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Durga Chalisa

Shri Durga Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. These verses are
usually recited or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Sri Durga are
recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble
qualities.
Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karani, Namo Namo Ambe Dukh
Harani
Nirakar Hai Jyoti Tumhari, Tihoun Lok Phaili Uujiyaari

Shashi
Lalaat Mukh Maha Vishala, Netra Lal Bhrikoutee Vikaraala
Roop Maatu Ko Adhik
Suhaave, Darshan Karata Jana Ati Sukh Paave

Tum Sansar Shakti Laya Keena,
Palana Hetu Anna Dhan Deena
Annapoorna Hui Tu Jag Pala, Tumhi Aadi Sundari
Bala

Pralayakala Sab Nashana Haari, Tum Gouri Shiv Shankar Pyari
Shiv
Yogi Tumhre Gun Gaavein, Brahma Vishnu Tumhein Nit Dhyavein

Roop
Saraswati Ka Tum Dhara, Day Subuddhi Rishi Munina Ubara
Dharyo Roop Narsimha
Ko Amba, Pragat Bhayi Phaad Ke Khamba

Raksha Kari Prahlad Bachaayo,
Hiranyaykush Ko Swarga Pathayo
Lakshmi Roop Dharo Jag Maahin, Shree Narayan
Anga Samahin

Ksheer Sindhu Mein Karat Vilaasa, Daya Sindhu Deejey Man
Aasa
Hingalaja Mein Tumhi Bhavani, Mahima Amit Na Jaat Bakhani

Matangi
Aru Dhoomawati Mata, Bhuvaneshwari Bagala Sukhdata
Shree Bhairav Tara Jag
Tarani, Chhinna Bhala Bhava Dukh Nivarini

Kehari Vahan Soha Bhavani,
Laangur Veer Chalata Agavani
Kar Mein Khappar Khadaga Virajay, Jako Dekh Kaal
Dar Bhajey

Sohe Astra Aur Trishula, Jase Uthata Shatru Hiya
Shoola
Nagarkot Mein Toumhi Virajat, Tihoun Lok Mein Danka
Baajat

Nagarkot Mein Toumhi Virajat, Tihoun Lok Mein Danka Baajat Shumbh

Nishumbh Daanuv Tum Maare, Rakta Beej Shankhana Sanghaare

Mahishasur
Nrip Ati Abhimaani, Jehi Agh Bhar Mahi Akulaani
Roop Karaal Kali ka Dhara,
Sen Sahita Tum Tihin Samhara

Pari Gaarh Santana Par Jab Jab, Bhayi Sahay
Matou Tum Tab Tab
Amarpuri Arubaa Sab Lokaa, Tab Mahima Sab Kahey
Ashoka

Jwala Mein Hai Jyoti Tumhari, Tumhein Sada Poojey Nar Nari
Prem
Bhakti Se Jo Yash Gave, Dukh Daridra Nikat Nahin Aave

Dhyaave Tumhein Jo
Nar Man Layi, Janma Maran Tako Chhouti Jaayi
Yogi Sur Muni Kahat Pukaari, Yog
Na Hoye Bina Shakti Tumhari

Shankara Acharaj Tap Ati Keenho, Kaam Krodh
Jeet Sab Leenho
Nishidin Dhyan Dharo Shankar Ko, Kaahu Kaal Nahin Soumiro
Tumko

Shakti Roop Ko Maram Na Payo, Shakti Gayi Tab Man
Pachitayo
Sharnagat Huyi Kirti Bakhaani, Jai Jai Jai Jagadambe
Bhavani

Bhayi Prasanna Aadi Jagadamba, Dayi Shakti Nahin Keen
Vilamba
Maukon Maatu Kashta Ati Ghero, Tum Bin Kaun Harey Dukh
Mero

Asha Trishna Nipat Satavein, Ripu Moorakh Mohe Ati
Darpaave
Shatru Nash Kijey Maharani, Soumiron Ikchit Tumhein
Bhavani

Karo Kripa Hey Maatu Dayala, Riddhi Siddhi Dey Karahou
Nihaala
Jab Lagi Jiyoun Daya Phal Paoun, Tumhro Yash Mein Sada
Sounaoun

Durga Chalisa Jo Nar Gaavey, Sab Sukh Bhog Parampad
Pavey
Devidas Sharan Nij Jaani, Karahoun Kripa Jagadambe Bhavani

