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The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; 'Nav'– Nine and 'Ratri' – nights.
Navratri is a Hindu festival celebrated for nine days worshipping the various forms of Durga.
'Nava-ratri' is one of the most important Hindu festivals in the country.  It is celebrated with immense zeal and enthusiasm all over the country.

It is celebrated twice a year -once in Chaitra (March-April) and the other in Ashwin (September-October). Navartra literally means 'nine auspicious nights'. It is actually the worship of the Goddess of power in order to seek her protection from any possible kind of threat and calamities that may destroy the peaceful life of people on earth. As she is the goddess of power, she is believed to have the power of creation, preservation and destruction.


The beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn are two very important junctions of climatic and solar influence. These two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar.


(1) Magh Navratri or Gupt Navratra (February 7 - February 15, 2013)

Magh Navratri begins on Tuesday,
February 7, 2013 and ends on Wednesday, February 15, 2013.


(2) Vasant or Chaitra Navratri April 2013 dates

  Navratri Day 1-- Pratipada ------- Thursday, April 11, 2013
  Navratri Day 2 -- Dwitiya --------- Friday, April 12, 2013
  Navratri Day 3 -- Tritiya ----------- Saturday, April 13, 2013
  Navratri Day 4 -- Chaturthi  ------Sunday, April 14, 2013
  Navratri Day 5 -- Panchami  -----Monday, April 15, 2013
  Navratri Day 6 -- Shashthi --------Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  Navratri Day 7--  Saptami ---------Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  Navratri Day 8 -- Ashtami -------- Thursday, April 18, 2013
  Navratri Day 9 -- Ram Navami ---- Friday, April 19, 2013


(3) Ashaad Navratri or Gupt Navaratri (Tuesday, July 09, 2013 – Wednesday, July 17, 2013)


(4) Sharad Navratri in October 2013  dates

Navratri Day 1 -- Pratipada -- Saturday, October 5,  2013
Navratri Day 2 -- Dwitiya ------ Sunday, October 6,  2013
Navratri Day 3 -- Tritiya ------- Monday, October 7, 2013
Navratri Day 4 -- Chaturthi --- Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Navratri Day 5 -- Panchami -- Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Navratri Day 6 -- Shashthi ---- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Navratri Day 7 -- Saptami ---- Friday, October 11, 2013
Navratri Day 8 -- Ashtami ---- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Navratri Day 9 -- Navami ---- Sunday, October 13, 2013


(5) Paush Navratri -- (Dec 2013-Jan 2014)


Traditions of Navaratri

According to Hindu calender year, Navaratri is celebrated five times in a year:
They are:--

(A) Magha (or) Shishir Navratri    (January–February)  (gupt navratri)

(B) Vasant (or) Chaitra Navratri        (March–April)  (prakat navratri)

(C) Ashaadh (or) Varsha Ritu Navratri     (June–July)  (gupt navratri)

(D) Sharad (or) Ashwin Navratri,  (September–October)  (prakat navratri)

(E) Paush Navratri                 (December-January)  (gupt navratri)

These are further divided into Prakat and Gupt Navaratri. 
From the above mentioned Navaratri,  

Vasant and Sharad Navratri are Prakat Navaratri;

while Magha, Ashadh and Paush Navaratri are called Gupt Navaratri.

Though Ashwin Navratri and the Vasanta Navratri of the Chaitra are very important and known to everyone, the other three navratras are known as gupt navratra are equally significant and are meant for sadhaks.

(A) Magha Navaratri:   

Magha Navratri, (also referred Gupta Navratri), is nine days dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Devi in the month of Magha (January–February).  Magha Navaratri is observed during the Magha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon). Magha navratri puja act as a shield from danger, injury, destruction or damage and person obtains riddhi & siddhi. These are very auspicious days for the tantriks, sadhaks for saadhna and also for any other specific tantrik pooja to resolve the materialistic problems.

Magha Navratri, also known as Gupta Navratri, is nine days period dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti or mother Goddess. It falls in the month of Magh during January or February. Magh Navratri, which is less known in most places, is mainly observed in North Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.


(B) Vasanta (or)Basanta (or)Vasantic (or) Chaitra Navratras (or)Ram Navratras:-

This is the festival of nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the spring season  (March–April). It is celebrated in Chaitra lunar month during Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).


(C) Ashadha or Gayatri or Shakambhari Navratri (Gupt Navratri), is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Ashaadh (June–July). It is observed during Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).


(D) Sharada Navaratri: This is the most important of the Navratris. It is simply called Maha Navratri (the Great Navratri) and is celebrated in the month of Ashwin. Also known as Sharad Navaratri, as it is celebrated during Sharad (Ashwin lunar month, beginning of winter, September– October).


(E) Paush Navaratri: Paush (Pushya) Navratri is nine days dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Mata in the month of Paush (December–January). Paush Navaratri is observed during the Paush Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).


CHAITRA NAVRATRAS (Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 19, 2013)

Vasanta (or)Basanta (or)Vasantic (or) Chaitra Navratras (or)Ram


This is celebrated during Vasanta Rhitu (beginning of summer) (March- April). This is also known as Chaitra navaratri as it falls during the lunar month of Chaitra.

** The Nine Days Navaratri Celebrations and rituals are similar in Chaitra Navaratras as well as Sharad Navaratras.

Navaratri is separated into sets of three days i.e. into three sets. These sets are made in order to adore different facets of the supreme goddess.

* Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days.
* Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days
* Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days.

She is also worshipped under nine different names for the nine days in Navratri. Every day, she assumes a new character, a new look and a new duty. She is worshipped as ---

1. Shailputri,
2. Brahmacharini,
3. Chandraghanta,
4. Kushmanda,
5. Skanda Mata,
6. Katyayani,
7. Kalratri,
8. Maha Gauri and
9. Siddhidatri.


1. First Day Pooja

The first form of Goddess Durga is called Shailputri .

She is considered  the daughter of the Himalayas (King of the Mountain). She is a form of Shakti, the consort of Lord Shiva.She is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya.


2. Second Day Pooja

The second form of Goddess Durga is known as 'Brahmacharini'.

Her name is  derivative of the word 'Brahma', which means 'Tapa' or penace. She is also a form of Uma or Parvati, a form of Mata Shakti.She gives the message of pure love to the world;


3. Third Day Pooja

On the third day the goddess is worshipped as Chandraghanta.

She is the  symbolic representation of beauty and bravery. She establishes Justice and wears crescent moon on Her head;


4. Fourth Day Pooja

Kushmanda, is the form of the goddess which is worshipped on the fourth  day.

It is believed that Kushmanda has created the entire Universe by her laugh. She provides the basic necessities to the world.


5. Fifth Day Pooja

On the fifth day, the form of Goddess is called Skand Mata.

She is  actually called so because she is here represented as the mother of Skanda, the chief warrior of the Gods army. She gives the gift of differentiation of right from wrong to the world.


6. Sixth Day Pooja

On the sixth day, the goddess is worshipped as Katyayani.

Seated on her vehicle lion, Katyayani has three eyes and four hands.She persistently battles against the evil and deceitful entities.


7. Seventh Day Pooja

On the seventh day, the Goddess is worshipped as 'Kalratri'.

 As the name suggests, Kalrati is as black as a dark night. She has four hands, she is meant to make the devotees fearless.She killed Raktabeej ( a demon who produced a demon from every drop of blood that fell from his body. Goddess eventually licked the blood before it could reach the ground and hence conquered him).


8. Eighth Day Pooja

On the eight day, the Mata Rani is worshipped as 'Maha Gauri'.

She is considered to extremely beautiful, white like snow and accessorized with white colored ornaments. She represents calmness and exhibits wisdom.She also liberates the world of evil forces;


9. Ninth Day Pooja

On the ninth day, Durga is worshipped as Siddhidatri.

It is believed she consists of all the eight siddhis. She lives on lotus and is worshipped by all the Rishis-Munis, Siddhas, Sadhakas and Yogis. She is a treasure house of Mystic Powers (Yantra Tantra) and Knowledge (Gyaan).


Essential items for pooja

*- Picture or image of Ma Durga
*- Durga Sapthashati
*- Fresh water in a kalash, mango leaves, coconut
*- Roli (Vermillion), moli, Akshat (Rice), paan, betle nut (Supari)
*- Cloves, cardamom, sindoor, abir, gulal
*- Dhoop, deepak, matchsticks
*- Flowers
*- Fruits and sweets
*- Panchpatra with small spoon or achmani
*- Asan to sit

Vidhi / Method of puja

* Ghat Sthapna-- Navratri rituals begin with planting barley or wheat kernels called Jhuwara in a bed of mud on the first day of Navratri. It is watered everyday all through the nine days of Navratri.

* Make a heap of wheat on a platform then a kalash filled with water and roli is placed over it. The kalash is wrapped with red cloth and Moli is tied around the kalash's neck. A coconut is placed on the mouth of kalash and mango tree leaves are placed around the coconut.

* Now place Durga Ma image on the podium and worship with roli, rice, flowers, belpatr, sindoor, abhir and gulal. Offer sweets or complete meal to mother goddess.

* Light dhoop and Deepak in front of Ma and perform her aarti. Recite Durga Saptshati or Devi Kavach and Stuti for invoking protection by Devi.



Navratri Fasting Procedure

* On the festive occasion of Navratri, fast is observed by people for seven or eight days, depending upon when they want to conduct the Kanchika Pujan (when young girls are worshipped). The devotees, who have observed fast, would get up early in the morning, take bath and offer prayers to the deity.

* People follow a specific diet for Navratri, if they haven't observed a nirjal (waterless) fast. Most people nowadays perform partial fasting.

* They would abstain from non-vegetarian food, alcohol and those dishes that are made of common salt or any kind of spice. Singhare ka atta (or) kuttu ka atta is used to prepare rotis or puris, for the fast.

* One may drink beverages like tea, coffee and milk, on Navratri.

* Dishes made of sago and potato is generally consumed by the people, when they observe fast on Navratri.

* Sendha namak (rock salt) is used instead of common salt, for cooking on the festival. All fruits and foodstuff made of fruits are eaten during the seven days. Nowadays, ready-to-eat snacks are available in the stores, especially prepared for Navratri.

* In addition to this, certain restaurants in the northern parts of India would offer special menu for the people, who have observed fast on Navratri.

* After seven days of fasting, people would break their fast on the eighth day - Ashtami - by worshipping young girls. The ritual of offering prasad to the young girls is called Kanchika Pujan or Kanjak.

* As per the tradition, puris (deep fried Indian bread), halwa (sweet dish made of suji) and Bengal gram are served to the young girls, called upon by the people who have observed fast.

* After seeking the blessings of the young girls (kanchikayen), the devotees would break their fast by consuming the prasad (puri, halwa and sabzi) that they have prepared for them.

* While this is the tradition followed by majority of people, Navratri fast is also broken on ninth day (Navami), wherein the fast is observed until Ashtami. The same procedure is followed in that case as well.



During the Navratra especially on the eighth day and ninth day, worship of small girl-child is customary. The girl child is worshipped with complete devotion, after purifying them by the chanting of mantras and she is made to seat on a special pedestal. She is worshipped by offering ‘akshat‘ (rice grains) and by burning incense sticks. She is worshipped because, according to the philosophy of ‘Striyah Samastastava Devi Bhedah’, women symbolize ‘Mahamaya‘ (The goddess Durga). Even among these a girl child is considered to be the purest, because of her innocence Hinduism believes in the universal creative forces to be feminine gender.

The very original force is Mahamaya whose inspiration created the gods and the rest of the cosmos.All the major and minor energies and forces are represented by various goddesses. Navratra deity Durga and all her dimensions are believed to be the manifestations of the same basic inspiration Mahamaya.

Thus, a virgin girl is the symbol of the pure basic creative force according to this philosophy.

* For acquiring knowledge worshipper should worship a Brahmin girl child. 

* For acquiring power he should worship a Kshatriya-girl child.

