Durga Bhajans

Durga bhajans are an essential part of Durga Puja, a popular festival celebrated by the Bengali community. The bhajans are sung by the devotees at puja pandals and at their homes where they may perform Durga Puja. Below, you will find examples of Durga bhajans that can be sung during this festival.


Aadi Divya Jyothi Mahaa Kaali Maa Namo
Devi Shakthi Mahaa Shakthi Kaali Maa Namo
Kaali Maa Namo, Sathya Sai Maa Namo
Shringa Shaila Vaasini Kaali Maa Namo
Sankata Haarini Mangala Kaarini Kaali Maa Namo
Kaali Maa Namo, Sathya Sai Maa Namo

Meaning:
Oh Eternal, Effulgent Divine Light, Great Goddess Kaali, Oh Great Power, dweller of the snow-clad mountain tops, You have guarded us against pain and misery; You have brought auspiciousness into our lives. You are called by the name Kaali. You are also called by the name Sai. We bow to Thee, Divine Mother Sai.



Akhilaandeshwari Amba Parameshwari
Sakala Jagat Ko Paalaya Maa
Sab Sukha Daayini Kashta Nivaarini Vibhuda Vilaasini Paalaya Maa
Paalaya Maa Sai Paalaya Maa ||2||

Meaning:
Oh Goddess of the universe, please protect the whole world. You are the Goddess who gives mankind its happiness. You are the Goddess who removes pain and misery from all living creatures. You are the all-pervading Goddess. Protect us Mother.



Amba Manda Haasa Vadani Manohari Sai Jagat Janani
Matha Matha Matha Jagat Janani
Jagat Janani Shubha Karini
Sathya Sai Jagan Matha

Meaning:
Worship the auspicious Mother of the Universe, Mother Sai and Amba who has an enchanting face with a charming smile..


Amba Parameshwari Akhilaandeshwari
Aadi Para Shakti Palayamaam
Tribhuvaneshwari Raajaraajeshwari
Ananda Roopini Paalayamaam

Meaning:
Oh Goddess Amba Parvati Oh Divine Mother of the entire creation! Oh Queen of the Universe! Thy form is bliss. Thou art the nourisher, sustainer and protector..


Amba Shankari Sashi Shekhari Parameshwari Amba
Sarveshwari Jagadeeshwari Parameshwari Amba
Sundari Guna Manjari Shiva Shankari Amba
Kaadambari Shwetambari Hari Sodari Amba

Meaning:
Oh Mother, Consort of Shankar, Giver of Bliss, Thou art the universal Mother Thou art the Cause of all and Queen of this world, Oh Mother Beautiful beyond words, Thou art the Repository of all traits and dearest to Lord Shiva Universal Effulgence emanates from You and being the ultimate Power, You are clad in brilliant white The Sister of Hari, Oh Mother of the universe, Oh Mother! Sai.


Ambey Bhavani Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Kasht Nivaaro Maiyya Bhakth Janonke
Sankatahaarani Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Kasht Nivaaro Maiyya Bhakt Janonkey
Parthipuri Sai Maa Jai Ambey Gauri Sai Maatha
Prem Bhaav Sey Pooja Karey Theree

Meaning:
Victory to Mother Bhavani, Mother Sai. We pray to You with love. Kindly remove the difficulties of Your devotees, Oh Mother.


Ambey Janani Abhiraami
Abhayapradaayini Shiva Kaami
Ambey Janani Abhiraami
Shaambhavi Shankari Sarveshwari
Shaantha Swaroopini Shiva Shankari
Sathya Swaroopini Sai Maatha
Shaashwatha Ananda Daayini Maatha

Meaning:
Hey Mother Ambe Parvathi; The One who gives protection, Parvathi; Shambhavi, Shankari Appellations of Parvathi, the supreme Goddess; The embodiment of peace, Parvathi; The embodiment of Truth, Mother Sai; The Mother who bestows ever lasting happiness.


Ashta Bhujangini Divya Swaroopini Kaali
Kapaalini Maa Duritha Nivarini Bhava Bhaya Harini
Mangalakaarini Maa Janani
Shubha Janani Parthi Pureeshwari Shankari Maa ||2||

Meaning:

Oh heavenly beauty, Goddess Durga, with eight arms, Mother Kaali, Kapaalini! You always help us quickly overcome our problems. You have encouraged us to overcome the fear of existence and getting entangled in the endless cycle of births and deaths. You have always brought auspiciousness into our lives. Oh Mother, Oh Divine Mother, Goddess of Puttaparthi we adore You..


