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This is Argala Stotra of Durga Saptasathi or Devi Sooktham, in which are contained great Mantras which can take Man to Self_Actualisation.

Give me Beauty, Victory,
Give me Fame
Destroy my enemies
O Mother Divine

Dehi Soubhagam Arogyam
Dehi Me Paramam Sukaham
Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi
Yasho Dehi Dwisho Jahi

Health and Fortune
Bliss Supreme and happiness
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me these O Mother Divine !

Madhu Kaidabha Vibhravee
Vidhatree Varade Namah
Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi
Yasho Dehi Dwisho Jahi

The negative elements in Man are

Lust
Greed
Anger
Jealousy
Sloth
Covetousness
Gluttony

and the positive elements are

Truth
Righteousness
Peace
Love
Discriminative intellect

and these positive and negative elements are ever in conflict !

The Self is the Witness of this inner war and the Self is the metaphysical Ground.

Madhu, Kaidab, Shumb, Nishumb, Mahaishasur are all emblematic of the negative elements in the human mind. They have to be destroyed for Man to rise to the Divine Level. These are the negative energies that lie in the Subconscient.

Man houses dangerous forces in his house
The Titan, the Fury and the Djinn
Lay in the subconscient’s cavern pit
And the beast moved in her antre den !

 

 

The demons, emblematic of the negative elements in the human mind, have to be destroyed. This She does so effortlessly !

Thee who destroyed the mighty Ego
To Thee all salutations !
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !

We shall extoll Thee with Love
O Mighty destroyer of evil
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !

O Destroyer of negative ego
O protector of the good
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !

To Thee who is revered by all
To Thee who is the bestower of Grace
To Thee who represent the Threefold Veds
To Thee, our humble salutations !

Ego, seated on his peacock throne
Is destroyed by Thee !
Also Lust and Anger,
Sloth, covetousness, gluttony
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !

Grant O Mother auspiciousness
Grant O Mother immortal fame
Beauty, Victory, Fame
Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !

This Argala Stotra is very important, as it can wash away the sins accrued to the aspirant and clears the path towards Enlightenment. Along with Devi Kavacha, the Nava Durga Kavacha, which we have highlighted in another article and Keelaka,  this stotra has sacred significance in the Durga Sapthasathi scheme.

The Mother Divine as the Kundalini is present in all of us. The Kundalini rises during Meditation and Prayer, from the Root Chakra to the ascending Chakras, like mercury rising in a thermometer. While she rises, many blissful experiences can be felt. The four faculties of the Intuitive Reason - Revealation, inspiration, intuition, illumination - all these grace the native. The Self reveals to the aspirant in flashes, he gets inspiration to write, he gains intuition or profound insight and he is illumined by the mysteries of the Self.

This Argala Stotra is considered very important and is the first step towards Self- Actualisation.

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