Magha Gupta Navaratri
The first nine nights of the waxing phase of the Magha lunar month in the North Indian calendar, are also referred as the Magha Śyāmalā Navarātri and dedicated to the worship of Śrī Mātaṅgi and all aspects of Śrī Kāli, such as the Daśamahāvidyā-s. Śrī Mātaṅgi Devi is the tantric Sarasvati or the Goddess of Knowledge, both spiritual and material, speech, writing, as well as of all scientific and literary art forms. All that is known and unknown is Her.
Rāja Śyāmala devi is propitiated during this Navaratri ie from Māgha śuddha pratipada till māgha pūrnima by ŚrIvidyopāsakās. Depending on one’s sampradāya, each navarātri is observed for 9 days or 15 days. Goddess Śyāmala being the Ākarṣaṇa śaktI of Lalitā parābhattarikā is worshiped in her Geya cakra (yantra) along with her retinues during this navarātri. If one desires to have upāsanā siddhi in Lalitopāsanā, he should approach parābhattārikā through Rāja Śyāmalā. In other words, the grace of Śyāmalā plays a vital role in pleasing the Supreme Goddess.
Anugraha śakti of Lalitā - Out of compassion, the grace of Lalitā descends towards the upāsakā in the form of Śyāmalā to uplift him in Her path(upāsanā). This is also called śaktipāta.
Ākarṣana śakti of Lalitā – parāmbikā draws Her devotees closer to her through Śyāmalā. She ensures that her devotees do not get carried away with worldly distractions and continue to tread steadily in Her path.
Buddhi śakti of Lalitā - She was born out of Lalitā’s intellect. True spiritual knowledge rests upon ...Read More