||SECTION VI Vaisampayana said, And while Yudhishthira was on his way to the delightful city of Virata, he began to praise mentally the Divine Durga, the Supreme Goddess of the Universe, born on the womb of Yasoda, and fond of the boons bestowed on her by Narayana, sprung from the race of cowherd Nanda, and the giver of prosperity, the enhancer of the glory of the worshipper's family, the terrifier of Kansa, and the destroyer of Asuras, and saluted the Goddess, her who ascended the skies when dashed by Kansa on a stony platform, who is the sister of Vasudeva, one who is always decked in celestial garlands and attired in celestial robes, who is armed with scimitar and shield, and always rescues the worshipper sunk in sin, like a cow in the mire, who in the hours of distress calls upon that eternal giver of blessings for relieving him of their burdens.
||And because thou rescuest people from difficulties whether when they are afflicted in the wilderness or sinking in the great ocean, it is for this that thou art called Durga by all.
||And, O Durga, kind as thou art unto all that seek thy protection, and affectionate unto all thy devotees, grant me protection
||These and many other large rivers, O king, such as Sadonirmaya and Krishna, and Mandaga, and Mandavahini; and Mahagouri, and Durga, O Bharata; and Chitropala.
||The holy one said, Cleansing thyself, O mighty-armed one, utter on the eve of the battle thy hymn to Durga for compassing the defeat of the foe
||O mother of Skanda, O thou that possessest the six highest attributes, O Durga, O thou that dwellest in accessible regions, thou art described as Swaha, and Swadha as Kala, as Kashta, and as Saraswati, as Savitra the mother of the Vedas, and as the science of Vedanta.
||Sanjaya continued, Understanding the measure of Partha's devotion, Durga who is always graciously inclined towards mankind, appeared in the firmament and in the presence of Govinda, said these words.
|Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.