Maa Durga Chalisa in English (Lyrics, Meaning & Benefits)
Maa Durga Chalisa in English | Mata Durga Chalisa Lyrics in English
Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karani,
Namo Namo Ambe Dukh Harani.
(I bow before you, Maa Durga – the allocator of happiness,
I blow before you, Maa Ambe – the annihilator of all sadness.)
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Nirankar Hai Jyoti Tumhari,
Tihoun Lok Phaili Uujiyaari.
(Your radiance is infinite,
And all the three words – Earth, Heaven and Hell – are lit by your brightness)
Shashi Lalaat Mukh Maha Vishala,
Netra Lal Bhrikoutee Vikraala.
(Your visage resembles the moon and you have a large mouth,
Your eyes glow red sparking fear and fright.)
Roop Maatu Ko Adhik Suhaave,
Darshan Karata Jana Ati Sukh Paave.
(Mother Durga, your sight is extremely pleasing,
And just seeing you fills devotees with extreme happiness.)
Tum Sansar Shakti Laya Keena,
Palana Hetu Anna Dhan Deena.
(All the power of the world resides in you,
It is you who enables the survival of the world by providing resources & food.)
Annapoorna Hui Tum Jag Pala,
Tumhi Aadi Sundari Bala.
(You nurture the universe as Maa Annapoorna – the Hindu Goddess of Nourishment,
And you are the one who appears at the beautiful young girl Sundari.)
Pralayakala Sab Nashana Haari,
Tum Gouri Shiv Shankar Pyari.
(When catastrophe strikes, you are the one who destroys everything,
You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva/Shankara.)
Shiv Yogi Tumhre Gun Gaavein,
Brahma Vishnu Tumhein Nit Dhyavein.
(Lord Shiva and yogis across the world constantly sing your name,
Even Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu meditate while focusing on you and your image.)
Roop Saraswati Ko Tum Dhara,
Day Subuddhi Rishi Munina Ubara.
(You are the one who appears in the form of Goddess Saraswati,
And grant wisdom to sages ensuring their rise and welfare.)
Dharyo Roop Narsimha Ko Amba,
Pargat Bhayi Phaad Kar Khamba.
(Oh Maa Amba, you are the one who assumed the form of Narsimha,
And appeared to tear apart the pillar…)
Raksha Kari Prahlad Bachaayo,
Hiranyakush Ko Swarga Pathayo.
(…and saved Prahlada as a result,
You are the one who killed Hiranyakashyap and sent his soul to Heaven.)
Lakshmi Roop Dharo Jag Maahin,
Shree Narayan Anga Samahin.
(You assume the form of Goddess Lakshmi, oh Mother,
And lie in rest alongside Shree Narayan.)
Ksheer Sindhu Mein Karat Vilaasa,
Daya Sindhu Deejey Man Aasa.
(You reside on the Ocean of Milk (with Lord Vishnu),
And you, who are the Ocean of Kindness, please fulfil my desires.)
Hingalaja Mein Tumhi Bhavani,
Mahima Amit Na Jaat Bakhani.
(Goddess Bhavani of Hingalaja is your assumed form,
Your glory is infinite and beyond any description.)
Matangi Aru Dhoomawati Mata,
Bhuvaneshwari Bagala Sukhdata.
(You are Matangi as well as Mother Dhoomawati,
And You as Goddess Bhuvaneshwari and Goddess Bagalamukhi allocate happiness to all.)
Shree Bhairav Tara Jag Tarini,
Chhinna Bhala Bhava Dukh Nivarini.
(You are Goddess Bhairavi and Tara Devi who redeems the world,
And you are Mother Chinnamasta who removes all sorrows.)
Kehari Vahan Soha Bhavani,
Laangur Veer Chalata Agavani.
(Sitting gracefully on your vahana-the Lion, Oh Goddess Bhavani,
You are welcomed by the brave lord Hanuman. )
Kar Mein Khappar Khadaga Virajay,
Jako Dekh Kaal Dar Bhajey.
(When you appear as Goddess Kali with a sword in one hand and a skull in another,
The sight of you even makes time itself flee with fear.)
Sohe Astra Aur Trishula,
Jate Uthata Shatru Hiya Shoola.
(The sight of you well-armed with a Trident in your hand,
Makes the hearts of your enemies shudder with fear.)
Nagarkot Mein Toumhi Virajat,
Tihoun Lok Mein Danka Baajat.
(You are the one who resides as the Devi in Nagarkot in Kangara,
And the sound of the conch shell blown in your honor is heard across the three worlds. )
Shumbh Nishumbh Daanuv Tum Maare,
Rakta Beej Shankhana Sanghaare.
(You are the one who slayed the demons Shumbh and Nishumbh,
And killed the infinite forms of the demon Rakta-beeja.)
Mahishasur Nrip Ati Abhimaani,
Jehi Agh Bhar Mahi Akulaani.
(Mahishasura, the Buffalo-headed demon king, was very proud and arrogant,
And the Earth had to bear the weight of his many sings.)
Roop Karaal Kali ka Dhara,
Sen Sahita Tum Tihin Samhara.
