Vijayathasami – Day of Victory following Navarathree (nine nights of the Goddess)

Today is Vijayathasami - the 10th day after Navarathri -  the nine days and nights of the Hindu Goddesses Sarawsathy, Luxmi & Dyrga. What happens on this day? here's a blog extract I wrote.. The 10th day is the day of victory, and culmination of all the prayers and festivities.  Such deeply significant religious festivities … Continue reading Vijayathasami – Day of Victory following Navarathree (nine nights of the Goddess)

Hindu festival of Navarathri – Nine nights of the Goddess

Navarathri (meaning `nine nights' ) is an annual Hindu Festival that takes place in late Autumn.   I wrote the following feature article in Issue#2 of Gaian Times eco-magazine last year (Sept'11). Here's the full article again.. reproduced to mark this special Hindu festival..  -Mani Navarathri  celebrates and worships three of the many aspects of … Continue reading Hindu festival of Navarathri – Nine nights of the Goddess