108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga with English Meaning


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108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga in Nepali, Hindi with English Meaning

Dashain is here and we all know what the background of Dashain is. In Hinduism, we have been blessed with various gods and goddess along with their lessons which teach us something. If we an example, we know about how Lord Ganesh respected his parents, we know about Lord Ram’s determination.

We know about Shree Krishna and his kindness. The Goddess Durga is one of the true examples in the real world today. She is powerful and protector. She is brave and fights back the evil. The male dominant society should remember that women today can be as naïve as a cow and as fierce as Goddess Durga.

In Hinduism, the goddess Durga is known as Shakti or Devi which means power. She is the protective mother of the universe and is one of the faith’s most popular deities, a protector of all. Goddess Durga sits astride a lion which means that she is not afraid and can take control over anything. The multi-limbed Durga battles the force of evil in the world.

Dashain is here and we all know what the background of Dashain is. In Hinduism, we have been blessed with various gods and goddess along with their lessons which teach us something. If we an example, we know about how Lord Ganesh respected his parents, we know about Lord Ram’s determination.

We know about Shree Krishna and his kindness. The Goddess Durga is one of the true examples in the real world today. She is powerful and protector. She is brave and fights back the evil. The male dominant society should remember that women today can be as naïve as a cow and as fierce as Goddess Durga.

In Hinduism, the goddess Durga is known as Shakti or Devi which means power. She is the protective mother of the universe and is one of the faith’s most popular deities, a protector of all. Goddess Durga sits astride a lion which means that she is not afraid and can take control over anything. The multi-limbed Durga battles the force of evil in the world.

The devotion of goddess Durga signifies the procedure by which the divine possibilities within every being removes its layers of unawareness and achieves the condition of self-realization. Hindus celebrate this occasion at a favorable time every year to continually remind themselves of the importance of this very procedure. They consider the development made on their religious journey and rejoice with great joy the win of the supreme realization over the demons of unawareness. The festival is also a reminder that sin can never conquest over the power of truth.

Durga Puja is the greatest Hindu celebration in which God is respected as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in the world, which has given importance to such a level of the motherliness of God.

Perhaps the greatest proof of the power of Durga Puja is that even today the Mother is worshipped by billions of Hindus worldwide in exactly the same way as she was thousands of years ago.Goddess Durga is believed to be extremely attractive; she does not employ her attractiveness for seduction but rather set up.

She attracts her victims and then wins over them. She rides a lion, and it appears when her power is needed. Her role is not that of the maker, but relatively that of a maintainer: she maintains enormous order by defeating evils that try to destroy the universe.Durga is not only a commanding force for cosmic order but also a protector of her followers. She listens to her devotees and be there for their needs.

The Devi Mahatmya explains her as an individual rescuer who will save her devotees from forest fires, untamed natural world, robbers, custody, and so on.They consider the development made on their religious journey and rejoice with great joy the win of the supreme realization over the demons of unawareness.

The festival is also a reminder that sin can never conquest over the power of truth.Durga Puja is the greatest Hindu celebration in which God is respected as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in the world, which has given importance to such a level of the motherliness of God.

She is the incarnation of purity, understanding, truth, and self-realization. The highest form of truth presented in any life forms known as the supreme awareness. This supreme awareness or the complete spirit is never-ending, birthless, eternal, further than time and space, and ahead of the law of causation.

Goddess Durga is the intransitively powers from side to side which this supreme realizationapparent itself.Durga has its own meaning to the name. In Sanskrit, Durga means a fort or a place that is hard and difficult to clear. It is a suitable metaphor for this divinity protective, aggressive nature. Durga is also sometimes referred to as Durgatiniashini which means the one who eliminates sufferings. Goddess Durga has many forms.

In Hinduism, the major the major gods and goddesses have numerous incarnations, which means they can appear on earth as any number of other divinities. Durga is no different than any other Gods and Goddesses; among her many forms are Kali, Bhagvati, Bhavani, Ambika, Lalita, Gauri, Kundalini, Java, and Rajeswari. when Durga appears as herself, she appears in one of nine names or forms: Skanda Mata, Kusumanda, Shailaputri, Kaalratri, Brahmacharini, Maha Gauri, Katyayani, Chandraghanta, and Siddhidatri. Collectively they are known as the Navadurga, each of these deities have their own holidays in the Hindu calendar and special prayers and songs of honor.

Applying to her part as mother protector, Durga is multi-limbed so that she may always be ready to fight from any way whatsoever.

