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Shardiya Navratri 2022: Know the nine mantras devoted to the nine incarnations of goddess Durga

Here are nine mantras devoted to the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga. These mantra or slokas can maximize the effect of your devotion.

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Shardiya Navratri 2022

The auspicious Hindu festival honoring Goddess Durga, Shardiya Navratri is round the corner. And this year Sharad Navratri will be celebrated on September 26 till October 5 with Vijay Dashami and Durga Visarjan.

For the unversed, the Shardiya Navratri in the Hindu month of Ashwin, which is the most important of all Navratris (Magha, Chaitra and Ashadha). And for these 9 days, devotees will practice fasting as each day will be dedicated to the celebration of goddess Durga’s all 9 avatars (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalaratri, Mahagauri, and Durga).

And we bring to you the nine mantras devoted to the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga. These mantra or slokas can maximize the effect of your devotion.

Navratri Day 1: Shailputri Devi Mantra

Goddess Shailputri is the first form of Maa Durga. Shailputri was the Daughter of Himalaya and she is also known as Parvatiand and Hemvati. And the Dhyan mantra devoted to her is:

वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। वृषारुढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥

Vande Vanchhitlabhay Chandrardhkritshekhram. Vrisharudham Shuldharam Shailputri Yashswinim.

The meaning of this mantra is, “I worship Goddess Shailputri to fulfil my wishes, who is adorned with a half-moon on her head, rides on a bull, carrying a trident and is illustrious.”

Navratri Day 2: Brahmacharini Devi Mantra

Goddess Brahmacharini is the second form of Durga. In this incarnation Goddess did penance (Tapasya) to get Lord Shiva as her husband. And her Dhyan Mantra is:

दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमालाकमण्डलू। देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा॥

Dadhanakara Padmabhyam akshamala kamandalam, Devi prasidathu mayi rahmacharinya nuththama.

The meaning of this mantra is, “O Devi, Please shower Your Grace on me; O Devi Brahmacharini, You are Incomparable.”

Navratri Day 3: Chandraghanta Devi Mantra

Goddess Chandraghanta is the third form of goddess Durga. This is said to be the married form of Parvati. And her Dhyan Mantra is:

पिण्डज प्रवरारूढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता। प्रसीदम तनुते महयं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता।।

Pindaj Pravrarudha Chandkpasrkaryuta . Prasidam Tanute Mahyam Chandrghnteti Vishruta.

The meaning of this mantra is, “O Goddess Chandraghanta, who rides on tiger, angry on enemies, holds many weapons in 10 hands, please on me.”

Navratri Day 4: Kushmanda Devi Mantra

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Maa Kushmanda is the Fourth form of Maa Durga. The holy scripts suggest that goddess Kushmanda resides inside the sun and enlightens the whole world with her ultimate energy. And her Dhyan Mantra is:

वन्दे वांछित कामार्थे चंद्रार्घ्कृत शेखराम, सिंहरुढ़ा अष्टभुजा कुष्मांडा यशस्वनिम||

Vande Vance hit Kamarthe Chandrarghkrit Shekhram, Singhrudha Ashtbhuja Kushmanda Yashswini.

The meaning of this mantra is, “I worship the moon-worshipped Shekrama, the lion-riding eight-armed Kushmanda, the illustrious one, for the fulfillment of desired desires”

Navratri Day 5: Skanda Devi Mantra

Sanka Devi is the fifth form of goddess Durga. It is said that when maa Parvati gave birth to Skanda also known as Kartikeya, hence, she came to be known as Skanda Mata. And her Dhyan Mantra is:

“सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया| शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी||”

Sinhasangata nityam padmashritkardvya , Shubhdastu sada Devi Skandmata Yashswini.

The meaning of his mantra is, “She is always seated on the throne with her two hands resting on the lotus May Goddess Skanda mata, the illustrious, always bestow auspiciousness.”

Navratri Day 6: Katyayani Devi Mantra

Maa Katyayani is the Sixth form of goddess Durga and her name is driven from her father Katyayan Rishi. This incarnation is said to be the angry form of Durga in which she destroyed demon Mahishasura. Her Dhyan Mantra is:

स्वर्णाआज्ञा चक्र स्थितां षष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥

Swarnagya chakra sthitam shashtam Durga Trinetram. Varabhit Karam shadgpadmdharam katyayansutam Bhajami.

