Sri Navagraha Stotra with meaning to propitiate nine planets daily
This stotra is written by Shri Ved Vyas Rishi and consists of nine hymns or mantras of nine planets. this stotra is best suggested to get freedom from all sort of troubles and difficulties and get abundant pleasures, wealth and become prosperous, sound and have good health in life. The devotee should recite this stotra daily with utter faith and devotion to get maximum benefits from stotra. As this stotra directly goes to graha devta so faith is most important as these nine planets or ‘Navagraha’ have maximum effect on mental as well as on physical aspect of human life.
The vibration of these 9 planets radaites maximum sound and light energy around us and when we sync our body vibrations according to these 9 planets we can have maximum benefits from these celestial bodies. They play an important role in all the life activities i.e physical, mental, emotional and health of life of any individual. During the birth of the body, while having unfavourable positioning of any of these planets can be the cause of major life problems i.e bad health, bad mental state and stagnation in many areas of life. These 9 planets simply act as the mirror of our own karmas which we had done in many of the past journies. What native is facing suffering its all because of the deeds of the native he has done in those lives. Although there is no such remedy for bad but Karmas we can win the heart of planetary dieties by our utter faith, devotions and good karmas.
This Navgraha Stotra Created by Rishi Ved Vyasa is very useful in warding off or to avoid the ill effects of the bad planetary position and movement( Transit) of the ‘Navagraha’ in our lives with the help of Navgraha Hymns.
Navagraha stotram is a simple Pattern or mantras of 9 Grahas and it acts as very powerful healing tools to reduce the negative effects of planetary placement in natal chart.
Benefits Of Navagraha Stotram And The Way to Practice
The Navagraha Stotram is written by Rishi Vyasa and is considered to be as the peace mantra for the nine planets. These powerful hymns can pacify the Navagraha and protect us from any negative vibrations of the planets.
When devotee Regularly chants Navagraha Stotram it generates positive vibrations around us and directs the related planets to deliver favorable results but one should also need to do Good deeds as well as need to follow the karmic discipline wrt to the desired planet to get maximum benefits, as only good karma can pacify the bad karmic effects. These mantras or hymns helping in minimizing the harmful effects of the planets and increases positive influences on native mental setup. The devotees also get peace of mind and stay away from any evil thoughts as well. Practicing Navagraha Stotram every day can make you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.
To achieve the desired result, one should recite Navagraha Stotra in the early morning after having a bath by sitting in front of the picture or idol of the Lord Navagraha or one can also chant this Stotra in front of the 9 Navgrahas idols in temple after offering proper Poojan to the Navgrahas.
One should also try to understand the meaning of the mantra to maximize its effects.
It is recommended that the stotra should be chanted at least once in a day to please the planets.
This Stotra is taken from Narad Purana and is written by Shri Narad Rishi. Shri Datta is trimurthi of Tri devas i.e. (first) Brahma then (middle) Vishnu and then at the end Shankara. Narad says Datta is a destroyer of all diseases, sins, all our enemies. This stotra is to be recited with devotion, concentration and faith. The results will be good for life and one will become prosperous, happy, Sinless, healthy and our life become peaceful.
The story of Guru Dattatreya
GURU DATTATREYA is the son of ATRI rishi & mother anusaya. ATRI rishi was born of Lord BRAHMA. He practised severe penance and attained Brahma Jnana. He married anusaya, the daughter of Karjam Prajapati. anusaya as the name indicates, was devoid of the taint of envy. She was a PATIVRATA, an embodiment of chastity who worshipped and considered her husband as GOD.
Her fame and glory spread far and wide, all over the three worlds. Knowing her greatness Indra and other deities feared that they may lose their supremacy and that she may snatch their celestial treasures from their hand. They approached the 3 GOD’s Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, described the greatness of Anusaya to them and entreated them to arrest the ever increasing powers and glory of Anusaya by somehow causing a blemish on her chastity.
They demanded that food be served to them immediately as they could not wait till the return of ATRI rishi.
Anusaya invited them to the dining centre and after offering the proper seats was about to serve food. At that critical juncture, the guests made an unusual request. They said, “Oh! Pious one, we desire that you should disrobe yourself and serve food without wearing any garment. Then only will we eat the food served to us . Please tell us if this is not possible, we will go elsewhere”. Anusaya thought for a while, “ If I refuse to comply with the condition laid down by these guests they may go away without eating food. Atithis(unexpected guests) cannot be turned away, they are an aspect of GOD. My mind is pure. The spiritual strength of my husband will surely save me”. She declared her willingness to serve food as desired by them and went into the kitchen.
She meditated and prayed at the holy feet of her husband. With a motherly feeling towards the guests she went naked into the dining place to start serving the food but, Lo! and behold! By that time the 3 guests were transformed into infants. She fondled the infants and at the sight of these hungry infants lactation welled up from her bosom. She happily breast fed them. When Atri rishi returned home , to his amazement, he found Anusaya fondling 3 new born babies. Anusaya rose and offered the 3 babies at the feet of her husband.
Atri rishi went into a trance and recognized the trio as Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. He reverentially greeted them with folded hands. After witnessing the devotion and purity of couple the 3 infants assumed their real forms and requested the couple to ask for a boon. Atri rishi directed Anusaya to seek a boon from the trinity. Anusaya replied that he might ask them to actually become their children. The trinity granted the boon and left for their celestial abodes in their subtle form and joined their consorts.
Vishnu took the form of Sri Datta, Brahma took the form of Chandra and Mahesh took the form of Durvasa. After some time Chandra and Durvasa sought the permission of Anusaya to leave. Durvasa expressed his desire to go on a pilgrimage and do penance. Chandra put forth his request, “ I will reside in the region of the moon. Therefore you can see me daily. Don’t grieve at our departure. Sri Datta combines in himself the divine qualities of 3 of us.
He will always be with you. Sri Datta is Lord Vishnu himself. Vishnu pervades the whole universe, so you will never experience separation from him. He will live according to your heart’s desire. so permit me to leave”. Taking the permission of their mother Chandra reached the region of the moon and Durvasa left on a long pilgrimage. Sri Datta remained in the hermitage of Anusaya.
The 3 GOD’s agreed to do it. They transformed themselves into mendicants and approached the hermitage of ATRI rishi. They begged for alms. At that time, ATRI rishi had gone to the river to offer his daily ablutions. Anusaya welcomed them with respect and offered them seats. She washed their feet and worshipped them. The guests became impatient and feigned great hunger.
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Recite this stotra daily for getting relief from diseases, past life sins, Pitru dosha and diseases.This is a miraculous stotra for curing difficult diseases and illness. Those having weak and afflicted Jupiter can also recite this stotra daily on every Thursday after lighting deepam in front of Guru Dattreya Idol or picture and before that one can also recite Naap Jaap of a Guru Datta ” Shri Gurudev Datta”.
Narad Krit Shiri Dattatreya stotram from Padma Puran with English translation
Dattatreya Stotra is dedicated to Hindu God Datta, a joint incarnation of Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Devotees worship Dathathreya as a god in the form of a combination of the great trinity consisting of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He took this form due to Anasuya, the wife of sage Athri.
One story tells that Narada poisoned the minds of Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Parvathy and told them that Anasuya is much greater than them. Incensed by this they sent their lords to Anasuya, who went and requested her to give them alms without wearing any clothes, She made them into babies and combined them into one. This God was Dathathreya.
Another story tells of the trinity being forced to approach Anasuya to save the world from the curse of Nalayani. She did this but asked them to become her babies. These babies were Dathathreya (Vishnu), Durvasa (Shiva) and Chandra(Brahma). Once in a hurry when all these babies were crying together, she took them together and they became one.
There is a small sect of Hindus called Datha panthis in Karnalaka and Maharashtra who worship only Lord Dathathreya. He is picturised as doing meditation along with four Vedas in the form dogs following him.Praying to Dattatreya by chanting this stotra will help to destroy all the enemies, get rid of your sins and will be blessed with great knowledge.
Below is the English lyrics of Dattatreya Stotram translated by Sri PR Ramachander.
॥श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रम् ( नारदपुराण )
जटाधरं पांडुरांगं शूलहस्तं कृपानिधिम् ।
सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥ १॥
Jatadharam, pandurangam soolahastham, krupa nidhim, Sarva Roga haram devam Dathathreyam aham Bhaje.
I praise that Dathathreya carrying a matted tuft, white coloured, Treasure of mercy and the God who cures all diseases.
अस्य श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रमंत्रस्य भगवान् नारदऋषिः ।
अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।
श्रीदत्तपरमात्मा देवता ।
श्रीदत्तप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः
Asya Dathathreya stotra manthrasya Bhagawan Narada Rishi,
Sri Datha Paramathma Devatha,
Sri datha preethyarthe Jape viniyoga.
