De Durga paath bestaat uit verzen van de Markandeya Puraan. Hierin wordt verteld dat alle goden verschillende krachten zijn uit een oerkracht. Deze oerkracht wordt Aadi shakti en Djagdamba genoemd. Djagdamba is de wereldmoeder, Durga de ontoegankelijke. Er is geen grotere kracht of energie dan Durga mata.
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You alone pervade the entire creation. The Riga Veda bears testimony to the fact that even in ancient times there existed the belief that the supreme ruler is the all-compassionate Mother.
The conception of divinity as Devi, Durga or Sri, is not merely a theory but a practical way of life. The mother is the personality that appeals most to the human heart, whereas the father is perceived as a hard taskmaster. Even a subtle philosopher cannot dispense with the conception of Shakti, for he is essentially an embodiment of power, and has love for power. The highest intelligence and the most speculative metaphysics is only a manifestation of jnana shakti and is not outside the range of Shaktism.
Durga Saptashati is a significant composition to perform Chandi Homa which is one of the most significant Homa s done to gain health and to conquer over enemies.
Chandi Homa is performed while chanting verses from Durga Saptashati. Total Ahuti i. The paath reading is most effective when done with firm faith, devotion and correct pronunciation. During the time of reading, one should try not to talk, sleep, sneeze, yawn or spit, but read with complete concentration on Devi in the form which appeals to one. One should not stop in the middle of a chapter.
It is good to place the book on a stand, preferably a copper plate. At the beginning and end of each chapter, bells may be rung. Before starting the paath, affirm the purpose for which you are performing it — make a resolve, sankalpa, and perform worship of Devi. Navaratri is an ideal period for the paath of Durga Saptashati; however, in the other months, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are considered auspicious days of the week for beginning the reading.
The ideal days of the lunar calendar are ashtami eighth day of the moon , navami ninth day of the moon and chaturdashi fourteenth day of the moon. The Saptashati may be read daily and completed in seven days in the following manner of division of chapters. Day One: first chapter. Day Two: second and third. Day Three: fourth. Day Four: fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth. Day Five: ninth and tenth. Day Six: eleventh.
Day Seven: twelfth and thirteenth. This is the traditional rule. It is believed that whatever sankalpa the Saptashati is read with, will be fulfilled. Since Shakti is the basis for all iccha desire , jnana knowledge and kriya action , one cannot stay out of the realm of Shakti.
An individual is but Shakti, and hence one can have everything through the worship of Shakti. The reading should be in the following order: Devi Suktam.
श्री भगवती देवी का परम प्रिय पाठ दुर्गा सप्तशती- durga saptashati path in hindi
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