Saturday, October 31, 2015

Come, Holy Spirit

A Christian Catholic prayer for guidance.

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;

In our labour, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!

Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend:

Give them virtue's sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Eight Principles of the Path

Eight Principles of the Naqshbandi (Sufi spiritual order) Path, formulated by Abdul-Khaliq al-Ghujdawani (d.1179).

Yad Kard
Remembrance, or making mention. Both oral and mental. Be always repeating the Dhikr imparted to you so that you may attain the beatific vision. Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband said, "The aim in Dhikr is that the heart be always aware of al-Haqq [The Truth, a Beautiful Name of Allah], for its practice banished inattention."

Baz Gasht
Restraint. The person saying the Dhikr, when engaging in the heart-repetition of the blessed phrase [shahada] should intersperse it with such phrases as "my God you are my Goal and your satisfaction is my aim", to help to keep one's thoughts form straying. Other masters say that it means 'return' or 'repent', i.e, return to al-Haqq by way of contrition [inkisar].

Nigah Dasht 
Watchfulness. Over wandering, passing thoughts when repeating the blessed phrase.

Yad Dasht
Recollection. Concentration upon the Divine Presence in a condition of Dhawq [zoq], foretaste, intuitive anticipation or perceptiveness, not using external aids.

Hosh dar dam
Awareness while breathing. The technique of breath control. Said Khwaja Bahauddin Naqshband, "The external basis of this tariqa is the breath." One must not exhale in forgetfulness or inhale in forgetfulness.

Safar dar watan
Journeying in one's homeland. This is an interior journey, the movement from blameworthy to praiseworthy qualities. Others refer to it as the vision or revelation of the hidden side of the Shahada.

Nazar bar qadam
Watching one's steps. Let the salik [pilgrim] ever be watchful during his journey, whatever the type of country through which he is passing that he does not let his gaze be distracted from the goal of his journey.

Khalwat dar anjuman
Solitude in a crowd. The journey of the salik, though outwardly it is in the world, inwardly it is with God. Leaders of the Tariqa have said,"In this tariqa association is in the crowd [assembly] and disassociation in the khalwa." A common weekly practice was to perform the dhikr in the assembly.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Only Thee

By Rabindranath Tagore from "Gitanjali".

That I want thee, only thee -- let my heart repeat without end. All desires that distract me, day and night, are false and empty to the core.
     As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light, even thus in the depth of my unconsciousness rings the cry -- I want thee, only thee.
     As the storm still seeks its end in peace when it strikes against peace with all its might, even thus my rebellion strikes against thy love and still its cry is -- I want thee, only thee.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kill Bull 5

Painting by Dayanand Kamakar
Every year during Shardiya Navaratri, I speculate about glorious victory of Sri Durga over the demon-bull and symbolic meaning of this story. Many various versions are in Kill Bull-1, 2, 3 and 4.
But that ancient symbolism is not so simply to understand logically because of its ancient, or even eternal, greatness and transcendency. Anyway, now I often observe the symbols of the bull in the places marked by a certain atmosphere. For example, in an interesting Italian city - Turin. Its symbol and coat of arms is the rampant bull. The city is full of hidden esoteric symbols which divide clearly the dark and light sides of reality. And it is filled with all kinds of bulls. But all exists in balance. And there an another powerful force is present, which counterbalances all of these signs and does the city a harmonious as black and white in our lives.
Torino's bull
There is nothing surprising in the interest of the Italians to the bulls. The ancient Roman religion known was the Mithraic mysteries, which maintained strict secrecy about its teachings and practices, revealing them only to initiates. This scene in underground Mithraic temple shows Mithras in the act of killing a bull, "from the death which he had caused was born a new life more rich and more fecund than the old." So, here we see the sacrifice for the purpose of life development.
In the Roman Empire of the 2nd to 4th centuries, taurobolium referred to practices involving the sacrifice of a bull, which after mid-2nd century became connected with the worship of the Great Mother of the Gods (!); though not previously limited to her cultus, after 159 CE all private taurobolia inscriptions mention Magna Mater. Here sacrifice even more symbolical where the priest is literally washed by blood of a bull.
And in either case, it was a very important rite of sacrifice, which survived even today, in some cultures. And it's possible, the Spanish bullfight is a modern adaptation of ancient ritual slaughter supposedly imported by Roman soldiers who worshiped Mithras. In general, the bull is the most "noble" animals to be offered as sacrifice. For example, in Christian Bible, in the Old Testament, the Lord said to Moses in Exodus 29:10 to sacrifice the bull as a sin offering.
In Hinduism, as already mentioned, the bull is very multiple-valued sacred animal. Hymns in the Rig Veda describe heaven and earth as a closely united pair, one a prolific bull, the other a multi-coloured cow. Brahma created Viraj, the mythical primeval being, as the cow. This cow is the symbol of creative nature, while the bull is the spirit which vivifies nature.
Rsabha, the mythical vedic bull, mentioned in epic and Puranic literature, offered by the brahmanas in a sacrifice. Diferent dieties preside over different parts of his body. Thus the sacrificial Bull become a deity. As mentioned previously, in hinduism, the bull is associated with Indra, Agni, Prajapati and many other prominent gods. And certainly, Nandi the Bull who represents the sublimated vital powers sacrificed to the fiery centre of spiritual sight filling the great Lord's Third Eye.
OM nandikeshAya namaHa
In Jainism, Ṛṣabhanātha or Lord Ṛṣabha (transl.-"bull) is the first of the 24 Jinas of the present cycle of time.  Ṛṣabha’s symbolic colour is gold and his emblem the ox or bull.
Thus, we see the image of the bull in the range from sacredness to material grossness. What are the relationships within his dual nature? It is obvious that there is no direct answer. Sometimes it's a relationship between darkness and light, between asuric and sattvic forces. Sometimes it's a relationship of aggressor to something more passive. Sometimes the relationship is one of gender and a sort of masculine force and feminine force. So the bull can be the good guy, or the bull can be the bad guy, depending on what stage of development you are going through. This unfolding drama confounds universal taboos and forces the seeker to confront the dark side of human passion. Perhaps the Mahishasura's image present the most hidden personal aspects of our inner conflict - and openly explore the contradictory nature of human nature.
"Mahishasura" by Tyeb Mehta.
And simultaneously, it is an aspiration to be sacrificed and be freed from wordly existence. But the process of sacrifice can be made only by perfect Superior Power. That force which can resist and destroy negative tendencies in the world and in each of us. Interestingly that in many cultures, often the opposite force is represented by a lion (like Durga's lion!).
For ex., Phoenician cylinder seals (approx. the second millennium B.C.) depict the lion devouring the bull.
Or see this relief of a lion attacking a bull from Persepolis, an ancient city of Persia.
And in the famous seal of Mihenjo-daro, we see the same pair of the opposition (or symbiosis?).
All these symbolic images are very complex and difficult to interpret. However, there can hardly be any doubt that all these bull's sacrifices, found the world over, indeed originated from a common source, in the dawn of times. It is the universal fight at all times. But for each person it is always in the present tense. The earthly forces of the Bull need not be dispersed but may be contained, ruminated and sacrificed. To overcome this, we appeal to the Higher for Durga's strength. 
Perhaps, in our times, the physical sacrifice of the bull became unnecessary. But the believer now has the responsibility for offering acceptable spiritual sacrifices. This holiday, wish you the grace of the Goddess Durga to help all us in our personal battle. May the Light Side of the Force be with you!

