Goddess Durga, the Shakti avatar, is the primitive source of all the powers. She is one of the most revered deities in Hinduism and devotees believe that she had originated to kill the demon Mahishasura. It is also believed that Maa Durga is the protector of the good and harmony in the world. Mahishasura Mardini Stotram is the hymn composed for Maa Durga who took the Chandi form to defeat the demon Mahishasura. The stotra is said to have been composed by Adi Sankaracharya and Ramakrishna Kavi. The hymn was narrated in the Chandi path in Durga Sapatashati. It is a stotram that seeks blessings of Maa Durga and praises her qualities and power.

aigiri nandini meaning

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram Lyrics

अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि विश्वविनोदिनि नन्दिनुते
गिरिवरविन्ध्यशिरोऽधिनिवासिनि विष्णुविलासिनि जिष्णुनुते ।
भगवति हे शितिकण्ठकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकुटुम्बिनि भूरिकृते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १ ॥

सुरवरवर्षिणि दुर्धरधर्षिणि दुर्मुखमर्षिणि हर्षरते
त्रिभुवनपोषिणि शङ्करतोषिणि किल्बिषमोषिणि घोषरते
दनुजनिरोषिणि दितिसुतरोषिणि दुर्मदशोषिणि सिन्धुसुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २ ॥

अयि जगदम्ब मदम्ब कदम्ब वनप्रियवासिनि हासरते
शिखरि शिरोमणि तुङ्गहिमलय शृङ्गनिजालय मध्यगते ।
मधुमधुरे मधुकैटभगञ्जिनि कैटभभञ्जिनि रासरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ३ ॥

अयि शतखण्ड विखण्डितरुण्ड वितुण्डितशुण्द गजाधिपते
रिपुगजगण्ड विदारणचण्ड पराक्रमशुण्ड मृगाधिपते ।
निजभुजदण्ड निपातितखण्ड विपातितमुण्ड भटाधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ४ ॥

अयि रणदुर्मद शत्रुवधोदित दुर्धरनिर्जर शक्तिभृते
चतुरविचार धुरीणमहाशिव दूतकृत प्रमथाधिपते ।
दुरितदुरीह दुराशयदुर्मति दानवदुत कृतान्तमते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ५ ॥

अयि शरणागत वैरिवधुवर वीरवराभय दायकरे
त्रिभुवनमस्तक शुलविरोधि शिरोऽधिकृतामल शुलकरे ।
दुमिदुमितामर धुन्दुभिनादमहोमुखरीकृत दिङ्मकरे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ६ ॥

अयि निजहुङ्कृति मात्रनिराकृत धूम्रविलोचन धूम्रशते
समरविशोषित शोणितबीज समुद्भवशोणित बीजलते ।
शिवशिवशुम्भ निशुम्भमहाहव तर्पितभूत पिशाचरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ७ ॥

धनुरनुषङ्ग रणक्षणसङ्ग परिस्फुरदङ्ग नटत्कटके
कनकपिशङ्ग पृषत्कनिषङ्ग रसद्भटशृङ्ग हताबटुके ।
कृतचतुरङ्ग बलक्षितिरङ्ग घटद्बहुरङ्ग रटद्बटुके
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ८ ॥

सुरललना ततथेयि तथेयि कृताभिनयोदर नृत्यरते
कृत कुकुथः कुकुथो गडदादिकताल कुतूहल गानरते ।
धुधुकुट धुक्कुट धिंधिमित ध्वनि धीर मृदंग निनादरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ९ ॥

जय जय जप्य जयेजयशब्द परस्तुति तत्परविश्वनुते
झणझणझिञ्झिमि झिङ्कृत नूपुरशिञ्जितमोहित भूतपते ।
नटित नटार्ध नटी नट नायक नाटितनाट्य सुगानरते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १० ॥

अयि सुमनःसुमनःसुमनः सुमनःसुमनोहरकान्तियुते
श्रितरजनी रजनीरजनी रजनीरजनी करवक्त्रवृते ।
सुनयनविभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमर भ्रमरभ्रमराधिपते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ ११ ॥