Bhajorey Maa Bhajorey Maa
Bhajorey Bhaja Mana Sai Maa
Bhajorey Saraswathi Shankari Maa
Bhajorey Chandi Maheshwari Maa
Parvathi Bhava Bhaya Haarini Maa
Pankaja Lochani Sai Maa

Meaning:
Oh Mind! Worship the Lotus-eyed Mother Sai, Destroyer of evil, fear and bondage of birth and death. Goddess Saraswati - bestower of knowledge..


Bhajorey Sada Bhajo Durga Bhavaani
Bhava Bhaya Bhanjani Sai Bhavaani
Bhajorey Sada Bhajo Durga Bhavaani
Mahishaasur Mardani Bhavaani
Dayaa Sagari Hey Jagajanani

Meaning:
Always worship Mother Durga Bhavani. She is the destroyer of fear and cycle of birth and death. She is slayer of demon Mahisasur. Oh Mother of the Universe! Thou art full of mercy..


Dayaa Karo Hey Poorna Jyothirmayi
Shiva Shakti Mayi Krupaa Karo
Brahma Sanaathani Dayaa Karo
Anthar Jyoti Jalao Sai
Brahma Sanaathani Dayaa Karo
Shivashakthi Mayi Krupaa Karo
Deena Dayaamayi Patheetha Paavani
Shree Jaga Janani Rakshaa Karo

Meaning:
Have mercy, Oh Lord - the One full of effulgence; Have kindness, Oh Lord - the One with Shiva's powers; Have mercy, Oh eternal Brahman; Sai, please light my inner lamp; Have mercy, Oh eternal Brahman; Have kindness, Oh Lord - the one with Shiva's powers, The One with compassion, the One with the powers to salvage the fallen, Oh Mother of the Universe, please protect us!.


Dehi Sharanam Simha Vaahini
Dehi Sharanam Asura Vinaashini
Dehi Sharanam Bhava Bhaya Haarini
Dehi Sharanam Hari Naaraayani
Dehi Sharanam Brahma Sanaatani
Dehi Sharanam Sai Naaraayani

Meaning:
Grant me protection: Oh Goddess Durga, Whose vehicle is Lion; Oh destroyer of demons! Oh destroyer of fear of cycle of birth and death! Oh Consort of Lord Narayana! Oh Infinite One! Oh Sai Naaraayani!.


Devi Sai Maa Devi Saraswathi Maa
Durga Bhavaani Maa Kaali Kapaalini Maa
Jagadoddhaarini Maa Sai Dayaakari Maa

Meaning:
Worship mother Sai who is none other than Saraswathi, Durga, Bhavani, Kali and Kapalini. She is the merciful One who frees us from the endless cycle of births and deaths and lets us finally merge into Her..


Devi Bhavaani Maa Sai Bhavaani Maa
Parthi Nivaasini Jaganmaata
Deena Dayaakari Parama Kripaakari (2)
Hey Jaga Vandini Maata
Mangala Kaarini Moksha Vidhaayini
Deena Samrakshini Maata

Meaning:
Oh Mother Bhavani, Oh Mother Sai, dweller of Puttaparthi, Oh kind and compassionate One, adored by one and all, doing good all the time, conferring liberation to everyone, protecting the meek and forlorn, Oh universal Goddess, we bow to Thee..


Durgati Nashini Durga Jai Jai
Kaala Vinashini Kaalini Jai Jai
Uma Rama Sarvaani Jai Jai
Seetha Radha Rukmini Jai Jai
Jai Jai Jai Hari Narayana Jai
Jai Jai Gopeejana Vallabha Jai Jai
Bhaktha Vatsala Sai Naathha Jai Jai

Meaning:
Victory to Goddess Durga, who destroys misfortunes and distress. Victory to Goddess Kali, who is destroyer of death time. Victory to Goddess Uma, Seetha, Radha and Rukshamani. Victory to Lord Sainath, who is affectionate, tender and loving towards devotees.


Durgey Jaya Durgey Durgey Jaya Sai Matha
Durgey Jaya Durgey Durgey Sai Maa
Karuna Saagari Maa
Kaali Kapaalini Maa
Jagadoddharini Maa
Durgey Jaya Jai Maa
Jaya Durgey Sai Maa

Meaning:
Victory to Thee, Oh Goddess Durga Parvathi! Oh Mother Sai, Victory to Thee! Thou art the ocean of mercy; Mother Thou art Kali Parvathi wearing a garland of skulls; Mother, Thou art the uplifter of the Universe! Mother, Victory to Thee, Oh Durga; Victory to Thee, Oh Mother Sai!.


