Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Stotram

Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Stotram
Goddess Devi Maa

Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Stotram is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Mahishasura Mardhini, one of the Durga form of incarnation of Sri Parvathi Devi. Sri Durga Devi had diminished the demon named Mahisha who had buffalo face. The demon was causing havoc to all in the universe and Sri Durga Mata had eliminated him for the betterment of the world. The day of destroying the Mahisha Asura is celebrated as Vijaya Dashami, the last day of Navarathri (Dasara) festival.

It is believed that the Slokam was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. The slokam has twenty stanzas each describing the virtues and prowess of Sri Durga Devi. The benefits of reciting the slokam is embedded in the text itself.

The Slokam is presented in Devanagari and English scripts.

अयि गिरि नन्दिनि नन्दित मेदिनि विश्व विनोदिनि नन्दिनुते
गिरि वर विन्ध्य शिरोऽधि निवासिनि विष्णु विलासिनि जिष्णुनुते
भगवति हे शिति कण्ठ कुटुम्बिनि भूरि कुटुम्बिनि भूरिकृते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (1)
ayi giri nandhini nanditha maedhini vishva vinoadhini nandhi-nuthae
giri vara vinDhya shiroADhi nivaasini viShNu vilaasini jiShNu-nuthae
bhagavathi hae shithi kaNTa kutumbini bhoori kutumbini bhoori-kruthae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

सुर वर वर्षिणि दुर्धर धर्षिणि दुर्मुख मर्षिणि हर्षरते
त्रिभुवन पोषिणि शङ्कर तोषिणि किल्बिष मोषिणि घोषरते
दनुज निरोषिणि दितिसुतरोषिणि दुर्मद शोषिणि सिन्धुसुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (2)
sura vara varShiNi dhurDhara DharShiNi dhurmukha marShiNi harSha-rathae
thribhuvana poaShiNi shanGkara thoaShiNi kilbiSha moaShiNi GhoSha-rathae
dhanuja niroaShiNi dhithi-sutha-roaShiNi dhurmadha shoaShiNi sinDhu-suthae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि जगदम्ब मदम्ब कदम्ब वनप्रिय वासिनि हासरते
शिखरि शिरोमणि तुङ्ग हिमालय शृङ्ग निजालय मध्यगते
मधुमधुरे मधुकैटभ गञ्जिनि कैटभ भञ्जिनि रासरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (3)
ayi jagadhamba madhamba kadhamba vana-priya vaasini haasa-rathae
shikhari shiroamaNi tunGga himaalaya shrunGga nijaalaya maDhya-gathae
maDhu-maDhurae maDhu-kaiTabha gancjhini kaiTabha bhancjhini raasa-rathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि शतखण्ड विखण्डित रुण्ड वितुण्डितशुण्द गजाधिपते
रिपुगजगण्ड विदारणचण्ड पराक्रमशुण्ड मृगाधिपते
निजभुजदण्ड निपातितखण्ड विपातितमुण्ड भटाधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (4)
ayi shatha-khaNda vikhaNditha ruNda vithuNdita-shuNda gaja-aDhipathae
ripu-gaja-gaNda vidhaaraNa-chaNda paraakrama-shuNda mruga-aDhipathae
nija-bhuja-dhaNda nipaathitha-khaNda vipaathitha-muNda bhata-aDhipathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि रणदुर्मद शत्रुवधोदित दुर्धरनिर्जर शक्तिभृते
चतुरविचार धुरीणमहाशिव दूतकृत प्रमथाधिपते
दुरितदुरीह दुराशयदुर्मति दानवदुत कृतान्तमते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (5)
ayi raNa-dhurmadha shathru-vaDhoa-udhitha dhurDhara-nirjara shakthi-bhruthae
cathura-vichaara DhureeNa-mahaashiva dhootha-krutha pramatha-aDhipathae
dhuritha-dhureeha dhuraashaya-dhurmathi dhaanava-dhutha kruthaantha-mathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि शरणागत वैरिवधुवर वीरवराभय दायकरे
त्रिभुवनमस्तक शूलविरोधि शिरोऽधिकृतामल शूलकरे
दुमिदुमितामर धुन्दुभिनादमहोमुखरीकृत दिङ्मकरे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (6)
ayi sharaNaagatha vairi-vaDhuvara veeravara-abhaya dhaaya-karae
thri-bhuvana-masthaka shoola-viroDhi shiroADhikrutha-amala shoola-karae
dhumi-dhumi-thaamara Dhundhubhi-naadham-aho-mukha-reekrutha dhinGma-karae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि निज हुङ्कृति मात्रनिराकृत धूम्रविलोचन धूम्रशते
समरविशोषित शोणितबीज समुद्भवशोणित बीजलते
शिवशिवशुम्भ निशुम्भ महाहव तर्पितभूत पिशाचरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (7)
ayi nija hunGkruthi maathra-niraakrutha Dhoomra-viloachana Dhoomra-shathae
samara-vishoShitha shoNitha-beeja samudh-bhava-shoaNitha beeja-lathae
shiva-shiva-shumbha nishumbha mahaahava tharpitha-bhootha pishaacha-rathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