In most representation, she has between eight and 18 arms and holds a symbolic object in each hand which may be a sword or conch shell or thunderbolt anything to battle with.Like her companion Shiva, the goddess Durga is also referred to as Triyambake which means the three-eyed goddess.

Her left eye symbolizes desire, be a sign of the moon; her right eye represents action, symbolized by the sun; and her middle eye stands for knowledge, signifying the fire.Durga carries a variety of weapons and other items that she uses in her fight against sin.Each has symbolic meaning important to Hinduism; these are the most significant:

  • The conch shell symbolizes the Pranava or the spiritual word Om, which represents her holding on to God in the form of sound.
  • The bow and arrows correspond to energy. By holding the bow and arrows both in one hand, Goddess Durga shows her control over both aspects of energy—potential and kinetic.
  • The thunderbolt implies firmness in one’s certainty. Just as a real bolt of lightning can destroy anything it hits, Durga reminds Hindus to attack a challenge or confront without losing self-belief.
  • The lotus in Durga’s hand, not yet completely in bloom, represents the confidence of success but not conclusiveness. The lotus in Sanskrit is called Pankaj, which means “born of mud,” reminding the realistic to stay true to their holy quest in the middle of the worldly mud of desire and greed.
  • The Sudarshan-Chakra or beautiful discus, which rotates around the index finger of the Goddess, signifies that the entire world is compliant to the will of Durga and is at her command. She uses this trustworthy weapon to destroy evil and produce an environment conducive to the growth of uprightness.
  • The sword that Durga holds in one of her hands means knowledge, which has the sharpness of a sword. Knowledge free from all fears is symbolized by the shine of the sword.
  • The trident or Trishul is a symbol of three qualities: Satwa which means inactivity, Rajas which means activity, and Tamas which means nonactivity. Goddess uses these to lessen physical, mental, and spiritual suffering.

In Hindu art and history, Durga is frequently portrayed standing atop or riding a tiger or lion, which has the meaning of power, will, and determination. In riding the frightening creature Durga symbolizes her mastery over all these qualities.

They consider the development made on their religious journey and rejoice with great joy the win of the supreme realization over the demons of unawareness. The festival is also a reminder that sin can never conquest over the power of truth.

Durga Puja is the greatest Hindu celebration in which God is respected as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in the world, which has given importance to such a level of the motherliness of God.

Her bold pose is called Abhay Mudra, which means freedom from fear.  Just as the mother goddess tackles evil without fear, Hindu scripture teaches, so too should Hindu faithful behavior themselves in a righteous, and a brave way.

With its numerous Gods and Goddesses, there is no end of holidays and festivals in the Hindu calendar. As one of the faith’s most admired goddesses, Durga is celebrated a lot of times in the year.

The most distinguished festival in her honor is Durga Puja, a four-day celebration held in September or October, depending on when it falls on the Hindu calendar. During Durga Puja, Hindus celebrate her win over evil with special prayers and readings, decorations at temples and homes, and dramatic events recitatingDurga’sstories.

In Nepal, Dashain is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga and the people putting on tika is blessed to be like her and to learn on how to overcome fear and have victory over the evils. She is powerful and protector. She is brave and fights back the evil.

The male dominant society should remember that women today can be as naïve as a cow and as fierce as Goddess Durga. In Hinduism, the goddess Durga is known as Shakti or Devi which means power. She is the protective mother of the universe and is one of the faith’s most popular deities, a protector of all.

Goddess Durga Mata
Goddess Durga Mata

Goddess Durga has much of a contribution which cannot be put into words and cannot be described. She has been living in our hearts throughout these years and will always be there. We show respect and love to her from the rituals we do every year.

Durga is a one of the major Goddess in Hindu religion. She is known as the mother of Gods. Durga Puja or Dashain or Dashhara is celebrated in the name of Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is one of the most important festivals of Nepal and another Hindu religion country like India.  It is the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess Durga. Here are 108 names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga.

108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga in Nepali, Hindi with English Meaning

S.N.NameMeaning
1DurgaThe Inaccessible
2DeviThe Diety
3TribhuvaneshwariGoddess of The Three Worlds
4Yashodagarba SambhootaEmerging From Yashoda’s Womb
5NarayanavarapriyaFond of Narayana’s Boons
6NandagopakulajataDaughter Of The Nandagopa Race
7MangalyaAuspicious
8KulavardhiniDeveloper Of The Race
9KamsavidravanakariThreatened Kamsa
10AsurakshayamkariReducer Of The Number Of Demons
11Shilathata VinikshibdaAt Birth, Slammed By Kamsa
12AkashagaminiFlew In The Sky
13VasudevabhaginiSister Of Vasudeva
14Divamalya VibhooshitaAdorned With Beautiful Garlands
15DivyambaradharaBeautifully Robed
16Khadgaketaka DhariniHolder Of Sword And Shield
17ShivaAuspicious
18PapadhariniBearer Of Others’ Sins
19VaradaGranter Of Boons
20KrishnaSister Of Krishna
21KumariYoung Girl
22BrahmachariniSeeker Of Brahman
23BalarkasadrushakaraLike The Rising Sun
24Purnachandra NibhananaBeautiful Like The Full Moon
25ChaturbhujaFour-Armed