The Sage connected with the prayer of Dathathreya is God like Narada, The Meter is Anushtup, the God addressed is the divine God Dathathreya, And this chanting is being done for pleasing God Dathathreya.
जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे च स्थितिसंहार हेतवे ।
भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ १॥
Jagat uthpathi Karthre cha sthithi samhara hethave,
Bhava pasa vimukthaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who creates the world,
And causes for its protection and destruction, who frees us from the bond of Karma.
जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय च ।
दिगम्बरदयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ २॥
Jara Janma vinasaya, deha shudhi karaya cha,
Digambara dhaya moorthe, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who destroys old age and births,
Who cleans our body and is the form of mercy, who wears directions as the dress.
कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय च ।
वेदशास्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ३॥
Karpoora kanthi dehaya, Brahma moorthi daraya cha,
Veda sastra parignaya, Dathathreya Namothuthe.
Salutations to Dathathreya, who has a body like shining camphor, Who carries the form of Brahma, who is an expert in Vedas and Sasthras.
पंचभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥ ४॥
Hruswa, deergha krusa sthoola nama gothra vivarjitha,
Shree Ganesh Ashtottaram is the stotram of the 108 mantras/ names of lord Ganesha to invoke the divine blessing of Lord Ganesha in devotee life to get freedom from all sort of worries, Sorrows, obstacles, hurdles, and delays. As the Lord Ganesha is “Pratham Poojinya” Diety among all and helps in removing all the Vighanas of life. It is said to be believed that this ashtottaram is very dearer to Lord Ganesha and by reciting this ashtotaram regularly or on special occasions like Sankashti Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi, etc. Lord Ganesha will reside in your heart and provides you both spiritual as well as material prosperity and also remove all the Obstacles coming in the devotee way. Astrologically those who having ketu is well placed in the trines to the Lagna or D9 Chart those people should recite this auspicious stotra mantra. Even When Ketu is placed with Moon, also helps in removing all kind of fear, sorrow, and doubts.When there is Sarpa Yoga (Yoga of disillusioned mind, Extreme lust ) forming in the Kendraa houses chart, only Ketu can helps in breaking the Sarpa yoga that can only be done by the worshiping of Ganesha Mantras or Ganesha Yantra made in silver.
“SarvaVighnaharam Devam Sarva Karyaphalapradanam
Sarvasiddhi pradhataram Vandeham Gaananayakam”
The remover of all obstacles and all problems, the one who gives the phalam (results) of all the work done, the one who gives all types of siddhi (wealth); I bow to the Lord who is the Leader of those who can not be led by anyone.
Here is the Santan Gopal Mantra with below-mentioned Stotra necessary for a devotee to recite it daily at least for 10 Jaap Mala
Regular chanting of this Santan Gopal Mantra will dissolve all the obstacles that stand in your way of begetting a child. it so powerful that it can alleviate all your mental peace and bless you with progeny. This mantra is very useful for childless couples who are facing lots of delays and hurdles in be getting child. Even its energies are so powerful that it can prevent any chances of miscarriage or mishap during pregnancy.It helps to remove all difficulties associated with the conceiving and birth of a child and not even only it also ensures safe delivery of a child but also blesses him with good health and intelligence.
What is Gopal Sahastranaam and its pooja for the delay in childbirth
Gopal Sahastranaam is having 1000 names of child form of Lord Krishna.The Gopal Sahastranaam Puja is very auspicious and removes all obstacles from the life of devotees, especially for those couples facing lots of difficulties in getting progeny in right time from many years. It blesses the devotees with a child like Gopal hence this stotra is very beneficial for the couples desiring for a child. Even this The puja not only removes the problems of childless couples it is also fruitful for all. It showers prosperity, sound health and wealth to the one who performs this Puja wholeheartedly.
Complete Gopal sahastranaam
Complete Stotra with Kar-Nayasa, Hardiya nayasa, and Dhyaana is available in Geeta Press Santan Gopal stotra and Sahastranaam.Please keep in mind there are two version One is Santaan Gopal stotra having 100 Sloka and another one is Gopal Sahastrnaam having 168 Shalokas. Below mentioned attached is Geeta- Press Santan Gopal Stotra. User can do any of one either Stotra or Sahasrnaama.
Here is the Gopal Sahastranaam Stotra edited and Proof-read done bysanskritdocuments.org Team. For Complete Sanskrit version, and way of performing the ritual, check out at the end of the story, PDF is attached below or you can also buy from Geeta Press too.So, Here is the Gopal Sahastranaam Stotra:
Complete Sanskrit and Hindi Translation of Naryana kavach by Geeta Press Embedded
The Narayana Kavacham is a prayer dedicated to the Lord Maha-Vishnu for any sort of trouble, either it is seen or unseen. One can immensely benefit by chanting this sacred stotra from any sort of danger, by removing obstacles from their lives.
The Narayana Kavacham occurs in chapter eight of the sixth skandha of Bhagavata Purana. It is an Armour of Lord Mahavishnu to protect ourselves from any sort of enemies.
The Story Begins:
Raja Parikshith, the son of Abhimanyu, asks his teacher, Sage Shuka for a means to protect himself from his enemies. Sage Shuka then teaches him the Narayana Kavacham, which was originally taught by Sage Viswaroopa, the son of Thwashtra, to Indra. It is believed that the soul of the man who reads this Kavacha becomes extremely holy and that anyone who reads this would be protected by Lord Vishnu.Once a time demons have gained enormous strength under the protection of their Guru Shukra acharya. The demi-gods became weak as their king lost the courage to win over demons, at the same time Indra humiliated Guru Brihaspathi and lost the Guru protection. Then the demi-Gods approached sage Viswaroopa for protection.He initiated Indra the great Narayana Kavach as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavata Purana 6th Skanda, 8th chapter. After Reciting and installing Kavach in Hridya, Indra regained his lost strength and tamed the demons.
About Narayana Kavach
Narayana Kavach is a very brief Stotra containing only 42 shlokas. It is to be read once in a day. It takes hardly 10 minutes. First, we have to apply the Lord Vishnu on all parts of our body. This process is called Anga-nyas and kara-nyas.
Source of Narayana Kavach
The text of Narayana Kavach is available in Vyas Srimad Bhagwat Purana, 6th Skanda. You can browse https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/6/8. This chapter describes how Indra, the King of heaven, was victorious over the soldiers of the demons, and it also describes the shield of the Vishnu mantra.
The Process of Recitation
This chapter describes how Indra, the King of heaven, was victorious over the soldiers of the demons, and it also describes the shield of the Viṣṇu mantra.
To take protection from this shield, one must first touch kuśa grass and wash one’s mouth with ācamana-mantras. One should observe silence and then place the eight-syllable Viṣṇu mantra on the parts of his body and place the twelve-syllable mantra on his hands. The eight-syllable mantra is oṁ namonārāyaṇāya. This mantra should be distributed all over the front and back of the body. The twelve-syllable mantra, which begins with the praṇava, oṁkāra, is oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya.
One syllable should be placed on each of the fingers and should be preceded by the praṇava, oṁkāra. Thereafter, one must chant oṁ viṣṇave namaḥ, which is a six-syllable mantra.
One must progressively place the syllables of the mantra on the heart, the head, between the two eyebrows, on the śikhā and between the eyes, and then one should chant maḥ astrāya phaṭ and with this mantra protect himself from all directions.
Nādevo devamarcayet: one who has not risen to the level of a deva cannot chant this mantra. According to this direction of the śāstra, one must think himself qualitatively nondifferent from the Supreme.
After finishing this dedication, one must offer a prayer to the eight-armed Lord Viṣṇu, who sits on the shoulders of Garuḍadeva. One also has to think of the fish incarnation, Vāmana, Kūrma, Nṛsiṁha, Varāha. Paraśurāma, Rāmacandra (the elder brother of Lakṣmaṇa). Nara-Nārāyaṇa, Dattātreya (an empowered incarnation), Kapila, Sanat-kumāra, Hayagrīva, Nāradadeva (the incarnation of a devotee). Dhanvantari, Ṛṣabhadeva, Yajña, Balarāma, Vyāsadeva, Buddhadeva and Keśava.
One should also think of Govinda, the master of Vṛndāvana. and one should think of Nārāyaṇa, the master of the spiritual sky. One should think of Madhusūdana, Tridhāmā, Mādhava, Hṛṣīkeśa, Padmanābha, Janārdana, Dāmodara and Viśveśvara, as well as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Kṛṣṇa Himself.
