Sri Devi Khadgamala Stotram

I bow to Your compassionate heart [ hrudayadevi], to Your royal crown [sirodevi], to Your flowing hair [sikhAdevi], to Your protective hands [Kavacadevi], to Your graceful glance [netradevi], to Your protective weapons [astra devi]. I bow to your 16 aspects known as the Nityas the eternals. These are the 16 eternals represented the 16 phases o the moon. Starting from new moon to full moon. I bow to (1) KAmesvari [she who controls Lust], (2) BhagamAlini [she who has a Garland of Suns], (3) Nityaklinna [she who is ever aroused], (4) Bherunda [she who is terrifying], (5) VahnivAsini [she who resides in fire], (6) Mahavajresvari [She who is the mistress of Thunder], (7) SivadUti [Bringer of Joy as messenger of Shiva], (8) Tvarita [she who is unstoppable ], (9) Kulasundari [Beautiful Lotus on a Lake], (10) Nitya [she who is Eternal], (11) NilapatAka [she who has a Scarlet-tipped Blue Banner], (12) Vijaya [she who is ever Victorious], (13) Sarvamangala [she who is always auspecious], (14) JvAlamalini [the mistress of flames], (15)Citra [she who is ever changing], (16) MahAnitya[she who is the great eternal]

Note :
With each name, one should actually offer kumkum or rice rubbed with ghee and turmeric onto a plate or at the feet of idol if you have one; or on the SriYantra if you have one. If it is rice, it should be unbroken rice and it can be added to food that is prepared thereafter. If kumkum is used, it can be worn. It must be noted that either item will be charged with such positive energy that in any situation – taking a bit internally, in the case of rice; or the wearing or carrying of this consecrated rice or kumkum in the purse -- will save you in any situation. We can also mentally do the same. In which event the power gets concentrated within and a mere desire to do good to another – a desire that immediately gets fulfilled. It would be ideal not to use whatever power one gains (and you shall certainly have the powers in no time) for any selfish purpose – however noble or righteous – because we cannot be the judge of the correctness or otherwise of the desire. We can always judge the rightness of another’s situation, and if one desires to help another without any desire of gain (including the egotistic feeling ‘“I” helped him/her’), the desire to help shall manifest in an instant.