Friday, September 16, 2016

IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP OF PRIMORDIAL ENERGY--PART IV



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IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP OF PRIMORDIAL ENERGY AND MATERIAL  PROSPERITY
PART IV

Soundarya Lahari



Soundarya Lahari is a master piece among all holy hymns (sloka)   and also instruction book for Tantric worship written in Sanskrit.  Sankara is believed to be the pioneer in Tantra form of worship about which I have talked before in my discourses on Kundalinee Power and Lalita Sahasranama. Soundrya Lahari means Waves of Beauty. It is said to be written by sage Pushapadanta and nAdi sankaraIts 103 Slokas eulogize   Parvati also known as Dakshayani, consort of Siva. It is said that once Adi Shankara visited Kailasa to worship Shiva and Parvati.  There the Lord gave him a manuscript containing 100 verses which described the many facets of the Goddess, as a gift to him. While Sankara was returning after visiting Kailash, Nandi stopped him on the way. He snatched the manuscript from him, tore it into two, took one part and gave the other to Sankara. Sankara, desolate, ran to Shiva and narrated the incident to him. Shiva, smiling, commanded him to retain the 41 verses with him as the initial part of the 100 verses and then, write an extra 59 verses in praise of the Goddess himself. Thus, verses 1 - 41 are the original work of Lord Shiva, shedding great light on the ancient rituals of Tantra, Yantra and various powerful Mantras. Verses 1 - 41 describe the mystical experience of the union of Siva and Sakti and related phenomena. In fact, it opens with the assertion that only when Shiva is united with Shakti does he have the power to create. The remaining verses, i.e. 42-100 are composed by Adi Shankara himself, which mainly focuses on the appearance of the Goddess. All the 100 verses are collectively known as 'Soundarya Lahari'. The Soundarya Lahari is not only a poem. It is a tantra textbook, giving instructions on Puja and offerings, many yantras, almost one to each sloka; describes tantric ways of performing devotion connected to each specific sloka; and details the results ensuing therefrom.  Verses 42 to 100 are more straightforward; they describe the physical beauty of the Goddess and are sometimes referred to as the Soundarya Lahari .


FirstPart--Ananda Lahari
Sivah Saktyaa yukto yadi bhavati saktah prabhavitum  
Na chedevam  devo na khalu kusalah spanditumapi |
Atastvaa-maaraadhyaam hari-hara-virnachadibhi-rapi
pranantu stotum vaa katha--makritapunyah prabhavati || 1 ||
Taneeyamsam paamsu tava charana pankeruhabhavam
Virinchih sañcinvan viracayati lokā-navikalam |
vahatyena śauri kathamapi sahasrea śirasāṃ
hara
sakud-yaina bhajati bhasitoddhūḷa navidhim|| 2 ||
avidyānā-manta-stimira-mihira dvīpanagarī
ja
ḍānāṃ caitanya-stabaka makaranda śrutijharī |
daridr
āṇāṃ cintāmai guanikā janmajaladhau
nimagn
ānāṃ daṃṣṭrā muraripu varāhasya bhavati|| 3 ||
tvadanya pāṇibhayā-mabhayavarado daivatagaa
tvamek
ā naivāsi prakaita-varabhītyabhinayā |
bhay
āt trātu dātu phalamapi ca vāṃchāsamadhika
śaraye lokānāṃ tava hi caraṇāveva nipuau || 4 ||
haristvāmāradhya praata-jana-saubhāgya-jananīṃ
pur
ā nārī bhūtvā puraripumapi kobha manayat |
smaro
pi tvāṃ natvā ratinayana-lehyena vapuṣā
mun
īnāmapyanta prabhavati hi mohāya mahatām || 5 ||
dhanu paupa maurvī madhukaramayī pañca viśikhāḥ
vasanta
sāmanto malayamaru-dāyodhana-ratha |
tath
āpyeka sarva himagirisute kāmapi kpāṃ
ap
āṅgātte labdhvā jagadida-manago vijayate || 6 ||
kvaatkāñcī-dāmā kari kalabha kumbha-stananatā
parik
ṣīṇā madhye pariata śaraccandra-vadanā |
dhanurb
āṇān pāśa sṛṇimapi dadhānā karatalai
purast
ā dāstāṃ na puramathitu rāho-puruikā || 7 ||
sudhāsindhormadhye suravia-pivāṭī-parivte
ma
idvīpe nīpo-pavanavati cintāmai ghe |
śivakāre mañce paramaśiva-paryaka nilayām
bhajanti tv
āṃ dhanyāḥ katicana cidānanda-laharīm || 8 ||
mahīṃ mūlādhāre kamapi maipūre hutavaha
sthita
svadhiṣṭāne hdi maruta-mākāśa-mupari |
mano
pi bhrūmadhye sakalamapi bhitvā kulapatha
sahasr
āre padme sa harahasi patyā viharase || 9 ||
sudhādhārāsārai-ścaraayugalānta-rvigalitai
prapañca
sinñntī punarapi rasāmnāya-mahasa|
av
āpya svāṃ bhūmi bhujaganibha-madhyuṣṭa-valaya
svam
ātmāna ktvā svapii kulakuṇḍe kuharii || 10 ||
caturbhi śrīkaṇṭhai śivayuvatibhi pañcabhipi
prabhinn
ābhi śambhornavabhirapi mūlapraktibhi |
catu
ścatvāriṃśad-vasudala-kalāśc-trivalaya-
trirekhabhi
sārdha tava śaraakoṇāḥ pariatāḥ || 11 ||
tvadīya saundarya tuhinagirikanye tulayitu
kav
īndrāḥ kalpante kathamapi viriñci-prabhtaya |
yad
ālokautsukyā-damaralalanā yānti manasā
tapobhirdu
prāpāmapi giriśa-sāyujya-padavīm || 12 ||
nara varṣīyāṃsa nayanavirasa narmasu jaa
tav
āpāṅgāloke patita-manudhāvanti śataśa |
galadve
ṇībandhāḥ kucakalaśa-vistrista-sicayā
ha
ṭāt truyatkāñyo vigalita-dukūlā yuvataya || 13 ||
kitau apañcāśad-dvisamadhika-pañcāśa-dudake
huta
śe dvāṣaṣṭi-ścaturadhika-pañcāśa-danile |
divi dvi
a triṃśan manasi ca catuḥṣaṣṭiriti ye
may
ūkhā-steṣā-mapyupari tava pādāmbuja-yugam || 14 ||
śarajjyotsnā śuddhāṃ śaśiyuta-jaṭājūṭa-makuṭāṃ
vara-tr
āsa-trāṇa-sphaikaghuikā-pustaka-karām |
sak
nna tvā natvā kathamiva satāṃ sannidadhate
madhu-k
ṣīra-drākṣā-madhurima-dhurīṇāḥ phaitaya || 15 ||
kavīndrāṇāṃ ceta kamalavana-bālātapa-ruci
bhajante ye santa
katicidaruṇāmeva bhavatīm |
viri
ñci-preyasyā-staruatara-śrṛṅgara laharī-
gabh
īrābhi-rvāgbhi rvidadhati satāṃ rañjanamamī || 16 ||
savitrībhi-rvācāṃ caśi-mai śilā-bhaga rucibhi-
rva
śinyadyābhi-stvāṃ saha janani sañcintayati ya |
sa kart
ā kāvyānāṃ bhavati mahatāṃ bhagirucibhi-
rvacobhi-rv
āgdevī-vadana-kamalāmoda madhurai || 17 ||
tanucchāyābhiste tarua-tarai-śrīsaraibhi-
rdiva
sarvā-murvī-maruimani magnāṃ smarati ya |
bhavantyasya trasya-dvanahari
a-śālīna-nayanāḥ
sahorva
śyā vaśyāḥ kati kati na gīrvāṇa-gaikāḥ || 18 ||
mukha bindu ktvā kucayugamadha-stasya tadadho
har
ārdha dhyāyedyo haramahii te manmathakalām |
sa sadya
sakobha nayati vanitā ityatilaghu
trilok
īmapyāśu bhramayati ravīndu-stanayugām || 19 ||
kirantī-magebhya kiraa-nikurumbamtarasa
h
di tvā mādhatte himakaraśilā-mūrtimiva ya |
sa sarp
āṇāṃ darpa śamayati śakuntadhipa iva
jvaraplu
ṣṭān dṛṣṭyā sukhayati sudhādhārasirayā || 20 ||
taillekhā-tanvīṃ tapana śaśi vaiśvānara mayīṃ
ni
ṣṇṇāṃ aṇṇāmapyupari kamalānāṃ tava kalām |
mah
āpadmātavyāṃ mdita-malamāyena manasā
mah
ānta paśyanto dadhati paramāhlāda-laharīm || 21 ||
bhavāni tva dāse mayi vitara dṛṣṭi sakaruṇāṃ
iti stotu
vāñchan kathayati bhavāni tvamiti ya |
tadaiva tva
tasmai diśasi nijasāyujya-padavīṃ
mukunda-bramhendra sphu
a makua nīrājitapadām || 22 ||
tvayā htvā vāma vapu-raparitptena manasā
śarīrārdha śambho-raparamapi śake htamabhūt |
yadetat tvadr
ūpa sakalamaruṇābha trinayana
kuc
ābhyāmānamra kuila-śaśicūḍāla-makuam || 23 ||
jagatsūte dhātā hariravati rudra kapayate
tiraskurva-nnetat svamapi vapu-r
īśa-stirayati |
sad
ā pūrva sarva tadida manughṇāti ca śiva-
stav
āṅñā malambya kaacalitayo rbhrūlatikayo || 24 ||
trayāṇāṃ devānāṃ trigua-janitānāṃ tava śive
bhavet p
ūjā pūjā tava caraayo-ryā viracitā |
tath
ā hi tvatpādodvahana-maipīṭhasya nikae
sthit
ā hyete-śaśvanmukulita karottasa-makuṭāḥ || 25 ||
viriñci pañcatva vrajati harirāpnoti virati
vin
āśa kīnāśo bhajati dhanado yāti nidhanam |
vitandr
ī māhendrī-vitatirapi samīlita-dṛśā
mah
āsahāresmin viharati sati tvatpati rasau || 26 ||
japo jalpa śilpa sakalamapi mudrāviracanā
gati
prādakiya-kramaa-maśanādyā huti-vidhi |
pra
ṇāma saveśa sukhamakhila-mātmārpaa-dṛśā
sapary
ā paryāya-stava bhavatu yanme vilasitam || 27 ||
sudhāmapyāsvādya prati-bhaya-jaramtyu-hariṇīṃ
vipadyante vi
śve vidhi-śatamakhādyā diviada |
kar
āla yat kvela kabalitavata kālakalanā
na
śambhostanmūla tava janani tāṭaka mahimā || 28 ||
kirīṭa vairiñca parihara pura kaiabhabhida
ka
hore kohīre skalasi jahi jambhāri-makuam |
pra
amreveteu prasabha-mupayātasya bhavana
bhavasyabhyutth
āne tava parijanokti-rvijayate || 29 ||
svadehodbhūtābhi-rghṛṇibhi-raimādyābhi-rabhito
ni
evye nitye tvā mahamiti sadā bhāvayati ya |
kim
āścarya tasya trinayana-samddhi tṛṇayato
mah
āsavartāgni-rviracayati nīrājanavidhim || 30 ||
catu-aṣṭayā tantrai sakala matisandhāya bhuvana
sthitastattta-siddhi prasava paratantrai
paśupati |
punastva-nnirbandh
ā dakhila-puruṣārthaika ghaanā-
svatantra
te tantra kititala mavātītara-didam || 31 ||
śiva śakti kāma kiti-ratha ravi śītakiraa
smaro ha
sa śakra-stadanu ca parā-māra-haraya |
am
ī hllekhābhi-stisbhi-ravasāneu ghaitā
bhajante var
ṇāste tava janani nāmāvayavatām || 32 ||
smara yoni lakmīṃ tritaya-mida-mādau tava mano
rnidh
āyaike nitye niravadhi-mahābhoga-rasikāḥ |
bhajanti tv
āṃ cintāmai-guanibaddhāka-valayāḥ
śivāgnau juhvanta surabhighta-dhārāhuti-śatai || 33 ||
śarīra tva śambho śaśi-mihira-vakoruha-yuga
tav
ātmāna manye bhagavati navātmāna-managham |
ata
śea śeṣītyaya-mubhaya-sādhāraatayā
sthita
sambandho vāṃ samarasa-parānanda-parayo || 34 ||
manastva vyoma tva marudasi marutsārathi-rasi
tvam
āpa-stva bhūmi-stvayi pariatāyāṃ na hi param |
tvameva sv
ātmāna parimayitu viśva vapuṣā
cid
ānandākāra śivayuvati bhāvena bibhṛṣe || 35 ||
tavāṅñacakrastha tapana-śaśi koi-dyutidhara
para
śambhu vande parimilita-pārśva paracitā |
yam
ārādhyan bhaktyā ravi śaśi śucīnā-maviaye
nir
āloke loke nivasati hi bhāloka-bhuvane || 36 ||
viśuddhau te śuddhasphatika viśada vyoma-janaka
śiva seve devīmapi śivasamāna-vyavasitām |
yayo
kāntyā yāntyāḥ śaśikira-sārūpyasarae
vidh
ūtānta-rdhvāntā vilasati cakorīva jagatī || 37 ||
samunmīlat savitkamala-makarandaika-rasika
bhaje ha
sadvandva kimapi mahatāṃ mānasacaram |
yad
ālāpā-daṣṭādaśa-guita-vidyāpariati
yad
ādatte doṣād gua-makhila-madbhya paya iva || 38 ||
tava svādhiṣṭhāne hutavaha-madhiṣṭhāya nirata
tam
īḍe savarta janani mahatīṃ tāṃ ca samayām |
yad
āloke lokān dahati mahasi krodha-kalite
day
ārdrā yā dṛṣṭi śiśira-mupacāra racayati || 39 ||
taitvanta śaktyā timira-paripanthi-sphuraayā
sphura-nn
ā naratnābharaa-pariaddhendra-dhanuam |
tava
śyāma megha kamapi maipūraika-śaraa
ni
eve varanta-haramihira-tapta tribhuvanam || 40 ||
tavādhāre mūle saha samayayā lāsyaparayā
nav
ātmāna manye navarasa-mahātāṇḍava-naam |
ubh
ābhyā metābhyā-mudaya-vidhi muddiśya dayayā
san
āthābhyāṃ jañe janaka jananīmat jagadidam || 41 ||


Dvitīya bhāga saundarya laharī--Second part

gatai-rmāṇikyatva gaganamaibhi sāndraghaita
kir
īṭa te haima himagirisute kītayati ya ||
sa n
īḍeyacchāyā-cchuraa-śakala candra-śakala
dhanu
śaunāsīra kimiti na nibadhnāti dhiaṇām || 42 ||
dhunotu dhvānta na-stulita-dalitendīvara-vana
ghanasnigdha-
ślakṣṇa cikura nikurumba tava śive |
yad
īya saurabhya sahaja-mupalabdhu sumanaso
vasantyasmin manye balamathana v
āṭī-viapinām || 43 ||
tanotu kema na-stava vadanasaundaryalaharī
par
īvāhasrota-sarairiva sīmantasarai|
vahant
ī- sindūra prabalakabarī-bhāra-timira
dvi
ṣāṃ bndai-rvandīktameva navīnārka keraam || 44 ||
arālai svābhāvyā-dalikalabha-saśrībhi ralakai
par
īta te vaktra parihasati pakeruharucim |
darasmere yasmin da
śanaruci kiñjalka-rucire
sugandhau m
ādyanti smaradahana caku-rmadhuliha || 45 ||
lalāṭa lāvaya dyuti vimala-mābhāti tava yat
dvit
īya tanmanye makuaghaita candraśakalam |
vipary
āsa-nyāsā dubhayamapi sambhūya ca mitha
sudh
ālepasyūti pariamati rākā-himakara || 46 ||
bhruvau bhugne kiñcidbhuvana-bhaya-bhagavyasanini
tvad
īye netrābhyāṃ madhukara-rucibhyāṃ dhtaguam |
dhanu rmanye savyetarakara g
hīta ratipate
prako
ṣṭe muṣṭau ca sthagayate nigūḍhāntara-mume || 47 ||
aha sūte savya tava nayana-markātmakatayā
triy
āmāṃ vāma te sjati rajanīnāyakatayā |
t
tīyā te dṛṣṭi-rdaradalita-hemāmbuja-ruci
sam
ādhatte sandhyāṃ divasar-niśayo-rantaracarīm || 48 ||
viśālā kalyāṇī sphutaruci-rayodhyā kuvalayai
k
pādhārādhārā kimapi madhurā‌bhogavatikā |
avant
ī dṛṣṭiste bahunagara-vistāra-vijayā
dhruva
tattannāma-vyavaharaa-yogyāvijayate || 49 ||
kavīnāṃ sandarbha-stabaka-makarandaika-rasika
ka
ṭāka-vyākepa-bhramarakalabhau karayugalam |
amu
ñcntau dṛṣṭvā tava navarasāsvāda-taralau
as
ūyā-sasargā-dalikanayana kiñcidaruam || 50 ||
śive śagārārdrā taditarajane kutsanaparā
saro
ṣā gagāyāṃ giriśacarite vismayavatī |
har
āhibhyo bhītā sarasiruha saubhāgya-jananī
sakh
īṣu smerā te mayi janani dṛṣṭi sakaruṇā || 51 ||
gate karṇābhyara garuta iva pakmāṇi dadhatī
pur
āṃ bhettu-ścittapraśama-rasa-vidrāvaa phale |
ime netre gotr
ādharapati-kulottasa-kalike
tav
ākarṇākṛṣṭa smaraśara-vilāsa kalayata|| 52 ||
vibhakta-traivarya vyatikarita-līlāñjanatayā
vibh
āti tvannetra tritaya mida-mīśānadayite |
puna
sraṣṭu devān druhia hari-rudrānuparatān
raja
satva vebhrat tama iti guṇānāṃ trayamiva || 53 ||
pavitrīkartu na paśupati-parādhīna-hdaye
day
āmitrai rnetrai-rarua-dhavala-śyāma rucibhi |
nada
śoo gagā tapanatanayeti dhruvamum
tray
āṇāṃ tīrthānā-mupanayasi sambheda-managham || 54 ||
nimeonmeṣābhyāṃ pralayamudaya yāti jagati
tavety
āhu santo dharaidhara-rājanyatanaye |
tvadunme
ṣājjāta jagadida-maśea pralayata
paretr
ātu śaṃṅke parihta-nimeṣā-stava dṛśa || 55 ||
tavāpare kare japanayana paiśunya cakitā
nil
īyante toye niyata manimeṣāḥ śapharikāḥ |
iya
ca śrī-rbaddhacchadapuakavāṭa kuvalaya
jah
āti pratyūṣe niśi ca vighatayya praviśati|| 56 ||
dṛśā drāghīyasyā daradalita nīlotpala rucā
dav
īyāṃsa dīna snapā kpayā māmapi śive |
anen
āya dhanyo bhavati na ca te hāniriyatā
vane v
