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Devee Khadgamaalaa Stotra

What is the Sri Devee Khadgamaalaa Stotra?
Shree Devee refers to Shakti, the Divine Mother. Khadg means Sword, Maalaa means Garland, Stotra means a hymn or song of praise. So the Khadgamaalaa Stotra (hereafter, KS) is a hymn to the Divine Mother, which is said to bestow a garland of swords upon those who recite it. The KS takes us mentally through the Shree Chakra; i.e. the mystical geometric representation of the Supreme Goddess. This Yantra consists of nine enclosures, each more secret and esoteric than the one before, surrounding a central point, or Bindu, in which Devee, the Supreme Goddess (here in Her erotic form as Kaameshwaree) is joined in coitus with her consort. As we make our way to the center of Shree Chakra, we pay homage to the 98 Yoginee or aspects of Devee (by reciting each of their names) who guard the various "power points" of the Charka along the way. We internalize each Yoginee to become Her; and this prepares us to meet the next Yoginee on our path and so on until we reach the center.

What is the symbolic meaning of the KS?
'SHAKTI' (Devee) is the Sanskrit word denoting power, or energy, all Energy, whether we perceive it (from our perspective) as positive or negative. It is the Shaakt belief that there is no "positive" or "negative" energy. Energy is always the Creatrix. Einstein has also said that all matter is energy. Shaktism says all energy "that is, everything in and of the three worlds" is all Devee. Shiv is Consciousness, and is visualized as Devee's consort. Consciousness energized by Power = the Universe. Energy animated by Consciousness also = the Universe. Love the desire of Shakti and Shiv to Unite as One is the essence of all Creation. That why the KS envisions Devee 'IN COITUS' with her Consort. This implies that Shakti (Energy) is fully animated by Shiv (Consciousness). She is, in fact, in an eternal state of creative orgasm. That is the cosmic bliss we begin to access through our Saadhanaa (spiritual disciplines) . The human sexual impulse is merely a metaphor for the Cosmic Creative Impulse that creates that all we see and do not see. The Stotra is inviting us to ride that wave with her; in essence, to become her. The "Sword" bestowed upon reciters of the KS symbolizes the power (Energy) that enables us to transcend attachment, enabling Self-Realization. As Shree Amritananda Natha explains, "the Sword [metaphorically] severs the head, separating body from mind. It can be interpreted also as Wisdom" that which separates, categorizes, and classifies. So it is a symbol of Knowledge. Khadgamaalaa is about imagining a garland of synergistic ideas, nourishing and protecting them and putting life into them."

Why should we use it?
Because it condenses a long series of complicated rituals into a very simple, easily achievable recitation/meditation that anyone can learn and hugely benefit from. The full Poojaa of the Devee(s) of the Shree Chakra takes hours, because at each point we pause and do smaller, and detailed Poojaa. Hence the sages of yore created this KS as an alternative, short-form recitation that is more suitable for the demands and time constrictions of modern life. According to one advanced Shree-Vidyaa Upaasak : "All of the Saadhanaa of Shree-Vidyaa can be achieved by the recitation of the Khadgamaalaa Stotra. Hours of long ritual compressed to less than half an hour of intense meditation that will give you a ticket on the same plane as the great Shree-Vidyaa Upaasak. Whatever your developmental stage, this is IT." Even those who have not been initiated into Shree-Vidyaa can also benefit from this Khadgamaalaa Stotra. Stotra are one tool of Shree-Vidyaa Upaasanaa that is open to all categories of people. It does not have any ritualistic injunctions of dos and don'ts. All you need do is recite; then, by and by, the Devee will become visible and you will feel the bliss of union with the ultimate and as one goes on, the necessary teachers will appear as if from thin air and guide you further (this is the personal experience of many a member of this group).

How do we recite the KS?
Sri Amritananda advises, "As you are reciting each name, that Yoginee's portion of Shree Chakra should spring up in your imagination. The power comes from intensifying concentration to visualize the form, hear the sound, feel the touch, taste, and smell of the divine perfume of the [Yoginee] manifesting that part of the ever youthful Goddess. The Goddess loves fun. She is deeply in love with you, making you Shiv. Don't worry if your recitation is awkward or your pronunciation is bad. As Shree Amritananda Natha counsels, you should simply dismiss all of those technical concerns for now and simply begin your journey to Goddess today, no matter how feebly. You can add power and depth as you move along. We are there to help you." It is said "Bhava graahee Janaardan (God understands the feeling and intent and does not bother about mistakes). Also, in your meditation, do not try too hard to concentrate "because you cannot!!" Just recite, let the mind wander; let it do whatever it wants. Still the result will come. If one tries to concentrate, the body will become tense and the results will not appear.

How often should we use it?
Once a day recital is ideal. So do it daily; and, if possible, at the same time and same place. But if your circumstances make that kind of commitment difficult or impossible, do not worry! Simply do it when you can. Especially when you are sad and/or facing a problem; just do it and you may well see miracles.

Shree Devee Khadgamaalaa Stotra

Om Asya Shree Shuddha Shakti maalaa mahaa mantrasya
Upasthendriya adhishthayee Varunaaditya Rishih
Devee Gaayatree Chhandah
Saatwik Kakaara bhattaraka pithashthit

Shree mat Kaameshwerank nilaiaya
Shree mat Kaameshwaree devataa
Aim Beejam, Kleem Shaktihi, Souh keelakam
Shree Devee preetyaarthe Khadg siddhyaarthe jape viniyogah

Of this, Devee's sword, the Seer is the Sun rising from the ocean; the ocean being the Divine Mother; Gaayatree is the meter; passionate Kaameshwaree, sitting on the lap of joyous Kaameshwar is the deity; Aim is the seed; Kleem is the power; Sauh is the pivot; it is purpose is for worship of the Divine Mother. This worship of the Divine Mother (of Kaameshwaree) which is the ocean's embrace with the Sun, gives the devotee a Sword, a power supreme, that Heavens of the remotest galaxies. When the devotee thinks of such a sword, he or her become the protector and enjoyer of eighteen lands of jewels ( Shakti peetams), and five continents.

Tadrisam Khadgam apnoti
Yen hast sthiten vai
Astadasa Mahaadweep
Samraddh bhoktaa bhavishyati
Hrimkrasana Garbhitanala Sikham
Sauh Kleem kaalam bibhratim dhautam trinetro jwalam

I meditate on Shree Devee glowing with red, yellow, and blue flames of passion fanning the erotic sentiment of Kaameshwar, in the meddle of a triangle called Hreem, whose three points are the light of Hari, Har, Viranchi, the three Guru; Shree Devee is wearing the full Moon on her crown (Sauh), her body is full of desire for union (Kleem) with Kaameshwar, the controller of lust;

Vande pustak paasham ankushadharam
Srag bhooshitam ujjwalam
Twam Gaureem Tripuram Paratpar kalam
Shree Chakra Sanchaarineem

She is wearing a Saaree made of golden threads; She is fair as nectarine milk and the moonlight; She has three eyes; in Her four hands she is wearing a book of knowledge, a noose, a goad, and a garland of letters; She is a personification of all that is beautiful, aesthetic, harmonious, joyful, vibrant; she moves in Sri Chakra, a Mandal consisting of all the deities worshipping their consorts named here after.

Om Aim Hreem Shreem Aim Kleem Sauh
om (in the name of God), may you grant us benediction of knowledge, power and grace; and the power over creation, nourishment and destruction.

Om Namah Tripur Sundaree
Hridaya Devee - Compassionate heart
Shirodevee - princely diadem
Shikhaa Devee - flowing hair
Kavach Devee - protective hands
Netra Devee - graceful look
Astra Devee - protective weapons

Om, we bow to you, the most beautiful in all the waking, dreaming, or sleeping worlds. Oh Tripur Sundaree. We bow to the compassionate heart of your highness princely diadem, flowing hair, protective hands, graceful look, protective weapons.

(Keep offering Kumkum at her feet with every name below)

Kaameshwaree - Controller of lust
Bhagamaalinee, - Garland of Suns
Nityaklinne, - Oozing wet
Bherunde, - Terrific
Vahnivaasinee, - Residing in fire
Mahaa Vajreshwaree, - Jewel in lotus
Shivadootee, - Llarbinger of joy
Twarite, - Speed
Kulasundaree, - beautiful lotus on a lake
Nitya, - Eternal
Neelapatake, - Blue flag with red tip
Vijaye, - Dominant
Sarvamangale, - All auspicious
Jwaalaamaalinee, - Flames
Chitre, - Kaleidoscope
Mahaanitye, - Truth eternal
Parameshwar - Goddess of God
Parameshwaree - Friendly
Mitresamayee, - Sexy
Sasthisamayee, - Erect
Uddisamayee, - Stroking
Caryanathamayi - Happiness

(Follow the names of the saints who have worshipped the Devee Mother and attained liberation thereby;)