The meaning of this mantra is, “The sixth Durga with three eyes standing on the golden command wheel. I worship that daughter of Katyayana whose hands are fearless and who holds six feet.”

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Navratri Day 7: Kalratri Devi Mantra

Goddess Kalratri is the seventh form of Durga. This is also a furious form of Maa Durga in which she destroyed the dangerous demons Sumbha and Nisumbha. Her Dhyan Mantra is:

करालवंदना धोरां मुक्तकेशी चतुर्भुजाम्। कालरात्रिं करालिंका दिव्यां विद्युतमाला विभूषिताम॥

Karalvadnam ghoram muktkeshi chaturbhjam. Kaal Ratrim karalikaam divyam vidyutmala vibhushitam.

The meaning of this mantra is, “The goddess with trishule with loose hair and four arms. The night of darkness was fearsome as the divine adorned with garlands of lightning is here.”

Navratri Day 8: Gauri Devi Mantra

Maha Gauri is the 8th form of goddess Durga. Holy scripts read that at the age of 16, Parvati had extremely fair complexion, hence, she received this name Gauri which means Ultimate fair. On this day, we should also worship young girls. Gauri Mata’s Dhyan Mantra is:

पूर्णन्दु निभां गौरी सोमचक्रस्थितां अष्टमं महागौरी त्रिनेत्राम्।
वराभीतिकरां त्रिशूल डमरूधरां महागौरी भजेम्॥

Purnandu nibhaana Gauri Somachakrastitam Ashtam Mahagauri Trinetram. Varabhitikaran Trishul Damrudharam Mahagauri Bhajem.

Meaning: “Gauri, shining like the full moon, seated in the moon wheel, is the eighth Mahagauri, with three eyes. I worship that great Gauri who is fearless of the best and who holds a trident and a tambourine.”

Navratri Day 9: Siddhidhatri Devi Mantra
Maa Siddhidhatri is the 9th and last form of Durga. It is said that before the universe was even created, Lord Shiva worshiped Para Shakti to get energy and to create the universe. The goddess is also known as the other half of Lord Shiva as she gave her powers to him and came to be known as Siddhi Datri. Here mantra is:

स्वर्णावर्णा निर्वाणचक्रस्थितां नवम् दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।शख, चक्र, गदा, पदम, धरां सिद्धीदात्री भजेम्॥

Swarnavarna Nirvanachakrasthitham Navam Durga Trinetram. Shakh, Chakra, Gada, Padam, Dhara Siddhidatri Bhajem.

Meaning of this Dhyan Mantra is, “I worship that golden-coloured, new Durga, three-eyed, situated in the wheel of Nirvana, the bearer of perfection, the earth with the wing, the wheel, the club and the lotus feet.”

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Durga Ashtami 2022: Wishes, greetings and quotes to share with your friends and family

This day is also known for Astra Puja (Worshiping Weapons) as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped.

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Durga Ashtami is one of the auspicious festivals for Hindus. It is one of the five-day long Durga Puja festivals which is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga. The eighth day of the nine-day Navratri celebration marks the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon.

This day is also known as Astra Puja (Worshipping Weapons), as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped. People observe a fast and pray to Goddess Durga for good health, happiness, and prosperity. This year, Durga Ashtami will be celebrated on October 3.

On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, here are the wishes, quotes and greetings to share with your friends and family.

Wishes

  • Hope this Durga Ashtami brings in good fortune and abounding happiness for you. Happy Durga Ashtami!
  • May this festival fill your life with new joys that surround you and your loved ones with positive vibes, now and forever. Happy Maha Ashtami to you!
  • May the power of Goddess Durga empowers you and your family with health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity. Durga Ashtami!
  • May Maa Durga is always there to support you through all the challenges of your life. Wishing you a very Happy Durga Ashtami to you.
  • May goddess Durga protects your family from the evil and empowers you with the light of knowledge and truth. Happy Durga Ashtami to you and your family.

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Greetings

  • Ma Durga is a Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of female dynamism. Happy Durga Ashtami 2022!
  • On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, I wish your life is illuminated with bright smiles and glorious success. Wishing you a cheerful and blessed Durga Ashtami.
  • Navratri ke pavan utsav par aapke ghar Durga ji ka agaman ho, aapke ghar mein sukh aur samruddhi ka vaas ho, yehi humari manokamna hai.
  • Spend time with your loved ones during the festival of Durga Puja. Make them feel special and valued. Forget about all your worries and let Goddess Durga handle your problems. Happy Durga Puja.
  • Nav Kalpana Nav Jyotsna Nav Shakti Nav Aradhana – May your wishes be fulfilled on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.

