Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Nava Durga Stotra


Nine forms of Durga
(Thought for each of the nine days)

SHAILPUTRI (The Daughter of Mountain) - Day 1
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखरां ।
वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्विनीं ॥
Ma Sailaputri daughter of Himalaya purely,
For achievement of desired, I adore Sailaputri,
Who made crescent-moon as a head-crown truly,
Is seated on an ox, holds a trident, and is glory. [1]

BRAHMACHARINI (Penance Doer) - Day 2
दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलू ।
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा ॥
Ma Brahmacarini with tapa of love gorgeously,
Holding in her hand an aks.mala, a garland of rosary,
And kamandal in Her lotus-hand ever affectionately,
Who is unsurpassed - be gracious to me kindly. [2]

CHANDRAGHANTA (Lunargong) - Day 3
पिण्डजप्रवरारूढा चन्दकोपास्त्रकैर्युता ।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्मं चन्द्रघण्देति विश्रुता ॥
Ma Chandraghanta establishes justice ever virtuously,
Who is seated on the best among birds [Garuda] visibly,
Who is furious with anger and strength unquestionably,
Who is famous for saving from danger all her devotees. [3]

KUSHMANDA (Cosmic Egg Layer) - Day 4
सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च ।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे ॥
Ma Kushmanda the Creator of the Universe purely,
Whose hands are ever holding two pots symbolically,
Filled with sura (elixir) and blood characteristically,
Who is famed - bestow your favour on me kindly. [4]

SKANDAMATA (The Mother of Skanda) - Day 5
सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया ।
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी ॥
Ma Skandamata discerns from right and wrong surely,
Who is permanently seated on the throne royally,
Whose two-hands are honoured by lotuses prettily,
Who is glorious - bestows favour on me kindly. [5]

KATYAYANI DEVI (The Daughter of Katyayana) - Day 6
चन्द्रहासोज्जवलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना । कात्यायनी शुभं दद्यादेवी दानवघातिनी ॥
Ma Katyayani battles against evil and deceitful entities,
Whose hands are white like moon-dazzle virtuously,
Who seated on a mighty-tiger, kills demons pitilessly,
May she bestow auspicion on me sympathetically. [6]

KALRATRI (Deadly Night) - Day 7
एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूर नग्ना खरास्थिता । लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी ॥
वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा । वर्धनमुर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी ॥
Ma Kalaratri destroyer of all the demon entities,
Goddess Kalaratri fierce in her appearance truly,
Resembles a black-lotus - her form and body,
Whose laugh is terrific - bestow favour kindly. [7]

MAHAGAURI (The White Force) - Day 8
श्र्वेते वृषे समारूढा श्र्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः । महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा ॥
Ma Mahagauri calm, kind existing peacefully,
Riding on a great white-elephant majestically,
In white-apparel, pure, delights Mahadeva surely,
May she bestow auspicion on me serenely. [8]

SIDDHIDATRI (Boon Giver) - Day 9
सिद्धगन्धर्वयक्षाद्यैरसुरैरमरैरपि । सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात् सिद्धीदा सिद्धीदायिनी ॥
Ma Siddhidatri baths knowledge over her devotees,
Who is served by siddha, celestial-bards reverently,
Apparitions, demons and demi-gods respectfully,
May she bestow siddhi on me with supreme felicity. [9]

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