What is Navaratri?

Navaratri is an ancient festival dedicated to the warrior Goddess Durga.  She is the Goddess of India who has warred with demons and won. she represents the victory of Light over Darkness.

The festival always follows the cycle of the moon and is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India.

One way of celebrating the festival is to honour 9 different aspects of Durga. 

Durga manifests in 9 different forms and each form of the goddess is honoured each day.

of honouring the Goddess in her 3 main manifestations the  goddesses Kali, Laxmi and Saraswati. 

Kali

Also known as the "fierce one", Kali is often seen as a scary figure with a mala skulls around her neck. But Kali's ferocity is directed towards the transformation of the blindness of our egoic desires into our pure unconditional, enduring love for self and life. Only the sacrifice of our own ego can deliver us beyond our struggle sand sorrow. 

By surrendering our less than desirable patterns of behaviour, beliefs and outmoded identities   to goddess Kali the Mother of time,  can we open ourselves to experience divine pleasure and our true real beauty within.

Laxmi

The Goddess of beauty, love, light and abundance lives in us with every breath, with the morning light glowing in nature. She has been sent to us to bestow all forms of abundance in our lives...including - healing, financial prosperity, loving relationships, peace in family life, beauty and resting in the truth of who we are.

She is that part of us that lives with utter positivity, faith in our goodness, and a firm belief in the knowledge that we are part of the whole and therefore part of the ever abundant flow

of the universe.  By honouring her you are assuring and nurturing your own connection with the endless flow of abundance

Saraswati

The goddess Saraswati nurtures our creative spirit, our capacity to language music and dance. Saraswati is the goddess of sacred sound and language. When working with her energy especially during Navaratri