Wishing All of You a Happy Dassera
The festival of Dassera, also known as Vijayadasami is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm for ten continuous days. The first nine nights are spent in the worship of Goddess Durga and hence these nights are known as Navaratri. The tenth day of the Dassera day is in honour of Durga Devi, on the day of Vijayadasami Goddess Raja Rajeswari Devi is worshipped. Goddess Raja Rajeswari Devi is considered as she controls every living beings mind and sensory organs. The day Vijayadasami is considered to be auspicious and festive by the people of India and is celebrated as the day that symbolizes the victory of ‘God over Evil’.
The primordial energy is the female form, is known by various names such as Raja Rajeswari, Addi Parasakthi and Jagadamba. She rules the universe according to her will. In other words the whole universe belongs to her. Goddess Rajeswari is a symbol of beauty and grace. She is the giver of wealth, health and happiness. Rajeswari Devi always appears with a smiling face. She has four hands, two of which bless the devotees. She carries weapons such for control of anger. Her smiling face is meant to chear up devotees for happiness. She is always well dressed, bedecked with jewelry and jems of various kinds. Seriptures describes her as brighter than thousand suns, and wearing a cresent moon on her crown. She is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
She resides at ‘Manidweepam’, which was created out of her own thought. Raja Rajeswari Devi holds five arrows or flowers, a noose, a goad and sugarcane or bow.The noose tells us about the control of whole power. The goad is the indication for power of knowledge, the sugarcane draws out the mind . The five flowers indicates the five senses sound, touch, form, taste and smell. Raja Rajeswari is the presiding deity of Srichakra. She has every power of creating the universe and to destroy it. Those who worship Raja Rajeswari can see her divine and pleasant blessings on them. Raja Rajeswari Devi stays on ‘Sahasrara Chakra’ and also on ‘Swadistana Chakra’. Those who worship her and perform pooja, keep their thoughts, desires lifestyle and health in control. She is the mother of love and grace. The graceful mother removes evils and develops goodness within all of us.
“Sarva Mangala Mangalye Sive Sarvaardha Sadhike
Saranye Tryambake Gowri Narayani Namosthute”
Naivedyam of Sri Goddess Raja Rajeswari Devi