Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Friday, 30 September 2016

Sri Durgashtakam –Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before  Supreme Goddess Durga who is worshiped by Lord Ganesha/Omkara, Guru and all the  deities, she is the destroyer of miseries and sorrows in the world of Samsara I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who is the symbol of Hremkara and dwells in the middle of the sacred hymns of Hreemkara, she is the provider of abundance of pieties to her devotees whoever recites the Hreemkara hymns with utmost devotion, she is the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Skandha, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who represents ‘Dhum’ Beejamanthra, she is the remover of miseries of her passionate devotees, she find immense joy in slaying haughty demons, she is the daughter of Devi Mena, she is the darling of Madhananthakari/Lord Shiva, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who dwells in the highest of mountain peaks, her lotus feet is venerated by the distressed people, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who has the brilliance of Lord Surya and the luster of moon, she is the provider of various supernatural powers, she is the provider of liberation from the repeated births, she is worshiped by ardent devotees and provider of abundance of boons to her passionate devotees, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Durga who is the slayer of demons Shumbha and Nishumba for the welfare of all the living beings, at the appeal of the deities and pleased Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu,  Lord Shiva, and Rishis, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Durga to eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Sri Durga who is the Goddess of the Universe/Bhuvanaikanatha, I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is the symbol of compassion, Oh! Shive, kindly fulfils all our desires and eradicate our sorrows and grief.  I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Sri Durga who is worshiped by deities and Manmatha, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to eradicate our grief and sorrows, I shall faithfully recite the above sacred hymns, kindly relieve us from worldly bondage, I shall offer all those errors while reciting the glorious verses to Goddess Sri Bhavani.


Whoever reads or listens to the above verses of Durgashtakam and venerates Goddess Sri Durga with utmost faith and devotion would be relieved from all the perils and attains Purushartha Siddhi/Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.


Omkara Vignadhipathim Pranamya | Guruscha Sarvan Sakalam Pranamya |
Samsara Dhukkaugha Vinashanaya | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Hreemkara Manthrarnnava Madhyastham | Hreemkara Manthraika Phalapradhathrim |
Ganadhipa Skandha Kumrayuktham | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Dhum Beejamanthram Dhurithamayagnim | Durgasura Dhvamsana Thushta Chiththam |
Menakumarim Madhanari Kantham | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Durga Giro Moordhni Krithadhivasam | Dhukkathurai: Poojitha Padhapadmam |
Shushrum Swaputhra Dhvaya Dharakanam | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Gayathri Siddhasya Vimukthi Dhathrim | Bhakthair Upasyam Sakalartha Dhathrim |
Raviprabham Chandrakalavathamsam | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Yair Bhrama Vishneesha Muneendhra Sanghai: | Shumbhe Nishumbe Nihathe Thadhaneem |
Sharmapradham Sarvjanai : Prathushtam | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Namo Namasthe Bhuvanaika Nathe |  Namo Namasthe Karunardhra Chiththe |
Manorahan Pooraya Namashive Thavam | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Manmathareeshani Mamarivargam | Vinashayaswashu Vidhehi Na: Shrim |
Natham Thvamevasyahamasmi Devi | Dhukkarththi Hanthrim Pranamami Durgam ||

Manthraksharair Ashtabhir Yuktha Padhyai: | Sthuthva Bhavaneem Bhava Bandha Mukthyai |
Nyunathiriktham Yadhi Shasthra Bhangam | Sarvam Bhavanyaischa Samarppayami ||

Durgashtakam Dhukkaharam Sadha Ye | Padanthi Shrunvanthi Namanthi Thesham |

Apath Vinasham Purusharththa Siddhim | Kurushva Matha: Kripaya Namasthe ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Durga Chandhrakalasthuthi by Sri Ayyappa Dheekshithar – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga who is eulogized by Veda, Lord Hari and Lord Bhrama, and Lord Vishnu, she is enthusiastically dwells on the highest peak of Mount Vindhya, she is the darling of Lord Hara, she is the annihilator of demons who are the enemies of deities.  Oh! Vishweshwari, who is compassionate, personified at the appeal of Lord Bhrama for the destruction of demons Madhu and Kaidabha, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to bless us with your eternal presence and save us from all the perils.  Oh! Matha, who is incarnated with immense valor for the smooth functioning of the Universe, wielded in various weapons for the destruction of demon Mahisha,  I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to bless us with your eternal presence.  Oh! Narayani, who is the daughter of Mount Himavan incarnated for the destruction of demons Shumbha and Nishumba, she has intense luster and she has the complexion of blue lily and she has beautiful limbs resembles to Kalpatharu creepers,  I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to bless us with your eternal presence.    I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga who is the consort of Lord Shiva, she is venerated by Veda, Lord Bhrama, Rishis, Sages and deities, and she is incarnated as Goddess Narayani for the smooth functioning of the Universe and killed the demon Mahisha.  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga who is incarnated for the annihilation of demons, and protected the Universe from troubles; she is the mother of the Universe who is eulogized by sacred scriptures. I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga who incarnated in various forms during the difficult hours of extreme famine and troubles caused by Vaiprachith and Shumbha, in order to protect the Universe, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to protect us from all the perils.   I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Adi Shakthi, who is venerated by the deities, sacred scriptures and Lord Bhrama, she has various incarnations and personifies at her own will.  Oh! Amba, who incarnated with immense valor to kill the son of demon Mahishmathi and Ruru, I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to protect us.  I shall meditate upon the glorious myths of Goddess Sri Durga, whoever venerates and writes the glories of Goddess Sri Durga would cross all kinds of perils and miseries effortlessly, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Goddess Sri Durga who is the consort of Lord Shiva, veneration and recitation of her glories would please the deities, Lord Bhrama , Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva,  eventually the worshiper would be blessed with righteousness.   I shall surrender to the lotus feet of Goddess Sri Durga who is the Goddess of the Universe, she is omnipresent/Sarvajagath Savithri, she protects the distressed people who lost in the woods, and people drowned in the water,  I shall surrender to the lotus feet of Goddess Bhavani, I shall worship Goddess Sri Durga who is the mother of the Universe and its living beings, she is the destroyer of worldly bondage and fear of death, miseries and sorrows.  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga, who released herself from the ties of serpent arrows of Banasura, she thrashed the pride of Banasura and pleased at the devotion of son of Pradhyumna.  I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Sri Durga to provide us all the auspiciousness.  I shall surrender to the lotus feet of Goddess Sri Durga, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, she is worshiped by Goddess Rukmini who mistook the sinful son of Sage Pulasthya was reborn, she was terrified and prays to Goddess Sri Durga, Oh! Devi, meditation at your lotus feet provides abundance of pieties and goodness, even the cow herds of Vrajamandal earned Lord Achyutha with their sincere devotion and worship; kindly bless us with your eternal presence.   I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Durga, Oh! Janani who is raised from the sky, whoever reads or listens to the glorious verses of  Chandrakala Sthuthi during the hours of dawn or dusk would be relieved from all kinds of perils and miseries.



Vedo Harishwara Sthuthyam Vihathreem Vindhya Bhoodhare | Hara Praneshwarim Vandhe Hanthrim Vibudha Vidhvisham ||

Abhyarthanena Saraseeruha Sambhavasya | Thyakthodhitha Bhagavadhakshipi Dhanaleelam |
Vishweshwari Vipadhapagamne Purasthath | Matha Mamastu Madhu Kaidabhayor Nihanthri ||

Prang Nirjjareshu Nihithair Nija Shakthileshai: | Yeki Bhavadhbhithadh Akhila Loka Gupthai |
Sampanna Shathranikara Cha Thadhayudhasthai | Matha Mamasthu Mahishantha Kari Purasthath ||

Praleya Shaila Thanaya Thanukanthi Sampath | Koshodhitha Kuvalaya Cchavi Charudheha |
Narayani Namadhabheepsitha Kalpavalli | Supreethimavahathu Shumbha Nishumbha Hanthri ||

Vishweshwareethi Mahishanthakareethi Yasya: | Narayanithyapi Cha Namabirangithani |
Sookthani Pankajabhuva Cha Surarshibhischa | Dhrushtani Pavaka Mukhaischa Shivam Bhaje Tham ||

Uthpaththi Dhaithya Hanana Sthavanathmakani | Samrakshakanya Akhila Bhoothahithaya Yasya: |
Sookthanyashesha Nigamanthavidha: Padanthi Tham Vishwamatharamajasram Abheeshtaveemi ||

Ye Vaiprachiththa Punaruththathitha Shumbhamukhyai: | Dhurbhiksha Ghora Samayena Cha Karithasu |
Avishkrithasthri Jagadharththishu Roopabedha: Thairambika Samabhirakshathu Mam Vipadhbya: ||

Sooktham Yadheeyam Aravindha Bhavadhi Dhrushtam | Avarththya Devyanu Padham Suradha Samadhi: |
Dhvavapyavavapathur Abheeshtam Ananyalabhyam | Thamadhi Deva Tharuneem Pranamami Devim ||

Mahishmathi Thanubhavam Cha Rurum Cha Hanthum | Avishkrithai: Nija Rasadh Avathara Bhedhai: |
Ashta Dhasha Hathana Vahatha Kodi Sanghyai : Amba Sadha Samabirakshathu Mam Vipadhbhya: ||

Yethath Charithram Akhilam Likhitham Hi Yasya: | Sampoojitham Sadhana Yeva Niveshitham Va |
Durgam Cha Tharayathi Dhustharam Apyshesham | Shreya: Prayacchathi Cha Sarvam Umam Bhaje Tham ||

Yath Poojana Sthuthi Namaskrithibhir Bhavanthi | Preetha: Pithamaha Ramesha Harasrayopi |
Thesham Api Swaka Gunair Dhadhatheem Vapumshi | Thameeshwarasya Tharuneem Sharanam Prapadhye ||

Kanthara Madhya Dhruda Lagnathayavasanna | Magnascha Varidhi Jale Ripubhischa Ruddha: | Yasya: Prapadhya Charanau Vipadhastharanthi | Sa Mey Sadhasthu Hridhi Sarva Jagath Savithri ||

Bandhdhe Vadhe Mahathi Mrithyu Bhaye Prasakthe | Viththakshaye Cha Vividhe Cha Mahopathape |
Yath Padha Poojanam Iha Prathikara Mahu: | Sa  Me Samastha Janani Sharanam Bhavani ||

Banasura Prahitha Pannaga Bandha Moksha: | Thadh Bahu Dharppa Dhalanadhushaya Cha Yoga: |
Pradhyumnina Dhruthamalabhyatha Yath Prasadhath | Sa Me Shiva Sakalamapya Shubham Kshinothu ||

Papa: Pulasthu Thanaya: Punarudhdhitho Mam | Adhyapi Harthu Mayamagatha Ithyudheetham |
Yath Sevanena Bhayam Indhiraya Vadhootham | Thamadhi Deva Tharuneem Sharanam Gathosmi ||

