Liveblog of Navarathri 2013 ~ Day 1

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Haran Aiya invokes Sri Kamalamba with prayers to Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri Durga. A life-like murti of Sri Mahalakshmi has been created using two kalasas that were filled with auspicious items. This year’s Navaratri is dedicated to Sri Mahalakshmi as “Daridrya Dhwamsini,” or “She Who Destroys All Poverty.”

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Sri Daridrya Dhvamsini Sloka

This is second slokam of the Durga Sapta sloki and is said to remove poverty. Having it chanted in between each line of the Sri Suktam boost the effect of the suktam by bring in wealth from the Sri Suktam and removing poverty with the Sri Daridrya Dhvamsini Sloki.

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Sri Kanakadhara Homam

Amalas are offered into the Agni as Kanakadhara is chanted with Sri Mahalaksmi mantra in between each line of the stotram.