Goddess Durga & How She Became My Universal Mother (+ Navratri Blessings, including a Mantra Practice)

Although she has certainly been present all along, Durga truly powered into my life five years ago, almost to this very day. It was the day my mother suddenly left her body – day three of Navratri – which is the culmination of Durga Ma. My mother had been at a Durgaratri for the full … More Goddess Durga & How She Became My Universal Mother (+ Navratri Blessings, including a Mantra Practice)

Rudraksha: The Holy Bead

The extraordinary properties and celestial powers of Rudraksha have been illuminated in the ancient Hindu Shastras such as Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad, Padma Purana, Shiva Mahapurana, Devi Purana and Bhagavat Purana. In the Shiva Mahapurana, Shiva told Parvati, “My love, any deity can be worshipped with the Rudraksha‚ĶLords Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Ganesh, Surya and other Gods … More Rudraksha: The Holy Bead