Matrika Stuti Verse 1: A Chant for the Divine Mother

July 12, 2013    BY Sandra Anderson

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.

Matrika Stuti, Verse 1: Call and Response Slow Version

Matrika Stuti, Verse 1: Regular


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.

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Sandra Anderson
For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and interest in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the... Read more>>

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