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Garbharakshambika Mantras To Chant

By Subodini Menon

The word Garbharakshambika translates to the 'Mother who protects the unborn child'. In the state of Tamil Nadu, there is a place known as Papanashanam.

Tirukavugaur is a small Taluk, where the Garbharakshambikai temple exists. Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva reside in this temple as Garbharakshambikai and Mullivana Nathar.

Garbharakshambikai is one of the most important forms of Shakti who is worshipped in Tamil Nadu. It is believed that the Goddess protects the unborn child and helps it grow healthy. It is also a popular notion that the Goddess blesses couples who long for children with offsprings.

The Story Of Garbharakshambika

Once upon a time, there lived a Sage named Nidhruva. He lived in an ashram with his wife Vedhika. They were childless and after a lot of prayers, Goddess Parvati blessed the couple with a pregnancy. The pregnancy progressed in a healthy fashion until the third trimester.

In the third trimester, Sage Nidhruva left to visit Lord Varuna. He was to return soon, therefore, he left his wife alone in the ashram. Vedhika was tired due to the chores and other work and had laid down to rest.

At that time, a sage named Urdhavapada arrived at the ashram. Unaware of Vedhika's pregnant state, he became angry at the inhospitable reaction he received. He cursed Vedhika that she would be afflicted by the dreaded disease called Rayatchu.

The disease not only affected Vedhika but also began eating up the unborn child. Vedhika realised this and prayed to Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati appeared and kept the unborn child in a divine pot until it was ready to be born.

The child was born and the baby boy was named Naidhruvan. He received the blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The holy cow, Kamadhenu, fed the child its milk. Sage Nidhruva was overwhelmed by the mercy of the Goddess and prayed to both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to stay back in that place.

This way, they stayed at Tirukavugar as Garbharakshambikai and Mullaivana Nathar and protect their devotees like they protected Vedhika. And in this way, every woman in need of help can worship the goddess and earn her grace.

Garbharashambikai Mantras

If you desire a child, are afflicted with complications in pregnancy or just want a healthy pregnancy and baby, chant these mantras with a devoted mind. Each mantra has to be chanted 108 times every day.

Garbharakshambikai Gayatri Mantra

"Aum Garbarakshambigaayai cha vidhmahe

Mangala dhevadhaayai cha dheemahee

Dhanno devi prachodhayaath"

Garbharakshambikai Stotram

There are 10 shlokas that make this stotram. Chant the first shloka in the first month, second in the second month and so on, till the completion of pregnancy.

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Slokam-1

Aehyaehi Bhagavan Brahman, Praja-Karthaha Prajaapathae I

Pragrihneeshva Balim Sa-imam, saapathyam raksha Gharbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-2

Ashvinou Dheva Dhevaesow, Pragruhneedhan Balim Dhvimam I

Saapathyaam Garbineem sa-imam sa Rakshatham Poojayaanayaa II

Meaning : 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.

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Slokam-3

Rudhrasha Aekaadhasha Broktha , Pragrahnanthu Balim Dhvimam I

Yakshamaagam Preethayae Vrutham, Nithyam Rakshandhu Garbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-4

Aadhithyaa Dhvaadhasha Brokthaha, Pragrimneethvam Balim thvimam I

Yashmaakam Thejasaam Vridhya, nithyam rakshatha garbineem II

Meaning: Oh, Holy Sun Gods who are twelve, Please accept this offering, so that your great lustre increases. Be pleased to accept this sacred offering, and be pleased to protect daily this lady who is in the family way.

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Slokam-5

Vinayaka Ganaadhyaksha, Shiva puthra Mahabala I

Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-6

Skandha Shanmuga devaesha puthra preethi vivardhana I

Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-7

Prabhaasaha prabhavashyamaha prathyoushow maaruthoenalaha I

Druvodhara dharashaiva, vasavoeshtow prakeerthithaha I

Pragruhneethvam balim sa-imam, nithyam Rakshatha Garbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-8

Pithurdevi pidhushraeshtae, bahu puthree mahaa bale I

Boodha sreshtae nisha vaasae, nirvrithae shounagapriyae I

Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem II

Meaning: 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.

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Slokam-9

Raksha Raksha Mahadeva, Baktha-Anugraha karaga I

Pakshi Vaahana Govindha, Saapathyam raksha Garbineem II

Meaning: Oh God who is greatest, Be pleased to care and protect, Oh God who showers blessings 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.

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