Devi Navaratri – 9 Nights of Celebrating the Divine Mother

March 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – March 26, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

Devi Navaratri, Durga with her Lion

Yoga Society of San Francisco invites you to celebrate Devi Navaratri – 9 Nights of celebrating the Divine Mother with chanting, music, and reading.

Sunday, March 18 – Monday, March 26
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In our Cosmic Temple
Free of Charge

Devi Navaratri is a festival to worship the Divine Mother or Shakti. It takes place in the beginning of Spring and the beginning of Autumn. These two periods are seen as sacred opportunities to worship the Divine Mother. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit and during these nine nights, nine forms of Divine Mother are worshiped. Devi Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.

First three days
The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called MahaDurga also known as MahaKali in order to destroy all impurities.

Second three days
The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, MahaLakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotee’s inexhaustible wealth and prosperity, as she is the goddess of wealth.

Final three days
The final set of three days is spent in worshiping the goddess of wisdom, MahaSaraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.