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Hymns to the Goddess and Hymn to Kali (Hb)

by: Sir John Woodroffe

This volume Hymns to the Goddess is an endeavour of Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon) to translate the Sanskrit hymns in praise of the Goddess or Devi, scattered in Tantra and Purana texts, Mahabharata, and in the hymns of Shankaracharya. Hymn to Kali (Karpuradi Stotra), another book within the book, is a celebrated Kaula stotra, having commentary on the hymns.

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ISBN: 9788124609255
Year Of Publication: 2018
Edition: 1st
Pages : xiv, 299
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 650

Overview

The Goddess or Devi is God in Its Mother aspect. Devi, who is existence, consciousness and bliss, is thought of as a female, a male or pure Brahman. This volume Hymns to the Goddess is an endeavour of Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon) to translate the Sanskrit hymns in praise of the Goddess or Devi, scattered in Tantra and Purana texts, Mahabharata, and in the hymns of Shankaracharya, who was an incarnation of devotion and a great philosopher, Valmiki and Indra.
After a general introduction, the book starts with a hymn to Kalabhairava, the spouse of Devi, followed by Devi stotras. In these hymns, Devi is praised as Bhairavi, Bhuvaneshvari, Adyakali, Lakshmi, Tara, Mahishamardini, Annapurna, Sarasvati, Durga, Tripura in Tantra texts; Sarvavishvajanani, Ambika, Chandika, Mahadevi and Jagadambika in Puranas; Durga, Arya, Durga in Mahabharata; Tripurasundari, Ganga, Ananadalahari, Yamuna, Narmada and Mahalakshmi.
Hymn to Kali (Karpuradi Stotra), another book within the book, is a celebrated Kaula stotra, having commentary on the hymns. It, in addition to mantroddharadhara, contains stotras of dhyana, yantra, sadhana, madya, mamsa, maithuna and phala-shruti matters.

Contents

Hymns to the Goddess
Publisher’s Note
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Hymn to Kalabhairava
Kalabhairava
Hymns to the Devi from Tantra
Bhairavi
Bhuvaneshvari
Adyakali
Laksmi
Tara
Mahishamardini
Annapurna
Sarasvati
Durga
Triputa
Hymns to the Devi from
Puranas and Mahabharata
Sarvavishvajanani
Ambika
Candika
Mahadevi
Jagadambika
Durga (Mahabharata, Virata Parvan)
Arya
Durg (Mahabharata, Bhishma Parvan)
Hymns to the Devi by
Shankaracarya and Others
Tripurasundari
Ganga
Anandalahari
Yamuna
Deviapardhakshampana Stotra
Manikarnika
Ganga
Narmada
Annapurna
Ganga (by Vaalmiki)
Mahalakshmi (by Indra)
Hymn to Kali
Preface
Invocation
Prayer
Verses 1-22

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