श्री चण्डि नवाक्षरी मन्त्र जपः Śrī Caṇḍi Navākṣarī Mantra Japaḥ

1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः

अस्य श्री चण्डि नवाक्षरी महामन्त्रस्य।

मार्कन्डेय ऋषिः। जगती छन्दः। दुर्गा लक्ष्मि सर्स्वति देवता॥

asya śrī caṇḍi navākṣarī mahāmantrasya |

mārkanḍeya ṛṣiḥ (open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead)

jagatī chandaḥ (right palm on the mouth)

durgā lakṣmi sarsvati devatā || (right palm on the heart chakra)

ह्रां बीजं। ह्रीं शक्तिः। ह्रूं कीलकम्॥

hrāṁ bījaṁ | hrīṁ śaktiḥ | hrūṁ kīlakam ||

(bījaṁ - touch right shoulder with right hand; śaktiḥ - touch left shoulder with right hand; kīlakam – touch centre of the chest. Only tip of the fingers to be used.)

श्री दुर्ग श्री लक्ष्मी श्री सरस्वति प्रसाद सिद्ध्यर्थे श्री चण्डि नवाक्षरी मन्त्र  जपे विनियोगः॥

śrī durga śrī lakṣmī śrī sarasvati prasāda siddhyarthe śrī caṇḍi navākṣarī mantra jape viniyogaḥ  ||

2. Karanyāsaḥ करन्यासः

ह्रां  अङ्गुष्ठाभ्याम् नमः। hrāṁ - aṅguṣṭhābhyām namaḥ | (use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs)

ह्रीं  तर्जनीभ्यां नमः। hrīṁ - tarjanībhyāṁ namaḥ | (use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers)

ह्रूं मध्यमाभ्यां नमः। hrūṁ - madhyamābhyāṁ namaḥ | (both the thumbs on the middle fingers)

ह्रैं अनामिकाभ्यां नमः। hraiṁ - anāmikābhyāṁ namaḥ | (both the thumbs on the ring fingers)

ह्रौं  कनिष्ठीकाभ्यां नमः। hrauṁ - kaniṣṭhīkābhyāṁ namaḥ | (both the thumbs on the little fingers)

ह्रः करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः। hraḥ - karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṁ namaḥ | (open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm)

3. Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ ह्र्दयादि न्यासः

ह्रां ह्र्दयाय नमः। hrāṁ - hrdayāya namaḥ | (open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra)

ह्रीं - शिरसे स्वाहा। hrīṁ - śirase svāhā | (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead)

ह्रूं - शिखायै वषट्। hraiṁ - śikhāyai vaṣaṭ | (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kept)

ह्रैं - कवचाय हुं। hraiṁ - kavacāya huṁ | (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips)

ह्रौं - नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्। hrauṁ - netratrayāya vauṣaṭ | (open the index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand; touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.

ह्रः - अस्त्राय फट्॥ hraḥ - astrāya phaṭ ||

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्बन्धः॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandhaḥ ||

4. Dhyānam ध्यानम्

मातर्मे मधुकैटभघ्नि महिषप्राणापहारोद्यमे हेलानिर्मित धूम्रलोचनवधे हे चण्डमुण्डार्दिनि ।

निश्शेषीकृत रक्तबीजदनुजे नित्ये निशुंभापहे शुंभध्वंसिनि संहराशु दुरितं दुर्गे नमस्तेऽम्बिके॥

mātarme madhukaiṭabhaghni mahiṣaprāṇāpahārodyame helānirmita dhūmralocanavadhe he caṇḍamuṇḍārdini |

niśśeṣīkṛta raktabījadanuje nitye niśuṁbhāpahe śuṁbhadhvaṁsini saṁharāśu duritaṁ durge namaste'mbike ||

(Meaning: O! Devi!! You have decimated demons like Madhu, Kaiṭabha, Mahiṣasura, Dhūmralocana, Caṇḍa, Muṇḍa, Raktabīja, Niśuṁbha, Śuṁbha. You are eternal. O! Durga Devi, please remove all my sins at the earliest.)

5. Pañcapūjā पञ्चपूजा (follow as per Karanyāsa)

लं - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि।

हं - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि।

यं - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि।

रं - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि।

वं - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि।

सं - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि॥

laṁ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi|

haṁ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi|

yaṁ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi|

raṁ -  agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi |

vaṁ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |

saṁ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi||

6. श्री चण्डि नवाक्षरी मन्त्रः  Śrī Caṇḍi Navākṣarī Mantraḥ

ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे॥  om aiṁ hrīṁ klīṁ cāmuṇḍāyai vicce ||

7. Hrdayādi nyāsaḥ ह्र्दयादि न्यासः

ह्रां ह्र्दयाय नमः। hrāṁ - hrdayāya namaḥ | (open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra)

ह्रीं - शिरसे स्वाहा। hrīṁ - śirase svāhā | (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead)

ह्रूं - शिखायै वषट्। hraiṁ - śikhāyai vaṣaṭ | (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kept)

ह्रैं - कवचाय हुं। hraiṁ - kavacāya huṁ | (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips)

ह्रौं - नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्। hrauṁ - netratrayāya vauṣaṭ | (open the index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand; touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.

ह्रः - अस्त्राय फट्॥ hraḥ - astrāya phaṭ ||

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्विमोकः॥ bhūrbhuvassuvaromiti digvimokaḥ ||

(by using right hand thumb and middle fingers make rattle anticlockwise around the head)

8. Dhyānam ध्यानम्

मातर्मे मधुकैटभघ्नि महिषप्राणापहारोद्यमे हेलानिर्मित धूम्रलोचनवधे हे चण्डमुण्डार्दिनि ।

निश्शेषीकृत रक्तबीजदनुजे नित्ये निशुंभापहे शुंभध्वंसिनि संहराशु दुरितं दुर्गे नमस्तेऽम्बिके॥

mātarme madhukaiṭabhaghni mahiṣaprāṇāpahārodyame helānirmita dhūmralocanavadhe he caṇḍamuṇḍārdini |

niśśeṣīkṛta raktabījadanuje nitye niśuṁbhāpahe śuṁbhadhvaṁsini saṁharāśu duritaṁ durge namaste'mbike ||

9. Pañcapūjā पञ्चपूजा (follow as per Karanyāsa)

लं - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि।

हं - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि।

यं - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि।

रं - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि।

वं - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि।

सं - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि॥

laṁ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi|

haṁ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi|

yaṁ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi|

raṁ -  agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi |

vaṁ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |

saṁ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi||

10. Samarpaṇam समर्पनम्

guhyāti guhya goptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam|

siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi stirā||

गुह्याति हुह्य गोप्त्री त्वं गृहाणास्मत्-कृतं जपम्।

सिद्धिर्भवतु मे देवि त्वत्प्रसादान्मयि स्तिरा॥

(Meaning: You sustain the secret of all secrets. Please accept this japa performed by me and bestow Your perpetual Grace on me.)

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