Significance of Durga Chalisa
Durga Chalisa is a 40 verse devotional song written for reciting Goddess Durga’s divine characteristics and invokes her blessings.
Devotees of Goddess Durga have a common practice of chanting verses of Durga Chalisa as a part of their everyday life especially during Navratri. It is considered that recitation of Durga Chalisa brings joy & happiness to their family.
Shri Durga Chalisa
Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani,
Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani.
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari,
Tihun lok pheli ujayari.
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala,
Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala.
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave.
Tum sansar shakti laya kina,
Palan hetu anna dhan dina.
Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari Bala.
Pralaya kala sab nashan Hari, It is another name of Lord Vishnu.
Gauri is another form of Parvati who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing... Shiv-Shankar pyari.
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven,
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. tumhen nit dhyaven.
The name Saraswati is a combination of two Sanskrit words... ko tum DharaDhara
Dhara is one of the Vasus...,
De subuddhi rishi munina ubara.
Dharyo roop NarsimhaNarsimha
Also known as Narsingh and Narasingha, Narsimha is believed... ko amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba.
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo.
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin,
Shree Narayan anga samihahin.
Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa.
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jet bakhani.
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata.
Also known as Kala Bhairava, Bhairava is the manifestation of Lord Shiva... lara jog tarani,
Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani.
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur Veer Chalat agavani.
Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dan bhaje.
Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola.
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok men danka bajat.
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare,
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare.
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani.
Roop karal Kalika dhara,
Sen Sahita tum tin samhara.
Pan garha Santan par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab.
Amarpuni aru basava loka,
Tava Mahirna sab rahen Asoka. The scientific name of the tree is Saracaasoca and it is also known as ‘sorrow-less’ tree, commonly in India. It is an evergreen tree which produces fragrant flowers. They are easily found around the compounds of temples.
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada poojen nar nari.
Prem Bhakti It refers to devotion and the love one feels for God. People indulge in Bhakti to gain spirituality or salvationse Jo yash gave,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave.
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee.
Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari.
Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon,
Kam, krodha jeet sab leenhon.
Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko,
Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko.
Shakti roop ko maran na payo,
Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo.
Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani,
Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani.
Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba,
Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba.
Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero,
Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero.
Aasha trishna nipat sataven,
Moh madadik sab binsaven.
Shatru nash keeje Maharani,
Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani.
Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala,
Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala.
Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon,
Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon.
Durga Chalisa jo gave,
Sab sukh bhog parampad pave.
Translation of Durga Chalisa in English
I bow to You O Goddess Durga, the bestower of happiness!
I bow to You O Goddess Amba, who Ends all miseries.
The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the three
realms (Earth, Heaven And the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee.
Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a
red glow and You have a Frightening frown.
O Mother! Your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare
of the devout.
All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provide food and
wealth for the World's survival.
Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You are
the one Who appear like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).
At the time of dissolution, it is You, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the
beloved Consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri (ParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...).
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... and all yogis always chant your praise BrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...,
Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on You.
You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too,
to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their Welfare.
O Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form
of Narsimha, sundering the pillar.
Thus You saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to
Heaven as he was killed by your Hands.
In the form of Goddess LakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth..., O Mother, you appear in
this world and repose by the side of Shree Narayan.
Dwelling in the ocean of milk, O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu,
please fulfill my desires.
O Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but
You Yourself. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description.
You are yourself MatangiMatangi
Matangi is the Hindu Goddess of Inner Thought and Wisdom... and Dhoomavati Mata. It is You who appear as
Bhuvaneshwari and BagalamukhiBagalamukhi
Also known as Pitambara Maa in North India, Bagalamukhi is a goddess... Devi to bestow happiness to all.
It is You who redeem the wolrd, appearing in the form of Shree BhairaviBhairavi
Bhairavi is a fierce incarnation of Shakti who is often associated with destruction...,
Taradevi and ChhinnamastaChhinnamasta
The name Chhinnamasta means one whose head is severed. The Goddess decapitated... Devi, and end its sorrows.
Reposing gracefully uopn your vehicle, O Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome
by the brave Langour (Lord HanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone...).
When You appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a
cupel in the other, Even Time flees in panic.
Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy's
heart aches with the sting Of fear.
You also repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the
three realms shudder in the might of your glory.
You slayed the demons like Shumbh & Nishumb and massacred the
thousand forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej.
When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins
of the arrogant Mahishasur.
You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess KaliKali
There are several traditions of how Kali came into existence... and
massacred him along with his army.
Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed,
it is You O Mother, who came to their rescue.
All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain
sorrow-less and happy by Your Grace. O Goddess!
It is the symbol of Your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi.
All me and women Ever worship You, O Mother!
He who sings Your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains
beyond the reach of grief And poverty.
He who meditates upon Your form with concentration goes
beyond the cycle of births and deaths.
All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your
favour one can't establish communion with God.
Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called
Aacharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.
He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment
concentrated his mind on You.
Since He did not realise your immense glory, all His powers
waned and then He repented hitherto.
Then He sought refuge in You, chanted Your glory and
'victory, victory, victory to Thee, O Jagadamba Bhavani'.
Then, O Primal Goddess Jagadamba Ji, You were propitiated and
in no time You bestowed Him with his lost powers.
O Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your
Honoured Self can provide relief please end my afflictions.
Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and
lust ever torment my heart.
O Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon you Please
kill my enemies O Queen!
O Merciful Mother! Show me your favour and make me feel
happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.
O Mother! May I be receptable of Your grace as long as I live,
ever recounting the feats of Your Glory to all.
This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all
sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end.
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