II Meaning of Maa Naubahi Devi Mantra II
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of universal mother
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of energy
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of intellegence
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of true wealth
We bow to her, we bow to her, continually we bow to her
There are various Mantras which are recited to revere the 'Mother' or 'Ma' as every devout Hindu calls Her.
Below I present some:
1) Asato Ma sadgamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya Mrityur Ma Amritam gamaya
Which means: From untruth, lead me to the Truth, From Darkness, Lead me towards the Light, From Death, Lead me to Life Eternal.
Ma does not mean 'mother'..its an 'avyaya' used for negation (write Mayank)
2) Sharanaagata dinaarta Paritraana paraayane Sarvasyaarti harey Devi Naraayani namostute
Which means: Salutations be to you, O Mother You who are intent on saving the downtrodden and distressed that come under your refuge. Oh Devi! you remove the suffering of everyone
The following Mantra of Ma, is one of my favourites as it can be said anytime of the day, and anytime during your life, to pray for benediction for yourself and all your loved ones.
3) Om Sarva mangala Maangalye Shivey Sarvaartha Saadhikey Sharanye Trayambikey Gauri Naraayani Namostutey
Which means: Oh Gauri Ma!, consort of Lord Shiva, You, who bestow auspiciousness on all, And fulfill everyone's' wishes, I prostrate myself before Thee, Take me under your care.
The following Mantras describe the various qualities of Ma: I have picked up 3 and I generally like to say them during Navratra as they are rather simple to remember and recite:
4) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shakti Rupena Sanshtita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Which means: Prostrations unto Thee, O Devi (Ma) who dwells in all beings in the form of Shakti (Energy)
5)Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Budhi Rupena Sansthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastsyai Namo Namaha
Which means: Prostrations unto Thee O Devi (Ma) who resides in all beings as Intelligence (Wisdom)
6)Ya Devi Sarva bhuteshu Laxmi Rupena Sansthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Which means: Prostrations unto Thee O Devi (Ma) who resides in all beings in the form of Laxmi (abundance
7) Gauri Mantra for:
Acheiving child, son, spouse, prosperity
Gauraageem Dhrut Pankaja
Trinaya naam Shvetaambaraam
Sinha gaam Chandrod Bhaashit Shekharaam Smit mukheem
Dobhhyarhu vahteem gadaam
Vidhi Chandraambuj yochi kaam tridasheiha
Sampoojitaam dhrid va yom Gaureem
Maana sapam kaje Bhagavateem Bhakteshta daam taam bhaje
The Mantra describes the smiling countenance of Gauri Mata
and requests the fulfillment of desire.
A mala (rosary) of 108 beeds is recommended to be chanted.
The beej (seed) Mantra of Gauri Mata
Aum Hreem Shreem Glaum ga Gaureem Geem Svaahaa
8) Shri Kali-Mata Mantra
Aum Eim Hreem Kleem Sheem Kaaleeshwari (aa like in far, ee like in feel)
Sarva Jana Mano haarini Sarva mukha Stambhini
Sarba raaj vash karee sarva dushta Nirdalani (t like in tea)
Sarva Stree Purushaa Karshinee
vadhee Shrinkhalaa Strotaya Trotaya (d like in 'the')
Sarva Shatroon Bhanjaya (oo like in soot)
Bhanjaya Dvesheen Nirdalaya Sarvaan
Stambhaya Stambhaya Mohnaa Strena
Dveshina Muchaataya Uchaataya
Sarvam vasham karu karu svaaha
Dehi dehi sarvaa Kaal raatri Kaamini