4 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NAVRATRI AT HOME
Navratri has been a long-standing tradition for all of us with a great amount of religious value attached to it. We also know that Navratri undeniably is one the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated across the nation with great fervor and enthusiasm.
Chaitra navratri is also known as the Vasanta navratri. It usually falls in the month of March or April and marks the first day of the Hindu calendar. It is a grand nine days festival celebrated with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, due to the current crisis we are all facing, we cannot celebrate Navratri but we can do some things at home that will have an equal impact if not more than going for garba among hundreds of people.
Relax & Rejuvenate
Navratri is the resting time for the spirit in you. It is the time when you withdraw yourself from all sensory activities (eating, talking, watching, touching, listening, smelling), and rest in yourself. This withdrawal from all sensory activities takes you deeper within yourself, which is the actual source of bliss, joy, and enthusiasm in your life. Take this opportunity to transition from the gross material world to the subtle spiritual world. Simply put, take some time off from your day-to-day activities and entanglements, and focus on yourself. Think of your origin, of who you are and where you have come. Go within, and rest in the remembrance of the love of the Divine Mother.
Fasting is done to detoxify the body. The type, quality and quantity of food that you consume affects your body. Some foods add toxins to your system; fasting can help flush them out. Then, once your body is cleansed, you can maintain a clean system by eating the right kind of food in the right quantity.
The body and the mind are very intimately connected. So when the body is cleansed through fasting, the mind is also purified. And, a pure mind is calm and peaceful.
Meditation takes you deep into your being. It helps you transcend the mind, and go beyond it. It is the pathway to feeling your soul. So this Navratri, make it a point to meditate every day.
Meditation also makes your body strong, mind clear, emotions positive and soft and, hence, your overall health better. Your intuitive ability becomes keener. It also improves the vibrations surrounding you, bringing positive energy into your life.
Most words have energy associated with them. For instance, when someone insults you with unpleasant words, it has an adverse effect on your mind. On the other hand, when someone praises you, calling you beautiful, or kind, it uplifts you.
Mantras are very ancient sounds that carry deep and transformational energy with them. And since the same mantras have been used for thousands of years, these sounds have gained considerable power.
Mantras have many benefits, but one of the most important benefits is that they bring refinement to your consciousness.
We hope all of you reading make a conscious effort to practice what we have discussed above. While the Mother Divine is being honored, give yourself a chance to soak in her real power and take a glimpse at the eternal divine energy of the Devi.