Significance Of Devi Stotra

What is the Significance Of Devi Stotra? Why Devi Stotra is important to be read during Navratri Durga Puja?

(While leading everyone into meditation during the Navratri Pooja, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar elaborates on the meaning behind the Devi Stotra)

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Chetanety-Abhidiyate; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

O Mother Divine! (You are manifest) in all the beings as the very Consciousness, in you and in everyone around you

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Buddhi-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The intellect in you and in everyone is a manifestation of the Mother Divine. Honour the intellect in you. The Consciousness that is manifest in you as the intellect is none other than the Mother Divine, the Devi.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Nidra-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi Tattva expresses itself in the form of Sleep. The Sleeping state in you is a form of the Mother Divine. As sleep, She is present in every being.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Kshudha-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

As hunger, it is the Mother Divine’s energy that is present and manifest in all the beings. Recollect your hunger and recognize it as the Devi.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Chhaya-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi is present as Shadow, as a shade.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shakti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi is present and manifest as energy within all beings.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Trishna-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi is present within all beings as thirst, as craving for anything in the World. It is the energy of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu kshanti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi is present within all beings as restlessness, as frustration.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Jaati-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

It is the Devi, the Divine Consciousness that manifests as the multitude of particular (unique) species.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Lajja-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Devi is manifest as shyness, as modesty, in all beings.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shanti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

It is the Devi who is manifest as the peace in you and in all beings. Anytime you experience peace, it is the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shraddha-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The faith that is deep inside you is of the form of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Kaanti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

Wherever one sees radiance, shine and brilliance; it is none other than because of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Lakshmi-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

Wherever one sees beauty, abundance and prosperity, that is the form and manifestation of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Vritti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

All the thoughts that pass through our mind are the manifestation of the Devi.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Smriti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

Memory in you is also a manifestation of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Daya-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

Recollect the compassion that has arisen in you. It is all a form of the Mother Divine. The Devi is present as Compassion in every being.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Pushti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The contentment that you have felt in your life is nothing but a form of the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Maatru-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The sense of motherliness and motherly feelings that are present in all beings are a form of theDevi, the Mother Divine.

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Bhranti-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The Mother Divine is present as confusion and delusion in every being..

Indriyanaam-adhishthaatri Bhutanaam Cha-akhileshu Ya; Bhuteshu Satatam Tasyai Vyaapti-Devyai Namo Namah.

Chiti-Rupena Ya-Krtsnam etad-vyapya sthita jagat ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha.

The basis of all the senses and the objects is the Consciousness and that is the Devi who is present in the entire Creation, on which everything is, was and will be. This entire Creation rests upon the Devi and is upheld by her divine power. The power and opulence of the Mother Divine is manifest everywhere, in all directions. Salutations and adorations to that Infinite Power, the glorious Mother Divine!

Note – Its an excerpt of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji’s Art of Living Satsang.

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