Durga Chalisa ( The Durga forty In Hindi

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Translated by P.R.Ramachander (The Goddess Durga, the consort of Lord Shiva is an extremely popular Goddess throughout India. This mellifluous prayer addresses her and sings her praise. I have relied upon the English translation appearing in the web site http://www.indif.com/nri/chalisas/durgachalisa/durgachalisa_meaning.asp.)

Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani, Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani.

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Salutations and Salutations to Durga, the giver of pleasure, Salutations and salutations to the remover of Sorrow. Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari, Tihun lok pheli ujayari. Your radiance is unparalleled, And you shed light on the three worlds. Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala, Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala. Your face is like a moon and mouth very broad, Your eyes are red and your frown frightening. Roop Matu ko adhika suhave, Daras karat jan ati sukh pave. Oh mother , you are extremely pretty, And a sight of you brings pleasure to all. Tum sansar shakti laya kina, Palan hetu anna dhan dina. In you is merged the strength of this world, And you provide it with food and wealth. Annapurna hui jag pala, Tumhi adi sundari Bala. As Annapurni you nurture the world,

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Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin. Pralaya kala sab nashan hari.And you are the primeval beauty called Bala. Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba. Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo. Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara. please fulfill my desires. Shree Narayan anga samihahin. Sent Hiranyakashipu to heaven. Oh mother you take the form of Man-lion. Oh sea of mercy. And found reposing with Lord Narayan. Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa. Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani. And Brahma and Vishnu daily meditate on you. Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba. During deluge you destroy everything. Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven. And grant them wisdom and look after them. You take the form of Goddess Lakshmi. The saints of Shiva sing your praises. Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo. Daya Sindhu. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 . And broke the pillar and became visible. deeje man asa. You saved the Prahlada and. De subuddhi rishi munina ubara. And you are Gauri the darling of Shiva shankara Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven. Mahima amit na jet bakhani. Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari. You also take the form of Saraswathi. You came out of the ocean of milk.

The heart of the enemy trembles with fear. You only shine in Nagarkot. As Bhairavi and Tara you redeem the world. Tihun lok men danka bajat. Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare. You yourself are Bhuveneswari and Bhagalamukhi. And your great power is beyond description. And are welcomed by the hero of Monkeys. It is seen that even time runs in panic. You repose gracefully on your steed. You are the one in Hingalaja. Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola. the panacea of sorrows. You yourself are Mathangi and mother Dhoomavathi. Langur Veer Chalat agavani.Oh Bhavani. Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani. And you are also Chinnamastha. Sohe astra aur trishoola. Nagarkot men tumhi virajat. You killed the brothers Shumbha and Nishumba. Seeing with weapons and the trident. Matangi Dhoomavati Mata. Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare. Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani. And all the three worlds shudder. Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani. Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata. When with a sword and a head you appear. Kar men khappar khadag viraje. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 . Jako dekh kal dan bhaje.

And all men and women pray you always. And killed him along with his army. Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari. Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka. Will get rid of the cycle of birth and death. All the words including that of devas. Mahishasura was king who was proud. 26 22 23 24 25 In the goddess jwalamukhi is your light. They who sing about you with loving devotion. Who filled the earth with his sins. Whenever the saints are in trouble. Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee. Roop karal Kalika dhara. Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari. Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab.And also killed the crowds of Raktha Bheeja. Amarpuni aru basava loka. only by your grace. And you took the ferocious form of Kali. He who meditates you in his mind. Will never be neared by sorrow or poverty. Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani. Janam-maran tako chuti jaee. Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari. Tumhen sada poojen nar nari. You mother came to their rescue. Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave. Pan garha Santon par jab jab. Remain sorrow less . Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani. Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave. 27 28 29 . Sen Sahita tum tin samhara.

Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko. Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani. Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon. Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero. 36 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 . Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko. They cannot get salvation without you. Kam. Then he sought your protection and sung your praise. Then the primeval mother of the world was pleased. And gave him back his powers immediately. victory . Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba. Since he did not realize your powers. Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo. And passions and lust torment my heart. Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero. He always meditated on Lord Shiva. Severe distress afflicts me. Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani. Desire and longing always torture me. Shakti roop ko maran na payo.Yogis . Aasha trishna nipat sataven. Victory. Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani. And won over desire and anger. devas and sages openly say. Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba. And never spent any time on you. krodha jeet sab leenhon. Adhi Shankara did penance on you. And who else can kill my sorrow . victory to Bhavani mother of the world. Moh madadik sab binsaven. except you. He became sorry because his powers waned. Shatru nash keeje Maharani.

Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon. Will get all pleasures and attain salvation. Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon. For I meditate with one mind on you. Durga Chalisa jo gave. Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala. And show me the paths to riches and powers. Please show me mercy . 38 39 40 . He who sings this forty verses on Durga. Sab sukh bhog parampad pave. And I would make others hear your fame. AS long as I live may I get your mercy. my kind mother.Oh great queen kill all my enemies. Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala.

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