LORD RAMA AND DEEPAVALI/DIWALI

  • LORD RAMA or RAJA(king) RAMCHANDRA:

Rama, the perfect avatar (incarnation) of the Supreme Protector, Vishnu, is an all-time favorite among Hindu deities. The most popular symbol of chivalry and virtue, Rama–in the words of Swami Vivekananda–is “the embodiment of truth, of morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king.”

As the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Rama is said to have taken birth on earth to annihilate the evil forces of the age.

He is widely believed to be an actual historical figure–a “tribal hero of ancient India”–whose exploits form the great Hindu epic of Ramayana (The Romance of Rama), written by the ancient Sanskrit poet Valmiki.

Hindus believe that Rama lived in the Treta Yug–one of the four great epochs. But according to historians, Rama was not particularly deified until the 11th century CE. Tulsidas’ outstanding retelling of the Sanskrit epic into the popuular vernacular as the Ramcharitmanas greatly enhanced the popularity of Rama as a Hindu god, and gave rise to various devotional groups.


Shri Rama revealing a lesser known fact, when he returned to Ayodhya (Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas)


Valmiki Ramayana

  • DIWALI or DEEPAVALI:

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu Calender. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Lord Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

May Goddess Lakshmi removes all obstacles & showers you all with bounties, benign, blessings. May happiness & peace surround with your eternal love & strength.

Jay Shree Ram 👏🏻🙏🏻

HAPPY DIWALI AND HAPPY GUJARATI HINDU VEDIC NAV VARSH (NEW YEAR) 😊🙏🏻

Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery of his beloved wife Sita. As such, Rama’s return indicates the triumph of light over darkness and dharma over adharma. It marks the establishment of Rama Rajya, the rule of dharma that allows the flowering of our highest human and spiritual potentials.

Rama Rajya as the rule of dharma is not the imposition of rigid codes or social engineering but an awakening of our inner connection to the cosmic reality both within and around us.
In this battle between light and darkness, we must awaken Hanuman within us, the inner magic of a higher motivation, a new energy, zeal and seeking of transcendence, as it necessitates that we leap beyond our boundaries born of ignorance and fear. We may physically reside in restricted time and space locations but our inner being stands far beyond them and need not be circumscribed by their boundaries. We can awaken an inner transformative power if our dedication is to the highest excellence.

Ram Rajya is the universal order of cosmic intelligence that we can enter into whenever we look beyond our personal limitations to the light of consciousness that is the basis of all existence.

Diwali sustains the promise of an enlightened humanity, which we should dedicate our lives to help manifest. This is not a matter of mere material prosperity, science and technology, but an understanding of our true nature as cosmic beings, centers of boundless light and awareness.

This Diwali let us Pause, Ponder, Circumspect. Maybe we can rediscover what we are as a Nation & Slay our inner Demons & Celebrate Truth, Hope & Justice.

Diwali is the occasion to let go of all past misunderstandings & come together in a spirit of Celebration.

May Diwali take us from the darkness of spiritual ignorance to the light of Self-realization and universal consciousness.

Obliteration of Darkness is the nature of light. May the light arise in your life, to light you up and all that you touch on this festival of lights. A Dazzling Diwali to you.

Wishing you an abundance of goodness in life, Richness of soul, Peace in the mind, Happiness in your heart, Joy & Laughter on your face & May it all reflect in the sparkle of your eyes. May you have a Splendid Festival Season & an equally Fantastic New Year.

HAPPY DIWALI 😊🙏🏻

Deepavali/Diwali – Lighting the Fire Within:

Deepavali/Diwali is celebrated for various cultural reasons but historically, it is called Naraka Chaturdashi because Narakasura, a very cruel king, was killed by Krishna. Because of that, this celebration happened in such a big way. The celebration is auspicious in so many different ways. On this day, it is said that if someone needs money, Lakshmi will come in. If someone wants health, Shakti will come in. If someone wants education, Saraswati will come in. These are all dialectical ways of expressing that it will lead to wellbeing.

From Darkness To Light: An Ancient Vedic Prayer To Illumine Our Lives!

May each person enkindle that inner flame of awareness by looking deeply within to our original nature of boundless self-illumination and bliss!
Deepavali as a festival of lights is connected to the most ancient symbolism of India, the movement from darkness to light as the essence of our lives. In this regard, there is a famous Vedic prayer in sanskrit :

“Asato ma sad gamaya,
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya,
Mrtyor ma amritam gamaya.”

“Lead us from non-being to being,
Lead us from darkness to light,
Lead us from death to immortality. “

This famous Upanishadic chant precedes the special verses that teach Aham Brahmasmi, or “I am Brahman”, expressing the unity of the individual soul with the supreme universal reality – one of the most profound statements of spiritual realisation in the history of the world. Let us try to understand it.

Non-being or asat is that which in not enduring, which is transient and ultimately momentary. Sat is that which is enduring, the timeless and immutable. We all aspire for what is lasting and are unsatisfied with what is temporary and comes to an end.

Tamas is darkness, not in the outer sense, but in the inner sense, a lack of knowledge of our true nature as jyoti, the light of infinite consciousness. Tamas is the shadow of avidya, ignorance of our true self arising.

Mrityu is not mere physical death but an awareness trapped in mortality, focused on what is ephemeral, holds no light and leads to sorrow. Unreality, darkness and death are aspects of the same outer experience of life. Reality, light and immortality are the higher truth of our inner being that we have forgotten and must strive to return to.

The ultimate goal of life is to move across the ocean of darkness or samsara to the eternal light of truth. This cannot be achieved by mere emotion or belief, or by reason or ideas, because these are part of the darkness and ignorance of the mind. The journey from darkness to light is a movement beyond the dualistic mind to a higher unitary awareness that transcends all concepts.

Honouring The Inner Light :

Many traditions honour the divine as light and celebrate festivals of light.Yet, few truly understand the universal light of consciousness. Most identify the light of truth with a particular name, form, person or belief. This reduction of universal truth to a particular phenomenon is another kind of darkness.

Yoga and Vedanta define ignorance or avidya as that which binds us to the outer world of illusion, by confusing being and non-being, the eternal and the transient, along the same lines as this Vedic prayer. It is mistaking our true self-nature as pure consciousness with our outer ego identity as body and mind.

Our Inner Agni Or Immortal Flame
Our true immortality is not as a mere physical body or separate person. What is born must die. What has a beginning must have an end. Yet, there abides within us an enduring flame of awareness that has witnessed our entire lives from a place before birth and beyond death. That inner flame is the Vedic agni, the deathless light of consciousness that resides in the hearts of all creatures.

Removing tamas or darkness requires purification of the mind, particularly of our attachment to the idea of physical reality. Our true nature is the radiance of consciousness that has many lives, many bodies, and innumerable experiences in uncountable realms – which is ultimately the supreme light behind all creatures, all minds and all worlds, the inner sun of Brahman.

That which is mortal can never become immortal. That which is immortal can never become mortal. There can be no change of nature. But we can move from our outer mortal nature to our inner immortal nature, which requires a radical shift of perception, a turning within, a transformative change of vision.

The atman, our true self, is the inner light and energy that links us with the entire universe. We reach it through developing our buddhi or higher intelligence, cultivating a discernment between being and non-being, light and darkness, the eternal and the transient.

May each person enkindle that inner flame of awareness by looking deeply within to our original nature of boundless self-illumination and bliss!

Deepavali/Diwali is the Festival of Lights. On Diwali, you will see every town, city and village is lit up with thousands of lamps everywhere. But the celebration is not just about lighting lamps outside – an inner light has to come. Light means clarity. Without clarity, every other quality that you possess will only become a detriment, not a gift, because confidence without clarity is a disaster. And today, too much action in the world is performed without clarity.

May that infinite light arise within you on Deepavali!

Diwali Puja (Lakshmi Puja) and Ashta Lakshmi Homam

Diwali Puja (Lakshmi Puja) : Mother Goddess Lakshmi and her 7 truly amazing facts :

The mother source of Wealth, Goddess Lakshmi is one the most powerful and the ultimate almighty of abundance for luck and prosperity in life. She is known to be the wife of Lord Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism. She is full of divine quality and traits that can influence one’s life to be on the perfect path to mental and financial stability.

Lakshmi Puja :

Lakshmi according to the Indian mythology is a gracefully dressed woman, who uses an owl as her vehicle and prevail luck and monetary stability in one’s life to the core. Apart from these well-known facts that Goddess Lakshmi brings for you, there are something which you might not have heard before, below mentioned are seven most interesting particulars which will definitely be something you have not come across yet.

1. There are in total 108 names of Goddess Lakshmi known in the Hindu Mythology as and is considered by the Indian Vedic astrology till date. It is also believed that there are eight different forms of Lakshmi which represent the different type of wealth in the Hindu culture.

2. In places like Bengal and the nearby regions, Lakshmi is worshipped along with The Alakshmi on the night of Deepawali which is considered extremely auspicious by the communities.

3. Along with the Lotus flower, sandalwood, vermilion, fruits, nuts, betel leaves and dishes made from rice, coconuts and jaggery are used in performing hear ritual worship and are extremely propitious to greet the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in her place.

4. The four arms of the goddess represent 4 directions in space and symbolize her presence everywhere in the surroundings. The hands represent justice, actual wishes, wealth, and freedom.

5. In the state of Uttarakhand, there is no blowing of Shankha or conch after performing the Deepawali Puja and worshipping Goddess Lakshmi. This happens because shankha is also taken from seas and oceans which are considered to be an almighty too.

6. There is special consideration of not using Tulsi plant in the Deepawali Puja or celebration anywhere because Tulsi is Lakshmi’s husband Vishnu’s wife in one reincarnated life and hence cannot become a part of any celebration where Lakshmi is worshipped.

7. Lakshmi is gifted with six auspicious and divine qualities and she is the also the source of strength to her husband Vishnu. It is believed that even after being Lakshmi in one life, Lakshmi took incarnation as his consort when he was born as Rama and Krishna.

Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi is extremely auspicious and a vita; part of Deepawali celebration. It is always the right way that should be followed in the Lakshmi Pooja done on the day of Deepawali. Let Goddess Lakshmi invoke her blessings on you and your family in the most decent ways. Participate in the Deepawali celebration and MahaLakshmi Yagna at Cyberastro and ensure overall prosperity in your life.

Ashta Lakshmi Homam Gives Abundance Of Wealth, Fortune & Prosperity :

The ritual is aimed at achieving eight material forms of wealth namely money, education, courage, success, food, luck, progeny and vigour. Therefore, the homa dedicated to the eight forms of Mahalakshmi bestows wealth in plenitude, prosperity, wisdom and fortune. It also grants predominance, success, promotions in work and superiority in life. The individuality of each of the forms is unique in itself with special attributes to bless the worshipper with all they want in life. By glorifying her, one can even get the blessings of Lord Vishnu, her consort. The goddess appeared during the churning of primordial milky ocean by the gods and demons. She immediately took refuge in Lord Vishnu and preferred to dwell in his chest and hence the lord came to be known as Srinivas (abode of goddess of wealth).

Significance Of Ashta Lakshmi Homam :

The eight aspects of the goddess are invoked as they are the chief deities of this sacred ritual for accumulating wealth, eliminating debts, solving financial troubles and gaining financial stability. One can perform the yagna for solving all financial problems and also recovery of dues.

Benefits:-

Provides relief from financial woes as it blesses you with abundance and self-sufficiency.

Goddess Santhanalakshmi Showers one with healthy progeny and Vidyalakshmi grants wisdom to you and dear ones.

Guards against evil powers that threaten you business and professional career

Helps in attaining wealth & success so that you can lead a glorious life forever.

Get the blessings of eight forms of Mahalakshmi for all round progress and sustenance

Happy Karwa Chauth ❤😍😘

The festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated enthusiastically in majority of Hindu Families. Falling 9 days before major Hindu Festival Diwali, Karwa Chauth is a Vrat (fast) observed by married woman praying for the welfare of their husband. This fast goes on till the Moon appears in the sky in the late evening.
On Karwa Chauth, married Hindu women observe fast from sunrise to moonrise to pray for the long life and safety of their husbands.

A married woman celebrates Karwa Chauth by observing a fast for the long life of her husband. And above all is the ‘Shringar’ that includes applying henna and adorning the bridal makeup.

A fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands, the festival of Karwa Chauth provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. Possessing a tremendous social and cultural significance, this festival is celebrated by keeping fast, applying henna and exchange of gifts.

Karwa Chauth Celebrated mostly by North Indians, the event of Karwa Chauth is growing bigger with each passing day. Along with traditional items such as henna, beauty products and fashionable clothes, the demand of special eateries are also gearing up. Nowadays, Karwa Chauth is more of fun than a serious festival.

The festivities surrounding Karwa Chauth encourage people to gather and socialize with friends and family, exchange gifts and share home-cooked meals. The gifts exchanged on this occasion reflects joy, splendor, brightness and happiness of a married life.

Henna symbolizes luck and prosperity. Thus, decorating hand and feet by creating beautiful designs out of henna paste is one of the most common tradition on all occasion. As Karwa Chauth is meant for married woman, the significance of henna increases manifold.

A spouse is not a destination but a fellow traveller. The day seems long and the moon doesn’t show. Thirsty, hungry yet on the go. Salute Indian women for their sacrifice and love. They are an incarnation of goddesses from heaven above.

Why only married women, why not married men/unmarried lovers/boyfriends?
I think Karwa Chauth Its not only about women fasting today, Nice to see so many husbands/unmarried lovers/boyfriends do the same for their wives/girlfriends/lovers. It’s a wonderful day full of Love, Emotions & Sentiments. Shows the richness of our culture and Tradition.

This festivals strengthens the bonds between husband and wife, two lovers, two soulmates and makes them remember the promises made at the time of their marriage/relationship.

I’m fasting too for my goddess, my soulmate, my jaan, my everything.
I love & worship her more than anything, more beyond my existence. I’m fasting for the long life of her, for her safety, security, good health. A fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of her. This fast (vrat) will go on till the moon appears in the sky in the late evening.

Wishing you all a very Happy Karwa Chauth
Lets celebrate this beautiful ‘Indian Valentines Day’.!!

ENIGMATIC SEDUCTRESS ❤

The most beautiful goddess on the earth leaning against a white wall
in a moment that was never before seen in the entirety of the cosmos
As an unforeseen gust of wind touched her glowing face where it died
Spellbound, a thousand cosmic eyes keep falling before her
As her incandescent red lips tremble in her ardor
And behind her closed eyes there is a moment burning in the flames of a late autumn rain
Oh that sweet pain oozing from her arching eyebrows
A sudden tremor in her body crackles at the wall
As she parted her lips
Entering into those red flames of her lips are the honeyed drops of rain
that in this moment remain glowing in its immortal white heat even if the sun has fallen
Drenching the wall in red
As the most beautiful goddess on the earth opens her eyes and moves the earth as if it is at her command

PS : To My Gorgeous Goddess Wife, My Aaradhya, My Ravishing Queen, My Luscious Lioness, My Heavenly Jaan, My Pretty Princess of the Paradise, My Soulmate, My Owner, My Master, My Everything.

Happy Vijayadashmi/Dussera 😊🙏🏻

Vijayadashami is the celebration of the victorious. Victory over others can lead to subjugation and tyranny. It is only in being victorious, in becoming above one’s own limitations, the magnificent nature of life is revealed.

In the spirit of Vijayadashmi, let knowledge, health, peace, prosperity and compassion be the goods that win over evils.

No evil can last Forever, there’s goodness in the world which always puts the evil to rest.

Navratri, culminating with Dussehra, is a cultural festival of great importance and significance for all. It is a festival that is all about the goddess. In Karnataka, Dussehra is about Chamundi, in Bengal it is about Durga. Like this, it is about various goddesses in different places, but essentially it is about the feminine goddess or the feminine divinity.

#दशहरा is a Sanskrit word that means the triumph over 10 bad qualities of man:

अहंकार – Ego

अमानवता – Cruelty

अन्याय – Injustice

काम वासना – Lust

क्रोध – Anger

लोभ – Greed

मद – Arrogance

मत्सर – Jealousy

मोह – Attachment

स्वार्थ – Selfishness.

Dussehra – The tenth day of celebration

Navratri is replete with symbolism about vanquishing evil and wanton nature, and about having reverence for all aspects of life and even for the things and objects that contribute to our wellbeing. The nine days of Navratri are classified as per the three basic qualities of tamas, rajas and sattva. The first three days are tamas, where the goddess is fierce, like Durga and Kali. The next three days are Lakshmi related – gentle but materially oriented goddesses. The last three days are dedicated to Saraswati, which is sattva. It is related to knowledge and enlightenment.

Vijayadashami – The Day of Victory :

Investing in these three will make your life in a certain way. If you invest in tamas, you will be powerful in one way. If you invest in rajas, you will be powerful in a different way. If you invest in sattva, you will be powerful in a completely different way. But if you go beyond all this, it is no longer about power, it is about liberation. After Navratri, the tenth and final day is Vijayadashami – that means you have conquered all these three qualities. You did not give into any of them, you saw through every one of them. You participated in every one of them, but you did not invest in any one of them. You won over them. That is Vijayadashami, the day of victory. This brings home the message of how being in reverence and gratitude towards everything that matters in our lives leads to success and victory.

Dussehra – Devotion and Reverence :

It is my wish and my blessings that all of you should celebrate Dussehra with total involvement, joy and love.

Of the many things that we are in touch with, of the many things that contribute in making and creating our lives, the most important devices that we employ in making a success of our lives are our own body and mind. Being in reverence towards the very earth that you walk upon, towards the air that you breathe, the water that you drink, the food that you eat, the people that you come in touch with and everything else that you use, including your body and mind, will lead us to a different possibility as to how we can live. Being in a state of reverence and devotion towards all these aspects is a way of ensuring success in every endeavor that we partake in.

Wishing you all a very Happy Dussera/Vijayadashmi 😊🙏🏻

श्रीदुर्गा चालीसा  Shri Durga Chalisa 😊🙏🏻

I bow to you O Goddess Durga, the bestower of all happiness! I bow to you O Goddess Amba! Who ends all miseries.

The radiance of your light is limitless and pervading and all the three realms (Earth, Heaven and the Nether World) are enlightened by thee.

Your Visage is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes are bedight with a red glow with the frightening frown.

O Mother! Your view is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout.

All the powers of the world repose in thee and it is you who provide food and money for the world’s survival.

Like the feeding mother Annapurna you nurture the whole universe and you are the one who appear like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).

At the time of Dissolution it is you, O Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri (Parvathi)

Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise, Brahma, Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on you.

You also appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their welfare.

O Mother Amba, it was you who appeared in the form of Narismha, sundering the pillar.

Thus, you saved Prahlaad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was killed by your hands.

In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, O Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree-Narayan.

Dwelling on the Sea of milk, O Goddess,with Lord Vishnu, please fulfil my desires.

O Bhavani, the famous goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but you yourself. Illimitable is your glory, defying description.

You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is you who appear as Bhuvenshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all.

It is you, who redeem the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi, Tradevi and Chhinamasta Devi, and end its sorrows.

Reposing Gracefully upon your vehicle of Lion. O Goddess Bhavani, youa re welcomed by the brave Langur (Lord Hanuman).

When you appear in the form of Goddess Kali with sword in one hand and a cupel in the other, even time flees in panic.

Beholding you well-armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart aches with the sting of fear.

You also repose in the form of the Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.

You slayed the demons like Shumbhu and Nishumbhu and masacred the thousand forms of the dreaded demon Raktabeeja.

When the earth was severtly distressed bearing the load of the sins of the arrogant Mahishasur.

You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with his army.

Thus whenever the noble saints were distressed, it is you O Mother, who came to their rescue.

All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by your grace, O Goddess!

It is the symbol of your glory that is burning brightly at Shree Jwala ji. All men and women ever worship you, O Mother!

He who sings your glory with devotion of love and sincerity remains beyond the reach of grief and poverty.

He who meditates upon your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.

All the Yogis, Gods and Sages openly declare that without your favour one can’t establish communication with God.

Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance caled Acharaj and by the virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.

He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his mind on you.

Since he did not realise your immense glory, his all powers waned and the repented hitherto.

Then, he sought refuge in you, chanted your glory and sang ‘victory, victory, victory’ to Thee O Jagdamba Bhavani.

Then, O Primal Goddesses Jagdamba ji, you were propitiated and in no time you bestowed him with his lost powers.

O Mother! Severe affictions distress me and no one except Your Honoured Self can provide relief. Please end my afflictions.

Hopes and longings ever borture me. All sort of passions and lust torment my beart ever.

Destroy my enemies, O Queen, I remember you singlemindedly, O Bhavani.

O merciful Mother! Show me your favour and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.

O Mother! May I be the receptacle of your grace as long as I live, ever recounting the feats of your glory to all.

This, way he who ever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end. Deeming ‘Devidas’ to have sought your shelter, O Mother of the world, Bhavani, grant me your favour!

Navratri 🙏🏻

#Navratri Among the festivals of Hindus, Navratri is endowed with a great significance. Navratri or 9 nights, is the festival of 9 holy nights which celebrates the victory of Goddess Shakti over evil. The days fall on the 9 auspicious days as per lunar calendar of Hinduism.

The festival is celebrated with an ardent fervour which is rare on any other festival. The 9day festival culminates on the 10th day, which is the day of victory. It also marks the symbolic journey from humanness to divinity thereby reminding people of the real goal of human life.

Chief deity adorned on these days is the feminine principle of the divinity. Therefore all forms of Maa Goddesses are heralded, worshiped and adorned on these days. Called as Shakti, the female energy represents the universe, while Shiva represents the consciousness or soul.

Durga is ultimate source of power who takes care of entire universe and feeds it. The Navratri festival glorifies the eternal power of Durga and seeks her blessing and protection. As per the legend, there was a demon called Mahishasura who was a terror to all the 3 worlds.

As per boons he had rcvd, he could not be killed by any Gods, humans or demons except the feminine energy, which he underestimated to be insufficient to vanquish him. To save all the worlds from his captivity, Maa Durga waged war against him for 9 days & killed him on 10th day.

Durga also means the power which destroys misery and sufferings. A Sanskrit verse heralds Maa Durga as “Durga Dhurgati Nashini”,the one who destroys afflictions. Worshipping her on these 9 days is said to confer joy, prosperity, wealth, hope, wisdom, success, lasting happiness

Navratri festival is refreshing and recharging one. Homes, educational institutions, businesses and organizations, clean their premises and conduct pujas and worship on these 9 days. Charities are given away and cultural events are held.

1st 3days are dedicated to Maa Durga, 2nd 3 herald Maa Lakshmi, 3rd 3 praise Maa Saraswati, the 3 energies that rule over universe and do the creation, sustenance, destruction. Final day Vijayadasami on which Maa Durga won over the demon. Tasks started on this day r successful.

On 9th day of Saraswati puja, people also perform Ayudh puja. The tools, implements, equipments, vehicles, machinery, books etc are cleaned, decorated and kept in front of the altar for worship. On 10th day, they are given rest as a mark of gratitude for their services

Thus, festival of Navratri is endowed with lot of significance in terms of religious, spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural dimensions. It drives home the msg of heralding divinity, realizing true purpose of life, demonstrating gratitude, sense of charity and other values.

Significance of Navaratri

Navratri, the nine-day #Hindu festival, is a celebration of Shakti (power). The festival which has a deep religious significance is celebrated five times a year.

The pious days waiting for you to visit your own divinity. Conscious detachment and cleansing of mind, body and soul. Saadhna and Dhyaana should be ruling the hours making you potent with positivity. Navratra is “Indriyo ki Saadhna”, avoid feasting rather take falahar as prasadam. Get to know your pace, your Shakti, realise your core, visit your energies and aura and blossom like a bud swinging in fresh spring breeze!

The scientific basis behind Navratri is that there are four treatises for one year in the orbital period of the Sun, from which the two main NUll in the circular treaties falling in the months of March and September. At present, there us a high probsboly of germ attack. Physical illness often increase in seasonal treaties. Therefore, the process to be healthy at that time, keep the body pure, keep the mind clean and completely healthy, is called “Navratri”.

Our body is said to be nine doors and, the name of the life force (Jivani Shakti that resides within it) is the name of Goddess Durga. So in order to establish discipline, cleanliness, harmony in these main senses, the festival of purification of nine gates is celebrated for nine days to keep the body system functioning smoothly for the whole year. To give importance to them personally, nine days are named for the nine Durgas.

The nine day Navratri Sadhana should be accomplished with a 24 thousand Gayatri Mantra anusthan (religious practice). Gayatri is the Supreme Power, who promotes divine elements and spiritual qualities in sadhaka’s body and soul. This is the path of one’s own good. We must do this Sadhana during Navratris. Many people worship Tamasik gods and goddesses and slaughter animals. This is Tantric process. Such Tantric ways increase Tamas (darkness) in the sadhak. Though they may help in worldly achievements, no spiritual progress can be made in Tamasik atmosphere. So those who want to progress in spiritual field must only do Gayatri anusthan during Navratris.

The short Gayatri anusthan is of 24000 mantras. A sadhak can tell 27 rosary daily for 9 days and chant 24000 mantras. A rosary has 108 beads, but only 100 mantras are counted; 8 are omitted for possible wrong pronunciation or mistakes in mantra recitation. So a rosary is counted 27 times daily with Gayatri Mantra. Generally 10 to 11 rosaries can be counted in an hour. It takes almost 2 and a half hours daily in mantra recitation. If one doesn’t get enough time in the morning, one may do it in morning and evening both. One must take bath in the morning, do self purification with 5 prescribed mantras, do seven prescribed worship rituals and start mantra recitation. Finally, water be offered to the Sun God as oblation.

May my Goddess Durga empower You and your family With her nine swaroopa of name Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti …
May my Goddess illuminate your life with countless blessings of happiness, love and good fortune.

Application of above Blessings and enriched Selflessness will surely drive away all the malicious Vibrant realms of the Mind and the Brilliant Sparks of Righteousness and Humaneness devoid of all Barriers will come into Existence.