ā harmye vā samakara nipāto himakara || 57 ||
arāla te pālīyugala-magarājanyatanaye
na ke
ṣā-mādhatte kusumaśara kodaṇḍa-kutukam |
tira
ścīno yatra śravaapatha-mullyya vilasan
ap
āṅga vyāsago diśati śarasandhāna dhiaṇām || 58 ||
sphuradgaṇḍābhoga-pratiphalita tāṭṅka yugala
catu
ścakra manye tava mukhamida manmatharatham |
yam
āruhya druhya tyavaniratha markenducaraa
mah
āvīro māra pramathapataye sajjitavate || 59 ||
sarasvatyāḥ sūktī-ramtalaharī kauśalaharīḥ
pibnaty
āḥ śarvāṇi śravaa-culukābhyā-maviralam |
camatk
āra-ślāghācalita-śirasa kuṇḍalagao
jha
atkaraistārai prativacana-mācaṣṭa iva te || 60 ||
asau nāsāvaṃśa-stuhinagirivaṇśa-dhvajapai
tvad
īyo nedīya phalatu phala-masmākamucitam |
vahatyantarmukt
āḥ śiśirakara-niśvāsa-galita
sam
ddhyā yattāsāṃ bahirapi ca muktāmaidhara || 61 ||
praktyā‌raktāyā-stava sudati dandacchadaruce
pravak
ye sadṛśya janayatu phala vidrumalatā |
na bimba
tadbimba-pratiphalana-rāgā-daruita
tul
āmadhrārohu kathamiva vilajjeta kalayā || 62 ||
smitajyotsnājāla tava vadanacandrasya pibatāṃ
cakor
āṇā-māsī-datirasatayā cañcu-jaimā |
ataste
śītāṃśo-ramtalaharī māmlarucaya
pibant
ī svacchanda niśi niśi bhṛśa kāñji kadhiyā || 63 ||
aviśrānta patyurguagaa kathāmreanajapā
jap
āpupacchāyā tava janani jihvā jayati sā |
yadagr
āsīnāyāḥ sphaikadṛṣa-dacchacchavimayi
sarasvaty
ā mūrti pariamati māṇikyavapuṣā || 64 ||
rae jitvā daityā napahta-śirastrai kavacibhi
niv
ttai-ścaṇḍāṃśa-tripurahara-nirmālya-vimukhai |
vi
śākhendropendrai śaśiviśada-karpūraśakalā
vil
īyante mātastava vadanatāmbūla-kabalāḥ || 65 ||
vipañcyā gāyantī vividha-mapadāna paśupate-
stvay
ārabdhe vaktu calitaśirasā sādhuvacane |
tad
īyai-rmādhuryai-rapalapita-tantrīkalaravāṃ
nij
āṃ vīṇāṃ vāṇīṃ niculayati colena nibhtam || 66 ||
karagrea spṛṣṭa tuhinagiriṇā vatsalatayā
giri
śeno-dasta muhuradharapānākulatayā |
karagr
āhya śambhormukhamukuravnta girisute
katha
kara brūma-stava cubukamopamyarahitam || 67 ||
bhujāśleṣānnitya puradamayitu kanakavatī
tava gr
īvā dhatte mukhakamalanāla-śriyamiyam |
svata
śvetā kālā garu bahula-jambālamalinā
m
ṛṇālīlālitya vahati yadadho hāralatikā || 68 ||
gale rekhāstisro gati gamaka gītaika nipue
viv
āha-vyānaddha-praguagua-sakhyā pratibhuva |
vir
ājante nānāvidha-madhura-rāgākara-bhuvāṃ
tray
āṇāṃ grāmāṇāṃ sthiti-niyama-sīmāna iva te || 69 ||
mṛṇālī-mdvīnāṃ tava bhujalatānāṃ catasṛṇāṃ
caturbhi
saundraya sarasijabhava stauti vadanai |
nakhebhya
santrasyan prathama-mathanā dantakaripo
catur
ṇāṃ śīrṣāṇāṃ sama-mabhayahastārpaa-dhiyā || 70 ||
nakhānā-mudyotai-rnavanalinarāga vihasatāṃ
kar
āṇāṃ te kānti kathaya kathayāma kathamume |
kay
ācidvā sāmya bhajatu kalayā hanta kamala
yadi kr
īḍallakmī-caraatala-lākṣārasa-caam || 71 ||
sama devi skanda dvipivadana pīta stanayuga
taveda
na kheda haratu satata prasnuta-mukham |
yad
ālokyāśakākulita hdayo hāsajanaka
svakumbhau heramba
parimṛśati hastena jhaiti || 72 ||
amū te vakojā-vamtarasa-māṇikya kutupau
na sandehaspando nagapati pat
āke manasi na |
pibantau tau yasm
ā davidita vadhūsaga rasikau
kum
ārāvadyāpi dviradavadana-krauñcdalanau || 73 ||
vahatyamba stmberama-danuja-kumbhapraktibhi
sam
ārabdhāṃ muktāmaibhiramalāṃ hāralatikām |
kuc
ābhogo bimbādhara-rucibhi-ranta śabalitāṃ
prat
āpa-vyāmiśrāṃ puradamayitu kīrtimiva te || 74 ||
tava stanya manye dharaidharakanye hdayata
paya
pārāvāra parivahati sārasvatamiva |
