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Celebrations at the Art of Living are marked by a series of Yagnas and Homas to nullify all the misery, sorrow and pain, provide solace and bring in peace throughout the world. People from all walks of life come together and experience healing effect on the mind and the body .
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‘Nava’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ is made up of ‘ra’ which also means ‘night’ and ‘tri’ meaning the three aspects of our life – body, mind and soul. There are three types of botherations or problems that may affect a person – physical, mental and spiritual. That which gives you relief from all these difficulties is ‘ratri’. ‘Ratri’ or night relieves you of misery and brings comfort. The night relaxes everybody; whether happy, unhappy or miserable, everybody goes to sleep. The nine-day period of Navaratri is marked by a series of Yagna and Homas.
Shiva is that blissful and innocent consciousness that not only exists in every atom of the universe, but also in us. Celebrating the Shiva Tatva in oneself, is called Shivaratri. Like sponge in water, when mind and bodies are in Shiva Tatva, wishes get fulfilled effortlessly.
“Ratri” means Night. Night is the time for rest and comfort. When all activities stop and everything becomes quiet and peaceful, the body goes to sleep. Shivaratri is a rest not only for the body, but also for the mind, intellect and ego.
The essence of Guru Poornima celebrations is to remind you that you need to reflect on the truth that you are light. It is to refresh your knowledge and revive your emotions.
A celebration revives the emotions, rejuvenates the spirit, and reminds you of the knowledge. This is the purpose of a celebration. Though this is there all the time, an occasion like a festival is needed to bring them to the fore.
The month (masa) of Shravana is considered the most auspicious month of the Vaidic calendar. It usually comes in the months of July and August. During Shravan Maas Rudra puja is performed daily and it is considered a very auspicious time to do deep into one’s sadhana.
Karthik is the holiest month in the Hindu Lunar calendar. It usually overlaps with the months October & November in the English calendar. Karthik Maas, also known as Damodar Maas, is described in the scriptures as the best among months for performing austerities.
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It starts from the first day of Shukla Paksh in the month of Chaitra and end on the ninth day on Ram Navami. Since Lord Rama was born on the ninth day in the month of Chaitra, hence these Navratras are also known as Ram Navratras. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti i.e. female divinity are worshipped
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