Durga Saptashati - The 700 Slokas (Verses) in Praise of Maa Durga

Durga Saptashati - The 700 Slokas (Verses) in Praise of Maa Durga

In Hinduism it was the tradition that one must reads the Devi-Bhagavatam or Devi Mahatmyam or Durga Saptashati (The 700 verses on Maa Durga) during Navaratra the blessings of Mother Durga. As it is mentioned in many Puranas & lok-kathas (folk stories) that the recitation “Durga saptashati” relieves human beings from all their worries and blesses them with prosperity and happiness.

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The reading of Durga Saptashati during Navaraatri is to be done follows:-

  • Chapter 1 (Madhu kaitabha samhaara) is to be read for 1st day,
  • Chapter 2, 3 and 4 (Mahishhasura samhaara) to be read on 2nd day,
  • Chapter 5 and 6 (Dhuumralochana vadha) on the 3rd day,
  • Chapter 7 (Chanda Munda vadha) on 4th day,
  • Chapter 8 (Rakta biija samhaara) on 5th day,
  • Chapter 9 and 10 (Shumbha Nishumbha vadha) on 6th day,
  • Chapter 11 (Praise of Narayani) on 7th day,
  • Chapter 12 (Phalastuti) on 8th day,
  • Chapter 13 (Blessings to Suratha and the Merchant)on 9th day
  • Chapter 14 (Aparadha Kshamaprarthana) on 10th day