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Navaratri Festival – Durga Puja 3

Tuesday, October 17 @ (PDT) 8:00 PM 9:30 PM UTC+0


Online participants will receive a Zoom link in advance of the puja.

Durga Ma is depicted riding on a lion or a tiger, indicating that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy negativity. The lion is a symbol of our lower (animalistic) nature, such as anger, arrogance, selfishness, greed and jealousy. She has overcome them all.

She is usually shown wearing a red sari. The color red symbolizes action and prowess. She favors hibiscus flowers.

This is the third night of an extremely auspicious nine-night festival in Her honor. A puja is being celebrated each night at the Los Angeles Center: three for Durga, three for Lakshmi and three for Saraswati.

If you join online, make it the best experience possible by:
• setting up a simple altar, if you don’t already have one. Bring the energy of the Ashram to your home. 
• preparing prasad for each puja you attend. Let us know if you need ideas.
• having flower petals ready to offer with us.
• emailing us a specific intention you would like included as we make the sankalpa for each puja.
• sending photos of your instruments of karma (by mail or email) in advance to be blessed at the final puja, on Vijay Dasami, October 24 at 6:00am.


Puja Schedule

Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00pm
Thursday, October 19 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 21 at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 22 at 5:30pm
Monday, October 23 at 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00am



As a blessing for you and a support for the Los Angeles Sivananda Center, we are asking for donations:
$254 / $108 /  other


If you are joining online and would like to receive offered flower petals and prasad by mail as an additional blessing, please email us at [email protected]



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Tuesday, October 17
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM UTC+0
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