Navratri : From Invocation To Innovation

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“Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shanti rupena sansitha,
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shakti rupena sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, matra rupena sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha!

It means

“The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother
        The goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power
        The goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace
             I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her again & again”
In a country so diversified and culturally rich, each & every festival consist its own holy significances and stories, which are endless and that’s why the celebration of these festivals is also endless. Year after year, day by day… each festive occasion comes and adds more spirit around with fresh excitement and jubilance.

Navratri is one of those festivals which bring immense celebration for the whole country. From worshipping the goddess to performing the garba all night, this occasion brightens each corner of our country with its piousness & divinity. But the real essence of this occasion is the invocation of Goddess Durga and her nine forms symbolizing creative energy and divinity of feminine. In Navratri, each of these eternal forms of the supreme power has their own day dedicated to their worship.

As we all know, in India, the importance of Devi is not only restricted to the divine world, but also has its profound existence in the real human world in the guise of woman, who inherits different aspects of Devi which makes her perform each version with ease. She is the amalgamation of everything that exists and that’s why she is able to reflect the power of creation and creativity in the whole course of life. The glorified and ancient culture of our country finds its synonym of strength in feminine – the ‘Shakti’ which is the fundamental strength that infuses all our lives and therefore is viewed as a Goddess.

This Navaratri, let’s invoke the Shakti within and make ourselves capable of giving birth to creativity. This time, the worship will be done to evolve a new thinking, new dimensions and new ideas to promote success and innovation in the world.