Learn to recite this special chant to the Divine Mother. Sandra Anderson and Shari Friedrichsen will lead you in a call and response recitation of the first verse of Matrika Stuti, to learn slowly its rhythm and pronunciation. Then use the regular version of the verse for your own daily chanting.
O Devi, you are transcendent and eminent, the creator of worlds of multiplicity.
Through your joyful play you illuminate all; you are the locus for all that exists. You bring about the dissolution and you constitute the core of all and everything. O Divine Mother Shankari, embodiment of pure knowledge, please nurture and protect us.
ABOUT Sandra Anderson Initiated into the Himalayan tradition in 1988, author and teacher Sandra Anderson draws on traditional yoga texts and 20 years of study and practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She teaches all aspects of yoga nationally, trains teachers, and instructs programs at the Himalayan Institute where she lives. Sandra holds a degree in geology and began her studies in yoga while working throughout the west as an environmental groundwater geologist. View her videos on pranayama and other practices online, and her e-book, "The Breath of Life—The Prana Vayus", and articles on pilgrimage, prayer, and more.