Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Durga SaptaShati - 700 Verses in Honor of Ma Durga

It is a long tradition that one reads the Devi-Bhagavatam or the Devi Mahatmyam (Durga saptashati, 700 verses on Durga) during Navaratra to invoke the blessings of Mother Durga.

Devi Bhagavatam notes that Lord Rama meditated and fasted for nine days after Devi Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. 

The reading of Durga SaptaShati (Devi Mahaatmyam) during Navaraatri is to be done follows:

Chapter 1 (Madhu kaitabha samhaara) is to be read for 1st day,

Chapter 2, 3 and 4 (Mahishhasura samhaara) to be read on 2nd day, 

Chapter 5 and 6 (Dhuumralochana vadha) on the 3rd day, 

Chapter 7 (Chanda Munda vadha) on 4th day, 

Chapter 8 (Rakta biija samhaara) on 5th day, 

Chapter 9 and 10 (Shumbha Nishumbha vadha) on 6th day,

Chapter 11(Praise of Narayani) on 7th day, 

Chapter 12 (Phalastuti) on 8th day,

Chapter 13 (Blessings to Suratha and the Merchant)on 9th day

Chapter 14 (Aparadha Kshamaprarthana) on 10th day

I have uploaded these shlokas online and it could be downloaded by Clicking Here


Anonymous said...

Its Navratri! Come and celebrate with us on the auspicious Occasion of Navratri.

these Happy Navaratri and wish them all a delightful and wonderful Navratri

.Thereare many legends attached to the conception of Navratri like all Indian festivals

but all of them are related to Goddess Shakti (Hindu Mother Goddess) and her

various forms. Though it is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindu calendar, it

holds special significance for Gujratis and Bengalis and one can see it in the zeal and

fervor of the people with which they indulge in the festive activities of the season.
Visit us
Maa durga

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