सहितमहाहव मल्लमतल्लिक मल्लितरल्लक मल्लरते
विरचितवल्लिक पल्लिकमल्लिक झिल्लिकभिल्लिक वर्गवृते ।
शितकृतफुल्ल समुल्लसितारुण तल्लजपल्लव सल्ललिते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १२ ॥

अविरलगण्ड गलन्मदमेदुर मत्तमतङ्ग जराजपते
त्रिभुवनभुषण भूतकलानिधि रूपपयोनिधि राजसुते ।
अयि सुदतीजन लालसमानस मोहन मन्मथराजसुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १३ ॥

कमलदलामल कोमलकान्ति कलाकलितामल भाललते
सकलविलास कलानिलयक्रम केलिचलत्कल हंसकुले ।
अलिकुलसङ्कुल कुवलयमण्डल मौलिमिलद्बकुलालिकुले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १४ ॥

करमुरलीरव वीजितकूजित लज्जितकोकिल मञ्जुमते
मिलितपुलिन्द मनोहरगुञ्जित रञ्जितशैल निकुञ्जगते ।
निजगणभूत महाशबरीगण सद्गुणसम्भृत केलितले
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १५ ॥

कटितटपीत दुकूलविचित्र मयुखतिरस्कृत चन्द्ररुचे
प्रणतसुरासुर मौलिमणिस्फुर दंशुलसन्नख चन्द्ररुचे
जितकनकाचल मौलिमदोर्जित निर्भरकुञ्जर कुम्भकुचे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १६ ॥

विजितसहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैक सहस्रकरैकनुते
कृतसुरतारक सङ्गरतारक सङ्गरतारक सूनुसुते ।
सुरथसमाधि समानसमाधि समाधिसमाधि सुजातरते ।
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १७ ॥

पदकमलं करुणानिलये वरिवस्यति योऽनुदिनं सुशिवे
अयि कमले कमलानिलये कमलानिलयः स कथं न भवेत् ।
तव पदमेव परम्पदमित्यनुशीलयतो मम किं न शिवे
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १८ ॥

कनकलसत्कलसिन्धुजलैरनुषिञ्चति तेगुणरङ्गभुवम्
भजति स किं न शचीकुचकुम्भतटीपरिरम्भसुखानुभवम् ।
तव चरणं शरणं करवाणि नतामरवाणि निवासि शिवम्
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ १९ ॥

तव विमलेन्दुकुलं वदनेन्दुमलं सकलं ननु कूलयते
किमु पुरुहूतपुरीन्दु मुखी सुमुखीभिरसौ विमुखीक्रियते ।
मम तु मतं शिवनामधने भवती कृपया किमुत क्रियते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २० ॥

अयि मयि दीन दयालुतया कृपयैव त्वया भवितव्यमुमे
अयि जगतो जननी कृपयासि यथासि तथानुमितासिरते ।
यदुचितमत्र भवत्युररीकुरुतादुरुतापमपाकुरुते
जय जय हे महिषासुरमर्दिनि रम्यकपर्दिनि शैलसुते ॥ २१ ॥

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram Meaning

Let us see the lyrics of the stotram in English with the complete meaning:

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 ||

Aigiri Nandini Meaning :

O daughter of the mountain, who makes the entire Earth happy, who makes the entire universe rejoice, who is praised by Nandin,

Who dwells on the summit of the Vindhyas, who is praised by Lord Indra, who gives joy to Lord Vishnu,

O Goddess, the wife of the blue-necked Shiva, who has many families, who has created abundance,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, daughter of the mountain, who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

Sura-Vara-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:

O daughter of the mountain, who showered boons on the gods, who crushed demon Durdhara, who subdued Durmukha, who is immersed in her own bliss, who nourishes the three worlds, who makes Shiva happy, who removes all sins, who delights in celebration, who is angry with the demons, who destroys all the evil pride, who destroyed the demon Durdama, the one who was born as the daughter of the ocean, who has charming locks, Victory to you, Victory to you.

