Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lalitha Ashtotharam I

Lalitha Ashtotharam  I

Translated by
P.R,..Ramachander
(   Goddess Lalitha  extremely beautiful, having dark thick long  hair with scent of Champaka, Asoka and Punnaga flowers, having the musk  thilaka on her forehead, Having eyelids which appeared as if it is the gate of the house of God of love ,having eyes which were like fish playing in the beauteous lake of her face, Having nose with  studs which shined more than the stars, Having ears with sun and moon as studs, having cheeks which were like mirror of Padmaraga, Having beautiful rows of white teeth, Chewing Thamboola with camphor, having voice sweeter than the sound emanating from Veena of Sarswathi, Having such a beautiful smile that Lord Shiva himself could not take his eyes off, Wearing Mangala soothra and necklaces with beautiful shining dollars, Having breasts which were capable of buying the invaluable love of Kameswara, having row of faint beautiful hair raising from her belly, having stomach with three pretty folds, wearing red silk tied with a string with red bells. Having thighs which steal the heart of Kameshwara, Having knees which looked like crowns made of precious gems, having voluptuous legs, having upper part of the feet resembling the back of tortoise, Having feet which resembled the lamps made of gems which could dispel worries from the mind of devotees and a body with the golden red colour. She was given in marriage to Lord Kameshwara and made to stay in Sree Nagara at the top of Maha Meru Mountain.
   Sree nagara had 25 streets circling it. They are made of iron, steel, copper, lead, alloy made of five metals, silver, gold, the white Pushpa raga stone, the red Padmaraga stone. Onyx, diamond, Vaidoorya, Indra neela (topaz), pearl, Marakatha, coral, nine gems and mixture of gems and precious stones. In the eighth street was the forest of Kadambas. This is presided by Syamala. In the fifteenth street live the Ashta Digh palakas.In the sixteenth lives Varahi alias Dandini who is her commander in chief. Here Syamala also has a house. In the seventeenth street live the different Yoginis.In the eighteenth street lives Maha Vishnu.In the nineteenth street lives  Esana, in the twentieth Thara Devi, twenty first Varuni , the twenty second Kurukulla who presides over the fort of pride, twenty third Marthanda Bhairawa, twenty fourth the moon and twenty fifth Manmatha presiding over the forest of love. In the center of Srinagara is the Maha Padma Vana(The great lotus forest) and within it the  Chintamani Griha (The house of holy thought),In its north east is the Chid agni kunda and on both sides of its eastern gate  are the houses of Manthrini and Dhandini.On its four gates stand the Chaduramnaya gods for watch and ward. And within it is the Sri chakra.In the center of Sri Chakra  on the throne of Pancha brahmas  on the Bindu Peeta(dot plank) called  sarvanandamaya(universal happiness) Sits Maha Tripura Sundari.In  the Sri Chakra are the following decorations viz., The square called Trilokya mohanam(most beautiful in the three worlds), The sixteen petalled lotus called Sarvasa paripoorakam(fulfiller of all desires), the eight petalled lotus called Sarvasamksopanam(the all cleanser), the sixteen corner figure called Sarva sowbagyam(all luck),the external ten cornered figure called Sarvartha sadhakam (giver of all assets), the internal ten cornered figure called Sarva raksha karam(All protector), the eight cornered figure called Sarva roka haram(cure of all diseases), triangle called Sarva siddhi pradam(giver of all powers) and the dot called Sarvananda mayam(all pleasures).
Worshipping her  would help the devotees   to fulfill  all his desires and lead  a prosperous trouble  free life.
This  ashtothara  appears to be  more authentic  as it is given by many scholars.)


1.Om Rajataa-Chala-Shrungaagra Madhya-Sthaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in the end of the peak of silver mountain
2.Om Himaa-Chala Mahaa-Vamsha Pava-Nayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the pure one of the great clan  of Himalaya  mountain
3.Om Shankara ardhanga Soundarya Shareeraayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess whohas a pretty body occupying   half of the body of Lord Shiva
4.Om Lasan marakata Svaccha-Vigrahaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the pure form shining like emerald
5.Om Mahathiishaya Soundarya Lavanyayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who shines with a greatly wonderful beauty
6.Om Shashanka shekhara praana-vallabhayai namo namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the darling wife of the Lord who had collected the moon
7.Om Sada-Pancha-Dashaatmaikya Svarupayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is always the unification of fifty  forms
8.Om Vajra-Manikya-Kataka Kireetayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears a diamond and ruby crown  and bangles
9.Om Kasturee-Tila-Kodhbhaasi Nitalayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who shines with a musk thilaka   on her  forehead
10.Om Bhasma-Rekhankita-Lasan Mastakayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a shining head applied with sacred ash
11.Om Lasat-Kanaka-Thaatanka Yugalayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears a pair of ear rings made of shining gold
12.Om Vika-Chaamphoruha Dala-Lochanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has eyes like the petals of the fully opened Champa flowers
13.Om Shara-Champeya Pushpabha-Nasikayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has nose like the   flower of the precious champa
14.Om Mani-Darpana Sankaasha Kapolayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has cheeks like  the gem studded  mirror
15. Om Taambula-Purita smera vadanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who chews  thamboola  and has a smiling face. 
16.Om Supakva-Dadimee beeja-Radanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has teeth like the seed of well ripened pomegranate  fruit.
17.Om Kambu-Puga-Samacchaya Kandharayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has neck similar  to the elephant’s trunk
18.Om Sthula-Muktaaphalodara-Suharayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears  garlands made of large pearls
19.Om Gireesha-Baddha-Mangalya Mangalayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is auspicious with the Mangalya tied by Lord Shiva
20.Om Padma-Pashankusha-Lasat-Karaabjai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has shining hands holding lotus   , rope   and goad
21.Om Padma-Kairava-Mandaara Sumalinyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears  garland of mandara flowers which are enemy of lotus flowers
22.Om Suvarna-Kumbha-Yugmala sukuchayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has two good breasts which are like pots of gold
23.Om Ramaniya Chaturbhahu Samyuktayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has four hands endowed with beauty
24.Om Kanakangada  keyura Bhushitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears  a golden crown
25.Om Bruhat souvarna Soundarya-Vasanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears great golden and pretty apparels
26.Om Bruhan nitamba-Vilasad rachana Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is blessed  with  very large   hips
27.Om Soubhagya-Jaata-Shrungara-Madhyamayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a pretty middle   which  creates prosperity
28.Om Divya-Bhushana Sandoha-Ranjitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears heaps of divine  ornaments
29.Om Paarijata Gunahikya Padabjayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has feet which has better characteristics  than Parijatha flowers
30.Om Supadma Raga-Sankaasha Charanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has feet like   good padmaraga gem
31.Om Kama-Koti Mahapadma Peetasthayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who sits in lotus pose on the great  Kamakoti peeta
32.Om Sreekanta-Netra Kumuda Chandrikayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has auspicious throat  , flower like eyes and looks like moon
33.Om Sachaamara Rema-Vanee Viijitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who fanned by good  chowries wins over Lakshmi   and sAraswathi
34.Om Bhakta-Rakshana Dakshinya Katakshayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a merciful look which protects  her devotees
35.Om Bhutesha alinganod adbhuta Pulakangyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who gets great pleasure due to the embrace of the Lord  of Bhuthas
36.Om Ananga-Janaka apaanga-Veekshanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who sees   with her corner of eyes Lord Vishnu the father of Manmatha
37.Om Bramhopendra Shiro-Ratna-Ranjitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is illuminated by the head gems of Brahma  and Indra
38.Om Shachi-mukhyaamara-Vadhu Sevitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is served by Sachi, the chief bride of the devas
39.Om Lila-Kalpita-Bramhanda Mandalaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who created the universe just  by sport
40.Om Amrutadi-Maha-Shakti-Samvrutayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has  great powers similar  to nectar
41.Om Ekaatapatra-Samrajya-Dayikayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who grants a kingdom ruled under one umbrella
42.Om Sanakaadi Samaaradhya Paadhukayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has slippers that  are worshipped by sages like SAnaka
43.Om Devarshibiistuyamana-Vaibhavayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has the glory of  being praised  by  devas and sages
44.Om Kalashodbhava Durvaasa Pujitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who was worshipped by Durvasa who was born in a pot
45.Om Mattebha vaktra-Shadvaktra-Vatsa-Layai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who dearly loves one with elephant nack and  another with six necks
46.Om Chakraraja Maha-Yanta-Madhya-Varthyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in the middle   of  the great Yanthra  of Chakra raja
47.Om Chidagnikunda Sambhuta Sudehayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has form which was born from the divine fire
48.Om Shashanka-Khanda Samyukta Mukutayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has crown decorated with a piece  of moon
49.Om Matta-Hamsa-Madhu Mandha-Gama-Nayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who walks slowly like a fat elephant and swan.