day
āvatyā datta draviaśiśu-rāsvādya tava yat
kav
īnāṃ prauhānā majani kamanīya kavayitā || 75 ||
harakrodha-jvālāvalibhi-ravalīḍhena vapuṣā
gabh
īre te nābhīsarasi ktasao manasija |
samuttasthau tasm
ā-dacalatanaye dhūmalatikā
janast
āṃ jānīte tava janani romāvaliriti || 76 ||
yadetatkālindī-tanutara-taragākti śive
k
ṛśe madhye kiñcijjanani tava yadbhāti sudhiyām |
vimard
ā-danyonya kucakalaśayo-rantaragata
tan
ūbhūta vyoma praviśadiva nābhi kuhariṇīm || 77 ||
sthiro gagā varta stanamukula-romāvali-latā
kal
āvāla kuṇḍa kusumaśara tejo-hutabhuja |
rate-rl
īlāgāra kimapi tava nābhirgirisute
beladv
āra siddhe-rgiriśanayanānāṃ vijayate || 78 ||
nisarga-kṣīṇasya stanataa-bharea klamajuo
namanm
ūrte rnārītilaka śanakai-struyata iva |
cira
te madhyasya truita tainī-tīra-taruṇā
sam
āvasthā-sthemno bhavatu kuśala śailatanaye || 79 ||
kucau sadya svidya-ttaaghaita-kūrpāsabhidurau
ka
antau-daurmūle kanakakalaśābhau kalayatā |
tava tr
ātu bhagādalamiti valagna tanubhuvā
tridh
ā naddhm devī trivali lavalīvallibhiriva || 80 ||
gurutva vistāra kitidharapati pārvati nijāt
nitamb
ā-dācchidya tvayi haraa rūpea nidadhe |
ataste vist
īro gururayamaśeṣāṃ vasumatīṃ
nitamba-pr
āgbhāra sthagayati saghutva nayati ca || 81 ||
karīndrāṇāṃ śuṇḍān-kanakakadalī-kāṇḍapaalīṃ
ubh
ābhyāmūrubhyā-mubhayamapi nirjitya bhavati |
suv
ttābhyāṃ patyu praatikahinābhyāṃ girisute
vidhi
ñe jānubhyāṃ vibudha karikumbha dvayamasi || 82 ||
parājetu rudra dviguaśaragarbhau girisute
ni
agau jaghe te viamaviśikho bāḍha-makta |
yadagre d
syante daśaśaraphalāḥ pādayugalī
nakh
āgracchanmāna sura mukua-śāṇaika-niśitāḥ || 83 ||
śrutīnāṃ mūrdhāno dadhati tava yau śekharatayā
mam
āpyetau māta śerasi dayayā dehi caraau |
yaya
o pādya pātha paśupati jaṭājūṭa tainī
yayo-rl
ākṣā-lakmī-rarua haricūḍāmai ruci || 84 ||
namo vāka brūmo nayana-ramaṇīyāya padayo
tav
āsmai dvandvāya sphua-ruci rasālaktakavate |
as
ūyatyatyanta yadabhihananāya sphayate
pa
śūnā-mīśāna pramadavana-kakelitarave || 85 ||
mṛṣā ktvā gotraskhalana-matha vailakyanamita
lal
āṭe bhartāra caraakamale tāḍayati te |
cir
ādanta śalya dahanakta munmūlitavatā
tul
ākoikvāṇai kilikilita mīśāna ripuṇā || 86 ||
himānī hantavya himagirinivāsaika-caturau
ni
śāyāṃ nidrāṇa niśi-caramabhāge ca viśadau |
vara
lakmīpātra śriya-matishanto samayināṃ
saroja
tvatpādau janani jayata-ścitramiha kim || 87 ||
pada te kīrtīnāṃ prapadamapada devi vipadāṃ
katha
nīta sadbhi kahina-kamahī-karpara-tulām |
katha
vā bāhubhyā-mupayamanakāle purabhidā
yad
ādāya nyasta dṛṣadi dayamānena manasā || 88 ||
nakhai-rnākastrīṇāṃ karakamala-sakoca-śaśibhi
tar
ūṇāṃ divyānāṃ hasata iva te caṇḍi caraau |
phal
āni svasthebhya kisalaya-karāgrea dadatāṃ
daridrebhyo bhadr
āṃ śriyamaniśa-mahnāya dadatau || 89 ||
dadāne dīnebhya śriyamaniśa-māśānusadṛśīṃ
amanda
saundarya prakara-makaranda vikirati |
tav
āsmin mandāra-stabaka-subhage yātu carae
nimajjan majj
īva karaacaraa ṣṭcaraatām || 90 ||
padanyāsa-krīḍā paricaya-mivārabdhu-manasa
skhalantaste khela
bhavanakalahasā na jahati |
ataste
ṣāṃ śikṣāṃ subhagamai-mañjīra-raita-
cchal
ādācakṣāṇa caraakamala cārucarite || 91 ||
gatāste mañcatva druhia hari rudreśvara bhta
śiva svaccha-cchāyā-ghaita-kapaa-pracchadapaa |
tvad
īyānāṃ bhāsāṃ pratiphalana rāgāruatayā
śarīrī śṛṅgāro rasa iva dṛśāṃ dogdhi kutukam || 92 ||
arālā keśeu prakti saralā mandahasite
