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Eight Powerful Mantras of Maa Durga

In Hindu mythology, Goddesses Durga or Shakti is the the most powerful deity of Hindu . She is Mother of Universe. Durga is the manifestation of mother Parvati when evil forces threatened the very existence of Gods. In Sanskrit, Durga means a place which is difficult to win. She got the name because of her protective and combative nature. She is the protector of what is good and harmony. It is  believed that she originated to kill the demon Mahishasura hence also known as Mahishasurmardini.

Maa Durga appearance

Maa Durga is depicted as  8 or 10 hands which represents 8 quadrant or 10 directions . Thus, it is believed that she protects her devotee from all the directions. She also holds different weapons in different hand like Sudarshan chakra, Sword, Trident, Bow and Arrows, Thunderbolt and Mace. She also holds Conch and Lotus in other two hands and one hand is in Abhaya Mudra.

Her Vehicle

She rides on a lion. Lion represents power, will and determination. Durga riding on a lion symbolises she possesses unlimited powers and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.

Trayambake

She is also known as Triyambake as she has 3 eyes. Her left eye represents Desire-Moon, right eye represents Action- Sun and her central eye represents Knowledge or Fire.

Protector

Maa Durga protects from all evils and negativity. Navratri is the most auspicious time to please Goddesses. During Navratri nine forms of Durga is worshipped for nine days to get her unlimited blessings. To please Goddess Durga several mantras are chanted throughout the year specially during Navratri. It is believed that chanting Durga mantra has power to transform our lives and give us more shakti.

Mantras

There are several mantras to please Goddess Durga but the most simple and easy is “OM SRI DURGAYA NAMAH’’ It is believed that chanting this mantra regularly will remove physical, mental and worldly problems in life and will shower us with her unlimited blessing.
Devi mantras are also known as Siddhi mantra. Each and every mantra is full of energy and power. It is believed that when mantras are chanted with devotion it gives positive results . It helps to remove all the trouble and bless with success.

1. Most powerful Mantra

सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते

Sarva Mangala Mangalye Sive Sarvartha Sadhike
Saranye Trayambike Gauri Narayani Namostute

MeaningM

We bow to you O Devi Narayani. You are the the auspicious for everyone, you bring happiness . You are the one who completes every work for everyone. You are protector of everyone. You are the one with 3 eyes and a beautiful face. We salute you, O Narayani.

She is the most auspicious one and the one who bestows auspiciousness upon all the worlds. She is pure and holy.

Maa protects those who surrender to her and is also called the three eyed one and Gauri (daughter of mountain king). I bow down to Mother Durga who is the sister of Mahavishnu.

Benefits of this Mantra

This mantra is recited almost during all celebrations, rituals and events. Regular chanting can give wisdom and strength combined with a prosperous life.

2. Devi Stuti

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु क्षान्तिरूपेण संस्थिता

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरूपेण संस्थिता

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु मातृरूपेण संस्थिता

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु बुद्धिरूपेण संस्थिता

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, shanti rupena sangsthita

Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, shakti rupena sangsthita

Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, matri rupena sangsthita

Yaa devi sarva bhuteshu, buddhi rupena sangsthita

Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha

Meaning of above Mantra

The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother

The goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of the power

The goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace

Oh, Goddess (Devi) who resides everywhere in all living beings as intelligence and beauty

I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her again & again

Benefits

It helps to build inner power and allows the devotee to develop healthy, loving relationships. Chanting of this Mantra blocks negative thoughts and banish ignorance.

3.Maa Durga Dhyaan Mantra

ॐ जटा जूट समायुक्तमर्धेंन्दु कृत लक्षणाम |

लोचनत्रय संयुक्तां पद्मेन्दुसद्यशाननाम ||

Om jataa jut samaayuktamardhendu krit lakshnam|

Lochanyatra sanyuktam padmendu sadya shan naam ||

Benefits of Dhyaan mantra

This mantra is chanted before chanting any other Durga Mantras. It is important for all specially for children . As it helps in focus and maintaining one’s concentration in all field.  

4. Maa durga Shatru Shanti Mantra

रिपव: संक्षयम् यान्ति कल्याणम चोपपद्यते |

नन्दते च कुलम पुंसाम माहात्म्यम मम श्रृणुयान्मम ||

Ripavah sankshayam yaanti kalyaanam chop padyate |

Nandate cha kulam punsaam maahaatmyam mam srinu yaanmam ||

Benefit of Shatru Shanti Mantra

This powerful mantra provide protection against all negativeness, enemies and adversaries. Regular chanting of mantra has power to destroy enemies. It also brings prosperity, bliss and peace in one’s life.