Yadh Dhyanajam Sugam Avapyam Anantha Punyai: | Sakshath Thama Achyutha Parigrahamashva Vapu: |
Gopangana: Kila Yadharcchana Punya Mathrath | Sa Me Sadha Bhagavathi Bhavathu Prasanna ||

Rathrim Prapadhye Ithi Manthravidha: Prapannan | Udhbodhya Mrithyavadhimanya Phalai: Pralobhya |
Buddhva Cha Thadhvi Mukhatham Prathanam Nayanthim Akashamadhi Jananeem Jagatham Bhaje Tham ||

Dhesha Kaleshu Dhushteshu Durga Chandrakala Sthuthi: | Sandhyayor Anusandheya Sarva Papath Vinivriththaye ||


|| Ithi Sri Ayyappa Dheekshitha Virachitha Sri Durga Chandrakala Sthuthi: Samaptham ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Duraga ‘Dha’ kara Dhvamthrishan Namamala – lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









I shall meditate upon supreme Goddess Sri Durga who eradicates worldly bondages and remove all the perils of her passionate devotees, she removes all the obstacles and helps to achieve fruitfulness in the life of her ardent devotees, she is the destroyer of sorrows and grief in their life.   I shall meditate upon supreme Goddess Sri Durga who prosper the life of distressed people, she eradicates all the difficulties and threat in their life, she removes the darkness of  ignorance in the life of her passionate devotees, she is the annihilator of demons, she removes all kinds of miseries in the Universe, she dwells as soul in all the living beings, she guides her passionate devotees to lead a righteous life, she removes wickedness in them, she remains safest shelter for the virtuous people who are surrendered at her lotus feet.  I shall meditate upon supreme Goddess Sri Durga who is the provider of Purushartha/Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, she has supreme brilliance, she removes ignorance and worldly desires of her passionate devotees, she is the destroyer of demons, she is wielded in various vicious weapons, and she has colossal form and ferocious look.


Whoever reads or listens to the above sacred verses of Sri Durga ‘Dha’ kara Dhvathrishan Namamala would be relieved from all kinds of fears.


Durga Durga Arththi Shamani Durga Apadhnivarini | Durgamacchedhini Durga Sadhini Durga Nashini ||

Durgathodhdharini Durganihanthri Durgamapaha | Durgamajjanadha Durga Dhithyaloka Dhavanala ||

Durgama Durgamaloka Durgamathma Swaroopini | Durgamarga Pradha Durgamavidhya Durgamashritha ||

Durgamajjana Samsthana Durgamadhyana Basini | Durgamoha Durgamaga Durgamartha Swaroopini ||

Durgamasura Samhanthri Durgamayudha Dharini | Durgamangi Durgamatha Durgamya Durgameshwari ||

Durgabheema Durgabhama Durgadha Durgadharini ||

Namavalimimam Yasthu Durgaya Mama Manava : | Padethu Sarva Bhayanmuktho Bhavishyathi Na Samshaya: ||

|| Ithi Sri Durga “Dha’ kara Dhvathrishan Namamala Samaptha: ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sri Durga Sapthasloki – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









Lord Shiva speaks “ Oh! Devi, you are the cause for all the actions, kindly describe how to achieve devotion at your lotus feet in order to achieve good result from all the actions in this era of Kali.”


Devi replied “ Oh! Deva, kindly listen to me, with all my love to you I shall narrate you the glorious hymns of Goddess Amba which is capable to fulfill all the desires of the devotees in the era of Kali”


Duraga Sapthasloki is a sacred hymn by Narayana Rishi, it has Anushtup as Chandhass, it eulogizes the glories of prime deities Goddess Sri Mahakali, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and Goddess Sri Mahasaraswathi, it is recited to please Goddess Sri Durga.


Even the intellectuals becomes the victim to the great illusionist Mahamaya,  whoever venerates Goddess Sri Durga would be relieved from all kinds of fears, they remains peaceful and attain all the auspiciousness, she is the remover of poverty, miseries, and fears.  She is compassionate to her ardent devotees, I shall prostrate before Goddess Gauri who is personified as Narayani/consort of Narayana, she is Shivaa/consort of Lord Shiva, she showers all kinds of richness to her passionate devotees who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she is the safe haven to distressed people, and she has three eyes/Thrayambika.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Narayani who is the safest shelter for the distressed people who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she is the remover of sorrows and miseries.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Durga who has various incarnations, she is omnipresent, she is powerful, and she eradicates fears in her devotees.  Oh! Devi, Oh! Akhileshwari/Goddess of the Universe, kindly eradicate all the evil spirits in our lives and destroy our enemies, kindly protect us from all kinds of illnesses, kindly fulfills all our desires, I have no other shelter I shall  completely surrender to your lotus feet.