Durga Sooktam

durgaa sooktam

om jaatavedase sunavaama soma
maraateeyato nidahaati vedaha |
sa nah parshadati durgaaNi vishvaa
naaveva sindhum duritaa~tyagnihi ||
taamagnivarNaam tapasaa jvalanteem
vairochaneem karmaphaleshu jushTaam |
durgaam deveegm sharaNamaham
prapadye sutarasi tarase namaha ||
agne tvam paarayaa navyo asmaanth
svastibhirati durgaaNi vishvaa |
pooshcha pruthvee bahuLaa na urvee
bhavaa tokaaya tanayaaya shanyoho ||
vishvaani no durgahaa jaatavedah
sindhunna naavaa duritaa~tiparshi |
agne atrivanmanasaa gruNaano~smaakam
bodhyavitaa tanoonaam ||
prutanaa jitagam sahamaanam ugram
agnigm huvema paramaathsadhasthaat |
sa nah parshadati durgaaNi vishvaa
kshaamaddevo ati duritaa~tyagnihi ||
pratnoshi kameeDyo adhvareshu
sanaaccha hotaa navyashcha satsi |
svaanchaa~gne tanuvam piprayasvaasmabhyam cha saubhagamaayajasva ||
gobhirjushTamayujo nishiktam
tavendra vishNor anusancharema |
naakasya prushThamabhi samvasaano
vaishNaveem loka iha maadayantaam ||

om kaatyaayanaaya vidmahe kanyakumaari dheemahi |
tanno durgih prachodayaat ||

om shaantih shaantih shaantihi ||

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sri Durga Sahasranama Stotram from Tantraraja

tantrarAja tantram shrI shiva uvAcha shruNu devI pravakshyAmi durganAmasahasrakam |
yatprasAdAn mahAdevI chaturvarga phalam labhet || 1 ||
paThanam shravaNam chA asya sarvAshAparipUrikam |
dhanaputrapradam chaiva bAlAnAmshAntikArakam || 2 ||
ugrarogaprashamanam grahadoshavinAshanam |
akAlamrutyuharaNam vANijyevijayapradam || 3 ||
vivAde durgame yuddhe noukAyAm shatrusankaTe |
rAjadvAre mahAraNye sarvatra vijayapradam || 4 ||
nArado asya rushih prokto gAyatrI ChandItiram |
shaktibIjam rUpamasya shrI durgA paradevatA |
sarvAbhIshTaprayoge cha viniyogah prakIrttitah || 5 ||
|| viniyogah ||
om asya shrIdurgA sahasranAma mAlAmantrasya |
shrI nArada rushih gAyatrI Chandah shrI durgA paradevatA |
dum bIjam hrIm shaktih om kIlakam |
shrI durgA prItyartham shrI durgA sahasranAma jape viniyogah ||
|| karanyAsah ||
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah angushThAbhyAm namah |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah tarjanIbhyAm namah hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah madhyamAbhyAm namah |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah anAmikAbhyAm namah |
hrIm om hrIm dum namah kanishThikAbhyAm namah |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah karatala karaprushThAbhyAm namah |
|| anganyAsah ||
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah hrudayAya namah |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah shirase svAhA |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah shikhAyai vashaT |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah kavachAya hum |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah netratrayAya voushaT |
hrIm om hrIm dum durgAyai namah astrAya phaT |
om bhUrbhuvassuvarom iti digbandhah ||
|| dhyAnam ||
simhasthA shashishekharA marakataprakhyA chaturbhirbhujaih |
shankhachakradhanuhsharAmshcha dadhatI netraistibhihshobhitA ||
AmuktAngadahAra kankaNaraNat kAncIkvaN nUpurA |
durgA durgatihAriNI bhavatu vo ratnollasat kuNDalA ||
|| pancha pUjA ||
lam pruthivyAtimakAyai gandham samarpayAmi |
hum AkAshAtmikAyai pushpaih pUjayAmi |
yam vAyvAtmikAyai dhUpam AghrApayAmi |
ram vahnyAtmikAyai dIpam darshayAmi |
vam amrutAtmikAyai amrutam mahAnaivedyam nivedayAmi |
sam sarvAtmikAyai sarvopachAra pUjAm samarpayAmi ||
|| shrIdurgA sahasranAma stotram ||
shrI durgA durgatiharA paripUrNA parAtparA |
sarvopAdhi vinirmuktA bhavabhAravinAshinI || 1 ||
kAryakAraNanirmuktA lIlAvigrahadhAriNI |
sarvashrungArashobhADhyA sarvAyudhasamanvitA || 2 ||
sUryakoTisahasrAbhA chandrakoTinibhAnanA |
gaNeshakoTilAvaNyA vishNukoTyarimardinI || 3 ||
dAvAgnikoTinalinI rudrakoTyugrarUpiNI |
samudrakoTigambhIrA vAyukoTimahAbalA || 4 ||
akAshakoTivistArA yamakoTibhayankarI |
merukoTisamucChrAyA gaNakoTisamruddhidA || 5 ||
namasyA prathamA pUjyA sakalA akhilA ambikA |
mahAprakrutih sarvAtmA bhuktimuktipradAyinI || 6 ||
ajanyA jananI janyA mahAvrushabhavAhinI |
kardamI kAshyapI padmA sarvatIrthanivAsinI || 7 ||
bhImeshvarI bhImanAdA bhavasAgaratAriNI |
sarvadevashiroratna nighrushTacharaNAmbujA || 8 ||
smaratAm sarvapApaghnI sarvakAraNakAraNA |
sarvArthasAdhikA mAtA sarvamangalamangalA || 9 ||
prucChA prushnI mahAjyotiraraNyA vanadevatA |
bhItirbhUtirmatih shaktirtushTirushAdhrutih || 10 ||
uttAnahastA sambhUtirvrukshavalkaladhAriNI |
mahAprabhA mahAchaNDI dIptAsyA ugralochanA || 11 ||
mahAmeghaprabhA vidyA muktakeshI digambarI |
hasanmukhI sA aTTahAsA lolajihvA maheshvarI || 12 ||
muNDAlI abhayA dakshA mahAbhImA varodyatA |
khaDgamuNDadharA muktih kumudA agyAnanAshinI || 13 ||
ambAlikA mahAvIryA sAradA kanakeshvarI |
paramAtmA parA kshiptA shUlinI parameshvarI || 14 ||
mahAkAlasamAsaktA shivAshataninAdinI |
ghorAngI muNDamukuTA smashAnAsthikrutAsanA || 15 ||
mahAsmashAnanilayA maNimaNDapamadhyagA |
pAnapAtrradhrutA kharvA pannagI paradevatA || 16 ||
sugandhA tAriNI tArA bhavAnI vanavAsinI |
lambodarI mahAdIrghA jaTinI chandrashekharA || 17 ||
parA ambA paramArAdhyA pareshI brahmarUpiNI |
devasenA vishvagarbhA agnijihvA chaturbhujA || 18 ||
mahAdamshTrA mahArAtirnIlA nIlasarasvatI |
dakshajA bhAratI rambhA mahAmangalachaNDikA || 19 ||
rudrajA koushikI pUtA yamaghaNTA mahAbalA |
kAdambinI chidAnandA kshetrasthA kshetrakarshiNI || 20 ||
panchapretasamArUDhA lalitA tvaritA satI |
bhairavI rUpasampannA madanAnalanAshinI || 21 ||
jAtApahAriNI vArttA mAtrukA ashTamAtrukA |
anangamekhalA shashTI hrullekhA parvatAtmajA || 22 ||
vasundharA dharA dhArA vidhAtrI vindhyavAsinI |
ayodhyA mathurA kAnchI mahaishvaryA mahodarI || 23 ||
komalA mAnadA bhavyA matsyodarI mahAlayA |
pAshAnkushadhanurbANA lAvaNyAmbudhichandrikA || 24 ||
raktavAsA raktaliptA raktagandhavinodinI |
durlabhA sulabhA matsyA mAdhavI maNDaleshvarI || 25 ||
pArvatI amarI ambA mahApAtakanAshinI |
nityatruptA nirAbhAsA akulA roganAshinI || 26 ||
kanakeshI pancharUpA nUpurA nIlavAhinI |
jaganmayI jagaddhAtrI aruNA vAruNI jayA || 27 ||
hingulA koTarA senA kAlindI surapUjitA |
rAmeshvarI devagarbhA trisrotA akhileshvarI || 28 ||
brahmANI vaishNavI roudrI mahAkAlamanoramA |
gAruDI vimalA hamsI yoginI ratisundarI || 29 ||
kapAlinI mahAchaNDA viprachittA kumArikA |
IshAnI IshvarI brAhmI mAheshI vishvamohinI || 30 ||
ekavIrA kulAnandA kAlaputrI sadAshivA |
shAkambharI nIlavarNA mahishAsuramardinI || 31 ||
kAmadA kAminI kullA kurukullA virodhinI |
ugrA ugraprabhA dIptA prabhA damshTrA manojavA || 32 ||
kalpavrukshatalAsInA shrInAthagurupAdukA |
avyAjakaruNAmUrtih AnandaghanavigrahA || 33 ||
anaghA shAnkarI divyA pavitrA sarvasAkshiNI || 34 ||
dhanurbANagadAhastA sAyudhA AyudhAnvitA |
lokottarA padmanetrA yogamAyA jaTeshvarI || 35 ||
ugrachaNDA shrIchANDAlI mohinI chaNDavikramA |
chintanIyA mahAdIrghA amrutA amrutabAndhavI || 36 ||
pinAkadhAriNI shiprA dhAtrI trijagadIshvarI |
raktapA rudhirAktAngI raktakharparadhAriNI || 37 ||
tripurA trikUTA nityA shrInityA bhuvaneshvarI |
havyA kavyA lokagatih gAyatrI paramAgatih || 38 ||
vishvadhAtrI lokamAtA panchamI pitrutruptidA |
kAmIshvarI kAmarUpA kAmabIjA kalAtmikA || 39 ||
tATankashobhinI vandyA nityaklinnA kuleshvarI |
bhUvareshI mahArAgyI aksharA aksharAtmikA || 40 ||
anAdibodhA sarvagyA sarvA sarvatarA shubhA |
icChAgyAnakriyAshaktih sarvADhyA sharvapUjitA || 41 ||
shrImahAsundarI ramyA rAgyI shrIparamAmbikA |
rAjarAjeshvarI bhadrA shrImattripurasundarI || 42 ||
trisandhyA indirA aindrI ajitA aparAjitA |
bheruNDA daNDinI ghorA indrANI cha tapasvinI || 43 ||
shailaputrI chandraghaNTA kUshmANDA brahmachAriNI |
kAtyAyinI skandamAtA kAlarAtrih shubhankarI || 44 ||
mahAgourA siddhidhAtrI navadurgA nabhahsthitA |
sunandA nandinI krutyA mahAbhAgA mahojjvalA || 45 |
| mahAvidyA brahmavidyA dAminI tApahAriNI |
uttithA utpalA bAdhyA pramodA shubhadottamA || 46 ||
atulyA amalA pUrNA hamsArUDhA haripriyA |
sulochanA virUpAkshI vidyudgourI mahArhaNA || 47 ||
kAkadhvajA shivArAdhyA shUrpahastA krushAnkinI |
shubhrakeshI koTarAkshI vidhavA patighAtinI || 48 ||
sarvasiddhikarI dushTA kshudhArtA shivabhakshiNI |
vargAtmikA trikAlagyA trivargA tridashArchitA || 49 ||
shrImatI bhoginI kAshI avimuktA gayeshvarI |
siddhAmbikA suvarNAkshI kolAmbA siddhayoginI|| 50 ||
devajyotihsamudbhUtA devajyotihsvarUpiNI |
acChedyA adbhutA tIvrA vratasthA vratachAriNI || 51 ||
siddhidA dhUminI tanvI bhrAmarI raktadantikA |
svastikA gaganA vANI jAhnavI bhavabhAminI || 52 ||
pativratA mahAmohA mukuTA mukuTeshvarI |
guhyeshvarI guhyamAtA chaNDikA guhyakAlikA || 53 ||
prasUtirAkrutishchittA chintA devAhutistrayI anumatih kuhU rAkA sinIvAlI tvishA rasA || 54 ||
suvarchA varchalA shArvI vikeshA krushNapingalA |
svapnAvatI chitralekhA annapUrNA chatushTayA || 55 ||
puNyalabhyA varArohA shyAmAngI shashishekharA |
haraNI gautamI menA yAdavA pUrNimA amA || 56 ||
trikhaNDA trimuNDA mAnyA bhUtamAtA bhaveshvarI |
bhogadA svargadA mokshA subhagA yagyarUpiNI || 57 ||
