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Mangala Chandika Stotram

Mangala Chandika Stotram
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[The text of this stotra is given in various ways in different places and I have pieced out the complete prayer by consulting various places. The text in Sanskrit is given at: shivu360.blogspot.com/2011/02/mangala-chandika-stotram.html. Slightly different text is given at: ioustotra.blogspot.com/2011/09/mangal-chandika-stotram.html along with meaning in Marathi and English (incomplete). There are many claims that this stotra is an antidote to the Mangalya dosha in the horoscopes. There is no mention about this in the text. The word "Mangala" indicates "Auspiciousness" as well as "Planet Mars" and this prayer is recommended to be chanted on Tuesdays. The confusion must have come from this.]

Om Hreem sreem kleem sarva poojye devi Mangala Chandike,
Iym kroom phat swahethyevam cha apya ekavinsakharo Manu.
Poojya kalpa tharuschaiva Bhakthaanaam sarva kamadha,
Dasa laksha jape naiva manthra sidhir bhave nrunaam,
Manthra sidhir bhavedh sa Vishnur Sarva Kamadha,
Dhyanam cha sruyathaan Brahman Vedoktham sarva sammatham,

If Man worships with the twenty one lettered Chant,
"Om Hreem, Sreem, Kleem Sarva poojaye devi Mangala Chandike, Iym kroom phat swaha"
She who is like the wish fulfilling tree to him who worships, would fulfill all the wishes of that devotee,
And if he chants it ten lakh times, he would be able to master all occult powers,
For with the mastery of this chant, Lord Vishnu attained all his wishes,
And Lord Brahma meditating and hearing it, was recognized by the Vedas.

Dhyanam

Devim Shodasa varsheeyaam, sarva susthira youvanam,
SArva roppa gunadyaam cha komalaangim manoharaam,
Swetha champaka varnaam, Chandra koti SAmaprabham,
Vahni shudhaam sukhaadhaanaam, rathna bhooshana bhooshithaam,
Bibrathim Khabari baaraam mallika malya vibhooshithaam,
Bimbhoshtim sudathim shudhaam sarad Padma nibhaananaam,
Eesha dwasya prasannasyaam Suneelothphala lochanaam,
Jagat dhatrim cha dhatrim cha Sarvebhya sarva sampadaam
Samsara sagare ghore potha roopaam varaam bhaje.

Deyascha dhyana mithyevam sthavanam sryathaam mune,
Prayatha sankata grastho yena thushtava Sankara.

The goddess is of sixteen years age, and is blessed with permanent youth,
She is blessed with all forms and all good qualities, she has pretty form, she steals the mind,
She is of the colour of White Champa flower, she has the sparkle of billions of moons,
She wears cloth purified by fire and wears ornaments studded with gems,
She is bent due to the weight of her breasts and wears the garland of jasmine,
She has lips of the colour of Bimba fruit, she has good teeth, she is pure and is like the lotus flower of autumn.
She looks pleased with a slow smile and has eyes which are like blue lotus,
She is the mother of the universe, she is the mother and always gives wealth to all,
And she is a boat to cross the ocean of domestic life and is blessed and I salute her.

Oh sage let the meditation and worship for her begin and please hear her prayer,
And thus Shankara made those caught by sorrow as happy.

Sankara Uvacha:-
Lord Shiva said:-

1. Raksha raksha jagan mathar devi Chandike,
Harike vipadam raser harsha mangala Karike.

Protect, protect, oh Goddess Chandika, who is the mother of universe,
Who defeats dangers and one *who makes mars happy in all rasis.
*(or one who is general makes things happily auspicious)

2. Harsha mangala dakshecha, mangala chandike,
Shubhe mangala dakshecha, shubha mangala chandike.

She who is the auspicious Chandika is the happy auspicious earth
And the pure auspicious earth is the pure auspicious Chandika.

3. Mangale, mangalarhe cha, mangalabheeshta devathe,
Sathaam mangaladhe devi, sarveshaam mmangalalaye.

She is the Auspicious one who merits auspiciousness,
She is the goddess who fulfills auspicious wishes,
She who is always auspicious blesses all with auspiciousness.

4. Poojaye mangala vare cha, mangalabheeshta devathe,
Poojya mangala bhoopasya, manu vamsaya santhatham.

When the goddess is worshipped on Tuesdays she fulfills all auspicious wishes,
And she is always worshipped by auspicious kings, who are from the clan of Manus.

5. Mangalaa dishtathrudevi, Mangalaanaam mangale,
Samsara mangalaadhare, moksha mangala dhayini.

Please make me auspicious, Oh auspicious one among auspicious,
Oh bearer of auspiciousness in this world, who grants auspiciousness and salvation.

6. Sare cha mangaladhare pare cha sarva karmanaam,
Prathi mangalavare cha poojye cha Mangalapradhe.

She who has auspiciousness at all times makes us succeed in all our actions,
She who is being worshipped on all tuesdays grants auspiciousness.

7. Stotranaanena Shambuscha sthuthwaa Mangala Chandikam,
Prathi mangala vare cha poojayaam thath vaa gatha shiva,

After praising Mangala Chandika using this prayer,
Every tuesday he worshipped her, and how much greatness did Lord shiva attain because of it?

8. Prathame poojitha devi, Shive na sarva mangala,
Dwitheeye poojithaa sa cha mangalena grahena cha,

9. Thritheeye poojitha Bhadraa mangalena nrupena cha,
Chathurthe Mangala vaare cha Sundari bhi prapoojitha,

10. Panchame Mangala kamkshi r narai mangala Chandika,

First Lord Shiva worshipped the Goddess Sarva Mangala,
Second she was also worshipped the planet Mangal (mars),
Third she was worshipped by Bhadra Kali and also the king in auspiciousness,
Fourth on a Tuesday she was also worshipped by the pretty women,
Fifth she was worshipped my men who wanted auspiciousness,

11. Poojitha prathi visweshu viswesa poojitha sadaa.
Thatha sarvathra sampoojyaa babhuva sureswari.

She is worshipped in every world and the lord of the universe worships her.
And thus that Goddess became one who is worshipped everywhere.

12. Devadhibischa munibhir manubhir manavai mune,
Devyascha mangala stotram, ya srunothi samahitha.

13. Than mangalam bhaveth thasya, na bhaveth thath amangalam,
Vardanthe thath puthra pouthrascha, mangalam cha dhine dhine.

If the prayer of auspiciousness of the goddess is heard with quite devotion,
BY devas, sages, kings as well as men, oh sage.
Good events will happen in their life and nothing which is not auspicious will ever happen to them.
And the number of his sons and grandsons will increase and day after day, there would only be auspiciousness.

Ithi sri Brahma Vaivarthe, Prakruthi Khande, Mangala Chandika stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the prayer addressed to Mangala Chandika occurring in the Chapter on nature in Brahma vaivartha Purana.

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