Goddess Durga | All About Maa Durga
Durga has 8 to 10 arms. These express the 8 directions. She protects her devotees from all regions. She is the female principle of divine energy and also known as Shakti, but she assumes the power of male gods to save the universe. She is represented as riding a lion, which signifies immense power and uses it to preserve virtue and destroy evil. The Trishul she holds symbolizes the 3 human qualities– Satwa (Inactivity or the ideal state of mind characterized by awareness and purity of thought), Rajas (activity or energy associated with desires, wishes, and ambitions) and Tamas (lethargy and stress). To achieve peace and happiness, we need a balance between these three qualities.
Significance of Durga Puja
Maa Durga is worshipped in a different avatar. On each day of Navratri Durga Maa worshiped in 9 different forms. Durga Puja is devoted to powerful divinity and is done with great faith and devotion by a large number of people. This Puja is performed by invoking Durga Mata followed by chanting mantras of Goddess Durga and then performing the puja to receive her blessings. Goddess Durga holds weapons in the hands are a mace, sword, disc, and arrow. This conveys the idea that one weapon cannot destroy all various types of enemies. Different weapons must be used to fight enemies depending upon the conditions. For example, selfishness must be finished by detachment, prejudice by self-knowledge, jealousy by desirelessness and ego by discrimination.
Benefits of Durga Puja
- Protects us from all troubles and sufferings.
- To help grow in business by removing barriers.
- Also conducted for peace.
- Protects from the evil eye, negative force and enemies.
- Gives happiness, wealth and success.
- Protect from distress, sorrow, and misery.
- Grants relief from prolonged illness and ensures a healthy life.
Spiritual Benefits of Durga Puja
- For divine grace and blessings of Maa Durga.
- For removal of planetary doshas in horoscope.
- Durga Puja is the most powerful bead for dhyaan/ meditation and spiritual attainments.
- It destroys sins & past karma by Antahkarna Shuddhi.
- It also gives concentration & peace of mind.
Health Benefits of Durga Puja
- It protects from negative forces and dangers.
- Protects from ailments & improves health.
- One who perform this puja gets protection and relief from diseases.
- Prevents mental & physical diseases.
- Worshippers get relief from diseases, difficulties and dangers.
Shaligram Shala Offers the Best Puja & Yagna Services in the World
Worlds First ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization for Puja & Yagna Services. Shaligram Shala Puja and Yagna Services is the most trusted brand for online Hindu pujas and yajna services provider. Our Managing Director of Shaligram Shala Sh. Rajeev Krishna Dasa who is Initiated in Gaudiya Sampradaya has been performing very big pujas like Ati Rudra Puja with 108 priests, Laksh Chandi puja and Yagna with 1100 priests, Satchandi Yagna, Ganesha Laxmi Saraswati pujas, Laxmi Narayana Pujas, Shiva Durga Pujas, Sudarshana Homam, Dasha Mahavidya Pujas, Nav Durga pujas, Navagraha poojas etc. We are conducting all Vedic and Tantrik pujas at our Shaligram Shala premises at Neelkanth Business Park, Vidyavihar West Mumbai since last 20 years for Indian and overseas devotees. Till date, Rajeev Krishna Prabhuji under his supervision has performed more than 5000 pujas in the last 5 years. Shaligram Shala Puja and Yajna Services and Puja services perform all types of Hindu Vedic and Tantric pujas in India and other parts of the world such as UK, USA, Japan, Europe, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand etc.
Why Book Durga Puja from Shaligram Shala
Our pujas are conducted strictly as per ancient Vedic rituals in our temple, installed in self-owned premises by well-versed learned Karmakandi priests from Shivkashi temple with the live streaming facility on Skype/ whatsapp vedio call and we welcome you to visit our center for participate in the Pujas personally. You can book online Puja or contact us for Puja service. You may log into Skype and take Sankalpa online with the Pundits and see your Puja being conducted in our Puja Mandir at Shaligram Shala Mandir premises.
