Sri Durga Chalisa in English and Meaning:
Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karanii | Namo Namo Ambe Duhkh Haranii ||
Meaning: I Salute You, O Mother Durga, You Bestow Happiness to all. I Salute You, O Mother Ambe, You End all Miseries.
Niraakaara Hai Jyoti Tumhaarii | Tihuu Lok Phailii Ujiyaarii ||
Meaning: Your Radiance is Limitless. You illuminate all the Three Worlds.
Shashi Lalaatta Mukha Mahaavishaalaa | Netra Laala Bhrkuttii Vikaraalaa ||
Meaning: Your Forehead shines like the Moon and your Face is Very Big. And Your Eyes are Red with Broad Eyebrows.
Ruupa Maatu Ko Adhik Suhaave | Darasha Karata Jana Ati Sukh Paave ||
Meaning: Your Look is Enchanting, The very Sight of Which gives Joy to All.
Tum Samsaar Shakti Lai Kiinaa | Paalan Hetu Anna Dhana Diinaa ||
Meaning: In You lie all the Powers of the World. And You Nurture the World with Food and Wealth.
Annapuurnnaa Huii Jag Paalaa | Tum Hii Aadi Sundarii Baalaa ||
Meaning: You as Mother Annapoorna Nurture the whole World. And You are the Primordial Sundari Bala (form of a young girl of extreme beauty).
Pralayakaal Sab Naashana Haarii | Tum Gaurii Shiv Shankara Pyaarii ||
Meaning: You Destroy Everything at the time of Pralaya (the great Dissolution). You are Mother Gouri, the Beloved Consort of Lord Shankara (Shiva).
Shiv Yogii Tumhare Gunn Gaave | Brahma Vishnu Tumhe Nit Dhyaave ||
Meaning: Your Praises are Sung by Lord Shiva and the Yogis. And on You Brahma and Vishnu always Meditate.
Rup Sarasvatii Ko Tum Dhaaraa | De Subuddhi Rishi Munina Ubaaraa ||
Meaning: You Assume the Form of Mother Saraswati, And Grant Wisdom to the Sages and thus ensure their Welfare.
Dharaa Ruup Narasimha Ko Ambaa | Prakatt Bhaii Phaadkar Khambaa ||
Meaning: You Assumed the Form of Lord Narasimha, And Appeared to break the Pillar (to save Prahlada).
Rakssaa Kari Prahlaad Bachaayo | Hirannyaakssa Ko Svarga Patthaayo ||
Meaning: You Saved Prahlada, And Sent Hiranyakashyap to Heaven (as he was killed by You)
Lakshmi Ruup Dharo Jag Maahii | Shrii Narayan Anga Samaahii ||
Meaning: You Assumed the Form of Mother Lakshmi And Repose by the Side of Shree Narayana.
Kssiirasindhu Mei Karata Vilaasaa | Dayaasindhu Diijai Mana Aasaa ||
Meaning: You Dwell in the Ocean of Milk (with Lord Vishnu), And You are the Ocean of Compassion; Please Fulfill my Wishes.
Himgalaaja Mei Tumhii Bhavaanii | Mahimaa Amit Na Jaata Bakhaanii ||
Meaning: You are Mother Bhavani in Hingalaja, Your Glories are Limitless and cannot be Described.
Maatangii Dhuumaavati Maataa | Bhuvaneshvari Bagalaa Sukhadaataa ||
Meaning: You are Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. And You as Mother Bhuvaneshwari and Mother Bagalamukhi Bestow Happiness to all.
Shrii Bhairava Taaraa Jag Taarinni | Chinna Bhaala Bhava Duhkha Nivaarinni ||
Meaning: You are Mother Bhairavi and Tara Devi, the Redeemer of the World. And You as Mother Chhinnamasta, Remove the Sorrows of the World.
Kehari Vaahana Soha Bhavaanii | Laangur Viira Calata Agavaanii ||
Meaning: You Reposing Gracefully upon the Lion as Mother Bhavani is welcome by the Brave Hanuman Moving Forward.
Kara Mei Khappar Khaddga Viraaje | Jaako Dekh Kaala Dar Bhaage ||
Meaning: You Appear with Skull and Sword in Hands, Seeing Which even Time Flees in Panic.
Sohe Astra Aur Trishuulaa | Jaate Utthata Shatru Hiya Shulaa ||
Meaning: Seeing You, Well-Armed and with Trident in Hand, The Heart of the Enemies Tremble with Fear.
Nagarakott Mei Tumhii Viraajat | Tihuu Lok Mei Dankaa Baajat ||
Meaning:You Repose in Nagarkot (Kangra). And make the Three Worlds Shudder with the Might of Your Glory.
