Śrīmadvāgbhava-kūṭaika-svarūpa-mukha-paṅkajā श्रीमद्वाग्भव-कूटैक-स्वरूप-मुख-पङ्कजा (85)
Beginning this nāma, Her Pañcadaśī mantra is being explained. Pañcadaśī mantra has been explicated in detail in the introductory chapter.
Now, the description of Her subtle form begins. Her subtle form comprises of three divisions viz. subtle, subtler and the subtlest. Subtle form is Pañcadaśī mantra. Her subtler form is kāma-kalā, nāma 322. kāmakalā-rūpā. Her subtlest form is kuṇḍalinī śaktī (nāma 110). In this nāma, Her face is compared to the first kūṭa viz. vāgbhava-kūṭa of Pañcadaśī mantra, which gives knowledge and wisdom. The prefix Śrīmad is used here to indicate the power of Pañcadaśī mantra as a whole. Śrīmad also indicates the respect given to the mantra. Since this kūṭa is described first, this prefix is added to this nāma.
kaṇṭhādhaḥ kaṭiparyantha-madhyakūṭa-svarūpiṇī कण्ठाधः कटिपर्यन्थ-मध्यकूट-स्वरूपिणी (86)
Madhya kūṭa or the middle group of Pañcadaśī mantra refers to that portion between Her neck and the hip. Previous nāma is jñāna śaktī, this nāma is icchā śaktī and the next nāma is kriyā śaktī.
Śakti-kūṭaikatāpanna-kaṭyadhobhāga-dhārinī शक्ति-कूटैकतापन्न-कट्यधोभाग-धारिनी (87)
Śaktī kūṭa, the last of the three kūṭa-s is compared to Her hip downwards.
Mūlamantrātmikā मूलमन्त्रात्मिका (88)
Mūla means root. Mūlamantra means root of the mantra. Mantra here means Pañcadaśī. She is the root of the Pañcadaśī mantra, which is the root of all other mantra-s. In fact, Her kāmakalā is the root of Pañcadaśī mantra, which is discussed in nāma 322.
The Pañcadaśī mantra is superimposed on Her physical form.
Mūlakuṭatraya-kalebarā मूलकुटत्रय-कलेबरा (89)
Traya means three. The three kūṭa-s of Pañcadaśī mantra is mentioned here. Kāmakalā is the root of Pañcadaśī mantra. Therefore, it implies that both Her physical and subtle forms represent kāmakalā. Out of the three subtle forms, the first subtle form is Pañcadaśī mantra that we have discussed from nāma 85 to 88. The second subtle form (subtler form), kāmakalā form is discussed here. In a nutshell, kāmakalā is the union of haṃsa and sohaṁ (haṃsa mantra – referring to the universal and the individual Spirit.) having three bindu-s and a triangle. This is the actual physical diagram of Lalitāmbikā. The bīja involved is īṃ ईं. This bīja is extremely powerful and will surely cascade down prosperity if one knows how to use this bīja in ṣodaśī mantra. However this is to be learnt from one’s Guru.
With this nāma, the description of Her subtle and subtler forms end. We now proceed to discuss Her subtlest form viz. kuṇḍalinī from nāma 90 to 111.