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Phala Sruthi of Devi Gadgamala Stotram

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Phala Sruthi of Devi Gadkamala stotram

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(In my earlier posting of my translation of the Devi Gadkamala stotra, the phala Sruthi has unfortunately been left out. I am now posting it separately. I have taken the text from You may find my translation of the stotra in )

Phala sruthi
1.Esha vidhyaa Maha sidhi dhayini smrithi mathratha,
Agni vatha maha kshobhe raja rashtrasya viplave

2.Luntane thaskara bhaye , sangrame , salilaplave,
SAmudhra yana vikshobhe, Bhootha prethathike bhaye

3.Apasmara jwara vyadhi mruthyu kshamadhi jebhye,
Sakini, poothana, yaksha raksha , khooshmandaje bhaye ,

4.Mithra bhedhe , graha bhaye , vyasane vyabhicharike,
Anyeshwapi cha dhosheshu Mala manthram smaren nara

5.THadrusam gadgam aapnothi yena hastha sthithenavai,
Ashta dasa maha dweepa samang bhoktha bhavishyathi.

6.SArvopadrava nirmuktha , saakshgath chiva mayo bhaveth,
AApath kale nithya poojaam vistharath karthum aarabheth.

AS soon as one remembers her who is one who gives great sidhis(Occult powers),
The disturbance due to fire and wind, the revolution in the king’s kingdom,
The fear of plunderers and thieves, the fear of war, flood,
The upturning of an ocean ship, the fear of devils and ghosts,
The fear of epilepsy, fever , disease and emancipation,
The fear of ghosts like Sakini , poothana, Yaksha,Khooshmanda and also Rakshasa,
The fear of losing friends, the fear of planets, fear of sorrow and prostitution,
And many other such draw backs would vanish and that man who remembers the mala manthra,
Would make his own a type of sword for him to hold in his hands,
And he would become the enjoyer of the eighty great islands.
He would get rid of all his problems and would be filled with the spirit of real Shiva.
But during the times of danger he should start to do her worship in detail.

7.Yeka varam japa dhyanam , sarva pooja phalam labeth,
Navavarana deveenaam Lalithaya mahoujana,

By chanting and meditating on it for a week ,
The good effect of worship of the Goddess Lalitha of Navavarana,(nine surrounding circles) i
Would be obtained by the great people

8.Yekathra gananaa roopo Veda Vedanga gochara,
SArvagamarahasyartha smaranath papa nasii.

By meditating in one place on her form,
Which is not even visible to Vedas and Vedangas
And which is the secret meaning of all agamas,
Al the sins committed would be destroyed.

9.Lalithaaya mahesanyaa malaa vidhyaa maheeyasi,
Nara vasyam narendraanaam vasyam naree va sankaram

By learning this garland of knowledge about the mighty Lalitha,
We would be able to attract , men, kings , ladies or Lord Shiva.

10.Animadhi gunaiswaryai ranjanam papa banjanam,
Thathadha aavaranasyaabhi devatha brundha manthrakam

It would lead you to mastery of occult powers like Anima,
Destroy all your sins like the chants of worship,
Of various Gods in the Nava avaranas.

11.Mala manthram paramam guhyam param dhama prakeerthitham,
Shakthi maalaa Pancha dasyaa chiva maalaa chathaadrusi

This Mala manthra is very secret , and has been appreciated by Lord Vishnu
And the garland of Shakthi has fifty stanzas and that of Shiva has forty stanzas.

12.Thasmad gopyatharadropyam rahasyam bhakthi mukthidham.

And so this has been kept as very secret and would lead to devotion and salvation

Ithi sree Vamakeswara thanthre Uma Maheswara samvade ,
Devi Gadkamala stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the Devo Gadkamala stotram which occurs in Vamakeswara thanthra in the discussion between Lord Shiva and Goddess Uma.

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