(You assumed the frightening form of Goddess Kali,
And destroyed Manishasur and his entire army.)
Pari Gaarh Santana Par Jab Jab,
Bhayi Sahay Matou Tum Tab Tab.
(Whenever, noble saints have been in trouble,
You have come to their rescue on all such occasions.)
Amarpuri Arubaa Sab Lokaa,
Tab Mahima Sab Rahey Ashoka.
(Amarpuri as well as all the other worlds (lokas),
Blessed by your grace remain sorrowless.)
Jwala Mein Hai Jyoti Tumhari,
Tumhein Sada Poojey Nar Nari.
(Oh Maa Durga, your light & brightness resides in Volcanoes,
And you are worshipped always by men and women alike. )
Prem Bhakti Se Jo Yash Gave,
Dukh Daridra Nikat Nahin Aave.
(Anybody who sings your praises with love and devotion,
Will be kept away from all sorrow and poverty.)
Dhyaave Tumhein Jo Nar Man Layi,
Janma Maran Taako Chhouti Jaayi.
(Anybody who meditates on you deeply, Oh Maa Durga,
Will gain freedom from the eternal cycle of life & death.)
Yogi Sur Muni Kahat Pukaari,
Yog Na Hoye Bina Shakti Tumhari.
(Yogis, Gods and Saints say that,
There cannot be Yoga(union with divinity) without your power.)
Shankara Acharaj Tap Ati Keenho,
Kaam Krodh Jeet Sab Leenho.
(Shankar Acharya did a deep penance dedicated to you,
And was able to overcome all desire and anger.)
Nishidin Dhyan Dharo Shankar Ko,
Kaahu Kaal Nahin Soumiro Tumko.
(Initially, he focused all his meditation on Lord Shiva,
And did not even spend a moment focusing on You.)
Shakti Roop Ko Maram Na Payo,
Shakti Gayi Tab Man Pachitayo.
(Because he did not see the glory of you – who are an incarnation of Shakti,
He lost all his power and he repented his choices.)
Sharnagat Huyi Kirti Bakhaani,
Jai Jai Jai Jagadambe Bhavani.
(Then he sought your refuge and sung your praises heartily,
Singing ‘Victory, victory, victory to you, Oh Goddess Bhavani – Mother of all Universe’)
Bhayi Prasanna Aadi Jagadamba,
Dayi Shakti Nahin Keen Vilamba.
(His actions finally pleased Goddess Jagadamba (the Primal Goddess),
And without a moment of delay she gave him his lost powers.)
Maukon Maatu Kashta Ati Ghero,
Tum Bin Kaun Harey Dukh Mero.
(Many difficulties surround me, Oh Maa Durga,
Who, but you, can take away all my sorrows.)
Asha Trishna Nipat Satavein,
Moha Madadik Sab Vinshavae.
(Hope and Desire constantly torture me,
All forms of passion and lust torment my heart forever.)
Shatru Nash Kijey Maharani,
Soumiron Ikchit Tumhein Bhavani.
(Kindly destroy my inner and outer enemies,
I meditate on your single-mindedly, Oh Goddess Bhavani.)
Karo Kripa Hey Maatu Dayala,
Riddhi Siddhi Dey Karahou Nihaala.
(Please show your benevolence, Oh Kind Mother,
And bless me with all sorts of riches and powers.)
Jab Lagi Jiyoun Daya Phal Paoun,
Tumhro Yash Mein Sada Sounaoun.
(So long as I am alive, may I be the recipient of the gifts of your kindness,
And may I always be able to sing your praises before others.)
Durga Chalisa Jo Koi Gaavey,
Sab Sukh Bhog Parampad Pavey.
(Whosoever sings the Maa Durga Chalisa,
Will gain all happiness, resources and access to the holy feet of the Supreme Mother.)
Devidas Sharan Nij Jaani,
Karahoun Kripa Jagadambe Bhavani.
(Knowing that, Devidas takes your refuge, Oh Maa Durga,
Please show your kindness to me, Oh Mother Jagadamba Bhavani.)
Method of chanting Maa Durga Chalisa
Maa Durga Chalisa should ideally be chanted in the morning after taking bath and in fresh clothes. It is preferable to recite the chalisa before an image or idol of Maa Durga. The effect of the Chalisa is believed to be enhanced by understanding the meaning each and every verse.
Benefits of Maa Durga Chalisa
It is believed that chanting Maa Durga Chalisa daily helps the reader receive protection and guidance from Maa Durga herself. In specific, devotees identify multiple benefits with reciting Maa Durga Chalisa everyday –
- Gain all forms of emotional and material happiness
- Gain peace of mind just like ancient yogis & saints who were devout worshippers of Goddess Durga
- Develop the ability and strength to face and defeat your enemies
- Protect yourself and your loved ones from the vicious cycle of negative thoughts and desires
- Protect yourself and your loved ones from calamities, financial losses and sorrows of all kinds
- Restore a position or possessions that you lost
- Develop the mental strength to deal with hope, despair, passion, lust and all other feelings with equanimity
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