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Names of Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is the embodiment of the divine force of the
Almighty. The word Durga, in Sanskrit means “the invincible”. Durga Devi
represents power, strength, morality and protection. Maa Durga is the destroyer
of sin and protector of morality. Goddess Durga is also known as Shakti (Power).
Durga came into being, when Maha lakshmi, Maha Saraswati and Maha Kali
assimilated their powers. So, Durga is the ultimate power. Durga is the mother,
as well as the slayer of evils at the same time. Goddess Durga is known by 108
different names. It is believed that Maa Durga gets happy if, these names are
spoken with a dedicated heart. So, recite these names of Durga and make her
happy.
Names Meanings
Sati One who got burned alive
Saadhvi The Sanguine
Bhavaprita One who is loved by the universe
Bhavaani The abode of the universe
Bhavamochani The absolver of the universe
Aarya Goddess
Durga The Invincible
Jaya The Victorious
Aadya The Initial reality
Trinetra One who has three-eyes
Shooldharini One who holds a monodent
Pinaakadharini One who holds the trident of Shiva
Chitra The Picturesque
Chandaghanta One who has mighty bells
Mahatapa With severe penance
Manah Mind
Buddhi Intelligence
Ahankaara One with Pride
Chittarupa One who is in thought-state
Chita Death-bed
Chiti The thinking mind
Sarvamantramayi One who possess all the instruments of thought
Satta One who is above all
Satyanandasvarupini Form of Eternal bliss
Ananta One who is Infinite or beyond measure
Bhaavini The Beautiful Woman
Bhaavya Represents Future
Bhavya With Magnificence
Abhavya Improper or fear-causing
Sadagati Always in motion, bestowing Moksha (salvation)
Shaambhavi Consort of Shambhu
Devamata Mother Goddess
Chinta Tension
Ratnapriya Adorned or loved by jewels
Sarvavidya Knowledgeable
Dakshakanya Daughter of Daksha
Dakshayaj├▒avinaashini Interrupter of the sacrifice of Daksha
Aparna One who doesnt eat even leaves while fasting
Anekavarna One who has many complexions
Paatala Red in color
Paatalavati Wearing red-color attire
Pattaambaraparidhaana Wearing a dress made of leather
Kalamanjiiraranjini Wearing a musical anklet
Ameyaa One who is beyond measure
Vikrama Violent
Krrooraa Brutal (on demons)
Sundari The Gorgeous
Sursundari Extremely Beautiful
Vandurga Goddess of forests
Maatangi Goddess of Matanga
Matangamunipujita Worshipped by Sage Matanga
Braahmi Power of God Brahma
Maaheshvari Power of Lord Mahesha (Shiva)
Aeindri Power of God Indra
Kaumaari The adolescent
Vaishnavi The invincible
Chaamunda Slayer of Chanda and Munda(demons)
Vaarahi One who rides on Varaah
Lakshmi Goddess of Wealth
Purushaakriti One who takes the form of a man
Vimalauttkarshini One who provides joy
Gyaana Full of Knowledge
Kriya One who is in action
Nitya The eternal one
Buddhida The bestower of wisdom
Bahula One who is in various forms
Bahulaprema One who is loved by all
Sarvavahanavahana One who rides all vehicles
NishumbhaShumbhaHanani Slayer of the demon-brothers Shumbha Nishumbha
MahishasuraMardini Slayer of the bull-demon Mahishaasura
MadhuKaitabhaHantri Slayer of the demon-duo Madhu and Kaitabha
ChandaMundaVinashini Destroyer of the ferocious asuras Chanda and Munda
Sarvasuravinasha Destroyer of all demons
Sarvadaanavaghaatini Possessing the power to kill all the demons
Sarvashaastramayi One who is deft in all theories
Satya The truth
Sarvaastradhaarini Possessor of all the missile weapons
Anekashastrahasta Possessor of many hand weapons
AnekastraDhaarini Possessor of many missile weapons
Komaari The beautiful adolescent
Ekakanya The girl child
Kaishori The adolescent
Yuvati The Woman
Yati Ascetic, one who renounces the world
Apraudha One who never gets old
Praudha One who is old
Vriddhamaata The old mother (loosely)
Balaprada The bestower of strength
Mahodari One who has huge belly which stores the universe
Muktakesha One who has open tresses
Ghorarupa Having a fierce outlook
Mahaabala Having immense strength
Agnijwaala One who is poignant like fire
Raudramukhi One who has a fierce face like destroyer Rudra
Kaalaratri Goddess who is black like night
Tapasvini one who is engaged in penance
Narayani The destructive aspect of Lord Narayana (Brahma)
Bhadrakaali Fierce form of Kali
Vishnumaya Spell of Lord Vishnu
Jalodari Abode of the ethereal universe
Shivadooti Ambassador of Lord Shiva
Karaali The Violent
Ananta The Infinite
Parameshvari The Ultimate Goddess
Katyayani One who is worshipped by sage Katyanan
Savitri Daughter of the Sun God Savitr
Pratyaksha One who is real
Brahmavaadini One who is present everywhere

Goddess Durga

Durga
Maa (Mother) Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being
that maintains moral order and righteousness in the universe. Worship of the
goddess Shakti is very popular among the Hindus. Durga stands for the unified
symbol of all divine forces (Shaktis). Goddess Durga is the divine mother, who
protects people from evil forces of selfishness, jealousy, hatred, anger and
ego. Mother’s love and her kindness towards her child, is the best example of
pure love in this whole universe.