* For acquiring wealth and prosperity he should worship a girl child belonging to a Vaishya family.

* For attaining Tantrik-power, Sammohan (hypnotizing) etc.he should worship a shudra-girl-child


Shri Ram Navami   or   Ram Navami

Shri Ram Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu.

Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of the shukla paksha, or bright phase of the moon, in the lunar month of Chaitra (March-April). According to legend, Rama was born at noon. 

Rama is the epitome of perfection, the uttama purusha, fulfilling all his duties towards both family and subjects. Rama was the first of the four sons of King Dasharatha of Ayodhya. When it was time for Rama to be made crown-prince, his stepmother, Kaikeyi, got Dasharatha to send him to the forest for 14 years. His wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana also accompanied him. In the forest, Sita was kidnapped by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. Rama, together with Hanuman and the monkey army, built a bridge to Lanka, killed Ravana, and brought Sita

It is believed that listening to the story of Rama cleanses the soul. Meditating on the noble Rama and chanting his name is believed to ease the pains of life and lead one to moksha, or liberation. It is also common practice to chant the name of Rama while rocking babies to sleep.

Though Rama Navami is a major festival for Vaishnavites, it is widely celebrated by worshippers of Shiva, too. It is considered auspicious to undertake a fast on the day in the name of Rama. The more devout fast for nine days, from Ugadi to Rama Navami. The objective of the fast is not to ask for special favours of the deity but to seek perfection as a human being. Devotees perform elaborate pujas and chant the name of Rama.

Temples of Rama have special services and bhajan sessions through the day.

One significant and popular element of the celebration is the Ramayana parayana, a discourse on the Ramayana, by a pundit or a professional story-teller. It usually lasts nine days, beginning on Ugadi and ending on Rama Navami. A skilled story-teller who can liven up the event by weaving in contemporary events attracts massive crowds.

Since Rama is also one of the most sung-about deities in Indian classical music and literature, week-long (and sometimes, month-long) musical programmes are organised.

Sacred places associated with Rama, like Ayodhya, Ujjain and Rameshwaram, draw tens of thousands of devotees. In Rameshwaram, thousands take a ritual bath in the sea before worshipping at the Ramanathaswamy temple.

Many places in North India host fairs in connection with the festival, culminating in spectacular fireworks on Rama Navami.

This year Ram Navami is celebrated on Saturday, April 20, 2013.



The story associated with Navratri can be found in various Hindu religious texts like Markandeya Purana, Vamana Purana, Varaha Purana, Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Devi Bhagavatam and Kalika Purana.

The story of Navratra is the symbolic message of the fact that however glorious and powerful the evil become, at the end it is the goodness that wins over all of the evil. The story is associated with Maa Durga and Mahisasura, the buffalo headed demon.

The story begins from the life of two sons of Danu called Rambha and Karambha who performed austerities by to gain extreme power and authority. When their prayers became deeper and austerities became exceptional, the King of the heaven God Indra got perturbed. Out of fear, he killed Karambha. Rambha, who came to know about his brother’s death, became more stubborn to win over the Gods. He increased the intensity of his austerities and finally got several boons from gods like great brilliance, beauty, invincibility in war. He also asked a special wish of not being killed by either humans or Gods or Asuras.

He then considered himself immortal and started freely roaming in the garden of Yaksha where he saw a female-buffalo and fell in love with her.

To express his love, Rambha disguised in the form of a male-buffalo and copulated with the female buffalo. However, soon after that a real male buffalo discovered Rambha mating with the she-buffalo and killed him. It was due to Rambha’s inflated ego that killed him, out of which he has not asked his death to be spared from the wrath of animals. As the pyre of Rambha was organized, the female-buffalo, who was copulated with him jumped into the funeral pyre of Rambha to prove her love. She was pregnant at that time. Thus, demon came out of the with the head of a buffalo and human body and he was named Mahisasura (the buffalo headed demon).

Mahishasura was extremely powerful. He defeated the gods and the demons and acruierd power over the entire world. He even won over the heaven and threw devtas outside it. He captured the throne of Indra and declared himself to be the the lord of the gods. The gods led by Brahma approached Vishnu and Shiva and evaluated them of the situation. In order to save the Gods, the three supreme deities emerged a light of anger, which combined to the take the shape of a terrible form and this was Durga. All the gods then granted this Goddess of power with all the supreme weapons they had.

This is why; Durga is called the brilliance of all the Gods.

When the goddess was seen by Mahishasura, he was mesmerized by her beauty. He then fell in love with her and proposed to marry her. The goddess said she will marry him, if he defeated her in the battle. Then began a scary and terrible battle between both of then which continued for nine days.

Finally, on the last day, Durga took the form of Chandika and stood over the chest of Mahishasura and smashed him down with her foot. She then pierced his neck with her spear and cut off his head off with her sword.


SHARAD   NAVRATRI (Ashvin or Winter Navratri )
(Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 13, 2013)

Almost all the rituals observed during Sharad Navratri (held in October-November) are also observed during Vasant Navrati (held in March-April)

Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.

** First three days
* Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days. The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called Durga also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities.

** Second three days

 * Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth.

** Final three days

 * Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days. The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine
nights of worship. Eighth day is traditionally Durgashtami which is big in Bengal. In some parts of South India, Saraswati puja is performed on the 9th day. 

Kanya Pujan :-

During the eight or ninth day, Kanya Poojan, pre-pubescent girls are ceremonially worshiped.

Ayudh Puja or Shastra Puja :

Ayudha Puja is conducted in many parts of South India on the Mahanavami (Ninth) day with much fanfare. Weapons, agricultural implements, all kinds of tools, equipments, machinery and automobiles are decorated and worshipped on this day along with the worship of Goddess. The work starts afresh from the next day, i.e. the 10th day which is celebrated as 'Vijaya Dashami'. Many teachers/Schools in south India start teaching Kindergarten children from that day onwards.


In North India, as the culmination of the Ramlila which is enacted ceremoniously during Dussehra, the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghanada are burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil forces on the 'Vijaya Dashami' day.

During Navratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and prosperity. Devotees avoid meat, alcoholic drinks, grains, wheat and onion during this fast. Grains are usually avoided since it is believed that during the period of Navratri and seasonal change, grains attract and absorb lots of negative energies from the surrounding and therefore there is a need to avoid eating anything which are produced from grains for the purification of Navratri to be successful. Navratri is also a period of introspection and purification, and is traditionally an auspicious and religious time for starting new ventures.

During this vowed religious observance, a pot is installed (ghatasthapana) at a sanctified place at home. A lamp is kept lit in the pot for nine days. The pot symbolizes the universe. The uninterrupted lit lamp is the medium through which we worship the effulgent Adishakti, i.e. Sree
Durgadevi. During Navratri, the principle of Sree Durgadevi is more activein the atmosphere.

Navratri is celebrated in a large number of Indian communities. The mother goddess is said to appear in 9 forms, and each one is worshipped for a day. These nine forms signify various traits that the goddess influences us with. The Devi Mahatmya and other texts invoking the Goddess who vanquished demons are cited.


Tradition of Durga Puja

                                  The idol being immersed on the tenth day of Durga Puja. 

Today's most authentic form of the Durga is that of a ten handed goddess modeled out of clay astride a lion. Each of those hands carry a separate weapon in them except two, which holds the spear which has been struck into the chest of the demon, Mahishasura. The four children of the Goddess had also been added to the iconography - Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, Kartik, the God of beauty as well as warfare and Ganesha, the 'Siddhidata' or the starter of everything in good sense.

The drum-beats are an integral part of the Durga Puja. This special variety of the drum, known as 'Dhak,' enthralls the hearts of the Calcutta with its majestic rhythm right from the day of 'Sasthi.' This drum is held on the shoulder with the beating side in the bottom and is beaten with two sticks, one thick and another thin.

The Durga Puja spans over a period of ten days in case of traditional and household Pujas, though the main part of it is restricted to four days only. The main Puja, however, starts on the evening of 'Sasthi', the sixth day after the new moon, generally from beneath a 'Bel' tree for the traditional ones. In the wee hours of 'Saptami,' the next day, the 'Pran' or life of the Devi is brought from a nearby pond or river in a banana tree and established inside the image. The main puja starts thereafter and the prime time is reached in the 'Sandhikshan,' the crossover time between Ashtami and Navami. Finally, on 'Dashami,' the tenth day from the new
moon, the image is immersed in a pond or river.


Akal Bodhon
* Lord Ram wanted to get the blessings of Goddess Durga before beginning the war with Ravana. Therefore he invoked Goddess Durga during Ashwin (October– November). This is why the Durga Puja during October is also known as Akal Bodhon or untimely invocation.



Dasha-Hara is the festival of Victory of Good over Evil. There are many variations to this feat, that are believed all across India.

(A) Victory of god Rama over Ravana

On this day in the Treta Yug Lord Shri Ram, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, killed the great demon Ravana who had abducted Rama's wife Sita tohis kingdom of Lanka. Rama, his brother Lakshmana, their follower Hanuman and an army of ninja monkeys fought a great battle to rescue Sita.

Rama had performed "Chandi Homa" and invoked the blessings of Durga, who blessed Rama with secret knowledge of the way to kill Ravana. On the day of Ashvin Shukla Dashami, Rama's party found Sita and defeated Ravana.

Thus it is termed as Vijaya Dashami. 

(B) Victory of Durga Mata over Mahishasura

Some of the demons, or Asuras, were very powerful and ambitious and continually tried to defeat the Devas, or Gods , and capture Heaven. One Asura, Mahishasura, in the form of a buffalo, grew very powerful and created havoc on the earth. Under his leadership, the Asuras defeated the Devas. The world was crushed under Mahishasura's tyranny, the Devas joined their energies into Shakti, a single mass of incandescent energy, to kill Mahishasura.

A very powerful band of lightning emerged from the mouths of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and a young, beautiful female virgin with ten hands appeared. All the Gods gave their special weapons to her. This Shakti coalesced to form the goddess Durga. Riding on a lion, who assisted her,
Durga fought Mahishasura. The battle raged for nine days and nights.

Finally on the tenth day of Ashvin shukla paksha, Mahishasura was defeated and killed by Durga.

Hence Dasha-Hara is also known as Navratri or Durgotsav and is a celebration of Durga's victory. Durga, as Consort of Lord Shiva, represents two forms of female energy - one mild and protective and the other fierce and destructive.


Almost all the rituals observed during Sharad Navratri (held in October-November) are also observed during Vasant Navrati (held in March-April)

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I bow to You O Goddess Durga, the bestower of happiness!
I bow to You O Goddess Amba, who Ends all miseries.  


The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the
three realms(Earth, Heaven And the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee


Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a red
glow and You have a Frightening frown


O Mother. Your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare
of the devout


All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provides food
and wealth for the World's survival


Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You
are the one Who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of
extreme beauty)


At the time of dissolution, it is You, O Mother, who destroys everything.
You are the beloved Consort of Lord Shiva, Gowri (Parvati)


Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise. Brahma, Vishnu and all
other Gods ever meditate on You


You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too, to grant wisdom to the
sages and thus ensure their Welfare


O Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form of Narsimha, sundering
the pillar


Thus You saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was
killed by your Hands


In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, O Mother, you appear in this world and
repose by the side of Shree Narayan


Dwelling in the ocean of milk, O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu, please fulfill
my desires.


O Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but You
Yourself. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description


You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is You who appear as
Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all


It is You who redeem the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi,
Taradevi and Chhinnamasta Devi, and end its sorrows


Reposing gracefully upon your vehicle, O Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome
by the brave Langour (Lord Hanuman)


When You appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a
copal in the other, Even Time flees in panic


Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy's heart
aches with the sting Of fear


You also repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the
three realms shudder in the might of your glory


You slayed the demons like Shumbh & Nishumb and massacred the thousand
forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej


When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins of the
arrogant Mahishasur


You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with
his army


Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed, it is You O Mother, who
came to their rescue.


All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and
happy by Your Grace. O Goddess!


It is the symbol of Your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi.
All men and women Ever worship You, O Mother!


He who sings Your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains beyond
the reach of grief And poverty


He who meditates upon Your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle
of births and deaths


All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your favor one
can't establish communion with God


Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called Aacharaj and by
virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire


He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his
mind on You


Since He did not realize your immense glory, all His powers waned and then
He repented hitherto


Then He sought refuge in You, chanted Your glory and 'victory, victory,
victory to Thee, O Jagadamba Bhavani'


Then, O Primal Goddess Jagadamba Ji, You were propitiated and in no time
You bestowed Him with his lost powers


O Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your Honored
Self can provide relief please end my afflictions


Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and lust ever
torment my heart


O Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon you Please kill my enemies O


O Merciful Mother! Show me your favor and make me feel happy by bestowing
me with all sorts of riches and powers


O Mother! May I be respectable of Your grace as long as I live, ever
recounting the feats of Your Glory to all


This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of
pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end


Deeming Devidas to have sought Your shelter, O Bhavani, grant me Your



माँ दुर्गा के लोक कल्याणकारी सिद्ध मन्त्र

माँ दुर्गा के लोक कल्याणकारी सिद्ध मन्त्र

१॰ बाधामुक्त होकर धन-पुत्रादि की प्राप्ति के लिये

“सर्वाबाधाविनिर्मुक्तो धनधान्यसुतान्वित:।
मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशय:॥” (अ॰१२,श्लो॰१३)

अर्थ :- मनुष्य मेरे प्रसाद से सब बाधाओं से मुक्त तथा धन, धान्य एवं पुत्र से सम्पन्न होगा- इसमें तनिक भी संदेह नहीं है।


२॰ बन्दी को जेल से छुड़ाने हेतु

“राज्ञा क्रुद्धेन चाज्ञप्तो वध्यो बन्धगतोऽपि वा।
आघूर्णितो वा वातेन स्थितः पोते महार्णवे।।” (अ॰१२, श्लो॰२७)


 ३॰ सब प्रकार के कल्याण के लिये

“सर्वमङ्गलमङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते॥” (अ॰११, श्लो॰१०)

अर्थ :- नारायणी! तुम सब प्रकार का मङ्गल प्रदान करनेवाली मङ्गलमयी हो। कल्याणदायिनी शिवा हो। सब पुरुषार्थो को सिद्ध करनेवाली, शरणागतवत्सला, तीन नेत्रोंवाली एवं गौरी हो। तुम्हें नमस्कार है।


४॰ दारिद्र्य-दु:खादिनाश के लिये

“दुर्गे स्मृता हरसि भीतिमशेषजन्तो:
स्वस्थै: स्मृता मतिमतीव शुभां ददासि।
दारिद्र्यदु:खभयहारिणि का त्वदन्या
सर्वोपकारकरणाय सदाऽऽ‌र्द्रचित्ता॥” (अ॰४,श्लो॰१७)

अर्थ :- माँ दुर्गे! आप स्मरण करने पर सब प्राणियों का भय हर लेती हैं और स्वस्थ पुरषों द्वारा चिन्तन करने पर उन्हें परम कल्याणमयी बुद्धि प्रदान करती हैं। दु:ख, दरिद्रता और भय हरनेवाली देवि! आपके सिवा दूसरी कौन है, जिसका चित्त सबका उपकार करने के लिये सदा ही दया‌र्द्र रहता हो।


४॰ वित्त, समृद्धि, वैभव एवं दर्शन हेतु

“यदि चापि वरो देयस्त्वयास्माकं महेश्वरि।।
संस्मृता संस्मृता त्वं नो हिंसेथाः परमापदः।
यश्च मर्त्यः स्तवैरेभिस्त्वां स्तोष्यत्यमलानने।।
तस्य वित्तर्द्धिविभवैर्धनदारादिसम्पदाम्।
वृद्धयेऽस्मत्प्रसन्ना त्वं भवेथाः सर्वदाम्बिके।। (अ॰४, श्लो॰३५,३६,३७)


५॰ समस्त विद्याओं की और समस्त स्त्रियों में मातृभाव की प्राप्ति के लिये

“विद्या: समस्तास्तव देवि भेदा: स्त्रिय: समस्ता: सकला जगत्सु।
त्वयैकया पूरितमम्बयैतत् का ते स्तुति: स्तव्यपरा परोक्ति :॥” (अ॰११, श्लो॰६)

अर्थ :- देवि! सम्पूर्ण विद्याएँ तुम्हारे ही भिन्न-भिन्न स्वरूप हैं। जगत् में जितनी स्त्रियाँ हैं, वे सब तुम्हारी ही मूर्तियाँ हैं। जगदम्ब! एकमात्र तुमने ही इस विश्व को व्याप्त कर रखा है। तुम्हारी स्तुति क्या हो सकती है? तुम तो स्तवन करने योग्य पदार्थो से परे एवं परा वाणी हो।


६॰ शास्त्रार्थ विजय हेतु

“विद्यासु शास्त्रेषु विवेकदीपेष्वाद्येषु च का त्वदन्या।
ममत्वगर्तेऽति महान्धकारे, विभ्रामयत्येतदतीव विश्वम्।।” (अ॰११, श्लो॰ ३१)


७॰ संतान प्राप्ति हेतु

“नन्दगोपगृहे जाता यशोदागर्भ सम्भवा।
ततस्तौ नाशयिष्यामि विन्ध्याचलनिवासिनी” (अ॰११, श्लो॰४२)


८॰ अचानक आये हुए संकट को दूर करने हेतु

“ॐ इत्थं यदा यदा बाधा दानवोत्था भविष्यति।
तदा तदावतीर्याहं करिष्याम्यरिसंक्षयम्ॐ।।” (अ॰११, श्लो॰५५)


९॰ रक्षा पाने के लिये

शूलेन पाहि नो देवि पाहि खड्गेन चाम्बिके।
घण्टास्वनेन न: पाहि चापज्यानि:स्वनेन च॥

अर्थ :- देवि! आप शूल से हमारी रक्षा करें। अम्बिके! आप खड्ग से भी हमारी रक्षा करें तथा घण्टा की ध्वनि और धनुष की टंकार से भी हमलोगों की रक्षा करें।


१०॰ शक्ति प्राप्ति के लिये

सृष्टिस्थितिविनाशानां शक्ति भूते सनातनि।
गुणाश्रये गुणमये नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते॥

अर्थ :- तुम सृष्टि, पालन और संहार की शक्ति भूता, सनातनी देवी, गुणों का आधार तथा सर्वगुणमयी हो। नारायणि! तुम्हें नमस्कार है।


११॰ प्रसन्नता की प्राप्ति के लिये

प्रणतानां प्रसीद त्वं देवि विश्वार्तिहारिणि।
त्रैलोक्यवासिनामीडये लोकानां वरदा भव॥

अर्थ :- विश्व की पीडा दूर करनेवाली देवि! हम तुम्हारे चरणों पर पडे हुए हैं, हमपर प्रसन्न होओ। त्रिलोकनिवासियों की पूजनीया परमेश्वरि! सब लोगों को वरदान दो।


१२॰ विविध उपद्रवों से बचने के लिये

रक्षांसि यत्रोग्रविषाश्च नागा यत्रारयो दस्युबलानि यत्र।
दावानलो यत्र तथाब्धिमध्ये तत्र स्थिता त्वं परिपासि विश्वम्॥

अर्थ :- जहाँ राक्षस, जहाँ भयंकर विषवाले सर्प, जहाँ शत्रु, जहाँ लुटेरों की सेना और जहाँ दावानल हो, वहाँ तथा समुद्र के बीच में भी साथ रहकर तुम विश्व की रक्षा करती हो।


१३॰ बाधा शान्ति के लिये

“सर्वाबाधाप्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्वैरिविनाशनम्॥” (अ॰११, श्लो॰३८)

अर्थ :- सर्वेश्वरि! तुम इसी प्रकार तीनों लोकों की समस्त बाधाओं को शान्त करो और हमारे शत्रुओं का नाश करती रहो।


१४॰ सर्वविध अभ्युदय के लिये

ते सम्मता जनपदेषु धनानि तेषां तेषां यशांसि न च सीदति धर्मवर्ग:।
धन्यास्त एव निभृतात्मजभृत्यदारा येषां सदाभ्युदयदा भवती प्रसन्ना॥

अर्थ :- सदा अभ्युदय प्रदान करनेवाली आप जिन पर प्रसन्न रहती हैं, वे ही देश में सम्मानित हैं, उन्हीं को धन और यश की प्राप्ति होती है, उन्हीं का धर्म कभी शिथिल नहीं होता तथा वे ही अपने हृष्ट-पुष्ट स्त्री, पुत्र और भृत्यों के साथ धन्य माने जाते हैं।


१५॰ सुलक्षणा पत्‍‌नी की प्राप्ति के लिये

पत्‍‌नीं मनोरमां देहि मनोवृत्तानुसारिणीम्।
तारिणीं दुर्गसंसारसागरस्य कुलोद्भवाम्॥

अर्थ :- मन की इच्छा के अनुसार चलनेवाली मनोहर पत्‍‌नी प्रदान करो, जो दुर्गम संसारसागर से तारनेवाली तथा उत्तम कुल में उत्पन्न हुई हो।


१६॰ आरोग्य और सौभाग्य की प्राप्ति के लिये

देहि सौभाग्यमारोग्यं देहि मे परमं सुखम्।
रूपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि॥

अर्थ :- मुझे सौभाग्य और आरोग्य दो। परम सुख दो, रूप दो, जय दो, यश दो और काम-क्रोध आदि शत्रुओं का नाश करो।


१७॰ महामारी नाश के लिये

जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी।
दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते॥

अर्थ :- जयन्ती, मङ्गला, काली, भद्रकाली, कपालिनी, दुर्गा, क्षमा, शिवा, धात्री, स्वाहा और स्वधा- इन नामों से प्रसिद्ध जगदम्बिके! तुम्हें मेरा नमस्कार हो।


१८॰ रोग नाश के लिये

“रोगानशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान्।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां त्वामाश्रिता ह्याश्रयतां प्रयान्ति॥” (अ॰११, श्लो॰ २९)

अर्थ :- देवि! तुम प्रसन्न होने पर सब रोगों को नष्ट कर देती हो और कुपित होने पर मनोवाञ्छित सभी कामनाओं का नाश कर देती हो। जो लोग तुम्हारी शरण में जा चुके हैं, उन पर विपत्ति तो आती ही नहीं। तुम्हारी शरण में गये हुए मनुष्य दूसरों को शरण देनेवाले हो जाते हैं।


१९॰ विपत्ति नाश के लिये

सर्वस्यार्तिहरे देवि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते॥” (अ॰११, श्लो॰१२)

अर्थ :- शरण में आये हुए दीनों एवं पीडितों की रक्षा में संलग्न रहनेवाली तथा सबकी पीडा दूर करनेवाली नारायणी देवी! तुम्हें नमस्कार है।


२०॰ पाप नाश के लिये

हिनस्ति दैत्यतेजांसि स्वनेनापूर्य या जगत्।
सा घण्टा पातु नो देवि पापेभ्योऽन: सुतानिव॥

अर्थ :- देवि! जो अपनी ध्वनि से सम्पूर्ण जगत् को व्याप्त करके दैत्यों के तेज नष्ट किये देता है, वह तुम्हारा घण्टा हमलोगों की पापों से उसी प्रकार रक्षा करे, जैसे माता अपने पुत्रों की बुरे कर्मो से रक्षा करती है।


२१॰ विपत्तिनाश और शुभ की प्राप्ति के लिये

करोतु सा न: शुभहेतुरीश्वरी
शुभानि भद्राण्यभिहन्तु चापद:।

अर्थ :- वह कल्याण की साधनभूता ईश्वरी हमारा कल्याण और मङ्गल करे तथा सारी आपत्तियों का नाश कर डाले।


