Tripura Sundari Stotram: Lyrics with Meaning

Tripura Sundari stotram often considered as Tripura Sundari Ashtakam is one of the great hymn composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in order to praise the goddess Tripura Sundari. A powerful goddess and one among the Dasa Maha Vidyas, who is known for bestowing the boons and fulfilling the wishes of her devotees.

The Tripura Sundari Stotram lyrics gives a great meaning explaining the appearance, attributes, divine nature of the Goddess. Also, the lyrics explain the interests of the goddess and her motherly nature on the devotees.

This stotram is often considered as Tripura Sundari Ashtakam as it contains 8 stanzas.

Goddess described in Tripura Sundari Stotram

Tripura Sundari Stotram Lyrics and Meaning

Kadamba vana charineem Muni kadamba kaadambineem
Nitamba jitha bhudaraam suranitambini seevitaam
Navamburuha lochana Abhinavaambudha Shyamalam
Trilochana Kutumbineem Tripura Sundari maasraye (1)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, who wanders in the forests of Kadamba trees, who acts like a blissful cluster of clouds to the Muni’s filled with spiritual thirst.
Who conquered the mountains by her hips, O the one served by the celestial maidens of great attributes.
The one whose eyes resembles a lotus, who is looking like a newly formed cloud, the one in dark blue complexion
The consort of the three eyed God, O Goddess Tripura Sundari, I seek your refuge.

Kadamba vana vaasineem kanaka vallakii dharineem
Mahaarhamani haarineem mukha sammulla sadwaaruneem
Dayaavibhava kaarineem visada-rochanaa chaarineem
Trilochana Kutumbineem Tripura Sundari maasraye (2)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, who lives in the Kadamba tree forests, who holds a golden veena
Who is adorned with the jewelry (haram’s) studded with gems of great value, whose face is shining with the ambrosia.
The compassionate one, who bestows the prosperity and the one with large eyes that indicates an enlarged look which pervades everywhere
The consort of the three eyed God, O Goddess Tripura Sundari, I seek your refuge.

Kadamba vana shaalaya kucha bharolla sanmaalaya
Kuchopamitha shailaya gurukrupala sadwelaya
Madaaruna kapolaya madhurageeta vaachaalaya
Kayaapi ghana neelaya kavachitha vayam leelaya (3)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, who had made the Kadamba forests as her adobe, who is adored with garlands that are present around the bosom
Whose bosom resembles the mountains (indicating motherly nourishment), who at all the times bestows the grace
Whose cheeks are red and the one whose words are like sweet and delightful songs
The one whose body is like dark blue like clouds (indicating the bestowing nature), we are armoured by the grace of her play.

Kadamba vana madyagaam kanaka mandalopasthitham
Shadam bhuruha vaasineem satatasiddha saudamineem
Vidambita japa-ruchim vikacha-chandra chudaamanim
Trilochana Kutumbineem Tripura Sundari maasraye (4)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, who lives in the middle of Kadamba forests, seated on the golden place
who lives in the six lotuses, Who is the constant lightening source for the wise to achieve the divine knowledge
Resembling the radiance of the fully blossomed Japa flowers (Hibiscus), who is adorned by the moon as her ornament on the forehead
The consort of the three eyed God, O Goddess Tripura Sundari, I seek your refuge.

Kuchanchitha vipanchikaam Kutila kuntalaa lamkrutaam
Kusaesaya nivaasineem Kutila chitta vidweshineem
Madaaruna vilochanaam manasijaari sammohineem
Matanga muni kanyakaam madhura bhashinee maasraye (5)

O the Goddess Tripura Sundari, the one who is with the vina that is present over the bosom, the one who is resplendent with the locks of hair
Who resides in the lotus (the lotus of Sahasrara chakra), who is against the wicked actions
Who eyes had turned red due to the Madhu, who delights the destroyer of the Manmadha (God Shiva) (Manasija is another name of Manmadha, which means one born from the mind of Brahma)
The daughter of Sage Matanga, The one who always has sweet conversations, I seek your refuge.

Smareth pradhama pushpineem rudhira-bindhu neelambaraam
Gruheetha madhu paatrikaam mada vighuurna netraamchalam
Ghana sthana bharoonnataam galitha chulikaam Shyamalaam
Trilochana Kutumbineem Tripura Sundari maasraye (6)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, the one who holds the first flower arrow of the manmada, who has a red bindhu (kumkuma), who is adorned with blue garments
Holding the pot of ambrosia and the eyes filled with energy
Whose bosom is with great weight (indicating the nourishing nature of the mother of creation), who is with disheveled hair and in the completion of blue (indicating incarnation of Goddess Tara)
The consort of the three eyed God, O Goddess Tripura Sundari, I seek your refuge.

Sakumkuma vilepanaam alika chumbhi kasturikaam
Samanda hasithe kshanaam sashara chapa paasaamkusam
Ashesha jana mohinee aruna maalya bhushaambaraam
Japa Kusuma bhasuraam japavidhou smaram Ambikaam (7)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, the one whose body is smeared with the pastes of Vermilion, whose forehead is applied with scents like Kasturi
Who looks after all the creatures displaying gentle smile and pleasant eyes, who is adorned with arrows, bow, noose and a goad in her hands.
The one who can enchant all the creatures, bedecked with the red garlands, jewels, and garments
The one looks enchanted with the hibiscus flowers, I sit to do Japa and meditate on you, O Goddess Ambika.

Purandhara purandrikaam chikura-bhandha sairandrikaam
Pitaamaha pativrataam patu pateera charcharataam
Mukunda ramanii mani lasa dalamkriyaa kaarineem
Bhajami bhuvanaambikaam sura vadhutikaa chetikaam (8)

O Goddess Tripura Sundari, who has Indrani, the spouse of Indra (Purandhara purandhrika – Wife of Lord of Puras – Indra) to set her braids of hair
Who has the wife of Brahma – Saraswati to applying the pastes of sandalwood
O the one who has the women of Vishnu (Mukunda) engaged adorning the ornaments and gems
I worship you the Bhuvana-Ambika (the great Goddess of the worlds), the one served by the celestials as her attendants.

Benefits of Chanting Tripura Sundari Stotram/Ashtakam

Within the lyrics and the meaning of Tripura Sundari Stotram, the benefits of this great hymn are explained indirectly saying that this stotram is useful to meditate on the Goddess Tripura Sundari and attain her divine bliss.

The Goddess is described in the holy scriptures for her protection and bestowing nature like a mother. If a devotee worships the goddess with utmost devotion, they will be bestowed by the divine bliss of the great Goddess Tripura Sundari.

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