!!Jai Mata Di!!
Navratri (begining on 16 Oct 2012) are celebrated during the begining of Spring and Autumn seasons and solar prevalences. Hindu deity Shakti is worshiped throughout India during Navratri. This period is the prelude to the festive season and the air is rife with festivity.
About Goddess Durga: Goddess Durga is one of the most popular Goddess in Hindu religion. Maa Durga is a form of Shakti (Maa Lakshmi, Maa Saraswati & Maa Kali). In Sanskrit ‘Durga’ means as the one who is unbeatable and can not be defeated hence unconquerable. During the auspicious nine days of Navratri or Navratras nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped predominantly.
Goddess Durga forms: The revered nine forms of Goddess Durga are Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyaini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhatri. Devi Durga is also known as Mahishasurmardini i.e. slayer of a mighty evil buffalo demon called Mahishasur.
Navratri is celebrated with true devotion in all parts of India. Durga Puja is another name for Navratri which is celebrated with great reverence & fervor in West Bengal. The tenth day after Navratri is celebrated as Dussera or Vijayadasmi.
Navratri 2012 dates: This year Navratri festival falls from 16th October to 23rd October, 2012. The dates of Navratri days are:
20th Oct 2012 – Shashti
21st Oct 2012 - Saptami
22nd Oc 2012 – Ashtami
23rd Oct 2012 – Navami
24th Oct 2012 – Vijayadasmi or Dussera
During the nine days of Navrarti, Maa Durga devotees conduct special puja to praise the Goddess Durga, perform aarti, Mata bhajans & chant Nav Durga mantras or slokas in order to seek blessings of Durga Maa who protects her devotees from all the evils & mishappenings.
Maa Durga slokas or Navratri mantras
Along with Maa Durga photos wallpaper, we bring you a collection of Maa Durga slokas or Navratri mantras. The word ‘Mantra’ is derived from Sanskrit word “mantrana”, which means advice or suggestion. Mantras are a method to connect to our innerself by reciting a particular mantra again and again. Chanting mantras continuously symbolically effects the chanter & listener both. The chanting of these mantras & slokas during Navratri puja will definitely give you health, wealth, prosperity and would help solve all your problems. Here we go…
Lets begin with the sacred & most loved Sanskrit verses for the Goddess…
Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri
Many of us must be knowing this verse but not the meaning.
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 again and again. We worship you.
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shanti rupena sansitha
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shakti rupena sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, matra rupena sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha!
Sloka meaning: The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother
The goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power
The goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace
I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her again & again.
Durga Stutti: Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Buddhi Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Sloka meaning: OH Goddess (Devi) who resides everywhere in all living beings as intelligence and beauty
I salute to you. Take my salutations again and again.
Namoh devyai mahadevyai shivayai satatam namah
Namah prakrutyai bhadraayai niyataah pranataahsma taam
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.
One of the most sought after mantra for Goddess Chamonda…
AUM AING HRING KLEENG CHAMUNDAYE VICHCHEY AUM
Mantra or sloka for Devi Annapoorna (Goddess Food)
Annapoorne sadapoorne shankarah praanavallabhe
Njana vairaagya sidhyardham bhikshaam dehi cha parvati
Om Durge Smritaa Harasi Bheeti Masesha Jantoehoe
Swasthai Smritha Mathi Matheeva Shubhaam Dadaasi
Daaridrya Dukha Bhaya Haarini Kaa twadanyaa
Sarwopakaara Karanaaya saaardra Chthaaha
Sloka or mantra for overcoming problems
Om Sharanaagata Deenaartha paritraana paraayaney
Sarwa syarthi harey devi Naraayani Namostutey
Mantra for Shakti
Om Sarwa swarupey sareshey sarwa shakthi samanwithey
Bhayebhya Straahinoe Devi Durgey devi namostuthey
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Sloka Meaning: Salutations again and again to the Devi (Goddess) who dwells in all living beings as power and maya of Lord Vishnu.
Mantra for warding off all the evils & mishappenings:
Jayanti Mangala Kali, Bhadrakali Kapalini Durga Kshama Shiva Dhatri Swaha Swadha Namoastute.
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!Om Sri Durgaya Namah!! Happy Navratri !
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