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Stotras of Devi Durga:

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Devi Mahatmyam (DM) related Stotras:

  • Argala Stotram - Jayanti Mangala Kali Bhadrakali Kapalini
    - from Devi Mahatmayam
    अर्गलास्तोत्रम् - जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी
    (Salutations to Jayanti (Who is ever-victorious), Mangala (Who is the bestower of auspiciousness), Kali (Who is beyond kala or time), Bhadrakali (Who is the controller of life and death, being beyond kala or time), Kapalini (Who wear a garland of skulls), Durga (Who is durgati-nashini), Shiva (Who is ever-auspicious and one with Shiva as His consort), Kshama (Who is an embodiment of forbearance), Dhatri (Who is the supporter of all beings), Swaha (Who is the final receiver of the sacrificial oblations to gods) and Swadha (Who is the final receiver of the sacrificial oblations to manes); Salutations to You.)
  • Keelaka Stotram - Vishuddha-Jnyana-Dehaya Tri-Vedi-Divya-Cakssusse
    - from Devi Mahatmayam
    कीलकस्तोत्रम् - विशुद्धज्ञानदेहाय त्रिवेदीदिव्यचक्षुषे
    (I offer my Salutations to the One, The essence of Whose form is that of pure knowledge (of absolute consciousness) and Whose three divine eyes form the three Vedas; To imbibe that auspiciousness (of pure knowledge) I meditate on the One Who bear the Half-of-Soma)
  • Tantrokta Ratri Suktam - Tvam Swaha Tvam Swadha Tvam Hi Vasatkarah Svaratmika
    - from Devi Mahatmyam ch1
    तन्त्रोक्तं रात्रिसूक्तं - त्वं स्वाहा त्वं स्वधा त्वं हि वषट्कारः स्वरात्मिका
    (You are Swaha (sacrificial oblations to the gods), You are Swadha (sacrificial oblations to the manes), You are indeed Vasatkara (exclamation during sacrifice after which the oblation is poured); You are the essence behind these Swaras (exclamations during sacrificial oblations) (and thus the One to Whom all sacrificial oblations go), You are the nectar (of bliss) within the Akshara (Om), residing eternally as the essence behind the three Maatras (A-U-M).)
  • Manifestation of Devi Durga - Atulam Tatra Tat-Tejah Sarva-Deva-Shariirajam
    - from Devi Mahatmyam ch2
    अतुलं तत्र तत्तेजः सर्वदेवशरीरजम् एकस्थं तदभून्नारी व्याप्तलोकत्रयं त्विषा
    (There, those incomparable divine energies which were produced from the bodies of all the Devas, got united together and became a Woman Whose lustre pervaded the three worlds.)
  • Aparajita Stuti - Namo Devyai Mahadevyai Shivayai Satatam Namah
    - from Devi Mahatmyam ch5
    अपरजित स्तुति - नमो देव्यै महादेव्यै शिवायै सततं नमः
    (Salutations to the Devi, to the Mahadevi; Salutations always to Her Who is One with Shiva (the auspicious One); Salutations to Her Who is the auspicious (being One with Shiva) primordial source of creation and controller of everything; We bow always to Her.)
  • Narayani Stuti - Devi Prapanartihare Prasida
    - from Devi Mahatmyam ch11
    नारायणि स्तुति - देवि प्रपन्नार्तिहरे प्रसीद
    (Salutations to the Divine Mother; O Devi, You remove the distress of those who approach You and take refuge in You; Please be gracious, Please be gracious, O Mother of the entire universe; Please be gracious, O goddess of the world, and protect the world; O Devi, You are the goddess of all the moving and non-Moving beings.)
  • Durga Saptashloki - Jnyaninamapi Cetamsi Devi Bhagavati Hi Sa
    - Seven shlokas from Devi Mahatmyam
    श्रीदुर्गासप्तश्लोकी - ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा
    (Salutations to You, O Jagadamba, O Bhagavati Devi, the wisdom of the jnanis (spiritually-evolved or wise) are indeed reflection of a part of Your consciousness; And O Devi Mahamaya, by Your will, You can also forcibly attract their minds towards delusion (such is Your power and divine play.)
  • Sarvamangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Saadhike
    - from Devi Mahatmyam ch11
    सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके
    (Salutations to You O Narayani, Who is the auspiciousness in all the auspicious, auspiciousness Herself, complete with all the auspicious attributes, and Who fulfills all the objectives of the devotees (Purusharthas - Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha); Who is the giver of refuge, with three eyes and a shining face; Salutations to You O Narayani.)

