The beginning of spring and of autumn are two very important junctions of climatic and solar influence. During this period Earth is relatively much near to Sun facing its maximum gravitational pull. It is believed that during this phase, the divine energy intervene with extra power to pass earth this course with much ease and smoothness. As per Hindu mythology this divine energy is- Goddess Durga. The navratri in this context is also celebrated as a thanks giving festival to Goddess Durga for saving, protecting and nurturing life on Mother Earth.
During these days people usually avoid taking meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, onions, garlic, grains, lentils, legumes (beans) because special divine energies of empowerment are not able to reach the individual. In addition these food items act as barrier in radiating energy in any form. Further these tend to accumulate and process free-floating negative karmic energies from other living beings and the environment.
The nine roopa’s of Durga -Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyaini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhatri represents different traits of human beings such as Smiriti, Shraddha, Lajja, Hunger, Thirst, Forgiveness, Luster, Beauty, Sight, Truth etc. These also control various systems and organs of human body. So everything related to human mind, psychology and body are controlled and maintained by these nine forms of divine energy. During nine days of Navratri By worshiping particular form of Durga one is blessed with different physical, mental and psychological strength.
Significance of Nine Nights of NavratriThe first night of Navratri is devoted to the worshiping of Goddess Shailputri. She has manifestation of Green Light with her. This light helps to reduce anger in Human beings. This energy manifests in Anahata or Heart charkra. The organs related to this chakra are heart, back, shoulder, arms, hand, Lungs and Chest area. The gland associated with this chakra is Thymus gland. This chakra relates to Love, ability of an individual to give and take unconditionally. It enhances listening capability of individuals. Thus mediating on this chakra help in removing emotional blocs, treating traumas and healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively. This is the starting point of their spiritual discipline.
The second night of navratri is associated with Goddess Bhramcharni, who is the store house of knowledge and wisdom. She has manifestation of Blue Light with her that personifies love and loyalty and empowers actualization of goals. The organs related to this chakra are throat, lung and neck. The gland associated with this chakra is thyroid gland. The upper digestive tract is also associated with this chakra. This energy resides in Visudha or Throat chakra. it blesses the worshiper with awareness about spirit of truth and purpose, ability to communicate about one’s needs and requirements. It also helps in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively
The third night of navratri is associated with Goddess Chandraghanta who is giver of bliss, peace, serenity and growth in activities, purpose of life. She has manifestation of red light with pink hue in her. Residing in Mooladhar or root chakra this energy provides the worshiper with powers of self awareness, stability and security. The organs related to this chakra are Kidney, bladder, pelvis, vertebral column, hips and legs. The gland associated with this chakra is Adrenal gland. The system associated with this chakra is excretory system. It provides strength and courage to native. With this It also help in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively.
The fourth night of navratri is associated with Goddess Kushmanda who is destroyer sorrows of the mind and ego by harmonizing the macro-universe with the inner micro-universe of the individual. She has manifestation of Orange Light with golden hue that personifies creativity and respect for others creative works, destroying false ego in an individual. The organs related to this chakra are uterus, large bowel, lower abdomen, ovaries, testes, sexual organs. Reproductive system is also associated with this chakra. This energy resides in swadhisthan or Sacral chakra. It endows the worshipper with virtue of Self respect. It also helps in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively
The fifth night of navratri is associated with Goddess Skandmata who transform energies provided by other goddesses in form of wealth and strength for native. She has manifestation of indigo light with silver hue . The organs related to this chakra are eyes, lower head, nose and ears. Pitutary Gland is also associated with this chakra. Residing In Agya or Brow chakra this energy provides the worshiper with virtue of self responsibility- responsibility to oneself to follow the soul path and trusting one’s own intuition. It also helps in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively
The Sixth night of navratri is associated with Goddess Kaatyayani who gives boons and fulfills wishes of the native. She has manifestation of Yellow Light with her that personifies self worth, intellect, self confidence and moral principles. The organs related to this chakra are liver, spleen, stomach and l intestine gall bladderand middle back. The gland associated with this chakra is Pancreas. This energy resides in Manipur or Solar plexus chakra. It endows the worshipper with virtue of how one feel about himself and how others perceive him. It also helps in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively
The Seventh night of navratri is associated with Goddess Kaalratri who destroys fear and ignorance of the worshiper and blesses the individual with fortitude and fearlessness. She has manifestation of voilet light with purple-blackish hue. The organs related to this chakra are Top of the head, brain and Nervous System. The gland associated with this chakra is pineal Gland. Residing in Shastrara or Crown chakra this energy provides the worshiper with higher consciousness or spiritual awareness. It helps in spiritual upheaval of individual atma with Parmatma. It also helps in healing of diseases related to concerned organs, glands and system effectively
The eighth night of navratri is associated with Goddess Mahagauri who destroys all sins of devotees and worshiper gets purified in all respects. She channels the thought waves of the devotees towards the path of the virtue and destroys Asat. Cumulative energy manifested in whole body and being reflected signifies balance and creativity in highest form.
