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Chandi Navakshari Mantra Japa Lyrics In English & Meaning

Chandi Navakshari Mantra Japa in English:

॥ Śrī Caṇḍi Navākṣarī Mantra Japaḥ ॥

1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ:

asya śrī caṇḍi navākṣarī mahāmantrasya |
mārkanḍeya ṛṣiḥ (open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead)
jagatī chandaḥ (right palm on the mouth)

durgā lakṣmi sarsvati devatā || (right palm on the heart chakra)

hrāṁ bījaṁ | hrīṁ śaktiḥ | hrūṁ kīlakam ||

bījaṁ – touch right shoulder with right hand; śaktiḥ – touch left shoulder with right hand; kīlakam – touch center of the chest. The only tip of the fingers to be used.

śrī durga śrī lakṣmī śrī sarasvati prasāda siddhyarthe śrī caṇḍi navākṣarī mantra jape viniyogaḥ ||

2. Karanyāsaḥ:

hrāṁ – aṅguṣṭhābhyām namaḥ | –  use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.
hrīṁ – tarjanībhyāṁ namaḥ | – use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.
hrūṁ – madhyamābhyāṁ namaḥ | – both the thumbs on the middle fingers.
hraiṁ – anāmikābhyāṁ namaḥ | – both the thumbs on the ring fingers.
hrauṁ – kaniṣṭhīkābhyāṁ namaḥ | – both the thumbs on the little fingers.
hraḥ – karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṁ namaḥ | – open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm.

3. Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ:

hrāṁ – hrdayāya namaḥ | – open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.
śirase svāhā | – open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.
hraiṁ – śikhāyai vaṣaṭ | -open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kept.
hraiṁ – kavacāya huṁ | – cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to fingertips.
hrauṁ – netratrayāya vauṣaṭ | – open the index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand; touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā chakra) with the middle finger.
hraḥ – astrāya phaṭ ||

bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandhaḥ ||

4. Dhyānam ध्यानम्:

mātarme madhukaiṭabhaghni mahiṣaprāṇāpahārodyame helānirmita dhūmralocanavadhe he caṇḍamuṇḍārdini |
niśśeṣīkṛta raktabījadanuje nitye niśuṁbhāpahe śuṁbhadhvaṁsini saṁharāśu duritaṁ durge namaste’mbike ||

Meaning: O! Devi!! You have decimated demons like Madhu, Kaiṭabha, Mahiṣasura, Dhūmralocana, Caṇḍa, Muṇḍa, Raktabīja, Niśuṁbha, Śuṁbha. You are eternal. O! Durga Devi, please remove all my sins at the earliest.

5. Pañcapūjā (follow as per Karanyāsa)

laṁ – pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi|
haṁ – ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi|
yaṁ – vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi|
raṁ – agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi |
vaṁ – amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |
saṁ – sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi||

6.Śrī Caṇḍi Navākṣarī Mantraḥ:

om aiṁ hrīṁ klīṁ cāmuṇḍāyai vicce ||

7. Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ:

hrāṁ – hrdayāya namaḥ | – open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.
hrīṁ – śirase svāhā | – open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.
hraiṁ – śikhāyai vaṣaṭ | – open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kept.
hraiṁ – kavacāya huṁ | – cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to fingertips.
hrauṁ – netratrayāya vauṣaṭ | – open the index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand; touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā chakra) with the middle finger.

hraḥ – astrāya phaṭ ||

bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digvimokaḥ ||

(by using right-hand thumb and middle fingers make rattle anticlockwise around the head)

8. Dhyānam::

mātarme madhukaiṭabhaghni mahiṣaprāṇāpahārodyame helānirmita dhūmralocanavadhe he caṇḍamuṇḍārdini |
niśśeṣīkṛta raktabījadanuje nitye niśuṁbhāpahe śuṁbhadhvaṁsini saṁharāśu duritaṁ durge namaste’mbike ||

9. Pañcapūjā पञ्चपूजा (follow as per Karanyāsa):

laṁ – pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi|
haṁ – ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi|
yaṁ – vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi|
raṁ – agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi |
vaṁ – amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |
saṁ – sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi||

10. Samarpaṇam:

guhyāti guhya goptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam |
siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi stirā ||

Meaning: You sustain the secret of all secrets. Please accept this Japa performed by me and bestow Your perpetual Grace on me.

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Chandi Navakshari Mantra Japa Lyrics in Sanskrit | English

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