देवीमाहात्म्यम्

devīmāhātmyam


श्रीदुर्गासप्तश्लोकी

Sri Durga Saptashloki

ॐ अस्य श्रीदुर्गासप्तश्लोकीस्तोत्रमहामन्त्रस्य

नारायण ऋषिः । अनुष्टुपादीनि छन्दांसि ।

श्रीमहाकालीमहालक्ष्मीमहासरस्वत्यो देवताः ।

श्री जगदम्बाप्रीत्यर्थ पाठे विनियोगः ॥

Om Asya Shrii-Durgaa-Sapta-Shlokii-Stotra-Mahaa-Mantrasya
Naaraayanna Rssih | Anussttupa-[A]adiini Chanda-Amsi |
Shrii-Mahaakaalii-Mahaalakssmii-Mahaasarasvatyo Devataah |
Shrii Jagad-Ambaa-Priity[i]-Artha Paatthe Viniyogah ||

ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा ।
बलादाकृष्य मोहाय महामाया प्रयच्छति ॥१॥

दुर्गे स्मृता हरसि भीतिमशेषजन्तोः
स्वस्थैः स्मृता मतिमतीव शुभां ददासि ।
दारिद्रयदुःखभयहारिणि का त्वदन्या
सर्वोपकारकरणाय सदार्द्र चित्ता ॥२॥

सर्वमंगलमांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥३॥

शरणागतदीनार्तपरित्राणपरायणे ।
सर्वस्यार्तिहरे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥४॥

सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वशक्तिसमन्विते ।
भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवी नमोऽस्तु ते ॥५॥

रोगानशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान् ।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां त्वामाश्रिता ह्याश्रयतां प्रयान्ति ॥६॥

सर्वाबाधाप्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि ।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्वैरि विनाशनम् ॥७॥


Welcoming changes…

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