Navratri Celebrations 2012

16th of Oct 2012 to 24th of Oct 2012

Dates: 16 - 24 Oct 2012


‘Nava’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ is made up of ‘ra’ which also means ‘night’ and ‘tri’ meaning the three aspects of our life – body, mind and soul. There are three types of botherations or problems that may affect a person – physical, mental and spiritual. That which gives you relief from all these difficulties is ‘ratri’. ‘Ratri’ or night relieves you of misery and brings comfort. The night relaxes everybody; whether happy, unhappy or miserable, everybody goes to sleep. The nine-day period of Navratri is marked by a series of Yagna and Homas. These Yagnas nullify all the misery, sorrow and pain in the world. Each day of this nine-day period has special implications and yagnas and homas are performed accordingly. In life, there are positive and negative qualities that affect us.

"Navratri represents how the negativity can be conquered by the inherent positive qualities in an individual so that one emerges as a Divine being."

- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

As we take nine months in our mother's womb before we are born, we take these nine days to go back to our source. These nine days are to be spent in meditation, satsang, silence and knowledge. With Navratri Package you can experience the blissful silence of the Navratri special Advanced Meditation Course (AMC) and the auspicious Homas which would happen at The Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore. 


We invite you to join the Navratri special Silence program ( Navratri AMC ) from 16th Oct – 20th Oct 2012. Although we are already fully booked for housing within the ashram (except dormitory accommodation for Indian residents), you can still join the program by arranging your own transport and accommodation outside the ashram. We would be opening the registrations for this facility (Non-residential Navratri package) shortly. If you leave your contact details below, we’ll get back to you with all the details as soon as we open the registrations.

We also invite you to attend the Homas from 20th – 23th Oct

Please note that for both the above options, you would have to arrange your own accommodation and transportation to the ashram.

Sumeru Travels ( ) can help you out in booking hotels and transport if need be.


Bangalore - Art of Living International Center, Karnataka, India