The Punjabi version is shorter than the two in Braj and narrates the fight of Durga-Chandi with the only 'dhent', Mahikhasur, the buffalo demon. He is the bravest of the brave calling forth no end of mighty effort on Durga’s part to defeat the destroy him. Guru Ji himself as narrator, is not interested in impressing the Durga-cult or chandi worship. The primary and main interest lies in making the story the vehicle to arouse the dormant spirit of crusading for faith and honour amongst the Indian people, through graphic narratives and vivid imagery. While the story of Ram Chandra Ji’s war with Ravana is equally illustrative of the struggle between right and wrong, it is overlaid with extra intrigue which to a certain extent obscures the core theme of heroism. But the Durga story is a story of the battle for the protection of Right in its most basic form. Durga is the embodiment of righteous Might battling eternally with evil. From his divine compositions Guru Sahib Ji’s interpretation of the Durga-symbol is unambiguously clear. It stands for the Eternal, Timeless Creator. Thus in one swaiya or verse in the Bachittar Natak, Guru Ji offers adoration to the Lord by mentioning the destruction of the Rakhsahs or demons that are traditionally described as destroyed by Durga.
Millions of demons, such as Sumbha, Nisumbha, He has destroyed in an instant;
Dhumar-Lochana, Chanda, Munda, and Mahikhasur He has defeated in a moment;
Demons like Chamara, Rana-chichhura, Raktichhana He has slaughtered at a stroke
With such a Master to protect him, why need this servant fear anything?
In Guru ji’s accounts, he calls the Lord by the name of Maha-kalika Kalika (The Eternal Divine Might) which also is a nobler form of the name of Durga. Many people with little knowledge have mistakenly taken this as Durga puja, but it is intended, like Ram and Hari and other deity-names, to be a name which the Eternal is designated. Bhagauti meaning “Mistress of all prosperity” which sometimes is also associated with Durga, is constantly used by Guru Ji in many compositions as one of the synonyms of the Lord as symbolised in the might of the Sword of Righteousness, which is drawn to protect faith and truth against evil.