Lord Ganesha

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Sri Mahalakshmi Sthothram by Lord Indhra – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









Lord Indhra speaks “ I shall repeatedly prostrate before supreme Goddess Maha Lakshmi who resides in the lotus flower, she is Narayani, she is beloved of Lord Krishna, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Mahalakshmi who has personified as Vaishnavi/female aspect of Lord Vishu, whose eyes has the resemblance to lotus flower petals, she is lotus born and she has the luster of lotus flower, she is seated on the lotus flower, she is adorned in garlands of lotus flower, she symbolizes richness, good fortune, wealth, prosperity etc.. she is worshiped by all, she is the source of intense devotion and faith upon Lord Vishnu, she is the source of happiness as well, she resides on the chest of Lord Krishna, I shall repeatedly prostrate before supreme Goddess who is inseparable from Lord Krishna, she has the luster of moon, she has great splendor of gem decorated lotus flower, she symbolizes wealth and auspiciousness, I shall prostrate before Mahadevi, who symbolizes happiness, success, growth, development, fortune etc.. she is the provider of all the richness, she is Mahalakshmi who resides in the supreme abode of Sri Vaikundham, she is Lakshmi who resides in the milky ocean, she is Swargalakshmi who resides in the abode of Lord Indhra, she is Rajyalakshmi who resides in the fortress of Kings, she is divine personified as Grihalakshmi who resides in the abode Lord Krishna, she has embodied as divine cow Surabi, she has emerged from the milky ocean, she has personified as Dhakshayani who is the daughter of Dhakshaprajpathi and destroyed the Yagna, she has personified as Devamatha Adhithi, she is Kamala who resides in the abode of Kamalalaya/abode of Lotus  flowers, she has personified as Swaha and Swadha as well, she represents offerings to fire sacrifices and all those products available from the cow, she represents Lord Vishnu, she is the essence of Universe and its living beings, she is Vasundhara, she represents nectar, she has sathvik nature, she is the prime object of Narayana, she is void of violence, and anger, she is Varadha who showers abundance of boons, grains and auspiciousness, she imparts the knowledge of self /Paramarththam, she is beyond human  intellect, she is the source for the selfless service to the lotus feet of Lord Hari, she is not perceivable through sense, she is all pervading, she is the mother of Universe and its living beings, she is the source of worldly bondage, she is the source of Dharma, Arththa, Kama and Moksha as well, she is the cause for all the great causes, she represents mother who feed  her bosom milk to  children, she protects them and take good  care of her children, children cannot survive long without their mother’s milk but they manage with the grace of Lord, but without her grace it is impossible to live, she has pleasing disposition, Oh! Ambike, kindly shower your auspicious grace on us, Oh! Sanathani, kindly protect us from the clutches of enemies, Oh! Haripriye, I have lost my glories, wealth and relatives in your absence, Oh! Devi, Oh! Haripriye, kindly bless us with supreme wisdom and knowledge, righteousness, and all kinds of auspiciousness, power, eternal fame, and authoritativeness, Oh!Devi, kindly bless us with triumph and success in all endeavors, braveness, and all kinds of auspiciousness.” In this way, Lord Mahendhra along with all the deities appealed to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, they repeatedly prostrate before her with tears on their eyes, while Lord Bhrama, Shankara, Shesha, Dharma/Lord Yama and Keshava were present in the assembly of deities.  Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi offered a marvelous garland which was handed by Lord Keshava  as  boon to the deities to attain triumph over the enemies, and all the deities were highly pleased and returned to their abodes.


Sri Devi speaks “whoever read or listens to the above verses praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi during the hours of dawn, noon and dusk, would remain wealthiest like Lord Kubera,  and the King would become mighty Emperor, whoever read or listen to it for half a million times would attain all the spiritual fervor, whoever read or listen to it for a month relentlessly would become equivalent to Indhra.”


Purandhara Uvacha –


Nama Kamalavasinyai Narayanyai Namo  Nama: | Krishnapriyai Sathatham Mahalakshmi Namosthuthe ||

Padmapathrakshini Cha  Padmasyayai Namo Nama: |Padmasanayai Padminyai Vaishnavyai Namo Nama: ||

Sarvasampathswaroopini Sarvaradhyai Namo Nama: | Haribhakthipradhathri Cha  Harshadhathri Namo Nama: ||

Krishnavakshasthithayai Cha  Krishneshyai Namo Nama: | Chandhrashobhaswaroopayai 
Rathna Padme Cha Shobhane ||


Sampathyadhishtathradevyai Mahadevyai Namo Nama: | Namo VrudhdhiSwaroopayai Vridhidhayai Namo Nama: ||

Srivaikundavasini Mahalakshmi Ya Lakshmiksheerasagare | Swargalakshmi  Indhragehe  Rajyalakshmi Nripalaye ||

Grahalakshmeeshcha Krishna Geheh Gruhadevatha | Surabhisagare  Jatha  Dhakshayagna Gamini ||

Adhithir Devamatha  Thvam Kamala Kamalalaye | Swaha Thvam Cha Havirdhane Gavyadhane Swadhasmrutha ||

Thvam Hi  Vishnuswaroopa Sarvadhara Vasundhara | Sudha  Sathvaswaroopa Thvam Narayanaparayana ||

Krodhahimsavarjjitha  Cha Varadha  Sharadha Shubha | Paramarththapradha  Thvam Haridhasyapradha Para ||

Sarveshanam Para Matha  Sarvabandhavaroopini | Dharmarththa Kama Mokshanam Thvaya Cha Karanaroopini ||

 Yadha Matha Sthanam Dhanam Shishoonam Shaishave  Sadha | Thadha Thvam Sarvatha  Matha Sarvesham Sarayaroopadha ||

Mathruheena Sthanadhasthu Sa Cha  Jeevathi Dhaivatha | Thvaya Heeno Jana Kopi Na Jeevathyeva  Nishchitham ||

Suprasanna Swaroopam Thvam Mam  Prasanna Bhavambike | Vairigrastham Cha Vishayam Dhehi Mahyam  Sanathani ||

