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Navratri Festival Campaign

deep Sri Durga Devi deep
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Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvartha sadhike l
Sharanye trayambake gauri, Narayani namostute ll
Meaning: O Mother ! You are the personification of all that is auspicious, You are the benevolent form of Lord Shiva, You bestow Divine energy and help people achieve Righteousness, wealth, fulfill desires and Liberation, You are worthy of being surrendered to. Three eyes adorn You. O Narayani Devi, I pay obeisance to You !

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How should we chant Goddess Durga's name ?

ll Shri Durgadevyey Namah ll
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What Name should we chant during Navratri?

Navratri begins on Ashwin Shukla 1 (5 October 2013) on this year. According to one school of thought, Sri Mahakali (who has a tama pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped on the first 3 days of Navratri, to reduce the tama component in ourselves. The next 3 days, to enhance the raja component in ourselves, Sri Mahalakshmi (who has a raja pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped and on the last 3 days, to intensify the spiritual practice, Mahasaraswati (who has a Sattva pre-dominant temperament) is worshipped. Chant the Names of these Deities during these days. To learn more, obtain your copy of the Holy text ‘Shakti’, published by Sanatan Sanstha from the Sanatan centre nearest to you.

Celebrate Navratri according to the Science of Spirituality

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How to worship the Goddess during Navratri ?articleHow to worship the Goddess during Navratri ?

Science underlying the worship of Goddess during Navratri. Information on Ghatasthapana, Lighting of Akhand deep, Establishing Goddess Ashtabhuja and Navarnav Yantra, Malabandhan, Kumarika pujan, Garba etc.

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Which specific flower should be offered to a specific Goddess?articleWhich specific flower should be offered to a specific Goddess?

Specific flowers have better ability to attract the subtlest particles of a specific Deity's principle. When these flowers are offered to the Deity during worship, they help awaken the idol and the devotee benefits from the chaitanya in the idol.

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What is importance of 'offering a sari'  for the Goddess?articleWhat is importance of 'offering a sari' for the Goddess?

The subtle process in performing the ritual of 'Oti bharane' and its merits. What is the benefit in specific colour selection of the sari and blouse-piece offered to the Goddess?

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What is the correct method of saying arti to Goddess?articleWhat is the correct method of saying arti to Goddess?

The Goddess principle, that is the Divine energy principle is a confluence of the saviour and destroyer forms of Energy.

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What is the significance of worshipping Shakti during nine days of Navaratri ?articleWhat is the significance of worshipping Shakti during nine days of Navaratri ?

It is necessary to perform puja of Shakti to become free from the trap of Mahishasur, by realising the illusory form of this Mahishasur. Therefore, Shakti should be worshipped in the nine days of Navratra.

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Why is Aparajita form of Goddess Durga worshipped near Shami tree?articleWhy is Aparajita form of Goddess Durga worshipped near Shami tree?

The Aparajita form of Goddess Durga is worshipped near the Shami tree because Shami leaves are good conservers of energy and they conserve the energy of Aparajita.

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This 'Navratri', Pray to 'Shri Durgadevi' to destroy the Evil !

'Navratri' is the festival of worship of the Goddess Shakti. It is a period of nine days, when the Goddess fought the Demon 'Mahishashura' over nine days and nights and destroyed him on the tenth day. Performing of Garba and the 'Dandiya' are forms of worship of the Goddess. The Navratri festival has been celebrated for thousands of years. Today, like in other Hindu festivals, many malpractices have crept into this festival, also resulting in public nuisance. The public nuisance includes forcible collection of donation, noise pollution, 'Garba' performed to the tune of film songs, obscene dancing in drunken states with obscene gestures, significant rise in the number of unmarried mothers after a few months of Navratri, all this sounds a death knell for the Hindu religion and civilization. In order to caution the Hindus about this danger, and also to protect and maintain the sanctity of Hindu religion and civilization, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has undertaken this campaign. Today we are faced with the problems of corruption, terrorism, naxalism etc., along with increasing anti-Hindu incidents wherein Hindu temples, Saints, Scriptures are targeted by the unrighteous (Dharmadrohis) it is high time for Hindus to unite and fight against these evils. On the eve of 'Navratri' let us pray to the Goddess 'Mahishasurmardini' to give us strength to fight against the evil and protect our Hindu Dharma !

To stop the undesirable practices in Navratri you can do this !

  • Do not give or take donations by force.
  • Avoid disco-dandiya programs which play Hindi film songs or Western music.
  • If loudspeakers are used after 10.00 p.m. lodge a complaint with the nearest police station.
  • Avoid immersion processions, where people dance obscenely.
  • Do not burst crackers or apply 'Gulal' forcefully.
  • Use your contacts to organize programs on Protecting the Nation and
    Righteousness.
  • Learn the spiritual science behind the rites/rituals and share it with as many people as you can.
  • Be alert! Unite! Firmly oppose immoral practices during the celebration festival.
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Mockery of Hindu deities through advertisements !

Denigration of the Goddess

Durgadevi denigration

Denigration of the Goddess

Anything, which is in consonance with the scriptures is ideal and spiritually beneficial. But today Hindu deities are denigrated in advertisements and in other media. Here is an example. Shri Durgadevi depicted nude by Anti-Hindu perverted painter M F Husain.

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MF Hussain's nude paintings of Goddess Shri Durga, Saraswati and Laxmi

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MF Hussain Durga MF Hussain Saraswati MF Hussain Laxmi
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Disclaimer: Most of the material posted here is from various Hindu scriptures like Durga Saptashati, Puranas and book "Shakti" and other publications published by Sanatan Sanstha. This material is published with due permission from Sanatan Sanstha. Please do not reproduce the matter without permission. Contact: sanatan.org directly for Books and CDs.

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