Durgai ashtakam is an Octad to Goddess Durga. It is also known as Apaduddharaka stotram and is said to be the "stava raja " or the king among the hymns to Goddess Durga. Durga Ashtakam means 8 shlokas of goddess durga. It is said in 9th shloka that one who listens or recites this stotram everyday morning will get desired results in life. Durga Ashtakam Stotra is very devine stotra to listen.
Shri Durgai ashtakam in Tamil By Durgai Chithar
Translated by Shri P.R.Ramachander
1. Inba nalan alippavalai,
Arum sivanai mananthavalai,
Nan malarial pojithu,
Namo durga yendriduven.
She who grants joyful pleasant life,
She who gives only sweet things,
She who is the dear mother,
She who married the dear Lord Shiva,
She who exists as golden soul Inside my mind,
I would worship with good flowers,
And I will say “I salute you Durga”
2. Thunga vezhir kari mukani,
Durgaye nee eendreduthai,
Sakthiye nee pangeduthai,
Pongu sina perariyil,
Porutha nee irunthittai,
Thangiduvai yem kulathil,
Thava oliye durgayale
Oh durga , you gave birth to,
The elephant faced one, who had prettiness of a lion,
In the male dance of Lord Shiva,
Oh sakthi you took part,
And in the great war with rising anger,
You took part properly,
Please remain in my clan,
Oh Durga, who is the light of penance
3. Isai thanthu ivaazhvin,
Idar neeki kaapavale,
Visayudane mana malai,
Dhisai yellam thiru vilanga,
Aakshi cheivai durgayale.
Oh Goddess who gave music,
And protects this life , removing its problems,
Who with great speed gives,
The garland of marriage with desire,
Who walked eith her divine feet,
So that prosperity is there in all directions,
Oh Durga please rule over,
Even immovable things.
4. Vendiyavana , virumbiyavana,
Gandipathai gadhai athanai,
Kantha migu soolamathai,
Aakshi cheyya yenthittal,
Thoonda nal mani vilakkai,
Thooya durgai thayenbom.
Whatever is needed, whatever is wished for,
She would give as per the need,
She is the mother who rules,
Gandipa, the mace and,
The very magnetic trident,
For ruling , she took in her hand,
The good gem lamp that need notbe increased,
And we would call that pure Durga as our mother.
5. Ulagayival eendru yeduthaal,
Udamai mika than alithaal,
Kali maithu kavi isaithaal,
Thila oli nuthaludayaal,
Thiru nirainth vadivudayaal,
Alakil nalam alippavalai,
Annai sri Durgayenbom
She gave birth to the world,
She gave us very many assets,
She destroyed Kali in which,
The thieving asuras quareel with each other,
She who is having shining thilaka on her forehead,
She who has a form full of divinity,
Her who is giving us all good in this world,
We will call Mother Sri Durga.
6. Sundarathu kandhanaye,
Sudar kootti eedravalaar?
Vinthai miga pongidave,
Vilangu nalam tharupavalaar?
Annai yena vanthavalaar,
Chandha miga polikindra,
Sakthi sri Durgai yenbom
Who is the one who gave birth
To the pretty Subramanya by adding the flames?
Who is the one who gives us lot of good,
With many wonders ebbing out?
Who is the one who came as mother,
Who has no beginning or end?
We will say it is Sakthi Durga,
Who gives out lot of light.
7. Selvamodu selvaakkai,
Cheyam perave thanthavalai ,
Nal valavum nirainthavalai,
Sol malarial poojithu,
Sorna oli pethiduvom.
She who gave wealth along with,
Respectability , so that we can win,
Who is filled with good knowledge, good light,
And good prosperity,
She who shows the way to win,
She who has eyes like red flame,
We will forship with word flowers,
And we will get gold like luster.
8. Kumari munai nirkkindra,
Kula vilakke, durgayale,
Samayamathil vazhi kaattum,
Imaya muki durgayale,
Oh lamp of our clan who stands ,
In cape Comarin, Oh Durga,
Oh Chandiga, Ohg Durga,
Who shows us the way in proper time,
Oh Durga , who fought the war,
And destroyed Sorrow,
Oh Durga of the cloud of Himalayas,
Hail to your feet.
Sarva mangala mangalye, Shive, sarvartha sadhake,
Saranye triambike Gowri narayani namosthuthe.
Oh Goddess who is a giver of all good things, who is peaceful, who is a giver of all wealth,
who can be relied upon, who has three eyes and who is golden in colour.
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