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Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram with Meaning

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Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram with Meaning
Sri Devi refers to Shakti, the Divine Mother. Khadga means Sword, Mala means Garland, Stotram means a hymn or song of praise. So the Khadgamala Stotram (hereafter, KS) is a hymn to the Divine Mother, which is said to bestow a garland of swords upon those who recite it. The KS takes us mentally through the Sri Chakra; i.e. the mystical geometric representation of the Supreme Goddess. This Yantra consists of nine enclosures – each more secret and esoteric than the one before – surrounding a central point, or bindu, in which Devi, the Supreme Goddess (here in Her erotic form as Kameshwari) is joined in coitus with her consort. As we make our way to the center of Sri Chakra, we pay homage to the 98 yoginis or aspects of Devi (by reciting each of their names) who guard the various “power points” of the charka along the way. We internalize each yogini to become Her; and this prepares us to meet the next yogini on our path – and so on until we reach the center.

'SHAKTI' (Devi) is the Sanskrit word denoting power, or energy – all Energy, whether we perceive it (from our perspective) as positive or negative. (It is the Shakta belief that there is no “positive” or negative energy. Energy is always the Creatrix.) Einstein said that all matter is energy. Shaktism says all energy – that is, everything in and of the three worlds – is all DEVI. SHIVA is Consciousness, and is visualized as Devi’s consort. Consciousness energized by Power = the UNIVERSE. Energy animated by CONSCIOUSNESS also = the UNIVERSE. Love – the desire of SHAKTI and SHIVA to Unite as One – is the essence of all Creation. That why the KS envisions Devi 'IN COITUS' with Her Consort. This implies that SHAKTI (Energy) is fully animated by SHIVA (Consciousness) – She is, in fact, in an eternal state of creative orgasm. That is the cosmic bliss we begin to access through our sadhana (spiritual disciplines). The human sexual impulse is merely a metaphor for the Cosmic Creative Impulse that creates that all we see and do not see. The Stotram is inviting us to ride that wave with Her; in essence, to become Her. The SWORD bestowed upon reciters of the KS symbolizes the power (Energy) that enables us to transcend attachment, enabling Self-Realization. As Sri Amritananda Natha explains, “the Sword [metaphorically] severs the head, separating body from mind. It can be interpreted also as Wisdom – that which separates, categorizes, and classifies. So it is a symbol of Knowledge. Khadgamala is about imagining a garland of synergistic ideas, nourishing and protecting them and putting life into them.”

Sri Devi Khadga Mala Stotram

Om Asya Sri Suddha Sakti málá mahá mantrasya
Upasthendriya adhisthayi Varunaditya Rishih
Daivi Gayatri Chandah
Satvika Kakára bhattaraka pithasthita
Sri mat Kámesveranka nilaiaya
Sri mat Kámesvari devatá
Aim Bijam, Klim Saktihi, Souh kilakam
Sri Devi prityarthe Khadga siddthyarthe jape viniyogah

Of this, Devi's sword, the Seer is the Sun rising from the ocean; the ocean being the Divine Mother; Gayatri is the meter; passionate Kameshwari, sitting on the lap of joyous Kameswara is the deity; Aim is the seed; Klim is the power; Souh is the pivot; it is purpose is for worship of the Divine Mother. This worship of the Divine Mother (of Kameshwari ) which is the ocean's embrace with the Sun, gives the devotee a Sword, a power supreme, that Heavens of the remotest galaxies. When the devotee thinks of such a sword, he or her become the protector and enjoyer of eighteen lands of jewels ( Sakti peetams ), and five continents.


