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On the ninth day of Navratri, we invoke Devi Siddhidatri, who bestows all siddhis upon her devotees. The Devi’s blissful figure deeply resembles a yogini - Sri Anandamayi Ma - who was known for her supernatural abilities of precognition
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On Day 8, we invoke Devi, Mahagauri. She is the symbol of eternal nurture and support. The disposition of Mahadurga is thus indistinguishable from Lokmata Rani Rashmoni - the founder of the historic Dakshineshwar Kali Temple in Kolkata.
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On day 7 of Navratri, we celebrate Devi Kalratri. Devi Kaalratri is dark in complexion with blood-red tinge hues her mouth and eyes. Pritilata like the destructive form of Devi had come into the scene of India’s freedom movement like a flash of lightning with blazing guns.
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The brahmavadini Maitreyi of the Vedic ages, she who is the wife of the sage Yajnavalkya and a profound Vedic philosopher herself, is the embodiment of the Devi Katyayni.
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On Day 5 we worship the supreme maternal form of the goddess as Skandamata, the mother of Kartikeya - the general of the divine army. The goddess is most akin to another maternal figure of virtue and courage who has borne one of India’s greatest sons in her womb: Mata Jija Bai.
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On Day 2 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke Maa Brahmacharini, the one who constantly dwells in Brahman. The conception of Maa Brahmacharini echoed in Gargi Vachaknavi, a formidable ‘Brahmavadini’ from Upanishadic era. By Sreejit Datta, Assistant Professor, Director of Civilisational Studies Practice & Resident Mentor at Rashtram. On Dwitiya, i.e. Day 2 of the...
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On Day 1 of the Sharadiya Navaratri, we invoke and worship Maa Shailaputri, “Daughter of the Mountain”. We find the earthly manifestations of such divine grace. One such example Smt Anshu Jamsenpa, an Indian mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest within a record time of just five days.
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Sita Ram Goel was an oasis of original thought in the midst of a veritable desert of agenda-driven discourses produced by Marxist historians. As a first-rate thinker and writer, he produced a vast range of works in history, and philosophy, which brought the focus of Indian intellectual activity back to the pursuit of truth.
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