Sri Narayani Sthuthi

Sri Narayani Sthuthi
Sri Narayani Devi

Sri Narayani Sthuthi is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Narayani Devi. Sri Narayani Devi is one of the manifestations of Sri Durga Devi.

Sri Narayani Sthuthi is said to be mentioned in Sri Devi Mahathmiyam, which is the scripture on the attributes of Sri Parvathi Devi as Sri Durga Devi.

Sri Narayani Sthuthi is narrated here in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation.

देवि प्रपन्नार्ति हरे प्रसीद
प्रसीद मातर्जगतोऽखिलस्य
प्रसीद विश्वेश्वरि पाहि विश्वं
त्वमीश्वरी देवि चराचरस्य (1)

dhaevi prapanna-arthi harae praseedha
praseedha maathar-jagatho-akhilasya
praseedha vishva-eshvari paahi vishvaM
thvam-eeshvaree dhaevi charaa-charasya

Sri Durga Devi, You destroy the anguish of those who come to You with hope and take sanctuary in You. Please bestow Your benevolence.
You are the mother of the entire universe. You are the Goddess of the universe. You protect the universe. Please bestow Your benevolence.
You are the Goddess of all the movable and non-movable living beings.
Humble Salutations to the Divine mother Sri Durga Devi.

आधार भूता जगतस्त्वमेका
महीस्वरूपेण यतः स्थितासि
अपां स्वरूपस्थितया त्वयैतदाप्यायते
कृत्स्नमलङ्घ्यवीर्ये (2)

aaDhaara-bhoothaa jagathas-thvam-ekaa
mahee-svaroopaeNa yathah sThithaasi
apaaM svaroopa-sThithayaa thvayaiae-thadha-apyaayathae
kruthsnam-alanGghya-veeryae

Sri Durga Devi, only You provide sustenance to the whole universe. You firmly exist as the great earth. You exist in the form of flowing water. You operate this entire universe with Your sacred powers.
Humble Salutations to the Divine mother Sri Durga Devi.

त्वं वैष्णवी शक्तिरनन्तवीर्या
विश्वस्य बीजं परमासि माया
सम्मोहितं देवि समस्तमेतत्त्वं
वै प्रसन्ना भुवि मुक्तिहेतुः (3)

thvam vaisHNavee-shaktir-anantha-veeryaa
vishvasya beejaM paramaasi maayaa
sammoahithaM dhaevi samastham-ethath-thvaM
vai prasannaa bhuvi mukthi-haethuh

Sri Durga Devi, You have the limitless powers of Sri Vaishnavi (personfied powers of Sri Vishnu). You are the seed of the supreme illusion called the universe. The entire universe exists in the illusion of Your maya. Once You bestow Your benevolence, it will be the cause of liberation.
Humble Salutations to the Divine mother Sri Durga Devi.

विद्याः समस्तास्तव देवि भेदाः
स्त्रियः समस्ताः सकला जगत्सु
त्वयैकया पूरितमम्बयैतत्
का ते स्तुतिः स्तव्यपरापरोक्तिः (4)

vidhyaah samasthaas-thava dhaevi bhedhaah
sthriyah samasthaah sakalaa jagathsu
thvayaikayaa pooritham-ambayaithath
kaa thae sthuthih sthavya-paraa-paroakthih

Sri Durga Devi, all the knowledge in this universe stand differentiated though they have emanated from You. All the women in this universe represent You and are parts of You. The whole universe is pervaded with You. I am helpless that both the direct and the indirect words are inadequate to praise Your glory.
Humble Salutations to the Divine mother Sri Durga Devi.

सर्वभूता यदा देवी भुक्ति मुक्ति प्रदायिनी
त्वं स्तुता स्तुतये का वा भवन्तु परमोक्तयः (5)

sarva-bhoothaa yadhaa dhaevee bhukthi mukthi pradhaayinee
thvam sthuthaa sthuthaye kaa vaa bhavanthu paramoa-kthayah

Sri Durga Devi, You are omni-present in all the beings in the universe. You grant and bestow the prosperity and mukthi. You are glorified as this. Can there be a better way to glorify You?
Humble Salutations to the Divine mother Sri Durga Devi.