Durga Puja by Shaligram Shala
Durga Puja by Shaligram Shala Puja & Yagna Services includes Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana(Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), 64 yogini Pujan, Shetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vachan, Sankalpa, Ganesh Pujan and Abhishek, Navgraha Pujan and 108 chants of each planetary mantra, Invocation of major Gods and Goddesses in Kalash, Maa Durga Yantra Puja, chants of Durga Gayatri Mantra, Durga Havan, Aarti, Pushpaanjali and Brahmin Bhojan.
Charity After Performing Puja Rituals
It is very important and mandatory to do charity for the poor people, animals and birds for the success of the puja ritual being performed. After performing the puja ritual Shaligram Shala Puja & Yagna Services gives charity on the behalf of the devotees. Following items will be donated to the poor & needy persons on the behalf of devotees whose puja ritual has been done. Few of the items will be donated to the temple and few items will be offered to the animals & birds as per the Hindu Shastras on the behalf of devotees to obtain the Satkarma and increase the power of this puja ritual. This charity helps in getting favorable results and wish fulfillment of the devotee very soon.
4. Feed to Animals or Birds
5. Donate Clothes (Chunari & other clothes)
6. Dakshina (money)
7. Brahman Bhoj (1 Priests or more)
8. Give ash of Havan to the temple of particular God & Goddess and then parcel it to the devotees along with puja tokri
9. Donate Shankh/ Kaudi/ anything collected from the ocean
10. Donate Metal
Sankalpa Being Taken by Rajeev Krishna Dasa
Each Puja Sankalpa has been taken elaborately by Sh. Rajeev Krishna (founder of shaligram.com) in English and Hindi so that devotees amply clear that for what purpose the particular puja is being conducted. One instruction sheet is sent wherein all the instructions are written in detail which are the number of priests, number of chants, Sankalpa, mantra, etc. Mr Rajeev Krishna can be contacted at 9322646420 / 9322646421 for listening to the Sankalpa. He will also briefly discuss your horoscope and guide you in the best possible way.
Pujas are performed by the highly qualified and SIDDHA priests at Shaligram Shala Puja Services
Shaligram Shala Puja and Yajna Services have a team of highly qualified M.A., PhD. (Sanskrit) priests and most distinguished Brahmins (Acharyas and Shastries who are well-read and have studied Vedas, Upnishads, Puranas, Tantras and Karmkand in its entirety and depth. These priests have post graduated from the Kashi and are well trained in performing all the Pujas as per Vedic, Tantrik and Karmakand rituals. These priests from Kashi have been performing very big pujas for the last 10 to 20 years. It may be noted that the priests performing the various pujas at Shaligram Puja and Yajna Services are SIDDHA priests who have done japa of a particular mantra for much more than 14 Lakh times and hence the same mantras chanted by them has manifold times more effect than the mantras chanted by the normal priests.
How do you ensure that puja is really done for you or not?
- Mr Rajeev Krishna takes puja Sankalpa on the behalf of the devotee before starting puja by either connecting with the devotee on WhatsApp or the recorded Sankalpa is sent to devotee by WhatsApp after the Sankalpa is taken but while the puja is still in progress.
- Devotees can also be connected to us by Skype or Whatsapp to hear the Sankalpa (devotees must send your skype id or WhatsApp number at the time of booking of puja).
- Small video clipping of Abhishekam of the main deity (or pradhan god) will be sent to you on WhatsApp while the puja is still in progress.
- The video clipping of mantra chanting by priests will be sent during the puja ritual.
- Video clipping of Yajna being performed will also be sent to you while the yajna is in progress.
- A video clipping of the fire pattern will be sent on your WhatsApp, that will emerge while doing the yajna. These fire patterns are indications of how well the overall puja has gone. In the fire patterns of the Yajna, we can clearly see how the Gods are taking the offerings of the yajna.
- Short Video clipping of Arti will be sent to you after the Yajna is over.
- The blessing of pundits (Ashirvad) will be sent at the end of the puja and thereafter the prasad is distributed.
- You can opt for the DVD of the puja if you are not able to attend the puja personally for the additional charges of Rs. 1500/-. This DVD will be for 2 hours approx. and it will contain the main aspects of the puja rituals like Sankalpa, Abhishekam, yajna, patterns of fire flames during yajna and Arti.
