दुराराध्या Duraaraadhyaa - Difficult to worship ( by fickle minded persons ). ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 771
 दुर्गमा Durgamaa - She who is difficult even to be approached.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 189
 दुर्गा Durgaa - Remover of any difficulty whatsoever.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 190
Her devotees are delivered from mental and physical fears in any difficulty, even in the battle and hence, Mother is called Durgaa, i.e.,The Deliverer.
Durgaa is the aspect of Mother, which in a way perfects all imperfections, who closely watches the working of different Shaktis and sees that every work is speedily and rightly progressing to success and the goal, and removes all difficulties whenever , while different works are going on, there is some obstruction somewhere.
Durgaa is the director who, while appearing as inactive, is responsible for leading the whole process of evolution of a devotee from beginning to end.
During meditation in the Mai worship, therefor, after the three energy Mothers of Desire. Knowledge and action are contemplated upon, the fourth meditation is that of Durgaa.
A nine year aged girl also is called Durgaa. There is a process in the Shaakta Maarga, which is called Kumaari Poojaa or worship of Shakti, through girls below twelve in public, or in the midst of family members, in which the devotee and his wife would worship the unmarried girls below the teens. This practice, though a routine ceremony, can be utilized for practicing, looking upon every woman as Shakti, and for wiping out all pride due to differences in status due to high or low birth, richness or poverty, literacy or illiteracy, handsomeness or deformity, etc.
Though the statement may look strange it must be remembered, that Maai,s path is immensely practical. You have to rub out all your angularities, against and over the most rugged ground with full faith and humility. There is no Royal Road but practice, under Grace and Guidance . Simple talk and mere thinking does not help.
 दुर्लभा Durlabhaa - She who is difficult to attain. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 188
 दुष्टदुरा Dushtaduraa - She who is far away from the sinful and wicked. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 193
Those who practice worship mechanically without practicing Love and Service to others, and self-surrender to Mother, which Dushta or wicked people can never do, never attain Mother, who is merciful and therefore just the reverse in nature.
 दृश्यरहिता Drishyarahitaa - She is invisible and every time She sportively tries to deceive the devotees by trying to create the false notion that his successes are due to his own efforts, chances or some other persons or other deities. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 650
 देवर्षिगणसंघातस्तूयमानात्मवैभवा Devarshigana sanghaata stuyamaanaatma vaibhavaa - Her power is praised by the assemblies of multitudes of Devaas and Rishis.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 64
Mother is "lovely-eyed" and "fulfiller of all desires ." Mother is a wonderful player in both fields of opposites, so that She is equally praised by Devaas full of desires and greatness and abundance of all enjoyments, as also by Rishis the masters of Siddhis, divine knowledge, meditation and renunciation, etc.
 देवेशी Deveshi - Ruler of deities.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 607
 देशकालपरिच्छिन्ना Desha-kaala-pari- chchhinnaa Unlimited by space and time. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 701
Limited by space, means the absolute non-existence of a thing in a certain place (as when we say,"This is not here").Limited by time, is similarly explained when we say, "This was not before" or "It will not exist in future." She is also unlimited by the laws of causation. This means that She can manifest Herself or shower Her Grace, in any place and any time. Devotees or preachers or Truth-seers can flourish in any country.There in any case , in any religious world, and in any century. There is no monopoly for the Maiist. Her Grace and manifestation is even above the Law of cause and effect. This means that there is no stereotyped mechanical routine, through which every soul has to pass, in the very same manner and through the very same experiences.
 दैत्यशमनी Daityashamani - Vanquisher of Demons. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 696
 दैत्यहन्त्री Daityahantri - Killer of Demons.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 599
 दोषवर्जिता Dosha-varjitaa - Devoid of faults. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 195
The charges of partiality and mercilessness are foolishly imputed out of ignorance. She is not merciless because even while leaving a long latitude, if matters go entirely worse, She intercedes to restore the equilibrium in favour of "More good , less evil". She is not partial to Her devotees because whoever takes to Her devotion, A or B gets the same Grace. This epithet is also meant to convey, that whatever evil costumes or wrong beliefs may be there, in the name of Her and about Her, are not from Her.
 दौर्भाग्यतूलवाूला Daurbhaagyatulavaatulaa - The gale which blows away the misfortunes like the thistles or tufted seeds of reed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 744
[314 ] द्युतिधरा Dyuti-dharaa - The Light-bearer. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 768
This name supports the teaching. "Leave yourself to Her and She will do the do the rest." She will bear the light in the dark night on the unknown way and lead Her devotee safely and soundly to the goal.