Lopaamudraamayee, - Lopaamudraa - She offered herself for worship
Agastyamayee, - Agastya - he drank the water of the oceans, drying them up
Kalatapana-mayee, - Kalatana - he set time on fire
Dharmaachaaryamayee, - Dharmacharya - he preached the nature of good and evil
Muktaakesheeshwar-mayee, - Muktakaleishwar - not worrying about his appearance he let the hair flow loose
Deepakalanatha-mayee, - Depakalanada - he gazed on eternal light
Vishnudevamayee, - Vishnudev - he expanded himself, took up the whole of space
Prabhaakar Devamayee, - Prabhaakar Dev - he became a star called the Sun
Tejodev-mayee, - Tejodev - he became the light witch was speeding over all space creating space itself
Manojdev-mayee, - Manoj Dev - he was desire
Kalyaandev-mayee, - Kalyaan Dev - he was ever auspicious
Vasudev-mayee, - Vasudev - the world grew out of his memory
Ratnadev-mayee, - Ratnadev - concentrated like jewels
Shree Raamaanand-mayee - Shree Raamaanand - he enjoyed the Shree Raam Blissfully

(Follow the Gods of the nine enclosures of Shree Chakra / the first enclosure)

Animaa Siddhe, Laghimaa Siddhe, Garimaa Siddhe, Mahimaa Siddhe, Ishitwa Siddhe, Vashitwa Siddhe, Prakawmya Siddhe, Bhukti Siddhe, Ichchhaa Siddhe, Praapti Siddhe, Sarvkaam Siddhe, Braahmee, Maheshwaree, Kaumaaree, Vaishnavee, Varaahee, Mahendree, Chaamunde, Mahaalakshmee, Sarv Sankshobhinee, Sarv Vidravinee, Sarv karshinee, Sarv Vasankaree, Sarvonmadinee, Sarva Mahankuse, Sarv Khecharee, Sarva Beeje, Sarv Yone, Sarv Trikhande

(The passions called : lust, anger, possessiveness, obsession, pride, jealousy, good, and evil. The procedure to control these passions and obtain the powers of: agitating all, liquidifying all (orgasmically), attracting all, controlling all, maddening all, directing all, moving in all space, be the information of all, be the source of all (womb), be tri-fold division of all (the knower, the knowing, and the know)

Trailokya mohan chakra swaaminee Prakat yoginee
The wheel of the three worlds of waking, dreaming, and sleeping, expressing Herself openly without inhibitions.

(Follow the sixteen attractive powers identified with the sixteen days of the lunar calendar; according to the Hindu art of love, the erotic zone moves up from feet to head in the bright half of the lunar month and comes down to the dark half of the lunar month; the expression of the eros as through the various power of the mind described below: - the Gods of the second enclosure)

Kaamakarshinee, - Attractive powers of lust
Buddhyaakarshinee, - Attractive powers of discrimination
Ahankaar-karshinee, - Attractive powers of ego
Shabdakarshinee, - Attractive powers of sound
Sparshakarshinee, - Attractive powers of touch
Roop-karshinee, - Attractive powers of form
Rasakarshinee, - Attractive powers of taste
Gandhakarshinee, - Attractive powers of odor
Chittakarshinee, - Attractive powers of mind
Dhairyakarshinee, - Attractive powers of valor
Smrityikarshinee, - Attractive powers of memory
Naamkarshinee, - Attractive powers of name
Beej-karshinee, - Attractive powers of semen
Aatm-karshinee - Attractive powers of self
Amrit-karshinee, - Attractive powers of immortality
Sareer-karsini, - Attractive powers of morality
Sarvasa paripoorak chakra swaaminee Gupta yoginee

The wheel which fulfills all directions and all desires, the secret Yoginee - female Yoginee

(Follow the eight erotic sentiments: - the third enclosure:)

Ananga Kusume, - The sentiment of flowering
Ananga Mekhale, - The sentiment of girdling
Ananga Madane, - The sentiment of love
Ananga Madananture, - The sentiment of lust
Ananga Redhe, - The sentiment of outlining
Ananga Veginee - The sentiment of the desire of sex
Ananga Kusume, - The sentiment of the insistence on sex
Ananga Maalinee, - The sentiment of orgy
Sarva sanksoghana saadhak a chakra swaaminee Gupta Taaraa Yoginee

The wheel that agitates everyone, the esoteric Yoginee

(Follow the descriptions of the fourteen worlds of the fourth enclosure:)

Sarva Sankshobhinee, - Agitating all
Sarva Vidravinee, - Liquifying all
Sarva Karshinee, - Attracting all
Sarva Hlaadinee, - Pleasing all
Sarva Sammohinee, - Deluding all
Sarva Stambhinee- Obstructing all
Sarva Jrumbhinee, - Expanding all
Sarva Vashankaree, - Controlling all
Sarva Ranjanee, - Enjoying all
Sarvonmadinee, - Maddening all
Sarvarthasaadhinee, - all prosperous
Sarva Sampattipooranee - All fulfilling riches
Sarva Mantra Mayee, - All Mantra
Sarva Dwandwa Kshayankaree, - Eliminating all dualities
Sarva Saubhaagya Daayak Chakra Swaaminee
Sampradaaya yoginee