- You can also book the puja with the option of live streaming of puja with Rs 2500/- additional charges. Here we shall show you the entire puja ritual.
How do you ensure that the correct number of Japas is being really done by the priests for you or not?
Shaligram Shala puja and Yajna services ensure that each priest takes a Sankalp before starting the puja with betel leaf, betel nut, flower and small qty. of rice. Since all priests are Kashi trained and are initiated, hence once the Sankalpa is taken individually by them, they are bound to complete the stated number Japas positively. In the case of most of the other websites doing pujas, normally all pundits avoid taking such kind of Sankalp and there is a strong likelihood that they do not complete the stated Japa. Hence the positive effect of the puja will not be experienced by the devotee.
Associated Chakra Planet & Products
If the above Puja & Yagna is performed along with the following items, the power of Puja increases manifolds times more. If you buy any of these items, we shall energize that item during your puja so that these will give you very good results. We will energize and also do Abhimantram of that item.
Chakra - Sahashara Chakra is balanced by performing this puja. Chakra is seven centers of religious energy in the human body. Chakras are the circular vortexes of power that are situated in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are related to the different organs and glands within the body. These chakras are responsible for disturbing life energy.
Planet - Rahu is associated with this Puja & Yagna. According to the Vedic astrology, all the nine planets in your horoscope (Kundali) affect the course of life i.e. marriage, career, health, finances etc. The movement of these planets in the horoscope forms yogas or doshas (negative influences). Due to these Navagraha doshas, people face various obstacles & hindrances in their life. In order to minimize and negate the malefic doshas or malefic influence of these planets, we perform various Pujas & Yagnas.
Shaligram - Dus Mahavidya Shaligram can be worshipped along with this Puja & Yagna and it gives very good results. The Shaligram is a natural stone that is Lord Vishnu itself. Shaligram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river-beds in the Muktinath area of Nepal. Shalagram Shila is also known as Salagram/ Shalagram/ Saligram Sila. Shaligram worshipped in the temple as well as in the houses. Shaligram is a fossilized shell used in South Asia as an iconic symbol and form of Lord Vishnu. They are typically in the form of spherical, black-colored and smooth in nature. We offer a pure array of Shri Shalagram. Its origination place is also likewise of Sankha, Moti or Gomati Chakra which are Aquatic States. Shalagram is a Blackstone brought from Gandaki river, there is a big place called Shalagram and these Shalagram are hundreds of years old.
Rudraksha - 9 Mukhi is also worshipped along with this Puja & Yagna. By doing so the power of Puja & Yagna increases manifolds times more. Shaligram Shala offers certified Rudraksh sourced from Nepal & Java (Indonesia). These Rudraksh Beads are genuine & real and can work as a cure for a wide variety of diseases including chronic headaches, allergies & skin problems, backaches & digestive problems, depression & insomnia and also several kinds of emotional problems. You can purchase online Rudraksha, Shaligram, gemstones, Vastu products, Puja & Yagnas, meditation accessories, bracelets, Malas and spiritual books & CDs.
Gemstone - Wearing Gomed (Hessonite) gemstone along with this Puja & Yagna gives results quickly. Gemstones also known as gems, precious stones, semi-precious stones, Vedic gemstones, Jyotish gemstones are one of the most beautiful & exotic minerals with elegant appearance & color. Gems or Gemstones Jewelleries are extensively used for healing and self-empowerment. There are different types of gems with different prices. The price of gemstones depends on the quality of minerals & availability.
Murtis & Idols - You should also worship Durga Idols along with the Puja & Yagna. shaligram.com is one of the leading websites which deals in very high quality and rare Murtis & Idols made of makrana marbles & brass. The Pranpratisthit Murtis are actual live Murties and bestow the devotee with longevity, protection against sudden accidents and thefts.
Yantra - Worshipping Durga And Devi Yantra along with the above puja gives accurate results. Yantra established the vibration of large resonance or amplitude with the benefic energy of cosmos. These vibrations generate contact with highly elevated energies and help to enhance the spirituality within and attain spiritual course of conduct in our daily lives. It also increases the intensity of prayer & makes our thoughts more influential & strong.