annadA sarvasampattih sankaTA sampadA smrutih |
vaidUryamukuTA medhA sarvavidyeshvareshvarI || 58 ||
brahmAnandA brahmadAtrI mruDANI kaiTabheshvarI |
arundhatI akshamAlA asthirA grAmyadevatA || 59 ||
varNeshvarI varNAmAtA chintApUrNA vilakshaNA |
trIkshaNA mangalA kAlI vairATI padmamAlinI || 60 ||
amalA vikaTA mukhyA avigyeyA svayambhavA |
UrjA tArAvatI velA mAnavI cha chatuhstanI || 61 ||
chaturnetrA chaturhastA chaturdantA chaturmukhI |
shatarUpA bahurUpA arUpA vishvatomukhI || 62 ||
garishThA gurviNI gurvI vyApyA bhaumI cha bhAvinI |
ajAtA sujAtA vyaktA achalA akshayA kshamA || 63 ||
mArishA dharmiNI harshA bhUtadhAtrI cha dhenukA |
ayonijA ajA sAdhvI shachI kshemA kshayankarI || 64 ||
buddhirlajjA mahAsiddhih shAkrI shAntih kriyAvatI |
pragyA prItih shrutih shraddhA svAhA kAntirvapuh svadhA || 65 ||
unnatih sannatih khyAtih shuddhih sthitirmanasvinI |
udyamA vIriNI kshAntirmArkaNDeyI trayodashI || 66 ||
prasiddhA pratishThA vyAptA anasUyA a akrutih yamA |
mahAdhArA mahAvIrA bhujangI valayAkrutih || 67 ||
harasiddhA siddhakAlI siddhAmbA siddhapUjitA |
parAnandA parAprItih parAtushTih pareshvarI || 68 ||
vakreshvarI chaturvaktrA anAthA shivasAdhikA |
nArAyaNI nAdarUpA nAdinI nartakI naTI || 69 ||
sarvapradA panchavaktrA kAmilA kAmikA shivA |
durgamA duratikrAntA durdhyeyA dushparigrahA || 70 ||
durjayA dAnavI devI daityaghnI daityatApinI |
UrjasvatI mahAbuddhih raTantI siddhadevatA || 71 ||
kIrtidA pravarA labhyA sharaNyA shivashobhanA |
sanmArgadAyinI shuddhA surasA raktachaNDikA || 72 ||
surUpA draviNA raktA viraktA brahmavAdinI |
aguNA nirguNA guNyA triguNA triguNAtmikA || 73 ||
uDDIyAnA pUrNashailA kAmasthA cha jalandharI |
shmashAnabhairavI kAlabhairavI kulabhairavI || 74 ||
tripurAbhairavI devI bhairavI vIrabhairavI |
shrImahAbhairavI devI sukhAnandabhairavI || 75 ||
muktidAbhairavI devI gyAnAnandabhairavI |
dAkshAyaNI dakshayagyanAshinI naganandinI || 76 ||
rAjaputrI rAjapUjyA bhaktivashyA sanAtanI |
achyutA charchikA mAyA shoDashI surasundarI || 77 ||
chakreshI chakriNI chakrA chakrarAjanivAsinI |
nAyikA yakshiNI bodhA bodhinI muNDakeshvarI || 78 ||
bIjarUpA chandrabhAgA kumArI kapileshvarI |
vruddhA ativruddhA rasikA rasanA pATaleshvarI || 79 ||
mAheshvarI mahAnandA prabalA abalA balA |
vyAghrAmbarI maheshAnI sharvANI tAmasI dayA || 80 ||
dharaNI dhAriNI trushNA mahAmArI duratyayA |
ranginI TankinI lIlA mahAvegA makheshvarI || 81 ||
jayadA jitvarA jetrI jayashrIh jayashAlinI |
narmadA yamunA gangA veNA veNI drushadvatI || 82 ||
dashArNA alakA sItA tungA bhadrA tarangiNI |
madotkaTA mayUrAkshI mInAkshI maNikuNDalA || 83 ||
sumahA mahatAmsevyA mAyUrI nArasimhikA |
bagalA stambhinI pItA pUjitA shivanAyikA || 84 ||
vedavedyA mahAroudrI vedabAhyA gatipradA |
sarvashAstramayI AryA avAnganasagocharA || 85 ||
agnijvAlA mahAjvAlA prajvAlA dIptajihvikA |
ranjanI ramaNI rudrA ramaNIyA prabhanjanI || 86 ||
varishThA vishishTA shishTA shreshThA nishThA krupAvatI |
UrdhvamukhI vishAlAsyA rudrabhAryA bhayankarI || 87 ||
simhaprushThasamAsInA shivatANDavadarshinI |
haimavatI padmagandhA gandheshvarI bhavapriyA || 88 ||
aNurUpA mahAsUkshmA prayakshA cha makhAntakA |
sarvavidyA raktanetrA bahunetrA anetrakA || 89 ||
vishvambharA vishvayonih sarvAkArA sudarshanA |
krushNAjinadharA devI uttarA kandavAsinI || 90 ||
prakrushTA prahrushTA hrushTA chandrasUryAgnibhakshiNI |
vishvedevI mahAmuNDA panchamuNDAdhivAsinI || 91 ||
prasAdasumukhI gUDhA sumukhA sumukheshvarI |
tatpadA satpadA atyarthA prabhAvatI dayAvatI || 92 ||
chaNDadurgA chaNDI devI vanadurgA vaneshvarI |
dhruveshvarI dhruvA dhrouvyA dhruvArAdhyA dhruvAgatih ||
sacchidA sacchidAnandA ApomayI mahAsukhA |
vAgIshI vAgbhavA a akaNThavAsinI vahnisundarI || 94 ||
gaNanAthapriyA gyAnagamyA cha sarvalokagA |
prItidA gatidA preyA dhyeyA gyeyA bhayA apahA || 95 ||
shrIkarI shrIdharI sushrIh shrIvidyA shrIrvibhAvanI |
shrIyutA shrImatI sevyA shrImUrtih strIsvarUpiNI || 96 ||
anrutA sUnrutA sevyA sarvalokottamottamA |
jayantI chandanA gourI garjinI gaganopamA || 97 ||
ChinnamastA mahAmattA reNukA vanashankarI |
grAhikA grAsinI devabhUshaNA cha kapardinI || 98 ||
sumatih tapatI svasthA hrudisthA mrugalochanA |
kulachaNDA chaNdavaktrA chaNDogrA chaNDamAlinI || 99 ||
raktAbhA nidritA nidrA raktAngI raktalochanA |
manoharA vajradehA kuleshI kAmachAriNI || 100 ||
raktachaNDI rudrachaNDI chaNDAkshI chaNDanAyikA |
vyAghrAsyA shailajA bhAshA devArthA raNarangiNI || 101 ||
bilvapatrakrutAvAsA taruNI shivamohinI |
sthANupriyA karAlAsyA guNadA lingavAsinI || 102 ||
avidyA mamatA agyA ahantA ashubhA krushA |
mahishaghnI sudushprekshyA tamasA bhavamochanI || 103 ||
puruhUtA supratishThA rajanI ishTadevatA |
duhkhinI kAtarA kshINA gomatI tryambakeshvarA || 104 ||
dvArAvatI aprameyA avyayA amitavikramA |
mAyAvatI krupAmUrtih dvAreshI dvAravAsinI || 105 ||
tejomayI vishvakAmA manmathA pushkarAvatI |
chitrA devI mahAkAlI kAlahantrI kriyAmatI || 106 ||
krupAmayI krupAshreshThA karuNA karuNAmayI |
suprabhA suvratA mAdhvI madhughnI muNDamardinI || 107 ||
ullAsinI mahollAsA svAminI sharmadAyinI |
shrImAtA shrImahArAgyI prasannA prasannAnanA || 108 ||
svaprakAshA mahAbhUmA brahmarUpA shivankarI |
shaktidA shAntidA karmaphaladA shrIpradAyinI || 109 ||
priyadA dhanadA shrIdA mokshadA gyAnadA bhavA |
bhUmAnandakarI bhUmA prasIdashrutigocharA || 110 ||
raktachandanasiktAngI sindUrAnkitabhAlinI |
svacChandashaktih gahanA prajAvatI sukhAvahA || 111 ||
yogeshvarI yogArAdhyA mahAtrishUladhAriNI |
rAjyeshI tripurA siddhA mahAvibhavashAlinI || 112 ||
hrImkArI shankarI sharvapankajasthA shatashrutih |
nistAriNI jaganmAtA jagadambA jagaddhitA || 113 ||
sAshTAngapraNatiprItA bhaktA anugrahakAriNI |
sharaNAgata dInArta paritrANaparAyiNA || 114 ||
nirAshrayA a ashrayA dInatAriNI bhaktavatsalA |
dInAmbA dInasharaNA bhaktAnAm abhayankarI || 115 ||
krutAnjalinamaskArA svayambhU kusumArchitA |
koulatarpaNasamprItA svayambhAtI vibhAtinI || 116 ||
shatashIrshA anantashIrshA shrIkaNThArdhasharIriNI |
jayadhvanipriyA kulabhAskarI kulasAdhikA || 117 ||
abhayavaradahastA sarvAnandA cha samvidA |
pruthvIdharA vishvadharA vishvagarbhA pravartikA || 118 ||
vishvamAyA vishvaphAlA padmanAbhaprasUh prajA |
mahIyasI mahAmUrtih satI rAgyI bhayA artihA || 119 ||
brahmamayI vishvapIThA pragyAnA mahimAmayI |
simhArUDhA vrushArUDhA ashvArUDhA adhIshvarI || 120 ||
varA abhayakarA sarvavareNyA vishvavikramA |
vishvAshrayA mahAbhUtih shrIpragyAdisraganvitA || 121 ||
|| phalashrutih ||
durgAnAmasahasrAkhyam stotram tantrottamottamam |
paThanAt shravaNAt sadyo naro muchyet sankaTAt || 122 ||
ashvamedhasahasrANAm vAjapeyasyakoTayah |
sakrut pAThen jAyante mahAmAyA prasAdatah || 123 ||
ya idam paThati nityam devyAgAre krutAnjalih |
kim tasya durlabham devI divi bhuvi rasAtale || 124 ||
sa dIrghAyuh sukhI vAgmI nishchintam parvatAtmaje |
shraddhayA ashraddhayA vA api durgAnAmaprasAdatah || 125 ||
ya idam paThate nityam devIbhakto mudAnvitah |
tasyashatruhkshayamyAti yadi shakrasamobhavet || 126 ||
pratinAma samucchArya srotasi yah prapUjayet |
shaNmAsAbhyantare devI nirdhanIdhanvAnbhavet || 127 ||
vandhyA vA kAkavandhyA vA mrutavatsA cha yA anganA |
asyaprayogamAtreNa bahuputravatIbhavet || 128 ||
ArogyArthe shatAvruttih putrArthehyekavatsaram |
dIptAgnisannidhoupAThAt apApobhavatidhruvam || 129 ||
ashTottarashatenA asya purashcharyA vidhIyate |
kalou chaturguNam proktam purashcharaNasiddhaye || 130 ||
japA kamalapushpam cha champakam nAgakesharam |
 kadambam kusumam chApi pratinAmnA samarchayet || 131 ||
praNavAdinamo antena chaturthyantenamantravit |
srotasi pUjayitvA tu upahAram samarpayet || 132 ||
icChAgyAnakriyAsiddhih nishchitam girinandinI |
dehAnte paramam sthAnam yatsurairapidurlabham || 133 ||
sa yAsyati na sandeho shrIdurgAnAmakIrtanAt |
bhajeddurgAm smareddurgAm japeddurgAm shivapriyAm |
tatkshaNAt shivamApnoti satyam satyam varAnane ||

