Ratri Sooktam, Hymn to the Night
 



Om Vishve[a-Ii]shvariim Jagad-Dhaatriim Sthiti-Samhaara-Kaarinniim |
Nidraam Bhagavatiim Vissnnor-Atulaam Tejasah Prabhuh ||1||


O Mother of the Universe,
Who wearest the Cosmos,
Who is the Main Cause,
Of the Universe entire,
Of creation, preservation and dissolution,
All pervading with Attributes Six,
Who is the Yoga Nidra of the Lord,
And with unparallelled Lustre !

Tvam Svaahaa Tvam Svadhaa Tvam Hi Vassattkaarah Svara-[A]atmikaa |
Sudhaa Tvam-Akssare Nitye Tridhaa Maatra-[A]atmikaa Sthitaa ||2||

Thou art the sacrificial oblations to deities, Swaha
Thou art the sacrificial oblations to manes, Swadha
Thou art exclamation during sacrifice,
The Essence behind Swaras,
The Goal of all oblations,
Nectar of Bliss Thou art,
And the quintessence of Maatras Triune, AUM.

Ardha-Maatraa-Sthitaa Nityaa Ya-Anuccaaryaa Vishessatah |
Tvam-Eva Sandhyaa Saavitrii Tvam Devi Jananii Paraa ||3||

Tvayai[aa-E]tad-Dhaaryate Vishvam Tvayai[aa-E]tat Srjyate Jagat |
Tvayai[aa-E]tat Paalyate Devi ! Tvamatsy-Ante Ca Sarvadaa ||4||
Visrssttau Srsstti-Ruupaa Tvam Sthiti-Ruupaa Ca Paalane |
Tathaa Samhrti-Ruupa-Ante Jagato[ah-A]sya Jaganmaye ||5||

Mahaa-Vidyaa Mahaa-Maayaa Mahaa-Medhaa Mahaa-Smrtih |
Mahaa-Mohaa Ca Bhavatii Mahaa-Devii Mahaa-Surii ||6||

Prakrtis-Tvam Ca Sarvasya Gunna-Traya-Vibhaavinii |
Kaalaraatrir-Mahaaraatri-Moharaatrish-Ca Daarunnaa ||7||

Tvam Shriis-Tvam-Iishvarii Tvam Hriis-Tvam Buddhir-Bodha-Lakssannaa |
Lajjaa Pussttis-Tathaa Tussttis-Tvam Shaantih Kssantir-Eva Ca ||8||

Khaddginii Shuulinii Ghoraa Gadinii Cakrinnii Tathaa |
Shangkhinii Caapinii Baanna-Bhushunnddii Parigha-[A]ayudhaa ||9||

Saumyaa Saumyatara-Ashessa-Aaumyebhyas-Tva[u-A]ti-Sundarii |
Paraa-[A]paraannaam Paramaa Tvam-Eva Parame[a-Ii]shvarii ||10||

Yac-Ca Kin.cit Kvacid-Vastu Sad-Asad-Va-Akhila-[A]atmike |
Tasya Sarvasya Yaa Shaaktih Saa Tvam Kim Stuuyase Tadaa ||11||

Yayaa Tvayaa Jagat-Srassttaa Jagat Paatyatti Yo Jagat |
So[ah-A]pi Nidraa-Vasham Niitah Kas-Tvaam Stotum-Ihe[a-Ii]shvarah ||12||

Vissnnuh Shariira-Grahannam-Aham-Iishaana Eva Ca |
Kaarita-Aste Yato(ah-A)tas-Tvaam Kah Stotam Shaktimaan Bhavet ||13||

Saa Tvam-Ityam Prabhaavaih Svair-Udaarair-Devi Samstutaa |
Mohayai[a-E]tau Duraadharssaava[au-Aa]surau Madhu-Kaittabhau ||14||

Prabodham Ca Jagat-Svaamii Niiyataam-Acyuto Laghu |
Bodhash-Ca Kriyataam-Asya Hantum-Etau Maha-Asurau ||15||

Thus ends the Tantrokta Ratrisuktam