Quotes

  • Durga Puja is the blessed time of the year. It is the time to rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga. Wishing you a very Happy Maha Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • May your life shine bright with the choicest blessings of Maa. May there be new opportunities and new goals to chase. Best wishes on Durga Saptami to you.
  • Good health, prosperity, success and fortune come your way with the love and blessings of Maa Durga on this Durga Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • On this pious occasion, I wish that Maa Durga bestows you and your family with fame, glory, happiness, health, and good fortune. Subho Maha Saptami to you!!!
  • Durga Puja is a blessed time, rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga, and celebrate all the blessings of the Goddess, with your friends, family, and acquaintances, Happy Maha Saptami.

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Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 8: Know about Maa Mahagauri, Ashtami puja significance, and mantras

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami.

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Maha Ashtami

The festival of Navratri is celebrated with utmost religious fervour across the country and all nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during this span of time. This year, Shardiya Navratri started from September 26 and will continue till October 4, Tuesday.

Navratri Mahashtami will be celebrated on October 3, Monday, this year and Mahanavami falls on October 4. Devotees worship Maa Mahagauri on Day 8 of Navratri. The Ashtami and Navami days of Navratri have a special significance in Hindu religion. On both days, Kanya Pujan is performed at homes.

Families invite nine little girls, who did not reach their puberty yet, to their homes to worship them and to feed the girls, who are a representation of the nine forms of Goddess Durga.

Significance of Maha Ashtami

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami. Hindus worship Goddess Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri that is on Ashtami Tithi. Kanya Pujan is also performed on this day.

It is believed that doing Kanya pujan has many benefits, including acquiring knowledge, power, wealth, success, and forgiveness for prior sins.

The eighth day of Navratri is known as Ashtami Tithi or Mahashtami Vrat. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth form of Navdurga. It is said that Goddess Shailputri was extremely beautiful and had a fair complexion when she was 16 years old. Due to her fair skin tone, she became known as Goddess Mahagauri.

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The Ashtami will start from 06:47 pm on October 2 and will continue till 04:37 pm on October 3.
According to the Hindu calendar, the best time for Havan Pujan on Ashtami Tithi will be from 10:41 am to 12:10 pm.

  • Ashtami Tithi Begins – 6:47 pm on October 2, 2022
  • Ashtami Tithi Ends – 4:37 pm on October 3, 2022
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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus.

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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

India is known as the land of festivals due to its rich combination of diverse cultures, ethnic backgrounds, languages, and religious beliefs. The country celebrates each and every festival with zeal and passion.

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus. The first week of the month will begin with Navratri and Durgotsava and end at Dussehra.

The second week of the festival will see Karva Chauth, a festival performed by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands.

From Dhanteras to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, the last week of the month is full of celebrations.

Here is the complete list of festivals of October 2022.

  • October 2, 2022 (Sunday) – Gandhi Jayanti
  • October 3, 2022 (Monday) – Shardiya Navratri Mahaashtami (Durga Ashtami) and Kanya Puja
  • October 4, 2022 (Tuesday) –  Mahanavami, Navratri fasting
  • October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) – Dussehra (Vijayadashmi), Durga idol immersion
  • October 6, 2022 (Thursday) – Papankusha Ekadashi fast
  • October 7, 2022 (Friday) – Ashwin Shukra Pradosh Vrat
  • October 9, 2022 (Sunday) – Ashwin Purnima, Sharad Purnima, Kojagar Purnima Vrat
  • October 13, 2022 (Thursday) – Karva Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi fast
  • October 15, 2022 (Saturday) – Skanda Shashthi fast
  • October 17, 2022 (Monday) – Tula Sankranti, Ahoi Ashtami
  • October 21, 2022 (Friday) – Rambha Ekadashi fast
  • October 22, 2022 (Saturday) – Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Kartik Pradosh Vrat
  • October 24, 2022 (Monday) – Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi
  • October 25, 2022 (Tuesday) – Kartik Amavasya
  • October 26, 2022 (Wednesday) – Bhai Dooj, Annakoot, Govardhan Puja, Yama Dwitiya, Chitragupta Puja
  • October 28, 2022 (Friday) – Kartik Vinayak Chaturthi
  • October 30, 2022 – Chhath Puja
  • October 31, 2022- Halloween
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