Aham Yavath Thvaya Heeno Bandhu Heenashcha  Bhikshuka | Sarvasampath Viheenashcha  Thava Deva  Haripriye ||

Gnanam Dhehi Cha  Dharmam Cha Sarva  Saubhagyam Dhehi Mey | Prabhavam Prathapam Cha  Sarvadhikara Meva Cha Haripriye ||

Jayam Parakramam Yudhdhe  Paramaishvaryamevacha | Ithyukthva  Cha Mahendhrashcha  Sarvaisuraganasaha ||

Pranama Sashrunethro Moordhana Chaiva  Puna Puna | Bhrama Shankarashchaiva  Shesho Dharmashcha Keshava ||

Sarve  Shathru Pariharam Surarthe Cha  Puna Puna | Devebhyashcha  Varam Dhathva Pushpamalam Manoharam ||

Kesavaya  Dhadhau  Lakshmi Santhushta Surasammathi | Yayur Deva Santhushta  Svam Svam Sthanamgatha |Dhathva  Shubha Asheesham Thau Sathvebhya Preethipoorvakam ||


Sri Devyuvacha -

Itham Sthothram  Mahapunyam Thrisandhyam Ya Padeth Nara: |Kubera Thulya Sa Bhaveth Rajarajeshvaro Mahan | Pancha Laksha Japenaiva  Sthothra Siddhi Baveth Nara ||

Siddha Sthothram Yathi Padeth Masamekanthu Santhatham | Maha Sura Rajendhro Bhavishyathi Na Samshaya: ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sri Durga Sthothram – Srimad Mahabharath – Lyrics and meanings




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












Yudhishtira speaks “I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who was born to Devi Yasodha, she was born as a boon of Narayana, she was born in the illustrious clan of Nandagopa, she augmented the auspiciousness of the clan, she crushed the pride of Kamsa, she is the destroyer of wicked demons, she has personified as Yogamaya who was thrashed to rock by Kamasa was swiftly rose up in the sky,  she is the sister of Vasudeva, she is adorned in various garlands and precious ornaments, she is attired in crisp majestic silk garment, she is wielded in Khadga and Khedaga, she symbolizes piousness, she has personified on Earth at the appeal of  Sadhashiva in order to reduce the burden of Earth, she eradicates all the sins of worshiper, she is difficult to perceive, I shall reverentially prostrate before supreme Goddess who has dark cloud complexion, she showers abundance of boons, she has personified as Kumari and Bhramacharini as well, she has the effulgence of sun in the early hours of dawn, she has the luster of full moon, she has four powerful arms, she has four faces, she has beautiful waist line  which holds the heaviness of high and large bosom, she is adorned in the feathers of peacock as  armlets, she has personified as Padma who is lotus born and consort of Lord Narayana, she is Bhramacharin who strictly follows chastity, she explores through the sky, she has the complexion of dark clouds and has mesmerizing beauty, her long hands resembles the majestic flag poles of Lord Indhra, she holds gem decorated vessel, lotus flower, bell, Pasham, Angusham, Mahachakram and various fierce weapons, she adorned in magnificent earrings which spreads ray of light, her face is extremely lustrous which excels the beauty of full moon, she is adorned in marvelous crown on the beautiful long and curly plait of hairs which resembles to serpent, magnificent girdle on the beautiful waist line which appears as Mount Mandara tied with the serpent Vasuki, she has majestic flag which has the symbol of peacock, she is youthful always, she undertakes extreme austerities and penances, she is the purifier of  three worlds, she is eulogized and worshiped by trinities, she has personified as Mahishasuramardhini in order to retain peace in the three worlds, she has pleasing disposition, she is supreme Goddess, I shall always meditate upon supreme Goddess ShivA who is the beloved consort of Lord Shiva and she symbolizes all kinds of auspiciousness, she is Jaya and Vijaya who symbolizes triumph, she is the provider of victory in war fields, Oh! Devi, kindly blesses us with triumph in all endeavors, she resides in the highest peak of Vindhyachala and all the highest mountain peaks, she has personified as Mahakali who is wielded in  Khadga, and Khadvanga , she showers abundance of boons to worshiper who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she provides liberation from worldly existence to worshiper who yearn for Moksha, whoever worship Goddess Durga during the early hours of dawn would not face the scarcity of wealth, richness and offspring, she is Durga who eradicate perils and miseries of the worshiper who remember her sacred names while exploring through the mountains and difficult pathways, dense woods, or in the deep sea, Oh! Durge, you are the protector of the worshiper who is surrendered at your lotus feet, you are the savior of the worshiper who is attacked in the bottomless sea, or in the wilderness of woods, whoever eulogize the splendor of Goddess Durga would be blessed with fame, wealth, prosperity, good fortune, richness, intelligence, spiritual fervor, wisdom, virtuous offspring etc.. she represents Sandhya/dawn, noon, dusk, darkest hours in the night, radiance, sleep, day and night, patience, compassion, etc…  whoever worships Goddess Durga would get freed from the  fear of loosing dearest ones, sons, deterioration of wealth, illnesses, fear of death, etc…  Oh! Devi I have been exiled from the Kingdom, I shall take shelter at the lotus feet of you. Oh! Sureshvari who is supreme Goddess, I shall bow my head before you, Oh! Padmapathrakshi who has the eyes resembles to the lotus flower petals and symbolizes absolute truth, kindly protect me. Oh! Durge who is extremely compassionate to worshiper, I shall surrender at your lotus feet.” Goddess Durga was highly pleased after listening to the prayers of Yudhishtira and appeared before him.

Devi speaks “whoever  worship me with intense devotion and faith, eulogizes my splendor in the above verses would be blessed with  Rajyam/kingdom, Ayur/longevity, health, attractiveness, admiration etc.. worshiper who remember my splendor will remain protected during expedition to foreignlands, or in the war zone, sea or wilderness in the dense woods, or mountain peaks,  Oh! Pandava, there is nothing impossible to attain in this world, people lives in the Viratanagara whoever reads or listens to the above glorious verses with intense devotion and faith would get their desires fulfilled and success in all endeavors.” In this way, Goddess Durga showered abundance of boons upon Yudhishtira and disappeared from his sight.


