Adoration to the Goddess….

The aim of devotion and prayer is to develop love for everyone.
~ Amma

Prayers of praise and adoration are found in almost every religious tradition. They are said, chanted, or sung to extol the love, compassion, greatness, and/or power of God(dess).

Devi Shloka in Sanskrit

yā devī sarvabhūteṣu mātṛirupeṇa saṃsthitaḥ!
yā devī sarvabhūteṣu śaktirupeṇa saṃsthitaḥ!
yā devī sarvabhūteṣu śāntirupeṇa saṃsthitaḥ!
namastasyaiḥ! namastasyaiḥ! namastasyaiḥ!
namo namaḥ!
OM ambāyai namaḥ!

Adoration to the Goddess who manifests in all living beings as the Mother!
Adoration to the Goddess who manifests in all living beings as (Female) Energy!
Adoration to the Goddess who manifests in all living beings as Peace!
Adoration to Her! Adoration to Her! Adoration to Her!
Again and again adoration!
OM. Adoration to the Divine Mother!

(Hindu Devi Shloka)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am Happy and Healthy.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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Prayer for Thursday (Chaitra Navratri)

Today is the first day of the Hindu festival of Chaitra Navratri. The Iroquois Thunder Ceremony continues today.

One person of integrity can make a difference.
~ Elie Wiesel

Durga (Devi) Stuti

I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the name of Maya of Vishnu.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who abides in all creatures as realization.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of intelligence.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who lives in all creatures in the form of sleep.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of appetite.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who lives in all creatures in the form of meditation and reflection.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of Shakti, the creative power.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of thirst.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who lives in all creatures in the merciful form.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of race.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who lives in all creatures in the modest form.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of peace (Shanti).
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who lives in all creatures in the form of unshakable faith (Shraddha).
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who lives in all creatures in the form of beauty or brilliance (Kaanti).
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the prosperous form.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of motion.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who lives in all creatures in the form of memory.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of mercy or kindness (Dayaa).
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who lives in all creatures in the form of satisfaction.
I bow again and again to the Devi,
who lives in all creatures in the form of Mother.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who dwells in all creatures in the form of illusion.
I bow again and again to the all pervading goddess,
who continuously controls the senses of all creatures and governs all elements.
I bow again and again to the Goddess,
who pervades this world and controls in the form of awareness.

(Hindu prayer to the Goddess)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I forgive everyone for everything”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)