Devi Mahatmyam Reading Procedure, How to read Devi Saptashati

Devi Mahatmyam (Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path) is a powerful text dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The reading procedure of Devi Saptashati is given here in detail version. Many devotees are confused on how to recite this powerful text – on which day, which adhyaya (chapter) needs to be chanted..

There are two methods to start reading Devi Mahatmym – Trayangam and Navangam.

Trayangam is a method in which we need to chant three prayers – Devi Kavacham, Argala Stotram and Devi Keelakam followed by Navakshari Mantram.

Navangam is a method for which nine prayers are recited prior of starting reading the book. Navangam stotrams are: Devi Nyasa, Devi Avahana, Devi Namani, Argala Stotram, Keelaka Stotram, Devi Hrudaya, Dhala, Devi Dhyana and Devi Kavacha.

As per the prescribed methods in ancient scriptures, Devi Mahatmya should be read in one sitting. After finishing the recital of Devi Mahatmya, one should chant the Devi Suktam (slokas 7 to 36 of Chapter 8).

Devi Saptashati Parayana in 3 days & 7 days

Apart from one sitting recital, devotees read Devi mahatmya for three consecutive days: Prathama Charitra or 1st Chapter on first day, Madhyama Charitra (2, 3, 4 chapters) on 2nd day, and Uttama Charitra (5-13 chapters) on third day.

Some devotees also read Devi Mahatmya in 7 days. They chant 1st Chapter on first day, 2-3 chapters on 2nd day, 4th chapter on 3rd day, 5-8 chapters on 4th day, 9-10 chapters on 5th day, 11th chapter on 6th day and 12-13 chapters on 7th day.

Each chapter should be read in single sitting. Due to any reason, Parayana is stopped in between a chapter; the whole chapter should be read again.

The order of reciting Durga Saptashati Parayana daily is: Trayanga Mantra, Devi Mahatmya text followed by Devi Suktam.

Many devotees read Durga Saptashati during Navratri Durga Puja 9/10 days.. Here is the procedure to read Devi Mahatmyam during Navratri

How to read Durga Saptashati (Devi Mahatmyam) during Navratri festival

1st day: Chapter 1 (Madhu kaitabha samhaaram)

2nd day: Chapter 2, 3 and 4 (Mahishhasura samhaara)

3rd day: Chapter 5 and 6 (Dhuumralochana vadha)

4th day: Chapter 7 (Chanda Munda vadha)

5th day: Chapter 8 (Rakta biija samhaara)

6th day: Chapter 9 and 10 (Shumbha Nishumbha vadha)

7th day: Chapter 11 (Praise of Narayani)

8th day: Chapter 12 (Phalastuti – reciting merits or benefits)

9th day: Chapter 13 (Blessings to Suratha and the Merchant)

10th day: Chapter 14 (Aparadha Kshamaprarthana) on 10th day

You can also complete the recital on 9th day by chanting Devi Aparadha Kshama Prarthana Stotram on 9th day itself.

You should read Siddha Kunjika Stotram after completing the recital of every chapter.

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  1. Manoharan Charakkumalil says:

    Could you please enlighten as to whether someone can recitate Devi Mahatmyam 16 days after someone’s blood relative passes away? or should he/she wait for 1 year?

  2. Rajalingam says:

    Durga saptha pathi

  3. Surekha says:

    Nyc info tq I was searching how to read durga sapthasthuti
    Can u send kunjikastothram in eng lyrics….after finishing on tenth day what to do …

  4. SUnita Bajpai says:

    chapters are read in above sequence. what other parts like kavach, argala, etc. should be read before starting patth each day?

  5. Renu says:

    Trayangam is a method in which we need to chant three prayers – Devi Kavacham, Argala Stotram and Devi Keelakam followed by Navakshari Mantram how? Vidhi please
    When to read Durga chalisa and when to read sidh kunjika stotram please reply

  6. Prerna says:

    I feel very blessed to know about the sacred text Durga Saptashati. I will be honest that behind my purpose of reading the sacred text is to get a desire fulfiled. I have a few doubts. If I read it after sunset, do I have to fast till I complete reading it? Is it important to read for 108 times or only till my desire is fulfiled? Please guide.

  7. sita ram says:

    Can we do Durga saptshati path only in navratri or we can do other auspecious daya

  8. uma says:

    Really super. Thanks a lot

  9. Kamala says:

    Today on the sixth day of Navarathri ,I bought the book Devi Mahatmiyam.can I start reciting from Vijaya Dasami day or do I need to have initiation…..kindly advise!

  10. Vinita sood says:

    Very. Valuable information you have provided.. Thanks .stay blessed.

  11. Appreciate the information you have given!

  12. Prasanth Kumar says:

    Thank u very much for more details about reading of Devi Mahathmya

  13. Neena puri says:

    Very very useful tips.

  14. Anvita Rahul Raghorte says:

    Thanks for good sugetion .its clear our dout about reading…thanku

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  215. Ramdev says:

    Jai Mata Di!!!!!

    This time Navratri is from 16-23 Oct, 8 days only. How do I read Saptashathi during this time as the above mentioned format is for 9/10 days.

    • akils says:

      If you examine all the days, u’ll see that the 3rd and 4th day of navratri will fall on one day only; the third day. Thus, read the chapters that are recommended for the 3rd and 4th day. I did this.
      Hope it helps and Jai Mata Di!!!