Lalitarchana-Chandrika (An Old and Rare Book)

Best Seller
FREE Delivery
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: NAB955
Author: S.K. Ramachandra Rao
Language: Sanskrit and English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9789381218457
Pages: 124 (10 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 280 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business

Book Description

About the Book

This book Lalitaarchana– Chandrika describes the worship of Sri-Chakra which is well known for ensuring success, prosperity and emancipation for the devotees. It deals with the practical aspects of the worship of the Mothers in the form of Sri-Chakra. The Prayoga-vidhi has so far not been dealt with in any other book.


About the Author

Vidyalankara, Sastra–Chudamini, Sangita-Kalaratna, Professor Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao, was a well – known scholar who had combined tradition learning with modern research. Well versed in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhmagadhi and several modern Indian languages and acquainted with Tibetan and some European languages, he had written extensively on Vedanta, Buddhism, Janism, Indian Culture, Art and Literature. He had written more than Sixty Books in Kannada, a Play in Sanskrit, and a Pali commentary on a Buddhist classic. One of his books on Iconography in Kannada has won the State Sahitya Academy Award, as also another of his Book on the Tirupati Temlpe.


Preface to New Edition

The ‘Lalitarchana Chandrika’ was first published in 2004 by the Kalpatharu Academy. This book describes the worship of Sri-Chakra which is well known for ensuring success, prosperity and emancipation for the devotees. It deals with the Prayoga-vidhi has so far not been dealt with in any other book.

After Prof S. K. Ramachandra Rao passed away in 2006, his family established the Prof S. K. Ramachandra Rao Memorial Trust with the intention of reprinting all his books which are not currently available. This book has not been available for some years.

We thank Sri Sunil Gupta for reprinting this book. Our thanks are also due to Smt Shree Ramya for proof reading the manuscript.



Bhaskara-raya-makhin (between 1690 and 1785), who is the well known commentator on the celebrated text of the worship of the mother-goddess, Lalitasahasra-nama (Saubhagya-bhaskara by name), has also written a gloss on Tantrik Upanishad called Bhavanopanishad. This Upanishad is an important manual for the upasakas of Srividya. It explains the esoteric significance of well-known Sri-Chakra, and also the spiritual mode of worship of Samaya (Kadi) school. Bhaskara-raaya mankhin has also written a prayogavidhi to accompany his gloss on Bhavanopanishad. The Introduction provides details of what is known as “inner sacrifice” (antaryaga), which is the characteristic approach of the Samaya school.

This important but little known gloss (prayoga-vidhi along with the Bhavanopanishad) has been brought out here with elaborate introduction, comments and notes in English. Because this widom in hailed as chandra-jnana (knowledge of the luner phases and full moon, represented by the Panchadasi and Shodasi mantras), this research work dealing with it is called chandrika (moonlight). The deity adored by the Sri-vidya upasakas in Lalita (otherwise called Raja-rajesvari). Hence the book is described as Lalitarchana Chandrika.


Sample Pages

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories