The power behind the Devi mantra – Sarva mangala mangalye

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In this post, let us understand the meaning of the renowned Devi mantra.

Sarva-Mangala-Maangalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike
Sharannye Triambake Gauri Naaraayanni Namostute

Meaning:
Welcome to you O Narayani; Who is the positiveness in all the auspicious, one who is so auspicious herself and has all auspicious qualities,
The provider of protection, the one with 3 eyes and a beautiful face; We salute you, O Narayani.

Goddess Narayani is also known to be the power behind Lord Vishnu. For a list of Devi temples, visit http://www.ishtadevata.com/devi

Let us all invoke the blessings of Goddess Narayani Devi by chanting this mantra.

 

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4 Comments on “The power behind the Devi mantra – Sarva mangala mangalye

  • Also, another important aspect is the line “Triyambake gauri” – “The one with 3 eyes” – Shiva is the one with 3 eyes (netrikkan) and Shakthi is half of Lord Shiva (as Ardhanariswarar) – so it also applies to Shakti…”siva” means that which is auspicious. And if Shakthi is half of Shiva and if she is “sarva mangala” – it means shakthi is the holiest…As per Shakthi upasana – Rudran (not Shiva himself as that is the primordial), Brahma and Mahavishnu are the legs of the cot on which she sits (LS also has a reference to this, If i am not mistaken), so Rajarajeswari is the mother of all…

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  • Team Ishta Devata Post author

    Priya: It is believed that Goddess Vishnu is the ultimate creator. Hence, Goddess Narayani, who is Lord Vishnu’s power, will be the ultimate Goddess. Going by this logic, Goddess Narayani’s blessings can be invoked, even while worshiping Goddess Shakti. Also, in Hinduism, there is no set rules that Goddesses can’t worship each other. Hinduism is a very flexible religion in this regard 🙂

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