A secret and Divine Navratri
(From Wednesday 29th June in South Africa and From Thursday 30th June in India)
End Friday 08th July 2022
➡️Most of us are aware of the two Navaratris revering the Mother Goddess Shakti – Sharad Navaratri celebrated during Oct-Nov, and Vasant Navaratri celebrated during Mar-Apr. There are two other Navaratris that celebrates the divine feminine power – one during Jan-Feb called Magha Navaratri and the other during Jun-Jul called the Ashada Navaratri.
➡️Significance of Ashadhi Navaratri or Gupt Navaratri
Ashada Navaratri, also called Gupt Navaratri, is a special celebration of the Goddess as Durga during the nine nights. The word ‘Gupt’ means hidden or secretive. Hence, Gupt Navaratri is believed to be celebrated by Sadhaks performing secretive tantric rituals for the Goddess to obtain her graceful blessings.
🪔 Ashada Navaratri is an ideal time to propitiate the Goddess and get rid of both internal and external negativities that hinder your progress and success. It is also an auspicious time to gain Riddhi (wisdom) and Siddhi (wealth) blessings.
✅✅✅During Ashadhi Navaratri, Devotees usually worship Goddess Durga in her 9 powerful forms called Nava Durga for gaining protection against evil forces like black magic, jealousy, etc. and build a protective shield around you and your family. During the nine nights of Ashadhi Navaratri sacred texts that hail the Goddess’ powers and blessings such as Devi Mahatmyam or Durga Saptashati and other Durga mantras are chanted.
©️©️Durga Saptashati is a part of Markandeya Purana. It highlights the story of Goddess Durga, her powers and weapons gifted to her by God Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, and the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by the Supreme Goddess. Chanting this sacred text during Ashada Navaratri is believed to eradicate negativity, grant wealth, happiness, prosperity, and Divine protection.
Rituals of Ashada Navaratri or Gupt Navaratri
• Offer simple Pooja to the Goddess at home by chanting mantras and offering Prasad.
• Chant or listen to Devi Mahatmyam that hails the valor and blessings of the Goddess.
• Worship Goddess Varahi with special rituals.
• Perform Pooja for the Goddess on all nine nights and offer kum-kum and saree to Sumangalis (married women)
• Protection against negativity
• Grant wealth and prevent misfortune
• Fulfill wishes
• Remove financial obstacles and bestow prosperity
• Give strength, power, and victory
• Bestow good health and auspiciousness
➡️✅©️Special remedies: ©️ℹ️
On 5 Mango leaf/ beetle leaf/ Peepal leaf ( use any of leaf),
Put Rice – Tumeric powder – Clove and Yellow mustard seeds, then light oil lamp front of Mataji picture or Murti.
Chant any Devi Mantra 21 time.
This ritual should be perform in Night after Sun set..
You can do 3-5-7 or 09 Night.
When Devotees do this remedies.
Make sure you remain vegetarian.
Don’t drink Alcohol.
For spiritual initiation, astrological guidance, divine remedies to problems, and fruitful living.
Guruji Gopal Vyas, East London Hindu Mandir, South Africa.