There are many levels of understanding – each name of Lalita can be discussed at various levels for hours, I have limited myself to the literal meaning here.
The emergence of Lalita
Devi is described in great detail in the 6th chapter of Lalitopakhyana in the
Lalita came out of the cidāgni kuṇḍa, seated on a chariot called the cakra rāja ratha which is so described in the Lalitopakhyana : made of tejas (light), a form of Meru (Mount Kailash), the seat at the top being the bindu pitha (the central seat), a width of 4 yojana (1 yojana = about 9 miles), a height of 10 yojana, 9 landings or support columns, 4 wheels, 4 horses, and a flag.
The manifested Lalita Parameshwari created a male from Herself, Kameshwara. With her icchāśakti (willpower), she created four weapons and held them in her hands - ikşu dhanuşa (sugarcane bow) in the upper right arm, five puşpa bāna (five flower arrows) in her lower right arm, pāśa (noose) in her lower left hand, and ankuşa (hook, as used by an elephant driver) in her lower right hand. She shone with crimson color, like a thousand morning suns. Her beauty was complete in all aspects. She looked like she was sixteen years old, and she would always appear so.
She extended herself in male and female forms and continued the process of creation. From her left eye that was of the nature of the moon, came Brahma and Lakshmi. And from the right eye that was of the nature of the sun, came Vishnu and Parvati. From the third eye that was of the nature of fire, came Rudra and Sarasvati. Lalita devi directed the couples: Shiva-Parvati, Vishnu-Lakshmi and Brahma-Saraswati to continue with the process of creation.
Lalita continued the creation process herself: darkness from her hair, sun/moon/fire from her eyes, stars from the ornament on her forehead, nine planets from the chain above her forehead, the penal code from her eyebrows, the Vedas from her breath, poetry and plays from her speech, Vedanga from her chin, various scriptures from the three lines on her neck, mountains from her breasts, bliss from her mind, the ten incarnations of Vishnu from her fingernails, the Sandhyas from her palms, and then as narrated in the Purusha Suktam, she created other things. Baladevi from her heart, Shyamaladevi from her intellect, Varahidevi from her ego, Vighneshwara from her smile, Sampatkaridevi from her elephant hook, Ashwarudhadevi from her noose, Nakuleshwaridevi from her cheeks, Gayatridevi from her kundalini shakti, 8 devata or demigods from the eight wheels of her chariot, and in the 9th landing she was seated in the bindu pitha.
Then she requested her consort, Kameshwara to create the Shiva chakra. He made a humming sound from which 23 Shiva Chakra devata were manifest. Lalitadevi gave Shyamaladevi her finger ring, declaring her the prime minister which is why she is also known as Mantrinidevi. Next she made Varahidevi the chief of the army which is why Varahidevi is also known as Dandanathadevi. Lalitadevi created two chariots from her chariot and gave each devi a chariot. Mantrinidevi’s chariot known as geyacakraratha made musical sounds whenever it moved. And Dandanathadevi’s chariot is called kiricakraratha.
Ganapati from her smile. He saw the mystic symbol – the vigna yantra sila, and smashed it with his tusk.
Bhandasura used his powers to regenerate the demons from the past – Raktabeeja (who would multiply if a drop of his blood fell on the ground), Madhukaitabha and others. Lalitadevi laughed in violent frenzy and generated Durga and other deities to slay these demons. She discharged the Narayanastra and Pashupatastra to annihilate the armies of Bhandasura and discharged the Mahakamesvarastra to kill Bhandasura and burn his town Shunyaka.