This is the place to start if you want to understand the worship of the Divine Mother! This Durga Puja class is an introduction to the worship of the Goddess Durga, She Who Removes All Difficulties.
Shree Maa explains that when we worship Mother Durga, and repeat Her mantra, our egotism and attitude of possessiveness (“I” and “mine”) dissolve into the bliss of Divine Union. When we open to Durga’s infinite grace, She can fill our world completely.
Swamiji will take us through an ancient system of worship for Her, with complete instructions on what to do, when, and why. After each class, Shree Maa and Swamiji will conduct a question and answer session to better integrate the teachings.
Durga Puja for Beginners: Class 1
Durgam means difficulty. Durga is the Remover of Difficulties. Durga removes the difficulties preventing us from union with God. In this first class, Swamiji explains the five steps of puja: preparation, purification, invitation, union and offering. These steps outline the way to effectively welcome God into our lives.
Durga Puja for Beginners: Class 2
32 Names of Durga, Durga Chalisa, Song in Celebration, Closing Prayers
In this second Durga Puja video, Swamiji translates the 32 names of Durga, the Durga Chalisa, the Song in Celebration, and the closing mantras. These powerful mantras and songs, when recited with devotion, will certainly remove difficulties from any situation. And even if there are no difficulties, it sure is great to be in the presence of the Divine Mother!
Durga Puja for Beginners: Class 3
Shree Maa and Swamiji perform Durga Puja
The culmination of the Durga Puja for Beginners finished with Swamiji chanting the entire Puja and Shree Maa making all of the offerings. Watching these Divine Gurus perform puja is such a treat! Their sweetness and playfulness is sure to inspire you to worship the Divine Mother Goddess.Jai Maa!