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Tripura Sundari Ashtakam - Mahavidya - त्रिपुरसुन्दरीअष्टकम्

📅 Sep 13th, 2021

By Vishesh Narayan

Summary Tripura Sundari Ashtakam is a stotra depicting eight verses relating to Tripura Sundari. According to the Srikula tradition in Shaktism, Tripura Sundari is the foremost of the Mahavidyas, the highest aspect of Mahadevi, and also the primary goddess of Sri Vidya.


Tripura Sundari Ashtakam is a stotra depicting eight verses relating to Tripura Sundari. Tripura Sundari is the one who possesses all the marks of beauty and has all the qualities of perfection.

And is thus the source of Bliss. MahAtripurasundarI, who as Ishvara rules the world but is none other than the indwelling spirit within us and which pervades us all that exists.

According to the Srikula tradition in Shaktism, Tripura Sundari is the foremost of the Mahavidyas, the highest aspect of Mahadevi, and also the primary goddess of Sri Vidya.

The Tripura Upanishad places her as the ultimate Shakti of the universe. She is described as the supreme consciousness, ruling from above Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

The number sixteen is also associated with sixteen individualized aspects, Kalas or sixteen phases of moon Shodasha Kala. Therefore this Vidya is also known as Chandra-Kala- vidya, the wisdom of the ulnar digits.

Devi created all the three forms and she is before all because she is in the form of all the three and exists even after the dissolution of the three worlds and recreates them again.

In the brahmanda-Purana, it is mentioned that the Goddess Tripura Sundari rules over the entire universe and She is the supreme empress, and Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are mere functionaries in her empire.

Tripura Sundari Ashtakam Text

त्रिपुरसुन्दरीअष्टकम्

कदम्बवनचारिणीं मुनिकदम्बकादम्बिनीं
नितम्बजित भूधरां सुरनितम्बिनीसेविताम् ।
नवाम्बुरुहलोचनामभिनवाम्बुदश्यामलां
त्रिलोचनकुटुम्बिनीं त्रिपुरसुन्दरीमाश्रये ॥ १॥

कदम्बवनवासिनीं कनकवल्लकीधारिणीं
महार्हमणिहारिणीं मुखसमुल्लसद्वारुणीम् ।
दयाविभवकारिणीं विशदलोचनीं चारिणीं
त्रिलोचनकुटुम्बिनीं त्रिपुरसुन्दरीमाश्रये ॥ २॥

कदम्बवनशालया कुचभरोल्लसन्मालया
कुचोपमितशैलया गुरुकृपालसद्वेलया ।
मदारुणकपोलया मधुरगीतवाचालया
कयाऽपि घननीलया कवचिता वयं लीलया ॥ ३॥

कदम्बवनमध्यगां कनकमण्डलोपस्थितां
षडम्बुरुहवासिनीं सततसिद्धसौदामिनीम् ।
विडम्बितजपारुचिं विकचचंद्रचूडामणिं
त्रिलोचनकुटुम्बिनीं त्रिपुरसुन्दरीमाश्रये ॥ ४॥

कुचाञ्चितविपञ्चिकां कुटिलकुन्तलालंकृतां
कुशेशयनिवासिनीं कुटिलचित्तविद्वेषिणीम् ।
मदारुणविलोचनां मनसिजारिसंमोहिनीं
मतङ्गमुनिकन्यकां मधुरभाषिणीमाश्रये ॥ ५॥

स्मरप्रथमपुष्पिणीं रुधिरबिन्दुनीलाम्बरां
गृहीतमधुपात्रिकां मदविघूर्णनेत्राञ्चलां ।
घनस्तनभरोन्नतां गलितचूलिकां श्यामलां
त्रिलोचनकुटुंबिनीं त्रिपुरसुन्दरीमाश्रये ॥ ६॥

सकुङ्कुमविलेपनामलकचुंबिकस्तूरिकां
समन्दहसितेक्षणां सशरचापपाशाङ्कुशाम् ।
अशेषजनमोहिनीमरुणमाल्य भूषाम्बरां
जपाकुसुमभासुरां जपविधौ स्मराम्यम्बिकाम् ॥ ७॥

पुरंदरपुरंध्रिकां चिकुरबन्धसैरंध्रिकां
पितामहपतिव्रतां पटपटीरचर्चारताम् ।
मुकुन्दरमणीमणीलसदलंक्रियाकारिणीं
भजामि भुवनांबिकां सुरवधूटिकाचेटिकाम् ॥ ८॥

॥ इति श्रीमद् शंकराचार्यविरचितं त्रिपुरसुन्दरीअष्टकं समाप्तं ॥

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