Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mahishasura Mardini Ashtotharam

Mahishasura Mardini Ashtotharam

 Translated by 
P.R,Ramachander

(Mahishasura  Mardhini   is the furious form that the Goddess SAkthi to kill the great  Asura called Mahishasura . This story is  described in the chapers of  two  and three of  the great nobook Devi Mahathmya. (my translation can be seen in http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm1.htm
).Indra fought with Mahishasura who was   the son of sage Sindhu dheepa and Mahishmathi  who had a form of a buffalo. In spite of fighting for 100 years Indra could not win and the devas approached  Lord, Brahma , Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Then the power of all the devas and gods came out of their body , joined and  took the shape similar to fire ball  and stood before them.Later it took the form of a lady Goddess  .That goddess was armed by all the devas and Gods , rode on a lion and fought   with  the Mahishasura   and killed him. Then all the devas sang a prayer addressed to her and she assured them that   she would kill all their enemies in  future. She is worshipped in many places in India and Nepal.)


1.Om Mahatyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great
2.Om Chetanayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is intelligent
3.Om Mayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is an illusion
4. Om Maha-gauryai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great Gauri
5.Om Maheshvaryai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great
6.Om Mahodarayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has big belly
7. Om Maha-budyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly intelligent
8.Om Maha-kalyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great Kali
9.Om Maha-balayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly  strong
10.Om Maha-sudhayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly pure
11,Om Maha-nidrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great sleep
12.Om Maha-mudrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who shows great signs
13.Om Maha-dayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great mercy
14.Om Maha-lakshmai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great Lakshmi
15.Om Maha-bhogayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great pleasure
16.Om Maha-mohayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great attraction
17.Om Maha-jayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great victory
18.Om Maha-tushtyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly  satisfied
19.Om Maha-lajjayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great shyness
20, Om Maha-dhrutyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great speed
21.Om Maha-ghorayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly terrible
22.Om Maha-drushtrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is able to see well
23,Om Maha-kantyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has a great neck
24.Om Maha-krutayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has done great actions
25,Om Maha-padmayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great lotus
26.Om Maha-medhayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly intelligent
27.Om Maha-bodhaya namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great knowledge
28.Om Maha-tapase namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great penance
29.Om Maha-dhanayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great wealth
30.Om Maha-ravayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who roars greatly
31.Om Maha-roshayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has   great fury
32.Om Maha-yudhayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who fought in a great battle
33.Om Maha-bandhana-samharyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who puts an end to great imprisonment .
34.Om Maha-bhaya-vinashinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who destroys  great fear
35.Om Maha-netrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great eyes
36,Om Maha-vaktrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great neck
37.Om Maha-vakshase namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great breat
38.Om Maha-bhujayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great   hands
39.Om Maha-mahiruhayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great one grown on earth
40.Om Purnayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is very ancient
41.Om Maha-chayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great shawdow
42.Om Maha-anaghayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly faultless
43. Om Maha-shantyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great peace
44.Om Maha-shvasayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great breath
45.Om Maha-parvatanandinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great daughter of the mountain.
46.Om Maha-bramhamayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the one pervaded by Brahman
47. Om Matre namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the mother
48.Om Maha-sarayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great cream
49.Om Maha-asuraghnyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great killer of  Asuras
50.Om Mahatyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great
51.Om Parvatyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is parvathi
52.Om Charchitayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is being discussed
53.Om Shivayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the consort of lord Shiva
54.Om Maha-kshantyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great earth
55. Om Maha-bhrantyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly perplexed
56,Om Maha-mantrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great manthra
57.Om Maha-mayyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great illusion
58.Om Maha-kulayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great clan
59, Om Maha-lolayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is  greatly agitated
60.Om Maha-mayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great illusion
61, Om Maha-phalayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the  great  result
62, Om Maha-nilayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great resting place
63, Om Maha-shilayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great rock
64,Om Maha-balayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great child
65.Om Maha-kalayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great god of death
66. Om Maha-chitrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly distinguished
67,Om Maha-sethave namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is a great bridge
68.Om Maha-hetave namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great cause
69.Om Yashasvinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great fame
70.Om Maha-vidyayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great knowledge
71,Om Maha-sadhyayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is very pious
72.Om Maha-satyayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great truth
73.Om Maha-gatyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great destination
74.Om Maha-sukhinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who enjoys pleasures greatly
75.Om Maha-duswapna-nashinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great destroyer of bad dreams
76,Om Maha-moksha-pradayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who gives great salvation
77. Om Maha-pakshayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great idea
78.Om Maha-yashasvinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who has great fame
79.Om Maha-bhadrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is greatly  auspecious
80.Om Maha-vanyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great abundance
81.Om Maha-roga-vinashinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is destroyer of grea diseases
82.Om Maha-dharayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great carrier
83,Om Maha-karayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is great action
84.Om Maha-maryai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who the great epidemic
85.Om Khecharyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great Durga
86.Om Maha-kshemankaryai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who creates prosperity
87.Om Maha-kshamayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great patience
88.Om Mahe-aishwarya-pradaeinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the  giver of great wealth
89.Om Maha-vishagnayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who destroys great poison
90.Om Vishadayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who creates great  depression
91.Om Maha-durga-vinashinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who destroys  great difficulties
92.Om Maha-varshayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great rain/time period
93.Om Maha-thathayayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great spread
94. Om Maha-kailasa-vasinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who lives in great  kailasa
95.Om Maha-subhadrayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great subadrah(a form of Durga)
96,Om Subagayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is beloved/blessed
97.Om Maha-vidyayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the  great knowledge
98. Om Maha-satyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great Sati devi
99. Om Maha-pratyan-girayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great prathyangira
100.Om Maha-nityayai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great stable one
101.Om Maha-pralaya-karinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who creates the great deluge
102.Om Maha-shaktyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great power
103. Om Maha-matyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great brain
104.Om Maha-mangala-karinyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great doer of auspicious deeds
105.Om Maha-devyai namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the great goddess
106.OM Bhagavathiye namah-Salutations  to the Goddess  who  is the giver of luck
107.Om devyai namah -Salutations  to the Goddess

108.Om Mahishasura mardinyai namah -Salutations  to the Goddess  who is the killer of Mahishasura


3 comments:

Vinay Kumar Vaidya said...

Sir, It is very admirable that we get many hymns and chants on this page. If possible please add the original text in Sanskrit in Devanagari or IAST script so as to facilitate the exact phonetic mode to repeat these texts correctly.
Regards.

P.R. Ramachander said...

My dear friend,
I am a very old man. I am doing this work aimed at the next generation of Hindus who may not know sanskrit or their mother toungue. I am a lot of work more to do.

Vinay Kumar Vaidya said...

Thanks Sir for your kind reply.
Regards.