Shiva Uvacha –
Devi Thvam Bhakthi Sulabhe Sarva Karya Vidhayini | Kalau Hi Karya Sidhdhyartham Upayam Bhroohi Yathnatha: ||

Devyu Uvacha –

Shrunu Deva Pravakshyami Kalau Sarveshta Sadhanam | Maya Thavaiva Snehenapya Ambasthuthi: Prakashyathe ||

| Om Asya Sri Durga Spatha Sloki Manthrasya Narayana Rishi: Anushtup Chandha: Sri Mahakali Mahalakshmi Mahasaraswathyo Devatha: Sri Durga Preethyarththam Saptha Sloki Durga Pade Viniyoga: ||

Om Gnananimam Api Chethamsi Devi Bhagavathi Hi Sa | Baladha Krishya Mohaya Mahamaya Prayacchathi ||

Durge Smritha Harasi Bheethim Ashesha Jantho: Swasthai: Smritha Mathimatheeva Shubham Dhadhasi ||
Dharidhrya Dukka Bhayaharini Ka Thvadhanya | Sarvopakara Karanaya Sadhardhra Chiththa ||

Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadhike | Sharanye Thryambake Gauri Narayani Namosthuthe ||

Sharanagatha Dheenarththa Parithrana Parayane | Sarva Syarththihare Devi Narayani Namosthuthe ||

Sarva Swaroope Sarveshe Sarvashakthi Samanvithe | Bhayebhyasthrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe ||

Sarvabadha Prashamanam Thrailokhyasya Akhileshwari | Yevam Meva Thvaya Karyam Asmadh Vairi Vinashanam ||

Rogan Asheshan Apahamsi Thushta | Rushta Thu Kaman Sakalan Abheeshtan |
Thvam Ashrithanam Na Vipannaranam | Thvamashritha Hyashrayatham Prayanthi ||

|| Ithi Sri Durga Sapthasloki Sampoornam ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||


Sri Durga Ashtothara Shathanama Sthothram by Goddess Sri Saraswathi – Lyrcis and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











The supreme Goddess Sri Durga is personified as Sriruma and Bharathi/who is the  cause of the Universe, she is Badhra/auspicious, she is Sharvani/ who is embodied as Universe and its living beings, she is Vijaya/victorious and Jaya/who is the symbol of success, she is personified as Vani/ Goddess Saraswathi, she is Sarvagatha/omnipresent, she is personified as Gauri/she has fair complexion, she is Varahi/female force of Lord Varaha, she is Kamalapriya/fond of lotus flowers.  She is personified as Goddess sri Saraswathi and Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi/Kamala, she is Maya who is great illusionist, she is Mathangi/daughter of Sage Mathanga, she is Shakambari, she is Shivaa/consort of Lord Shiva, she is Chandi/fierce form of Durga, she is Kundali/dwells in the Sri Chakra, she is Vaishnavi/female force of Lord Vishnu, she is Kriya/action and cause, she is Aindhri/Indrani female force of Indhra, she is the mother of the Universe and its living beings, she is Madhumathi, she is Girija/daughter of Mount Himavan, she is most beautiful and she is Ambika, she is Thara, she is Padmavathi/who dwells in the lotus flower, she has swan as celestial vehicle, she is the sister of Lord Padmanabha, she is Aparna/who follows strict austerities, she is timid, she is the symbol of Earth, she is youthful, she has peacock as her celestial vehicle/Shikhivahana, she is Shambhavi and she has attractive physical features, she is friendly/Maithri, she has three eyes/Thrinethri, she is the symbol of the Universe, she is Arya/honorable, she is Mridani/consort of Mrida/Lord Shiva, she is Hreemkari/she is the symbol of sacred hymn ‘Hree’, she has fierce form and miniscule form as well, she is beyond description, she has supreme brilliance, she represents all colors, she is the darling of Lord Hara/Harapriya, she is personified as Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, she is the symbol and provider of supernatural powers to her ardent devotees/Mahasiddhi, she is Swadha and Swaha, she is Manonmani/who has lustrous features that entice the whole Universe, she is the controller of three worlds, she represent dawn, noon and dusk, she is the destroyer of the demons of Thripura, she is personified as Thrishakthi/Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi, she is Durga and Bhrami/female force of Lord Bhrama, she dwells in three worlds, she is highly confidential/not easily attainable, she has three colors and dwells in three Swaras, she has Thrigunas/Sathvik,Rajass and Thamass, she is absolute Truth, she is free from changes/Nirvikalpa, she is unblemished/Niranjana, she has the symbol of colossal fire, she is Malini, she is Kamakshi, she entice the whole Universe, she has supreme brilliance, she represents compassion and she is chivalrous,  she is bashful/Salajja, she is Kulaja/born in superior clan, she finds immense joy in the amours sport with her consort and has the loveliness superior to Lord Manmadha/Madhanasundari, she is Vageeshwari, she is Vishalakshi, Mahakali and Maheshwari as well, she represents moon, she is adorned in crescent moon, she is Bhairavi and she is Bhuvaneshwari/Goddess of the Universe, she is the symbol of eternal bliss, truth and wisdom, she is the destroyer of Thamoguna in her devotees/Thamopaha, she is the darling of Lord Maheshwara/Maheshwarapriyakari and she is Goddess Sri Mahathripura Sundari.



Sriruma Bharathi Bhadhra Sharvani Vijaya Jaya | Vani Sarvagatha Gauri Varahi Kamalapriya ||

Saraswathi Cha Kamala Maya Mathangyajapara | Shakambari Shivaa Chandi Kundali Vaishnavi Kriya ||

Aindhri Matha Madhumathi Girija Subhagambika | Thara Padmavathi Hamsa Padmanabha Sahodhari ||

Aparnna Lajjitha Dhathri Kumari Shikhivahana | shambhavi Sumukhi Maithri Thrinethra Vishwaroopini ||

Arya Mridani Hreemkari Krodhini Sudhinachala | Sookshma Parathpara Shobha Sarvavarnna Harapriya ||

Mahalakshmir Mahasiddhi: Swadha Swaha Manonmani | Thriloka Palini Adbhutha Thrisandhya Thripuranthaka ||

Thrishakthi Sthripadha Durga Bhrami Thrailokhyavasini | Pushkarathrisutha Gooda Thrivarnna Thriswarathmika ||

