Durgamantra, Durgāmantra, Durga-mantra: 2 definitions


Durgamantra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Durgāmantra (दुर्गामन्त्र).—According to Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam 9.50 (On the Glory of Śakti).—O Nārada! Now I am saying the principal nine lettered Durgā Mantra, the best of all the Mantras. “Aim Hrīm Klīm Cāmuṇḍāyai Vicce” is the nine lettered Vīja mantra of Śrī Durgā; it is like a Kalpa Vrikṣa yielding all desires. One should worship this mantra by all means. Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and Maheśa are the Ṛṣis of this mantra; Gāyatrī, Uṣṇik and Anuṣṭhubha are the chandas; Mahākālī, Mahā Lakṣmī and Sarasvatī are the Devatās; Rakta Dantikā, Durgā, and Bhrāmarī are the Vījas. Nandā, Sākambharī, and Bhīmā are the Śaktis and Dharma (Virtue), Artha (wealth) and Kāma (desires), are the places of application (Viniyoga). Assign the head to the Ṛṣi of the mantra (Nyāsa); assign the chandas to the mouth and assign the Devatā to the heart. Then assign the Śakti to the right breast for the success and assign the Vīja to the left breast.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Yoga Magazine: The Spirit of Yoga

Durgāmantra (दुर्गामन्त्र).—The Durga mantra should be chanted with the sankalpa of experiencing happiness by removing distress from life.

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