The Power of Chanting Durga Chalisa•
Posted on May 11 2021
- Shailputri is the first manifestation of the Goddess. Shail means mountain in Sanskrit. The literal meaning of this word is ‘Daughter of the Himalayas’.
- Brahmacharini—an unmarried form of the Goddess following celibacy and austerity.
- Chandraghanta—having a moon-shaped bell on her forehead.
- Kushmanda stands for the creator of the Universe.
- Skandmata—the mother of Skanda or Kartikeya who was created out of her powers.
- Katyayani—the daughter of Sage Katyayana, often depicted as riding on a lion.
- Kaalratri—a fierce avatar of the Goddess
- Mahagauri—This form is worshipped on Ashtami and is considered to be most graceful.
- Siddhidatri—worshipped on the 9th day, culminating in blessings.
Chanting of the Durga Chalisa creates vibrations that increase one’s intuition and help in de-stressing. Chanting aloud brings about an impact on all the organs, which produce the sound, from the stomach to the lungs to the circulatory system. The worship of the goddess through the chanting of the Durga Chalisa helps in overcoming adversities. The word Durga is found in the Rig Veda and is formed from two words, Dur and Gam which means a fortress which is difficult to cross. It symbolizes the Goddess protecting the world like a fortress. Another popular name for the goddess is Durgatinashini, meaning someone who destroys all suffering. Durga is Shakti. Astrologically the day of the Devi is Friday. She is worshipped with white flowers, and white substances are donated in temples on Fridays such as milk and rice. Buy your Durga chalisa here.