Pt. Mohan Ramphal

Promoting Hinduisim

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Devi Prayer

Na Taato Na Maato Na Bandhur Na Daata,
Na Putro Na Putri Na Bhrityo Na Bharta.
Na Jaaya Na Vidya Na Vriteer Mameva,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

I am void of Father, Mother, Husband, Wife, Children and Friends – 
Knowledge, intellect, mind and will power are also not eternal. 
Oh Mother of the universe - You are my only my eternal refuge.

Bhavadbha Vapaarey Mahadukha Bheeruhu,
Prapaata Prakaami Pralobhi Pramatah.
Kusansaara Paasha Prabhadha Sadaham,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.


I have fallen in the ocean of birth and death, and I fear their sorrows. 
I am trapped by my ego, with its countless desires, greed, pride and lust.
Oh Mother of the universe - You are my only eternal refuge.

Na Jaanami Daanam, Na Cha Dhyaana Yogam,
Na Jaanami Tantram, Na Cha Stotra Mantram.
Na Jaanami Poojaam, Na Cha Nyaasa Yogam,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

I do not know how to come close to you. 
I do not know any form of puja, or prayers, or how to worship you at all.
Oh Mother Divine - You are my eternal refuge.

Na Jaanami Punyam, Na Jaanami Theertham,
Na Jaanami Mutkeem, Layam Vaa Kadachit.
Na Jaanami Bhatkeem, Vratam Vaapi Maatah,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

I do not know how to be righteous or find your abode. 
I do not know how to achieve freedom by dissolving my ego. 
I am devoid of the will to fight; I surrender. 
Oh Mother of the universe - You are my eternal refuge.

Kukarmi, Kusangi, Ku buddhi, Kudasah,
Kulaachara Heenah, Kadachaara Leenah.
Kudrushtih, Kuvaakya, Prabandah Sadaham,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

My mind is always engaged in worthless thoughts and actions. 
My intellect has become dull, enslaved by old habits. 
I am unable to behave honorably and my intentions are self-serving. 
My speech is harsh and hurtful. 
Oh Mother of the universe - You are my only eternal refuge.

Prajesham, Ramesham, Mahesham, Suresham,
Dinesham Nishiteshwaram Va Kadachit.
Na Jaanami Chaanyat Sadaham Sharanye,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

You are Brahman, Vishnu, Maheshwara, Indra, Chandra or Surya I do not know. 
O Mother of the universe, you are known for your compassion.
You are my only my eternal refuge.

Vivaadey, Vishadey, Pramadhey, Pravaasey,
Jaale Chaanalay, Parvatey, Shatru Madhyae.
Aranye Sharanye Sada Maa Prapahi,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

Oh Ma please protect me always, in debate and in danger, in excitement and grief, at home and in alien lands, amidst water and fire, on mountain and forest, 
among enemies, everywhere, and in all places.

Oh Mother of the universe - You are my only my eternal refuge.

Anatho Daridro Jara Rogayukto,
Mahashkeena Deenah Sada JadyaVaktrah.
Vipatto Pravishtah Pranashtah Sadaham,
Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani.

Oh Mother, I am powerless and without inner wealth, deluded by ignorance and unable to see the light of truth.  Oh Bhavani Ma, You are my only my eternal refuge.