Tadrisam Khadgam apnoti
Yena hasta sthitena vai
Astadasa Mahadvipa
Samrad bhokta bhavisyati
Hrimkrasana Garbhitanala Sikham
Souh Klim kalam bibhratim dhautam trinetrojvalam

I meditate on Sri Devi glowing with red, yellow, and blue flames of passion fanning the erotic sentiment of Kameshwara, in the meddle of a triangle called Hrim, whose three points are the light of Hari, Hara Virinchi, the three gurus; Sri Devi is wearing the full moon on her crown ( Souh ), Her body is full of desire for union ( Klim ) with Kameshwara, the controller of lust;

Vande pustaka pasam ankusadharam
Sragbhusitam ujvalam
Tvam Gourim Tripuram Paratparakalam
Sri Cakra Sancarinim

She is wearing a sari made of golden threads; She is fair as nectarine milk and the moonlight; She has three eyes; in Her four hands she is wearing a book of knowledge, a noose, a goad, and a garland of letters; She is a personification of all that is beautiful, aesthetic, harmonius, joyful, vibrant; she moves in Sri Chakra, a mandala consisting of all the deities worshipping their consorts named here after.

Om Aim Hrim Srim Aim Klim Souh

om (in the name of God), may you grant us benediction of knowledge, power and grace; and the power over creation, nourishment and destruction.

Om Namah Tripura Sundari

Hridayadevi - Compassionate heart
Sirodevi - princely diadem
Sikhadevi - flowing hair
Kavaca Devi - protective hands
Netra Devi - graceful look
Astra Devi - protective weapons

Om, we bow to you, the most beautiful in all the waking, dreaming, or sleeping worlds. Oh Tripura Sundari. We bow to the compassionate heart of your highness princely diadem, flowing hair, protective hands, graceful look, protective weapons.

( Keep offering kumkum at Her feet with every name below )

Kamesvari - Controller of lust
Bhagamalini, - Garland of Suns
Nityaklinne, - Oozing wet
Bherunde, - Terrific
Vahnivasini, - Residing in fire
Mahavajresvari, - Jewel in lotus
Sivaduti, - Llarbinger of joy
Tvarite, - Speed
Kulasundari, - beautiful lotus on a lake
Nitya, - Eternal
Nilapatake, - Blue flag with red tip
Vijaye, - Dominat
Sarvamangale, -All auspicious
Jvalamalini, - Flames
Citre, - Kaleidoscope
Mahanitye, - Truth eternal
Paramesvara - Goddess of God
Paramesvari - Friendly
Mitresamayi, - Sexy
Sasthisamayi, -Erect
Uddisamayi, - Stroking
Caryanathamayi - Happiness

( Follow the names of the saints who have worshipped the Deviine Mother and attained liberation thereby;)

Lopamudramayi, - Lopamudra - She offered herself for worship
Agastyamayi, - Agastya - he drank the water of the oceans, drying them up
Kalatapanamayi, - Kalatana - he set time on fire
Dharmacharyamayi, - Dharmacharya - he preached the nature of good and evil
Muktakesisvaramayi, - Muktakaleisvara - not worrying about his appearace he let the hair flow loose
Dipakalanathamayi, - Depakalanada - he gazed on eternal light
Visnudevamayi, - Vishnudeva - he expanded himself, took up the whole of space
Prabhakara devamayi, - Prabhaharadeva - he became a star called the sun
Tejodevamayi, -Tejodeva - he became the light witch was speeding over all space creating space itself
Manojadevamayi, - Manojadeva - he was desire
Kalyanadevamayi, - Kalyanadeva - he was ever auspicious
Vasudevamayi, -Vasudeva - the world grew out of his memory
Ratnadevamayi, - Ratnadeva - concentrated like jewels
Sri Ramanandamayi - Sri Ramananda - he enjoyed the Goddess Sri Rama Blissfully

( Follow the Gods of the nine enclosures of Sri Chakra / the first enclosure)

Anima Siddhe, Laghima Siddhe, Garima Siddhe, Mahima Siddhe, Isitva Siddhe, Vasitva Siddhe, Prakamya

Siddhe, Bhukti Siddhe, Iccha Siddhe, Prapti Siddhe, Sarvakama Siddhe, Brahmi, Mahesvari, Koumari,

Vaisnavi, Varahi, Mahendri, Camunde, Mahalaksmi, Sarva Samksobhini, Sarva Vidravini, Sarva karsini, Sarva

Vasamkari, Sarvonmadini, Sarva Mahankuse, Sarva Khecari, Sarva Bije, Sarva Yone, Sarva Trikhande

( The passions called : lust, anger, possessiveness, obsession, pride, jealousy, good, and evil. The procedure to control these passions and obtain the powers of: agiting all, liquifying all(orgasmically), attracting all controlling all, maddening all, directing all, moving in all space, be the information of all, be the source of all ( womb), be tri-fold division of all ( the knower, the knowing, and the know)

Trilokya mohana cakra swamini Prakata yogini

The wheel of the three worlds of waking, dreaming, and sleeping, expressing Herself openly without inhibitions.

