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Stotras of Devi Durga: (Stotras)

Devi Durga Devi Durga • Devi Mahatmyam:

Argala Stotram (Devi Mahatmayam)
- अर्गलास्तोत्रम् - जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी
Keelaka Stotram (Devi Mahatmayam)
- कीलकस्तोत्रम् - विशुद्धज्ञानदेहाय त्रिवेदीदिव्यचक्षुषे
Tantrokta Ratri Suktam (Devi Mahatmayam ch1)
- तन्त्रोक्तं रात्रिसूक्तं - त्वं स्वाहा त्वं स्वधा त्वं हि वषट्कारः स्वरात्मिका
Manifestation of Devi Durga (Devi Mahatmayam ch2)
- अतुलं तत्र तत्तेजः सर्वदेवशरीरजम्
Shakradi Stutih (Devi Mahatmayam ch4)
- शक्रादि स्तुतिः - शक्रादयः सुरगणा निहतेऽतिवीर्ये
Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu (Aparajita Stuti) (Devi Mahatmayam ch5)
- नमो देव्यै महादेव्यै शिवायै सततं नमः - या देवी सर्वभुतेषु
Narayani Stuti (Devi Mahatmayam ch11)
- देवि प्रपन्नार्तिहरे प्रसीद - नारायणि स्तुति
Durga Saptashloki (Devi Mahatmayam)
- श्रीदुर्गासप्तश्लोकी - ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा
Sarvamangala Mangalye (Devi Mahatmayam ch11)
- सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके
Navadurga (from Devi Kavacham) (Devi Mahatmayam)
- नवदुर्गा - प्रथमं शैलपुत्रीति द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी
Matrikas (from Devi Kavacham) (Devi Mahatmayam)
- मात्रिकाः - प्रेतसंस्था तु चामुण्डा वाराही महिषासना

• Navadurgas:

1. Shailaputri
2. Brahmacharini
3. Chandraghanta
4. Kushmanda
5. Skandamata
6. Katyayani
7. Kalaratri
8. Mahagauri
9. Siddhidatri

• Stotras:

Bhagavati Stotram (Sage Vyasa)
- श्रीभगवतीस्तोत्रम् - जय भगवति देवि नमो वरदे
Bhavani Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
- भवान्यष्टकम् - न तातो न माता
Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram (Adi Shankara)
- देव्यपराधक्षमापन स्तोत्रम् - न मन्त्रं नो यन्त्रं तदपि च न जाने स्तुतिमहो
Durga Apaduddharaka Stotram (Siddheshwari Tantra)
- श्रीदुर्गापदुद्धारकस्तोत्रं - नमस्ते शरण्ये शिवे सानुकम्पे
Jagaddhatri Stotram
- जगद्धात्री स्तोत्रम् - आधारभूते चाधेये धृतिरूपे धुरन्धरे
Mahishasura Mardini Stotram (Ramakrishna Kavi or Adi Shankara)
- महिषासुरमर्दिनि स्तोत्रम् - अयि गिरिनन्दिनि नन्दितमेदिनि

• Vedic Mantras:

Durga Suktam (Mahanarayana Upanishad)
- दुर्गा सूक्तम् - जातवेदसे सुनवाम सोममरातीयतो निदहाति वेदः

• Pilgrimage Slokas:

Shakti Peethas (Peetha Nirnaya texts)
- शक्ति पीठ - पञ्चाशदेकपीठानि एवं भैरवदेवताः

• Nama Japa & Others:

Sarvamangala Mangalye Japa
- सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके
Durga Ashtottarashata Namavali Japa
- श्री दुर्गा अष्टोत्तरशतनामा
Durga Chalisa
- श्री दुर्गा चालीसा - नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी
Devi Parvati about Trees (Matsya Purana 154.506 to 154.512)
- दशह्रदसमः पुत्रो दशपुत्रसमोद्रुमः



Form of Devi Durga: (Form)

Physical Form:

Devi Durga Devi Durgaनारी (Nari): From the combined Mahat-Tejas of the Tridevas and other Devas came into being a Nari (Woman), Whose lustre pervaded the three Worlds
मुख (Mukha): From the Tejas of Shambhu came into being Her Mukha (Face)
केश (Kesha): From the Tejas of Yama came into being Her Kesha (Hair)
बाहु (Bahu): From the Tejas of Vishnu came into being Her Bahu (Arms)
स्तन (Stana): From the Tejas of Saumya (Moon) came into being Her Stana Yugma (Pair of Breasts)
मध्य (Madhya): From the Tejas of Indra came into being Her Madhya (Waist)
जङ्घा (Jangha): From the Tejas of Varuna came into being Her Jangha (Shanks)
ऊरु (Uru): From the Tejas of Varuna came into being Her Uru (Thighs)
नितम्ब (Nitamba): From the Tejas of Bhuva (Earth) came into being Her Nitamba (Hips)
पाद (Pada): From the Tejas of Brahma came into being Her Pada (Feet)
पाद अङ्गुलि (Pada Anguli): From the Tejas of Arka (Sun) came into being Her Pada Anguli (Fingers of Her Feet)
कर अङ्गुलि (Kara Anguli): From the Tejas of Vasus came into being Her Kara Anguli (Fingers of Her Hand)
नासिका (Nashika): From the Tejas of Kubera came into being Her Nashika (Nose)
दन्त (Danta): From the Tejas of Prajapati came into being Her Danta (Teeth)
त्रि नयन (Tri Nayana): From the Tejas of Pavaka (Agni) came into being Her Tri Nayana (Three Eyes)
भ्रू (Bhru): From the Tejas of the two Sandhyas came into being Her Bhruva (Eyebrows)
श्रवण (Shravana): From the Tejas of Anila (Vayu) came into being Her Shravana (Ears)

Weapons and Ornaments:

Devi Durga Devi Durgaशूल (Shula): Lord Shiva gave Her a Shula (Trident)
चक्र (Chakra): Lord Vishnu (Krishna) gave Her a Chakra (Discus)
शङ्ख (Shankha): Varuna gave Her a Shankha (Conch)
शक्ति (Shakti): Hutashana (Agni) gave Her a Shakti (Spear)
चाप (Chapa): Maruta (Wind) gave Her a Chapa (Bow)
बाण (Bana): Maruta (Wind) gave Her Bana (Arrows)
वज्र (Vajra): Indra gave Her a Vajra (Thunderbolt)
घण्टा (Ghanta): Indra gave Her a Ghanta (Bell)
दण्ड (Danda): Yama gave Her a Danda (Staff)
पाश (Pasha): Varuna gave Her a Pasha (Noose)
अक्षमाला (Akshamala): Prajapati (Brahma) gave Her an Akshamala (Rosary)
कमण्डलु (Kamandalu): Prajapati (Brahma) gave Her a Kamandalu (Water Pot)
रोमकूप (Romakupa): Divakara (Sun) filled the pore of Her Skins with Rashmin (Rays)
खड्ग (Khadga): Kala (Time) gave Her a Khadga (Sword)
चर्म (Charma): Kala (Time) gave Her a Charma (Shield)
हार (Hara): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her a Hara (Necklace)
अम्बर (Ambara): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Ambara (Garments)
चूडामणि (Chudamani): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her a Chudamani (Crest Jewel)
कुण्डल (Kundala): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her a Kundala (Ear Rings)
कटक (Kataka): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Kataka (Bracelets)
अर्धचन्द्र (Ardhachandra): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her an Ardhachandra (Half Moon)
केयूर (Keyura): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Keyura (Armlets)
नूपुर (Nupura): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Nupura (Anklets)
ग्रैवेयक (Graiveyaka): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Graiveyaka (Necklace)
अङ्गुलीयकररत्न (Anguliya Kara Ratna): Kshiroda (Milky Ocean) gave Her Anguliya Kara Ratna (Gems for Her Fingers)
परशु (Parashu): Vishwakarma gave Her a Parashu (Axe)
अभेद्य दंशन (Avedhya Damshana): Vishwakarma gave Her a Avedhya Damshana (Invincible Armour)
अम्लान पङ्कज माला (Amlana Pankaja Mala): Jaladhi (Ocean) gave Her an Amlana Pankaja Mala (Garland of unfading Lotuses)
पङ्कज (Pankaja): Jaladhi (Ocean) gave Her a Pankaja (Lotus)
वाहन सिंह (Vahana Simha): Himavan gave Her the Vahana Simha (Lion as Carrier)
रत्न (Ratnas): Himavan gave Her Ratnas (Gems)
पानपात्र (Panapatra): Dhanadhipa (Kubera) gave Her a Panapatra (Drinking Cup) of Sura which never gets empty
नागहार (Nagahara): Sesha gave Her a Nagahara (Garland of Nagas) bedecked with Mahamani

(Ref: Devi Mahatmyam - Ch 2)



Deeds of Devi Durga: (Deeds)

Devi Durga Deeds of Devi Durga


Incarnations of Devi Durga: (Incarnations)

NavadurgaIncarnations: Sati - Parvati - Yoganidra - Chandika - Kaushiki - Kali - Vindhyavashini - Raktadantika - Shakambari - Bhimadevi - Bhramari

Matrikas: Brahmani - Maheshwari - Kaumari - Vaishnavi - Varahi - Narasimhi - Aindri - Chamunda - (Matrikas sloka)

