Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam: Lyrics, Meaning, and Benefits

The Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam is a divine hymn written on Goddess Sri Raja Rajeshwari. This hymn comprises eight stanzas (so called an Ashtakam) and each one starts with the name Amba – The Divine Mother. That is why sometimes this ashtakam is also referred with the name Ambashtakam and it is also mentioned in the last stanza.

The lyrics and meaning of Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam explain the attributes of the goddess along with her protecting nature. Also, a great share in this prayer contains the incarnated forms and the divine names of the goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari. The benefits of reading this ashtakam are explained in the phalastuti part (last stanza).

Rajarajeshwari ashtakam

Lyrics and Meaning of Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam

Amba Sambhavi Chandramouli-rabhala Aparna Uma Parvathi
Kali Haimavathi Shivaa Trinayana Kathyanani Bhairavi
Savithri Navayavvana Subhakari Samrajyalakshmi prada
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari  (1)

O Goddess Amba, Sambhavi (the consort of Shambhu- Shiva), adorned with a crescent moon on the forehead, O goddess Aparna (Who had done tapas even without even eating leaves as food), who is known with the names Uma ( the name called by Menaka Devi to goddess Parvathi during her penance to God Shiva), Parvathi (The daughter of Parvatha- Mountain Himavanta)
Kali (the black one), Haimavathi (daughter of the Himavanta), Shivaa (consort of God Shiva), Trinayana (the three-eyed one), Kathyanani (daughter of Katyayana Maharshi), Bhairavi (consort of god Bhairava- Shiva)
Who is also known by the name Savithri and who is forever young, the auspicious one and the bestower of wealth to the kingdoms
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba Mohini Devata Tribhuvani Ananda samdaayini
Vaani pallava pani venu murali ganapriya lolini
Kalyani udu rajabimba vadana Dhumraksha samharini
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (2)

O Goddess Amba, the one who looks appealing for God Shiva, the ruler of the three worlds (Tribhuvanas) and the bestower of happiness
Whose speech and words are like the music of the flute, who enjoys the music
The bestower of auspiciousness, whose face looks like the full moon, the destroyer of demon Dhumraksha
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba nupura ratna kankana dhari keyura haaravali
Jatichampaka vaijayanthi lahari graiveya vairajitham
Veena Venu vinodha manditha kara Veerasane samsthitha
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (3)

O Goddess Amba, who is adorned with Anklets, Kankanas (jewels similar to bangles) that were made with precious gems, armbands and haram’s
The one who looks great with garlands the flowers like Jaji, Champaka, and Vaijayanthi.
Whose hands are adorned with instruments veena and flute, the one seated in Veerasana position
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba Roudrini Bhadrakali Bhagala Jwalamukhi Vaishnavi
Brahmani Tripurantiki Suranutha daedeepya manojwala
Chamudasritha rakshaposha Jananee Dakshayani vallavi
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (4)

O Goddess Amba, who is terrible to wicked, who is also called Bhadrakali, Bhagala, Jwalamukhi, Vaishnavi
And who is also Brahmani, the consort of Tripurantaka (Shiva), worshipped by suras, who is resplendent like light
The one who is Chamnunda, and protects the devotees like a mother, O Dakshayani, Vallavi (Pallavi)
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba shula dhanuh-kushankusha dhari Ardhendhu bhimbadhari
Varaahi Madhukaitabha prashamani Vaani Ramaa Sevitha
Malladhyasura mookadaithaya damani Maheshwari Ambika
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (5)

O Goddess Amba, who has a trident, bow, and goad in her hands, who is adorned with a crescent moon on her forehead
Also, called with the name Vaarahi, destroyer of demons Madhu and Kaitabha, who is reverently served by Sarasvati (Vaani) and Lakshmi (Ramaa)
The one who crushed the Malla and other asura groups, who is Maheshwari and Ambika
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba srushti-vinasha-palanakari Arya visamsobhitha
Gayathri Pranavakshara-amrutarasa Poornanu samdheekrutha
Omkari Vinutha suraarchitha pada Uddanda daithyapaha
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (6)

O Goddess Amba, the creator, preserver and the destroyer of worlds, the shine for the wise
O the Goddess Gayathri, the nector of the syllable Om (Pranavakshara)
The one who is called Omkari, whose feet are worshipped by Suras, the protector of Daithyas
(I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba Shasvatha Agamadi vinutha Arya maha devata
Ya Brahmadi Pipeelakantha Janani Ya vai jaganmohini
Ya pancha Pranavadhirepa janaji Ya chidkala malini
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Raja Rajeshwari (7)

O Goddess Amba, the eternal one, praised in great scriptures, the goddess of the wise and
The mother, who is the root to the birth of all the creatures from Brahma to small insects, the one who entices the world with her sight
The root of the five syllables’ of Pancha Pranava (Aim, Hreem, Sreem, Klim, and Souh)
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba palitha bhaktharaja danisam Ambashtakam yah pateth
Amba lola kataksha veeksha lalitham Aishwarya mavyahatam
Amba pavana mantra raja patana damtecha moksha prada
Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Raja Rajeshwari (8)

Those who recite this Ambashtakam – Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam, written and praised by the great devotees of the Goddess Amba
They will attain the grace of Goddess Amba by her merciful sight along with the immense wealth
Also, by chanting this blissful mantra of Goddess Amba, one will attain Moksha(salvation- liberation)
(I bow to you) The supreme goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Benefits of Chanting Sri Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam

The Phalastuti part (last stanza) explains the immense benefits of reading this hymn. By chanting the ashtakam one can attain the grace of the goddess and her protection. Also, those people will get wealth and moksha.

Chanting the lyrics of Rajarajeshwari ashtakam by understanding the meaning will be more beneficial.

Reading this prayer of Goddess Rajarajeshwari, the mother of the universe will help you to get the divine bliss and increases your devotion. Also, a large part of this hymn covers the goddess names which signify the other forms of the Amba. By reading them one can know their importance and remember the story behind that name which will further improve the devotion and provide the mercy of the goddess.

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