Other Stotras:

  • Bhagavati Stotram - Jai Bhagavati Devi Namo Varade
    - composed by Sage Vyasa
    श्रीभगवतीस्तोत्रम्  -  जय भगवति देवि नमो वरदे
    (Victory to You, O divine goddess, my salutations to You Who are the giver of boons; Victory to You O Devi, Who are the destroyer of sins and bestower of many fruits; Victory to You O Devi, Who wear the heads of sinful demons Shumbha and Nishumbha (after slaying them); I bow down to You O Devi, You indeed are the remover of pains of human beings.)
  • Bhavani Ashtakam - Na Tato Na Mata Na Bandhurna Data
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    भवान्यष्टकम् - न तातो न माता न बन्धुर्न दाता
    (Neither the father, nor the mother; Neither the relation and friend, nor the donor; Neither the son, nor the daughter; Neither the servant, nor the husband; Neither the wife, nor the (worldly) knowledge; Neither my profession; You are my refuge, You alone are my Refuge, Oh Mother Bhavani.)
  • Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram - Na Mantram No Yantram Tadapi Ca Na Jaane Stutimaho
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    देव्यपराधक्षमापन   स्तोत्रम् - न   मन्त्रं   नो   यन्त्रं   तदपि   च   न   जाने   स्तुतिमहो
    ((O Mother) Neither Your mantra, nor yantra (do I know); And alas, not even I know Your stuti (eulogy); I do not know how to invoke You through dhyana (meditation); (And alas), not even I know how to simply recite Your glories (Stuti-Katha); I do not know Your mudras (to contemplate on You); (And alas), not even I know how to simply cry for You; However, one thing I know (for certain); By following You (somehow through rememberance however imperfectly) will take away all my afflictions (from my mind).)
  • Durga Suktam - Jatavedase Sunavama Somam Aratiyato Nidahati Vedah
    - From Mahanarayana Upanishad
    दुर्गा सूक्तम् - जातवेदसे सुनवाम सोममरातीयतो निदहाति वेदः
    (We offer our oblations to the fire of Durga to cross over this very difficult ocean of worldly existence) To that Jataveda (one from whom the Vedas are born) we press out the Soma (i.e. invoke Her ardently); (We invoke that Jataveda) Who consumes by Her fire of knowledge (Veda) all the adversities (within and without) (And frees us from the bondage of the world); May that Agni (fire of Durga) carry us over this ocean of the world which is full of great difficulties and beset with great perils; like a boat (carrying one over a very rough sea).)
  • Mahishasura Mardini Stotram - Aigiri Nandini Nandita Medini
    - composition attributed to Sri Ramakrishna Kavi as well as Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    महिषासुरमर्दिनि स्तोत्रम् - अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि
    (Salutations to the daughter of the mountain, Who fills the whole world with joy, for Whom the whole world is a divine play and Who is praised by Nandi; Who dwell on the summit of the Vindhyas, the best of the mountains, Who gives joy to Lord Vishnu (being His sister) and Who is praised by Lord Indra; O Goddess, Who is the consort of the One with blue throat (Lord Shiva), Who has many many relations in this world (being the cosmic Mother) and Who created abundance (in creation); Victory to You, the destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, Who has beautiful locks of hair and Who is the daughter of the mountain.)
  • Shakti Peethas
    - from Pithanirnaya texts (there are variations)
    शक्ति पीठ
    (Listen, My son, I relate to you about the merciful Mother Who is compassionate to the devotees. Without taking recourse to Her - Japa, Sadhana and meritorious deeds do not bear fruits. The fifty one Shakti Peethas along with the Bhairava devatas is being spoken to you for the welfare of the Devas.)

Devi Parvati and Nature:

Nature
  • Devi Parvati about Trees
    दशपुत्रसमोद्रुमः
    (The merit of planting a Tree and bringing it up is equal to the merit of rearing Ten Sons; This indeed is my moral custom set for others to follow, which I established for the welfare of the world.)

Chalisa of Devi Durga:

  • Sri Durga Chalisa - Namo Namo Durge Sukha Karani
    श्री दुर्गा चालीसा - नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी
    (I salute Goddess Durga, who bestows happiness, ends all miseries, the radiance of whose light is limitless and all-pervading.)

