Navaratri - 9 Nights of Mother Divine
Navaratri or 9 nights of Mother Divine is the time of cleansing, purification and growth or evolution. During this window, the wholeness of life rises to purge the lower, fragmented, imperfect values of natural law. In Vedic mythology, it is depicted as the time when Shakthi (quintessential universal power), champion of the gods, is victorious over demons (lower, fragmented forces of nature). It is a time for light to triumph over darkness. The river floods and stagnant pools are swept away. It's an opportunity to purify, realign and recalibrate our lives: to get back on track - to realize our goals and aspirations.
Navaratri is known as 'Durga Puja': 9 nights invoking or celebrating Durga: Divine Mother -the wholeness or collectedness of God's feminine aspects. Yagyas are traditionally performed during this time to harness the momentum of this highly auspicious window of opportunity. Navaratri or Durga puja yagyas serve to direct the lively flow of nature's intelligence and organizing power into our daily lives to safeguard and enhance our progress and evolution and to achieve specific goals.