The Sanskrit meaning for Durga is a place that is protected and cannot be reached by evil forces. The word Durga also means invincible, unbeatable and undefeated.
She is considered to be the combined forms of Goddess Kali, Goddess Saraswati, and Goddess Lakshmi.
Devi Durga is also known as Mahishasurmardini which translates to slayer of a mighty evil buffalo demon called Mahishasur, which represents tamo-guna, the dark quality of inertia, ignorance, and laziness.
The mantra that is commonly used to honor and worship Devi Durga is “Aum Dum Durgayai Namaha”
This is an extremely powerful mantra to harness the energy of planets and prevent them from afflicting us.
Meaning and Explanation
Aum – The primordial sound of the universe; The essence of everything.
Dum – The seed mantra (sound) of Devi Durga.
Durgayei – To Devi Durga
Namaha – We bow down to you or we surrender to you.
Let’s invoke Goddess Durga to help us fight against the evil forces within us such as anger, greed, jealousy, ego, selfishness, attachment etc. #durga#goddessdurga#fridayvibes#astrology#jyotish#vedicastrology