Atha Durga Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotram in English Translation

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The Shri Atha Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotram is another one of the innvocation Mantras of the Shri Durga Saptha-shati. In this Lord Shiva narrates to Mata Parvati the 108 names of Durga Mata by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.Those who daily read these 108 names from Durga Stotram, find nothing impossible in the three worlds. They receive benefits like wealth, luxury, offspring and lineage, elephants, four things — dharma, artha, kaam, moksha, and in the end are liberated eternally.

So with hands clasped and a humble attitude we chant the auspicious Stotram of the Devi as written in the Chandi Paath (also known as the Durga Saptha-shati) of 700 verses found in the Markandaye Puran.




Sanskrit Verse 1



English Translation

[Lord Shiva speaks] O Parvati, the One Who has a lotus-like face! I am telling You those one-hundred and eight names, by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.||1||


Sanskrit Verse 2 to 16



English Translation

1) Sati, the daughter of Dakṣa; 2) Sadhvi, the Sanguine; 3) Bhavaprita, loved by the universe; 4) Bhavani, the abode of the universe; 5) Bhavamocani, the absolver of the universe; 6) Arya; 7) Durga; 8) Jaya; 9) Adya, the beginning reality; 10) Trinetra, having three-eyes; 11) Suladhariṇi, holding a monodent; 12) Pinakadhariṇi, Who holds the trident of Siva; 13) Citra; 14) Caṇḍaghaṇṭa, having mighty bells¹; 15) Mahatapa, with severe penance; 16) Manas, mind; 17) Buddhi, wisdom; 18) Ahankara, pride; 19) Cittarupa, thought-state; 20) Cita, death-bed; 21) Citi, the thinking mind; 22) Sarvamantramayi, possessing all the instruments of thought; 23) Satta, above all; 24) Satyanandasvarupiṇi, eternal bliss; 25) Ananta, infinite or beyond measure; 26) Bhavini, beautiful woman; 27) Bhavya, future; 28) Bhavya, with splendor; 29) Abhavya, improper or fear-causing²; 30) Sadagati, always bestowing Mokṣa; 31) Sambhavi, consort of Sambhu; 32) Devamata; 33) Cinta, thoughts; 34) Ratnapriya, adorned or loved by jewels; 35) Sarvavidya, abode of knowledge; 36) Dakṣakanya, that is Sati, daughter of Dakṣa; 37) DakṣayajñavinaSini, destroyer of the sacrifice of Dakṣa³; 38) Aparṇa; 39) Anekavarṇa, having many complexions (for example: Kali, Gauri); 40) Paṭala, red in color; 41) Paṭalavati, wearing a red-color apparel; 42) Paṭṭambaraparidhana, wearing a dress made of leather; 43) Kalamañjirarañjini, wearing a melodious anklet; 44) Ameya, immeasurable; 45) Vikrama, fierce; 46) Krura, cruel (on demons); 47) Sundari; 48) Surasundari; 49) Vanadurga; 50) Matangi; 51) Matangamunipujita, prayed by Sage Matanga; 52) Brahmi; 53) MaheSvari; 54) Caindri; 55) Kaumarc; 56) Vaiṣṇavi× 57) Camuṇḍa; 58) Varahi; 59) Lakṣmi; 60) Puruṣakṛti, taking the form of a man; 61) Vimalotkarṣiṇi, providing joy; 62) Jñana; 63) Kriya; 64) Nitya, eternal one; 65) Buddhida, bestower of wisdom; 66) Bahula, numerous in forms; 67) Bahulaprema, generously benevolent; 68) Sarvavahanavahana, sits or rides all vehicles; 69-72) Slayer of Sumbha and NiSumbha, Mahiṣasura, Madhu and Kaiṭabha, and Caṇḍa and Muṇḍa; 73) SarvasuravinaSa, destroyer of all demons; 74) Sarvadanavaghatini, causes injury to all the demons; 75) SarvaSastramayi, deft in all theories; 76) Satya; 77) Sarvastradhariṇi, possessor of all the missile weapons; 78) AnekaSastrahasta, possessor of many hand weapons; 79) Anekastrasya Dhariṇi, possessor of many missile weapons; 80) Kumari; 81) Ekakanya; 82) KaiSori; 83) Yuvati; 84) Yati; 85) Aprauḍha, who never gets old; 86) Prauḍha, who is old; 87) Vṛddhamata, old mother (loosely); 88) Balaprada, bestower of strength; 89) Mahodari, gigantic abdomen which stores the universe; 90) MuktakeSa, having open tresses; 91) Ghorarupa, having a fierce outlook; 92) Mahabala, having immense strength; 93) Agnijvala, poignant like fire; 94) Raudramukhi, having a fierce face like universe-destroying Rudra; 95) Kalaratri; 96) Tapasvini; 97) Narayaṇi; 98) Bhadrakali; 99) Viṣṇumaya; 100) Jalodari, abode of the ethereal universe; 101) Sivaduti; 102) Karali, fierce; 103) Ananta, immeasurable; 104) ParameSvari; 102) Katyayani; 106) Savitri; 107) Pratyakṣa; 108) Brahmavadini.||2—16||


Sanskrit Verse 17



English Translation

Those who daily read these 108 names from Durga Stotram, find nothing impossible in the three worlds.||16|| They receive benefits like wealth, luxury, offspring and lineage, elephants, four things — dharma, artha, kaam, moksha, and in the end are liberated eternally.||17||


Sanskrit Verse 18



English Translation

Having prayed and meditated upon Devi, Kumari, and the Goddess of demi-gods, worship Her with devotion using this stotra.||18||

Sanskrit Verse 19



English Translation

O Goddess! The king who prays in the above manner and attains perfection (siddhi), attains his kingdom, and splendor back from everyone including the demi-gods.||19||


Sanskrit Verse 20



English Translation

Those who write a yantra (diagram) of this stotra with Gomutra (literally cow’s urine), Alta (a red color pigment), Kunkuma, Sindura, Camphor, and Honey, and keep it in hand, becomes similar to Siva [as a devotee].||20||

Sanskrit Verse 21



English Translation

The one who writes and recites this eulogy during Bhauma new moon night attains every worldly luxury.||21||