Maa Mahishasurmardini Durga Picture

Mahishasurmardini = Destroyer of Mahishasur. My 4th work on the Supreme Goddess, the Almighty Devi Durga. To know more please refer to my previous 3 paintings and my journal on Devi :- Devi Adi Shakti Durga - The Supreme Mother GoddessHello my dear friends,
I don't know how many of you know this but I happen to be a Hindu by religion and Shakta by practice (worshipper of Devi Shakti). Mythology, as an instrument of enlightenement, plays a pivotal part in our religion . You must have noticed that I have already dedicated a special folder to mythology in my gallery. I plan on posting my artworks on our Supreme Warrior Mother Goddess, the Omnipotent Almighty Devi Durga in this section. She is the truest manifestation of Devi Adi Parashakti or the Supreme Super Soul, the
primordial Creatrix of anything and everything and the Mother of the universe as well as the Destroyer of all evil forces. Please take note that in Sanatan Dharma (what others call Hinduism), especially according to Shaktism, Devi is the Ultimate Godhead and the Absolute Truth. She is worshipped daily by millions of Hindus all over the world. We worship and take refuge in Her holy feet under which She crushes all that's malevolent (demons, monsters
Yes this is a jawtear you're seeing. Maa Durga is being Her usual badass self giving Mahishasur pure hell. Now before someone gets on my case (speaking from the bitter experince of sharing the Zana commission works) and scream blue murder saying this is animal abuse, let me assure everyone, it's not. How? Because the buffalo you see getting mauled here by Goddess Durga Ma is but the 'buffalo' form of the uber powerful demon Mahishasur (Mahisha = Buffalo, Asur = Demon/Ogre/Fiend/Monster) and not a cape buffalo that has strayed into Her territory. So yes, it's a malevolent demon buffalo (I even gave it fangs to dispel any confusion) or a buffalo demon to be precise that Maa Durga slayed and rescued the 3 worlds from his tyrrany. I have elaborated the battle between Maa and Mahishasur's enormous army with the help of the original gory accounts chronicled in our holy text, Devi Mahatmyam (Glory of the Great Goddess) in Markandeya Puran. After Devi Durga had destroyed every single asur in Her path, it was time for Mahishasur to take Her on. He shapeshifted into a lion first and then an elephant, both of which were quickly smote down by Devi. The shapeshifting here is a clever metaphor underlining our human tendency to keep denying the truth that lies in front of us.

Burdened by our ego and pride, we try and take different approaches to tackle the truth that look us in the eye. Devi Durga symbolizes truth since She emboides the Absolute Omnipotent Divine Truth and Mahisha symbolizes the evil of false ego that clouds our heart. It is this false pride ergo ego that She gleefully brings down to its knees and crushes it under Her divine feet. So after having failed utterly in his lion and elephant transformations, Mahisha finally resumed his buffalo form and charged at Devi Durga. The Great Mother Goddess hurled Her powerful weapons at him but he bulldozed right through them using his powerful horns.

At this point the mighty Goddess of all sprang on his back and grappled him with Her bare hands. She pressed his neck down with Her mighty left foot, thus crushing him and making him run aground. Devi then brought out Her sword and with just one single swing of Her blade She decapitated his buffalo form. Being trampled by the Great Goddess, the evil Mahishasur could not budge anymore and finally gave in to the the terrible crushing power of Her foot as he at last emerged out of the severed buffalo's neck. As he popped out and tried to attack his opressor, Devi Durga Ma pressed his chest down with Her left foot yet again and started crushing him with brutal might. As Mahisha cried in unbearable agony and begged for Her forgiveness, Devi calmly assured him that his sins were being absolved since he was dying by Her hands (He who dies by the hands of the Supreme Goddess, attains 'Moksha' and goes to heaven. She then pierced his heart (full with evil) with Her trident (thus ridding him of his sins) and took his life. The entire pantheon of Devas (Gods), overbrimming with gratitude for the Great Divine Mother of the Universe, bowed down at Her feet and worshipped Her rigorously by singing aloud beautiful hymns in Her glory. The hymns are extremely sacred in Hindu religion as a whole and constitute the most scared prayers of the Shakta sect (Devotess of Shakti,i.e.,Devi) of Hindusim.