After offering prayers to the Lord’s personal expansions known as the svāṁśa and śaktyāveśa-avatāras, one should pray to the weapons of Lord Nārāyaṇa, such as the Sudarśana, gadā, śaṅkha, khaḍga and bow.
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Astrological Significance Of Narayana kavach
Astrologically those having Mercury lordship of 5th or placed in Lagna, 9th or 5th house from Natal chart Should regularly recite Narayana Kavach. Those are facing great difficulties in wealth, Job and career related issues they can also recite kavach to get divine protection from Narayana, as its the only who he sustains or fulfills our mundane desires by sitting in our Kendra bhavas (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th).Kendra Bhavas are the house of Sustenance where lord Vishnu sits for uplifting, nourishment and fullfilling all kind of worldly needs and also shows our mundane desires one can have in his life that one wants to fulfill with the help of Laxmi who sits in Trikona bhavas. So, one having any sort of financial or job-related issues they should recite Narayana kavach daily once a time.
Same is case with the Dharma devta who also helps in fulfilling our mundane desires sitting in 9th house from the Karkamsa in Navamsa chart.
Those having Mercury alone placed in the 9th from the Karkamsa or having Mercury with Moon placed in it, they should also chant Kavach to get divine protection from Narayana for any sort of Mundane difficulties they are facing.
Even same is the case with the those having mercury placed in 8th or having lordship of 8th house placed in any bhava, they should chant Narayana kavach for any sort of miseries they are facing in life, or facing extreme health issues and having fear of un-sudden death or fear from Black magic or unseen enemies.
Even it is applicable for those having the Close influence of Saturn over Mercury or either they having lordship of 8th or placed in the 8th house.
English Translation with Purport on Narayana Kavach by Srila Prabhupad
The Narayana Kavach Begins:
After explaining this process, Śukadeva Gosvāmī told MahārājaParīkṣit how Viśvarūpa, the brother of Vṛtrāsura, described the glories of the Nārāyaṇa-kavaca to Indra.
yayā guptaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ
krīḍann iva vinirjitya
tri-lokyā bubhuje śriyam
bhagavaṁs tan mamākhyāhi
yena gupto ’jayan mṛdhe
King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My lord, kindly explain the Viṣṇu mantra armor that protected King Indra and enabled him to conquer his enemies, along with their carriers, and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds. Please explain to me that Nārāyaṇa armor, by which King Indra achieved success in battle, conquering the enemies who were endeavoring to kill him.
vṛtaḥ purohitas tvāṣṭro
tad ihaika-manāḥ śṛṇu
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: King Indra, the leader of the demigods, inquired about the armor known as Nārāyaṇa-kavaca from Viśvarūpa, who was engaged by the demigods as their priest. Please hear Viśvarūpa’s reply with great attention.
mantrābhyāṁ vāg-yataḥ śuciḥ
sannahyed bhaya āgate
pādayor jānunor ūrvor
udare hṛdy athorasi
mukhe śirasy ānupūrvyād
oṁ namo nārāyaṇāyeti
viparyayam athāpi vā
Viśvarūpa said: If some form of fear arrives, one should first wash his hands and legs clean and then perform ācamana by chanting this mantra: oṁ apavitraḥ pavitro vā sarvāvasthāṁ gato ’pi vā/ yaḥ smaret puṇḍarīkākṣaṁ sa bahyābhyantaraḥ śuciḥ/ śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu śrī-viṣṇu. Then one should touch kuśa grass and sit gravely and silently, facing north. When completely purified, one should touch the mantra composed of eight syllables to the eight parts of his body and touch the mantra composed of twelve syllables to his hands. Thus, in the following manner, he should bind himself with the Nārāyaṇa coat of armor. First, while chanting the mantra composed of eight syllables [oṁ namonārāyaṇāya], beginning with the praṇava, the syllable oṁ, one should touch his hands to eight parts of his body, starting with the two feet and progressing systematically to the knees, thighs, abdomen, heart, chest, mouth and head. Then one should chant the mantra in reverse, beginning from the last syllable [ya], while touching the parts of his body in the reverse order. These two processes are known as utpatti-nyāsa and saṁhāra-nyāsa respectively.
kara-nyāsaṁ tataḥ kuryād
Then one should chant the mantra composed of twelve syllables [oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]. Preceding each syllable by the oṁkāra, one should place the syllables of the mantra on the tips of his fingers, beginning with the index finger of the right hand and concluding with the index finger of the left. The four remaining syllables should be placed on the joints of the thumbs.
nyased dhṛdaya oṁkāraṁ
vi-kāram anu mūrdhani
ṣa-kāraṁ tu bhruvor madhye
ṇa-kāraṁ śikhayā nyaset
ve-kāraṁ netrayor yuñjyān
ma-kāram astram uddiśya
mantra-mūrtir bhaved budhaḥ
savisargaṁ phaḍ-antaṁ tat
oṁ viṣṇave nama iti
One must then chant the mantra of six syllables [oṁviṣṇave namaḥ]. One should place the syllable “oṁ” on his heart, the syllable “vi” on the top of his head, the syllable “ṣa” between his eyebrows, the syllable “ṇa” on his tuft of hair [śikhā], and the syllable “ve” between his eyes. The chanter of the mantra should then place the syllable “na” on all the joints of his body and meditate on the syllable “ma” as being a weapon. He should thus become the perfect personification of the mantra. Thereafter, adding visarga to the final syllable “ma,” he should chant the mantra “maḥ astrāya phaṭ” in all directions, beginning from the east. In this way, all directions will be bound by the protective armor of the mantra.
ātmānaṁ paramaṁ dhyāyed
imaṁ mantram udāharet
After finishing this chanting, one should think himself qualitatively one with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full in six opulences and is worthy to be meditated upon. Then one should chant the following protective prayer to Lord Nārāyaṇa, the Nārāyaṇa-kavaca.
oṁ harir vidadhyān mama sarva-rakṣāṁ
pāśān dadhāno ’ṣṭa-guṇo ’ṣṭa-bāhuḥ
The Supreme Lord, who sits on the back of the bird Garuḍa, touching him with His lotus feet, holds eight weapons—the conchshell, disc, shield, sword, club, arrows, bow and ropes. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead protect me at all times with His eight arms. He is all-powerful because He fully possesses the eight mystic powers [aṇimā, laghimā, etc.].
Thinking oneself one with the Supreme is called ahaṅgrahopāsanā. Through ahaṅgrahopāsanā one does not become God, but he thinks of himself as qualitatively one with the Supreme. Understanding that as a spirit soul he is equal in quality to the supreme soul the way the water of a river is of the same nature as the water of the sea, one should meditate upon the Supreme Lord, as described in this verse, and seek His protection. The living entities are always subordinate to the Supreme. Consequently their duty is to always seek the mercy of the Lord in order to be protected by Him in all circumstances.
jaleṣu māṁ rakṣatu matsya-mūrtir
yādo-gaṇebhyo varuṇasya pāśāt
sthaleṣu māyāvaṭu-vāmano ’vyāt
trivikramaḥ khe ’vatu viśvarūpaḥ
May the Lord, who assumes the body of a great fish, protect me in the water from the fierce animals that are associates of the demigod Varuṇa. By expanding His illusory energy, the Lord assumed the form of the dwarf Vāmana. May Vāmana protect me on the land. Since the gigantic form of the Lord, Viśvarūpa, conquers the three worlds, may He protect me in the sky.
This mantra seeks the protection of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the water, land and sky in His incarnations as the fish, Vāmanadeva and the Viśvarūpa.
durgeṣv aṭavy-āji-mukhādiṣu prabhuḥ
pāyān nṛsiṁho ’sura-yūthapāriḥ
vimuñcato yasya mahāṭṭa-hāsaṁ
diśo vinedur nyapataṁś ca garbhāḥ
May Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, who appeared as the enemy of Hiraṇyakaśipu, protect me in all directions. His loud laughing vibrated in all directions and caused the pregnant wives of the asuras to have miscarriages. May that Lord be kind enough to protect me in difficult places like the forest and battlefront.
rakṣatv asau mādhvani yajña-kalpaḥ
rāmo ’dri-kūṭeṣv atha vipravāse
salakṣmaṇo ’vyād bharatāgrajo ’smān
The Supreme indestructible Lord is ascertained through the performance of ritualistic sacrifices and is therefore known as Yajñeśvara. In His incarnation as Lord Boar, He raised the planet earth from the water at the bottom of the universe and kept it on His pointed tusks. May that Lord protect me from rogues on the street. May Paraśurāma protect me on the tops of mountains, and may the elder brother of Bharata, Lord Rāmacandra, along with His brother Lakṣmaṇa, protect me in foreign countries.
