Sri Gowri Dashakam

Sri Gowri Dashakam
Sri Gowri Dashakam

Sri Gowri Dashakam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Gowri Devi, one of the manifestations of Sri Parvathi Devi. It was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

Sri Gowri Dashakam contains ten stanzas describing the attributes of Sri Gowri Devi as the protector of the universe. The benefits of chanting this Slokam are given in the end.

Sri Gowri Dashakam is presented in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation.

लीलालब्ध स्थापित लुप्ताखिल लोकां
लोकातीतैर्योगि भिरन्तश्चिर म्रुग्याम्
बालादित्य श्रेणिसमान द्युति पुञ्चां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (1)

leelaa-labDha sThaapitha lupthaakhila lokaaM
lokaa-theethair-yogi bhir-antha-shchira mrugyaam
baala-adhithya shreNi-samaana dhyuthi puncchaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi creates and destroys the worlds as play. She is sought by the thoughts and minds of the Yogis and Sages who are beyond the universe. She is as resplendent as the innumerable number of rising sun. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

प्रत्याहार ध्यान समाधि स्थिति भाजां
नित्यं चित्ते निरव्रुति काष्टां कलयन्तीम्
सत्य ज्ञानानन्द मयीं तां तनुरूपां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (2)

prathyaa-haara Dhyaana samaaDhi sThithi bhaajaaM
nithyaM chiththe niravruthi kaaShtaaM kalayantheem
sathya gnana-anandha mayeeM thaaM thanu-roopaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi is visualized in the minds of Yogis and Sages when they are in deep meditation. She lives in our minds and provides pure bliss. She is the personification of the ultimate truth, wisdom and happiness. She is of slender form. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

चन्द्रा पीडा नन्दित मन्द स्मित वक्त्रां
चन्द्रा पीडालङ्क्रुत नीलालक भाराम्
इन्द्रोपेन्द्राद्यर्चित पादाम्बुज युग्मां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (3)

chandhraa peedaa nandhitha mandha smitha vakthraaM
chandhraa peeda alanGkrutha neela-alaka bhaaraam
indhro(u)pendhra-adhy-architha paadhaam-buja yugmaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi has the smiling face as She is happy to see Lord Shiva adorning the moon on His head. She has dark blueish mane which dazzles in the shine of the moon worn by Her. Her lotus feet are worshipped by Lord Vishnu and Indra.  I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

आदिक्षन्तामक्षर मूर्त्या विलसन्तीं
भूते भूते भूतकदम्ब प्रसवित्रीम्
शब्द ब्रह्मानदमयीं तां तटिताभां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (4)

aadhikShanthaam-akShara moorthyaa vilasantheeM
bhoothe bhoothe bhootha-kadhamba prasavithreem
shabdha brahmaanadha-mayeeM thaaM thatithaabhaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi is as splendorous as the indestructible primary being. She is the origin for all the living beings and non-living things. She is the primary sound and She is dazzling like lightning. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

मूलधारादुत्थितवीथ्या विधिरन्ध्रं
सौरं चान्द्रं व्याप्य विहार ज्वलिताङ्गीम्
येयं सूक्ष्मात्सूक्ष्मतनुस्तां सुखरूपां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (5)

moolaDhaaraadhuthThithaveeThyaa viDhiranDhraM
sauraM chaandhraM vyaapya vihaara jvalithaaGgeem
yeyaM sookShmaath-sookShma-thanusthaaM sukha-roopaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi is the power that rises and stems from the ultimate base. She is as resplendent as the Sun, the Moon and the Fire and She dazzles. She is the most imperceptible of the subtlest. She is the personified form of ecstasy and bliss. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

नित्यः शुद्धो निष्कल एको जगदीशः
साक्षी यस्याः सर्गविधौ संहरणे च
विश्वत्राण क्रीड नलोलां शिवपत्नीं
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (6)

nithyah shudhDho niShkala eko jagadheeshah
saakShee yasyaah sargaviDhau saMharaNe cha
vishvathraaNa kreeda nalolaaM shivapathneeM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi is eternal, without blemish and pure Lord of the universe. She is the one who witnesses the creation, protection and destruction of the universe. She is the consort of Lord Shiva. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

