Sri Durga Chalisa English
I bow, I bow, to the Reliever of Difficulties, Cause of Happiness.
I bow, I bow, to the Mother who takes away all pain 
Your light illuminates all darkness,
your brightness extends over the three worlds 
With the moon on your forehead your face is tremendous.
When you frown with red eyes it is terribly frightening. 
In the form of Mother it is extremely pleasing,
and those who see you in this way receive the greatest pleasure. 
You move all the energy amongst all objects and relationships.
You protect all, and are the Giver of grains and wealth. 
As the Goddess who is full of grains and food you protect the world.
You the are foremost and most beautiful being. 
At the time of total dissolution you destroy all. You are the Goddess
who is Rays of Light, beloved of Siva, Sankar, the Cause of peace. 
Siva and all yogis sing of your qualities.
Brahma and Visnu always meditate on you. 
You wear the form of Sarasvati, Goddess of Knowledge.
You give excellent knowledge which liberates the rishis and munis. 
You gave the form for Narasingha to wear, Mother,
which manifested with the crumbling of the pillar 
Oh Protector, you saved Prahalad,
and sent Hiranyakiasipu to heaven.
You wear the form of Laksmi, Oh Mother of the Universe,
which is regarded the same as the body of the Respected Narayana. 
You are delighted in the ocean of milk.
Oh Ocean of Compassion, please grant the mind's wish. 
In the Hingulaj you are Bhavani, the Mother of Existence.
No one who is born can describe your greatness.
You are Matangi and Mother Dhumavati.
As Bhuvanesvari and Bamgala you can grant comfort and happiness. 
As the respected fearful Bhairavi you deliver all the worlds.
As Chinnamasta you prohibit pain in all the worlds.[l6]
The excellent among the monkeys went to welcome you,
Oh Bhavani, you who ride upon the lion.[l7]
In your hands are the sword and a beggar's bowl.
The Seer experiences the fear of Time, the Great Destroyer. 
Then in Mother's hand is seen the trident by which
She abolishes the enemy' s spear. 
In Nagarkot you are known as Viraja,
and the people of the three worlds beat on drums to celebrate you. 
You slayed the demons Self-Conceit and Self-Deprecation.
You dissolved the innumerable Seeds of Desire. 
The King Great Ego was extremely proud.
The burden of his guilt for sins brought down low. 
As Kali you wear an immense form.
You destroyed the entire army in battle. 
Whenever your children are burdened with perplexity,
then and there you manifest, Oh Mother, to render assistance. 
Again and again you lead people to dwell in immortality.
Then all elucidate your greatness with great joy and tranquility 
In all the inhabitants your light is burning.
Men and women always perform your worship. 
Whoever will sing this praise with love and devotion,
pain and discomfort will not come close to them. 
Whoever will meditate on you with full concentration,
will escape from the cycle of birth and death. 
The yogis, Gods, and munis all call out,
"Without your energy union is impossible!" 
Siva Sankar performed a most wondrous tapasya
by which He defeated Anger and Passion. 
Even though one meditates upon Siva every day,
he can never reach to the heights of your attainment. [31 ]
The form of energy is never destroyed.
Who sings in praise of Energy, his mind will endure. 
Who takes refuge in you, fame will increase. Victory, victory, victory
to the Divine Mother of the Universe, Mother of Existence! 
Please be pleased, Oh Mother of the Universe.
give me energy without further delay. 
Oh Mother, I am surrounded by difficulties.
Other than you, who can take away my pain? 
Wishes and desires are extremely tormenting.
The ignorance caused by foolish limitations is extremely fearful. 
Oh Great Queen, please destroy all enemies. Let me recollect
One Consciousness, and let that be You, Oh Mother of Existence. 
Give me your Grace, Oh Compassionate Mother.
Give increase to perfection causing Supreme Happiness. 
When the fruit of Compassion touch my heart,
I only want to always sing you praises. 
Whoever sings this Durga Calisa, Praise of the Divine Mother,
will enjoy the highest happiness and attain the most e
xalted respect. 
Where will I find my own refuge? Please give me your Grace,
Oh Mother of the Universe, Mother of Existence.