Yasodha Gabhasambhootham  Narayanavarapriyam | Nandagopakule  Jatham  Mangalya Kula Vardhineem ||

Kamsa Vidhravanakarim Asuranam Kshayankari | Shilathatavinikshiptham Akasham Prathigamini ||

Vasudevasya Bhagini Dhivyamala Vibhooshitham | Dhivyambaradharam Devim Khadga Khedaga Dharini ||

Bharavatharane  Punye Ye Smaranthi Sadhashivam | Than Vai Tharayase Papathpankhegamiva Dhurllabham ||

Namosthu Varadhe Krishne  Kumari  Bhramacharini | Balarkkasadhrushe  Poornnachandhra Nibhanane ||

Chathurbhuje Chathurvakthre  Peenashronipayodhare | Mayurapicchavalaye  Keyoorangadhadharini |Bhasi  Devi Yadha  Padma Narayana  Parigraha ||

Swaroopam Bhramacharye Cha  Vishadham  Gaganeshvari | Krishnashchavisama Krishna  Sankarshana Samanana ||

Vibhrathi Vipulou Yaha Shakradhvaja Samushrayau | Pathri Chapanlajighnti Sree  Vishuddhachaya Bhuvi ||

Pasham Dhanur Mahachakram  Vividhanya  Ayudhani Cha | Kundalabhyam Suparnabhyam Karnnabhyam Cha Vibhooshitha ||

Chandhra  Vispardheena Devi Mukutena  Thvam Virajasi | Mukutena Vichithrena  Kesa  Bandhenashobhina ||

Bhujanga Bhogavasena Shrenisuthrena  Rajatha | Vibhrajase Chapadhenabhogenevehamandhara ||

Dvajena  Shikhipicchana Muchruthena Virajase | Kaumaram Vuthamasthaya  Thrividham Pavithram  Thvaya ||

Thena Thvam Sthooyase  Devi  Thridhashai Poojyase Api Cha | Thrilokhya Rakshanarththam  Mahishasuranashini | Parasanna May Sura  Shreshte Dhayam Kuru  ShivA Bhava ||

Jaya Thvam Vijaya Chaiva  Sangrame  Cha Jayapradha |Mam Api Vijayam Dhehi Varadha Thvam  Cha Sampradham ||

Vindhye Chaiva  Nagashreshte Thavasthanam Hi Shashvatham | Kali Kali Mahakali Khadga Khadvangadharini ||

Krithanuyathra Bhoothaisthvam Varadha Kamacharini | Bhavathare Ye Cha  Thvam  Samsmrishyanthi Manava ||

 Pranamanthi Cha  Ye Thvam  Hi Prabhathe  Thu Nara Bhuvi | Na Thesham Dhurllabham Kinchith Puthratho Dhanathoapiva ||

Durgath Tharayase Durge  Thath Thvam Durga Smrutha  Janai | Kanthareshva Vasananam  Magnanam Cha Maharnnave ||

Dhasyubhirvanirudhdhanam Thavam Gathi Paramamnrinam | Jalapratharane  Chaiva Kanthareashvathaveshu Cha ||
Ye Smaranthi Mahadevi Na Cha  Seedhanthithey Nara | Thvam Keerthi Sree Dhrithi Siddhirevar Vidhya Santhathamathi ||

Sandhyarathri Prabhanidhra Jyothsnakanthi Kshamadhaya | Nunam Cha Bandhanam Moham Puthranasham Dhanakshayam ||

Vyadhi MrithyuBhayam Chaiva  Poojitha Nashayishyathi | So Aham Rajyathparibhrishta  Sharanam Thvam Prapannavan ||

Pranathashcha  Yadha  Moordhna Thava Devi Sureshvari | Thrahimam Padmapathrakshi Sathye  Sathya Bhavakhana ||

Sharanam Bhava Durge  Sharanye  Bhakthavathsale | Yetham  Sthuthva  Hi Sa Devi Dharshayamasa Pandavam ||

Devyuvacha –
Ye Cha  Sankeerthayishyanthi Loke Vigatha Kalmasha | Thesham Thushta  Pradhasyami Rajyamayur Vapu ||

Pravasenagare Chapi Sangrame  Shathrusankate | Athavyam Durga Kanthare  Sagare  Gahane  Girau | Ye  Smarishyanthi Mam Rajan Yadhaham  Bhavathasmritha ||

Na Thesham Kinchith Asmin Loke Bhavishyathi | Idham Sthothravaram Bhakthya Shrunuyath Va Padeth Va ||

Thasya Sarvani Karyani Siddhim Yashyanthi Pandava | Math Prasadhashcha  Ya Sarvan Viratanagare Sthitham ||

Ithyuktha Varadha Devi Yudhishtiramarindhamam | Rakshamam Krithva  Cha  Pandunam Thathraivanthara Dheeyatha ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Sri Kamakshi Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Sri Lalitha Thripurasundhari who is beyond Time, she has personified as young maiden, she is a great illusionist, she is stunningly gorgeous, she symbolizes sacred syllables of  Kleemkara , Aimkara, auspiciousness, good fortune, wealth, prosperity etc… she is the mother of Lord Skandha, she is beyond human intellect, she is Panchadhashakshari who symbolizes 15 sacred syllables, she lures the three worlds with her mesmerizing beauty, she is flawless, she is beloved of all, she causes commotion, she can be formidable, she is the source of prosperity, welfare, good fortune and wealth, she fulfills all the desires of the worshiper, she is capable to provide all that desired by her worshiper, she is the protector of Universe and its living beings, she eradicates all kinds of illnesses, she provides spiritual fervor, prosperity, accomplishment in tasks, satisfaction, success in endeavors, intellect, contentment, well being, dexterity, etc.. she symbolizes supreme bliss, she is Yogini who resides in the divine Srichakra, she is extremely passionate to her ardent devotees, she has crimson colored limbs, she is eulogized by Sanakadhis, she holds flower bow and arrows, Pasha and Angusha, she has supreme effulgence,  she is supreme consciousness, she symbolizes supreme wisdom and knowledge, she is Parameshvari who is beloved consort of Lord Parameshvara, she is worshiped by intellectuals with various fresh alluring fragrant flowers in their heart and she resides in their heart, she is the Goddess of divine Srichakra, she is Bhuvaneshvari, she is highly confidential, she has embodied as sacred river which is confidential and not perceivable through sense, she is eternal and compassionate, she has embodied as nectar, she entices the whole Universe with her marvelous beauty, she is supreme bliss, she is Kameshi who is beloved consort of Lord Kameshvara, she is youthful, she symbolizes all the art forms, she is adorned in crescent moon on the magnificent crown, she has the luster of full moon, she is Bhagavathi who is adorned in marvelous gem decorated crown, she is attired in crimson colored majestic silk garment, she is adorned in flower garlands of crimson colored, she is adorned in highly fragrant crimson colored musk, she has beautiful long and curly hair locks which is smeared in highly fragrant ingredients, she symbolizes Vedic chants, Thanthri rites, greatest belief and  philosophies, she resides in the supreme abode of Chinthamani Griha, she is chaste wife, she symbolizes pure thought, she is divine personified in an illustrious clan, she is Paradevatha who is the source of eternal bliss and emancipation, freedom from worldly bondage, renunciation, and complete isolation, she resides in the supreme abode, she is all pervading, she is Sarveshvari who is  the mother of Universe and its living beings, she has personified as female energy of Lord Vishnu, she is the essence of Veda and Vedantha, she is the source of wealth, richness and prosperity, she is the Goddess of Bhoothaganas, she symbolizes the sacred syllables of Klimkara, she represents nectar, and sacred rivers, she takes immense pleasure in various passionate sport, she resides in the divine Chakras of Manipoora, Anahathabhja, Vishuddhi, Agnya, etc.. she represents thirty eight art forms, she explores through the Sushmna, she resides in the intellect of Yogeeshvara, she is Parambhramaswaroopini, she has four powerful arms, she is adorned in crescent moon on the crown, she represents sacred scriptures and Agamashasthras, she is the essence of Omkara, she is pure, she symbolizes supreme wisdom and knowledge, Panchapranavaswaroopini, she is  Goddess of Bhoothaganas, she resides as soul in the living beings, she is Panchashakthpeedaroopini,  and Shodanyasamaharoopini, she is Kamakshi who is Dhashamathruka, she is the essence of Universe and its living beings, she has the luster of sun in the early hours of dawn, she has personified as Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi who symbolizes wealth and richness, she is Thripurabhairavi, she takes immense pleasure in the veneration with highly confidential gestures and she is highly confidential resides in the Srichakra, she resides in the middle of Triangle, she resides in the middle of Bindhumandala, she resides in Vasu/ray of light and wealth, Kona/angles and  Thripura, she resides in the fourteen-fold chakra, she represents wealth, prosperity, and beneficent, she resides in the abode of lotus flowers, she resides in the middle of lotus flowers with golden petals, she has personified as Vrindha, she resides in the three worlds, she resides in the Sahasrara, she symbolizes Navachakra, she is supreme Goddess who is eternal, she is supreme Goddess Sri Rajarajeshvari who is unconquerable .



Om Sri Lalitha Thripurasundhari Kalakandi Bala | Maya  Sundhari Saubhagyavathi Klimkari ||


Sarvamangala  Aimkari Skandhajanani  Para | Panchadhashakshari  Thrailokhya Mohanathishaya ||

Sarvasampoornna Vallabha Sarva Samkshobhanadheesha |Sarva Saubhagyavallabha  Sarvarththasadhaki ||

Sarva Rakshadhikara Adhipa  Sarvarogaharini | Sarvasiddhipradhayini Sarvanandha Mayadheesha ||

Yogini SriChakranayika  Bhakthanuraktha | Rakthangi  Sanakaradhya  Pushabaneshu Kodhanda  Pashangushadhari ||

Ujjvala  Sacchidhananda Srividhya  Parameshvari | Anangakusumodhyana Chakreshvari  Bhuvaneshvari Guptha ||

Gupthadhara  Nithya Nithyaklinna Madhadhrava | Mohini Paramanandha  Kameshi Tharuni ||

Kalavathi Bhagavathi Padmaragakireedalankritha | Rakthavasthrambara  Rakthabhooshani ||

Rakthagandhanulepana  Saugandhika Lasath Veni | Manthrini Thanthraroopa  Thaththvamayi ||

Siddhantha Puravasini Srimathi Chinmayi  | Devi Kaulini Paradevatha Kaivalyarekha ||

Vasini Sarveshvari  Sarvamathruka| Vishnuvallabha Vedamayi Sarvasampathpradhayini ||

Kleemkari Boothageervani Sudha Vapi Vinodhini | Manipoorasamaseena  Anahathabhjavasini ||

Vishudhdhichakranilaya  Ajjyachakranivasini | Ashtathrishamth Kalaroopini Sushmna Madhyagatha ||

Yogeeshvari Yogeeshavaramnasvini  | Bhootheshvari Parambhramaswaroopini Chathurbhuja ||

Chandhrachooda Puranagamashathra Omkaraswaroopini | Vimala Vindhya  Panchapranaswaroopini ||

Bhootheshvari  Bhoothamayi Panchashathpeedaroopini | Shodanyasamaharoopini  Kamakshi Dashamathruka ||

Adharashakthi Aruna Lakshmi Thripurabhairavi | Rahopoojyasamalola  Rahoyanthraswaroopini ||

Thrikonamadhyanilaya  Bindhumandalavasini | Vasukonapuravasini  Dhasharadhvayavasini Chathurdhashara Chakrasthitha ||

