DEvi ashtakam

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Sri Devi ashtakam

By
Yogananda

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

1.Mahadevim , Maha Shakthim, Bhavanim, Bhava vallabham,
Bhavarthi banjanakarim thwaam loka Matharam.

Oh great goddess, Oh great power , Oh Bhavani , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,
Oh goddess who destroys Karma and desire , you are the mother of the world.

2.BHaktha Priyam , Bhakthi gamyam , Bhakthaanaam Keerthi vardhikaam,
Bhava priyaam, sathim devim, Vandhe Thwam Bhaktha Vathsalaam.

Oh goddess who likes her devotees , Oh Goddess who can be approached by devotion ,
Oh Goddess who increases the fame of her devotees , Oh Darling of Lord Shiva ,
Oh Sathi devi , I salute you who loves your devotees.

3.Annapurnam, Sada purnam , parvathim parva poojithaam,
Maheswarim, vrusharoodaam , vandhe thwaam Parameswarim.

Oh Annapurna, Oh Goddess who is always complete , Oh Parvathi , Oh Goddess worshipped during festivals,
Oh Great Goddess , Oh Goddess who rides on a bull , I salute you who is the greatest goddess.

4.Kala Rathrim, Maha Rathrim , Moha Rathrim, Janeswarim,
Shiva kanthaam, Shambhu Shakthim, Vande thwam jhananim umam.

Oh Black night , Oh great night oh night of passion , Oh goddess of wisdom,
Oh Consort of Shiva , Oh power of Shiva , I salute you who is mother Uma.

5,Jagat karthrim, Jagad dhatrim Jagat samhara Karinim,
Munibhi samsthuthaam badram , vandhe thwam moksha dayinim.

Ph cause of the world, Oh mother of the world, Oh destroyer of the world,
Oh Goddess prayed by sages, Oh gentle lady , I salute you who grants salvation.

6.Deva dukha haram ambaam , sadaa deva sahayakaam,
Muni devai sadaa sevyaam , vande thwam deva poojithaam.

Oh Mother who puts an end to sorrows of devas, Oh helper of devas,
Oh Goddess always served by sages and devas, I salute you who is worshipped by devas.

7.Trinethraam , Sankarim , gowrim boga moksha pradhaam Shivaam,
Maha mayaam, jagad bheejam , Vandhe thwaam Jagad easwarim.

Oh three eyed one, Oh Sankari , Oh Gowri Oh Goddess who grants pleasure and salvation , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,
Oh great illusion , Oh seed of the world , I salute you who is the goddess of the world.

8.Saranagatha jeevanaam , sarva dukha vinasinim,
Sukha sampathkarim nithyaam, vande thwam prakruthim paraam.

Oh goddess who destroys all the sorrows of beings surrendering to you,
Oh Goddess who grants wealth and pleasure , I salute you who is the divine nature.

9.DEvyashtakamidham punyam Yoganandena nirmitham,
Ya padeth bhakthi bhavena labhathe sa param sukham.

If this octet on the Goddess written by Yogananda ,
Is read with devotion ,by any one, he would get pleasure as well as divinity.