50.Om Vandaaru Jana-Sandoha Vanditayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is saluted by multitude of people who  praise
51.Om Antarmukha Janaananda Phala-Dayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who makes people who see  inwards happy
52.Om Pativratangana abeeshta Phala-Dayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who fulfills the desires of virtuous ladies
53.Om Avyaja-Karunapura-Puritayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess whofulfills the desires of those who have mercy which is not pretended
54,Om Niranjana Chidananda Samyuktayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is with spotless divine joy
55.Om Sahasra-Surya-Samyukta-Prakaashayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a  luster of one thousand suns
56.Om Ratna-Chintamani Gruha-Madhya-Sthithayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in the middle of the gem studded  Chinthamani gruha in Sri Chakra
57.Om Haani Vrudhi Gunadhikya-Rahitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who does not have  reduction, increase or    very many characters
58,Om Maha-Padmadavee Madhya Nivaasayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who lives in the middle of the great forest of lotus flowers
59.Om Jagrat-Swapna Sushupthenaam Sakshi-Bhutyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who  is the witness for   the state of wakefulness, dream and sleep
60.Om Maha-Papougha Papaanaam Vinashinyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroys sins in as well as heap of sins
61,Om Dushta-Bheeti Maha-Bheeti Bhanja-Nayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who breaks fear of evil persons as well as  great fear
62.Om Samasta Deva thanuja Prerakayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who stimulates the sons of all devas
63.Om Samasta Hrudayambhoja Nilayayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in all lotus like   hearts
64.Om Anaah ata Maha-Padma Mandirayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in Annahatha  in the Sri Chakra
65.Om Sahasraara-Sarojata Vasitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who lives in the SAhasrara (the thousand petal lotus)
66.Om Punaravrutya Rahita Purasthayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who lives in the city  without repeated births
67.Om Vanee Gaayatri Saavitri Sannutayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has Sasawathi  , Gayathri   ans SAvithri as her devotees
68.Om  Neela Rema Bhumi-Sampoojya  Padabjayai Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a lotus feet worshipped by Neela devi, Lakshmi and Bhoodevi
69.Om Lopamudrarchita Sreemad charanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has auspecios feet worshipped  by Lopamudhra
70.Om Sahasra rati-Soundarya Sharerayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a body as pretty as thousand Rati devis(wife of Kama)
71.Om Bhavanaa-Matra-Santushta Hrudayayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a heart which is made joyful just by thinking   about her
72.Om Natha-Sampurna Vijnana Sidhidayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who makes  her devotees   experts  in all forms of knowledge
73,Om Trilochana Krutolllasa Phaladhayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who grants results when she is made  happy by Lord Shivs
74,Om Sree-Sudhabdi Manidvipa Madhyagayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in theMani Dveepa(gem island ) in between the ocean of nectar
75,Om Dakshadhvara Vinirbheda-Sadhanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is capable   of shooting through   the earth
76.Om Sreenadha Sodareebhuta Shobhtayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who  shines as the sister of lord Vishnu
77.Om Chandra-Shekhara Bhaktarti Bhanjanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroys the pain caused to devotees of Lord shiva
78.Om Sarvopadhi-Vinirmukta-Chaitanyayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has the power to free us from all sort of trubles
79.Om Nama-Parayana-abheeshta Phaladayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who fulfils desires to those who chant her name
