Why do we have to worship the Goddess?
The Goddess is very, popular in India. It’s interesting, God is often conceived of as a male in most traditions. Here too in India, we have male Gods. However, there is one school of the Indian Tradition which says that God as a male is important, but the Goddess as female and the Creatress is more powerful than the male God himself. There is a reason for saying that and it turns out to be quite scientific.
Feminine energy is the most powerful energy.
The Goddess is called Shakti, the power. What power does she have? She has the power of the spirit. She is the dynamic form of the spirit. The male is motionless within the Indian conceptualization. The female is active, She is the Creatress. She is the one who brings Joy, whether it is a human woman or the Archetypal Divine Woman. So the feminine itself is the Mother Goddess. Without the woman, there will be no creation.
The Goddess, is the one who is going to give to you all that is good in life. Not only that, but also take you out of this realm and then she grants you liberation. So she gives both indulgence and then freedom.
Astrological Significance of Navaratri 2015
On the 1st, 2nd & 3rd day of Navaratri, the Moon will move through 3 Nakshatras (stars) of Chitra, Swati and Vishaka respectively:
- Chitra, a star of brilliance, including learning and enlightenment, is ruled by Mars
- Swati, a star of independence and divine blessings is ruled by Rahu
- Vishaka, a star of success, courage and luxury is ruled by Jupiter
1. The planet Mars
indicates energies of fire, aggression and moody attitude.
2. The planet Rahu
is ruled by Goddess Durga
Literally worshiping Goddess Durga while the Moon is in a star ruled by Rahu will bless you with best results.
3. The third Nakshatra is Vishaka
ruled by Jupiter
This will make the 3rd day very auspicious as the big and benevolent Jupiter will be in the powerful Leo with fiery
. This combination heightens the power of Goddess Durga.
On the 4th, 5th & 6th day of Navaratri, the Moon will move through next 3 Nakshatras (stars) of Anuradha, Jyestha and Mula:
- Anuradha, the birthstar of Goddess Lakshmi and a star of friendship and abundance is ruled by Saturn
- Jyestha, a star of courage, wisdom and conflict resolution is ruled by Mercury
- Mula, a star of foundational energy, including the refreshment of travel and vacation, is ruled by Ketu
1. The planet Saturn
will bless with ability to persevere focusing on abundance. The connection of Anuradha
with Goddess Maha Lakshmi
is most opportune for making special request of financial well-being. When making such prayers to the Goddess, make a sincere promise to use any money received for creating a better life for yourself as well as to share some of the surplus with others who are less fortunate.
2. The planet Mercury
will be sitting in pragmatic Virgo, a sign that is also ruled by Mercury. Virgo is ruled by Lord Vishnu, husband of Goddess Maha Lakshmi
. Mercury’s positive placement creates a favorable time for monetary blessings.
3. The planet Ketu
offers liberation as well as enjoyment of worldly life. The connection with Ketu opens a doorway for increasing prosperity and enlightenment with Goddess Maha Lakshmi
On the 7th, 8th & 9th day of Navaratri, the Moon will move through next 3 Nakshatras (stars) of Purvashada, Uttarashada and Shravana:
- Purvashada, a star of discernment, success and prosperity is ruled by Venus
- Uttarashada, a star enlightenment and prosperity, is ruled by the Sun
- Shravana, a star of money and listening, is ruled by the Moon
1. The planet Venus
is literally connected with arts, knowledge, music, wisdom and learning. Goddess Maha Saraswati
is also associated with all the same as she is a Goddess of all arts and sciences.
2. The Sun
is a source of life energy. The Sun is an important self-indicator and rules the soul. Goddess Maha Saraswati
literally means Saar – essence. If we are willing to enter deeper levels of mind, then we will be able to connect mind with matter in its true essence.
3. The planet Moon
rules mind and emotions. Goddess Maha Saraswati
is associated with the highest wisdom. Of course, the planet and Goddess represent purity, symbolized by the color white associated with both of them.
Chandi Homa on Vijayadasami
Chandi Homa is an elaborate Fire Ritual for the fierce Goddess called Chandi
. This is the name given to the Divine Feminine energy or ‘Shakti’ that is the combined fierce form of all Goddesses- The Supreme Shakti or Universal Life Force
. This Navaratri victory with Chandi symbolizes the power that perfects your mind, body and soul enabling an enriched life free from negativity and suffering.
Chandi Homa is not an ordinary Fire Ritual and has to be performed by expert 9 priests with years of experience and specially trained. itual. If not done properly, the results might not be fruitful. Our expert 9 priests will perform the Chandi fire ritual by chanting the Slokas containing in the 13 chapters of Durga Saptashati which is then followed by performing the actual Fire Ritual with other rituals which includes:
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