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Durga Ashtami Today puja vidhi and Durga Mantras

Devotees of Goddess Durga observe a vrat on the Ashtami Tithi (eighth day), Shukla Paksha (shine or bright phase of the Moon). This day is called Durga Ashtami (also spelled as Durgashtami) and it is celebrated every month. Today is the Ashtami Tithi of Jyeshtha, Shukla Paksha. Therefore, devotees of Durga should perform puja to pay ode to the Mother Goddess by chanting hymns and chanting mantras dedicated to her. So, scroll down to know the puja vidhi and check out the Durga Mantras shared below:

Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi

  • Begin with Sankalpa (align your thoughts with the spiritual occasion and commit to performing the puja/observing the true with all your heart). Then sit in a comfortable and relaxed posture in front of the altar.
  • Close your eyes and, hands joined, meditate.
  • Invoke Maa Durga by chanting the following mantras and seek her blessings.
  • Light an oil lamp and feed it regularly to keep it burning throughout the day. This is called the Akhand Jyot.
  • Then light an incense stick.
  • Offer haldi, chandan, kumkum, akshat, flowers and Naivedhya to the goddess.
  • Offer camphor greetings and sing aarti.
  • Recite Devi Mahatmya, also known as Durga Saptashati.

Durga Mantras

Sarva Mangala Mangalye

Sarva Mangala Mangalye, Shive Sarvartha Sadhika

Sharanye Trayambake Gauri, Narayani Namostute

Meaning: The one who fills her children with all the goodness, the one who accomplishes all her works, here she is prostrated before the mother, the one who governs the three worlds.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakti Roopena Samsthitah

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning: Salutations to the omnipresent and to him who represents strength. I bow to you.

Siddha Durga Mantra / Bhaya Nasha Mantra

1) Sarva Swarupe Sarveshe, Sarva Shakti Samanvite

Bhaye Bhyastraahi No Devi, Durge Devi Namostute

Meaning: Salutations to the omnipresent and most powerful of all, remove all my fears, as I bow to you, Goddess Mother Durga.

2) State vadanam saumyam lochana trayabhushitam

Paatu nah sarvabhitibhyah kaatyaayani namostute

Meaning: Salutations to him who has splendor and beautiful eyes,

Rid me of all fears, O, Mother Goddess Katyayani.

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