धनुरनुषङ्ग रणक्षणसङ्ग परिस्फुरदङ्ग नटत्कटके
कनक पिशङ्ग पृषत्कनिषङ्ग रसद्भटशृङ्ग हताबटुके
कृतचतुरङ्ग बलक्षितिरङ्ग घटद्बहुरङ्ग रटद्बटुके
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (8)
Dhanur-anuShanGga raNa-kShaNa-sanGga parisphura dhanGga natath-katakae
kanaka pishanGga pruShatka-niShanGga rasadh-bhata-shrunGga hathaa-batukae
krutha-chaturanGga bala-kShithi-ranGga ghatadh-bahu-ranGga ratadh-batukae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

सुरललना ततथेयि तथेयि कृताभिनयोदर नृत्यरते
कृत कुकुथः कुकुथो गडदादिकताल कुतूहल गानरते
धुधुकुट धुक्कुट धिंधिमित ध्वनि धीर मृदंग निनादरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (9)
sura-lalanaa tha-thaTheyi thaTheyi krutha-abhinayo-udhara nruthya-rathae
krutha kukuThah kukuTho gada-dhaadika-thaala kuthoohala gaana-rathae
Dhu-Dhukuta Dhukkuta DhiM-Dhimitha Dhvani Dheera mrudhaMga ninaadha-rathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

जय जय जप्य जयेजयशब्द परस्तुति तत्परविश्वनुते
झणझणझिञ्झिमि झिङ्कृत नूपुरशिञ्जितमोहित भूतपते
नटित नटार्ध नटी नट नायक नाटितनाट्य सुगानरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (10)
jaya jaya japya jayae-jaya-shabdha para-sthuthi thath-para-vishva-nuthae
jhaNa-jhaNa-jhinjhimi jhing-krutha noopura-shincjhita-moahitha bhootha-pathae
natitha nataarDha natee nata naayaka naatitha-naatya su-gaana-rathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अयि सुमनः सुमनः सुमनः सुमनः सुमनोहरकान्तियुते
श्रितरजनी रजनीरजनी रजनीरजनी करवक्त्रवृते
सुनयनविभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमराधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (11)
ayi sumanah sumanah sumanah sumanah sumanoahara-kaanthi-yuthae
shritha-rajanee rajanee-rajanee rajanee-rajanee kara-vakthra-vruthae
su-nayana-vi-bhramara bhramara-bhramara bhramara-bhramara-aDhipathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

सहितमहाहव मल्लमतल्लिक मल्लितरल्लक मल्लरते
विरचितवल्लिक पल्लिकमल्लिक झिल्लिकभिल्लिक वर्गवृते
शितकृतफुल्ल समुल्लसितारुण तल्लजपल्लव सल्ललिते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (12)
sahitha-mahaahava mallama-thallika malli-tharallaka malla-rathae
virachitha-vallika pallika-mallika jhillika-bhillika varga-vruthae
shitha-krutha-phulla samullasitha-aruNa thallaja-pallava sal-lalithae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

अविरलगण्ड गलन्मदमेदुर मत्तमतङ्ग जराजपते
त्रिभुवन भुषण भूतकलानिधि रूपपयोनिधि राजसुते
अयि सुदतीजन लालसमानस मोहन मन्मथराजसुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (13)
avirala-gaNda galan-madha-maedhura maththa-mathanGga ja-raaja-pathae
thri-bhuvana bhuShaNa bhootha-kalaaniDhi roopa-payoa-niDhi raaja-suthae
ayi sudhathee-jana laalasa-maanasa moahana manmaTha-raaja-suthae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

