It is very popular and many of us recite it on a daily basis or at least on Friday.
Rahasyaanam rahasyam cha Lalitha preethi dayakam,
Aanena sadrusam stotram na bhootham na bhavishyathi. 1
Are secret of the secrets and are very dear to Lalitha.
This type of prayer has never existed in the past or will never exist in future.
Sarvaapath mruthyu shamanam akala mruthyu nivaranam. 2
It cures all accidental deaths and is an antidote to untimely death.
Puthra pradhama puthraanaam purushartha pradhayakam. 3
It will bless you with son (that too first son) and gives three types of wealth.
Japen nityam prayathnena lalithopasthi thath para. 4
Should be chanted daily after worshipping of Lalitha.
Pooja gruhe thatho gathwa chakra rajam samarchayeth 5
Take bath in the morning, finish the oblations of the dawn,
Go to the prayer room and first worship the Sree Chakra.
Rahasya naama saahasra midham paschad paden nara. 6
And then these secret thousand names should be read.
Thasya punya phalam vakshye srunu thwam Kumbha Sambhava. 7
Oh, Sage born out of the pot, please hear the results,
Of reading these in the middle of life by devotees.
Koti linga prathishtam thu ya kuryadh vimukthake. 8
Kurukshethre thu yo dadyath koti vaaram ravi gruhe,
Koti sournabharanam srothreeyeshu dwijanmasu 9
Achareth koopa kotiyom nirjare maru bhoothale. 10
Sradhaya parayaa kuryath sahasra parivathsaraan. 11
Or One crore times and also the same effect as consecrating one crore lingas.
Or One crore times giving in Kurukshetra on Sundays giving,
One crore gold ornaments to the twice born who has learned Vedas,
Or doing one crore Aswa medha yagas in the shores of the Ganges
Or digging one crore wells with water in the deserts,
Or feeding one crore Brahmins daily during the famine,
Or doing with great attention training/teaching one thousand children.
Thath punyam koti gunitham labhyeth punyamanuthamam,
Rahasya nama saahasre namno apyekasya keerthanaath, 12
Would be got even by chanting one name out of the one thousand secret names.
Thasya paapani nasyanthi mahanthyaapi na samsaya. 13
Even if one name among the thousand secret names is read,
All the sins committed by him would be destroyed without doubt.
Nithya karmanushtaana nishidhakaranadhapi,
Yath paapam jayathe pumsam thath sarva nasyathi drutham. 14
Would go away and all the sins would be destroyed speedily.
Bahunathra kimukthena srunu thwam kalasi sutha,
Aathraika namne yaa shakthi pathakaanaam nivarthathe,
Thannivarthya magham karthum naalam loka schadurdasa. 15
By chanting according to their capability for getting rid of sins,
For these, without any doubt would remove sins committed in the fourteen lokas,
Sa hi seethe nivrthyartha hima shailam nishevathe. 16
If they hate to chant the thousand names,
It is like going to Himalayas to get rid of cold.
Thasmai sri lalitha devi preethabheeshtam prayachathi. 17
Would be blessed by Lalitha Devi by fulfilling their wishes.
Samkrathou vishuve chaiva swajanma thrithayeyane. 19
Viz first of every month, first of the new year and the three birthdays.*
* Self, wife and son
Keerthyen nama sahasram pournamasyaam viseshatha. 20
And on the full moon day singing this is very special.
Panchopacharai sampoojya paden nama sahasrakam. 21
Ayam aayushkaro nama prayoga kalpanoditha, 22
Offer the five oblations and by reading the thousand names,
All diseases will vanish, long life would be given,
And accompany this with the Aayushkara prayoga*
* rite to get long life
Thath kshnaath yaathi shiraamsthadho jwaropi cha. 23
At that moment the fever would descend away from the head and vanish.
Thad bhasma dharanadeva nasyanthi vyadhaya kshanaath. 24
And by wearing that ash all diseases would immediately be cured.
Aabhishichedha graham grasthaan graham nasyanthi thath kshanaath. 25
And anointing oneself with that water would remove all problems created by planets*.
Ya paden nama sahasram visham thasya vinasyathi. 26
If the thousand names are read, effect of poison will vanish.
