Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam: Lyrics, Meaning, and Benefits

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Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam: Lyrics, Meaning, and Benefits

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Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam:

The Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam is a hymn to Goddess Sri Raja Rajeshwari. This hymn has eight stanzas, and each one begins with the name of the Divine Mother, Amba. So, this Ashtakam is also called Ambashtakam.

This Ashtakam describes the divine names, incarnations, and attributes of the Goddess and praises her protective nature. The Phala stuti, or the last stanza, explains the benefits of reciting the Ashtakam.

Lyrics and Meaning of Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam

Amba Sambhavi Chandramouli-rabhala Aparna Uma Parvathi
 Kali Haimavathi Shivaa Trinayana Kathyanani Bhairavi
 Savithri Navayavvana Subhakari Samrajyalakshmi prada
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (1)

O Goddess Amba, Sambhavi (the consort of Shambhu- Shiva), adorned with a crescent moon on the forehead, O goddess Aparna (Who had done tapas without even eating leaves as food), who is known with the names Uma ( the name called by Menaka Devi to Goddess Parvathi during her penance to God Shiva), Parvathi (The daughter of Parvatha- Mountain Himavanta)

 Kali (the black one), Haimavathi (daughter of the Himavanta), Shivaa (consort of God Shiva), Trinayana (the three-eyed one), Kathyayani (daughter of Katyayana Maharshi), Bhairavi (consort of god Bhairava/Shiva)

 Who is also known by the name Savithri and who is forever young, the auspicious one and the bestower of wealth to the kingdoms,
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

 Amba Mohini Devata Tribhuvani Ananda samdaayini
 Vaani pallava pani venu murali ganapriya lolini
 Kalyani udu rajabimba vadana Dhumraksha samharini
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (2)

O Goddess Amba, the one who looks appealing to God Shiva, the ruler of the three worlds (Tribhuvanas) and the bestower of happiness
 Whose speech and words are like the music of the flute, who enjoys the music
 The bestower of auspiciousness, whose face looks like the full moon, the destroyer of demon Dhumraksha
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba nupura ratna kankana dhari keyura haaravali
 Jatichampaka vaijayanthi lahari graiveya vairajitham
 Veena Venu vinodha manditha kara Veerasane samsthitha
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (3)

O Goddess Amba, who is adorned with anklets, kankanas (jewels similar to bangles) that were made with precious gems, armbands, and harams
 The one who looks great with garlands of flowers like Jaji, Champaka, and Vaijayanthi.
 Whose hands are adorned with the instruments, veena and flute, the one seated in Veerasana position
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba Roudrini Bhadrakali Bhagala Jwalamukhi Vaishnavi
 Brahmani Tripurantiki Suranutha daedeepya manojwala
 Chamudasritha rakshaposha Jananee Dakshayani vallavi
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (4)

O Goddess Amba, who is terrible to the wicked, who is also called Bhadrakali, Bhagala, Jwalamukhi, Vaishnavi
 And who is also Brahmani, the consort of Tripurantaka (Shiva), worshipped by suras, who is resplendent like light
 The one who is Chamunda and protects the devotees like a mother, O Dakshayani, Vallavi (Pallavi)
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba shula dhanuh-kushankusha dhari Ardhendhu bhimbadhari
 Varaahi Madhukaitabha prashamani Vaani Ramaa Sevitha
 Malladhyasura mookadaithaya damani Maheshwari Ambika
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (5)

O Goddess Amba, who has a trident, bow, and goad in her hands, who is adorned with a crescent moon on her forehead
 Also called by the name Vaarahi, destroyer of the demons, Madhu and Kaitabha, who is reverently served by Saraswati (Vaani) and Lakshmi (Ramaa)
 The one who crushed the Malla and other Asura groups, who is Maheshwari and Ambika
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba srushti-vinasha-palanakari Arya visamsobhitha
 Gayathri Pranavakshara-amrutarasa Poornanu samdheekrutha
 Omkari Vinutha suraarchitha pada Uddanda daithyapaha
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Rajarajeshwari (6)

O Goddess Amba, the creator, preserver, and destroyer of worlds, the shine for the wise
 O the Goddess Gayathri, the nectar of the syllable Om (Pranavakshara)
 The one who is called Omkari, whose feet are worshipped by Suras, the protector of Daithyas
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba Shasvatha Agamadi vinutha Arya maha devata
 Ya Brahmadi Pipeelakantha Janani Ya vai jaganmohini
 Ya pancha Pranavadhirepa janaji Ya chidkala malini
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Raja Rajeshwari (7)

O Goddess Amba, the eternal one, praised in great scriptures, the Goddess of the wise and
 The Mother, who is the root of the birth of all the creatures from Brahma to small insects, the one who entices the world with her sight
 The root of the five syllables of Pancha Pranava (Aim, Hreem, Sreem, Klim, and Souh)
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Amba palitha bhaktharaja danisam Ambashtakam yah pateth
 Amba lola kataksha veeksha lalitham Aishwarya mavyahatam
 Amba pavana mantra raja patana damtecha moksha prada
 Chidrupi Paradevata Bhagavathi Sri Raja Rajeshwari (8)

Those who recite this Ambashtakam – Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam, written and praised by the great devotees of the Goddess Amba
 They will attain the grace of Goddess Amba by her merciful sight along with immense wealth
 Also, by chanting this blissful mantra of Goddess Amba, one will attain Moksha(salvation- liberation)
 (I bow to you) The supreme Goddess who is beyond all with a divine form, O Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari

Benefits of Chanting Sri Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam

  • The last stanza is the Phala stuti which explains the benefits of chanting this hymn. 
  • By chanting this hymn, one can receive the Goddess’ blessings and protection. Also, one can wealth and Moksha.
  • When chanting the lyrics of Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam, one should understand their meaning, too, as it will be more beneficial

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