कमलदलामल कोमलकान्ति कलाकलितामल भाललते
सकलविलास कलानिलयक्रम केलिचलत्कल हंसकुले
अलिकुलसङ्कुल कुवलयमण्डल मौलिमिलद्बकुलालिकुले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (14)
kamala-dhala-amala koamala-kaanthi kalaa-kalitha-amala bhaala-lathae
sakala-vilaasa kalaa-nilaya-krama kaeli-chalath-kala haMsa-kulae
alikula-sanGkula kuvalaya-maNdala mauli-miladh-bakulaali-kulae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

करमुरलीरव वीजितकूजित लज्जितकोकिल मञ्जुमते
मिलितपुलिन्द मनोहरगुञ्जित रञ्जितशैल निकुञ्जगते
निजगणभूत महाशबरीगण सद्गुणसम्भृत केलितले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (15)
kara-muralee-rava veejitha-koojitha lajjitha-koakila mancjhu-mathae
militha-pulindha manoahara-guncjhitha rancjhitha-shaila nikuncjha-gathae
nija-gaNa-bhootha mahaa-shabaree-gaNa sadh-guNa-sambhrutha kaeli-thalae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

कटितटपीत दुकूलविचित्र मयुखतिरस्कृत चन्द्ररुचे
प्रणतसुरासुर मौलिमणिस्फुर दंशुलसन्नख चन्द्ररुचे
जितकनकाचल मौलिमदोर्जित निर्भरकुञ्जर कुम्भकुचे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (16)
katithata-peetha dhukoola-vichithra mayukha-thiraskrutha chandhra-ruchae
praNatha-suraasura mauli-maNi-sphura dhaMshula-san-nakha chandhra-ruchae
jitha-kanaka-achala mauli-madhoa-urjitha nirbhara-kuncjhara kumbha-kuchae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

विजितसहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैकनुते
कृतसुरतारक सङ्गरतारक सङ्गरतारक सूनुसुते
सुरथसमाधि समानसमाधि समाधिसमाधि सुजातरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (17)
vijitha-sahasra-karaika sahasra-karaika sahasra-karaika-nuthae
krutha-sura-thaaraka sanGgara-thaaraka sanGgara-thaaraka soonu-suthae
suraTha-samaaDhi samaana-samaaDhi samaaDhi-samaaDhi sujaatha-rathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

पदकमलं करुणानिलये वरिवस्यति योऽनुदिनं सुशिवे
अयि कमले कमलानिलये कमलानिलयः स कथं न भवेत्
तव पदमेव परम्पदमित्यनुशीलयतो मम किं न शिवे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (18)
padha-kamalaM karuNaa-nilayae varivasyathi yo-anudhinaM su-shivae
ayi kamalae kamalaa-nilayae kamalaa-nilayah sa kaThaM na bhaveth
thava padham-eva param-padamithy-anusheelayathoa mama kiM na shivae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

कनकलसत्कलसिन्धुजलैरनुषिञ्चति तेगुणरङ्गभुवम्
भजति स किं न शचीकुचकुम्भतटीपरिरम्भसुखानुभवम्
तव चरणं शरणं करवाणि नतामरवाणि निवासि शिवम्
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (19)
kanaka-lasath-kala-sinDhu-jalair-anuShincjhathi thae-guNa-ranGga-bhuvam
bhajathi sa kiM na shachee-kucha-kumbha-thatee-parirambha-sukha-anubhavam
thava charaNaM sharaNaM kara-vaaNi natha-amara-vaaNi nivaasi shivam
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

तव विमलेन्दुकुलं वदनेन्दुमलं सकलं ननु कूलयते
किमु पुरुहूतपुरीन्दु मुखी सुमुखीभिरसौ विमुखीक्रियते
मम तु मतं शिवनामधने भवती कृपया किमुत क्रियते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते (20)
thava vimalae-indhu-kulaM vadhanae-indhu-malaM sakalaM nanu koola-yathae
kimu puruhootha-puree-indhu mukhee sumukheebhir-asau vimukhee-kriyathae
mama thu mathaM shiva-naama-Dhanae bhavathee krupayaa kimutha kriyathae
jaya jaya hae mahiSha-asura-mardhini ramya-kapardhini shaila-suthae

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