80.Om Srushti-Sdhiti Tirodhana Sankalpayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has decided  to do creation , upkeep and destruction
81.Om Sree-Shodashaksharee Mantra Madhyagayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in the middle of the great sixteen consonant manthra
82.Om Anadyanta Svayambhuta Divya-Murtyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a divine form without beginning or end   and born by itself
83.Om Bhaktahamsa-Para-Mukhya Viyogayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is mainly away from devotee who is awat=y from desire  to her
84,Om Matru-Mandala Samyukta Lalitayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is Lalitha who is with the several Mathrukas
85,Om Bhanda-Daitya Maha-Satva Nashanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroyed   the huge  asura called  Bhanda
86.Om Krura-Bhanda Shirascheda Nipuayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is an expert in cutting the  head of cruel Bhandasura
87.Om Dhatrachyuta Suradheesha Sukha-Dayainyai  Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who gives pleant life to Indra who is supported by Lord Vishnu
88. Om Chanda-Munda Nishumbhadi Khandanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who killed Chanda, Munda , Nishumbha and others
89.Om Raktaksha-Rakta Jihvadi Shikshanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who punished   the blood of Rakthaksha by her toungue
90.Om Mahishasura dorveerya Nigrahayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who killed the quick valour of  Mahishasura
91.Om Abhrakesha-Mahotsaha Karanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who greatly enthused  lord Shiva with black hair
92.Om Mahesha-Yukta Natana Tatparayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is interested in dancing with lOrd Shiva
93.Om Nija-Bhartrumukham-Bhoja Chintanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who thinks  about the lotus like face of her lord
94.Om Vrusha-Bha dhvaja Vigynana-Bhavanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is devoted to the wisdom of Lord Shiva with a bull flag
95.Om Janma-Mrutya Jara-Roga Bhanjanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroys the sickness of birth , death and old age
96.Om Vidheha-Mukti Vigyana-Sidhidhaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who gives the power of salvation without body
97.Om Kama-Krodhadi Shadvarga-Nashanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroys the six bad qualities like passion , anger etc
98/Om Raja-Rajarchita Pada-Sarojayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess whose lotus like feet  is worshipped by king of kings
99.Om Sarva-Vedanta Siddhanta Sutaatvayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who follows the principles  of  all the vedanthic aphorisms
100.Om Veera-Bhakta-aVigyana Nidhanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who destroys the ignorance of valorous devotees
101.Om Ashesha Dusta Dhanuja-Soodhanayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who  completely destroys all evil Rakshasas
102.Om Sakshad sri Dakshana-Moorty Manogyanyai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who  please the mind of the real Dakshinamurthy
103.Om Haya-Meda agra-Sampoojya Mahimayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is first worshipped in the Aswamedha Yaga
104.Om Daksha-Praja-Pati Sutha-Vesha-Dyayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who was born as the daughter of Daksha Prajapathi
105.Om Suma-Baneshu-Kodanda-Mandithayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who adorns her bow with flower arrows
106.Om Nitya-Youvana Mangalya-Mangalayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is forever young and is auspicious to  the Mangalya
107.Om Maha-Deva Samaa-Yukata-Shareerayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a body that is along with Lord shiva
108.Om Chathur vimsathi thathvaika swaroopayai Namo namah -Salutations to the goddess who is the form  of 24 THathwas(principles.


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