Devi Mahatmyam Reading Procedure

Devi Mahatmyam Reading Procedure (Trayangam & Navangam) | Sage of Kanchi

Sage of Kanchi

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Devi Mahatmyam (Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path) is a powerful text dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The reading procedure of Devi Saptashati is given here in detail version. Many devotees are confused on how to recite this powerful text – on which day, which adhyaya (chapter) needs to be chanted..

There are two methods to start reading Devi Mahatmym – Trayangam and Navangam.

Trayangam is a method in which we need to chant three prayers – Devi Kavacham, Argala Stotram and Devi Keelakam followed by Navakshari Mantram.

Navangam is a method for which nine prayers are recited prior of starting reading the book. Navangam stotrams are: Devi Nyasa, Devi Avahana, Devi Namani, Argala Stotram, Keelaka Stotram, Devi Hrudaya, Dhala, Devi Dhyana and Devi Kavacha.

As per the prescribed methods in ancient scriptures, Devi Mahatmya should be read in one sitting. After finishing the recital of Devi Mahatmya, one should…

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sapta mātrika: The seven mothers

sapta mātrika: The seven mothers

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प्रेतसंस्था तु चामुण्डा वाराही महिषासना।
ऐन्द्री गजसमारूढा वैष्णवी गरुडासना॥
माहेश्वरी वृषारूढा कौमारी शिखिवाहना।
लक्ष्मीः पद्मासना देवी पद्महस्ता हरि प्रिया॥
देवी कवच ९ – १०

pretasaṁsthā tu cāmuṇḍā vārāhī mahiṣāsanā |
aindrī gajasamārūḍhā vaiṣṇavī garuḍāsanā ||
māheśvarī vṛṣārūḍhā kaumārī śikhivāhanā |
lakṣmīḥ padmāsanā devī padmahastā hari priyā ||
devī kavaca 9 – 10

cāmuṇḍā is situated on a ghost, vārāhī on a bull, aindrī is seated on an elephant, vaiṣṇavī on an eagle, māheśvarī on a Taurus, kaumārī on a peacock, lakṣmī whose hands are adorned with whilst seated on a lotus flower.

Left to right:
Sampathkari Devi
1. Brahmani Devi – The consort of Lord Brahmā
2. Vaishanvi Devi – The consort of Lord Visnu
3. Maheshvari Devi – The consort of Lord Shiva
4. Kumari Devi – The consort of Kartikey (The son of Lord Shiva)
5. Varahi Devi – The consort of Lord Varaha (The second incarnation of Lord Visnu)
6. Indrani Devi –…

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Sri Durga Saptashati – Devi Mahatmyam – Chandi Path

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Chapter 1 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch1.mp3]

Chapter 2 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch2.mp3]

Chapter 3 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch3.mp3]

Chapter 4 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch4.mp3]

Chapter 5a [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch5a.mp3]

Chapter 5b [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch5b.mp3]

Chapter 6 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch6.mp3]

Chapter 7 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch7.mp3]

Chapter 8 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch8.mp3]

Chapter 9 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch9.mp3]

Chapter 10 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch10.mp3]

Chapter 11 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch11.mp3]

Chapter 12 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch12.mp3]

Chapter 13 [Download] [audio http://media.astrojyoti.com/stotras/DEVI/ChandiPath/Ch13.mp3]

On a side now I’d like to thank Ritesh Chauhan for inspiring me to go and look for a great recitation of the Chandi Path.

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