DEMETRIOS GALANOS: DURGA

by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833)

Devīmāhātmyam known also as Durgā SaptashatīDurgãmãhãtmyam,  Caṇḍī Pāṭha  or simply  Caṇḍī is part of the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa (chap. 81- 93) and it is estimated to have been composed in Sanskrit between 400-600 CE.   Devīmāhātmyam contains hymns to the glory of the goddess of light, Durgă, which destroys the evil.

The seventh publication in a series of Gananos’ manuscripts  (second part of Ms. No. 1842).  The book was published in Athens in 1853 under the custody of the Commissioner of the Public and University Library George N. Tipaldou and the librarian Georgios Apostolidis.

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