सर्वस्य बुद्धि रूपेण जनस्य हृदि संस्थिते
स्वर्गापवर्गदे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (6)

sarvasya budhDhi roopaeNa janasya hrudhi saMsThithae
svarga-apavarga-dhae dhaeevi naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You exist in the heart (mind) of all the beings in the form of wisdom and intelligence. You grant and bestow happiness and moksha.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

कला काष्ठादि रूपेण परिणाम प्रदायिनि
विश्वस्यो परतौ शक्ते नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (7)

kalaa kaaShTa-adhi roopaeNa pariNaama pradhaayini
vishvasyoa parathau shakthae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, from You emanates the transformation in the universe from moment to moment by way of time and by way of objectives. You have the powers to do away with the universe as well.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

सर्व मङ्गल माङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (8)

sarva manGgala maanGgalyae shivae sarvaarTha saaDhikae
sharaNyae tryai-ambakae gauri naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You are the auspiciousness personified with all the auspicious attributes. You grant and bless the fulfillment of the objectives of Your ardent devotees. You provide sanctuary. You are three eyed. Your face dazzles.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

सृष्टि स्थिति विनाशानां शक्ति भूते सनातनि
गुणाश्रये गुणमये नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (9)

sruShti sThithi vinaashaanaaM shakthi bhoothae sanaathani
guNaa-shrayae guNamayae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, the powers of creation, protection and dissolution of the universe exist with You. You are eternal. You are the base of the virtues and You are the virtues personified.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

शरणागत दीनार्त परित्राण परायणे
सर्वस्यार्ति हरे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (10)

sharaNaagatha dheena-artha parithraaNa paraayaNae
sarvasya-arthi haare dhaevi naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You aim to protect and rescue Your ardent devotees who are oppressed and take refuge in You. You alleviate all their troubles.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

हंस युक्त विमान स्थे ब्रह्माणी रूपधारिणि
कौशाम्भःक्षरिके देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (11)

haMsa yuktha vimaana sThae brahmaaNee roopa-DhaariNi
kaushaamBhah kSharikae dhaevi naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You manifest as Sri Brahmani (the consort of Sri Brahma). You ride on the chariot of swans. You sprinkle the holy water with the dharba grass.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

त्रिशूल चन्द्राहिधरे महा वृषभ वाहिनि
माहेश्वरी स्वरूपेण नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (12)

trishoola chandhra-ahi-dhare mahaa vruShabha vaahini
maahaeshvaree svaroopaeNa naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You carry the trident. You adorn the crescent moon. You ride on the bull. You manifest as Sri Maheshwari (the consort of Sri Maheshwara).
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

मयूर कूक्कुटवृते महा शक्ति धरेऽनघे
कौमारी रूप संस्थाने नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (13)

mayoora kookkutta-vruthae mahaa shakthi Dhare-anaghe
kaumaaree roopa saMsThaanae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You are surrounded by the pea cocks and fowls. You carry the spear. You manifest as Sri Kaumari (personified power of Sri Kumara, Lord Muruga).
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

शङ्ख चक्र गदा शार्ङ्ग गृहीत परमायुधे
प्रसीद वैष्णवी रूपे नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (14)

shanGgkha chakra gadhaa shaarnGga gruheetha paramaa-yuDhae
praseedha vaiShNavee roopae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You carry the weapons such as the holy conch, the holy wheel, the mace, the discus and the bow. You manifest as Sri Vaishnavi (the personified power of Sri Vishnu).
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

गृहीतोग्र महा चक्त्रे दंष्ट्रोद्धृत वसुन्धरे
वराह रूपिणि शिवे नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (15)

gruheethoa-ugra mahaa chakthrae dhaMShtroa-dhDhrtha vasunDharae
varaaha roopiNi shivae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You manifest in the fiery form holding a discus. You have rescued the mother earth with Your tusk. You manifest as Sri Vaarahi (the personified power of Sri Varaha Avathar of Sri Maha Vishnu). You are auspicious.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

