O power of creation, preservation, and destruction, O eternal one,
O basis of all qualities of matter, O one who is filled with qualities
of matter, O Narayani, praise be to you.
O one whose hands and feet are everywhere, whose eyes, head and
mouth are everywhere,
O one whose ears and nose are everywhere, O Narayani, praise be
O one whose form is everything, O Queen of all, O one endowed
with all powers.
Be gracious to those who have bowed before you, O Goddess, O
remover of the misfortune of the universe.
O you who are worthy of praise by the dwellers of the three
worlds, be a boon giver to the worlds.
- selected verses from the "Narayani Stuti" of the Devi Mahatmya