108 Names of the Goddess Durga (Maa Durga) With Their Meaning

108 Names of the Goddess Durga (Maa Durga) With Their Meaning
108 Names of the Goddess Durga (Maa Durga) With Their Meaning

Maa Durga is the divine form of Shakti, the Supreme Goddess. Shakti is represented as the ultimate power and is worshiped in various forms including Parvati, Kali, Vaishnavi, Bhairavi, Jagatmata, etc. Maa Durga is known by 108 different names. Each name of Maa Durga describes her persona, her power, and universality. It is believed that Maa Durga gets pleased if, these names (Durga Shatnam Strotam) are chanted with devotion.

The 108 Names of Goddess Durga, also known as “Durga Ashtottara Shatanamavali,” are a compilation of 108 names used to invoke and praise the various aspects and attributes of the Goddess Durga. Here are the 108 names of Maa Durga with their meanings:

No.NamesMeaning
1AadyaThe primordial reality
2AaryaThe Goddess
3AbhavyaThe fearful Goddess
4AeindriThe one who is powered Lord Indra
5AgnijwalaThe one who is capable of spewing fire
6AhankaraThe one who is full of pride
7AmeyaaThe one who is beyond any measure
8AnantaaThe one who is infinite and immeasurable
9AjaThe one who has no birth
10AnekashastrahastaThe possessor of a many weaponed hand
11AnekastraDhaariniThe one who holds multiple weapons
12AnekavarnaThe one who has multiple complexions
13AparnaThe one who abstains from eating even leaves while fasting
14ApraudhaThe one who never ages
15BahulaThe one who has diverse forms and manifestations
16BahulapremaThe one who is loved by all
17BalapradaThe giver of strength
18BhaviniThe beautiful one
19BhavyaThe one who stands for the future
20BhadrakaaliThe gentle form of Goddess Kali
21BhavaniThe mother of the universe
22BhavamochaniThe one who is the liberator of the universe
23BhavapritaThe one who is adored by the entire universe
24BhavyaThe one who has magnificence
25BrahmiThe one who has the power of Lord Brahma
26BrahmavadiniThe one who is omnipresent
27BuddhiThe embodiment of intelligence
28BuddhidaThe one who bestows wisdom
29ChamundaThe killer of the demons called Chanda and Munda
30ChandiThe fearful form of Durga
31ChandraghantaThe one who has mighty bells
32ChintaThe one who takes care of tension
33ChitaThe one who prepares the death-bed
34ChitiThe one who has a mind that thinks
35ChitraThe one with the quality of being picturesque
36ChittarupaThe one who is in a state of thought
37DakshakanyaThe one known to be the daughter of Daksha
38Dakshayaj├▒avinaashiniThe one who interrupts the sacrifice of Daksha
39DevamataThe one who is known as the Mother Goddess
40DurgaThe one who is unconquerable
41EkakanyaThe one who is known to be the girl child
42GhorarupaThe one who has an aggressive outlook
43GyaanaThe one who is the embodiment of knowledge
44JalodariThe one who is the abode of the ethereal universe
45JayaThe one who emerges as the victorious
46KaalaratriThe Goddess who is black like night
47KaishoriThe one who is an adolescent
48KalamanjiiraranjiniThe one who wears a musical anklet
49KaraaliThe one who is violent
50KatyayaniThe one who is worshipped by sage Katyanan
51KaumaariThe one who is an adolescent
52KomaariThe one known to be a beautiful adolescent
53KriyaThe one who is in action
54KrooraaThe one who is murderous on demons
55LakshmiThe Goddess of Wealth
56MaheshwariThe one who possesses the power of Lord Mahesha
57MaatangiThe Goddess of Matanga
58MadhuKaitabhaHantriThe one who killed the demon-duo Madhu and Kaitabha
59MahaabalaThe one who has immense strength
60MahatapaThe one with severe penance
61MahishasuraMardiniThe destroyer of the bull-demon Mahishaasura
62MahodariThe one who has a huge belly which stores the universe
63ManahThe one with a mind
64MatangamunipujitaThe one who is worshipped by the Sage Matanga
65MuktakeshaThe one who flaunts open tresses
66NarayaniThe one known to be the destructive aspect of Lord Narayana (Brahma)
67NishumbhaShumbhaHananiThe killer of the demon-brothers Shumbha Nishumbha
68NityaThe one known as The Eternal
69PaatalaThe one with the colour red
70PaatalavatiThe one who is clothed in red
71ParameshvariThe one known as the Ultimate Goddess
72PattaambaraparidhaanaThe one who wears a dress made out of leather
73PinaakadhariniThe one who holds the trident of Shiva
74PratyakshaThe one who is original
75PraudhaThe one who is old
76PurushaakritiThe one who takes the shape of a man
77RatnapriyaThe one who is adorned or loved by jewels
78RaudramukhiThe one who has a frightening face like the destroyer Rudra
79SaadhviThe one who is self-confident
80SadagatiThe one who is always in motion, bestowing Moksha (salvation)
81SarvaastradhaariniThe one who possesses all the missile weapons
82SarvadaanavaghaatiniThe one who possesses the power to kill all the demons
83SarvamantramayiThe one who possesses all the instruments of thought
84SarvashaastramayiThe one who is skillful in all theories
85SarvasuravinashaThe one who is the destroyer of all demons
86SarvavahanavahanaThe one who rides all vehicles
87SarvavidyaThe one who is knowledgeable
88SatiThe one who got burned alive
89SattaThe one who is above all beings
90SatyaThe one who resembles truth
91SatyanandasvarupiniThe one who has the form of eternal bliss
92SavitriThe one who is the daughter of the Sun God Savitri
93ShaambhaviThe one who is the companion of Shambhu
94ShivadootiThe one who is the ambassador of Lord Shiva
95ShooldhariniThe one who holds a monodent
96SundariThe one who is gorgeous
97SursundariThe one who is extremely beautiful
98TapasviniThe one who is engaged in repentance
99TrinetraThe one who has three-eyes
100VaarahiThe one who rides on Varaah
101VaishnaviThe one who is invincible
102VandurgaThe one known as the Goddess of Forests
103VikramaThe one who is violent
104VimalauttkarshiniThe one who provides joy
105VishnumayaThe one who is the charm of Lord Vishnu
106VriddhamaataThe one known as the old mother
107YatiThe one who renounces the world or the ascetic
108YuvatiThe one who is a young woman

 

 

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