Vasu Padmanilaya  Swarnnabjapathranilaya  Vrinda | Thrailokhyavasini Sahasraraswaroopini Mahanithya Vijaya Sri Rajarajeshvari ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Friday, 12 October 2018

Sri Kumari Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












The hundred and eight sacred names praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Kumari is highly propitious hymn was composed by Eshvara Rishi, it has Bhrihathi as Chandhas and Kumari Durga is presiding deity. I shall always meditate upon Goddess Girija who is the daughter of Mount Himavan, she is Bhavani who is the protector of people who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she is wielded in Shankha and Chakra and two hands are Varadha and Abhaya hastha posture, she showers abundance of boons to worshiper. She has personified as Kaumari who is youthful, she enlightens the knowledge of truth and righteousness, she has beautiful neck resembles to shell, she symbolizes wealth and prosperity, she resides under the shade of magnificent umbrella, she resides in the supreme abode, she is adorned in marvelous earrings, she is Jagadhdhathri who is the protector of Universe and its living beings, she is the source of Universe and its living beings, she is truly compassionate, she represents time, she has supreme effulgence, she produces great sounds, she moves to and fro through the seven lotus through the navel tube, she is lustrous like lotus flower, she resides in the Mooladharachakra, she symbolizes fire, she is adorned in fire and wind as earrings, she is independent and act according to her will, she does not require any support system, she represents fire sacrifices, she takes immense pleasure in six flavors, she controls the movement of wind pipe, she absorbs the Universe and its living beings at the end of Yuga, she symbolizes colossal fire, she symbolizes extreme penance and Siddhi, she undertakes extreme austerities and penance, she immerse in meditation,  she is perceivable through asceticism,  and practice of meditation, she is the source of austerities, and Siddhi, she represents Sapthadhathu/seven basic elements, she is stunningly gorgeous, she symbolizes seven fold, she controls windpipe and numerous nerves, she symbolizes good health and peace of mind, wealth, and precious gems, she is highly enthusiastic and takes immense pleasure in the consumption of nectar, she has great splendor, she represents three state of life/dreaming, awakening and sleep, she is supreme physician, she has embodied as sacred rivers, Vaidhyavidhya/knowledge of medicine, methods of treatments, supreme cure, disciplines, and she is the destroyer all the illnesses, she has ferocious animals as celestial vehicle, she takes immense pleasure in sweet meat, she has embodied as divine cow, she has beautiful eyes, she is attired in the skin of tiger, she is compassionate and close companion to ardent devotees, she has numerous forms, she takes immense pleasure in the consumption of nectar and she is highly enthusiastic, she is the source of worldly bondage, she is highly honorable and she is eulogized with sacred chants, she is the cause for the worldly bondage and she eradicates the same, she is mighty Goddess who has the strength of young elephant, she eradicates rigidness, and  firmness, she is Ambika, Balika as well, she represents sky, she is eminent, she is worshiped by pious, righteous, intelligent, wise,  and scholarly people, she is Kali, she represents profession of the clan, and all the art forms, she is worshiped by illustrious clan, she resides in the divine chakra of the illustrious clan and augment prosperity and well-being of the clan, she symbolizes elephant in rut, she eradicates bewilderment, confusion, whirling flame etc… she represents whirlwind, hurricane, down pour,  and mendicant, she is the source for  nourishment of plants, she represents sacred syllables of Akara, Ekara, Ukara, Yekara, Klimkara, and Humkara, she symbolizes Beejaroopa which is the source of Universe and its living beings, she is attired in marvelous garment, she represents terminology, she is the cause of illusion, she is supreme Goddess who is worshiped by demons, spirits etc.. she has the complexion of vermilion, she has the radiance of sun in the early hours of dawn, she is fond of applying vermilion on the forehead, she is enticing, she is Vashyabeeja, she entices the whole Universe with her mesmerizing beauty, she lures the hearts of Kings, she is worshiped by Kings, she is worshiped by extremely valorous Kings, she crushed the pride of Mahishasura, she is the provider of happiness, righteousness, wisdom and knowledge to Kings, she showers abundance of  wealth, and grains, she is Shakthi who symbolizes Chathurvarnna, she is worshiped by Chathurvarnna, she is Girija who is  beloved consort Lord Gireesha, she is beloved daughter of Mount Himavan.



|| Om Asya Sri  Kumari Mahamanthrasya  Eshvara Rishi: | Bhrihathi Chandha: | Kumari Durga Devatha ||

Dhyanam –

Girirajakumarikam  Bhavaneem  Sharanagathapalanaika  Dhaksham | Varadhabhaya  Chakra Shankha Hastham  Varadhathreem Bhajatham Smaram Nithyam ||

Om Sri Kumari Kaumari Sathyamargaprabodhini | Kambugreevah  Vasumathi  Cchathracchaya Krithalaya ||

 Kundalini  Jagadhdhathri  Jagadhgarbha  Bhujanga  Kalashayini | Prollasa  Sapthapadma  Nabinala  Mrinalini ||

Moooladhara Aniladhara  Vahnikundalakrithalaya | Vayukundala Sukhasana  Niradhara  Nirashraya ||

Baleendhrasamucchaya  Shadrasaswadhulolupa  |Shvasocchasagatha  Jeevagrahini Vahnisamshraya ||

Thapasvini Thapasidhdha  Thapasa  Thaponishta | Thapoyuktha Thapasiddhidhayini Sapthadhathumayi ||

Sumoorthi Saptha Anantharanadika |  Dhehapushti  Mansthushti Rathnathushti  Madhodhdhatha ||

Dhashamadhya Vaidhyamathre  Dhravashakthi Prabhavini | Vaidhyavidhya  Chikithsa  Supathya Roganashini ||

Mrigayathra  Mrigamamsa  Mrigapadhya  Sulochana | Vyaghracharmambara Bandhuroopa  Bahuroopa Madhothkata ||

Bandhini Bandhusthuthikara  Bandha Bandhavimochani |Sreebala  Kalabha  Vidhyuthlatha  Dhridavimochini ||

Ambika Balika Ambara  Mukhya  Sadhujanarchitha |Kalini Kulavidhya Sukala Kulapoojitha ||

Kulachakraprabha  Bhrantha  Bhramanashini | Vathyalini Suvrishti Bhikshuka Sasyavardhini ||

Akara Ekara  Ukara Yekara Humkara  Beejaroopa | Kleemkara  Ambaradharini  Sarvaksharamayashakthi: ||

Rakshasarnnavamalini  Sindhooravarnna  Arunavarnna | Sindhoorathilakapriya  Vashya  Vashyabeeja ||

Lokavashyavidhayini  Nripavashya  Nripasevya |Nripavashyakarapriya  Mahishinripamamsa  Nripajja  Nripanandhini ||

Nripadharmavidhya Dhanadhanyavivardhini |Chathurvarnnamayashakthi Chathurvarnnai: Supoojitha |Girija Gireeshapathni Girirajakumari  Sarvavarnnamayi ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Sri Arya Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












The hundred and eight sacred names of Goddess Sri Arya was composed by Rishi Mareecha Kashyapa, it has Thrishutp as Chandhass, and the presiding deity is Goddess Sri Arya Durga, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess  Durga who has three eyes, she is adorned in crescent moon on the magnificent crown, she has originated from the fire, she resides in  the lustrous abode resembles to lightning, she is the consort of Lord of living beings/Mrigapathi, she represents five essential elements, she is formidable, she is youthful, she holds Khedam, dagger, chakra, Gadha, Asi, Shankha, bow and arrow, she is worshiped by all, she is store house of virtues.


I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who has personified as Arya who is most excellent , noble , respectable, she is Karthyayani who is the daughter of Sage Kathyayana, she is Gauri who has fair complexion, she is  Kumari who is always youthful, she is Vindhyavasini who resides in highest peak of Mount Vindhyachala,  she is Vageeshvari who is Goddess of speech,  she is Mahadevi who is supreme Goddess,  she is Kali who has dreadful appearance, she is decked in garlands of bones and serpent as ornament, she is fierce, she has strong shank, she is Maheshvari who is wielded in Khadvanga, she is Chandi who is passionate, she is alarming, she is the slayer of demon Mahisha, she is the protector of Universe and its living beings, she is the Empress of the supreme abode Kailash, she has dark cloud complexion, she represents ether, amorous sport, passionate sport, amusement, ray of light, and fragrance, she has personified as Durga, and Gandhari who is the princes of Kingdom of Gandhara, she initiates conflicts, she is dreadful, she has personified as Mahakali who is formidable, and Bhadhrakali, she has embodied as sacred rivers, she is adorned in flower garlands, she inflicts pain, mercilessly chop off and  perforate the wicked people, she has dark cloud complexion, she is prime commander who leads powerful army of warriors in the battle field, she is presiding deity in villages, she represents sleep, she rides on celestial vehicle, she has the speed of wind, she is spontaneous, she produces great sounds, she is wielded in powerful weapon Vajra, she symbolizes auspiciousness, she is supreme Goddess of subjects of the Kingdom, she is Karali who holds powerful sword, she is Bhairavi who is beloved consort of Lord Bhairava, she is Raudrani who is beloved consort of Lord Rudra, she is wrathful and produces deafening noises and laughs, she is decked in garland of skulls, she is Chamunda who is one of the Sapthamathas, she is Rakthachamunda who is fond of sacrifices, she has dreadful as well as most marvelous appearance too, she has unique as well as great appearance, she has supremely gorgeous form too, she has great splendor, she has no birth, she is victorious, she has diversified forms, she is unconquerable,  she is Aparajitha, she has embodied as Dharani/Earth,  she is Dhathri who is the protector of Universe and its living beings, she is liberal, Vasundhara/Earth, kingdom, soil , wealth as well, she is the purifier of soul, she has the luster of precious yellow metal, her eyes are blood red in color, she has reddish brown matted hair locks, she is mounted on celestial vehicle lion, she has personified as Dhakshayani who is daughter of Dhakshaprajapathi, she symbolizes triumph, she is absolute truth, she has personified as Vani who is Goddess of speech,  Arundhathi who is chaste wife of Sage Vashishta, Kaushiki/Durga,  and Mahalakshmi, she symbolizes supreme  wisdom and knowledge, supreme intellect, Sankhya philosophies, Trinities,  and  female force of Thripuranthaka /Thripurari, she has personified as Saraswathi who is Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, Bhrami who is the female force of Lord Bhrama and she resides on the tongue of Lord Bhrama,  she has three eyes, she has embodied as Narasimhi who has lion face and she is the female force of Lord Narasimha, Varahi who has the face of wild boar and she is the female force of Varaha, she has personified as Indhrani who is the female force of Lord Indhra, Parvathi who is the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, she is the mother of Veda, she represents ascetic, sacrifices, preceptor, dawn, and  Siddha, she is highly confidential, she is beyond human intellect, she is not perceivable through senses, she has personified as Uma who is beloved consort of Lord Shiva, she is Ambika, and   Bhramari, she is extremely valorous, she produces deafening sounds of Humkara, she is Narayani, she has embodied as Universe and its living beings, she resides in the highest peak of Mount Meru, she is the safest heaven to the distress and desolate people who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she has three eyes, she is Bhagavathi who symbolizes auspiciousness, she is Goddess Arya/Durga who is adorned in crescent moon on marvelous crown.



|| Om Asya Sri  Arya Mahamanthrasya  Mareecha Kashyapa  Rishi:  |Thrishutp Chandha: | Sri Arya Durga Devatha ||

Dhyanam –
Vidhyuthdhama Samaprabham Mrigapathiskandhasthitham  Bheeshanam | Kanyabhi: Karavala Khedavilasath  Hasthabhirasevitham | Hasthaishchakra Gadha Asi Shankha Vishikham Chapam Gunam Tharjjaneem |Bibhranam Analathmikam Shashidharam  Durgam Thrinethram Bhaje ||