|| iti shrI tantrarAjatantre shrI durgA sahasranAma stotram sampUrNam ||

Durge Smrita Harasi

Durge Smrita Harasi Bhitimshesh jantoh
Swasthaih Smritamati Mateev Shubhaam Dadasi
Daridray Duhkh Bhayaharini ka Twadanya
Sarvopakarkaranay Sadadrachitta

O Mother Durga, whoever remembers you during a difficult situation, is freed of all forms of fear. When called to the mind by those who are in a healthy condition, You grant them a pure intellect. Who is there but you – the dispeller of poverty, pain and fear. Whose heart is ever compassionate for doing good to everyone.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Durga Avahanam

Om agachha madgrihey devi astabhi saktibhi saha |
Pujam grihana bidhibat sarbakalyana karini |
Bhaktitah pujayami twam Nabadurgey surarchitey |
Om devi Durgey samagachha sannidhya miha kalpaya ||
Oh Goddess, come to my house with all your eight energies. Take our worship and bless us happiness
I am offering my prayers with my utmost sincerity. To Thou, the new Durga, that was created by all Gods. Oh Goddess Durga come, come close to me and fulfill my dreams
Om avahayami tan sarban Chandikey parameshwari |
Om pranan raksha jasho raksha putra dara dhanam sada ||
Om sthapayasi maya devi pujayey twam prasidamey |
Aurarogyam bijayam dehi devi namastutey ||
I am calling all divinity along with you, Oh Chandikey the great Goddess, You always save our lives, our fame, children, wives, and our wealth. Get established as I worship with all my heart. Give us healthy life free from diseases and bring victory, Oh Goddess, I bow to you .
Om agatya bilwashakhayam Chandikey kuru sannidhim |
Om sthapitashi maya devi pujayey twam praseeda mey ||
Om devi Chandantikey Chandi chandavigraha karini |
Bilwashakham samashritya tishtha devi ganai sahah ||
Oh the Goddess, appearing as the applewood tree (nature) come close to me. I am establishing you Oh Goddess to worship you, please oblige me. Oh Goddess Chandikey you are the greatest woman in war, You stay on the applewood tree along with your attendants.
Om pallabaischa phalopetai shakhabhi suranayikey |
Pallabey samsthitey devi pujam grinha praseeda me ||
Om Chandikey twam Chandarupasi suratejo mahabaley |
Prabishya tistha yagyeashmin jabat pujam karomyaham ||
Oh the Goddess, you are in the trees and branches (nature). In that form of yours, accept my prayers and oblige me. Oh Chandi (Durga), you in the form of the warrior with the divine strength. Emitting divine powers all around, enter the place of worship and stay with us as long as I offer my worship.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saraswati Sahasranaama Stotram

