Durga Saptshati Paath is done to invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga, Goddess Durga is the divine being. She is the protector of all good things. She is the invincible power created by all the gods to destroy the evil demon Mahishasura. Mahishasura obtained special powers, which made it impossible for any of the Gods to destroy him. Therefore, all the gods created a supreme entity to destroy him. Maa Durga was created to destroy the evil demon Mahishasura and restore peace in the world.
Maa Durga is the epitome of strength, power and prosperity. Therefore, Durga Saptshati is done to invoke her blessings. Most Hindu households bring the idols of the Goddess at home and perform elaborate poojas to evoke her blessings.
Maa Durga’s divine blessings are said to remove all the difficulties and obstacles in the family. It also ensures prosperity and happiness for those who worship her.
Durga Saptshati Paath is a holy scripture. ‘Chand’ in Sanskrit means to ‘tear apart’. When a person recites the Durga Saptshati path, he is unconsciously made aware of the presence of the divine power, which will guide him out of all his troubles.
It is said that reciting the Durga Saptshati path will drive away all the negative energies in the reader’s life. If all the 700 sacred verses of the Durga Saptshati Paath are recited with concentration and utmost devotion, then the reader will gain the energy to overcome all the obstacles in life.
Benefits of Durga Saptshati Paath
• Reciting this on all the nine days of Navratri gives logical as well as calculative presence of mind.
• It is also said to give courage and motivation to the person.
• Reading the scripture and understanding it will lead to fearlessness.
• Durga Saptshati paath also is said to rejuvenate the cerebral nerves and blood vessels in the body.
• Durga Saptshati Paath releases waves which affect humans positively.
• It improves the health and creates positive vibes.
Deoghar being a Shakti Peetha of Maa Parvati, that too Hridaya Peetha, renders special significance to this Paath here, being the harbinger off all Siddhis and Nidhis, there is nothing beyond her realms.