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During this autumn’s Nine Days of Mother Divine, we had the annual 6 hour Durga Havan. It is such a tremendous Havan. The power builds and builds. By the end, the Shakti is incredibly palpable. All the people are so wonderful. It is such a feeling of family, friendship, and community. I feel so honored to be a part of it. My humble gratitude to each and every one of you.
A few days before, I mentioned to Panditji that I would be buying a pumpkin because, as he has said, this is the time of year to put a pumpkin on the front porch as it will dispel any negative energies from the home and residents. He told me to bring it to the Havan so it would be blessed and become powerful. One thing led to the next and MB ended up donating 10 pumpkins to the Havan for others who would like to also have one. Panditji said that all the power of the Havan would be there in the pumpkins to protect the homes where they were placed. Based upon the wise response, one thing is for sure: next year, we are going to need more pumpkins!
Beautiful! And welcome back! Reading these blogs is how I start each day at work. Fortunately, there are plenty of blogs to read again whenever new ones aren’t available. 🙂
Yes, it was very beautiful and powerful. I’m so glad I was able to attend this year.
Wish i could have been there! Glad you all were.
How wonderful to be able to carry the blessings and power via pumpkins to your homes! Seems like there is some kind of cross cultural wisdom in using pumpkins to dispel negative energies from the home. I always thought them very cheerful!