In these strange and uncertain times, emotional strength is something we need more of. This mantra to the Goddess Durga is perfect for boosting emotional strength and resilience and has got me through some bad times.
In Hindu tradition, Durga is the protective mother of the universe. She represents divine Shakti, the feminine force which is used against the negative energies in the world. Some believe that Durga is the combined forces of Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati.
She was created by Vishnu for the specific purpose of defeating the demon Mahishasur. Her power is the combined energies of all the deities in the form of weapons. She protects humans by destroying negative forces (negative emotions).
She is depicted with eight arms and carries weapons of many kinds. She sits astride a lion or a tiger.
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Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
“Om and salutations to the bestower of compassion, fearlessness and patience. May you bless me with your protection and love.”
If you like this mantra, or would like to boost your emotional strength, why not join me for my free five day challenge beginning on 30 March 2020. For five days, we’ll be chanting this mantra each morning, getting into a routine of mantra meditation and boosting emotional resilience. Read the full details here.