Mother Durga! Rider on the lion, giver of all strength, Mother, beloved of
Shiva! We, born from thy parts of Power, we the youth of India, are seated here
in thy temple. Listen, O Mother, descend upon earth, make thyself manifest in this
land of India.
Mother Durga! From age to age, in life after life, we come down into the human
body, do thy work and return to the Home of Delight. Now too we are born,
dedicated to thy work. Listen, O Mother, descend upon earth, come to our help.