Day 10 – Dassera – Dusshera

Goddess DurgaAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we have presented a focus on Navaratri; the nine nights of the Mother is complete and we now focus on the day of Victory – Dassera (derived from dasami, tenth) and the Victory of the Goddess over evil. All participate in this victory and delight that the eternal cycle of triumph of good over evil comes yet once again.
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Navaratri Day 9 – Ketu

Ketu - the headless As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the eighth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Ketu. The colour for the Ninth day of Navaratri (Navami) is Peacock Green, so we scribe in Peacock Green for this ninth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Siddhidhatri.
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Navaratri Day 8 – Rahu

mindscapeAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the eighth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Rahu. The colour for the Eighth day of Navaratri (Ashtami) is purple, so we scribe in PURPLE for this eighth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Mahagauri.
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Navaratri Day 7 – Saturn

Planet SaturnAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the seventh night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Saturn. The colour for the seventh day of Navaratri is grey, so we scribe in GREY for this seventh day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Kalaratri.
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Navaratri Day 6 – Venus

Planet VenusAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the sixth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Venus. The colour for the sixth day of Navaratri is green, so we scribe in GREEN for this sixth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Devi Katyayani.
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Navaratri Day 5 – Jupiter

jupiter
As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary observance of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The fifth day of Navratri is marked to worship Goddess Skandamata, mother of Murugan (var. Skanda, Subramanya, Kartikeya), is worshipped on the fifth day, one should wear yellow. This colour stands for happiness and brightness. Skanda-Murugan is the leader of the armies against evil.

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Navratri Day 4 – Mercury

mercuryAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary observance of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The fourth day of Navaratri is marked to worship Goddess Kushmanda. The Fourth planet is Mercury. It is said that one should wear royal blue on this day, as it is considered good for health and wealth. Our colour for this day is Royal Blue!
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Navaratri Day 3 – Mars

mars
As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the third night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Mars. The third day of Navratri is Sindoor Tritya. The colour for the third day of Navaratri is RED, so we scribe in RED for this third day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Maa Chandraghanta.

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Navaratri Day Two – The Moon

Full Moon

As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary celebration of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The second planet is The Moon. The colour for the second day of Navaratri is WHITE, so we shall scribe in white with an added background so that white may be easily read for this second day’s observance of Navaratri

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Navaratri Day One – The Sun

SolAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary celebration of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The first planet is The Sun. The colour for the first day of Navaratri is ORANGE, so we shall scribe in Orange for this first day’s observance of Navaratri.
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Navaratri – the Nine Days of the Goddess

Durga slaying the demon
Durga slaying the demon
Navaratri, or the nine nights, is the Indian festival of nine holy nights which celebrates the victory of the goddess Shakti over evil. The days fall on the nine auspicious days as per the lunar calendar of Hinduism. The principal forms of the Goddess are known as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. This is a most popular festival in Hinduism that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Navaratri 2019 will begin on Sunday, 29 September and ends on Tuesday, 8 October 2019.
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Navaratri – the Nine Planets

planet

This is the 9th day of the Navaratri celebrations – and the final day of celebration: the day is called Vijaya Dasami, the Day of Victory; it celebrates the victory of Mother Durga against the force of evil. Sai Baba has told that the nine nights of Navaratri refer to the nine planets – so in this festival the forces of the planets are invoked to remind mankind that they should cultivate noble qualities by engaging themselves in activities beneficial to one’s own self and society.

Sai Baba of Puttaparthi went on to say that each planet has its own significance. However, these planets are not outside, they are within. This refers to the cosmic energies of the planets within, which are like our solar system, forces circumambulating the Sol (outer sun) – and within, these same forces are circumambulating the Soul (inner sun). The colour for the 9th and victorious day of Navaratri is PEACOCK GREEN so we scribe in Peacock Green for this 9th day of Navaratri.

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