🕉 #JaiMataDi #Thread
Navratri: 9 nights of worshipping the Goddess 🙏
Navratri celebrates the Supreme Goddess in her Myriad Cosmic manifestations of Shakti: Ma Durga (protection), Ma Lakshmi (abundance), Ma Saraswati (knowledge) & Mahakali (transformation) 🚩1/5 @LostTemple7
🕉 On the first 3 days, Ma Durga is worshipped for dispelling negativity and misfortune.
On the next 3 days, Ma Lakshmi Devi is revered as the beautiful goddess of wealth & prosperity for both spiritual & worldly endeavours 🚩2/5
🕉 During the last 3 days, Saraswati Devi is worshipped for bestowing deep learning & profound wisdom. Ma Kali is invoked for the highest transcendence. We also worship the 9 forms of Ma Durga through the Navratri, one for each day🚩3/5
🕉 On the 9th day of Navratri celebrations, Mahanavami, Kanya Puja is performed🙏🙏🙏In honouring the Great Mother Goddess we must always remember Mother Earth, Mother Nature & the Cosmic heavens, recognising her as the Mother of all🚩4/5
🕉 Then we will reclaim our own nature as one with Her boundless radiance that is all-pervasive!
#JaiMataDi 🙏
या देवी सर्वभुतेषु विष्णुमायेति शब्दिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥६॥
To that Devi Who in All Beings is Called Vishnumaya,
Salutations to Her🙏🚩5/5

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