śirīṣābhā citte dṛṣadupalaśobhā kucatae |
bh
ṛśa tanvī madhye pthu-rurasijāroha viaye
jagattratu
śambho-rjayati karuṇā kācidaruṇā || 93 ||
kalaka kastūrī rajanikara bimba jalamaya
kal
ābhi karpūrai-rmarakatakaraṇḍa nibiitam |
atastvadbhogena pratidinamida
riktakuhara
vidhi-rbh
ūyo bhūyo nibiayati nūna tava kte || 94 ||
purārante-ranta puramasi tata-stvacaraayo
sapary
ā-maryādā taralakaraṇānā-masulabhā |
tath
ā hyete nītāḥ śatamakhamukhāḥ siddhimatulāṃ
tava dv
āropānta sthitibhi-raimādyābhi-ramarāḥ || 95 ||
kalatra vaidhātra katikati bhajante na kavaya
śriyo devyāḥ ko vā na bhavati pati kairapi dhanai |
mah
ādeva hitvā tava sati satīnā-macarame
kucabhy
ā-māsaga kuravaka-taro-rapyasulabha || 96 ||
girāmāhu-rdevīṃ druhiaghiṇī-māgamavido
hare
patnīṃ padmāṃ harasahacarī-madritanayām |
tur
īyā kāpi tva duradhigama-nissīma-mahimā
mah
āmāyā viśva bhramayasi parabrahmamahii || 97 ||
kadā kāle māta kathaya kalitālaktakarasa
pibeya
vidyārthī tava caraa-nirejanajalam |
prak
tyā mūkānāmapi ca kavitā0kāraatayā
kad
ā dhatte vāṇīmukhakamala-tāmbūla-rasatām || 98 ||
sarasvatyā lakmyā vidhi hari sapatno viharate
rate
pativratya śithilapati ramyea vapuṣā |
cira
jīvanneva kapita-paśupāśa-vyatikara
par
ānandābhikhya rasayati rasa tvadbhajanavān || 99 ||
pradīpa jvālābhi-rdivasakara-nīrājanavidhi
sudh
āsūte-ścandropala-jalalavai-raghyaracanā |
svak
īyairambhobhi salila-nidhi-sauhityakaraa
tvad
īyābhi-rvāgbhi-stava janani vācāṃ stutiriyam || 100 ||
saundayalahari mukhyastotra savārtadāyakam |
bhagavadp
āda sanklupta pahen muktau bhavennara ||

|| saundaryalahari stotra sampūra ||

 

|| śrīdevī stuti- śrīkūrma purāṇam ||
Sri Devi Stuti: - Himavan – Sri Kurma Puranam

The following is a rare hymn on on Goddess Shakti (Devi) by Himavan taken from
Kurma Puranam and Chapter 11 and appears as an extension of Devi Sahasranama. The
essence of this hymn is that Goddess Shakti is the root cause of this Universe and appears in
various deity forms.
himavānuvāca -
adya me saphalajanma adya me saphalatapa|
yanme sākṣāt tvaavyaktā prasannā dṛṣṭi-gocarā || 1 ||
tvayā sṛṣṭajagat sarvapradhānādyatvayi sthitam |
tvayyeva līyate devī tvameva ca parā gati|| 2 ||
vadanti kecit tvāmeva praktiprakteparām |
apare paramārthajñāḥ śiveti śiva saṁśraye || 3 ||
tvayi pradhānapuruo mahān brahmā tatheśvara|
avidyā niyatir māyā kalādyāḥ śataśo 'bhavan || 4 ||
tvahi sā paramā śaktir anantā parameṣṭhinī |
sarva-bheda-vinirmuktā sarva-bhedāśrayā nijā || 5 ||
tvāṁ adhiṣṭhāya yogeśī mahādevo maheśvara|
pradhānādyajagat ktsnakaroti vikaroti ca || 6 ||
tvayaiva sagato devasvamānadasamaśnute |
tvameva paramānandas tvamevānanda-dāyinī || 7 ||
tvaakaraparavyoma mahājyotir nirañjanam |
śivasarvagatasūkmaparabrahma sanātanam || 8 ||
tvaṁ śakrasarva-devānāṁ brahmā brahmavidāmasi |
vāyur-balavatāṁ devī yogīnāṁ-tva-kumāraka|| 9 ||
ṛṣīṇāṁ-ca-vasiṣṭhastvavyāso-vedavidāmasi |
sāṅkhyānāṁ-kapilo-devo rudrāṇāmasi-śakara|| 10 ||
ādityānāṁ-upendrastvavasūnāṁ-caiva-pāvaka|
vedānāṁ-sāmavedastvagāyatrī-chandasāmasi || 11 ||
adhyātmavidyā-vidyānāṁ gatīnāṁ-paramā-gati|
māyā-tva-sarva-śaktīnāṁ kāla-kalayatāmasi || 12 ||
okāra-sarva-guhyānāṁ varṇānāṁ-ca-dvijottama|
āśramāṇāṁ-ca-gārhasthyaṁ īśvarāṇāṁ-maheśvara|| 13 ||

pusāṁ-tvameka-puruasarva-bhūta-hdi-sthita|
sarvopaniadāṁ devī guhyopaiad ucyase || 14 ||
