Why is Margashirsha(Margazhi) Auspicious!?

Why is Margashirsha(Margazhi) Auspicious!?

The sanskrit month of mArgashIrShaH, also known by the names of mArgazhi, mArgashiram or agrahAyaN, is known to be one of the most prominent months for spiritual growth. Be it the daily chants of stotras or the observance of various pUjAs and vratas, this month is considered to be extremely holy, be it for the

Devi Kalaratri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 7

Devi Kalaratri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 7

Namaskaram, After dEvI kAtyAyanI starts nudging the sAdhaka beyond the pleasures of the material plane of existence bestowed by the sAdhana on the last 6 days of navaratri, the next three deities are geared towards establishing oneself in the spiritual realm. Today, on the occasion of the seventh night, saptamI, we shall approach the sAdhana

“Why We Celebrate Navaratri!” & Shailaputri Shloka and Mantra

“Why We Celebrate Navaratri!” & Shailaputri Shloka and Mantra

Namaskaram, In this series of videos, we are going to learn the Shlokas and sAdhana corresponding to 9 forms of shakti. After the passing of the summer equinox, as the nights grow longer, the first nine nights of the upcoming lunar month are more conducive to be receptive to the energies of the divine feminine.

Devi Skandamata Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 5

Devi Skandamata Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 5

Namaskaram, In our last couple of videos on the deities corresponding to the nine nights of navaratri, we saw how after her union with lord shiva as dEvI chandraghaNTA, the divine feminine, goddess shakti vanquished her enemies and started the process of creation in the form of the primordial microscopic source, kUShmANDA. In the next

Devi MahaGauri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 8

Devi MahaGauri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 8

Namaskaram, After having completed the sAdhanA of dEvI kALarAtrI and having truly understood the significance of the void, or the nothingness of existence, today, on the eighth day, aShTamI of the navarAtris, we approach the deity of light, brightness and day, dEvI mahAgaurI. The word gaura in Sanskrit means “white” or “bright”. mahAgaurI is the

Devi Kushmanda Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 4

Devi Kushmanda Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 4

Namaskaram, After having vanquished internal and external enemies on the path towards self-realization by the deities corresponding to the last three nights of the navaratris, the fourth night, chaturthI corresponds to dEvI kUShmANDA. This is that aspect of dEvI, where she takes on the task of being the mother to the entire existence. Her worship

Devi SiddhiDaatri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 9

Devi SiddhiDaatri Shloka, Mantra and Siddhi – Navaratri Day 9

Namaskaram, After having started the navaratrI sAdhanA,and having gone through various shlokas, mantras and siddhis corresponding to each of the nine nights of the lunar month, today, on the ninth and the final night, of the navaratris, we approach dEvI siddhidAtrI. She is the one who provides the siddhis, which are required to attain victory=vijaya,

Chandraghanta Shloka, Mantra, Siddhi and Significance – Day 3

Chandraghanta Shloka, Mantra, Siddhi and Significance – Day 3

Namaskaram, After dEvI shailaputrI provides protection, and dEvI brahmachAriNI sets the path towards self-relization, dEvI chandraganTA goes to war with obstacles and enemies both outside and within. Continuing our exploration of the deities corresponsing to the nine nights of navaratri, today on the occasion of the third night, tRtIyA, we approach dEvI chandraganTA. As always,

Brahmacharini Shloka and Mantra – Navaratri Day 2

Brahmacharini Shloka and Mantra – Navaratri Day 2

Namaskaram, In this series of videos we have been learning specific shlokas, mantras and the resulting siddhis for each specific manifestation of the divine feminine on each specific night of the navarAtris. Today, on the occasion of the second day, dvitIyA of navaratri celebrations, let’s learn the shloka corresponding to goddess bramhachAriNI. We’ll be learning

Shapes of the Divine- An Introduction to Tantra Shastra

Shapes of the Divine- An Introduction to Tantra Shastra

I’ve been telling you how the ancient sages understood that all forms in this existence are just varying complexities of reverberation. This understanding is perhaps most evident, in Tantra Shastra, which exploits this sound-form connection. In this video, let’s understand what Tantra is all about, and how it reveals the secrets of the fucntioning of