Navaratri at Manidweepa
Amma has explained that every second of Navaratri is a precious moment as the Divine Mother is in Her most glorious and magnanimous form. She is forgiveness personified and showers unconditional love and blessings to all who approach Her at this sacred time.
To take full advantage of this extraordinary time, Amma has designed each moment of Navaratri, scheduling numerous rituals that will be carried out by traditional Vedic priests at Manidweepa. These include special homas (fire ceremonies), abhishekas (devotional bathing), pujas (worship while offering flowers) and vahana seva (nightly processions), to name a few. Annadanam (feeding others) will also be performed for the tens of thousands of devotees that will attend Navaratri. Navaratri concludes with Amma’s birthday celebration on the most auspicious day of the year, Vijayadasami. It is truly a blessed opportunity to be able to participate in the Navaratri Grand Celebrations held over these 10 days.
October 10th – 19th – Daily
Mornings: Abhishekas to Sri Ganesha, Sri Subramanya Swami, Sri Maha Laskhmi Devi, Sri Maha Saraswati Devi and Divine Mother Sri Lalitambika Devi with sacred river waters, Sri Rudra Abhishekam with 27 auspicious items. Pujas to all temple deities including Sahasra Bilva Archana (Puja with bilva leaves while chanting Lord Shiva’s 1,000 names). Homas conducted each day of Navaratri are Sahasra Modaka Ganesha Homa (Offering 1,000 of Modakas, a sweet, to Lord Ganesha), Sri Gayatri Homa, Sri Hanuman Homa, Sri Narasimha Homa, Sri Maha Lakshmi Homa, Sri Rudra Homa, Sri Lalita Sahasranama Homa and the very powerful Sri Chandi Homa.
Evenings: Sri Lalita Sahasranama Kumkum Archana, Divine Mother Paduka Puja (worshipping the Lotus Feet of Devi), Chatur Veda Seva (selected recitations from each of the four Vedas), Maha Mangala Harathi (offering thousands of ghee lights to Mother Divine), Vahana Seva (nightly grand procession with the Goddess seated on a variety of chariots) and Uyyala Seva (rocking Divine Mother to sleep in a swing).
Laksha Modaka Ganesha Homa
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Uyyala (Swing) Seva
Amma Performing Devi Puja – Navaratri
Sri Yantra Puja
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100,000 Ganesha Modaka Homa
Purnahuthi for Sri Lalita Homa
Navaratri is the Most Powerful Time of Year for Spiritual Practices
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