Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshipped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures – Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman. The Goddess Durga is said to have the combined powers of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This mantra is often used for protection against internal or external negative forces.
ॐ जटा जूट समायुक्तमर्धेंन्दु कृत लक्षणाम |
लोचनत्रय संयुक्तां पद्मेन्दुसद्यशाननाम ||
Om jataa jut samaayuktamardhendu krit lakshanam
Lochanatraya samyuktaam padmendu sadya shaananam
You have to chant this mantra before chanting other Durga Mantras. This mantra helps you to achieve better concentration in your work. Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Meaning of the mantra is “Om and Salutations to that feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences.”
The supreme soul is otherwise called Shakti (power). From this power, generates all forms of knowledge of the world and it is accepted as vital cause of creation, existence and destruction. According to ‘Shree Durga Shaptshati- Rahasyam’, the original power is Mahalaxmi that created three pairs of Supreme Powers. They are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as male and Saraswati, Laxmi and Parvati as female, and they married respectively. Maha Saraswati is well known as Brahmani, Mahalaxmi as Vaishnavi and Mahakali as Maheswari. Durga Shakti is the original cause of all the present or past worldly occurrences. Durga Shakti is called as Adhyashakti, Paramatma Shakti or Ati Prakrutika Shakti. She is creating and controlling other two powers: Natural and General. Natural Power is called as Atma Shakti, Prakrutika Shakti, Pancha Mahabhuta Shakti etc. This Shakti creates and controls the General Energy.
General Energies are called Jada Shakti or Tamashakti. By the blessings of Durga Shakti, the mother of the Universe, man is able to get his emancipation or salvation and indulge in enjoyments in performance of his daily activities. By being devoted to the Supreme, we should be strong and powerful by her grace.
Best days to initiate this mantra is on Fridays or Tuesdays, Ashtami thithis, Navami thithis , Amavasya or on Purnima days. One can chant or recite this mantra for 9, 27, 45 or 108 times. One can use Rosary beeds made out of Rudraksha as Japa mala.