साक्षात्कृत-यज्ञ-दान-तपसां दीक्षा ॥
प्रेक्षाऽसौ जयति भारतीपदलाक्षा ॥
Victorious indeed is prekshaa –
the clear intellect that has been
constantly educating everyone
about the purusharthas.
Prekshaa is synonymous with
the initiation into
yajna, dana, and tapas.
Being the protector of
the three modes of expression,
prekshaa is indeed the red lacquer
on the feet of Bharati,
the deity of wisdom.
The four purposes or goals of life (purusharthas) are –
धर्म (sustainability, global ethic, basic principle)
अर्थ (means, wealth, resources)
मोक्ष (release, liberation, restful bliss)
The three modes of expression (vagvrttis) are –
अभिधा (designated meaning)
लक्षणा (implied meaning)
व्यञ्जना (suggested meaning)