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Deeds of Devi Durga


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1. Incarnation of Devi Sati:

1. Incarnating as Devi Sati:

Devi worshipping Shiva • I meditate on the Divine Mother who bestowed boon to Brahma that she would incarnate as the daughter of Daksha and marry Lord Shiva, when Lord Brahma worshipped her earnestly. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 11)

Who bestowed boon to Daksha that She would incarnate as his daughter and marry Lord Shiva, when Daksha performed penance for three thousand divine years. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 12)

Who incarnated as the daughter of Daksha and Virini as a boon for their penance. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 14)

दाक्षायणी (Daakssaayannii): Who was the daughter of Daksha. (Annapoorna Stotram - verse 8)


2. Performing Nanda Vrata:

Devi worshipping Shiva • I meditate on Devi Sati who performed the Nanda Vrata and married Lord Shiva. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 15 to 18)


3. Destroying the sacrifice of Daksha:

Daksha Yagna • I meditate on Devi Sati who gave up her body and became the cause of the destruction of the sacrifice of Daksha. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 27 to 43)

दक्षाक्रन्दकरी निरामयकरी (Dakssaa-Krandakarii Niraamayakarii): Who made Daksha cry and in that process made him pure. (Annapoorna Stotram - verse 10)


4. Abiding in Shakti Peethas:

Devi • I meditate on the Divine Mother who abides as the power behind the Shakti Peethas where her body parts and ornaments fell. (Peetha Nirnaya Tantra)

शक्ति पीठ (Shakti Piittha): Shakti Peethas. (Shakti Peetha Stotram)


2. Incarnation of Devi Parvati:

1. Incarnating as Devi Parvati:

Devi • I meditate on the Divine Mother who bestowed boon to the devas, that she would incarnate again, now as the daughter of Himachala and Menaka and marry Lord Shiva, when Lord Vishnu and the devas invoked her in the Himalayas. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Parvati Khanda 3 to 4)

Who bestowed boon to Himachala and Menaka that she would incarnate as their daughter, when they performed penance for twenty-seven years (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Parvati Khanda 5).

Who incarnated as the daughter of Himachala and Menaka during the midnight on the month of Chaitra during the ninth lunar day when Mrgashira constellation was presiding. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Parvati Khanda 6)

शैलसुता (Shailasutaa): Who is the daughter of the Mountain. (Mahishasura Mardini Stotram - verse 1 to 21)
प्रालेयाचलवंशपावनकरी (Praaleyaacala-Vamsha-Paavanakarii): Who sanctified the lineage of the mountain king Himalayas. (Annapoorna Stotram - verse 1)


2. Performing penance in the Himalayas:

Penance of Devi Parvati • I meditate on Devi Parvati who performed penance in the Himalayas at Shringi Tirtha (later Gauri Shikhara) for three thousand years and married Lord Shiva. (Shiva Purana - Rudra Samhita - Sati Khanda 22 to 48)


3. Incarnation of Devi Yogamaya:

1. Vanquishing demons Madhu and Kaitabha:

Devi Yogamaya • I meditate on Devi Yogamaya who woke up Lord Vishnu from Yoga Nidra and deluded demons Madhu and Kaitabha, when Lord Brahma invoked her earnestly. (Devi Mahatmyam - 1)

मधुकैटभविध्वंसि विधातृवरदे नमः (Madhukaittabha-Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr-Varade Namah): Who destroyed the demons Madhu and Kaitabha granting the boon of protection to Lord Brahma. (Argala Stotram - verse 3)


4. Incarnation of Devi Chandika:

1. Vanquishing demon Mahishasura:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chandika who slayed demon Mahishasura along with his armies in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 2 to 3)

महिषासुरनिर्नाशि (Mahissaasura-Nirnaashi): Who destroyed demon Mahishasura (in a fierce battle). (Argala Stotram - verse 4)


5. Incarnation of Devi Chandika and Kali:

1. Vanquishing demon Dhumralochana:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chandika who killed demon Dhumralochana with a mere humkara. (Devi Mahatmyam - 6)

धूम्रनेत्रवधे देवि (Dhuumranetra-Vadhe Devi): Who killed demon Dhumranetra (with a mere humkara). (Argala Stotram - verse 5)


2. Vanquishing demons Chanda and Munda:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chamunda who slayed demons Chanda and Munda in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 7)

चण्डमुण्डविनाशिनि (Canndda-Munndda-Vinaashini): Who destroyed demons Chanda and Munda (in a fierce battle). (Argala Stotram - verse 6)


3. Manifesting the Matrikas:

Devi • I meditate on the Divine Mother who manifested the Matrikas from herself during the battle with Shumbha-Nishumbha. (Devi Mahatmyam - 8)


4. Vanquishing demon Raktabija:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chandika and Devi Kali who slayed demon Raktabija in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 8)

रक्तबीजवधे देवि (Raktabiija-Vadhe Devi): Who slayed demon Raktabija (in a fierce battle). (Argala Stotram - verse 6)


5. Vanquishing demon Nishumbha:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chandika who slayed demon Nishumbha in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 9)

निशुम्भशुम्भनिर्नाशि (Nishumbha-Shumbha-Nirnaashi): Who destroyed demons Nishumbha and Shumbha (in a fierce battle). (Argala Stotram - verse 7)


6. Vanquishing demon Shumbha:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Chandika who slayed demon Shumbha in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 10)

निशुम्भशुम्भनिर्नाशि (Nishumbha-Shumbha-Nirnaashi): Who destroyed demons Nishumbha and Shumbha (in a fierce battle). (Argala Stotram - verse 7)


6. Incarnation of Devi Vindhyavasini:

1. Vanquishing demons Shumbha and Nishumbha:

Devi • I meditate on Devi Vindhyavasini who slayed another Shumbha and Nishumbha in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 11)


7. Incarnation of Devi Raktadantika:

1. Vanquishing demons in the lineage of Vipracitti: Devi Raktadantika

• I meditate on Devi Raktadantika who slayed the demons who were descendants of Vipracitti in a fierce battle. (Devi Mahatmyam - 11)


8. Incarnation of Devi Shakambari:

1. Incarnating as Devi Shakambari (Shatakshi):

Devi Shakambari • I meditate on Devi Shakambari who appeared before the Brahmanas and Devas with innumerable eyes when they prayed to Her intensely. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda 7 - 28)

अनंताक्षिमयं रूपं दर्शयामास पार्वती (Ananta-Akssimayam Ruupam Darshayaamaasa Paarvatii): Devi Parvati manifested Herself in a divine form shining with innumerable Eyes. (Shakambari Mahatmyam - verse 34)


2. Removing draught with her own tears:

Devi Shakambari • I meditate on Devi Shatakshi who removed the draught with the tears of her own eyes. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda 7 - 28)

नमस्ते शतलोचने (Namaste Shatalocane): Salutations to the one with hundred eyes (Who removed the draught from earth with Her own tears). (Shakambari Mahatmyam - verse 69)


3. Sustaining the earth with vegetation:

Devi Shakambari • I meditate on Devi Shakambari who sustained the earth with vegetation created from her own power. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda 7 - 28)

नमः शाकंभरि शिवे (Namah Shaakambhari Shive): Salutations to the auspicious Shakambari (Who sustained the earth by providing vegetation during the draught). (Shakambari Mahatmyam - verse 69)


4. Manifesting the Mahashaktis:

Devi Shakambari • I meditate on Devi Shakambari who manifested the Mahashaktis from her body during the battle with demon Durgama. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda 7 - 28)


5. Vanquishing demon Durgama:

Devi Shakambari • I meditate on Devi Shakambari who slayed demon Durgama in a fierce battle and resurrected the Vedas. (Devi Bhagavatam 7.28) (Devi Mahatmyam - 11)

दुर्गामासुरनाशिनि (Durgaamaasura-Naashini): Who is the destroyer of demon Durgama. (Shakambari Mahatmyam - verse 70)


9. Incarnation of Devi Bhimadevi:

1. Protecting the Munis:

Bhimadevi • I meditate on Bhimadevi who protected the Munis in the Himalayas from the demons. (Devi Mahatmyam - 11)


10. Incarnation of Devi Bhramari:

1. Incarnating as Devi Bhramari:

Devi Bhramari • I meditate on Devi Bhramari (or Bhramara) who appeared before the Devas with rows of bees on Her hands when the Devas performed penance invoking her to vanquish Arunasura. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda - 10 - 13)


2. Vanquishing demon Arunasura:

Devi Bhramari • I meditate on Devi Bhramari who slayed demon Arunsura and other demons by sending bees and other insects from her body. (Devi Bhagavatam - Skanda 10 - 13) (Devi Mahatmyam - 11)



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