Sunday, 13 October 2013

Jai Maa Durga - Happy Navratri

Maa Durga manifests herself in nine forms called Navdurga. One of these nine forms of Maa Durga is worshiped every day in Navratri.

The first form of Maa Durga known as "Shailputri". Goddess Durga was born in the house of King of Mountains "Parvat Raj Himalaya", so she is called "Shailputri" means the daughter of mountain.


 Vande Vanchitlabhaya Chandradhakritshekhram |
Vrisharudh Shooldharan Shailputri Yashaswineem ||

वंदे वाद्द्रिछतलाभाय चंद्रार्धकृतशेखराम |
वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्विनीम्‌ ||

The Second form of Maa Durga known as “Brahmacharani”. Goddess Brahmchaarini wears white color clothes, she holds rudraksh mala, lotus flower, kamandalu, in her hands. Goddess brahmcharini is the "tapaswini" roop of goddess. Who gives freedom from Kaama, krodha.

 Dadhana karpadmabhayaamaqshmala kamadalu !
Devi prasidatu mayi brahmchaarinyanutama !!

दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलु !
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्म्चारिन्यनुतमा !!
The Third form of Maa Durga known as “Chandraghanta”. She is known as Chandraghanta because she is adorned by a Crescent Moon (Chandra) shaped like a Ghantaa (a metallic bell).  Maa Chandraghanta punishes the demons and devilish persons. She ensures justice by saving her devotees from all kinds of dangers.



Pindaj Pravaraarudha Chandkopastra Kairyutaa
Prasaadam Tanute Mahyam Chandram Ghanshteti Vishruta.

पिण्डज प्रवरारुढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्र कैर्युता |
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चंद्र घंष्टेति विश्रुता ||

The fourth form of Maa Durga known as “Kushmanda”. On the fourth day Maa Durga is worshipped as her Maa Kushmanda swarup. She is depicted as seated on a lion, and possesses eight arms. She resides in solar systems and represents all knowledge.


"Surasampurnakalasham Rudhiraplutmeva Cha |

 Dadhana Hastpadhyabhayam Kushmanda Shubhdastu Me"

 या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कुष्मांडा रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
The fifth form of Maa Durga known as “Skanda Mata”. Her elegant appearance mesmerizes the worshippers. She is the true Goddess of purity. By offering invocation to this almighty, worshippers can travel the tranquil Universe to pacify their soul and mind. This great journey makes them realize the heavenly truth of life. They leave their sorrows behind and achieve the great and divine contentment in life.


Singashangata Nityam PadmashritKardwaya !
Shubhdaastu Sada Devi SkandMata Yashashwini !!

 सिंघासनगता नित्यम पद्माश्रितकरद्वया !
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशश्विनी !!

The sixth form of Maa Durga known as “Katyayani”. The general purpose of Maa Katyayani Pooja is to pray the Goddess Katyayani for the early or timely marriage of an individual, mostly girls. Even the boy who is facing such problems is suggested to perform this puja to get the favorable results.


Chandra Haasojja Walakara Shaardu Lavar Vahana
Katyaayanee Shubham Dadya Devi Daanav Ghatini.

चंद्र हासोज्ज वलकरा शार्दू लवर वाहना |
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्या देवी दानव घातिनि ||

The seventh form of Maa Durga known as “Kalratri”. Generally “Kal” means Time & Death and “Ratrin” means darkness, so Kalratri means who control over time or death & remove darkness, negative energy from the universe.


Vaam Paadolla Sallohalata Kantak Bhushna
Vardhan Moordh Dhwaja Krishna Kaalratri Bharyankaree.

वाम पादोल्ल सल्लोहलता कण्टक भूषणा |
 वर्धन मूर्ध ध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रि भर्यङ्करी ||

The eighth form of Maa Durga known as “Maha Gauri”. Mahagauri is the avatar of Durga which finds worship on the eighth day of the Navratri. She is worshipped for relief from life’s sufferings and for the fulfillment of wishes. The worship of Mahagauri is believed to give potent results, washing away the sins of devotees.


Shvete Vrishe Samaarudha Shvetaambar Dhara Shuchih
Mahagauri Shubham Dadyantra Mahadev Pramodada.