How to Use and Place the Puja Tokri Ingredients
After Performing each Puja or energization or pran pratishtha ritual we send Puja Tokri that incorporates Red Thread (Moli), Haldi (turmeric) and Kumkum, an energized Yantra, a fortune yantra coin (Lakshmi, Ganesh and Saraswati), Rudraksha bead, a small size Nariyal, an energized Taveez having Homa Bhasma in pure silver, betel nut, Dry Prasadam and Akshata (Colored Rice) etc.
Haldi, Kumkum and Colored Rice: These sacred objects are implemented on the forehead for the duration of a Puja or offered to Yantras/Deity idols. Haldi (Turmeric powder) represents purity; it gets rid of negativity. In the Ayurvedic Shastra, it acts as an anti-septic agent. Kumkum is related to existence, fertility and movement. Rice grains constitute wealth and prosperity. They are offered to the deities whilst chanting mantras. All these things are to be placed in your home puja altar or temple. You must use them if possible in yout daily puja ritual.
Yantra: A Blessed Yantra is found for your Puja altar or money safe or carried in pockets. A Yantra is the representation of sacred geometric symbols. its the middle point encircled by the geometries. Symbolically, it factors to our herbal location; this can be the centre during which the Divine lives, our journey from being outward to being inward, achieving the center.. It is going away from lack of knowledge to merging with the Divine at the centre. Yantras are the diagrammatic representations of various Vedic mantras and consequently resonate tremendous energies, disperse bad energies and spiritually elevate the people using them.
Placement of Yantra: You may also place it close to the doorway of your home/workplace/store or on your residing room or reception or room or office cabin. You can also preserve it on a table or use it as a wall striking. Yantra be placed in the East part of your house facing the West direction.
Rudraksha Bead: An energized Rudraksha Bead to be positioned in an altar or your money secure. By carrying energized Rudraksha beads, one surely feels pure in their body and mind. Even the mere sight of a Rudraksha bead or the devotees carrying such beads is incredibly sanctifying. Japas or meditation on the beads without a doubt liberates your mind from poor feelings. You can wear the Rudraksha bead on your neck or carry it with you in your bag. Also you can place it in your home puja altar or temple.
Potli: A potli includes Gomati Chakra, Cowrie, Sriphal and Shell to be saved in coin fields or pockets or cash lockers for economic prosperity and also protects from monetary debacles. Gomati Chakra is related to Goddess Lakshmi. If you closely understand the word, the Gomati Chakra looks like the Sudarshan Chakra or Discus of Lord Krishna. It is believed that the Gomati chakras formed a part of Lord Krishnas majestic palaces in Dwaraka. These chakras embellished the walls and the Lords palaces. Cowrie Shells denote the strength of future, fertility, birth and wealth. Sriphal represents riches and fertility. Lastly shells also are used as tools to repel evil and negativity. This can be placed inside your cash box or you can place it in your home puja altar or temple.
Red Thread Moli: Energized Red Thread Moli is tied to your right wrist (for men) and left for women. Red is associated with lifestyles and strength. It reminds you of your Sankalp at some point of the puja. You can place this in your home puja altar or temple and use it in your daily puja rituals.
Fortune Coin: A blessed Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati coin for your coin box. It represents by no means-finishing wealth and fortune. Lord Ganesha eliminates obstacles, Lakshmi represents auspiciousness and Saraswati represents knowledge. This can be placed inside your cash box or you can place it in your home puja altar or temple.
Tabeez / Kavach: A Pure Silver Tabeez having Homa Bhasma to be worn across the neck or kept in money safe. It suggests their divine energy whilst humans tie them on their fingers or cling in their neck. You can wear the Kavach on your neck or carry it with you in your bag. Also you can place in your home puja altar or temple.
Betel Nut: A Betelnut wrapped in Red Thread is kept on your Puja altar for auspiciousness. Placing it with Betel leaf signifies benefits, energy, excellent health and prosperity. This can be placed in your home puja altar or temple.