Durga Ma’s 108 names & its meaning

Just wanted to wish everyone a very very Happy and Prosperous Durga Puja this year and for the years to come 🙂
I hope Ma Durga blesses us all with her kindness and care.

I know the problems and the conflicts don’t just go away that easy… but still I hope people find the ways to make things better and be happy with the things they deserve and give out as much as they can to make this world a much simpler , happier and a better place to live in 🙂 .

Here is a the list of the multiple names that Goddess Durga has –

Aadya – The Initial reality
Aarya – Goddess
Abhavya – Improper or fear-causing
Aeindri – Power of God Indra
Agnijwaala – One who is poignant like fire
Ahankaara – One with Pride
Ameyaa – One who is beyond measure
Ananta – One who is Infinite or beyond measure
Ananta – The Infinite or the infinity
Anekashastrahasta – One who possesses of many hand weapons
AnekastraDhaarini – One who possesses of many missile weapons
Anekavarna – One with many complexions
Aparna – One who doesn’t eat even leaves while fasting
Apraudha – One who never gets old

Bahula – One who is in various forms
Bahulaprema – One who is loved by all
Balaprada – The bestower of strength
Bhadrakaali – Fierce form of Kali
Bhaavini – The Beautiful Woman
Bhaavya – Represents Future
Bhavaani – The abode of the universe
Bhavaprita – One who is loved by the universe
Bhavamochani – One who removes ignorance from the world
Bhavya – With Magnificence
Braahmi – Power of Lord Brahma
Brahmavaadini – One who is present everywhere
Buddhi – Intelligence
Buddhida – The bestower of wisdom

Chaamunda – Slayer of Chanda and Munda (demons)
Chandaghanta – One who has mighty bells
ChandaMundaVinashini – Destroyer of the ferocious asuras Chanda and Munda
Chinta – Tension
Chita – Death-bed
Chitra – The Picturesque
Chittarupa – One who is in thought-state
Chiti – The thinking mind

Dakshakanya – Daughter of Daksha
Dakshayaj├▒avinaashini – Interrupter of the sacrifice of Daksha
Devamata – Mother Goddess
Durga – The Invincible

Ekakanya – The girl child

Ghorarupa – Having a fierce outlook
Gyaana – Full of Knowledge

Jalodari – Abode of the ethereal universe
Jaya – The Victorious

Kaalaratri – Goddess who is black like night
Kaishori – The adolescent
Kalamanjiiraranjini – Wearing a musical anklet
Karaali – The Violent
Kaumaari – The adolescent
Komaari – The beautiful adolescent
Kriya – Nitya- The eternal one
Krrooraa – Brutal (on demons)
Katyayani – One who is worshipped by sage Katyanan

Lakshmi – Goddess of Wealth

Maaheshvari – Power of Lord Mahesha (Shiva)
Maatangi – Goddess of Matanga
MadhuKaitabhaHantri – Slayer of the demon-duo Madhu and Kaitabha
Mahaabala – Having immense strength
Mahatapa – With severe penance
MahishasuraMardini – Slayer of the bull-demon Mahishaasura
Mahodari – One who has huge belly which stores the universe
Muktakesha – One who has open tresses
Manah – Mind
Matangamunipujita – Worshipped by Sage Matanga

Narayani – The destructive aspect of Lord Narayana (Brahma)
NishumbhaShumbhaHanani – Slayer of the demon-brothers Shumbha Nishumbha

Paatala – Red in color
Paatalavati – Wearing red-color attire
Parameshvari – The Ultimate Goddess
Pattaambaraparidhaana – Wearing a dress made of leather
Pinaakadharini – One who holds the trident of Shiva
Pratyaksha – One who is real
Praudha – One who is old
Purushaakriti – One who takes the form of a man

Ratnapriya – Adorned or loved by jewels
Raudramukhi – One who has a fierce face like destroyer Rudra

Saadhvi – The Sanguine
Sadagati – Always in motion, bestowing Moksha (salvation)
Sarvavidya – Knowledgeable
Sarvaastradhaarini – Possessor of all the missile weapons
Sarvadaanavaghaatini – Possessing the power to kill all the demons
Sarvamantramayi – One who possess all the instruments of thought
Sarvashaastramayi – One who is deft in all theories
Sarvavahanavahana – One who rides all vehicles
Sarvasuravinasha – Destroyer of all demons
Sati – One who got burned alive
Satta – One who is above all
Satya – The truth
Satyanandasvarupini – Form of Eternal bliss
Savitri – Daughter of the Sun God Savitr
Shaambhavi – Consort of Shambhu
Shivadooti – Ambassador of Lord Shiva
Shooldharini – One who holds a monodent
Sundari – The Gorgeous
Sursundari – Extremely Beautiful

Tapasvini – one who is engaged in penance
Trinetra – One who has three-eyes

Vaarahi – One who rides on Varaah
Vaishnavi – The invincible
Vandurga – Goddess of forests
Vikrama – Violent
Vimalauttkarshini – One who provides joy
Vishnumaya – Spell of Lord Vishnu
Vriddhamaata – The old mother (loosely)

Yati – Ascetic, one who renounces the world
Yuvati – The Woman


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