Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 10 10 Fall Navratri

The Nine forms of Durga celebrated during Navaratri are; Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. 

Navadurga Navratri 9 forms of Durga by ShotgunMavericks on WikiPedia

First: Shailputri means the daughter of Mountain-King Himavan, her vehicle is a bull and is hailed as Vrishabhda.

Second: Brahmacharini, Brahma means penance and Charini is a lady follower, this form is the embodiment of knowledge and teaching, the way she attained Lord Shiva to be her husband.

Third: Chandraghanta, a semi-circular moon shaped like a bell on her head, this form is very serene and victorious, weapons are strongly held in her eight hands, her third eye is always open, Chandraghanta's vehicle is a lion, by worshipping her, she is always prepared for war, one can experience fearlessness and bravery by worshipping her, the death imparted by her assumes the state of assureness and happiness.

Fourth: Kushmanda, that is the fourth form of Navadurga, eight-armed, the holder of weapons, rider of the tiger, the cheerful Goddess, she is the only one who resides in the core of the sun, all the ten directions are being lightened up.

Fifth: Skandamata meaning the mother of Kartikeya, the fifth form of Navadurga, rider of the lion, by worshipping her, one is on the way to salvation.

Sixth: Katyayani, one can receive righteousness, desire, salvation and sense from worshipping her. She killed demon Mahishasur.

Seventh: Kaalratri holds an iron weapon in one hand, and another a sword, a trident, hook and scimitar is held. This form destroys all darkness, one can scare away the demonic forces by worshipping her.

Eighth: Mahagauri is white complexioned, wearing white clothes, four-armed, holding a trident, and a musical instrument in another.

Ninth: Siddhidatri has the eight powers - Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva can be attained by her grace, his half-Shiva and half-Shakti form of Ardhanarishwar is granted by her.

The Playlist and chants: 

Shailputri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 1 Navratri ) Pratipada 11:32
Om Shaam Sheem Shoom Shailputryai Namaha 

Brahmcharini Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 2 Navratri ) Dwitiya 11:32
Om Braam Breem Broom Brahmcharinyai Namaha 

Chandraghanta Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 3 Navratri ) Tritiya 11:32
Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantayai Namaha

Kushmanda Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 4 Navratri ) Chaturthi 11:32
Om Hreem Kushmandayai Jagatprasootyai Namaha

Skandamata Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 5 Navratri ) Panchami 11:32
Om Hreem Saha Skandmatryai Namaha

Katyayani Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 6 Navratri ) Sashti 11:32
Om Hreem Shreem Katyayanyai Namaha

Kalaratri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 7 Navratri ) Saptami 11:50
Om Aim Hreem Kleem Kalratryai Namaha

Mahagauri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 8 Navratri ) Ashtami 11:30
Om Hreem Shreem Glaum Gam Gauri Geem Namaha

Siddhidatri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 9 Navratri ) Navami 11:31
Om Hreem Saha Siddhidatryai Namaha

Day 10 (Dashami) - Sharadiya Navratri ends
The Story of Vijaya Dashami - Dussehra Festival History 5:22

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