5. Maa Durga Sarva Badha Mukti Mantra

सर्वाबाधाविनिर्मुक्तो धन धान्य सुतान्वित: |

मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यती न संशय: ||

Sarvaa baadhaa vinirmukto dhan dhaanya sutaanvitah|

Manushyo matprasaaden bhavishyati na sanshayah||

Benefit of Sarva badha mukti mantra

This powerful mantras has power to remove all kind of obstacles problems and misery in one’s life. It is also believed chanting this powerful mantra  rings wealth and prosperity.

6. Maa Durga Duh Swapna Nivaran Mantra

शान्तिकर्मणि सर्वत्र तथा दु:स्वप्नदर्शने |

ग्रहपीडासु चोग्रासु माहात्म्यं श्रृणुयान्मम ||

Shanti karmani sarvatra tatha duh swapna darshane|

Grah pidaasu chograsu maahaatmyam srinu yaanmam||

Benefit Of Duh Swapna Nivaran Mantra

It one suffers from nightmare, Chanting this powerful mantra helps  in getting relief from all kind of negative thought and fearful dreams. This mantra also has power to nullify the malefic effect of bad planetary movements.

7. Maa Durga Mantra for calming restless and fearful baby.

बालग्रहभिभूतानां बालानां शांतिकारकं

सङ्घातभेदे च नृणाम मैत्रीकरणमुतमम

In English:

Baal grah bhibhutaanaam baalaanam shantikaarkam

Sanghatbhede ch nrinaam maetri karan mutmam

Benefit of the Mantra

This powerful mantra helps to calm a restless and fearful child. Sometime child feels that unnatural and spectral being are troubling him thus he feels haunted. In such case parent can chant this mantra to eliminate all such negative energy that is disturbing the child.

8. Shakti Mantra

SHARNAAGAT DEENAART PARITRAAN PARAAYANEY, SERVASYARTI HAREY DEVI NAARAAYANI NAMOSTUTEY |

SARVASVAROOPEY SARVESHEY SARVSHAKTI SAMANVIETEY, BHAYEBHYAH TRAAHI NO DEVI DURGE DEVI NAMOSTUTEY |

ROGAAN SHOSHAAN PAHANSITUSHTARUSHTATU KAAMAAN SAKLAAN BHISHTAAN, TVAAM AASHRITAANAAM NA VIPANNARAANAM, TVAAMAASHRITAAHYA SHRAYTAAM PRAYAANTI |

SARVA BADHA PRASHMANAN TRAILOKYA SYAKHILESHWARI, EVAMEVMEV TVAYAA KAARYAM SMA DVERI VINAASHNAM |

SARVAA BAADHA VINIRUMK TO DHAN DHAANYA SUTAAN VITAH. MANUSHYO MAT PRASAADEN BHAVISHYATI NA SANSHA YAH |

DEHI SAUBHAAGYAM AAROGYAM DEHI DEVI PARAM SUKHAM.

RUPAM DEHI JAYAM DEHI YASHO DEHI DVISHO JAHI |

JYANTI MANGALAA KAALI BHADRA KAALI KAPAALINEE DURGAA KSHAMAA SHIVAA DHAATREE SWAAHAA SVADHAA NAMO STUTEY ||

In Sanskrit:

शरणागत दीनार्तपरित्राण परायणे। सर्वस्यातिहरे देवि नारायण नमोस्तुते।।

सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वेशक्तिसमन्विते । भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।

रोगनशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा। रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान्।।

त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां। त्वमाश्रिता हृयश्रयतां प्रयान्ति।।

सर्वाबाधा प्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि। एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्दैरिविनाशनम्।।

सर्वाबाधा विर्निर्मुक्तो धनधान्यसुतान्वित:। मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशय:।।

जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी । दुर्गा शिवा क्षमा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते ।।

Meaning :

You who are perpetually endeavouring to protect the weak and the poor and remove their misery. Oh Narayani, I pray to you.

Oh Goddess Durga, please protect us from all kinds of fear. Oh omnipotent Durga, I pray to you.

Oh Goddess, when you are pleased, remove all ailments and when you are angry, destroy everything that a person desires for. However, those who come to you for sanctuary never have to confront any casastrophy. Instead, such people secure enough merit to provide shelter to others.

Whoever listens to the story of the Goddess during the great Puja that is organised in the winters succeeds in overcoming all obstacles and is blessed wealth and progeny.

Oh Goddess, bless me with good fortune, good health, good looks, success and fame. Oh Vaishnavi, you are the very basis for the world. You have mesmerized the World. When you are pleased with some one you ensure his salvation from the cycle of life and death.

Oh Goddess, you who are known by the names of Mangala, Kali, Bhadra Kali, Kapalinee, Durge, Kshama, Shivaa, Dhatri, Swahaa, Swadha, I pray to you.’

Benefits of the mantra

Maa Durga mantras are very powerful and have potential to help solve one’s issue and relax one’s  mind. Durga Maa protect her devotee from all evils and mishappening. The effectiveness of mantras depend on the mental discipline involvement and its correct recitation.



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Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu

Devi Mantra

Devi Mantras are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with perfection). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Devi. Mantras of Devi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & blesses with success. All mantras are disclosed by the Almighty, through the Intelligence, experience of the divinely illuminated sages.

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of energy.

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhuteshu Shakti-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

To that Devi Who in All Beings is Abiding in the form of Power,
Salutations to Her, Salutations to Her, Salutations to Her, Salutations again and again.

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu

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महालया

महालया त्यौहार के शुभ अवसर पर सभी लोग माँ दुर्गा की पूजा करते हैं। सभी लोग इस दिन अपने पूर्वजों की पूजा करते हैं और उन्हें खाना, नए कपडे और मिठाईयां अर्पण करते हैं। यह त्यौहार दुर्गा पूजा का एक अभिन्न अंग है। माता दुर्गा को अपार शक्ति की देवी माना जाता है। यह त्यौहार और पूजा माता दुर्गा को पृथ्वी पर आमंत्रित करने के लिए मनाया जाता है ।

Mahalaya marks the beginning of the ‘Devi-Paksha’ and the end of the ‘Pitri-Paksha’ (the Shradh or the mourning period). It is said that Goddess Durga starts her journey towards earth (to her paternal home) on the day of Mahalaya, that is, on the first day of the ‘Devi-Paksha’. Since Goddess Durga is traditionally worshipped at spring-time, this Sharadiya (autumnal) festival is also known as Akaalbodhan (untimely invoking of the Goddess).

महालया त्यौहार का इतिहास तब से जुड़ा है जब श्री राम ने लंका युद्ध के लिए जाने से पहले देवी माँ दुर्गा की पूजा की थी। उन्होंने देवी से आशीर्वाद लिए ताकि वे माता सीता को रावण के चंगुल से सफलतापूर्वक छुड़ा कर ला सकें। माना जाता है जब श्री राम माता दुर्गा की पूजा कर रहे थे तो सभी देवताओं ने भी उनके साथ मिल कर दुर्गा माँ की पूजा की थी। इसी दिन देवी दुर्गा ने स्वर्ग से पृथ्वी का सफ़र शुरू किया था।

कर्ण की कहानी

एक और कहानी जो महालया से जुडी है वो है कर्ण की कहानी। कर्ण को दान वीर कहा जाता है क्योंकि वह भोजन को छोड़ कर सब कुछ दान देते थे। उनकी मृत्यु के बाद भी उन्हें पृथ्वी पर 14 दिन का समय दिया ताकि वे जितना ज्यादा हो सके दान कर सकें।

Karna and Daan

Not quite related to Mahalaya, but the Mahabharat has a tale of Karna seldom told. Like you would already know, Karna, despite being the son of Lord Surya (Sun God) and Kunti, lived his life as a charioteer’s son. Karna grew up to be one of the most handsome men around, flaunting the gold armour and earrings he was born with, and was unquestionably the best in warfare. Yes, even better than Arjun.

Karna, however, never got the respect he deserved and was always put down by people reminding him of his caste. Being the generous, righteous man he is, Karna never said no to anyone. He wanted to ensure his soul enters the heaven but for that ‘anna daanam’ (food donation) was important. This is the one thing Karna could not do in his life because nobody wanted to eat at his house, because caste.

The Epic has it that Karna was not fed in heaven because he never offered food to his ancestors (Pind-daan) and people never ate at his house. There is another story that says Lord Krishna did give Karna a chance to exhibit his generosity and ensured that in his next birth, Karna will be able to perform anna-daanam after which he will attain moksha.

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Maa Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on fourth day of Navratri. She has the capacity to stay in Suryalok.

Maa Kushmanda devi

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Maa Skandmata story – in hindi and english

Fifth day of Navratri is celebrated as Maa Skandmata. Skand is also known as Lord Kartikeya. He led the Devas forces in Devasur sangram as the commander.

 

Maa Skandmata is worshipped on Navratri’s fifth day

 

मां स्कंदमाता – Maa Skandmata story in Hindi

 

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How Raktabija was destroyed by Maa Kali

The story of Raktabija

This interesting story is available in Markendeya purana. According to the eighth chapter of Devi Mahatmya from Markandeya Puran, there was a demon by the name of Raktabija (blood-seed, literally).

Boon from Lord Brahma

He had been given a boon by Lord Brahma that every time a drop of his blood fell on the ground, his strength would increase many times, by his blood creating more of his own. Having received the boon, he had made the life of people on earth miserable.

He was,causing a great deal of trouble with people and gods alike but even worse was his ability to produce more demons every time a drop of his blood spilt to the ground.

Emergence of Kali and slaying of demon

So whenever he was attacked and harmed, more Raktabijas were born and fought the attacker.The gods decided to work together and combine all of their shakti or divine energy and produce one super being that could destroy Raktabija; the result was Kali.

Maa Kali’s most common pose in paintings is in her most fearsome guise as the slayer of demons, where she stands or dances with one foot on a collapsed Shiva and holds a severed head. She wears a skirt of severed human arms, a necklace of decapitated heads, and earrings of dead children, and she often has a terrifying expression with a lolling tongue which drips blood.

Maa Kali and Raktabija

Kali in her fierce form eliminated the huge army and swallowed all of them, which left Raktabija all alone. She then struck the demon and before his blood spilled on the ground, she stretched her huge tongue and devoured all the blood ensuring that not a drop fell on the ground. This way, Raktabija was drained of all the blood and life and soon he was nothing but a corpse.

There is another story of Kali and Shiva when Lord Shiva made an angry Goddess Kali calm

 

 

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Durga Saptashati Mantras

Maa Durga

Durga is omnipresent as the embodiment of power, intelligence, peace, wealth, morality etc.

Devi Mantras or shloka are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with perfection). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Devi. Mantras of Devi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & blesses with success. All mantras are disclosed by the Almighty, through the Intelligence, experience of the divinely illuminated sages.

 

Chaya rupena sansthita – Maa Durga Shlokaus

 

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु छायारूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः 

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Chaayaa-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of energy.

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मातृ-रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

जो देवी सभी प्राणियों में माता के रूप में स्थित हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है।

Shakti Rupena Sansthita

 

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ।।

जो देवी सब प्राणियों में शक्ति रूप में स्थित हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है।

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Shakti-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

Lakshmi rupena sansthita

 

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु लक्ष्मीरूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Lakssmii-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

Buddhi rupena sansthita

 

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु बुद्धिरूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

जो देवी सभी प्राणियों में बुद्धि के रूप में स्थित हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है। आपको मेरा बार-बार प्रणाम है।

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Buddhi-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

Kanti rupena sansthita

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु कान्तिरूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Kaanti-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

Shraddha rupena sansthita

 

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु श्रद्धारूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Shraddhaa-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

Kshanti rupena sansthita

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु क्षान्तिरूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Kssaanti-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

जो देवी सब प्राणियों में सहनशीलता, क्षमा के रूप में स्थित हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है।

Daya rupena sansthita

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु दयारूपेण संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः
Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Dayaa-Ruupenna Samsthitaa |
Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namas-Tasyai Namo Namah ||

 

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु विद्या-रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

जो देवी सब प्राणियों में विद्या के रूप में विराजमान हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है। मैं आपको बारंबार प्रणाम करता हूँ।

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु स्मृति-रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

जो देवी सभी प्राणियों में  स्मृति (स्मरणशक्ति) रूप से स्थित हैं, उनको नमस्कार, नमस्कार, बारंबार नमस्कार है।

 

Vijaya Dashmi Mantra
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Indian Mythology Navratri

Namo Namo Durge Sukh karni – Goddess Durga shloka

Namo Namo Durge Sukh karni

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Navratri

The killing of Dhumralochana

The killing of Dhumralochana

Third day of Navratri is associated with killing of Dhumralochana who was the commander of Shumbh.

Shumbh sent Devi a message that he wanted to marry her. The Goddess duly rejected this offer. The messenger then went back to Shumbh and narrated the incident to Devi Durgaa.

Shumbh became very furious and instructed Dhumralochan to bring her by force. Dhumralochan went to Goddess Bhagvati accompanied by 60,000 demons. Initially, he requested her to come along with him. He also threatened to take her forcibly if she did not accept her proposal. Goddess Bhagvati refused to go along with him. Dhumralochan angrily ran towards her. The Goddess made a loud roar as a result of which, Dhumralochan’s body was reduced to ashes. After his death, Dhumralochan’s army attacked Goddess Bhagvati. The mount of the Goddess- Simha killed all the demons. When Shumbh got the news of Dhumralochan’s death, his anger knew no bounds. He instructed Chand and Mund to go and bring Goddess Bhagvati after capturing her.

Dhumralochana Vadha

The story in hindi is as follows:

शुम्भ और निशुम्भ दैत्यों के राजा का सेनापति धूम्रलोचन था . हिमालय पर हुंकार भर रही महा सुंदरी देवी ने जब शुम्भ से विवाह का प्रस्ताव ठुकरा दिया तब धूम्रलोचन को कहा गया की उस देवी के केश पकड़कर घसीटते हुए लाया जाये और यदि इस बीच कोई भी देवता, यक्ष या गंधर्व बाधा बने तो उन्हें मार दिया जाये |

आज्ञा पाकर धूम्रलोचन साठ हजार राक्षसों की सेना लेकर वहां पहुंचा और देवी को ललकारने लगा की तुम सीधे सीधे मेरे साथ चलो अन्यथा मैं तुम्हे केश पकड़ कर घसीटता हुआ ले चलूंगा | देवी ने कहा आगे बढ़ो और अपना बल दिखाओ | जैसे ही अहंकार में भरा धूम्रलोचन देवी की तरफ बढ़ा , देवी ने हुंकार भरी और पल में ही उसे भस्म कर दिया |

अपने सेनापति की इस तरह दुर्दशा देखर असुर सेना ने एक साथ देवी पर आक्रमण किया | तब देवी की सवारी सिंह असुर सेना पर टूट पड़ा और साथ ही साथ देवी के बाणों और फरसों से देखते ही देखते सम्पूर्ण सेना का संहार कर दिया |

इस तरह माँ ने पर धूम्रलोचन और उसके ६०००० असुर सैनिको का वध किया

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Navratri

माँ सिद्धिदात्री – Maa Siddhidatri story in Hindi – Navratri

माँ दुर्गाजी की नौवीं शक्ति का नाम सिद्धिदात्री हैं। ये सभी प्रकार की सिद्धियों को देने वाली हैं। नवरात्रपूजन के नौवें दिन इनकी उपासना की जाती है। इस दिन शास्त्रीय विधिविधान और पूर्ण निष्ठा के साथ साधना करने वाले साधक को सभी सिद्धियों की प्राप्ति हो जाती है। सृष्टि में कुछ भी उसके लिए अगम्य नहीं रह जाता है। ब्रह्मांड पर पूर्ण विजय प्राप्त करने की सामर्थ्य उसमें आ जाती है।

देवी सिद्धिदात्री का वाहन सिंह है। वह कमल पुष्प पर भी आसीन होती हैं विधिविधान से नौंवे दिन इस देवी की उपासना करने से सिद्धियां प्राप्त होती हैं। यह अंतिम देवी हैं। इनकी साधना करने से लौकिक और परलौकिक सभी प्रकार की कामनाओं की पूर्ति हो जाती है।

Maa Siddhidatri

भगवान शिव ने भी सिद्धिदात्री देवी की कृपा से तमाम सिद्धियां प्राप्त की थीं। इस देवी की कृपा से ही शिवजी का आधा शरीर देवी का हुआ था। इसी कारण शिव अर्द्धनारीश्वर नाम से प्रसिद्ध हुए।

मां के चरणों में शरणागत होकर हमें निरंतर नियमनिष्ठ रहकर उपासना करनी चाहिए। इस देवी का स्मरण, ध्यान, पूजन हमें इस संसार की असारता का बोध कराते हैं और अमृत पद की ओर ले जाते हैं।

देवी पुराण में ऐसा उल्लेख मिलता है कि भगवान शंकर ने भी इन्हीं की कृपा से सिद्धियों को प्राप्त किया था। ये कमल पर आसीन हैं और केवल मानव ही नहीं बल्कि सिद्ध, गंधर्व, यक्ष, देवता और असुर सभी इनकी आराधना करते हैं। संसार में सभी वस्तुओं को सहज और सुलभता से प्राप्त करने के लिए नवरात्र के नवें दिन इनकी पूजा की जाती है। इनका स्वरुप मां सरस्वती का भी स्वरुप माना जाता है।