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Salutations to the Divine Mother who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy end beauty. Salutations. O Sweet Mother, the consort of Lord Siva! O Mother Parvati, Thou art Lakshmi. Thou art Saraswati. Thou art Kali, Durga and Kundalini. Thou art the embodiment of ail power. Thou art Para Shakti. Thou art in the form of ait objects. Thou art the sole refuge for all Thou hast enchanted the whole world. The whole universe is the play of Thy three Gunas. How can I praise Thee? Thy glory is indescribable Thy splendour is ineffable. Protect me. Guide me. O Loving Mother!

O Adorable Mother! Thou hast generated this great illusion by which all people walk deluded in this world. All sciences have come from Thee. Without Thy grace, no-one can get success in spiritual sadhana and salvation in the and. Thou art the seed for this world. Thou hast two aspects, viz., the unmanifest aspect (avyaktam), and the manifest aspect or gross universe. The whole world gets dissolved in avyaktam during Pralaya. Give me the divine eye. Let me behold Thy real majestic form. Help me to crass this illusion, O Kind Mother!

O Compassionate Mother! I bow to Thee. Thou art my saviour, Thou art my goal. Thou art my sole support. Thou art my guide and the remover of all afflictions, troubles and miseries. Thou pervadest the whole universe. The whole universe is filled with Thee, Thou art the storehouse of all qualities. Do Thou protect me. I again and again salute Thee! O Glorious Mother! Salutations to Thee. All women are Thy parts Mind, egoism, intellect, body, prana and senses are Thy forms. Thou art Para-Prakriti and Apara-Prakriti, Thou art electricity, magnetism, force, energy, power and will. All forms are Thy forms only. Reveal to me the mystery of creation. Bestow an me the divine knowledge.

O Loving Mother! Thou art the primal energy, Thou hast two aspects, viz., the terrible and the peaceful. Thou art modesty, gentleness, shyness generosity, courage, forbearance and patience. Thou art faith in the heart of devotees and nobility in noble people, chivalry in warriors and ferocity in tigers. Give me strength to control the mind and the indriyas. Make me worthy at dwelling in Thee.

O Gracious Mother! Prostration unto Thee. Where art Thou? Do not forsake me, I am Thy child. Take me to the other shore of fearlessness and joy. When shall I behold Thy lotus feet with my own eyes? Thou are the boundless ocean of mercy. When the philosopher's stone turns iron into gold by carried, when the Ganges turns impure water into pure water, canst Thou not change me, O Mother Divine, Into pure soul? May my tongue repeat Thy name always.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati