Shakti, the Mother Goddess, is the all pervading energy principle in the universe. She goes by many names such as Uma, Parvathi, Prakrithi, Devi, Durga, Chandi, Lalitha, Kali, Isvari, Mahesvari, and so on. She has both manifested (sambhutha) and unmanifested (asambhutha) aspects. In her manifested aspect she executes the will of God to bring forth the worlds and beings by differentiating herself into multiple realities and triple modes (gunas).
Devi prayer benefits
The world is her field in which she embodies the souls with gross and subtle materiality and binds them to the cycle of births and deaths. She is the source of delusion and ignorance (maya) whereby beings cannot perceive themselves as eternal souls, or the world as a mere projection or illusion. Also, she is responsible for the modifications in the world, desires and attachments, and evolution of forms.
Hinduism has a long tradition of worshipping Mother Goddess. In some sects she is equated to the highest supreme Being and the ultimate reality, while in some she is considered dependent, but eternal. The following are important prayers address to Shakti, Mother goddess, and her numerous forms.
People who practice the Hindu faith, worship Shakti or the feminine power on Fridays. Many devotees worship Santoshi, an incarnation of the Mother Goddess, while some pray to the other avatars. Today, we shall tell you about the Mantras that you may chant on Fridays to seek the blessings of the Divine Mother and her various forms.
The Devi Mahatmyam or the Chandi Path, also known as Durga Saptashati, an integral part of the Markandeya Purana is one of the most powerful strotras dedicated to Goddess Durga. It consists of 700 verses divided into thirteen chapters.
Apart from the Devi Mahamyam, there are several other Mantras dedicated to Devi Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Check out the Mantras shared below:
To eliminate fear, chant the following Mantra:
Sarvaswarupe Sarveshe Sarvashakti Samanvite
Bhaye Bhyastraahi No Devi Durge Devi Namostute
Meaning: Salutations to the omnipresent one and the most powerful of all, eliminate all my fears, as I bow to you, Mother Goddess Durga.
Lakshmi Mantra for wealth and prosperity:
Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto, Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah
Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati Na Sanshayah Om
Devi prayer meaning
Salutations to the Mother Goddess, who removes hurdles and liberates people from trouble, bless me with wealth, food aplenty and a prosperous future.
Saraswati Vandana Shloka for gaining knowledge and wisdom
Ya Kundendu Tushara Hara Dhavala, Ya Shubhra Vastravrita
Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara, Ya Shveta Padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi, Devaih Sada Pujita
Sa Mam Pattu Saraswati Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapah
Salutations to Goddess Saraswati, who wears a garland of white pearls; the one who is dressed in white; the one who holds a Veena in her hand; the one who holds the blessing mudra; and the one who is seated on a white lotus.
Brahma, Vishnu and Shankara hail and worship you, O Goddess Saraswati, bless me and remove all my ignorance