Devyaparadhaksamapana Stotram English
Neither do I know chants nor do I know methods, nor do I know how to make
prayer. I don't know how to invoke you nor how to meditate, I have no
knowledge of any songs. I don't know any signs (mudras) and I don't know the
method of imploring deep pleading. But I know one thing for sure, if I follow
you (within the folds of your love) I will be released from all my troubles.
O, Kind Mother (the Liberator of all without discrimination), I don't know
the method of doing puja and I am also lazy by nature. I also do not have the
capacity to do the right kind of prayer, With all these shortcomings, if
there have been any mistakes, please overlook them. Because a son can be bad,
however, it is not in the Mother's nature to be bad.
O, Mother, on this earth you have many good sons and daughters but out of all
these I am the most bad child of yours 0, Goddess, you have forsaken me
because I have not concentrated on you, this is not reasonable, Because a son
can be bad, however, it is not in the Mother's nature to be bad.
O, Mother of the Universe, I have never rubbed your feet or done any sort of
service, I have not given you wealth, but even strangely enough, you are
bestowing your grace on undeserving me Because a son can be bad, however, it
is not in the Mother's nature to be bad.
O, Paravati Ma, Mother who has given birth to Ganesh, while I do prayers to
other gods, I remain busy with different kinds of works, all gods have left
me because I 'm eighty-five years, and I can not give them all the prayers. I
am despaired and I can not expect any help from them. If you also leave me at
this time where shall I go for support except to you?
O, Mother! If anybody hears even a word of your chant, the result is--even
the meanest man can utter the sweet pronunciation of this chant like honey
and he becomes a very proficient speaker, The poorest man, you will find
suitable work for him (The poorest man enjoys millions of pieces gold ) When
even a word of your chant has such a result, the ones who are doing it
regularly and methodically, we can not fathom what the result will be, and
who is that mortal who can know it?
O, Goddess, Bhavani, the Adi-Goddess, the one who rubs his body with ashes
and whose fool is poison, and the one whose body is nude, and has matted hair
and a necklace of cobras and a hung skull in his hands as an alms bowl, gets
that name of Jagadeesh (the Lord of the World) what is the reason for this?
How did he get such an immanent position? It is only because of the union
with you, and by this his importance has increased
O, the Mother whose countenance is like the moon! I do not have any desire
for deliverance (moksha), I do not have any desire for worldly wealth. I do
not have any craving for knowledge. I also do not want happiness. . . so I
have this prayer that the rest of my life may pass in uttering all the names
of the Goddess.
O, Mother! Shayam, (the blue-bodied one), I could not do methodically your
puja or prayer with various religious articles (demeaning oneself before the
Godgess). Always my meditation was not crystal clear because it had the
hurdness. What fault did I have with all these shortcomings? You bestow on me
the greatest grace which is only deserving of you. such a merciful mother can
give shelter to such an undeserving son.
O, Mother! Durga! The ocean of mercy! I am remembering you because I have got
all around me the difficulties. I did not pray before this. Kindly don't
consider this prayer of mine as my wickedness, because the child who is
suffering from hunger and thirst, only remembers the Mother.
O, Mother of the universe. I am not surprised, because of your complete
grace. A son may do fault after fault, but the mother never ignores him.
O, Mahadevi, Great Goddess, there is no sinner like me on the earth and there
is no other person condoning the sins except you. Knowing all this, you do
whatever you think is reasonable.