Once again we are celebrating the divine Nine-Night /Navarathri festival worshipping Goddess in the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.
Navarathri depicts Mahishasura Vadham – Destroying the demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Mahisham is buffallo which is the embodiment of lethargy – laziness or jadathwam filled with immense strength of arrogance. In this modern world, we can infer it symbolically as the human mind which is the seat of all good and bad tendencies. The mind is a battlefield where there is always a fight between these two forces – good Vs bad.
It is said that during the first three days of Navaratri, Goddess Durga is invoked to remove impurities from the mind. The next three days Goddess Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate the noble values and qualities in our mind. Finally, the last three days, Goddess is worshipped as Saraswathi-the Goddess of Knowledge/Learning and Enlightenment to attain “Atma Jnana – Knowledge of Self”.
The Sanskrit word SARA means “essence” and SWA means “self.” Thus, Saraswati means “the essence of the self.” SHE awakens the fire of Sattwa Guna deeply buried in all of us phewing away the ashes of Tamo and Rajo Gunas. Hence SHE is been called as the “Embodiment of Knowledge”.
Wishing All Friends / Visitors and Well Wishers a very Divine Navarathri..🙂
Other Navarathri Songs posted in this blog earlier