Friday, July 25, 2014

Kamala Stothram

Kamala Stotram

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(  This prayer addressed to Kamala  (goddess Lakshmi) has been taught by  Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi. Lord Shiva concludes the prayer    that using it there   is nothing that is impossible to  achieve it. The Sanskrit original  with Hindi meaning    is available at

Sri Parameshwara Uvacha
Lord Shiva tells:-

1.Omkara roopini  devi   Vishudha    sathva roopini  ,
Devanaam Janani   , thwam hi   prasanna   Bhava ,sundari.

Oh pretty goddess    who has the form of “Om”  .
Who   has the    very  pure   form   being  ,
And who is the mother of devas , please become pleased with me.

2.THanmathram  chaiva  bhoothani  thava vaksha sthalam   smrutham,
Thwameva    Veda gamya   thu, prasanna bhava  , Sundari.

Oh pretty Goddess   the subtle   elements only  remind me  of   your chest,
And you  can be only approached   through Vedas, please become pleased with me.

3.Deva Dhanava Gandharva , Yaksha   Rakshasa  Kinnara ,
Sthooyase thwam  sadaa Lakshmi  , prasanna bhava  , Sundari

Oh pretty one, Always  Devas , Asuras  , Gandharwas  , Yakshas  , Rakshasas and Kinnaras,
Keep praying   you , Oh Goddess  Lakshmi  , please become pleased with me.

4.Lokaatheethaa  daivathatheethaa   samastha bhootha  veshtithaa,
Vidwat jana  keerthithaa cha  , Prasanna bhava  , Sundari.

Oh pretty one  , you are beyond te worlds, beyond Gods  and covered   with all beings,
You   are   being    sung about  by great scholars  , please become pleased with me.

5. Paripoornaa , sadaa Lakshmi  , traathri   thu saranathishu  ,
Viswaadhyaa  , viswakarthri  cha prasanna  bhava ,  sundari.

Oh Pretty one  , who is complete  . who is always  wealthy , who defends  those who seek her protection,
You are  primeval  of the universe , you are the creator  of the universe , please become pleased with me.

6.Brahma roopaa  cha Savithri   thwat deepthyaa  bhasathe Jagath  ,
Viswaroopa varenya  cha  prasanna   bhava  , Sundari.

Oh Pretty one , you have the form of Brahma  and the sun   and the world shines  because of you  ,
You are the form of the universe  , you are the chosen one, please  become pleased with me.

7.Kshithy ap thejo marud vyoma  pancha bhoota   roopini  ,
Bbhandhaadhe   karanam   tthwam hi  pranna bhava  , Sundari.

Oh pretty one, The earth, the water  , the fire , the wind  and the sky  , which are  the five elements are   your form,
And you are    the reason  for the properties  of these elements  , please  become pleased   with me.

8.Mahesa thwam  Hemavathi   Kamala  Kesavopi   cha,
Brahmana   preyasi thwam   hi  prasanna  BHava   Sundari.

Oh  pretty one  , you are the golden lady  of  Lord  Shiva  , Goddess  Lakshmi of Kesava,
And you are   the darling   of    Lord Brahma  , please become pleased with me.

9.Chandi, Durga, Kalika   cha Kaushiki  , Sidhi roopini,’
 Yogini  , Yoga gamya    cha prasannaa  BHava   Sundari.

Oh pretty one  , You are the killer of Chanda, the black one  , the unifier , the form of occult powers,
The one who does Yoga , One whom Yogis seek , please  become   pleased with me.

10.Balye    cha Balika   thwam   hi youvane  , yuvatheethi   cha,
Sthavire   vrudha roopa   cha  Prasanna   Bhava   Sundari.

Oh pretty one , In child hood you are  a girl  , In youth you are the lass,
And at old age you are  a old woman  , please  become pleased with me.

11.Gunamayee  , gunatheethaa  , aadhya Vidhyaa  sanathani,
Mahad thathwa  vaadhi samyuktha, prasanna bhava, Sundari

Oh pretty one, who has good qualities , who is above   good qualities  , who is the primeval knowledge,
Who is   ancient   and who  is unified with   great principles  , please become   pleased with me.

12.THapasvini  , thapa sidhi   swarga sidhishta athadhishu  ,
Chinmayi   prakruthisthvam   thu  prasanna bhava, Sundari.
Oh pretty one  ,  who is a sage  , who makes penance effective  , who grants us heaven and wealth,
Who has divinely pure thought  , you are nature  , please become pleased  with me  .

