32 Names of Durga Durgādvātriḿśatnāmamālā

Durgādvātrimśatnāmamālā or 32 names of Durgā is a very popular hymn from the Hindu Holy Scriptures Durgāsaptasatī, known as 700 verses of praise to Durgā Maa. It is very popular among Shaktas and Hindu practitioners in general. Each word of it describes certain qualities of Devi and carries sacred vibrations of divine energy upon practitioner. It is said that the one repeating these names will be freed from every type of fears and difficulties without doubt.

Durgā Durgatirśaminī Durgāpadvinivāriṇī |
Durgamacchedinī Durgasādhinī Durganāśinī |1|

Durgatoddhāriṇī Durganihantrī Durgamāpahā |
Durgamajñānadā Durgadaityalokadavānalā |2|

Durgamā Durgamālokā Durgamātmasvarūpiṇī |
Durgamārgapradā Durgamavidyā Durgamāśritā |3|

Durgamajñānasaḿsthānā Durgamadhyānabhāsinī |
Durgamohā Durgamagā Durgamārthasvarūpiṇī |4|

Durgamāsurasanhantrī Durgamāyudhadhāriṇī |
Durgamāńgī Durgamatā Durgamyā Durgameśvarī |5|

Durgabhīmā Durgabhāmā Durgabhā Durgadāriṇī |
Nāmāvalimimām yastu Durgāyā mama mānavah |6|

Pathet Sarvabhayānmukto Bhavishyati Na Sanshayaah |7|

Word by word meaning of each name in English:

1) Durgā;
2) Durgatirśaminī, Who brings peace in difficulties;
3) Durgāpadvinivāriṇī, Who removes obstacles;

4) Durgamacchedinī, Who pierces hardest difficulties;
5) Durgasādhinī, Who tames the hardest situations;
6) Durganāśinī, Who destroyed demon Durga;

7) Durgatoddhāriṇī, Who uplifts from bad fate;
8) Durgenihantrī, impossible to be slayed;
9) Durgamāpahā, Who destroys difficulties;

10) Durgamajñānadā, Who doesn’t know difficulties;
11) Durgadaityalokadavānalā, Who destroys bad thoughts;

12) Durgamā, The Mother of diffculties;
13) Durgamālokā, Who is the abode of difficulties;
14) Durgamātmasvarūpiṇī, Who is the hard to reach Ātman-form;

15) Durgamārgapradā, Who is difficult to achieve path,
16) Durgamavidyā, Who is the hard to achieve knowledge;
17) Durgamāśritā, Who is liberation from difficulties;

18) Durgamajñānasaḿsthānā, Who is the abode of hard to achieve knowledge;
19) Durgamadhyānabhāsinī, Who remains in meditation in difficulties;

20) Durgamohā, Who deludes difficulties;
21) Durgamagā, Who resolves difficulties;
22) Durgamārthasvarūpiṇī, Who is the inner nature of difficulties;

23) Durgamāsurasanhantrī, Who destroys the egotism of demons;
24) Durgamāyudhadhāriṇī, Who possesses powerful weapons against difficulties;

25) Durgamāńgī, Who has strong limbs;
26) Durgamatā, Who is beyond difficulties;
27) Durgamyā, Who is hard to visit;
28) Durgameśvarī, Who is the Goddess of everything difficult to achieve,

29) Durgabhīmā, terrible to difficulties;
30) Durgabhāmā, Who is very wrathful;
31) Durgabhā, Who radiates light in difficulties;
32) Durgadāriṇī, Who removes difficulties.

Lines 6-7:
“I am a human and am singing this chain of names of Durgā;
those who chant this hymn become fearless, without doubts, in the future.”