There are three Rāmas. One Rāma is Paraśurāma (Jāmadāgnya). another Rāma is Lord Rāmacandra, and a third Rāma is Lord Balarāma. In this verse the words rāmo’dri-kūṭeṣv atha indicate Lord Paraśurāma. The brother of Bharata Mahārāja and Lakṣmaṇa is Lord Rāmacandra.
mām ugra-dharmād akhilāt pramādān
nārāyaṇaḥ pātu naraś ca hāsāt
dattas tv ayogād atha yoga-nāthaḥ
pāyād guṇeśaḥ kapilaḥ karma-bandhāt
May Lord Nārāyaṇa protect me from unnecessarily following false religious systems and falling from my duties due to madness. May the Lord in His appearance as Nara protect me from unnecessary pride. May Lord Dattātreya, the master of all mystic power, protect me from falling while performing bhakti-yoga, and may Lord Kapila, the master of all good qualities, protect me from the material bondage of fruitive activities.
sanat-kumāro ’vatu kāmadevād
dhayaśīrṣā māṁ pathi deva-helanāt
kūrmo harir māṁ nirayād aśeṣāt
May Sanat-kumāra protect me from lusty desires. As I begin some auspicious activity, may Lord Hayagrīva protect me from being an offender by neglecting to offer respectful obeisances to the Supreme Lord. May DevarṣiNārada protect me from committing offenses in worshiping the Deity, and may Lord Kūrma, the tortoise, protect me from falling to the unlimited hellish planets.
Lusty desires are very strong in everyone, and they are the greatest impediment to the discharge of devotional service. Therefore those who are very much influenced by lusty desires are advised to take shelter of Sanat-kumāra, the great brahmacārī devotee.
Nārada Muni, who is the guide for arcana, is the author of the Nārada-pañcarātra, which prescribes the regulative principles for worshiping the Deity. Everyone engaged in Deity worship, whether at home or in the temple, should always seek the mercy of Devarṣi Nārada in order to avoid the thirty-two offenses while worshiping the Deity. These offenses in Deity worship are mentioned in The Nectar of Devotion.
dhanvantarir bhagavān pātv apathyād
dvandvād bhayād ṛṣabho nirjitātmā
yajñaś ca lokād avatāj janāntād
balo gaṇāt krodha-vaśād ahīndraḥ
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Dhanvantari relieve me from undesirable eatables and protect me from physical illness. May Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, who conquered His inner and outer senses, protect me from fear produced by the duality of heat and cold. May Yajña protect me from defamation and harm from the populace, and may Lord Balarāma as Śeṣa protect me from envious serpents.
To live within this material world, one must face many dangers, as described herein. For example, undesirable food poses a danger to health, and therefore one must give up such food. The Dhanvantari incarnation can protect us in this regard. Since Lord Viṣṇu is the Supersoul of all living entities, if He likes He can save us from adhibhautika disturbances, disturbances from other living entities. Lord Balarāma is the Śeṣa incarnation, and therefore He can save us from angry serpents or envious persons, who are always ready to attack.
dvaipāyano bhagavān aprabodhād
buddhas tu pāṣaṇḍa-gaṇa-pramādāt
kalkiḥ kaleḥ kāla-malāt prapātu
May the Personality of Godhead in His incarnation as Vyāsadeva protect me from all kinds of ignorance resulting from the absence of Vedic knowledge. May Lord Buddhadeva protect me from activities opposed to Vedic principles and from laziness that causes one to madly forget the Vedic principles of knowledge and ritualistic action. May Kalkideva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appeared as an incarnation to protect religious principles, protect me from the dirt of the age of Kali.
This verse mentions various incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who appear for various purposes. Śrīla Vyāsadeva, Mahāmuni, compiled the Vedic literature for the benefit of all human society. If one wants to be protected from the reactions of ignorance even in this age of Kali, one may consult the books left by Śrīla Vyāsadeva, Upaniṣads, Vedānta-sūtra (Brahma-sūtra), Mahābhārata, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Mahā-Purāṇa (Vyāsadeva’s commentary on the Brahma-sūtra) and the other seventeen Purāṇas. Only by the mercy of Śrīla Vyāsadeva do we have so many volumes of transcendental knowledge to save us from the clutches of ignorance.
As described by Śrīla Jayadeva Gosvāmī in his Daśāvatāra-stotra, Lord Buddha apparently decried the Vedic knowledge:
The mission of Lord Buddha was to save people from the abominable activity of animal killing and to save the poor animals from being unnecessarily killed. When pāṣaṇḍīs were cheating by killing animals on the plea of sacrificing them in Vedic yajñas, the Lord said, “If the Vedic injunctions allow animal killing, I do not accept the Vedic principles.” Thus he actually saved people who acted according to Vedic principles. One should therefore surrender to Lord Buddha so that he can help one avoid misusing the injunctions of the Vedas.
The Kalki avatāra is the fierce incarnation who vanquishes the class of the atheists born in this age of Kali. Now, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, many irreligious principles are in effect, and as Kali-yuga advances, many pseudo religious principles will certainly be introduced, and people will forget the real religious principles enunciated by Lord Kṛṣṇa before the beginning of Kali-yuga, namely principles of surrender unto the lotus feet of the Lord. Unfortunately, because of Kali-yuga, foolish people do not surrender to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. Even most people who claim to belong to the Vedic system of religion are actually opposed to the Vedic principles. Every day they manufacture a new type of dharma on the plea that whatever one manufactures is also a path of liberation. Atheistic men generally say, yata mata tata patha.
According to this view, there are hundreds and thousands of different opinions in human society, and each opinion is a valid religious principle. This philosophy of rascals has killed the religious principles mentioned in the Vedas, and such philosophies will become increasingly influential as Kali-yuga progresses. In the last stage of Kali-yuga, Kalkideva, the fierce incarnation of Keśava, will descend to kill all the atheists and will save only the devotees of the Lord.
māṁ keśavo gadayā prātar avyād
govinda āsaṅgavam ātta-veṇuḥ
nārāyaṇaḥ prāhṇa udātta-śaktir
madhyan-dine viṣṇur arīndra-pāṇiḥ
May Lord Keśava protect me with His club in the first portion of the day, and may Govinda, who is always engaged in playing His flute, protect me in the second portion of the day. May Lord Nārāyaṇa, who is equipped with all potencies, protect me in the third part of the day, and may Lord Viṣṇu, who carries a disc to kill His enemies, protect me in the fourth part of the day.
According to Vedic astronomical calculations, day and night are each divided into thirty ghaṭikās (twenty-four minutes), instead of twelve hours. Generally, each day and each night is divided into six parts consisting of five ghaṭikās. In each of these six portions of the day and night, the Lord may be addressed for protection according to different names. Lord Keśava, the proprietor of the holy place of Mathurā, is the Lord of the first portion of the day, and Govinda, the Lord of Vṛndāvana. is the master of the second portion.
devo ’parāhṇe madhu-hogradhanvā
sāyaṁ tri-dhāmāvatu mādhavo mām
doṣe hṛṣīkeśa utārdha-rātre
niśītha eko ’vatu padmanābhaḥ
May Lord Madhusūdana, who carries a bow very fearful for the demons, protect me during the fifth part of the day. In the evening, may Lord Mādhava, appearing as Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara, protect me, and in the beginning of night may Lord Hṛṣīkeśa protect me. At the dead of night [in the second and third parts of night] may Lord Padmanābha alone protect me.
pratyūṣa īśo ’si-dharo janārdanaḥ
dāmodaro ’vyād anusandhyaṁ prabhāte
viśveśvaro bhagavān kāla-mūrtiḥ
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who bears the Śrīvatsa on His chest, protect me after midnight until the sky becomes pinkish. May Lord Janārdana, who carries a sword in His hand, protect me at the end of night [during the last four ghaṭikās of night]. May Lord Dāmodara protect me in the early morning, and may Lord Viśveśvara protect me during the junctions of day and night.
bhramat samantād bhagavat-prayuktam
dandagdhi dandagdhy ari-sainyam āśu
kakṣaṁ yathā vāta-sakho hutāśaḥ
Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the disc of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may that Sudarśana cakra burn our enemies to ashes.
niṣpiṇḍhi niṣpiṇḍhy ajita-priyāsi
bhūta-grahāṁś cūrṇaya cūrṇayārīn
O club in the hand of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you produce sparks of fire as powerful as thunderbolts, and you are extremely dear to the Lord. I am also His servant. Therefore kindly help me pound to pieces the evil living beings known as Kuṣmāṇḍas, Vaināyakas, Yakṣas, Rākṣasas, Bhūtas and Grahas. Please pulverize them.
darendra vidrāvaya kṛṣṇa-pūrito
bhīma-svano ’rer hṛdayāni kampayan
O best of conchshells, O Pāñcajanya in the hands of the Lord, you are always filled with the breath of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Therefore you create a fearful sound vibration that causes trembling in the hearts of enemies like the Rākṣasas, pramatha ghosts, Pretas, Mātās, Piśācas and brāhmaṇa ghosts with fearful eyes.
