Shri Durga Chalisa (श्री दुर्गा चालीसा)

Shri Durga Chalisa (श्री दुर्गा चालीसा)

Shri Durga Chalisa in Hindi Lyrics and English Meaning

Shri Durga Chalisa (श्री दुर्गा चालीसा) is a 40-verse prayer and it is addressed to Maa Durga which describes Goddess Durga’s beauty, resilience, strength, glory, and courage. Durga Mata devotees sing Durga Chalisa for the fulfillment of their wishes.

Divine Mother Durga shields humanity from evil and distress by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, envy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.

Maa Durga Chalisa Insights

maa durga chalisa

  • There is no clear evidence as who was the original author of Shree Durga Chalisa. It is believed to be an archetypical devotional song that is sung in praise of the Goddess Durga.
  • Sri Durga Mantra is composed of forty verses. Chanting the Durga Chalisa leads one to the highest consciousness and fulfillment.
  • One is sure to get the divine Mata’s blessings to achieve success and harmony in his/her life if he/she recites this Durga Mantra.
  • This Durga mantra is lengthy and could take months to memorize it. However, one should have to be meticulous about his heartfelt or deep devotion to Goddess Durga.

Durga Chalisa in Hindi (PDF & Song)

Durga Chalisa in Hindi and English Meaning

Find the Shri Durga Chalisa verses in Hindi, English transliteration, and English meaning.

॥चौपाई – 1॥

नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी ।
नमो नमो अम्बे दुःख हरनी ॥ १ ॥
namo namo durge sukha karani ।
namo namo ambe duhkha harani ॥ 1 ॥
Meaning: I surrender to you O Goddess Durga, the bestower of all happiness! I bow to you O Goddess Amba! who ends all sufferings.

॥चौपाई – 2॥

निराकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी ।
तिहूँ लोक फैली उजियारी ॥ २ ॥
nirankara hai jyoti tumhari ।
tihu loka phaili ujiyari ॥ 2 ॥
Meaning: The brightness of your light is infinite and penetrating, and you enlighten all the three worlds (Earth, Heaven, and the Netherworld).

॥चौपाई – 3॥

शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला ।
नेत्र लाल भृकुटि विकराला ॥ ३ ॥
sasi lalata mukha mahabisala ।
netra lala bhrkuti vikarala ॥ 3 ॥
Meaning: Your Face is like the moon and very massive. Your eyes are adorned with a red glow with the frightening frown.

॥चौपाई – 4॥

रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे ।
दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे ॥ ४ ॥
rupa matu kau adhika suhavai ।
darasa karata jana ati sukha pava ॥ 4 ॥
Meaning: O, Mother! Your view is captivating, the very sight of which ensures the welfare of the devoted.

॥चौपाई – 5॥

तुम संसार शक्ति लय कीना ।
पालन हेतु अन्न धन दीना ॥ ५ ॥
tuma sansara sakti laya kina ।
palana hetu anna dhana dina ॥ 5 ॥
Meaning: All the powers of the world rest in you, and it is you who provide food and money for the world’s continuance.

॥चौपाई – 6॥

अन्नपूर्णा हुई जग पाला ।
तुम ही आदि सुन्दरी बाला ॥ ६ ॥
annapurna hu-i jaga pala ।
tuma hi adi sundari bala ॥ 6 ॥
Meaning: Like the feeding mother Annapurna, you nourish the whole universe, and you are the one who appears like the eternal Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).

॥चौपाई – 7॥

प्रलयकाल सब नाशन हारी ।
तुम गौरी शिवशंकर प्यारी ॥ ७ ॥
pralayakala saba nasana hari ।
tuma gauri siva sankara pyari ॥ 7 ॥
Meaning: At the time of dissolution, it is you, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved wife of Lord Shiva, Gauri (Parvathi).

॥चौपाई – 8॥

शिव योगी तुम्हरे गुण गावें ।
ब्रह्मा विष्णु तुम्हें नित ध्यावें ॥ ८ ॥
siva jogi tumhare guna gavai ।
brahma-vishnu tumhen nita dhyavai ॥ 8 ॥
Meaning: Lord Shiva and all yogis eternally chant your praise; Brahma, Vishnu, and all other Gods ever meditate on you.

