Saturday, October 10, 2015

Adya Stotram Meaning

Adya Stotram meaning

In this post I will talk about the Adya Stotram meaning.

The Adya Stotram / আদ্যা স্তোত্র / आद्या स्तोत्रम्  is a Sanskrit hymn praising Adya Ma. To know more about Adya Stotram you may read the following.
Introduction to Adya Stotram
English translation of Adya Stotram 01 02 03 04 05
Introduction and explanation of Adya Stotram with Sanskrit, Bengali and English text

You can listen to a recording of Adya Stotram in traditional Bengali style by me in youtube here.

ॐ नम आद्यायै ।
शृणु वत्स प्रवक्ष्यामि आद्या स्तोत्रं महाफलम्ः ।
यः पठेत्ः सततं भक्त्या स एव विष्णुवल्लभः ॥ १॥
मृत्युर्व्याधिभयं तस्य नास्ति किञ्चित्ः कलौ युगे ।
अपुत्रा लभते पुत्रं त्रिपक्षं श्रवणं यदि ॥ २॥
द्वौ मासौ बन्धनान्मुक्ति विप्रर्वक्त्रात्ः श्रुतं यदि ।
मृतवत्सा जीववत्सा षण्मासं श्रवणं यदि ॥ ३॥
नौकायां सङ्कटे युद्धे पठनाज्जयमाप्नुयात्ः ।
लिखित्वा स्थापयेद्ःगेहे नाग्निचौरभयं क्वचित्ः ॥ ४॥
राजस्थाने जयी नित्यं प्रसन्नाः सर्वदेवता ।
औं ह्रीं ब्रह्माणी ब्रह्मलोके च वैकुण्ठे सर्वमङ्गला ॥ ५॥
इन्द्राणी अमरावत्यामविका वरुणालये।
यमालये कालरूपा कुबेरभवने शुभा ॥ ६॥
महानन्दाग्निकोने च वायव्यां मृगवाहिनी ।
नैऋत्यां रक्तदन्ता च ऐशाण्यां शूलधारिणी ॥ ७॥
पाताले वैष्णवीरूपा सिंहले देवमोहिनी ।
सुरसा च मणीद्विपे लङ्कायां भद्रकालिका ॥ ८॥
रामेश्वरी सेतुबन्धे विमला पुरुषोत्तमे ।
विरजा औड्रदेशे च कामाक्ष्या नीलपर्वते ॥ ९॥
कालिका वङ्गदेशे च अयोध्यायां महेश्वरी ।
वाराणस्यामन्नपूर्णा गयाक्षेत्रे गयेश्वरी ॥ १०॥
कुरुक्षेत्रे भद्रकाली व्रजे कात्यायनी परा ।
द्वारकायां महामाया मथुरायां माहेश्वरी ॥ ११॥
क्षुधा त्वं सर्वभूतानां वेला त्वं सागरस्य च ।
नवमी शुक्लपक्षस्य कृष्णसैकादशी परा ॥ १२॥
दक्षसा दुहिता देवी दक्षयज्ञ विनाशिनी ।
रामस्य जानकी त्वं हि रावणध्वंसकारिणी ॥ १३॥
चण्डमुण्डवधे देवी रक्तबीजविनाशिनी ।
निशुम्भशुम्भमथिनी मधुकैटभघातिनी ॥ १४॥
विष्णुभक्तिप्रदा दुर्गा सुखदा मोक्षदा सदा ।
आद्यास्तवमिमं पुण्यं यः पठेत्ः सततं नरः ॥ १५॥
सर्वज्वरभयं न स्यात्ः सर्वव्याधिविनाशनम्ः ।
कोटितीर्थफलं तस्य लभते नात्र संशयः ॥ १६॥
जया मे चाग्रतः पातु विजया पातु पृष्ठतः ।
नारायणी शीर्षदेशे सर्वाङ्गे सिंहवाहिनी ॥ १७॥
शिवदूती उग्रचण्डा प्रत्यङ्गे परमेश्वरी ।
विशालाक्षी महामाया कौमारी सङ्खिनी शिवा ॥ १८॥
चक्रिणी जयधात्री च रणमत्ता रणप्रिया ।
दुर्गा जयन्ती काली च भद्रकाली महोदरी ॥ १९॥
नारसिंही च वाराही सिद्धिदात्री सुखप्रदा ।
भयङ्करी महारौद्री महाभयविनाशिनी ॥ १०॥
इति ब्रह्मयामले ब्रह्मनारदसंवादे आद्या स्तोत्रं समाप्तम्ः ॥
॥ ॐ नम आद्यायै ॐ नम आद्यायै ॐ नम आद्यायै ॥

Listen child, as I narrate to you, the great virtues of the Adya Stotram.
Whoever reads this Stotram with constant devotion, will definitely become Lord Vishnu's favorite.
This hymn destroys the fear of death and sickness, in this Age of Kali (Kali Yuga).
A childless lady will conceive a child if she reads this Hymn for three fortnights.
A person who listens to his hymn for two months from a Brahmin shall attain liberation from all form of bindings.
(Women who have a propensity to give birth to still-born children) shall given birth to healthy children, if she listens to this Hymn for 6 months.
Victory may be assured for one who reads this Hymn, be it on boat (in water) or in times of distress or in times of war.
If this hymn is written and placed in one's home, there shall not be any threat of fear of fire or theft
One who reads this Hymn, is always the victor in the land of the King (or the Royal Palace/ abode of Royalty).
All the Gods are also pleased.
Description of Adya Ma begins:
Brahmani in Brahmaloka (the Land of Brahma).
Sarvamangala in Vaikunth, the Abode of Lord Vishnu.
Indrani in Amaravati (the Capital of Indra's Land - Swarga)
Amvika in the Land of Varuna.
Kalarupa in the Land of Yama (God of Death).
Shubha (the Auspicious One) in the Abode of Kubera (God of Wealth)
Mahananda (the Great Daughter) in the South-East.
Mrigavahini (the one who rides on a deer) in the North-West.
Rakta-danta (the one whose teeth is drenched in blood) in the South-West.
Shool-dharini (the one who holds  a trident) in the North East.
Vaishnavi in the Nether-world,
Deva Mohini in Singhal (literally the Land of Lions, or might possibly refer to present day Sri Lanka)
Surasa in Manidweep (literally Land of Gems)
Bhadra Kalika in Lanka (again Sri Lanka)
Rameshwari in the 'Bridge of the Sea' (a.k.a Adam's Bridge - a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge may have been a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.)
Vimala (the Pure One) in Puri (Puri in Orissa was also known as 'Purusottama Kshetra')
Viraja (the Unsullied One/ Spotless One) in Orissa (Odra Des)
Goddess Kamakshya in the (Land of) Blue Mountains
Kalika in Bengal, Maheshwari in Ayodhya, Annapurna in Varanasi, Gayeshwari in Gaya
Goddess Bhadra Kali in Kurukshetra, Goddess Katyayani in Vraja, Mahamaya in Dwaraka, Maheshwari in Mathura.
You are the hunger in all living beings,
You are the shore of the ocean,
You are the ninth lunar day of the waxing moon (Shukla Pakshya),
and the eleventh of the dark fortnight (Krishna Pakshya).
You are Devi (Parvati), daughter of Dakshasaa,
You are Janaki of Rama. You are the one who slayed Ravana.
The slayer of Chanda and Munda, Raktabeeja, Nishumbha and Shumbha, Madhu and Kaitabh.
You are Durga, devoted to Visnu (literally: the giver of devotion to Vishnu), you are the dispenser of pleasure as well as salvation.
The human being who regularly recites this sacred hymn to Adya would be free from the fear of all types of fever. All his/her illnesses would be cured (destroyed). He/ she would receive the blessings equivalent to one who makes 10 million (innumerable) holy pilgrimages.
May Jaya protect me from the front, may Vijaya protect me from behind,
May Narayani protect the upper portion of my body, may Simha Vahini (she who rides a lion) protect my full body.
May Shivaduti (She who sent Shiva as emissary) , Ugrachanda (the ferocious killer of Chanda),
and Parameshwari protect all my limbs all over,
(May) Vishalakshmi (She who has broad eyes), Mahamaya (She who is great enchantress),
Kaumari , Sankhini(and consort of Shiva) (protect me).
hakrini (She who is the power of Indra), Jayadhatri (She who gives victory),
Ranamatta (She who is engrossed in war),
Ranapriya (She who likes war),
Durga, Jayanti (Victorious), Kali,
Bhadra Kali, Mahodari (the one who is supremely benevolent)
Narasinghi (half-woman/half-lion - with reference to Narsimha, fourth Avatar of Vishnu)
Varahi (female boar - with reference to Varaha, third Avatar of Vishnu),
She who liberates,
She who spreads happiness.
Bhayankari (She who is fearsome),
Maharoudri (the Radiant One) and she who destroys great fear.

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