Here's the Mahishasurmardini stotram (please click the link below). I am also providing the translation. It is an extremely powerful mantra which is chanted eulogizing the mighty Devi Durga so that She protects us from all that is evil. It infuses the mind with immense strength. With the thought of being protected by Devi Durga, nothing seems impossible :-

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Translation:-

Ayi Giri-Nandini Nandita-Medini Vishva-Vinodini Nandi-Nute
Giri-Vara-Vindhya-Shiro-[A]dhi-Nivaasini Vissnnu-Vilaasini Jissnnu-Nute |
Bhagavati He Shiti-Kannttha-Kuttumbini Bhuri-Kuttumbini Bhuri-Krte
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 1 ||

Meaning:
1.1: Salutations to the Daughter of the Mountain, Who Fills the whole World with Joy, For Whom the whole World is a Divine Play and Who is Praised by Nandi,
1.2: Who Dwell on the Summit of the Vindhyas, the Best of the Mountains, Who gives Joy to Lord Vishnu (being His sister) and Who is Praised by Lord Indra,
1.3: O Goddess, Who is the Consort of the One with Blue Throat (Lord Shiva), Who has Many Many Relations in this World (being the Cosmic Mother) and Who Created Abundance (in Creation),
1.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.



Suravara-Varssinni Durdhara-Dharssinni Durmukha-Marssinni Harssa-Rate
Tribhuvana-Possinni Shangkara-Tossinni Kilbissa-Mossinni Ghossa-Rate
Danuja-Nirossinni Diti-Suta-Rossinni Durmada-Shossinni Sindhu-Sute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 2 ||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who Shower Boons on the Devas, Who Overpowered the Demon Durdhara (literally meaning Unrestrainable), Who Endured the Demon Durmukha (literally meaning Foul-Mouthed) and finally killed him and Who Delight in Her own Bliss,
2.2: Who Sustain and Nourish the Three-Worlds and Delight Lord Shankara by Removing the Sins (i.e. Sinful Demons) by Indulging Herself in the Tumult of the Battle,
2.3: Who Quel the Wrath of the Danavas (Born from Danu), Who is Angry with the Daityas (Son of Diti), Who Dry Up the Foolish Pride of Demons and Who is the Daughter of the Ocean (as Devi Lakshmi),
2.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.



Ayi Jagad[t]-Amba Mad-Amba Kadamba Vana-Priyavaasini Haasa-Rate
Shikhari Shiro-Manni Tungga-Himalaya Shrngga-Nija-[Aa]laya Madhya-Gate |
Madhu-Madhure Madhu-Kaittabha-Gan.jini Kaittabha-Bhan.jini Raasa-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 3 ||

Meaning:
3.1: Salutations to the Mother of the Universe, Who is My Own Mother, Who Likes to Live in the Forest of Kadamba Trees and Delight in Laughter and Mirth,
3.2: Whose Abode is in the Middle of the Crest-Jewel of Peaks of the Lofty Himalayas,
3.3: Who is as Sweet as Honey, Who Subdued the Pride of the Demons Madhu and Kaitabha, Who Destroyed the Demons (Madhu and) Kaitabha, Indulging in the Din and Uproar of the Great Battle,
3.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.