॥चौपाई – 9॥

रूप सरस्वती को तुम धारा ।
दे सुबुद्धि ऋषि-मुनिन उबारा ॥ ९ ॥
rupa sarasvati ko tuma dharyo ।
de subuddhi rsi munina ubaryo ॥ 9 ॥
Meaning: You also appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati to grant knowledge to the sages and thus ensure their well-being.

॥चौपाई – 10॥

धरा रूप नरसिंह को अम्बा ।
प्रगट भईं फाड़कर खम्बा ॥ १० ॥
dharyo rupa narasimha ko amba ।
pragata bha-i phaRa ke khamba ॥ 10 ॥
Meaning: O Mother Amba, it was you who appeared in the form of Narasimha, splitting the pillar.

॥चौपाई – 11॥

रक्षा कर प्रह्लाद बचायो ।
हिरण्याक्ष को स्वर्ग पठायो ॥ ११ ॥
raksa kari prahalada bacayau ।
hiranakusa ko svarga pathayau ॥ 11 ॥
Meaning: Hence, you protected Prahlaad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as your hands slew him.

॥चौपाई – 12॥

लक्ष्मी रूप धरो जग माहीं ।
श्री नारायण अंग समाहीं ॥ १२ ॥
laksmi rupa dharo jaga mahi ।
sri narayana anga samahi ॥ 12 ॥
Meaning: In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, O Mother, you appear in this world and rest by the side of Lord Narayana (i.e., Lord Vishnu).

॥चौपाई – 13॥

क्षीरसिन्धु में करत विलासा ।
दयासिन्धु दीजै मन आसा ॥ १३ ॥
ksirasindhu me karata vilasa ।
daya sindhu dijai mana asa ॥ 13 ॥
Meaning: Dwelling on the Ocean of milk, O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu, please fulfill my desires.

॥चौपाई – 14॥

हिंगलाज में तुम्हीं भवानी ।
महिमा अमित न जात बखानी ॥ १४ ॥
hingalaja men tumahi bhavani ।
mahima amita na jata bakhani ॥ 14 ॥
Meaning: O Bhavani, the famous goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but you yourself. Limitless is your glory and daring description.

॥चौपाई – 15॥

मातंगी अरु धूमावति माता ।
भुवनेश्वरी बगला सुख दाता ॥ १५ ॥
matangi dhhmavati mata ।
bhuvanesvan bagala sukhadata ॥ 15 ॥
Meaning: You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is you who appear as Bhuvenshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to present happiness to all.

॥चौपाई – 16॥

श्री भैरव तारा जग तारिणी ।
छिन्न भाल भव दुःख निवारिणी ॥ १६ ॥
sri bhairavi tara jaga tarani ।
chinna bhala bhava duhkha nivarani ॥ 16 ॥
Meaning: It is you, who restore the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi, Tradevi, and Chhinamasta Devi, and end its sorrows.

॥चौपाई – 17॥

केहरि वाहन सोह भवानी ।
लांगुर वीर चलत अगवानी ॥ १७ ॥
kehari vahana soha bhavani ।
langur bira chalata agavani ॥ 17 ॥
Meaning: You are relaxing gracefully upon your vehicle of Lion. O Goddess Bhavani, you are greeted by Lord Hanuman (the brave Langur).

॥चौपाई – 18॥

कर में खप्पर-खड्ग विराजै ।
जाको देख काल डर भाजे ॥ १८ ॥
kara me khappara khanga virajai ।
jako dekha kala dara bhajai ॥ 18 ॥
Meaning: When you appear in the form of Goddess Kali with a sword in one hand and a conch in the other, even time escapes in panic.

॥चौपाई – 19॥

सोहै अस्त्र और त्रिशूला ।
जाते उठत शत्रु हिय शूला ॥ १९ ॥
sohal kara me astra trisula ।
jate uthata satru hiya sula ॥ 19 ॥
Meaning: Beholding you well-armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart throbs with the sting of fear.

