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Rahasya sahasranAma of shrI lalitA parameshvarI describes variously the aspect of AruNya of parAmbA which symbolizes her ananta kAruNya. As the three aspects of upakrama, nirUpaNA and upasaMhAra have been judiciously dealt with in the nAmasAhasrI, it can be termed a shAstra without much hesitation. The following names indicate various aspects of her AruNya:

1. udyadbhAnusahasrAbhA
2. manorUpekShukodaNDA (puNDra kodaNDa is described as resplendent with aruNa varNa)
3. nijAruNaprabhApUramajjadbrahmANDamaNDalA
4. champakAshokapunnAgasaugandhikalasatkuchA
5. kuruvindamaNishreNIkanatkoTIramaNDitA
6. navachampakapuShpAbhanAsAdaNDavirAjitA
7. kadambama~njarIklR^ipakarNapUramanoharA
8. kadambavanavAsinI
9. kadambakusumapriyA
10. padmarAgashilAdarshaparibhAvikapolabhUH
11. navavidrumabimbashrInyakkAriradanacChadA
12. shuddhavidyA~NkurAkAradvijapa~NktidvayojjvalA (while this name seems to describe white teeth, it can also be interpreted as red teeth. The redness of her teeth has been explained in the next name. Also, as it is the aruNa kAmakalA mantra that undergoes transformation to result in the thirty-two mahAvidyAs indicated by this name [agastya sUtra], all these vidyAs (or teeth) are described as having a reddish tint)
13. karpUravITikAmodasamAkarShaddigantarA
14. aruNAruNakausumbhavastrabhAsvatkaTItaTI
15. mANikyamakuTAkArajAnudvayavirAjitA
16. indragopaparikShiptasmaratUNAbhaja~NghikA
17. nakhadIdhitisaMChannanamajjanatamoguNA [various shAstras describes aruNa kAnti emanating from the raktapAdapadma of parAmbA]
18. padadvayaprabhAjAlaparAkR^itasaroruhA [the two pAdukAs of parAmbA are rakta and shveta pAdukAs. The mishra or sAmarasya charaNa is indicated by a different nAma]
19. sarvAruNA [this name needs to be applied when interpreting every other name dealing with her complexion, avayava, AbharaNa, vasana etc.]
20. padmarAgasamaprabhA
21. madaghUrNitaraktAkShI
22. AraktavarNA
23. raktavarNA
24. tAmbUlapUritamukhI
25. dADImIkusumaprabhA
26. indradhanuHprabhA
27. sindUratilaka~nchitA
28. japApuShpanibhAkR^itiH
29. pATalIkusumapriyA
30. puShkarekShaNA
31. taruNAdityapATalA
32. bandhUkakusumaprakhyA

Interestingly, the number of names describing AruNya is thirty-two, indicating the number of mukhya vidyAs that originate from the seed named kAmakalA. The AruNya of parAmbA should not be incorrectly interpreted as rajo guNa. In the final stage of mahAyAga, when the jIva-samvit attains nirupAdhikatva, this state of prakAshamAtratva is characterized by parA samvit, described as being of aruNa varNa. The shruti describes this thus: lauhityametasya sarvasya vimarshaH.