Durga Stuti, Ode to the Heavenly Born 

 

Om jatajuta samayuktam ardhendu kritashekharam |
Lochanatraya samjuktam purnendu sadrishananam || 
Atasi pushpa barnabham supratishtham sulochanam |
Naba joubana sampanam sarbabharan bhushitam ||

 


With matted hair, She looked ravishing
Her Forehead resembling Crescent, Half Moon
Face resplendent like Full Moon
She of golden hue, with eyes beauteous
Youthful, vibrating with valor
And clad in magnificent jewels !

 

 

Sucharu dashanam tatbat pinonnata payodharam |
Tribhanga sthan sansthanam Mahishasura mardinim ||
Mrinalayata samsparsha dashabahu samanwitam |
Trishulam dakshiney dhyeyam khargam chakram kramadadhah ||

 

She is destroying Mahishasur, the Ego
Beautifully set are Her Teeth, and with full Breasts
Her arms ten resembling lotus' stalks
Trident is held by Her top right arm
Under that arm is the sword , then discus !

 

Tikshnabanam tatha shaktim dakshineshu bichintayet |
Khetakam purnachapancha pashamankushamebacha |
Ghantam ba parashum bapi bamatah sannibeshayet |
Adhasthan mahisham tadbadbishiraskam pradarsayet ||

 

Seeing Her steadily and whole
Lowest two arms hold thunderbolt, arrow
On left, bottom, She holds the shield
Over that bow, then serpent
Above that the hook, at top axe
And the demon's head lies at Her mighty Feet !

 

Shirascheydodbhabam tadbat danabam kharga paninam |
Hridishulena nirbhinnam nirjadantra bibhushitam ||
Raktarakti kritangancha rakta bisphurita khanam |
Bestitam naga pashena bhrukuti bhishanananam ||

 

The demon emerges from head of buffalo
With his sword in hand
The Mother's Trident pierced his heart
His guts are out from stomach
His body smeared with blood
And his eyes red and open
Her serpent is winding him up
With his raised eye brows, horrible he looked.

 

Sapasha bamahastena dhritakeshantu Durgaya |
Bamadrudhir baktrancha devya sinham pradarshayet ||
Debyastu dakshinam padam samam sinhoparisthitam |
Kinchit urdham tatha bama angushtham mahishopari |
Stuya manancha tadrupa mamraih sannibeshayet |
Prasanna badanam devim sarba kama phala pradam ||

 

She is pulling the hairs of the demon
Demon is throwing up blood
Lion is at Her Feet and She rests on him
Lion's left paw grips demon
Yet She maintains equanimity,
Blessing all, all are praising Her!

 

Ugrachanda Prachanda cha Chandogro Chandanayika |
Chanda Chandabati Chaiba Chandarupati Chandika |
Ashtabhi shaktibhirshtabhi satatam paribeshtitham |
Chintayet jagatam dhatrim dharma kamartha mokshadam ||

 

Limited by eight energy forms of the celestials
Ugrachanda, Prachanda, Chandogra, Chandanayika, Chanda,
Chandabati, Chandarupa, and Atichandika
The Great Deity who fulfills Goals
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha
These should be the focus of meditation on Her !