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Nava Durga Sthuthi
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This great prayer is addressed to the nine forms of Durga. Descriptions of these forms can be got at: hinduism.about.com/od/godsgoddesses/ss/navadurga.htm. This pprayer has been taken from http://shivu360. blogspot.com/. These are supposed to be recited during Nava Rathri.]
Jagatpajaye, jagat wandhwe, sarva Shakthi swaroopini,
Sarvarthmikesi Kaumari Jagan mathar namosthuthe.
Prayer to Shaila puthri (daughter of mountain)
I salute the mother of the universe, who created the world,
Who is saluted by the world, who is personification of all powers,
And who as Kaumari is in all the beings of the world.
Tripuram trirgunadhaaram marga Jnana swaroopinim,
Trilokya vandhithaam devim, Trimurthim pranamamyaham
Prayer to Brhamacharini (Goddess doing penance)
I salute the goddess is the trinity, who destroyed three cities,
Who is the basis for the three fold division of characters,
And who is saluted by all beings of the three worlds.
Chandra Ghanta Sthuthi
Kalikaam thu kalatheethaam kalyana hurdayaam shivaam,
Kalyana jananim, nithyam kalyanim pranamamyaham.
Prayer to Chandra ghanta (Goddess wearing the crescent of moon)
I salute the Goddess who is forever auspicious,
Who is mother Kali, who is beyond measurement of time,
Who is consort of Shiva in the hearts of auspicious people,
Who is the mother who is auspicious and divine.
Animahidha gunaidharam, makara kaara chakshusham,
Anantha Shakthi bedham thaam Kamakshim pranamamyaham
Prayer to Kooshmanda the creator of the universe
I salute Goddess Kamakshi who is the basis of the nine occult powers like Anima,
Who has eyes similar to fish and who is the endless power of division.
Skanda matha Sthuthi
Chanda veeram chanda mayaam Chanda munda prabhanjaneem,
Thaam namami cha devesim chandikaam Chanda vikramaam.
Prayer to Skandamatha who is mother of Subrahmanya
I salute Chandika the goddess of all devas,
who is a fierce warrior, Who is the fierce illusion.
Who killed the asuras called Chanda and Munda,
And who is valour is greatly fierce.
Sukhananda kareem shanthaam, sarva devair namaskrutham,
Sarva bhoothmikam devi Shambhavim, Pranamyaham
Prayer to Kathyayani daughter of sage Kathyayana
I salute the consort of Shiva who blesses with joy and pleasure,
Who is saluted by all devas and who is in all beings.
Chanda veeram Chandamayam Raktha bheeja prabhanjaneem,
Thaam namami cha devesim Kalarathri, guna shalinim
Prayer to Kalarathi, the death of God of death
I salute the Goddess of devas, who is a fierce warrior,
Who is the fierce illusion, who killed Raktha Bheeja,
Who is death even to God of death and is very good.
Maha Gouri Sthuthi
Sundari swarna sarvaangeem, sukha soubhagya dhayinim,
Santhosha jananaim Maha Gowrim pranamyaham
Prayer to Maha Gowri daughter of Himalayas
I salute the great white Goddess, Who is pretty and has a golden body,
Who blesses us with pleasure and luck and gives us joy.
Sidhi Dhathri Sthuthi
Durgame dusthare karye, bhaya durga vinasini,
Pranamami sada bhkthya durga durgathi vinasini.
Prayer to Sidhi Dathri, the giver of occult powers.
I salute with perennial devotion Durga who removes sufferings,
And who removes fear and danger in difficult and impossible acts.