20th SEPTEMBER 2015 NAVRATRI_NINE NIGHTS OF GODDESS DURGA MATA PUJA _FOR KILLING ASURAS_DEMONS WITH DEVI`S MANIFESTATION

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Why strict No to Non-Veg food during Navratri?

POSTED ON MARCH 25, 2015

navratri food shubhpujaMany of us believe in the philosophy of quitting their favourite edible or avoiding materialistic luxuries to please the God and receiving blessings in return for fulfilment of the desired wish. This concept is prevalent during the seven or eight days of fasting of Navratras. Yet if you are not one of those who can fast, still you have to abide by the rituals of food pattern in the house.

Remember- Strict NO to Non-Vegetarian food!

All of us are aware about the prohibition of non-veg food items and even onion and garlic during Navratri festival; so let’s explore the cause behind it.

*NAVRATRI occurs during the two major changes of season i.e. fall into winters and then winters into spring. This period has the highest probability of affecting our immune system; and such changes in the nature and environment around us also brings alterations within us. Thus it is better to go for easily digestible edibles which are healthy and nourishing and also activates the positivity within you.*

Other reasons for avoiding non-veg:

  • Non vegetarian food is high in Tamasic content that consumes a much longer time for digestion and creates an aura of irritation and negativity.
  • The animals are slaughtered inhumanely which leads to a cover of pain and distressing eneno to meat shubhpujargyaround the meat; which keep on growing as we consume them.
  • Certain issues likerespiratory diseases, heart diseases, indigestion and even cancer can be caused due to excess of proteins.
  • The Sattva-guna begins to decline within one, over powered by the violent and ferocious
  • Lack of positivity disturbs the spiritual experience of an individual and he deviates from his motive of life.

Though all these points mentioned above will compel you to think about it at least once, but there is no law against it and it is not a sin to eat meat. Yet those of us who prefer Sattvik over Rajasic or Tamasic are able to reach the spiritual destination, much quicker and easily.

Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja

Significance of Day 9 of Navratri: Goddess Siddhidatri

POSTED ON OCTOBER 2, 2014 UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014

shubhpuja.comThese nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offers an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings. The ninth, which is the last and most fruitful day is kept for Goddess Siddhidatri. She is a symbol of bestowing 26 sidhis (perfection, accomplishment or attainment) and occult powers on her devotees. It is said that Lord Shiva worshipped ma Siddhidatri to get all his siddhis and there after he is named as ‘Ardhanarishvar’. Devi siddhidatri puja is a reverent way to adore Ma Durga and become a perfect ‘sadhaka’, and then you are blessed by the knowledge of light and realization of the supreme ‘brahmagyan’.

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Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja

Significance of Day 8 of Navratri: Goddess Mahagauri

POSTED ON OCTOBER 2, 2014

shubhpuja.comThe eighth day is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is the store house of wisdom. She is the supreme source of knowledge, worshipped by her children to receive the knowledge of Truth (Supreme knowledge: Brahmagyan).

These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offers an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.

The revering pure form of Goddess Durga, worshipped on the eighth day of navratri is a silver lining for her devotees, known for her beauty and softness. ‘Gauri’ refers to clean and pure, so Mahagauri is the bright ray of hope spreading the waves of love in the universe. The severe penance performed by her to receive Lord Shiva as her consort was finally cherished by her in this form, when Lord Shiva cleaned her with Ganga water. Ganga ji acted as an enhancer to the beauty of Goddess Parvati and so her shining white appearance was named as Mahagauri. The elegant and fragile Goddess with four hands is seated on the bull; this serene form is worshipped by the devotees to receive a calm and pure living.

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Significance of Day 7 of Navratri: Goddess Kalratri

POSTED ON OCTOBER 1, 2014

The last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is the store house of wisdom. She is the supreme source of knowledge, worshipped by her children to receive the knowledge of Truth (Supreme knowledge: Brahmagyan).

These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offershubhpuja.coms an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.

Devi Kaalratri is the ferocious and violent form of Ma Durga, worshipped on seventh day of navaratri festival. She is the powerful form of avatar whose sole mission was to demolish the existence of demon Raktabeej. She killed him by collecting his blood in a vessel and licking it so that it doesn’t fall on the ground and produce further demons. She is a symbol of ‘naari shakti’, consisting of 4 hands, 3 eyes riding on a donkey. Devi Kalraatri puja bestows you with the strength to overcome evil effects and remove the fear of natural elements.

