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Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu
MaaMahagauriRupenaSamsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah🙏

On the 8th day of #Navratri,also known as #MahaAshtami,devotees worship Maa #Mahagauri Devi.The term #Gauri signifies that she is the daughter of Giri or mountain.

#Navratri2020
She is the Goddess who denotes peace and endurance.Worshiping her cleans the devotee's heart and makes it pious. Maa has a mesmerizing whitish skin tone, wears white clothes and hence called #Shwetambardhara
#Mahagauri is the most compassionate avatar of Maa Durga .She rides on a bull hence called #Vrisharudha,she holds a trident and damru in the upper right and left hands, respectively and the Abhaya and Varada Mudra in the lower hands.
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Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu
MaaKalaratriRupenaSamsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah🙏

On the 7th day of #Navratri, devotees worship Maa #Kalratri form of the Goddess #Durga.Maa governs #Shani, and is a source of eternal wisdom
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#Kalaratri is considered to be the most ferocious avatar of #NavDurga and is known for destroying ignorance and removing darkness from the universe.#MahaSaptami marks the major day when the Maa #Parvati transformed into the fiercest form to kill demons #Shumbha and #Nishumbha.
This Avatar of Maa #Parvati is described as a destructive form as her appearance is dark black, dishevelled hair, three eyes and four hands positioned in Abhaya and Varada mudra,mounted on an dark black donkey.
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Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu
Maa Katyayani Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah🙏

On the 6th day of #Navratri, devotees worship Maa #Katyayani, who symbolizes knowledge, courage, fearlessness and abundance.

#NavratriDay6 #Navratri2020 #NavratriSpecial
This form of #MaaDurga rides on a lion carrying ten weapons in her hands, has three eyes and a half moon decorating her forehead.She has four hands, two on her left has lotus flowers and the right hands are in Abhaya and Varada mudras symbolizing fearlessness and abundance.
Maa Katyayani was born to Katyayana Rishi's house and hence she is called Katyayani.According to Hindu mythology,Goddess Durga assumed the form of Katyayani to destroy the demon #Mahisasura hence known as the #warriorgoddess
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#दधिमती माता मन्दिर राजस्थान के नागौर जिले के जायल तहसील के गोठ मांगलोद गांव में स्थित देवी दधिमती का मन्दिर है माताका प्राकट्य लगभग 2000वर्ष पहले हुआ था यह उत्तरी भारत में एक पुराने मन्दिरों में से एकहै दधिमती दधीचि ऋषि की बहिनहै इनका जन्म माघ महीनेके शुक्लपक्ष की सप्तमीको हुआथा
दधिमती ने माघ महीने की अष्टमी को दधी नगर में दैत्य विकटासुर को मारा था।दधिमती देवी लक्ष्मीजी की अवतार है मंदिर में माता के कपाल ( चहरे ) की पूजा अर्चना होती है दधिमती माता (दाधीच ब्राह्मण) के अलावा अग्रवाल,महेशवरी,जाट,राजपूत,सहित आदि वंश गोत्र की कुल देवी (कुलमाता) को समर्पित है
मंदिर भारतीय स्थापत्य का गोरव है रामायण दृश्यावली का प्राचीनतम कला माताके मंदिर में देखने को मिलती है ऊपर के भाग में श्रीराम वनवास से लंका विजय के मनमोहक दर्शय बनाए हुए है व गर्भग्रह द्वारा पंच शाखा,लता शाखा,नाग शाखा,रूपशाखा,कीर्तिमुख शाखा चेत्य मुखों के मध्यरूप शाखा से युक्त है
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Today is the 2nd day of #Navratri2020
Over the last two years, I had written about sets of Carnatic kritis composed by Muthuswamy Dikshithar during #Navratri
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In 2018, we spoke about the Kamalaamba Navavaranas.

The Navavaranas are 9 Kritis (Compositions) by Muthuswamy Dikshithar.
The kritis are dedicated to Kamalamba/Kamalambigai, the Goddess of the Thyagaraja Temple at Thiruvaroor.
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Nine Ancient Devi Mata Temples in @incredibleindia

A Thread!

1. Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

One of the 51 Shaktipeeths, the Goddess Brajeshwari is manifested as a pindi or as a sacred stone.

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#Navratri2020 #DurgaPuja
2. Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi Mandir, #Mumbai

Situated in the Vajreshwari, on the banks of the Tansai river, the highly venerated Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi temple is a fort-like temple built in stone sitting atop the Mandagiri hillock.

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#DurgaPuja
3. Anjani Mata Temple, Salasar, #Rajasthan

Situated just 2 kms. away from the prominent Salasar Balaji temple is the quaint yet significant Anjani Mata Temple dedicated to the Mother of Salasar Balaji or Hanumanji.

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#DurgaPuja #Navratri
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Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Brahmacharini Rupena Samsthita | Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ||

Second day of #Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Goddess
#Brahmacharini the 2nd form of
NavDurga, an incarnation of Parvati
#NavratriDay2
#Navratri2020 #NAVRATRA
Maa Brahmacharini, the word “Brahm” refers to Tapa and her name means -the one who performs Tapa.

Devotees worship Goddess Brahmacharini to get wisdom, knowledge and prosperity
Goddess Brahmacharini is depicted as walking on the bare feet. She has two hands, right hand carrying Jap Mala and #Kamandal in the left hand.

Bhog: Devotees offer sugar and Panchamrit as a bhog.
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1. Autumnal nine days recall the glory of Devi - Sharad Navaratri. Beautiful verses such as Devi Mahatmyam/Lalita Sahasranamam/Chandi Paath describe Devi’s qualities. These are recited.

Navavarna Kritis in Sanskrit are dedications by Muthuswami Dikshitar sung Carnatic style.
2. These magnificent pieces offer a glimpse of the Tantric mode of extolling Devi. Elaborate tantric rituals are simplified into emotive yet spiritually rich songs. Kritis (songs) are structured as Dhyana(1) Kirtana (9) & Mangala (1). Each is set to an evolved raga.
3. Todi,Ananda Bhairavi, Kalyani, Sankharabharanam, Kambodi, Bhairavi, Punnagavarali, Sahana, Ghanta, Ahiri & Sri. In the Navavarna, Devi = Kamala as kritis are dedicated to Kamalamba in a temple in Tiruvarur(TN) built (?)9th CE.Shall try to explain pallavi & anupallavi each day.
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#SaraswatiDarshan #सरस्वतीदर्शन

As a tribute to the नारी शक्ति of the Indian Classical Music, starting a special curated thead of the legendary women musicians.

Note - Names are NOT in any specific order.

#Navratri #Navratri2020 #नवरात्रि
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#SaraswatiDarshan #सरस्वतीदर्शन

Padma Bhushan गान-हिरा #HirabaiBarodekar ji (29 May 1905 - 20 Nov 1989), the legendary vocalist/guru of the #Kirana gharana, a daughter of #UstadAbdulKarimKhan & the 1st woman to stage a ticketed concert in India. 🙏

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#SaraswatiDarshan #सरस्वतीदर्शन

The legendary Surbahar & Sitar maestro Maa #AnnapurnaDevi ji (16 Apr 1927 - 13 Oct 2018), a daughter & disciple of the legendary musician #BabaAllauddinKhan ji of the Senia Maihar gharana, an outstanding guru of many stalwarts of the #ICM 🙏 Image
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Do's and Don'ts this #Navratri

# Aarti can be performed for 1 hour only. A maximum of 200 people can gather for the aarti.
# No police permission is needed for aarti in Societies and Apartment.

#Navratri2020
# Mandatory police permission required to conduct Aarti at commercial or public places.

# No permission will be granted for Aarti in containment zones.
# Distribution of prasad post-aarti is not permitted.

# Touching of idol or photograph is not allowed.
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"Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu
Maa Shailaputri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah”🙏

Navratri begins by offering prayers to Maa #Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya('Shail'- mountain),also known as #Bhavani #Parvati #Hemavati

#Navratri2020 #NAVRATRA
First day of #Navratri is known as '#Pratipada' and the most important ritual on 'Pratipada' is '#Ghatasthapana' or the'#KalashSthapana'.
#DrikPanchang says goddess governs the moon- provider of all fortunes.She cleans dregs from the hearts of her worshippers
Pictorial depiction shows -she holds the #Trishul(trident) 🔱in the right hand, a pink lotus in the left, a crescent adorns her forehead.
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Happy Navaratri to all

Shailaputri Day 1

Navaratri begins with a night of worship and celebration in honor of Maa Shailaputri. Shailaputri means "daughter of the mountains." Her other names are Sati, Bhavani, Parvati, or Hemavati. She is the daughter of Hemavana, Image
the king of the Himalayas.

Maa Shailaputri is considered to be the purest embodiment of Durga and the mother of nature. She rides a bull, has a half moon on her forehead and holds a trident and a lotus blossom. The lotus represents purity and devotion, while the prongs Image
on the trident are the past, present, and future.

Worship with flower, bhog & colour:

Colour: Grey - Represents removal of heaviness, dullness & negativities.
Bhog offered: Pure Ghee or something made of Ghee / clarified butter.
Flower: Hibiscus Image
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Navratri: Best 9 days to heal your Rahu energy

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Goddess Durga is worshipped in Bharat and many other parts of globe during the 9 days of Navratri. The planet associated with Goddess Durga is Rahu. It is a very powerful shadow planet which entangles a human mind
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in the cobweb of desires. Rahu has a subtle influence on all humans in form of Maya which has made our life complex. It gives power to our greed and lust which is the main reason for the frustrations & unhappiness in this world. Goddess Durga is all powerful and travels
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on a grand lion. Lion is the king of the jungle and a ferocious wild animal. But still Goddess Durga has comfortably tamed such a difficult animal. This clearly highlights that she is supreme in power and strength. Rahu, the significator of never-ending desires need
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