Navaratri 2019

Worship of the Devi

Navaratri Puja 2019

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Over the past few days, as I have been returning to the “Worship of the Devi” gallery and seeing more and more pictures added to it, I have really felt as if I was with Gurumayi offering puja to Bade Baba, to Mahadurga, to Mahalakshmi, and to Mahasarasvati. I have been receiving the grace from offering mental puja to all the goddesses.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the abundance of devotion and grace that I have received in this way. 
 

Highett, Australia

I turned to this gallery right after having chanted Om Namo Bhagavate Muktanandaya, and after having the experience of how chanting Baba's name invokes his prescence, his magnanimity, his joyfulness, and his love for all creation. So it was with those words dancing in my heart that I viewed these amazing images—from a tiger to a leaf to a flame—and then had the privilege of feeling as if I were in the Temple with Gurumayi and Bade Baba.
 
I am overwhelmed with lightness and joy.
 

London, United Kingdom

Reveling in these divine images has made way for an exquisite morning meditation. The golden light has brought me a feeling of sweetness and love, deep gratitude and joy.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for the gift of these precious moments.
 

Trevi, Italy

What a glory of visual riches! They make my heart glad. I'm so grateful for the invitation to enter the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple through this gallery and to enter my own heart again.
 
Shubh Navaratri! Thank you, Gurumayi.
 

Hawaii, United States

This morning, as I was opening the window, I spontaneously began to chant the Kundalini Stavaha. I was contemplating my garden when the black redstart bird that lives in this small paradise came in front of me and we looked at each other with what seemed like deep gratitude. I knew that God was there in that simple instant.

When I opened the Siddha Yoga path website, I entered another paradise. Looking at the delicate photographs, I felt that the murtis were alive, and I was inspired to worship the Devi all day long while I was gardening, cooking, going through the countryside, taking photographs, and shopping.  I experienced that the Devi, taking many forms, connects my heart and the world around me. Through worship, my human life becomes divine.
 

Rodez, France

The day before Navaratri began, I came across a snake curled up inside a garden wall. I took it as an auspicious sign of transformation, a representation of the coiled Kundalini Shakti. Then I looked through the gallery of photographs and saw a garter snake coiled on a japa mala, resting its head on the Guru bead. I feel inspired that the goddesses' energy is raising us up to new heights.  
 

Virginia, United States

As I gaze at each picture, my breath becomes calmer and my mind becomes more subtle and serene.

In viewing this gallery, I experience love, devotion, faith, serenity of mind, and awareness of the presence of the Devi in my life. 
 

Pune, India

I am grateful for these remarkable photographs. I have made viewing them part of my own worship. It is so satisfying to be able to be present visually for such intimate moments. Seeing the photos while listening to chanting pulled me right back into deep connection with the practice of worship. As I viewed the images, I felt totally part of the puja. What a blessing! How fortunate we are to be on the Siddha Yoga path with Gurumayi as our Guru.
 

Hawaii, United States

When I look at these images I feel transported to another dimension within myself—a divine space of reconnection with my deepest Self.
 
Gurumayi's generosity, inviting us all to participate in worship of the Devi, is a great gift.
 
So much beauty, so much love, renews once again my gratitude for the glorious Siddha Yoga path. 
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, with all my heart.
 

Milan, Italy

As I engage with these carefully chosen, beautiful images, I experience a soft, calm, and yet powerful spaciousness in my heart.
 

Vienna, Austria

Whenever I have had the great good fortune to be present in person—or via video or photos—at one of the ceremonies led by a Brahmin priest, my whole being is captivated. I feel transported to some ancient time and place that are yet so fresh and familiar. I become centered in the experience of something very old and precious yet alive, which reflects the deepest truth of my being right here and now in this twenty-first century.
 
I bow deeply and with all my heart to Gurumayi, Baba, and Bhagavan Nityananda for preserving and sharing this tradition through the Siddha Yoga path, so that we all can reconnect with our own Truth through these profound mysteries.
 

California, United States

My whole being leaps in delight as I engage with this awesome gallery! Seeing the remarkable images of the Devi in her fierce aspect, I feel so fortunate, as I sense that those qualities are within me as well. This reminds me of my own power to overcome obstacles and limitations.
 
I bow again and again to Gurumayi’s lotus feet.
 

New York, United States

This gallery allowed me to feel intimately present with beloved Gurumayi as she performed the arati to Bade Baba. This gave me an experience of deep connection to the universal Kundalini Shakti, to the Devi. I sensed a subtle light reaching into my heart reminding me how connected I am with others.
 
It seems to me that the bounty of the Devi reaches all corners of the universe, as does Gurumayi’s love.
 
Shubh Navaratri! 
 

New Mexico, United States

This Worship of the Devi site carries me back to memories of Navaratri celebrations that I once participated in during a visit to Gurudev Siddha Peeth. Every morning and evening for nine days, special pujas were performed. Diving deep into my heart, I was immersed in the intense vibrations of the sacred mantras. I felt I was bathing in the love and light of my inner divinity. 
 

St. Laurent, Canada