2018 March 18-25
5 celebrated temples
2018 Vasant Navaratri runs March 18-25.. It marks the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. There are 4 Navaratris every year (9 nights of Mother Divine). Activation of Shakthi or Nature's organizing power is at the heart of these festivals. Out of the 4 navaratri festivals occurring each year, Vasant Navaratri is second only to the Grand or Maha Navaratri in October. |
|Vasant Navaratri culminates in Rama Navami (appearance day of Lord Rama) on March 25.. Rama, subject of Ramayana, is one of Maha Vishnu's great incarnations. He took birth to vanquish the demon Ravana and restore dharma or life lived in accord with natural law. His life is a perfect example of the highest principles and ethics lived on a daily basis. As an incarnation of Maha Vishnu, Rama embodies the principle of maintenance or preservation (Sattwa)|
Purify, revitalize and realign your life - realize your highest goals and aspirations.
Navaratri or 9 nights of Mother Divine is the time for cleansing and growth. During this window, the wholeness of life rises to purge the lower, fragmented, imperfect values of natural law. In Vedic mythology, it is depicted as the time
when Shakthi (quintessential universal power), champion of
the gods, is victorious over demons (lower, fragmented forces of
nature). It is a time for light to triumph over darkness.
The river floods and stagnant pools are swept away.
It's an opportunity to purify, revitalize and realign our lives: to get back on track - to realize our goals and aspirations.
When you participate in Vasant Navaratri yagya festival.... your life is infused with Shakti or nature's organizing power. Sattwa, the principle of wholeness, balance, preservation & protection is enlivened - your life becomes more aligned with the invincible evolutionary flow of nature. This generates a powerful momentum for progress & fulfillment on all levels, inner and outer: wholeness, peace, happiness, fulfillment, material affluence, harmonious relationships and career success. This wave of wholeness rolls through your life, your family, your community and the world nourishing all beings on every level of creation.
Vasant Navaratri is also an ideal time to perform yagyas specifically for psychological health and well being, career progress and for promoting harmony in all relationships... On the level of the planets, Rama (Vishnu) is Adi Devata or primary aspect of universal intelligence ruling Mercury (Communication Understanding Skill set Career) and Jupiter (Wisdom Family relations Love/devotion Dharma). So Vasant Navaratri is an ideal time to run Mercury & Jupiter yagyas. These yagyas will deliver optimal benefits at this time. Deep rooted problems in the areas of psychological health and well being,family life and career - problems that otherwise won't shift - can successfully resolve.
Navaratri is also known as 'Durga Puja'... 9 nights invoking Durga or Divine Mother -the wholeness or collectedness of God's feminine aspects. Yagyas are traditionally performed during this time to harness the momentum of this highly auspicious window of opportunity. Navaratri or Durga puja yagyas serve to direct the lively flow of nature's intelligence and organizing power into our daily lives to safeguard and enhance our progress and evolution and to achieve specific goals. Testimonials
Background on performing yagyas in celebrated temples
Level 1 Navaratri Program - $286
Level 4 Navaratri Program - $1152
Level 4 Navaratri Program - $1152
|With Girish Maharaja, Chief pandit at Trayambakeshwar and organizer of Neelambika Devi Pandits for Navaratri