপলা (chapala) is generally defined as a term used to describe a woman who is restless or fickle in nature. The opposite of this word is স্থিরা (sthira), which means a woman who is steady or stable in nature. In marathi, it can refer to lightning. In sanskrit, “chapala” can mean lightning, restless woman, spirituous liquor, the tongue, or long pepper. In hindi, “Chapala” Is Associated With Maa Maha Lakshmi, as well as lightning. 

In other translations the word “chapala” is associated with qualities, such as being fickle, restless, swift, unsteady, playful, light, and ever-changing. As An Epithet For Maa Maha Lakshmi, “Chapala” Symbolizes the unpredictable nature of wealth and fortune.

Venerated By The Holy Name “Maa Chapala”, Maa ChinnaMasta Can Cause Instantaneously, Guiding And Enabling Her sincere devotees to progress and advance in worldly life and spiritually with lightning speed. 


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