The secret of the Ninefold Deity   By 

                                                                                                      

 


The Ninefold Deity is the Mother Divine in her nine aspects.


She is the Sacred Feminine of Gnosticism, the Maya of Vedanta, the Prakriti
of Sankhya and the Shakti of Tantra. She is the beginingless Ignorance or
Nescience ( Avidya ), which binds man to the sublunar world. She is the
manifest power of the Unmanifest !

The power of the Unmanifest Lord
Triune, Tri-featured and Eternal
The generatrix of the Universe is She
Universal Mind, which sprung from the Lord !

Avyaktha namnee paramesha shakti
Anadya Vidya trigunatmika para
Kayanumeya Sudhiyaiva Maya
Yada jagat sarvamidham prasooyathe


This Nava Durga Mantra protects the seeker, whether he be amidst enemies or
in the battlefield, or enveloped by worries and difficulties. He who takes
refuge in the Mother Divine will be protected by the Creatrix of the
Universe.

She is begininngless, because of her structural inherence in the phenomenal
words. All the universes and multiverses are in transitional flux, in exact
antithesis to the Immutability of the Divine !

All Indian festivals are based on the position of the Heavens.

When the Moon is within 12 degrees of the Sun it is called the First
Lunation, Prathama. The second is ( 12-24 degrees ) is called Dwitheeya.
Then Thritheeya ( Third ), Chathurthi ( fourth ), Panchami ( Fifth ),
Shashti ( Sixth), Sapthami (Seventh ), Ashtami ( Eighth ),Navami ( NInth )
and so on.

Navaratri is the festival of Nine days, when the Nine forms of the Mother
Divine is worshipped. The Universal Mother is worshipped in her Nine
Aspects, which are as follows.

1) Shailaputri - Mythologically, She is the daughter of the Himalyas. She is
worshipped during Prathama, the first lunation, when the Moon is within 12
degrees of the Sun.

2) Brahmacharini - She is the celibate and celibacy is observed by all
spiritual aspirants for Self Actualisation. She is worshipped during
Dwitheeya, the second lunation.



3) Chandra Ghanti - She holds a half-circular Moon on her forehead and is
worshipped during Thritheeya, the third lunation. . The Moon is the exoteric
symbol of the Divine Mother. The Sun is the exoteric symbol of the Self. In
Vedanta, the Moon represents the Universal Mind or Cosmic Mind.



4) Khooshmanda - She creates the Universe, the Brahmanda, by mere laughing.
She is the power behind the solar systems. She holds the Rosary, indicating
that Mantra Yoga is powerful and is conducive to Enlightenment. She is
worshipped during Chathurthi, the fourth lunation.



5) Skanda Matha - She is the mother of Skanda, the Military General of the
celestials. She observed penance to get the hand of Lord Shiva and gave
birth to Skanda, the Military Chief. She is worshipped during Panchami, the
fifth lunation.

6) Katyayani- She was born as the daughter of Katyavan. Katyavan was a seer
who perfomed penance to get the Universal Mother as his daughter. She is
worshipped during Shashti, the sixth lunation.

7) Kalaratri - Kala means Dark and Ratri means Night. This is the symbolism
of the Dark Night of the Soul and the Dark Night of the Spirit. She is
worshipped during Sapthami, the seventh lunation.

8) Maha Gauri - Gauri means White. She is as pure and white, sinless. She is
worshipped during Ashtami, the eighth lunation.
 

9) Siddhi dhathri - Siddhi means psychic or occult powers. She is the
bestower of psychic powers. There are eight Siddhis. They are Anima,
Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Iishitva & Vashitva, Garima and Mahima. She is
worshipped during Navami, which is the ninth lunation.

These nine deities are Her nine aspects. Now man is a composite creature and
only by overcoming our negative aspect, can we aspire for Self Realisation.
Overcoming our negative aspect is not easy. Lust, greed, anger, jealousy,
sloth, covetousness, gluttony, the Seven Deadly Sins, have their home in us.



Man houses dangerous forces in his house
The Titan, the Fury and Djinn
Lay in the Subconscient's cavern pit
And the beast moved in his antre den !

The Mother Divine destroys them one by one, to give us immortal Bliss. For
this purpose, She is propitiated on Nine Days, during the Nine Lunations,
during the Nine Thidhis, in Her Nine Aspects !.

If you want, you can listen to this Sacred Music and may you achieve
Enlightenment !

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