Sri Durga Ashtakam

Sri Durga Ashtakam
Sri Durga Ashtakam

Sri Durga Ashtakam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Durga Devi in Her various manifestations. The Slokam describes the various attributes of Sri Durga Devi.

Sri Durga Ashtakam is presented in Devanagari and English Scripts with a simple English translation.

कात्यायनि महामाये खड्गबाण धनुधरि
खड्ग धारिणि चण्डि दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (1)

kaathyaayani mahaamaaye khadgabaaNa DhanuDhari
khadga DhaariNi chaNdi dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi is Sri Kaathyayani, the Goddess of Victory and the daughter of Sage Kathyayana; She has sword and bow as weapons; She adorns the sword; and She is Chandi, the protector. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

वसुदेव सुते कालि वासुदेव सहोदरी
वसुन्दरा श्रिये दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (2)

vasudheva suthe kaali vaasudheva sahodharee
vasundharaa shriye dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi is the daughter of Sri Vasudeva; She is the sister of Vaasudheva, Sri Krishna; She is the mother earth and She is the Goddess of wealth. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

योग निद्रे महा निद्रे यूग माये महेश्वरी
योगशिद्धिकरी शुद्धे दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (3)

yoga nidhre mahaa nidhre yooga maaye maheshvaree
yoga shidhDhi-karee shudhDhe dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi is in Yoga Nidhra; She exists in the deep meditative sleep; She is the core of Yoga and She is the great illusion; She is the Greatest Goddess; She blesses the Yogic attributes; and She is pure. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

शङ्ख चक्र गदा पाणे शार्ङ्ग ज्यायत बाहवे
पीताम्बर धरे धन्ये दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (4)

shanGkha chakra gadhaa paaNe shaarnGga jyaayatha baahave
peethaambara Dhare Dhanye dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi holds the holy conch, the holy wheel and gada as the weapons; She blows the holy conch; She adorns yellow color garments; and She blesses prosperity. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

ऋग्यजुस्सामाथर्वाणश्चतुस्सामन्त लोकिनी
ब्रह्मस्वरूपिन्णि ब्राह्मि दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (5)

Rug-yajus-saama-aTharvaaNash-chathus-saamantha lokinee
brahma-svaroopinNi braahmi dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi exists in the Four Vedas such as Rug, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana; She is in the form of Brahmam, the ultimate supreme consciousness; and She is Brahmi, the powerful. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

व्रुष्नीणां कुलसम्भूते विष्णुनाथ सहोदरि
व्रुष्णीरूप धरे धन्ये दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (6)

vruShneeNaaM kula-sambhoothe viShNu-naaTha sahodhari
vruShNee-roopa Dhare Dhanye dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi is powerful and passionate; She is the sister of Lord Vishnu; She is of handsome appearance; and She bestows wealth. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

सर्वज्ञे सर्वगे शर्वे सर्वेशे सर्व साक्षिणी
सर्वाम्रुत जटाभारे दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (7)

sarvajne sarvagae sharva sarveshae sarva saakShinee
sarvaamrutha jataa bhaare dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi is omnipresent; She is aware of everything; She belongs to Lord Shiva; and She holds nectar in Her plaited hair. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

अष्टबाहु महासत्त्वे अश्टमी नवमी प्रिये
अट्टहास प्रिये भद्रे दुर्गा देवि नमोऽस्तुते (8)

aShtabaahu mahaasaththve ashtamee navamee priye
attahaasa priye bhadhre dhurgaa dhevi namo(A)sthuthe

Sri Durga Devi has eight hands; She is fond of Ashtami and Navami; Her laughter is powerful and fierce; and She protects the devotees. My humble and ardent Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

दुर्गाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं भक्तितो यःपठेन्नरः
सर्व काम मवाप्नोति दुर्गालोकं च गच्छति (9)

dhurgaaShtakamidhaM puNyaM bhakthitho yah paTen-narah
sarva kaama mavaapnothi dhurgaalokaM cha gachChathi

The persons who sincerely read and recite this Sri Durga Ashtakam shall be blessed with virtuous benefits such as fulfillment of their desires and wishes and reaching of the abode of Sri Durga on liberation.

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