mahiśāsura mardini  

 

mahiśāsura mardini stōtra

 

ayi giri nandini, nandita mēdini, visva vinōdini, nandinutē
giri vara vindhya śirōdhini vasini viśnuvilāsini jisnunutē

 


bhagavati hē śitikaṇthakutumbini bhūrikutumbini bhūrikrutē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē

 


suravaravarśiṇi durdharadharśiṇi durmukhamarśiṇi harśaratē
tribhuvanapōśiṇi śankaratōśiṇi kilbiśamōśiṇi ghōśaratē

 


danujanirōśiṇi ditisutarōśiṇi durmadaśōśiṇi sindhusutē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē

 


ayi jagadamba madamba kadambavanapriyavāsini hāsaratē
śikhariśirōmaṇi tuṇgahimālaya śringanijālaya madhyagatē

 


madhumadhurē madhukaitabhaganjini kaitabhabhanjini rāsaratē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē

 


ayi śatakhaṇda vikhaṇditaruṇda vituṇditaśuṇda gajādhipatē
ripugajagaṇda vidāraṇacaṇda parākramaśuṇda mrigādhipatē

 

 

nijabhujadaṇda nipātitakhaṇda vipatitamuṇda bhatādhipatē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē

 

 

ayi raṇadurmadaśatruvadhōdita durdharanirjara śaktibhrutē
caturavicaradhuriiṇamahasiva dutakrita pramathādhipatē

 


duritaduriihadurāśayadurmati dānavaduta krutāntamatē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē


ayi śaraṇāgata vairivadhūvara viiravarābhayadāyakarē
tribhuvanamastaka śūlavirōdhiśiirōdhikritāmala śūlakarē


dumidumitāmara dundubhināda mahōmukhariikrita tigmakarē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē


ayi nijahunkriti mātranirākrita dhūmravilōcana dhūmraśatē
samraviśōśita śōṇitabēēja samudbhavaśōṇita biijalatē


śivaśivaśumbhani śumbhamahāhavatarpita bhutapiśācaratē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē


dhanuranusangaraṇakśaṇasanga pariśphuradanga naTatkaTakē
kanakapiśanga priśatkaniśanga rasadbhatasringa hatābaTukē


krutacaturanga balakśitiranga ghatadbahuranga raTadbaTukē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē


jaya jaya japyajayē jayaśabda parastutitatatpara viśvanutē
jhaṇa jhaṇa jhinjhimijhinkritanūpura sinjitamōhita bhūtapatē


natita natārdhanatiinatanāyaka nātitanātyasugānaratē
jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē


ayi sumanah sumanah sumanah sumanōharakāntiyutē
śrita rajanii rajanii rajanii rajanii rajaniikaravakravrutē


sunayanavibhra marabhra marabhra marabhra marabhra marādhipatē||


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
sahitamahāhava mallamatallika mallitarallaka mallaratē


viracitavallika pallikamallika śrillikabhillika vargavrutē
sita kruta phullisamullasitākruṇtallaja pallavasallalitē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
aviralagaṇda galanmadamēdura mattamatangajarājapatē


tribhuvana bhūśaṇa bhūtakalānidhi rūpapayōnidhirājasutē
ayi sudatiijanalālasamānasa mōhanamanmatharājasutē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
kamaladalāmalakōmala kāntikalākalitāmala bhālatalē


sakalavilāsakalānilayakrama kēlicalatkala hamsakulē
alikulasankula kuvalayamaṇdala maulimiladbakulālikulē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
karamuraliirava viijita kūjita lajjita kōkila manjumatē


militapulinda manōharagunjita ranjitaśailanikunjagatē
nijaguṇabhūta mahāśabariigaṇa sadguṇasambhruta kēlitalē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
katitatapiitadukūlavicitra mayūkhatiraskrita candrarucē


praṇatasurāsura maulimaṇisphuradamśulasannakha candrarucē
jitakanakācala maulipadōrjita nirbharakunjara kumbhakucē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
vijitasahasra karaikasahasra karaikasahasra karaikanutē


krutasuratāraka sangaratāraka sangaratāraka sūnusutē
surathasamādhi samānasamādhi samādhi samādhi sujātaratē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
padakamalam karuṇānilayē varivasyati yōnudinam saśivē


ayi kamalē kamalānilayē kamalānilayah sakatham na bhavēt
tava padamēva param padamityanuśiilayatō mama kim na śivē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
kanakalasatkala sindhujalairanusincinutē guṇarangabhuvam


bhajati sa kim na sacikucakumbha tatiiparirambha sukhānubhavam
tava caraṇam śaraṇam karavāṇi natāmaravāṇi nivāsisivam


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
tava vimalēndukulam vadanēndum alam sakalam nanu kūlayatē


kimu puruhūta puriindumukhiisumukhiibhirasau vimukhiikriyatē
mama tu matam sivanāmadhanē bhavatii kripayā kimuta kriyatē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē
ayi mayi diinadayālutayā krupayaiva tvayā bhavitavyamumē


ayi jagatō jananii krupayāsi yathāsi tathaṇumitāsitarē
yaducitamatra bhavatyurariikrutādurutāpa mapākrurutē


jaya jaya hē mahiśāsuramardhini ramyakapardini śailasutē

 

This song was composed by the great sage Adi Shankaracharya some time around 810 AD. This song is sung in praise of Goddess Chamundeshwari and describes the way She destroyed many demons.