Sri   Mookambika   stotram

Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander

(Mookambika is the goddess presiding over the temple town of Kollur, 135 km from Mangalore, Karnataka. Here the goddess is in the linga form. In the smaller half of the lings, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma reside and in the bigger half (separated by a golden line) resides the mother goddesses of Durga, Saraswathi and Lakshmi.
In the ancient times, it is believed that there was a saint called Kola Maharshi who did penance at the present Kollur.(the place was named after him) He was troubled by a Rakshasa called Mookasura. The Adhi Prashakthi killed Mookasura and helped Kola Maharshi to do penance in peace. That is the reason why she is called Mookambika.
She is a very popular goddess of Karnataka and Kerala. People of Kerala consider her as Saraswathi and make it a point to visit Kollur as often as possible. It is a dream for many of them to teach the first alphabets to their babies in the Mookambika Temple on the Vijaya Dasami day.)

1.Moolamboruha madhyakona vilasad bandhooka ragojjwalaam,
Jwala jwala jithendhu kanthi laharim, anandha sandhayineem,
Helaa laalitthe Neela kunthala dharaam neelothpalabam sukham,
Kolluradri nivasinim bhagawathim dhyayami Mookambikam.

1.I meditate on that Mookambika who is the Bhagawathi who lives on the kollur mountains, Who shines in the middle of the primeval lotus flower and who shines with colour of Bandhooka flowers,
Who is like the light of a flame winning over the waves of light of moon,
who unifies joy Who caresses her blue tresses in the moon light,
who is like a blue lotus flower and a parrot .

2.Baladithya nibananam, trinayanam, Balendunaa bhooshithaam,
Neelaakara sukesinneem, sulalitham, nithyanna dhana priyaam,
Sankham chakra gadha abhayam cha dadathim saraswathartha pradhaam,
Thaam balaam tripurim Sivena sahitham dhyayami Mookambikam.

2, I meditate on that Mookambika who is the lass, who was with Lord Shiva in Tripura,
Who is like the early morning sun, who has three eyes, who decorates herself with crescent of moon,
Who has tresses of hair shining with blue luster, Who is Goddess Lalitha,
Who likes to daily give food in charity, Who carries conch, wheel and the mace,
who grants protection and gives eloquence .

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3.Madhyannarka sahasra koti sadrusaam, mayanthakara sthithaam,
 Maya Jala virajitham, madhakarim, maarena samsevithaam,
Soolam paasa kapala pusthaka darim, suddartha vijnanadhaam ,
Thaam balaam tripurim Sivena sahitham, Dhyayami Mookambikaam.

  1. I meditate on that Mookambika who is the lass , who was with Lord Shiva in Tripura, Who is like a crores of Sun at noon, Who is in the darkness of Maya,
    Who spreads the net of Maya, who is exuberant, who is served by God of love Who carries spear,
    rope, skull and book and one who gives pure wealth and wisdom.

4,Sandhya raga samananaam, trinayanaam, san manasai poojithaam,
Chakraakshaabhya kambu shobhitha karaam, pralamba veni yutham,
Eeshad phulla sukethaki dala sadchapyarchithaam, Thaam Shivaam,
Thaam balaam tripurim Sivena sahitham, Dhyayami Mookambikaam.

  1. I meditate on that Mookambika who is the lass , who was with Lord Shiva in Tripura, Who is like the music of the dawn , who has three eyes ,
    who is worshipped by people with good heart, Who has a roving eyes giving protection,
    who has shining hands like bamboo, who has a hanging tresses,
    Who is any time and always worshipped by the fragrant crew flowers by Lord Shiva.

5.Chandradhithya samana Kundala dharaam, chandrarka koti prabham,
Chandrakagni vilvhanaam, sasi nukheem, Indradhi samsevithaam,
Bhakthabheeshta vara pradham, trinayanam, chithakula dwamsinim,
Manthradhi vane sthithaam manimayeem, Dhyayami mookambikam.

  1. I Meditate on that Mookambika who stays in the forest of manthras,
    who is decorated with gems, Who wears ear globes equal to sun and moon,
    who has the luster of crores of sin and moon, Who has moon,
    sun and fire as eyes, who has moon like face,
    Who is served by Indra and others, Who grants boons desired by devotees,
    who has three eyes and who destroys the clan of worries.
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6.Kalyanim kamalekshanaam varanidhim, vandaaru chinthamanim,
Kalyanachala samsthtithaam ganakrupaamn, maayaam, maha vaishnavim,
Kalyaam kambhu sudarsanaam .bhayakaraam shambu priyaam kamadhaam,
Kalyanim tripurim, sivena sahithaam, Dhyayami mookambikam.

