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Shard Navratra –Day -8 Mahagauri

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The eighth power of Maa Durga is named Mahagauri. Their color is fully noticed. It is also likened to conch, moon and kunda flowers. All their clothing and jewelery is also white. They have four arms. They ride bulls. His upper right hand is in abhaya mudra and lower hand has trident. The top left hand is Damru and the lower hand is in Vara mudra. She is sitting on a bull and is the most calm of all of Maa Durga’s avatars. She symbolizes purity, serenity and tranquility. A lot of devotees consider this an auspicious day and worship their tools. The significance behind this is that Maa Durga’s weapons are worshipped as symbols of female strength. It is believed that Goddess Mahagauri can fulfil all the desires of her devotees. If you worship her, you can be relived from all the sufferings of life. His previously accumulated sins are also destroyed. Sin will never come in the future, it will never be sad. He possesses all types of holy and inexhaustible virtues. Maa Mahagauri's attent…

Shard Navratra –Day -7 Kalratri

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Kalratri form of Durga Maa is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri. Mother Durga's seventh form is that of Mother Kalratri Devi. The seventh day of worship of Goddess Durga is also very important during the Navratri days. They are also called auspicious because of always giving auspicious results. It is said that by worshiping Maa Kalratri, Kaal is destroyed.  Navratri seventh day observes the worship of Goddess Kalaratri as well as Goddess Saraswati. This day people also arrange the Utsava Puja and the worship of nine planet. Maa Kalaratri is considered to be the most ferocious avatar of NavDurga and is known for destroying ignorance and removing darkness from the universe. This form of mother is considered a symbol of valor and courage. It is believed that with the grace of Maa Kalratri, the devotees remain always fearless. They do not have any fear from fire, water, enemies etc.  This incarnation is depicted as a destructive form of the goddess. She can be seen riding a dark …

Shard Navratra –Day -6 Katyayani

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The sixth form of Maa Durga is named Katyayani. The story of his name being Katyayani is as follows - There was a famous Maharishi named Kat, whose son a sage was named Katya. The world famous Maharishi Katyayan was born in the tribe of these katyas. He did very hard penance of Bhagwati Para Amba for years. He wished that Maa Bhagwati was born as a daughter to his house. Mother Bhagwati accepted his prayer.  After some time, when the tyranny of the demon Mahishasura greatly increased on the earth, then Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, after giving their share of power and generated a goddess for the destruction of Mahishasura. Maharishi Katyayan first worshiped him. For this reason, it was called Katyayani.  Mother Katyayani gives unfailfull results. He is revered as the presiding deity of Vrajmandal. His form is very grand and divine. Her colour is a bright phosphor like gold. She has four arms. Her right upper hand is in Abhayamudra and lower is in Vara mudra. The sword in the upper le…

Shard Navratra - Day- 5 Skandamata

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The fifth form of Maa Durga is that of Skandamata. Being the mother of Lord Skanda, she is known as Skandmata. They are worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri-puja. On this day, the mind of the seeker is situated in the 'pure' cycle. Lord Skanda sits on his lap in child form. Skandamata has four arms. This right hand is holding Lord Skanda in the lap and the lotus flower in the other. Her one left arm is in boon form and the other arm also has lotus flower.  Her colour is completely white. She sits on the lotus seat. For that reason, she is also known as Padmasana Devi. She rides a lion. After meditating on the mother, the seeker moves towards a pure conscious form. Her mind is completely engrossed as Padmasana Maa Skandamata, freed from all cosmic, worldly, mystic bonds. At this time, the seeker should move towards worship with full caution. He should continue on the path of cultivation while keeping all his meditations focused. Worshiping Maa Skandamati fulfills all the wishe…

Shard Navratra - Day- 4 Kushmanda

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The fourth form of Maa Durga is named Kushmanda. Due to its light, light cube, which produces the universe, it has been named as Kushmanda Devi. When there was no existence of the universe, there was darkness all around, then these Goddesses created the universe with their humor. Only the ability and power to reside in Suryaloka is in him; his body's radiance and brilliance are as resplendent and phosphor as that of the Sun.  She has eight arms. Hence, she is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi. His seven hands have Kamandalu, Dhanush, Arms, Lotus-flower, Amritpurna Kalash, Chakra and Mace respectively. In the eighth hands, there is a garland of chanting of all the siddhis and funds. The lion is his conveyance. On the fourth day of Navratri-worship, the form of Goddess Kushmanda is worshiped.  On this day, the mind of the seeker is situated in the 'Anahata' cycle. Therefore, on this day, one should be engaged in the work of worship, keeping in mind the nature of Goddess Kushmanda,…

Sharad Navratri - Day- 3 Chandraghanta

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The third power of Maa Durga is "Chandraghanta". On the third day, in the worship of Navratri, this form is worshiped. This form of them is extremely peaceful and well-being. Her forehead has half-moon shaped like a bell, for this reason she is called Chandraghanta Devi. Their body color is bright like gold. He has ten hands. Her hands are decorated with weapons like swords and arrows. The lion is his conveyance. She always seems to be ready for war. The tyrannical demon-monster-demons are always shaken by her terrible sound.  The worship of the third day in Navratri Durga worship is of great importance. On this day, the seeker's mind enters the 'Manipur' cycle. Due to the blessings of Mother Chandraghanta, supernatural things are seen. Divine fragrances are experienced and a wide variety of divine sounds are heard. These symptoms are for the seeker to be very careful. She quickly resolves the sufferings of the devotees. His vehicle is a lion, so his worshiper bec…

