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Siddha Kunjika Stotram
[The unhidden song of perfection]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This great prayer is chanted before the reading of Chandi path / Sapthasathi (known as Devi Mahathmya) in the northern parts of India. It is more thanthric in nature and has been taught by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi. Devotees believe that just a recitation of Sidha Kunjika stotram is equivalent to recitation of the complete Chandi (Devi Mahatmyam) and also that the reading of Chandi Path (Devi Mahatmya) would not give complete results without reading Sidha Kunjika stotram before it. The Sanskrit text of the stotra is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/siddhakunjikaa.itx. My humble sense of gratitude to Sri Akhay Dayal who brought this stotra to my notice.]
1. Srunu devi pravakshyami Kunjika stotram uthamam,
Yena matra prabhavena chandi Japa Shubho Bhaveth.
Oh Parvathi please hear the great prayer called Kunjika,
By recitation of which, the recitation of Devi Mahatmya (Chandi)
Would become more powerful/auspicious.
2. Na kavacham, Na argali stotram, kilakam, na rahasykam,
Na sooktham Napi dhyanam cha na nyaso na cha varchanam.
There is no need to recite Kavacham, Argalam, Kilakam and the Rahasya thrayam,
Nor is it necessary to recite Suktham, Dhyanam, Nyasam and also no need to worship.
[These are preliminary stotras that need to be recited before reading of Devi Mahatmyam/Chandi/Durga Sapthasathi. Here is it told that if this kunjika stotram is recited then there is no need to recite all these.]
3. Kunjika pata mathrena Durga phalam Labheth,
Athi Guhyataram devi, Devanam abhi durlabham.
Just by reading Kunjika, we would get the effect of reading Chandi,
And Oh Goddess this is a great secret and even Devas do not know it.
4. Gopaneeyam prayathnena swayoniriva Parvathi,
Maranam, Mohanam Vasyam Sthambho ucchadanadhikam.
Pata Mathrena sam sidhayeth Kunjika stotram uthamam.
Oh Parvathi, you decide about the effort to keep it as secret
Because just by reading this great prayer on Kunjika, we can easily achieve,
Murder, attraction, slavery, making things motionless by repeated chants,
5. Atha Manthra:-
Now the chant:-
Om Aim, kleem Chamanudayai viche . Om Gloum hoom kleem joom sa,
Jwalaya jwalaya, Jwala, Jwala, prajwala, prajwala,
Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai viche Jwala, ham sam lam ksham phat swaha.
[This is a Thanthric chant which consists of sounds and words which are meant to please the Goddess. "Jwalaya" means "Burn", "Prajwala" Means "set fire."]
Ithi Mantra :
This is the chant
6. Namasthe Rudra Roopinyai, Namsthe Madhu Mardini,
Nama Kaidabha Harinyai, Namasthe Mahishardhini
Salutations to her who is angry, Salutations to the killer of Madhu,
Salutations to the winner over Kaidabha, Salutations to the killer of Mahisha.
7. Namasthe Shumbha hanthryai cha Nishumbhasura Gathini,
Jagratham hi Maha devi, japam Sidham kurushwa may.
Salutations to the killer of Shumba and the killer of Nishumbha,
Oh Great goddess, please safely give me expertise of chanting this.
8. Aimkari srushti roopayai hreem kari prathi palika,
Kleemkari Kama Roopinyai, bheeja roope namosthuthe,
Salutations to the Goddess who has the form of root chants,
Who by the chant "Aim" has the form of the creator,
Who by the chant "Hreem" has the form of one who takes care of,
And who by the Chant "Kleem" has the form of passion (Desire)
9. Chamunda chanda gathi cha yaikari Varadhayini,
Viche cha abhayadha nithyam namasthe Manthra roopini.
Salutations to goddess who has the form made of Chants,
To the Chamunda who is the killer of Chanda,
Who by chanting "Ai" grants boons,
And by Chanting "Viche", grants protection daily.
10. Dham, Dheem, Dhoom Dhoorjate Pathni,
Vaam veem Voom Vagadheeswari,
Kraam kreem kroom Kalka Devi,
Saam seem soom may Shubham kuru.
Dham, Dheem, Dhoom, the wife of Lord Shiva,
Vaam, veem, Voom, the goddess of speech,
Kraam, kreem, kroom, the goddess Kali,
Saam, seem, soom, please do good.
11. Hoom, hoom, hoomkara roopinyai,
Jam, jam, jam jambha nadhini,
Breem, breem broom bhairavi,
Bhadre bhavanyai they namo nama.
Hoom, hoom, she who has the form of the sound hoom,
Jam, jam, jam, she who has sound like thunderbolt,
Breem, breem, broom, Goddess Bhairavi,
Oh Goddess of the good, Oh Bhavani, salutations and salutations to you.
12. Aam, kam, tam, pam, yam, sam, veem, dhoom, iym, veem ham, ksham, dhijagram,
Dhijagram throtaya, Throtaya deeptham kuru kuru swaha,
Aam, kam, tam, pam, yam, sam, veem, dhoom, iym, veem ham, the end of devotion,
Tear apart the end of devotion, throw, throw light, swaha.
13. Paam, peem, pum Parvathi, poorna, khaam, kheem, khoom, Khechari Thadha,
Saam, seem, soom, sapthasathi devyaa manthra sidham kurushwa may.
Paam, peem, poom, the daughter of the mountain who is complete,
Khaam, kheem, khoom who is also flying in the sky,
Saam, seem, soom, Get me mastery over the chant of the Goddess of Devi Mahatmya / Chandi / Sapthasathi
14. Idham thu Kunjika stotram manthra jagarthi hethave,
Abhakthe naïva dhatavyam, gopitham raksha Parvathi.
This is prayer of the Kunjika which is the reason for awakening,
Oh Parvathi, keep this protected and kept secret from those who are not devotees.
15. Yasthu kunjikaya devi heenaam Sapthasathim padeth,
Na thasya jayathe sidhir aranye, rodhanam yadhaa.
Those who read Sapthasathi without this prayer of Kunjika,
Would not reach the forest of perfection as it would be like a wail there.
Ithi Sri Rudra Yamale Gowri Thanthre Shiva Parvathi samvadhe,
Sri Kunjika stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the prayer to Kunjika which occurs in the discussion between Shiva and Parvathi, Which occurs in Gowri Thanthra and which occurs in Sri Rudra Yamala.