īśa-prayukto mama chindhi chindhi
cakṣūṁṣi carmañ chata-candra chādaya
dviṣām aghonāṁ hara pāpa-cakṣuṣām
O king of sharp-edged swords, you are engaged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Please cut the soldiers of my enemies to pieces. Please cut them to pieces! O shield marked with a hundred brilliant moonlike circles, please cover the eyes of the sinful enemies. Pluck out their sinful eyes.
yan no bhayaṁ grahebhyo ’bhūt
ketubhyo nṛbhya eva ca
bhūtebhyo ’ṁhobhya eva ca
sarvāṇy etāni bhagavan-
prayāntu saṅkṣayaṁ sadyo
ye naḥ śreyaḥ-pratīpakāḥ
May the glorification of the transcendental name, form, qualities and paraphernalia of the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect us from the influence of bad planets, meteors, envious human beings, serpents, scorpions, and animals like tigers and wolves. May it protect us from ghosts and the material elements like earth, water, fire and air, and may it also protect us from lightning and our past sins. We are always afraid of these hindrances to our auspicious life. Therefore, may they all be completely destroyed by the chanting of the HareKṛṣṇa mahā-mantra.
Lord Garuḍa, the carrier of Lord Viṣṇu, is the most worshipable lord, for he is as powerful as the Supreme Lord Himself. He is the personified Vedas and is worshiped by selected verses. May he protect us from all dangerous conditions, and may Lord Viṣvaksena, the Personality of Godhead, also protect us from all dangers by His holy names.
sarvāpadbhyo harer nāma-
May the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s holy names, His transcendental forms, His carriers and all the weapons decorating Him as personal associates protect our intelligence, senses, mind and life air from all dangers.
There are various associates of the transcendental Personality of Godhead, and His weapons and carrier are among them. In the spiritual world, nothing is material. The sword, bow, club, disc and everything decorating the personal body of the Lord are spiritual living force. Therefore the Lord is called advaya jñāna, indicating that there is no difference between Him and His names, forms, qualities, weapons and so on. Anything pertaining to Him is in the same category of spiritual existence. They are all engaged in the service of the Lord in varieties of spiritual forms.
yathā hi bhagavān eva
vastutaḥ sad asac ca yat
satyenānena naḥ sarve
yāntu nāśam upadravāḥ
The subtle and gross cosmic manifestation is material, but nevertheless it is nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead because He is ultimately the cause of all causes. Cause and effect are factually one because the cause is present in the effect. Therefore the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, can destroy all our dangers by any of His potent parts.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the living entities, the material energy, the spiritual energy and the entire creation are all individual substances. In the ultimate analysis, however, together they constitute the supreme one, the Personality of Godhead. Therefore those who are advanced in spiritual knowledge see unity in diversity. For such advanced persons, the Lord’s bodily decorations, His name, His fame, His attributes and forms and the weapons in His hand are manifestations of the strength of His potency. According to their elevated spiritual understanding, the omniscient Lord, who manifests various forms, is present everywhere. May He always protect us everywhere from all calamities.
A person highly elevated in spiritual knowledge knows that nothing exists but the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is also confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā (9.4) where Lord Kṛṣṇa says, mayā tatam idaṁ sarvam, indicating that everything we see is an expansion of His energy. This is confirmed in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.22.52):
As a fire, although existing in one place, can expand its light and heat everywhere, so the omnipotent Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, although situated in His spiritual abode, expands Himself everywhere, in both the material and spiritual worlds, by His various energies. Since both cause and effect are the Supreme Lord, there is no difference between cause and effect. Consequently the ornaments and weapons of the Lord, being expansions of His spiritual energy, are not different from Him. There is no difference between the Lord and His variously presented energies. This is also confirmed in the Padma Purāṇa:
The holy name of the Lord is fully identical with the Lord, not partially. The word pūrṇa means “complete.” The Lord is omnipotent and omniscient, and similarly, His name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and everything pertaining to Him are complete, pure, eternal and free from material contamination. The prayer to the ornaments and carriers of the Lord is not false, for they are as good as the Lord. Since the Lord is all-pervasive, He exists in everything, and everything exists in Him. Therefore even worship of the Lord’s weapons or ornaments has the same potency as worship of the Lord. Māyāvādīs refuse to accept the form of the Lord, or they say that the form of the Lord is māyā, or false, but one should note very carefully that this is not acceptable. Although the Lord’s original form and His impersonal expansion are one, the Lord maintains His form, qualities and abode eternally. Therefore this prayer says, pātu sarvaiḥ svarūpair naḥ sadāsarvatra sama-gaḥ: “May the Lord, who is all-pervasive in His various forms, protect us everywhere.” The Lord is always present everywhere by His name, form, qualities, attributes and paraphernalia, and they all have equal power to protect the devotees. Śrīla Madhvācārya explains this as follows:
Prahlāda Mahārāja loudly chanted the holy name of Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva. May Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, roaring for His devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja, protect us from all fear of dangers created by stalwart leaders in all directions through poison, weapons, water, fire, air and so on. May the Lord cover their influence by His own transcendental influence. May Nṛsiṁhadeva protect us in all directions and in all corners, above, below, within and without.
maghavann idam ākhyātaṁ
vijeṣyase ’ñjasā yena
Viśvarūpa continued: O Indra, this mystic armor related to Lord Nārāyaṇa has been described by me to you. By putting on this protective covering, you will certainly be able to conquer the leaders of the demons.
etad dhārayamāṇas tu
yaṁ yaṁ paśyati cakṣuṣā
padā vā saṁspṛśet sadyaḥ
sādhvasāt sa vimucyate
If one employs this armor, whomever he sees with his eyes or touches with his feet is immediately freed from all the above-mentioned dangers.
na kutaścid bhayaṁ tasya
vidyāṁ dhārayato bhavet
vyādhy-ādibhyaś ca karhicit
This prayer, Nārāyaṇa-kavaca, constitutes subtle knowledge transcendentally connected with Nārāyaṇa. One who employs this prayer is never disturbed or put in danger by the government, by plunderers, by evil demons or by any type of disease.
imāṁ vidyāṁ purā kaścit
kauśiko dhārayan dvijaḥ
jahau sa maru-dhanvani
O King of heaven, a brāhmaṇa named Kauśika formerly used this armor when he purposely gave up his body in the desert by mystic power.
yayau citrarathaḥ strībhir
vṛto yatra dvija-kṣayaḥ
Surrounded by many beautiful women, Citraratha, the King of Gandharvaloka, was once passing in his airplane over the brāhmaṇa’s body at the spot where the brāhmaṇa had died.
gaganān nyapatat sadyaḥ
savimāno hy avāk-śirāḥ
asthīny ādāya vismitaḥ
snātvā dhāma svam anvagāt
Suddenly Citraratha was forced to fall from the sky headfirst with his airplane. Struck with wonder, he was ordered by the great sages named the Vālikhilyas to throw the brāhmaṇa’s bones in the nearby River Sarasvatī. He had to do this and bathe in the river before returning to his own abode.
ya idaṁ śṛṇuyāt kāle
yo dhārayati cādṛtaḥ
taṁ namasyanti bhūtāni
mucyate sarvato bhayāt
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear MahārājaParīkṣit, one who employs this armor or hears about it with faith and veneration when afraid because of any conditions in the material world is immediately freed from all dangers and is worshiped by all living entities.
etāṁ vidyām adhigato
vinirjitya mṛdhe ’surān
King Indra, who performed one hundred sacrifices, received this prayer of protection from Viśvarūpa. After conquering the demons, he enjoyed all the opulences of the three worlds.
This mystical mantric armor given by Viśvarūpa to Indra, the King of heaven, acted powerfully, with the effect that Indra was able to conquer the asuras and enjoy the opulence of the three worlds without impediments. In this regard, Madhvācārya points out:
“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.” All mantras should be received through the authorized guru, and the disciple must satisfy the guru in all respects, after surrendering at his lotus feet. In the PadmaPurāṇa it is also said, sampradāya-vihīnā ye mantrās teniṣphalā matāḥ. There are four sampradāyas, or disciplic successions, namely the Brahma-sampradāya, the Rudra-sampradāya, the Śrī sampradāya and the Kumāra-sampradāya. If one wants to advance in spiritual power, one must receive his mantras from one of these bona fide sampradāyas; otherwise he will never successfully advance in spiritual life.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Sixth Canto, Eighth Chapter, of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Nārāyaṇa-kavaca Shield.”