Navaneetham pradadyathu, puthralabho bhaved druvam. 27
Chant the thousand names and offer butter to the God,
By this she will be blessed with a son soon.
Sa raja paravasyena thurangam vaa matham gajam. 29
Thasmai rajyam cha kosam dadhya deva vasangatha. 30
And then the king would be under your control, would ride a horse or elephant,Come to your side, would salute and serve you,
And offer you his country or a state of his country*.
Than mukhaloka mathrena muhye loka thrayam mune. 31
The thousand secret names daily, the saints salute him.
Thasya yea sasthravasthesham nihantha Sharabheswara. 32
Would be killed by arrows by Sharabheswara *.
Nivarthya thath kriyaam hanyatham vai prathyangira swayam. 33
Would be killed by Prathyangira devi herself for protecting the devotee*.
Thaan andhaan kuruthe ksipram swayam marthanda bhirava. 34
Would be made blind,immediately by Marthanda Bhairava himself *.
Yathra kuthra sthiram vaapi Kshethra palo nihanthi thaam. 35
Wherever he hides would be killed by The Kshethra pala.
Thasya vak sthambhanam sadhya karothi Nakuleshwari. 36
Would be made dumb immediately by Nakuleshwari *
Chathuranga balam thasya Dandinee samhareth swayam. 37
As an enemy would be immediately destroyed by Dandinee herself.
Lakshmi chanchalya rahitha sada thishtathi thad gruhe. 38
Will have the fickle minded Goddess of wealth, live in his house permanently.
Bharathi thasya jihvagre range nruthyathi nithyasa. 39
Will have Saraswathi the goddess of intelligence dancing on the tip of his toungue.
Thad drushi gochara sarve muchyathi sarva kilbihai. 40
Would be able to see everything and all his sins would be pardoned.
Annam vasthram dhanam dhanyam nanyebhyasthu kada chana. 41
Get food, cloths, wealth, cereals and all that he wishes.
Ya keerthayathi naamaani tham sath pathram vidhur budha, 42
And sings these thousand names, would be considered as holy by the learned.
Ya keerthayathi namaani manthra rajam na vethi ya. 43
Who sings these names and learns the king of Manthras.
Pareekshya vidhya vidhusha thasmai dadhya dwichakshana. 44
And it should be given to those who are learned and wise.
Devatha lalitha thulyaa yadhaa nasthi ghatodhbhava. 45
And there is no goddess equivalent to Lalitha, Oh Agasthya.
Likhithwa pusthake yasthu nama saahasram uthamam . 46
Bahunathra kimukthena srunu thwam Kumbha sambhava. 47
And he who writes it in a book, these thousand names,
And submits to her, would make the pretty one happy,
And please hear much more about it, Oh sage Agasthya.
Thasmad upasako nithyam keerthyedhida madarath, 48
And so those who practice Thanthra sing it with devotion daily.
Padmair va thulasee pushpai, kalhaarai vaa, kadambakai. 49
Uthpalai bilwa pathrer vaa, kunda kesara patalai. 50
Thasya punya phalm vakthum na saknothi Mahesvara. 51
The effect of worshipping the Sri Chakra using the thousand names,
With lotus, leaves of Thulasi, Kalharraa, kadambha flowers,
Jasmine, Champak, Kara veera, Uthpala leaves of Bilwa.
Jasmine buds and Kesara flowers,
And other scented flowers like lots, Kethaki Madavee Mukha,
AAnye kadham vijaaneeyur Brahmadhyaa swalpa medhasa. 52
And possibly Lord Brahma may be able to narrate it to certain extent.
Rathrou yas chakra rajastha marchayeth para devathaam, 53
Na thayo vidhyathe bhedho bedha ckruth papakruth bhavedh. 54
By the thousand names, in the night on the Sri Chakra,
He would himself have the form of The goddess Lalitha,
And he cannot be seen as another one, for it is a sin to see him as anything else.
Archaye nnama saahasrai sthasya mukthi kare sthithaa. 55
On the Sri Chakra using these thousand names,
Would certainly attain salvation.
Chakra rajo maha devim thasya punya phalam srunu. 56
To the Sri Chakra of the goddess, please hear the benefits.
Puthra pouthradhi samyuktho bhukthwa bhogaan yadepsithaan. 57
You would lead a life with all blessings,
You would be surrounded by sons and grand sons,
And enjoy all the pleasures of life.