Sharad Navratri - Day- 2 Brahmacharini

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The second form of Mother Durga's new power is that of Brahmacharini. Brahmacharini means follower of Tenacity. The form of Brahmacharini Devi is fully lit and very magnificent. The garland of chanting in her right hand “Kamandalu” remains in the left hand. In her former birth, she was born as a daughter of the Himalayas, and through Narada's sermon, she did extremely difficult penance to get Lord Shankar as her husband. Due to this arduous austerity, he was named as Tapashcharini i.e. Brahmacharini.   She spent a thousand years eating only fruits and roots. Had to subsist for hundred years only on herbs. Having a hard fast for a few days, under the open sky, suffered terrible sufferings of rain and sunlight. Due to this difficult austerity of several thousand years, the body of the former birth of Brahmacharini Devi became completely degraded. She had become very agrarian. Her mother Maina became very sad to see her condition. He gave them a voice to overcome that difficult au…

Sharad Navratri- Day -1 Shailputri

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The Sharad Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who killed the demon king Mahishasura. This gives us a lesson about victory over evil. However, evil may remain for some time, but is ultimately defeated by good. It is also a big lesson for us to live life. It teaches us that everything in this world is mortal, we should not be enamored of anyone. Just as in the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, the emphasis is on “doings” itself, not on the desire for its fruit, because man's downfall starts from where the desires begin to happen. The Goddess Mahatmya presents the story of a majestic king, a businessman who was betrayed by his family, and a saint whose teachings take him beyond existential misery. This Mahatmya is going to remove a man from sorrows. Those who listen to it and worship it, get unlimited love of Goddess Durga and blessed by Durga Devi. In this, nine different forms of Maa Durga are worshiped. Today is the first day of Navratri and Goddess Shailputri is worshiped on this day.  “…

Self Respect And You

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We cannot always define love as a man and woman, children or one's family. The most important kind of love, the most valuable love is self-love. I have always kept my feelings for everyone, my wife, my children, my family, even everyone's reputation ahead of me, today this is the reason why I feel sorry and emptiness here. It is good to think of others, but not at the cost of your self-respect.  The word “self-respect" is made up of a combination of two words. Self and pride which means pride on ourselves. Negative people take this meaning with pride, but with its positive attitude then we will find that what we think is wrong. The truth is that self-respect has an important role in our success. If we recognize our own importance properly and take any action keeping in mind our self-esteem, then success will ours. It gives us a life full of happiness, satisfaction and purpose.  The more we think about ourselves, the more our self-esteem increases, because what we feel about…

Visit to My Native Place-2

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We took National Highway 58 from Udaipur. The roads were smooth and with low traffic, so our journey was quite comfortable. We were moving on our way seeing the beauty of Rajasthan. Our journey to this point was very pleasant. After three hour of driving, we halted at Beawar, Rajasthan at a restaurant for our lunch. We were moving as per our time schedule. We had our lunch, had rest for a while and gone ahead on our way at 1500 hrs. We had to speed up our vehicle as we wanted to cross Jaipur before sunset. We had crossed Ajmer and now the road had also widened. In this way we reached Jaipur at 1800 hrs. It took two hours to cross Jaipur till we reached National Highway 8. There was lots of work on roads was in progress in Jaipur. It took lots of time by diversion at various places. The situation of National Highway 8 was very bad and due to night there was low visibility, which caused slow movement of the vehicle. My house is about 3 hours from Jaipur but due to road condition we could …

Visit to My Native Place-1

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The weather was really pleasant when we woke up. It was four in the morning. Although, we had prepared it in advance, but some important stuff had to be taken for the day. It is a place where I was born, but for the last six years I had not been there even once. This lovely day was a great opportunity to go for a visit. It was 05.30 o'clock in the morning when I alongwith my family started our journey for my native place “Mahendragarh”, Haryana. We took national highway 48, after 25 kilometer we left it and diverted on Gujarat State Highway 154 towards "Modasa". The traffic on the road was very low as it was morning. When we reached Kapadganj, the sun had risen. The car was running at its full speed as if it was too early to reach home. There was a feeling of mild cold in the atmosphere, which was creating more thrill in the journey. Three hours had passed since we left our house and we had reached "Modasa," Gujarat, parked the car and we had our first tea on ou…

Roots Will Always Be Tangled!

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Those days I was working in Delhi. One day a friend of mine suddenly appeared in front of me and smiled. A woman was with him, I looked at her and thought that she could be his wife, I bowed in a greeting post and upon seeing her, barely a word of hello came out. It was just a coincidence or sometimes supports life; Stars and planets align to give you opportunities. Meeting someone after a long time, especially dear friend, is a tremendous feeling. This moment is as indifferent as it is enjoyable.  I get lost in those beautiful moments of the past where we first met. We were together in Nagpur, the orange city of Maharashtra in the nineties. His name was Mr. Sunil and belonged to a very good family. His father was employed in a high position. Sunil was very naughty in childhood and his habits were going against the dignity of his father. Therefore he was involved in this work. He was very extravagant, thus there was a lot of people around him.  We spent time with each other, united duri…

The Mother, My World!

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Mother is one of the first indications of the sovereignty of God in our life. There is a heaven in mother’s feet. Mothers teach us to have confidence and belief in ourselves. Mothers knew from experience how important for people to believe in themselves in order for children to be whole, strong and grow with a healthy estimation of oneself. Motherhood changes everything. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. For a woman, there is no other role in life that is more necessary than that of a mother. Her unconditional love and care means everything to us. She is the foundation of our development on which our whole life flows. We are proud of her and appreciate her tireless love and care. You are the light of our life, in whose light our whole life is bright. You are the first ray of the morning, who holds the lamp of hope. Your lap gives us a lovely and pleasant shelter like the palace and gives us the joy of fullness in the world. In your love there …