Navaratri – Rejoice in the Lap of the Divine Mother

Navaratri – Rejoice in the Lap of the Divine Mother

The onset of the Hindu month of Sharad has brought several reasons to celebrate! After a wonderful summer filled with divine celebrations such as the Grand Inauguration, the  ecstatic Janmashtami, the joyous Ganesh Chaturthi, and the jubilant Radhashtami, the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is gearing up for a nine-day, vibrant celebration of the Navaratri.

What is Navaratri?

Navaratri, literally means nine nights. It is celebrated in honor of the divine Mother in Her various forms.  From time immemorial, various saints have attempted to describe the beauty and grace of the divine feminine through their various works. In a deeply devotional work called the Ananda Lahari, Shree Shankaracharya celebrates the greatness of the Divine Mother! In one of the verses, he extols Her divine qualities.

विधात्री धर्माणां त्वमसि सकलाम्नायजननी त्वमर्थानां मूलं धनदनमनीयांघ्रिकमले ।

त्वमादिः कामानां जननि कृतकन्दर्पविजये सतां मुक्तेर्बीजं त्वमसि परमब्रह्ममहिषी ॥

“You, who are the source of all Vedas, are also the fountainhead of all Dharma. At your feet, Kubhera, the lord of all riches prostrates with reverence because you have created all the wealth in the Universe. You, who has defeated Manmatha, the God of Love, are the very origin of Love itself. Oh Consort of the supreme Lord, verily you are the very seed of liberation for the devout seekers.”

Out of Her causeless kindness, the divine Mother takes many forms that represent her many moods, to grace us in a multitude of ways. Navaratri is a time when all of Her divine forms are celebrated with devotion and exuberance! As an offering to Her lotus feet, this Navaratri, the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas reverentially presents a rainbow of activities for the Dallas community!

What to expect at Radha Krishna Temple this Navaratri?

In this spectrum of offerings, there is something to look forward to, for every  interest type and age group. For the spiritually inclined, there are opportunities to participate in various poojas at this temple of loving devotion, and wonderful treat of soul-stirring, devotional kirtans/bhajans, each day. Those that are rhythmically inclined are certain to rejoice in Garbha and Dandiya, brought to you by Ramzat Raas Garba Band.

The food enthusiasts will be treated to a unique Food Mela.  Yugal Kunj, which is the Radha Krishna Temple’s indigenous canteen, will bring you special delicacies from various parts of India. With bounce houses and various games for the young and young at heart, and fun activities such as face painting and Mehendi to enhance the festivities, everyone is ensured of a vivacious Navaratri!

How do I get more details?

May the first Navaratri of the Radha Krishna Temple open up various doorways for one and all to enter the fold of the Divine Mother, which is an abyss of unending love, unconditional forgiveness, and eternal grace! To get more details, or to become a Booth Vendor, or learn how to participate in a Pooja , please visit our Navaratri Event page.

What’s next?

At the Radha Krishna Temple, every moment is perceived as an opportunity to celebrate the grace of the Divine, and every breath is regarded as having the potential to become a prayer! The celebration never ends here, for there is a lot more coming up in October – a weeklong workshop on Path to Happiness conducted by Swami Mukundananda, a grand celebration of Sharad Poornima, and of course, our grand annual Diwali Celebrations, just to name a few!

Apart from special ocassions, Radha Krishna Temple has ongoing weekly activities such as Sunday special satsang followed by Preeti Bhoj lunch prasadam, Bal Mukund classes for children, Toast Masters public speaking classes for the youth, Yoga classes, Language classes and much more!

  • Meenakshi Goyal
    Posted at 20:34h, 23 September Reply

    I am blessed to be the part of Radha krishna temple devotees. Thank you swamiji much for sharing beautiful lectures and divine discourses!. Jai three Radhey!

  • Murali Waro
    Posted at 09:34h, 25 September Reply

    Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas reverentially presents a rainbow of activities for the Dallas community! I have attending many events and i have to say each event it full of bliss. I love this temple and the food at Yugal Kunj is so testy. Please visit the temple canteen. Thank you Swamiji and JKYog team for this wonderful gift to the community!

