Navratri is one of the most awaited, most vibrant, most exciting and most energetic Hindu festivals. Nine days are celebrated in honor of our Divine goddess “Durga maa” popularly known as Navdurga representing 9 different forms(Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri). The trinity of Goddess Parvati, Laxmi and Saraswati together create Maa Durga. So, during Navratri three days are assigned to each goddess.
This festival teaches us the supreme power that every woman have inside them and also to be inspired from all these 9 forms of Durga Maa. During the first three days of Navratri, Durga Maa is worshipped in her most destructive and powerful form which teaches us to work on our weakness and shortcomings and eliminate our imperfections. During the next three days, Durga Maa brings prosperity to our life and during the last three days Durga Maa brings positivity and success to our lives by removing the negativity and obstacles from our lives.
Here are The 7 Life changing Lessons For Women Taught By Durga Maa-
1. Power of Devotion-
Goddess Durga is a symbol of great devotion. She guides us to go to any extent to achieve what we desire in life just like she did tapa to please Lord Shiva. Similarly, we should be clear about our goals and work on it with full dedication despite any kind or number of challenges or obstacles we come across. She teaches us to continue our efforts to achieve something despite barriers, opposition, and failure. Maintain the zeal within you and keep your spirits alive in order to achieve your desired goals.
2. Destroy Evils Emotions-
Durga Maa teaches us to destroy all our negative and evil emotions from our thoughts, words, and deeds. She teaches us to fight and conquer all our inner demons like greed, lust, anger, ego, prejudice, hatred, and jealousy and replace them with Love, Admiration, Sharing, Forgiveness, and Understanding. She is a real epitome of love and affection.
3. Fear No Evils-
Maa Durga teaches us to fight against all odds in our life. Just like she fought against the demon Mahishasur and outshined in her battle against all odds. Durga Maa symbolizes that we can conquer all demons of our life by harnessing the power of our inner strength. Come over in low times and don’t remain bogged in things for a long time instead take initiative, face the hurdles and crossing them victoriously.
4. Every Women Has Extraordinary Strengths-
Durga Maa teaches us that a woman is an absolute soul, if she desires to achieve something, nothing could stop her. Durga Maa is the projection of the fiercer and stronger face of a womanhood. Every woman is a warrior and carries invisible 8 hands possessing various qualities just like Maa Durga. On one hand she has an innate motherly desire who nurtures, protects and blesses her children and on the other hand, she is strong as iron who knocks down the demons. Don’t forget the fact that even the most powerful gods- Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh needed Goddess Durga to slay the evil. Similarly, every woman can imitate the nine forms of Durga Maa. Every woman can use their voice, intelligence, fearlessness, and wisdom to survive in this evil world and emerge victoriously.
5. Be Adaptive-
Goddess Durga teaches us a very simple lesson about Adaptability. She teaches you to mold yourself according to the situation. Just like she takes 9 different avatars in different situations, she wants you to do a different approach for different situations. Don’t change your basic nature and be yourself but always get ready to adopt new manner, style or stance as per the situation. Maa Durga teaches you to handle every opportunity and challenge coming your way with grace, intelligence and courage.
The 8 arms of goddess Durga epitomize the word “multi-tasking”. She is an ultimate multi-tasker who is ready to fight with the dark forces, rule the world and also nurtures and protects her children. If you want to be a good leader then you should know how to complete multiple tasks at one time. Multitasking keeps your brain active and agile. Goddess Durga says that if you can master the art of multitasking, you are independent of the vagaries of resources and time.
7. Learning New Things From Others is a Bliss-
Just like Durga maa collects power from Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh to fight against evil and save the world. This is the power of learning and is the most prominent leadership quality. Therefore, a person should always be ready to learn new things from others. It will help us in rediscovering ourselves on a daily basis. By doing so we will have our new and enhanced version which will be definitely better as compared to our old version. An open mind with great learning attitude helps you in overcoming all difficulties coming your way.
All these qualities of Goddess Durga teach us that no person is weak. So all the women out there, pledge this Navratri that you will never step backward and face all challenges dynamically. And always remember shakti of Durga Maa is present in every woman to fight her everyday battles of life.