Nama Japa of Devi Durga:

Asthottarashata Namavali of Devi Durga:


Scriptures of Devi Durga:
Dasa Mahavidyas:
  1. Kali Mahavidya
  2. Tara Mahavidya
  3. Tripurasundari Mahavidya
  4. Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidya
  5. Tripurabhairavi Mahavidya
  6. Chinnamasta Mahavidya
  7. Dhumavati Mahavidya
  8. Bagalamukhi Mahavidya
  9. Matangi Mahavidya
  10. Kamalatmika Mahavidya

Devotees of Devi Durga:
Rishi Markandeya
  • Rishi Markandeya

Pilgrimages of Devi Durga (Parvati):
Festivals of Devi Durga:

Stotras of Kali Mahavidya:

Devi Kalika
  • Adya Stotram - Om Namah Adyayai
    - from Brahma Yamala
    श्री आद्या स्तोत्रम् - ॐ नमः आद्यायै
    (Om Namah Adyayai. By listening to this Adya Stotram and meditating on Adya Shakti, the fear of death and disease does not exist in this Kali Yuga. O Devi, You are Brahmani in Brahmaloka and Sarvamangala in Vaikuntha; You are Indrani in Amaravati and Ambika in Varunalaya; You are Kalarupa in Yamalaya and Shubhaa in Kubera Bhavana. You are the Durga bestowing Vishnu Bhakti. Your presence always bestows happiness and finally liberation.)

  • Kalika Ashtakam - Galad Rakta Munda Vali Kantha Mala
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    श्री कालिकाष्टकम् : गलद्रक्तमुण्डावलीकण्ठमाला
    ((Salutations to Devi Kalika) From Her neck is hanging a garland of (severed) heads from which blood is dripping down; She is making a very terrific sound revealing Her large teeth, and Her appearance is extremely dreadful to look at; She is without any clothes and residing in the cremation ground; Her hair is let loose and free (as is Her entire appearance); Her entire being is manifesting the great yearning to merge with Mahakala (to take the devotees beyond samsara); She is Kalika, the great dark goddess.)


Devotees of Devi Kalika:
Sri Ramprasad Sen Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
  • Sri Ramprasad
  • Sri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa

Pilgrimages of Devi Kalika:

Stotras of Tara Mahavidya:

Devi Tara
  • Tara Dhyanam - Pratyaliddha-Padaam Ghoraam Munda-Mala-Vibhushitaam
    तारा ध्यानम् - प्रत्यालीढपदां घोरां मुण्डमालाविभूषिताम्
    ((I meditate on Devi Tara) Who is standing with Her left foot extended forward and right foot drawn back; Who is terrible in appearance and adorned with a garland of skulls)

  • Tara Stotram - Tara Ca Taarini Devi Naga-Munda-Vibhuushitaa
    तारा स्तोत्रम् - तारा च तारिणी देवी नागमुण्डविभूषिता
    ((I meditate on Devi Tara) Tara is Tarini Devi (Who is the goddess Who makes us cross the samsara) and Who is Naga-Munda-Vibhushita (Who is adorned with heads of demons))



Stotras of Tripurasundari Mahavidya:

Devi Lalita Tripurasundari Sri Chakra
  • Lalita Panchakam: Pratah Smarami Lalita Vadana Aravindam
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    ललिता पञ्चकम् - प्रातः स्मरामि ललितावदनारविन्दं
    (In the early morning, I remember the lotus face of Devi Lalita Tripurasundari; (The lotus face on which) The lips are (red) like Bimba fruits, and the nose is adorned with large pearls; The large eyes are stretching upto the ears, and the ears are richly decorated with gem-studded ear-rings; The face is lit with a gentle smile and the forehead is shining with the musk of the deer (kasturi).)

Sri Vidya:
Scriptures of Devi Lalita:
  • Lalita Upakhyanam - from Brahmanda Purana
  • Parashurama Kalpasutram
  • Varivashya Rahashya

Pilgrimages of Devi Lalita:

Stotras of Bhuvaneswari Mahavidya:

Devi Bhuvaneswari
  • Bhuvaneswari Dhyanam - Udyad Dina Dyutim Indu Kirittam
    - from Rudra Yamala
    भुवनेश्वरी ध्यानम् - उद्यद्दिनद्युतिमिन्दुकिरीटां
    ((Salutations to Devi Bhuvaneswari) Who has the splendour of the rising sun of the day, and Who holds the moon on Her crown like an ornament; Who has high breasts and three eyes (containing the sun, moon and the fire); Who has a smiling face and shows the vara mudra (boon-giving gesture), holds an ankusha (a hook) and a pasha (a noose), and displays the abhaya mudra (gesture of fearlessness) with Her Hands; Salutations to Devi Bhuvaneswari.)

