Hymns to the Goddess

Translated from the Sanskrit

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ISBN : 9788130718699

 

Author : J. Woodroffe

 

Pages : 282 pp

 

Year of Publishing : 2020

 

Binding : Hardbound

 

Publisher : Cosmo Publications

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The hymns to the Devī in this volume (introduced by a stotra to Her Spouse the Kālabhairava) are taken from the Tantra, Purāṇa, Mahābhārata, and Śankarācārya, who was “”the incarnation of devotion”” (bhaktāvatāra) as well as a great philosopher; a fact which is sometimes ignored by those who do not wish to be reminded that he, whose speculative genius they extol, was also the protagonist of the so-called “”idolatrous Hinduism.”” As his great example amongst many others of differing race and creed tell us, it is not, from the view of religion, the mark of discernment (even though it be the mode) to neglect or disparage the ritual practice which all orthodoxies have prescribed for their adherents. Stava and pujā are doubtless the sādhana appropriate to the first of the several stages of an ascent which gradually leads away from them; but they are in general as necessary as the higher ones, which more immediately precede the attainment of brahmabhāva and siddhi.
From Tantra
Hymns to the Devī from Tantra
Bhairavī (Bhairavīstotra) from the Tantrasāra
Bhuvaneśvari, from the Tantrasāra
Ādyakālī (Ādyākālīsvarūpastotra), from the Mahānirvāṇa Tantra
Lakṣmī (Laksmīstotram) From The Tantrasāra
Tārā (Tārāsṭakam) from the Nīla Tantra
Mahiṣāmardinī (Mahiṣāmardinīstotra) from the Tantrasāra
Annapūrṇa (Annapūrṇāstotra) from the Tantrasāra
Sarasvatī (Sarasvatīstotra) from the Tantrasāra
Durgā (Durgāśatanāma Stotra) from the Viśvasāra Tantra
Tripuṭā (Tripuṭāstotram) from the Tantrasāra

From Purāṇa
Hymns to the Devī from Purāṇa
Mother of the Whole Universe (Sarvaviśvajananī) From The Devībhāgavata
Ambikā (Eleventh Māhātmya of Caṇḍī)
Caṇḍikā, from the Fourth or Shakrādi Mahātmya of Caṇḍī
Mahādevī (from the Fifth Mahātmya of Caṇḍī)
Jagadambikā, from the Devībhāgavata Purāṇa

From Mahābhārata
Durgā (Mahābhārata Virāṭa Parvan)
Āryā, from the Harivamśā
Durgā, from the Mahābhārata

From Śankarācārya
Hymns to the Devī from Śankarācārya
Tripurasundarī (Tripurasundarīstotra)
Gangā (Gangāṣṭakam)
Waves of Bliss (Ānandalaharī)
Yamuna (Yamunāṣṭakam)
”May the Devi Grant Me Pardon” (Devi Aparāda Kṣamāpana Stotra)
Maṇikarṇikā (Maṇikarṇikāstotra)
Gangā (Gangāstotra)
Narmadā (Narmadāsṭakastotram)
Annapūrṇā (Annapūrṇāstotra)

From Vālmīki
Gangā (Gangāstotra) by Vālmīki

From Indra
Mahālakṣmī (Mahālakṣmīstotra) by Indra

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