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First day of Navratri - Devi Shailaputri

Shailaputri

The first among the Navadurgas is Shailaputri. Shaila means stone, and putri means daughter. Praying to this aspect of Mother Divine brings strength (like a stone). It brings commitment. When the mind is wavering, chanting the name of this Devi Shailaputri helps the mind to be centered and committed. It gives us strength, courage, and composure.

Read more at http://www.artofliving.org/navratri/navdurga

Vedic Navratri Pujas at the Art of Living International Ashram, 2014 schedule

Art of living , Navratri Vedic Puja

This is an 11 day celebration at the Art of Living Bangalore Ashram.

Sri Maha Ganapati Homa:

This homa is offered to that aspect of divinity which removes all obstacles to our growth and success. It is for clearing all impediments before the start of any project or venture and attract auspiciousness in our lives.

Navgraha Homa:

Everything in creation is connected, and all the various spheres in the universe mutually affect each other. This homa reduces negative influences that enter our lives and increases positive influences.

Sri Maha Rudra Homa:

This homa helps to transform stagnancy and for overall prosperity, health, happiness, success and removal of obstructions. It is offered to the one who removes misery.

Sri Maha Sudarshan Homa:

This homa blesses us with the right vision, removes ignorance and ushers to us a new life overflowing with knowledge. It is especially for removing confusion and mental blocks and giving serenity.

Sri Nava Chandi Homa:

The Chandi homa marks the pinnacle of all Navaratri homas. It is performed to remove all negative tendencies and obstacles to growth, both, in ourselves and in the environment.

Rishi Homa:

This homa is done in gratitude to all the enlightened masters. It honors all the seers and sages of the past, present and future.

Vishnu Sahastranama

Sahastranama literally means ‘the thousand names’. This chanting is done for bringing success in life. It is offered to honour the sustaining energy in creation.

Lalita sahastranama

Regular chanting of Shri Lalita Sahastranama will provide a long, contented, healthy life.

Schedule

Day Date Tithi Time Schedule
  Tuesday, 23-Sep Amavasya   Rudrabhishekam
1 Wednesday, 24-Sep Prathipat 7.00pm Rudrabhishekam
         
2 Thursday, 25-Sep Dwitiya 7.00pm Rudrabhishekam
3 Friday, 26-Sep Tritiya 7.00pm Rudrabhishekam
4 Saturday, 27-Sep Chaturthi 7.00pm Rudrabhishekam
5 Sunday, 28-Sep Panchami 7.00pm Rudrabhishekam
6 Monday, 29-Sep Shashti 7.00am
Rudrabhishekam
6 Monday, 29-Sep Shashti 9.00am Shri Maha Ganapati Homam, Shri Subramaniya & Navgrah Homa
      4.30pm Shri Chandi homa Prabhambham
7 Tuesday, 30-Sep Saptami 7.00am Rudrabhishekam
      8.00am Shri Maha Rudra Homam
      5.00pm Shri Maha Sudarshan Homam
Vishnu Sahastranama Parayanam
8 Wednesday, 1-Oct Ashtami 7.00am Rudrabhishekam
Shat Chandi Homa
9 Thursady, 2- Oct Navami 7.00am Rudrabhishekam
Rishi Homam
10 Friday, 3-Oct Dashami 7.00am Rudrabhishekam
Vijay Dashami Puja

During Navaratri days Shri Lalita Sahastranama Parayanam is at 6.00 pm daily

Watch all the ceremonies online. Register here

Hindi bhajan lyrics, Sumiran karo aadi Bhavani ka

सुमिरन करो आदि भवानी का, सुमिरन करो आदि भवानी का

पहला सुमिरन गणपति देवा, और रिद्धि सिद्धि महारानी का

सुमिरन करो आदि भवानी का, सुमिरन करो आदि भवानी का

दूसरा सुमिरन शंकर जी का, और गौरा महारानी का More...

Happy Navratri to all

namah prakittai bhadraai  niyatah pranatah sma tamYa Devi sarva bhuteshu maatru rupen sansthitha, namastasye, namastasye, namastasye namo namah.

~ excerpt from Durga Saptashati, Markandey Purana, Tantroktam Devi Suktam

Meaning:

The Divine Mother who dwells in all living beings in the form of mother, We bow down to that Mother again and again and again.

How to begin Navratri worship

“The celebration of feminity begins. People relate to Goddesses as SHAKTI but in true sense of the word feminine qualities possess shakti.

Remember, a woman is to be loved and not understood, this is the first understanding. More...

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