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Monday Mantra to Durga

Today'a mantra is to Durga, the Divine Mother. She's a badass goddess and working with her is very powerful! 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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At once a warrior and a mother goddess, Durga has become symbol of liberation and power for women, particularly younger generations. She is invoked for emotional strength and personal empowerment amongst other things.

Durga is represented in myths as a powerful demon slayer, brought into being by the gods who were unable to defeat the demon Mahishasura. This is an important aspect of her, particularly in representing slaying our spiritual demons – she is the power behind spiritual awakening – the force that unleashes Kundalini.

She is a force to be reckoned with, but her power comes from her compassion. When you’re in trouble, Durga is the Goddess to call on.

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Using this mantra is said to give us emotional strength, wisdom, and remove the obstacles to good health, good finances and success.

Om Dum Durgayei Swaha

Ohm Doom Dor-gah -yay sva-ha

Om and salutations to She who bestows compassion, fearlessness and patience; the feminine energy that protects from all negative influences.

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