Sapta Shloki Durga

Om Jnaaninaamapi chetaamsi Devi Bhagavati hi sa, 

Baladaakrushya mohaaya Maha Maya prayacchati/


(Bhagavati Maha Maya! You pull the minds of all who are knowledgeable and also who are illiterates with force towards obsession!)


Om Durgey smritaa harasi bheeti masesha jantoh,

Swasthaih smritaa mati mateeva shubhaam dadaasi/

Daaridra duhkha bhaya haarini ka twadanya,

Sarvopakaara karanaaya sadaardra Chitta/

(Devi Durga! A mere thought of yours demolishes fright 

among ‘Beings, while you provide auspiciousness

when sensible humans meditate on you.) 

   (Who else is there but you that wards of our sorrows and adversities with benevolence)


Om Sarva Mangala Maangalyey Shivey sarvaartha saadhakey,

Sharanyey Thriambikey Devi! Narayani Namostuthey/ 


We bow down and greet the divine mother who is a complete power of 

Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati, providing auspiciousness to all,

Who is also Shiva swarupa, and provider of everything in this world? 

Om Sharanaagata deenaarta paritraana parayaney,

Sarvasyaarti harey Devi! Narayani Namostutey/

(Our greetings to You Narayani! Devi! We are helpless and harassed we seek

refuge and safety from you).

Om Sarva Swarupey Sarvesey Sarva Shakti samanvitey,

Bhayebhyastraahino Devi! Durga Devi Namostutey/

(Devi! You are the all-comprehensive Form, the Supreme Sovereign, and the all-

Powerful; kindly shield us from diverse types of fears and apprehensions; our

earnest salutations to You, Durga Devi!)

Om rogaanaseshaa napahamsi Tushtaa,

Rushtaa tu kaamaan sakasaa nabhishtaan/

Twam ashritaanaam na vipannaraanaam,

Twam ashritaa hyashrayataam prayaanti /

(Oh mother it’s your compassion through which all our diseases disappear; but if

you become indignant,  all our wishes get to nothing)

(Those who have already taken shelter in your feet would never face difficulties

any way; on the other hand, such persons saved by You could as well provide

protection to others too in their turn!)

Om Sarva baadhaa prashamanam Thrailokya syaakhileswari,

Evameva twayaa kaarya masadvairi vinaashanam/

(Sarveswari! Do continue to alleviate the tribulations of everyone among the

Three Lokas and destroy the enemy elements everywhere).

Ya yetatsaramam guhyam Sarva Rakshaa vishaaradam,

Devya sambhaashitam Stotram sadaa Saamraajya daayakam/

(This Sapta Shloki is at once striking yet classified but bestowing protection; this

is a Sacred Hymn related to the Supreme Mother yielding immense benefits

including ‘Samraajya’ or Empires!)

Shrunuyaadwaa pathedyaapi paathayeydwaapi yatnatah,

Parivaara yutho Bhuutwaa Trailokya Vijayeebhavet!

(Hearing, reading or narrating the Sapta Shloki with sincere 

efforts along with family and friends would secure accomplishments in all the

Three worlds!)