Durga Chaalisa

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Chaalisa - I

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Namo Namo Durge sukh karni | Namo Namo Ambe dukh harani || 1 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
I bow to you O Goddess Durga, the bestower of all happiness ! | bow to you O Goddess Amba ! Who ends all misries.


Chaalisa - II

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari | Tihun lok pheli Ujayari || 2 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the three realms (Earth, Heaven and the Nether World) are englightened by thee.


Chaalisa - III

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala | Netra lal brikutee vikarala || 3 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Your visage is like the moon and mouth very huge, your eyes are bedight with a red glow with the frightening form.


Chaalisa - IV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave | Daras karat jan ati sukh pave || 4 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Mother ! Your view is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout.


Chaalisa - V

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Tum sansar shakti laya kina | Palan hetu anna dhan dina || 5 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
All the power of the world repose in thee and it is you who provide food and money for the world’s survival.


Chaalisa - VI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Annapurna hui jag pala | Tumhi Adi Sundari bala || 6 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Like the feeding mother Annapurna you nurture the whole universe and you are the one who appear like timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).


Chaalisa - VII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Pralaya kala sab nashan hari | Tum Gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari || 7 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
At the time of Dissolution it is you. O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri (Parvati)


Chaalisa - VIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven | Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven || 8 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise. Brahma, Vishnu and all other gods ever meditate on you.


Chaalisa - IX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara | De subudhi rishi munina ubara || 9 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
You also appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati to grant wisdom to th sages and thus ensure their welfare.


Chaalisa - X

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Dharyo roop Narsimha ko Amba | Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba || 10 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Mother Amba, it was you who appeared in the form of Nrisimha sundering the pillar.


Chaalisa - XI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo | Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo || 11 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Thus you saved Prahlaad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was killed by your hands.


Chaalisa - XII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin | Shree Narayan anga samhahin || 12 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
In the form of Goddess Lakshmi. O Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree-Narayan.


Chaalisa - XIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Ksheer Sindhu men karat vilasa | Daya Sindhu deeje man asa || 13 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Dwelling on the Sea of Milk. O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu please fulfil my desires.


Chaalisa - XIV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani | Mahima amit na jat bakhani || 14 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Bhavani, the famous goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but you yourself. |llimitable is your glory defying description.


Chaalisa - XV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata | Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata || 15 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. |t is you who appear as Bhuvneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all.


Chaalisa - XVI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shree Barrav Tara jog tarani | Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani || 16 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
It is you who redeem the world appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi. Taradevi and Chhinamasta Devi and end its sorrows.


Chaalisa - XVII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani | Langur Veer Chalat agavani || 17 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Reposing gracefully upon your vehicle of lion. O Goddess Bhavani you are welcomed by the brave Langur (Lord Hanuman)


Chaalisa - XVIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Kar men khappar khadag viraje | Jako dekh kal dar bhaje || 18 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
When you appear in the form of Goddess Kali with sword in one hand and a cupel in the other, even Time flees in panic.


Chaalisa - XIX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Sohe astra aur trishoola | Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola || 19 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Beholding you well-armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart aches with the sting of fear.


Chaalisa - XX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat | Tihun lok men danka bajat || 20 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
You also repose in the form of the Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.


Chaalisa - XXI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare | Rakta-beeja shankhan samahare || 21 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
You slayed the demons like Shambhu and Nishumbhu and massacred the thousand forms of the dreaded demon Rakta-beeja.


Chaalisa - XXII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani | Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani || 22 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
When the earth was severly distressed bearing the load of the sins of the arrogant Mahishasur–.


Chaalisa - XXIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Roop kaaral Kalika dhara | Sen sahita tum tin samhara || 23 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with his army.


Chaalisa - XXIV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Pari garha Santan par jab jab | Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab || 24 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Thus whenever the noble saints were distressed. It is you O Mother who came to their rescue.


Chaalisa - XXV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Amarpuri aru basava loka | Tava Mahima sab rahen asoka || 25 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by your grace. O Goddess !


Chaalisa - XXVI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari | Tumhen sada poojen nar nari || 26 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
It is the symbol of your glory that is burning brightly at Shree Jwala ji. All men and women ever worship you. O Mother !


Chaalisa - XXVII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Prem bhakti se jo yash gave | Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave || 27 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
He who sings your glory with devotion of love and sincerity remains beyond the reach of grief and poverty.


Chaalisa - XXVIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee | Janam-maran tako chuti jaee || 28 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
He who meditates upon your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.


Chaalisa - XXIX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Jogi sur muni kahat pukari | Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari || 29 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without you favour one can’t establish communion with God.


Chaalisa - XXX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon | Kam, krodha jeet sab leenhon || 30 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance call Aacharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.


Chaalisa - XXXI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko | Kahu kal nahin sumiro tum ko || 31 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his mind on you.


Chaalisa - XXXII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shakti roop ko maram na payo | Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo || 32 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Since he did not realise your immense glory, his all powers waned and then he repented hittherto.


Chaalisa - XXXIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani | Jai Jai Jai jagdamb Bhavani || 33 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Then he sought refuge in you, chanted your glory and sang ‘victory, victory, victory to Thee O Jagdamba Bhavani’.


Chaalisa - XXXIV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba | Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba || 34 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Then, O Primal Goddess Jagdamba ji, you were propitiated and in no time you bestowed him with his lost powers.


Chaalisa - XXXV

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero | Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero || 35 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Mother ! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your Honoured Self can provide relief. Please end my afflictions.


Chaalisa - XXXVI

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Aasha trishna nipat satavn | Moh madadik sab binsaven || 36 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sort of passions and lust torment my heart ever.


Chaalisa - XXXVII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Shatru nash keeje Maharani | Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani || 37 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Bhavani ! | always medidate on you with concentrated mind. Kindly come and destroy my enemies.


Chaalisa - XXXVIII

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala | Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala || 38 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Merciful Mother ! Show me your favour and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.


Chaalisa - XXXIX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon | Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon || 39 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
O Mother ! May | be the receptable of your grace as long as | live, ever recounting the feats of your glory to all.


Chaalisa - XXXX

Sanskrit Wording:
English Wording:
Durga Chalisa jo gave | Sab sukh bhog parampad pave || 40 ||
Hindi Meaning:
English Meaning:
This way, he who ever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end.



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