 13.Thvam   aadhir jagathaam   devi  , thwameva   sthithi karanam,
Thwam anthe  nidhanasthanam  swechaa chaaraa   thwam eva hi.

You   the   beginning of the world  , You are the cause  of its upkeep,
And at the end you are  the place if its destruction  ,And you are one who moves  as you please.

14.Characharaanaam  bhoothaanaam    bahir   antha sthwameva  
Vyapyaa avyaka roopena   thwam bhasi   bhaktha  vathsale .

You are inside and outside   of  all moving and not moving  beings 
You are spread  and you have individual form  ,   you shine, Oh goddess   who loves her   devotees.

15,THwam Maayayaa hrutha ajnaana   nashtathmano   vichethasaa  ,
Gathagatham   prapadyanthe    papa punya   vasatha   sadaa

It is due to your illusion that  beings become ignorant and unconscious  ,
And keep on traveling    to and fro   due to sin and  blessed deeds.

16.THvath sathyam  Jagatbhathi  sukthika rajatham   yadhaa,
Yavanna    jnayathe   jnanam   chethasaa   naanva gamini.

Jut like the world which  appears   to be truth    and  worthless  thing  appearing like silver    
Is   understood to be a mere   illusion when we    understand your form.

17.Thwad jnathu   sadaa yukthaa   puthra dhara   grahaadhishu  ,
Ramanthe   vishayaan   sarvaaaananthe   dukha pradaan druvam.

He who knows    you  and  is always  interested in   enjoying  pleasures   out  of,
Son, wife , home and others  , would   only  experience sorrow   at the end of everything.

18. Thwad aajnayaa   thy devesi   , gagane    soorya mandalam,
Chandrascha   bramathe nithyam  , prasanna bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one  , Due to your order  , oh queen of    the devas , The sun,
The moon and the planets  move around the sky daily  , please become pleased with me.

19. Brahmesa Vishnu Janani , Brahmaakhyaa   Brahma samasrayaa  ,
Vyaktha avyaktha   cha  devesi, Prasanna bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one , you are the mother of Brahma  , Vishnu   and Shiva, you order the Brahma  ,
You Make Brahma act   and oh queen of devas , you are clear   as well as not clear  , please   become pleased with me.

20.Achalaa   sarvagaa  thwam hi   , mayyatheethaa  maheswari  ,
Shivaathmaa   saswathaa   nithyaa  , prasanna    bhava   Sundari.

Oh pretty one,You are stable   and you are everywhere, you are above illusion , you are the greatest goddess,
You are soul of Shiva  , you are  permanent , you are  forever  , please become  pleased with me.

21.SArva kaya  niyanthri cha Sarva bhootheswari.
Ananthaa  nishkalaa   thwam hi   prasanna bhava, Sundari.

Oh pretty one , who controls bodies of all beings  , Who is     the goddess   of all beings,
You are the  endless one  , You are stainless one  , please become pleased   with me.

22.SArveswari  , SArva vandhyaa  , Achithya  , Paramaathmika  ,
BUkthi mukthi pradhaa   thwam  hi  Prasanna  bhava   Sundari.

Oh pretty one   who is goddess  of all  , who is saluted by all  ,who is above thought  ,
Who is the divine soul, who grants   wealth and salvation  , please become pleased with me.

23.Brahmani  Brahma loke   thwam Vaikunte   SArva mangala  ,
Indrani   amaraavathaam ambika   varunalaye.

You are Brahmani in land of Brahma  , You are   the giver of auspiciousness  in Vaikunta  ,
You are Indrani  in Amaravathi  and in land of Varuna    you are Ambika.

24.Yamalaye  Kaala roopa  , Khubera bhavane   Shubhaa,
Maha nandaa  Agnikone   cha  Prasanna bhava Sundari.

In the land of Yama you have form of death  , In home of Khubera    you are Shubhaa,
In the corner of Agni   you are giver of auspiciousness  , please  become  pleased with me.

25.Nairuthyaam   Raktha Danthaa  , thwam Vayavyaam   Mruga Vahini  ,
Patale   Vaishnavi roopa  , prasanna   Bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one In South west   you are Raktha Dantha (bloody toothed)   and in North west
You are one who rides  on deer , in the land below  you are  Vaishnavi, please become pleased with me.

26.Surasaa   thwam mani dveepe  , Isanyam  soola  dharini,
BHadrakali   cha Lankaayaam  , Prasanna bhava  , Sundari

Oh pretty one  , in the island of gem you are  Surasaa, In north east  you are one who holds  the spear ,
In the city  of Lanka  , you are Bhadrakali  , Please become  pleased with me.

