Durga Chalisa

Durga Chalisa

NAMO NAMO DURGE SUKH KARANI – NAMO NAMO AMBE DUKH HARANI
I bow to You Oh Goddess Durga, the bestower of happiness! I bow to You Oh Goddess Amba, who ends all miseries.

NIRAKAR HAI JYOTI TUMHARI – TIHOUN LOK PHAILI OUJIYARI
The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the three realms (Earth, Heaven and the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee.

SHASHI LALAT MUKH MAHA VISHALA – NETRA LAL BHRIKOUTEE VIKARALA
Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a red glow and You have a Frightening frown.

ROOP MATOU KO ADHIK SOUHAVE – DARSHA KARATA JANA ATI SOUKH PAVE
Oh Mother, your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout.

TOUM SANSAR SHAKTI LAYA KEENA – PALANA HEYTU ANNA DHAN DEENA
All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provides food and wealth for the world’s survival.

ANNAPOORNA HOUI JAG PALA – TUMHI ADI SUNDARI BALA
Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You are the one who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).

PRALAYAKALA SAB NASHANA HARI – TOUM GOWRI SHIV SHANKAR PYARI
At the time of dissolution, it is You, Oh Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, Gori (Parvati).

SHIV YOGI TUMHRE GUN GAVEIN – BRAHMA VISHNU TUMHEIN NIT DHYAVEIN
Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise. Brahma, Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on You.

ROOP SARASWATI KO TOUM DHARA – DEY SUBUDDHI RISHI MUNINA UBARA
You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too, to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their welfare.

DHARYO ROOP NARSIMHA KO AMBA – PRAGAT BHAYI PHAR KAR KHAMBA
Oh Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form of Narsimha, sundering the pillar.

RAKSHA KARI PRAHLAD BACHAYO – HIRANYAYKSH KO SWARGA PATHAYO
Thus You saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was killed by your hands.

LAKSHMI ROOP DHARO JAG MAHIN – SHREE NARAYAN ANGA SAMAHIN
In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, Oh Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree Narayan.

KSHEER SINDHU MEIN KARAT VILASA – DAYA SINDHU DEEJEY MAN ASA
Dwelling in the ocean of milk, Oh Goddess, with Lord Vishnu, please fulfill my desires.

HINGALAJA MEIN TOUMHI BHAVANI – MAHIMA AMIT NA JAT BAKHANI
Oh Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but You Yourself. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description.

MATANGI DHOOMAWATI MATA – BHUVANESHWARI BAGALA SUKHDATA
You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is You who appear as Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all.

SHREE BHAIRAV TARA JAG TARANI – CHHINNA BHALA BHAVA DUKH NIVARINI
It is You who redeem the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi, Taradevi and Chhinnamasta Devi, and end its sorrows.

KEHARI VAHAN SOHA BHAVANI – LANGOUR VEER CHALATA AGAVANI
Reposing gracefully upon your vehicle, Oh Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome by the brave Langour (Lord Hanuman).

KAR MEIN KHAPPAR KHADGA VIRAJEY – JAKO DEKH KAL DAR BHAJEY
When You appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a Khappar (a bowl made of half the portion of coco-de-la-mer, the coconut of the sea) in the other, even Time flees in panic.

SOHE ASTRA AUR TRISHULA – JASE OUTHATA SHATRU HIYA SHOOLA
Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart aches with the sting of fear.

NAGARKOT MEIN TOUMHI VIRAJAT – TIHOUN LOK MEIN DANKA BAJAT
You also repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.

SHUMBH NISHUMBH DANUJ TOUM MARE – RAKTA BEEJ SHANKHANA SANGHARE
You slayed the demons like Shumbh & Nishumb and massacred the thousand forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej.

MAHISHASUR NRIP ATI ABHIMANI – JEHI AGH BHAR MAHI AKOULANI
When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins of the arrogant Mahishasur.

ROOP KARAL KALIKA DHARA – SEN SAHITA TOUM TIN SAMHARA
You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with his army.

PARI GARH SANTANA PAR JAB JAB – BHAYI SAHAY MATOU TOUM TAB TAB
Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed, it is You Oh Mother, who came to their rescue.

AMARPURI ARU BASAV LOKA – TAB MAHIMA SAB RAHEY ASHOKA
All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by Your Grace. Oh Goddess!

JWALA MEIN HAI JYOTI TOUMHARI – TOUMHEIN SADA POOJEY NAR NARI
It is the symbol of Your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi. All men and women ever worship You, Oh Mother!

PREM BHAKTI SE JO YASH GAVE – DUKH DARIDRA NIKAT NAHIN AVE
He who sings Your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains beyond the reach of grief and poverty.

DHYAVE TOUMHEIN JO NAR MAN LAYI – JANMA MARAN TAKO CHHOUTI JAYI
He who meditates upon Your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.

JOGI SUR MUNI KAHAT POUKARI – JOG NA HO BINA SHAKTI TOUMHARI
All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your favor one can’t establish communion with God.

SHANKARA ACHARAJ TAP ATI KEENHO – KAM KRODH JEET SAB LEENHO
Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called Acharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.

NISHIDIN DHYAN DHARO SHANKAR KO – KAHOU KAL NAHIN SOUMIRO TOUMKO
He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his mind on You.

SHAKTI ROOP KO MARAM NA PAYO – SHAKTI GAYI TAB MAN PACHITAYO
Since He did not realize your immense glory, all His powers waned and then He repented hitherto.

SHARNAGAT HOUYI KIRTI BAKHANI – JAY JAY JAY JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Then He sought refuge in You, chanted Your glory: “victory, victory, victory to Thee, Oh Jagadamba Bhavani”.

BHAYI PRASANNA ADI JAGADAMBA – DAYI SHAKTI NAHIN KEEN VILAMBA
Then, Oh Primal Goddess Jagadamba, You were propitiated and in no time You bestowed Him with his lost powers.

MAUKON MATOU KASHTA ATI GHERO – TOUM BIN KAUN HAREY DUKH MERO
Oh Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your Honored Self can provide relief please end my afflictions.

ASHA TRISHNA NIPAT SATAVEIN – MOHA MADADIK SAB BINSHAVEIN
Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and lust ever torment my heart.

SHATRU NASH KIJEY MAHARANI – SOUMIRON IKCHIT TOUMHEIN BHAVANI
Oh Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon You please kill my enemies, Oh Queen!

KARO KRIPA HEY MATOU DAYALA – RIDDHI SIDDHI DEY KARAHOU NIHALA
Oh Merciful Mother! Show me your favor and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.

JAB LAGI JIYOUN DAYA PHAL PAOUN – TOUMHRO YASH MEIN SADA SOUNAOUN
Oh Mother! May I be respectable of Your grace as long as I live, ever recounting the feats of Your Glory to all.

DURGA CHALISSA JO NAR GAVEY – SAB SOUKH BHOG PARAMPAD PAVEY
This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end.

DEVIDAS SHARAN NIJ JANI – KARAHOUN KRIPA JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Deeming Devidas to have sought Your shelter, Oh Bhavani, grant me Your favor.

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