Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Sri Durga Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meaning



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||










I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who is personified as Uma/daughter of Dakshaprajapathi and consort of Lord Shiva, she is Bharathi/eloquent, Bhadhra/auspicious, she is Sharvani/consort of Lord Shiva, she is Vijaya /unconquerable and Jaya/successful as well, she is Vani/eloquent, she is all pervading, she is personified as Gauri who has fair complexion, Varahi who has the face of wild boar, she is beloved of Kamala/Goddess Mahalakshmi, she is Saraswathi who symbolizes wisdom and knowledge, Kamala who symbolizes wealth and prosperity,  she is Maya who is great illusionist, she is Mathangi who is one of the Mahavidhya, she is Aja who has no birth, she is Apara who has various incarnations , she is Shakambari who represents natural resources, she is ShivA who is consort of Lord Shiva, she is Chandi who is passionate, she is  Kundalini who resides in one of divine Chakras, she is Vaishnavi who is female forces of Lord Vishnu, she symbolizes Kriya/deeds, senses, molecule, and Yoga, she is personified as Girija who is daughter of Mount Himavan, she has great splendor, she is Ambika who is mother of the living beings, she has great effulgence, she is Padmavathi, she has the elegance of swan, she is the younger sister of Padmanabha, she is Aparnna who undertakes severe penances without consuming leaves, she is timid, she is youthful always, she has peacock as celestial vehicle, she is Shambhavi, she has great persona, she is Maithri, she has three eyes, she is embodied as Universe and its living beings, she is Arya, she is Mridani who is consort of Mrida, she symbolize the sacred syllables of Hreemkara, she is wrathful, she is pure, she represents Earth, mountain, and molecule, she is Parathpara, she has great effulgence, she represents all colors, she is beloved of Hara, she is personified as Mahalakshmi, Mahasiddhi, Swadha, Swaha, and Manomani, she is the protector of three worlds, she represents Thrisandhya/dawn, noon and dusk, she crushed the pride of the demons of Thripura, she has personified as Thrishakthi/female forces of trinities/ Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, she repreents Thripadha/Gayathri metre, she is personified as Durga, and Bhrami, she resides in the three worlds, she is embodied as sacred rivers, she is the daughter of Sage Athri, she is highly confidential, she represents Thrivarnna, Thriswara, and Thriguna, she is void of properities, she is absolute truth, she is beyond imagination or she is not perceivable through senses, she is unblemished, she symbolizes colossal flame, and Shruthi as well, she represent debates, she annihilates enemies of living beings, she is Kamakshi, she is  Kamaini/causes intoxication ,  she is affectionate, loveliest and has great splendor, she fulfills all the desires of the worshiper, she has the grace of swan, she is bashful, she has born in illustrious family, she symbolizes intelligence and wisdom, she has supreme radiance, she is fascinating, she is Vageeshvari who is excellence of speech, she is Vishalakshi who has wide beautiful eyes, she is Mahakali who has dreadful appearance, she is Maheshvari who is the consort of Lord Maheshvara, she represents coolness of moon, she is adorned in crescent moon on beautiful plight of hair, she is Bhairavi, she is permanent bliss, she is absolute truth and wisdom, she eradicates the darkness of ignorance, she is beloved of Maheshvara, I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who has glorious myths as Sri/Mahalakshmi, Vani/Saraswathi, and Parameshvari/Durga.


Om Sri Uma Bharathi Bhadhra Sharvani Vijaya Jaya | Vani Sarvagatha Gauri Varahi Kamalapriya ||

Saraswathi Kamala Maya Mathangi Ajaya Sadha | Apara Shakambari ShivA Chandi Kundali Thadha ||

Vaishnavi Kriya Aindhri Mathre Madhumathi Sadha | Girija Subaga Ambika Thara Padmavathi Thadha ||

Hamsa Padmanabhasahodhari Aparnna Lajjitha Thadha | Dhathri Kumari Shikhivahana Sambhavi Sumukhi Sadha ||

Maithri Thrinethra Vishvaroopini Arya Mridani | Hreemkari Krodhini Sudhina Achala Sookshma Parathpara: ||

Shobha Sarvavarnna Harapriya Mahalakshmi Mahasiddhi Cha | Swaha Swadha Manonmani Thryailokya Palini Sadha ||

Udhbhootha Thrisandhya Thripuranthaka Thrishakthiswaroopini | Thripadha Durga Bhrami Thrailokhyavasini Sadha ||

Pushkara Athrisutha Gooda Thrivarnna Thriswarathmika | Thriguna Nirguna Sathya Nirvikalpa Niranjjana ||

Jwalini Malini Charccha Kravyadhopanibarhini | Kamakshi Kamini Kantha Kamadha Kalahamsini ||

Salajja Kalajja Prajja Prabha Madhanasundhari | Vageeshvari Vishalakshi Mahakali Maheshvari ||

Chandhra Chandhrakalachooda Bhairavi Bhuvaneshvari | Nithyanandhathma Vibhava Sathyajjyana Thamopaha: ||

Maheshvarapriyakari Mahathripurasundhari | Sri Vaninutha Charithra Om Sri Durga Parameshvaryai Nama: ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||