  • Tapan Kumar
    Posted at 11:33h, 26 September Reply

    Radhe radhe

  • Shruti Maggo
    Posted at 22:01h, 26 September Reply

    I wish I could attend all the events at RKT Dallas. . This newly built Divine temple has its own charm and once you visit, you dont feel like coming back from there.

  • Sandeep Shejwal
    Posted at 10:58h, 27 September Reply

    very nice ,it’s good way to engage people in devotional activity.

  • Yogini
    Posted at 14:54h, 01 October Reply

    It’d a huge blessing to be a part of Radha Krishna Temple ….a place full of love and divine vibrations……celebrations at all the time…..:)

  • Meena Chauhan
    Posted at 06:56h, 03 October Reply

    A very detailed knowledge about the month of sharad and the pompous celebrations of NAVRATRI!
    I wish I could also attend the celebrations!

    Posted at 03:09h, 09 October Reply

    I Like Dandiya ! Radhe Radhe

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 21:40h, 10 October Reply

    Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is gearing up for a nine-day, vibrant celebration of the Navaratri.

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 00:06h, 13 October Reply

    jay shree radhey

  • Tulasi
    Posted at 23:53h, 14 October Reply

    Never to miss event , waiting for next years

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 05:23h, 18 October Reply

    happy dewali to all

  • Ruchir
    Posted at 14:56h, 23 October Reply

    Radhe Radhey ! Temple is flourishing with exciting events.

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 01:27h, 28 October Reply

    What a flourishing event with the grace of Hari Guru. I wish I would be there.

    Posted at 09:16h, 29 October Reply

    Really an extraordinary way of celebration, Missed it.

  • Annapurna
    Posted at 03:38h, 04 November Reply

    Vry beautiful article….

  • radhika
    Posted at 21:12h, 07 November Reply

    i like too much

  • radhika
    Posted at 21:13h, 07 November Reply

    Radhey Radhey

  • radhika
    Posted at 23:46h, 10 November Reply

    Thank you swamiji much for sharing beautiful information

  • Dale Rafferty
    Posted at 16:42h, 11 November Reply

    It is always so nourishing to go to this Radha Krishna Temple for celebrations like Navaratri and any other one! The devotional feeling, the bhanjans and the delicious food are always good for the heart. Lots of love here!

  • Babita Ram
    Posted at 23:49h, 11 November Reply

    Beautiful narration of the glories of the Goddess the divine mother! It is truly inspiring to see the enthusiasm of the devotees and arrangements for this occasion.

  • Surbhi Joshi
    Posted at 21:44h, 14 November Reply

    Nice to see so many festivals being celebrated at Radha Krishna temple in Dallas… I wish I could be part of all of them.. Navratri is the time to celebrate our love with our divine mother and feel Her love and strength.

  • radhika
    Posted at 00:17h, 15 November Reply

    nice event

  • Rohan Karande
    Posted at 01:14h, 16 November Reply

    Wonderful article describing the mahima of the Divine Mother & her causeless mercy. Such a joyous occasion for everyone to come together sing, dance & rejoice in loving grace of the Divine Mother.
    Jai Jai Shree Radhey!!

  • Radhe Premi
    Posted at 16:24h, 17 November Reply

    Wow! This temple has always some festival going on. How lucky one would be to visit this temple and enjoy sweet kirtans and bhajans of Radha Krishna. I wish I could move close to this temple and visit everyday.

  • Babita Ram
    Posted at 09:16h, 20 November Reply

    Navaratri brings the opportunity to celebrate various forms of the goddess. Out of her causeless mercy She likes to grace us with different moods. Let’s join to celebrate this grade occasion on the premise of Radha Krishna Temple.

  • Renjini Jyothishmathy
    Posted at 21:34h, 16 December Reply

    Radha Krishna Temple’s Navaratri celebrations were Grand and colorful. The Grace of the Divine Mother was flowing and the surroundings were filled with joy. Thank you for all the volunteers who made this happen.

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