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Navaratri Celebration

Swami Vashistananda8:00 PM Thursday, September 21 –
9:30 PM Saturday, September 30, 2017

or $10 per night (Flowers, Fruits, and Prasad are Welcome)

Nine Nights in Celebration of the Divine Mother

Come join in nine nights of worship to God in the form of the Divine Mother at one of the most inspirational times of the year. The first three days are dedicated to Mother Durga, who removes negative tendencies and fears, opening the way for renewal. The next three days honor Mother Lakshmi, the nourisher and giver of love, virtue and prosperity. During the final three days, we honor Goddess Saraswati. After negativity is removed and virtue cultivated, the spiritual knowledge and wisdom represented by Goddess Saraswati can dawn. Spiritual knowledge will set you free. Each night for these nine nights there will be puja (traditional Vedic worship ritual) and we will read and chant nightly from the Devi Mahatmyam, the scripture describing the story and feats of the divine mother. A final puja on the morning of the tenth day represents the victory of the Goddess over the asuras (demons or negative qualities). We welcome donations, flowers and prasad (sweet foods).

2017 Navaratri Puja Schedule

Thursday, September 21st, 8 PM

Durga 

Friday, September 22nd, 8PM

Mahalakshmi

Saturday, September 23rd, 8PM

Saraswati

Sunday, September 24th, 8PM

Durga

Monday, September 25th, 8PM

Lakshmi

Tuesday, September 26th, 8PM

Saraswati

Wednesday, September 27th, 8PM

Durga Martha

Thursday, September 28th, 8PM

Saraswati

Friday, September 29th, 8PM

Mahalakshmi

Saturday, September 30th, 6AM

Morning - Vijaya Disaami

Swami Vashistananda

Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala. He was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014.