The wheel of all kinds of union, traditional Yoginee:

(Follow the Gods of the fifth Chakra:)

Sarva Siddhiprade, - Giver of all achievements
Sarva Sampatprade, - Giver of all wealth
Sarva Priyankaree, - Giver of all that one like to have
Sarva Mangal-karinee, - Harbinger of all auspiciousness
Sarva Kaam-prade - Fulfiller of all desires
Sarva Dukh Vimochanee, - Eliminator of all misery
Sarva Mrityu Prashamaani, - Eliminator of all accidental deaths
Sarva Vighna Nivaaranee, - Eliminator of all obstacles
Sarvaang Sundaree, - Beautiful in every part of her body

Sarva Saubhaagya Daayinee Sarvaarth Saadhak Chakra Swaaminee Kulotteern yoginee

The wheel which propets you on the righteous path, gives you all wealth, fulfills all your desirers, and makes liberation possible, the Yoginee that has graduated out if all classifications.

(Follow the Gods of the sixth Enclosure:)

Sarvagye, - Omniscient
Sarva Shakte, - Omnipotent
Sarveshwarya pradaayinee, - Omni expressive
Sarva Gyaan mayee, - Providing the bliss of omniscience
Sarva Vyaadhi vinaashinee, - Eliminating all maladies
Sarvadhaaraa swaroope - The support of all
Sarva Paap Hare, - The eliminator of notions of sin
Sarva Aanand Mayee, - All happiness
Sarva Rakshaa Swaroopinee, - All protecting
Sarvepsita Phala Prade, - Provider of all desired fruits

Sarva Rakshakar Chakra Swaaminee, Nigarbh yoginee
The wheel of all protection, the yoginee protecting the child in the womb.

(Following the eight forms of Saraswatee, knowledge, which are originally the group of letters describing the explosion of the cosmos from a point: - the seventh enclosure:)

Vashinee, - Control
Kaameshwaree, - Express
Modinee, - Pleasure
Vimale, - Purity
Arune, - Passion
Jayinee, - Victory
Sarveshwaree, - Controlling all
Kaulinee, - Enjoying all

Sarva rogahaaraa Chakra Swaminee Rahasya Yoginee
The wheel which eliminates disease, the secret Yoginee.

(Follow the weapons of the Divine Mother:)

Baninee, - The five flowery arrows of Manmath called the senses of sound (music), touch (eros), form (beauty), taste (sweetness), smell (fragrance)
Chaapinee, - The sugarcane bow (the mind which likes sweet things of life)
Pashinee, - The attractive power of love
Ankushinee - The repulsive power to control evil

(Follow the Goddesses of the eighth enclosure of the Sri Chakra:)

Mahaa Kaameshwaree, - The thrust of God expressing the desire to see Himself in many forms
Mahaa Vajreshwaree, - The ability to obtain the cosmos in seed form
Mahaa Bhagamaalinee, The ability to express the cosmos out of the seed
Sarv Siddhiprad Chakra Swaaminee

Ati Rahasya Yoginee
The wheel of realizations, the most secret Yoginee.

(Follow the central hub of the wheel of Shree Devee, the Supreme Goddess: - in ninth enclosure:)

Shree Shree Mahaa Bhattarike,
Sarvaanand Maya Chakra Swaaminee

Parapara Rahasya Yoginee
The Goddess Shree Devee present in all the cosmos. The wheel of all bliss, the transcendental secret Yoginee.

(Follow the nine Goddesses controlling the nine wheels above:)

Tripure - Waking , Dreaming and Sleeping states
Tripureshee - The controller of these three states
Tripur sundaree - The beautiful one among all these three states
TripuraVaasinee - The one who lives in all these three states
Tripur Shree - The riches of all these three states
Tripur-maalinee - The sequences of all these states experienced by all people
Tripur Siddhe - The achievements possible in all these three states
Tripuraambe - The experience of the cosmos in her three states unifying all the experiences of all life
Mahaa Maheshwaree - The great cosmic controller
Mahaa Mahaa Rajanee - The great cosmic empress
Mahaa Mahaa Shakte - The great cosmic power
Mahaa Mahaa Gupte - The great cosmic secret
Mahaa Mahaa Jnapte - The great cosmic memory
Mahaa Mahaa Aanande - The great cosmic bliss
Mahaa Mahaa Skandhe - The great cosmic support
Mahaa Mahasaye - The great cosmic expression
Mahaa Mahaa Shree Chakra Nagar Samragyee - The great transcendental conscious empress of the wheel of Shree Chakra

Namaste Namaste Namaste Namah
We bow to You, we bow to You, We bow to You in the three states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping states O Divine Mother!



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/03
Updated on 02/28/13