SHARADIYA NAVARATRI (ASO NAVARATRI)
The festival of Navratri begins on the first day of the शुक्ल पक्ष (the bright fortnight.) of the lunar month Ashwin, It is devoted to the worship of the divine Mother in various forms under different names.
At Rudralife the Navratras are a period of celebration also of piety and prayers. This nine-day festival begins with the घटस्थापना on the 1st day and each day is marked by the recitation of “शप्तशती पाठ” which consists of 13 अध्याय. The recitation is repeated on all days. Daily rituals also involve Maha- Abhishek, Kumkum- Archana, Maha- Aarti and distribution of Mahaprasad to all present. The rituals end on Dusshera or Vijayadasami with the हवन on the last day .This is a celebration of victory of good over evil and urges mankind to wake up from the deep slumber of ignorance, ward off negativities, purify the mind and soul and cultivate positive virtues. Rudraksha provides the energy to ward off negativities, purify the mind and achieve growth and well-being to all.
Exhibitions during the Navratri :-
The Navratri like other festivals is also a time for spiritual pursuits, offering and wearing rudraksha . Keeping this in mind, Rudralife is organizing an exhibition cum sale of rudraksha with the Central Cottage Industries Corporation at their Emporium on Janpath, NewDelhi. The event will be from 6th October to 16th October 2016 (Sundays open). Similar events will be held at the Office in Andheri and at the outlet in the Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai.
The nine days of puja culminates with the grand celebration of Dussehra, which celebrates the victory of good over evil .At Rudralife Navratri is just not a festival but a period of helping people in empowering their lives.