Durga Suktam is a Vedic hymn of seven slokas addressing goddess Durga. It appears in the Maha Narayana Upanishad. Four of the seven slokas seem to address Vedic god Agni and are found in Rigveda as well. Regular chanting of Durga Suktam will help you attain higher level of consciousness and infills you with dynamism and energy. Get Sri Durga Suktam Lyrics in English Pdf here and chant it with devotion to get the grace of Maa Durga and Lord Agni.
Durga Suktam Lyrics in English – durgā sūktam
ōṃ ॥ jā̠tavē̍dasē sunavāma̠ sōma̍ marātīya̠tō nida̍hāti̠ vēda̍ḥ ।
sa na̍ḥ par-ṣa̠dati̍ du̠rgāṇi̠ viśvā̍ nā̠vēva̠ sindhu̍ṃ duri̠tātya̠gniḥ ॥ 1 ॥
Meaning: May we offer oblations of Soma to Knower-of-all-beings.
May that all-knowing One destroy that which is harmful to us. May
He the Divine Light that guides all, protects us by taking us
across all problems as a navigator guides a ship across the sea.
tāma̠gniva̍rṇāṃ tapa̍sā jvala̠ntīṃ vai̍rōcha̠nīṃ ka̍rmapha̠lēṣu̠ juṣṭā̎m ।
du̠rgāṃ dē̠vīgṃ śara̍ṇama̠haṃ prapa̍dyē su̠tara̍si tarasē̍ nama̍ḥ ॥ 2 ॥
Meaning: The goddess Durga is glowing and bright with ardency, is the
power of the Supreme Lord who has manifold manifestations
is the Power residing in actions and their fruits rendering them
efficacious. O savior goddess, we take refuge in her, salutations
to you who takes us across.
agnē̠ tvaṃ pā̍rayā̠ navyō̍ a̠smānth-sva̠stibhi̠rati̍ du̠rgāṇi̠ viśvā̎ ।
pūścha̍ pṛ̠thvī ba̍hu̠lā na̍ u̠rvī bhavā̍ tō̠kāya̠ tana̍yāya̠ śaṃyōḥ ॥ 3 ॥
Meaning: O Durga (as radiant as fire) worthy of praise. With skilled means
lead us beyond sorrow. May our homes and land become vast.
Moreover, may you be gracious to us and grant peace to both
our children and grandchildren.
viśvā̍ni nō du̠rgahā̍ jātavēda̠ḥ sindhu̠nna nā̠vā du̍ri̠tāti̍par-ṣi ।
agnē̍ atri̠vanmana̍sā gṛṇā̠nō̎smāka̍ṃ bōdhyavi̠tā ta̠nūnā̎m ॥ 4 ॥
Meaning: You are the savior, help us to cross the ocean of sorrow (and
sin) like one crosses the ocean by boat and grants us protection,
O Radiant one, protect our bodies and be mindful of us like
the sage Atri (who possessed generosity and compassion for all
pṛ̠ta̠nā̠ jita̠gṃ̠ saha̍mānamu̠grama̠gnigṃ hu̍vēma para̠māth-sa̠dhasthā̎t ।
sa na̍ḥ par-ṣa̠dati̍ du̠rgāṇi̠ viśvā̠ kṣāma̍ddē̠vō ati̍ duri̠tātya̠gniḥ ॥ 5 ॥
Meaning: We invoke the mystic Fire who is the leader of all from the
highest assembly place. He is the stallion and the fierce
vanquisher of the hosts of enemies. May he take us across our
problems and sins and this momentary world and grant us
pra̠tnōṣi̍ ka̠mīḍyō̍ adhva̠rēṣu̍ sa̠nāchcha̠ hōtā̠ navya̍ścha satsi̍ ।
svāñchā̎gnē ta̠nuva̍ṃ pi̠praya̍svā̠smabhya̍ṃ cha̠ saubha̍ga̠māya̍jasva ॥ 6 ॥
Meaning: You are invoked in sacrifices, increase our happiness. You abide
in all sacrifices ancient and recent, and in the places of sacrifice.
O Agni, please grant us your sparks, emancipation, may we
have unbounded good fortune.
gōbhi̠rjuṣṭa̍mayujō̠ niṣi̍kta̠ṃ tavē̎mdra viṣṇō̠ranu̠sañcha̍rēma ।
nāka̍sya pṛ̠ṣṭhama̠bhi sa̠ṃvasā̍nō̠ vaiṣṇa̍vīṃ lō̠ka i̠ha mā̍dayantām ॥ 7 ॥
Meaning: O’ Vishnu you are devoid of sin and sorrow, and you pervade
all things. Desirous of good luck comprising happiness here
and final beatitude, may we serve you in devotion continuously.
May the almighty who dwell in the highest heaven answer my prayer
ōṃ kā̠tyā̠ya̠nāya̍ vi̠dmahē̍ kanyaku̠māri̍ dhīmahi । tannō̍ durgiḥ prachō̠dayā̎t ॥
ōṃ śānti̠ḥ śānti̠ḥ śānti̍ḥ ॥
Meaning: We shall try to know Katyayani, we shall engage in contemplation
on Kanyakumari may Durga be pleased to guide us.
Aum! Peace! Peace! Peace!
ithi sri durgā sūktam ||