Garbarakshambigai Stotram for safe pregnancy

Garbarakshambigai  Stotram for safe pregnancy

This is famous raksha stotram for Pregnant ladies.

Chant Slokasm Daily 108 times if Possible

Chant the first slogam - First month of pregnancy.

First and second slokam – Second month of pregnancy.

First and second, third slokam – Third Month of pregnancy

And so on….. Till 10 months.


Aehyaehi Bhagavan Brahman, Praja-Karthaha Prajaapathae 
Pragrihneeshva Balim Sa-imam, saapathyam raksha Gharbineem 

Meaning : Please accept this sacred Offering ,Lord Brahma,
Who creates people, And who is the lord of the people,
And be pleased to protect, This lady who is in the family way,
From all dangers.


Ashvinou Dheva Dhevaesow, Pragruhneedhan Balim Dhvimam 
Saapathyaam Garbineem sa-imam sa Rakshatham Poojayaanayaa 

Meaning : Oh Aswini Devas,Who are the doctors of Gods,
Please accept this sacred offering, And be pleased to protect,
This lady who is in the family way., Because of this worship offered to you.
From all dangers.


Rudhrasha Aekaadhasha Broktha , Pragrahnanthu Balim Dhvimam
Yakshamaagam Preethayae Vrutham, Nithyam Rakshandhu Garbineem 

Meaning : Oh Holy Rudras who are eleven, Please accept this sacred offering,
Which has been made as per your wish, To get your mercy and blessing,
And be pleased to protect daily , This lady who is in the family way.


Aadhithyaa Dhvaadhasha Brokthaha, Pragrimneethvam Balim thvimam
Yashmaakam Thejasaam Vridhya, nithyam rakshatha garbineem

Meaning : Oh Holy Sun Gods who are twelve, Please accept this offering,
So that your great luster increases , Be pleased to accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to protect daily , This lady who is in the family way.


Vinayaka Ganaadhyaksha, Shiva puthra Mahabala
Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem

Meaning : Oh Vinayaka, Oh Ganesa,Oh Son of Lord Shiva,Oh God who is very strong,
Please accept this sacred offering, And be pleased to protect ,
This lady who is in the family way. From all dangers.


Skandha Shanmuga devaesha puthra preethi vivardhana
Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem

Meaning : Oh Skanda, Oh God with six heads,Oh God who is the chief of devas,
Oh God who increases the love for our sons,Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to protect,This lady who is in the family way,From all dangers.


Prabhaasaha prabhavashyamaha prathyoushow maaruthoenalaha
Druvodhara dharashaiva, vasavoeshtow prakeerthithaha
Pragruhneethvam balim sa-imam, nithyam Rakshatha Garbineem

Meaning : Oh Prabhasa, Oh Prabhava, Oh Syama, Of Prathyusha,Oh Marutha, Oh Anala,
Oh Dhruva, Oh Dhuradhura,Who are the eight sacred Vasus,Please accept this sacred offering,
And be pleased to protect daily,This lady who is in the family way.


Pithurdevi pidhushraeshtae, bahu puthree mahaa bale
Boodha sreshtae nisha vaasae, nirvrithae shounagapriyae
Pragrihneeshva Balim sa-imam, Saapathyam raksha garbineem

Meaning :  Oh Goddess of my manes, Oh Goddess who is greater than my manes,
Oh Goddess who has all women as daughters,Oh Goddess who is very strong,
Oh Goddess who is greater than all beings,Oh Goddess who protects us at night,
Oh Goddess , who does not have any blemishes,Oh Goddess who was worshipped by Sounaka,
Please accept this sacred offering,And be pleased to protect,
This lady who is in the family way, From all dangers.


Raksha Raksha Mahadeva, Baktha-Anugraha karaga
Pakshi Vaahana Govindha, Saapathyam raksha Garbineem 

Meaning :  Oh God who is greatest,Be pleased to protect and protect,
Oh God who showers blessing on his devotees, Oh Govinda, who rides on a bird,
Be pleased to protect, This lady who is in the family way., From all dangers.

Garbarakshambigai Stotras for pregnant woman for safe pregnancy

Pregnant women praying for safe child birth and easy labour should chant the following stotram. This is the famous raksha stotram for pregnant ladies. If time permits chant the stotram 108 times everyday during the term of your pregnancy.

