Durga's Shield

Music by Kathleen Karlsen

Lyrics: Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vicche



In addition to Durga, this mantra incorporates three other feminine deities. HRIM is the seed syllable for Parvati, AIM is Saraswati’s seed syllable and KLIM is Kali’s seed syllable. The word “Chamundaye” is a reference to Durga and the slayer of Chamunda, an evil demon. “Viche” or “vicche”means a “shield” and indicates Durga’s role in protecting her own. Durga has the role of destruction for the sake of universal harmony.


The Durga mantra is based on the consciousness that it is better to proactively divert misfortune whenever possible. Durga is a warrioress with indomitable strength. Like Kali, she will help you to let go of anything that is no longer serving you. In addition, she can serve as a shield on many levels as you move through the world.

Durga's ShieldKathleen Karlsen
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