Navaratri

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  1. Navratri – A spoon full of fun and reverence in cup full of contentment

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan Navratri is a colorful festival which brings richness in creativity and appreciation of culture. There is so much encouragement for artisans during these nine days as performances and an exhibition of talents and skills are an int ...
  2. Mystical Navratri Celebrations – Then and Now

    By Suma Kumar     During Navratri, offer all anxieties, fears, worries, negativity into the sacrificial fire and be rejuvenated with courage, enthusiasm and knowledge and spread wisdom and light to the suffering world. Let’s bring peace, love, joy and Hap ...
  3. Fasting during Navratri

    Fasting – A Feast for Body, Mind, and Soul     Give your body and mind a chance to break out of a pattern and give it a new direction. Fasting- a gift to an over-burdened body and an over-indulged mind.       Fasting is indeed a denial of the physical nee ...
  4. Devi – The various names and forms of Divine Mother

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan We are all floating in the effulgence of one scintillating unseen cosmic energy called the ‘Devi’. The Devi or the Divine Mother is the womb of all creation. She is the seed of all dynamism, radiance, beauty, equanimity, peace and ...
  5. Significance of Navratri – the festival of nine nights

    Homas: Enhances the positivity in us and reduces the negativity Ancient Sanskrit chants help one to go deep into meditation " Navratri is a wonderful opportunity for a seeker to be completely in seva, sadhana, satsang and the grace of the master &quo ...
  6. Inseparable Sisters: Yoga & Ayurveda

    By Babeeta Chhabra Once I asked an ayurvedic doctor about the relationship between yoga and ayurveda. His simple explanation was, “Ayurveda is the science and yoga is the practice of the science.” I have been a health care professional and Sri Sri Yoga te ...
  7. Honoring Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati

    By Bhanu Didi During Navratri, the first three days celebrate the Devi (Divine Mother) in the form of Durga, second set of three days honor the Devi as Lakshmi, and final three days are dedicated to Saraswati. Durga- the goddess of courage and strength Th ...
  8. The Vedas: The ancient tradition of inquiry continues today

    Navaratri is a time when all the branches of knowledge are presented- vedic mantras, music, dance and other arts. It is a time for rejuvenation and reaffirming a commitment to knowledge. The vedic mantras originate in a vast collection of ancient knowledg ...
  9. Technology of Tantras

    By Bhanumathi Narasimhan Tantras are techniques, skillful ways of handling the mind. It is skill in action. The tantric methods make use of yantras and mantras which together help a seeker to transcend the body consciousness and be established in the spac ...
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