Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 04 05 Vasanta Navratri

Vasanta Navratri, March 31 through April 8, 2014, is the Spring celebration of  Nine Nights of the Divine Mothers honoring Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali/Durga. Playlist includes a special puja at the Kali Temple in Kalimath, followed by beeja mantras, gayatri mantras, and chalisas for Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali/Durga.

It was while creating this Navratri playlist in spring of 2012 I was inspired by a photo of Kalimath to be there for the fall Navratri that same year. That and more may be read about in my book: Pilgrimage to India: An American Woman's Adventure.

My inspiration: Kali Math

13 videos play for 91 minutes.

1 - Pooja at Kalimath (संदीप शर्मा "अज्ञानी")   4:39
Kalimath, the only place where all three goddesses, Saraswati, Laxmi, and Kali are worshipped together.

I am very thrilled to be able to share this with you even though I did not take this video; it was taken during spring Navratri of 2012. I was there for fall Navratri in October of that year.  The man in the white pants and scarf with the tan sweater/jacket is Pandit Sanjay Bhatt, Pujari Sidhpeeth (The Priest of Kalimath). I enJOYed several aaratis with him while I was there. The cloaked statue of Kali is in the center altar (looks caged).

2 - Sarasvati Beej Mantra 5:29

Syllable Meanings:
OM: Divine Reality
SHREEM: for material prosperity
HREEM: for becoming a leader and fulfilling desires for power
SARASWATYAI: Saraswati Mata
NAMAHA: we bow/ show reverence.

3 - Vedic Mantras to Improve Education & Memory - Sri Saraswati Gayathri 4:14
Om Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe
Thanno Vani Prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech,
Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Vani illuminate my mind.

4 - Saraswati Chalisa - श्री सरस्वती चालीसा - Jayati Jayati Jai Bharati 6:09

5 - Goddess Lakshmi Mantra (Deva Premal) 8:19
Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha
Salutations to that heart centered and great Lakshmi

6 - Lakshmi (Laxmi) Gayatri for Spiritual Wealth and Luxuries 3:20
Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat

Translation: "Om. Let us meditate on the Great Goddess Sri Lakshmi,
the consort of Sri Maha Vishnu.
May that effulgent Maha Lakshmi Devi inspire and illuminate our mind with understanding."

7 - Maha Lakshmi Chalisa ( With Substitles ) By Anup Jalota 8:48

8 - Kali Mantra 108 12:09
Om kreem kalikaye namaha

9 - kali gayatri Mantra 2:20
Om! Pishachadwajayai Vidmahay,
Shoolahasthaya Dhimahi,
Tanno Kali Prachodayat.
(We meditate on Kali, who has the banner of the goblins,
and bears the trident. May Kali inspire and illumine us.)


11 - Durga Beej Mantra 9:37
Om Aaeng Hareeng Kaleeng Chamundaye Vichche.

12 - Durga Gayatri Mantra - with English lyrics 6:47
Om Girijayai Vidmahe,
Shiva Priyayai Dhimahi,
Tanno Durga Prachodaya

13 - Jai Mata Di - Sri Durga Chalisa with Subtitles (Hari Om Sharan) 9:34

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