Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a red glow and You have a Frightening frown
ROOP MATOU KO ADHIK SOUHAVE
DARSHA KARATA JANA ATI SOUKH PAVE
O Mother. Your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout
TOUM SANSAR SHAKTI LAYA KEENA
PALANA HEYTU ANNA DHAN DEENA
All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provides food and wealth for the World’s survival
ANNAPOORNA HOUI JAG PALA
TUMHI ADI SUNDARI BALA
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)
PRALAYAKALA SAB NASHANA HARI
TOUM GOWRI SHIV SHANKAR PYARI
At the time of dissolution, it is You, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved Consort of Lord Shiva, Gowri (Parvati)
SHIV YOGI TUMHRE GUN GAVEIN
BRAHMA VISHNU TUMHEIN NIT DHYAVEIN
Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise. Brahma, Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on You
ROOP SARASWATI KO TOUM DHARA
DEY SUBUDDHI RISHI MUNINA UBARA
You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too, to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their Welfare
DHARYO ROOP NARSIMHA KO AMBA
PRAGAT BHAYI PHAR KAR KHAMBA
O Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form of Narsimha, sundering the pillar
RAKSHA KARI PRAHLAD BACHAYO
HIRANYAYKSH KO SWARGA PATHAYO
Thus You saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was killed by your Hands
LAKSHMI ROOP DHARO JAG MAHIN
SHREE NARAYAN ANGA SAMAHIN
In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, O Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree Narayan
KSHEER SINDHU MEIN KARAT VILASA
DAYA SINDHU DEEJEY MAN ASA
Dwelling in the ocean of milk, O Goddess, with Lord Vishnu, please fulfill my desires.
HINGALAJA MEIN TOUMHI BHAVANI
MAHIMA AMIT NA JAT BAKHANI
O Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but You Yourself. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description
MATANGI DHOOMAWATI MATA
BHUVANESHWARI BAGALA SUKHDATA
You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is You who appear as Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all
SHREE BHAIRAV TARA JAG TARANI
CHHINNA BHALA BHAVA DUKH NIVARINI
It is You who redeem the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi, Taradevi and Chhinnamasta Devi, and end its sorrows
KEHARI VAHAN SOHA BHAVANI
LANGOUR VEER CHALATA AGAVANI
Reposing gracefully upon your vehicle, O Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome by the brave Langour (Lord Hanuman)
KAR MEIN KHAPPAR KHADGA VIRAJEY
JAKO DEKH KAL DAR BHAJEY
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
SOHE ASTRA AUR TRISHULA
JASE OUTHATA SHATRU HIYA SHOOLA
Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart aches with the sting Of fear
NAGARKOT MEIN TOUMHI VIRAJAT
TIHOUN LOK MEIN DANKA BAJAT
You also repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory
SHUMBH NISHUMBH DANUJ TOUM MARE
RAKTA BEEJ SHANKHANA SANGHARE
You slayed the demons like Shumbh & Nishumb and massacred the thousand forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej
MAHISHASUR NRIP ATI ABHIMANI
JEHI AGH BHAR MAHI AKOULANI
When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins of the arrogant Mahishasur
ROOP KARAL KALIKA DHARA
SEN SAHITA TOUM TIN SAMHARA
You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with his army
PARI GARH SANTANA PAR JAB JAB
BHAYI SAHAY MATOU TOUM TAB TAB
Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed, it is You O Mother, who came to their rescue.
AMARPURI ARU BASAV LOKA
TAB MAHIMA SAB RAHEY ASHOKA
All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by Your Grace. O Goddess!
JWALA MEIN HAI JYOTI TOUMHARI
TOUMHEIN SADA POOJEY NAR NARI
It is the symbol of Your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi. All men and women Ever worship You, O Mother!
PREM BHAKTI SE JO YASH GAVE
DUKH DARIDRA NIKAT NAHIN AVE
He who sings Your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains beyond the reach of grief And poverty
DHYAVE TOUMHEIN JO NAR MAN LAYI
JANMA MARAN TAKO CHHOUTI JAYI
He who meditates upon Your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.
JOGI SUR MUNI KAHAT POUKARI
JOG NA HO BINA SHAKTI TOUMHARI
All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your favor one can’t establish communion with God.
SHANKARA ACHARAJ TAP ATI KEENHO
KAM KRODH JEET SAB LEENHO
Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called Aacharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.
NISHIDIN DHYAN DHARO SHANKAR KO
KAHOU KAL NAHIN SOUMIRO TOUMKO
He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his mind on You.
SHAKTI ROOP KO MARAM NA PAYO
SHAKTI GAYI TAB MAN PACHITAYO
Since He did not realize your immense glory, all His powers waned and then He repented hitherto.
SHARNAGAT HOUYI KIRTI BAKHANI
JAI JAI JAI JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Then He sought refuge in You, chanted Your glory and ‘victory, victory, victory to Thee, O Jagadamba Bhavani’
BHAYI PRASANNA ADI JAGADAMBA
DAYI SHAKTI NAHIN KEEN VILAMBA
Then, O Primal Goddess Jagadamba Ji, You were propitiated and in no time You bestowed Him with his lost powers.
MAUKON MATOU KASHTA ATI GHERO
TOUM BIN KAUN HAREY DUKH MERO
O Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your Honored Self can provide relief please end my afflictions.
ASHA TRISHNA NIPAT SATAVEIN
MOHA MADADIK SAB BINSHAVEIN
Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and lust ever torment my heart.
SHATRU NASH KIJEY MAHARANI
SOUMIRON IKCHIT TOUMHEIN BHAVANI
O Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon you Please kill my enemies O Queen!
KARO KRIPA HEY MATOU DAYALA
RIDDHI SIDDHI DEY KARAHOU NIHALA
O Merciful Mother! Show me your favor and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.
JAB LAGI JIYOUN DAYA PHAL PAOUN
TOUMHRO YASH MEIN SADA SOUNAOUN
O Mother! May I be respectable of Your grace as long as I live, ever recounting the feats of Your Glory to all
DURGA CHALISA JO NAR GAVEY
SAB SOUKH BHOG PARAMPAD PAVEY
This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end
DEVIDAS SHARAN NIJ JANI
KARAHOUN KRIPA JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Deeming Devidas to have sought Your shelter, O Bhavani, grant me Your favor.