Navratri which literally means ‘nine nights’ is the celebration of Goddess Durga in her nine forms on the scheduled nine days, according to the Hindu Calendar. Navratri festival is the celebration of the Navadurga – Devi Shailputri, Devi Brahmacharini, Devi Chandraghanta, Devi Kushmanda, Devi Skandamata, Devi Katyayani, Devi Kalaratri, Devi Mahagauri and Devi Siddhidatri. Each avatar of Goddess Durga has their own significance, mantras to worship during the Navratri festival celebrations.
Mantras are surprisingly holding immense power in them. They have boundless spiritual energy that helps in concentrating in the almighty. Mantras vibrations resound in the universe and bring peace of mind and happiness to us when we chant on them. Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Devi. Mantras of Devi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & bless with success. Here are magical 9 mantras for 9 Goddesses on 9 days of Navratri 2017.
Magical 9 Mantras for 9 Goddesses on 9 days of Navratri 2017
Shailputri is the name of the form of Maa Durga when she incarnated as the daughter of King of Mountains Himachal. Shail means mountain and Putri means daughter. She rides on a Bull named Nandi. Her head adorns with a half-moon. She has a trident in her one hand and varmudra in other hands.
Om Devi Shailputryai Swaha (ॐ देवी शैल्पुत्र्यै स्वाहा)
Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam |
Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||
On the second day (Dwitiya) of Chaitra Navaratri, Devi Brahmacharini is worshipped by the devotees. She was created by Lord Brahma and considered to be the source of ultimate knowledge and wisdom. This form of Maa Parvati is recognized as – she walks on bare feet, carries a Rudraksha mala in her right hand and a kamandalu in her left hand. She governs the Planet Mars.
Om Devi Brahmcharinyai Namah (ॐ देवी ब्रह्म्चरिण्यै नमः)
Dadhaanaa Kar Padmaabhyaamakshmala Kamandaloo |
Devi Prasidatu Mayi Brahmcharinyanuttamaa||
Maa Chandraghanta is the Third form of Maa Durga, This is the Married form of Maa Parvati. She mounts a tigress, a half-moon (Chandra) adorns her forehead, which also appears like a bell (ghanta), hence her name – Chandraghanta. In her four left hands, she carries – Trishul, Gada, sword, and kamandalu with her fifth hand in Varadamudra position. Four of her right hands carry – lotus flower, arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala with her fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra position. She governs planet Venus. Devotees blessed by Devi Chandraghanta do not suffer from worldly troubles and turmoil.
Om Devi Chandraghantayayi Namah (ॐ देवी चन्द्रघन्टायै नमः)
Pindaj Pravaarudh chandkopastrkairyuta |
Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghanteti vishrutaa ||
On the fourth day, devotees worship Devi Kushmanda. Kushmanda is the form of Goddess Durga which creates the universe. Goddess Kushmanda rides on Lion. She holds weapons in her seven hands, holds a rosary in eighth hand. Kushmanda governs the Sun and is the source of energy and direction of it. She is believed to bless her devotees with siddhis (supernatural powers) and niddhis (treasure).
Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namah (ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः)
Suraasampoorna Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha |
Dadhaanaa Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me ||
The fifth day (Panchami) of Chaitra Navaratri celebrates Devi Skandamata. She mounts the ferocious lion and carries a baby, known as Skanda in her lap. Lord Skanda is the son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. Kanda Sashti Vratam is one of the popular festivals among Tamil Hindus. Goddess Skandamata has with four hands – carrying lotus flowers in her upper two hands. She holds baby Skanda in one of her right hands and keeps the other right hand in Abhayamudra. She governs Planet Mercury and has the power to bless even the most ignorant life with immense knowledge.
Om Devi Skandmatayayi Namah (ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः)
Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa |
Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini ||
The sixth form of Navdurga is Devi Katyayani, who is worshipped on the sixth (Shasthi) day of Chaitra Navaratri. Goddess Durga took incarnation as Katyayani when Indian Rishi Katyayan meditates on Goddess to destroy demons. Goddess Durga incarnated in his home as his daughter, named Katyayani. According to Durga Saptshati, Goddess Katyayani is Mahasaraswati. Goddess Katyayani holds weapons in her 10 hands, rides on Lion. She has three eyes and adorned with half moon on the head.
Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah (ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः)
Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa |
Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||
Devi Kalaratri is worshipped as the seventh manifestation of Goddess Durga. Goddess Kalaratri is recognized by her dark black complexion and she rides a donkey. She is depicted with four arms, with right hands in Abhayamudra and Varadamudra position while the left hands carry a sword and deadly iron noose. She governs the Planet Saturn.Om Devi Kalratryayi Namah (ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः)
Om Devi Kalratryayi Namah (ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः)
Ekveni Japakarnpoora Nagna Kharaasthita | Lamboshthi Karnika karni Tailaabhyaktshariirini ||
Vaam Paadollasallohlata Kantakbhushanaa | Bardhan Moordham Dhwajaa Krishnaa Kalratrirbhayankari ||
The eighth day (Ashtami ) of Chaitra Navaratri celebrates Devi Mahagauri. Mahagauri rides the bull, just like Goddess Shailputri the (first form of Navdurga). She has four hands, holding a Trishul (trident) in one of her right hands and has another right hand in the Abhayamudra position. In one of her left hand, she carries a Damaru while depicts the Varadamudra in her other left hand. She governs planet Rahu (Neptune). She fulfills all the desires of her devotees who worship her with a pure heart.
Om Devi Mahagauryayi Namah (ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः)
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetaambardhara Shuchih |
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyanmahadev Pramodadaa ||
The ninth and final form of Goddess Durga is Devi Siddhidatri. Siddhidatri is master of eight siddhis and nine nidhis. The Goddess took incarnation when goddess Parvati enters in half body of Lord Shiva. She has Conch, Chakra, Lotus, and Gada in her four hands. Dev, Humans, Brahmins, Demons, Kinnars are all worshipping her.
Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namah (ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः)
Siddha Gandharva Yakshdyairasurairamarairapi |
Sevyamaanaa Sadabhuyaat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||