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Dasa Maha Vidhya Stotra
[Prayer of Ten Great Wisdoms]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Shakteyas, worship the goddess Parvathi in her ten different aspects. This great stotra has been taken from hindupad.com/dasamahavidya/dasamahavidya-stotra-dashamahavidya-stotram/]
[The goddess with ten heads, black as night and has a horrific and fearful appearance. She is represented to be standing on Lord Shiva who is lying down. She is considered to represent all the ten Maha Vidhyas. While she blesses her devotees with all their wants, worship of her is believed to remove Sani Dosha.]
1. Maha devi maha kala Priya sakhi,
Gauri Kaushikhi nama Vikhyate,
Maha Kali Namosthuthe
Salutations to Maha Kali,
Who is the great goddess, the great companion of Lord Shiva,
Who is well known as Gauri and Kaushiki.
[She is blue in colour, wears a necklace of corpses. She has only one head stand on Lord Shiva. She is supposed to shower motherly instinct and is the Goddess of knowledge. She is suppose to give wisdom, profit in business and is suppose to be effective against Guru Dosha.]
2. Munda mala vibhooshithe neela rupinee,
Yeka jata neela Saraswathi nama Vikhyathe,
Tara devi namosthuthe.
Salutations to Goddess Tara,
Who wears the necklaces of dead bodies,
Who is blue in colour,
Who is well known as Yeka Jata and Neela Saraswathi.
[The very ferocious form of the goddess. She is red in colour, with severed head, drinks blood and stands on a couple. She is supposed to grant courage to fight with enemies. Magicians also worship her to cause harm to someone.]
3. Rudhira pana priye, khaditha Siro rupini,
Rakthakesi, chinnabala nama vikhyathe,
Salutations to Goddess Chinnamastha,
Who likes to drink blood, who appears without head,
Who is well known as Rakthakesi and Chinna bala.
Shodasi or Laitha Maha Tripura Sundari
[She is of golden colour and is normally depicted together with Lord Shiva. Sitting on a throne or seat with four legs. She is the supreme goddess and removes the Dosha due to Budha.]
4. Shodasa Kala paripoorne AAdhya Shakthi roopini,
Sri Vidhya Pancha vakthra nama Vikhyathe,
Salutations to the Goddess Shodasi,
Who has completed sixteen years of age,
Who has the look of the primeval power,
Who is well known as Srividhya and Panchavakthra
[She is the goddess of the universe. She is normally depicted with four hands, with goad, rope and the other two showing giving boons and another protection. She removes Chandra Dosha.]
5. Pasankusa dari durgam asura samharini,
Shatakshi sakambari nama Vikhyathe,
Salutations to Goddess Bhuvaneswari,
Who holds the rope and the goad,
Who kills very ferocious asuras,
Who is well known as Shatakshi and Sakambari.
[She is mother to the good people and terror to bad ones. She is seen holding book, rosary and making fear - dispelling and boon - conferring gestures. She is also known as Baala or Tripura Bhairavi.]
6. Arunambara dari, pranava roopini,
Yogeeswari, Uma nama vikhyathe,
Tripura BHairavi Namosthuthe
Salutations to Goddess Tripura Bhairavi,
Who wears cloths of the red purple colour,
Who has the form of letter "Om",
Who is well known as Yogeswari and Uma.
[Dhumavati represents the fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother. She is of smoky colour, an old, ugly widow (ie., without Shiva) and is associated with things considered inauspicious and unattractive in Hinduism, such as the crow and the Chaturmas period. The goddess is often depicted on a horseless chariot or riding a crow, usually in a cremation ground. She is supposed to remove Rahu Dosha.]
7. Dushta abichara dwamsini, kaka dwaja Radha roode,
Suthara thamasi nama Vikhyathe,
Salutations to Goddess Dhoomavathi,
Who destroys the attack of black magic,
Who rides on a chariot with flag of crow,
Who is well known as Suthara and Thamsi.
[Bhagalamukhi has a golden complexion and her dress is yellow. She sits in a golden throne in the midst of an ocean of nectar full of yellow lotuses. A crescent moon adorns her head. She is believed to have the power to remove Kuja Dosha.]
8. Pitambara dari shathru bhaya nivarini,
Jwalamuki Vaishhnavi nama Vikhyathe,
Bagala Mukhi namosthuthe
Salutations to Goddess BHagalamuki,
Who wears yellow silk cloths,
Who removes fear as well as enemies,
Who is well known as Jwalamukhi and Vaishnavi
[She is considered as the Tantric form of Sarasvati, the goddess of music and learning. Like Sarasvati, Matangi governs speech, music, knowledge and the arts. Her worship is prescribed to acquire supernatural powers, especially gaining control over enemies, attracting people to oneself, acquiring mastery over the arts and gaining supreme knowledge. Those with family problems worship her to get peace.]
9. Ardha chandra dhari, Kadamba vana vasini,
Vaagdevi Saraswathi nama Vikhyathe,
Salutations to goddess Matangi,
Who wears the crescent and lives in a garden of Kadamba trees,
Who is well known as Vaagdevi and Saraswathi
[She is of golden complexion, sits on a lotus flower and is bathed by four elephants. She removes the Shukra Dosha.]
10. Suvarna kanthi samanvithe, maha Vishnu sahacharini,
BHargavi Mahalakshmi nama vikhyathe,
Salutations to Goddess Kamala,
Who has a golden aura and is companion of Maha Vishnu,
Who is well known as Bharagavi and Maha Lakshmi.
Dasa maha vidhya stotram sarva shathru roga nivaranam,
Sarva sampath karam, puthra pouthradhi vardhanam.
Effect of chanting
This prayer addressed to the ten great Vidhyas,
Destroys all diseases and all enemies,
Gives all types of wealth and leads to increase of sons and grand sons.