Navratri is a beloved festival to Indians which is celebrated across nine days, all across the country. During these nine days, nine goddesses are welcomed home to usher in health and joy. It is the time when the evil forces are defeated, and goodness prevails. On this auspicious occasion, devotees chant mantras and practice fasting. This year, the festivities started on 7th October and ended on 15th October. Khande Navami is a part of the festival where Saraswati puja is performed for three days.
Three deities are worshiped during the Khande Navami, mainly Goddess Saraswati, Parvati, and Lakshmi. Goddess Saraswati, hailed as the Goddess of wisdom and art, is worshipped to grant knowledge. As a mark of respect to the revered Goddess, Saraswati Pujas are performed with utmost devotion. Students place their books for puja and chant slokas to seek blessings from the Goddess. Young children also start their lifelong learning journey on the last day of Navratri, called ‘Vidhyaarambham.’
Navratri is also the time of the year when SCMHRD dons its festive mood. The institution has always believed in the power of knowledge and so performs Saraswati puja with utmost devotion. This year too, Saraswati puja was performed in the library on 12th October. Later, there was a puja performed on 14th October, in the server room.
As the divine nine days come to an end, the hopes are strong for a blessed and prosperous year for the SCMHRD fraternity. The institute wishes that the students gain all the wisdom they can from this journey and be successful in their future endeavours.
Saraswati Mahabhage Vidye Kamalalochane।
Vishwaroope Vishaalaakshi Vidyam dehi namosthuthe॥