Dussehra Vijayadashmi 2015
Navratri Day Ten – Dussehra
Today, October 22, 2015, begins as the Mahanavami, the ninth phase of the moon, in which we invoke Siddhidatri, Who provides the “26 wishes” to Her devotees. After noon, Indian time, (6:30 AM GMT), the Moon goes into its tenth phase, which is known all over India as Vijayadashmi, the “Tenth Moon (consisting of) of Supreme Victory,” Dussehra.
Vijayadashmi is observed and celebrated as the victory of good over evil, truth over untruth, and Nature over those who would subdue Her. Cosmic events reenacted, sung, told, and danced in India for thousands of years, reflect this Supreme Victory.
Durga Ma slays the Buffalo Demon (Mahisasura), as Adi Shakti in Her various forms slay demons who would silence Speech.
Lord Ram slays the arch demon Ravana, who would control and dominate the Earth Goddess Herself, Sita.
On this day, we also make an invocation, a puja to Saraswati Ma, Goddess of Speech, asking for Her protection and blessings.
On this day, EVERY YEAR, a sign is reflected on the sky that the Earth is liberated from injustice, untruth, and domination. If even for a split second. But it’s there. And there are countless millions of regular people who joyfully witness this.
May the Great Mother give special blessings to all humankind to share this vision.
May She bless you.
OM NAMO NARAYANA
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