Om Arya  Kathyayani Gauri Kaumari  Vindhyavasini Thadha | Vageeshvari  Mahadevi Kali Kankaladharini ||

Ghonasabarana Ugra Sthoolajangha Maheshvari | Khadvangadharini Chandi Bheeshana  Mahishanthaka ||

Rakshini Ramani Rajjyi Rajani Shoshini Rathi |Gabasthini Gandhini Durga Gandhari Kalahapriya ||

Vikarali Mahakali Bhadhrakali Tharangini |Malini Dhahini Krishna Cchedhini Bhedhini Thadha ||

Agrani Gramani Nidhra  Vimanini Sheeghragamini |Chandavega Mahanadha  Vajrini Bhadhra  Prajeshvari ||

Karali Bhairavi  Raudhri Attahasini | Kapalini Chamunda Rakthachamunda  Aghora Ghoraroopini ||

Viroopa Maharoopa  Swaroopa Suprathejasvini| Aja Vijaya  Chithra Ajitha  Aparajitha ||

Dharani Dharini Dhathri  Pavani Vasundhara |Suvarnna Rakthakshi Kapardhini Simhavahini ||

Kadhru Vijitha  Sathya Vani Arundhathi  Kaushiki Thadha | Mahalakshmi Mahavidhya Mahamedha  Saraswathi ||

Thrayambika  Thrisankhya Thrimoorthi  Thripuranthaka | Bhrami Narasimhi Varahi Indhrani Vedamathruka ||

Parvathi  Thapasi Siddha  Guhya Ijjya Usha Thadha | Uma  Ambika  Bhramari  Veera  Humkaranadhini ||

Narayani Vishvaroopa  Merumandhiravasini | Sharanagatha Dheenarththa Parithrana Parayani |Thrinethra  Shashidhara Arya  Bhagavathi Sadha ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Sri Durga Kavacham – Sri Kubjika Thanthram - Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












Eshvara speaks “ Oh! Devi, listen to me carefully, sacred armor of Goddess Durga is highly propitious and capable to provide all  the spiritual fervor, whoever reads or recites would be relieved from all the perils, miseries and sorrows, people who are not aware of the sacred armor or people who do not recite the sacred verses praising the splendor of Goddess Durga would end up in hell, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddes Durga who has personified as Uma/Parvathi who is the daughter of Mount Himavan and beloved consort of Lord Shiva, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Uma to protect my head, I shall earnestly pray to Shooladharini who is wielded in powerful trident to protect my forehead, I shall earnestly pray to Khechari who symbolizes Siddhis and guides us to cross the unfathomable ocean of worldly existence to protect my eyes, I shall earnestly pray to Chathvaravasini who resides in the quadrangular  to protect my ears, I shall earnestly pray to Sugandha who has personified as Dhakshayani/daughter of Dhakshaprajapathi, to  protect my nose, I shall earnestly pray to  Sarvadharini who is wielded in fierce weapons in eight hands, she holds lotus flower and one hand in Vardha posture, to protect my face,  I shall earnestly pray to  Chandikadevi who is extremely wrathful and has dreadful appearance to protect my  tongue, I shall earnestly pray to  Saubhadhrika who symbolizes auspiciousness, she is the commander in war fields to protect my neck, I shall earnestly pray to Ashokavanavasini who resides in the dense wood of Ashoka to protect my intellect,  heart, insight, and consciousness, I shall earnestly pray to Vajradharini who is wielded in powerful weapon which has the resemblance to Vajra to protect my arms, I shall earnestly pray to Lalithadevi who is elegant, most desirable, and loveliest to protect my heart, I shall earnestly pray to Simhavahini who is mounted on celestial vehicle lion to protect my stomach, I shall earnestly pray to Bhagavathi who symbolizes good fortune to protect my waist line, I shall earnestly pray to Vindhyavasini who resides in the highest peak of Mount Vindhyachala to protect my thighs, I shall earnestly pray to  Mahabala who is mighty Goddess to protect my knee and calves, I shall earnestly pray to Bhoothalavasini  who resides on the Earth to protect my feet, Oh! Devi, You have embodied as three worlds and you are the protector of the same, I shall reverentially prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga, kindly protect all my limbs.”


Eshvara Uvacha –

Shrunu Devi Pravakshyami Kavacham Sarvasiddhidham | Padithva  Padayithva  Cha Naro  Muchyathe Sankatath ||

Ajjyathva  Kavacham Devi Durgamanthram  Cha Yo Japeth | Sa  Napnothi Phalam Thasya Param  Cha Narakam  Vrajeth ||

Umadevi  Shira:  Pathu Lalate  Shooladharini | Chakshushi Khechari  Pathu Karnnau  Chathvaravasini ||

Sugandha  Nasike Pathu  Vadhanam  Sarvadharini |Jihvam  Cha Chandikadevi  Greevam  Saubhadhrika Thadha ||

Ashokavasini  Chetho  Dhau  Bahu Vajradharini | Hridhayam Lalithadevi  Udharam  Simhavahini ||

Katim Bhagavathi Devi  Dhvavooru Vindhyavasini | Mahabala  Cha Janghe  Dhvau Padhau Bhoothalavasini ||

Yevam  Sthithasi Devi Thvam Thrailokhye  Rakshanathmika | Rakshamam  Sarvagathreshu Durge Devi Namosthuthe ||

|| Ithi Sri Kubjikathanthre  Sri Durga Kavacham Sampoornnam ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Sri Ambika Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











The hundred and eight  sacred names of Goddess Ambika is highly propitious hymn was composed by Rishi Markandeya, it has Ushnik as Chandhass and the presiding deity is Ambika Durga, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who is seated on the lotus flower, she has great waist line, her beautiful eyes has the resemblance to lotus flower petals, she has attractive navel, she is attired in pure crisp garment, she has beautiful curve towards forefront due to the heaviness of large and high bosom, she is gracefully taking sacred  bath given by Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, deities, Indhra,  and Ganas with the gem decorated golden vessel, she holds lotus flower, Oh! Devi, I shall earnestly pray for your eternal presence in our homes and offer all the auspiciousness.