( Follow the sixteen attractive powers identified with the sixteen days of the lunar calender; according to the Hindu art of love, the erotic zone moves up from feet to head in the bright half of the lunar month and comes down to the dark half of the lunar month; the expression of the eros os through the various power of the mind described bellow: - the Gods of the second enclosure

Kamakarsini, - Attractive powers of lust
Buddhyakarsini, - Attractive powers of discrimination
Ahamkarakarsini, - Attractive powers of ego
Sabdhakarsini, - Attractive powers of sound
Sparsakarsini, - Attractive powers of touch
Rupakarsini, - Attractive powers of form
Rasakarsini, - Attractive powers of taste
Gandhakarsini, - Attractive powers of odor
Cittakarsini, -Attractive powers of mind
Dharyakarsini, - Attractive powers of valour
Smrityikarsini, - Attractive powers of memory
Namakarsini, - Attractive powers of name
Bijakarsini, - Attractive powers of semen
Atmakarsini - Attractive powers of self
Amrtakarsini, -Attractive powers of immortality
Sarirakarsini, - Attractive powers of morality

Sarvasa paripuraka cakra svamini Gupta yogini

The wheel which fulfills all directions and all desires, the secret yogini - female yogini

( Follow the eight erotic sentiments: - the third encloure: )

Ananga Kusume, - The sentiment of flowering
Ananga Mekhale, - The sentiment of girdling
Ananga Madane, - The sentiment of love
Ananga Madananture, - The sentiment of lust
Ananga Redhe, -The sentiment of outlining
Ananga Vegini -The sentiment of the disire of sex
Ananga Kusume, - The sentiment of the insistence on sex
Ananga Malini, - The sentiment of orgy

Sarva sanksoghana sadhak a cakra swamini Gupta tara yogini

The wheel that agitates everyone, the esoteric yogini

( Follow the descriptions of the fourteen worlds of the fourth encloure: )

Sarva Samksobhini, - Agitating all
Sarva Vidravini, - Liquifying all
Sarva Karsini, - Attracting all
Sarva Hladini, - Pleaseing all
Sarva Sammohini, - Deluding all
Sarva Stambini - Obstructing all
Sarva Jrumbhini, - Expanding all
Sarva Vasamkari, - Controlling all
Sarva Ranjani, - Enjoying all
Sarvonmadini, - Maddening all
Sarvarthasadhini, - all properous
Sarva Sampattipurani - All fullfilling riches
Sarva Mantra Mayi, - All mantras
Sarva Dvandva Ksayamkari, - Eliminating all dualiities

Sarva Soubhagya Dayaka Cakra Swamini Sampradaya yogini

The wheel of all kinds of union, traditional yogini:

( Follow the Gods of the fifth Chakra: )

Sarva Siddhiprade, - Giver of all achievments
Sarva Sampatprade, - Giver of all wealth
Sarva Priyamkari, - Giver of all that one like to have
Sarva Mangalakarini, - Harbinger of all auspiciousness
Sarva Kamaprade - Fulfiller of all desires
Sarva Duhkha Vimocani, - Eliminator of all misery
Sarva Mrityu Prasamani, - Eliminator of all accidental deaths
Sarva Vigna Nivarani, - Eliminator of all obstracles
Sarvanga Sundari, - Beautful in every part of Her body

Sarva Soubhagya Dayini Sarvartha Sadhaka Cakra Swamini Kulottirna yogini

The wheel which propets you on the righteous path, gives you all wealth, fullfills all your desirers, and makes liberation possible, the yogini that has graduated out if all classifications.

