DEVI MAHATMYAM ENGLISH TRANSLATION PDF

As I lost my vision while writing this. I had to depend upon many of the young sisters of Sri Sarada Math to write down and copy this. Words are inadequate to express my sincere thanks for the services they rendered. In fact, this has turned out to be a labour of love. The Devimahatmya, known also as Durgasaptasati, is a famous and holy book.

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As I lost my vision while writing this. I had to depend upon many of the young sisters of Sri Sarada Math to write down and copy this. Words are inadequate to express my sincere thanks for the services they rendered. In fact, this has turned out to be a labour of love. The Devimahatmya, known also as Durgasaptasati, is a famous and holy book.

The devotees of Goddess use it for parayanam, daily chanting- Each sloka of the Saptasati is considered a holy mantra each verse is considered so holy and powerful that if one carries the book in hand no devil or ghost will dare to approach him.

Even now in villages people believe this and carry one copy of the book when they go about in the night. In Bengal this is known as Chandi and is read with reverence during Navarathri and other holy occasions- They believe that this is very auspicious and that it will drive away all evil spirits.

The worship of God as Mother is a specialty of Hindu religion. In India this is prevalent from very ancient times. In human relationships mother-child relation is the highest. A child has all freedom with his mother. Sri Ramakrishna came in this age to show that the mother-child relationship is the easiest way for the realisation of God. He worshipped the Mother in the Dakshineswar temple and realised her in the human forms as well. He stayed there as a child of the Mother, talking and playing with her.

In the end he told that Kali is Brahman and Brahman is Kali- Unconditioned Brahman is appearing in the conditioned form as Kali for the benefit of devotees. In every ancient book we see the greatness of Mother Worship. In Devi Bhagavata the greatness and importance of Mother in this universe is made clear in many aspects.

In the Devimahatmya the Goddess is worshipped in three forms-Kali, Lakshmi and Sarasvati- The text is divided into three parts. The first part describes the killing of two demons Madbu and Kaitabha. During Navarathri, on the first three days Devi is worshipped as Kali, next three days as Lakshmi and last three days as Sarasvathi.

Kali removes all the evil tendencies in our mind; Lakshmi sows the seeds of goodness there; and Sarasvati bestows knowledge. We celebrate the success on the Vijayadasami day. The main obstructions for attaining the goal of human life are the impurities in our mind, viz. They are to be removed first. For that we worship Kali is a ferocious deity who kills all Rakshasas. She removes all the bad samskaras from our mind and makes it clean.

Kali is terrible only for those who possess undesirable thoughts. When our minds are devoid of bad vasanas, then we develop the divine gunas. For that we worship Lakshmi who is the goddess of prosperity. She makes our mind fit to accept knowledge- Then we worship Sarasvathi who is the goddess of knowledge.

By the blessings of Sarasvati we get the real knowledge and celebrate it on Vijayadasami day- That is the meaning of Devi worship in Devimahatmya.

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Devi Mahatmyam – English Transliteration and Translation

Mackenzie Brown, is both a culmination of centuries of Indian ideas about the divine feminine, as well as a foundation for the literature and spirituality focussed on the feminine transcendence in centuries that followed. Thus, it can be concluded that the text was composed before the 7th century CE. The saguna forms of her, asserts the text, are Mahakali destroyer, Tamasic , Mahalakshmi sustainer, Rajasic and Mahasaraswati creator, Sattvic , [34] which as a collective are called Tridevi. The nirguna concept Avyakrita, transcendent is also referred to as Maha-lakshmi. At the beginning of each episode a different presiding goddess is invoked, none of whom is mentioned in the text itself. The sage instructs by recounting three different epic battles between the Devi and various demonic adversaries the three tales being governed by the three Tridevi , respectively, Mahakali Chapter 1 , Mahalakshmi Chapters , and Mahasaraswati Chapters Most famous is the story of Mahishasura Mardini — Devi as "Slayer of the Buffalo Demon" — one of the most ubiquitous images in Hindu art and sculpture, and a tale known almost universally in India.

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