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Durgā Sūktam – Overcoming Difficulty

This hymn of 7 mantras appears in the Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣat of the Yajur Veda, of which 4 mantras are also in the Ṛg Veda and addressed to Agni. The Warrior Goddess Durga is seen as having the lustre of Agni, the leader of our journey to perfection. We pray that Agni leads us to happiness overcoming all states of grief. We take refuge in Durga, who is skilled in saving and takes us across
difficulties with grace.

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How does the Durga Sūktam course work?

The Durga Sūktam course is divided into 4 lessons – one per week – each week you are required to also study the key words and translations provided to understand meaning of the mantra. This is of course the recommended speed, you are free to do the course at your own pace, slower or faster as suitable for you.

Each lesson takes you through the chanting of the mantra, allowing you to repeat after the teacher and chant along with the teacher just as you would in a live group class. A text lesson of the key discussion points will also be provided, step by step, to build your own, personal home study practice.

The lesson training guides are in video and text format which will help you to listen to the chanting and also view the rules of grammar that apply to those specific mantras for perfect pronunciation.

Your Durgā Sūktam Course Includes

4 Step-By-Step Mantra Lessons

Each lesson teaches 2 mantras in a structured way. Therefore you will learn the 8 mantras of this hymn in these 4 lessons.

Video Explanations

There are videos explaining the Vedic phonetics of this hymn clearly. You also have a visual guide for phonetics. Together, you should be able to pronounce the mantras of this hymn accurately!

Downloadable documents for meaning

For each mantra, you can download a PDF with key words and meaning.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course of 4 weeks duration. You are free to take this course faster or slower based on your progress. 

How long do I have access to the course?

You have unlimited access to this course.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course with audio, video and text lessons. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area. You can also post any questions in the discussion area in the course!

You have the ability to submit an audio recording of your practice in the assignment area and receive feedback from the instructor (on the course)

Does this course have any certificates?

No, this is just one hymn from a vast body of work. This is not a professional certification course. You have the ability to submit an audio recording of your practice and receive feedback from the instructor.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    10 minutes
  • My personal study
    30 minutes
  • Trayee Veda Vidyalaya – chanting in Bangalore
    5 minutes
  • Download text for chanting
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 1 half sentence practice
    12 minutes
  • Mantra 1 Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 key terms
    20 minutes
  • Mantra 1 meaning
    8 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – Download key terms
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 2 half sentence practice
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 2 Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 full sentence practice
    1 minutes
  • Mantra 2 key terms
    15 minutes
  • mantra 2 meaning
    4 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – download key terms
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 1 & 2 Final practice
    10 minutes
  • Discussion area
  • Mantra 3-1 half sentence practice with rules explained
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 3-1 pause between navyo & asmān explained
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 3-2 half sentence practice with rules explained
    5 minutes
  • Practice with Shantala – half sentence mantra 3
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Practice with Shantala – mantra 3 full sentences
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 3 group practice
    1 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – Key terms
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 meaning
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – Download key terms & meaning
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 4 half sentence practice
    8 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – Vedic phonetics
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 4 full sentences practice
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – Key terms
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 meaning
    8 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – Download key terms & meaning
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 3-4 revision repeat twice
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 3-4 group Practice – full sentences
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 1-4 practice with group
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 5 slow practice with rules explained
    4 minutes
  • Mantra 5 half sentence practice
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 full sentences practice
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 5 group practice
    1 minutes
  • Mantra 6-1 (first part) half sentence practice
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 6-2 (2nd part) half-sentence practice
    3 minutes
  • Practice with Shantala – mantra 6 half sentences
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 6 full sentences practice
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 5 & 6 Group Practice
    1 minutes
  • Mantra 1-6 Group Practice
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 5 Keywords and meaning
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – Download Keywords
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 6 Keywords and meaning
    30 minutes
  • Mantra 6 Download Keywords
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 5 & 6 meaning video lesson
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 half sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 7 full sentences practice
    3 minutes
  • Mantra 7 group Practice
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 7 Meaning
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – Download key terms & meaning
    30 minutes
  • Durgā Gāyatrī practice
    10 minutes
  • Durga Gāyatrī – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Durgā Gāyatrī group practice
    5 minutes
  • Durgā Gāyatrī Meaning
    3 minutes
  • Durgā Gāyatrī – Download Key terms & meaning
    5 minutes
  • Group Recitation Preview
    5 minutes
  • Ask your questions here!
  • Final practice – audio & video with text
    5 minutes
  • Submit your recording!
    File Upload

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