'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoctoberish - a month of festivals

First of Navratri is Shailputri puja. Second is Brahmacharini-bhava. Who do we celebrate on the third day/night (tritiya)?...
Sri Chandraghanta.

Now married to Shri Shiva, Shakti transforms herself into a warrior whilst bringing about in Shiva a genteel and softer self.

Riding the tiger of dharma (correct living) comes with the responsibility to make tough decisions. It can sometimes mean being cruel to be kind. Devi Chandraghanta brings justice and discipline. To worship her is to ask for worries to be dispelled and courage to rise - to discover our inner warrior in tackling the battles of life.

Wearing red - the colour of action and anger, this figure represents our teens and twenties as we fight to establish our personalities and position in society.


  1. YaYa you know how I feel about red...I never feel anger though but that is ok. I do certainly think Red is 100% my personality.
    Hugs HiC

  2. Being cruel to be kind sounds a bit like tough love - not the easiest to do, but often the best way.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. The inner warrior. Something we all need from time to time!

  4. It sounds as if I need to meet Devi Chandraghanta...

  5. the color is very well picked... it is a difficult time what deserved a warning color... and some teens really would need warning signs ;O)

  6. I love the color red.. I do get angry and I do take action quickly... but not like what this is talking aobut

  7. I have too much anger and not enough discipline. namaste, janice xx


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