Likewise, the love of Maa Bhagwati
(Durga) towards her devotee (Child) is pure and serene. Maa (Mother) never asks
for a favour from her child. She pours her kindness and warmth on the child
without desiring anything in return. The love of Jagdamba is like a free flowing
river. Durga loves her each and every devotee (Child) without any
discrimination.

Origin of Goddess
Durga It is believed that
once the existence of the universe was under a threat by Mahishasura (the
demon). The Gods pleaded Shiva to protect their world from the evil forces. Lord
Shiva asked the three goddesses, Saraswati, Maa Kali and Maa Lakshami to release
their powers (shaktis). The Power emerged in a female form. The Divine light
emerged and a goddess of exceptional power appeared with many arms. She was
beautiful as well as ferocious.

Durga was an extremely gorgeous girl
with full of rage. The gods named her Durga, the invincible one and they
furnished her with all their arms. Durga rode on a lion to the top of a
mountain. In a violent battle, she killed Mahishasura and thus, saved the world
from the demon’s threat.

Durga – The Image
The word Durga has
been derived from Sanskrit language which means a fort or a place that is
difficult to reach. In the Images, Shakti is visible in the female form, wearing
red clothes. Goddess has eighteen arms, carrying many items in her hands. The
red color symbolizes fierceness and it suggests that goddess destroys evil and
protects people from pain and misery caused by evil forces. Durga riding a tiger
shows that she holds infinite power and uses it to save virtue and destroy evil.
The eighteen arms holding weapons signify the unattainable energy that Maa Durga
possesses. Different weapons suggest the idea that she can face any evil force
without consideration.

Durga Chalisa
Shri
Durga Chalisa is a “forty verse” prayer. These verses are usually recited or
chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of Sri Durga are recalled in these verses
to aid the devotee to meditate on virtuous and noble qualities.

Names of
Durga

Goddess Durga is the embodiment of the divine force of the
Almighty. The word Durga, in Sanskrit means “the invincible”. Durga Devi
represents power, strength, morality and protection. Maa Durga is the destroyer
of sin and protector of morality. Goddess Durga is also known as Shakti (Power).

Durga

Characteristics : Strength, Morality, Power, Protector
Other Names : Jagdamba, Shakti, Bhagwati, Devi, Maa
Weapon : Trident, Chakra, Snake, Conch shell, Mace, Bow, Long sword, Thunderbolt
Abode : Trikoota Mountain
Vehicle (Vahana) : Lion
Mula Mantra : Om Sri Durgaya Namah
Durga Gayatri Mantra: Aum Girijaye Cha Vidmahe
Shiva Priyaye Cha Dheemahi
Tanno Durga
Prachodayat

Radha Ashtami

Birthday of Radha is celebrated as Radhaashtami throughout the
country and especially in the north, with full devotion and joy. Radha Ashtami
is observed after 15 days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of
Lord Krishna. Radharani’s birthday is the sacred eighth day of the month of
Bhadrapada (August-September). Sri Radha was born in Barsana, suburb of Mathura
and appeared as the daughter of Vrishabhanu and
Kirti.

Celebration
On the day of Radhaashtami, devotees are
allowed special sanctions which are not allowed generally. Like, Radharani’s
name is usually not chanted due to the possibility of committing faults towards
her. Neither people are allowed to enter into Radha Kunda, or Radharani’s Pond,
which is considered holy. On the day of Radhastami, people wait until midnight
in order to bathe there. People chant her names on the ”appearance day” or
birthday of Sri Radha. Radharani is believed to ”appear”, being an eternal
companion of Krishna, she does not take birth or die.

Radhastami- A
Belief

Sri Radha was older to Lord Krishna and it is believed that the
divine girl did not open her eyes until Sri Krishna was born. The relationship
of Sri Krishna and Radha surpasses human concepts and is spiritual in nature. It
is redundant to affirm that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of
Radha.

Goddess Radha

Goddess Radha is a well-known deity in Hindu Mythology. She is
also known as Radharani in the northern part of India. For her deep devotion
towards Krishna, Radha is usually depicted with Krishna. Radha is sometimes
considered as the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord
Vishnu.

Radha- the Embodiment of Love
The love story of
Radha-Krishna has become a legend in the Hindu mythology. The story is believed
to have taken place in the Dwapar Yuga, when both of them took birth in this
world. Radha was a cowherdess, who through her beauty and charm captivated the
heart of Lord Krishna and became his beloved goddess. Lord Krishna is considered
to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, whose birth was predestined.

