Navadurga Stotram: Lyrics and Meaning

The Navadurga stotram is a powerful stotram that contains nine hymns each on the nine goddesses of Navadurgas namely Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kalarathri, Mahagouri, and Siddhidhatri. All these goddesses are the nine forms of Shakthi, who are well known to protect their devotees, bestow their wishes, and are known to bring auspiciousness.

The Navadurga stotram lyrics gives a great meaning, mainly explaining the appearance of the goddess, their attributes at the same time asking the particular goddess to bring auspiciousness or good fortune or prosperity with their divine bliss.

This wonderful Navadurga stotra that contains nine hymns can be read daily for the blessing of the goddess. This stotram also has immense importance to recite on Fridays and on special occasions like Navarathri’s (Dusshera), Durga puja, and also on auspicious dates.

Navadurga stotram Goddesses

Navadurga Stotram Lyrics With Meaning

Hymn for Goddess Shailaputri

Vande vaanchitha labhaya chandrardha krutha shekaram
Vrusharudham shuladharam Shailaputrii yashaswineem

I Worship the one who can attain or fulfils ones wishes, who is adorned with a crescent moon on her head (as an ornament)
Riding on a bull, holding a trident, O Goddess Shailaputri, the illustrious one (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Brahmacharini

Dadhanaa kara-padmabhyam akshamala kamandalaha
Devi praseedatu mayi brahmacharinyanuttama

Holding in her lotus like hands, a rosary (Akshamala) and an  aesthetic water pot (kamandalam)
O devi, Shower your bliss on me, Goddess Brahmacharini, the uncomparable or the highest one (I bow to you)  

Hymn for Goddess Chandraghanta

Pindaja pravararudha chanda-kopastra kairyuta
Prasadam tanute mahyam chandraghantheti vishrutha

The one Riding on a Tiger, who is displaying severe anger on the wicked, accompanied by the weapons
Please bestow your grace on me, O Goddess Chandraghanta, the omnipresent (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Kushmanda

Suraa sampurna kalasam rudhiraplutameva cha
Dadhana hastapadmabhyam Kushmandaa subhadastu mae

With a pitcher (kalasam) filled with the divine nectar (amrutha), an another pitcher filled with blood
Holding them with her lotus like hands, O Goddess Kushmanda, please do good to me. (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Skandamata

Simhasana-gata nityam padmasritha kara-dvaya
Subhadaastu sada devi skandamata yashasvini

The one who is seated on a Lion and riding, the eternal one, whose pair of hands are holding the lotuses
Please bring me good fortune always, Goddess Skandamata, the illustrious one (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Katyayani

Chandrahasojwala kara sardhulavara vahana
Katyayani subham dadyadevi danava ghaathini

Holding the shining Chandrahasa sword in her hands, the one who rides on a Lion as her vahana
O Goddess Katyayani, Devi, please bring the auspiciousness, the slayer od Danavas

Hymn for Goddess Kalarathri

Ekaveni japa-karnapuraa nagna khara-sthitha
Lambhosti karnikakarni tailabhyaktha sareerini
Vamapadollasalloha latakantaka bhushana
Vardhana murdhvaja Krushna Kalarathrir-bhayamkari

O the one with single braid of hair, adorned with hibiscus flowers around her ears, naked (wearing directions as clothes), present on a donkey
Whose lips are long, wearing earrings on her ears and whose body is smeared with oil
Whose left leg is adorned with metal thorny coils like a creeper as her ornament
The one who increases prosperity, the one in dark blue colour, the Goddess Kalarathri, the terrible one to the wicked (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Mahagauri

Swethe vrushe samarudha swethambhara-dhara suchihi
Mahagauri subham dadyan Mahadeva pramodada

The one with white complexion, riding on a bull, wearing white coloured garments, the pure one
Goddess Mahagauri, please bestow me the auspiciousness by your blessings, the one who delights the Mahadeva -God Shiva (I bow to you)

Hymn for Goddess Siddhidathri

Siddha gandarva yakhaadyaira (a)surair amarair api
Sevyamaanaa sada bhuyat siddhidha Siddhidaayini

From the Siddhas, Gandarvas, Yakshas, Adhyas, Asuras, and Amaras(Suras)
Who is served by these all always, Please bestow me those Siddhis with your mercy, the giver of Siddhis – Goddess Siddhidathri (I bow to you)

Ithi Sri Navadurga stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the Navadurga stotram

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