Ayi Shata-Khanndda Vikhannddita-Runndda Vitunnddita-Shunnda Gaja-[A]dhipate
Ripu-Gaja-Ganndda Vidaaranna-Canndda Paraakrama-Shunndda Mrga-[A]dhipate |
Nija-Bhuja-Danndda Nipaatita-Khanndda Vipaatita-Munndda Bhatta-[A]dhipate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 4 ||

Meaning:
4.1: Salutations to the Conquerer of the Enemy's Elephants Who Cut off their Trunks and Heads, and the Headless Bodies into Hundred Pieces,
4.2: Whose Lion Fiercely Tear Asunder the Faces of the Powerful Elephants of the Enemies,
4.3: Who Felled the Heads of Demons (Chanda) and Munda with the Weapons in Her Arms and Conquered the (Enemy) Warriors,
4.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Ayi Ranna-Durmada Shatru-Vadho[a-U]dita Durdhara-Nirjara Shakti-Bhrte
Catura-Vicaara Dhuriinna-Mahaashiva Duuta-Krta Pramatha-[A]dhipate |
Durita-Duriiha Duraashaya-Durmati Daanava-Duta Krtaanta-Mate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 5 ||

Meaning:
5.1: Salutations to the Divine Mother Who was Manifested to Destroy the Battle-Intoxicated Arrogant Demons and Who is the possessor of Unrestrainable and Imperishable Power,
5.2: Who made Lord Shiva Her Messenger, that Lord Shiva Who is Distinguished by Cleverness in Deliberation and is the Lord of the Ghosts and Goblins,
5.3: Who is Honoured for Bringing an End (i.e. Rejecting) to the Proposal (of marrying Shumbha or Nishumbha) of the Evil-Minded and Ignorant Messenger of the Demon (and hence bringing an end to the demons themselves).
5.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Ayi Sharannaagata Vairi-Vadhuvara Viiravara-[A]bhaya Daaya-Kare
Tribhuvana-Mastaka Shula-Virodhi Shiro-[A]dhikrta-[A]mala Shula-Kare |
Dumi-Dumi-Taamara Dhundubhi-Naadam-Aho-Mukhariikrta Dingma-Kare
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 6 ||

Meaning:
6.1: Salutations to the Divine Mother Who gave Abhaya to the Heroic Soldiers of the Enemy when their Good Wives took Her Refuge.
6.2: Whose Pure Trident in Hand Capture the Heads of the Heads (Rulers) of the Three Worlds who Oppose Her Trident.
6.3: Whose Victory gives rise to Dumi-Dumi Sound of Dundubhi Drum flowing incessantly like Water which fills All the Directions with Joy.
6.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.




Ayi Nija-Hungkrti Maatra-Niraakrta Dhumravilocana Dhumra-Shate
Samara-Vishossita Shonnita-Biija Samudbhava-Shonnita Biija-Late |
Shiva-Shiva-Shumbha Nishumbha-Mahaahava Tarpita-Bhuta Pishaaca-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 7 ||

Meaning:
7.1: Salutations to the Divine Mother Who Reduced Demon Dhumralocana into Hundred Smoke Particles (i.e. Ashes) with a Mere Humkara.
7.2: Who Dried up the Strength of the original Demon Raktabija and Similar Raktabijas Produced from him like a Creeper Chain (from each drop of blood Seed ) during the Battle.
7.3: Whose Great Auspicious Sacrifice (resembling a Yajna) of Shumbha and Nishumbha satisfied the Ghosts and Fiends (attending Lord Shiva).
7.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Dhanur-Anussangga Ranna-Kssanna-Sangga Parisphurad-Angga Nattat-Kattake
Kanaka-Pishangga Prssatka-Nissangga Rasad-Bhatta-Shrngga Hataa-Battuke |
Krta-Caturangga Bala-Kssiti-Rangga Ghattad-Bahu-Rangga Rattad-Battuke
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 8 ||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Whose Bracelet Dances on Her Shining Arms Following the Movements of Her Bow during Each Instant of the Battle.
8.2: Whose Golden Arrows become Reddish (with blood) when they Cling to the Stupid Enemies and Slay them inspite of their Howls and Screams at the Top of their Voice (displaying vain pride).
8.3: Who Turns the Four-Fold Array (Caturanga) of Enemies surrounding Her from all sides during the battle, consisting of Many Heads of Various Colours who Stupidly Howl and Scream (displaying their vain pride), INTO a Play of Decreasing Strength (of the Caturanga).
8.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.




