Kalikapurana: Shlokas of praise for the Goddess

namaḥ kāmeśvari deviṁ mahāmāyāṁ jaganmayim |

yā bhūtvā prakṛtinatyaṁ  tanoti jagadādyatām ||

“I offer reverence the Goddess Kameshvari, Mahamaya, the embodiment of the world, who is the Primordial Force of the world, and who causes the world to emerge.”

– Kalikapurana 72:62

tvaṁ kartri saṁvajagataṁ vidyā tvaṁ muktidāyinī |

parāparātmikā devī sthūlasukṣmātmikā tathā ||

prasīda tvaṁ mahādevī prasannāyāṁ śubhe tvayi |

devāḥ sarve prasīdinta jaturvaṁgaprade’nadhe ||

“You are the Primordial Force, O Goddess, You are the earth and water, You are the matter of the world, You are the embodiment of the world. The entire world is created by You, You are superior wisdom, who causes liberation. O Great Goddess! You are the essence of both that which is far away and that which is near, You are the soul of subtle and gross elements, be pleased with us. O Auspicious Goddess! When You are worshipped, all the Gods are pleased. O Auspicious One! You fulfill the four-fold aims of life (learning, love, wealth, and liberation).”

– Kalikapurana 72:74-6

Photo credit: Sculpture at Kamakhya Temple, by Kulasundari Devi