Understanding Mahishasura Mardini Stotram, Benefits, Meaning, for killing arrogance: An Astrological compendium to understand goddess Durga and nine planets
Goddess Durga and Devi Mahatmyam
Mahishasura Mardini stotram is based on Devi mahatmyam in which Devi takes the forms of Durga in Chandika Form to slay Mahishasura. This stotra is said to have been composed or been dedicated to Ramakrishna Kavi as well as Sri Adi Shankaracharya both. Detailed Story of Mahisasura is available in Durga Saptashati in chapter 2,3 and 4 and also can be found in Devi Mahatamaya or Devi Bhagwati puraan. Mahisahasura Mardini is the stotra of Maa Duraga Narrated in Chandi path in Durga Sapatashati. This stotra is named Mhishasura Mardini as Maa Durga has defeated demon Mahisasura while taking chandi form. Maa Durga is the primitive source of all power as she is Shakti avtaar; she is residing with much qualities and powers and known by various names. Story begins when Mahishasura the king of Asura got boon from Lord Bramha and defeated all Devas and driven them out of Heaven.
Mahishasura Mardini Stotra Reciting Benefits:
-Maa Durga is an Adi Shakti who conquers all the fears inside any soul, who kills anger, grudge , rage and ego to driven away all the negativity reside in mind, body and soul. To get Blessings of Maa Durga one need to surrender toward her totally, then she will able to purify the devotee in her own way. To gain the powers of Maa Durga to win in any battle or conquer any fear or challenge , reciting Mahishasura Mardini regularly with much devotion is a blessing. Devi Maa will help you to win the Battle and gives victory in all your Work. Reciting Mahishasura Mardini will overwhelm all sorrows from your Life. You will be blessed by Powers of Maa Durga as she defeat demon Mahisasura. You can read Mahishasura Mardini also at your home.This stotram has vital role with Navaratri festival when devotees worship Maa durga in 9 forms of Durga , as it contains the key message of Sri Chandi Path.
Sri Chandi Saptasati path tell us the story of how Divine Mother ( Maa Durga or Mahamaya) took physical form in chandi avtaar in order to destroy the demon Mahishasura, who was terrorising the Devas and all the humans. According to traditional Story, the battle of Maa chandi with Mahishasura happened during the nine days of Navaratri and finally ended with Mother’s victory on the 10th Day called as Vijayadasami, the day following Navaratri.
Thus, when we perform devotion throughout the Navaratri festival, Mother comes and battles all the forces of negativity in our own hearts and minds to purify our mind, body and soul. On the auspicious day of Vijayadasami, She is completely victorious as we are freed from millions of sins and forms of negativity those are hidden in our mind. chanting Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram throughout Navaratri, helps to invoking the divine Mother to come and destroy all of our negativity within us.This sacred and beautiful stotram has the power to destroy all the negativity residing within us.
Mahishasura Mardini Stotram or Mahishasur Maridhini Sloka is a very powerful and popular stotra of Goddess Durga in the praise of divine mother written by Guru Adi Sankaracharya after Saundarya lahiri ( Praising the beauty of Maa Parvathi). Devotees Should chant this for victory over calamities and mitigation of their negative karma.
The essence of Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
Astrologically Bull symbolises the Mahisasura which signifies over ambition, Aggression, over confidence, Power, Unpredictable nature, Perseverance and male Fertility. it is a symbol of fertility through sacrifice.Bull being a Taurus sign seen for the arrogance (bully nature), direction-less ambitions, fighting nature, hunger for power, pride and excessive sexual desires those are uncontrollable for any being if it is being afflicted by the Nodes and Rajasic Planets. Symbolically bull is masculine in nature so there is an implication of the bull signifies strength,valor , over aggression and male fertilisation, the more you preserve the fertility more you have strength, valor and courage to fight and more you can balance your mundane desires those are moving aimlessly or direction less in nature. The more you loose Veera (the Male fertility) , more you loose control over you anger, balance and the more you feel weak internally and physically. Historically it is a symbol of fighting ability and male fertility that gives valor and magnanimity.In Spiritual Reality, over sexual desires leads to higher passion, Aggression, and loose control of temper for every men, ultimately it will leads to many weaknesses which generates fear of losing power inside any soul which is symbolically represented by the Mahishasura, is a Bull (Taurus) that shows to get anything in any cost and The goddess Chandika (Rising Moon in Shuakal Pakasha ) represents the trans-formative and filtering power and with the help of divine mother force any men can conquer their asuric tendencies as seen in the form Mahishasura in them. In Vedic Trends Chanda or chandals represents those who are mean , having higher passion, anger prone, or cruelty in their nature. Logically they shows animalistic and impurity in soul.
When such qualities are in excessive quantities it is called as called chandalas or those who lives in Tamas Guna means considered as impure, devoid of pure energy required to reach higher chakras. Mahaishasura as The buffalo represents brutality and vile human nature.Two horns signifies the evil hidden in creation. This is the reason why the battle between Maa Chandika and Mahisha asura is symbolism of the battle between good and evil.Even it also shows the transformative process human beings can purify their animalistic sexual nature present in mind and body and only divine mother has that capability to turn a animal into human. One, who aspire to purify their minds and bodies should unconditionally surrender to Divine Mother durga, surrendering unconditionally to her would take up the responsibility of your life and transform you miraculously.Thus, Reciting Mahisasura Mardini and reading about the story of Mahisasura represents the deeper and a higher spiritual lessons for those are seeking liberation.
Those who are facing trouble in controlling higher desires and passions because of the animalistic nature (tamas) in mind and body and always feel restless, lack of peace and instability in their spiritual practice, they should pray to the Mother Goddess Durga to transform them into a positive person with the preponderance of sattva Guna. The Divine Mother will help you to control your animalistic passions and become a divine and pious person even She will helps you in destroying your evil karma to move further in the path of higher liberation or mukti from all mundane desires.
Maa Durga and story of Mahishasura
Story of Battle between Maa Durga and Mahisahsura lying from the Deva and Asura Sangram when Devas were defeated by the Asuras and they were controlling by the Demons. Thousands of years ago, there was a Demon called Mahishasura. He was part demon and part buffalo born from the union of the Asura Rambha and Beautiful female Buffalo Mahisi actually the princess Shyamala cursed to be a buffalo.
Later Mahishasura meditated for thousands of years so he could please Lord Brahma and in return be blessed with immortality and power. After much penance, Lord Brahma came to him and said, “I am very pleased with your devotion. Ask me any boon that you desire.”
The arrogant Mahishasura said, “Lord, I don’t want any man or God to be able to kill me and only i can be killed by a women.”
Armed with this boon, Mahishasura considered himself immortal, as no man or God could lay hands on him. He went berserk. In his rage and pride, he practically destroyed the Earth. The lands were soon covered in his darkness and his massacres were widespread. Not only that, he chased away the Gods out of heaven.
Scared, the Gods went running to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and narrated their misfortune.They pleaded for protection and said that if something was not done soon, the heavens and the earth and all the beings there, would be destroyed.The lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were hopping mad. They conferred for a moment. And then they held each other and started to radiate a blinding light. A light never seen before. A light so bright, that even the sun paled in comparison. Seeing this, the other Gods also joined in and the light shone even brighter. Out of this beautiful light, was born the ten armed Goddess Durga, the embodiment of Adi Shakti.
Being a woman, there was nothing stopping Goddess Durga from killing Mahishasura, as his boon only protected him from men and Gods. Such was the cunning and smartness of Lord Brahma.
One by one the gods approached her and gifted her a dazzling array of weapons.
The mighty Sudarshan chakra was given to her by Lord Vishnu.
Lord Shiva gave her a dangerous Trishul.
She got a Quiver full of arrows from Lord Varuna, the God of the Sea.
Lord Yama, the God of Death, gave her a powerful Sceptre.
Lord Indra, a Thunderbolt, to rattle the earth.
Lord Vishwakarma, the Architect of the Gods, a menacing axe.
Kaal, or Time, gave her a sharp sword.
She got a kamandal, or pitcher, from Lord Brahma.
Agni gifted a flaming dart.
Airavata, Indra’s white elephant, gave Goddess Durga a bell.
Its noise helped her confuse the demons.
The mighty Himalayas gave Goddess Durga a lion to ride upon.
Armed with ten weapons gifted to her by the gods, one for each arm, she looked ready to show Mahishasura who the boss was and went into battle with him.
Maa Durga battled Mahishasura for ten whole days.
On the tenth day, she managed to chop off his head with her sword.
This shows the essence of why Navaratri festival is to be celebrated for 9 days and then in 10th days victory is to be celebrated after defeating and slaying the demon.
