KIRTAN ~ Special Community Event ~ Navarātri Final Night ~ (Chant for Peace in Middle East)
6:15pm arrival for 6:30pm Start. (7:30pm finish)
8:00pm Final Navaratri night Navaratri yagam - Vedic Fire Ceremony - (all welcome to stay for this, free event)
Charity event - chanting together for peace in the middle east. 🇮🇱💞🇵🇸
*PARKING*: When we are full in our drive way, please park down the road behind Cool Beanz Child Minding Center off Tuckeroo. The neighbours on Possum Wood are not happy with us parking on the street 🌸🙏
$22 online tickets & $12 Concession/Genuine financial hardship.
$30 on the door.
Ticket Sales Donated DIRECTLY to those currently effected in the Middle East.
*Limited capacity for this intimate setting. Please book tickets in advance
Among the more celebrated goddesses of the vedic tradition are the trio Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Together they are known as Narayani (the divine mother, the power in everything) or the Tridevi which means three goddesses or the Goddess in three forms. Navaratri honours the Divine Mother through these three Shaktis over a period of nine days.
The first three nights are dedicated to invoking Durga, the second three to Lakshmi, and the last three to Saraswati.
Navaratri Celebration for Durga
Durga is a warrior, remover of negativity. She is the goddess of courage and strength, called upon to slash through anything that doesn’t serve our ability to be our true selves. During Navarati, worshippers celebrate Durga’s supreme victory over evil. Think of Durga when distractions come up that keep you from doing what you need to do.
Durga’s energy—known as Durga shakti—is fierce, and she is usually depicted riding a tiger. She has many hands to hold the tools she uses in battle, such as a thunderbolt, a bow and arrow, a conch shell (which symbolizes the cosmic sound of om), a lotus flower (which stands for spiritual awakening), and a sword, among others.
Navaratri Celebration for Lakshmi
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Honouring Lakshmi does not necessarily mean you will have more material wealth, but the energy of this goddess can help you see the riches you already have. Wealth comes in many forms, of course. We can appreciate the abundance already present in our lives by practicing gratitude for our possessions, relationships, love, peace and abilities.
Lakshmi means perfection (lakshanas) , has four hands and wears beautiful red garments. She sits on a lotus flower in the position of lotus, and gold coins often flow from her hands.
Navaratri Celebration for Saraswati
Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music, art, and science. Her offspring were the vedas—the four sacred texts of universal knowledge. We can honour Saraswati by gratefully acknowledging all that we’ve learned and by appreciating the beauty of music, art, wisdom, and a spiritual path to self-realisation.
Saraswati holds sacred scripture on one of her four hands and a lotus flower in another. With her other two hands, she holds a string instrument called a veena, on which she plays the music of love and life. To symbolize her purity, Saraswati dresses in white and rides a white swan.
The tenth day Vijayadasami (aka Dasara or Dussehra ) is a day of victory of dharma – when peace, unconditional love, wisdom, bliss, unity divine realisation has triumphed over fear, greed, anger, ignorance, separateness etc.