Navratri Dates: This year Navratri begin on 16 October 2012 and end on (i.e. Durga Ashtami) 22 October 2012. During these seven eight days Maa Durga devotees love to chant Durga Chalisa.
Easy to read fonts and User can read Durga Chalisa, Durga Aarti and Durga Mantras without Internet connection.Durga is a popular fierce form the Hindu Goddess. She is known for battling and killing demons. Durga mata is a hindu god for energy, force and power. She got various weapons given to her by various gods. Durga is a warrior goddess. The four day long Durga puja is one of the biggest annual festival in India. Vijayadashmi is celebrated as the day of Durga's victory. There are many avataras of Durga. The main nine incarnations of Durga are Jaya, Kali, Bhagvati, Bhavani, Ambika, Gauri, Kandalini, Lalita, Rajeswari. Her nine forms are Skandamata, Kusumanda, Shailaputri, Kaalratri, Brahmacharini, Mahagauri, Katyayani, Chandraghanta and Sidhidatri. Mata Durga is also known as MahishasurMardini because she killed Mahishasur. 1. Shailputri - Parvati, the daugther of Himavan the king of Mountains is known as Shailputri. Goddess Parvati is also the wife of Lord Shiva.2. Brahmacharini - She is worshiped for Knowledged and Wisdom. 3. Chandraghanta - She is worshiped for Knowledge, peace and Serenity4. Kushmanda - She emanates solar aura. 5. Skandmata6. Katyayani7. Kaalratri8. Mahagauri9. Sidhiratri
The Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called Divine Mother, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego. Durga Chalisa is a forty-verse prayer dedicated to Goddess Durga, describing her beauty, strength and courage.