Navaratri begins today

23 September 2006 — Amritapuri

Navaratri began today, is celebrated all over India with great devotion and enthusisam. For the next three days, the Divine Mother will be worshipped in the form of Durga. Then, for three days, as Lakshmi. And for the final three days, as Saraswati. The 10th day of the festival is Vijayadashami—”The Day of Victory.” {read more on Navaratri}

It is rare for Amma to be in Amritapuri for the culmination of this festival, as it normally takes place after the start of her European Tour. This year, however, Amma will still be in the Ashram on the 10th day. The last time Amma was in Amritapuri for Vijayadashami was five years back. Amma’s birthday celebrations also falls within this years Navaratri.