The Saptashloki Durga is a careful selection of seven verses from Shri Durga Saptashati belonging to the Devi Mahatmya section of the Markandeya Puran. Verses have been selected keeping in mind their potency and are recommended by astrologers for chanting if situations in horoscopes so demand. The original verses are in Sanskrit in Devanagari Script which have been re-written in Roman script.
ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवी भगवती हि सा ।
बलादाकृष्य मोहाय महामाया प्रयच्छति ॥
Gyani Namapi chetansi devi Bhagwati hi sa
Baladakrishya Mohaya Maha Maya prayachhati.
Even the consciousness of the Jnanis (Spiritually-Evolved souls), Devi Bhagavati. The Mahamaya, by Her Power, attract Moha (Delusion) (such is Her Divine Power and Play).
दुर्गे स्मृता हरसि भीतिमशेषजन्तोः
स्वस्थैः स्मृता मतिमतीव शुभां ददासि ।
दारिद्रयदुःखभयहारिणि का त्वदन्या
सर्वोपकारकरणाय सदार्द्र चित्ता ॥
Durge smrita harasi bhitima sheshajantoh
Swasthai smrita matimativa Shubham dadasi
Daridraya dukh bhay harini ka twadanya
Sarvapakar Karanaya Sadardrachita
O Devi Durga, Whoever Remembers You with Devotion, You Remove the endless Fears of Samsara from the mind of that Person. Whoever Meditates on You in their Heart, you bestow exceeding Auspiciousness (which is beyond description). O Mother, Apart from You, who else can destroy Poverty, Sorrow and Fear from our Lives? (which appears to be a never-ending cycle). Your Heart is always full of Compassion for rendering all sorts of Help to Your Devotees.
सर्वमंगलमांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
Sarva mangal mangalye shive sarwarth sadhike
Sharanye trayambake gauri Narayani namostute
O the Auspiciousness in all the Auspicious, Auspiciousness Herself and fulfiller of all the Objectives of the Devotees (Purusharthas – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha). O the giver of Refuge, with Three Eyes (spanning the Past, Present and Future; and containing within them the Sun, Moon and the Fire), the Gauri (Shining One); Salutations to You O Narayani.
सर्वस्यार्तिहरे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
Sharanagat dinarta paritrana parayane
Sarvasyati harer devi Narayani namostute
You are Intent upon Rescuing the Distressed and the Oppressed who take Your Refuge whole-heartedly, and Remove All their Sufferings; Salutations to You O Narayani.
सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वशक्तिसमन्विते ।
भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
Swarva swaroope sarveshe sarvashakti samanvite
Bhayebhya strahi no devi Durgedevi namostute
You Exist in All Forms of All Gods, and You are the Possessor of All Powers. O Devi, Please Protect us from all Fears; Salutations to You, O Durga Devi.
रोगानशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान् ।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां त्वामाश्रिता ह्याश्रयतां प्रयान्ति ॥
Rogana sheshana pahansi tushta rushta tu kaman sakalanabhistan
Twamashritanam na vippanaranam twashrita hrashayatanm prayanti
When You are Pleased with our Devotion, You Destroy all our (worldly) Diseases; but if You are Displeased with us (for any reason), You destroy all our Aspirations and Wishes (i.e., they remain ever unfulfilled). By Your Refuge, Men cannot go Astray and no Misfortunes can finally overcome them; Your Refuge indeed is the final Refuge that one attains (i.e., is the final destination of life).
सर्वाबाधाप्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि ।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्वैरि विनाशनम् ॥
Sarvabadha prashamanam trailokyasya akhileshwari
Evameva twaya karyam asmad vairie vinashanam
O Akhileshwari (Goddess of all the three Worlds), Please mitigate all our Afflictions (by extending Your grace). Thus, in this manner, by You, let our Enemies be Destroyed, and Your Work be achieved (of protecting the good).
I am a Vedic astrologer by profession. I have done Jyotish Acharya from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan. I am devoted to my Sadguru Shri Sai Nath of Shirdi. I am also interested in spirituality. I love to guide people.