Devi or the Divine Mother is the energy which has given birth to the entire universe including the celestial stars far away and the subtle mind and its emotions. Called ‘shakti’ which means energy, the Divine Mother is also responsible for running this creation.

Navratri is the time when this energy can be tapped. One of the ways to do so is to worship all the names and forms of the Divine Mother.

“The divinity is everywhere, but it is dormant. Pooja (worship) is the process to awaken it.”

~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati

The Divine Mother or Shakti has three major forms: Durga, the Goddess of defense; Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth; Saraswati, the Goddess of education. During the nine nights and ten days of Navratri, these three forms are invoked.

“When we honor the Devi during the nine days of Navratri through the chanting of the many names and qualities of the Devi, we enliven those qualities within us. They manifest in us according to the need of the hour.”

~ Bhanumathi Narasimhan, sister of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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