Murti Sthapana Mahotsavam Brings Divinity

Sunday marked our grand Murti Sthapana Mahotsavam at the Durga Temple of Westchster. We welcomed Bala Ji, Hanuman Ji, Durga Maata, Ganesh Ji and Shani Devi Ji to make their home in our community temple. What is Murti Sthapana?It is a ritual invoking God in a murti by performing Vedic rites and chanting mantras asContinue reading “Murti Sthapana Mahotsavam Brings Divinity”

9th Day of Chaitra Navratri 2019: Navami

Yesterday was the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navratri 2019. Durga devotees worshiped her ninth form, Siddhidatri who appeared from the left half of Lord Shiva. She removes ignorance from her devotees and governs Ketu. After Shiddhidatri Puja, devotees conducted Chaitra Navratri Parana when Navami Tithi was over and Dashami Tithi prevailed. Parana meansContinue reading “9th Day of Chaitra Navratri 2019: Navami”

8th Day of Chaitra Navratri 2019: Ashtami

The eighth day of Chaitra Navratri 2019 fell on April 13th, Saturday. A number of rituals were observed on this day starting with Mahagauri Puja. Devi Mahagauri is eighth form of Goddess Durga. She is the epitome of purity and achievements, provides knowledge, removes all sins and mistakes of a person. Mahagauri governs Rahu. AtContinue reading “8th Day of Chaitra Navratri 2019: Ashtami”