AdhyAtmic significance of NavarAtrI

K. Sadananda sada at ANVIL.NRL.NAVY.MIL
Fri Sep 29 09:54:56 CDT 2000

>>shamI  shamIyatE  pApam  shami  shatru  nivAranam
>>arjunasya  dhanurdhArI   rAmasya  priya  darshanam.

I learned, when I was child, as vinAshanam than nivAranam -both fit in the
anushhTup.  The first one implies complete destruction the second one
implies avoidance.  Depends on the nature of the shatru - I guess.

When we prostrate elders chanting the sloka they used to give us some money
along with the blessings.  I think at that age we are more keen on the
money than the blessing that prompted us to prostrate but we were blessed
(with the money) anyway!
Hari Om!

K. Sadananda
Code 6323
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington D.C. 20375
Voice (202)767-2117

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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