Navratri, is a festival of Goddess Durga. In Sanskrit, ‘Durga’ means the one who is unbeatable and unconquerable.
The nine-days of Navratri festival are dedicated to the nine avatars of Shakti. Thus the festival of Navratri is a tribute to the avatars of Maa Shakti Mata.
Navaratri is the perfect time for the devotees of Maa Durga to perform special pujas to call up the deity and pray for peace and prosperity. The believers worship Maa Durga with firm belief that Devi will protect them from all evils.
The customs and rituals of the celebrations may be different in various parts of the country, but the ultimate aim remains the same. The devotees invoke Maa Durga by fasting, chanting mantras and singing bhajans.
Chanting Durga Mata Mantras during Navratri will make the occasion more sacred and blissful. Here are some of the most divine Durga Mantras (Mata Mantras) to chant during Navratri.
Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri Narayani namosthute
This is one of the most powerful Durga Mantras (Mata Mantras) to chant during Navratri.
The mantra means that- To auspiciousness of all auspiciousness, to the Good, to the accomplisher of all objectives, to the source of refuge, to the mother of the three worlds, to the Goddess who is rays of light, expose of consciousness, we bow to You.
Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, shanti rupen sansitha
Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, shakti rupen sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, matra rupen sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha!
This is one among the sacred Durga mantras to chant during Navratri. This mantra means that: The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother, the goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power, the goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace, I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her again & again.
Durga Stutti: Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Buddhi Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
This Durga Mantra is also one among the most divine Durga mantras to chant during Navratri. Here is the meaning of the Manta mantra: Oh Goddess who resides everywhere in all living beings as intelligence and beauty, I salute to you again and again.
Jagdamb Vichitramatra Kim Paripoorna Karunaasti Chenmayi
Aparadha Parampara Param Na Hi Mata Samupekshate Sutam
This Mata Mantra (Durga Mantra) is also good to chant during Navratri. The meaning is that: Oh mother of the world, you are the one who looks after her children. Your love and kindness towards me is no surprise O mother goddess. Being a mother you forget all our sins and correct us without abandoning your children.
Om Sharanaagata Deenaartha paritraana paraayaney
Sarwa syarthi harey devi Naraayani Namostutey
This is another powerful and sacred durga mantra that is commonly considered one among the Durga mantras to chant during Navratri. This is believed to be a very powerful mantra to overcome problems and blocks.
Chant these Durga Manta Mantras during Navratri and experience the most divine feeling of the festival.>