11 April 2013 - QA7

Jai Gurudev, can you talk about Chaitra Navratri and its significance?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Navratri means the nine nights. In the nine nights you turn inwards. It is a time for meditation, for you turn inwards, and then come out with creativity. That is the significance.

Chaitra means the beginning of a New Year. So the New Year beings with nine days of turning inwards; prayer, meditation, and chanting. Recognizing the Divinity in the whole creation, and enlivening that aspect.