A famous prayer offered to Goddess Durga, Argala Stotram is a beautiful hymn composed by Rishi Markandeya. This stotram is usually recited by devotees of Goddess Durga before completing the Durga Saptasati. In this prayer, devotees ask Maa Durga for blessings of the charm to become a great personality and possess eternal fame, winning attitude, spiritual growth and happiness. In Argala Stotram, we pray to the Goddess to fulfill all our worldly needs as she is considered to be the Mother of the Universe and she grants us our basic needs with her merciful nature.

Sri Argala Stotram is generally interpreted as singing the praise of Goddess Durga. But as you learn the lyrics and meaning of each verse, you find many hidden secrets of happy living in them. Here, we share the Argala Stotram and explain the meaning, benefits, and methods of chanting.

Durga Saptashati

Devi Argala Stotram

Here are the complete Argala Stotram lyrics in Sanskrit.

जयत्वंदेविचामुण्डेजयभूतापहारिणिजय सर्वगते देवि कालरात्रि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥

जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी I

दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते II

मधु कैटभ विद्रावि विधातृ वरदे नमः I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

महिषासुर निर्णाशि भक्तानां सुखदे नमः I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

धूम्रनेत्र वधे देवि धर्म कामार्थ दायिनि I

रूपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

रक्तबीज वधे देवि चण्डमुण्ड विनाशिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि॥

शुम्भस्यैव निशुम्भस्य धूम्राक्षस्य मर्दिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

वन्दिताङ्घ्रियुगे देवि सर्व सौभाग्य दायिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

अचिन्त्य रुप चरिते सर्व शत्रु विनाशिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

नतेभ्यः सर्वदा भक्त्या चण्डिके दुरिता पहे I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

स्तुवद्भ्यो भक्तिपूर्वं त्वां चण्डिके व्याधि नाशिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

चण्डिके सततं युद्धे जयन्ति पाप नाशिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

देहि सौभाग्यमारोग्यं देहि मे परमं सुखम् I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

विधेहि द्विषतां नाशं विधेहि बलमुच्चकैः I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

विधेहि देवि कल्याणं विधेहि परमां श्रियम्।

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

सुरासुर शिरो रत्न निघृष्टचरणेऽम्बिके I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

विद्यावन्तं यशस्वन्तं लक्ष्मीवन्तं जनं कुरु I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

प्रचण्ड दैत्य दर्पघ्ने चण्डिके प्रणताय मे I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

चतुर्भुजे चतुर्वक्त्र संस्तुते परमेश्वरि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

कृष्णेन संस्तुते देवि शश्वद्भक्त्या सदाम्बिके I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

हिमाचल सुतानाथ संस्तुते परमेश्वरि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

इन्द्राणी पति सद्भाव पूजिते परमेश्वरि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

देवि प्रचण्ड दोर्दण्ड दैत्य दर्प विनाशिनि I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

देवि भक्त जनोद्दाम दत्तानन्दोदयेऽम्बिके I

रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि II

पत्नीं मनोरमां देहि मनो वृत्तानुसारिणीम् I

तारिणीं दुर्ग संसार सागरस्य कुलोद्भवाम् II

इदं स्तोत्रं पठित्वा तु महास्तोत्रं पठेन्नरः I

तु सप्तशती संख्या वरमाप्नोति सम्पदाम् II

Durga Saptashati Stotram Meaning

Argala Stotram Benefits

Let us look at the English translation of each of the verses of Argala Stotram and understand their meanings.

Jaya Tvam Devi Caamunndde Jaya Bhuu-Taapa-Haarinni |
Jaya Sarva-Gate Devi Kaalaraatri Namostu Te ||

Meaning:

Victory to you, O Goddess Chamunda, Victory to you, the remover of worldly sorrows and troubles,

Victory to you O Goddess, who is present in all, Salutations to you O Goddess of the dark night.

Om Jayanti Mangala Kali Bhadrakali Kapalini

Durga Kshama Shiva Dhatri Svaha Svadha Namostute

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to the one who is ever-victorious, the bestower of auspiciousness, the one who is beyond the time, the controller of life and death, the one wearing a garland of skulls,

Salutations to Durga who has Shiva as consort, the embodiment of forbearance, the supporter of all beings, the receiver of sacrificial oblations of gods and the receiver of sacrificial oblations to manes.

Madhu Kaitabh Vidravi Vidhatr Varade Namaḥ

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I bow down to Goddess Durga who destroyed the demons named Madhu and Kaitabh and granted the boon of protection to Brahma.

O Goddess, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Mahishasur Nirnashi Bhaktanam Sukhde Namah

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to the Mother who destroyed the demon Mahishasura, who gives true joy to the devotees,

O Goddess, Please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Dhomrnetra Vadhe Devi Dharm Kamarth Dayini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Goddess Durga who slayed the demon Dhumranetra, the one who is the giver of Dharma, Kama, and Artha to devotees.

O Goddess, Please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Raktbeej Vadhe Devi Chand-Mund Vinashini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Goddess Durga who killed the demon Raktabija and also destroyed the demons Chanda and Munda,

O Devi, grant me spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Shumbhasyaiva Nishumbhasya Dhumrakshasya Che Mardini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Goddess Durga who destroyed the demons Nishumbhasya and Shumbha, the one who bestows auspiciousness on the three worlds,

O Goddess, Please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Vanditaangghriyuge Devi Sarva Saubhaagya Daayini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Goddess Durga whose feet is praised by all, the one who bestows welfare and good fortune.

O Devi, Please grant me spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Achintya Rup Charite Sarv Shatru Vinashini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Devi Durga whose acts and forms are beyond understanding and who is the destroyer of all enemies.

O goddess, please bless me with spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Natebhyah Sarvadaa Bhaktyaa Chandike Durita Apahe

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Goddess Aparna to whom the devotees always bow down with devotion and the one who keeps the devotees away from sins,

O Goddess, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Stuvadbhayo Bhakti Puurvam Tvaam Chandike Vyadhi Nashini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

O Goddess Chandika, you destroy the sufferings and ailments of those who worship you with devotion,

O Devi, please bless me with spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Chandike Satatam Yuddhe Jayanti Paap Nashini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Goddess Chandika, who is always victorious in battles, the one who is the destroyer of all sins,

O Goddess, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Dehi Saubhaagyam Aarogyam Dehi Me Param Sukham

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

O Devi, please grant me welfare and prosperity, health and freedom from diseases, O Goddess, please give me the highest joy.

O Mother, please bless me with beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Vidhehi Dvissataam Naasham Vidhehi Balamuchchakaih

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

O Goddess, please bestow good fortune on me, please bless me with abundance.

O Devi, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Vidhehi Devi Kalyaannam Vidhehi Prmam Shriyam

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

O Devi, please destroy my enemies, O Goddess, please give me great strength,

O Devi, please bless me with spiritual beauty, victory and glory and destroy my enemies.

Surasur Shiro Ratna Nighrshst Charane Ambike

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Goddess Ambika, to whose feet the Devas bow down their heads out of devotion, to whose feet the heads of demons get subdued,

O Goddess, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Vidyavantam Yashsvantam Laksmivantan Janam Kuru

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

O Goddess, please fill me with knowledge, please fill me with glory and with attributes of Lakshmi.

O Devi, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Prachand Daitya Darpghne Chandike Pranataya Me

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Devi Durga who destroys the mighty pride of powerful and violent demons,

O Devi, please bless me with spiritual beauty, glory, and victory and destroy my enemies.

Chaturbhuje Chaturvaktra Samstute Parameshvari

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to the supreme Goddess Durga who is praised by Lord Brahma with his four faces and four hands,

O Devi, please grant me spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Krshnena Samstute Devi Shashvad Bhaktyaa Sadambike

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to the supreme Goddess Ambika, who is praised by Lord Krishna with complete devotion,

O Goddess, please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Himachal Sutanath Samstute Parameshvari

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Goddess Durga, who is praised by the Lord of the daughter of the mountain,

O Devi, please bless me with victory, glory, beauty and destroy my enemies.

Indrani Pati Sadbhava Pujite Parameshvari

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

I bow down to goddess Durga who is worshipped by the Lord Indra,

O Goddess, please grant me spiritual beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Devi Pracanndda-Dordanda-Daitya-Darpa-Vinasini

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Devi Durga who destroys the pride, ego and negative thoughts of powerful and violent demons,

O Goddess, please bless me with spiritual beauty, victory, glory and destroy my enemies.

Devi Bhakta Janodhaam Datta Nandodayeambike

Rupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisho Jahi

Meaning:

Salutations to Goddess Ambika who arouses an upsurge of true joy in the hearts of the devotees,

O Mother, Please grant me beauty, victory, and glory and destroy my enemies.

Patnim Manoramam Dehi Mano Vrttanusaarinim

Taarinim Durg Sansaar Saagarasya Kulovardvam

Meaning:

I offer my salutations to Devi Durga, who is the daughter of mountain King, who enables us to cross the difficult ocean of worldly existence,

O Goddess, please grant me a beautiful wife matching my mental status.

Idam Stotram Pathitva Tu Mahastotram Ptthennarah

Saptashati Sankhaya Varmapnoti Sampdaam

Meaning:

After reading this stotram, one should read the great Durga Saptashati,

This stotra is equally revered as the great stotra, one who reads it with devotion obtains the rarest boons.

Argala Stotram Benefits

  • Regular chanting of Sri Argala Stotram brings peace of mind and keeps all the evil away from your life, keeping you healthy, wealthy and prosperous.
  • The stotram helps attain a solution to all the problems faced in life.
  • This stotram is beneficial to those who are suffering from money problems, business loss, diseases or any problem.
  • When a devotee recites this stotram on a regular basis, Goddess Durga gets pleased and helps get success in all the work undertaken.
  • Argala Stotram is known to bring wealth, health, fitness, memory, knowledge, victory, good family and other worldly pleasures.
  • Troubles vanish and fear, sadness and deficiency go away with the regular repetition of this powerful stotram.

How to Chant the Stotram

According to the Hindu mythology, recitation of Argala Stotram on a regular basis is a great way to please Goddess Durga and get her blessings. To achieve the best results, it is advisable to recite the stotra in the early morning after taking bath and sitting in front of the idol or picture of Goddess Argala. It is a good idea to first understand the meaning of the entire stotra to maximize the benefits.

We hope the lyrics and meaning of the powerful Sri Argala Stotra help you understand the stotra and the way to recite it. Start reciting it on a daily basis to please Goddess Durga and seek her blessings for triumph in whatever you do!