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Rahasya thrayam II-Vaikruthika Rahasyam

The triad of secrets II -The secret of causal change

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

   (Devi Mahatmyam  also called as Chandi  /Durga Sapthasathi, is possibly the  greatest book of prayers  addressed to the goddess. This prayer is an appendix of that great book.  In Devi Mahatmya after the sage completely relates  the story of the Goddess,  the king wants to know , who and what is the Goddess. Seeing his great devotion the sage  tells him this secret of secrets , in a series of three prayers. In the second of these prayers  the sage tells about how Mahalakshmi  , and the other two Goddesses as well as Husband wife of the holy trinity is to be worshipped.)

 

1.Trigunaa thamasi devi sathweeki yaa tridhodhitha,

Saa sarvaa , Chandika , Durga, Bhadra Bhagawatheeryathe.

 

That Goddess Mahalakshmi with three types of qualities,

That Mahakali with base quality 

And  Mahasaraswathi with Sathwika( good) qualities,

Have  been told as three aspects of the Goddess,

And are also called  by several names like “Sarva”, “Chandika” .

“Durga” , “Bhadra” and “Bhagwathi”*

     *All these names are feminine without  any relation to masculine aspect.  

 

2.Yoganidhraa harerukthaa Mahakali thamogunaa,

Madhu Kaidabha nasartham yam  thusthavaam ambujasana.

 

That Goddess prayed to by Lord Brahma ,

For killing of the two asuras Madhu and Kaidaba,

Is the Goddess with base qualities called Mahakali.

 

3. Dasa vaktthra  dasa bhujaa , dasa padaa anjana prabha,

Visaalaaya rajamana  trimsa lochana Malaya.

 

That Goddess  with ten faces , ten arms ,

Ten legs  and shining like black stone,

Shines  with her very broad thirty  eyes.

 

4.Sphura dasana damshtrabhaa, bheema roopapi bhoomipa,

Roopa soubhagya kanthinaam  saa prathishta mahasriyaam

 

Hey king, Though she has a terrifying form with shining teeth and protruding teeth,

She is also the store house  of pretty  luster  and great auspiciousness.

 

5.Gadga bana gadha soola  sankha chakra  bhoosundiabhyath,

Parigham karmugham seersham nischodyath udhiram  dadhou.

 

6. Eshaa saa Vaishnavi maayaa Maha Kali  durathyaya,

AAradhithaa  vaseekuryath  poojakartthus characharam.

 

That Goddess  who wears weapons such as  sword , arrow,

Mace , conch , holy wheel  , pistol, iron rod  and bow,

Wears  cut heads with blood flowing out of them,

And she  who is the Vishnumaya, is the Mahakali   who can never be attacked,

And the entire world will be under the control of those who worship her.

 

7.SArva deva sareerebhyo  yavirbhhothaa  amithaprabhaa,

Trigunaa saa Mahalakshmi  Sakshath Mahisha mardhini.

 

That goddess who came out of the bodies of all devas with great luster,

Is the real killer of Mahishasura and is the Mahalakshmi  with all the  three qualities

 

8.Swethanana neela bhujaa  suswetha sthana mandala ,

Raktha madhyaa rakthapaadaa  neela jangora runmadhaa.

 

She  has a clear face , blue arms, very white coloured breasts,

Red coloured middle part , red coloured feet , blue thighs and drunk with power.

 

9.Suchithra jaganaa  chithra malyambara vibhooshanaa,

Chithranulepana  kanthi roopa, sowbhagya shalini.

 

She has a pretty behind and wears various pretty necklaces and ornaments,

And is prettily made up and is lucky with great luster and great form.

 

10.Ashtadasa poojyaa saa sahasrabhujaa sathi,

Aayudhanyathra vakshyanthe  dakshinaadhaara  kramath.

 

Though she has thousands of arms, she was worshipped with eighteen arms,

And the weapons that she holds is listed from her lowermost right hand.

 

11.Akshamala cha Kamalam bano asi  kulisam gadhaa,

Chakram trisoolam  parasu sankho  ganda cha pasaka.

 

12.Shakthi  dandas charma chapam  panapathram kamandalu,

Alankrutha bhujamebhirayudhai kamalasanaam,

 

13,Sarva deva mayam eesaam Mahalakshmim imam  , nrupa,

Poojayeth  sarva devanaam sa lokaanaam prabhur bhaveth.

 

Oh king ,  if that Mahalakshmi  who is the form of all devas  sits in a lotus pose 

As lord of all, and holds in her arms , rosary , lotus flower , arrow,

Sword , Vajrayudha , mace , holy wheel , trident , axe , conch

Bell , rope , spear, Rod , shield , bow , drinking vessel and  water pot

Is worshipped by any one , he would become lord of all the world and all devas.

 

14. Gouri deho samudbootha  yaa  sathwaika gunasraya ,

Sakshad Saraswathi  proktha shumbasura nibarhani.

 

She who was full of satwa nature , rose from the body of Gauri,

And killed Shumbasura and  she was called Mahasaraswathi.

 

15. Dhadhou chashtabujhaa bana musale  sooa chakrabooth,

SAnkham gandaam langalam cha karmukam vasudhadipa.

 

Oh king, that Goddess  was having eight hands  and carried in them,

Arrow, pestle , trident , holy wheel , conch , bell , plough and bow .

 

16.Eshaa sampoojithaa bhakthyaa sarvagnathwam  prayachathi ,

Nishumbhamadhani  devi  Shumbhasura nibarhani.

 

She who killed Nishumbha  as well as Shumbhasura ,

If worshipped with devotion would give knowledge of everything.

 

17.Ithyukthani swaroopani moorthinaam  thava parthiva,

Upasanam jaganmathu prathagasam nisamaya.

 

Oh king , thus I told you about the form of the three Goddesses,

And now please hear the mode of worship of the mother of universe,

And also the other goddesses separately.

 

18.Mahalakshmeeryadha  poojyaa Mahakali Saraswathi,

Dakshinotharayo poojye  prushtatho mithuna thrayam.

 

Whenever Mahalakshmi is worshipped , on her left and right,

We have to worship  Mahakali  and Saraswathi ,

And on her back the three couples have to be kept.

 

19.Virinchi swaraya madhye  Rudro Gaurya  cha Dakshine,

Vame Lakshmyaa Hrishikesa  puratho  devathaa thrayam.

 

In the middle  we have to keep Brahma and Saraswathi,

On the right Shiva and Parvathi and on the left Lakshmi and Vishnu.

 

20.Ashtadasa bhuja madhye  vaame  chasyaa dasanana,

Dakshine ashtabhuja , Lakshmir mahatheethi  samarchayeth.

 

In the middle we have to worship the eighteen armed Mahalakshmi ,

And on her left the ten faced Mahakali and on her right the eight armed Mahasaraswathi,

But the main worship is to Goddess Mahalakshmi.

 

21.Ashtadasa bhuja  chaishaa yadhaa poojya naradhipa,

Dasanana, ashtabhuja dakshinotharayosthatha.

 

22. Kala mruthyu cha sampoojyou  sarvarishta prasanthaye.

Yada Chasta bhuja poojyaa  Shumbasura nibarhani

 

23. Navasyaa sakthyaa poojya sthadhaa  Rudra vinayakou,

Namo devyaa  ithi  stotrair Mahalakshmi samarchayeth.

 

Hey , king When the eighteen armed one, the ten faced one,

And the eight armed one are being worshipped , then ,

It is necessary to worship God of death  and death ,

On the left and right for fulfillment of our wishes.

 

When the eight armed  one who killed Shumbasura is being worshipped,

Then her nine powers  as well Rudra  and Lord Ganapathi ,

Also should be worshipped  on the left and the right ,

And Goddess Mahalakshmi  should be worshipped,

 With the prayer  starting with  “salutation to Goddess”

 

24.Avathara trayaarchaayaam  stotra mantrasthadasraya,

Ashta dasa bhuja chaishaa poojyaa mahisha mardhini,

 

25. Mahalakshmir Mahakali  saiva prokthaa Saraswathi,

Easwari  punya paapaanaam  sarva loka Maheswari.

 

When you are worshipping Mahalakshnmi and Mahakali,

The prayer and chants  should be the one which are meant for them,

But it is greatly necessary to worship the eighteen armed,

Killer of Mahishasura  for Mahalakshmi is also Mahakali  and Saraswathi,

And  is also the goddesses for sins as well as auspicious deeds,

And it is said that Mahalakshmi  is the Goddess of entire universe.

