Devi Prayer: an Immersion in Her

Sanskrit Devi Prayer from 108 Sacred Names of Mother Divine by Craig Pruess and Ananda

Here it is with the English translation written in to the video: The BEST Devi Prayer by Ananda Devi with full Text and Translation. Note that these words by Ananda herself, who wrote it, are different from the English text below (I don’t know why or how that is allowed … different poet I guess and Ananda is generous?).

English text by Julie Redstone

The Divine Mother is everywhere.

She is in everything.

She is the Divine Essence that lives within all beings.

Her domain is the field of life, for she gives

to all beings the sustenance that is needed for life.

Her beauty lives in the natural world,

and spans the universes in all their splendor.

She has been called by many names,

for all traditions recognize Her.

Into each consciousness the knowledge is given

of the sacredness of life.

This sacredness IS the Mother.

She is the holy generator of the physical world,

joined to the heart and soul of every living thing.

All of the Earth is one with Her.

All beings of the Earth owe their life to Her,

for she is the Mother of all, the One who bestows

all gifts of life.

Her gifts come to the deserving and to the

non-deserving alike, for the sun does not choose

upon whom to shine.

She is the source of Divine blessing, the part

of the Oneness that bestows the graces that fill life.

We have not seen Her because her being is

cloaked in silence.

She emerges now as part of the Oneness where

she has always resided, blessing all, giving to all.

All who bow before Her are sustained by the life

within them.

All who honor Her are sustained by life’s gifts

both within themselves and beyond.

The purpose of existence is to join with Life that lives

in all dimensions and all realms of being.

It is the Mother that creates this evolving,

this unfolding journey,

for she is the fabric of Time itself,

the means by which all things grow.

She is the template for life that exists within Her —

the substance and form of all that shall ever come to be.

May all be blessed by the blessings of the

Divine Oneness.

oOo

NOTE: A shorter version of this music Devi Prayer: Hymn to the Divine Mother may be used for the “Cosmogenesis Dance” traditionally done in PaGaian Winter Solstice ceremony

2 comments

  1. Jen Thomsen · · Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful Devi Prayer 🙏🏼 🪷✨ Jennifer

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed. thank you for saying 🙂

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