108 Names of Maa DurgaSahashra & Astotranamam

August 13, 2013 18:38
108 Names of Maa Durga

Goddess Durga is the personification of the divine force of the super power. The Durga means ‘the invincible’, so the Durga is regarded as the ever victorious warrior of the Gods lineage. Durga is the representation of courage, strength, ethics and protection. She is the destroyer of sin and evil and the savior of morality and ethics. Goddess Durga is a form of Divine Power, the Shakti. Durga is the confluence of the power, beauty and intelligence of Maha lakshmi, Maha Saraswati and Maha Kali. So, Durga is regarded as ‘the ultimate deity’. Regarded as the savior of needy and the destroyer of destructors, she is the mother of the entire universe as well as the slayer of evils. She is known by 108 different names according to quality she possesses. It is believed that Maa Durga gets pleased if, these names (Durga Shatnam Strotam) are chanted with devotion. Read on to know the 108 names of the Goddess along with their meaning.

Meaning Of 108 Durga Names 

Sati - One who got burned alive
Saadhvi - The Sanguine 
Bhavaprita - One who is loved by the universe 
Bhavaani - The abode of the universe 
Bhavamochani - The absolver of the universe 
Aarya - Goddess 
Durga - The Invincible 
Jaya - The Victorious 
Aadya - The Initial reality 
Trinetra - One who has three-eyes 
Shooldharini - One who holds a monodent 
Pinaakadharini - One who holds the trident of Shiva 
Chitra - The Picturesque 
Chandaghanta - One who has mighty bells 
Mahatapa - With severe penance 
Manah - Mind 
Buddhi - Intelligence 
Ahankaara - One with Pride 
Chittarupa - One who is in thought-state 
Chita - Death-bed 
Chiti - The thinking mind 
Sarvamantramayi - One who possess all the instruments of thought 
Satta - One who is above all 
Satyanandasvarupini - Form of Eternal bliss 
Ananta - One who is Infinite or beyond measure 
Bhaavini - The Beautiful Woman 
Bhaavya - Represents Future 
Bhavya - With Magnificence 
Abhavya - Improper or fear-causing 
Sadagati - Always in motion, bestowing Moksha (salvation) 
Shaambhavi - Consort of Shambhu 
Devamata - Mother Goddess 
Chinta - Tension 
Ratnapriya - Adorned or loved by jewels 
Sarvavidya - Knowledgeable 
Dakshakanya - Daughter of Daksha 
Dakshayajñavinaashini - Interrupter of the sacrifice of Daksha 
Aparna - One who doesnt eat even leaves while fasting 
Anekavarna - One who has many complexions 
Paatala - Red in color 
Paatalavati - Wearing red-color attire 
Pattaambaraparidhaana - Wearing a dress made of leather 
Kalamanjiiraranjini - Wearing a musical anklet 
Ameyaa - One who is beyond measure 
Vikrama - Violent 
Krrooraa - Brutal (on demons) 
Sundari - The Gorgeous 
Sursundari - Extremely Beautiful
Vandurga - Goddess of forests 
Maatangi - Goddess of Matanga 
Matangamunipujita - Worshipped by Sage Matanga 
Braahmi - Power of God Brahma 
Maaheshvari - Power of Lord Mahesha (Shiva) 
Aeindri - Power of God Indra 
Kaumaari - The adolescent 
Vaishnavi - The invincible 
Chaamunda - Slayer of Chanda and Munda(demons) 
Vaarahi - One who rides on Varaah 
Lakshmi - Goddess of Wealth 
Purushaakriti - One who takes the form of a man 
Vimalauttkarshini - One who provides joy 
Gyaana - Full of Knowledge 
Kriya - Nitya- The eternal one 
Buddhida - The bestower of wisdom 
Bahula - One who is in various forms 
Bahulaprema - One who is loved by all 
Sarvavahanavahana - One who rides all vehicles 
NishumbhaShumbhaHanani - Slayer of the demon-brothers Shumbha Nishumbha 
MahishasuraMardini - Slayer of the bull-demon Mahishaasura 
MadhuKaitabhaHantri - Slayer of the demon-duo Madhu and Kaitabha 
ChandaMundaVinashini - Destroyer of the ferocious asuras Chanda and Munda 
Sarvasuravinasha - Destroyer of all demons 
Sarvadaanavaghaatini - Possessing the power to kill all the demons 
Sarvashaastramayi - One who is deft in all theories 
Satya - The truth 
Sarvaastradhaarini - Possessor of all the missile weapons 
Anekashastrahasta - Possessor of many hand weapons 
AnekastraDhaarini - Possessor of many missile weapons 
Komaari - The beautiful adolescent 
Ekakanya - The girl child 
Kaishori - The adolescent 
Yuvati - The Woman 
Yati - Ascetic, one who renounces the world 
Apraudha - One who never gets old 
Praudha - One who is old 
Vriddhamaata - The old mother (loosely) 
Balaprada - The bestower of strength 
Mahodari - One who has huge belly which stores the universe 
Muktakesha - One who has open tresses 
Ghorarupa - Having a fierce outlook 
Mahaabala - Having immense strength 
Agnijwaala - One who is poignant like fire 
Raudramukhi - One who has a fierce face like destroyer Rudra 
Kaalaratri - Goddess who is black like night 
Tapasvini - one who is engaged in penance 
Narayani - The destructive aspect of Lord Narayana (Brahma) 
Bhadrakaali - Fierce form of Kali 
Vishnumaya - Spell of Lord Vishnu 
Jalodari - Abode of the ethereal universe 
Shivadooti - Ambassador of Lord Shiva 
Karaali - The Violent 
Ananta - The Infinite 
Parameshvari - The Ultimate Goddess 
Katyayani - One who is worshipped by sage Katyanan 
Savitri - Daughter of the Sun God Savitr 
Pratyaksha - One who is real 
Brahmavaadini - One who is present everywhere

 source : iloveindia

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