Navaraathri celebrated at temple

2017-10-12 06:01
PHOTO: thami ka-nkosiAmbi Moodley lighting a lamp ant the temple.

PHOTO: thami ka-nkosiAmbi Moodley lighting a lamp ant the temple.

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AS the Hinduism is full of symbols and the Sakthi aspect is the energy that Hindus experience around them, Navaraathri was celebrated by devotees at the Port Shepstone Hindu Temple.

Navaraathri is the nine-day worship of Mother Sakthi or the Divine Mother and is a celebration of triumph of good over evil, from an individual state to a union with God.

According to organisers, it is to enjoy and experience the positive energy of Mother Sakthi. The devotees of the Divine Mother had to endeavour to cultivate the gem of rare divine wisdom and walk the path of righteousness. Mother Durga: Mother Durga is usually draped with a green saree and sits astride on a tiger she is known as the protector of all things good and battles the forces of evil in the world. Mother Durga has many humble devotees and prayers are offered to her from the first day to the third day.

Mother Lutchmee: Mother Lutchmee is draped with a red saree and is seated on a lotus flower. She is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, beauty and fertility. Devotees seek her blessings for success in their businesses, she is invoked so that scarcity is removed and abundance prevails. The fourth day to the sixth day is devoted to her.

Mother Saraswathi: Mother Saraswathi is the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge and creative art she is usually draped in a white saree playing an instrument called the veena. The seventh to the ninth day is devoted to her. She is the goddess of the creative arts and intelligence and her blessings are essential to thrive in all intellectual endeavours.

Those who celebrate the festival carry out a fast for nine days and perform various, traditional rituals proving their devotion to God. Bright atmospheres, music, dancing and a number of Indian delicacies are part of the celebration.

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