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Goddess Durga Bhajans and Meanings in English

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People recite Durga Bhajans to get her blessings. Following are the meanings / interpretations of some of the most popular Durga Bhajans.

Aadi Divya Jyothi Mahaa Kaali Maa Namo
Devi Shakthi Mahaa Shakthi Kaali Maa Namo
Kaali Maa Namo, Sathya Sai Maa Namo
Shringa Shaila Vaasini Kaali Maa Namo
Sankata Haarini Mangala Kaarini Kaali Maa Namo
Kaali Maa Namo, Sathya Sai Maa Namo

Meanings: “Oh Eternal, Radiant Divine Light, Great Goddess Kaali, Oh Great Power, inhabitant of the snow-clad mountain peaks, You have protected us against agony and misery; You have brought fortune into our lives. You are called by the name Kaali and also by the name Sai. We bow to Thee, Divine Mother Sai.”

Akhilaandeshwari Amba Parameshwari
Sakala Jagat Ko Paalaya Maa
Sab Sukha Daayini Kashta Nivaarini
Vibhuda Vilaasini Paalaya Maa
Paalaya Maa Sai Paalaya Maa (2)

Meaning: “Oh Goddess of the universe, kindly safeguard the whole world. You are the Goddess who offers happiness to mankind. You are the Goddess who removes agony and misery from all living beings. You are the all-permeating Goddess. Protect us Mother”

Amba Manda Haasa Vadani Manohari Sai Jagat Janani
Matha Matha Matha Jagat Janani
Jagat Janani Shubha Karini
Sathya Sai Jagan Matha

Durga Pooja

Meaning: “We worship the auspicious Mother of the Universe, Mother Sai and Mother Amba, who has a beautiful face with a pleasant smile”.

Amba Parameshwari Akhilaandeshwari
Aadi Para Shakti Palayamaam
Tribhuvaneshwari Raajaraajeshwari
Ananda Roopini Paalayamaam

Meaning: “Oh Goddess Amba, Oh Divine Mother of the entire creation! Oh Queen of the Universe! Thy form is bliss. Thou art the nourisher, supporter and defender.”

Amba Shankari Sashi Shekhari Parameshwari Amba
Sarveshwari Jagadeeshwari Parameshwari Amba
Sundari Guna Manjari Shiva Shankari Amba
Kaadambari Shwetambari Hari Sodari Amba

Meaning: “Oh Mother, Consort of Shankar, Benefactor of Bliss, Thou art the universal Mother, Thou art the cause of all and Queen of this world, Oh Mother, Beautiful beyond words, Thou art the fountain of all qualities and dearest to Lord Shiva. Universal Effulgence comes out from You and being the ultimate Power, You are dressed in brilliant white. Oh Mother of the universe, The Sister of Hari!”

Ambey Bhavani Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Kasht Nivaaro Maiyya Bhakth Janonke
Sankatahaarani Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Kasht Nivaaro Maiyya Bhakt Janonkey
Parthipuri Sai Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Prem Bhaav Sey Pooja Karey Theree

Meaning: “Oh Mother Bhavani, Mother Sai, Victory to Thee. Oh Mother, We pray to You with love. Oh Mother Kindly remove the problems of Your devotees”.

Ambey Janani Abhiraami
Abhayapradaayini Shiva Kaami
Ambey Janani Abhiraami
Shaambhavi Shankari Sarveshwari
Shaantha Swaroopini Shiva Shankari
Sathya Swaroopini Sai Maatha
Shaashwatha Ananda Daayini Maatha

Meaning: “Oh Mother Amba, the One who provides protection; Oh Parvathi; Shambhavi, Shankari, the supreme Goddess; the personification of peace, Parvathi; The embodiment of Truth, Mother Sai; The Mother who confers eternal happiness”

Ashta Bhujangini Divya Swaroopini Kaali Kapaalini Maa Duritha Nivarini Bhava Bhaya Harini Mangalakaarini Maa Janani Shubha Janani Parthi Pureeshwari Shankari Maa (2x)

Meaning: “Oh divine beauty, Goddess Durga, with eight arms, Mother Kaali, Kapaalini! You always help us quickly subdue our problems. You have stimulated us to overcome the fear of existence and getting entangled in the never-ending cycle of births and deaths. You have always brought fortune into our lives. Oh Mother, Oh Divine Mother, Goddess of Puttaparthi, we worship You”

Bhajorey Maa Bhajorey Maa
Bhajorey Bhaja Mana Sai Maa
Bhajorey Saraswathi Shankari Maa
Bhajorey Chandi Maheshwari Maa
Parvathi Bhava Bhaya Haarini Maa
Pankaja Lochani Sai Maa

Meaning: “Oh Mind! Worship the Lotus-eyed Mother Sai, the slayer of evil, fear and the bondage of birth and death. Oh Goddess Saraswati, the bestower of knowledge.”