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Significance of Day 5 of Navratri: Goddess Skanda Mata

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

shubhpuja.comRemoval of negativity is stabilised by the revival of positive energy so the fourth,fifth and sixth days are dedicated toGoddess Lakshmi, who showers the prosperity and wealth on her devotes. She bestows with divine energy and fulfils the need of her worshippers so that they can lead a serene and contented life ahead.

The fifth day of navaratri is dedicated to the humble and pious mother (Ma Parvati) of Kumar Kartikeya or Skanda orLord Murugan, so she is also referred as Skanda Mata. During the fierce war between Gods and demons, Kartikeya Ji in the form of Skanda had to come to rescue and became a saviour. His glory has also been mentioned in Puranas, where he is referred as Shaktidhar. Skanda Mata Puja is way to worship the mother of Skanda to achieve the Visuddhachakra state. In this form, she holds the infant Skanda in her lap sitting in meditation posture, therefore also called asPadmasana.

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Significance of Day 3 of Navratri:Goddess Chandraghanta

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014

shubhpuja.comThe first three days, Goddess Durga is worshipped to praise her divine energy which terminates the existence of evil energies in the form of demon. Her ferocious and raging form personifies the energy of mother that erupts actively when positive and righteous powers are at stake.

Goddess of peace, serenity and prosperity, Ma Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of navratri festival for her charisma and charm that captivates the devotees’ faith. Due to the half-moon bell on her head she is referred as Chandraghanta. This form of Goddess Durga is afierce one depicting her anger against the presence of eviland violence on earth. Sitting on her lion with weapons in her 10 hands define the profound anger in her personality but at the time her vibrant and charming personality depicts her glory and fearless attitude.

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Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja

Significance of Day 2 of Navratri:Goddess Brahmacharini

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

To cherish the glories of reverent Goddess Durga and her different forms on each day, the nine days are dedicated to her nine avatars. The first three days, Goddess Durga is worshipped to praise her divine energy which terminates the existence of evil energies in the form of demon. Her ferocious and raging form personifies the energy of mother that erupts actively when positive and righteous powers are at stake.

The ‘pious’ or ‘sanyasin’ form of Goddess Durga which is Goddess brahmacharini, is worshipped on the second day of navratri festival. Her severe penance (tapa) defines the loyalty and love for lord Shiva. ‘Brahma’ refersshubhpuja.com to the tapathat Ma Brahmacharini performed for thousands of years without even consuming food for achieving Shiv Ji as her consort (husband). Goddess brahmacharini puja is a sign of gaining strength and wisdom, as she is the bank of knowledge and wisdom. The worshipper attains emotionalas well as mental balance to face the hard times and an inspiration to cross the darkest hours.

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Significance of Day 1 of Navratri: Goddess Shailputri

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

shubhpuja.comTo cherish the glories of reverent Goddess Durga and her different forms on each day, the nine days are dedicated to her nine avatars. The first three days, Goddess Durga is worshipped to praise her divine energy which terminates the existence of evil energies in the form of demon. Her ferocious and raging form personifies the energy of mother that erupts actively when positive and righteous powers are at stake.

These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offers an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.

The first day of navratri is dedicated to goddess Shailputri, daughter of Parvatraj Himalaya (King of Mountains). She is beautifully adorned with half-moon on her head, holding trident and lotus in her hands, riding over her bull (nandi). Goddess Shailputri puja is a divine way to worship Goddess Parvati, who is an epitome of love and state of awareness (from Sati to Parvati). Worshipping her on the first day signifies the beginning state of spirituality, keeping the mooladhar in mind as Shailputri is the mooladahar Shakti of discovering oneself.

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Why you should fast during Navratri – Scientific and spiritual reasons?

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Many of us believe in the philosophy of quitting their favourite edible or avoiding materialistic luxuries to please the God and receiving blessings in return for fulfillment of the desired wish. This concept is prevalent during the seven or eight days of fasting of Navratras. During the seven or eight day period, the devotees performs complete (Nirjal or Nirahar) fast or partial fast for pleasing Goddess Durga and seeking her divine grace.