२२॰ विश्व की रक्षा के लिये

या श्री: स्वयं सुकृतिनां भवनेष्वलक्ष्मी:
पापात्मनां कृतधियां हृदयेषु बुद्धि:।
श्रद्धा सतां कुलजनप्रभवस्य लज्जा
तां त्वां नता: स्म परिपालय देवि विश्वम्॥

अर्थ :- जो पुण्यात्माओं के घरों में स्वयं ही लक्ष्मीरूप से, पापियों के यहाँ दरिद्रतारूप से, शुद्ध अन्त:करणवाले पुरुषों के हृदय में बुद्धिरूप से, सत्पुरुषों में श्रद्धारूप से तथा कुलीन मनुष्य में लज्जारूप से निवास करती हैं, उन आप भगवती दुर्गा को हम नमस्कार करते हैं। देवि! आप सम्पूर्ण विश्व का पालन कीजिये।


२३॰ विश्व के अभ्युदय के लिये

विश्वेश्वरि त्वं परिपासि विश्वं
विश्वात्मिका धारयसीति विश्वम्।
विश्वेशवन्द्या भवती भवन्ति
विश्वाश्रया ये त्वयि भक्ति नम्रा:॥

अर्थ :- विश्वेश्वरि! तुम विश्व का पालन करती हो। विश्वरूपा हो, इसलिये सम्पूर्ण विश्व को धारण करती हो। तुम भगवान् विश्वनाथ की भी वन्दनीया हो। जो लोग भक्तिपूर्वक तुम्हारे सामने मस्तक झुकाते हैं, वे सम्पूर्ण विश्व को आश्रय देनेवाले होते हैं।


२४॰ विश्वव्यापी विपत्तियों के नाश के लिये

देवि प्रपन्नार्तिहरे प्रसीद
प्रसीद मातर्जगतोऽखिलस्य।
प्रसीद विश्वेश्वरि पाहि विश्वं
त्वमीश्वरी देवि चराचरस्य॥

अर्थ :- शरणागत की पीडा दूर करनेवाली देवि! हमपर प्रसन्न होओ। सम्पूर्ण जगत् की माता! प्रसन्न होओ। विश्वेश्वरि! विश्व की रक्षा करो। देवि!  तुम्हीं चराचर जगत् की अधीश्वरी हो।


२५॰ विश्व के पाप-ताप निवारण के लिये

देवि प्रसीद परिपालय नोऽरिभीतेर्नित्यं यथासुरवधादधुनैव सद्य:।
पापानि सर्वजगतां प्रशमं नयाशु उत्पातपाकजनितांश्च महोपसर्गान्॥

अर्थ :- देवि! प्रसन्न होओ। जैसे इस समय असुरों का वध करके तुमने शीघ्र ही हमारी रक्षा की है, उसी प्रकार सदा हमें शत्रुओं के भय से बचाओ।
सम्पूर्ण जगत् का पाप नष्ट कर दो और उत्पात एवं पापों के फलस्वरूप प्राप्त होनेवाले महामारी आदि बडे-बडे उपद्रवों को शीघ्र दूर करो।


२६॰ विश्व के अशुभ तथा भय का विनाश करने के लिये

यस्या: प्रभावमतुलं भगवाननन्तो
ब्रह्मा हरश्च न हि वक्तु मलं बलं च।
सा चण्डिकाखिलजगत्परिपालनाय
नाशाय चाशुभभयस्य मतिं करोतु॥

अर्थ :- जिनके अनुपम प्रभाव और बल का वर्णन करने में भगवान् शेषनाग, ब्रह्माजी तथा महादेवजी भी समर्थ नहीं हैं, वे भगवती चण्डिका सम्पूर्ण जगत् का पालन एवं अशुभ भय का नाश करने का विचार करें।


२७॰ सामूहिक कल्याण के लिये

देव्या यया ततमिदं जगदात्मशक्त्या
निश्शेषदेवगणशक्ति समूहमूत्र्या।
भक्त्या नता: स्म विदधातु शुभानि सा न:॥

अर्थ :- सम्पूर्ण देवताओं की शक्ति का समुदाय ही जिनका स्वरूप है तथा जिन देवी ने अपनी शक्ति से सम्पूर्ण जगत् को व्याप्त कर रखा है, समस्त देवताओं और महर्षियों की पूजनीया उन जगदम्बा को हम भक्ति पूर्वक नमस्कार करते हैं। वे हमलोगों का कल्याण करें।


२८॰ भुक्ति-मुक्ति की प्राप्ति के लिये

विधेहि देवि कल्याणं विधेहि परमां श्रियम्।
रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि॥


२९॰ पापनाश तथा भक्ति की प्राप्ति के लिये

नतेभ्यः सर्वदा भक्तया चण्डिके दुरितापहे।
रुपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि॥


३०॰ स्वर्ग और मोक्ष की प्राप्ति के लिये

सर्वभूता यदा देवि स्वर्गमुक्तिप्रदायिनी।
त्वं स्तुता स्तुतये का वा भवन्तु परमोक्तयः॥


३१॰ स्वर्ग और मुक्ति के लिये

“सर्वस्य बुद्धिरुपेण जनस्य ह्रदि संस्थिते।
स्वर्गापवर्गदे देवि नारायणि नमोस्तुऽते॥” (अ॰११, श्लो८)


३२॰ मोक्ष की प्राप्ति के लिये

त्वं वैष्णवी शक्तिरनन्तवीर्या
विश्वस्य बीजं परमासि माया।
सम्मोहितं देवि समस्तमेतत्
त्वं वै प्रसन्ना भुवि मुक्तिहेतुः॥


३३॰ स्वप्न में सिद्धि-असिद्धि जानने के लिये

दुर्गे देवि नमस्तुभ्यं सर्वकामार्थसाधिके।
मम सिद्धिमसिद्धिं वा स्वप्ने सर्वं प्रदर्शय॥


३४॰  प्रबल आकर्षण हेतु

ॐ महामायां हरेश्चैषा तया संमोह्यते जगत्,
ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवि भगवती हि सा।
बलादाकृष्य मोहाय महामाया प्रयच्छति।।” (अ॰१, श्लो॰५५)


३५॰ भय नाश के लिये

“सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वशक्ति समन्विते।
भयेभ्याहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तु ते॥

अर्थ :- सर्वस्वरूपा, सर्वेश्वरी तथा सब प्रकार की शक्ति यों से सम्पन्न दिव्यरूपा दुर्गे देवि! सब भयों से हमारी रक्षा करो; तुम्हें नमस्कार है।


३६॰ भय नाश के लिये

एतत्ते वदनं सौम्यं लोचनत्रयभूषितम्।
पातु न: सर्वभीतिभ्य: कात्यायनि नमोऽस्तु ते॥

कात्यायनी! यह तीन लोचनों से विभूषित तुम्हारा सौम्य मुख सब प्रकार के भयों से हमारी रक्षा करे। तुम्हें नमस्कार है।


३७॰ भय नाश के लिये

त्रिशूलं पातु नो भीतेर्भद्रकालि नमोऽस्तु ते॥ ” (अ॰११, श्लो॰ २४,२५,२६)

भद्रकाली! ज्वालाओं के कारण विकराल प्रतीत होनेवाला, अत्यन्त भयंकर और समस्त असुरों का संहार करनेवाला तुम्हारा त्रिशूल भय से हमें बचाये। तुम्हें नमस्कार है।



                   Navratra Bhajans

                           Mata Ji Ke Bhajan

माता  जी के भजन


नवरात्रे आए हरे हरे

सब मिल जुल कर मैया को मनओ 
नवरात्रे आए हरे हरे
नवरात्रे आए हरे हरे 
नवरात्रे आए मैया के

नौ बहनो की टोली देखो कैसी अजब निराली ...2
हाथो में है रचनी मेहंदी कांधे चुनर डाली ...2
नवरात्रे    हरे हरे,  
 नवरात्रे    आए मैया के
सब मिल जुल कर मैया को मननवरात्रे   आए हरे हरे

पान सुपारी ध्वजा नारियल तेरी भेंट चढाऊँ …2
हलवा चढाऊँ  तो पे मैया, छप्पन भोग लगाऊँ…2
नवरात्रे   आए हरे हरे
नवरात्रे  आए मैया के
सब मिल जुल कर मैया को मननवरात्रे आए हरे हरे

ना मागू हीरा मोती ना चाँदी ना सोना …2
मै तो मागू तेरे हय में एक छोटा सा कोना …2
नवरात्रे   आए हरे हरे ,  
नवरात्रे   आए मैया के
सब मिल जुल कर  मैया को मनाओ  नवरात्रे  आए हरे हरे

मनोकामना हो जो परी मै यह वचन निभाऊ …2
जोर शोर से मैया तेरा जगराता करवाऊं …2
 नवरात्रे  आए हरे हरे
नवरात्रे  आए मैया के
सब मिल जुल कर मैया को मनाओ  नवरात्रे   आए हरे हरे



हम तो है चाकर मैया

मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे ...2

हम तो है चाकर
 मैया तेरे दरबार के ...2
ओ भूखे हैं हम तो, 
मैया भूखे हैं हम तो मैया बस तेरे प्यार के
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना माँ ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे

विनती हमारी भी अब करो मंजूर माँ ...2
ओ चरणों से हम को कभी
चरणों से हम को कभी
करना ना दूर माँ,
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे ...2

मुझे जान के अपना ही बालक, सब भूल तू मेरी भूला देना ...2
ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे आँचल में मुझे छुपा लेना,
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना माँ शेरोवाली जगदमबे

तुम हो शिव जी की शक्ति, मैया शेरोवाली ...2
मेरे भोले की, ओ मेरे भोले की शक्ति
मैया शेरोवली, मेरे भोले की शक्ति,
तुम हो दुर्गा हो अम्बे, मैया तुम हो काली,
बन के अमृत की
 बन के अमृत की धार सदा बहना ओ शेरोवाली ...2
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे

तेरे बालक को तभी माँ सबर आए ...2     
जहाँ देखूं मैं तू ही तू नजर आए
मुझ इसके
मुझे इसके सिवा कुछ ना कहना ओ शेरोवाली ...2  
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे

दे दो  भगतो को भक्ति का दान मैया जी
अपने  भगतो को हां हां अपने भगतो को माता,
अपने भगतो को भक्ति का दान मैया जी
ओ हम सब गाते रहें तेरा गुणगान मैया जी
है भजन तेरा
है भजन तेरा भगतो का गहना
मेरी अखियों के सामने ही रहना 
ओ शेरोवाली जगदमबे
ओ शेरोवाली ओ मेहरोंवाली जगदमबे ...2



पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा

सारे बोलो जय माता दी, प्रेम से बोलो जय माता दी
मिल के बोलो जय माता दी, जोर से बोलो जय माता दी

जयकारा शेराँ ली दा
बोल साँचे दरबार की जय
पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा 
भगता जय माता की करता जा .
ऊँचे पर्वतों की चढ़ लो चढ़ाई भगतो,  
सुंदर गुफा में विराजे महामाई भगतो ……2

पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा 
भगता जय माता की करता जा,   
जय माँ,जय माँ, जय जय माँ…2

कटड़ा से चल दर्शन द्वार पे आगे कदम बढ़ा लो,
बाण गंगा के शीतल जल में डुबकी एक लगा लो
डुबकी एक लगा लो ……..2
चरण पादुका मंदिर में भी  झुक कर माथा टेको,
र्द्ध कवारी, गर्भ जून का भाव से जलवा देखो,  
भाव से जलवा देखो …..2
ऋतु अंबे माँ  के दर्शनों की आयी भगतो,
सुंदर गुफा में विराजे महामाई भगतो …..2

पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा 
भगता जय माता की करता जा …..2

