Liveblog of Navarathri 2013 ~ Day 5

The festivities will commence at 8am

Take a look at yesterday’s blog to see what you missed: http://www.srividya.org/navarathri-2013-day-4

 

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In yesterday’s alankaram, Sri Devi was shown as Sri Gaja Lakshmi.

Each day the Devi is shown as one of the Ashtalakshmis starting with…

1. Adilakshmi – general prosperity, Adi meaning the beginning

2. Dhanyalakshmi – Dhanya means grains. Lakshmi is the Goddess of the Harvest and the Devi who blesses with abundance and success in harvest.

3. Dhairyalakshmi – This form of mother Lakshmi grants the boon of infinite courage and strength. Those, who are in tune with infinite inner power, are always bound to have victory.  Those who worship mother Dhairya Lakshmi lead a life with tremendous patience and inner stability.

4. Gajalakshmi – Lakshmi who is showered with divine nectar by two elephants. Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi is full of the nectar of compassionate and motherly love, and when we pray to Her and recite Her mantras, She showers us with that love just as She is showered by the elephants.

5. Santanalakshmi – In the family life, the children are the greatest treasure. Those who worship this particular form of Sri Lakshmi, known as a Santan Lakshmi, are bestowed with the grace of mother Lakshmi and have wealth in the form of desirable children with good health and a long life.

6. Vijaylakshmi -Vijay is victory. Vijay is to get success in all undertakings and all different facets of life. Vijay is to conquer the lower nature. Hence those, with grace of mother Vijay Lakshmi, have victory everywhere, at all time, in all conditions.

7. Dhanalakshmi -Dhana is wealth. Wealth comes in many forms: Nature, Love, Peace, Health, Prosperity, Luck, Virtues, Family, Food, Land, Water, Will Power, Intellect, Character, etc. With the grace of mother Dhana Lakshmi we will get all these in abundance.

8. Vidyalakshmi – Vidya is education. Serenity, Regularity, Absence of Vanity, Sincerity, Simplicity, Veracity, Equanimity, Fixity, Non-irritability, Adaptability Humility, Tenacity, Integrity, Nobility, Magnanimity, Charity, Generosity and Purity are the eighteen qualities imbibed through proper education that only can give immortality.

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