Navarathri | SUTRA Magazine
Thursday, 23 November, 2017
Navarathri

Navarathri

“Navaratri” literally means “nine nights.”
This festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer and again at the onset of winter.
What’s the Significance of Navaratri?
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 the enjoyer of energy and the Divine Mother Durga is energetic. Truly speaking, our worship of Shakti reconfirms the scientific theory that energy is imperishable. It cannot be created or destroyed. It is always there.
The Vedas are the original scriptures and was revealed to Lord Brahma at the commencement of time.
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