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Happy Vijaya Dashmi



Navaratri is separated into sets of three days i.e. into three sets. These sets are made in order to adore different facets of the supreme goddess. On the initial three days, the Goddess is invoked as the supreme powerful force called Durga. Goddess Durga is meant to all our contaminations, evils and defects. On the next three days, she is worshipped as the mother of spiritual wealth, Goddess Lakshmi, She is the one who is considered to have the power of showering on her devotees with the blessings of never-ending wealth. In the final set of three days, the Goddess is worshipped as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. The one is responsible for spiritual enlightenment and overall success in life.

She is also worshipped under nine different names for the nine days in Navratri. Every day, she assumes a new character, a new look and a new duty. She is worshipped as Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri. For the initial six the Pooja celebrations are limited to home. The celebrations acquire a festive form since the seventh day when the festivities of Navratri surround the atmosphere and culminates on the tenth day as Dasara or Vijaya Dashmi. The name Vijayadashami is also derived from the Sanskrit words “Vijaya-dashmi” literally meaning the victory on the dashmi (Dashmi being the tenth lunar day of the Hindu calendar month).

Shantir Astu (Let there be PEACE)
Pushtir Astu (Let there be PROSPERITY)
Tushtir Astu (Let there be CONTENTMENT)


What is Buddha ?


Asked “What is Buddha?” Ma-tsu replied “This very mind, this is Buddha.”

The path


“What is the path? the Zen Master Nan-sen was asked. Everyday life is the path, he answered.” – Master Nan-sen


“At birth we come At death we go… Bearing nothing.” – Chinese proverb


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

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