Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvartha sadhike l
Sharanye trayambake gauri, Narayani namostute ll
Navratri begins on Ashwin Shukla 1 (5 October 2013) on this year. According to one school of thought, Sri Mahakali (who has a tama pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped on the first 3 days of Navratri, to reduce the tama component in ourselves. The next 3 days, to enhance the raja component in ourselves, Sri Mahalakshmi (who has a raja pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped and on the last 3 days, to intensify the spiritual practice, Mahasaraswati (who has a Sattva pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped. Chant the Names of these Deities during these days. To learn more, obtain your copy of the Holy text ‘Shakti’, published by Sanatan Sanstha from the Sanatan centre nearest to you.
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Science underlying the worship of Goddess during Navratri. Information on Ghatasthapana, Lighting of Akhand deep, Establishing Goddess Ashtabhuja and Navarnav Yantra, Malabandhan, Kumarika pujan, Garba etc.
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Specific flowers have better ability to attract the subtlest particles of a specific Deity's principle. When these flowers are offered to the Deity during worship, they help awaken the idol and the devotee benefits from the chaitanya in the idol.
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The subtle process in performing the ritual of 'Oti bharane' and its merits. What is the benefit in specific colour selection of the sari and blouse-piece offered to the Goddess?
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It is necessary to perform puja of Shakti to become free from the trap of Mahishasur, by realising the illusory form of this Mahishasur. Therefore, Shakti should be worshipped in the nine days of Navratra.
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The Aparajita form of Goddess Durga is worshipped near the Shami tree because Shami leaves are good conservers of energy and they conserve the energy of Aparajita.
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The Goddess principle, that is the Divine energy principle is a confluence of the saviour and destroyer forms of Energy.
'Navratri' is the festival of worship of
the Goddess Shakti. It is a period of nine days, when the Goddess fought
the Demon 'Mahishashura' over nine days and nights and destroyed him on
the tenth day. Performing of Garba and the 'Dandiya' are forms of worship
of the Goddess. The Navratri festival has been celebrated for thousands of years.
Today, like in other Hindu festivals, many malpractices have crept into
this festival, also resulting in public nuisance. The public nuisance
includes forcible collection of donation, noise pollution, 'Garba' performed
to the tune of film songs, obscene dancing in drunken states with obscene
gestures, significant rise in the number of unmarried mothers after a
few months of Navratri, all this sounds a death knell for the Hindu religion
and civilization. In order to caution the Hindus about this danger, and
also to protect and maintain the sanctity of Hindu religion and civilization,
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has undertaken this campaign. Today we are faced
with the problems of corruption, terrorism, naxalism etc., along with
increasing anti-Hindu incidents wherein Hindu temples, Saints, Scriptures
are targeted by the unrighteous (Dharmadrohis) it is high time for Hindus
to unite and fight against these evils. On the eve of 'Navratri' let us pray to the
Goddess 'Mahishasurmardini' to give us strength to fight against the evil
and protect our Hindu Dharma !
Denigration of the Goddess
Anything, which is in consonance with the scriptures is ideal and spiritually beneficial. But today Hindu deities are denigrated in advertisements and in other media. Here is an example. Shri Durgadevi depicted nude by Anti-Hindu perverted painter M F Husain.See some other blasphemous denigrations of the Goddess. Click here
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