Durga saptashati pdf: Durga Saptashati is the sacred and philosophical text of Hindu Mythology in which the glories of Goddess Durga are described. Durga Saptashati is also known as Chandi Paath, Devi Mahatmya or Devi Mahatmyam. In different regions of India this text is known with different names as given above. It is called Durga Saptashati in North India, Devi Mahatmyam in South India and Chandi Paath in West Bengal. Durga Saptashati is believed to be penned and authored by Maharishi Ved Vyasa who is the author of the Great Epic Ramayana.
Durga Saptashati describes Goddess Durga as the creator of the Universe and her powers.
Durga saptashati pdf
Durga Saptashati is derived from the Markandeya Purana.
In Durga Saptashati there are a total of 13 chapters which are housed with 700 verses thus it is generally called Durga Saptashati. In which Sapta means seven and Sati means hundred in number.
Through these verses of Durga Saptashati, the battle between demons and Goddess Durga and the divine powers of Goddess Durga are described. Also the various avatars (states) of Goddess Durga are given in this text.
Episodes In Durga Saptashati
There are a total of three episodes of Durga Saptashati and each episode has its significance. The Episodes of Durga Saptashati are termed as Charita in Durga Saptashati text.
In episode 1 Goddess Durga is depicted as Mahakali. The two demons named Madhu and Kaitabh who threatened Lord Brahma. After this Brahma came to Goddess Yoganidra for help but Goddess Yoganidra was in deep sleep in the eyes of Lord Vishnu. Lord Brahma prayed to Goddess Yoganidra and she got propitiated by the prayer. Now Lord Vishnu woke up and killed those two demons.
This episode presents Goddess Mahalaxmi as the avatar of Durga. Durga is described as the great warrior, full of power and anger against adharma.
There was a demon named Mahishasur who was in the form of a buffalo. Mahishasur was so powerful that he defeated the gods individually after this all gods combined and took the avatar of Durga. Durga was very powerful and brave. Again war between Durga and Mahishasur started in which Mahishasur got defeated badly and was killed by Durga.
Third Episode depicts Devi in the form of Mahasaraswati who is portrayed to be arised from the cells(koshas) of Goddess Parvati hence she is named as Goddess Kaushiki. Also, Kali who is in the form of Chamunda emerges from the eyebrows of Devi.
Again there was a demon named Raktbeej, whose blood was able to produce a new demon if blood touched the ground. This demon was very powerful and used to threaten the gods. Now Goddess Chamunda comes who kills Raktbeej, she ate the blood that fell from the body of the demon before touching the ground.
This battle continues in which the Sumbh and Nishumbha also kill Devi Kali and a group of Matrikas. And this is the final battle. After this Demons come to an end.
When to Read Durga Saptashati
In a year there are two types of Navratri, in which one is named as Chaitra Navratri and second one is Sharad Navratri. It is more profitable to read Durga Saptashati during the days of Navratri than reading on usual days. Reading Saptashati gives your various benefits like Goddess Durga will always bless you and with these blessing you will smoothly flourish your goals
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