Nav Durga Stotram

प्रथमं शैलपुत्री च द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी।तृतीयं चन्द्रघंटेति कूष्माण्डेति चतुर्थकम् ।।

पंचमं स्क्न्दमातेति षष्ठं कात्यायनीति च ।सप्तमं कालरात्रीति महागौरीति चाष्टमम् ।।

नवमं सिद्धिदात्री च नवदुर्गाः प्रकीर्तिताः ।।

Prathamam Shailputri ch dwitiyam brahmcharini. Tritiyam

Chandrghanteti Kushmandeti Chaturthakam.

Panchamam Skandmateti Shashtam Katyayniti ch. Saptamam

Kalratri Maha Gauri ch Ashtmam.

Navmam Sidhidatri ch Nav Durga Prakirtitah.

Navmam Sidhidatri ch Nav Durga Prakirtitah.

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Sarva Mangala Mangalye

सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥

Sarva-Manggala-Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike |
Sharannye Trya[i-A]mbake Gauri Naaraayanni Namo[ah-A]stu Te ||

Meaning:
1: (Salutations to You O Narayani) Who is the Auspiciousness in All the Auspicious, Auspiciousness Herself, Complete with All the Auspicious Attributes, and Who fulfills All the Objectives of the Devotees (Purusharthas – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha),
2: Who is the Giver of Refuge, With Three Eyes and a Shining Face; Salutations to You O Narayani.

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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥

Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam
Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan
Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat ||

Meaning:
1: Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva),
2: Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.
3: May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), …
4: … and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature.

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Nav Durga Raksha Mantra

Om Shaila-Putri Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Jaga-Janani Devi Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Brahmacharini Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Bhavataarini Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Chadraghanta Chandi Raksha Karo
Om Bhayaharini Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Kushmanda Tumhi Raksha Karo
Om Shakti Roopa Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Skanda-Mata Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Jagadamba Janani Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Katyaayani Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Paap-Naashini Ambe Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Kaalaratri Kali Raksha Karo
Om Sukha-Daati Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Maha-Gauri Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Bhakti-Daati Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

Om Sidhhi-Daatri Maiya Raksha Karo
Om Nava Durga Devi Raksha Karo
Om Navadurga Namaha, Om Jaga-Janani Namaha

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32 Names of Maa Durga

1. Durga
2. Durgatirshamini
3. Durgapadvinivarini
4. Durgamacchedini
5. Durgasadhini
6. Durganasini
7. Durgatoddharini
8. Durgenihantri
9.Durgamapaha
10.Durgamagnanada
11. Durgadaityalokadavanala
12.Durgama
13.Durgamaloka
14.Durgamatmasvarupini
15.Durgamargaprada
16. Durgamavidya
17. Durgamasrita
18.Durgamgyanasansthana
19. Durgamadhyanabhasini
20. Durgamoha
21.Durgamaga
22. Durgamarthasvarupini
23.Durgamasurasanhantri
24.Durgamayudhadharini
25.Durgamangi
26.Durgamata
27.Durgamya
28.Durgamesvari
29.Durgabhima
30.Durgabhama
31.Durgabha
32. Durgadarini

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Sarawathi Gayatri Mantra

Aum Vaak-dhevyai Cha Vidmahe
Virinchi Pathniyai Cha Dhimahee
Thanno Vaanee Prachodayath

Meaning:
Om Let me meditate on the goddess of speech
She who is the wife of Lord Brahma, give me greater intellect,
And let the Goddess Vani illuminate my mind

Other Versions

Om Sarasvatyei Vidmahe,
Brahmaputriye Dhimahi,
Tanno Devi Prachodayat

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Ya Kundendu Saraswathi Mantra

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना ।
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा पूजिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वति भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥१॥
Yaa Kunde[a-I]ndu-Tussaara-Haara-Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra-Vastra-[A]avrtaa
Yaa Viinnaa-Vara-Danndda-Mannddita-Karaa Yaa Shveta-Padma-[A]asanaa |
Yaa Brahma-Acyuta-Shankara-Prabhrtibhir-Devaih Sadaa Puujitaa
Saa Maam Paatu Sarasvati Bhagavatii Nihshessa-Jaaddya-Apahaa ||1||
Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Devi Saraswati) Who is Pure White like Jasmine, with the Coolness of Moon, Brightness of Snow and Shine like the Garland of Pearls; and Who is Covered with Pure White Garments,
1.2: Whose Hands are Adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the Boon-Giving Staff; And Who is Seated on Pure White Lotus,
1.3: Who is Always Adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and Other Devas,
1.4: O Goddess Saraswati, Please Protect me and Remove my Ignorance completely.

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