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Navaratri 2012

Join us for the nine nights of the Navaratri festival!

October 5 - 14

The aim of this celebration is to call upon the Power of the Goddess Shakti to bestow wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, and knowledge upon us. Everyone is blessed with Her loving mercy and protection. Attend one or all of the nightly pujas.

The culmination is an early morning puja on the tenth day where we bless our instruments of karma, eg. books, manuals, pens, keyboards, etc., anything we use in doing our work. A vegetarian feast will follow.

Los Angeles SYVC Navaratri Schedule

Pujas are free of charge.

Sweets, flowers or monetary donations are gratefully accepted.

 

Durga

Sat

Oct 5

7:00p

 
Sun Oct 6 6:30p (Puja will take the place of Satsang)
Mon Oct 7 9:00p  
         

Lakshmi

Tues Oct 8 9:00p  
Wed Oct 9 7:15p (Puja will take the place of Satsang)
Thur Oct 10 9:00p  
         

Saraswati

Fri  Oct 11  9:00p   
Sat Oct 12 7:00p  

Sun

Oct 13

6:30p

(Puja will take the place of Satsang)
         

Day of Victory

Mon Oct 14 6:00a Morning Puja - Bring Your Tools of Karma. eg. book, manuals, pens etc that you use for work.
 

Durga Puja or Navaratri

"SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates, sustains and destroys the universe."
-- Swami Sivananda

This festival lasts for nine days in honor of the nine manifestations of the goddess, Durga. In India during Navaratri (the word literally means 'nine nights'), devotees observe a fast, Brahmins are fed, and prayers are offered for the protection of health and property. The basic aim of this celebration is to honor Shakti--the goddess in her aspect as power--to bestow all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, and knowledge (both sacred and secular) upon us all.

Behind whatever special request we may ask of her, is our desire to link with the divine. There is no other aim. This is being effected consciously or unconsciously. Everyone is blessed with Her loving mercy and is protected by Her.

On the tenth day, the Day of Victory, come for an early morning puja and have the tools of your work (instruments of karma) blessed. Yes, bring your computer keyboards, keys, photos, personal items, anything you use on a regular basis. Have them energized. And stay for the feast!

  Click here for pictures from LA SYVC's past celebrations

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Los Angeles reserves the right to substitute speakers or rearrange events if necessary. All of the listed speakers are confirmed at this time, bu should any be unable to attend, for any reason, the Center  will provide substitute speakers and/or topics. The views of each speaker are personal, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

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