The 9 day festival of the NAVARATRI start today, 21st September 2017 and will go on for 9 nine days until 29th September 2017.
Sounds so heavenly to me. 9 is completion. We all come from the Divine Mother as humans, that is our commonality. If you value yourself, your Life, your humaness, then you have to be grateful to the Goddess the Divine Mother of All.
Its such a VENUS in LEO conjunct Mars energy now.
I was introduced to Durga by my dear friend Edda West an herbalist, La Leche League leader, speaker and activist, wise woman, who created and runs VRAN an amazing vaccine risk awareness site out of the Slocan Valley in British Columbia http://www.vaccinationnews.com/edda-west
Durga is a fierce protectress and a strong role model. When the world was being destroyed by demons Mata or Mother Durga was called on to stop it all as no one of the many other Gods had the power.
She rides her beautiful Tiger. In India they have always worshipped the Female Deities. We need Her strength now, Her wisdom Her power to give birth and to destroy. The Indian pantheon is very balanced and whole. They do not fear the darkness or death. They understand the obvious balance of Nature. She gives and She takes away. We need to reconnect to that balance again.
Hindu’s worship the fearsome Goddess Black Kali who destroys ego. The reverence of the death-bringing aspect is very powerful.
HAIL MATA DURGA.
here’s a great article about the colors and vegetarian foods to eat for each day of the festivities. http://www.ndtv.com/food/navratri-colours-2017-9-colours-of-navratri-and-vegetarian-dishes-that-go-with-them-1753406