27.Rameswari   Sethu Bhandhe  , Simhale  Deva Mohini,
Vimalaa thwam   cha Srikshethre  , Prasanna Bhava    Sundari

Oh Pretty one  on the bridge to Lanka you   are  Goddess   of Rama  , In Lanka island you are bewitcher  of devas,
In the land of Goddess  Lakshmi    she   is Vimala  , Please become  pleased with me.

28. Kalikaa thwam  Kalighate  , Kamakhya   Neela parvathe  ,
Virajaa   oudra dese   thwam prasanna bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one, In the  Kalighat you are Kalika  and in Gauhathi(blue  mountain), you are Kamakhyaa,
In the Oudra desa    you are Viraajaa , please become   pleased    with me  .

29.Varanasyam Annapurna  , Ayodhyaam Maheswari  ,
Gayasuri  Gaya dhamni  , Prasanna Bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one  , you are Annapurni  in Benares , you are Maheswari  in Ayodhya  ,
You are Gayasuri in the resting place of Gaya  , please become pleased with me.

30. Bhadrakali  Kuru kshethre  , kathyayani  Vruje  ,
Mahamaya Dwarakaayaam  , Prasanna  Bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one, you are Bhadra Kali  in Kurukshethra, In Vruja desa    you are  Kathyayani,
In Dwaraka   you are Mahamaya  , please become pleased  with me  .

31.Kshudhaa thwam sarva jeevaanaam  , vela cha sagarasya  hi,
Maheswari Madhuraayaam   cha prasanna  bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one  , you are   hunger in all beings  , you are the tide   of the sea,
In Mathura   you are the greatest goddess  , please become pleased with me  .

32.Ramasya Janaki thwam   cha Shivasya  Mana Mohini,
Dakshasya  duhithaa   chaiva   prasanna bhava  Sundari.

Oh pretty one  ,You are  Sita of Rama,  You are bewitcher   of the mind of  Lord Shiva,
You are the daughter  of Daksha, please become pleased with me.

33.Vishnu Bhakthi pradhaam   thwam  cha Kamsasura  vinasini,
Ravana naasinaam chaiva  , prasanna bhava  Sundari  ,

Oh pretty one , you are the one who gives devotion to Vishnu, you are the  one who destroyed Kamsasura,
You are    the destroyer of Ravana  , please become pleased by me.

34.Lakshmi stotram idham punyam   padeth  Bhakthi samyutha  ,
Sarva jwara bhayam   nasyedh , sarva vyadhi nivaaranam

If this auspicious prayer   addressed to Lakshmi    is read with devotion,
Fear for all fevers would be destroyed   and  it will cure  all diseases.

35.Idham  sthothram Maha  punyam   aapad  udhara  karanam,
Trisandhyameka sandhyaam  vaa ya padeth   sathatham nara  .
36.Muchyathe   sarva paapebhyo   thadhaa   thu sarva sankataan,
Muchyathe   nathra   sandeho   bhuvi  swarge   rasathale.

This  prayer  which is  greatly auspicious   is the cause for lifting  us from dangers,
If read by man   either  at dawn noon or dusk  or one of these times  always.
It  would save you from all sins   and also   from all   sort of sorrows,
He would definitely   without doubt be saved   either in earth , heaven  and Patala.

37.Samastham  cha thadha chaikam   ya   padeth   bhakthi thathpara  ,
SA   sarva dushkaram   theerthwaa   labhathe   paramam gathim.

He who reads the entire    prayer   or at least one stanza   of prayer with devotion  ,
All his   difficulties      would be solved and in the end he would get salvation.

38.Sukhadham mokshadham stotram   ya  padeth Bhakthi samyuktha  ,
Sa thu  koti theertha phalam   prapnothi nathra     samsaya.

He who reads this pleasure gving stotra which also leads him to salvation.
Would  without any doubt get    the effect of taking bath in a crore sacred waters.

39.Yekaa devi Kamala   yasmin    santhushtaa    bhaved sadaa  ,
THasyaad   asadhyam na devesi  naasthi   kinchid jagathraye.

To him , on whom this one Goddess Kamala    is  pleased ,
Due to her   blessings would not find anything impossible to do in the world.

40.Padanath   api   stotrasya    kim na sidhyathi     bhoothale  ,
THasmad   stotra varam   proktham  sathyam hi Parvathi.

Hey Parvathi  , there is nothing impossible for a man who reads this prayer,
And that is why I told you about  this   greatest prayer, this is the truth.

Ithi Kamala Stotram Sampoornam
Thus ends the prayer addressed to Kamala.

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