 द्विजवृंदनिषेविता Dvija-vrinda-nishevitaa - ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 423
She that is entered into, by hosts of purified and perfected souls and birds. Dvija means souls and birds. As birds fatigued with flight, fold their wings and enter their nests, so are tired jivas return to Her and freed from desires and dreamings. Similarly, human beings after the day's fatigue rest in Her lap and confidence. A fortunate few, after having done all that they can , come to the conclusion and realisation, that there is no happiness, except in Her Lotus Feet.
 द्वैतवर्जिता Dvaitvarjitaa - Transcending duality. ललिता सहस्रना स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 668
None of the opposite pairs are permanently true, not are they, during the period of their existence, able to exert any permanent influence. Nor can She is be permanently conceived as in two parts. She is goodness, Benevolence, Love and Mercy alone. She is all the best and best alone in spite of all seeming evil, because She alone is both opposite parts, both being of Her making and ever creatable and destructible by Her, at Her sweet will and pleasure.
 धनधान्यविवर्धिनी Dhana-dhaanya-vivardhini - Increasing money and grain. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 886
 धनाध्यक्षा Dhanaadhyakshaa - Ruler of wealth.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 885
 धन्या Dhanyaa - She that blesses Her world-leaving devotee with the mental condition of a Fortunate. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 957
On removing the deadness, ignorance, inversion and desire to abuse Mother's Grace , Mother gradually makes you fortunate and makes you feel fully satisfied that you are exceptionally fortunate beyond all undreamt of expectations.
Dhanya is one of the four kinds of stages of meditation or emotions with thoughts, through which soul rapidly passes on death bed.
These are known as Artha, Raudra, Dhanya and Shukla.
The first is that kind of meditation which arises through illusion resulting in a desire to possess dominions, pleasures, comforts, recreations, beauties, scents, garlands, jewels, dresses, ornaments etc, making up all luxury, splendour and pleasure.
The second meditation is one in which a dying person remembers how much he had to suffer for the sake of getting these enjoyments , but still is unable to rise above the subduing force of the desire to have enjoyments.
In the case of the third type of meditation Dhanya, one thinks about the future programmes and revises one's lessons, revives in brains all that is best and useful for pure and peaceful divine life , thinks about the causes and effects ,stumblings and divine helps, etc.,thinks of how to still better increase control over senses and how to be compassionate and useful to others, etc.
In the case of the fourth meditation, one thinks of God alone and unity with God entirely forgetting even the existence of senses and their fields of pleasures, etc.
 धरसुता Dharasutaa - Daughter of Himaalayaa.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 956
 धरा Dharaa - Earth or Supporter of the universe.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 955
 धर्मवर्धिनी DharmavardhiniIncreaser of the religious observances.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 959
This Mother generally does by increasing the desire of the devotees to follow the dictates and commandment's of one's religion
 धर्माधर्मविवर्जिता Dharma-adharma-vivarjitaa - Devoid of virtue and vice.ललिता सहस्रानाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 255
She is not bound by the limitations of vice and virtue in matter of Herself and Her relations with devotees. Virtues and vices are tendencies, which led to finally permanently desirable and undesirable actions and results.
When She showers Her Grace on a devotee, She first makes Her devotees devoid of vice and virtue, and then that which leads to a desirable result, is taught to him by teachers whom She specially deputes to teach him.. Generally speaking, that conduct which prevails in each country in accordance with tradition, conditions and circumstances, and which is not contrary to the fundamental truths in scriptures, is called Dharma. As per Mother's Ideal, sacrifice , good conduct, self-control , non-injury, gift and sacred study, etc. is Dharma.Dharma means upholder, whatever holds you up from going down. Dharma further means duty, i.e., duty to one's creator, one sisters and brothers, and to the universe, ancestors and posterity, and finally Dharma means one's nature, and that is suggestive of union with Mother or returning to the finalmost Mother.
 धर्माधारा Dharmaadhaaraa - Supporter of the devotee's religious progress.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 884
 धर्मिणी Dharmini - Increaser of religiosity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 958
Religiosity is the essence churned out by observing the religious requirements. Religiosity is the condition of being what a religion is expected to make of its follower.
Now we try to go over different branches of progress in the spiritual line. The majority of the aspirants go to the path of religion with a view to propitiate Mother to help them in fulfillment of their desires. This is the most popular, common and mass method.