To the Goddess named --- Mahadevi, Who is linked with Sakti
Reverence to the Goddess, Queen of Divinities,
To Her who is the cause of all auspicious things
Reverence to the Power-of-creation Who maintains all that is.
With my mind wholly upon Her I make obeisance to Her.
Reverence to her who is eternal, and the Power-of-dissolution,
To the Golden One, Creatrix-and-Upholder-of-the-Cosmos,
Reverence, and again, reverence.
To Her who is moonlight and the moon,
To Her who is supreme bliss, reverence forever.
Bending low I show my obeisance to the auspicious one
Who is the wealth of prosperity,
Who is mountains of jewels, who is perfection and dissolution,
Reverence and again reverence.
To She who is known with difficulty,
Who is the life and strength and cause of all,
Who is both black and grey, reverence forever.
We prostrate ourselves before thee
Who art most gentle and formidable.
Reverence to Her who dwells in the inmost of beings
To the Goddess who is known as intelligence in all,
Who dwells in the form of mind in all things,
Who in the form of sleep abides in all beings,
Who exists in all beings in the form of hunger,
Who exists in all beings in the form of peace,
Who exists in all beings as energy,
Who exists in the form of thirst in all beings,
Who in the form of forgiveness exists in all,
Who exists in all beings as the specie they're one of,
Who in the form of modesty exists in all
Who exists in the form of belief in Herself in all,
Who exists in the form of beauty in all beings,
Who exists in all in the form of prosperity,
Who exists in all beings as their calling,
Who in the form of memory exists in all beings
Who in all beings exists in the form of mercy,
Who in the form of contentment exists in all,
Who exists in all beings as Mother and Protectress,
Who as making mistakes exists in all beings,
Reverence, Reverence, and again reverence to Her.
Reverence to Her who presides over the senses,
Who is ever in all beings, who pervades all things.
To the Goddess who in the form of consiousness
Having pervaded all the world, exists therein,
Reverence to Her, reverence to Her.
May the Queen and Ruler of the worlds,
Who is the cause of all good,
Do good and auspicious things for us,
May She ward off all calamities.
May She who I now salute as my Queen,
Whom I call to mind while bowing in devotion,
Destroy at this very moment all our troubles.
Adapted by FW from "Hymn to Mahadevi"
in Hymns to the Goddess
and Hymn to Kali by Sir John Woodroffe.
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