Thriguna Nirguna Sathya Nirvikalpa Niranjana | Jwalini Malini Charcha Kravyadhopa Nibharhini ||

Kamakshi Kamini Kanthi: Kamadha Kalahamsini |Salajja Kulaja Prajja Prabha Madhanasundari ||

Vageeshwari Vishalakshi Mahakali Maheshwari | Chandra Chandrakalachooda Bhairavi Bhuvaneshwari ||

Nithya Anandhathma Vibhava Sathyajjana Thamopaha | Maheshwara Priyakari Mahathripura Sundari ||



|| Sri Vaninuthacharithra Sri Durga Parameshwari ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Durga Sthuthi: by King Yudhishtira – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









This is one of the wonderful verses praising the glories of Goddess Sri Durga by King Yudhishtira after the arrival in the marvelous city of Virat.  The supreme Goddess Sri Durga who is the safe haven of her passionate devotees, she is instigated from the womb of Yasodha at the will of Lord Narayana, she is born in the clan of Nandagopa, and she is the provider of all the auspiciousness and protector of the clan.  She destroyed the   pride of Kamsa and she is the annihilator of demons; she rose to the sky when she was whipped to the stone.  She is the sister of Vasudeva and she is decked in various precious ornaments and flower garlands, she is wielded in Gadga and Gedaka, she is personified for reducing the burden of earth, she provides piousness to people who always meditate upon Lord Shiva, she eradicates all the sins of her devotees like a cow protected from swamp. King Yudhishtira eulogized the glories of Goddess Sri Durga with various sacred hymns.


“I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is the provider of various boons to her passionate devotees, she has dark complexion, she is youthful and follows strict austerities, she has the radiance of Lord Surya in the hours of early morning, and she has the luster of full moon.  She has four hands and four faces, she has attractive limbs, she is decked in feathers of peacock as ornaments, she dwells in Padma/lotus flower, she is the consort of Lord Narayana, she is unblemished and follows strict austerities, she has the complexion of dark clouds and has the resemblance to Sankarshana, she is wielded in Pasham, bow, wheel and various weapons, she is unblemished on Earth, she carries lotus flower and bells, she is decked in magnificent earrings that multiplies her beauty, her face has the luster of moon, she is decorated in magnificent crown on her beautiful long hair locks, her beautiful thin waste is decked in marvelous waist belt resembles to Mount Mandhara tied with the serpent, she has majestic look and manifested as young maiden to sanctify the three worlds, she is  eulogized and worshiped by Trinities, she has personified as Mahishasura Mardhini in order to protect the three worlds, she is ever pleasing and she is superior among the deities, Oh! Shivaa/consort of Lord Shiva, kindly showers your mercy on us.  Victory to Goddess Vijaya, who is the symbol of triumph, kindly provide us victory in all endeavors and provide us various boons, she dwells in the highest peak of Mount Vindhya, she is the provider of various boons to her passionate devotees who are surrendered at her lotus feet, she is personified to reduce the burden of Earth, whoever worship Goddess Sri Durga in the early hours of morning and prostrate before her would remain blessed with children and wealth.   Whoever meditates upon Goddess Sri Durga would be relieved from mountain sized miseries and sorrows, they would be protected from unfathomable sea and wilderness of the woods as well, you are the safest haven for the people while crossing the ocean or woods, Oh! Devi, you are the symbol of fame, wealth, Siddhis, wisdom and intellect, Oh! Devi, you represent dawn, dusk, state of sleep, brightness, radiance, patience and mercy.  Whoever venerates Goddess Sri Durga would be relieved from worldly bondages, desires, accidental death of offspring, destruction of wealth, severe illnesses, untimely death, fear etc…  Oh! Padmapathrakshi/Goddess who has the eyes resembles to lotus flower,  Oh! Bhakthavathsale/compassionate to her fervent devotees, I shall completely surrender to your lotus feet”.  In this way,  Pandava eulogized the glories of Goddess Sri Durga and she appeared before King Yudhishtira.


Goddess Druga spoke “ Oh! Rajan , Oh! Prabho, listen to me carefully, you will have all the success in future, Earth is relieved from the burden of Kauravas, Oh! Rajan, you will live a happy, healthy and prosperous life with your brothers.  Whoever reads or listen to these glorious verses without any pretense would be blessed with Kingdom, long life and children.  Whoever reads or listen to these sacred verses would be protected from the troubles of all the external territories, cities, wilderness of woods, unfathomable ocean and mountains, whoever remembers my glories would be blessed with my immediate presence.  Whoever reads or listens to the above sacred verses would attain success in all the endeavors.”


Virata Nagaram Ramyam Gacchamano Yudhishtira: | Asthuvan Manasa Devim Durgam Thribhuvaneshwarim ||

Yasodha Garbha Sambhootham Narayana Varapriyam | Nandagopakule Jatham Mangalyam Kulavardhineem ||

Kamsa Vidhravanakarim Asuranam Kshayangarim | Shilathada Vinikshiptham Akasham Prathi Gamineem ||

Vasudevasya Bhagineem Divyamalya Vibhooshitham | Divyambaradharam Devi Gadga Gedaka Dharineem ||

Bharavatharane Punye Ye Smaranthi Sadhashivam | Than Vai Tharayathe Papath Pange Gamiva Dhurbalam ||

Sthothum Prachakrame Bhooyo Vividhai: Sthothra Sambhavai: | Amanthrya Dharshanakamshi Raja Devim Sahanuja: ||

