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Mahisasura Mardini Stotram

This very popular stotra of Goddess Durga is supposed to have been written by Ramakrishna Kavi. Nothing is known about the author. The great Tenali Rama was known as Ramakrishna Kavi and he was a great Bhaktha of Durga. But there are no references to say that he wrote this great work. Due to its very poetic nature and repetition of words in the same stanza with different nuances, this storam feels one with a unique energy when you hear it. I have posted video of this divine stotram and also lyrics with its translation. This transation is not done by me but have adopted it from other internet sources. Do write your comments about this beautiful, divine work.

Part I

Lyrics:
Ayi giri nandini, nanditha medini, visva vinodini, nanda nuthe ,
Giri vara vindhya shirodhini vasini vishnu vilaasini jisnu nuthe ,
Bhagavati he shiti kanta kutumbini bhoori kutumbini bhoori kruthe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 1

Oh, Daughter of the Mountain, Who makes the whole World happy,
Who makes all the Universe rejoice, Who is praised by Nandin,
Who dwells on the peaks of the great Vindhya Mountains, with radiance reaching far and wide, Who is praised by those desirous of victory,
Oh Goddess, Wife to blue-necked Shiva, Mother to many families, Doer of many deeds,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Suravara varshini durdhara dharshini durmukha marshini harsha rathe ,
Tribhuvana poshini shankara toshini kilbisha moshini ghosha rathe ,
Danujani roshini ditisuta roshini durmada shoshini sindhu suthe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 2


Who bestows boons upon the Gods, Who defeats the undisciplined,
Who tolerates the ignorant, Who is ever rejoicing,
Who nourishes the three worlds, Who pleases Shankara,
Who removes sins, Who inhabits the sound of AUM,
Whose wrath befalls the progeny of the demons Danu and Diti, Who destroys those drunk on the evil intoxicant of pride, Who is Daughter of the Ocean!
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Ayi jagadamba madamba kadamba vanapriya vaasini haasa rathe ,
Shikhari shiromani tunga himaalaya shringani jaalaya madhya gathe ,
Madhu madhure madhu kaitabha ganjini kaitabha bhanjini raasa rathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 3

Oh, Mother of the World, my Mother, Who loves Her Kadamba tree forest, Who is always smiling,
Whose dwelling is in the tallest peaks of the Himalayas, the greatest of all mountain chains,
Who is so very sweet, Who keeps the treasures of Madhu and Kaitabha, Who slayed Kaitabha, Who is ever dancing,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Ayi shata khanda vikhandita runda vitundita shunda gajaadhi pathe ,
Ripugaja ganda vidaarana chanda paraakrama shunda mrigaadhi pathe ,
Nijabhuja danda nipaatita khanda vipatita munda bhataadhi pathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 4 

Who splinters demons\' heads into hundreds of shards, Who severs the trunks of their great battle elephants,
Whose great Lion mount exhibits terrifying valor, as he tears apart the temples of the enemy\'s elephants
Who shatters the skulls of enemy chieftains with the strength of her own arms,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Ayi rana durmada shatru vadhodita durdhara nirjara shakti bhruthe ,
Chaturavi chaara dhureena maha siva duta krita pramathaadhi pathe ,
Durita dureeha duraashaya durmati daanava duta krutaanta mathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 5

Oh, it is You Who possesses the invinceable force that vanquishes hard-to-subdue enemies in battle
Who promoted Pramatha, the great attendant of Shiva, a master of subtle thinking, to be Her general in battle,
Who destroyed the messengers of the demons, who were sinful, with evil intention in their thoughts and minds,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Ayi sharanaa gata vairiva dhoovara veerava raabhaya daaya kare ,
Tribhuvana mastaka shoola virodhi sheerodhi kritaamala shoola kare ,
Dumidumi taamara dundubhi naada maho mukharee krita tigma kare ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 6

Oh, it is You Who gives protection to the wives of heroic enemy warriors when they seek refuge;
Who aims a flawless spear at the head of the demon who causes great pain in all the three worlds,
Who burns like a blazing hot sun, inflamed by the resounding din of the war-drums of the Gods,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!
 

