Navratri literally means 'Nine Nights'. These days are
astrologically very powerful for Spiritual upliftment.
During these days and nights, prayers are offered to Mother, who is
the Manifestation of the Absolute Energy that pervades the Universe.
SVBF Canada also celebrated Navaratri in a very grand manner with Devi Sharadamba being decorated in ten forms and special poojas, homas and abhishekams hed during this period. Chandi Homa, Suvasisni pooja, Nava Kanya Pooja, Abhishekam to Devi Sharadamba on 14 and 29 October are some of the highlights of Navaratri 2012. Cultural Program such as Music, Dance and special lectures were also arranged in the evenings on all days which concluded with Ratha Yatra of Devi.
Adi Shankara Vidyalaya was also inaugurated and existing students showcased their talents to the public.
Pictures taken during the 10 day event are published below for our devotees viewing pleasure. Thanks to Sharada Bhat, Param Bhat and Jayanthi Raman for the puctures. Devotees are encouraged to send and share their pictures taken during the Navaratri for the benefit of our visitors.