Navarathri celebration or festival is a very important festival as it conveys some very important messages for mankind.
It is celebrated for 10 days .
Who is the Goddess(Amman)? Goddess is both SHE - feminine energy and IT -the energy of the universe.
She in the sense of having a form , alive, real and a being who can interact with the physical world. This is the form that we know from our lives and we think of when we pray. But the It in the sense of consciousness or the energy that makes the universe and everything in it go.
Goddess in Sanskrit means Chit or Shakti. From Chit which is Super-Normal Consciousness or Super-consciousness comes Chitta which means the human mind.
She knows everything, be at everywhere , anywhere and at anytime.
She resides within us . She gives us miraculous power. Only through the Super Conscious Mind can you bypass your negative mind and Ambal is the energy that opens that part of our mind.
The word SHREEM is your gateway way to awaken the highest consciousness within mankind.
Goddess is the power of creation . She is the Maha Maya - creating the matter. She gives you the Siddhi powers, the special tool to bring you the highest consciousness on this special day
The 9 nights are very powerful as the power or the energy of Goddess is available abundantly especially throughout the night.
In general , we transform ourselves from the instinctive level ( Durga aspect ) - Tamasic Gunas, to Intellect/Motherly nature level ( Letchumi aspect) - Rajasic Gunas to Intuitive/Wise level ( Saraswathi aspect ).- Sattvic Gunas. On the level of worlds, we transform our self from outer world - physical world to inner world- subtle world to spiritual world - Divine world.
The first three days for Durga , second 3 days for Letchumi and last 3 days is for Saraswathi. On the tenth day is our pinnacle level of consciousness which is Vijaya Dasami.
The moola mantra for Durga is "Om Dhum Dhurgayai Namaha". Chant 1008 times .
Gayathri mantra is
"Katyayanaya Vidmahe Kanya Kumari Dhimahi Thanno Durgi Prachodayath"
From today for next 10 days we will be sharing the 10 feminine forms and powers of Goddess to all of you .
Day 1 : Kali
Goddess Kali, the female form of Kala (time). She is the dominating energy that pervades every moment of our lives. Kali is the symbol of eternal time, presiding over all stages of life. She rules our inner consciousness and demolishes the challenges and limitations we face in our lives. Kali controls the effects of planet Saturn.
Om Shakti Parasakthi
Credits shall be given to Dr Pillai, Sri Sri Ravishankar and Amma Amritanandamayi