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Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

mahishasura mardini stotram

Sargam notations for the devotional song – Mahishasura Mardini Stotram (Sanskrit / Telegu).

Please note, there are total 21 stanzas in this song and the notations repeat for all of them. Therefore, I’m giving notations of the first two stanzas which shall hold good for the rest of the song.

Pay attention to play Komal Re (r), Komal Ga (g), Komal Dha (d) and Tivra Ma (M#) wherever indicated.
Flute used for producing Sargam : C#
Watch reference video here for the tune of this song.
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Ayi | giri | nandini, | nandhitha | medhini,
S | r S | S r S | S r S | S r S

Viswa | vinodhini | nandanuthe,
S r | SS r S | S r S S~N

Girivara | vindhya | sirodhi | nivasini,
NN gg | g g | G M~G R | SS r S

Vishnu | Vilasini | Jishnu | nuthe,
N R | RR R g | M#~G R | S S

Bhagawathi | hey | sithi | kanda | kudumbini,
S S r S | S | r S | S r | S S r S

Bhoori | kudumbini | bhoori | kruthe,
S r | S S r S | S r | S S~,N

Jaya | Jaya | Hey | Mahishasura | Mardini,
,N,N | R R | R | RG M~G R~S | S S r

Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 1
,N ,N | ,N S S r | r M g R | S S

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Suravara | varshini, | durdara | darshini,
S M# M#M# | M# M#G | MP PP | P PM

Durmukha | marshani, | harsha | rathe,
d dd | d dP | M#M# | d P

Tribhuvana | poshini, | Sankara | thoshini,
d d d d | d d P | M# M#G | R S ,N

Kilbisisha | moshini, | ghosha | rathe,
,N ,N ,N | S SR | R~M G R | S S

Danuja | niroshini, | Dithisutha | roshini,
S S r | S S r S | SS r S | S r S

Durmatha | soshini, | Sindhu | suthe,
S r S | S r S | S r | S S~,N

Jaya | Jaya | Hey | Mahishasura | Mardini,
,N,N | R R | R | RG M~G R~S | S S r

Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 2
,N ,N | ,N S S r | r M g R | S S

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Ayi | Jagadambha | Madambha, | Kadambha,
Vana | priya | vasini, | Hasarathe,
Shikhari | siromani, | thunga | Himalaya,
Srunga | nijalaya, | madhyagathe,
Madhu | Madure, | Mdhukaitabha | banjini,
Kaitabha | banjini, | rasa | rathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 3

Ayi | satha | kanda, | vikanditha | runda,
Vithunditha | shunda, | Gajathipathe,
Ripu | Gaja | ganda, | Vidhaarana | chanda,
Paraakrama | shunda, | mrugathipathe,
Nija | bhuja | danda | nipaathitha | khanda,
Vipaathitha | munda, | bhatathipathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 4

Ayi | rana | durmathaShathru | vadhothitha,
Durdhara | nirjjara, | shakthi | bruthe,
Chathura | vicharadureena | maha | shiva,
Duthatkrutha | pramadhipathe,
Duritha | Dureeha, | dhurasaya | durmathi,
Dhanava | dhutha | kruithaanthamathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 5

Ayi | saranagatha | vairi | vadhuvara,
Veera | varaa | bhaya | dhayakare,
Tribhuvana | masthaka | soola | virodhi,
Sirodhi | krithamala | shoolakare,
Dimidmi | thaamara | dundubinadha | mahaa
Mukharikruthatigmakare,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 6

Ayi | nija | huum | kruthimathra | niraakrutha,
Dhoomra | vilochana | Dhoomra | sathe,
Samara | vishoshitha | sonitha | bheeja,
Samudhbhava | sonitha | bheejalathe,
Shiva | shiva | shumbha | nishumbhamaha | hava,
Tarpitha | bhootha | pisacha | rathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 7

Dhanu | ranushanga | rana | kshana | sanga,
Parisphuradanga | natath | katake,
Kanaka | pishanga | brushathka | nishanga,
Rasadbhata | shrunga | hatavatuke,
Kritha | chaturanga | bala | kshithirangakadath,
Bahuranga | ratadhpatuke,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 8

