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ambA is worshipped through various mantras. Of these, panchadashI, shuddha ShoDashI, saubhAgya brahmavidyA or saubhAgya panchadashI (ShoDashI) and mahAShoDashI are the most important mantras in most of the dAkShiNAtya shrIvidyA sampradAyas. The number of letters in these mantras is indicated by the names of parAmbA based on katapaya calculations.

Name 1: lalitAmbA

La-3; li-3; tAm-6; bA-3
Total: 3+3+6+3 = 15 -> shuddha panchadashI

Name 2: lalitAmbikA

La-3; li-3; tAm-6; bi-3; kA-1
Total: 3+3+6+3+1= 16 -> shuddha ShoDashI

Name 3: shrIlalitAmbikA

shrI-2; La-3; li-3; tAm-6; bi-3; kA-1
Total: 2+3+3+6+3+1= 18 -> saubhAgya brahmavidyA

Name 4: shrIrAjarAjeshvarI

shrI-2; rA-2; ja-8; rA-2; je-8; shva-4; rI-2
Total: 2+2+8+2+8+4+2 = 28 -> mahAShoDashI

The same can be seen with respect to chaNDI as well. chan-6 and DI-3, thus indicating 6+3=9. On reversing the digits, the mantra denotes the thirty-six tattvas starting from shiva till dharA.