Pilgrimages of Devi Bhuvaneswari:
  • Devi Bhuvaneswari - Tripura (Tripura)
  • Devi Bhuvaneswari - Pudukkotai (Tamil Nadu)


Stotras of Devi Annapoorna:

Devi Annapoorna
  • Annapoorna Stotram - Nityanandakari Varabhayakari Saundarya Ratnakari
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    अन्नपूर्णा   स्तोत्रम् - नित्यानन्दकरी   वराभयकरी   सौन्दर्यरत्नाकरी
    (Salutations to mother Annapoorna) Who always give joy to Her devotees, along with boons and assurance of fearlessness (under Her motherly care); Who is a repository of great beauty and makes their minds beautiful by the touch of the gem of Her (inner) beauty; Who purifies all the poisons and sufferings of their minds (by the touch of Her compassion and bliss), and Who is the great Goddess manifested visibly in Kashi; Who sanctified the lineage of the king of the mountain of Himalayas (by taking birth as Devi Parvati); Who is the ruling mother of the city of Kasi; O mother Annapoorneswari, please grant us the alms of Your grace; Your grace which support all the worlds.)

Pilgrimages of Devi Annapoorna:
  • Devi Annapoorna - Kashi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Devi Annapoorna - Horanadu (Karnataka)


Stotras of Devi Kamakshi:

Devi Kamakshi
  • Kamakshi Stotram - Kalpanokaha Puspa Jala Vilasan Nila Alakam Matrikam
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    कामाक्षी स्तोत्रम् - कल्पानोकह पुष्प जाल विलसन्नीलालकां मातृकां
    ((Salutations to Devi Kamakshi) Who is like the flowers of the wish-fulfilling tree (Kalpataru) shining brightly, with dark locks of hair, and seated as the great Mother; Who is beautiful with eyes like the lotus petals, and at the same time terrible in the form of Devi Kalika, the destroyer of the sins of Kali-Yuga; Who is beautifully adorned with girdles, anklets, garlands and wreath, and brings good fortune to all as the goddess of Kanchi Puri; Whose bosom is beautiful like the forehead of an elephant and is filled with compassion; We extol Devi Kamakshi, the beloved of Sri Mahesha.)

Pilgrimages of Devi Kamakshi:

Stotras of Devi Meenakshi:

Devi Meenakshi
  • Meenakshi Pancharatnam: Udyad Bhanu Sahasrakoti Sadrishaam Keyura Harojvalaam
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    मीनाक्षी पञ्चरत्नम् - उद्यद्भानुसहस्रकोटिसदृशां केयूरहारोज्ज्वलां
    ((Salutations to Devi Meenakshi) Who shines like thousand million rising suns, and is adorned with bracelets and garlands; Who has beautiful lips like Bimba fruits, and beautiful rows of teeth; Who smiles gently and is adorned with shining yellow garments; Whose lotus feet is served by Vishnu, Brahma and the king of Suras (i.e. Indra Deva); Who is auspicious and the embodiment of the essence of existence; I always bow down to Devi Meenakshi Who is an ocean of compassion.)

Pilgrimages of Devi Meenakshi:

Stotras of Devi Shakambari / Banashankari:

Devi Shakambari or Banashankari
  • Shakambari (Shatakshi) Mahatmyam
    - from Devi Bhagavatam (7.28)
    शाकंभरी (शताक्षी) माहात्म्यम्
    (The Shakambari [Shatakshi] Mahatmyam is described in Srimad Devi Bhagavata Mahapurana. The chapter describes how Devi Parvati manifested Herself as Devi Shakambari [Shatakshi] to remove a great calamity afflicting the people of the earth and the Devas, Her nectar-like compassion, and Her encounter with the terrible demon Durgama. The Devi said: "Worship Me always, Serve Me always and read My Mahatmyam; I will take away your misfortunes. He who takes my name Durga and Shatakshi with earnest devotion will pierce through my Maya and walk free.")

  • Banashankari Pratah Smaran - Ya Maya Madhu Kaittabha Pramathini Ya Mahisha Unmulini
    वनशंकरी प्रातः स्मरण - या माया मधुकैटभप्रमथिनी या माहिषोन्मूलिनी
    (In the early morning I remember, O Shankari, Your lotus face; Your beautiful form with curly locks; Your face having a sweet gentle smile of grace; I remember Your beautiful form with shining forehead decorated with fragrant kasturi (the fragrance which is the pride of the musk deer of Kashmir); I remember You Who grant fearlessness to the three worlds and Who is having beautiful eyes.)

Scriptures of Devi Shakambari:
Pilgrimages of Devi Shakambari:
Festivals of Devi Shakambari:



Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
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