Namosthu Varade Krishne Kumari Bhramacharini | Balarka Sadhrushakare Poorna Chandranibhanane ||

Chathurbhuje Chathurvakthre Peenashroni Payodhare | Mayoora Picchavalaye Keyoorangadha Dharini ||

Bhasi Devi Yadha Padma Narayana Parigraha: |Swaroopam Bhramacharyam Cha Vishadham Thava Gechari ||

Krishnaccha Visama Krishna Samkarshana Samanana | Bhibhrathi Vipulau Bahu Shakra Dhvaja Samucchrayau ||

Pathri Cha Pankajee Gandi Sthri Vishuddha Cha Ya Bhuvi | Pasham Dhanur Mahachakram Vividhanyayudhani Cha ||

Kundalabhyam Supoornabhyam Karnnabhyam Cha Vibhooshitha | Chandhra Vispardhina Devi Mukhena Thvam Virajase ||

Mukudena Vichithrena Keshabandhena Shobhina | Bhujanga Bhogavasena Shroni Soothrena Rajatha ||

Vibhrajase Chabandhena Bhoganeveha Mandhara: | Dhvajena Shikhi Picchanam Ucchrithena Virajase ||

Kaumaram Vrathamasthaya Thridhivam Pavitham Thvaya | Thena Thvam Sthooyase Devi Thridhashai: Poojyasepi Cha ||

Thrailokhya Rakshanarthaya Mahishasura Nashini | Prasanna Mey Surashreshte Dhayam Kuru Shiva Bhava ||

Jaya Thvam Vijaya Chaiva Samgrame Cha Jayapradha | Mamapi Vijayam Dhehi Varadha Thvam Cha Sampratham ||

Vindhye Chaiva Nagashreshte Thava Sthanam Hi Shashvatham | Krithanuyathra Bhoothaisthvam Varadha Kamacharini ||

Dharavathare Ye Cha Thvam Samsmarishyanthi Manava: | Pranamanthi Cha Ye Thvam Hi Prabhathe Thu Nara Bhuvi | Na Thesham Dhurllabham Kinchith Puthratho Dhanathopi Va ||

Durgath Tharayase Durge Thathvam Durga Smritha Janai: Kanthareshva Vasannanam Magnanam Cha Maharnnave | Dhasyubhirva Nirundhdhanam Thvam Gathi:  Parama Nrunam ||

Jalapratharane Chaiva Kanthareshvadaveeshu Cha | Ye Smaranthi Mahadevi Na Cha Seedhanthi The Nara: ||

Thvam Keerthi: Shrirdhruthi: Siddhi: Hrividhya Santhathirmathi: | Sandhya Rathri: Prabhanidhra Jyothsana Kanthi: Kshamadhaya ||

Nrunam Cha Bandhanam Moham Puthranasham Dhanakshayam | Vyadhim Mrithyum Bhayam Chaiva Poojitha Nashayishyasi ||

Thrahi Mama Padma Pathrakshi Sathye Sathya Bhavaswana: | Sharanam Bhava Me Durge Sharanye Bhakthavathsale ||

Yevam Sthutha Hi Sa Devi Dharshayamasa Pandavam | Upagamya Thu Rajanam Idham Vachanam Abraveeth ||

Devya Uvacha –
Shrunu Rajan Mahabaho Madheeyam Vachanam Prabho | Bhavishyathyachira Deva Samgrame Vijayasthava ||

Mama Prasadhath Nirjjithya Hathva Kaurava Vahineem | Rajyam Nishkandakam Krithva Mokshasye Medhineem Puna: ||

Bhrathrubhi: Sahitho Rajan Preethim Prapyasi  Pushkalam | Math Prasadhath Cha the Saukhyam Arogyam Cha Bhavishyathi ||

Ye Cha Samkeerthayirshyanthi Loke Vigatha Kalmasha: | Thesham Thushta Pradhasyami Rajya Mayur Vapu: Sutham ||

Pravase Nagare Vapi Samgrame Shathru Sangade | Adavyam Durga Kanthare Sagare Gahane Girau ||

Ye Smarishyanthi Mam  Rajan Yadhaham Bhavatha Smritha | Na Thesham Dhurllabham Kinchith Asmin Loke Bhavishyathi ||


Idham Sthothravaram Bhakthya Shrunuyadhva Padetha Va | Thasya Sarvani Karyani Siddhim Yasyanthi Bhoothale ||

|| Ithi Sri Mahabharathe Virata Parvani Sri Durga Sthothram ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Vamshavruddhikaram Durga Kavacham by Lord Surya – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











Lord Shani spoke to Lord Gnana Bhaskara/Surya “Oh! Bhgavan, Oh! Devadevesha, Oh! Jagathprabho, kindly narrate to your devoted disciple about the armor of Goddess Sri Durga which protects the kinfolk and helps the family to grow.”


Lord Surya replied “ Oh! Puthra, listen to me carefully about the auspicious armor which protects the family and the growth of offspring, and protection of the fetus while in the womb.  It provides offspring to childless women, it provides more than one child as desired, it protects the fetus of woman and results in the birth of lively child, it protects the mother as well the new born.  It is an auspicious armor blesses the young woman to attain fertility and effortless delivery, it provides the childless couple with male and female child.  It protects from the evil effects of spirits or Kali or changes in the planetary positions or sins committed to deities or enemies, all kinds of evil effects would burn into ashes with this armor, all the illnesses will be cured and all the homes will be blessed with virtuous offspring’s.”  