īśānaścāsi-kalpānāṁ yugānāṁ-ktameva ca |
āditya-sarva-mārgāṇāṁ vācāṁ-devī-sarasvatī || 15 ||
tva-lakmīścārurūpāṇāṁ viṣṇur-māyāvināmasi |
arundhatī-satīnāṁ-tvasupara-patatāmasi || 16 ||
sūktānāṁ-paurua-sūktajyeṣṭhasāma-ca-sāmasu |
sāvitrī-cāsi-japyānāṁ yajuṣāṁ-śatarudriyam || 17 ||
parvatānāṁ-mahāmerur ananto-bhogināmasi |
sarveṣāṁ-tva-para-brahma tvanmaya-sarvameva-hi || 18 ||
rūpatavāśea kalā-vihīnaagocaranirmalaekarūpam |
anādi-madhyāntaanantaṁ ādyanamāmi satyatamasaparastāt || 19 ||
yadeva paśyanti jagat-prasūtivedānta vijñāna viniścitārthāḥ |
ānandamātrapraavābhidhānatadeva rūpaṁ śaraaprapadye || 20 ||
aśea bhūtāntara sanniviṣṭapradhāna puyoga viyoga hetum |
tejomayajanma-vināśa-hīnaprāṇābhidhānapraato'smi rūpam || 21 ||
ādyanta-hīnajagadātma-bhūtavibhinna-sasthaprakteparastāt |
kūṭhasthaavyakta vapus tathaiva namāmi rūpapuruṣābhidhānam || 22 ||
sarvāśrayasarvajagad vidhānasarvatragajanma-vināśa-hīnam |
sūkmavicitratriguapradhānanato'smi te rūpaaluptabhedam ||23 ||
ādyamahat te puruṣātmarūpapraktyavasthatriguṇātma-bījam |
aiśvarya-vijñāna-virāga-dharmaisamanvitadevī nato'smi rūpam || 24 ||
dvisapta-lokātmakaambuja-sasthavicitra-bhedapuruaikanātham |
ananta-bhūtair adhivāsitate nato'smi rūpajagadaṇḍa-saām || 25 ||
aśea-vedātmakaekamādyasvatejasā-pūritāloka-bhedam |
trikāla-hetuparameṣṭhi-sajñanamāmi rūparavi-maṇḍalastham || 26 ||
sahasra-mūrdhānaananta-śaktisahasrabāhupuruapurāṇam |
śayānaantasalile tathaiva nārāyaṇākhyapraato'smi rūpam || 27 ||
daṁṣṭrā-karālatridaśābhivandyayugānta-kālānala kalpa rūpam |
aśea-bhūtāṇḍa-vināśa-hetunamāmi rūpatava kāla-sajñam || 28 ||
phaṇā-sahasrea-virājamānabhogīndra-mukhyair-abhipūjyamānam |
janārdanārūḍha-tanuprasuptanato'smi rūpatava śea-sajñam || 29 ||
avyāhataiśvaryaayugma-netrabrahmāmtānanda-rasajñamekam |
yugāntaśeadivi ntyamānanato'smi rūpatava-rudra-sajñam || 30 ||
prahīṇa-śokavimalapavitrasurāsurair-arcita-pāda-padmam |
sukomaladevī viśāla śubhranamāmi te rūpaidanamāmi || 31 ||
om namaste mahādevī namaste parameśvarī |
namo bhagavatīśānī śivāyai te namo nama|| 32 ||
tvanmayo'hatvadādhāras tvameva ca gatir mama |
tvāmeva śaraayāsye prasīda parameśvarī || 33 ||
mayā nāsti samo loke devo vā dānavo'pi vā |
jaganmātaiva mat putrī sabhūtā tapasā yata|| 34 ||
eṣā tavāmbikā devī kilābhūt pit-kanyakā |
menā'śea jaganmātur aho puyasya gauravam || 35 ||
pāhi māṁ amareśānī menayā saha sarvadā |
namāmi tava pādābjavrajāmi śaraaṁ śivām || 36 ||
|| iti śrīkūrma purāṇe pūrva vibhāge ekādaśo'dhyāye
śrīdevī stutisampūram ||  


K. Muralidharan (kmurali_sg@yahoo.com)  

[The essence of this hymn is that Goddess Shakti is the Mula Prakriti and the origin of universe and She Herself appears as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and other deity forms to perform various cosmic functions. The hymn mentions that She portrays Herself in various Rupa's. The hymn is very similar to what Lord Krishna describes His various cosmic forms in Bhagavad Gita and to Lord Narayana's Gayatri Stotram "Adishakte jaganmAtar bhaktAnugraha kAriNI".
We have also seen Lord Narayana's declaration in Padma Purana that He and Shakti are nothing but masculine and feminine forms for the benefit of mankind and upasana to either form leads to the same result. So, the clamour for differentiation among deity forms is the pastime of cantankerous egoists.]