From the 5th to the 13th of October marks the Grand or Maha Navaratri Festival for 2013.
Navaratri (nava = 9; ratri = night) or 9 nights of Mother Divine is the time for cleansing and purification and evolution throughout the whole of nature.

This is a time when the tide of Sattva or coherence or wholeness of life rises to purge the lower, fragmented, imperfect values of natural law. In Vedic mythology it is represented as the time when Shakti (the quintessential power of the universe), champion of the gods, is victorious over the demons (lower, fragmented forces of nature). It is a time for light to triumph over darkness. Of the 4 Navaratri's that occur each year, Maha or Grand Navaratri is the greatest and most auspicious.

Shree Lalita Devi Laksmi Temple in Allahabad. One of the 51 Shakti Peeths or primary seats of Mother Divine

Harnessing nature's momentum through yagya

Mother Divine or Shakti or Durga is nature's organizing power. Yagyas are traditionally performed during the 9 days to harness the momentum of this highly auspicious window of opportunity. Navaratri yagyas direct this lively flow of nature's organizing power and intelligence into our daily lives in order to safe guard and enhance our progress & evolution and to achieve specific goals or desires. testimonials

Shakti's victory over the Demons

Shree Lalita Devi Laksmi Temple, Allahabad. One of the 51 Shakti Peeths or primary seats of Mother Divine

As you may know, the reason our Navaratri Programs work so well is because they are performed in 3 celebrated temples of Mother Divine: Mansa Devi Laksmi Temple in Haridwar, Ma Shardaa Saraswathi Temple in Madhya Pradesh and Kaamakhya Kali Temple in Assam (Background on performing yagyas in celebrated temples)

For the Grand Navaratri beginning 5 October this year, we are delighted to add a fourth temple to our program: Shree Lalita Devi Laksmi Temple in Allahabad. The city of Allahabad is one of the most holy cities in India. It is here that India's 3 most holy rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswathi, all converge. It is also the home of the Maha Samadhi or final resting place of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Shree Lalita Devi Laksmi Temple is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peeths or primary seats of Mother Divine.

To celebrate Shree Lalita Devi we are running a special program in addition to our usual Navaratri Program

This will be a special Laksmi program performed at Shree Lalita Devi Laksmi Temple in addition to the Navaratri Program (recitation of Shree Sukta or Hymn to Laksmi - Goddess of affluence and success)

40 Pandits performing yagya in 4 celebrated temples for 9 days: Kaamakhya Kali Temple in Guwahati, Assam,
Ma Shardaa Saraswathi temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh; Mansa Devi Laksmi temple in Haridwar; Shree Lalita Devi
Laksmi temple in Allahabad

Special Laksmi Program - $1456
- 1 pandit in each of the 4 temples
- Kali Kavacham (see link for explanation)
- Shree Sukta Laksmi Program



...yagyas are such an incredible blessing....Not only are we "fore-warned" but we can actually change the outcomes in our favour... Full Text

...I am simply left with a wonderment at the workings of the universe and an overwhelming gratitude for his (Ganesh's) help. Full Text

Can you remember...just how much he was suffering. Then we did the yagya...I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am and how happy and confident he has become. Full Text

Then when he suddenly had all that pain over Christmas I thought well this is it. Then the yagya you did for him seemed to take away the pain... which 'suddenly' one week after the yagya resolved in one day... Full Text

...I do not ever remember feeling as positive and calm as I have since the Yagya has been completed. Full Text

...she and her friend won 1st prize for their section [Years 7 to 10] and then proceeded to also win the Grand prize for the evening, beating the year 10, 11 and 12's... Full Text

...Well only you could believe that on day one of the yagya his solicitor wrote to us offering to settle (after 4 years)... Remarkable. Ganesh this is the conclusion to all of the dramas which began 4 years ago. This is the outcome we have wanted. Full Text

The green light was given to J's new show (after saraswathi yagya) - discussions about giving it the go-ahead had earlier stalled with indications that it would not be commissioned. Production is now underway and all is going smoothly.

