Tazil It is also suggested that one can do havan of this naam mala with aahutis with different names during the festival of Navratraslike Om Maa Sati Swaha Om Maa Saadhavi Swaha and so on. The devotees keep fast from the pratipada till saptami and on the ashtami young girls are offered halwa and channa as a prasad of mata. She is portrayed with eight hands equipped with different weapons astra and sastra. The devotess should dyrga fast for 9 days and there are other fasts like saptratra, panchratra, yugamratra and ekratra fasts for those who are unable to observe fasts for all nine days. If you are not daptashati to read Durgasapshati, then read the Saptshloki mantra. Before reading the text one should chant the following mantra: People worshipping the goddess on all nine days begin by worshipping Devi Shailputri on the first day, Devi Brahmacharini on second, Devi Chandraghanta on sapptashati, Devi Kushmandal on fourth, Devi Skandmata on fifth, Devi Katyayani on sixth, Devi Kalratri on seventh, Mahagauri on the eight and end by worshipping Siddhidatri on the ninth day of the Navratra.

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We can also say that this is the key to open Durga Saptashati book and after following above procedure , Durga Saptashati can give full effects. Precautions while doing Durga Saptashati path Try to keep proper concentration while reading and try to sit in one place till the time particular chapter or pooja do not get finished. Try to abstain from drinking , non-veg foods or even cigarettes on that particular day. Procedure for doing Durga Saptashati path One should take bath in morning , wear neat clothes on the day of Chandi path Afterwards, before reciting one should face eastern or western direction and keep Mother Durga photograph or any form of Mother Durga in front of you.

Light incense sticks and keep flowers , laddoo sweets in front of Mother photograph. After that take sankalp oath that I am reading Chandi path for fulfilment of my wish which can be in relation to career , health etc. After that read Durga saptashloki mantra from Durga Saptashati book. Then , follow this procedure :- Recite Kawach strota from Durga Saptashati Book : Kawach strota will protect from all negative energies and ward off all troubles that can caused by enemies visible and indivisible and will also be for better health.

Recite Argala strota from Durga Saptashati Book: Argala strota will be helpful for family happiness , wealth , removal of debts , better financial gains , business betterment. Recite Kilak strota from Durga Saptashati Book : Kilak strota will be helpful for better Mental intellect , education , knowledge and for studies.

Durga Saptashati and Navratri Afterwards, recite 13 chapters and reading this 13 chapters have special significance in Navratri. As we all know , that there are 9 auspicious days in Navratri and thus general form of reading Durga Saptashati chapters in Navratri is as follows :- On first day , recite 1st chapter On 2nd day , recite 2nd and 3rd chapter On 3rd day , recite 4th chapter On 4th day , recite 5th , 6th , 7th and 8th chapter On 5th day , recite 9th and 10th chapter On 6th day , 11th chapter On 7th day , 12th and 13th chapter On 8th day , Havan offereings in Fire by vedic pundit and on 9th day , Poorna ahuti full and complete offereings in fire done by vedic priests is being done in navratri.

You can also worship small girls on 8th or on 9th day of navratri and recitation of this chapters will reduce sufferings from 9 planets or obstructions that are coming in career , business , finances etc. After recitation of 13 chapters , recite Mother Durga Kunjikastrotam. After wards , do Aarti hymn in praise of Mother Amba After completion of Aarti , do shama yachna pray from Mother to forgive , if procedure of worship is not followed properly.

In this way , Durga saptashati pooja is completed. However , point to be noted is that on 7th day , after completion of 13th chapter , from Kunjikastrotam —shama yachna can be done on 7th day itself and after that procedure of 8th and 9th day rituals can be followed , if it is navratri else it is on your behalf that whether , you want to go with havan and purna- ahuti on 8th and 9th day.

Afterwards , distribute Prasad among family members. Here basic thing is your devotion , faith and dedication while performing Pooja. Benefits of reading Durga Saptashati chapters : 1st chapter — To diminish all worries and for fulfilment of desires 2nd chapter — Protection from enemies and to win in court matters. Other parts of Durga Saptashati :- Durga Saptashloki mantra :- This mantra is again very powerful mantra which can be read for betterment of overall life and will be helpful to get blessings of Mother.

This mantra will be protective force against adversities , eradication of miseries and obstructions. Durga shriashtorshatnam strotam Here , there are names of Mother in varied forms and by listening or reading Durga shriashtorshatnam strotam will again be good for happiness in overall life. Durga Kunjikastrotam :- Durga Kunjikastrotam is incorporated in Durga saptashati path itself and this strotam effectiveness had been told by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati that , one who listen or recite Durga Kunjikastrotam with dedication and devotion will get the blessings of entire Chandi Path.

Tantrok Devi sooktam : In this sooktam , all Gods are giving thanks to Mother in varied forms for giving protection to them. This sooktam is again beneficial for removing obstructions in our life.

By recitation of this 32 names daily with dedication and faith , will remove all problems and one can go higher in life. Devyaapradhshamapan strota In this storta , we are asking forgiveness from mother from mistakes , we might had done while worshipping Mother Durga in reciting or listening Durga Saptshati and asking for blessings from Mother Durga.

Various Mantras in Chandi Path : Further , there are various mantras given in Durga Saptashati , which are helpful in terms of :- Overall happiness Removal of fear in world Protection of world.



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.


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