I have been on the Siddha Yoga path for twenty-five years, and over that time I have chanted this namasankirtana many a time. It has been my companion in times of celebration, worship, sorrow, and thanksgiving. Many milestones in my life have been marked by this chant.
When I want to invoke blessings for myself or others, it is to this chant that I come again and again. It is never lost on me that the simplicity of its four words expresses all I could ever say to the Devi in any situation. For all I have to do is as the chant suggests: to bow again and again, in reverence, devotion, and gratitude.
I was cured of an illness while chanting Kali Durge
at Gurudev Siddha Peeth a long time ago. Subsequently, chanting this namasankirtana
has also helped me to purify and heal my entire being.
When I chant Kali Durge
, it resonates in my whole body. I can’t stop swaying and being immersed in the pure vibrations of this chant, as if I had been transported to some other loka
. I become filled with bliss and tranquility.
I am grateful for the many postings pertaining to the Devi to support my study, chanting, and contemplation during the Navaratri festival.
On the first day of Navaratri dedicated to the Goddess Mahadurga, I experienced a situation that was difficult to accept and understand. I prayed to Mahadurga to enlighten me so that I could find inner peace. I sang her name and fell asleep asking for her grace. The next morning, I experienced gratitude and new understanding of the situation, and the difficult feelings I experienced the previous day were gone.
This chant is so powerful! Whenever I hear it, I feel the power of the divine within me.
As I listen to Kali Durge,
I can feel the blissful presence of Gurumayi, Baba, and Bade Baba all around me. Every melodic beat feels like a pulsation of love coming from Gurumayi. The melody and the words make me want to dance and share my kindness with others.
This morning I listened to this namasankirtana
throughout meditation. As I listened to Gurumayi and the chanters, I felt the divine energy spinning inside, and I began to repeat the words with great conviction: “Kali Durge Namo Namah!
I bow to you again and again, O Goddess!” A tremendous feeling of gratitude welled up inside for the gift of the Guru’s grace that awakens that divine energy, Kundalini Shakti.
As I moved through my day with the sounds of the chant resounding inside, I became aware of that divine energy in my surroundings—in people’s faces, in the warmth of the sun, in the rich green of the trees and plants. Once again, that feeling of gratitude arose for the Guru’s grace that awakens me to the knowledge of the supreme shakti
within and without.
Massachusetts, United States
How delighted I was to see an opportunity to chant Kali Durge
on the Siddha Yoga path website today! It brought me back to a time in Gurudev Siddha Peeth when we chanted this namasankirtana
. As I did then, I find that this chant radiates supreme joy and trust in the Siddha Yoga path. I feel renewed after a recent setback simply by immersing myself in the sublime delight inherent in this chant.
Maine, United States
Listening to this chant, I feel full, content, and whole. I can feel Shri Kundalini Shakti dancing in each cell of my being, enjoying the play of life. And I can feel Gurumayi’s presence in my heart. It feels like she’s singing from within me. What a profound gift it is to be able to experience the movement of the shakti
inside me, the energy of the universe within me! I find anytime I tune into this energy and identify with it, rather than with my name, body, or thoughts, my mind becomes quiet and my heart expands.
New York, United States
This chant is so powerful for me. As I celebrate Navaratri with my fellow Siddha Yogis, it uplifts my spirit and I experience joy and exuberance. It transports me to Gurudev Siddha Peeth and inspires me to go deeper within my heart and to meditate and express gratitude to Gurumayi and Shri Kundalini Shakti for transforming my life.