Thought you might like to know that J's new show (which we had the (saraswathi) yagya done for in July) has consistently been number one for the last couple of months. Everyone agrees it is punching about its weight. Very cool.
All the best
L. NSW, Australia

Hi Ganesh
It was probably the strongest influence I have ever felt in the performance of a yagya. Meaning, I felt immediately when it began every day... Meditations were profound with deep transcending.. a whole new level of experience.
A. South Australia

Dear Ganesh
Things are now much calmer. But it certainly has been a rocky few months.
We did sell the house ... now after all that has happened in the world - the stock market collapse etc - I feel that we were very fortunate, the financial context is much clearer now.
All is well.

On the cosmic scale - all is as you predicted. The emotional upheavals have been unrelenting but I felt very supported all along the way - an island of calmness in the midst of the storm.
So in brief, it's all on track - all is as it should be. So thanks again.
Your advice was wonderful and the yagyas worked.

K. NSW, Australia

"What a yagya. I think my whole physiology is changing... I think this must be the best yagya ever...The impacts keep on coming. I can feel the pundits coming and going. It is amazing...Can you book me a place for next year?"
PR - Melbourne, Australia

On the days of the yagyas, I devoted myself to saadhana (spiritual practice)- actually I tried to "do" saadhana but could "do" nothing except lie in the saadhana room in a semi-swoon, feeling like I was being "done". The energy was so powerful I was totally unable to function, so I surrendered to it. I suppose this is normal.
I hope you are well and everything is shining in your world.
K, NSW, Australia

More testimonials

Kaamakhya temple, Guwahati, Assam
Number 1 temple of Divine Mother & Centre for tantric learning & experience

Kaamakhya temple is famed throughout India as the birth place of Kaama Deva, God of Love.
Kaameshwari Devi - the patron Goddess of the temple is held to be an aspect of Kali. This temple is renowned for bestowing the gifts of bhukti (pleasure) and mukti (liberation/enlightenment). It is widely considered as India's greatest centre for Tantric learning & experience. Out of all 51 Shakti Peeths (primary temples of the Divine Mother), Kaamakhya is universally held the most powerful and auspicious: number 1.

Lord Shiva, Lord Narayana & Kaameshwari Devi

For thousands of years, pandits, tantrics and yogis have come to Kaamakhya to attain perfection (siddhis) in the performance of their saadhana (spiritual practice) and yagyas. One of the essential principles of tantric philosophy is that true knowledge is deeper than what our senses perceive: things are not as they appear. From the orthodox perspective, Enlightenment (liberation/mukti) and pleasure (bhukti) are held to be mutually exclusive. However, integration of life is one of the great gifts of Kaamakhya: divine union through the fullness of our humanity.

Guru Purnimah Navaratri 2012 at Kaamakhya
Out of 51 Shakthi Peeths (primary temples of Divine Mother), Kaamakhya is considered the greatest, most powerful & most illustrious. For thousands of years, it has been a mecca to those desirous of attaining perfection in their spiritual practice (saadhana) and in their yagyas. We are fortunate to have good connection with the temple. And we are delighted to be churning this most sublime and powerful influence to enliven it in your life through the navaratri yagya program

Guru Purnimah Navaratri 2012 at Kaamakhya - Puja Offerings

Maha Laksmi
, Maha Kali & Maha Saraswathi:31 Pandits performing Durga Puja Yagya
in 3 celebrated temples for 8 days: along with 11 pandits at Kaamakhya Kali Temple in Guwahati, Assam, there will be 10 pandits at Mansa Devi Laksmi Temple in Haridwar, Uttaranchal and a third group of 10 pandits will perform Yagya at Ma Shardaa Saraswathi temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh. Established by Adhi Shankaracharya, this temple is one of 51 Shakti Peeths or primary seats of the the Divine Mother and one of the most celebrated seats of Maha Saraswathi in India.

Maa Shardaa Devi Saraswathi Temple in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh
Saraswathi Puja Navaratri February 2013
Guru Purnimah Navaratri July 2008
Mansa Devi Laksmi Temple in Haridwar, Uttaranchal
Rama Navami Navaratri April 2009 [Mansa Devi Temple on hill top in back ground] 

By taking part in this Maha Navaratri yagya festival you will infuse your life with shakthi or nature's organizing power. This will generate a powerful momentum for progress and success on all levels: inner and outer - happiness, fulfillment, material affluence, harmonious relationships. This wave of wholeness rolls through your life, your family, your community & the world nourishing all beings at every level of creation.

Background on performing yagyas in celebrated temples