॥चौपाई – 20॥

नगर कोटि में तुम्हीं विराजत ।
तिहुंलोक में डंका बाजत ॥ २० ॥
naga koti me tumhi birajata ।
tihu loka me danka bajata ॥ 20 ॥
Meaning: You also repose in the form of the Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shiver in the force of your majesty.

॥चौपाई – 21॥

शुम्भ निशुम्भ दानव तुम मारे ।
रक्तबीज शंखन संहारे ॥ २१ ॥
sumbha nisumbha danava tuma mare ।
raktabija sankhana samhare ॥ 21 ॥
Meaning: You slew the demons such as Shumbhu, Nishumbhu, and massacred a thousand forms of the dreaded demon Raktabeeja.

॥चौपाई – 22॥

महिषासुर नृप अति अभिमानी ।
जेहि अघ भार मही अकुलानी ॥ २२ ॥
mahisasur nrpa ati abhimani ।
jehi agha ra mahi akulani ॥ 22 ॥
Meaning: When the earth was severely suffered by bearing the load of the sins of the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

॥चौपाई – 23॥

रूप कराल कालिका धारा ।
सेन सहित तुम तिहि संहारा ॥ २३ ॥
rupa karala kali ko dhara ।
sena sahita tuma tihi samhara ॥ 23 ॥
Meaning: You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and killed him along with his soldiers.

॥चौपाई – 24॥

परी गाढ़ सन्तन पर जब-जब ।
भई सहाय मातु तुम तब तब ॥ २४ ॥
pari bhira santana para jaba jaba ।
bha-i sahaya matu tuma taba taba ॥ 24 ॥
Meaning: Thus, whenever the faithful saints were distressed, it is you O Mother, who came to their salvation.

॥चौपाई – 25॥

अमरपुरी अरु बासव लोका ।
तब महिमा सब रहें अशोका ॥ २५ ॥
amarapuri aru vasaba loka ।
tava mahima saba kahai asoka ॥ 25 ॥
Meaning: All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by your blessings, O Goddess!

॥चौपाई – 26॥

ज्वाला में है ज्योति तुम्हारी ।
तुम्हें सदा पूजें नर-नारी ॥ २६ ॥
jwaalaa me hai jyooti tumhari ।
tumhe sada jujai nana-nari ॥ 26 ॥
Meaning: It is the symbol of your magnificence that is burning brightly at Shree Jwalaji. All men and women always worship you, O Mother!

॥चौपाई – 27॥

प्रेम भक्ति से जो यश गावै ।
दुःख दारिद्र निकट नहिं आवें ॥ २७ ॥
prema bhakti se jo jasa gavai ।
duhkha daridra nikata nahi avai ॥ 27 ॥
Meaning: He who sings your glory with the devotion of love and sincerity remains beyond the reach of misery and hardship.

॥चौपाई – 28॥

ध्यावे तुम्हें जो नर मन लाई ।
जन्म-मरण ताकौ छुटि जाई ॥ २८ ॥
dhyaven tumhai jo nara mana la-i ।
janma-marana so chuuti jaahi ॥ 28 ॥
Meaning: He who meditates upon your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.

॥चौपाई – 29॥

जोगी सुर मुनि कहत पुकारी ।
योग न हो बिन शक्ति तुम्हारी ॥ २९ ॥
jogi sura-muni kahata pukari ।
yoga na ho-i bina sakti tumhari ॥ 29 ॥
Meaning: All the Yogis, Gods, and Saints openly declare that without your favor one cannot establish communication with God.

॥चौपाई – 30॥

शंकर आचारज तप कीनो ।
काम अरु क्रोध जीति सब लीनो ॥ ३० ॥
sankara acaraja tapa kino ।
kama, krodha jiti saba lino ॥ 30 ॥
Meaning: Shri Shankaracharya had done once a special penance called Acharaj and by which he had overcome his anger and desire.

॥चौपाई – 31॥

निशिदिन ध्यान धरो शंकर को ।
काहु काल नहिं सुमिरो तुमको ॥ ३१ ॥
nisidina dhyana dharo sankara ko ।
kahu kala nahl sumirau tumako ॥ 31 ॥
Meaning: He (Shankaracharya) always worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment pondered his mind on you.

॥चौपाई – 32॥

शक्ति रूप को मरम न पायो ।
शक्ति गई तब मन पछितायो ॥ ३२ ॥
sakti rupa ko marama na payau ।
sakti ga-i taba mana pachitayau ॥ 32 ॥
Meaning: Since he (Shankaracharya) did not realize your immense glory, all his powers subsided, and the lamented heretofore.

॥चौपाई – 33॥

शरणागत हुई कीर्ति बखानी ।
जय जय जय जगदम्ब भवानी ॥ ३३ ॥
saranagata hu-i kirti bakhani ।
jaya jaya jaya jagadamba bhavani ॥ 33 ॥
Meaning: Then, he (Shankaracharya) asked refuge in you, chanted your glory and sang ‘Victory, Victory, Victory’ to you O Jagdamba Bhavani.

॥चौपाई – 34॥

भई प्रसन्न आदि जगदम्बा ।
दई शक्ति नहिं कीन विलम्बा ॥ ३४ ॥
bhai prasanna adi jagadamba ।
da-I sakti nahi kina bilamba ॥ 34 ॥
Meaning: Then, O Great Goddess Jagdambaji, you were satisfied, and in no time you presented him with his lost powers.

॥चौपाई – 35॥

मोको मातु कष्ट अति घेरो ।
तुम बिन कौन हरै दुःख मेरो ॥ ३५ ॥
moko matu kasta ati ghero ।
tuma bina kauna hare duhkha mero ॥ 35 ॥
Meaning: O, Mother! Severe sufferings distress me, and no one except Your Honoured Self can provide relief. Please end my pains.

॥चौपाई – 36॥

आशा तृष्णा निपट सतावे ।
मोह मदादिक सब विनशावै ॥ ३६ ॥
Aasha thrushna nipata satavai ।
ripu murakha mohi ati dara pavai ॥ 36 ॥
Meaning: Hopes and wishes always bother me. All sort of passions and lust torment my heart ever.

॥चौपाई – 37॥

शत्रु नाश कीजै महारानी ।
सुमिरौं इकचित तुम्हें भवानी ॥ ३७ ॥
satru nasa hije maharani ।
sumiro ikacitta tumhe bhavani ॥ 37 ॥
Meaning: Destroy my foes, O Queen; I remember you singlemindedly, O Bhavani!

॥चौपाई – 38॥

करो कृपा हे मातु दयाला ।
ऋद्धि-सिद्धि दे करहु निहाला ॥ ३८ ॥
krpa karo he matu dayala ।
kruddhi siddhi dai karahu nihaalaa ॥ 38 ॥
Meaning: O, forgiving Mother! Shower me your blessings and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of wealth and powers.

॥चौपाई – 39॥

जब लगि जियउं दया फल पाऊं ।
तुम्हरो यश मैं सदा सुनाऊं ॥ ३९ ॥
jaba lagi ji-u dayaphala paun ।
tumharau jasa mai sada suna-u ॥ 39 ॥
Meaning: O, Mother! May I be the repository of your grace as long as I live, ever recounting the feats of your glory to all.

॥चौपाई – 40॥

दुर्गा चालीसा जो नित गावै ।
सब सुख भोग परमपद पावै ॥ ४० ॥
durga chalisa jo ko-i gavai ।
saba sukha bhoga paramapada pavai ॥ 40 ॥
Meaning: He whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest position in the end.

Ending Line

देवीदास शरण निज जानी ।
करहु कृपा जगदम्ब भवानी ॥
devidasa sarana nija jani ।
karahu krpa jagadamba bhavani ॥
Meaning: Deeming ‘Devidas’ to have solicited your shelter, O Mother of the world, Bhavani, grant me your blessings!

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References

  • “Sanskrit Documents Collection : Home Page”. Accessed January 26, 2019. Link.
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