Navratra is a festival of shakti-sadhana. This sadhana may be accomplished by
performing Anushthan of 24000 Gayatri mantra japa or 2400 mantra lekhan (writing
mantras) or reciting Gayatri Chalisa 240 times. Unique divine currents flowing during
the transition period of Navratra can be attracted by the sadhak through specific
austerities (tapa), mantra japa and other methods. The austerities may include,
depending on one’s strength and capacity, taking Satwik food (without spices, salt,
sugar, etc); observing fast, maun vrat (silence) and brahmacharya (celibacy); etc. When
this power of tapa enters the sadhak, it refines his personality accordingly.
This year Ashwin Navratra is commencing on Oct 13, 2015. We believe that you
have already resolved to take advantage of this opportunity by undertaking sadhana
anushthan during this auspicious period.