नृसिंह रूपेणोग्रेण हन्तुं दैत्यान् कृतोद्यमे
त्रैलोक्य त्राण सहिते नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (16)

nrusiMha roopaeNoa-ugraeNa hanthuM dhaithyaan kruthoa-udhyamae
thrailoakya thraaNa sahithae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You manifest in the fierce form of Sri Nrusinghi (the personified power of Sri Narasimha). You intend to destroy the demons. You have the mission of protecting the three worlds.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

किरीटिनि महावज्र सहस्र नयनोज्ज्वले
वृत्र प्राणहरे चैन्द्रि नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (17)

kireetini mahaa-vajra sahasra nayanoa-ujjvalae
vrithra praaNa-harae cha-indhri naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You are adorned with the crown. You hold the thunderbolt which dazzles like thousand eyes. You had taken the life of the demon Vrithra in the manifestation of Sri Aindri (the personified power of Indra).
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

शिवदूती स्वरूपेण हत दैत्य महा बले
घोररूपे महारावे नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (18)

shiva-dhoothee svaroopaeNa hatha dhaithya mahaa baale
ghora-roopae mahaa-raavae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You manifest as Sri Shiva Dhuthi (the personified power of Sri Shiv) to destroy the very strong demons. You appear ferocious and You roar loudly.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

दंष्ट्रा कराल वदने शिरो माला विभूषणे
चामुण्डे मुण्ड मथने नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (19)

dhaMShtraa karaala vadhanae shiroa maalaa viBhooShaNae
chaamuNdae muNda maThanae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You appear fearful with protruding teeth. You are adorned with the garland of skulls. You have manifested in the form of Chamunda to destroy the demons Chanda and Munda.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

लक्ष्मि लज्जे महाविद्ये श्रद्धे पुष्टि स्वधे ध्रुवे
महारात्रि महामाये नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (20)

lakShmi lajjae mahaa-vidhyae shradhDhae puShti svaDhae Dhruve
mahaa-raathri mahaa-maayae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You are Sri Lakshmi who is modest, has vast knowledge and induces faith. You are the core of the sacrificial offerings. You are the eternal life. You are the great night (secretive) in the great illusion.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

मेधे सरस्वति वरे भूति बाभ्रवि तामसि
नियते त्वं प्रसीदेशे नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते (21)

maeDhae sarasvathi varae Bhoothi baaBhravi thaamasi
niyathae thvaM praseedhaeshae naaraayaNi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Narayani, You manifest as Sri Saraswathi blessing intelligence. You manifest as Sri Mahalakshmi blessing wealth. You manifest as Sri Kali in annihilating the evil. Kindly bless us with Your benevolence.
Humble Salutations to Sri Narayani Devi.

सर्व स्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्व शक्ति समन्विते
भये भ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तुते (22)

sarva svaroopae sarvaeshae sarva shakthi samanvithae
bhaye bhyas-thraahi noa dhaevi dhurgae dhaevi namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Durga Devi, You are present in all the forms. You are all the Gods. You possess all the powers. You protect us from all the fears.
Humble Salutations to Sri Durga Devi.

एतत्ते वदनं सौम्यं लोचन त्रय भूषितम्
पातु नः सर्व भूतेभ्यः कात्यायनि नमोऽस्तुते (23)

ethaththae vadhanaM saumyaM loachana thraya BhooShitham
paathu nah sarva bhoothaebhyah kaathyaayani namoa-Asthuthae

Sri Kathyayani Devi, Your beautiful face is decorated with three eyes. May those eyes protect us from the evil forces.
Humble Salutations to Sri Kathyayani Devi.

ज्वाला करालमत्यु ग्रमशेषासुर सूदनम्
त्रिशूलं पातु नो भीतेर्भद्रकालि नमोऽस्तुते (24)

jvaalaa karaalam-athyu gram-ashaeSha-asura soodhanam
trishoolaM paathu noa bheethaer-Bhadrakaali namoa-Asthuthae.

Sri Bhadrakali, You are fiercely blazing. You are ferocious. You are intense. You are the destroyer of the evil demons. May Your trident safeguard us from the dangers.
Humble Salutations to Sri Bhadrakali.

इति श्री नारायणि स्तुति सम्पूर्णम्
ithi shree naraayaNi sthuthi sampoorNam

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