Durga Saptasati

Kilaka Stotram Lyrics in English with Meaning

Keelaka Stotram in English:

॥ kīlaka stōtram ॥
Vishuddha-Jnyana-Dehaya Tri-Vedi-Divya-Cakssusse

Maarkannddeya Uvaaca
Vishuddha-Jnyaana-Dehaaya Tri-Vedii-Divya-Cakssusse |
Shreyah Praapti-Nimittaaya Namah Soma-Ardha-Dhaarinne || 1 ||

Sarvam-Etad Vijaaniiyaan-Mantraannaam-Api Kiilakam |
So-pi Kssemam-Avaapnoti Satatam Jaapya-Tatparah || 2 ||

Siddhyanty-Uccaattana-adiini Karmaanni Sakalaany-Api |
Etena Stuvataam Devim Stotra-Vrndena Bhaktitah || 3 ||

Na Mantro Na-ussadham Tatra Na Kin.cid-Api Vidyate |
Vinaa Japyena Siddhayet-Tu Sarvam-Uccaattana-adikam || 4 ||

Samagraanny-Api Setsyanti Loka-Shangkaam-Imaam Harah |
Krtvaa Nimantrayaamaasa Sarvam-Evam-Idam Shubham || 5 ||

Stotram Vai Cannddikaayaas-Tu Tac-Ca Guhyam Cakaara Sah |
Samaapnoti Sa Punnyena Taam Yathaavan-Nimantrannaam || 6 ||

So-pi Kssemam-Avaapnoti Sarvam-Eva Na Samshayah |
Krssnnaayaam Vaa Caturdashyaam-Assttamyaam Vaa Samaahitah || 7 ||

Dadaati Pratigrhnnaati Na-Anyathaissaa Prasiidati |
Ittham-Ruupenna Kiilena Mahaadevena Kiilitam || 8 ||

Yo Nisskiilaam Vidhaayainaam Cannddiim Japati Nityashah |
Sa Siddhah Sa Gannah Sotha Gandharvo Jaayate Dhruvam || 9 ||

Na Caiva-Apaattavam Tasya Bhayam Kvaapi Na Jaayate |
Na-Apamrtyu-Vasham Yaati Mrte Ca Mokssam-Aapnuyaat || 10 ||

Jnyaatvaa Praarabhya Kurviita Hy-Akurvaanno Vinashyati |
Tato Jnyaatvaiva Sampuurnnam-Idam Praarabhyate Budhaih || 11 ||

Saubhaagya-adi Ca Yatkin.cid Drshyate Lalanaa-Jane |
Tat-Sarvam Tat-Prasaadena Tena Japyam-Idam Shubham || 12 ||

Shanaistu Japyamaane-smin Stotre Sampattir-Uccakaih |
Bhavaty-Eva Samagra-Api Tatah Praarabhyam-Eva Tat || 13 ||

Aishvaryam Yat-Prasaadena Saubhaagya-arogya-Sampadah |
Shatru-Haanih Paro Mokssah Stuuyate Saa Na Kim Janaih || 14 ||

Cannddikaam Hrdayena-Api Yah Smaret Satatam Narah |
Hrdyam Kaamam-Avaapnoti Hrdi Devii Sadaa Vaset || 15 ||

Agrato-mum Mahaadeva-Krtam Kiilaka-Vaarannam |
Nisskilan.-Ca Tathaa Krtvaa Patthitavyam Samaahitaih || 16 ||

Keelaka Stotram Meaning:

Sage Markandeya said:

I offer my Salutations (to Shiva) Who bear the Half-of-Soma (in His Head as Crescent Moon) (Soma here is Moon) and also, I offer my Salutations (to Shakti) Who bear the Half-of-Soma (in Her Body as Ardhanareeswara) (Soma here is Shiva) (Soma is another name of Shiva). || 1 ||

All these (Hymns of Keelaka Stotram), one should know, are indeed the Keelaka (Pin or Nail) by which the Mantras (of Devi Mahatmyan are pinned) (i.e. by which the underlying principle of the Conscious Form of Devi are pinned), He who devotes himself to continuously chant these hymns, indeed attains Tranquility of Mind (i.e. he who continuously meditates on the Conscious Form of Devi in the heart indeed attains Tranquility of Mind). || 2 ||

