Saptamī, the seventh day of Navaratri, is the day of Kumāri Pūjā. Kumāri literally means a young girl, and this pūjā, or worship, teaches us to see Divine Mother in a little girl – and ultimately in all of creation. Kumāri Pūjā is also an initiation to the young girl, for on that day She […]
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Labra is the perfect festival dish. It’s five vegetables bring a variety of flavor, color, and texture, while spices add exotic aromas and taste to this healthy dish. When prepared and offered with purity and devotion, it nourishes the body, mind, and soul!
Arghya is an item that we offer to our deity during puja. It is a corsage, consisting of a banana and other offerings wrapped inside of a red cloth.
These are Shree Maa’s instructions on how to make an arghya.
Urad dal is one of Shiva’s favorite dishes. This particular recipe from Shree Maa is very nutritious and flavorful – with hints of cinnamon, anise, and cumin. A wonderful offering for Lord Shiva!
Havishana is a simple dish that is healthful, filling, and very sattvic. It is easy to make, and its pure energy makes it a wonderful offering for Mother Saraswati.
Four times a year, we celebrate “Navaratri,” or the nine night celebration of Divine Mother. These celebrations, also known as Durgā Pūjā, occur from the first to the ninth night in the bright fortnight of the Magh, Chaitra, Ashad and Ashwin months in the lunar calendar and correspond to our winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. […]
Taken from the Shrimad Devi Bhagavatam, this is a list of auspicious offerings to be made to the Goddess on each day of the lunar calendar. The offerings are organized by day of the week, month, and lunar fortnight.
Four times a year, we celebrate “Navaratri,” or the nine night celebration of Divine Mother. These celebrations, also known as Durgā Pūjā, occur from the first to the ninth night in the bright fortnight of the Magh, Chaitra, Ashad and Ashwin months in the lunar calendar and correspond to our winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. The Ashwin […]
This part of the Sanskrit Cosmic Puja Recitiation is Swami chanting the Devata Pranam.
This part of the Sanskrit Cosmic Puja Recitiation is Swami chanting the Dhyanam for Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasarasvati and the mantras that follow after it.
This part of the Sanskrit Cosmic Puja Recitation continues the chanting of the mantras of the Cosmic Puja beginning with the Acamana.
This Podcast Episode of the Sanskrit Chandi Path Recitation is Shree Maa chanting the kusandika or introductory mantras. These mantras are chanted before the beginning of the recitation of the various limbs of the Chandi Path in order to establish purity and auspiciousness.
The Chandi Path is the recitation of the adventures of She Who Tears Apart Thoughts. This Chandi Path Class introduces the text: its origins, meaning and purpose.
This Chandi Path Class continues the introduction to the Chandi Path. This introduction covers the purpose of the Chandi Path, also known as the Durga Saptashati, and other philosophical topics related to it.