Sri Durga Saptashloki contains a total of Severn slokas that were collected from the famous Durga Saptashati or Devi Mahatmya.
These slokas present in Durga Saptashloki lyrics are usually recited during holy rituals, ceremonies, and even during daily pooja.
Coming to the Durga Saptashloki meaning, they mainly explain the greatness of Goddess Durga and her power. Alongside, the lyrics and meaning also give great detail on the merciful nature of the mother Goddess Durga.
Sorting these seven slokas and making them a saptashloki stotram itself shows the immense importance these hymns have.
There is a small legend explaining that Lord Shiva asked to shorten the 700 stanza Saptashati to Saptashloki Durga such that every devotee can recite it. As Shiva himself had asked, Maa Durga said to him as per your wish my Lord and this gave rise to this Saptashloki.
One can recite the Durga saptashloki at any time point of time. Daily Reciting of Durga saptashloki benefits you in various ways by bestowing wealth, health, and even with the protection of maa Durga herself.
Sri Durga Saptashloki Lyrics with Meaning – English
Devi twam Bhaktha sulabhe sarva karya vidhayini
Kalau hi karya siddhyardham-upayam bhruuhi yatnataha
O Devi, the one dear to the devotees and the one who fulfills all the works
In order to easily fulfill the tasks in this Kali yuga, tells us any idea
Shrunu Deva pravakshyami kalau sarveshta sadhanam
Maya tavaiva snehenapy amba stutihi prakasyathe
O Deva, listen, in the Kali yuga, to fulfill all the desires
Amba stuti that came from me is the glorious and esteemed one.
Om asya Sri Durga Saptashloki stotra mantrasya
Narayana Rishihi Anushtup chandaha
Sri MahaKali MahaLakshmi MahaSaraswatyo Devathaha
Sri Durga preethyardham Saptashloki Durga paathe viniyogaha
Om, this stotra, Sri Durga Saptashloki Stotram which is a Maha Mantra
Praised by Narayana Rishi, in the manner of Anustup Chanda (Meters that contain 8 syllables in a quarter)
Using this Mantra dedicated to Goddess Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi, and Maha Saraswati
Reciting it to please Goddess Durga, I am using this Maha Mantra
Om Jnaninamapi chetaamsi Devi Bhagavathi hi saa
Balaadakrushya mohaya mahamaya prayacchathi (1)
Salutations to you, O Devi, Bhagavathi, by whose power even the wiser ones
The mind can also turn towards worldly desires, by your maya
Durge smruthe harasibheethi Masesha janthoh
Swasthai smrutha mati mateeva Shubham dadasi
Daridyadukha bhaya haarini katvadanya
Sarvopakara karanaya sadardha chitta (2)
O Goddess Durga, just by thinking your name, you remove the innumerable fears of that person
For the beings who meditate on you in their heart, you give them great auspiciousness
The destroyer of the poverty and sorrows of the devotees, remover of fear in them, who else can do this
You bless with all the good deeds (upakara) for those who seek your refuge, O compassionate one.
Sarvamangala Mangalye Shivey Sarvardha sadhike
Sharanye Trayambike Gowri Narayani namosthuthe (3)
O the one who brings auspiciousness always, one who belongs to Shiva, by whom all the wishes get fulfilled
I seek your refuge, the one with three eyes (Triambike devi), present as Goddess Gowri, Sister of Lord Narayana (Narayani), I bow to you
Saranagata deenartha paritrana parayane
Sarvasya arthi hare Devi Narayani Namosthuthe (4)
You rescue the ones who seek your refuge and those who put forward their distress in front of you for help
O Mother who removes the sufferings of the needy, O Devi Narayani (the sister of Narayana, Goddess Parvati), I bow to you
Sarva swaroope sarveshe sarva shakti samanvithe
Bhayebhyas trahi no Devi Durge Devi namosthuthe (5)
O the Goddess who exists in all the forms, the essence behind all the beings and gods, possessing all the powers
Please protect me from all the fears, Goddess Durga Devi, I bow to you
Rogan asheshan apahamsi tustha rushtatu kamaan sakalan-abheesthan
Twam ashritaanam na vipan naranaam twam ashrithaahyai asrhayathaam prayamti (6)
Devi, if you are pleased with our devotion, kindly remove the diseases completely from their roots. If you are displeased, all my aspirations and desires of mine will remain unfulfilled.
For those who seek your refuge, there will be no danger or difficulties such refugees get to a stage where they can indeed protect other refugees too
Sarvabadhaa prasamanam Trailokyasya Akhileshwari
Evameva twayaa karyam asmad-vairi vinashanam (7)
The one who can nullify all the sorrows caused, The Supreme Goddess of all the three worlds
In this way, let our enemies be destroyed by you for good work.
Ithi Sri Durga Saptashloki Sampoornam
Thus ends the Durga Saptashloki
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