The devotee performing fast wake up early and after having bath they worship the deity. Certain people consume the food just once a day while others prefer a specific diet. High energy (tamsic) food like meat, egg, alcohol, grains, pulses and any kind of spices and salt are avoided in the diet. Beverages like milk, juices, coconut water and tea can be taken along with diet consisting of potato, sago or vrat-snacks. Common salt is replaced by rock salt (sendha namak) during these days.

People observe these fast for either regular seven or eight days and many of them keep it for few days only. The eighth day (Ashtami) or ninth day (Navami) is reserved for paying homage to nine small girls and one boy throughkanya pujan or Kanchika Pujan. Special food is prepared according to the varied rituals among family, which is offered to the nine girls in the form of nine devis. Certain dakshina or new utensils are also offered to them. Then the prasadam is consumed by the family to break their fast and mark the completion of auspicious navratri.

Scientific Relevance:

Fasting is a natural healer as during this process the energy is utilised for maintaining the metabolic rate and restoring the immune system. It heals the dead cells and damaged tissues of the body along with burning away the extra toxins. Fasting is also recommended as it helps in maintaining the salt balance in the body as extra salt and deficiency of salt, bshubhpuja.comoth are harmful for us.

Thus the seven or eight day of fasting is a way of expressing the faith and devotion in Goddess Durga. As time is changing, so does the patterns of fasting but in any way you perform it, your faith should be intact. Whether you hold a wish within you or not, Ma Durga will surely bestow her blessings and love upon your family.

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Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja

The Rejuvenating Process during Navratri

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

The monotonous tiring journey gets a halt, or the time to rejuvenate our body, mind and soul during the festive season. Festivals are a source to revive the feeling of togetherness and spread the aura of love and humanity around. It brings back the essence of realizing our true self and gaining immense energy from the vast Universe.

Navaratri are the nine days of joy, enthusiasm, fun and celebration to cherish the victory of good over evil. Literally ‘Nav’ refers to nine and ‘Ratri’ is night, so Navratri is the nine nights and ten days period to receive the powerful grace of Ma Durga. Navratri is celebrated twice a year in the month of Ashwin and Chaitra as per Hindu calendar, which are the season of revival in the nature. At this time our mother nature goes through the changes in nature from one season to another and inspires us to adapt to the similar qualities like them. Animals and birds hibernate, fresh flowers and leaves arrive, the entire nature is recycled in their own way to offer comfortable living to the beings. Mother Nature is the source of our rejuvenation process, similar to our birth mother who takes care of us and loves us selflessly. The festival highlights the importance of mother in our existence, therefore Goddess Durga is worshipped in varied forms to adore and praise her glories.

Goddess durga is the divya-shakti, which can be a bounty of love and care as well as the source of destruction too. She symbolises the power of divine mother as even the Gods pay homage to her strength. Adoring Ma durga during nine days by keeping fasts and worshipping her is the perfect way to realize our upmost goal and motive of existence, which gets blur in the magical world of materialism. The ten days celebration is the triumph of positive over negative by ending the existence of demons. Actually the demon refers to the increase in negative feelings within us that transforms us into ‘asur’.

So the ten malefic traits that mark the increase in devilish nature are as follows:

  • Kaam (Lost)
  • Krodh (Anger)
  • Lobh (Greed)
  • Moh (Attachment)
  • Ahankar (Ego)
  • Darr (Fear)
  • Irsha (Jealousy)
  • Jadta (Inertia)
  • Nafrat (Hate)
  • Paschataap (Guilty)

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These qualities are won over by the individual in the ten days revival process and finally cherished by them to celebrate the victory of goodness. The tenth day isVijaya Dasami or widely known as Dusshera, celebrated around India to express the feeling of happiness after attaining the positive strength and getting rid of ill powers.

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Goddess Worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri: Maa Siddhidatri

POSTED ON APRIL 8, 2014 UPDATED ON JUNE 5, 2014

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Surrounded by Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Demons and Gods who are worshiping her, in this form Durga removes ignorance and she provides the knowledge to realize That or Brahman. Basically in this form, the almighty Goddess provides ‘Siddhi’ or knowledge thus her name Siddhidatri or the one who gives knowledge. She is one who was worshiped by Lord Shiva to become in the form of Goddess Ardhnarishwara, then Goddess Shakti Appeared from the left side of Lord Shiva.