सारे बोलो जय माता दी
प्रेम से बोलो जय माता दी
मिल के बोलो जय माता दी,  
जोर से बोलो जय माता दी
जयकारा ज्योतावाली दा  
बोल साँचे दरबार की जय

हाथी मत्था कठिन रास्ते देख ना हिम्मत हारो,
माँ के भगतो अम्बे माँ का मन से नाम ऊचारों
मन से नाम चारों……2
साँझी छत पर रुक कर अपनी थोड़ी थकन मिठाओ,
श्रद्धा भाव से तुम कंजको को पैसे दे के जाओ,  
पैसे दे के जाओ……….2
सच्ची भावना से कर लो कमाई भगतो,  
सुंदर गुफा में विराजे महामाई भगतो

पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा 
भगता जय माता की करता जा

माँ के चरणों की गंगा में अपनी धो लो काया,
वैष्णो देवी के दर्शनों  का पावन अवसर आया,  
पावन अवसर आया ...2

गुफा के अन्दर पिंडियों का देखो आज नजारा,
झुक के यहां पर लेता मुरादे कहते  हें जग सारा,  
कहते  हें जग सारा ...2
होती सबकी हें यहां सुनवाई भगतो,  
सुंदर गुफा में विराजे महामाई भगतो ,

पौड़ी पौड़ी चढ़ता जा 
भगता जय माता की करता जा

धरती बोले जय माता दी
अम्बर बोले जय माता दी

पर्वत बोले जय माता दी,

नदिया बोले जय माता दी,

पवन बोले जय माता दी,
झरना बोले जय माता दी,
मै भी बोलूँ जय माता दी,  
पर्वत बोले जय माता दी
नदिया बोले जय माता दी,
पवन बोले जय
तुम भी बोलो जय माता दी,

जयकारा शेराँवाली दा ... बोल साँचे दरबार की जय
जयकारा ज्योतावाली दा ... बोल साँचे दरबार की जय
जयकारा पहाड़ावाली दा ... बोल साँचे दरबार की जय



दुर्गा है मेरी  माँ

जयकारा शेरोंवाली का
बोल साँचे दरबार की जय

दुर्गा है मेरी  माँ,  अंबे है मेरी माँ
ओ बोलो जय  माता की,  जय हो
ओ बोलो जय माता की,  जय हो

जो भी दर पे आएजय हो
वो खाली ना जाएजय हो
सब के ग़म कम हैं करती, जय हो,
सब के दुखड़े हरतीजय  हो
ओ मैया शेराँ ली, जय हो
भर दो झोली खाली,  जय  हो
दुर्गा है मेरी माँअंबे है मेरी  माँ,  

 मेरी माँ शेरोंवाली
पूरे करे अरमान जो सारे
देती है वरदान जो सारे,
अंबे ज्योतांवालिए
दुर्गा है मेरी  माँ , अंबे है मेरी माँ

ऊँचे मंदिरांवालिए, शेराँ वालिए

सारे जग को खेल खिलाये
बिछड़ों को जो खब मिलाये

दुर्गा मेहरावालिये
दुर्गा है मेरी  माँ , अंबे है मेरी माँ
ऊँचे मंदिरावालिए, शेराँ वालिए



प्यारा सजा है

दरबार तेरा दरबारों में इक खास एह्मियत रखता है
उसको वैसा मिल जाता है जो जैसी नीयत रखता है

प्यारा सजा है तेरा द्वार भवानी  ….2
बड़ा न्यारा सजा है तेरा द्वार भवानी
क्तों की लगी है कतार भवानी

ऊँचे पर्वत भवन निराला ….2  
आके सीस नवावे संसार भवानी
प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी ….2

जग मग जग मग  जोत जगे है,….2  
तेरे चरणों में गंगा की धार भवानी
तेरे चरणों में गंगा के धार भवानी,
तेरे भक्तों की लगी है कतार भवानी

प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी ….2
लाल चुनरिया लाल लाल चूड़ा …. 2  
गले लाल लों के सोहे हार भवानी
बड़ा प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी ….2

सावन महीना मैया झूला झूले ….2    
देखो रूप कंजको का धार भवानी
प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी ….2

पल में भरती झोली खाली ….2 
तेरे खुल्ले दया के भंडार भवानी
तेरे भक्तो  की लगी है कतार भवानी
प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी ….2

हम सब को है तेरा सहारा माँ ….2 
कर दे  अपने सरन का बेड़ा पार  भवानी
बड़ा प्यारा सजा है तेरा द्वार भवानी
भक्तों की , तेरे भक्तों की

यहाँ भक्तों के लगी है कतार भवानी
प्यारा सजा है तेरे द्वार भवानी



पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी

पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा

पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा
छाया घोर अंधेरा भवानी, छाया घोर अंधेरा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा

गहरी नदिया नाव पुरानी
, दया करो माँ अम्बे भवानी
सबको आसरा तेरा भवानी  सबको आसरा तेरा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा

मै निर्गुणया गुण नहीं कोई, मैया जगा दो किस्मत सोई
देखियो  ना गुण मेरा भवानी, देखियो ना गुण मेरा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा

जग जननी तेरी जोत जलाई
, एक दीदार की आस लगायी
ह़ृदय में करो बसेरा भवानी, ह़ृदय में करो बसेरा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा

भगतो को माँ ऐसा कर
 दो, प्यार के एक नजर माँ कर दो
लूट  पाप लुटेरा  भवानी, लूटे पाप लुटेरा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा
पार करो मेरा बेड़ा भवानी, पार करो मेरा बेड़ा



देना देना
हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे  मैया

देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे  मैया ...2

जैसा सुहाग तुमने सावित्री को
मिल गए उन्हे  सत्यवान जगम्बे मैया
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे मैया …2

जैसा सुहाग तुमने सीता
जी को दीना
मिल गए उन्हे श्रीराम जगम्बे मैया
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे  मैया …2 
      जैसा सुहाग तुमने लक्षमी जी को दीना                                  
मिल गए उन्हे भगवान जगम्बे मैया
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे मैया …2

जैसा सुहाग तुमने गरा जी को दीना
मिल गए उन्हे भोले नाथ जगम्बे  मैया
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे  मैया …2

जैसा सुहाग तुमने रुक्
मणि को दीना
मिल गए उन्हे घनश्याम   जगम्बे  मैया
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे  मैया …2

वैसा सुहाग हम सखि
यों  को देना
अमर रहे सौभाग  जगम्बे  मैया,
देना देना हमे अटल सुहाग जगम्बे मैया ...2


भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे

भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या ...2

इक छोटी से कन्या
, इक छोटी से कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या ...2

भगतो ने पूछा मैया नाम तेरा क्या है ...2
 माँ बता गयी रे, इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी  कन्या
 भगतो ने पूछा मैया धाम तेरा कहाँ है ...2
पर्बत त्रिकुट बता गयी रे
, इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या

भगतो ने पूछा मैया सवारी तेरी क्या है ...2
पीला शेर बता गयी रे
,इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो ने पूछा मैया प्रसाद तेरा क्या है ...2
हलवा पूरी चना बता गयी रे
, इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो ने पूछा मैया श्रृंगार तेरा क्या है ...2
चोला लाल बता गयी रे
, इक छोटी सी कन्या  

भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो ने पूछा मैया  शस्त्र  तेरा क्या है ...2
शूल चक्र बता गयी रे, इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या

भगतो ने पूछा मैया सबसे प्यारा तेरा क्या है ...2
भगतो का प्यार बता गयी रे, इक छोटी सी कन्या
भगतो को दर्शन दे गयी रे इक छोटी सी कन्या



दरबार वाली आरती

भोर भई दिन चढ़ गया मेरी अम्बे…………..2
हो रही जय जय कार मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ ।

हे दरबारा वाली आरती जय माँ
पहाड़ा  वाली आरती जय माँ

काहे दी मैया तेरी आरती बनावा………………2
काहे दी पावां विच बाती मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ ।

सुहे चोले वाली आरती जय माँ
हे माँ पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ ॥

सर्व सोने दी आरती बनावा
अगर कपूर पावां बाती मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ

हे माँ पिंडी रानी आरती जय माँ
हे पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ 

कौन सुहागन दिवा बालेया मेरी मैया………..2,
कौन जगेगा सारी रात मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ
सच्चिया ज्योतां वाली आरती जय माँ ,
हे पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ 

सर्व सुहागिन दिवा बालेया  मेरी अम्बे……….2, 
 ज्योत जगेगी सारी रात मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ
हे माँ त्रिकुटा रानी आरती जय माँ
हे पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ 

जुग जुग
 जीवे तेरा जम्मुए दा राजा…….2,
जिस तेरा भवन बनाया मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ

हे मेरी अम्बे रानी आरती जय माँ
हे पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ

सिमर चरण तेरा ध्यानु यश गावे
जो ध्यावे सो
, यो फल पावे,रख बाणे दी लाज,
मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ
सोहने मंदिरां वाली आरती जय माँ ॥

भोर भई दिन चढ़ गया मेरी अम्बे
भोर भई दिन चढ़ गया मेरी अम्बे,
हो रही जय जय कार मंदिर विच आरती जय माँ ।

हे दरबारा वाली आरती जय माँ 
ओ पहाड़ा वाली आरती जय माँ 


हनुमान जी के भजन


दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना,

दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना,  
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना

जब से रामायण पढ ली है
एक बात मैने  समझ ली है
रावण मरे ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
लंका जले ना हनुमान के बिना
दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना

लक्ष्मण का बचना मुश्किल था
कौन बूटी लाने के काबिल था
लक्ष्मण बचे ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
बूटी मिले ना हनुमान के बिना
दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना

सीता हरण के कहानी सुने
बनवारी मेरी जुबानी सुने
सीता मिलें ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
पता चले ना हनुमान के बिना
दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना

बैठे है सिंहासन पर श्रीराम जी
चरणों में बैठे  है हनुमान जी
मुक्ति मिले ना श्रीराम के बिना,  
भक्ति मिले ना हनुमान के बिना
दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना

दुनिया चले ना श्रीराम के बिना
राम जी चले ना हनुमान के बिना



 आज मंगलवार है

आज मंगलवार है महावीर का वार है, ये सच्चा दरबार है
च्चे मन स जो को ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

आज मंगलवार है महावीर का वार है , ये सच्चा दरबार है
च्चे मन स जो को ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है 

चैत सुदी पूनम मंगल का 
जन्म वीर ने पाया है, जन्म वीर ने पाया है, …2
लाल लंगोट गदा हाथ है
सिर पर मुकुट सजाया है, सिर पर मुकुट सजाया है
शंकर का अवतार है
, महावीर का वार है,
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है
 च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

ब्रह्माजी के ब्रह्म ज्ञान का 
फल भी तुम ने पाया है , फल भी तुमने पाया है …2
राम काज शिव शंकर ने 
वानर का रूप धार लिया है , वानर का रूप धार लिया है
लीला अपरम्पार है
, महावीर का वार है,
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

बालापन में महावीर ने 

हरदम ध्यान लगाया है हरदम ध्यान लगाया है …2
शरण दिया ऋषियों ने तुम को
ब्रह्म ध्यान लगाया है, ब्रह्म ध्यान लगाया है
राम रामा रार है
, महावीर का वार है
च्चे मन से जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह  सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

राम जन्म हुआ अयोध्या में 
कैसा नाच नचाया है , कैसा नाच नचाया है …2
कहा राम ने लक्ष्मण से 
यह वानर मन को भाया है वानर मन को भाया है
राम चरण से प्यार है महावीर का वार है

