Ashwin Navaratri

Durga Puja Festival

Shree Maa has given us a new sankalpa for Ashwin Navaratri.   It is a Mahishasura Mardini stotram by Shri Adi Shankara.  We will be striving for 1008 repetitions as a group during Navaratri, in addition to Chandi worship.  Sign up on the Shree Maa website if you can formally participate.  The Mandir will be live streaming as well throughout Navaratri.  Janyananda will be traveling to Utah for the Parliament of the World’s Religions. If you should happen to be going or live nearby, his talk is called “Sanatana Dharma and Earth Liberation: A Goddess-Based Path to a Sustainable Future,” and it will be in Room 355F at 2:00 p.m.  Janyananda will be talking about Sita, the scene from Ramayana in the Ashoka grove, the moments of grief before Hanuman arrives to comfort her. This will begin a discussion of the destruction of earth and the grief for what is happening to our planet.  He will also be meeting Hindu leaders and other religious leaders from around the world and will be seeking advice and blessings for the Society. May all of you have a wonderful Navaratri, and may the divine Mother in all of her forms bless you immensely!