Nava Durgas: Shailaputri - Brahmacharini - Chandraghanta - Kushmanda - Skandamata - Katyayani - Kalaratri - Mahagauri - Siddhidatri - (Navadurga sloka)

Dasa Mahavidyas: Kali - Tara - Tripurasundari - Bhuvaneswari - Tripurabhairavi - Chinnamasta - Dhumavati - Bagalamukhi - Matangi - Kamalatmika



Scriptures of Devi Durga: (Scriptures)

Devi DurgaDevi Mahatmyam
• Devi Bhagavatam
• Devi Purana
Shiva Purana (Sati Khanda, Parvati Khanda, Uma Samhita)
• Brahmavaivarta Purana (Prakriti Khanda)
• Tantras
• Peetha Nirnaya Tantra (Shakti Peethas)



Pilgrimages of Devi Durga: (Pilgrimages)

(A) Shakti Peethas (Shakti Peethas):

(From Peetha Nirnaya Tantra): 51 sacred places where the body parts or ornaments of Devi had fallen.

Devi Durga 1. Hingula Shakti Peetha (Devi Kottari) → Balochistan - Devi Hinglaj (Lasbela district, Pakistan)
2. Karavira Shakti Peetha (Devi Mahishamardini) → Kolhapur - Devi Mahalakshmi (Kolhapur district, Maharashtra)
3. Sugandha Shakti Peetha (Devi Sunanda) → Shikarpur - Devi Ugratara (Barishal district, Bangladesh)
4. Kashmira Shakti Peetha (Devi Mahamaya) → Amarnath - Devi Mahamaya (Anantanag district, Jammu and Kashmir)
5. Jwalamukhi Shakti Peetha (Devi Siddhidaa) → Kangra - Devi Jwalamukhi (Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh)
6. Jalandhara Shakti Peetha (Devi Tripuramalini) → Jalandhar - Devi Tripuramalini (Jalandhar district, Punjab)
7. Vaidyanatha Shakti Peetha (Devi Jaya Durga) → Baidyanath Dham - Devi Jaya Durga (Deogarh district, Jharkhand)
8. Nepala Shakti Peetha (Devi Mahamaya) → Devi Guhyeshwari (Kathmandu district, Nepal)
9. Manasa Shakti Peetha (Devi Dakshayani) → Manasa - Devi Dakshayani (Tibet)
10. Viraja Kshetra (Utkala) Shakti Peetha (Devi Vimala) → Puri - Devi Vimala (Puri district, Odisha)

11. Gandaki Shakti Peetha (Devi Gandaki Chandi) → Gandaki - Devi Gandaki Chandi (Mustang district, Nepal)
12. Bahula Shakti Peetha (Devi Bahula) → Ketugram - Devi Bahula (Bardhaman district, West Bengal)
13. Ujjayini Shakti Peetha (Devi Mangala Chandika) → Ujjain - Devi Harsiddhi (Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh)
14. Chattala Shakti Peetha (Devi Bhavani) → Sitakunda - Devi Bhavani (Chittagong district, Bangladesh)
15. Tripura Shakti Peetha (Devi Tripurasundari) → Udaipur - Devi Tripurasundari (South Tripura district, Tripura)
16. Trisrota Shakti Peetha (Devi Bhramari) → Shalbari - Devi Bhramari (Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal)
17. Kamagiri Shakti Peetha (Devi Kamakhya) → Kamrup - Devi Kamakhya (Kamrup district, Assam)
18. Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha (Devi Yugadya) → Kshiragram - Devi Jogadya (Bardhaman district, West Bengal)
19. Kalipitha Shakti Peetha (Devi Kalika) → Kalighat - Devi Kali (Kolkata district, West Bengal)
20. Prayaga Shakti Peetha (Devi Lalita) → Prayagraj - Devi Alopi (Prayagraj district, Uttar Pradesh)

21. Jayanti Shakti Peetha (Devi Jayanti) → Nartiang - Devi Durga (Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya)
22. Kirita Shakti Peetha (Devi Vimala) → Dahapara - Devi Kiriteshwari (Murshidabad district, West Bengal)
23. Varanasi Shakti Peetha (Devi Vishalakshi) → Kashi - Devi Vishalakshi (Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh)
24. Kanyashrama Shakti Peetha (Devi Sarvani) → Kanyakumari - Devi Bhagavathy (Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu)
25. Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha (Devi Savitri) → Devi Bhadrakali (Kurukshetra district, Haryana)
26. Manivedaka Shakti Peetha (Devi Gayatri) → Pushkar - Devi Gayatri (Ajmer district, Rajasthan)
27. Srishaila Shakti Peetha (Devi Mahalakshmi) → Srisailam - Devi Bhramaramba (Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh)
28. Kanchi Shakti Peetha (Devi Devagarbha) → Kanchipuram - Devi Kamakshi (Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu)
29. Kalamadhava Shakti Peetha (Devi Kaali) → Not identified
30. Narmada Shakti Peetha (Devi Sona) → Narmada - Devi Sona (Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh)

