Join us for the 2020 Navaratri Brahmotsavam!

Navaratri is quickly approaching! We welcome one and all to join us as we seek the most loving motherly blessings of Sri Rajarajeswari Mata. This year, the Navaratri Brahmotsavam (view flyer) will be celebrated from Oct 17 – 27, 2020. All pujas and homas will be livestreamed. For those planning to visit in person, please review the guidelines and register at srividya.org/darshan.

Highlights and Special Events

  • Sat, Oct 10: Dhwajarohanam (6:30 pm)
  • Sat, Oct 17: Navaratri begins (7 am)
  • Sun, Oct 18: Sri Durga Utsavam (7:30 pm)
  • Wed, Oct 21: Sri Lakshmi Utsavam (7:30 pm)
  • Sat, Oct 24: Sri Saraswati Utsavam (7:30 pm)
  • Sun, Oct 25: Chandi Homam (5 am), Vidyarambham (6 pm), Kedara Gauri Vratam (8 pm)
  • Mon, Oct 26: Tirthotsavam (9:30 am), Dhwajavarohanam and Sri Bhairavar Bali (6 pm)
  • Tues, Oct 27: Kulirtti Abhishekam (10 AM)

Nine Rare Sri Vidya Rajarajeswari Sahasranama Homas

This year, each day a different rare and secret Sri Vidya Rajarajeswari Sahasranama Homa will be performed, after the Vancha Kalpa Ganapati and Navagraha Homas. Through the offering of these 9,000 powerful names of Sri Rajarajeswari Devi into the homa fire, Divine Mother’s supreme blessings will be felt by all. Please see below for sponsorship options.

Sri Jyoti Yantra Pujas Each Night of Navaratri

This year for the first time, the unique “Sri Jyoti” Sri Yantra Puja will be performed each night. (Please see below for sponsorship options.) This is in addition to the Sri Chakra Navavarana Puja that will also take place each night.

During each night’s Sri Jyoti Puja, a different rare Sri Vidya Rajarajeswari Sahasranama Archana will be performed to the Sri Yantra. Through the power in the bijaksharas of these secret names of Sri Rajarajeswari, divine energy is channeled into the Sri Yantra, where it then radiates out to all the people.

Blessings include inner purification, spiritual upliftment, removal of obstacles, and every kind of material and spiritual progress. Please see below for all the sponsorship options.

Navaratri Sri Jyoti Yantra Puja Sponsorships & Participation

To sponsor or participate in Navaratri Yantra Pujas (evenings), please sponsor online (link will be active on Oct 5, 2020).

Sri Jyoti Puja Sponsorship ($101): Sponsors will be included in the evening sankalpam for the Sri Jyoti Puja as well as Navavarana Puja. If present, they will also have the chance to sit and perform archana during the Rajarajeswari Sahasranama Archana. Sponsors will receive a blessed thread and Yantra Puja prasadam.

Full Sri Jyoti Puja Sponsorship ($501): Sponsors will be included in all Sri Jyoti and Navavarana Puja sankalpams. If present, they will have the chance to perform archana to the main Sri Jyoti Sri Yantra. These sponsors will receive all the blessed threads and Yantra Puja prasadam.

Main Sri Jyoti Puja Participation ($1001): For each Sri Jyoti Yantra Puja, one main sponsor will have the chance to make offerings to the main yantra and be involved in the main Sri Jyoti Yantra Puja. These sponsors will receive a blessed thread and Yantra Puja prasadam.

Navaratri Homa and Daily Sponsorships

To sponsor for the following Navaratri sponsorships (mornings), please sponsor online (link will be active on Oct 5).

Blessed Silver Coin ($51): Silver coins will be placed inside the main Navaratri Kalasam, so that they absorb the holy vibrations of all the homas and pujas through the entire festival. The coins can then be kept in your wallet or your shrine room for divine protection and blessings.

Chandi Homa Sankalpam ($51): Sponsors will be included in the Vijayadasami Chandi Homa sankalpam and will receive Navaratri prasadam.

Chandi Homa Mangalyam ($101): Sponsors will be included in the Vijayadasami Chandi Homa sankalpam and will receive Navaratri prasadam. One gold mangalyam will be offered to Sri Chandi Parameswari on the sponsor’s behalf. Sponsors will receive Navaratri prasadam.

Navaratri Kalasa Puja Participation ($251): Sponsors will be included in that day’s sankalpam and will have the chance to sit for Kalasa Puja. These spots are limited, so if you’re interested in booking a Kalasa Puja during Navaratri, please call the Temple as soon as possible at 585-533-1970 to reserve your spot.

Day Sponsorship ($101): Sponsors will be included in the morning Navaratri sankalpam on the day of their choice and will receive Navaratri prasadam.

Full Day Sponsorship ($501): Sponsors will be included in the morning Navaratri sankalpam on all days of Navaratri as well as Vijayadasami. These sponsors will receive Navaratri prasadam as well as a blessed silver coin.

Grand Navaratri Sponsorship ($1001): Sponsors will be included in the morning Navaratri sankalpam on all days of Navaratri as well as Vijayadasami. These sponsors will receive the following prasadam: Navaratri prasadam as well as a blessed silver coin and Sri Devi’s sari prasadam.

The Greatness of Worshiping Divine Mother during Sarada Navaratri

For devotees of Sri Devi, Sarada Navaratri is the most important time in the entire year for performing seva, pujas and homas, and seeking Her divine grace for inner peace, prosperity and abundance, and spiritual bliss. During this time, Sri Mata’s infinite love pours onto the entire Earth, showering all beings with the nectar of compassion. By performing or witnessing pujas and homas during this time, we can attract that divine nectar into our hearts and fill our lives with grace and the blessings of divine protection.

Any human mother will give her child whatever he or she needs, whether it is food, clothes, guidance, love or education, and Divine Mother is no different. Sri Lalitambika takes many forms in order to guide and bless Her devotees according to whatever they need.

With Sri Mata’s grace, we can achieve all of our noble goals, whether it is to have a loving and dharmic marriage and family life, to regain our health and mental peace, to gain and share financial wealth, or to merge in the highest consciousness of Lord Siva Himself!

This Navaratri at the Temple represents a very rare opportunity to come and be drenched in the divine vibrations of Sri Chakraraja Simhasaneswari. We welcome everyone to come and receive Sri Rajarajeswari Mata’s most loving blessings.

During the auspicious Sarada Navaratri, may Divine Mother Rajarajeswari’s most loving grace shower down upon all beings, and may all be drenched in the nectar of Her motherly love.