 

26.Mahishanthakari yena poojitha sajagath Prabhu,

Poojayeth jagathaam  dathrim  Chandikam bhaktha vathsalam,

 

27.Argyadhi bhir alankarai  gandha pushpai  sthadakshathai,

Dhoopair  dheepaisch naivedyai , nana bhakshya samanvithai.

 

He who worships the killer of Mahishasura would become lord of the universe,

If he worships Chandika, the mother of the universe and lover of her devotees,

With offer of water, decoration , sandal paste , flowers   , rice,

Incense , lamps  , food offering as well as  various food items.

 

28.Rudhirakthena  balinaa mamsena  surayaa nrupaa,

Pranama achamaneeyena  Chandanena Sugandhinaa,

 

29.Sakarpooraischa  Thamboolair  bhakthi bhava samanvidhou,

Vama Bage  agratho devyaa chinnaseersham mahasuram.

 

30. Poojayen mahisham  yena praptham  sayujyam meesayaa,

Dakshine  puratha simham  samagam dharma meeswaram.

 

31.Vahanan poojaye devyaa  drutham yena  characharam,

Ya kuryath  prayatho dheemman  thasya ekagramanasa.

 

Oh king, That Mahalakshmi should be worshipped with devotion,

By the blood drenched  sacrifice , toddy , meat,

Salutation , Aachamana , sandal paste with good aroma,

As well as  with camphor , betel leaf  and nut .

 

On the left of the Goddess , we have to worship,

The headless Mahishasura  who after the war with the Goddess,

Became  one  with her holy self .

 

That intelligent one  who worships that Goddess,

With concentrated mind ,  should worship the lion.

The steed of the Goddess, who is on the front left of the Goddess,

For he has carried her who is the  entire universe ,

And is like a god who personifies  all Dharma.

 

32,Thatha kruthanjalir bhoothwa sthuveetha charithair imai,

Ekena  vaa madhyamena naikenatharayoriha

 

33.Charithardhanthu na japeth  japam chidramavapnuyath,

Pradakshinam namasakaran  kruthwamoordhni kruthanjali.

 

34. Kshamaapaye Jagad dhatrim  muhur muhurathrindatha ,

Pathi slokancha  juhuyath Payasam , thils sarpishaa.

 

35Juhuyath  stotra manthrair vaa Chandikayai Shubham havi

Namo nama padair devim poojayeth susamahitha.

 

36.Prayatha pranjali  prahwa pranmyorapya chathmani,

Suchiram  bhavayad eesaam  Chandikam  thanmayo bhaveth.

 

 

After that along with hands clasped  in salute , he has  to pray,

Using the first section,  middle section and the last section of Devi Mahatmyam ,

Or at least pray  using the middle section only and it is important to know ,

That he should not pray using either first or last section only ,

Or only half of  any of the sections as it will lead to problems.

 

Then he  should to perambulations  and salute (namaskaram) ,

And holding his hands clasped over his head ,

And with all the senses in complete control ,

He should request the pardon of the Goddess who wears the universe.

 

Aiming at pleasing Goddess Chandika , along with  every verse,

He has to offer  either gingelly or ghee or kheer(Payasam) to the fire,

Or at least  offer cooked rice (havis) cleaned by slokas and manthras.,

 

Then with a concentrated mind along with chanting “Namo nama “ ,

He has  to worship the goddess and  along with humility fold the hand in salute,

And salute the Chandika the lord of the entire universe ,

And later   meditating  deeply on the form of Lord Rudra ,

If he spends a lot of time  , then he would become goddess personified.

 

37.Yevam ya poojayeth bhakthyaa prathyaham parameshwarim ,

Buktha kaamaan  yadha kaamam  devi sayujyamapnuyath.

 

If any one does this type of worship to  the greatest Goddess daily,

He would realized all his desires  and  reach the presence of Goddess.

 

38.Yo na poojayeth nithyam Chandikam bhaktha vathsalaam,

Basmi kruthyasyaa punyaani nirdaheth Parameswari.

 

He who does not daily worship Goddess Chandika who is partial,

To her devotees , would find that effect of all his good deeds ,

Are burnt away by the Goddess completely.

 

39.Thasmad poojaya bhoopala  sarva loka maheswarim,

Yadokthena  vidhanena  Chandikaam sukhamapsyasi.

 

So hey king  , worship Godes Chandika  who is the chief ,

Of all the  worlds and all the pleasures would come to you.

 

               Vaikruthika rahasyam samaptham

                Thus ends the secret of causal change