च्चे मन जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

पंचवटी से माता को जब 
रावण लेकर आया है , रावण लेकर आया है …2
लंका में जाकर तुम ने माता का पता लगाया है
, पता लगाया है 
अक्षय को मार है , महावीर का वार है,
   मन से जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
मेघना ने ब्रह्म पाश में
तुमको आन फँसाया है , तुमको आन फँसाया है …2
ब्रह्मपाश में पुष्कर के 
ब्रह्मा का मान बढ़ाया है ,ब्रह्मा का मान बढ़ाया है,
रंगी वा की मार है, महावीर का वार है,
च्चे  मन सो जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है,
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन स जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है

लंका जलाई आपने जब 
रावण भी घबराया है , जब रावण भी घबराया है …2
श्रीराम लखन को आन कर 
माँ का संदेश सुनाया है , माँ का संदेश सुनाया है
क अपार है, महावीर का वार है,
च्चे मन सो जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है
आज मंगलवार है
, महावीर का वार है, यह सच्चा दरबार है 
च्चे मन सो जो कोई ध्यावे उसका बेड़ा पार है


श्री अंबा मां की आरती

जय अंबे गौरी , मैया जय श्यामा गौरी ।
तुमको निशदिन ध्यावत , हरि ब्रह्मा शिवरी ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

मांग सिंदूर विराजत , टीको मृगमद को ।
उज्ज्वल से दोउ नैना , चंद्रवदन नीको ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

कनक समान कलेवर, रक्तांबर राजै ।
रक्तपुष्प गल माला, कंठन पर साजै ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

केहरि वाहन राजत
, खड्ग खप्पर धारी ।
सुर-नर-मुनिजन सेवत, तिनके दुखहारी ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

कानन कुण्डल शोभित
, नासाग्रे मोती ।
कोटिक चंद्र दिवाकर, राजत सम ज्योती ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

शुंभ-निशुंभ बिदारे
, महिषासुर घाती ।
धूम्र विलोचन नैना, निशदिन मदमाती ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

चण्ड-मुण्ड संहारे
, शोणित बीज हरे ।
मधु-कैटभ दोउ मारे, सुर भयहीन करे ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

, रूद्राणी, तुम कमला रानी ।
आगम निगम बखानी, तुम शिव पटरानी ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

चौंसठ योगिनी मंगल गावत
, नृत्य करत भैंरू ।
बाजत ताल मृदंगा, अरू बाजत डमरू ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

तुम ही जग की माता
, तुम ही हो भरता ।
भक्तन की दुख हरता, सुख-संपत्ति करता ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

भुजा चार अति शोभित
, वरमुद्रा धारी । 
मनवांछित फल पावत, सेवत नर नारी ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

कंचन थाल विराजत
, अगर कपूर बाती ।
श्रीमालकेतु में राजत, कोटि रतन ज्योती ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी

श्री अंबे जी की आरति
, जो कोइ नर गावे ।
कहत शिवानंद स्वामी सुख-संपत्ति पावे ॥
ॐ जय अंबे गौरी


                         Jai Ambe Gauri Aarti          

* Jai ambe gaurii maiyaa, Jai shyaamaa gaurii
  Nishadin tumako dhyaavat, Hari brahma shivajii

"Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to you, O Parvati, who are so rich in maiden grace (virgin beauty), the object of daily meditation by Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva!"

* Maang sinduur viraajat, Tiko mrig madako 
   Ujjvala se dauu nainaa, Chandravan niiko

"O Ambe! On your forehead is a resplendent mark of vermilion along with a mark of musk (signifying good luck). Your twin eyes are bright and your face beautiful as the moon."

* Kanak  samaan kalevar, Raktaambar raaje
   Raktapushp galamaalaa, Kanthahaar saaje

"Your body with a tinge of gold is splendidly dressed in red attire; on your throat lies a wreath of red blossoms like a beautiful necklace."

* Kehari vaahan raajat, Khadag khappar dhaari
   Sur nar muni jana sevat, Tinake dukh haari

"Your vehicle, the lion, is, O Mother in keeping with your splendid form; you bear a sword and a skull in your hands, and on you attend the gods, men, hermits and your votaries whose grief you drive away."

* Kaanan kunadal shobhit, Naasaagre motii
   Kotik chandra divaakar, Sam raajat jyotii

"You are adorned with rings on your ears and with pearl on the tip of your nose, your radiance looks as splendid as that of myriad of suns and moons."

* Shumbh nishumbh bidaare, Mahishaasura ghaatii
   Dhuumra vilochan nainaa, Nishadin madamaatii

"O slayer of the demon Mahisha, you tore apart the bodies of Shumbha, Nishumbha and Dhuumravilochana. (In the battle waged against them) your eyes reflected a frenzy of fury everyday and night."

* Brahmaanii rudraanii, Tum kamalaa raanii
  Aagam-nigam bakhaanii, Tum shiv pataraanii

"You are the beloved consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu. The Vedas and the Shastras describe you as the queen consort of Shiva,"

* Chausath yoginii gaavata, Nritya karat bhairon
   Baajat taal mridang, Aur baajat damaruu

"Sixty-four Yoginis chorus your praise and glorify you, while Bhairava (Shiva) dances in tune to the accompaniment of the sound of tambour (mridanga) and drum (damaru)."

* Tum ho jaga kii maataa, Tum hii ho bhartaa
   Bhaktan kii dukh hartaa, Sukh sampatti kartaa

"You are mother of the universe, its sustainer, reliever of your devotees' affliction and bestower of happiness and prosperity."

* Bhujaa chaar ati shobhit, Var mudraa dhaarii
   Man Vaanchit phal paavat, Sevat nar naarii

"The four arms you have adorned your person, while the hand raised in benediction reveals your benign aspect. Those among men and women who wait on you and worship you have all their cherished wishes ever fulfilled."

* Kanchan thaal viraajat, Agaru kapuur baatii
  Maalaketu mein raajat, Kotiratan jyotii

"In a golden platter are beautifully laid aloe and camphor, both of which have lighted (to be waved before you); in he radiance of your forehead is reflected the splendour of a myriad gems."

* Jai ambe gaurii maiyaa, Jai shyaamaa gaurii
 Nishadin tumako dhyaavat, Hari brahma shivajii

"Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to you, O Parvati, who are so rich in maiden grace (virgin beauty), the object of daily meditation by Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva!"


श्री दुर्गा चालीसा

नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी
नमो नमो अंबे दुःख हरनी

निरंकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी
तिहु लोक फैली उजियारी

शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला
नेत्र लाल भृकुटि  विकराला

रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे
दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे

तुम संसार शक्ति ले कना
पालन हेतु अन्न धन दना

अन्नपूर्णा हुई जग पाला
तुम ही आदि सुंदरी बाला

प्रलयकाल सब नाशन हारी
तुम गौरी शिव शंकर प्यारी

शिव योगी तुम्हे गुन गावे
ब्रह्म विष्णु तुम्हे नित ध्यावे

रूप सरस्वती का तुम धारा
देत सुबुद्धि ऋषि मुनि उबारा

धर यो रूप नरसिंह को अम्बा
प्रगट भई फाड़ कर खम्बा

रक्षा कर प्रहलाद बचायो
हिरन्यकुश को स्वर्ग पठायो

लक्ष्मी रूप धरो जग माहि
श्री नारायण अंग समाहि

क्षीर सिन्धु में करत विलासा
दया सिन्धु दीजे मन आसा

हिंगलाज में तुम्ही भवानी
महिमा अमित न जात बखानी

मातंगी धूमावती माता
भु श्वरी बगला सुख दाता

श्री भैरव तारा जग तारिणी
छिन् न भाल भावः दुःख निवारिणी

केहर वाहन सोह भवानी
ांगुर वीर चलत अगवानी 

कर में खप्पर खडग विराजे
जाको देख काल डर भाजे

सोहे अस्त्र और त्रिशूला   

जाते उठत शत्रु हिय शूला
  नगरकोट में तुम्ही बिराजत
तिहु लोक में डंका बाजत

शुम्भ निशुम्भ दानव तुम मारे
रक्त बीज - शंखन संहारे

महिषासुर नरप अति अभिमानी

 अघ  भार महि अकुलानी
रूप कराल कलि को धरा
सेन सहित तुम तिहि संहार 

परी भीड़ संतन पर जब जब
भई सहाय मातु तुम तब तब

अरु  बासव लोक
महिमा सब रहे अशोका
ज्वाला में है ज्योति तुम्हारी
तुम्हे सदा पूजे नर नारी

प्रेम भक्ति से जो जस गावे

दुःख दारिद्र निकट नही आवे

ध्यावे तुम्हे जो नर मन ला
जनम मरण ताकौ छुटि जाई

जोगी सुर-मुनि कहत पुकारी

योग न हो बिन शक्ति तुम्हारी

शंकर आचरज तप कीनो

काम अरो क्रोध
जीति तिन लीनो
निशदिन ध्यान धरो शंकर को

काहू काल नही सुमिरो तुमको

शक्ति रूप को मर्म न पायो

शक्ति गयी तब मन पछतायो

शरणागत हुई कीर्ति बखानी

जय जय जय जगदम्ब भवानी

भई प्रसन्न आदि जगदम्बा
शक्ति नही कन विलम्बा

मोको मातु कष्ट अति घेरो
तुम बिन कौन हरे दुःख मेरो

 आशा तृष्णा निपट सतावे
रिपु मरख मोहि अति डरवावे
शत्रु नाश कीजे महारानी
सुमिरो इकचित तुम्हे भवानी

करो कृपा हे मातु दयाला
ऋद्धि सिद्धि दे करहु निहाला

जब लग जियूँ दयाफल पाऊ
तुम्हरो जस मैं सदा सुनाऊँ
दुर्गा चालीसा जो कोई गावे
सब सुख भोग परम पद पावे

देवदास शरण निज जानी
करहु कृपा जगदम्ब भवानी


Shree Durga Chaalisa

Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karni
Namo Namo Ambe Dukh Harni

Nirankar Hai Jyoti Tumhari

Tihu Lok Faili Ujiyari

Shashi Lalat Mukh Mahavishala

Netra Lal Brukuti Vikrala

Roop Matu Ko Adhik Suhavey

Darash Karat Jan Ati Sukhpavay

Tum Sansar Shakti Lay Kina

Paalan Hetu An Dhan Dina

Annpoorna Hui Jag Paala

Tum Hi Aadi Sundari Bala

Pralaykaal Sab Naashan Haari

Tum Gauri Shiv Shankar Pyari

Shiv Yogi Tumharey Gun Gavey

Brahma Vishnu Tumhe Nit Dhyavey

Roop Saraswati Ko Tum Dhaara

De Subuddhi Rishi Muni Ubaara

Dhara Roop Narsinha Ko Amba

Pargat Bhayee Phad Kar Khamba

Raksha Kar Prahlad Bachayo

Hirnakush Ko Swarg Pathayo

Lakshmi Roop Dharo Jag Mahi

Shri Narayan Ang Samahi

Shirsindhu Mein Karat Vilaasa

Dayasindhu Deejay Man Aasa

Hinglaaj Mein Tumhi Bhavani

Mahima Amit Na Jaat Bakhani

Maatangi Dhumavati Mata

Bhunvenshwari Bagla Sukh Daata

Shri Bhairav Tara Jag Taarini

Shin Bhaal Bhav Dukh Nivarini

Kehar Vaahan Soh Bhavani

Laangur Veer Chalat Agvaani

Kar Mein Khappar Khadag Virajey

Jaako Dekh Kaal Dar Bhaajey

Sohay Astra Aur Trishula

Jaatey Uthat Shatru Hiya Shoola

Nagarkot Mein Tumhi Birajat

Tihu Lok Mein Danka Baajat

Shumbh Nishumbh Daanav Tum Maarey

Rakt Beej Shankhan Sanhaarey

Mahishasur Narp Ati Abhimaani

Jehi Ag Bhaar Mahi Akulani

Roop Karaal Kali Ko Dhaara

Sen Sahit Tum Tihi Sanhaara

Pari Bheed Santan Par Jab Jab

Bhayee Sahay Maatu Tum Tab Tab

Amar Puri Auron Sab Loka

Tab Mahima Sab Rahey Ashoka

Jwaala Mein Hai Jyoti Tumhari

Tumhe Sada Pujey Nar Nari

Prem Bhakti Se Jo Jas Gaavey

Dukh Daaridra Nikat Nahi Aavey

Dhyavey Tumhe Jo Nar Man Laai

Janam Maran Taako Chuti Jaai

Jogi Sur-Muni Kahat Pukari

Yog Na Ho Bin Shakti Tumhari

Shankar Aacharaj Tap Kino

Kaam Aro Krodh Jiti Sab Lino

Nishdin Dhyan Dharo Shankar Ko

Kaahu Kaal Nahi Sumiro Tumko

Shakti Roop Ko Maram Na Paayo

Shakti Gayee Tab Man Pachtaayo

Sharnagat Hui Kirti Bakhaani

Jai Jai Jai Jagdamb Bhavani

Bhayi Prasan Aadi Jagdamba

Dai Shakti Nahi Kin Vilamba

Moko Maatu Kasht Ati Gero

Tum Bin Kaun Harey Dukh Mero

Aasha Trishna Nipat Satavey

Ripu Murakh Mohi Ati Dar Paavey

Shatru Naash Keejay Maharani

Sumiro Ikchit Tumhe Bhavani

Karo Kripa Hey Maatu Dayala

Ridhi Sidhi Dey Karahu Nihala

Jab Lagi Jiyo Dayafal Paau

Tumharo Jas May Sada Sunau

Durga Chalisa Jo Koi Gaavey

Sab Sukh Bhog Param Pad Paavey

Devidas Sharan Nij Jaani

Karahu Kripa Jagdamb Bhavani

Jai Ambe Jai Jai Durge



1. Creation Of Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga represents a united front of all Divine forces against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. The gods in heaven decided to create an all-powerful being to kill the demon king Mahishasur who was ready to attack them. At that very moment a stream of lightning dazzled forth from the mouths of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and it turned into a beautiful, magnificent woman with ten hands. Then all the gods furnished her with their special weapons. The image of Durga, the Eternal Mother destroying the demon, Mahishasur is symbolic of the final confrontation of the spiritual urge of man with his baser passions.



As per our great epic Mahabharat, Pandavas after wandering in the forest for 12 years, hung their weapons on a Shami tree before entering the court of king Virat to spend the last one year in disguise. After the completion of that year on Vijayadashmi the day of Dassera they brought down the weapons from the Shami tree and declared their true identity. Since that day the exchange of Shami leaves on Dassera day became symbols of good, will and victory.


3.Lord Rama

This festival has immense mythological significance. As per Ramayan, Ram did "chandi-puja and invoked the blessings of Durga to kill Ravana, the ten-headed king of Lanka who had abducted Seeta and had charmed life. Durga divulged the secret to Ram how he could kill Ravana. Then after vanquishing him, Ram with Seeta and Laxman returned victorious to his kingdom of Ayodhya on Diwali day.



Kautsa, the young son of Devdatt, insisted on his guru Varatantu to accept "gurudakshina", after finishing his education. After lots of persistence his Guru, finally asked for 14 crore gold coins, one crore for each of the 14 sciences he taught Kautsa. Kautsa went to king Raghuraj, who was known for his genorisity and was an ancestor of Rama. But just at that time he had emptied all his coffers on the Brahmins, after performing the Vishvajit sacrifice. So, the king went to Lord Indra and asked for the gold coins. Indra summoned Kuber, the god of wealth. Indra told Kuber, "Make a rain of gold coins fall on the "shanu" and "apati" trees round Raghuraja's city of Ayodhya." The rain of coins began to fall. The king Raghu gave all the coins to Kautsa, who gave 14 crores gold coins to his guru. The remaining coins were lavishly distributed to the people of Ayodhya city. This happened on the day of Dussehra. In remembrance of this event the custom is kept of looting the leaves of the "apati" trees and people present each other these leaves as "sone" (gold).





* 2 cup kuttu ka atta
* 4 potato (alu)
* 1/2 tsp rock salt (sendha namak)
* 1/2 tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch)
* clarified butter (ghee) for frying


* Boil and mash potato.
* Now mix salt, atta, kali mirch and alu and knead into dough.
* Make small balls of the dough and roll each into small puris.
* Heat ghee in a pan.
* Fry each puri in ghee.
* When cooked on one side turn it and cook on the other side also until it turns light brown.
* Serve them hot.




* 500 gm hare singhade (fresh water caltrop)
* 125 gm sugar
* 100 gm thickened milk (mawa)
* 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
* 1 cup milk (doodh)
* 1/4 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi)
* 5-6 cashew nut (kaju)
* 5-6 almond (badam)
* few drops of yellow colour (peela rang)


* Peel singhade and grate them.
* Fry singhade in a pan with ghee.
* Grate thickened milk and add to the above until it becomes light brown.
* Boil milk, sugar and 1 cup milk in a container.
* Add thickened milk and stir continuously until it thickens.
* Then add 2-3 drops of colour and remove it from the flame.
* Garnish with cardamom powder and finely chopped almond and cashew nuts. * Serve hot.




* Mango powder (Amchur)
* 1/2 cup chestnut flour
* 10-12 small squares of pumpkin
* Oil for frying
* 2 potatoes, cut into thin round slices
* 11/2 tsp salt


* Mix the flour and salt.
* Then slowly mix in water to make a smooth paste.
* Dip the slices of potatoes and pumpkin in this paste, one by one.
* Heat up oil in a deep frying pan.
* Deep fry the potatoe and pumpkin slices in the oil.
* Sprinkle with some chaat masala or amchur powder and serve immediately.




* 1 cup kotu ka atta (buckwheat up flour)
* 1/4 cup finely cut coriander leaves
* 1/2 tbsp black pepper powder
* ghee or vegetable oil for frying
* 3 medium sized potatoes (boiled whole till half-cooked)
* 1/2 tsp sendha namak (rock salt) or to taste


* Combine the flour, salt, pepper and coriander in round dish and mix well.
* Mix in water and cream into a smooth batter.
* Cream the batter until it is of cream consistency.
* Cover and keep aside for about 20 minutes.
* When the potatoes are cool enough, take off and slice each one into diagonal slices.
* Heat up enough ghee or oil for deep-frying in a kadhai over moderate heat.
* Put few slices of potato into the batter and cover them completely.
* One at a time, lower each slice of batter-coated potato into the hot oil.
* Fry as many slices as will float on the surface of the oil without touching.
* Fry on both sides until reddish gray and crisp.
* Serve hot as the fitters soften as they cool.




* 2 cloves
* 3 cup water
* 2 cardamoms
* 30 gm ghee
* 2 tsp kala namak
* 1 tsp cumin seeds
* 1/2 tsp chilli powder
* 125 gms samwat ke chaawal
* Coriander leaves for garnishing
* 1 big size potato, diced
* stick, tiny piece


* Heat up ghee, mix in cumin seeds, cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon.
* When slightly coloured, add potato and samwat ke chaawal.
* Stir-fry till they look a bit fried.
* Mix in salt, chilli powder and water, and bring to a boil.
* Lower the flame and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or till cooked through and the water is absorbed.
* Decorate with corinder leaves and serve hot.



* 5-6 boiled arbi
* 2-3 green chilies
* 1/2 tsp mango powder
* 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
* kadi pata
* 3 tbsp oil
* salt to taste


* Put oil in a pan.
* Heat up the oil and mix in kadi pata, green chillies and red chilly powder and mix it well.
* Now mix in the boiled arbi cut in small cubes and fry.
* When the arbi is half cooked mix in salt and mango powder.
* Mix well.
* When the arbi looks little crispy and golden brown turn the gas off.




* 1/2 tsp mango powder
* 3 tbsp oil
* salt to taste
* kadi pata
* 5-6 boiled potatoes
* 2-3 green chilies
* 1/2 tsp red chilly powder


* Put oil in a pan.
* Heat up the oil and mix in kadi pata, green chilies and red chilly powder and mix it well.
* Now mix in the boiled potatoes cut in small cubes and fry the potatoes in the pan.
* When the potatoes are half cooked mix in salt and mango powder.
* Mix well.
* When the potatoes look little crispy and golden brown turn the gas off.




* 4 raw banana (kachche kele)
* 4 tblsp each of chilly sauce and meethi chutney
* 1 tsp chat masala
* oil for frying
* 1 tsp chopped coriander


* Peel banana and cut fine slices of it like that of chips.
* Dip them in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
* Heat oil in a pan and deep fry all the banana slices until they turn golden brown. Keep them aside.
* Now mix chilly and meethi chutney with the chips well and place them in a serving dish.
* Garnish with coriander and sev.
* Sprinkle some chat masala on the top and serve.




* 1/2 cup pumpkin (kashiphal, kaddu)
* 2 cup curd (dahi)
* 1/4 tsp salt (namak)
* 1/4 tsp rock salt (kala namak)
* 1/2 tsp mustard (raai) powder
* 1/2 tsp cumin powder (jeera)


* Grate kashiphal (kaddu) and boil in 1/4 cup water at low flame.
* When water dries remove it from the gas and let it cool.
* Beat curd and mix all the ingredients along with kaddu (pumpkin).
* Serve it chilled.




* 4 large ripe banana (pake kele)
* 11/2 cup milk (doodh)
* 2 cup sugar
* 2 tblsp clarified butter (ghee)
* 75 gm coconut (nariyal)
* 1/2 cup crushed walnut (akhrot)


* Peel banana and mash them.
* Now cook mashed banana along with milk in a pan until milk dries up.
* Now add butter and stir continuously till it turns brown in colour.
* Now add sugar, grated coconut and walnut and stir.
* Remove it from the flame.
* Grease a plate with butter and spread the mixture in the plate.
* Its thickness should be 1/2”.
* When it settles to be cut in pieces, cut barfi in desired shape.
* Garnish with dry fruits and serve.




* 3 green chillies
* 6 potatoes, peeled, cubed
* salt to taste
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* Cut coriander leaves
* 3 dry red chillies
* 2 tbsp khuskhus roasted
* 3 tblsp oil
* 1/2 cup water


* Grind the roasted khuskhsu along with the green chillies and a few tblsp of water to a very fine paste.
* Keep aside.
* Heat up half of the oil in a pot for 2 minute till very hot.
* Shallow fry the potatoes in batches on medium heat up till they are lightly browned.
* Heat up the remaining oil in the same pan.
* Mix in the whole dry red chillies and turmeric powder.
* Fry briefly.
* Now mix in the khuskhus paste and fry again on low heat up for 5 minutes till the oil has left the sides of the pan.
* Add the fried potatoes and mix well.
* Add water and salt.
* Stir, cover and keep on low heat up for 15 minutes till the potatoes are soft.
* Decorate with cut fresh coriander.
* Serve hot.




* oil for deep frying
* 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
* salt according to taste
* 5-6 raw bananas


* Take off and put bananas in plenty of salted iced water.
* Slice bananas with a chip slicer into water, mix in in turmeric.
* Keep for 10 minutes, remove out water fully.
* Spread out on a kitchen cloth to take off moisture.
* Heat up oil in a wok till smoky.
* Fry banana slices in one-layer batches for a minute or two or until crisp.
* Lift chips out with slotted spoon and remove on paper towels.
* Sprinkle with salt before serving.




* 250g raw bananas
* 200g potatoes
* 200g tomato puree
* 4 cloves(laung)
* 1” cinnamon stick
* 2-3 green cardamom
* 2 tsp cumin seed
* 3 tsp pepper corns
* 1 tsp Ginger paste
* 1 tbsp ginger juliennes
* 3 green chillies
* 1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
* Sendha namak(Rock salt)



* Boil the raw bananas and the potatoes till done.
* Peel the raw bananas and the potatoes.
* Mash the two together and add rock salt to taste and mix well it should be smooth like a dough.
* Divide the mixture into 12 parts and roll into smooth balls deep fry the balls in hot oil or desi ghee and set aside.

* Dry roast the cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, pepper corns and cardamoms.
* Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly.
* Coarsely grind the spices.
* Heat the ghee and ad the ginger paste.
* Saute the ginger paste and add the tomato puree.
* Add half the ground spices and 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
* Simmer for 4-5 minutes.
* Add the ginger juliennes, remaining ground spices, slit green chilies.
* Season with rock salt and pour over the prepared koftas
* Serve hot.




* 1/4 tsp ajwain
* chilli powder to taste
* rock salt to taste
* 2-3 green chillies
* a pinch of mango powder
* 1/2 kg arbi
* 1/4 tsp coriander powder
* 2 tbsp ginger


* Boil the arbi.
* Cool, take off and slice each into two.
* Heat up the oil and fry the cut arbi till slightly browned.
* Mix in 1 tbsp oil and heat up in a wok.
* Meanwhile make a paste of ginger and green chillies.
* Mix in the paste to the heated oil and stir fry for a few minutes.
* Mix in the fried arbi and stir fry on a slow fire.
* Simultaneously mix in salt, coriander powder, mango powder, ajwain and mix well.




* 1 big size potato diced in small pieces
* 1 tsp cumin seeds
* 1 cup samwat rice
* 2 tbsp ghee
* 2 cloves
* 2 tsp rock salt (kala namak)
* 2 green cardamom
* a tiny piece of cinnamon
* green coriander to garnish
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
* 3 cup water


* Heat up ghee in a pot.
* Mix in cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
* When they give off fragrance, mix in potato and rice.
* Stir-fry to a light brown color.
* Mix in rock salt, chilli powder and water and boil.
* Cover the pot and let it simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) on low flame for about 15 minutes.
* Decorate with green coriander.
* Serve hot.




* 2 Raw Bananas (peeled & chopped)
* 1 tsp. Coriander Leaves (chopped)
* 1/2 tsp Arrowroot Powder
* 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
* 1 stalk Curry Leaves
* 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
* 1 Green Chili (slit)
* 1 tsp Lemon Juice
* 1 tbsp Curd
* Salt to taste
* 1 tbsp Oil

* Put banana pieces in a bowl of salted water.
* Let them stand for some time.
* Heat some water in a pan and add banana pieces to the boiling water.
* Add a pinch of turmeric and let the water boil until pieces are tender but not mushy.
* Drain and keep the pieces aside to cool a little.
* Add curd, turmeric and salt to banana pieces, and mix gently.
* Heat oil in a heavy pan; add cumin and curry leaves and allow it to splutter.
* Now add banana pieces and 1/4 cup of water to the above.
* Cover the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
* Sprinkle arrowroot powder to the above-made dish and pour lemon juice over it.
* Stir well to blend.
* Garnish the sabzi with coriander leaves.
* Kachhe Kele Ki Sabzi is ready to savor.



* 1 cup grated lauki/ghia/doodhi(bottle gourd)
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 litre milk
* ½ tsp cardamom powder
* 2tbsp mixed dry fruits


* Bring the milk to boil in a heavy bottom pan.
* Reduce for 20 minutes on low flame and stir occasionally.
* Add the grated lauki and cook till the milk thickens.
* Add the sugar and cook for 5 more minutes.
* Add the dry fruits and the cardamom powder and serve.    




* 4 cups grated bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi/ghia)
* 1 cup milk
* 2cup sugar
* ½ cup desi ghee ( clarified butter)
* 1tbsp kishmish (raisins)
* 1 tsp magaz ( melon seeds)


* In a heavy bottom pan, bring the grated bottle gourd and milk to a boil.
* Reduce the flame and cook till almost done.
* Add the sugar and the ghee and cook further till the ghee leaves the side of the pan.
* While cooking, keep stirring continuously to avoid burning.
* Add the kishmish and chirojee and mix well. Can be served hot and cold.




* ½ kg Bottle gourd (lauki/ghia/doodhi)
* 200g paneer
* 200g boiled potatoes
* 2cloves
* 1” cinnamon powder
* 2 cardamoms
* 1 cup yoghurt
* ½ cup cream
* 50g khoya (thickened milk)
* 50g almonds
* 1 tsp black pepper powder
* 2 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
* Rock salt to taste (sendha namak)


* Peel the bottle gourd and cut into ½ “ thick slices.
* Carefully cut out the pith of each slice so that you have clean circles left with you.
* Heat the ghee in a pan and shallow fry the rings for 1 minute on each side and set aside.
* Grate the paneer and the boiled potatoes.
* Season with salt and pepper and stuff inside the gourd rings.
* Shallow fry the stuffed rings till golden on each side.
* In the same ghee add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon .
* Add the khoya and saute for 1 minute on reduced flame.
* Add the beaten yoghurt and cook stirring continuously till it starts simmering.
* Add 1cup water and bring to a boil.
* Allow to simmer for4-5 minutes till it thickens a little.
* Add the cream and season with salt and pepper.
* Remove from fire and add the golden bottle gourd rings.
* Serve hot.




* 4 cups grated bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi/ghia)
* 1 cup milk
* 2cup sugar
* 250g khoya (thickened milk)
* 1 tbsp chironjee (sunflower seeds)
* 1 tsp magaz ( melon seeds)


* Boil the grated gourd with the milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
* Reduce the flame and cook till the milk has almost evaporated.
* Keep stirring frequently to avoid burning.
* Add the sugar and cook further till the mixture has thickened a little. 

* Add the khoya and mix well.
* Remove from flame and pour in a well greased tray.
* Smoothen the top level and garnish with chironjee and magaz.
* Press the top level lightly and allow to cool.
* Refrigerate for 1 hour.
* Cut into squares and serve.




* 4 medium sized tomatoes
* 200g boiled potatoes
* 100g paneer (cottage cheese)
* 1 tbsp desi ghee  (clarified butter)
* 1 tsp finely chopped green chilies
* 1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
* ½ tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder)
* ½ tsp black pepper powder
* 1 tsp sendha namak ( rock salt)


* Cut off the top of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp to get a cavity. Set aside.
* Grate the paneer and the boiled potatoes.
* Mix in all the other ingredients.
* Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mixture.
* Saute for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously.
* Cool the mixture and stuff in the tomatoes.
* Grill or bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree centigrade for 10 mins. 

* Alternatively you can shallow fry in 1tbsp till the tomatoes are cooked   but firm.




* 1 cup Saboodana (sago)
* 1 medium sized potato
* 1 cup chopped tomatoes
* ¼ cup peanuts
* 1tbsp chopped coriander
* 1tsp chopped green chilies
* ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
* Rock salt (sendha namak)
* 1 tbsp desi ghee


* Soak the saboodana for 2 hrs.
* Wash the saboodana well in running water till all the starch is washed off.
* Strain in a sieve and set aside for 2 hrs. for all the water to drain away.
* Peel the potato and cut into small dices.
* Heat the ghee in a pan and add the jeera.
* Allow the jeera to splutter and add the green chilies.
* Saute for 5-10 seconds and add the potatoes.
* Fry the potatoes and cook till half done and add the peanuts.
* Saute till the peanut is also done.
* Add the tomates and cover and cook f04 5 minutes till the tomatoes are cooked.
* Add the drained saboodana and salt and toss well till the sabodana turns transparent (almost 4-5 mins.)
* Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.




* 250g Yoghurt
* 1 tsp sugar
* 1 tsp rock salt (sendha namak)
* ½ tsp roasted cumin powder( bhuna jeera powder)
* 1 cucumber


* Pass the yoghurt through a sieve to get extra smooth yoghurt.
* Add the sugar and salt and mix well.
* Peel the cucumber and grate it.
* Add the grated cucumber to the yoghurt and mix well.
* Cool and serve garnished with the roasted cumin powder.




* 250g Desiccated coconut
* 250g khoya ( thickened milk)
* 300g powdered sugar
* ½ cup milk
* ½ tsp cardamom powder


* Grate or crumble the khoya.
* Heat the milk and add the khoya and cook on slow heat for 3-4 mins.
* Add 200g desiccated coconut and remove from fire mix well.
* Allow to cool a little and add the sugar.
* Divide the mixture into 12 parts.
* Shape each part into balls and roll in the remaining desiccated coconut. 

* Cool and serve.




* 1 ½ cup Kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
* 2 cup Yoghurt
* 1 large potato cut into small dices
* 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
* 2 green chilies finely chopped
* Desi ghee (clarified butter) or groundnut oil to fry
* 2 cup water
* Rock salt (sendha namak ) to taste


* Mix the potato dices with 1 cup kuttu ka atta and ½ tsp salt.
* Add 2 tbsp water and mix well to make pakoras (dumplings).
* Heat sufficient oil in a wok or kadhai to deep fry the dumplings.
* Put marble sized dumplings in the oil and deep fry till light golden.
* Mix the yoghurt and ½ cup kuttu ka atta with 2 cup water  and mix well.
* Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
* Allow to splutter and add the chopped green chilies.
* Saute fot 1 minute and add the yoghurt mix.
* Bring to a boil stirring continuously.
* Reduce the flame and allow to simmer for 8-10 mins.
* Add the potato dumplings and simmer for 3-4 mins.
* Add salt to taste and serve garnished with coriander leaves.




* 500g strawberries
* 350 ml low fat yoghurt
* 400ml apple juice
* Crushed ice


* Place all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.
* Serve in tall glasses.




* 250g paneer (cottage cheese)
* 200g tomato puree
* 4 cloves
* 1” cinnamon stick
* 2-3 green cardamom
* 2 tsp cumin seed
* 3 tsp pepper corns
* 2 tomatoes
* 1 tsp Ginger paste
* 1 tbsp ginger juliennes
* 3 green chillies
* 1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
* Sendha namak(Rock salt)


* Cut the paneer into 1” cubes.
* Cut each tomato into 8 parts and deseed.
* Slit the green chilies.
* Dry roast the cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, pepper corns and cardamoms.
* Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly.
* Coarsely grind the spices.
* Heat the ghee and add the ginger paste.
* Saute the ginger paste and add the tomato puree.
* Add half the ground spices and 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
* Add the paneer cubes and allow to simmer for5-6 mins.
* Add the tomatoes and simmer for 2-3 mins.
* Add the ginger juliennes, remaining ground spices, slit green chilies. 

* Season with rock salt and serve hot.



* 250g potatoes
* 100g paneer (cottage cheese)
* 2tsp finely chopped green chilies
* 2tsp chopped raisins
* 2tsp  chironjee (sunflower seeds)
* Sendha namak (rock salt ) to taste
* Desi ghee or Groundnut oil to shallow fry


* Boil the potatoes. Peel and mash the potatoes till smooth.
* Add sendha namak and mix well. Divide into 12 equal parts.

For filling-

* Grate the paneer and mix in the green chilies, chopped green chilies, raisins and sunflower seeds.
* Divide into 12 equal parts.
* Flatten each part of the potato mix on your palm.
* Fill in one part of paneer mix and fold in from all sides.
* Flatten in the shape of a patty.
* Heat the ghee in a pan.
* Shallow fry the pattice in medium hot oil till golden.
* Serve hot with coriander chutney or lemon slices.




* 1cup sago (saboodana)
* 400g potatoes
* 2tbsp chopped coriander
* 2tsp chopped green chilies
* Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
* Groundnut oil or desi ghee (clarified butter)to shallow fry


* Soak the saboodana (sago) in water for 30 mins.
* Drain and set aside.
* Boil the potatoes till done. Peel and mash fine.
* Add the soaked saboodanan, green chilies, coriander and salt to the potatoes and mix well.
* Divide the mixture into 16 equal parts.
* Roll our each part into a log  or a patty.
* Shallow fry in medium hot oil till golden.
* Serve with coriander chutney or meethi chutney.


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