( Follow the Gods of the sixth Encloure: )

Sarva Jne, - Omniscienl
Sarva Sakte, - Omnipotent
Sarvaisvarya pradayini, - Omniexpressive
Sarva Jnanamayi, - Providing the bliss of omniscience
Sarva Vyadhivinasini, - Eliminating all maladies
Sarvadharasvarupe - The support of all
Sarva Papa Hare, - The elimintor of notions of sin
Sarva Ananda Mayi, - All happiness
Sarva Raksa Svarupini, - All protecting
Sarvepsita Phala Prade, - Provider of all desired fruits

Sarva Raksakara Cakra Svamini, Nigarbha yogini

The wheel of all prodection, the yoini protecting the child in the womb.

( Following the eight forms os Sarasvati, knowledge, which are originally the group of letters describing the explosion of the cosmos from a point: - the seventh enclosuer: )

Vasini, - Control
Kamesvari, - Express
Modini, - Pleasure
Vimale, - Purity
Arune, - Passion
Jayini, - Victory
Sarvesvari, - Controlling all
Kaulini, - Enjoying all

Sarvarogahara Cakra Swamini Rahasya yogini

The wheel which eliminates disease, the secret yogini.

( Follow the weapons of the Divine Mother: )

Banini, - The five flowery arrows of Manmatha called the senses of sound ( music ), touch ( eros ), form (beauty ), taste (sweetness), smell (fragrance )
Capini, - The suger cane bow ( the mind which likes sweet things of life )
Pasini, - The attractive power of love
Ankusini - The repulsive power to control evil

( Follow the Goddesses of the eighth enclosure of the Sri Chakra: )

Maha Kamesvari, - The thrust of God expressing the desire to see Himself in many forms
Maha Vajresvari, - The ability to obtain the cosmos in seed form
Maha Bhagamalini, - The ability to express the cosmos out of the seed

Sarva Siddhiprada Cakra Swamini, Ati Rahasya yogini

The wheel of realizations, the most secrect yogini.

( Follow the central hub of the wheel of Sri Devi, the Supreme Goddess: - in ninth enclosure: )

Sri Sri Maha Bhattarike,

Sarvananda Maya Cakra Swamini, Parapara Rahasya Yogini

The Godes Sri Devi present in all the cosmos. The wheel of all bliss, the trancendental secret yogini.

( Follow the nine Goddesses controlling the nine wheels above: )

Tripure - Waking , Dreaming and Sleeping states
Tripuresi - The controller of these three states
Tripurasundari - The beautiful one among all these three states
Tripura Vasini - The one who lives in all these three states
Tripura Srih - The riches of all these three states
Tripuramalini -The sequences of all these states experienced by all people
Tripura Siddhe - The achievements possible in all these three states
Tripurambe - The experience of the cosmos in Her three states unifying all the experiences of all life
Maha Mahesvari - The great cosmic controller
Maha Maha Rajni - The great cosmic empress
Maha Maha Sakte - The great cosmic power
Maha Maha Gupte - The great cosmic secret
Maha Maha Jnapte - The great cosmic memory
Maha Mahannande - The great cosmic bliss
Maha Maha Skandhe - The great cosmic support
Maha Mahasaye - The great cosmic expression
Maha Maha Sri Cakra Nagara Samrajni - The great transcendental conscious empress of the wheel of Sri Cakra

Namaste Nameste Nameste Namah

We bow to You, we bow to You, We bow to You in the three states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping states O Divine Mother!

Sri Gurupyom namha:


  1. Hi,
    Can everyone chant these Mantras..?

  2. hai,

    I dream of durga amma & a priest who thought me the bija mantra in my dream. I went & check about my dream & the meaning of the bija mantra with a near durga temple priest. He advise me that only men should cant this bija mantras & that I(ladies) should not chant it. Kindly advise why is it that ladies are not allowed to chant mantras.

  3. Usually they say it is good to chant Khadgamala before chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam. So it will be a complete aradhana