shree saraswatee sahasranaama stotram dhyaanam shreemat chandana charchitojjvalavapuh shuklaambaraa mallikaa maalaalaalita kuntalaa pravila sanmuktaavalee shobhanaa |
sarvagnaana nidhaana pustakadharaa rudraakshamaalaankitaa vaagdevee vadanaambuje vasatu me trailokyamaataa shubhaa|
shree naarada uvaacha bhagavan parameshaana sarvalokaika naayaka | katham saraswatee saakshaat prasannaa parameshThinaha ||
katham devyaa mahaavaaNyaah satatpraapa sudurlabham |
etanme vada tatvena mahaayogeeshvara prabho || 3 ||
shree sanatkumaara uvaacha saadhu prushTam tvayaa brahman guhyaadguhya manuttamam | bhayaanugopitam yatnaadidaaneem satprakaashyate || 4 ||
puraa pitaamaham drushTvaa jagatsthaavara jangamam |
nirvikaaram niraabhaasam stambhee bhootamachetasam || 5 ||
srushTvaa trailokyam akhilam vaagabhaavaattathaa vidham |
aadhikyaa bhaavatah svasya parameshThee jagadguruhu || 6 ||
divya varshaayutam tena tapo dushkara muttamam |
tatah kadaachit sanjaataa vaaNee sarvaartha shobhitaa || 7 ||
aham asmi mahaavidyaa sarva vaachaam adheeshvaree |
mama naamnaam sahasram tu upadekshyaam anuttamam ||
anena samstutaa nityam patnee tava bhavaamyaham |
tvayaa srushTam jagatsarvam vaaNeeyuktam bhavishyati || 9 ||
idam rahasyam paramam mama naama sahasrakam |
sarva paapaugha shamanam mahaa saaraswata pradam || 10 ||
mahaakavitvadam loke vaageeshatva pradaayakam |
tvam vaa parah pumaanyastu stavenaanena toshayet || 11 ||
tasyaaham kinkaree saakshaat bhavishyaami na sanshayaha |
ityuktvaa antardadhe vaaNee tadaarabhya pitaamahaha || 12 ||
stutvaa stotreNa divyena tatpatitvam avaaptavaan |
vaaNeeyuktam jagatsarvam tadaarabhyaa bhavanmune || 13 ||
tatteham sampravakshyaami shruNu yatnena naarada |
saavadhaanamanaa bhootvaa kshaNam shuddho muneeshvaraha|
vaagvaaNee varadaa vandyaa varaarohaa varapradaa |
vruttih vaageeshvaree vaartaa varaa vaageesha vallabhaa || 1 ||
vishveshvaree vishvavandyaa vishvesha priyakaariNee |
vaagvaadinee cha vaagdevee vruddhidaa vruddhikaariNee || 2 ||
vruddhirvruddhaa vishaghnee cha vrushTirvrushTi pradaayinee |
vishvaaraadhyaa vishvamaataa vishvadhaatree vinaayakaa || 3 ||
vishvashaktih vishvasaaraa vishvaa vishvavibhaavaree |
vedaantavedinee vedyaa vittaa vedatrayaatmikaa || 4 ||
vedagnaa vedajananee vishvaa vishvavibhaavaree |
vareNyaa vaangmayee vruddhaa vishishTa priyakaariNee || 5 ||
vishvatovadanaa vyaaptaa vyaapinee vyaapakaatmikaa |
vyaaLaghnee vyaaLabhooshaangee virajaa vedanaayikaa || 6 ||
vedavedaanta samvedyaa vedaanta gnaanaroopiNee |
vibhaavaree cha vikraantaa vishvaamitraa vidhipriyaa || 7 ||
varishThaa viprakrushTaa cha vipravarya poojitaa |
vedaroopaa vedamayee vedamoortishcha vallabhaa || 8 ||
gouree guNavatee gopyaa gandharvanagarapriyaa |
guNamaataa guhaantasthaa gururoopaa gurupriyaa || 9 ||
girividyaa gaanatushTaa gaayaka priyakaariNee |
gaayatree girishaaraadhyaa geergireesha priyankaree || 10 ||
girignaa gnaanavidyaa cha giriroopaa gireeshvaree |
geermaataa ganasamstutyaa gaNaneeya guNaanvitaa || 11 ||
gooDharoopaa guhaa gopyaa goroopaa gourguNaatmikaa |
gurvee gurvambikaa guhyaa geyajaa gruhanaashinee || 12 ||
gruhiNee gruhadoshaghnee gavaghnee guruvatsalaa |
gruhaatmikaa guhaaraadhyaa gruhabaadhaa vinaashinee || 13 ||
gangaa girisutaa gamyaa gajayaanaa guhastutaa |
garuDaasana samsevyaa gomatee guNashaalinee || 14 ||
shaaradaa shaashvatee shaivee shaankaree shankaraatmikaa |
shreeh sharvaaNee shataghnee cha sharacchandra nibhaananaa|
sharmishThaa shamanaghnee cha shatasaahasra roopiNee |
shivaa shambhupriyaa shraddhaa shrutiroopaa shrutipriyaa ||
shuchishmatee sharmakaree shuddhidaa shuddhiroopiNee |
shivaa shivashankaree shuddhaa shivaaraadhyaa shivaatmikaa ||
shreematee shreemayee shraavyaa shrutih shravaNagocharaa |
shaantih shaantikaree shaantaa shaantaachaara priyankaree ||
sheelalabhyaa sheelavatee shreemaataa shubhakaariNee |
shubhavaaNee shuddhavidyaa shuddhachitta prapoojitaa || 19 |
shreekaree shrutapaapaghnee shubhaakshee shuchivallabhaa |
shivetaraghnee shabaree shravaNeeya guNaanvitaa || 20 ||
shaaree shireeshapushpaabhaa shamanishThaa shamaatmikaa |
shamaanvitaa shamaaraadhyaa shitikanTha prapoojitaa || 21 ||
shuddhih shuddhikaree shreshThaa shrutaanantaa shubhaavahaa
sarasvatee cha sarvagnaa sarvasiddhi pradaayinee || 22 ||
sarasvatee cha saavitree sandhyaa sarvepsitapradaa |
sarvaartighnee sarvamayee sarvavidyaa pradaayinee || 23 ||
sarveshvaree sarvapuNyaa sargasthityantakaariNee |
sarvaaraadhyaa sarvamaataa sarvadeva nishevitaa || 24 ||
sarvaishvaryapradaa satyaa satee satva guNaashrayaa |
svarakrama padaakaaraa sarvadosha nishoodinee || 25 ||
sahasraakshee sahasraasyaa sahasrapada samyutaa |
sahasrahastaa saahasra guNaalankruta vigrahaa || 26 ||
sahasrasheershaa sadroopaa svadhaa svaahaa sudhaamayee |
shaDgranthabhedinee sevyaa sarvalokaika poojitaa || 27 ||
stutyaa stutimayee saadhyaa savitru priyakaariNee |
samshayacChedinee saankhyavedyaa sankhyaa sadeeshvaree ||
siddhidaa siddhasampoojyaa sarvasiddhi pradaayinee |
sarvagnaa sarvashaktishcha sarvasampat pradaayinee || 29 ||
sarvaashubhaghnee sukhadaa sukhaa samvitsva roopiNee |
sarvasambhaashiNee sarvajagat sammohinee tathaa || 30 ||
sarvapriyankaree sarvashubhadaa sarvamangaLaa |
sarvamantramayee sarvateertha puNyaphalapradaa || 31 ||
sarvapuNyamayee sarvavyaadhighnee sarvakaamadaa |
sarvavighnaharee sarvavanditaa sarvamangaLaa || 32 ||
sarvamantrakaree sarvalakshmeeh sarvaguNaanvitaa |
sarvaanandamayee sarvagnaanadaa satyanaayikaa || 33 ||
sarvagnaanamayee sarvaraajyadaa sarvamuktidaa |
suprabhaa sarvadaa sarvaa sarvaloka vashankaree || 34 ||
subhagaa sundaree siddhaa siddhaambaa siddhamaatrukaa |
siddhamaataa siddhavidyaa siddheshee siddharoopiNee || 35 ||
suroopiNee sukhamayee sevaka priyakaariNee |
svaaminee sarvadaa sevyaa sthoola sookshmaa paraambikaa ||
saararoopaa saroroopaa satyabhootaa samaashrayaa |
sitaasitaa sarojaakshee sarojaasana vallabhaa || 37 ||
saroruhaabhaa sarvaangee surendraadi poojitaa |
mahaadevee maheshaanee mahaasaarasvatapradaa || 38 ||
mahaasarasvatee muktaa muktidaa malanaashinee |
maheshvaree mahaanandaa mahaamantramayee mahee || 39 ||
mahaalakshmeeh mahaavidyaa maataa mandaravaasinee |
mantragamyaa mantramaataa mahaamantra phalapradaa ||
mahaamuktirmahaanityaa mahaasiddhi pradaayinee |
mahaasiddhaa mahaamaataa mahadaakaara samyutaa || 41 ||
mahaa maheshvaree moortirmokshadaa maNibhooshaNaa |
menakaa maaninee maanyaa mrutyughnee meruroopiNee ||
madiraakshee madaavaasaa makharoopaa makheshvaree |
mahaamohaa mahaamaayaa
maatrUNaam moordhni samsthitaa ||
mahaapuNyaa mudaavaasaa mahaasampat pradaayinee |
maNipooraikanilayaa madhuroopaa mahotkaTaa || 44 ||
mahaasookshmaa mahaashaantaa mahaashaanti pradaayinee |
munistutaa mohahantree maadhavee maadhavapriyaa || 45 ||
maa mahaadeva samstutyaa mahisheegaNa poojitaa |
mrushTaannadaa cha maahendree mahendrapada daayinee ||
matirmatipradaa medhaa martyaloka nivaasinee |
mukhyaa mahaanivaasaa cha mahaabhaagya janaashritaa ||
mahiLaa mahimaa mrutyuhaaree medhaa pradaayinee |
medhyaa mahaavegavatee mahaamoksha phalapradaa || 48 ||
mahaaprabhaabhaa mahatee mahaadeva priyankaree |
mahaaposhaa maharddhishcha muktaahaara vibhooshaNaa ||
maaNikyabhooshaNaa mantraa mukhyachandraardha shekharaa |
manoroopaa manahshuddhih manahshuddhipradaayinee || 50 ||
mahaakaaruNya sampoorNaa manonamana vanditaa |
mahaapaataka jaalaghnee muktidaa muktabhooshaNaa || 51 ||
manonmanee mahaasthoolaa mahaakratu phalapradaa |
mahaapuNya phalapraapyaa maayaa tripura naashinee || 52 ||
maahaanasaa mahaamedhaa mahaamodaa maheshvaree |
maalaadharee mahopaayaa mahaateertha phalapradaa || 53 ||
mahaamangaLa sampoorNaa mahaadaaridrya naashinee |
mahaamakhaa mahaameghaa mahaakaaLee mahaapriyaa || 54 ||
mahaabhooshaa mahaadehaa mahaaraagnee mudaalayaa |
bhooridaa bhaagyadaa bhogyaa bhogyadaa bhogadaayinee ||
bhavaanee bhootidaa bhootih bhoomirbhoomi sunaayikaa |
bhootadhaatree bhayaharee bhaktasaarasvatapradaa || 56 ||
bhuktirbhuktipradaa bhekee bhaktirbhakti pradaayinee |
bhaktasaayujyadaa bhaktasvargadaa bhaktaraajyadaa || 57 ||
bhaageerathee bhavaaraadhyaa bhaagyaa sajjana poojitaa |
bhavastutyaa bhaanumatee bhavasaagarataariNee || 58 ||
bhootirbhooshaa cha bhooteshee phaalalochana poojitaa |
bhootaa bhavyaa bhavishyaa cha bhavavidyaa bhavaatmikaa ||
baadhaapahaariNee bandhuroopaa bhuvanapoojitaa |
bhavaghnee bhaktilabhyaa cha bhaktarakshaNa tatparaa || 60 ||
bhaktaartishamanee bhaagyaa bhogadaana krutodyamaa |
bhujangabhooshaNaa bheemaa bheemaakshee bheemaroopiNee
bhaavinee bhraatruroopaa cha bhaaratee bhavanaayikaa |
bhaashaa bhaashaavatee bheeshmaa
 bhairavee bhairavapriyaa ||
bhootirbhaasita sarvaangee bhootidaa bhootinaayikaa |
bhaasvatee bhagamaalaa cha bhikshaadaana krutodyamaa ||
bhikshuroopaa bhaktikaree bhaktalakshmee pradaayinee |