6.I meditate on that Mookambika, who is goddess of auspiciousness,
who is with Lord Shiva of Tripuri, Who grants auspiciousness,
who has eyes like lotus, who is the blessed treasure,
who is the praiseworthy wish giving gem, Who sits on the auspicious mountain,
whose mercy cames in groups, who is Maya, who is a great vaishnavi,
Who is blessed, who can be seen among bamboos,
who is fearful, who is darling of lord shiva and who is desirable.

  1. Kalambodhara kundalanchitha mukhaam, Karpoora veediyuthsam,
    Karnalambitha hema kundala dharam,Manikhya Kanchi dharam,
    Kaivalyaika paaraayanaam kali mala pradhavmsinim, Kamadhaam,
    Kalyanim tripurim, sivena sahithaam, Dhyayami mookambikam.
  1. .I meditate on that Mookambika, who is goddess of auspiciousness,
    who is with Lord Shiva of Tripuri, Who has face of the colour of the cloud with ear globes,
    who shines like burning camphor, Who wears golden ear studs in her ears,
    who wears a girdle embedded with rubies,
    Who is worshipped for getting salvation, who destroys ills of Kali age and who is desirable.

8.Nana kanchi vichithra vasthra sahithaam, nana vidhair bhooshithaam,
Nana pushpa sugandha malya sahithaam, nana jana sevitham,
Nana veda purana sastra vinutham Nana kalithra pradham,
Nana roopa daraam, mahesa mahishim, dhyayami mookambikam.

8.I meditate on that Mookambika who is the queen of Mahesa, who takes various forms,
Who has various types of girdles and cloths, who decorates herself in various ways,
Who wears scented garlands made of various flowers,
who is served by various types of people,
Who is praised by various Vedas, Puranas and Sastras and who grants various type of objects.

9.Rakaa taaraka nayanojwala mukheem, sri kama kamyapradhaam,
Sokaranya dhananjaya prathi nibhaam, kopaatavi chandrikaam,
Srikanthadhi surarchithaam striyamimaam lokavali naasineem,
Lokananda karim namani sirasa dhyayami mookambikaam

9.I salute with bent head that goddess who makes the world happy and meditate on Mookambika,
Who has a full moon like face with shining eyes like stars, who fulfilled the desires of Manmatha,
Who appeared before Arjuna who was in the forest of sorrow,
Who is the moon of the forest of anger Who was worshipped,
by Lord Vishnu and other devas and who though being a lady destroys rows of bad people .

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10.Kanchi kinkini kankanachitha karaam, manjeera haaraojwalam,
Chanchat kanchana kireeta katithaaslesha bhooshojwalam,
Kinchit kanchana kanjuke manimaye padmasane samsthithaam,
panchadyanchitha sanchareem bhagawatheem dhyayami mookambikaam.

10.I meditate on the Mookambika, who is the goddess who moves about holding a parrot, Who wears girdle, anklets and bangles, who shines in anklets and garlands,
Who shines in crown made of shining gold and ornaments wore over her waist,
Who wears a dress of gold filled with gems and who sits in the lotus pose.

11.Souranambuja Madhya kanchi nayanaam, saudamini sannibhaam,
Sankham chakra varabhayani dadathim, indho kalaam bibrathim,
Graiveyasaktha hara kundala dharaam aakandalathi sthuthaam,
Mayaam vindhya vilasinim Bhagawathim Dhyayami Mookambikam.

11,I meditate on that goddess mookambika, who appeared in Vindhya mountain out of Maya. Who holds wheel and the conch and grants boons and protection, who bears the crescent of the moon,
Who has eyes similar to the middle zone of the golden lotus,
who is like lightning, Who wears necklaces, garlands and ear globes,
who is praised all over the universe

12.Sriman vibhavena surair, muni ganair apsaropassya sevyaam,
Manthraradhi samastha deva vanithai, samshobhamaanaam shivaam,
Souvarnambuja dharinim, trinayanam, mohadhi kameswareem,
Mookambham sakalesa sidhi varadhaam, vandhe paraam devthaam.

12.I salute that Mookambika who grants powers to all gods, who is the greatest goddess,
Who by her divine power makes devas , groups of saints and apsaras serve her,
Who is the consort of Lord Shiva who makes the deva maidens shine due to their worship using manthras,
Who carries a golden lotus, who has three eyes, who by her passion is the goddess of love.

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