Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nava Durga Sthuthi



Nava   Durga   Stotram
Translated   by
P.R.Ramachander

(  Shakthi worship aimed   at the  worship of   woman as  the power  behind everything   is possibly  very unique in Hinduism.  Though  the goddess Shakthi   plays a secondary roles as consort   of Lord Vishnu, Shiva   and Lord Brahma,  right    from the upanishadic days   , her portrayal   as the unique power   which  makes   all   the gods, Pancha Bhoothas , Ashta dig Palakas etc   to act  as they do is well recognized.  During the Navarathri(Dusserah)   she  is worshipped in nine different forms  , Nava Durgas   are   those Shakthi aspects   worshipped  during different days of Navarathri. The stotra in Sanskrit script can be accessed in  http://www.indif.com/nri/mantras/navdurga_stotra.asp)

Shailaputhri
Daughter   of the mountain

Vandhe vanchathalaabhaya , CHandrardha krutha shekaraam,
Vrushaa roodaam soola dharaam  Shaila puthri yasaswini.


Salutations to Shaila puthri  , the  fulfiller   of desires ,
 Who has     the moon’s crescent , who rides   on a bull 

Brahmacharini
Unmarried maid

Dadhaanaa  kara padmabhayaam aksha maalam Kamandalu,
Devi  praseedhathu mayi,  brahchayryam    authama

Let  the incomparable   Goddess  Brahmacharini , holding in her ,
Lotus like hands    the rosary   and the water pot shower  her grace on me.

Chandra Ghanta
She who wears  a semi circular  moon.

Pindaja pravara aarooda chanda kopasthra kair yutha,
Prasadam thanu they mahyam, Chandre ghantethi  visruthaa,

Let   the  famous Chandra GHanta  , riding   on a tiger ,
 Who is intensely  violent and angry , may shower her grace on me.

Khooshmanda
The little  warm creator

Suraa sampoorna kalasam rudhirplutha meva cha,
Dadhaana hastha  padmabhyam  Khooshmanda  Shubadasthu may

Let   The Goddess  Khooshmanda  , who   has   two pots,
Full of blood   and  holds  lotus  flower  in her hand , be  kind to me.

Skanda Matha
The mother of Lord Subramanya

Simhasana gatha   nithyam , padmasritha kara   dwaya,
Shubadasthu sadaa  devi Skandamatha  Yasaswini.

Let the renowned Skanda Mata   who sits  on the throne,
Who has   lotus flowers in both  her hands  , be kind to me.

Kathyayini
Daughter  of sage Kathyayana

Chandra hasojjwala karaa , sardhula vara  vahana,
Kathyayini Shubham dadhya devi  dhanava ghathini.

Let   Goddess Kathyayini  , who holds   the shining  Chandrahasa ,
Who rides  on the imperial lion  and  who is the killer of asuras  give me good things.

Kala Rathri
Dark night

Yeka veni japa karnapuraa , nagnaa khara  sthitha,
Lambhoshti  karnika karni , thailabhyaktha sareerini,
Vama pado llasad allohalathatha kanda bhooshanaa,
 Vardhana murdha dwajaa  Krishna Kalarathrir Bhayangari.

Let the  fearsome black  Kalarathri , who has   one braid  ,
Who decorates herself with a rose and lotus flower ,
Has ornaments in her ears  ,  who is   naked ,
Who rides on a donkey , who has  long lips  ,
Who has  applied    oil   all over her body,
 Who wears   several  coloured ornaments,
Remove    the darkness   of my ignorance.

Mahagauri
The pure white goddess

Swethe Vrushe samarooda  , swethambaradhara   suchi,
Maha Gauri shubham dadhyath maha deva pramodhadhaa.

Let the Mahagauri   who rides  on a white bull  , who is dressed in white,
Who is pure  , give me auspeciosness and make  Lord Shiva happy.

Sidhi Dhatri
Giver  of occult powers

Sidha Gandharwa  yakshaa vaira asurai amarar api,
Sevyamaanaa  sadaa bhooyath  Sdhidhaa  Sidhi Dhayini

Let the Sidhi Dhathri    who is    always    served   by
Sidhas, Gandarwas , Yakshas   , asuras  and devas,
Always   give   me victory in every venture.







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