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Nava Durga Sthuthi


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 This great prayer is addressed to the nine forms of Durga. Descriptions of these forms can be got in http://hinduism.about.com/od/godsgoddesses/ss/navadurga.htm. This pprayer has been taken from  http://shivu360.blogspot.com/. These are supposed to be recited during Nava Rathri.


Shailaputhri sthuthi


Jagatpajaye , jagat wandhwe, sarva Shakthi swaroopini,

Sarvarthmikesi Kaumari  Jagan mathar namosthuthe.


 Prayer to Shaila puthri(daughter of mountain)


I salute the mother of the universe ,who created the world,

Who is saluted by the world, who is personification of all powers,

And who as Kaumari  is in all the beings of the world.


Brahmacharini Sthuthi


Tripuram  trirgunadhaaram   marga Jnana swaroopinim,

Trilokya vandhithaam devim , Trimurthim pranamamyaham


Prayer to Brhamacharini (Goddess doing penance)


I salute the goddess is the trinity , who destroyed three cities,

Who is the basis  for the three fold division of characters,

And  who is saluted by all beings of the three worlds.


Chandra Ghanta Sthuthi


Kalikaam thu kalatheethaam  kalyana hurdayaam shivaam,

Kalyana jananim , nithyam kalyanim  pranamamyaham.


Prayer to Chandra ghanta (Goddess wearing the crescent of moon)


I salute the Goddess  who is forever auspicious,

Who is mother Kali , who is beyond measurement of time,

Who is consort of Shiva in the hearts of auspicious people,

Who is the mother who is auspicious and divine.


Kooshmanda Sthuthi


Animahidha gunaidharam , makara kaara chakshusham,

Anantha Shakthi bedham  thaam Kamakshim pranamamyaham


Prayer to Kooshmanda the creator of the universe


I  salute Goddess Kamakshi who is the basis of the nine occult powers like Anima,

Who has eyes similar to fish  and who is the endless power of division.


Skanda matha Sthuthi


Chanda veeram  chanda mayaam  Chanda munda prabhanjaneem,

Thaam namami  cha devesim  chandikaam Chanda vikramaam.


Prayer to Skandamatha  who is mother of Subrahmanya


I salute Chandika the goddess of all devas,
who is a fierce warrior , Who is the fierce illusion.

Who killed the asuras called Chanda and Munda,

And who is  valour is greatly fierce.


Kathyayani Sthuthi


Sukhananda kareem shanthaam , sarva devair namaskrutham,

Sarva bhoothmikam  devi  Shambhavim , Pranamyaham


Prayer to Kathyayani daughter of sage Kathyayana


I salute the consort of Shiva  who blesses with joy and pleasure,

Who is saluted by all devas  and who is in  all beings.


Kalarthari Sthuthi


Chanda veeram Chandamayam Raktha bheeja prabhanjaneem,

Thaam namami cha devesim  Kalarathri, guna shalinim


Prayer to Kalarathi, the death of God of death


I salute the Goddess of devas, who is a fierce warrior ,

Who is the fierce illusion, who killed Raktha Bheeja,

 Who is death even to God of death and is very good.


Maha Gouri Sthuthi


Sundari  swarna sarvaangeem , sukha soubhagya dhayinim,

Santhosha jananaim Maha Gowrim pranamyaham


Prayer to Maha Gowri daughter of Himalayas


I salute the great white Goddess , Who is pretty  and  has a golden body,

Who blesses us with pleasure and luck and gives us joy.


Sidhi Dhathri Sthuthi


Durgame dusthare karye , bhaya durga vinasini,

Pranamami  sada bhkthya  durga durgathi vinasini.


Prayer to Sidhi Dathri , the giver of occult powers.


I salute with perennial devotion  Durga who removes sufferings,

And who removes fear and danger in difficult and impossible acts.