Saturday, October 24, 2015

Prayer to Garbharakshambikai to protect the pregnancy

Prayer to Garbharakshambikai   to protect  the pregnancy 


 Pray  Garbharakshmbika. She will bless  you with children and also  protect  you during pregnancy   and ensure a  safe delivery. For  stotras in Tamil and Sanskrit Alphabets write to me  ramya475 at hotmail dot com.  Le the Goddess  bless you all
      Very near to  Papanasam which is in the  Main road connecting  THanjavur and  Kumbakonam  is a   vaillage called  Thirukaru Kavur (The holy village where  pregnancy is protected  ).The temple of Garbharakshambikai   and Thirumullai vana  Nathar   is located  in this village , It seems once upon a time twio sahges called  Gowthama  and Gargeya  had their hermitage in this place  . They were  being looked after  by a couple   by name of Vidhruva and  Vedikai.  When these couple did not  get any children , the sages advised them to pray Goddess Garbharakshambikai . They did  and Vedikai got pregnant. Once when  she was   alonf at home and listless   due to pregnancy, one  sage came there seeking for alms. Since  Vedikai due to her weakness only stared at him,  that sage cursed her and destroyer her foetus. Vedikai prayed the Goddess  Garbharakshambikai   who saved her foetus and a g heak lthy son was born to her and as per her request  The goddess  decided  to stay there . This Goddess  helps Childless couple to get  children and also protects  pregnancies .
      It is a common practice for   her devotees wanting a child   to  go to her  temple   with ghee    and smear the steps of the Goddess  with that ghee  .That divine ghee is then mixed with   half kg ghee   and the couple   should take  that ghee for 48 days before retiring to bed. They should recite the two prayers given  below daily . It is believed  that the Goddess help the lady to conceive   soon.
Once the lady becomes in the family way  ,  they have to again approach the temple for blessed  castor oil  which should be applied daily on the lower abdomen of the wife. They should continue  chanting of the stotra. This would help her to    an effortless delivery .
    Once the child is born the couple should again visit  the temple and put the child    in the Golden cradle   in front of the Goddess , This would help the child   to grow in to a healthy and intelligent child.
    I am giving below the two great stotras   which would please  the Goddess  .
I.                                      Garbha Raksha Stotram
                                             (Prayer for safe delivery)
                                               To be recited by them*
                                                            Sage Sounaka

                                                            Translated by

Ehyehi Bhagawan Brahman ,
Praja kartha, praja pathe,
Pragruhsheeniva balim cha imam ,
Aaapathyaam raksha garbhineem.   1

Please accept this sacred Offering ,Lord Brahma,
Who creates people,
And who is the lord of the people,
And be pleased to  protect,
This lady who is in the family way,
From all dangers.

Aswini deva devesou,
Pragrhneethaam balim dwimam,
Saapathyaam Garbhineem cha imam,
Cha Rakshatham pooja yanaya.     2

Oh Aswini Devas,
Who are the doctors of Gods,
Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to  protect,
This lady who is in the family way.,
Because of this worship offered to you.
From all dangers.

Rudraascha ekaadasa prokthaa,
Pragruhananthu balim dwimam,
Yushmaakam preethaye  vrutham,
Nithyam rakshathu Garbineem.     3

Oh Holy Rudras who are eleven,
Please accept this sacred offering,
Which has been made as per your wish,
To get your mercy and blessing,
And be pleased to protect daily ,
This lady who is in the family way.

Aadhithya dwadasa prokthaa,
Pragrahneethwam balim dwimam,
Yushmagam thejasaam vrudhya,
Nithyam rakshatha garbhineem.   4

Oh Holy Sun Gods who are twelve,
Please accept this offering,
So that  your great luster increases ,
Be pleased to accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to protect daily ,
This lady who is in the family way.

Vinayaka Ganadhyaksha ,
Shiva Puthra Maha Bala,
Pragrahneeshwa balim cha imam,
Sapathyam raksha garbhineem.        5

Oh Vinayaka, Oh Ganesa,
Oh Son of Lord Shiva,
Oh God who is very strong,
Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to protect ,
This lady who is in the family way.
From all dangers.

Skanda Shanmukha Devesa ,
Puthra preethi vivardhana,
Pragrahneeshwa  Balim cha imam ,
Sapathyaam raksha Garbhineem.       6

Oh Skanda, Oh God with six heads,
Oh God who is the chief of devas,
Oh God who increases the love for our sons,
Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to  protect,
This lady who is in the family way,
From all dangers.

Prabhaasa, Prabhavassyama ,
Prathyoosho maruth nala,
Druvoo dhura dhuraschaiva ,
Vasavoshtou prakeerthitha,
Pragrahnee thwam Balim cha imam ,
Nithyam raksha garbhineem.           7

Oh Prabhasa, Oh Prabhava,
Oh Syama, Of Prathyusha,
Oh Marutha, Oh Anala ,
Oh Dhruva, Oh Dhuradhura,
Who are the eight sacred Vasus,
Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to  protect daily,
This lady who is in the family way.

Pithur devi, Pithusreshte,
Bahu puthri , maha bale,
Bhootha sreshte Nisa vase ,
Nirvruthe, sounaka priye,
Pragrahneeshwa balim cha imam ,
Sapathyam raksha garbhineem.        8

Oh Goddess of my manes,
Oh Goddess who is greater than my manes,
Oh Goddess who has all women as daughters,
Oh Goddess who is very strong,
Oh Goddess who is greater than all beings,
Oh Goddess who protects us at night,
Oh Goddess , who does not have any blemishes,
Oh Goddess who was worshipped by Sounaka,
Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to  protect,
This lady who is in the family way,
From all dangers.

Raksha Raksha Mahadeva,
Baktha anugraha Karaka,
Pakshi vahana Govinda,
Sapathyam raksha Garbhineem.   9

Oh God who is greatest,
Be pleased to protect and protect,
Oh God who showers blessing on his devotees,
Oh Govinda, who rides on a bird,
Be pleased to  protect,
This lady who is in the family way.,
From all dangers.

*      Daily sit in front of a photo of Goddess with any small offering(Fruits , milk or any other food article and recite as follows:-
            During the second month read the first two slokas 108 times daily,
      During the third  month read the first three slokas 108 times daily,
            During the fourth month read the first four slokas 108 times daily,
      During the fifth month read the first five slokas 108 times daily,
      During the sixth month read the first six slokas 108 times daily,
      During the seventh month read the first seven slokas 108 times daily,
      During the eighth  month read the first eight slokas 108 times daily,
      During the ninth month read all the nine  slokas 108 times daily,
It is believed that this would ensure safe delivery.

II. Sri Garbha Rakshambika Stotram

Brahmasri Sengalipuram Anantha Rama Deekshithar

Translated by


(This prayer extols the Goddess Garbharakshambika of Thirukarukkavur which is 20 km from the town of Tanjore. The Goddess is believed to help save pregnancies of ladies. Recitation of this stotra along with the Garbha Raksha Stotra as prescribed  would help all lady devotes to have an easy and successful delivery. They are also requested to visit the mother in her temple and bring back the blessed oil from there, which they can apply on their stomach.
  This has been composed by one of the greatest scholars of the last generation who was an expert in Upanayasas about stories of all Gods. Sengalipuram Anantarama Dikshitar (2 August 1903 - 30 October 1969) was a Śrauti scholar and also was a great exponent of the art of upanyasas (discourses) on various subjects in Hinduism. Born in the Thanjavur district  of Tamil Nadu as the first son to Sri Subramanya Dikshithar, boy Anantharaman was initiated into the learning of the Vedass under his father Subramanya Dikshithar who was also known as chinna Muthannaval brother of Sengalipuram Vaidhyanatha Dikshithar or Periya Muthannaval. After a very fruitful life , Sri Deekshithat took Apad Sanyasa and died. His Samadhi is in Chinna Thiruppathi, Salem, Tamil Nadu)

Sri Madhavi kananasye-Garbha,
Rakshambike pahi bhaktham sthuvantham.          (refrain-to be repeated after every sloka)               

In the forest of sacred jasmine, devotees pray,
Protect us Oh protector of pregnancy

Vapi thate vama bhage, vama
Devasya devi sthidha thwam,
Manyaa varenyaa vadaanya, pahi,
Garbhasya janthun thadha bhktha lokaan.                                   1

In the shore of the pond, you are ,
Situated on the left side of the God,
Oh respected goddess, Oh giver of boons,
Oh Goddess who speaks with grace,
Protect all animals and devotees during pregnancy.

Sri Garbha raksha pure yaa, divya,
Soundarya yuktha, sumangalya gathri,
Dhathree , janithri janaanaam , divya,
Roopaam Dhayardraam manognaam bhaje thaam.                     2

Oh Goddess of the town of protection of pregnancy,
Who is blessed with divine beauty, who carries a good mangalya*,
Who gives every one  , who is the mother of all,
Who is pretty , who melts with mercy, I sing about you.
          *The mangal Suthra-It could also mean a god with blessed form

Aashada mase supunye, shukra,
Vaare sugandhena gandhena liptha ,
Divyambaraa kalpa veshaa, vaja,
Peyadhi yagasya bhakthasya sudrushtaa.                                    3

In the month  of Ashada*, on Fridays,
You are  covered with scented sandal paste,
And dressed in divine cloths and offered,
By lucky devotees, the Vajapeya sacrifice.
     * July-August of the Souramana Hindu calendar

Kalyana dhathrim namasye , Vedi,
Kangcha Sthriyaa Garbha raksha kareem thwaam,
Baalai sada sevithaangri,Garbha
Rakshartha, maaraa dhupe thaiu pethaam.                                  4

I salute her who gives all that is good, who,
Protects Vedic pundits and pregnancy of women ,
For she always protects children in pregnancies,
When the delivery time comes very near for them.

Brahmothsava vipra veedhyaam , Vaadhya,
Gosheena thushtaam radhena sannivishtaam,
Sarvartha dhatrim bhajeham,, deva,
Vrundaira peedaayaam Jagan matharam thwam.                         5

During the Brahmothsava *, along with sound of music,
Sitting on a chariot you go round the streets of Brahmins,
And I pray you ,who is the giver of all that is good,
 Who removes the problems of groups of gods,
And is the mother of the entire universe.
              *Annual festival

Yethad krutham stotra rathnam , Deekshitha,
Anantha ramena devyaa thustachyai,
Nithyam padethyasthu bhakthya , puthra,
Pothradhi bhagyam BHavethasya nithyam.                                   6

This jewel of prayer, composed by Anantha Rama Deekshithar,
For the sake of pleasing the goddess, If read daily with devotion,
Would lead to sons, grand sons and daily luck.

Ithi Brahma sri Anantharama Deekshitha virachitham
Garbha rakshambikaa stotram SAmpoornam.

Thus ends the prayer addressed to Garbha Rakshambika,
Composed by Sri Anantha rama deekshithar.

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