108 names of Durga

[Shiva speaks] O Pārvatī, the One Who has a lotus-like face! I am telling You those one-hundred and eight names, by the means of which Durgā or Satī can be pleased.

1. Satī -- the daughter of Dakṣa
2. Sādhvī -- the Sanguine
3. Bhavaprītā -- loved by the universe
4. Bhavānī -- the abode of the universe
5. Bhavamocanī -- the absolver of the universe
6. Āryā
7. Durgā
8. Jayā
9. Ādyā -- the beginning reality
10. Trinetrā -- having three-eyes
11. Śūladhāriṇī -- holding a monodent 12. Pinākadhāriṇī -- Who holds the trident of Śiva
13. Citrā
14. Caṇḍaghaṇṭā -- having mighty bells
15. Mahātapā -- with severe penance
16. Manas -- mind
17. Buddhi -- wisdom
18. Ahańkārā -- pride (ego)
19. Cittarūpā -- thought-state
20. Citā -- death-bed
21. Citi -- the thinking mind
22. Sarvamantramayī -- possessing all the instruments of thought
23. Sattā -- above all
24. Satyānandasvarūpiṇī -- eternal bliss
25. Anantā -- infinite or beyond measure
26. Bhāvinī -- beautiful woman
27. Bhāvyā -- future
28. Bhavyā -- with splendor
29. Abhavyā -- improper or fear-causing
30. Sadāgati -- always bestowing Mokṣa
31. Śāmbhavī -- consort of Śambhu
32. Devamātā
33. Cintā -- thoughts
34. Ratnapriyā -- adorned or loved by jewels
35. Sarvavidyā -- abode of knowledge
36. Dakṣakanyā -- that is Satī, daughter of Dakṣa
37. Dakṣayajñavināśinī -- destroyer of the sacrifice of Dakṣa
38. Aparṇā
39. Anekavarṇā -- having many complexions (for example: Kālī, Gaurī)
40. Pāṭalā -- red in color
41. Pāṭalāvatī -- wearing a red-color apparel
42. Paṭṭāmbaraparidhānā -- wearing a dress made of leather
43. Kalamañjīrarañjinī -- wearing a melodious anklet
44. Ameyā -- immeasurable
45. Vikramā -- fierce
46. Krūrā -- cruel (on demons)
47. Sundarī
48. Surasundarī
49. Vanadurgā
50. Mātańgī
51. Matańgamunipūjitā -- prayed by Sage Matańga
52. Brāhmī
53. Māheśvarī
54. Caindrī
55. Kaumārc
56. Vaiṣṇavī
57. Cāmuṇḍā
58. Vārāhī
59. Lakṣmī
60. Puruṣākṛti -- taking the form of a man
61. Vimalotkarṣiṇī -- providing joy
62. Jñānā
63. Kriyā
64. Nityā -- eternal one
65. Buddhidā -- bestower of wisdom
66. Bahulā -- numerous in forms
67. Bahulapremā -- generously benevolent
68. Sarvavāhanavāhanā -- sits or rides all vehicles
69. Niśumbha Śumbha Hananī -- Slayer of Śumbha and Niśumbha
70. Mahiṣāsura Mardanī
71. Madhu Kaiṭabha Hantrī
72. Caṇḍa Muṇḍa Vināšinī
73. Sarvāsuravināśā -- destroyer of all demons
74. Sarvadānavaghātinī -- causes injury to all the demons
75. Sarvaśāstramayī -- deft in all theories
76. Satyā
77. Sarvāstradhāriṇī -- possessor of all the missile weapons
78. Anekaśastrahastā -- possessor of many hand weapons
79. Anekāstrasya Dhāriṇī -- possessor of many missile weapons
80. Kumārī
81. Ekakanyā
82. Kaiśorī
83. Yuvatī
84. Yatī
85. Aprauḍhā -- who never gets old
86. Prauḍhā -- who is old
87. Vṛddhamātā -- old mother (loosely)
88. Balapradā -- bestower of strength
89. Mahodarī -- gigantic abdomen which stores the universe
90. Muktakeśā -- having open tresses
91. Ghorarūpā -- having a fierce outlook
92. Mahābalā -- having immense strength
93. Agnijvālā -- poignant like fire
94. Raudramukhī -- having a fierce face like universe-destroying Rudrā
95. Kālarātrī
96. Tapasvinī
97. Nārāyaṇī
98. Bhadrakālī
99. Viṣṇumāyā
100. Jalodarī -- abode of the ethereal universe
101. Śivadūtī
102. Karālī -- fierce
103. Anantā -- immeasurable
104. Parameśvarī
105. Kātyāyanī
106. Sāvitrī
107. Pratyakṣā
108. Brahmavādinī

 
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