Accordingly this holy chant reverberates in the soul of all those who immerse themselves in the bhakti of Goddess Durga (the form of shakti), which embodies power in itself. Maa Durga is often described as the influential diety, who won in her fight of good over evil, and ensured the spirit of ‘righteousness’.
For me, Maa is a matriarchal goddess figure. This in some ways should be embodied by women in today’s testing times struggling to save grace and dignity. The honor and pride of being a woman doesn’t come from being a woman but the constant battle which each one of us fights everyday be it on roads, at workplace or at home. The plight of women in every sphere or horizon is the same.
There is not even a single day in history, when the modesty of a woman has gone untouched. Every now and then, there appears a demon in the face of ‘Mahishasur’, who needs to be killed and put to rest for others to learn from the mistakes. Maa Durga destroyed the evil, by winning over the deadly demon ‘Mahishasur’ a legend which is known to all (more so during the Navaratras).