The sanskrit shloka given below is a prayer to Goddess Durga.

Om Sarva Mmangala Mangalye Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike

Sharanye Tryambake Gauri Naaraayani Namostute"

Sarva Mangala Mangalye - To auspiciousness of all auspiciousness

Shiva -to the Good

Sarvarrtha Saadhike - to the accomplisher of all objectives

Sharanye - to the Source of Refuge

Tryambake - to the mother of the three worlds.

Gauri - to the Goddess who is Rays of Light

Naaraayani - Exposer of Consciousness

Namostute- We bow to you.

What is the Source of this prayer to Goddess Durga?

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It is from Devi Mahatyam which is part of Markandeya Purana. When Goddess killed two demons Sumbha and Nisumbha, Devas eulogized Devi with their hymns. This hymn is part of their eulogy to Divine Mother.

From Chapter 88 of Markandeya Purana :

सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते॥९॥

sarvamaṅgalamāṅgalye śive sarvārthasādhike।
śaraṇye tryambake gauri nārāyaṇi namo'stu te॥9॥

9.O you who are beneficent with every happiness, O lady auspicious, who accomplishes every petition, O giver of refüge, O Tryambakä, O brilliant one, O Näräyani, reverence to thee!


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