Essence Of
Varaha Purana


32    Tri Shakti Devi Rudrani (Chamundi Stuti included)
Deva Varaha enlightened Devi Prithvi about the materialization of Tri Shakti as Rudrani Devi at the Nilgiri mountain Range as the symbol of Tamoguna. It was at this time that Brahma gave away boons to Daitya Ruru of impregnability by any species obviously ignoring the women power. In a battle with Devas, Ruru created thousands of Ruru-alike Danavas out of the Oceans and distressed Devas, Sages and the Righteous. Devas started running away helter-skelter and there was an all round bewilderment when a loud voice came from the Skies saying: ‘do not be afraid and be panicky’. Simultaneously there were lakhs of Devis with armoury who appeared from nowhere and showered ankushas, arrows, swords, maces etc. on the Daithyas in such numbers as were manifold compared to those of Demons. Emboldened by the presence of lakhs of Devis, the Devas, Adithyas, Vasuganas, Rudraganas and Ashvini kumars fought boldly and in response, Ruru spread his Maya which lulled Devas and others to sleep. Devi Rudrani threw away Her Trishul and pierced through the body of Daithya Ruru; but from that body came out two furious Asuras, called Chanda and Munda who were slaughtered instantly and thus Devi’s another Name was Chamunda. As She was Roudriya Samharini, the Devi was known as Kalarathri. As She was surrounded and devoted by thousands of ‘Anucharikas’ (Servants), She was called Mahabhaga. Since the Anucharikas were ever hungry and were ever after to feed, Rudrani requested Rudra Deva to show a way out to appease their hunger amd Rudra Deva did indicate the ways to satisfy them: if women were in the family way and wear the clothes of other women or worse still touch the clothes of men, then the Anucharikas could satisfy their hunger; or babies who are neglected lying on earth could be considered as ‘Bali’or sacrifice; the remains of a child’s delivery in the delivery house could be taken as food to the Anucharikas; or just born babies too could be the food for these women.
Chamundi Stuti:
Jayaswa Devi Chamundey Jaya Bhuthapaharini,
Jaya Sarvagathey Devi Kaalarathri Namosthuthey /
Vishwamurthi Shubhey Shuddhey Virupakshi Trilochaney,
Bheema Rupey Shivey Vidyey Mahamaye Mahodaye /
Manojavey Jaye Jrumbhey Bheemakshi Kshubithakshaye,
Mahamaari Vichitraangey Geyanrithyapriye Shubhey /
Vikaraley Mahakaali Kaalikey Paapahaarini,
Paashahasthey Dandahasthey Bheemarupey Bhayanakey /
Chamundey Jwalamaanaasye Teekshnadamshtrey Mahabaley,
Shiva yaanasthithey Devi Prethaasanagathey Shivey /
Bheemakshi Bheeshaney Devi Sarvabhuta bhayankari,
Karaaley Vikaraaley cha Mahaakaaley Karaalini /
Kaali Karaali Vikrantha Kaalaraathri Namosthuthey ,
Vikaraala Mukhi Devi Jwalaamukhi Namosthuthey /
Sarvasatwa hithey Devi Sarva Devi Namosthuthey,
Iti Sthuta tadah Devi Rudreyna Parameshtina /
Thuthosha Parama Devi Vakyam chedamuvaavacha ha,
Varam Vrushneeva Devesha yatha they Manasi Vakthrathey/
Stothraanena ye Devi twam sthuvanthi Varaananey,
Theyshaam twam Varadaa Devi Bhava Sarvagati Sati/
Yashchemam Triprakaaram thu Devi Bhaktya samanvitha,
sa Putra Poutra Pashuman Samruddhimupagacchati /
Yashchemam Srunuyad Bhaktya Trishaktyastu Samudbhavam,
Sarva paapa vinirmuktaha padam Gacchhatyanamayam /

(Victory be with you, Chamunda Devi, Bhutaapaharini, All Pervading Devi, Kaalarathri, Vishwa murthi Swarupa, Embodiment of Propitiousness, Essence of Purity, Virupakshi, Three Eyed, Personification of Terror, Arch-type of Auspiciousness, Source of Knowledge, The Great Illusion; You are as fast as mind, Victorious by nature, berserk by behavior, Strange by demeanour, Lover of Music and Dance, Vikaral, Maha Kali, Sin expunger, Kalika, Sporter of ‘Pasha’( rope) and club by hands, Originator of ferocity and panic; You are highly illuminated by face, Maha Balavati, seated on dead bodies, Prethas and images of Pisachas, horror-eyed, Bhayankar, Vikaral Kaala Swarupa, Archtype of gallantry and ferociousness, Blazing Faced One, My Greetings, You are the Universal Benefactor! Rudra commended Chamundi Devi with the above Stuti or eulogy; He said that whoever reads or hears it would be blessed by Him and Devi as well.)

Those who pray to the Tri Shaktis in the Three Profiles with sincerity and mental application would secure boons for excellent well being, offspring and prosperity. Observance of Tri Shakti Vratha on Ashtamis, Navamis and Chaturdasis by fast and worship would help retrieve even lost Kingdoms or secure Kingdoms anew and similarly retrieve or gain great opportunities of life. There would be no threat of fire, theft, serpents or any such untoward occurrences by merely preserving the Tri Shakti Stothras in any household. Reading the Stothras would certainly help secure the following: Pasum, Puthram, Dhanam, Dhanyam, Varastriyah, Rathnaashva Gajaa yanaaswashu bhavanthuta yasyedam thishathey gehe thasyedam jaayathey dhruvam ( Cattle, Sons, Money, Beautiful women, Jewellery, horses, elephants, servants and Vaahanams would be possessed in those houses and this is certain).

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