Sura-Lalanaa Tatatheyi Tatheyi Krta-Abhinayo-[U]dara Nrtya-Rate
Krta Kukuthah Kukutho Gaddadaadika-Taala Kutuuhala Gaana-Rate |
Dhudhukutta Dhukkutta Dhimdhimita Dhvani Dhiira Mrdamga Ninaada-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 9 ||

Meaning:
9.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Following the Rhythm of the Great Battle, the Celestial Dancers are Dancing the rhythm of Ta-Tha-Theyi, Ta-Theyi, and expressing the sentiment of the battle with their Dramatic Acting,
9.2: Their Music have Created the Tense Eagerness with the Talas (musical beats) like Ku-Kutha, Ku-Kutha, Ga-Da-Dha, Ga-Da-Dha ...
9.3: ... and a Steady Deep Sound of Dhu-Dhu-Kuta, Dhu-Kuta, Dhim-Dhimi in the background from the Mridangam (a musical instrument),
9.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Jaya Jaya Japya Jaye-Jaya-Shabda Para-Stuti Tat-Para-Vishva-Nute
Jhanna-Jhanna-Jhin.jhimi Jhingkrta Nuupura-Shin.jita-Mohita Bhuuta-Pate |
Nattita Nattaardha Nattii Natta Naayaka Naattita-Naattya Su-Gaana-Rate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 10 ||

Meaning:
10.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who is Praised by the Whole World; For Whom they Mutter Victory Prayers before the Battle, Shout Victory Shouts after the Battle which is then Followed by Singing Her Stuthi (Eulogy).
10.2: Whose Anklets Jingling with the Jhana-Jhana Sound Captivate Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Ghosts and Goblins.
10.3: Who Dance as Half of the Body of Lord Shiva, where the Male and the Female Dancers (having a single body) is the Hero of the Cosmic Play which is taking place along with Beautiful Song (Divine Sound of Nada).
10.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Ayi Sumanah-Sumanah-Sumanah Sumanah-Sumanohara-Kaanti-Yute
Shrita-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii Kara-Vaktra-Vrte |
Sunayana-Vi-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara Bhramara-Bhramara-[A]dhipate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 11 ||

Meaning:
11.1: Salutations to the Divine Mother Whose Beautiful Mind is United with a Charming Appearance.
11.2: Whose Beautiful Face makes Subserviant the Beauty of the Moon Light of Night by Hiding them with It's Beauty.
11.3: Whose Beautiful Eyes Conquer the Beauty of the Bees by Their Own Beauty.
11.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.




Sahita-Mahaahava Mallama-Tallika Malli-Tarallaka Malla-Rate
Viracita-Vallika Pallika-Mallika Jhillika-Bhillika Varga-Vrte |
Shita-Krta-Phulla Samullasita-[A]runna Tallaja-Pallava Sal-Lalite
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 12 ||

Meaning:
12.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who is Accompanied in the Great Battle against Excellent Wrestlers (Fighters), by Girls who appear Tender like Jasmine who are Fighting against the Enemies.
12.2: Whose Accompaniments are Composed of Girls from the Bheel Tribe who are Tender like Creepers of Village Jasmine and buzz like Swarms of Bees (or Crickets).
12.3: On Whose Face Plays a Smile Created by Joy which appears like Dawn Shining forth with Red Colour and Blossoming the Excellent Buds.
12.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Avirala-Ganndda Galan-Mada-Medura Matta-Matanggaja-Raaja-Pate
Tri-Bhuvana-Bhuussanna Bhuuta-Kalaanidhi Ruupa-Payo-Nidhi Raaja-Sute |
Ayi Sudatii-Jana Laalasa-Maanasa Mohana Manmatha-Raaja-Sute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 13 ||