“Let the East/Poorvam remains protected by Goddess Varahi,  let the Southeast/Agneya remains protected by Goddess Ambika, Let the South /Dhakshine remains protected by Goddess Chandika, let the Southwest/Nairrithya remains protected by Goddess who rides on swan, Let the West/Paschime remains protected by Goddess Varahi, let the Northwest/Vayavyam remains protected by Goddess Maheshwari,  Let the North/Uththare remains protected by Goddess Vaishnavi, and the Northeast/Eshanya remains protects by Goddess Simhavahini.  Let the overhead facing the sky/Urdhvam remains protected by Goddess Sharadha and let the underneath/ Adho remains protected by Goddess Parvathi.  Let Goddess Sri Shakambari protects my head, let Goddess Bhairavi protects my face, let Goddess Chamunda protects my neck,  let Goddess Shivaa protects my heart, let Goddess Eshani protects my arms, let Goddess Kalika protects my stomach areas and navel, let Goddess Aparnna protects my stomach, let Goddess Shivapriya protects my waist areas, let Goddess Kaumari protects my thighs, let Goddess Jaya protects my knees, let Goddess Bhramani and Goddess Parameshwari protects my ankle and feet respectively, all my bodyparts always remains protected by Goddess Sri Durga who is the destroyer of miseries and sorrows.”


“ Oh! Devi, Oh! Mahadevi, I shall always prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga, kindly provide us virtuous offspring and protect the fetus while in the womb.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is personified as Goddess Mahakali, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and Goddess Sri Mahasaraswathi, I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is the destroyer of miseries and sorrows, kindly bless us with the virtuous offspring. I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga, kindly eradicate childlessness and death of fetus in mother’s womb, kindly protect the fetus while in the mother’s womb, and kindly remove all the evil effects from in and out of the family due to the performance or non performance of certain acts, let all my body parts remains protected, kindly protect the pregnant women and growth of her fetus, let all kinds of evil effects remain void, whoever/  childless woman faithfully listens or reads these sacred verse for seven weeks and follow austerities would be blessed with virtuous offspring, it removes the unknown fears during the pregnancy period and it protects the fetus from malfunction,  whoever reads or listen to these glorious verses at the hours of dusk would protect the pregnant woman and  relieve from all the evil effects.  Whoever/pregnant woman reads or listen to the above verses with utmost devotion during the period of pregnancy and wears the sacred around the waist would be blessed with a virtuous offspring with the glories superior to Lord Indra.  The above sacred verses are highly confidential introduced by the preceptor, whoever reads or listen to the above verses faithfully would be protected from the mishap in the family.”



Shanaischara Uvacha –
Bhgavan Devadevesha Kripaya Thvam Jagathprabho | Vamshakhya Kavacham Bhruhi Mahyam Shishyaya They Anagha | Yasya Prabhavath Devesha Vamsha Vruddhirhi Jayathe ||

Soorya Uvacha –
Shrunu Puthra Pravakshyami Vamshakhyam Kavacham Shubham | Santhana Vruddhiryath Padath Garbharaksha Sadha Nrunam ||

Vandhyapi Labhathe Puthram KakaVandhya Suthairyutha | Mrithavathsa Sa Puthra Syath Sravadh Garbha Sthirapraja ||

Apushpa Pushpinee Yasya Dharanaccha Sukhaprasoo: | Kanya Praja Puthrini Syath Yethath Sthothra Prabhavatha: ||

Bhootha Prethahija Badha Ya Badha Kalidhoshaja | Grahabadha Devabadha Badha Shathrukritha Cha Ya ||

Bhasmi Bhavanthi Sarvastha: Kavachasya Prabhavatha : | Sarve Roga: Vinashyanthi Sarve Bala Gruhascha Ye ||

Poorve Rakshathu Varahi Chagneyam Ambika Swayam | Dhakshine Chandika Raksheth Nairrithyamshava Vahini ||

Varahi Paschime Raksheth Vayavyam Cha Maheshwari | Uththare Vaishnavi Raksheth Aishanyam Simhavahinee ||

Urdhdhvam Thu Sharadha Raksheth  Aho Rakshathu Parvathi | Shakambari Shiro Raksheth Mukham Rakshathu Bhairavi ||

Kandam Rakshathu Chamunda Hrudhayam Rakshatha Shivaa | Eshani Cha Bhujau Raksheth Kukshim Nabhim Cha Kalika ||

Aparnna Hyudharam Raksheth Kadim Basthim Shivapriya | Ooru Rakshathu Kaumari Jaya Janudhvayam Thadha ||

Gulphau Padhau Sadha Raksheth Bhramani Parameshwari | Sarvangani Sadha Raksheth Durga Durgarthi Nashini ||

Namo Devyai Mahadevyai Durgayai Sathatham Nama: | Puthra Saukhyam Dhehi Dhehi Garbha Raksham Kurushva Na: ||

Om Hreem Hreem Hreem | Shreem Shreem Shreem | Aim Aim Aim | Mahakali Malakshmi Mahasaraswathi Roopayai Navakodi Moorthyai Durgayai Nama: | Hreem Hreem Hreem Durgarthi Nashini Santhana Saukhyam Dhehi Dhehi | Vandhyathvam Mrithavathsathvam Cha Hara Hara | Garbharaksham Kuru Kuru | Sakalam Badham Kulajam Bahyajam Kritham Akritham Cha Nashaya Nashaya | Sarvagathrani Raksha Raksha | Garbham Poshaya Poshaya | Sarvopadhravam Shoshaya Shoshaya Swaha ||

