Exalting Goddess Durga | Mahishasura Mardini Stotra
This amazingly powerful rendition of this stotra (chant) glorifies the grandeur and glory of Goddess Durga by Anandmurti Gurumaa in this video. It is a rousing call to all of us to vanquish the demons in our life, symbolized in this stotra as the demon Mahishasura whom the Goddess slays. This symbol illustrates our own defilements , not the outer ones but the inner negativities which pull us down – anger, fear, lust, greed, pride, jealousy. When we worship Goddess Durga by chanting this stotra, we are filled with powerful positive energy, bliss and great rapture . Invoking the blessings of the Goddess, we beseech Her to bestow upon us all those qualities which help us to come out of our ignorance, misery and inertia (tamas). Through spiritual practice, dedicated sadhana , humility, contentment, compassion, fearlessness, generosity – all beautiful positive qualities embodied by Goddess Durga enter our life, enhancing our joy and illuminating our inner wisdom.