Hey sangara Shamarahara PramadhaadhiNaadhari Mannaadha shaamba sasisuda
HarithiriSulin sambo sugaprasava kiruthbavame dhayaalo
HeyMaadhaviVanesa Paalayamaam Namasthe


Hamavath yuthare Paarchve shuradhaa naama yakshini
Dhasyaa Shmarana Maathrena visalyaa Garbinibavedhu

Garbarakshambigai Slokam to get pregnant

Women with infertility problems and others who are trying to conceive should read the following Mantra of Garbarakshambigai . If time permits chant the Mantra 108 times everyday and invoke the blessings of the Goddess to get a healthy child.

Aum Garbarakshambigaayai cha vidhmahe
Mangala dhevadhaayai cha dheemahee
Dhanno devi prachodhayaath 

There is also one more Slokam that can be chanted 108 times a day to get pregnant or to get married.

Aum devendhiraani namosthubyam 
Dhevendhira piriya baamini
Vivaaha baakyam aarokyam 
Puthra Laabam sadhehime
Padhim dhehi sudham dhehi
Soubaakyam dhehime subhe
Soumaangalyam subam Gnayanam
Dhehime Garbarakshake
Kaathyaayini mahaamaaye. Maha yoginya dhisvari
Nandhagoba seedham dhevam. Padhim Megurudhe Namah

May God shower her blessings on us with a healthy and long life child.

Story of Garbarakshambigai

Once there lived a Rishi called Nidhruva who lived with his beautiful wife Vedhika in an Ashram. He spent his life praying to the lord and performing holy rites. They were very happy, except that they didn’t have a child, so they prayed fervently to the lord to be blessed with a child.

After many prayers Vedhika became pregnant. Everything was going on well and the couple were eagerly expecting their first born child. One day Nidhruva left to visit Lord Varuna by travelling through the skies. The rishis in those days had many powers. Vedhika was in the third trimester of her pregnancy, When he was gone, Sage Urdhvapada visited the Ashram. Vedhika was alone in the ashram and since she was in an advanced state of pregnancy and very tired after the daily household chores, she was lying down and taking rest. Vedhika didn't notice the Rishi or hear him, therefore, she failed to respond and unwittingly failed to offer, due hospitality to the guest. Urdhvapada felt terribly insulted and unaware of her pregnancy got incensed at her conduct and cursed her for not paying due respects to him. He cursed that she should suffer from a disease called “Rayatchu”, as a result of which poor Vedhika was struck with a foul disease, which began to eat into the very vitals of not only herself but also the child in her womb.

Vedhika realized the effect of the curse and that the baby in the womb had become disformed because of this curse. The helpless Vedhika fervently prayed for relief to Goddess Parvati who in the plentitude of her mercy appeared before Vedhika, the Goddess offered protection to the embryo by keeping it in a divine pot till it bloomed into a full-fledged child. The foetus that was saved by Goddess Parvathi develops into a beautiful healthy male child called Naidhruvan, who receives blessings from Lord Shiva (Mullaivana Nathar) and Goddess Parvati. The holy cow Kamadhenu gives its milk to the newborn baby thus blessing and nourishing the baby.

When sage Nidhruva returned and heard what had happened, he was overwhelmed by the grace of the Almighty. He prayed to Lord Shiva (MullaivanaNathar) and Goddess Parvati (Garbharakshambika) that they should shower their blessings to all devotees praying to them. He fell at the feet of Goddess Parvati and prayed that she should take a permanent abode at the place and continue to offer protection to future generations of women also. Thus we find this prayer being fulfilled even to this day.

Since the Goddess Parvathi appeared in the form of a savior to protect Vedhika’s unborn child, she was known as Shri Garbharakshambika (The one who protects the unborn child or the one who protects the womb). To this day, pregnant women visiting this temple at Tanjore and praying to Shri Garbharakshambika have a peaceful delivery and it is believed that the Devi takes care of them and vouches safety to women during pregnancy and childbirth, just as she took care of Vedhika. 

Goddess Garbarakshambigai

There is a proverb in Tamil(an ancient Indian language) that the blessing for a child and rain are to be showered by the God and is beyond the human senses. How True!
Despite the immense growth in Medical Sciences, there are miracles happening everyday. Any sincere, continuous prayer to God for a healthy long living child will definitely be answered some day.

All through this blog, lets travel around some holy places and chant some slokas and mantras. Hope God answers our prayers.

The first God from whom we seek her courteous blessings is Goddess Rakshambigai.

