Destiny, Now kind, Bountiful blessings, Showered, Manifold. Enamoured, Cosseted, I snuggle, In its warm embrace, The numb chill, Warmed in its eternal brace. The dark and dreary days, Now far-fetched, A hazy memory, Faintly imprinted in mind's caverns. As the tides turn, Sunny days lighten my world, A sheath of pristine joy, Cavalcades through my… Continue reading A solicit
On the day 6 of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Katyayini. She is known as warrior -goddess in this avatar for she slayed Mahishasura demon. . She was born to sage Katya after an arduous penance. This incarnation of Goddess Durga has taught me to brave all the odds, fight all demons outside and… Continue reading Spiritual Sojourn, Days 5-9.
On the day 5,Goddess Durga is worshipped as Skandamata. She is the mother of Lord Kartikeya who is also known as Skanda. She is seated on a lotus.She has 3 eyes and has 4 arms carrying lotus, water material and a bell. Lord Kartikeya is in her lap. She is also known as Goddess of… Continue reading Spiritual Sojourn, Day 5
On the fourth day, Goddess Durga ismeans worshipped as Kushmanda. Her name 'cosmic egg.' According to mythology, she created universe out of nothing when there was perpetual darkness. She smiled like a flower and Lord Vishnu could start creating this universe as the bud blossomed. She has eight hands holding a kamandal, mace, bow and… Continue reading Spiritual Sojourn,Day 4
On the third day of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Chandraghanta. she has a half moon on her forehead ,three eyes and ten hands holding different weapons. She is a harbinger of peace and prosperity and gives us the strength to dispel away all evil and negative energies from us. Our beliefs and culture… Continue reading Spiritual Sojourn -Day 3
Today is the 2nd day of Navratri. Goddess Durga is worshipped as Brahmacharini. She holds a rosary hand and a kamandal in the left. She did long and an arduous penance to obtain Shiva as her consort. She is a symbol of loyalty, and wisdom and blesses you with moral courage and emotional strength. We… Continue reading Monday Musings and the Spiritual Sojourn-Day 2
Today my day began before sunrise. I had my bath and wore new clothes. I meditated for some time. My turbulent mind was at peace. Today marks the beginning of the 9 day festival of Navratri, a festival in which Goddess Durga is worshipped for 9 days in her 9 avatars. Navratri marks the beginning… Continue reading The spiritual sojourn-Day 1