31. Ramagiri Shakti Peetha (Devi Shivani) → Maihar - Devi Sharada (Satna district, Madhya Pradesh)
32. Vrindavana Shakti Peetha (Devi Uma) → Vrindavan - Devi Uma (Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh)
33. Anala Shakti Peetha (Devi Narayani) → Suchindram - Devi Narayani (Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu)
34. Panchasagara Shakti Peetha (Devi Varahi) → Not identified
35. Karatoya Shakti Peetha (Devi Aparna) → Bhabanipur - Devi Aparna (Bogra district, Bangladesh)
36. Sri Parvata Shakti Peetha (Devi Sri Sundari) → Sri Parvata - Devi Sri Sundari (Leh district, Jammu and Kashmir)
37. Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha (Devi Kapalini) → Tamluk - Devi Bargabhima Kali (East Medinipur district, West Bengal)
38. Prabhasa Shakti Peetha (Devi Chandrabhaga) → Prabhasa - Devi Chandrabhaga (Junagadh district, Gujarat)
39. Bhairava Parvata Shakti Peetha (Devi Avanti) → Ujjain - Devi Avantika (Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh)
40. Janasthana Shakti Peetha (Devi Bhramari) → Vani - Devi Saptashrungi (Nashik district, Maharashtra)

41. Godavari Tir Shakti Peetha (Devi Vishweshi) → Godavari Tir - Devi Vishwesi (East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh)
42. Ratnavali Shakti Peetha (Devi Kumari) → Not identified
43. Mithila Shakti Peetha (Devi Uma) → Mithila - Devi Uma (Mustang district, Nepal)
44. Nalahati Shakti Peetha (Devi Kalika) → Nalhati - Devi Nalateshwari (Birbhum district, West Bengal)
45. Kalighata Shakti Peetha (Devi Jaya Durga) → Juranpur - Devi Jaya Durga (Nadia district, West Bengal)
46. Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha (Devi Mahishamardini) → Bakreshwar - Devi Mahishamardini (Birbhum district, West Bengal)
47. Yashora Shakti Peetha (Devi Yashoreshwari) → Ishwaripur - Devi Jashoreshwari Kali (Satkhira district, Bangladesh)
48. Attahasa Shakti Peetha (Devi Phullara) → Attahas - Devi Phullara (Birbhum district, West Bengal)
49. Nandipura Shakti Peetha (Devi Nandini) → Sainthia - Devi Nandikeshwari (Birbhum district, West Bengal)
50. Lanka Shakti Peetha (Devi Indrakshi) → Not identified
51. Virata Shakti Peetha (Devi Ambika) → Virat Nagar - Devi Ambika (Jaipur district, Rajasthan)


(B) 108 Durgalayas of Parashurama:
• 108 Durgalayas of Parashurama (Kerala)

(C) Other Durga Pilgrimages:
Other Durga Pilgrimages



Trees associated with Devi Durga: (Trees)

Devi DurgaDevi Parvati Trees: Trees and Flowers associated with Devi Parvati



Festivals of Devi Durga: (Festivals)

Devi Durga 1. Shishira Ritu: Pausha Masa (Dec - Jan) → Poornima: Shakambari Jayanti
2. Shishira Ritu: Magha Masa (Jan - Feb)
3. Vasanta Ritu: Phalguna Masa (Feb - Mar)
4. Vasanta Ritu: Chaitra Masa (Mar - Apr) → Shukla Paksha first nine days: Vasanta Navaratri - Shukla Paksha Tritiya: Gangaur (Gauri Tritiya)
5. Grishma Ritu: Vaishakha Masa (Apr - May)
6. Grishma Ritu: Jyaishtha Masa (May - Jun)
7. Varsha Ritu: Ashadha Masa (Jun - Jul)
8. Varsha Ritu: Shravana Masa (Jul - Aug)
9. Sharad Ritu: Bhadrapada Masa (Aug-Sep) → Poornima: Uma Maheshwar Vrata
10. Sharad Ritu: Ashwina Masa (Sep - Oct) → Shukla Paksha first nine days: Sharadiya Navaratri
11. Hemanta Ritu: Karthika Masa (Oct - Nov)
12. Hemanta Ritu: Agrahayana Masa (Nov - Dec)



Devotees of Devi Durga: (Devotees)

Rishi Markandeya

From Puranas:
• Rishi Markandeya (Markandeya Purana)
• Sage Medhas (Devi Mahatmyam)
• Suratha (Devi Mahatmyam)
• Samadhi (Devi Mahatmyam)





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