Bhajorey Sada Bhajo Durga Bhavaani
Bhava Bhaya Bhanjani Sai Bhavaani
Bhajorey Sada Bhajo Durga Bhavaani
Mahishaasur Mardani Bhavaani
Dayaa Sagari Hey Jagajanani

Meaning: “We worship Mother Durga Bhavani continuously. She destroys our fear and relieves us from the cycle of birth and death. She is the destroyer of demon Mahishasur. Oh Mother of the Universe! Thou art full of kindness”

Dayaa Karo Hey Poorna Jyothirmayi
Shiva Shakti Mayi Krupaa Karo
Brahma Sanaathani Dayaa Karo
Anthar Jyoti Jalao Sai
Brahma Sanaathani Dayaa Karo
Shivashakthi Mayi Krupaa Karo
Deena Dayaamayi Patheetha Paavani
Shree Jaga Janani Rakshaa Karo

Meaning: “Oh Lord, Have mercy on us, the One who brilliantly shine; Have kindness, the One with Shiva’s powers; Be kindful, Oh the infinite Brahman; Sai, kindly ignite my inner lamp; Have compassion, Oh infinite Brahman; Have benevolence, the One with Shiva’s powers, The One with kindness, the One with the powers to rescue the fallen, Oh Mother of the Universe, please protect us!”

Dehi Sharanam Simha Vaahini
Dehi Sharanam Asura Vinaashini
Dehi Sharanam Bhava Bhaya Haarini
Dehi Sharanam Hari Naaraayani
Dehi Sharanam Brahma Sanaatani
Dehi Sharanam Sai Naaraayani

Meaning: “Protect me, Oh Goddess Durga, who mounts on Lion; Oh slayer of demons! Oh demolisher of the fear of birth and death cycle! Oh the Consort of Lord Narayana! Oh the Infinite One! Oh Sai Narayani!”

Devi Sai Maa Devi Saraswathi Maa
Durga Bhavaani Maa Kaali Kapaalini Maa
Jagadoddhaarini Maa Sai Dayaakari Maa

Meaning: “Oh Mother Sai, We worship You. You are none other than Saraswathi, Durga, Bhavani, Kali and Kapaalini. You are the merciful one who liberates us from the endless cycle of births and deaths and let us finally merge into You”

Devi Bhavaani Maa Sai Bhavaani Maa
Parthi Nivaasini Jaganmaata
Deena Dayaakari Parama Kripaakari (2)
Hey Jaga Vandini Maata
Mangala Kaarini Moksha Vidhaayini
Deena Samrakshini Maata

Meaning: “Oh Mother Bhavani, Oh Mother Sai, dweller of Puttaparthi, Oh kind and merciful, worshipped by one and all, doing good all the time, providing liberation to everyone, protecting the humble and forsaken, Oh Universal Goddess, we bow to Thee.”

Durgati Nashini Durga Jai Jai
Kaala Vinashini Kaalini Jai Jai
Uma Rama Sarvaani Jai Jai
Seetha Radha Rukmini Jai Jai
Jai Jai Jai Hari Narayana Jai
Jai Jai Gopeejana Vallabha Jai Jai
Bhaktha Vatsala Sai Naathha Jai Jai

Meaning: “Victory to Thee, Oh Goddess Durga, the destroyer of adversities and sufferings. Victory to Goddess Kali, the demolisher of time. Victory to Goddess Uma, Sita, Radha and Rukmini. Victory to Lord Sainath, the One who is caring, sympathetic and loving towards devotees”

Durgey Jaya Durgey Durgey Jaya Sai Matha
Durgey Jaya Durgey Durgey Sai Maa
Karuna Saagari Maa
Kaali Kapaalini Maa
Jagadoddharini Maa
Durgey Jaya Jai Maa
Jaya Durgey Sai Maa

Meaning: ”Victory to Thee, Oh Goddess Durga, Oh Mother Sai, Victory to Thee! Thou art the ocean of compassion; Oh Mother Thou art Kali wearing a garland of skulls; Oh Mother, Thou art the uplifter of the Universe! Oh Mother, Victory to Thee, Oh Durga; Victory to Thee, Oh Mother Sai!”

