32nd Navratri celebrations at Sandipani Vidyaniketan
Navratri is the worship of the Supreme Mother in her various forms. Devotees perform various anushthans (religious practices) to propitiate her and seek her blessings. Sandipani Vidyaniketan undertook its 32nd Navratri anushthan in the divine presence of Pujya Bhaishri.
In the mornings, Pujya Bhaishri musically recited Shri Ram Charit Manas with all the devotees present. You can listen and view all the 9 days recitation on our you tube site. The Navratri Anushthan Day 1 will lead you to the rest of the links.
In the afternoons, devotees were engrossed by Pujya Shri Satishkumar Shastriji from Gwaliyor, Madhyapradesh, in a divine Shrimad Bhagavat Katha. This was followed by aarati at Shri Hari Mandir and the Rishikumars, Pujya Bhaishri, various saints and devotees playing garba in the courtyard of Shri Hari Mandir. In addition, on some nights, majestic cultural performances by various artists were enjoyed by all.
As per every Navratri, medical camps were also held, dedicatedly organised by Dr. Bharat Gadhvi.
On the last day of the celebrations, a Sunderkand Yagya was performed followed by a trip to Dwarka for darshan of Shri Dwarkadhish and hoisting the sacred flag on top of this divine temple.
One of the highlights of these festivities was that Shri Karunamayi Maa was adorned with beautiful clothes and ornaments and her temple decorated to present various themes such as a cottage of grass, garden of vegetables, woods and a lotus pond. The devotees were mesmerised by the divine darshan.
You can view the highlights of all the events covered for all the days on our youtube site. The day 1 highlights will lead you to the rest of the links.
The hosts of the entire celebrations were: Manjulaben Patel, Kishorbhai Patel and an anonymous family. The ornamentation of Shri Karunamayi Maa and sacred flag hoisting atop Shri Hari Mandir were also sponsored on all the days by several devotees.
The festival was a great success and was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by all.