Friday, September 23, 2011

Devi Ashtakam

महादेवीं महाशक्तिं भवानीं भववल्लभाम्।
भवार्तिभञ्जनकरीं वन्दे त्वां लोकमातरम् ॥१॥
I adore You, Who is the great Goddess (Mahādevī), Who is Mahāśakti (the greatest power), Who is Bhavānī, Who is the dear one of Śiva (Bhava), Who destroys the grief of metempsychosis, and Who is the Mother of the world.
भक्तिप्रियां भक्तिगम्यां भक्तानां कीर्तिवधिकाम् ।
भवप्रियां सतीं देवीं वन्दे त्वां भक्तवत्सलाम् ॥२॥
I adore You, Who is dear to devotees, Who is reachable by devotion, Who increases the fame (glory) of devotees, Who is dear to Śiva, Who is Satī (eternal truth), Who is noble Goddess, and Who endears devotees.
अन्नपूर्णा सदापूर्णा पार्वतीं पर्वपूजिताम् ।
महेश्वरीं वृषारुढां वन्दे त्वां परमेश्वरीम् ॥३॥
I adore You, Who is Annapūrṇā (Who gives grains), Who is always complete (in every way), Who is Pārvatī (daughter of Parvata Himālaya), Who is prayed on parva (Parva consists of the full moon day, the change of moon, and the eighth day and the fourteenth day of half month.), Who is the greatĪśvarī, Who is seated on a bull, and Who is the supreme Goddess.
कालरात्रिं महारात्रिं मोहरात्रिं जनेश्वरीम् ।
शिवकान्तां शम्भुशक्तिं वन्दे त्वां जननीमुमाम् ॥४॥
I adore You, Who is Kālarātriḥ, Who is the great Goddess Rātriḥ,Who is the night of deluge (prayalakāla rātriḥ), Who is the Goddess of everyone, Who is the beloved of Śiva, Who is the power of Śambhu, Who is the Mother, and Who is known as Umā.
जगत्कत्रीं जगद्धात्रीं जगत्संहारकारिणीम् ।
मुनिभि: संस्तुतां भद्रां वन्दे त्वां मोक्षदायिनीम् ॥५॥
I adore You, Who creates the universe, Who nourishes (protects) the universe like a Mother, Who causes the destruction of universe (at deluge), Who is eulogized by sages (muni), Who is auspicious, and Who bestows mokṣa (liberation).
देवदु:खहरामम्बां सदा देवसहायकाम् ।
मुनिदेवै: सदा सेव्यां वन्दे त्वां देवपूजिताम् ॥६॥
I adore You, Who absolves the grief of demi-gods (or noble ones), Who is the Divine Mother, Who always helps the demi-gods (or noble ones), Who is always worthy to be honored by sages and demi-gods, and Who is worshipped by demi-gods (or noble ones).
त्रिनेत्रां शंकरीं गौरीं भगमोक्षप्रदां शिवाम् ।
महामायां जगद्वजां वन्दे त्वां जगदीश्वरीम् ॥७॥
I adore You, Who has three eyes, Who is the consort of Śiva, Who is Gaurī (or of fair-complexion), Who bestows luxuries and liberation, Who is eternally blissful, Who is the great illusory power (Māyā), Who is the seed (cause) of this universe, and Who is the Goddess of the universe.
शरणागतजीवानां सर्वदु:खविनाशिनीम् ।
सुखसम्पत्करीं नित्यां वन्दे त्वां प्रकृतिं पराम् ॥८॥
I adore You, Who destroys all the griefs of living-beings seeking shelter (in Her), Who causes happiness and prosperity, Who is eternal, Who is Prakṛti (primordial One), and Who is Parā.
देव्यष्टकमिदं पुण्यं योगानन्देन निर्मितम् ।
य: पठेद्भक्तिभावेन लभते स परं सुखम् ॥९॥
With devotion, he who reads these eight verses on Goddess —which is virtuous, and which is written by Yogānanda, he attains the final happiness and bliss.

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