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Durga prabhavam

durgA nAma prabhAva – The greatness of durgA’s name ShivOvAcha : durgA nAma japO yasya kim tasya kathayAmi te / aham panchanana: kante tajjapA deva suvrate// shiva said to pArvati O’ dEvI, how could I narrate the glory of the name ‘ durgA’? It is because of the recitation of durgA nAma ( durgA’s name) that I am called panchAnana. dhanI putri tathA nyAni chiranjIvI bhaved bhuvi / pratyaham yO japed bhaktyA shatam ashtottaram shucih// One who recites the name of durgA 108 times every day, is blessed with prosperity, offspring, wisdom and longevity. Ashttotaram sahasram tu yO japed bhakti samyutAh/ Pratyaham paramEshAnI tasya punya phalam shrunu// dhanArthi dhanamApnOti nyAnArtthI nyAnameva cha/ rOgArttOmuchyatE rOgAt baddhO muchyatE bandhanAt// bhItO bhayAt muchyatE pApAn muchyatE pAtakI/ putrArthi labhatE putram dEvI satyam na samshaya:// One who recites the name of durgA 1008 times daily with great reverence will be blessed with whatever he asks for. Those who in dire need for financial aid will be blessed with all round prosperity, one who longs for wisdom will be blessed with nyAnA sampat, the one who suffers from ailments shall be relieved from their ailments,One who is desirous of progeny will be blessed with putra lAbha and the one who is in fear is relieved from his fears. One who has been imprisoned will be set free, if he repents and recites the name of durga 1008 times daily with faith and devotion. All the sins are absolved by reciting durgA nAma. Evam satyam vijAnIhi samartha sarva karmasu/ Ayutam yO japEt bhaktyA pratyaham paramEshwarI// nigrahAnugrahe shaktA sa bhavEd kalpapAdapA/ tasya krOdhE bhavEn mrityu prasAdE paripUrnatA// If one recites Her name 10,000 times, he is blessed with the ability to bless and curse and will be a living wish fulfilling tree (kalpataru). In his anger there is death and in his pleasantness there is fulfillment. mAsi mAsi cha yO laksham japam kuryAd varAnanE/ na tasya graha pIdA tasya kadachid api shAnkarI// nachaishwaryam kshayam yati nacha sarpa bhayam bhavEt/ nagni chaura bhayam vApi charanyE jale bhayam// parvata rOhanE napi simham vyAgra bhayam tathA/ bhUta prEta pishAcAnAm bhayam napi bhavet kvachit// na cha vairi bhayam kAntE napi dushta bhayam bhavet/ paralOkhe bhavet swargIm satyam vai vIra vanditE// Chandra sUrya samudbhUtvA vashet kalpayutham divi/ vAjapEya sahasrasya yat phalam syAd varAnanE// tatphalam samAvApnOtI durgA nAma japAt priyE/ na durgam nAma sadrusham nAmAstI jagati talE// tasmAt sarva prayatnEna smartavyam sAdhakOttamaih/ yasyA smarana mAtrEna palayantE mahApada// One who recites her name 100,000 (in a month), will not be troubled by malefic planets, his wealth never diminishes, there will no fear for snakes, fire, thieves, enemies,forest or water. While mountaineering there will be no fear/ trouble of tigers, lions, demons or evil entities. He will be ever blissful and will attain the highest abode of the dEvAs (heaven) in his afterlife. He shall remain in heaven as long as the sun and moon exist. To him accrues the benefit of 1000 vAjapEya yagnAs. There is no name that can be compared to the greatness of durgA nAma in the whole universe. Difficulties and sufferings disappears the moment one remembers Her divine name. (rudrayAmalam)