maatru devo bhava pitru devo bhava
aachaarya devo bhava atithi devo bhava
… (Taittiriya Upanishad)
Respects to Mother, Father, Guru and Guest. They are all forms of God.
ambikaa anaadhinidhanaa haribrahmendra sevitaa
naaraayani naadaroopa naamaroopa vivarjitaa
… (Lalitha Sahasra Namam)
Sri Lalitha Devi is the Divine Mother, compassionate and caring (ambika), without beginning and end (anaadhinidhanaa), worshipped and served by Gods including Vishnu, Brahma and Indra (haribrahmendra sevitaa), all-pervasive and exists in every human, guiding them in attaining moksha (naaraayani), in the form of cosmic sound (naadaroopa) and as Para-Brahman Sri Lalitha Devi is distinct from name and physical form (naamaroopa vivarjitaa)