Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram: A Practice Text. © 2004 by the Shakti Sadhana Group. This version of the great Hindu religious text, Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram, was prepared by the Shakti Sadhana Group (www.shaktisadhana.org) for use by its members and all sincere devotees of Sri Devi, the Divine Mother (LalitA MahA Tripurasundari). This document may be copied and distributed at will for respectful private and/or public religious use, but it is emphatically not to be sold or published (in part or in whole) for profit or commercial gain. Scholars and other writers who wish to excerpt this material in their work must contact the Shakti Sadhana Group (through the website noted above) for permission before doing so. The Shakti Sadhana Group would like to offer its sincerest thanks and appreciation to Sri Amritananda Natha and Sri Bhasurananda Natha and many other Sadhaks of the Shakti Sadhana Group, who kindly provided the detailed and substantive commentary contained herein.|
Kameshwari Devi is here to be conceived as a girl of 16 years.]
This recitation shall give any reciter the sword that will empower him to be the lord of the eighteen great islands.[the entire Cosmos].
Shining like blood, with three eyes, wearing a sari the color of the rising sun, adorned with magnificent ear jewels that are extremely beautiful to behold; Having in Her four hands noose, goad, bow of sugarcane and five arrows made of flowers
With breasts firm and round and rising like graceful round jugs, and adorned and shining in jewellery; Thus shall She be meditated upon, Devi seated with Her Deva [Kameshwara] on a lotus.