Gaanapriye Sai Karunaamayi
Kaadambari Amba Karthyaayini
Hari Vallabhe Sukha Daayini
Omkara Roopini Narayini
Bhuvaneshwari Jaganmohini
Shree Chakra Vaasini Sayeeshwari

Meaning:
Oh Sai, the lover of music, the compassionate One! Oh Mother, Kadambari, Kaarthyayini different names for Parvathi! Oh Mother You are the consort of Hari Vishnu, the bestower of happiness! Oh Narayani, You are the primal form of Om! You are the Goddess of the world, Jaganmohini One who beautifies the world Oh Sayeeshwari the Shakthi aspect of Sai, the One living in Sri Chakra!.


Hey Amba Hey Amba Hey Amba Bol
Eeshwara Sat Chitta Ananda Bol
Saamba Sada Shiva Saamba Sada Shiva Saamba Sada Shiva
Bol Paalaka Preraka Satpathi Bol
Amba Amba Jaya Jagadamba Akhilaandeshwari Jaya Jagadamba

Meaning:
Sing "Oh Mother, Oh Mother, Oh Mother"; Sing "Lord, Existence, Awareness. Bliss Absolute"; Sing "Eternally Auspicious One"; Sing "Protector, Inspirer and Lord of All"; Hail to Mother, the Mother of the world; Hail to the Mother of the entire Universe.


Hey Chinmayee Sai Janani
Maatha Jaganmayi Sai Janani
Thathwa Brahma Mayi Sai Janani
Paraathparaamayi Sai Janani
Shiva Shakthimayi Sai Janani
Nithyaanandmayi Sai Janani

Meaning:
Hey Mother, the One who captivates the mind, Oh Mother Sai who captivates the world, Thou art the embodiment of the creation itself, Oh Mother Sai, the all pervading effulgent One. You are endowed with the power of Shiva, Oh Mother Sai; You are ever immersed in supreme Bliss.


Hey Rambha Janani Shree Sai Janani
Bhavaani Jagadambe Maa Bhavaani Jagadambe Maa
Tribhuvana Paalini Hey Karunaamayi Uma Shaaradaamba
Raksha Karo Sai Maa

Meaning:
Oh Mother, Oh Sai Bhavani, Jagadambe all appellations of the Supreme Mother, the feminine aspect of Godhead, You protect the three worlds; You have supreme compassion. Oh Uma, Sharada different names for Parvathi, please protect us.


Jagadambikey Jai Mano Mani
Karunya Nilaye Kaadambari
Amba Karunya Nilaye Kaadambari
Karuna Kari Amba Parmeshwari
Mohan Roopa Mayi Jagadeeshwari

Meaning:
Victory to Mother Amba, Mother of Universe. Chant the name of Mother Saraswati Kadambari: Goddess who moves about in Kadamba vana, who is embodiment of compassion; Mother Amba Mother of Universe, who is enchanting and mericful..


Jagadodhaarini Maa Vishwavilaasini Maa
Sthirasukha Daayini Maa
Jaya Jagadeeshwari Jaya Parameshwari
Jaya Partheeswari Parvathi Maa
Jagadodhaarini Maa Vishwavilasini Maa
Parthipureeswari Parvathi Maa
Bhava Bhaya Haarini Bhairavi Maa
Shambavi Maa Gauri Maa
Jaya Bhuvaneshwari Jaya Jagadeeshwari
Jaya Partheeshwari Parvathi Maa

Meaning:
Hey Mother, the One who uplifts the world, The One who illumines the whole world, The One who bestows ever lasting happiness, Victory to Thee, Goddess of the world, Victory to Thee, the One whose abode is at Puttaparthy, Oh Mother Parvathi, Thou art the dispeller of the cycle of birth and death, Victory to You, Bhairavi, Shambhavi, Gauri all are differenet names for Parvathi Maa, victory to Thee! Victory to Thee Parvathi, whose abode is at Puttaparthi.


Jagadodhaarini Matha Durga Jagadodhaarini Maa
Jaago Jaago Maa, Jaago Jaago Maa, Jaago Jaago Maa, Jananee
Hey Durga Devi Rana Chandi Devi Hey Shiva Ramana Jaago Ma
Hey Shiva Ramana Jaago Ma
Jaago Jagadodhaarini Ma

Meaning:
This is a "Praana-prathistaapana" song. The Deity has been sculptured in clay, dried, draped in the finest silk garments, decked with gold and diamond jewelry and placed in the shrine. Before beginning formal worship, devotees chant the "Prana- prathishtapana" song and pray " Goddess Mother, we have prepared the clay statuette. Please infuse it with Your presence. Please breath life into it and make it wake up and come to life"



 

The above Durga bhajan is sung for "Pran Pratistha" which means infusing life into the idol of the Goddess before the formal worship starts.

Durga bhajans are sung out of devotion toward the Goddess. While you sing the bhajans, make sure you devote your thoughts completely toward the Goddess and avoid getting distracted by materialistic things. This is to ensure that the Goddess is pleased with you and showers her blessings on you.