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Navratri special: Aarti for Goddesses- Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:03

Durga Aarti

Jai Ambe gauri, mayya jai shyama gauri,Tumko nish-din dhyavat, hari brahma shivji...Jai Ambe gauri

Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to you, O Parvati, you are so rich in maiden grace that Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva meditate before you.

Maang sindoor virajat, tiko mrig-mad ko, Ujjwal se dou naina, chandra vadan niko...Jai Ambe gauri

The vermilion adorns your hair-parting and the fragrance of musk feels blissful. Your eyes twinkle and your face is as beautiful as the moon.

Kanak samaan kalewar, raktaambar raaje, Rakt pushp gal-mala, kanthan par saaje...Jai Ambe gauri

Your body shimmers like gold and you are dressed red. The garland made of red flowers looks beautiful around your neck like a necklace.

Kehri vahan rajat, kharag khapar dhaari, Sur nar muni jan sevat, tinke dukh haari...Jai Ambe gauri

The lion is your vehicle and you hold a sword and a skull in your hands. The Gods, the saints call you for your divine blessings and you drive away their grief.

Kanan kundal shobhit, naas-agre moti, Kotik chandra divakar, sum rajat jyoti...Jai Ambe gauri

Your ear-rings and the pearl-studded nose ring of yours look splendid. You emit the radiance of a thousand suns and moons.

Shumbh ni-shumbh vidare, mahisha sur ghati, Dhumra-vilochan naina, nish-din-mad mati...Jai Ambe gauri

O slayer of the demons Shubha Nishumbh,  Mahishasura and Dhumravilochana. Your eyes mirrored your anger day-in and day-out.

Chandh mundh sangh-haare, shonit beej hare, Madhu kaitabh dou maare, sur bhe heen kare...Jai Ambe gauri

You killed Chand and Mund, you took away the seeds of Shonit. You slayed Madhu and Kaitabh, and thus made the gods fearless

Brahmani rudrani, tum kamla rani, Aagam nigam bakhani, tum shiv patrani...Jai Ambe gauri

You are the consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu. The sacred texts hail you as the queen consort of Lord Shiva.

Chaunsath yogini gavat, nritya karat bhairon, Baajat taal mridanga, aur baajat damaroo...Jai Ambe gauri

Sixty four Yoginis (women saints) sing in chorus to praise you. Bhairava dances to glorify your beauty. The mridanga plays in co-ordination with the Taalas and the Damru too plays.

Tum ho jag ki maata, tum hi ho bharta, Bhakto ki dukh harata, sukh sampati karata...Jai Ambe gauri

You are the mother of the Universe. You help sustain life. You bless your devotes with wealth and prosperity and remove sorrow from their lives.

Bhuja chaar ati shobit, var mudra dhaari, Man vaanchit phal pavat, sevat nar naari...Jai ambe gauri

Your four arms glorify your persona. Men and women who worship you shall have all their cherished wishes fulfilled.

Kanchan thaal virajat, agar kapoor baati, Shri maal-ketu me rajat, kotik ratan jyoti...Jai Ambe gauri

The incense sticks and the camphor are kept on a golden plate to be offered to you. Your forehead emits the radiance of the precious gems.

 

Shri Ambe ji ki aarti, jo koi nar gaave, Kahat shivanand swami, sukh sampati paave...Jai Ambe gauri

Whosoever sings the aarti, will be blessed with wealth and prosperity, says Swami Shivanand.

Lakshmi Aarti
 
Jai Lakshmi mata, mayya jai Lakshmi mata, Tumko nishdin sevat, Hara Vishnu vidhata, Jai Lakshmi...

Glory to you, O Mother, glory to you, mother Lakshmi. Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma worship you day and night.

Brahmani, Rudrani Kamala, tuhi hai jagmata, Surya chandrama dhyavat, Narad rishi gata, Jai Lakshmi...

You are the consort of Vishnu, embodied as Brahmani, Rudrani—the mother of the world. The Sun and the Moon adore you and Saint Narada sings for you.

Durga rup nirantar, sukh sampati data, Jo koi tumko dhyavat, riddhi siddhi dhan pata, Jai Lakshmi...

As Durga, you bless people with happiness and wealth. Whoever chants your name is bestowed with prosperity and the riches.

Tuhi hai patal Basanti, tuhi shubh data, Karma prabhav prakashak, jagnidhi se trata, Jai Lakshmi...

You are omnipresent. You bring good luck, bless people with the wealth and pleasures.

Jis ghar men tum rahati, sab sadgun ata, Karna sake koi karle, man nahin ghabrata, Jai Lakshmi....

Wherever you reside, good luck follows. The impossible becomes possible and the heart becomes fearless.

Tum bin yagya na hove, vastra na koi pata, Khan pan ka vaibhava, sab tumse ata, Jai Lakshmi...

No Yagya is possible without you. None can buy garments, food and comfort without you.

Shubh gun mandir sundar, Kshirodadhi jata, Ratna charurdash tumhin, koi nahi pata, Jai Lakshmi...

The temple of good fortune is beautiful. You are adorned with 14 precious gems that none is blessed with.

Arti Lakshmi ji ki, jo koi nar gata, Ur anand samata, pap utar jata, Jai Lakshmi...

Whosoever sings this Aarti to Lakshmi will get rid of sins and will attain happiness.
 

Saraswati Aarti
Om Jai Saraswati Mata...Jai jai Saraswati Mata, Sadgun Vaibhav Shalini, Tribhuvan Vikhyata, Jai Jai Saraswati Mata...

Glory to you, O Mother Saraswati. You are a treasure of good deeds and the ruler of the three spheres.

Chandravadani padmasini...dyuti mangalakare, Sohe shub hansa savare, atul tejdhari, Jai Saraswati mata...

You are as radiant as the moon and seated on a lotus. Your ride on a swan and your strength is immeasurable.

Bayen kar men vina, daen kar mala....Shish mukut mani sohe, Gal motiyan mala, Jai Jai Saraswati mata...

In the left hand, you hold a 'Veena' and in the right the 'Mala'. Your head is adorned with a crown made of gems, and the neck with a pearl necklace.

Devi sharan jo ae, unka uddhar kiya, Paithi Manthra dasi, Ravan sanhar kiya, Jai Jai Saraswati mata...

Whosoever takes refuge in you, gets rid of the vicious cycle of birth and death. You destroyed demon king Ravana by distorting the mind of Kaikeyi’s maid- Manthara.

Vidhya gyan pradayini, gyan prakash bharo, Moh aur agyan timir ka jay se nash karo, Jai Jai Saraswati mata

You provide knowledge, bless us with wisdom. Remove ignorance from the world.

Dhup dip phal meva, man sweekar karo, Gyanchakshu de mata, jag nistar karo, Jai Jai Saraswati mata...

O Mother, please accept the incense, lamp and the sweets. Bless us with the eyes of knowledge and help us transcend.

Maa Saraswati ki arti jo koi jan gave, Hitkari sukhkari, gyan bhakti pave, Jai Jai Saraswati mata...

Whosoever sings the Aarti for Mother Sarasvati, becomes a recipient of knowledge and devotion.
 

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First Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:20

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