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Devi Mahatmyam - Caritam 2

Devī Māhātmyam ~ Caritam 2

with Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, Acharya CIF

at

Adi Sankara Nilayam

(Maternal brith home of Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya)

Devī Māhātmyam:

This text describes the Goddess as ‘Śakti’, the Supreme power and creator of the Universe. This text, composed in Sanskrit, is part of the MārkaṇḍeyaPurāṇa and consists of 13 chapters and 700 mantras. It is also known as Durgā Saptaśati or Caṇḍī-pāṭha. In most parts of India, it is the most renowned text dedicated to the worship of Devi Durgā, and it is recited during Navrātrī celebrations and the Durga Pūjā festival.

The Devī Māhātmyam recounts a victorious battle between good and evil, where the Devī manifesting as Goddess Durgā leads the forces of good against the demon Mahiṣāsura.  In peaceful times, states the text, the Devī manifest as Goddess Lakṣmī, empowering wealth creation and happiness. The verses of this story also outline a philosophical foundation. It also describes reverence and worship of the feminine aspect of God. It is often ranked to be as important as the Bhagavad-gītā.

Camp Highlights

  • Devī Māhātmyam chanting
  • Guided Meditation

  • The detailed story of Devī Māhātmyam

  • Spiritual and Symbolic meaning of this Scripture

  • Celebrate Uttaram Mahotsavam – joyous celebration of Lord Ayyappa's festival on March 31, 2018

Event Details
Event Start Date 26 March 2018
Event End Date 31 March 2018
Registration Start Date 02 December 2017
Category Camps/Retreats
Suggested Donation USD 145.00 Event Donation
Venue Chinmaya International Foundation, Adi Sankara Nilayam, Adi Sankara Marg, Veliyanad, Ernakulam - 682313
Contact Detail Abhinav R: +91-92077-11136, Sreelekshmi: +91-92077-11148, Office: welcometocif@chinfo.org
Acharya Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati
Text Covered Devi Mahatmyam - Caritam 2
Language English
Type Public