Navratri is the festival which is devoted to the worship of Goddess Shakti. This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
The nine nights of Navratri are dedicated to the three aspects of the Goddess. The first three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, next three days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and the last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.
Amma says that, beyond material prosperity, Navaratri gives the message of a seeker’s step-by-step evolution towards the final goal of self-realization. Jagadambika removes the internal impurities and destroys the ego of the seeker.
Amma says that, listening or reciting the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram removes all negative emotions like fear, anger, and ego, and offers victory. So, during Navratri, the students of Amrita Vidyalayam chanted the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram in the assembly.
Garba, the joyful folk dance is a very important part of the Navratri Celebration. On the occasion of Navratri, a very wonderful Garba and Dandiya dance performance was done by the girls of Std. 11 and Std. 12.
May the celebration of nine days and nine nights make us surrender with all its magical moments, and make us thrive!