Meaning:
13.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who is like a Royal Intoxicated Elephant from whose Cheeks the Thick Mada (Intoxicant) Oozes out and Falls Incessantly (in the form of Arts, Beauty and Power).
13.2: Who is the Daughter of the King and from Whom comes the Treasures of Arts, Beauty and Power which are Ornaments of the Three Worlds.
13.3: Who is like the Daughter of Manmatha (God of Love) who gives rise to the Desires and Infatuation in the Mind for Women with Beautiful Smile.
13.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.






Kamala-Dala-[A]mala Komala-Kaanti Kalaa-Kalita-[A]mala Bhaalalate
Sakala-Vilaasa Kalaa-Nilaya-Krama Keli-Calat-Kala Hamsa-Kule |
Alikula-Sangkula Kuvalaya-Mannddala Mouli-Milad-Bakula-Ali-Kule
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 14 ||

Meaning:
14.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) On Whose Stainless, Shining Forehead is Artistically Curved the Tender Beauty of a Spotless, Shining Lotus Petal.
14.2: Whose Movement resembles the Playful, Soft Movements of a Flock of Swans from Which All Schools of Arts are Manifested in Succession.
14.3: Whose Ornamented and Braided Hair Combines the Beauty and Sweetness of the Blue Water Lily crowded by Swarm of Bees AND the Bakula Flower infested with a Swarm of Bees.
14.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Kara-Muralii-Rava Viijita-Kuujita Lajjita-Kokila Man.ju-Mate
Milita-Pulinda Manohara-Gun.jita Ran.jita-Shaila Nikun.ja-Gate |
Nija-Ganna-Bhuuta Mahaa-Shabarii-Ganna Sad-Gunna-Sambhrta Keli-Tale
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 15 ||

Meaning:
15.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who makes the Sound of Flute in Hand appear Wet and Monotonous and puts the Cuckoo to Shame by the Beauty (of Her Voice) ...
15.2: When She Hums Heart-Stealing Songs along with the Girls of the Pulinda Tribe Walking in the Brightly Coloured (due to blooming flowers) Grooves of the Mountain ...
15.3: And Plays with the Tribal Women of Her Group who are filled with Good Virtues.
15.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Kattitatta-Piita Dukuula-Vicitra Mayukha-Tiraskrta Candra-Ruce
Prannata-Suraasura Mouli-Manni-Sphura d-Amshula-Sannakha Candra-Ruce
Jita-Kanaka-[A]cala Mouli-Mado[a-Uu]rjita Nirbhara-Kun.jara Kumbha-Kuce
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 16 ||

Meaning:
16.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Whose Waist is Soaked with Silk Clothes of Various Colours, the Lustre of Which Eclipses the Brightness of the Moon.
16.2: On Whose Toe-Nails Which Throb with the Radiance of a Gem in the Diadem and Spreads Its Brightness like a Moon, Prostate the Devas and the Asuras.
16.3: Who Wins over the Mighty Heads which are Swollen with Pride like Golden Mountain, with the Pre-eminence (of Power and Compassion) Abounding in Her Pitcher-Like Bosom.
16.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.






Vijita-Sahasra-Karaika Sahasra-Karaika Sahasra-Karaika-Nute
Krta-Sura-Taaraka Sanggara-Taaraka Sanggara-Taaraka Suunu-Sute |
Suratha-Samaadhi Samaana-Samaadhi Samaadhi-Samaadhi Sujaata-Rate |
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 17 ||

Meaning:
17.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Who Conquers Thousands of Enemies who fight against Her with Thousands of Hands thus Making Thousands of Hands (of Devotees) Praise Her.
17.2: Who Created the Rescuer of the Devas (Her Son Kartikeya) to Fight with Demon Tarkasura, and then Urged Her Son for that Great Fight.
17.3: Who is Pleased with both: Devotional Contemplation like King Suratha for Worldly Gain, and the Excellent Devotional Contemplation like Merchant Samadhi for Spiritual Knowledge.
17.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.






