Guru Shakti

Kalika Ashtakam


श्री कलिकाष्टकम्

The Goddess Kali is the guardian, also known as Kalika. The protectors, the Mother, Kali is Dharma and eternal time. Kali shines with the brilliance of a million black fires of dissolution and her body is bathed in the sacred ash. Kali is revered as Bhavtirine i.e the redeemer of the universe. Kali is Black goddess, Shamshana Kali, Mahakali, Nitya Kali, Shyama Kali, Bhadra Kali, Ugra Chandi, Siddeshwari and Kalratri. The Kali Ashtakam has the power to provide you the grace of Mahakali as been observed by many sadhaks. Regular practicing the Kali Ashtakam will definitely provide you all the material comfort and would remove any difficulties in life.

ध्यान

गलद्रक्तमुण्डावलीकण्ठमालामहोघोररावा सुदंष्ट्रा कराला ।
विवस्त्रा श्मशानालया मुक्तकेशीमहाकालकामाकुला कालिकेयम् ॥१॥

Dhyanam
Galadha Raktha mukthavali kantha mala,
Maha gora raava, sudamshtra karala ,
Vivasthra smasanalaya mukthakesi, Maha kala-kamakulaa kalikeyam. 1

Wearing a garland of skulls drenched with blood,
Having a fearful form ,black in colour with externally projecting teeth,
She is nude and lives in cremation ground with fully untied hair,
And she is Kali busy in love play with the great Lord Shiva.

भुजेवामयुग्मे शिरोऽसिं दधानावरं दक्षयुग्मेऽभयं वै तथैव ।
सुमध्याऽपि तुङ्गस्तना भारनम्रालसद्रक्तसृक्कद्वया सुस्मितास्या ॥२॥

Bhuje vama yugme siro asi dhadhaana,
Varam Daksha yugmebhyam vai thadaiva,
Sumadhya api thunga sthana bhara namra,
Lasad Raktha srukka dhwaya susmithasya.  2 


Carrying cut heads as well as sword in her two left hands,
Symbols of blessing and protection in her right hands,
Having a lion like middle and bent because of heavy breasts,
And with shining blood drenched lips but smiling prettily.

शवद्वन्द्वकर्णावतंसा सुकेशीलसत्प्रेतपाणिं प्रयुक्तैककाञ्ची ।

शवाकारमञ्चाधिरूढा शिवाभिश्_चतुर्दिक्षुशब्दायमानाऽभिरेजे ॥३॥

Sava dwandhwa karnavathasaa sukesi,
Lasad pretha pani prayukthaika Kanchi,
Savaakara –manchathirooda shivaabhi-,
Schadhir dikshu shabdhayamanabhireje. 3 


Wearing ornaments of made of corpses in her two ears , having a very good hair, Wearing shining armlets made of corpses and also girdles, Sitting on a seat of corpses and she shines ,
Making very fearful sound rocking all four directions.

स्तुतिः

Sthuthi
(Prayer)

विरञ्च्यादिदेवास्त्रयस्ते गुणास्त्रीन्समाराध्य कालीं प्रधाना बभूबुः ।

अनादिं सुरादिं मखादिं भवादिंस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥4॥

Viranchyadhi devasthrayasthe gunaamsthreen,
Samaradhya Kali!Pradhaana bhabhuva,
Anadhim suradhim makhadim bhavadhim,
Swaroopam thwadheeyam na vindanthi devaa. 4 


The holy trinity are depending on your three qualities,
And are engaged in worshipping you as Kali,
You have a form which is primeval , first among devas ,
Prime of all fire sacrifices and root cause of the world,
And even the Devas do not understand you.

जगन्मोहनीयं तु वाग्वादिनीयंसुहृत्पोषिणीशत्रुसंहारणीयम् ।

वचस्तम्भनीयं किमुच्चाटनीयंस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥5॥

Jaganmohaneeyam thu vagvadheneeyam,
Suhrut poshinim shathru samharaneeyam,
Vacha sthambaneeyam kimu uchataneeyam,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 5 


You attract the entire world and are also worshipped by the Goddess of learning,
You are taking care of devotees and are destroyer of your enemies,
You can completely benumb any voice and what can be chanted about you,
And even the devas do not understand you.

इयं स्वर्गदात्री पुनः कल्पवल्लीमनोजास्तु कामान् यथार्थं प्रकुर्यात् ।

तथा ते कृतार्था भवन्तीति नित्यंस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥6॥

Iyam swarga dathri puna kalpavalli,
Manojasthu kaamaan yadartha prakuryath,
Kadha they kruthartha bhavatheethi nithyam,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 6 


You are the one who grants heaven and also the wish giving tree.
You fulfill the desires of mind in the real realized form,
And all those who benefit by you , would become grateful to you,
And even the devas do not understand you.