Ayi Jagad[t]-Amba Mad-Amba Kadamba Vana-Priya-Vaasini 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:

O mother of the universe, who enjoys living in the forest of Kadamba trees and delights in laughter and mirth,

Who abides in the middle of the crest-jewel of the peaks of lofty Himalayas,

Who is sweet as honey, who subdued the pride of demons and destroyed the demons,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

The one who is the conqueror of the enemy’s elephants, who cuts off their heads and trunks, and the headless bodies into hundred pieces,

Whose mount is the powerful lion that killed the heads of the powerful elephants of the enemies,

Who killed the ferocious generals of the army of Bhandasura with blows by hand,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain with charming locks of hair.

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:

The one who manifested to destroy the battle intoxicated arrogant demons and who is the possessor of imperishable power, who made Lord Shiva her messenger, the one who is the Lord of ghosts and goblins and distinguished by cleverness in deliberation,

The one who is honored for bringing an end to the proposal of the evil-minded messenger of the demon,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

Ayi Sharannaagata Vairi-Vadhuvara Viiravara-[A]bhaya Daaya-Kare
Tri-Bhuvana-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:

Salutations to the Goddess whose hands give protection to the brave husbands of the women in the camp who took your refugee,

Whose pure trident in hand capture the heads of the enemies and removing the sorrows of the three worlds,

Who makes the quarters resound with the divine musical instrument called ‘Dundubhi’,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with her beautiful locks of hair.

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:

I worship the goddess who reduced demon Dhumralocana into hundred ash particles,

Who dried up the strength of the arrogant enemies in battle,

Who made Siva your messenger, the foremost in the art of discriminating between the right and the wrong,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishusara, the daughter of the mountain with beautiful, shining locks of hair.

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:

The one whose bracelet dances on her shining arms following the movement of her bow during each instant of the battle,

Whose golden arrows become reddish when they cling to the enemies and slay them in spite of their screams at the top of their voice,

Who turns the four-fold array of enemies surrounding from all the sides, consisting of heads of different colors,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with her charming locks of hair.

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:

The celestial dancers dance following the rhythm of your battle expressing the sentiment of the battle with the dramatic acts,

The celestial musicians create music following the rhythm of your great battle capturing the eagerness of the battle,

Following the rhythm of your battle, the mridangam plays the sound in the background,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with her beautiful locks of hair.

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:

The one who is praised by the entire world, for whom they recite victory prayers before battle, shout victory shouts after the battle, followed by singing her stuthis,

Whose anklets jingle with sound captivating Lord Shiva, who dances as the half body of Lord Shiva, where male and female dancers make the hero of a cosmic play taking place with the beautiful song,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with charming locks of hair.

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:

Salutations to you O mother, whose beautiful mind is united with a charming appearance,

Whose beautiful face is like the moon shining for the lotuses in the pond,

Whose eyes movement gives the impression of hovering bees,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

I worship the one who is fond of the sport in the form of a mighty battle against mighty warriors, who is accompanied by girls of the Bheel tribe who are tender like creepers of jasmine and buzzing like swarms of bees,

Whose face play a smile created by joy appearing like the red colored blossoming flower buds,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines beautifully with her charming locks of hair.

Avirala-Ganndda Galan-Mada-Medura Matta-Matangga ja-Raaja-Pate
Tri-Bhuvana-Bhussanna 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:

Whose gait is like that of a well-nourished mighty elephant from whose cheeks the thick mada oozes out and falls incessantly,

Who is the daughter of the King and from whom comes the treasure of art, power, and beauty which are the ornaments of the three worlds,

Who is like the daughter of Manmatha who gives rise to the desires in the mind of the women with a beautiful smile,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain with charming locks of hair.

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:

Your forehead is spotless and lustrous like a tender beautiful lotus petal,

Whose movement resembles the soft, playful movements of swans from which all the arts and dances have manifested,

Whose hair is adorned by a garland of beautiful flowers,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with her charming locks of hair.

