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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Great Goddesses

8:42 PM

ॐ खड्गं चक्रगदेषुचापपरिधान् शूलं भुशुण्डीं शिरः
शङ्खं सन्दधतीं करैस्त्रिनयनां सर्वाङ्गभूषावृताम् ।
नीलाश्मद्युतिमास्यपाददशकां सेवे महाकालिकाम् 
यामस्तौत्स्वपिते हरौ कमलजो हन्तुं मधुं कैटभम् ।।

 Translation:
I pray to MahaKaLi who is three eyed, ten faced and holds a scimitar, disk, mace, arrows, bow, lance, club, a skull and a conch shell in her ten hands, whose body is covered with ornaments whose countenance is that of blue diamonds, and to whom Brahma prayed for protection from the demons Madhu and Kaitava, when Vishnu was in Yoga Nidra.



ॐ अक्षस्रक्परशुं गदेषुकुलिशं पद्मं धनुष्कुण्डिकां
दण्डं शक्तिमसिं च चर्म जलजं घण्टां सुराभाजनम् ।
शूलं पाशसुदर्शने च दधतीं हस्तैः प्रसन्नाननां
सेवे सैरिभमर्दिनीमिह महालक्ष्मीं सरोजस्थिताम् ।

Translation:
I pray to MahaLakshmi who killed demon Mahishasura, who is seated on lotus holding in her eighteen hands a rosary, garland, axe, mace, thunder-bolt, a lotus, bow, water-pot, baton, sword, shield, conch-shell, bell, chalice, lance, noose and sudarshan disk and having smiling countenence.



घण्टाशूलहलानि शङ्खमुसले चक्रं धनुः सायकं
हस्ताब्जैर्दधतीं घनान्तविलसच्छीतांशुतुल्यप्रभाम् ।
 गौरीदेहसमुद्भवां त्रिजगतामाधारभूतां महा-
पूर्वामत्रसरस्वतीमनुभजे शुम्भादिदैत्यार्दिनीम् ।।

 Translation:
I pray to immensely beautiful MahaSaraswati whose face is as radiant as the full moon in a cloudless sky, who appeared from the body of Gouri and contains the three worlds, who holds bell, lance, plough, conch shell, club, disk, bow and arrows in her eight hands and destroys Shumba and other demons.

Nava Durga: Siddhidaatri

12:53 PM


सिद्धगन्धर्वयक्षाद्यैरसुरैरमरपि |
सेव्यमाना यदा भूयात् सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी ||

 Translation:
May the ever victorious Siddhidayini Durga, who is always worshipped by the hordes of siddha, gandharva, yaksha, asura, and deva, bestow success at my every venture.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nava Durga: MahaGauri

9:01 AM


श्वेते वृषे समारुढ़ा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः |
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा ||

 Translation:
 May the Mahagauri Durga who rides a white rishabha bull and who wears spotless white clothes and remains ever pure and also provides ever lasting bliss to Mahadeva Shiva bestow all auspiciousness.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nava Durga: Kaalaraatri

9:13 AM


कराल रूपा कालाब्जा समानाकृति विग्रहा।
कालरात्रि शुभं दधद् देवी चण्डाट्टहासिनी॥

 Translation:
जिनका रूप विकराल है, जिनकी आकृति और विग्रह कमल सदृश्य है तथा जो भयानक अट्टहास करनेवाली हैं, वे कालरात्रि देवी दुर्गा मंगल प्रदान करें.
 May the Durga devi Kaalraatri, who is huge, who looks like a black lotus, who is uniformly shaped and whose laugh is frightening, be propitious on me.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Nava Durga: Kaatyayani

6:00 PM


चन्द्रहासोज्जवलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना |
 कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद्देवी दानवदातिनी ||

 Translation:
May the ever watchful Durga Devi Katyayani, who holds shining Chandrahasa (Sword) in her hand and rides a magnificent tiger and destroys the demons, bestow welfare on me.

Nava Durga: Skandamata

12:18 AM


सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितंकरद्वया |
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी ||

 Translation:
 May the renowned Durga Devi Skandamata who is eternally seated on a throne and whose hands are adorned with lotuses, be ever propitious to me.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nava Durga: Kushmaanda

1:00 AM


सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च |
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुबदास्तु मे ||

 Translation:
May Kushmanda Durga who holds two pitchers full of blood in her lotus hands and the universe is created, sustained and drawn within herself in a wink be propitious for me.