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# Day 148 (In conclusion…)

  The ninth avatar of the Divine Mother is ‘Siddhidatri’ or ‘Siddhidayani~the giver of all spiritual and divine powers. Her worship on the ninth day of Navratri marks the successful completion of the spiritual detoxification undertaken during the festival. Her … Continue reading

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# Day 147 (Exploring the Navdurga symbolism IV)

Today marks “Durga Ashtmi”, considered as the most auspicious Navratri. From early morning little girls, all dressed up and excited, enjoy the importance of being invited by all to come and bless their homes as little goddesses in their own … Continue reading

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# Day 146 (Exploring the Navdurga symbolism III)

The third avatar of the Goddess is as “Chandraghanta” where she first shows herself as the “ferocious one”~ten armed and riding a lion (sometimes a tiger~ both symbolic of bravery). Eight of her arms hold something, with each having it’s … Continue reading

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# Day 145 (Exploring the “Navdurga” symbolism II)

The first manifestation of the Divine Mother is known as “Shailputri” or ‘daughter of the mountains’. In mythology she is ‘Maa Sati’ reborn and while there are many stories built around her, her image remains the same…she holds a trishul … Continue reading

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