श्वेते वृषे समारूढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः |
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्त्र महादेव प्रमोददा ||

The ninth form of Maa Durga known as “Siddhidatri”. Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers. She has four arms and she is always in a blissful happy enchanting pose. She rides on the lion and blesses all Gods, saints, yogis, tantriks and all devotees as a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. In ‘Devi Bhagvata Purana’ it is mentioned that Lord Shiva worshipped her and was blessed with all siddhis (supernatural powers). By her blessing, half his body became female and other half male. As a result, the avatar of Ardhnarishvara came into being.


Siddh Gandharv Yagyadhair Surair Marairapi
Sevyamana Sada Bhooyaat Siddhida Siddhi Dayanee.

सिद्ध गन्धर्व यज्ञद्यैर सुरैर मरैरपि |
सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात्सिद्धिदा सिद्धि दायिनी ||

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit

Monday, 7 October 2013

Fear: Which type is considered to be greatest by human!

Common synonyms of fear as suggested by English dictionary are angst, scare, fright, qualm, phobia, timidity to name few. In our day to day conversation one way or the other we do pick any of similar words to describe happening/incident which falls under its boundary. Fear has its own level & stage. Human being embraces it with age and situation. 

New born baby starts sensing fear around six to seven months, when she/he starts realizing that they are actually his/her own person. School going children fear about examination/homework related activity. New graduates fear about their first step to business horizon. The Farmers fear about imbalance between growing crops and rain. The politician fears about the coming elections. So in larger sense fear and human thinking are somewhat closely related. Growth brings happiness but fear of fall constantly occupies considerable percentage of human mind.

But one thing which is certainly be granted to all kind of living creature i.e. DEATH but as world is becoming unrest by passing days, I can assume that many really do not fear death any more. What do you think? Got an opinion? Please suggest in comment section for wider audience benefits.
Based on quite few research/findings in context to fear which I came across so far, I can conclude that the greatest fear among all which human being gets impacted are :-

1.      Humiliation
2.      Panic of feeling insignificant

Let’s look at some facts; Arie Kruglanski, who is one of the leading investigators of global terrorism concluded as part of Terror management research along with his colleagues at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, which I have quoted below
"Personal significance is a motivation that has been recognized by psychological theorists as a major driving force of human behavior. Terrorists feel that through suicide, their lives will achieve tremendous significance. They will become heroes, martyrs. In many cases, their decision is a response to great loss of significance, which can occur through humiliation; discrimination or personal problems…Interesting[ly], research shows that poverty is not the root cause of terrorism. Many terrorists come out of the middle class, and some [like Osama Bin Laden] are quite well-to-do."

Surely we cannot eliminate the above mentioned factors but surely we can work out on strategies to minimize them from inhabiting our minds. To work out any strategy or workable solution, the key is to know the root cause of its origin. 

When people feel humiliated? 
 Few tip-offs could be such as failure to anticipate change as well as upgrade ourselves; World is moving toward globalization and with similar pace toward making wealth by any mean. Person might feel humiliated if he/she has no/little wealth but wisest knowledge of this world [which is not considered status any more] i.e. means the goalpost of status has shifted from knowledge to worldly materials. 

Why people get to a point of feeling insignificant?
Few steer could be clearly mismatched of skills and demands. . Even when Mahatma Gandhi returned India after completion of law studies from London, his skill was insignificant because the Indian law was different to that of European law. He could not establish himself at one go but what’s more vital he did was keep marching instead before he got contract to work in Natal, South Africa.
Working hard to “be someone” but times passed away in search of right platform. One person worked hard to demonstrate worth but at final stage someone else took-off credit. The dejected feeling of being second in life where first one is too shiny that world hardly notices the latter.  Many more the list is never ending…..

Few workable strategies:-
Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real
Slight change in our thinking can help us to bring greater glory to human being civilization. Life is for living which is more important than always being plunge into mathematics of gain & loss. Plan your life in smaller milestone and after each accomplishment of milestone; enjoy its beauty before rushing for another. It helps in refreshing you with new thought, energy, positivity and more motivation to conquer further.
Look back & consider ourselves lucky to be a part of world which has so many differences, like/dislikes as it provides you an opportunity to be yourself. If you ever feel insignificant/ humiliated take it an opportunity to re-organize your strength. There are historical evidences that even strong and invincible warrior also upgrade/filter their weapons to become relevance with changing times. Everyone will reach to their goal but important is to keep marching. If you face humiliation/insignificance it is a signal that initial blueprint to achieve goal needs revisit. 
If none of strategy seems to impress you then just think you are important that’s why you are part of this world & you will get something.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit