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Devyashtakam | Devi Ashtakam by Yogananda | Navaratri 2009 special poem

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Devyaṣṭakam

I adore You, Who is the great Goddess (Mahādevī), Who is Mahāśakti (the greatest power), Who is Bhavānī, Who is the dear one of Śiva (Bhava), Who destroys the grief of metempsychosis, and Who is the Mother of the world.[1] I adore You, Who is dear to devotees, Who is reachable by devotion, Who increases the fame (glory) of devotees, Who is dear to Śiva, Who is Satī (eternal truth), Who is noble Goddess, and Who endears devotees.[2]

I adore You, Who is Annapūrṇā (Who gives grains), Who is always complete (in every way), Who is Pārvatī (daughter of Parvata Himālaya), Who is prayed on parva,1 Who is the great Īśvarī, Who is seated on a bull, and Who is the supreme Goddess.[3] I adore You, Who is Kālarātriḥ, Who is the great Goddess Rātriḥ, Who is the night of deluge (prayalakāla rātriḥ), Who is the Goddess of everyone, Who is the beloved of Śiva, Who is the power of Śambhu, Who is the Mother, and Who is known as Umā.[4]

I adore You, Who creates the universe, Who nourishes (protects) the universe like a Mother, Who causes the destruction of universe (at deluge), Who is eulogized by sages (muni), Who is auspicious, and Who bestows mokṣa (liberation).[5] I adore You, Who absolves the grief of demi-gods (or noble ones), Who is the Divine Mother, Who always helps the demi-gods (or noble ones), Who is always worthy to be honored by sages and demi-gods, and Who is worshipped by demi-gods (or noble ones).[6]

I adore You, Who has three eyes, Who is the consort of Śiva, Who is Gaurī (or of fair-complexion), Who bestows luxuries and liberation, Who is eternally blissful, Who is the great illusory power (Māyā), Who is the seed (cause) of this universe, and Who is the Goddess of the universe.[7] I adore You, Who destroys all the griefs of living-beings seeking shelter (in Her), Who causes happiness and prosperity, Who is eternal, Who is Prakṛti (primordial One), and Who is Parā.[8]

With devotion, he who reads these eight verses on Goddess — which is virtuous, and which is written by Yogānanda, he attains the final happiness and bliss.[9]

Footnotes:

1 Parva consists of the full moon day, the change of moon, and the eighth day and the fourteenth day of half month.

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Poet: Yogānanda

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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