Sura | Lalanata | Tatheyi | Tatheyi |
Tathabhi | Nayottama | Nrtya | Rate
Hasa | Vilasa | Hulasa | Mayi | Prana |
Tartaja | Nemita | Prema | Bhare
Dhimi | Kita | Dhikkata | Dhikkata | Dhimi |
Dhvani | Ghora | Mrdanga | Ninada | Late
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramyaka | Pardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 9

Jaya | Jaya | hey | japya | jayejaya | shabda,
Parastuti | tatpara | vishvanute,
Bhana | Bhanabhinjimi | bhingrutha | noopura,
Sinjitha | mohitha | bhootha | pathe,
Nadintha | nataartha | nadi | nada | nayaka,
Naditha | natya | sugaanarathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 10

Ayi | sumana | sumana,
Sumana | sumanohara | kanthiyuthe,
Sritha | rajani | rajani | rajani,
Rajaneekaravakthra | vruthe,
Sunayana | vibhramarabhrama,
Bhramarabrahmaradhipadhe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 11

Sahitha | maha | hava | mallama | hallika,
Mallitharallaka | mallarathe,
Virachithavallika | pallika | mallika | billika,
Bhillika | varga | Vruthe,
Sithakruthapulli | samulla | sitharuna,
Thallaja | pallava | sallalithe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 12

Avirala | ganda | kalatha | mada | medura,
Matha | matanga | rajapathe,
Tribhuvana | bhooshana | bhootha | kalanidhi,
Roopa | payonidhi | raja | suthe,
Ayi | suda | thijjana | lalasa | manasa,
Mohana | manmatha | raja | suthe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 13

Kamala | dalaamala | komala | kanthi,
Kala | kalithaamala | bala | lathe,
Sakala | vilasa | Kala | nilayakrama,
Keli | chalathkala | hamsa | kule,
Alikula | sankula | kuvalaya | mandala,
Mauli | miladh | bhakulalikule,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 14

Kara | murali | rava | veejitha | koojitha,
Lajjitha | kokila | manjumathe,
Militha | pulinda | manohara | kunchitha,
Ranchitha | shaila | nikunjakathe,
Nija | guna | bhootha | maha | sabari | gana,
Sathguna | sambrutha | kelithale,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 15

Kati | thata | peetha | dukoola | vichithra,
Mayuka | thiraskrutha | Chandra | ruche,
Pranatha | suraasura | mouli | mani | sphura,
Damsula | sannka | Chandra | ruche,
Jitha | kanakachala | maulipadorjitha,
Nirbhara | kunjara | kumbhakuche,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 16

Vijitha | sahasra | karaika | sahasrakaraika,
Sarakaraika | nuthe,
Krutha | sutha | tharaka | sangaratharaka,
Sangaratharaka | soonu | suthe,
Suratha | Samadhi | samana | Samadhi,
Samadhi | Samadhi | sujatharathe,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe—. | 17

Padakamalam | karuna | nilaye | varivasyathi,
Yo | anudhinam | sa | shive,
Ayi | kamale | kamala | nilaye | kamala | nilaya
Sa | katham | na | bhaveth,
Thava | padameva | param | ithi
Anusheelayatho | mama | kim | na | shive,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe—. | 18

Kanakala | sathkala | sindhu | jalairanu
Sinjinuthe | guna | ranga | bhuvam,
Bhajathi | sa | kim | na | Shachi | kucha | kumbha
Thati | pari | rambha | sukhanubhavam,
Thava | charanam | saranam | kara | vani
Nataamaravaaninivasi | shivam,
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 19

Thava | Vimalendu | kulam | vadnedumalam
Sakalayananu | kulayathe,
Kimu | puruhootha | pureendu | mukhi
Sumukhibhee | rasou | vimukhi | kriyathe,
Mama | thu | matham | shivanama | dhane
Bhavathi | krupaya | kimu | na | kriyathe,
Jaya | Jaya | hey | Mahishasura | mardini,
Ramya | kapardini, | shaila | Suthe—. | 20

Ayi | mai | deena | dayalu | thaya | krupayaiva
Thvaya | bhavthavyam | ume,
Ayi | jagatho | janani | kripayaa | asi
Thatha | anumithasi | rathe
Na | yaduchitham | atra | bhavathvya | rari | kurutha,
Durutha | pamapakarute
Jaya | Jaya | He | Mahishasura | Mardini,
Ramya | Kapardini | Shaila | Suthe— | 21

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