Ayi nija hunkriti maatra niraa krita dhoomra vilochana dhoomra shathe ,
Sama ravi shoshita shonita beeja samudbhava shonuta beeja lathe ,
Shiva shiva shumbha nishumbha mahaa hava tarpita bhuta pishaacha rathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 7

Oh, it is You Who, with a single roar, disperses the streams of smoke flowing from the eyes of advancing demons,
Who thrives like a vine on the blood that falls on the battleground,
Who delights alike in the company of the auspicious Shiva, inauspicious Shumbha and Nishumbha, and the ghoulish spirits who feed on the battle carnage,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!
 

Dhanuranu sanga ranakshana sanga parishphura danga natat katake ,
Kanakapi shanga prishatkani shanga rasadbhata sringa hataa batuke ,
Krutachatu ranga balakshithi ranga ghatadbahu ranga ratad batuke ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 8

Who decks Her tender limbs with fine dancing ornaments at the moment of battle, as She readies Her bow,
Who slays huge enemy soldiers with Her shining sword and arrows from Her golden-brown quiver,
Who plays with the vast enemy forces arrayed on the battlefield as if they were screaming toy soldiers,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!
 

Suralalanatha tatheye tatheye kritabhinayodara nrityarate,
Ritakukurat kukutogadadhi katalakutohala danarate,
Dhimikitadhi kitadimidhnidho mridanga nidarate,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 9

Jaya jaya japya jaye jaya shabda parasthuthi thath para vishva nuthe ,
Bhana Bhana Bhinjhimi Bhin kritha noopura sinjitha mohitha bhootha pathe ,
Natitha nataardha nateenatha naayaka naatitha naatya sugaana rathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 10

Victory to You! Victory to You! Whose victory need be sung and praised by all the Universe,
Who attracts Shiva\'s attention with the tinkling of Her bells and ornaments as She dances
Who delights in Her own beautiful singing, and Her dance in the form of Ardhanari,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Ayi sumanah sumanah sumanah sumanah sumano hara kaanthi yuthe ,
Shritha rajanee rajanee rajanee rajanee rajanee kara vakra vruthe ,
Sunayana vibhramara bhramara bhramara bhramara bhrama raadhi pathe,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 11

Oh, it is You Whose flowerlike complexion attracts all good-hearted souls,
[The meaning of the middle two lines is unclear],
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Sahita mahaahava mallama tallika mallitha rallaka malla rathe ,
Virachitha vallika pallika mallika bhillika bhillika varga vruthe ,
Sita krutha phullisa mullasi thaaruna thallaja pallava salla lithe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 12

[The meaning of this verse is unclear.]
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!


(lyrics continued in PART-II)

Part II

Lyrics:
Avirala ganda galanmada medura matha mathangaja raaja pathe ,
Tribhuvana bhooshana bhootha kalaanidhi roopa payonidhi raaja suthe ,
Ayi suda theejana laalasa maanasa mohana manmatha raaja suthe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 13

Who effortlessly steers huge royal elephants in their fury, musk streaming in rivers down their temples,
Oh Great Princess, Daughter of the Ocean, Who has the beauty of the Moon,
Who is Ornament of the triple world,
Princess of Love, whose beautiful smile enchants the minds of those entrapped by desire,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Kamala dalaamala komala kaanthi kalaakali thaamala bhaala lathe ,
Sakala vilaasa kalaa nilaya krama kelicha latkala hamsa kule ,
Alikula sankula kuvalaya mandala maulimi ladbaku laali kule ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 14

Whose flawless forehead displays Her beautiful complexion, pure and delicate like lotus petals,
Whose flocks of swans follow Her with the fluid grace that is the mark of all beautiful arts,
Whose swarms of bees sail down from the bakula trees to light with other bees atop the lotus flowers,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Kara muralee rava veejitha koojitha lajjitha kokila manju mathe ,
Militha pulinda manohara gunjitha ranjitha shaila nikunja gathe ,
Nijaguna bhootha mahaa shabaree gana sadguna sambhrutha keli thale ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 15

