meaning of the word- medha
- dear ambaal devotees,
i agree with our respected kochuji and savitri !
the word medha definitely refers to 'memory' !
in shri vishnu sahsarnama , sloka 9 goes like this...
Isvarao vikramee dhanvee
kramah anutamo duradharsah
here lord vishnu is worshipped as
One who is capable of powerful memory.
Sri Sankara gives the following definition -
"medhA bahugrantha dhAraNa sAmarthyam, sa yasya asti sa medhAvI -
medhA is the ability to grasp several ideas on different subjects at
the same time; One who has this ability naturally is medhAvI".
Sri RadhAkrshNa Sastri points out that BhagavAn is Isvara, vikramI,
dhanvI, etc., because He is a medhAvI, one who can command the
knowledge of anything at any time as desired.
also, one of saraswati devi's names is MEDHA- the goddess of
oUR beloved sarswati devi is indeed devi of great intellect,,
intelligence and memory!
i recently named one of my nieces 'Medha' for rhis very reason!
in tamil also medhavi means one who is knowledgeble!
i hope this helps!
om sree saraswatyaii namaha!