bhraantighnaa bhraantiroopaa cha bhootidaa bhootikaariNee ||
bhikshaNeeyaa bhikshumaataa bhaagyavaddrushTigocharaa |
bhogavatee bhogaroopaa bhogamoksha phalapradaa || 65 ||
bhogashraantaa bhaagyavatee bhaktaaghoughavinaashinee|
braahmee brahmasvaroopaa cha bruhatee brahmavallabhaa ||
brahmadaa brahmamaataa cha brahmaaNee brahmadaayinee |
brahmeshee brahmasamstutyaa brahmavedyaa budhapriyaa ||
baalendushekharaa baalaa balipoojaakarapriyaa |
baladaa binduroopaa cha baalasoorya samaprabhaa || 68 ||
brahmaroopaa brahmamayee brahmamanDala madhyagaa |
brahmaaNee buddhidaa buddhirbuddhiroopaa budheshvaree ||
bandhakshayakaree baadhanaashanee bandhuroopiNee |
bindvaalayaa bindubhooshaa bindunaada samanvitaa || 70 ||
beejaroopaa beejamaataa brahmaNyaa brahmakaariNee |
bahuroopaa balavatee brahmajaa brahmachaariNee || 71 ||
brahmastutyaa brahmavidyaa brahmaanDaadhipa vallabhaa |
brahmeshavishNuroopaa cha brahmavishNveesha samsthitaa ||
buddhiroopaa budheshaanee bandhee bandhavimochinee |
akshamaalaa aksharaakaaraa aksharaakshara phalapradaa || 
anantaananda sukhadaananta chandranibhaananaa |
anantamahimaa ghoraananta gambheera sammitaa || 74 ||
adrushTaadrushTadaanantaa adrushTabhaagya phalapradaa |
arundhatya vyayeenaathaa aneka sadguNa samyutaa || 75 ||
anekabhooshaNaa adrushyaa anekalekha nishevitaa |
anantaananta sukhadaa ghoraa ghora svaroopiNee || 76 ||
asheshadevataaroopaa amrutaroopaa amruteshvaree |
anavadyaa anekahastaa anekamaaNikya bhooshaNaa ||
anekavighnasamhartree hyanekaabharaNaanvitaa |
avidyaagnaana samhartree hyavidyaajaala naashinee || 78 ||
abhiroopaa navadyaangee hyapratarkya gatipradaa |
akaLankaaroopiNee cha hyanugrahaparaayaNaa || 79 ||
ambarasthaambara mayaambara maalaambujekshaNaa |
ambikaabja karaabjasthaamshumatyamshu shataanvitaa ||
ambujaanavaraakhanDaa ambujaasanamahaapriyaa |
ajaraamara samsevyaa ajarasevita padyugaa || 81 ||
atulaartha pradaarthaikya atyudaaraatva bhayaanvitaa |
anaathavatsalaa anantapriyaa anantepsidapradaa || 82 ||
ambujaakshya amburoopaa ambujaatodbhava mahaapriyaa |
akhanDaat amarastutyaa amaranaayakapoojitaa || 83 ||
ajeyaatvaja sankaashaa gnaananaashinyabheeshTadaa |
aktaaghanenaa chaastreshee hyalakshmeenaashinee tathaa ||
anantasaaraa anantashreeh anantavidhi poojitaa |
abheeshTaamartya sampoojyaa hyastodaya vivarjitaa || 85 ||
aastikasvaanta nilayaastra roopaastravatee tathaa |
askhalatyah skhaladroopaah skhaladvidyaa pradaayinee ||
askhalat siddhidaanandaa ambujaataa amaranaayikaa |
ameyaa asheshapaaghnyakshaya saarasvatapradaa || 87 ||
jayaa jayantee jayadaa janmakarma vivarjitaa |
jagatpriyaa jaganmaataa jagadeeshvara vallabhaa || 88 ||
jaatirjayaa jitaamitraa japyaa japanakaariNee |
jeevanee jeevanilayaa jeevaakhyaa jeevadhaariNee || 89 ||
jaahnavee jayaa japavatee jaatiroopaa jayapradaa |
janaardana priyakaree joshaneeyaa jagatsthitaa || 90 ||
jagajyeshThaa jaganmaayaa jeevanatraaNakaariNee |
jeevaatulatikaa jeevajanmee janmanibarhaNee || 91 ||
jaaDyavidhvamsanakaree jagadyonirjayaatmikaa |
jagadaanandajananee jambooshcha jalajekshaNaa ||
jayantee jangapoogaghnee janita gnaanavigrahaa |
jaTaa jaTaavatee japyaa japakartru priyankaree || 93 ||
japakrutpaapa samhartree japakrut phalapradaayinee |
japaapushpa samaprakhyaa japakusuma dhaariNee ||
jananee janmarahitaa jyotirvrutyabhidaayinee |
jaTaajooTana chandraardhaa jagat srushTikaree tathaa ||
jagattraaNakaree jaaDya dhvamsakartree jayeshvaree |
jagadbeejaa jayaavaasaa janmabhooh janmanaashinee ||
janmaantyarahitaa jaitree jagadyo nirjapaatmikaa |
jayalakshaNa sampoorNaa jayadaana krutodyamaa ||
jambharaadyaadi samstutyaa jambhaari phaladaayinee |
jagattrayahitaa jyeshThaa jagattraya vashankaree || 98 ||
jagattrayaambaa jagatee jvaalaa jvaalita lochanaa |
jvaalinee jvalanaabhaasaa jvalantee jvalanaatmikaa || 99 ||
jitaaraati surastutyaa jitakrodhaa jitendriyaa |
jaraamaraNa shoonyaa cha janitree janmanaashinee || 100 ||
jalajaabhaa jalamayee jalajaasana vallabhaa |
jalajasthaa japaaraadhyaa janamangaLakaariNee || 101 ||
kaaminee kaamaroopaa ca kaamyaa kaamapradaayinee |
kaamouLee kaamadaa kartree kratukarma phalapradaa || 102 ||
krutaghnaghnee kriyaaroopaa kaaryakaaraNa roopiNee |
kanjaakshee karuNaaroopaa kevalaamara sevitaa || 103 ||
kalyaaNakaariNee kaantaa kaantidaa kaantiroopiNee |
kamalaa kamalaavaasaa kamalotpala maalinee || 104 ||
kumudvatee cha kalyaaNee kaantih kaameshavallabhaa |
kaameshvaree kamalinee kaamadaa kaamabandhinee || 105 ||
kaamadhenuh kaanchanaakshee kaanchanaabhaa kaLaanidhihi |
kriyaa keertikaree keertih kratushreshThaa kruteshvaree ||
kratu sarvakriyaa stutyaa kratukrut priyakaariNee |
kleshanaashakaree kartree karmadaa karmabandhinee || 107 ||
karmabandhaharee krushTaa klamaghnee kanjalochanaa |
kandarpajananee kaantaa karuNaa karuNaavatee || 108 ||
kleenkaariNee krupaakaaraa krupaasindhuh krupaavatee |
karuNaardraa keertikaree kalmashaghnee kriyaakaree || 109 ||
kriyaashaktih kaamaroopaa kamalotpala gandhinee |
kaLaa kaLaavatee koormee kooTasthaa kanjasamsthitaa ||
kaaLikaa kalmashaghnee cha kamaneeya jaTaanvitaa |
karapadmaa karaabheeshTapradaa kratuphalapradaa || 111 ||
koushikee koshadaa kaavyaa kartree kosheshvaree krushaa |
koormayaanaa kalpalataa kaalakooTa vinaashinee || 112 ||
kalpodyaanavatee kalpanavasthaa kalpakaariNee |
kadamba kusumaabhaasaa kadamba kusumapriyaa || 113 ||
kadambodyaana madhyasthaa keertidaa keertibhooshaNaa |
kulamaataa kulaavaasaa kulaachaara priyankaree || 114 ||
kulaanaathaa kaamakaLaa kaLaanaathaa kaLeshvaree |
kundamandaara pushpaabhaa kapardasthita chandrikaa || 115 ||
kavitvadaa kaavyamaataa kavimaataa kaLaapradaa |
taruNee taruNeetaataa taaraadhipa samaananaa || 116 ||
truptih truptipradaa tarkyaa tapanee taapinee tathaa |
tarpaNee teertharoopaa cha tridashaa tridasheshvaree || 117 ||
tridiveshee trijananee trimaataa tryambakeshvaree |
tripuraa tripureshaanee tryambakaa tripuraambikaa || 118 ||
tripurashreeh trayeeroopaa trayeevedyaa trayeeshvaree |
trayyantavedinee taamraa taapatritaya haariNee || 119 ||
tamaala sadrushee traataa taruNaaditya sannibhaa |
trailokyavyaapinee truptaa truptikruttatva roopiNee || 120 ||
turyaa trailokya samstutyaa triguNaa triguNeshvaree |
tripuraghnee trimaataa cha tryambakaa triguNaanvitaa || 121 ||
trushNaah Chedakaree truptaa teekshNaa teekshNa svaroopiNee
tulaa tulaadirahitaa tattad brahma svaroopiNee || 122 ||
traaNakatree tripaapaghnee tripadaa tridashaanvitaa |
tathyaa trishaktih tripadaa turyaa trailokya sundaree || 123 ||
tejaskaree trimoortyaadyaa tejoroopaa tridhaamataa |
trichakrakartree tribhagaa turyaateeta phalapradaa || 124 ||
tejasvinee taapahaaree taapoplava naashinee |
tejogarbhaa tapahsaaraa tripuraari priyankaree || 125 ||
tanvee taappasa santushTaa tapanaangaja bheetinut |
trilochanaa trimaargaa cha truteeyaa tridashastutaa || 126 ||
trisundaree tripathagaa tureeya padadaayinee |
shubhaa shubhaavatee shaantaa shaantidaa shubhadaayinee ||
sheetalaa shoolinee sheetaa shreematee cha shubhaanvitaa |
yogasiddhipriyaa yogyaa yagnena paripooritaa || 128 ||
yagnaa yagnamayee yakshee yakshiNee yakshivallabhaa |
yagnapriyaa yagnapoojyaa yagnatushTaa yamastutaa || 129 ||
yaamineeyaprabhaa yaamyaa yajaneeyaa yashaskaree |
yagnakartree yagnaroopaa yashodaa yagnasamstutaa || 130 ||
yagneshee yagnaphaladaa yogayoniryaju stutaa |
yamisevyaa yamaaraadhyaa yamipoojyaa yameeshvaree ||
yoginee yogaroopaa cha yogakartru priyankaree |
yogayuktaa yogamayee yogayogeeshvaraambikaa || 132 ||
yogagnaanamayee yoniryamaadyashTaanga yogataa |
yantridaaghougha samhaaraa yamaloka nivaariNe || 133 ||
yashTivyashTeesha samstutyaa yamaadyashTaanga yogayuk |
yogeeshvaree yogamaataa yogasiddhaa cha yogadaa || 134 ||
yogaarooDhaa yogamayee yogaroopaa yaveeyasee |
yantraroopaa cha yantrasthaa yantrapoojyaa cha yantritaa ||
yugakartree yugamayee yugadharma vivarjitaa |
yamunaa yaminee yaamyaa yamunaajala madhyagaa || 136 ||
yaataayaata prashamanee yaatanaanaanni kruntanee |
yogaavaasaa yogivandyaa yattat shabda svaroopiNee || 137 ||
yogakshemamayee yantraa yaavadakshara maatrukaa |
yaavat padamayee yaavat shabdaroopaa yatheshvaree || 138 ||
yattadeeyaa yakshavandyaa yaddhidyaa yatisamstutaa |
yaavadvidyaamayee yaavadvidyaa brunda suvanditaa || 139 ||
yogihrut padmanilayaa yogivarya priyankaree |
yogivandyaa yogimaataa yogeesha phaladaayinee || 140 ||
yakshavandyaa yakshapoojyaa yaksharaaja supoojitaa |
yagnaroopaa yagnatushTaa yaayajooka svaroopiNee || 141 ||
yantraaraadhyaa yantramadhyaa yantrakartru priyankaree |
yantraarooDhaa yantrapoojyaa yogidhyaana paraayaNaa ||
yajaneeyaa yamastutyaa yogashuktaa yashaskaree |
yogabaddhaa yatistutyaa yogagnaa yoganaayakee || 143 ||
yogignaanapradaa yakshee yamabaadhaa vinaashinee |
yogikaamyapradaatree cha yogimoksha pradaayinee || 144 ||
iti naamnaam sarasvatyaah sahasram samudeeritam |

