Festivals in India


The chants dedicated to goddess Durga are a brilliant way of praying to the goddess.


Durga Mantra

Goddess Durga is a form of Shakti and is believed to be the deity of vengeance and victory. In Sanskrit Durga means as the one who is indomitable and cannot be conquered. The origin of goddess Durga is related to the terror of demon Mahishasura. It was to end this demon that goddess Durga incarnated and received great weapons and powers from all the gods. Many a times the goddess is hailed as the mother of the Universe. Given below are few mantras dedicated to the goddess.

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa rupena samsthitaa I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthitaa I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthitaa I
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthitaa I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II


II Namo Namah II
You are the divine goddess who is the mother of the universe looking after her children. You reside in the form of Shakti which is the ultimate power and energy. O mother you reside in the form of wisdom and also in the form of wealth. We bow to you the greatest mother and continuously do so.

Jagdamb Vichitramatra Kim Paripoorna Karunaasti Chenmayi I
Aparadha Parampara Param Na Hi Mata Samupekshate Sutam II


O mother of the world Jagdamba, you are the one who looks after her children. Your love and kindness towards me is no surprise O mother goddess. Being a mother you forget all our sins and correct us without abandoning your children.

Sharanaagata dinaarta
Paritraana paraayane
Sarvasyaarti harey Devi
Naraayani namostute


Greetings to you O mother Durga, you are the one who brings all the downtrodden under her shelter. You look after the interests of the distressed by taking them in your refuge. Namaskar to you O Devi who removes the afflictions of everyone.

Aapatsu Magnah Smaranam Tvadeeyam Karomi Durge Karunarna Veshi I
Naitaccha Thatvam Mum Methah Kshudhartrisharta Jananim Smaranti II


O kindhearted goddess Durga, please forgive me if I recall your name after facing afflictions and not before it. Do not consider me a deceitful rogue as all children call out to their mothers when they are hurt and troubled.















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