Dear friends!To all who are interested in the culture and spiritual traditions of India, we announce that autumn Navaratri will be celebrated from September 21 to 29.
Navaratri is an ancient Hindu holiday, widely celebrated in India. In translation from Sanskrit "Navaratri" means "nine nights". For ten days and nine nights, people pray to the female aspect of the divine energy, to Mother Goddess in Her various forms. It is believed that it gives wealth, prosperity, knowledge, and other benefits that help to overcome life's obstacles.
The holiday is celebrated twice a year: during the bright half of the spring month Chaitra (April-May) and during the autumn month Ashvin (September-October). Celebrating begins on the first day after the new moon. The dates of Navratri are close to the periods of the autumn and spring equinox and fall on the seasons. In such periods, great changes occur in nature. That is why the periods of Navaratri are traditionally considered as a suitable time for getting rid of the old, renewing, and starting new businesses.
The first, spring Navaratri, is called Ramnavaratri. Its last day is celebrated as Rama's birthday and is called Ramnavmi.
The second annual festival, Autumn Navratri, is called Durganavaratri. The last day of the autumn Navaratri marks the victory of Prince Rama over Ravana and is called Navmi.
There are many legends connected with Navaratri. But there is only one thing in common: they all tell us about the victory of Good over Evil, Light over Darkness.
For nine days, Navaratri daily prayers are held, and believers fast.
In the ashram of Shri Prakash Ji, from September 21 to September 29 a havan, a prayer by the fire, will be held daily. Participation is free of charge. For more information and registration please call: +7 (916) 862 45 81.
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