108 Names of Maa

Goddess Durga is the personification of the divine force of the super power. The Durga means ‘the invincible’, so the Durga is regarded as the ever victorious warrior of the Gods lineage. Durga is the representation of courage, strength, ethics and protection. She is the destroyer of sin and evil and the savior of morality and ethics. Goddess Durga is a form of Divine Power, the Shakti. Durga is the confluence of the power, beauty and intelligence of Maha lakshmi, Maha Saraswati and Maha Kali. So, Durga is regarded as ‘the ultimate deity’. Regarded as the savior of needy and the destroyer of destructors, she is the mother of the entire universe as well as the slayer of evils. She is known by 108 different names according to quality she possesses. It is believed that Maa Durga gets pleased if, these names (Durga Shatnam Strotam) are chanted with devotion. Read on to know the 108 names of the Goddess along with their meaning.
Sati – One who got burned alive
Saadhvi – The Sanguine
Bhavaprita – One who is loved by the universe
Bhavaani – The abode of the universe
Bhavamochani – The absolver of the universe
Aarya – Goddess
Durga – The Invincible
Jaya – The Victorious
Aadya – The Initial reality
Trinetra – One who has three-eyes
Shooldharini – One who holds a monodent
Pinaakadharini – One who holds the trident of Shiva
Chitra – The Picturesque
Chandaghanta – One who has mighty bells
Mahatapa – With severe penance
Manah – Mind
Buddhi – Intelligence
Ahankaara – One with Pride
Chittarupa – One who is in thought-state
Chita – Death-bed
Chiti – The thinking mind
Sarvamantramayi – One who possess all the instruments of thought
Satta – One who is above all
Satyanandasvarupini – Form of Eternal bliss
Ananta – One who is Infinite or beyond measure
Bhaavini – The Beautiful Woman
Bhaavya – Represents Future
Bhavya – With Magnificence
Abhavya – Improper or fear-causing
Sadagati – Always in motion, bestowing Moksha (salvation)
Shaambhavi – Consort of Shambhu
Devamata – Mother Goddess
Chinta – Tension
Ratnapriya – Adorned or loved by jewels
Sarvavidya – Knowledgeable
Dakshakanya – Daughter of Daksha
Dakshayajñavinaashini – Interrupter of the sacrifice of Daksha
Aparna – One who doesnt eat even leaves while fasting
Anekavarna – One who has many complexions
Paatala – Red in color
Paatalavati – Wearing red-color attire
Pattaambaraparidhaana – Wearing a dress made of leather
Kalamanjiiraranjini – Wearing a musical anklet
Ameyaa – One who is beyond measure
Vikrama – Violent
Krrooraa – Brutal (on demons)
Sundari – The Gorgeous
Sursundari – Extremely Beautiful
Vandurga – Goddess of forests
Maatangi – Goddess of Matanga
Matangamunipujita – Worshipped by Sage Matanga
Braahmi – Power of God Brahma
Maaheshvari – Power of Lord Mahesha (Shiva)
Aeindri – Power of God Indra
Kaumaari – The adolescent
Vaishnavi – The invincible
Chaamunda – Slayer of Chanda and Munda(demons)
Vaarahi – One who rides on Varaah
Lakshmi – Goddess of Wealth
Purushaakriti – One who takes the form of a man
Vimalauttkarshini – One who provides joy
Gyaana – Full of Knowledge
Kriya – Nitya- The eternal one
Buddhida – The bestower of wisdom
Bahula – One who is in various forms
Bahulaprema – One who is loved by all
Sarvavahanavahana – One who rides all vehicles
NishumbhaShumbhaHanani – Slayer of the demon-brothers Shumbha Nishumbha
MahishasuraMardini – Slayer of the bull-demon Mahishaasura
MadhuKaitabhaHantri – Slayer of the demon-duo Madhu and Kaitabha
ChandaMundaVinashini – Destroyer of the ferocious asuras Chanda and Munda
Sarvasuravinasha – Destroyer of all demons
Sarvadaanavaghaatini – Possessing the power to kill all the demons
Sarvashaastramayi – One who is deft in all theories
Satya – The truth
Sarvaastradhaarini – Possessor of all the missile weapons
Anekashastrahasta – Possessor of many hand weapons
AnekastraDhaarini – Possessor of many missile weapons
Komaari – The beautiful adolescent
Ekakanya – The girl child
Kaishori – The adolescent
Yuvati – The Woman
Yati – Ascetic, one who renounces the world
Apraudha – One who never gets old
Praudha – One who is old
Vriddhamaata – The old mother (loosely)
Balaprada – The bestower of strength
Mahodari – One who has huge belly which stores the universe
Muktakesha – One who has open tresses
Ghorarupa – Having a fierce outlook
Mahaabala – Having immense strength
Agnijwaala – One who is poignant like fire
Raudramukhi – One who has a fierce face like destroyer Rudra
Kaalaratri – Goddess who is black like night
Tapasvini – one who is engaged in penance
Narayani – The destructive aspect of Lord Narayana (Brahma)
Bhadrakaali – Fierce form of Kali
Vishnumaya – Spell of Lord Vishnu
Jalodari – Abode of the ethereal universe
Shivadooti – Ambassador of Lord Shiva
Karaali – The Violent
Ananta – The Infinite
Parameshvari – The Ultimate Goddess
Katyayani – One who is worshipped by sage Katyanan
Savitri – Daughter of the Sun God Savitr
Pratyaksha – One who is real
Brahmavaadini – One who is present everywhere