It is totally wrong that women are not allowed to chant ChaNDi paath or devI mahAtmaya.
When goddess herself is in the feminine form, how come her worship and chant be forbidden for women?
If at all anyone has first right on these then it the woman.
In shakta literature, it is very well documented that female gurus and female upasakas enjoy a high and ...
According to Skanda Purana, Volume 15, Chapter 171, her name was Sandili.
According to this chapter, Sage Mandavya was ordered by a King to be impaled though he was not in fault. When Sage Mandavya was in such situation, one night a Brahmani Sandili came there with her husband and by mistake she felt on Sage Mandavya. This caused more pain to the sage and he ...
Here is Markandeya Purana unabridged in English.
And from here you can get it in Sanskrit-Hindi (Sanskrit original slokas with their Hindi translations).
From this page you can read it in unabridged English translated by Swami Vijñanananda.
Some other Puranas that have information on Goddess Durga.
As is well known ...
You can get unabridged Devi Bhagavata Purana and Markandeya Purana in Sanskrit and English with verse by verse translation from IndianScriptures site. Here are links for them.
Each Chapter is uploaded as separate pdf file on that site.
You can also read Lalita Mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana which describes glory of ...
The Vighnaraja you mentioned is Ganesha or Ganapati himself . Actually Ganesha is also called by these two names 1) Vighnaraja and 2) Vighnaharta .
This Vighnaraja is Ganesha himself and that is is mentioned in - Skanda Purana Book 2 -Vol. 11 - Kashi Kanda- Chapter 57 - "Manifestation of Dhundi Vinayaka and Fifty Six Vinayakas "
This is Skanda ...