Astrological Importance of Devotion of Maa Durga
In astrological importance Worshipping of the Maa Durga and Maha Kali has dependent on the phases of Moon ( 4th house – House of aspiration for Bhakti Marg and Moksh) and Moon being Karka of Mother represented by the Divine Mother and Goddess Devi Bhagwati (Durga). Strength of the moon in Natal chart in between the two phases shows which which Form of the divine mother helping us in conquering our desires, and we should seek divine blessings to kill our Demon in resides in our mind, body and soul.When Moon is stronger in Shukla pakasha is well placed in chart it shows the blessings of Mother Durga and when Moon is weak or debilitated in Krishna Paksha it shows the form of Bhadra kali or blessings of Maa Kali to conquer the negative traits those are controlled by mind.
One can worship Goddess Durga/Kali based on the position of the moon in natal, Karkamsa and D20 chart after analysing the paksha bala and influencing of various planets on Moon :
Below are following information on Form of Divine mother based on Moon signs placements in different signs, as seen in any chart:
1) When Moon is in Aries it Shows Mother Chamunda (those who kills Chand and Mund, highly aggressive in nature shows nature of Mars with it is with moon).
2) When Moon is in Taurus it shows the motherly figure form of Durga so it should give worshipping of Maa durga, as rahu Mool trikona sign is taurus.
3) When Moon is in Gemini it also shows Durga when divine Mother helps her devotee to get their budhi in right path as its exaltation sign is Rahu exaltation where one need to seek right devotion rather than moving toward unrighteous path.
4) When moon is in Cancer it shows Goddess Kali, the natural House of Kali when mother sits in the natural sign of Moksha and bhakti and aspires devotee toward true devotion to sacrifice all the comforts and seek dark deity in motherly form for mukti and bhakti.
5) Moon in Leo shows the form of Kali who is in fierce form ready to burn the Kundalini of devotee in right path for perfect Sadhana.6) When Moon is in Virgo it shows the Durga who is intelligent enough to guide the devotee budhi in right dharmic and Karmic path.7) When Moon is in Libra it shows the form of Kali who is encouraging the devotee the follow the path of right dharma when it is a matter of Karmic relations.
8) When moon is in Scorpio it shows the form of Kali as moon start getting weaker in this sign where Dark energies rises too in this sign, so to get protection from those energies worshipping kali is always best suggested in Asthami tithi in Krishna pakasha. Astrologically its Ketu own sign too.
9) When Moon is in Sagittarius it also shows the form of Kali where devotees are in deep sadhana for awakening their kundalini Shakti for getting higher spiritual and dharmic wisdom. Astrologically Ketu gets exaltated here.
10) When Moon is in Capricorn it shows the form of Kali where she sits in Shamshaan where devotes aspires for getting the siddh sadhana or blessings in their path. Devotees here are very good in sadhana too. Here goddess kali guides devotees toward right path for moksha.
11) When Moon is in Aquarius it shows the form of Durga the own mooltrikona sign of Rahu where Mother durga kills the internal Kama, hidden desires those are hurdles in the path of true wisdom and true spirituality. Here devotees need to surrender their desires in order to get blessings from Maa durga.
12) when Moon is in Pisces it shows the form Kali, the Mool-trikona sign of Ketu where divine mother aspires devotees toward moving in the path of Moksha and for understanding true sadhna and diving deep in bhakti and spirituality.
For understanding the true nature of Divine mother as Natural Ishata from Natal chart one need to check the relation of Moon with other planets in D1, D9 ( trines from Karkamsa) and D20 chart ( Moon and trines/lord from D20 lagana). Most important relation or influence with the 5th house/Lord is most important in understanding which Deity is influencing us in our bhakti marg it could be of Shiva, Gauri or Vishnu but when that planet is influenced by the Moon it changes its form in Devi form (Either Durga/Kali, depending on Pakasha bala of moon). For e.g If Moon is placed in the 5th house influenced by mars then it shows the form of Chamunda. When Moon is influenced with the Saturn then it shows the form of Kali. When Moon is with Ketu house in 5th house or it is being influenced by the Ketu or it is placed in sign of Mars it also shows Kali. When Moon is placed with Rahu either in 5th or trines to lagana it shows the form of Durga. Even Rahu alone in 5th house shows the form of Durga as Natural deity in chart. The Same principal we can See from trine from Karka amsa too, When Moon, Saturn, Mars or Rahu falls in trine from Karkamasa it also shows the form of devi depending on the which sign they are placed. Usually Watery signs shows the Devi form and Fiery and Dual Signs shows Vishnu form as Natural Deity but before approaching to natural deity one must need to thoroughly analyse the D20 chart. Even Placement of Venus with Rahu or Moon also shows form of Maha-maya as in Maha-laxmi form or can say one of Shakti peeth of Devi. When Moon is influenced by Mercury it shows the form of Tripura Sundari or form of Lalita Devi.
Even we can further Divides Goddess Durga 9 forms in different planets as worshipped during Navratri.
1) Sun Shows worshiping of Shailputri
2) Moon Shows gauri
3) Mars shows form of Skanda Mata
4) Mercury shows form of Katyayani Mata
5) Jupiter shows form of Brahmacharini
6) Venus shows form of Kushmandi
7) Saturn shows fierce form of Kalaratri
8) Rahu shows Chandraganta
9) Ketu shows Siddhidatri
Now, coming to main essence of Reciting Mahishsura Mardini Stotra helps one to get victory over all difficulties in life. So, here is the stotra for same as translated by S.N Sastri composed by Adi Shankaracharya.
भगवति हे शितिकण्ठकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकृते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १ ॥
1. O Daughter of the Mountain, who delight the earth, who make the whole universe enjoy, who are praised by Nandikesvara, who dwell on the summit of the king of mountains, the Vindhyas, who took the form of the consort of Vishnu (as Lakshmi), who are praised by Indra, O consort of Siva (the blue-necked), who have innumerable families, who are the Creatrix of the whole universe, who slew the demon Mahisha, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २ ॥
2. O Daughter of the Mountain, who delight Indra, who crushed the demon Durdhara, who subdued Durmukha, who are immersed in bliss, who nourish all the three worlds, who make Sankara happy, who remove all sins, who delight in celebration, who are angry with Asuras, who destroy evil pride, who destroyed the demon Durdama, who was born as the daughter of the ocean (as Lakshmi), who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ३ ॥
3. O Mother of the universe, who enjoy dwelling in Kadambavana, who is anointed with perfume, who sport a gentle smile, who dwell in Your abode on the peak of the lofty Himalaya mountain, the crest-jewel among mountains, who enjoy the sweetness of honey, who slew Madhu and Kaitabha, who destroy all sins, who delight in the Raasa dance, who crushed Mahishasura, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि शतखण्ड विखण्डितरुण्ड वितुण्डितशुण्द गजाधिपते
रिपुगजगण्ड विदारणचण्ड पराक्रमशुण्ड मृगाधिपते ।
निजभुजदण्ड निपातितखण्ड विपातितमुण्ड भटाधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ४ ॥
4. You who eliminated Dhoomralochana and hundreds pf Dhoomras by a mere ‘humkaara’, who slew in battle numerous Raktabijas who rose up from the blood of Raktabija who was weakened in the fight, and, wonder of wonders, who slew in a mighty battle Sumbha, Nisumbha, and the arrogant leaders of the ghosts, who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि रणदुर्मद शत्रुवधोदित दुर्धरनिर्जर शक्तिभृते
चतुरविचार धुरीणमहाशिव दूतकृत प्रमथाधिपते ।
दुरितदुरीह दुराशयदुर्मति दानवदुत कृतान्तमते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ५ ॥
5. You who cut down with the weapon known as ‘Satakhanda’ the heads and trunks of mighty elephants, whose mount is the powerful lion which killed the elephants of the enemy with severe blows on their necks, who killed the ferocious generals of the army of Bhandasura with blows by
your hand, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि शरणागत वैरिवधुवर वीरवराभय दायकरे
त्रिभुवनमस्तक शुलविरोधि शिरोऽधिकृतामल शुलकरे ।
दुमिदुमितामर धुन्दुभिनादमहोमुखरीकृत दिङ्मकरे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ६ ॥
6. You whose clinging bangles shine by contact with your body in the festival of the battle with bows, whose enemies are killed by blows on the back of their necks with the weapon known as ‘Sringa’ which is resplendent like gold and yellow in colour, and adorns your hip, You whohave charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि निजहुङ्कृति मात्रनिराकृत धूम्रविलोचन धूम्रशते
