Liveblog of Navarathri 2013 ~ Day 2

The festivities will began today at 8am

See yesterday’s blog




The story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Adi Shankaracharya, as a sannyasi, it was his duty to beg for his food. In those days, it was a great honour for homeowners to feed a sannyasi because he had given up everything in the service of God. One day when he was asking for bhiksha in this way, he came upon the house of a very poor woman.

When she opened the door, she was embarrassed that saint had come to her home asking for alms but she didn’t even have a scrap of food to give him. She searched everywhere and finally found a gooseberry (amla in Hindi, Nelikai in Tamil) which was the last item of food in the house.

When she gave Shankara the gooseberry, she started crying that she didn’t have more to feed him with.



Sri Chakra Puja

Sri Chakra Puja is done everyday. This type of puja maps the entire universe onto a mathematically uniform geometric shape and maps the person doing the puja’s body also onto the same geometric shape (Sri Chakra). This shows the person that they are one with the universe.