यस्याः कुक्षौ लीनमखण्डं जगदण्डं
भूयो भूयः प्रादुर भूदुत्थि तमेव
पत्या सार्धं तां रजताद्रौ विहरन्तीं
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (7)

yasyaah kukShau leenamakh-aNdaM jagadh-aNdaM
bhooyo bhooyah praadhura bhoodhuthThi thameva
pathyaa saarDhaM thaaM rajathaadhrau viharantheeM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi possess playfully, the limitless number of universes in Her womb. She also possesses both the invisible and visible forms within Herself. She possesses the half (left) of Her husband’s physique and She wanders in the mount Kailash which is of silver color. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

यस्यामोतं प्रोतमशेषं मणिमालसूत्रे
यद्वत्कापि चरं चाप्यचरं च
तामध्यात्मज्ञानपद्व्या गमनीयां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (8)

yasyaamothaM prothema-sheShaM maNi-maala-soothre
yadhvath-kaapi charaM chaapyacharaM cha
thaam-aDhyaathma-gnaana-padhvyaa gamaneeyaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi is similar to the garland of beads where She had twined both movable and immovable objects and beings as beads. She is attainable only through gaining spiritual knowledge. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

नानाकारैः शक्तिकदम्बैर्भुवनानि
व्याप्य स्वैरं क्रीडति येयं स्वयमेका
कल्याणीं तां कल्पलतामानति भाजां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (9)

naanaa-kaaraih shakthi-kadhambair-bhuvanaani
vyaapya svairaM kreedathi yeyaM svayamekaa
kalyaaNeeM thaaM kalpa-lathaa-maanathi bhaajaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi has varied and various levels of powers in the universe. She occupies Herself by playing with the worlds in the universe. She is the personification of auspiciousness. She bestows and blesses the fulfillment of the wishes of those who worship Her devoutly. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

आशापाशक्लेशाविनाशं विदधानां
पादाम्भोज ध्यान पराणां पुरुषाणां
ईशामीशार्धाङ्ग हरां तामभिरामां
गौरी मम्बा मम्बुरुहाक्षी महमीडे (10)

aashaa-paasha-kleshaa-vinaashaM vidhaDha-anaaM
paadha-ambhoja Dhyaana paraaNaaM puruShaaNaaM
eeshaa-meeshaar-DhaanGga haraaM thaam-abhiraamaaM
gauree mambaa mamburuha-akShee maha-meede

Sri Gowri Devi annihilates the problems and the troubles which arose due to the effects of love and affection towards the worldly life of Her ardent devotees who always worship Her lotus feet. She possesses the half the physique of Lord Shiva and She is always pleasing. I adore and ardently worship Sri Gowri Devi, who is my mother and who has the eyes like lotuses.

प्रातः काले भवविशुद्धः प्रणिधानाद्
भक्त्या नित्यं जल्पति गौरिदशकं यः
वाचां सिद्धिं सम्पदमग्रयां शिवभक्तिं
तस्यावश्यं पर्वतपुत्री विदधाति (11)

praathah kaale bhavavishudhDha: praNiDhaanaadh
bhakthyaa nithyaM jalpathi gauridhashakaM yah
vaachaaM sidhDhiM sampadha-magrayaaM shivabhakthiM
thasyaa-vashyaM parvatha-puthree vidha-Dhaathi

The person who with pure mind and good conduct sincerely reads and recites this Gowri Dashakam daily in the morning shall be blessed with the virtue of being a person whose speech becomes true, all yogic attributes, wealth, devotion to Lord Shiva and the mesmerizing blessings of (being able to act as per his wish) Sri Parvathi Devi, the daughter of the mountain King.

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