This booklet contains the text of Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram as well as a verse-by-verse spiritual commentary based on Amma’s discourses. Also included are the words to the Maha Sakti Pitha Stotram and the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram. Amma has recommended this stotram for daily chanting, as it is extremely powerful for destroying all negativity. Certain verses even have the power to reduce war-like tendencies in aggressive countries. As the 20 verses of this stotram contains the same energy of the 700 verses of Chandi Saptasati, Amma recommends this stotram to those who do not have time to chant the extremely powerful Chandi Saptasati.
A learning tape/CD is also available, entitled "Learn Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram." From the Introduction: "Sri Mahishasura Mardini Stotram is like a beautiful garland of sound flowers strung together by the devotee and offered to Jagan Mata, the Divine Mother who guides all souls on the path of truth and light and protects the entire universe. this stotram was written by Sri Sankaracharya, who, Amma has explained, was an incarnation of Lord Siva himself. Sri Sankaracharya wrote this beautiful song by condensing a famous Devi scripture, the Devi Mahatmyam, also known as the Chandi Saptasati.
It is not just the story which has been condensed; all the powerful energies of the Sanskrit sounds in the Chandi have also been concentrated in this stotram." From the Meaning of Verse Nine: "O Mother, you are the essence of the sacred sound of Omkara, which has been resounding throughout the universe since before the beginning of time. You are Adi Parasakti, the original supreme power, which, bursting with energy, manifested this entire Creation. This universe with its many millions of spiral galaxies containing billions of suns and moons is truly your form only. You are the divine light that pervades all space and dwells in the inner recesses of every soul, without exception."
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