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Navaratri and Firewalking Blessings
Dear beloved Divine beings,
This time of the year is a very festive and auspicious time in the Indian tradition. It is the season of Navaratri, Vijaya Dashami, and Theemithi. It is the confluence of the Shiva-Shakti energies which makes this season very powerful, energetically. It is a beautiful, auspicious time for all of us to leave behind an older, unserving part of ourselves and step into who the Divine wants us to be.
Each day, during this festive season, from September 25 - October 14, we are performing pujas on behalf of everyone, for peace and prosperity to prevail in this world. We would be happy to personally offer prayers on your behalf and invite you to participate in these pujas. Please see below for details.
Navaratri is literally the nine nights of the Divine Mother, in Her various forms. Her forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped during the first, middle and last three days of Navaratri. Navaratri culminates in Vijaya Dashami (3rd October), which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is a way for us to remind ourselves of the duality of the energies we carry within ourselves, and how to accentuate the positive and diminish the negative energies within us.
Following Navaratri and Vijaya Dashami is Theemithi (12th October), or the fire-walking festival. Swamiji has been walking the fire every year for the last two decades. It is a very cleansing ritual for everyone who participates directly or indirectly.
As we enter into the latter part of the year, each one of us has a lot to be grateful for. In that spirit of gratitude, we are sending to each of you, our love and blessings.
Swamiji and Amma
Participate in the Powerful Pujas
Each day, from September 25 - October 14, Swamiji and Amma are performing pujas to the Divine Mother, Lord Shiva, and their various incarnations. This period is during the auspicious Navaratri festivals leading to the sacred Firewalking ceremony. Swamiji and Amma invite you and your family to directly participate and sponsor these pujas. A sponsorship of $108 will make you a direct beneficiary of the puja of the day. You are welcome to sponsor for multiple days of the puja. Swamiji and Amma will personally read your prayers during the puja. When realized beings offer prayers on your behalf, it adds that much cosmic strength to the intentions you wish to manifest. In addition, they will send you a pure silver Pratyangira pendant blessed in the puja. This pendant, which can either be worn in a necklace, or carried in one's wallet, or placed at their alter, offers protection against negative energies to the person. In addition, sacred prasad, kumkum and Turmeric from the fire walking ceremony will be mailed to you. We are looking forward for your participation in the puja. You can participate by going into the Donation Page, and making a donation of $108 after selecting "Ashram activities and maintenance sponsorship".