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Sidha Kunjika Stotram

(The unhidden song of perfection)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

    (This great prayer is chanted  before the reading of  Chandi path / Sapthasathi (known as Devi Mahathmya)  in the northern parts of India. It is more thanthric in nature and  has been taught by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi. Devotees believe that  just a recitation of  Sidha Kunjika stotram  is equivalent to recitation of the complete Chandi(Devi Mahatmyam)  and also that the reading of  Chandi Path (Devi Mahatmya)  would not give complete results without  reading Sidha Kunjika stotram before it.  The Sanskrit text of the stotra is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/siddhakunjikaa.itx. My humble sense of gratitude to Sri Akhay Dayal who brought   this stotra to my notice.)

 

Shiva Uvacha:-

1.Srunu devi pravakshyami Kunjika stotram uthamam,

Yena matra  prabhavena  chandi Japa  Shubho Bhaveth.

 

Shiva Said,

Oh Parvathi  please hear  the great prayer  called Kunjika,

By recitation of which  , the recitation of Devi Mahatmya(Chandi)

 Would become more powerful/auspicious.

 

2.Na kavacham, Na argali stotram , kilakam , na rahasykam,

Na sooktham Napi dhyanam  cha na nyaso  na cha varchanam.

 

There is no need to recite Kavacham , Argalam , Kilakam  and the Rahasya thrayam,

Nor is it necessary to recite Suktham , Dhyanam , Nyasam and also no need to worship.

 

(These are preliminary  stotras that need to be recited before reading of Devi Mahatmyam/Chandi/Durga Sapthasathi.  Here is it told that if this kunjika stotram is recited then there is no need to recite all these)

 

3.Kunjika pata mathrena  Durga phalam Labheth,

Athi Guhyataram  devi, Devanam abhi durlabham.

 

Just by reading Kunjika , we would get  the effect of reading Chandi,

And Oh Goddess this is  a great secret and even Devas  do not know it.

 

4.Gopaneeyam prayathnena swayoniriva Parvathi,

Maranam, Mohanam Vasyam Sthambho ucchadanadhikam.

Pata Mathrena sam sidhayeth Kunjika stotram uthamam.

 

Oh Parvathi , you decide about the effort to keep it as secret

Because just  by reading this great  prayer on Kunjika , we can easily achieve,

Murder , attraction , slavery , making things motionless by repeated chants,

 

5.Atha Manthra:-

Now the chant:-

 

Om Aim, kleem  Chamanudayai  viche . Om Gloum hoom kleem joom sa,

Jwalaya jwalaya , Jwala, Jwala , prajwala , prajwala ,

Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai viche Jwala, ham sam lam ksham phat swaha.

 

( this is a Thanthric chant which consists of sounds and words which are meant to please the Goddess. “Jwalaya” means “Burn” , “Prajwala”  Means “set fire.”)

 

Ithi Mantra :

This is the chant

 

6.Namasthe Rudra Roopinyai , Namsthe Madhu Mardini,

Nama Kaidabha Harinyai , Namasthe Mahishardhini

 

Salutations to her who is angry , Salutations to the killer of Madhu,

Salutations to the winner over Kaidabha , Salutations to the killer of Mahisha.

 

7.Namasthe Shumbha  hanthryai cha  Nishumbhasura Gathini ,

Jagratham hi Maha devi , japam Sidham kurushwa may.

 

Salutations to the killer  of Shumba and the killer of Nishumbha,

Oh Great goddess , please safely give me  expertise  of chanting this.

 

8.Aimkari srushti roopayai  hreem kari prathi palika,

Kleemkari Kama Roopinyai , bheeja roope namosthuthe,

 

Salutations  to the Goddess  who has the form of root chants,

Who by the chant “Aim”  has the form of  the creator,

Who  by the chant “Hreem”  has the  form of one who takes care of,

And who by the Chant “Kleem”   has the form of passion(Desire)

 

9.Chamunda chanda gathi cha yaikari Varadhayini,

Viche cha abhayadha nithyam namasthe Manthra roopini.

 

Salutations  to goddess  who has  the  form made of Chants,

To the Chamunda  who is the  killer  of Chanda ,

Who  by chanting “Ai” grants  boons,

And by Chanting “Viche”, grants protection daily.

 

10.Dham, Dheem, Dhoom Dhoorjate Pathni,

Vaam veem   Voom   Vagadheeswari ,

Kraam kreem kroom Kalka  Devi,

Saam seem soom may  Shubham kuru.

 

Dham, Dheem, Dhoom, the wife of Lord Shiva,

Vaam , veem , Voom , the goddess of speech,

Kraam, kreem , kroom , the goddess Kali ,

Saam, seem, soom, , please do good.

 

11.Hoom , hoom, hoomkara  roopinyai,

Jam, jam, jam jambha nadhini,

Breem, breem broom bhairavi ,

Bhadre bhavanyai  they namo nama.

 

Hoom , hoom, she who has the form of the sound hoom,

Jam, jam, jam , she who has sound like thunderbolt,

Breem, breem, broom , Goddess Bhairavi,

Oh Goddess of the good, Oh Bhavani , salutations and salutations to you.

 

12.Aam , kam, tam , pam , yam, sam , veem, dhoom , iym , veem ham, ksham , dhijagram,

Dhijagram throtaya , Throtaya  deeptham  kuru kuru swaha,

 

Aam , kam, tam , pam , yam, sam , veem, dhoom , iym , veem ham, the end of devotion,

Tear apart  the end of devotion , throw , throw light , swaha.

 

13.Paam, peem, pum  Parvathi , poorna, khaam , kheem, khoom, Khechari Thadha,

Saam, seem, soom, sapthasathi devyaa manthra sidham kurushwa may.

 

Paam, peem, poom , the  daughter of the mountain who is complete,

Khaam, kheem, khoom  who is also flying in the sky,

Saam, seem, soom , Get me  mastery over the chant of the Goddess of Devi Mahatmya/Chandi/ Sapthasathi

 

14.Idham thu Kunjika stotram  manthra jagarthi hethave,

Abhakthe naďva  dhatavyam , gopitham raksha Parvathi.

 

This is prayer of  the Kunjika  which is the reason for awakening,

Oh Parvathi , keep this protected  and kept secret from those who are not devotees.

 

15.Yasthu kunjikaya devi heenaam Sapthasathim padeth,

Na thasya jayathe sidhir aranye , rodhanam yadhaa.

 

Those who read Sapthasathi  without  this prayer of Kunjika ,

Would not reach  the forest of perfection  as it would be like a wail there.

 

Ithi Sri Rudra Yamale Gowri Thanthre Shiva Parvathi samvadhe ,

Sri Kunjika stotram sampoornam

 

Thus ends the prayer to Kunjika  which occurs in the discussion between Shiva and Parvathi,  Which occurs in Gowri Thanthra   and which occurs  in Sri Rudra Yamala.