Durga Stotram

Khadgamala – Sri Devi Khadgamala Archana – Part 1 in English

Devi Khadgamala Archana – English and Meaning:

॥ Śrī devī khaḍgamālārchanam ॥
This is more or less a mini version of navāvaraṇa pūjā without involving elaborate procedures and in particular establishing arghya vessels. Though this cannot be a replacement for regular navāvaraṇa pūjā, yet it pleases different śakti-s in Śri Chakra. Perfection attained in doing this as Archana will enable us to understand all the śakti-s of Śri Chakra, which will be of great help while doing navāvaraṇa pūjā. There are fifteen versions of khaḍgamālā, corresponding to fifteen lunar days (tithi-s) and fifteen akṣara-s of Pañchadaśī mantra. Khaḍgamālā is based on a number of akṣara-s in each of these versions. Similarly, dhyāna verses, ṛṣi and chandas differ according to the lunar day and the akṣara. What is given here is śuddha śakti namonta mālā, which is generally used for Archana.

1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ:

asya śrīsuddha śakti namonta mālā mahāmantrasya
pāyvindriyādhiṣṭhāyi mitrāditya ṛṣaye namaḥ |

uṣṇihcandase namaḥ | bhogada ekāra bhaṭṭāraka piṭhasthita ekavīra kāmeśvarāṅga nilayāyai ekalā lalitā mahā bhaṭṭārakāyai devatāyai namaḥ ||

aiṁ bījaṁ | klīṁ śaktiḥ | sauḥ kīlakaṁ | pādukāsiddhau viniyogaḥ ||

2.Karanyāsaḥ:

rāṁ – 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.
hrāṁ – anāmikābhyāṁ namaḥ | – both the thumbs on the ring fingers.
hrīṁ – kaniṣṭhīkābhyāṁ namaḥ | – both the thumbs on the little fingers.
hrūṁ – 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.
hrīṁ – śirase svāhā | – open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.
hrūṁ – śikhāyai vaṣaṭ | open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kept.
hrāṁ – kavacāya huṁ | – cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to fingertips.
hrīṁ – 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.
astrāya phaṭ ||
bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandhaḥ ||

4. Dhyānam:

tādṛśaṁ pādukāyugma māpnoti tava bhaktimān |
yadākramaṇa mātreṇa kṣaṇā tribhuvanakramaḥ

5. Pañcapūjā:

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. Nāmārcanam:

i) Arrangements of nāma-s.

 

From/toDescriptionsubtotaltotal
1Tripurasundarī01
2 to 7Ṣaḍaṅga devi-s06
8 to 22Tithinityā devi-s         15
23Mahānityā01
24 to 42Guru maṇḍala
Divyaugha guru-s07
Siddhaugha guru-s04
Mānavougha guru-s0819
43 to 72First āvaraṇa devi-s
First wall10
Second wall08
Third wall10
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0130
73 to 90Second āvaraṇa devi-s     16
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0118
91 to 100Third āvaraṇa devi-s          08
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0110
101 to 116Fourth āvaraṇa devi-s      14
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0116
117 to 128Fifth āvaraṇa devi-s        10
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0112
129 to 140Sixth āvaraṇa devi-s       10
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0112
141 to 150Seventh āvaraṇa devi-s08
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0110
151 to 154Weaponries04
155 to 160Eighth āvaraṇa devi-s03
Tripurasundarī01
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0106
161 to 163Ninth āvaraṇa devi          01
Cakrasvāminī01
Yogini0103
164 to 172Cakreśvarī-s09
173 to 181Namaskāranavākṣarīca09
TOTAL181
Total akṣara-s in this khaḍgamālā is 2,710.

Also Read:

Khadgamala – Sri Devi Khadgamala Archana – Part 1 in Sanskrit | English

Khadgamala – Sri Devi Khadgamala Archana – Part 2 in Sanskrit | English

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