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:

Salutations to the divine mother, who makes sound of flute in hand so monotonous,

Who puts cuckoo to shame by her beautiful voice, who hums heart-stealing songs with girls of the pulinda tribe walking in brightly colored grooves of mountains,

Who plays with the tribal women of her group filled with good qualities,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

I offer my salutations to you, whose waist is soaked with silk clothes of different colors,

Whose luster eclipses the brightness of the moon, on whose toe-nails the devas and demons prostrate, who wins over the mighty heads swollen with pride like the golden mountain,

With the pre-eminence abounding her pitcher-like bosom,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

I worship the Goddess who has surpassed the thousand-handed sun with her own thousand hands and the one who is praised regularly by a thousand suns,

She created the rescuer of devas to fight with demon Tarkasura and then urged her son for the great fight,

Who is pleased with the devotional contemplation for worldly gains as well as that for spiritual knowledge,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with her beautiful locks of hair.

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:

Whoever serves your highly auspicious lotus feet everyday with water from a golden pot will attain the position of Indra by your grace.

Your feet is indeed the supreme refugee, how can I not practice devotion towards them, O mother?

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

I worship you know that when a devotee washes the place of your worship with the water of the river that is shining like gold and flowing softly,

Will, he not experience the happiness embracing the full bosom of Sachi?

So I take refuge at your feet, O Eternal Goddess within whom resides all auspiciousness,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, who is the daughter of the mountain and who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

O Goddess Uma, whose moon-like face is the abode of the spotless purity that subdues all the impurities,

Otherwise, why has my mind turned away from moon-faced beautiful ladies like those in Indra’s castle?

Without your grace, how can we discover the treasure of Shiva’s name within us?

Victory to you, Victory to you, O the destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain and the one who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

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:

You must bestow your grace on me, O Mother Uma, the compassionate towards the miserable,

O, mother of the Universe, your arrows are scattered in the same way as your grace is showered,

You may choose to do whatever is appropriate at this time, O worshipful mother, remove the sorrows and afflictions which are difficult to bear,

Victory to you, Victory to you, O destroyer of demon Mahishasura, the daughter of the mountain and the one who shines with beautiful locks of hair.

Essence Of Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Mahishasura as the Buffalo represents brutality and evil nature of humans. The battle between Maa Durga and Mahishasura, therefore, symbolizes the battle between the good and the evil. It even represents the transformation in human beings that purifies one’s animalistic sexual nature and only the divine mother has the capability to convert an animal into a pure human. Those who aspire to purify their bodies and minds should surrender to Mother Durga and worship her.

When you worship her unconditionally, Mother takes up the responsibility of your life and transforms you with a miracle. Thus, reading the story of Mahishasura and Mother Durga and reciting the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram is a representation of the deeper and higher spiritual efforts for those who seek liberation.

Those who face problems controlling their passions and desires feel restless and lack of peace. Such people should pray to the divine mother to transform their lives positively with purity and peace. Mother Durga helps control animalistic passions and convert yourself into a pious and divine person.

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram Benefits

mahishasura mardini stotram meaning

Worshipping Maa Durga conquers fears inside the devotee as the Goddess kills anger, rage, ego, and grudge and drives away all the negativity residing inside one’s body, mind and soul.

One can seek blessings of Maa Durga to win any battle or conquer any fear or challenge by reciting Mahishasura Mardini Stotram on a regular basis. The divine mother helps you win the battle and gain victory in all the work.

Regular chanting of Mahishasura Mardini overwhelms all the sorrows from your life and blesses you with powers from Maa Durga.

When we recite the stotram with devotion throughout the Navratri festival, mother Durga comes and battles all the negative forces within us to purify our mind, body, and soul. She frees us from millions of sins and negative energies hidden inside us.

Devotees who chant this powerful mantra in praise of Goddess Durga achieve victory over calamities and mitigation of negative karma.

Chanting this stotram helps control the animalistic passions and become a divine and pious soul. It also helps destroy any evil karma to move on the path of liberation from worldly desires.

How To Chant Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

One who wants to get the blessings of Goddess Durga for power and strength should chant the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram on a regular basis with complete devotion. One can read or listen to the stotram at home.

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram has much importance during the Navratri festival as devotees worship Mother Durga in her nine forms. Chanting the stotram on these nine days helps the devotees invoke the Goddess to come to their rescue.