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Sri Devi ashtakam

 

By

Yogananda

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

1.Mahadevim , Maha Shakthim,  Bhavanim, Bhava vallabham,

Bhavarthi banjanakarim   thwaam  loka  Matharam.

 

Oh great goddess, Oh great power  , Oh Bhavani  , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,

Oh goddess who destroys Karma  and desire , you are  the mother of the world.

 

2.BHaktha Priyam , Bhakthi gamyam , Bhakthaanaam Keerthi vardhikaam,

Bhava priyaam, sathim   devim, Vandhe  Thwam Bhaktha Vathsalaam.

 

Oh goddess who likes her devotees , Oh Goddess who can be approached  by devotion  ,

Oh Goddess who increases  the fame of her devotees , Oh  Darling of Lord Shiva  ,

Oh Sathi devi , I salute you who loves   your devotees.

 

3.Annapurnam, Sada purnam  , parvathim parva poojithaam,

Maheswarim, vrusharoodaam   , vandhe thwaam Parameswarim.

 

Oh Annapurna, Oh Goddess  who is always complete , Oh Parvathi , Oh Goddess worshipped during festivals,

Oh Great Goddess , Oh Goddess who rides on a bull , I salute you  who is the greatest goddess.

 

4.Kala Rathrim, Maha Rathrim , Moha Rathrim, Janeswarim,

Shiva kanthaam, Shambhu Shakthim,  Vande thwam jhananim umam.

 

Oh Black night  , Oh great night  oh night of passion  , Oh goddess  of wisdom,

Oh Consort of Shiva , Oh power of Shiva , I salute  you who is mother Uma.

 

5,Jagat karthrim, Jagad dhatrim   Jagat samhara   Karinim,

Munibhi samsthuthaam  badram  , vandhe thwam  moksha dayinim.

 

Ph cause of the world, Oh mother of the world, Oh  destroyer  of the world,

Oh Goddess  prayed by sages, Oh  gentle lady  , I salute you  who grants salvation.

 

6.Deva dukha haram ambaam , sadaa  deva sahayakaam,

Muni devai sadaa sevyaam  , vande thwam deva  poojithaam.

 

Oh Mother  who puts an end to sorrows of devas, Oh helper of devas,

Oh Goddess always served by sages and devas, I salute you who is worshipped  by devas.

 

7.Trinethraam , Sankarim , gowrim boga moksha pradhaam Shivaam,

Maha mayaam, jagad  bheejam , Vandhe thwaam Jagad  easwarim.

 

Oh three eyed one, Oh Sankari  , Oh Gowri Oh Goddess who grants pleasure and salvation , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,

Oh great illusion  , Oh seed of the world  , I salute  you who is the goddess  of the world.

 

8.Saranagatha jeevanaam , sarva dukha vinasinim,

Sukha sampathkarim nithyaam,  vande thwam prakruthim paraam.

 

Oh goddess who destroys all the sorrows of beings surrendering to you,

Oh Goddess  who grants wealth and pleasure , I salute you who is the divine nature.

 

9.DEvyashtakamidham punyam Yoganandena nirmitham,

Ya padeth bhakthi bhavena labhathe sa param sukham.

 

If  this octet on the Goddess  written by Yogananda ,

Is read with devotion ,by any one, he would get pleasure as well as divinity.