Navarathri Day 5 – October 21 – Skandamata Puja

Skanda Mata

The fifth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Skandamata. Skanda is one of the names of Subramanya or Lord Muruga or Kartik – the General of the Army of the Devas and the most handsome God. Skanda Mata is the mother of Kartik. She is also known as Padmasana. The colour of the day is Royal Blue.

Read more

 8 total views,  2 views today

Navarathri Day 4 – October 20 – Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda

The fourth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Kushmanda. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this fourth day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as gift of intelligence in the home, in the workplace. Goddess Parvati started living inside the center of the Sun so that the sun began to give energy to the universe. Since then Goddess is known as Kushmanda.

Read more

 20 total views,  2 views today

Navarathri Day 3 – October 19 – Chandraghanta Puja

Goddess Chandraganta

The third day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Chandraghanta. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this third day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the highest expression of loyalty in the home and the society. The colour of the day is white, so we give one black background to assist reading white on white!

Read more

 18 total views

Navarathri Day 2 – October 18 – Brahmacharini

Brahmacarini

The second day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Brahmacarini. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this second day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the one who has strength in practice of austerities and as the one who constantly meditates on the Divine. The colour of the day is Orange!

Read more

 30 total views

Navarathri – the nine nights

Durga Lakshmi SaraswatiThe Mother Goddess is well known in Hinduism. Almost every God in Hinduism either has a consort or a feminine counterpart. Shiva is Ardhanareeswara – both male and female; Ganapathi has Lakshmi for his consort, just as Krishna has Radha, and Rama has Sita. Divine forms take birth as human in order to overcome evil and restore righteousness to the Earth. Each year, there is a festival of the Mother Goddess – Navarathri (with a few spellings) which celebrates the victory of good over evil with the blessing of the Mother Goddess, who has many names and forms.

Read more

 42 total views

Saturn Jupiter Great Conjunction

Saturn-JupiterMany are making claims about the time of the Solstice on December 21; it is the time of the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest outer planets in our solar system. After December 2020, the world will enter into 20-year Aquarian era, with the Saturn Jupiter Great Conjunction at first degree of Aquarius.

Read more

 62 total views

International Day of Non-Violence

knotted gunFriday, 2 October is International Day of Non-violence. It is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is the mightiest weapon devised by ingenuity of Man, Mahatma Gandhi said. It is also a human value which guides human behaviour and leads to peace and integrity.

Read more

 46 total views