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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Goddess Sri Durga Ashtothara Shathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












The glorious verses praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Durga is composed by Rishi Mahavishnu and Rishi Maheshvara, it has Anushtup as Chandhass, presiding deity is Sri Durgaparameshvari,  Hram as Beejam, Hreem as Shakthi, Hroom as Keelakam, it is recited to perform Japa Homa and Archana, inorder to get fulfiled all the desires of the worshiper.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is absolute truth, she is easily attainable for the virtuous, she showers abundance of boons and prosperity, she is Bhavani who eradicates wordly bondages and relieve the souls from repeated births, she is Arya/excellent, Durga, and Jaya/unconquerable, she is safest heaven to her passionate devotees, she have three eyes and she is wielded in powerful trident and vicious weapon Pinaka, she is chithra who symbolizes manifolds, chanda/fierce, Ghanda/decked in garlands of bell, she undertakes severe austerities and penances, she symbolizes intellect, mind, ego etc.. she is Chidhroopa who is wise, she symbolizes intellect, she is Anantha who is eternal, she is  Bhavani who can be gracious as well as indefinite, she guides us throught he righteous path, she is personified as Shambhavi/consort of Shambu, Devamatha/Adithi, she is thoughtful and fond of precious gems, she symbolizes all art forms and knowledge, she is Dhakshakanya who is the daughter of Dhakshaprajapathi, she obstructed the grand Yajja of Dhakshaprajapathi, she is Aparna who undertakes austerities without consuming even leaves, she represents all colors, she is Padala/Durga, she is attired in majestic silk garment, she is decked in magnificent anklets that creates melodious music, she is Eshani who is the consort of Eshvara, she is Empress of the supreme abode of Mount Kailash, she is unfathomable and extremely valorous, she is Rudrani who has fierce form, she is supremely gorgeous among the female deities, she is personified as Vanadurga,  and Mathangi who is the daughter of Sage Mathanga, she has various incarnations as Bhrami, Maheshvari, Indhri, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Chamunda, Varahi, Lakshmi etc. she has assumed the form of Purusha as well, she is Vimala who is unblemished, she symbolizes wisdom and knowledge, righteous deeds, she is imperishable, she is the provider of supreme wisdom and knowledge, she is copious, and compassionate, she crushed the pride of Mahishasura, Madhukaitabha, and  Chanda Munda, she symbolizes all Shashthra, she is the destroyer of Dhanava, she carries numerous weapons in her hands, she is decked in Asthra and Shashthra as well, she is Bhadhrakali, she is youthful, she is personified as young maiden, she is courteous and she can be proud as well, she has various vicious forms, she carries the whole Universe in her womb, she is the provider of valor to worshiper, she has dreadful appearance, she is highly enthusiastic and most powerful, she represents colossal fire, she is fierce, she is Kalarathri/dark hours of the night, she undertakes severe penances/Thapasvini, she is personified as Narayani, Mahadevi, Vishnumaya, Shivathmika, Shivadhoothi, Karali, Anantha, Parameshvari, Kathyayini, Mahavidhya, Mahamedha, Gauri, Sarasvathi, Savithri, Bhramavadhini etc… she represents all philosophies and  sacred hymns etc.. The above are the various sacred names of Goddess Mahadevi, it should be recited on daily basis with utmost faith and devotion, it will eradicates intimidation from enemies and poverty, it provides all the richness and happiness, students who are desired for supreme knowledge would attain the same, worshiper who are desired for wealth would attain the same, young who desires for appropriate companion would attain the same, worshiper who desires to get rid of Rinas would attain the same, childless couple would attain virtuous progeny, worshiper who is troubled by various illnesses would get rid of the same, worshiper would attain abundance of wealth and success in all endeavor, worshiper should venerate Goddess Mahadevi to attain all that desired, it is highly propitious to worship Goddess Durga with  Kumkum/vermilion, Bilvapathra/bale leaves, various fragrant ingredients, and crimson colored fragrant flowers.



|| Asya Sri  Durga Ashtoththara Shathanama Sthothramala Manthrasya  | Mahavishnu Maheshvara: Rishaya : | Anushtup Chandha: | Sri Durga Parameshvari Devatha | Hram Beejam | Hreem Shakthi: | Hroom Keelakam | Sarvabeeshta Siddhyarthe  Japa Homarchane Viniyoga: ||

Om Sathya  Sadhya  Bhavapreetha  Bhavani Bhavamochani |Arya Durga Jaya  Chadhya  Thrinethra Shooladharini ||

Pinakadharini Chithra  Chanda Ganda Mahathapa: | Mano Budhdhi Amhamkara Chidhroopa  Cha Chidhakrithi : ||

Anantha Bhavani Bhavya  Hyabhavya  Cha Sadhagathi: | Shambhavi Devamatha  Cha   Chintha Rathnapriya  Thadha ||

Sarvavidhya  Dhakshakanya  Dhakshayajja Vinashini | Aparnna Anekavarnna  Cha Padala  Padalavathi ||

Pattambara Pareedhana  Kalamanjeera Ranjjani | Eshani Cha Maharajji Aprameya  Parakrama ||

Rudrani  Krooraroopa  Cha Sundari  Surasundari |  Vanadurga Cha Mathangi  Mathanga Munikanyaka | Bhrami  Maheshvari  Chaindhri  Kaumari Vaishnavi Thadha ||

Chamunda Chaiva Varahi Lakshmishcha  Purushakrithi: | Vimala Gnanaroopa  Cha Kriya  Nithya Cha  Buddhidha ||

Bahula  Bahulaprema  Mahishasuramardhini | Madhukaitabha Hanthri  Cha Chandamunda Vinashini ||

Sarvashashthramayi Chaiva  Sarvadhanava Ghathini | Anekashashthra  Hastha Cha  Sarvashashthra Dharini ||

Bhadhrakali Sadhakanya  Kaishori  Yuvathiryathi: | Paraudaprauda Vriddhamatha  Ghoraroopa  Mahodhari ||

Balapradha  Ghoraroopa  Mahothsaha  Mahabala | Agnijvala  Raudhramukhi Kalarathri Thapasvini ||

Narayani Mahadevi  Vishnumaya  Shivathmika | Shivadhoothi  Karali Cha  Anantha  Parameshvari ||

 Kathyayani Mahavidhya  Mahamedhasvaroopini | Gauri Sarasvathi Chaiva Savithri  Bhramavadhini |Sarva Thathvaikanilaya  Veda Manthra  Svaroopini ||

Idham Sthothram Mahadevya: Namnam Ashtoththaram Shatham | Ya: Padeth  Prayatho Nithyam  Bhakthibhavena  Chethasa | Shathrubhyo Na Bhayam Thasya  Thasya  Shathrukshayam Bhaveth | Sarva Dharidhrashcha  Susukham Muchyathe Dhruvam ||

Vidhyarthi Labathe  Vidhyam Dhanarththi Labathe Dhanam | Kanyarththi Labathe Kanyam Kanya Cha  labathe Varam ||

Rini Rinath  Vimuchyetha Aputhro Labathe Sutham | Rogadhvimuchyathe Rogi Sukhamathyanthamashnuthe ||

Bhoomilabho Bhaveththsya  Sarvathra  Vijayi Bhaveth | Sarvan Kaman Avapnothi Mahadevi Prasadhatha: ||


Kumkumai: Bilvapathraishcha  Sugandhai: Rakthapushpakai: | Rakthapathrair  Visheshena  Poojayan  Bhadhramashnuthe ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||