The Devi Mahatmya
The Devi Mahatmya, also known as the ‘Durga Saptashati’, ‘The Glory of the Goddess’, ‘In Praise Of The Goddess’, ‘Chandi Patha’, is a Divine Book of the Soul – helping to understand Consciousness of the Universe.
The Divine Mother Manifested The Universe And explains the Workings of Her Play (Leela) through Divine Allegory, and clearly Describes how Consciousness works and how to live life properly.
The "Devi Mahatmya"
leads to enlightenment and self-realisation
The Devi Mahatmya depicts an allegorical journey of The Divine Mother, with a view to explaining the ‘Secrets’ of the Universe and setting examples to imitate for human beings. The Devi Mahatmya brings deeper awareness about the workings of the Universe and ‘Objective Reality’. The Devi Mahatmya helps make lives of human beings more responsible and meaningful. With reference to the Acts of The Devi, The Divine Mother, Her Promises And Her Assurances, The Devi Mahatmya has inspired generations win against inner and outer demons, and improve lives.
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The Divine Mother’s Knowledge and Message has flourished and continues to flourish all over the world. Even today, the Great Hymn of Praise, that is the Devīmāhātmya, also known as ‘Durga Saptashati’ reveals to us an all-embracing vision of harmony between the Mahādevi’s Abiding Earthly Presence and the Transcendental Unity Proclaimed by seers throughout the ages.
About sixteen centuries, or more, since composition, The Devīmāhātmya still shines as a beacon from a primordial age when men and women, enchanted by nature’s beauty and abundance, yet terrified by fierce, destructive power, honoured The Source of Creation as The Great Divine Mother. The Devīmāhātmya’s profound teachings are literal, symbolic, philosophical, scientific, and reveals secrets of the Universe which modern science is only coming to discover, often unavoidably more technical.
Some of the most difficult passages occur at the meditation on Mahākālī and the opening mantra invoking the Divine Mother as Caṇḍikā.
The Devi Mahatmya enshrines many an ancient memory in the resounding cadences of the verses and continues to sing the Divine Mother’s Glory.
As the last open expressions of Goddess-Centered religions were vanishing from the Western world, The Devīmāhātmya took shape on the more tolerant soils of Mother India, where the Traditions worshipping and honouring The Divine Mother flourished and continues to flourish.
Chapter 1: The Slaying of Madhu and Kaiṭabha
Chapter 2: The Slaughter of Mahiṣāsura’s Armies
Chapter 3: The Slaying of Mahiṣāsura
Chapter 4: Praise by Indra and the Other Gods
Chapter 5: The Devī’s Conversation with the Messenger
Chapter 6: The Slaying of Dhūmralocana
Chapter 7: The Slaying of Caṇḍa and Muṇḍa
Chapter 8: The Slaying of Raktabīja
Chapter 9: The Slaying of Niśumbha
Chapter 10: The Slaying of Śumbha
Chapter 12: The Promise of Blessings
Chapter 13: The Granting of Boons to Suratha and the Merchant