Pada-Kamalam Karunnaa-Nilaye Varivasyati Yo-[A]nudinam Su-Shive
Ayi Kamale Kamalaa-Nilaye Kamalaa-Nilayah Sa Katham Na Bhavet |
Tava Padam-Eva Param-Padam-Ity-Anushiilayato Mama Kim Na Shive
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 18 ||

Meaning:
18.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Whoever Serves Your Highly Auspicious Lotus Feet Everyday, Which is an Abode of Compassion ...
18.2: (Serves) That Lotus (Lotus Feet), Which is an Abode of Kamala (Goddess Mahalakshmi), Will He Not Himself Become an Abode of Kamala (i.e. Prosperous)?
18.3: Your Feet Indeed is the Supreme Feet (i.e. Supreme Refuge); How can I Not Practise Devotion Towards them, O Auspicious Mother?
18.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.






Kanaka-Lasat-Kala-Sindhu-Jalair-Anussin.cati Te-Gunna-Rangga-Bhuvam
Bhajati Sa Kim Na Shacii-Kuca-Kumbha-Tattii-Parirambha-Sukha-[A]nubhavam |
Tava Carannam Sharannam Kara-Vaanni Nata-Amara-Vaanni Nivaasi Shivam
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 19 ||

Meaning:
19.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) When a Devotee Washes the Place where Your Attributes are Exhibited (i.e. Your Place of Worship) with Water from River which is Shining like Gold and Flowing Softly ...
19.2: Will He not Feel the Joy of Your All-Embracing Grace contained in Your Pitcher-Like Bosom?
19.3: I Take Refuge at Your Feet, O Vani (Devi Mahasaraswati), and I Prostate before You, O Eternal Vani (Devi Mahasaraswati), in Whom Resides All Auspiciousness.
19.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.






Tava Vimale[a-I]ndu-Kulam Vadane[a-I]ndu-Malam Sakalam Nanu Kuula-Yate
Kimu Puruhuuta-Purii-Indu Mukhii Sumukhiibhir-Asou Vimukhii-Kriyate |
Mama Tu Matam Shiva-Naama-Dhane Bhavatii Krpayaa Kimuta Kriyate
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 20 ||

Meaning:
20.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) Your Moon-Like Face is the Abode of Spotless and Stainless Purity which Certainly Subdues All Impurities.
20.2: Otherwise, Why have my Mind Turned Away from the Moon-Faced Beautiful Ladies like those present in Indra's Castle?
20.3: According to My Opinion; Without Your Grace, How is it possible to Discover the Treasure of Shiva's Name within us?
20.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.





Ayi Mayi Diina Dayaalu-Tayaa Krpaya-Iva Tvayaa Bhavitavyam-Ume
Ayi Jagato Jananii Krpayaasi Yathaasi Tathanu-mita-Asira-Te |
Yad-Ucitam-Atra Bhavatyurarii-Kurutaa-Duru-Taapam-Apaakurute
Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura-Mardini Ramya-Kapardini Shaila-Sute || 21 ||

Meaning:
21.1: (Salutations to the Divine Mother) You Must Bestow Your Grace on Me, O Mother Uma, Who is Compassionate to the Miserable.
21.2: O Mother of the Universe; Just as Your Grace is Showered (on the Devotees), In the Same Manner are Your Arrows Scattered (on the Enemies).
21.3 Please do Whatever is Appropriate at this time, O Worshipful Mother, to Remove My Sorrows and Afflictions which has become Difficult for me to bear.
21.4: Victory to You, the Destroyer of the Demon Mahishasura, Who has Beautiful Locks of Hair and Who is the Daughter of the Mountain.


If you have read this far then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Jai Mata Di. May Maa Durga bless us all.
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