mantraatmakam mahaagopyam mahaasaarasvata pradam || 1 ||
yah paThet shruNuyaat bhaktyaa trikaalam saadhakah pumaan |
sarvavidyaanidhih saakshaat sa eva bhavati dhruvam || 2 ||
labhate sampadah sarvaah putrapoutraadi samyutaaha |
mookopi sarvavidyaasu chaturmukha ivaaparaha || 3 ||
bhootvaa praapnoti saannidhyam ante dhaaturmuneeshvaraha |
sarvamantramayam sarvavidyaamaana phalapradam || 4 ||
mahaakavitvavadam pumsaam mahaasiddhi pradaayakam |
kasmaichinna pradaatavyam praaNaih kanThagatairapi || 5 ||
mahaarahasyam satatam vaaNeenaama sahasrakam |
susiddham asmat aadeenaam stotram te samudeeritam || 6 ||

iti shree skanda puraaNe sanatkumaara samhitaayaam naarada sanatkumaara samvaade sarasvatee sahasranaama stotram sampoorNam ||

Om Aim Saraswatayai Svaha

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rigvedokta Devi Sooktam

Rigvedokta Devi Sooktam  (Rig Veda 10.8.125)

Om Aham Rudrebhirvasubhiscaramyahama 
Dityairuta Visvade Vaih  |
Aham Mitravarunobha Bi Bharmyahami 
Ndragni Ahamasvinobha ||1||
Om ! I move along with the Rudras, Vasus, Adithas and all other Devas. I bear the Mithra, Varuna, Indra, Agni and the two Ashwini Devas.
Aham Soma Mahanasa m Bibharmyaham
Tvasta Ramuta Pusanam Bhagam |
Aham Da Dhami Dravi nam Havisma Te
Supravye Ye   Yaja Manaya Sunvate ||2||
I bear the Soman who is the destroyer of enemies and the Twashta, Bushan and Bagan. I give wealth to the performer of the Yajna or Sacrifice who submits sacrificial things in the Yajna, who pours the Soma rasa, and who makes the Devas receive the Havis or their due of the Sacrifice.
Aham Rastri  Sangama Ni Vasu Nam
Cikitusi  Prathama Yanniya Nam |
Tam Madeva Vya Dadhuh  Purutra Bhuri
Sthatram Bhu~Rya Vesayanti M ||3||
I am the Queen of the Universe; I give wealth to those who worship me. I am the all-knowing one and the prime one among the worshippable deities. I enter many bodies as the Atma, taking various forms and with different manifestations, in various ways. Hence, the Devas have incorporated me in various places.
Maya So Anna Matti Yo Vipasya Ti
Yah  Prani Ti Ya I m Srnotyuktam |
Amantavomanta Upa Ksiyanti Srudhi 
Srutam Sraddhivam Te Vadami ||4||
That one who eats food, who sees, breathes, and hears whatever is said, he does all that only through me (my powers). Those who do not understand me, die. O dear one ! (to the worshipper or devotee), hear this singing of mine with concentration.
Ahameva Svayamidam Vada Mi
Justa m Devebhi Ruta Manusebhih  |
Yam Kamaye Tam Ta Mugram Kr  nomi
Tam Brahmanam Tamrsim Tam Sumedham ||5||
"All these are me (and various manifestations of mine). I am the one worshipped by the Devas and the earthly beings. If I like someone (for his meditation towards me), I make him the greatest, the most intelligent as a Sage, and as a Self-Realised soul.
Aham Rudraya Dhanurata Nomi
Brahmadvise Sara Ve Hanta Va U |
Aham Jana Ya Samada m
Krnomyaham Dyava Prthivi Avi Vesa ||6||
I bend the bow of the Rudra to kill all those enemies who detest all good things. I fight these bad elements / enemies only for the people. I enter, pervade and persist throughout the earth and the sky.
Aham Suve Pitara Masya Murdhan
Mama Yoni Rapsvantah  Sa Mudre |
Tato Viti sthe Bhuvananu
Visvotamum Dyam Varsmanopa  Sprsami ||7||
I created the sky, which is (as a shelter) above the earth and which is fatherly for all beings. My creativity (power) is within the Ocean and waters. By that, I am present in all the worlds. And I touch the sky with my body
Ahameva Vata  Iva Prava Mya-Rabha
Mana Bhuva Nani Visva|
Paro Divapara Ena Pr  thivyai-Tava Ti
Mahina Samba Bhuva ||8||
When I start creating all the worlds, I function like the air (so fast in the function). I am taller and higher than the Sky. I am greater than this earth. Such is my valor, might, prowess and greatness."
Om Santih  Santih  Santiih  ||

|| Iti Rigvedoktam Devisuktam Samaptam ||

Monday, October 12, 2015

Navratri Mantras

Navratri festival is coming and there are some mantras in this celebratory occasion in my blog. For example, here - Nava Durga Mantras for NavratriSee much more in other posts with Durga label.
And now - some basic mantras in honour of glorious Nava Durga.

1st day of Navratri : Shailputri

Om Devi Shailputryai Swaha 
Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam |
Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||

2nd Day of Navratri : Brahmcharini
Om Devi Brahmcharinyai Namaha 
Dadhaanaa Kar Padmaabhyaamakshmala Kamandaloo |
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmcharinyanuttamaa.

3rd Day of Navratri : Chandraghanta
Om Devi Chandraghantayayi Namaha 
Pindaj Pravaarudh chandkopastrkairyuta |
Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghanteti vishrutaa ||

4th Day of Navratri : Kushmanda
Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namaha 
Suraasampoorna Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha |
Dadhaanaa Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me ||

 5th Day of Navratri : Skandmata
Om Devi Skandmatayayi Namaha
Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa |
Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini ||

6th Day of Navratri : Katyayani
Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namaha
Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa |
Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||

7th Day of Navratri : Kalratri
Om Devi Kalratryayi Namaha
Ekveni Japakarnpoora Nagna Kharaasthita |
Lamboshthi Karnika karni Tailaabhyaktshariirini ||
Vaam Paadollasallohlata Kantakbhushanaa |
Bardhan Moordham Dhwajaa Krishnaa Kalratrirbhayankari ||

8th Day of Navratri : Mahagauri 
Om Devi Mahagauryayi Namaha
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetaambardhara Shuchih |
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadev Pramodadaa ||

9th Day of Navratri : Siddhidatri 
Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namaha 
Siddha Gandharva Yakshdyairasurairamarairapi |
Sevyamaanaa Sadabhuyaat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||

Om Nava Durgayayi Namaha

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Thou Art Flying Kites

In the world's busy market-place, O Shyama,
     Thou art flying kites;
High up they soar on the wind of hope,
     held fast by maya's string.
Their frames are human skeletons,
     their sails of the the three gunas made;
But all their curious workmanship
     is merely for ornament.

Upon the kite-strings Thou hast rubbed
     the manja-paste of worldliness,
So as to make each straining strand
     all the more sharp and strong.
Out of a hundred thousand kites,
     at best but one or two break free;
And thou dost laugh and clap Thy hands,
     O Mother, watching them!

On favoring winds, says Ramprasad,
     the kites set loose will speedily
Be borne away to the Infinite,
     across the sea of the world.

---By Ramprasad (1718-1775)

Friday, October 9, 2015

I Am Amazed!

I cannot say who it is I am
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

I cannot call this self 'myself'
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

Who is in my eyes seeing?
Who is in my heart enduring?
Who is inhaling and exhaling?
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

Who is speaking with my tongue?
Who is listening with my ears?
Who is understanding with my mind?
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

Who is stepping with these feet?
Who is tasting with my mouth?
Who is chewing and who swallowing?
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

Who holds these riches in his hand?
Who is the one throwing them away?
Who is buying and who selling?
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

Why is there life coursing below my skin?
Why are my eyes bloodshot from crying?
Why this religion, why this faith?
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

O Seyyid Nizamoglu, hear this:
Everything comes from the One.
Abandon yourself to this mighty beauty
     I am amazed, I am amazed!

By Seyyid Seyfullah Nizamoglu

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

An Essay on Man

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,
He hangs between, in doubt to act or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such,
Whether he thinks too little or too much;
Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused or disabused;
Created half to rise, and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!
Go, wondrous creature! mount where science guides,
Go, measure earth, weigh air, and state the tides;
Instruct the planets in what orbs to run,
Correct old time, and regulate the sun;
Go, soar with Plato to th’ empyreal sphere,
To the first good, first perfect, and first fair;
Or tread the mazy round his followers trod,
And quitting sense call imitating God;
As Eastern priests in giddy circles run,
And turn their heads to imitate the sun.
Go, teach Eternal Wisdom how to rule—
Then drop into thyself, and be a fool!

 ---By Alexander Pope (1688-1744), "An Essay on Man"