Maa Siddhidatri Mantra; Siddha Gandharva yakshadhiyie asuraira marairapi, sevya maana sadaa bhooyaath siddhidaa siddhidaayaani.

Which means, May the ever victorious Siddhidayini Ma Durga, who is always worshipped by the hordes of Siddha, Gandharva, Yaksha, Asura and Deva, bestow success at my every venture.

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Goddess Worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri: Maa Mahagauri

POSTED ON APRIL 7, 2014 UPDATED ON JUNE 5, 2014

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A 16 years old unmarried Goddess Parvati, in this form does penance to get Shiva as her husband.

Lord Shiva cleaned her with water from Ganga post the intense Tapas performed by her without moving to remove the collected soil and dust from her body and rejuvenate her again. Goddess Mahagauri has the power to fulfill all the desires of her devotees. The one who worships the goddess gets relief from all the sufferings in life. Mahagauri literally means the one who is clean and bright like a ray of lightning. This particular form of durga is a significance of Purity, Calm and Peace!

Bagalamukhi Dasamahavidya or Pitambari Dashamahavidya is worshipped by Dashamahavidya sampradaya sect. Vajreshwari Devi is the Goddess to worship on Durga Ashtami as a part of Saptamatrika Navaratri or Ashtamatrika Navaratri. On Durga Ashtami, Bathukamma, the biggest festival of Telangana state is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. Other than that, Sandhi Puja is one of the most important ritual during Durga Ashtami Durga Puja in Bengal. It is performed at the end of Durga Ashtami and the beginning of Maha Navami.

Maa Mahagauri mantra; Shwete Vrishe smaarudha shwetambardhara shuchi, mahagauri shumbh, dadhyanammahadevapramodadaa.

Which means, May the Mahagauri Ma Durga who rides a white Vrishaba the bull and who wears spotless white clothes and remains ever pure and also provides ever-lasting bliss to Mahadeva Lord Shiva bestow all auspiciousness.

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Goddess Worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri: Maa Kalaratri

POSTED ON APRIL 6, 2014 UPDATED ON JUNE 5, 2014

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Also known as Shubhamkari, Kalratri maa is the one signifying the black light. She is the one who is responsible for destroying ignorance and removing darkness from the face of the earth. This is the most violent form of Durga and it is believed that, in this form, she licked the blood of demon Rakta Beeja who had the capacity to bring out thousand demons from a drop of blood spilt from his body. This form primarily depicts that life also has dark side – the violent Mother Nature and creates havoc and removes all dirt. In Skand Purana, Maa Parvati liberates Devi’s golden outer sheath and becomes dark complexioned then Goddess becomes Goddess Kaalratri.

Maa Kalratri Mantra, Om Aim Hrim Klim Shrim Kalaratri sarvam vashyam kuru  kuru  viryam Devi Ganeshvaryai Namah

Which means, May she Bhayankari Maa Durga who is with long lips, riding an ass, shining in various hues looks formidable because of the halo of Devi’s lustre and is adorned with multi coloured ornaments remove my darkness of ignorance.

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Goddess Worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri: Maa Katyayani

POSTED ON APRIL 5, 2014 UPDATED ON JUNE 5, 2014

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Born as the daughter of Sage Katya of Katya clan, she derives her name from her very origin and birth. Maa parvati’s partial expansion grew in Sage Kartya’s home and gets energy from trinity and demi Gods. In this daughter form of durga, she loves, is caring and docile and yet despite being the epitome of love, is not afraid to show anger to defend righteousness and Dharma.

In this particular form Durga is worshipped by girls to find a suitable husband and have a prosperous married life.

Maa Katyayani Mantra: Chandrahaasojhwala karaa Shardhula varavaahana, Katyayani shubham dadyath devi danava ghathinee.

Which means, May the ever watchful Durga Devi Kartyayani, who holds shining Chandrahasa (Sword) in Devi’s hand and rides a magnificent lion and destroys the demons, bestow welfare on me.

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