सुरापानमत्ता सुभक्तानुरक्तालसत्पूतचित्ते सदाविर्भवत्ते ।

जपध्यानपूजासुधाधौतपङ्कास्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥7॥

Surapanamathe!Subhakthanurakathe!,
Lasad pootha chithe!Yadha aavirbhavasthe!
Japa-dhyana-pooja sudha dhoutha pankha,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 7 


You are intoxicated with alcohol , You love your real devotees,
And you are born in the hearts of your loving devotees,
And your form is of the nectar like wings of chant ,meditation and worship,
And even the devas do not understand you.

चिदानन्दकन्दं हसन् मन्दमन्दंशरच्चन्द्रकोटिप्रभापुञ्जबिम्बम् ।

मुनीनां कवीनां हृदि द्योतयन्तंस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥8॥

Chidhananda –kandham hasan mandha mandham,
Sarachandrakoti-prabha punja bimbham,
Muneenaam kavinaam hrudhi dhyotha manam,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 8 


You have a form of divine joy and smile slowly , slowly,
You shine like the globe of billions of moons,
And you make the minds of sages and poets shine,
And even the devas do not understand you.

महामेघकाली सुरक्तापि शुभ्राकदाचिद् विचित्राकृतिर्योगमाया ।

न बाला न वृद्धा न कामातुरापिस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥9॥

Maha- megha- kali , surakthabhi shubra,
Kadachith vichithraakruthir yoga maya,
Na bala na Vrudha na kamathuraapi,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 9 


Sometimes you are black like a clouds ,
Sometimes you are of the pure colour of blood,
Sometimes you are the yogic illusion which has peculiar forms,
You are neither a lass nor a old woman nor one who is intensely passionate,
And even the devas do not understand you.

क्षमस्वापराधं महागुप्तभावंमया लोकमध्ये प्रकाशिकृतं यत् ।

तव ध्यानपूतेन चापल्यभावात्स्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥10॥

Kshamaswa aparadham maha guptha bhavam,
Maya loka madhye prakasikrutham yath,
Thwa dhyanapoothena chapalya bhavath,
Swaroopam thwadeeyam na vindanthi devaa. 10 


Please pardon me for describing , the very secret form of yours,
In the middle of the people of the entire world,
Please pardon this very unstable conduct of mine,
And even the devas do not understand you.

यदि ध्यानयुक्तं पठेद् यो मनुष्यस्_तदा सर्वलोके विशालो भवेच्च ।

गृहे चाष्टसिद्धिर्मृते चापि मुक्तिःस्वरूपं त्वदीयं न विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥८॥

Phalasruthi 

Yadhi dhyana yuktha pateth yo manushyasthadha sarva loke vishalo bhavecha,
Gruhe cha ashta sidhirmruthe chapi mukthi swaroopam thwadheeyam na vindanthi devaa. 


That man who reads this meditating on you ,
Would become a great one in this entire world,
And even in his home he would become an expert on the eight occult powers,
And even the devas do not understand you. 

श्रीमच्छङ्कराचार्यविरचितं श्रीकालिकाष्टकं सम्पूर्णम्
|| Kaalikashtakam Sampoornam ||


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Comments...

Subbu says:
Sep, 17th, 2014, 10:54 PM

Thank you so much, Guruji, for this wonderful post.


rpgmail says:
Nov, 1st, 2014, 01:00 PM

How many times one should recite this and when ???


Guru Shakti says:
Nov, 3rd, 2014, 10:17 PM

rpgmail, once at night. But in a temole or Puja room.


chingrivakshma says:
Dec, 5th, 2014, 05:48 AM

Her formidable description alone not to mention all she did for me trouncing the devil's skull to pieces, I'm most grateful and want to know if is there way to physically SEE her as I'e been increasingly longing, of course without any problems ... She has cut many enemies' tongue, arms, and limbs, just for me . Another One is Maa Bagalamuki. It's obscure how there are no females in the Jewish/Arab/Germanic religions , to have Michael, Gadriel, Rafael, Uriel, Jesus & 12 disciples, God, "In the name of FATHER, (no mother), SON, (no daughter), Holy Spirit", when this is a planet predicated on the female energy. It gotta be alien bullcrap, not from mother nature not from this earth.