Navratri 2015 Durga Puja

Navratri 2015

Navratri Day One

Navratri Day One – Invoking Shailaputri Devi

Navratri Durga Puja 2015 Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Shakti Rupen Sansthita Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namah Tasmai Namo Namah Navratri Day One – October 13, 2015 – Ghatsthapana Invoking Shailaputri Devi On the first night of Navratri, […]

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Navratri Day Two – Chandra Darshan

The first lunar night of Navratri 2015 covers two days according to the Indian Panchang. On the second day of Navratri, it is still the Pratipada, the first night of the moon. The significance of the […]

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Navratri Day Three – Brahmacharini Ma

Mother Goddess as Yogini – Brahmacharini Ma Tonight, the second night of the Moon (bright half) according to the Indian panchang. On Navratri Day Three, Thursday, October 15, 2015, we worship Durga Ma as the tapasvini, […]

Chandraghanta Ma

Navratri Day Four – Chandraghanta Ma

On Navratri Day Four, Friday, October 16, 2015, the third day of the Moon, we worship Chandraghanta Ma, who is also Parvati, but AFTER her marriage to Shiva, and this is marked by Shiva’s 5 day […]

Navratri Day Five – Kushmanda Devi

On Navratri Day Five, Saturday, October 17, 2015, we invoke and worship Kushmanda Ma, the 4th manifestation of Durga, Whose name alone is a compendium of knowledge and secrets. If we pronounce Her name correctly, which […]

Navratri Day Six – Invoking Devi Skandamata

On Navratri Day Six, Sunday, October 18, 2015, the fourth day of the Moon, Chaturthi, we invoke and worship Devi Skandamata, who as a further manifestation of Parvati, gives birth to Kartikeya, also known as Skanda. […]

Navratri Day Seven – Invoking Katyayani Ma

On Navratri Day Seven, Monday, October 19, 2015, we invoke and worship Katyayani Mata, the 6th manifestation of Durga. Katyayani Mata rules Jupiter. It was the great Rishi and Grammarian, Katyayana, without whose commentary, the Vedas […]

Kalratri Ma

Navratri Day Eight – Invoking Kalratri Devi

On Navratri Day Eight, the 7th day of the Moon, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, we invoke the 7th of Durga Ma’s manifestations, certainly Her most frightening, Kalratri Ma. Her image alone is unsettling – while most […]

Navratri Day Nine – Invoking Mahagauri Ma

On Navratri Day Nine, the Maha Ashtami of Durga, Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, Her 8th manifestation appears, Mahagauri Ma. Yesterday, Her color was midnight black, today She is effulgent white, as Her name suggests. Gauri means […]

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Navratri Day Ten – Siddhidatri Ma – Dussehra

On Navratri Day Ten, we invoke and worship Siddhidatri Ma, who is not only worshipped by humans, but by the Gods and Goddesses, Demons, Gandharvas (celestial musicians), Yakshas (Earth spirits), and Siddhas. This is actually the […]