Monday, February 10, 2014

Durga Ashtakam –II

Durga Ashtakam –II

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

  (The first letters of these eight verses read, “Om, Hreem, Dhum, Durgayair  nama.” Which is powerful chant aimed at pleasing  Goddess   Durga.)

1.Omkara vignadhipathim pranamya ,
Gurooscha  sarvaan  sakalaam pranamya,
SAmsara Dukhougha Vinasanaya,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Who destroys the flood of  sorrow  of domestic life,
After saluting the god of the obstacles with the form of Om,
After   saluting   each and every one of my teachers.

2,Hreemkara manthrarnava  Madhya samsthaam,
Hreemkara  manthraika phala pradathrim,
Ganathipa  skandha kumara  Yuktham,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Who  stands in the middle of ocean of the chant “Hreem”,
Who is the one  who  gives results  for the chant “Hreem”,
And who is with Lord Ganesa   and the Lord Skandha.

3.Dum bheeja manthram  durithamayagnim,
Durgasura  dwamsana  sadaa thushta chithaam,
Menaa kumarim  madanari kanthaam,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Whose root chant is “Dhum”, who is the fire that burns suffering,
Who is the destroyer of  Durgasura , Who always has a joyful mind,
Who is the daughter  of Mena*  and the enemy of God of love is her husband.
                     *Wife of Himalayas

4.Durgaa giro  moordhni   kruthaadhi vaasaam,
Dukha aathurai  poojitha  Pada Padmam,
Swasrum  swa puthra dwaya  darakaanaam,
Dukha  arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Who has   made the top of the very  difficult  mountain as her home,
Whose lotus like fet is worshipped by  those suffering from pain and sorrow,
And who as mother in law    for  the two wives of her son.

5.Gayathri sidhasya  vimukthi dathrim,
Bhakthair upasyam sakalartha dathrim,
Ravi prabhaam  Chandra kalavathamsam,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Who as Gayatri gives salvation to great sages,
Who gives all wealth when adored by her devotees,
Who shines like Sun and  who wears the crescent of moon.

6.Yair  Brahma , Vishnweesa muneendra sangai,
Shumbhe, Nishumbhe nihathe thadhaneem,
SArmapradhaam  sarva janai prathushtaam,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
 Who   by killing Shumbha and Nishumbha satisfied,
Lord  Brahma,  Vishnu and Shiva   and groups of great sages,
And who by making people prosperous  makes  them happy.

7.Namo namasthe  bhuvanaika nadhe  ,
Namo namasthe karunardhra chithe  ,
Mano radhaan pooraya na ssive  thwam,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Salutations   and salutations to the only  Goddess of universe,
Salutation and salutations  to one whose mind melts with mercy,
Oh Consort of Shiva  , please  fulfill all   my desires.

8.Manmathareesaani  mamari vargam,
Vinasaya swa asu videhi  na sreem,
Naantham  thwameva asya aham asmi devi,
Dukha arthi hanthrim  pranamami  Durgam

I salute   the  destroyer of pain of  sorrow, Durga,
Oh my mother God  , please  with great speed,
Destroy   all my enemies  and would you not give me prosperity,
And Oh Goddess I have  not reach    the end of yours,

9.Manthraksharai   ashtabhir   yuktha padyai,
Sthuthwaa BHavaneem  , BHava bhandha  mukthyai,
Nyunathiriktham   Yadhi sasthra  bhangam,
SArvam  bhavayai   cha samarpayami.

If one prays    Goddess      Bhavani with this poem,
Which contains the eight   letters of   chant  letters,
They would get  freedom from ties  of Samsara,
And  I am  completely  offering    all of it to Bhavani,
Except   for the minor mistakes committed to Sastras.

10.Durgshtakam  dukha haram   sadaa  ye,
Padanthi , srunvanthi , namnthi, theshaam,
AApad vinasam , purusharth sidhim,
Kurushva  Matha  , krupayaa  namasthe.

Make  him   who reads, makes others hear  and   worships ,
With this octet of Durga which is the destroyer of sorrow,
Get his dangers destroyed   and get   all Purusharthas*
Please oh mother  , My salutations to you.
  *Dharma, Artha   ,., Kama and Moksha.





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