Gaanapriye Sai Karunaamayi
Kaadambari Amba Karthyaayini
Hari Vallabhe Sukha Daayini
Omkara Roopini Narayini
Bhuvaneshwari Jaganmohini
Shree Chakra Vaasini Sayeeshwari

Meaning: ”Oh Sai, the lover of music, the kindhearted One! Oh Mother, Kadambari, Kaarthyayini! Oh Mother, You are the consort of Lord Vishnu, the bestower of happiness! Oh Narayani, You are the original form of Om! You are the Goddess of the world, You are Jaganmohini, the One who beautifies the world; Oh Devi Sai, the One who lives in Sri Chakra!”

Hey Amba Hey Amba Hey Amba Bol
Eeshwara Sat Chitta Ananda Bol
Saamba Sada Shiva Saamba Sada Shiva Saamba Sada Shiva
Bol Paalaka Preraka Satpathi Bol
Amba Amba Jaya Jagadamba Akhilaandeshwari Jaya Jagadamba

Meaning: Praise “Oh Mother, Oh Mother, Oh Mother”; Praise “Lord, Existence, Awareness. Bliss Absolute”; Praise “Infinitely fortunate One”; Praise “Protector, motivator and Lord of All”; Prayers to Mother, the Mother of the world; Hail to the Mother of the entire Universe”

Hey Chinmayee Sai Janani
Maatha Jaganmayi Sai Janani
Thathwa Brahma Mayi Sai Janani
Paraathparaamayi Sai Janani
Shiva Shakthimayi Sai Janani
Nithyaanandmayi Sai Janani

Meaning: “Oh Mother, the One who fascinates the mind, Oh Mother Sai who fascinates the world, Thou art the personification of the creation itself, Oh Mother Sai, the all-pervading effulgent One. You are gifted with the power of Shiva, Oh Mother Sai; You are eternally engrossed in supreme Bliss”

Hey Rambha Janani Shree Sai Janani
Bhavaani Jagadambe Maa Bhavaani Jagadambe Maa
Tribhuvana Paalini Hey Karunaamayi Uma Shaaradaamba
Raksha Karo Sai Maa

Meaning: “Oh Mother, Oh Sai Bhavani, Oh Jagadamba, You protect the three worlds; You have supreme sympathy. Oh Uma, Oh Sharada, kindly protect us”

Jagadambikey Jai Mano Mani
Karunya Nilaye Kaadambari
Amba Karunya Nilaye Kaadambari
Karuna Kari Amba Parmeshwari
Mohan Roopa Mayi Jagadeeshwari

Meaning: “Victory to Mother Amba, Mother of the Universe; Chant the name of Mother Saraswati; Oh Kadambari, the One who moves about in Kadamba vana, the One who is the personification of empathy; Oh Mother Amba, Mother of Universe, who is charming and kind-hearted.”

Jagadodhaarini Maa Vishwavilaasini Maa
Sthirasukha Daayini Maa
Jaya Jagadeeshwari Jaya Parameshwari
Jaya Partheeswari Parvathi Maa
Jagadodhaarini Maa Vishwavilasini Maa
Parthipureeswari Parvathi Maa
Bhava Bhaya Haarini Bhairavi Maa
Shambavi Maa Gauri Maa
Jaya Bhuvaneshwari Jaya Jagadeeshwari
Jaya Partheeshwari Parvathi Maa

Meaning: “Oh Mother, the One who inspires the world, the One who enlighten the whole world, the One who confers everlasting happiness, Victory to Thee, Goddess of the world, Victory to Thee, the One who dwells at Puttaparthy, Oh Mother Parvathi, Thou art the demolisher of the cycle of birth and death, Victory to You, Oh Bhairavi, Shambhavi, Gauri ; Oh Mother, Victory to Thee! Victory to Thee Oh Parvathi, the One who inhabits at Puttaparthi”

Jagadodhaarini Matha Durga Jagadodhaarini Maa
Jaago Jaago Maa, Jaago Jaago Maa, Jaago Jaago Maa, Jananee
Hey Durga Devi Rana Chandi Devi Hey Shiva Ramana Jaago Ma
Hey Shiva Ramana Jaago Ma
Jaago Jagadodhaarini Ma

Meaning: There is a prayer called “Praana-prathistaapana” song. The Deity is sculptured in clay, dried, dressed in the best silk garments, decorated with precious gold and diamond jewelry and then placed in the shrine. Before the formal worship begins, the devotees chant the “Prana- prathishtapana” song and pray. It is as follows:

“Goddess Mother, we have prepared the clay sculpture. Kindly permeate it with Your presence. Please breathe life into it and make it wake up and come to life” The meaning of the song is: Mother, uplifter of the universe, we have prepared the image of deity , kindly have your presence in every part of it and please wake up the image giving life to it.”

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