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Navratri Durga Ma Arti

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To express the love for the Goddess Durga, devotees have been fasting since all these pious days of navaratri. From fulfilling all the rituals and customs, and shunning away the bad habits; all are on the check list. For making your puja a little easier, the Durga arti is provided. We hope that your dedication during nine days of navratri brings peace, happiness and grace for you.

Jai Ambe Gauri Arti

Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri
Nishdin tumko dhyaavat, Hari Brahmaa Shivji,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Maang sindur biraajat, tiko mrigmadko,
Ujjvalse do naina, chandravadan niko,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Kanak saman kalevar, raktaambar raje,
Raktapushp galmaala, kanthhaar saje,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Kehari vaahan rajat, khadg khappar dhari
sur nar munijan sevat, tinke dukhahaari,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Kaanan kundal shobhit, naasagre moti
Kotik chandra divaakar, samraajat jyoti,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Shumbh- nishumbh vidaare, MahishaaSur ghatia
Dhumra-vilochan naina, nishdin madmati
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Brahmaani, Rudraani tum Kamalaa Raani,
Agam-nigam bakhaani. tum Shiv patraani,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Chaunsath yogini gaavat, nritya karat Bhairon,
Baajat tab mridanga, aur bajat damru,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Tum ho jag ki maataa, tum hi ho bhartaa,
Bhaktan ki dukh hartaa, sukh sampati kartaa,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Bhujaa char ati shobhit, var mudraa dhaari,
Manvaanchhit phal paavat, sevak nar naari,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Kanchan thaal virajat, agaru kapur baati
Malketu men rajat, kotiratan jyoti,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiyaa, jai Shyaama Gauri

Video link to Jai Ambe Gauri Arti by Anuradha Paudwal-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY1jmTTjvhI

Navratri Puja Vidhi at Home

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shubhpuja.comThe Goddess of Shakti- Ma Durga is worshipped during the sacred nine days for receiving pious blessings. The devotees seek for love, peace, happiness, kindness and all the natural qualities of the soul, which are hidden under the glitters of material world. Goddess Durga bestows her devotees with the strength to revive back the original traits and protect them against the negativity.

To perform the puja adhering to the customs, it is important to follow a proper procedure.

Kalash Sthapana/ Ghata sthapana:

  • Put the layer of clean soil in an earthen pot and then sow barley seeds into it. Sprinkle water on it and repeat the process for a second layer. Sprinkle more water to set the soil.
  • Take a kalash made of copper or earthen and fill it with Gangajal. Put scent, flowers and coins in it. Tie mauli or red scared thread on the neck of the kalash. Place mango leaves on the mouth of the kalash and cover it with a lid. Put rice over the lid and a dry coconut wrapped in a red cloth.
  • Put the prepared kalash on the earthen pot of barley and this completes the ghata sthapana. This kalash should not be touched during the nine days.
  • One diya is lit close to this Kalash which is supposed to burn endlessly for nine days. This is known as Akhand Jyoti.

Panchopachara Puja:

  • As the name suggests, the puja is performed with five things- Scent, Flower, Dhoop, Deepak and Naivedya. Offer the five puja samagri to the deity with complete faith and humility.

Chowki Sthapana :

  • The idol of Now Goddess Durga is installed, by spreading the red cloth on chowki and tying Mauli around it. Now place idol or picture of Goddess Durga on the chowki.

 

Invoke Goddess Durga and request the goddess to accept your prayers and to oblige you by residing into the Kalash for nine days. The prayers must be offered whole heartedly and the devotees must pray all the nine days and read Durga Saptashati.

 

The Spiritual journey of ‘Yoga’

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shubhpuja.comLoads of people are practicing yoga nowadays, either being fitness lovers or for pleasure; but few of us practice this art for the attainment of peace, self-contentment, inner joy and relaxation of soul. Yoga is one of the ancient art form of India and holds divine significance for people around the globe.

Yoga means union with God. This union is a conscious union. We are all united with God but we are not aware of it so when we practice Yoga, we become conscious of our union with God. Yoga is a spiritual journey from getting rid of the stressful life and achieving bliss and happiness.

  • Yoga is not just a practice, it’s an inner subject which has to be lived, loved and cared. Yoga transcends us to real satisfaction and gaining free consciousness.
  • The art of yoga brings our mind, body and soul in harmony that helps us to connect with the cosmic energy of the Universe.
  • During the practice of yoga, one has to focus on the divine context rather than the superficial level. By continuously working with this thought, one shreds of the artificial attainment of beauty and gains peace and joy.
  • Numerous troubles and tensions surround us the entire day and we might try to control hem to keep ourselves calm. Remember yoga is not about getting rid of problems or controlling them, rather it is about keeping the tolerance and inner peace intact and facing the situation.
  • Yoga aware us about our very existence through simple techniques of focussing on our body processes and breathing, which in turn leads to better understanding of our own body and mind and expressing gratitude.
  • We usually admire the creation and forget the creator, thus yoga instils us with the balance of admiring not only the creation but also the creator himself.
  • Yoga fills us with the feeling of surrendering ourselves for the welfare of humanity, which in turn leads us to living for the supreme energy.

 

Thus yoga is the journey of attaining enlightenment like Lord Shiva, Lord Mahavir and Lord Buddha and becoming closer to our ultimate goal of life which is oneness with the supreme master. By gaining peace of soul, we would be contended as we will each closer to God.

 

Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja