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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I have read somewhere that if we are reciting any particular stotra with its viniyoga to achieve some goal in mind, in order for a stotra to work, one must know the meaning of the stotra. Is it true?
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Durga Mata is the power of both the Sat and Asat?

The word of Durga Saptashati is that Durga Mata is the power of both the Sat(Real) and the A-sat (non-existent). But the unreal does not exist. So how she is power of unreal?
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Who are these creatures/entities - Sahajā, Kulajā, Mālā, Ḍākinī, Śhākinī (From Devī Kavacham: Durgā Saptaśhati)?

The Devī Kavacham (from Durgā Saptaśhati) protects us from Sahajā, Kulajā, Mālā, Ḍākinī, Śhākinī. सहजा कुलजा माला डाकिनी शाकिनी तथा। अन्तरिक्षचरा घोरा डाकिन्यश्‍च महाबलाः ॥ ५०॥ Sahajā Kulajā Mālā ...
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Complete and correct version of Siddha Kunjika Stotra

Can anyone please help with the complete and correct version of Siddha Kunjika stotra from Rudrayamala Tantra. In famous publications like Geeta press, complete version is not given. This is the ...
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Prophecies in Durga Saptashati

There are various prophecies made Mother Durga in 11 chapter of Durga Saptashati (also known as Devi Mahatmya or Chandi path) present in Markandeya Purana. These prophecies are made by Devi after ...
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The eighteen faced goddess

I was drawing a comparison between a local goddess from Kullu in Himalaya, one from mainstream Hinduism. Could you help me with it? Here's the information the temple priest gave me, and here I quote, ...
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What is the chronological order of events mentioned in Devi Mahtmya/Durga Shaptshati?

Devi Mahatmya or Durga Shaptshati is one of the most important Shakta scriptures. It is present in Markandeya Purana. Basically it tells the story of King Suratha and a Vaishya who go to Medha Rishi ...
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What is the difference between द्विष and शत्रु in Puranic literature

I came across the word द्विष in Durgasapsati and I figured that it meant शत्रु. Is that true or is there a difference between the two?
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