Anena Kavachenamgam Sapthavarabhi Manthritham | Rithu Snatha Jalam Peethva Bhaveth Garbhavathi Dhruvam ||

Garbha Patha Bhaye Peethva Dhruda Garbha Prajayathe ||

Anena Kavachenatha Marjjitha Ya Nishagame | Sarva Badha Vinirmuktha Garbhini Syath Na Samshaya : ||

Anena Kavacheneha Granthitham Rakthadhorakam | Kadidheshe Dharayanthi Suputhra Suga Bhaginee | Asootha Puthram Indhrani Jayantham Yath Prabhavatha: ||

Gurupadhishtam  Vamshakhyam Kavacham Thadhidham Sadha | Guhyath Guhyatharam Chedham Na Prakashyam Hi Sarvatha: | Dharanath Padanadhasya Vamshacchedho  Na Jayathe ||


|| Ithi Sri Gnanabhaskare Vamshavruddhikaram Durga Kavacham ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Apadhudhdharaka Sri Durga Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is the safest haven of her devotees who are surrendered at her lotus feet and she is compassionate.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is omnipresent and she is the symbol of the Universe/Vishwaroope,  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Dura whose lotus feet is worshiped by the whole Universe, I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga and I shall earnestly pray to protect us.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who represents the Universe, I shall prostrate before Goddess sri Durga who is the symbol of Mahayogini who follow strict austerities and penances, she is the personification of wisdom, I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who is the symbol of eternal bliss, I shall earnestly pray to protect us.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga, Oh! Devi I am helpless, distressed, afflicted with fear and perils, I am completely chained with worldly matters, I have no haven other than you, therefore kindly protect us.  Oh! Devi, you are the safe haven in the wild forest like Samsara, you are my asylum in the middle of the enemies in the battle field, you are my protective shield in the midst of colossal fire, ocean, external territories and in the royal fields, therefore I shall prostrate before you, kindly protect us.  Oh! Devi, you are beyond description, you are the safest haven for the people who are drowned in the ocean of Samsara brimming with perils, I shall prostrate before you I am helpless without any shelter, kindly protect us.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Chandika who is the slayer of demon Chanda, she is the annihilator of wicked people and enemies, Oh! Devi, I shall prostrate before you, I am helpless without any shelter, kindly protect us.    I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga who dwells as Ida, Pingala and Sushmna in the divine chakra, she is the eternal truth and has perfect control over the senses.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Durga who is personified as Shivaa/consort of Lord Shiva and consort of Bheemanadha as well.  She is embodied as Goddess Saraswathi and Arundhathi, she has various incarnations such as Shachi, Kalarathri, Sathi etc... I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga and earnestly pray to protect us.  She is worshiped by Suras/deities, Siddhas, Vidhyadharas, Sages and Rishis, virtuous people,  and living beings who are afflicted by various tortures of the Kings, illnesses etc…  I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Durga and earnestly pray to protect us.


Whoever reads or listen to the glorious verses of Apadhudhdharaka Sthothram thrice a day or during the hours of dusk would be relieved from miseries and grief, it is doubtless that whoever reads or listens to the above sacred verses with utmost faith devotion would attain the abode of celestials, whoever reads or listens to those verses would be freed from all the sins and ultimately attain liberation from the repeated births.


Namasthe Sharanye Shive Sanukampe | Namasthe Jagath Vyapike Vishwaroope |
Namasthe Jathvandhya Padharavindhe | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Namasthe Jagath Chinthya Manaswaroope | Namasthe Mahayogini Gnanaroope |
Namasthe Namasthe Sadhanandharoope | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Anadhasya Dheenasya Thrishnathurasya | Bhayarththasya Bheethasya Baddhasya Jantho: |
Thvameka Gathirdevi Nistharakarthri | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Aranye Rane Dharune Shathrumadhye | Anale Sagare Pranthare Rajagehe |
Thvameka Gathirdevi Nistharanauka | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Apare Mahadhusthare Athyantha Ghore | Vipath Sagare Majjatham Dhehabhajam ||
Thvameka Gathir Devi Nisthara Hethu: | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Namaschandike Chanda Dhurdhanda Leela | Samuth Ganditha Ganditha Shesha Shathro ||
Thvameka Gathirdevi Nistharabeejam | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Thvamevagha Bhavadhrutha Sathyavadhi | Nyajatha Jithakrodhanai: Krodha Nishta |
Ida Pingala Thvam Sushumna Cha Nadi Namasthe ||

Namo Devi Durge Shive Bheemanadhe | Saraswathyarundhathya Mogha Swaroope |
Vibhoothi: Shachi Kalarathri: Sathi Thvam | Namasthe Jagaththarini Thrahi Durge ||

Sharanamasi Suranam Siddha Vidhyadharanam | Muni Manuja Pashoonam Dhasyubhisthrasithanam |
Nrupathi Grihagathanam Vyadhibhi: Peedithanam | Thvamasi Sharanameka Devi Durge Praseedha ||

Idham Sthothram Maya Proktham Apadhudhara Hethum | Thri Sandhyameka Sandhyam Va Padanath Ghora Sangadath ||

Muchyathe Nathra Sandheho Bhuvi Swarge Rasathale | Sarvam Va Slokamekam Va Ya: Padeth Bhakthiman Sadha ||

Sa Sarvam Dhushkritham Thyakthva Prapnothi Paramam Padham | Padnadhasya Deveshi Kim Na Sidhdhyathi Bhoothale ||

Sthavarajamidham Devi Samkshepath Kathitham Maya ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||