Krishna took avatar in order to slay the demon king Kansa and to spread
happiness. During his life, Krishna met Radha and they fell in love with each
other. Krishna had a motive behind his life i.e. to kill Kansa and to fulfill
this mission; he had to face many problems. But, Radha with her intense
affection and steady devotion helped Krishna to overcome the problems.

Radha – Devotee of Krishna
Radha represents the true devotee,
both in the form of male and female. And Lord Krishna represents the divine.
Intense love of Radha for Krishna symbolizes each devotee’s passionate longing
for ultimate unification with God. With her utmost devotion towards her lord,
she became the supreme devotee of Lord Krishna. Today people remember
Radha-Krishna in a single term. However, Radha was not the consort of Lord
Krishna, but their love had united them for ever. Radha is an inescapable part
of Krishna. Without Radha, Krishna doesn’t mean anything and without Krishna,
Radha is nothing.

Radha – The Goddess
Radha has attained the
status of goddess in the Hindu Religion. Radha’s immense love and dedication
towards lord Krishna got her this position, which she truly deserves. Radha is
the heavenly queen of Krishna’s celestial world. Today, Radha is worshipped like
any other goddesses in temples.

Radha Gayatri Mantra
Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe

Krishnapriyaye Dheemahi
Tanno Radha Prachodayat

Legends
The legends of
Radha-Krishna have become immortal. There are numerous legends and stories of
Radha and Krishna depicting their true love. Radha’s devotion and dedication
towards Sri Krishna is the most sincere one. Here are some legends of
Radha-Krishna portraying their love for each other.

Radha
Ashtami

Birthday of Radha is celebrated as Radhaashtami throughout the
country and especially in the north, with full devotion and joy. Radha Ashtami
is observed after 15 days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of
Lord Krishna. Radharani’s birthday is the sacred eighth day of the month of
Bhadrapada (August-September).

Goddess Parvati
Parvati is a well known goddess in the
Hindu mythology. Goddess Parvati is the divine consort of Lord Shiva, the
trinity god. Parvati is also considered as a representation of Shakti or Durga,
but the gentle aspect of that goddess not the fierce one. Maa Parvati is
beautifully presented in the Hindu Literature as being beautiful, as a mediator
in the conflicts of heaven, as a daughter of the Great Himalayan Mountains and
as the divine sister of Goddess Ganga.

The divine motherly love of
Parvati is visible with her two children Ganpati and Kartikay. According to the
Hindu Belief, Parvati is the second consort of Shiva, the Hindu God of
destruction and rejuvenation. Although, she is not different from Dakshayani
(Sati), being the reincarnation of that former consort of Lord
Shiva.

Parvati – Form of Shakti
Parvati is believed to be one
of the many forms of “Shakti”. People take her to be the divine sister of Maa
Kali, Maa Lakshmi, Maa Saraswati, Durga and all other forms of Shakti. Durga
(Goddess beyond reach) and Kali (Goddess of Destruction) are the two fierce but
very powerful forms of Parvati.

Goddess Parvati – Other
Names

The word Parvati has been derived from a Sanskrit word “Parvat”
meaning mountain. So, “Parvati” means “she of the mountains” and suggests that
Parvati is the daughter of Himavat (the personification of the Himalayas) and
the apsara (fairy) Mena. Lalita, Uma, Gauri, Kali, Durga, Haimavati etc are the
other names for Parvati. Amba is the other name of Parvati being the mother of
the universe and Ambika, being the ‘mother’. As Lalita, she represents the
aspect of beauty and magnificence. Lalita Saharanama contains a thousand of her
names.

Parvati – Her Symbolism
Goddess Parvati symbolizes
noble virtues admired by the Hindu religion. Parvati is the better half of Lord
Shiva, the most innocent and the fiercest god in Hindu tradition. The couple
together symbolizes both power of renunciation and asceticism and the blessings
of marital felicity. There are legends behind the marriage of lord Shiva and
Parvati, being a devotee of Shiv-Shambhu. Parvati did a lot of tap in order to
get Shiva as her soul mate. Parvati’s dedication was really true which made Lord
Shiva to marry her.

Fertility, marital felicity, devotion to the spouse,
asceticism and power are different virtues symbolized by Parvati. These virtues
are highly valued by the Hindu tradition. As per a famous literary work on the
goddess, Saundarya Lahiri, Parvati is the source of all the power in this
universe and Lord Shiva gets all his powers from her.



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  • arjun: sir please help me I cannot talk to any girl I'm not frank and I am very afraid of doing things I think what the world will think I don't have confide
  • Narasimhaye: I meant do Puja , not pika sorry.