Prayers Mother Goddess

The mother aspect of godhead is worshipped as Gowri, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Durga, Narayani, Shakti and is known by various names in different parts of the country. Here are some hymns dedicated to the Mother Goddess.

Prayer to Mother Shakti

Y"p Qu\"r _"\"ê W"tO"u^"t ðp[×O"á¡T"uNps _"z[_P"O"p$
S"X"_O"_Y"v S"X"_O"_Y"v S"X"_O"_Y"v S"X"pu S"X"#:

Ya Devi Sarva-bhuteshu, Shakti-rupenu-sansthitaa,

Namastasyae,Namastasyae, Namastasyae, Namaho-namah.

O Mother, who is present everywhere, who is the embodiment of Power and Energy, I bow to you, I bow to you, I bow to you.

Prayer to Mother Gauri

_"\"ê X"zBp“ X"pzBpÚY"u {ðp\"u _"\"pêP"ê _"p{R"@u¡,
ðpZNY"u e"Y"zVY"@u¡ BppvZr S"pZpY"{Np S"X"pu&_O"sO"u$

Sarva managala mangalyai shive sarvartha sadhike

Sharanye trayambake gauri naaraayani namo-stute

Adorations to Goddess who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who is the bestower of every desire of one’s heart. Adorations to You O Devi, I have taken refuge in you.

Prayer to Mother Saraswati

1.   Y"p Qu\"r _O"sY"O"u {S"OY"z {\"V"sR"v\"uêQT"ZpBpv#
_"p X"u \"_"O"s {G"ˆpBpøu V"øÏ"á¡T"p _"Z_\"O"r$

Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih

SaMe Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati

Sarasvati, the Goddess of Knowledge, who is praised by the wise who have mastered the Sastra, who is the wife of the Creator, May she live on the tip of my tongue.

2.   Y"p @s¡SQuSQl O"s^"pZ`pZ R"\"“p, Y"p ðpsW"ø \"_e"p\"wO"p$
Y"p \"rNpp\"ZQNL>X"[NL>O"@¡Z#, Y"p ð\"uO"T"QoX"p_"S"p:
Y"p V"øÏ"pEY"sO" ðpz@¡ZT"øW"w{O"{W"Zo, Qu\"v# _"Qp\"[SQO"p$
Y"p X"pz T"pO"s _"Z_\"O"r W"Bp\"O"r, {S"#ðpu^"G"pLo>Y"pT"`p :1:

Ya kundendu tusharahara dhavala, Ya shubravastravrita

Ya veena varadanda mandita kara, Ya shvetapadmasana

Ya-Brahma-chyuta-shankar-prabhritibhir, Devayeh-sada-vandita,


Fair as a jasmine flower, the moon or a flake of snow, dressed in white, Her hands adorned by the graceful veena, seated on a white lotus, Adored by Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the other deities, Protect me, Oh Goddess Saraswati, remover of ignorance.

3.   ðpsדpz V"øÏ"{\"E"pZ _"pZ, T"ZX"pX"püpz G"BpQo\Y"p{T"S"rX"o$
\"rNpp T"s_O"@¡ R"pqZNprX" W"Y"Qpz, G"pLo>Y"pSR"@¡pZpT"`pX"o$
`_O"u _U¡{J>@¡X"p{“@¡pz {\"QR"O"rë, T"QoX"p_"S"u, _"z[_P"O"pX"o$
\"SQu O"pz T"ZX"uð\"Zrë W"Bp\"O"rë, V"s{«T"øQpz, ðppZQpX"o :2:

Shuklam Brahmavichar sar, parmamadyam jagadvyapineem

Veena pustaka Dharaneem bhayadam jadyandhakarapham

haste sphatikmalikaam viddhateem padmasane sansthitaam

vande taam parmeshvareem bhagwateem budhiprada sharadaam

One who is white in complexion, who is the essence of Brahman, one who pervades the universe, with Veena in one hand and the Vedas in the other, bestower of fearlessness, and remover of ignorance, with a Mala in her hand, seated on a Lotus, the source of all intellect, to that Mother Saraswati I bow down .

Before starting your studies

_"Z_\"O"r S"X"_O"sWY"z \"ZQu @¡pX"á¡{T"Npr$
{\"QoY"pZzW"X"o @¡qZðY"p{X" {_"Qo{R"W"ê\"O"s X"u _"Qp:

Saraswati namastubhyam, Varde kaamaroopini,

Vidyaarambham karishyami, Siddhirbhavatu me sada.

O Goddess Saraswati, salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills all desires. I begin my studies. May there always be success for me.

Prayer to Ma Lakshmi

S"X"_O"u_O"s X"`pX"pY"u drT"rK>u _"sZT"t{G"O"u,
ðp‹E"+¡BpQp`_O"u X"`p“bX"r S"X"_O"s O"u

Namastestu mahaa maaye, shripeete surapoojite

shanka chakra gadaa haste, mahaa Lakshmi namostu te

Salutations to you, O Mahalakshmi, who is all powerful, who is the seat of wealth, and who is worshipped by the Gods and who has a conch, a disc and a mace in her hands.

Prayer to Mother Durga

QlBpuê _X"wO"p `Zp{_" W"r{O"X"ðpu^"G"SO"pu#,
_\"_PY"v# _X"wO"p X"{O"X"O"r\" ðpsW"pz QQp{_"$
QpqZçY" Ql#A" W"Y"`pqZNpr @¡p O\"QSY"p,
_"\"puêT"@¡pZ @¡ZNppY" _"QpQê{E"OO"p$

Durge smritaa harast bheetimashesha-jantoh,

Swasthyaih smritaa matimeeva shubhaam dadaasi,  

Daaridrya duhkha bhayahaarinee kaa twadanyaa,

Sarvopakaara karanaaya sadaardra-chitta.

O Mother Durga, whoever remembers you during a difficult situation, is freed of all forms of fear. When called to the mind by those who are in a healthy condition, You grant them a pure intellect. Who is there but you the dispeller of poverty, pain and fear? Whose heart is ever compassionate for doing good to everyone.

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