Who so sweetly plays Her flute that its music puts the Kokila bird to shame, Who always has sweet thoughts,
Who dwells in colorful mountain groves that echo pleasantly with the bustle of mountain folk,
Whose playground is filled with breathtaking tribal women, who are manifestations of Her own great qualities,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Katita tapeeta dukoola vichithra mayookha tiraskritha chandra ruche,
Pranatha suraasura mauli manisphura damshula sannakha chandra ruche,
Jithakana kaachala mauli padorjitha nirbhara kunjara kumbha kuche ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 16 

Who outshines the brilliance of the moon with the colorful rays flashing from the yellow silks around Her waist,
Whose toenails shine like the moon as well, reflecting the crest jewels of the gods and demons who bow at Her feet,
Whose breasts outshine the temples of wild elephants and the high peaks of golden mountains,
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Vijitha sahasra karaika sahasra karaika sahasra karaika nuthe ,
Kruta sura thaaraka sangara thaaraka sangara thaaraka soonu nuthe ,
Suratha samaadhi samaanasa maadhi samaadhi samaadhi sujaatha rathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 17

Who surpasses the thousand-rayed sun with the brilliance of Her own thousand hands, and Who is in turn praised by a thousand suns,
Who does battle to save the Gods, and Whose sons fought the demon Taraka and are Saviors,
[Meaning unclear],
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Pada kamalam karunaa nilaye vari vasyati yonu dinam sa shive ,
Ayi kamale kamalaa nilaye kamalaa nilayahsa katham na bhaveth ,
Tava padameva param pada mityanu sheelayatho mama kim na shive ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 18

Oh Benevolent Goddess, accompanied by Shiva, when one daily cherishes Your lotuslike feet,
Then, Oh lotus-dwelling Lakshmi, how will one not become wealthy?
Oh Auspicious Goddess, what riches will not be mine, if I earnestly believe that Your feet are the highest goal to be achieved?
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Kanaka lasat kala sindhu jalai ranu sinchi nute guna ranga bhuvam ,
Bhajathi sa kim na sachi kucha kumbha thatee pari rambha sukhaanu bhavam ,
Thava charanam sharanam kara vaani nataa mara vaani nivaa si sivam ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 19

If one bathes You, the playground of virtues, in the shining golden waters of the ocean,
Will one not experience in Heaven the joy, equal to that of Indra, of embracing the full bosom of Sachi?
Oh Goddess worshipped by the Gods Themselves, I take refuge at Your feet, which are also the abode of Shiva.
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

Tava vimalendu kulam vadha nendu malam sakalam nanu koola yathe ,
Kimu puru hootha pureendu mukhee sumukhee bhirasau vimukhee kriyathe ,
Mama thu matham siva naama dhane bhavatee kripayaa kimutha kriyathe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 20

When one sufficiently dedicates oneself to Your entire moonlike visage, brighter than a host of perfect moons,
How will one be turned away in heaven by the moon-visaged beauties of the city of Indra?
[Meaning unclear],
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair! 

Ayi mayi deena dayaalu thayaa krupa yaiva thvayaa bhavi thavya mume ,
Ayi jagatho jananee krupa yaasi yathaasi thathaa nubhi thaasi rathe ,
Yadu chitha mathra bhavathyu raree kuruthaa duruthaa pama paa kuruthe ,
Jaya jaya he mahishaasura mardhini ramyaka pardhini shaila suthe 21

Oh Uma, please look kindly upon me, because of your virtue of compassion toward the meek,
[Meaning unclear],
But you may do as You wish with me, Oh You who removes the pain of Her devotees.
Victory, victory to You, Oh Slayer of the Buffalo Demon!
Victory, Daughter of the Himalayas, with beautifully plaited hair!

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