Goddess Durga is the embodiment of the divine force of the Almighty. The word Durga, in Sanskrit means “the invincible”. Durga Devi represents power, strength and protection. Maa Durga is the destroyer of sin and protector of morality. Durga came into being, when Maha Lakshmi, Maha Saraswati &  Maha Kali assimilated their powers.  Goddess Durga is known by 108 different names.

Names                                        Meanings

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


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


Ahankaara---------------------One with Pride

Chittarupa------One who is in thought-state


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  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


Ratnapriya------Adorned or loved by jewels


Dakshakanya-----------Daughter of Daksha

Dakshayajñavinaashini-------Interrupter of the sacrifice of Daksha

Aparna------------One who doesn’t 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


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

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----------------------One who is in action

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

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

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