108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga in Nepali, Hindi with English Meaning

26ChaturvakttraFour-Faced
27Peenashroni PayodharaLarge Bosomed
28Mayoora PichhavalayaWearer Of Peacock-Feathered Bangles
29KeyurangadadhariniBejewelled With Armlets And Bracelets
30KrishnachhavisamaLike Krishna’s Radiance
31KrishnaDark-Complexioned
32SankarshanasamananaEqual To Sankarshana
33Indradhwaja SamabahudhariniWith Shoulders Like Indra’s Flag
34PatradhariniVessel-Holder
35PankajadhariniLotus-Holder
36KanttadharaHolder of Shiva’s Neck
37PashadhariniHolder Of Rope
38DhanurdhariniHolder Of Bow
39MahachakradhariniHolder Of Chakra
40VividayudhadharaBearer Of Various Weapons
41Kundalapurnakarna VibhooshitaWearer Of Earrings Covering The Ears
42ChandravispardimukhaBeautiful Like The Moon
43MukutavirajitaShining With Crown Adorned
44Shikhipichhadwaja VirajitaHaving Peacock-Feathered Flag
45KaumaravratadharaObserver Of Fasts Like Young Girls Do
46TridivabhavayirtriGoddess Of The Three Worlds
47TridashapujitaThe Goddess Of The Celestials
48TrailokyarakshiniProtector Of The Three Worlds
49MahishasuranashiniDestroyer Of Mahisha
50PrasannaCheerful

108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga in Nepali, Hindi with English Meaning

51SurashreshttaSupreme Among The Celestials
52ShivaShiva’s Half
53JayaVictorious
54VijayaConqueror
55SangramajayapradaGranter Of Victory In The War
56VaradaBestower
57Vindhyavasini`Resident Of The Vindhyas
58KaliDark-Complexioned
59KaliGoddess Of Death
60MahakaliWife Of Mahakala
61SeedupriyaFond Of Drinks
62MamsapriyaFond Of Flesh
63PashupriyaFond Of All Beings
64BhootanushrutaWell-Wisher Of Bhootaganas
65VaradaBestower
66KamachariniActing On One’s Own Accord
67PapahariniDestroyer Of Sins
68KirtiFamed
69ShreeAuspicious
70DhrutiValiant
71SiddhiSuccessful
72HriHoly Chant Of Hymns
73VidhyaWisdom
74SantatiGranter Of Issues
75MatiWise

108 Names of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga in Nepali, Hindi with English Meaning

76SandhyaTwilight
77RatriNight
78PrabhaDawn
79NityaEternal
80JyotsanaRadiant Like Flames
81KanthaRadiant
82KhamaEmbodiment Of Forgiveness
83DayaCompassionate
84BandhananashiniDetacher Of Attachments
85MohanashiniDestroyer Of Desires
86PutrapamrityunashiniSustainer Of Son’s Untimely Death
87DhanakshayanashiniController Of Wealth Decrease
88VyadhinashiniVanquisher Of Ailments
89MruthyunashiniDestroyer Of Death
90BhayanashiniRemover Of Fear
91PadmapatrakshiEyes Like The Lotus Leaf
92DurgaRemover Of Distress
93SharanyaGranter Of Refuge
94BhaktavatsalaLover Of Devotees
95SaukhyadaBestower Of Well-Being
96ArogyadaGranter Of Good Health
97RajyadaBestower Of Kingdom
98AyurdaGranter Of Longevity
99VapurdaGranter Of Beautiful Appearance
100SutadaGranter Of Issues
101PravasarakshikaProtector Of Travellers
102NagararakshikaProtector Of Land
103SangramarakshikaProtector Of Wars
104Shatrusankata RakshikaProtector From Distress Caused By Foes
105Ataviduhkhandhara RakshikaProtector From Ignorance And Distress
106SagaragirirakshikaProtector Of Seas And Hills
107Sarvakaryasiddhi PradayikaGranter Of Success In All Attempts
108DurgaDeity Durga

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