The ninth night of navratri is associated with Goddess Siddhidatri who provides the worshiper with all sidhis, beings fulfillment and satisfaction in individual lives. This energy is radiant in form of golden light over crown chakra instilling service to God and libration of soul from the vicious circle of life and death.
Kanya or Kumari PujanDuring Navratri’s
During navratris Kumari or Virgin girl is worshipped for nine consecutive days. A Kumari is a symbol of un-manifested energy and by worshipping her, this energy gets activated as a result of which radiant frequencies in the universe get attracted and worshipers get benefited by it. The Hindu scripture- Rudryamla Tantra, has categorized girl into different age groups for worshiping the goddess. The result of boons begetted differ for each Kumari Pujan.
A one year old girl is called “Sandhya”, two years old is called “Saraswati”, three years old is called “Tridhamurthy”, four years old girl is called “Kalika”, five is “Subhga”. At six, she is “Uma” at seven, she is called “Malini” and “Kubja” in her eighth years. She is “Kaalsandharbha” in nine, “Aparajita” in ten and “Rudrani” in eleven years of age. A girl in twelfth year is “Bharavi” and “Mahalaxmi” in thirteenth. In her fourteen, fifteen and sixteenth year, she is known as “Peethnayika”, “Chetraja” and “Ambika” respectively.
On day One Kumari Pujan should be done with White Flowers. To get once worldly desire fulfilled Red flowers should be given
On day Two Kumari pujan should be done with fruits. For materialistic desires Red or Yellow fruits should be given. White fruits should be given to attain spiritual heights.
On day Three Kumari pujan should be done with Sweets.
On day four Kumari pujan should be done by offering clothes. One can also gift napkins, ribbons to Kumari’s.
For begetting child Kumari pujan should be done by offering make up items to girls on fifth day.
On day Six Kumari pujan should be done by offering them sports stuff like toys, rope etc.
On day Seven Kumari pujan should be done by gifting Stationary items to girls like pen, copies, books etc.
On day eight Kumari pujan should be done by feeding girls home cooked food .
On day ninth Kumari pujan should be done by offering most of the things as stated above. Along with this they should be fed with cardamom and beetal. If the Hawan is organized at home then Samidha must be offered by her hands. She should be feed with cardamom & betel.
Significance of three claps during Garba or Kanya Pujan:
It is believed that divine energy is awakened by the musical rhythm of three claps through the frequencies of desire , action and knowledge , representing the Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh. It also signifies awakening of fire element
With first clap Lord Brahma energy of desire get awaken. This energy signifies wishes in mind of an individual
With second clap Lord Vishnu energy related to action get awaken. This energy signifies actions performed by individual for fulfillment of desires.
With Third clap Lord Shiva energy related to begetting results get awaken. This energy signifies boons given by God to Individual.