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Durga Gayatri
Artist: Jitender Singh
The story about the origin of the Gayatri Mantra goes as follows: Sage Vishwamitra was the guru to Lord Rama and Lakshman. Once, he was meditating while contemplating the supreme. During this meditaiton, he fell asleep, and in that state, composed a mantra in the Gayatri 'chhanda' (Chhanda is the meter used in the construction of Vedic hymns). This mantra came to be called the Gayatri Mantra.

This mantra is so powerful that our sages have used this mantra to compose hymns and prayers to twenty four gods and goddesses. The Durga Gaytri Mantra is dedicated to Ma Durga. Listening to, or reciting this mantra 108 times, is analogous to doing the religious observance of all the rites and rituals associated with Goddess Durga.

This album includes the 108 repetitions of the Durga Gayatri mantra, along with a dhyaan mantra, Durga stuti, the original Gayatri mantra, prayer for forgiveness and the Durga aarti.

Mantras on YouTube:
Surya Upasana
Artists: Shubha Mudgal, Jitender Singh, Saarthi, Dr. Gangesh Gunjan,
Suryadev or the Sun God is treated as the 'adi deva' in Hindu mythology because He is the only one among all gods who is 'pratayaksha' or visible.

All the stutis and stotras in this album have been taken from the Bhavishya Puran, except for the famous Aditya Hridaya Stotra, which has been taken from Valmiki's Ramayan.

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Durga Kavach
Artist: Gundecha Brothers
Sanatan Hindu Dharma talks about five main deities, namely Suryadev, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. However, during the 'kalayuga' kaal (the Machine Age), worship of Goddess Durga is highly recommended.
And why not? Ma Durga is omnipotent and omnipresent. She is the Shakti and in her various forms and manifestations, oversees the functioning of our universe. The word Durga itself is representative of her power and benevolence. The letter D denotes the destruction of demons and demonic forces. The letter U denotes the elimination of problems and obstacles. The letter R denotes freedom from disease. The letter G represents salvation from sins. And finally, the letter A denotes freedom from fear and enemies. To this Goddess Durga, we bow our heads in reverence.

This album contains the Bhagavati Stotra, the Durga Kavach and the Bhavanyashtak Stuti.
Gayatri Sahastranaam
Artist: Jitender Singh, Soma Singh, Manuji
Gayaan Praanan Traayate Ya Sa Gayatri

Goddess Gayatri protects her devotees. This is the message that our scriptures give us. Gayatri is called the mother of Vedas. It is the repository of all knowledge. Lord Shri Krishna in the Gita proclaims that, "..among the chandas, I am Gayatri.

Among the various forms of puja, chanting of the 1008 names of Gayatri is very popular. This album contains these 1008 names, set to music. It is believed that those who recite or listen to these 1008 names, derive her divine blessings in the form of health, wealth and prosperity.

In the Devi Bhagwad Puran, Lord Vishnu himself tells sage Narad, that this 1008 name stotra of Gayatri leads to the elimination of all previous evils and is the giver of unlimited riches. Repeated chanting of these names is the best way to invoke Goddess Gayatri.
Chants of Durga
Artist: Jitender Singh
Divine Chants of Durga
Artist: Jitender Singh, Manuji
Durga Shakti
Artist: Gundecha Brothers, Jitender Singh
For the devotees of mother Durga the most authentic text is the Durga Saptashati. This ancient text is actually a portion of the Markandeya Puran. This Puran contains, among other things, details about the rites and rituals for devotion to goddess Durga. Of the 134 chapters in the Markandeya Puran, 13 chapters, (chapters 78 - 90) are devoted exclusively to goddess Durga. Our sages have opined that those who wish to pray to goddess Durga as their main deity, should follow the directions given in these chapters. These thirteen chapters, along with other material that our sages have added over time, are collectively known as the Durga Saptashati.

To be able to recite the whole text would not be possible given the constraint of time in this day and age. Therefore, the sages have further concluded that if one was to recite the three major prayers of the Durga Saptashati - durga kavach, argala stotra and the keelak stotra, one would get the same benefit as if he/she were reciting the complete Durga Saptashati.

Accordingly, this album contains these three prayers in conjunction with an invocation prayer (mangalacharan), and a prayer in praise of goddess Durga (durga stuti). The album also contains the bhagavati stotra, a prayer for forgiveness (kshamaa mantra). and finally the famous Durga aarti, om jai ambe gauri.

While Goddess Durga is worshipped throughout the year, there are two specific nine-day-periods called the navraatri, which are considered especially auspicious. These fall during the month of March-April and then in September- October. The dates vary according to the lunar calendar and can be confirmed from the Hindu almanac. It is widely believed if a person listens to, or recites these prayers during these periods he/she can get whatever boon he/she wishes for.

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