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True Power

Navratri continues throughout Gujarat and India. For many people, particularly women, Navratri is the most important time of worship throughout the year.  Many will make a place for the goddess in their home and call her to stay there.  Even … Continue reading

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Navratri

Navratri, which began on the 25th of September,  will continue until October 3rd.  The days of Navratri are actually the time for three major festivals – Navratri, Durga Puja, and Dusshera, each of which are celebrated with different customs and … Continue reading

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Devotion

Navratri is drawing to a close.. Devotion, however, has not diminished. Worshipers continue to gather around the shrines, singing and chanting with just as much enthusiasm as the first night. Pray for all who gather for the last nights of … Continue reading

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A spiritual experience

For some involved in Navratri, it is all about the fun–the music, dancing, crowds. For others, this is an intensely spiritual occasion. Many will give up certain foods for the duration as a purifying experience. They will dance as a … Continue reading

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There is no peace

Psalm 46:10  “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” As Navratri continues, the noise of revelry covers Gujarat.  People swirl in their bright costumes, loudspeakers … Continue reading

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Preparing to Celebrate

Navratri is a nine day celebration of the goddess Durga of the Hindu religion. This year the festival starts on October 5.  In Gujarat, this is a major festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by almost everyone, not just … Continue reading

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Be still

  As Navratri continues, the noise of revelry covers Gujarat.  People swirl in their bright costumes, loudspeakers blare, crowds yell, garba sticks clack together.  There is no peace to be found in the area.             … Continue reading

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