Prathaneeyam shivadhyaischa prapnothyeva na samsaya, 58
And get all benefits of praying Gods like Shiva without any doubt.
Samarchaya bhojayedh bhakthya payasa poopa shad rasai. 59
Na thasya durlabham vasthu thrishulokeshu vidhyathe. 60
Feeding them with sweet Payasam, Vada made out of black gram,
And a meal which is blessed with all six tastes,
Would make one dear to Goddess Lalitha,
And she would bless you with her kingdom,
And there would be nothing in the three worlds,
That would be difficult to get to this man.
Brahma jnana mavapnothi yena muchyathe bandanath. 61
Without any desires or attachments,
Would get the knowledge of Brhamam,
And would be released from the bonds of life.
Vidhyarthi cha aapnuyath vidhya, nama sahasra keerthanaath. 62
One who wants fame would get fame,
And one who wants knowledge would get knowledge,
By singing these thousand names.
Keethaneeyamidham thasmad bhoga mokshadhibhir narai, 63
Which would give pleasures and salvation, Oh sage,
For men by singing these thousand names,
Would get both pleasures as well as salvation.
Swadharma samanushtaana vaikalya paripoorthaye. 64
Singing these thousand names,
And also following one’s own Dharma,
Would help reach his goal without any problem.
Namanu keerthanam mukthwa nrunaam nanya paraayanam. 65
Men would get salvation by singing these names and no other.
Vishnu nama saharaischa Shiva namaikamuthamam. 66
But better than singing names of Vishnu is singing names of Shiva.
Devi Nama sahasraani kotisa santhi Kumbhaja. 67
And Oh Agasthya, the thousand names of Devi are one crore times better.
Rahasyanama saahasramidham sashtham dasaswapi. 68
And all these are praise worthy.
Mukhyam Sri mathu naamethi na janathi vimohithaa. 69
And the name Matha is important and should not be forgotten.
Na kaschid aapi lokeshu Lalitha nama thathpara. 70
But in all the worlds there is nothing better than names of Lalitha.
Thasyaiva bhavathi sradhaa Sri devi nama keerthane. 71
It is equal only to singing of the thousand names with devotion.
Nama sahasra padascha thadha charama janmani. 72
By reading the thousand names, this birth would become your last.
Thadaiva viralo guhya nama saahasthra pataka. 73
And it is also rare to find those who read the secret thousand names.
Rahasya nama patascha naalpayasya thapas phalam. 74
And reading the thousand names gets the same result as doing Austerity (Thapas)
Sa chakshushaa bina roopam pasyedheva vimoodadhi. 75
Is like a fool trying to see a form without the eyes.
Sa BHojanam vinaa noonam Kshunnivarthi mabheepsathi. 76
Is like satiating hunger after forsaking all meals.
Nanyadhaa preeyathe Devi kalpa koti shathair api. 77
Need not sing any other for she will be pleased,
Only by singing of this even for hundreds of eons.
Yithi they kaditham Stotram rahasyam, Kumbha sambhava. 78
But this prayer which I told is a secret, Oh sage Agasthya.
Yadhaiva gopyaa Sri Vidhya thadha gopyamidham mune. 79
The Sri Vidhya would be kept secret from them, Oh sage.
Yo dadhadhi vimoodathma Sri vidhya rahithaya thu. 80
If they give Sri Vidhya to the foolish without this prayer.
Rahasya nama saahasran thsmad sangopyedhidham. 81
For this would lead them to problems,
And that is why these secret thousand names,
Are kept as great secret from every one.
Lalitha preranaa deva mayoktham stotramuthamam. 82
But for the advice given to me by Goddess Lalitha to tell you these.
Thena thushtaa Maha devi thavabheeshtam pradasyathi. 83
And the goddess will be pleased and fulfill your wishes.
Aananda magna hrudaya sadhya pulakitho bhaved. 84
Was drowned in happiness and became enraptured.
Sri Hayagrrevagasthya samvade, Sri Lalitha sahasra nama stotra,
Phala srutheernama uthara Bhaga.
Called The portion after,
Which is in Brahmanda Purana in the Uthara Kanda,
In the discussion between Sage Hayagreeva and Sage Agasthya.