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On 3rd Navratri control your fire and negative energies

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Chadraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. SHE is shown with golden skin and riding a tiger. She is depicted with ten hands and 3 eyes with a crescent moon on the head. Eight of HER hands display weapons. The rest two are in the mudras or gestures of boon giving and stopping harm (Varada and abhay mudra) indicating protection.

Out of her eight hands, five hold:

1&2. Bow and arrow (to bend, focus, one point determination. The bow and arrow also represent energy. Holding both the bow and arrow in one hand indicates control over both potential and kinetic energies)

Trishul (balance)

Sword (sharp intelligence)

Mace (power to destroy the evil).

Rest three hands fold:

Rosary (tapas)

Lotus (detached attachment)

Kamandalu (acceptance).

In Ayurveda, SHE represents the control over the fire element. In Yogashastra SHE represents the solar or Manipura Chakra with the Bija sound RAM.

Sound of her bell terrifies demons as well as all enemies. SHE represents protector and bravery.

Spiritual mantra on the 3rd Navratri

One should continuously (beaded rosary) control the fire (solar plexus) within by using our sharp intelligence (sword) and balancing the mind (Trishul) by focusing on one point (arrow and bow), practicing detached attachment (lotus), accepting things as they are (Kamandalu) and killing the negative energies by using gada (power) when needed.

On 3rd Navratri, control your fire and negative energies

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Chadraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. SHE is shown with golden skin and riding a tiger. She is depicted with ten hands and 3 eyes with a crescent moon on the head.

Eight of HER hands display weapons. The rest two are in the mudras or gestures of giving a boon and stopping harm (Varada and abhay mudra) indicating protection.

Out of the eight hands, five contain:

1 & 2. Bow and arrow (to bend, focus, one point determination; the bow and arrows also represent energy. Holding both the bow and arrows in one hand indicates control over both potential and kinetic energies.
3. Trishul (balance)
4. Sword (sharp intelligence)
5. Mace (power to destroy the evil).

The remaining three hands contain:
6. Rosary (tapas)
7. Lotus (detached attachment)
8. Kamandalu (acceptance).

In Ayurveda, SHE represents the control over the fire element. In Yogashastra, SHE represents the solar or Manipura Chakra with the Bija sound RAM. Sound of her bell terrifies demons as well as all enemies. SHE represents protector and bravery.

Spiritual mantra on the 3rd Navratri

One should continuously (beaded rosary) control the fire (solar plexus) within by using our sharp intelligence (sword) and balancing the mind (Trishul) by focusing on one point (arrow and bow), practicing detached attachment (lotus), accepting things as they are (Kamandalu) and killing the negative energies by using gada (power) when needed.

On 1st Navratri Let Go Your Desires

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Navratri is the detoxification of body, mind and soul. Body detoxification involves Navratri diet containing

  1. Eating less.
  2. No cereals. You can take wheat grass juice.
  3. Eating once if possible.
  4. Satvic lifestyle.

In Navratri diet

  1. Flour is replaced with Kuttu or Singhara flour.
  2. Pulses are replaced with amaranth or Rajgiri.
  3. Rice with Samak rice.

Mental and soul detoxification involves practicing Yoga Sadhna as described in nine forms of Durga.

As per mythology

Mata Shailputri is daughter of mountain king –Himalaya. She is the first among nine avatars of Durga and worshiped on the First day of Navratri. In Yogashstra she represents the lowest Muladhara chakra. The bija sound to chant is LAM in the sacral root area. In Allopathy she represents activation of sacral autonomic plexus.

The Goddess has a half moon in her forehead & holding a trident (trishul) in her right hand & lotus flower in her left hand.  She rides on Nandi a bull.

Shailputri represents the shakti or power of the root chakra, who, upon awakening, begins Her journey upwards in search for the last crown chakra (Shiva).

Bull in mythology represents ‘desires’. On the first day we must let go our desires. Trishul represents balancing Tamas, Rajas and Satwa. Lotus represents practicing detached attachment. We are required to donate all Rajsic and Tamsic foods and items so that we are not attracted during Navratre. Moon represents thinking with a cool mind.

In Navratri pooja on the first day Yogi keep their mind concentrated on Muladhara chakra as the starting point of spiritual discipline or Yoga Sadhna.

What to do on first day

1. Let go your desires

2. Keep the mind cool

3. Practice detached attachment

4. Balance Tamas and Rajas guna with Satwa or to stay in balance.

5. Concentrate on Muladhara chakra (sacral root)

6. Chant LAM reducing the respiratory rate to 2-4 per minute.

7. In Ayurveda Muladhara chakra represents the earth element (attachments).

Mantra

On the first day control (riding), your desires (bull) by balancing (Trishul) the mind with cool thoughts (moon) and practicing detachment (lotus). This can be assisted by chanting LAM focusing on sacral chakra.”