Monday, October 29, 2012

NAVRATRI 2012 GET-TOGETHER

During Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as "Durga," which literally means the remover of miseries of life. She is also referred to as "Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power). It is this energy, which helps God to proceed with the work of creation, preservation and destruction. In other words, you can say that God is motionless, absolutely changeless, and the Divine Mother Durga, does everything. 
Truly speaking, our worship of Shakti re-confirms the scientific theory that energy is imperishable. It cannot be created or destroyed. It is always there.
Navaratri is divided into sets of three days to adore different aspects of the supreme goddess. On the first three days, the Mother is invoked as powerful force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. The next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees the inexhaustible wealth. The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the mother as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order have all-round success in life, we need the blessings of all three aspects of the divine mother; hence, the worship for nine nights.

There was family get-together at Birthi Mane on Saturday 20th Oct.2012 and a grand lunch was cooked by mom Nalini. There were 24 people for lunch..... Doddappa, doddamma, Dinesh-Rekha, Akshay, Rekha appa-amma,  Shubha-Raghu and atte, Shyla-Uday and children, Sandhya-Sadaram, Sandeep, Usha-Suresh from Kengeri, Niranjan and Adarsh.......

20th Oct 2012


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