Śrī Navākṣari Vana Durgā Mantra (श्री नवाक्षरि वनदुर्गा मन्त्र) :-

(9 lettered Vana Durgā mantra)

Purpose:- Protection from dangerous animals, birds and reptiles as well as all types of enemies. Obtaining wealth of all types and prosperity. Removal of all types of fear.

Source:- Māhākāla Sahita.

1. Viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः) :-

om̐ asya śrī vanadurgā mahāmantrasya ।

araṇyaka ṛṣiḥ ।

atyanuṣṭup chandaḥ ।

śrī vanadurgādevatā ।

ūm̐ bījaṃ ।

svāhā śaktiḥ ।

śrī vanadurgā prītyarthaṃ jape viniyogaḥ ॥

ॐ अस्य श्री वनदुर्गा महामन्त्रस्य ।

अरण्यक ऋषिः ।

अत्यनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।

श्री वनदुर्गादेवता ।

ऊँ बीजं ।

स्वाहा शक्तिः ।

श्री वनदुर्गा प्रीत्यर्थं जपे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- This prayer/mantra japa is to invoke Śrī Vana Durgā Devi and perform Her mantra japa to obtain Her complete grace in all aspects and especially for removal of all hurdles afflicting our health, material and spiritual pursuits as well as to ensure success in all undertakings and removal of all miseries caused by enemies. The sage (ṛṣiḥ) is Araṇyaka, the meter (chandas) for the mantra is Atyanuṣṭup. The seed/bīja for the mantra is om̐. The power/śakti to the mantra is svāhā. The deity is Śrī Vana Durgā Devi. May the Divine Mother Śrī Vana Durgā Devi bless and remove all types of misery, sorrow, poverty, debts, health issues affecting us and bestow immense wealth, both spiritual and material, upon us as well as fulfillment of all cherished desires, hopes and wishes. May She provide us with victory in all our undertakings and protect us from all enemies, internal and external.

2. ṛṣyādi nyāsa ( ऋष्यादि न्यास ) :-

S.no.

IAST

devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ araṇyaka ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

अरण्यक ऋषये नमः शिरसि

Open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead with the ring and thumb fingers joined at the top.

2

atyanuṣṭup chandase namaḥ mukhe

अत्यनुष्टुप् छन्दसे नमः मुखे

Now touch the lips of the mouth with the above mudrā.

3

śrī Vanadurgā devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

श्री वनदुर्गा देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

om̐ bījāya namaḥ guhye

बीजाय नमः गुह्ये

Touch the genitalia with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

5

svāhā śaktaye namaḥ pādayoḥ

स्वाहा शक्तये नमः पादयोः

Touch the feet with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

6

viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

7

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

3. karanyāsaḥ (करन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

devanāgari

Procedure

1

hrām̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्राँ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.

2

hrīm̐ tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्रीँ तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.

3

hrūm̐ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्रूँ मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

hraim̐ anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्रैँ अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

hraum̐ kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्रौँ कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

hraḥ karatalakara pṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ह्रः करतलकर पृष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Run the fingers of the right hand on the opened left palm on the front and back of the left hand and can be extended to the entire lower arm. Repeat the same for the right hand with the left hand fingers.

7

Iti kara nyāsaḥ

इति कर न्यासः

 

4. ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ (षडङ्ग न्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

hrām̐ hṛdayāya nama

ह्राँ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

hrīm̐ śirase svāhā

ह्रीँ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

hrūm̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ह्रूँ शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

hraim̐ kavacāya hum̐

ह्रैँ कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

hraum̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ         

ह्रौँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

hraḥ astrāya phaṭ

ह्रः अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digbandhaḥ

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्बन्धः॥

 

5. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

kālābhrasamadehābhāṃ siṃhaskandhopari sthitām

maulibaddhenduśakalāṃ kaṭākṣaiḥ śatrubhītidām

trinetrāṃ pīvarorojāṃ smeravaktrāṃ caturbhujām

śaṅkha cakraṃ gadāṃ khaḍgamudvahantīṃ harapriyām

कालाभ्रसमदेहाभां सिंहस्कन्धोपरि स्थिताम् ।

मौलिबद्धेन्दुशकलां कटाक्षैः शत्रुभीतिदाम् ॥

त्रिनेत्रां पीवरोरोजां स्मेरवक्त्रां चतुर्भुजाम् ।

शङ्ख चक्रं गदां खड्गमुद्वहन्तीं हरप्रियाम् ॥

Meaning:-

We meditate upon the terrifying form of the Divine Mother Vana Durgā Devī, seated on a menacing lion and radiating a dark complexion resembling that of a rain-laden dark cloud. She holds a cakra/discus, gada/mace, khaḍga/sword and a śaṅkha/conch. She also showers Her grace with the vara and allays all fears through the abhaya mudrā-s. She has the lustre of a moon and has three eyes (elevated ājñā cakra). Her terrifying glance is enough to invoke great fear in the minds of enemies. She has a bandana on Her head with a crescent moon shining forth. She is adorned with necklaces, ear rings and bracelets of precious stones. She is well endowed and extremely powerful. She is resplendent in Her glory that radiates upon all the three realms. The Divine Mother is adored by Indra and other celestial surā-s and is said to be residing in the forests of the Vindhya Mountain range. Lord Śiva remains always close to Her heart and She radiates with true bliss.

6. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

 7. japamālā mantraṃ (जपमाला मन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below mantra once, to pray to the japa māla and invoke the blessings for a fruitful japa.

o māṃ māle mahāmāye sarvamantra svarūpiṇi
caturvarga stvayinyasta stasmānye siddhidā bhava

ॐ मां माले महामाये सर्वमन्त्र स्वरूपिणि।
चतुर्वर्ग स्त्वयिन्यस्त स्तस्मान्ये सिद्धिदा भव॥

8. Guru Mantra (गुरु मन्त्र):-

Recite the following guru mantra once, to seek the blessings of all gurus and the Guru.

om̐ hrī siddhaguro prasīda hrī o

ॐ ह्रीं सिद्धगुरो प्रसीद ह्रीं ॐ

9. Atha Śrī Navākṣari Vana Durgā Mantraḥ (अथ श्री नवाक्षरि वनदुर्गा मन्त्रः) :

Recite the following 9 lettered mantra at least 108 times, preferably on a rudrakṣa or turmeric māla.

om̐ aim̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ chrīm̐ hūm̐ krom̐ svāhā

ॐ ऐँ श्रीँ ह्रीँ छ्रीँ हूँ क्रोँ स्वाहा

 

Meaning:-

The mantra consists of bīja (seed) syllables only.

The Śabda Brahman om̐ represents auspiciousness.

The Sarasvatī bīja (seed) mantra aim̐ represents knowledge, both spiritual and material.

The Lakṣmī bīja (seed) mantra śrīm̐ represents fertility, abundance and wealth, both material and spiritual.

The Mahāmāyā bīja (seed) mantra hrīm̐ represents all the triads, such as Creation, Preservation and Destruction. It also signifies concentration, power, ambition and the drive to accomplish the desired results.

The Yogini bīja (seed) mantra chrīm̐ represents the power of the yoginis and grants material success in a speedy manner.

The Krodha bīja (seed) mantra hūm̐ represents cutting off all attachments as well as obstacles in our material and spiritual progress.

The Krodhīśa bīja (seed) mantra krom̐ represents great anger and force to break all types of obstacles towards material and spiritual progress.

The svāhā mantra is for offering oblations to the Divine Mother.

10. ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ (षडङ्ग न्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

hrām̐ hṛdayāya nama

ह्राँ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

hrīm̐ śirase svāhā

ह्रीँ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

hrūm̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ह्रूँ शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

hraim̐ kavacāya hum̐

ह्रैँ कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

hraum̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ         

ह्रौँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

hraḥ astrāya phaṭ

ह्रः अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digvimokaḥ

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्विमोकः ॥

11. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

kālābhrasamadehābhāṃ siṃhaskandhopari sthitām

maulibaddhenduśakalāṃ kaṭākṣaiḥ śatrubhītidām

trinetrāṃ pīvarorojāṃ smeravaktrāṃ caturbhujām

śaṅkha cakraṃ gadāṃ khaḍgamudvahantīṃ harapriyām

कालाभ्रसमदेहाभां सिंहस्कन्धोपरि स्थिताम् ।

मौलिबद्धेन्दुशकलां कटाक्षैः शत्रुभीतिदाम् ॥

त्रिनेत्रां पीवरोरोजां स्मेरवक्त्रां चतुर्भुजाम् ।

शङ्ख चक्रं गदां खड्गमुद्वहन्तीं हरप्रियाम् ॥

12. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

13. Samarpaṇam (समर्पणम्):-

Take water in uttaraṇi and by reciting the following śloka, offer the water to the earth.

guhyātiguhyagoptrī tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam
siddhirbhavatu me devi tvatprasādānmayi sthirā

गुह्यातिगुह्यगोप्त्री त्वं गृहाणास्मात्कृतं जपम्।
सिद्धिर्भवतु मे देवि त्वत्प्रसादान्मयि स्तिरा॥

14. japānantaraṃ mālāmantraṃ (जपान्ततरं मालामन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below śloka and mantra, followed by placing the māla upon the top of the head and then place it back in the māla bag and conceal it. It should NOT be worn.

śloka om̐ tvaṃ māle sarvadevānāṃ prītidā śubhadā bhava

śubhaṃ kuruṣya me bhadre yaśo vīryaṃ ca dehime

श्लोक  ॐ त्वं माले सर्वदेवानां प्रीतिदा शुभदा भव।

शुभं कुरुष्य मे भद्रे यशो वीर्यं च देहिमे॥

mantra om̐ hrīṃ siddhyai namaḥ

मन्त्र॥ ॐ ह्रीं सिद्ध्यै नमः॥

15. Puraścaraṇa (पुरश्चरण) :-

Japa

400,000

Homa

40,000

Tarpaṇa

4,000

Mārjana

400

Bhojana

40

This article is written by Krishna Vallapareddy.