Divine Navarathri-2016

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..🙂

Click Here to Download Kamalaamba Navavarana Krithis by D.K. Jayraman

Other Navarathri Songs posted in this blog earlier

Navarathri Krithis-Swathi Tirunal

A Study of Navarathri Krithis of Maharaja Swathi Tirunal