समरविशोषित शोणितबीज समुद्भवशोणित बीजलते ।
शिवशिवशुम्भ निशुम्भमहाहव तर्पितभूत पिशाचरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ७ ॥
7. O You whose might remains unbearable even after the burden has been removed by the slaying of arrogant enemies in battle, who made Siva Your messenger—Siva who is foremost in the art of discriminating between right and wrong, who slew the demon messenger who was sinful, cruel, and evil-minded, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
धनुरनुषङ्ग रणक्षणसङ्ग परिस्फुरदङ्ग नटत्कटके
कनकपिशङ्ग पृषत्कनिषङ्ग रसद्भटशृङ्ग हताबटुके ।
कृतचतुरङ्ग बलक्षितिरङ्ग घटद्बहुरङ्ग रटद्बटुके
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ८ ॥
8. You whose hands gave protection and boons to the brave husbands of the women in the enemy’s camp who surrendered themselves to You, who wield in Your hand for the slaying of enemies the sanctified trident which removes the sorrows of all the three worlds, who make the quarters resound with the divine musical instrument known as ‘Dundubhi’, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
सुरललना ततथेयि तथेयि कृताभिनयोदर नृत्यरते
कृत कुकुथः कुकुथो गडदादिकताल कुतूहल गानरते ।
धुधुकुट धुक्कुट धिंधिमित ध्वनि धीर मृदंग निनादरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ९ ॥
9. You whose praises are sung by people ever eager to praise You with charming words like ‘victory to You’, who captivate even Siva, the Lord of all beings with the clinging sound of Your anklets, who are fond of dancing with Siva in the sport in which He dances as Ardhanareeswara, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय जप्य जयेजयशब्द परस्तुति तत्परविश्वनुते
झणझणझिञ्झिमि झिङ्कृत नूपुरशिञ्जितमोहित भूतपते ।
नटित नटार्ध नटी नट नायक नाटितनाट्य सुगानरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १० ॥
10. You who are supremely lustrous and decorated by the flowers in the form of the charming minds of the good, who shine like the moon for the lotuses in a lotus-pond, the movement of whose charming eyes gives the impression of hovering bees, You who have charming locks of hair, O
Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अयि सुमनःसुमनःसुमनः सुमनःसुमनोहरकान्तियुते
श्रितरजनी रजनीरजनी रजनीरजनी करवक्त्रवृते ।
सुनयनविभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमराधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ११ ॥
11. You who are fond of the sport in the form of a mighty battle against groups of mighty warriors, who are surrounded by hunters who build their huts with creepers and forest tribes known as Mallikas, Jhillikas and Bhillikas, whose body is soft like the beautiful tender red leaf, You
who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १२ ॥
12. You whose gait is like that of a well-nourished lordly elephant in rut along whose cheeks there is an abundant flow of ichor, You who took the form of Goddess Lakshmi, the daughter of the ocean of milk which is the place of origin of the moon which is the eternal ornament of the three worlds, who captivate even Manmatha who captivates the minds of beautiful women full of desire, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
अविरलगण्ड गलन्मदमेदुर मत्तमतङ्गजराजपते
त्रिभुवनभूषण भूतकलानिधि रूपपयोनिधि राजसुते ।
अयि सुदतीजन लालसमानस मोहन मन्मथराजसुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १३ ॥
13. O You whose forehead is incomparable and is lustrous like a tender beautiful lotus petal, who are the repository of all kinds of dances and are like the gently cooing swan, in whose hair there is an array of bees, whose hair is adorned with a garland of beautiful flowers, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
कमलदलामल कोमलकान्ति कलाकलितामल भाललते
सकलविलास कलानिलयक्रम केलिचलत्कल हंसकुले ।
अलिकुलसङ्कुल कुवलयमण्डल मौलिमिलद्बकुलालिकुले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १४ ॥
14. You who put to shame even the koel with the sweet tunes spreading out from Your flute, who move about among the creepers in the Kailasa mountain, who enjoy the dances of Your divine damsels and various other sports, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
करमुरलीरव वीजितकूजित लज्जितकोकिल मञ्जुमते
मिलितपुलिन्द मनोहरगुञ्जित रञ्जितशैल निकुञ्जगते ।
निजगणभूत महाशबरीगण सद्गुणसम्भृत केलितले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १५ ॥
15. You set at nought even the splendour of the moon with the charm of your reddish body, black locks of hair and the yellow robe worn around the waist, whose toe-nails shine with the resplendence of the gems in the crowns of the gods and asuras who prostrate before You, whose high breasts quiver as if by the force of the torrents of water flowing down from the summits of the Meru mountain which was conquered by Lord Siva, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
कटितटपीत दुकूलविचित्र मयुखतिरस्कृत चन्द्ररुचे
प्रणतसुरासुर मौलिमणिस्फुर दंशुलसन्नख चन्द्ररुचे
जितकनकाचल मौलिमदोर्जित निर्भरकुञ्जर कुम्भकुचे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १६ ॥
16. You who by Your splendour defeat even the sun with thousands of rays, You who are prostrated to by the sun god with his thousands of rays, You who were praised by the son of Tarakasura after that asura was killed by Your son Lord Subrahmanya in the battle between the gods and Tarakasura when the gods were defeated, You who were pleased with the chanting of mantras by the royal sage Suratha and the Vaisya named Samadhi who was himself like samadhi and who prayed for nirvikalpa samadhi, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
विजितसहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैकनुते
कृतसुरतारक सङ्गरतारक सङ्गरतारक सूनुसुते ।
सुरथसमाधि समानसमाधि समाधिसमाधि सुजातरते ।
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १७ ॥
17. Whoever constantly worships Your lotus feet, You who are the abode of compassion and who are auspiciousness itself, he will certainly be endowed with all prosperity. O Goddess Parvati, I who always meditate on Your lotus feet looking upon them as my ultimate refuge will certainly get it. O Goddess Lakshmi, who bestow everything on devotees, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
पदकमलं करुणानिलये वरिवस्यति योऽनुदिनं सुशिवे
अयि कमले कमलानिलये कमलानिलयः स कथं न भवेत् ।
तव पदमेव परम्पदमित्यनुशीलयतो मम किं न शिवे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १८ ॥
18. Whoever sprinkles the sacred precincts of Your abode with water from a golden pot will attain the position of Indra by Your grace. O consort of Lord Siva, I take refuge at Your holy feet. Deign to bless me with all prosperity, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
भजति स किं न शचीकुचकुम्भतटीपरिरम्भसुखानुभवम् ।
तव चरणं शरणं करवाणि नतामरवाणि निवासि शिवम्
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १९ ॥
19. Whoever repeatedly meditates on Your divine face adorned by the crescent moon, will he ever be rejected by beautiful women like those in Indra’s abode? O most valued treasure of Siva, why do You not fulfill my wishes, You who have charming locks of hair, O Daughter of the Mountain, hail unto You, hail unto You.
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २० ॥
20. O Goddess Uma, deign to bestow on me also Your compassion, You who are always inclined to shower compassion on the weak, O Goddess Rama, may You be hailed as the Mother of the universe. You are my mother also. I too am Your son. You may reject my prayer if it is not proper. Deign to remove my sorrow.
अयि मयि दीन दयालुतया कृपयैव त्वया भवितव्यमुमे
अयि जगतो जननी कृपयासि यथासि तथानुमितासिरते ।
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २१ ॥
21. (Salutations to the Divine Mother) You Must Bestow Your Grace on Me, O Mother Uma, Who is Compassionate to the Miserable. O Mother of the Universe; Just as Your Grace is Showered (on the Devotees), In the Same Manner are Your Arrows Scattered (on the Enemies). Please do Whatever is Appropriate at this time, O Worshipful Mother, to Remove My Sorrows and Afflictions which has become Difficult for me to bear. Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.
Pada-Kamalam Karunnaa-Nilaye Varivasyati Yo-[A]nudinam Su-Shive
Ayi Kamale Kamalaa-Nilaye Kamalaa-Nilayah Sa Katham Na Bhavet |
Tava Padam-Eva Param-Padam-Ity-Anushiilayato Mama Kim Na Shive
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 18 ||
Bhajati Sa Kim Na Shacii-Kuca-Kumbha-Tattii-Parirambha-Sukha-[A]nubhavam |
Tava Carannam Sharannam Kara-Vaanni Nata-Amara-Vaanni Nivaasi Shivam
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 19 ||
Tava Vimale[a-I]ndu-Kulam Vadane[a-I]ndu-Malam Sakalam Nanu Kuula-Yate
Kimu Puruhuuta-Purii-Indu Mukhii Sumukhiibhir-Asou Vimukhii-Kriyate |
Mama Tu Matam Shiva-Naama-Dhane Bhavatii Krpayaa Kimuta Kriyate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 20 ||