Festivals

Tritiya – Maa Chandraghanta

Artwork copyright of Ankur Chaudhary/The Fourth Face The third day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta.  Significance: She is known as Chandraghanta or Chandra-Khanda because of the semi-circular moon (Chandra) that appears like a bell (Ghanta) on her forehead.  As she is ever ready to fight battles, similarly she is quick to remove… Continue reading Tritiya – Maa Chandraghanta

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Dwitiya – Maa Brahmachari

Artwork copyright of Ankur Chaudhary/The Fourth Face The second day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Brahmachari.  Significance: She is the Devi Yogini and Devi Tapasvini before marriage and an embodiment of the female energy. Colour: Imbibe the colour Orange on this day to initiate tranquillity, brightness, and knowledge. Mantra: या देवी सर्वभूतेषु सृष्टि… Continue reading Dwitiya – Maa Brahmachari

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Ekadashi – Maa Shailputri

Artwork copyright of Ankur Chaudhary/The Fourth Face The first day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Shailputri.  Significance: She takes birth as the daughter of the Great Himalayas. She is the goddess of nature in which she exhorts mankind to maintain the natural balance and live in harmony. All the energies of world converge into… Continue reading Ekadashi – Maa Shailputri