He accomplishes Uccatana (eradication of inner enemies) to the very root, and all related (spiritual) accomplishments, by extolling the Devi with Devotional fervor with this collection of Hymns (knowing their true import). || 3 ||

There are no Mantras (Hymns) or Ousadha (Medicine) available, even a trace (which can accomplish Uccatana), Without chanting (any Mantras) one accomplishes Uccatana (eradication of inner enemies), all to its very root (by meditating on the Conscious Form of Devi in the heart while reciting the Devi Mahatmyam). || 4 ||

(People had this doubt) (How can it be that) Everything is indeed accomplished (Uccatana and other fruits) (by reciting the Devi Mahatmyam which appears to be full of violence?); When people had this apprehension, Lord Shiva summoned (i.e. invoked) (the Pin of Keelaka) (and pinned the underlying principle of the Conscious Form of Devi to all the Mantras of Devi Mahatmyam); and having done that all this indeed became Auspicious (i.e. now the violence in the battlefield became the Auspicious force purging us from within). || 5 ||

That Stotra of Devi Chandika (i.e. Keelaka Stotra), He (i.e. Lord Shiva) indeed made it hidden (behind every Mantra of Devi Mahatmyam) (thus making the Conscious Form of Devi as the object of meditation), He achieves everything by Her Auspiciousness when She is invoked in the right manner (by meditating on Her eternal Conscious Form). || 6 ||

He indeed attains Tranquility of Mind and all other fruits, there is no doubt about it, he who meditates (on the Devi) on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or Ashtami of a month. || 7 ||

(While meditating on the Conscious Form of Devi during the recitation of Devi Mahatmyam) He should give himself in Surrender to Her Lotus Feet, and receive in return Her Grace (when Her Grace is awakened); Otherwise, She is not pleased (by the mechanical recitation of Devi Mahatmyam bereft of Devotion), In this manner, by the Keela (Pin of Keelaka Stotram) Mahadeva pinned the Mantras of Devi Mahatmyam (making the meditation on the Conscious Form of Devi the central theme). || 8 ||

He who after unpinning the Keelaka makes Her manifest (i.e. invokes Her Conscious Form in the heart), and then recites the Chandi, by constantly dwelling (on Her Conscious Form), He becomes a Siddha (spiritually accomplished), he becomes a Gana (an attendant of the Devi), he becomes a Gandharva (a celestial singer who glorifies the Devi), truly. || 9 ||

He indeed does not become handicapped (prematurely) with major Diseases; Fear does not arise in him anywhere (which leads to unnecessary anxiety), He does not become a victim of premature Death; And after Death attains Moksha (Liberation). || 10 ||

(Only) after knowing (the Keelakam), he should begin (reciting the Devi Mahatmyam); If not done in this manner, he is deprived (of the fruits of recitation), Therefore only after knowing this fully (i.e. understanding the Keelaka fully), the wise men begin (reciting the Devi Mahatmyam). || 11 ||

Whatever Good Fortune, Beauty, Charm and the like are seen in Women, All that is the result of Your Grace; (Therefore Women) should chant this Auspicious Stotra (and meditate on the Auspicious Form of the Devi). || 12 ||

If this Stotra is chanted gently (without haste) (meditating on its true import), one attains (Spiritual) Wealth of the highest kind, One indeed becomes the Whole (i.e. fragmentation of the ego gradually melts and one feels the Conscious Form of Devi behind everything); Therefore, one should undertake the chanting (of this Keelaka). || 13 ||

By Whose Grace Divine Qualities (Aishwaryam) are awakened; By Whose Presence Good Fortune (Saubhagya), Health (Freedom from Disease) (Arogya) and Wealth (Sampada) are manifested, By Whose Mercy Enemies are eradicated; (And) By Whose special Grace one finally attains the highest Liberation (Moksha); Why shouldn’t She be Praised by the People (Who is All-Merciful)? || 14 ||

The person who constantly Remembers (the Conscious Form of) Devi Chandika by his Heart (with Devotion), He attains his innermost Longing; And Devi always dwell in his Heart (i.e. he always feels the presence of the Conscious Form of Devi within the Heart). || 15 ||

First of all, the preventive measure of Keelaka created by Mahadeva (i.e. the Pin of Keelaka) should be unpinned, and then after doing that one should recite (the Devi Mahatmyam) with concentration (meditating on the Conscious Form of the Devi). || 16 ||

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