Navaratri 2019

A Gallery in Honor of Navaratri, The Nine-Night Festival of the Supreme Goddess

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Just after my meditation on Dasera, October 22, 2015, I saw from the corner of my eye, a pulsating golden glow outside my window. I turned to find a scintillating double rainbow arched high above. Golden sunlight illumined the very tips of the treetops brandishing bold autumnal golds, reds, and amber against a passing blue-black cloud. A barely perceptible rain was falling. All the colors of the Devis were present in Mother Nature’s fluoresecent show of light’s triumph over darkness. I feel blessed and grateful to be on the Siddha Yoga path, under the tutelage of Gurumayi, who has provided me with a vocabulary for the miraculous, so that I am able to revel in nature’s displays of joy! The potent blessings of the Devi are with us for sure! 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

Because Dasera, this year on October 22, is one of the most auspicious days of the year to start new projects, yesterday I contemplated my new projects, inner and outer, and refreshed my commitments.

When I saw the light shining through the sky and the double rainbows, I felt that the light was also shining inside me, blessing these new commitments.
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

For me the Navaratri Gallery is a source of contemplation, worship, love, and meditation. I feel that I am receiving the love, compassion, and blessings of my Guru.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi!
 

a Siddha Yogi from Tezoyuca, Mexico

Today, October 22, 2015, is Dasera, the celebration of the victory of the Goddess’ supreme light over darkness. And, this morning, in Shree Muktananda Ashram, Nature heralded this day spectacularly. First, the day announced itself by painting the eastern horizon a deep rosy-pink. As the sun rose, the sky turned a bright golden hue. Nature then crowned this amazing celestial celebration with a full double rainbow arching in the western sky over Shree Muktananda Ashram—Nature’s spectrum of colors blessing this day and inspiring the light in our own hearts to shine forth.

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

Shubh Dasera!

I want to share a spectacular synchronicity that occurred this morning in Shree Muktananda Ashram. Today, Thursday, October 22, 2015, is Dasera—the culminating celebration of Navaratri. On this highly auspicious day we celebrate the victory of the Goddess, the triumph of light over darkness.

Shortly after sunrise this morning I was drawn to look out the window. The sky had an unusual glow, with colors shifting from shades of orange to pink. This extraordinary glow was mesmerizing. A gentle rain was falling. Then in the western sky an enormous, vividly-hued rainbow appeared!
It was breathtaking to witness this play of Nature’s light in celebration of the supreme Light.

Sadgurunath Maharaj ki Jay!

a sevite in Shree Muktananda Ashram

I love seeing the murtis of the Goddess in the outdoor spaces. To me, it is as though nature is glorifying the Goddess and the Goddess is glorifying nature! 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

These images take me to perfection, abundance, love, and harmony—the glory of the Self singing within.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Queretaro, Mexico

Ah, the lovers of God—swirling, magnificent, colorful. An abundance of love, expressed in joyous dance, manifesting the Supreme Goddess.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for teaching us how to see this glorious world filled to overflowing with love.

a Siddha Yogi from Missouri, USA

Seeing the ecstasy of the dancers was very enjoyable. I also was moved by Bade Baba's colorful garland. Viewing all the reddish colors of the season and the burning logs took me inside. Once, while viewing, I chanted along with the Kali Durge CD—a great experience! I relish this opportunity to celebrate Navaratri with other Siddha Yogis.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

I love this Navaratri Gallery—these images are amazing, so beautiful! I love how the dancers evoke and unfold the different shapes, feelings, and colors, just as nature does. As I go through this gallery, I get the feeling of abundance and reverence, and I recognize these qualities within myself.

a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico

It appears that Goddess Lakshmi herself has adorned Bade Baba's padukas! I so appreciate and value this opportunity to have the darshan of Bade Baba's padukas for the auspicious celebration of Navaratri.
 
Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for sharing all of these gorgeously vibrant photos of the celebration!

a Siddha Yogi from Colorado, USA

How beautiful! This presentation is truly amazing! I can see the shakti of the Supreme Goddess in these images. There is such vitality in her movement, such joy in her celebration. I could feel her dance inside of me.

a Siddha Yogi from Perth, Australia

Truly, the beauty, serenity, boldness, stillness, magnificence, and glory of the Supreme Goddess shine through these images.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this reminder of the state of being that is filled with these divine qualities—a state that I know is always available when I turn inside.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

As I look at all these images in the Navaratri Gallery, I realize that I don’t need to close my eyes to see shakti, to see the Goddess. I can see this shakti with open eyes in the beautiful colors in nature, in the lake, the trees, the sky, and in the actions of the dancers. All these—and myself as well, as the perceiver of all these—are nothing but manifestations of that one great Shakti, of the Goddess.

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

What an amazing gallery! It seems that so much hidden inner beauty has been captured and revealed.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Rueil Malmaison, France

What an amazing gallery! Every picture is so full of care and significance, of beauty and expression of the Goddess' energy. As I viewed the images, I felt transported to a place of transcendence, where I experienced harmony, strength, and beauty.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for giving me the golden opportunity to touch this beautiful place inside the heart.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy

When I experienced Bhagawan Nityananda's darshan in the Navaratri Gallery, my heart became so full and my mind so quiet. I heard the Kali Durge chant inside.
 
I began to meditate. As I meditated, I would open my eyes from time to time to gaze at Bade Baba. Each time I would again be drawn inside.
 
I am so grateful to have this opportunity to visit the Temple virtually.
Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA

These images are really gorgeous!
 
I feel as if all nature is celebrating Navaratri in all its splendor.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for teaching us to receive God's darshan in nature.

a Siddha Yogi from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil