This is Argala Stotra of Durga Saptasathi or Devi Sooktham, in which are contained great Mantras which can take Man to Self_Actualisation. Give me Beauty, Victory, Give me Fame Destroy my enemies O Mother Divine Dehi Soubhagam Arogyam Dehi Me Paramam Sukaham Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dwisho Jahi Health and Fortune Bliss Supreme and happiness Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me these O Mother Divine ! Madhu Kaidabha Vibhravee Vidhatree Varade Namah Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dwisho Jahi The negative elements in Man are Lust Greed Anger Jealousy Sloth Covetousness Gluttony and the positive elements are Truth Righteousness Peace Love Discriminative intellect and these positive and negative elements are ever in conflict !
The Self is the Witness of this inner war and the Self is the metaphysical Ground. Madhu, Kaidab, Shumb, Nishumb, Mahaishasur are all emblematic of the negative elements in the human mind. They have to be destroyed for Man to rise to the Divine Level. These are the negative energies that lie in the Subconscient. Man houses dangerous forces in his house The Titan, the Fury and the Djinn Lay in the subconscient’s cavern pit And the beast moved in her antre den ! The demons, emblematic of the negative elements in the human mind, have to be destroyed. This She does so effortlessly ! Thee who destroyed the mighty Ego To Thee all salutations ! Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me all, O Mighty Mother ! We shall extoll Thee with Love O Mighty destroyer of evil Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me all, O Mighty Mother ! O Destroyer of negative ego O protector of the good Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me all, O Mighty Mother ! To Thee who is revered by all To Thee who is the bestower of Grace To Thee who represent the Threefold Veds To Thee, our humble salutations ! Ego, seated on his peacock throne Is destroyed by Thee ! Also Lust and Anger, Sloth, covetousness, gluttony Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me all, O Mighty Mother ! Grant O Mother auspiciousness Grant O Mother immortal fame Beauty, Victory, Fame Grant me all, O Mighty Mother !
This Argala Stotra is very important, as it can wash away the sins accrued to the aspirant and clear the path towards Enlightenment. Along with Devi Kavacha, the Nava Durga Kavacha, which we have highlighted in another article and Keelaka, this stotra has sacred significane in the Durga Sapthasathi scheme. The Mother Divine as the Kundalini is present in all of us. The Kundalini rises during Meditation and Prayer, from the Root Chakra to the ascending Chakras, like mercury rising in a thermometer. While she rises, many blissful experiences can be felt. The four faculties of the Intuitive Reason - Revealation, inspiration, intuition, illumination - all these grace the native. The Self reveals to the aspirant in flashes, he gets inspiration to write, he gains intuition or profound insight and he is illumined by the mysteries of the Self. This Argala Stotra is considered very important and is the first step towards Self- Actualisation.
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