Goddess Garbarakshambigai

The Goddess Garbarakshambigai is seated in the Grabarakshakambigai temple. The temple is situated in Thirukarukaavur, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjore District, TamilNadu. Garba means womb, Raksha means protect and ambigai means the divine mother (incarnation of Parvathi). A remarkable feature of the temple which distinguishes this temple from the innumerable other shrines of our land is that the Goddess Sri Garbharakshambika not only protects the embryo, but also blesses people who long for a child.

For centuries thousands of devotees, across the country, especially from South India visit the temple and have been offering prayers and special pujas to seek the blessings of the Goddess. Most of them have been blessed. They have conceived children and have gone on to deliver healthy babies.

The other presiding deity is Lord Mullaivana Nathar (Lord of the Jasmine Garden) and worshipping this God will cure all kinds of skin diseases. People who are afflicted with incurable diseases come to this temple. 

Among the numerous shrines in Tanjore District the temple at Thirukarugavur is a unique one. The presiding deities of the temple are Lord Mullaivananathar and Goddess Garbharakshambika. Lord Mullaivananathar is Lord Shiva himself and Goddess Garbharakshambika is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati is the embodiment of Shakti (Power). She has the power to give or empower and she is perhaps the most loved and undoubtedly the most giving of her love. In her we have the true celebration of Hindu womanhood. 

The Shri Garbharakshambika Sameta Shri Mullaivana Nathar temple is spread over a wide expanse with huge towering Gopurams and a beautiful water tank in front of it. The temple is surrounded by tall coconut - palms, the whole atmosphere is very calming and serene and lends the place sanctity. 

Once you walk past the temple tank, you reach into the temple complex of Shri Garbharakshambika Sameta Shri Mullaivana Nathar. 

There is a main Raja gopuram on the east and the temple has also got an entrance on the south side. 

Both the shrines of Lord Mullaivana Nathar and Goddess Garbharakshambika are situated in the outer Prakaram, which is the main Prakaram facing the east direction. 

The main sanctum of this temple has the Shiva lingam and Goddess Garbharakshambika is situated to the left of the Shiva temple. It is believed that the Nandi at this temple is in Swayambhu vigraham (Self manifested) and so is the Karpaga Vinayagar inside the temple which is also a Swayambhu (self manifested) and as such commands unique devotion from the worshippers. There is also a shrine for Lord Subramanian. 

Devotees pay their respects to the presiding deity, Shri Mullaivana nathar ( Lord Shiva) first, as is the custom that is followed in Shiva temples anywhere in TN and then to Goddess Garbharakshambika. 

The Supreme Personality of Motherhood:

Goddess Garbharakshambika is the supreme personality of Motherhood and the sanctum sanctorum (Garba Graha) of her temple is filled with the presence of her beautiful idol of, which is about 7 feet tall and decked in beautiful kanjeevaram sarees and exquisite jewellery. She is adorned with the most beautiful flowers which are offered in abundance to the Goddess increasing her beauty. The Goddess has the most radiant smile on her face depicting positivity and a ray of hope. For the thousands who throng her abode she isn’t an idol, she is their only remaining hope. 

Even a casual visitor cannot fail to be thrilled by the motherly grace and the imposing look of the Goddess here. 

The Garbarakshambigai Temple:

The Gopuram and the huge compound walls tell the story of more than a thousand years. The Sthalapuranas which are in Sanskrit and Tamil are preserved in manuscript forms and show the antiquity of the temple. The Sthalapurana gives a detailed account of the origin of this Kshetram and the various persons who obtained Divine Grace at this place.There are also ancient inscriptions of the walls inside. 

Inscriptions from King Raja Raja Chola’s period who ruled between 985 and 1014 . as well as those from Parantaka Chola’s period (early 10th century) are seen inside the temple. There is evidence that Beema, Garkiyar, Gouthamar and a lot of ancient kings worshipped the God in this temple. 

Appar, Sundarar and Sambandar, the three famous Nayan-mars (Saints) have celebrated the glory of the God and this temple in soul-stirring verses (pathigams) of rare beauty and charm. 

The three Nayan-mars visited these temples along with their followers in spite of the inconveniences they faced while travelling the nook and corner of Tamilnadu in search of these temples. There are instances when God Shiva himself had directed them and shown the way to some of the temples so that the above Nayan-mars could visit these temples and compose Pathigams. These Pathigaams composed in the classical Tamil language are of immense value to the Tamil literature.