All are welcome to participate at the celebration of the Mother Goddess DURGA ,at the VEDANTA CENTER[ #405, 4655-54th. Avenue NE, Calgary,AB T3J 3Z4], on SUNDAY,morning at 10 AM to 1PM.I will perform the ceremony from 10-30 AM to 11-30 AM.
If you want to offer any cooked food ,please contact Dharshini at 403-3831305.
Prasad will be distributed at the end of the ceremony.
MOTHER GODDESS DURGA
Rig-Vedic DEVI SUKTA[ book 10, sukta 125] emphasizes on WORD[VAC] which is glorified as SUPREME POWER and is the POWER behind every dynamical aspect,Mother of ALL.
According to Oxford professor Max Muller[ Anthropological Religion, 1891], Mother Durga is conceived as deified Nature or an image of Divine Omnipotence.Furthermore, he praised the morning mantra[sanskrit] ¸of the brahmins ,which is as follows:
” Prabhate yah smaren nityam Durga-Durga akshara-dvayam
Apadas tasya nasyanti tamas Suryodaye yatha.”
transl. He who recollects every morning the two syllables DURGA,DURGA ,his calamities vanish like darkness at the rise of the Sun.
Iconographic representation of Devi Durga ,with ten hands with weapons,one feet on Lion’s back and another feet on the heart of the demon[ all the evil forces] symbolizes the total victory over evil.
JOY SHRI RAMAKRISHNA