Shumbha Nishumbha Daanava Tum Maare | Raktabiija Shankhana Samhaare ||
Meaning: You Killed the Demons Shumbha and Nishumbha, And also the Many Rakta Bija Demons.
Mahissaasura Nripa Ati Abhimaanii | Jehi Agha Bhaar Mahii Akulaanii ||
Meaning: Mahishasura the King was very Proud And Filled the Earth with the Weight of his Many Sins.
Ruup Karaala Kaalikaa Dhaaraa | Sainya Sahit Tum Tihi Samhaaraa ||
Meaning: You Assumed the Ferocious Form of Mother Kali, And Killed Him (Mahishasura) Along With his Army.
Parii Gaaddh Santana Par Jab Jab | Bhaii Sahaaya Maatu Tum Tab Tab ||
Meaning: Whenever the Saints were in Trouble, Mother, You came to their Rescue.
Amarapuurii Aruu Baasava Lokaa | Taba Mahimaa Rahei Ashokaa ||
Meaning: Amarpuri and other Lokas, Remain Sorrowless because of Your Grace.
Jwaalaa Mei Hai Jyoti Tumhaarii | Tumhei Sadaa Puje Nara Naarii ||
Meaning: Your Light resides in Jwalamukhi Devi. All Men and Women Always Worship You.
Prem Bhakti Se Jo Yash Gaave | Duhkha Daaridra Nikatta Nahi Aave ||
Meaning: Whoever Sing your Praises with Love and Devotion, Sorrow and Poverty will Not Come Near him.
Dhyaave Tumhe Jo Nara Mana Laaii | Janma Marann Taako Chutti Jaaii ||
Meaning: Those who Meditate on You Deeply, Will be Freed from the cycles of Birth and Death.
Jogii Sura Muni Kahata Pukaarii | Yog Na Ho Bina Shakti Tumharii ||
Meaning: Yogis, Devas and Sages say that Without your Power there cannot be Yoga (union with the Divine).
Shankara Aachaaraj Tapa Kiino | Kaama Aru Krodha Jiit Sab Liino ||
Meaning: Shankar Acharya did Penance And Won over Desire and Anger.
Nishidin Dhyaana Dharo Shankara Ko | Kaahu Kaala Nahii Sumiro Tumko ||
Meaning: He Always Meditated on Lord Shiva, And Never Thought of You.
Shakti Ruupa Ko Marama Na Paayo | Shakti Gaii Tab Mana Pachataayo ||
Meaning: He Did Not Realize the Glory of Shakti, When his Powers Waned, he started Repenting.
Sharannaagata Huii Kiirti Bakhaanii | Jaya Jaya Jaya Jagadamba Bhavaanii ||
Meaning: Then he sought Your Refuge and Sung Your Praises, Victory, Victory, Victory to Mother Bhavani, the Mother of the Universe.
Bhaii Prasanna Aadi Jagadambaa | Daii Shakti Nahi Kiina Vilambaa ||
Meaning: This Pleased the Adi Jagadamba (Primeval Mother of the World), And She Gave back his Powers Without Delay.
Moko Maatu Kashta Ati Ghero | Tum Bin Kaun Harai Duhkha Mero ||
Meaning: I am Surrounded by Grave Distress, O Mother, Apart from You, Who can Remove my Sorrows?
Aashaa Trissnnaa Nipatta Sataave | Moha Madaadik Sab Vinashaaven ||
Meaning: Desires and Longings always Torture me, And Passions and Lust Torment me.
Shatru Naasha Kiijai Mahaaraanii | Sumirau Ikachita Tumhein Bhavaanii ||
Meaning:O Great Queen, please Destroy my Enemies, I Meditate on You with One-Pointed Devotion.
Karo Kripaa Hey Maatu Dayaalaa | Riddhi Siddhi De Karahu Nihaalaa ||
Meaning: Bestow Your Grace on me, O Kind Mother. And Give me (Spiritual) Wealth and Power.
Jab Lagi Jiuum Dayaa Phala Paauun | Tumharo Yasha Main Sadaa Sunaauu ||
Meaning: As Long as I Live, may I be a Recipient of Your Mercy, And let me Always Sing Your Glories to Others.
Durgaa Chalisa Jo Nit Gaavai | Sab Sukh Bhoga Parama Pada Paavai ||
Meaning: Those who Sing the Durga Chalisa every day, Will get Worldly Prosperity and finally Attain the Supreme Feet of the Mother.
Deviidaasa Sharanna Nija Jaanii | Karahu Kripaa Jagadamba Bhavaanii ||
Meaning: Knowing that Devidas has taken your Refuge, Please Bestow your Grace, O Mother Jagadamba Bhavani.
Shri Durga Chalisa Lyrics in Hindi | English