I shall reverentially prostrate before Goddess Ambika who symbolizes Siddha, she is Goddess of Siddha, and she has established  Chathurashrama known as Bhramacharyashrama, Grihasthashrama, Sanyasashrama and Vanaprasthashrama,  Varnnas like Bhramana, Kshathriya, Vaishya and Shudhra, she guides righteous people through the Vedic way of life, she resembles Vajra, she is the essence of Veda and Universe, Asthra and Shashra, she is extremely valorous, she is wielded in Shasthra and one hand in Varadha hastha posture which showers abundance of auspicious to worshiper, she symbolizes supreme wisdom and knowledge, she has personified as Bhadhrakali who is unconquerable, Gayathri, Samkrithi, Sandhya, Savithri, Panchali, Kalika, and Bala,  she has embodied as Thripadha, Thrisandhya, Thripadhashraya, Dhathri, she represents eloquence,  and Samagana, she has performed various amusments, she is eternal, she is the bearer of Earth, she does not require any support system, she has embodied as sacred rivers, she is the destroyer of enemies of Suras, she is worshiped with Thanthric and Manthric rites, she is the destroyer of enemies, she has endless glorious myths, she symbolizes Lajja/coyness, meal, happiness, and  prosperity, she eradicates sins of the worshiper, she is attired in majestic yellow silk garment, she symbolizes music and dance forms, she is perceivable through music, she represents Sapthaswara/7 musical notes, Shadjam, Madhyama etc.. she is worshiped as principal deity in the villages, she symbolizes contentment, and  satisfaction, she resides in sanctified places and she has supreme abode, she represents sounds of joy and happiness, she resides in caves and funeral grounds too, she is fond of music and dances, she is most desirable, she is the provider of  contentment, pleasure, satisfaction, prosperity,  and well-being, she is eminent and wise, she is fond of truth, she is supreme Goddess of the Universe who spreads lights and splendid, she symbolizes supreme wisdom, fire, and colossal fire, she is void of properties, she removes toxic poisons, she eradicates poisons from the serpent, she is Kurukulla, she has emerged from the milky ocean while churning for nectar of immortality, she eradicates fear of evil spirits, she is protector of living beings, she represents Rakshasi , night and day, dheerghanidhra/cosmic sleep, and full moon,  she has the luster of full moon, she has the radiance of sun, she explore during the darkest hours in the night, she has personified as Dakini, Shakini, Hakini, Srichakravasini,  and Seetha, she is fond of consumption of nectar, she is serene, she is all pervading, she is the Goddess of woods, she has personified as preceptor and divine cow, she eradicates accidental and unexpected deaths, she has personified as Sharadha and Mahamaya, she is void of  sleep, she is adorned in crescent moon on the crown, she eradicates untimely deaths, she is lustrous like Chandhramandala, she undertakes the deeds of Chandhramandala, she is storehouse of virtues and Siddhi, she is most desirable, she  symbolizes loveliness, desire, brightness,  beauty, belief, faith,  loyalty, and  trust, she has beautiful eyes resembles to lotus flower petals, she holds lotus flower, she resides in lotus flower, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who has personified as Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi.



 || Om  Asya Sri Ambika Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothra Mahamanthrasya  | Markandeya Rishi: | Ushnik Chandha: | Ambika Durga Devatha ||

Dhyanam –
 Ya Sa Padmasanasthitham Vipulakatathadi Padmapathrayathakshi | Gambeeravarththanabhi: Sthanabaranamitha  Shubhravasthroththareeya | Lakshmir  Dhivyair  Gajendhrair  Maniganakhachithai: Snapitha Hemakumbhai: | Nithyam Sa  Padmahastha  Mama Vasthu  Grihe  Sarvamangalya Yuktha ||

||Om Hreem Shreem Amikayayai  Nama: Om ||

 Om Ambika  Siddheshvari  Chathurashramavarnnini | Bhramanyai  Kshathriyayai Vaishyayai  Shoodhrayai ||

Vedamargaratha  Vajra  Vedavishvavibhagini |Asthrashasthramayi Veeravathi Varashasthradharini ||

Sumedhasa  Bhadhrakali Aparajitha Gayathri Samkrithi | Sandhya Savithri  Thripadhashraya ||

Thrisandhya Thripadha  Dhathri  Supadha | Samagayani Panchali Kalika  Bala ||

Balakreeda Sanathani Bhugarbhadharini | Adharashoonya  Jalashayanivasini ||

Surarighathini  Krithya Poothana Charithoththama | Lajja Rasavathi Nandha  Bhava Papanashini ||

Peethambaradhara  Geethasangeetha Ganagochara | Sapthaswaramaya  Shadjamadhyamadhaivatha ||

Mukhyagramasamsthitha  Swastha  Swasthanavasini | Anandhanadhini  Protha  Prethalayanivasini ||

Geethanriththapriya  Kamini Thushtidhayini | Pushtidha  Nishta  Sathyapriya ||

Prajja Lokesha  Samshobhana Saththvishaya | Jwalini Jwala  Vimoorthi Vishanashini ||

Vishanagadhamani Kurukulla  Amrithothbhava |Boothabeethihara  Raksha  Rakshasi ||

Rathri Dheerghanidhra  Dhivagatha | Chandrika  Chandhrakanthi Sooryakanthi Nishachara ||

Dakini Shakini Hakini Chakravasini | Seetha  Sithapriya  Shantha Sakala Vanadevatha ||

Gururoopadharini Goshti Mrithyumarani | Sharadha Mahamaya Vinidhra  Chandhradhara ||

Mrithyuvinashini Chandramandalasankasha | Chandramandalavarththini  Animadhi Gunopetha ||

Kamaroopini Kanthi Shradhdha Padmapathrayathakshi | Padmahastha  Padmasanastha  Om Sri Mahalakshmyai Nama: ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||