Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Monday, 16 April 2018

Sri Shodashi Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Thripura who is one of Dhashamahavidhya, she is  Shodashi who is personified as sixteen year old girl, she is the mother of the Universe and its living beings, she symbolizes sacred syllable of Thrayakshara, she represents three sides, she represents three Veda, she is stunningly gorgeous, she has most attractive face, she is most venerable, she is worshiped with the recitation of Samaveda, she has personified as Sharadha, she represents sounds, ocean, sacred rivers, sky, she is pure, she has slender body, she is virtuous/chaste, devoted wife, she immerses in the meditation of Lord Shiva, she is the prominent member of the family of Lord Shiva, she is beloved consort of Lord Shambu, she has personified as Shambhavi, Saraswathi, and Lakshmi who has initiated while churning the milky ocean for nectar of immortality, she is liberal and easily get pleased, she showers abundance of boons to worshiper, she is worshiped by pious people, she is always surrounded by illustrious Rishis and Sages, she augments happiness in the hearts of pious and righteous people, she is wielded in Khadga, she symbolizes pride, she holds Khadga, Kharpara/skull, weapon , she is void of Shadbhava/six kinds of impurities, she has Shadvarga as assistants, she symbolizes Shadvarga which is Kama/desire, Krodha/anger, lobha/greed, Moha/infatuation, Madha/arrogance and Mathsara/jealousy, she has Veda and Vedanga as six limbs, she represents sixfold, she symbolizes Shodashavarshaki, she represents Rithu, intelligence, sacrificial rite, desire, etc.. she is wielded in powerful weapon like Indira’s thunderbolt, she represents sacred syllables, she is omnipresent, she has no specific form, she eradicates untimely and accidental death, and aging, she has most attractive and delicate physical features, she represents greatest philosophies, she is Thara who safely guide us to cross the unfathomable ocean of Samsara, she symbolizes wisdom and knowledge, she has personified as Kali, Karali, Kameshi, Cchaya, Samjja,  Arundhathi ,  she is not perceivable through senses, she is beyond human intellect,  she has great speed, she is highly enthusiastic, she has pot sized belly, she represents intelligence, she has personified as Balika, she is pure, she imparts pure wisdom and knowledge of self, she has personified Gauri, and Vasundhara, she is highly confidential, she has personified as young maiden of cowherd, she is praised by Gavampathi/Lord Krishna, Lord of cowherds, she symbolizes auspiciousness,  wealth and prosperity, she is attainable through intense devotion and faith, she is attainable through passionate worship, she has personified as Cchinnamastha, and Mahadhoomra who has the luster of smoke, she does not require to follow Dharma, or Karma, event hough she sincerely follows Dharma and Karma in order to become an perfect role model for the living beings, she has personified as Seetha, and Mathangi, she symbolizes intelligence, she killed the demon Madhu, she has personified as Bhairavi, Bhuvana and mother of the deities, she is the safest heaven to worshiper, she is the epitome of beauty, she symbolizes passion, prosperity, happiness, auspiciousness etc.. she has personified as Bagalamukhi, Bala, Rohini, Revathi, and Ramba, she is flawless, she is most desirable, she is worshiped by Ravana, she represents fire sacrifices and Saththvik nature, she has  provided abundance of boons to Indhra, she has the luster of hundreds of moon, she has the radiance of thousands of Adithya, she has Soma, Surya and Agni as eyes, she is attired in the skin of leopard, she is adorned in crescent moon on the magnificent crown, she takes immense pleasure in the consumption of nectar, she symbolizes nectar, she has  most desirable and fascinating eyes.


Om Sri Thripura Shodashi Mathre Thrayakshara | Thrithadha  Thrayai Sundhari  Sumukhi  Sevyayai Nama: ||

Samavedaparayana  Sharadha  Shadhanilayayai Nama: | Sagara  Saridhambara  Shuddha Shuddhathanave ||

Sadhvi Shivadhyanaparayana  Swamini | Shambhuvanitha  Shambhavi  Saraswathi  Samudhramadhani ||

Sheeghragamini Sheeghrasiddhidha  Sadhusevya | Sadhugamya  Sadhusanthushtamanasa Khadgadharini ||

Garva  Khadgagarpparadharini  Shadvargabhavarahitha | Shadvargaparicharika  Shadvarga  Shadanga ||

Shoda Shodashavarshiki Rithuroopa  Krathumathi |Ribhukshakrathu Manditha  Kavargadhipavargantha ||

Anthastha  Antharoopini Akarakararahitha | Kalamrithyujarapaha  Thanvi Thaththveshvari ||

Thara Thrivarsha  Gnanaroopini Kali Karali | Kameshi Cchaya  Samjjya  Arundhathi  Nirvikalpa ||

Mahavega  Mahothsaha  Mahodhari Mahamedha Balaka | Vimala  Vimalajjyanadhayini  Gauri Vasundhara ||

Gopthri Gavampathinishevitha  Bhaganga Bhagaroopini | Bhakthiparayana  Bhavaparayana  Cchinnamastha Mahadhooma ||

Dhoomravibhooshana  Dharmakarmadhirahitha |Dharmakarmaparayana  Seetha  Mathangi  Medha  Madhudhaithyavinashini ||

Bhairavi Bhuvana  Mathre  Abhayadhayini | Bhavasundhari  Bhavuka  Bagala Krithya  Bala Thripurasundhari ||

Rohini Revathi Ramya Ramba  Ravanavandhitha | Shathayajjamayi Saththva  Shathakrathu Varapradha ||

Shathachandhranana Devi  Shasradhithya Sannibha | Somanayana  Sooryagninayana  Vyaghracharmambaravritha |Ardhendhudharini  Devi Maththa  Madhira Madhirekshana ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||