Sri Durga Saptashloki Stotra Maha Mantra from Chandi Paath
~ Seven verses that express the essence of She who relieves all difficulties
Siva uvaca : The Consciousness of Infinte goodness said ~ Oh Goddess, you are accessible to your devotee as you give the effects of all actions. Please tell me the means of success in perfecting all desires in this age of darkness.
Devi uvaca : The Goddess said ~ Listen oh divine being, as I reveal the highest path of spiritual discipline. Because of your unwavering love for me, I reveal this song of praise of the goddess.
ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा ।
बलादाकृष्य मोहाय महामाया प्रयच्छति ॥1॥
Jnyaaninaam-Api Ceta-Amsi Devi Bhagavatii Hi Saa |
Balaad-Aakrssya Mohaaya Mahaa-Maayaa Praya-[I]cchati ||1||
She, this Supreme Goddess, The Great measurement of Consciousness, attracts the perceiving capacity of all sensible beings with such force as to thrust them into the ignorance of egotistic attachment.
दुर्गे स्मृता हरसि भीतिमशेषजन्तोः
स्वस्थैः स्मृता मतिमतीव शुभां ददासि ।
दारिद्रयदुःखभयहारिणि का त्वदन्या
सर्वोपकारकरणाय सदार्द्र चित्ता ॥२॥
Durge Smrtaa Harasi Bhiitim-Ashessa-Jantoh
Svasthaih Smrtaa Matim-Atiiva Shubhaam Dadaasi |
Daaridraya-Duhkha-Bhaya-Haarinni Kaa Tvad-Anyaa
Sarvo[a-U]pakaara-Karannaaya Sadaa-[Aa]rdra Cittaa ||2||
Oh Reliever of difficulties, remembering you the fear of all living beings is dispelled. When remembered by those individuals in the harmony of spiritual growth, you increase their welfare and intelligence. Who is like you, oh dispeller of poverty, pain and fear, whose sympathetic demeanor always extends compassionate assistance to everyone? Exposer of Consciousness, we bow to you.
सर्वमंगलमांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥३॥
Sarva-Manggala-Maangalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike |
Sharannye Try[(i)]-Ambake Gauri Naaraayanni Namostu Te ||3||
To the Auspicious of All Auspiciousness, to the Good, to the Accomplisher of all objectives, to the source of refuge, to the Mother of all three worlds, to the Goddess who is rays of light, Exposer of Consciousness, we bow to you.
सर्वस्यार्तिहरे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥४॥
Sarvasy-Aarti-Hare Devi Naaraayanni Namostu Te ||4||
Those who are devoted to you and take refuge in you, even though lowly and humble, you save them from all discomfort and unhappiness. All worry you take away. Oh Goddess, Exposer of Consciousness, we bow to you.
सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वशक्तिसमन्विते ।
भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवी नमोऽस्तु ते ॥५॥
Sarva-Svaruupe Sarveshe Sarva-Shakti-Samanvite |
Bhayebhyas-Traahi No Devi Durge Devii Namostu Te ||5||
The intrinsic nature of All, the Supreme of All, and the Energy of All as well; you remove all fear from us, oh Goddess; Reliever of Afflictions, Oh Goddess, we bow to you.
रोगानशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान् ।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां त्वामाश्रिता ह्याश्रयतां प्रयान्ति ॥६॥
Rogaan-Ashessaan-Apahamsi Tussttaa Russttaa Tu Kaamaan Sakalaan-Abhiissttaan |
Tvaam-Aashritaanaam Na Vipan-Naraannaam Tvaam-Aashritaa Hy[i]-Aashraya-Taam Prayaanti ||6||
When you are pleased you destroy to the very root our worldly diseases (our inner demons); and when you are displeased you frustrate all desires. No calamity or disease befalls those who take refuge in you, and those who take refuge in you invariably become a refuge to others.
सर्वाबाधाप्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि ।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्वैरि विनाशनम् ॥७॥
Sarva-[A]abaadhaa-Prashamanam Trai-Lokyasya-Akhile[a-I]shvari |
Evam-Eva Tvayaa Kaaryam-Asmad-Vairi Vinaashanam ||7||
Oh Goddess of All the Three Worlds, when you are Pleased, you terminate all disturbance in all the three worlds ; Your grace works to remove all hostility and inner enemies within us.
Om Shri Durgayai namah
Om we bow to the respected reliever of difficulties
~ Om tat sat