Durga Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotram – 108 Names of Ma Durga (English)

Durga Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotram

Lord Shiva narrates to Mata Parvati the 108 names of Durga Mata by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.

Lord Shiva speaks : O Parvati, the One Who has a lotus-like face! I am telling You those one-hundred and eight names, by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.

108 Names of Ma Durga
1) Sati, the daughter of Dakṣa; 2) Sadhvi, the Sanguine; 3) Bhavaprita, loved by the universe; 4) Bhavani, the abode of the universe; 5) Bhavamocani, the absolver of the universe; 6) Arya; 7) Durga; 8) Jaya; 9) Adya, the beginning reality; 10) Trinetra, having three-eyes; 11) Suladharini, holding a monodent; 12) Pinakadharini, Who holds the trident of Siva; 13) Citra; 14) Chandraghanta, having mighty bells; 15) Mahatapa, with severe penance; 16) Manas, mind; 17) Buddhi, wisdom; 18) Ahankara, pride; 19) Cittarupa, thought-state; 20) Cita, death-bed; 21) Citi, the thinking mind; 22) Sarvamantramayi, possessing all the instruments of thought; 23) Satta, above all; 24) Satyanandasvarupiṇi, eternal bliss; 25) Ananta, infinite or beyond measure; 26) Bhavini, beautiful woman; 27) Bhavya, future; 28) Bhavya, with splendor; 29) Abhavya, improper or fear-causing; 30) Sadagati, always bestowing Mokṣa; 31) Sambhavi, consort of Sambhu; 32) Devamata; 33) Cinta, thoughts; 34) Ratnapriya, adorned or loved by jewels; 35) Sarvavidya, abode of knowledge; 36) Dakshakanya, that is Sati, daughter of Dakṣa; 37) DakṣayajñavinaSini, destroyer of the sacrifice of Dakṣa; 38) Aparṇa; 39) Anekavarṇa, having many complexions (for example: Kali, Gauri); 40) Paṭala, red in color; 41) Paṭalavati, wearing a red-color apparel; 42) Paṭṭambaraparidhana, wearing a dress made of leather; 43) Kalamañjirarañjini, wearing a melodious anklet; 44) Ameya, immeasurable; 45) Vikrama, fierce; 46) Krura, cruel (on demons); 47) Sundari; 48) Surasundari; 49) Vanadurga; 50) Matangi; 51) Matangamunipujita, prayed by Sage Matanga; 52) Brahmi; 53) MaheSvari; 54) Caindri; 55) Kaumarc; 56) Vaiṣṇavi 57) Camuṇḍa; 58) Varahi; 59) Lakṣmi; 60) Puruṣakṛti, taking the form of a man; 61) Vimalotkarṣiṇi, providing joy; 62) Jñana; 63) Kriya; 64) Nitya, eternal one; 65) Buddhida, bestower of wisdom; 66) Bahula, numerous in forms; 67) Bahulaprema, generously benevolent; 68) Sarvavahanavahana, sits or rides all vehicles; 69-72) Slayer of Sumbha and NiSumbha, Mahiṣasura, Madhu and Kaiṭabha, and Caṇḍa and Muṇḍa; 73) SarvasuravinaSa, destroyer of all demons; 74) Sarvadanavaghatini, causes injury to all the demons; 75) SarvaSastramayi, deft in all theories; 76) Satya; 77) Sarvastradhariṇi, possessor of all the missile weapons; 78) AnekaSastrahasta, possessor of many hand weapons; 79) Anekastrasya Dhariṇi, possessor of many missile weapons; 80) Kumari; 81) Ekakanya; 82) KaiSori; 83) Yuvati; 84) Yati; 85) Aprauḍha, who never gets old; 86) Prauḍha, who is old; 87) Vṛddhamata, old mother (loosely); 88) Balaprada, bestower of strength; 89) Mahodari, gigantic abdomen which stores the universe; 90) MuktakeSa, having open tresses; 91) Ghorarupa, having a fierce outlook; 92) Mahabala, having immense strength; 93) Agnijvala, poignant like fire; 94) Raudramukhi, having a fierce face like universe-destroying Rudra; 95) Kalaratri; 96) Tapasvini; 97) Narayaṇi; 98) Bhadrakali; 99) Viṣṇumaya; 100) Jalodari, abode of the ethereal universe; 101) Sivaduti; 102) Karali, fierce; 103) Ananta, immeasurable; 104) ParameSvari; 102) Katyayani; 106) Savitri; 107) Pratyakṣa; 108) Brahmavadini.

Those who daily read these 108 names from Durga Stotram, find nothing impossible in the three worlds. They receive benefits like wealth, luxury, offspring and lineage, elephants, four things — dharma, artha, kaam, moksha, and in the end are liberated eternally.

-From Chandi Paath (also known as the Durga Saptha-shati)

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