Durga Manthra Pushpam

Mother Goddess Sri Durga Devi

Thanno Durgih Prachodayaath

Guidelines for the pronunciation are in the footnotes


durgaa manthra pushpam

jaatha vedase sunvaama soma maraatheeyatho nidaha
thvedah sanah parushadathi durgaani vishvaa naa veva
sindhum durithaadyagni

thaa magni varnaam thapasaa jvalantheem vairochaneem
karma phaleshu jushtaam, durgaam deveegam sharana maha
prapadye sutharasi thrase namah

agne thvam paarayaa navyo asmaast thsvasthi bhirathi
durgaani vishvaa, puuscha prudhvee bahulaana urvi
bhavathokaaya thanayaaya shamyoh

vishvaanino durgahaa jaathaveda ssindhum nanaavaa
durithaa athivarshi agne athrivan manasaa grinaano
asmaakam bhodhanvithaa thanonaam

prithavaajithagm sahamaanam ugram agnigam huve
ma paramath sadhasthaath sanah parshadathi durgaani
vishva kshaamath devo athi duritha athyagnih

prathnoshi kameedyo adhvareshu sanaachcha hothaa
navyaschapathsi, svaamcha agne thanuvam
pipraya svaassabhyam cha saubhaagamaa yajasya

gobhirjubhusha mayujo nishiktham thavendra vishnoranusam
charema naakasya prushta mabhi samvasaano vaishnaveem
loka iha maa dayam thaam

kaathyaayanaaya vidmahe kanyakumaari dheemahi
thanno durgih prachodayaath


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.